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09:56 pm PDT - Sat, June 29, 2019
BoingBoing Trump asked about busing, announces new plan coming in four weeks
It's becoming increasingly difficult to differentiate between The Onion and reality. During a press conference at the G-20 Summit in Japan, President Trump was asked about federally mandated busing, a...
02:43 pm PDT - Sat, June 29, 2019
BoingBoing Richard Kadrey discusses his new dieselpunk noir novel "The Grand Dark"
Earlier this month, I reviewed Richard Kadrey's new novel "The Grand Dark" for the LA Times; as I wrote, "His latest is The Grand Dark, a noir, diesel punk book set in a Weimar world of war trauma, de...
12:00 pm PDT - Sat, June 29, 2019
BoingBoing Score amazing deals on Chromebooks, tablets, WiFi extenders, & more
Looking for new tablets or other essential gear? Normally, you're out of luck in the summer - that no man's land for shoppers at the farthest point from the holidays. But here are ten examples where t...
12:25 am PDT - Sat, June 29, 2019
BoingBoing Watch Trump suck up to Saudi Crown Prince MBS at G-20
The shame just keeps on coming, America.Illegitimate United States President Donald Trump just met with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman at the G-20 in Japan. During their brief meetup, Trump re...
12:19 am PDT - Sat, June 29, 2019
BoingBoing 'How I built a 4,000 gallon Koi Pond,' DIY fishpond project (photos)
Holy crap this is the most ambitious 'hey I think I'll build a fishpond' project I've ever seen.IMGURian @jcardona1 shares this incredible step by step photo gallery, and starts with the finished prod...
12:11 am PDT - Sat, June 29, 2019
BoingBoing Now THIS is how you wear a hoodie (if you are a good boi dog)
Is this good boi eating... PUP-CORN?I'll see myself out.This bulldog is really enjoying his popcorn treat, eaten directly from the hoodie he's wearing.You gotta unmute for his om nom nom chompy chompe...
11:20 pm PDT - Fri, June 28, 2019
BoingBoing Hello(?)! Is it me you're looking for? Trump solicits Kim Jong-Un over Twitter at G20
Hello(?)!We're living in weird times.The same day Trump shared a giggle with Russian President Vladimir Putin, he appears to dangle a solicitation for a quickie meetup with North Korean bestie Kim Jon...
11:20 pm PDT - Fri, June 28, 2019
BoingBoing 'Hello(?)!' Trump solicits Kim Jong-Un over Twitter at G20
Call me maybe...
11:09 pm PDT - Fri, June 28, 2019
BoingBoing G20: 'Get rid of them,' Trump says of journalists. Putin: I too suffer 'problem' of 'fake news' in Russia. They chuckle.
Today is the one year anniversary of the 2018 Capitol Gazette mass shooting, in which a gunman shot and killed 5 people, and injured more.At the G20 summit today on the other side of the world, illegi...
11:09 pm PDT - Fri, June 28, 2019
BoingBoing G-20: 'Get rid of them,' Trump says of journalists. Putin: Russia also has 'problem' of 'fake news.' They chuckle
Today is the one year anniversary of the 2018 Capitol Gazette mass shooting, in which a gunman shot and killed 5 people, and injured more.At the G20 summit today on the other side of the world, illegi...
10:50 pm PDT - Fri, June 28, 2019
BoingBoing Why is GrubHub buying thousands of urls similar to restaurant names, and launching 'shadow sites'?
GrubHub is buying up thousands of restaurant web addresses, and also appears to publish shadow pages without owners' consentsometimes in direct competition with real websites, reports The New Food Eco...
09:41 pm PDT - Fri, June 28, 2019
BoingBoing Notorious "Fuck the Draft" poster from 1968 up for auction
There are two days left to bid on this famous protest poster from 1968 at Heritage Auctions.Fuck the Draft by Kiyoshi Kuromiya (1968). Rolled, Very Fine. Protest Poster (20.25" X 29.75"). Offered in t...
07:59 pm PDT - Fri, June 28, 2019
BoingBoing Jony Ive designed a toilet
Jony Ive, who is leaving Apple after decades as its design chief, once designed a toilet. It looks very much like it could be an Apple toilet, but the thing is, of course, that everything Apple makes ...
05:57 pm PDT - Fri, June 28, 2019
BoingBoing Data Goggles or Eye Massager?
Suggested marketing copy for the Breo iSee4 Eye and Temple Massager Temple:He is wearing shiny goggles that wrap halfway round his head; the bows of the goggles have little earphones that are plugged ...
05:42 pm PDT - Fri, June 28, 2019
BoingBoing A glossary of Silicon Valley tech-bro terms
The Guardian's Julia Carrie Wong and Matthew Cantor put together a list of "53 essential tech-bro terms." Here are a few samples:dongle (n) A small, expensive and easily misplaced piece of computer ge...
05:42 pm PDT - Fri, June 28, 2019
BoingBoing Remains of dog-eaten chew toy resembles scene from The Philadephia Experiment
Tricksy was hungry, so she ate half a polyurethane frog. The remains appear to be misteleported into the metal worktop, reaching out in desperate frozen horror like a hapless sailor from The Philedeph...
05:20 pm PDT - Fri, June 28, 2019
BoingBoing WTF is this commercial for a famous brand?
If you haven't seen this long commercial before, you'll never guess what it is advertising. The reveal is at the end.for the record, i trimmed out exactly 2 seconds of this: a full-frame ECU of the mo...
05:08 pm PDT - Fri, June 28, 2019
BoingBoing The new Tapplock smart lock is a huge improvement over the old one
Last year Jerry from JerryRigEverything had no difficulty defeating a $100 fingerprint smart lock made by Tapplock. All he did was unscrew the back and remove a few screws inside. Well, Tapplock recen...
05:04 pm PDT - Fri, June 28, 2019
BoingBoing Man makes convincing chainsaw noises while cutting cheese
BONUS: Man cutting cheese with a chainsaw: Read the rest ...
04:53 pm PDT - Fri, June 28, 2019
BoingBoing Tech support scammer talks to a bot
You are probably familiar with the tech support scam. You get a call from someone (usually from a call center in India) pretending to be from Apple or Microsoft. They tell you they have noticed a prob...
04:40 pm PDT - Fri, June 28, 2019
BoingBoing EFF is hiring a Donor Operations Manager
Wanna work for the Electronic Frontier Foundation? We're looking for "a confident, experienced, and energetic manager to oversee our donation processing team of three" -- "The Donor Operations Manager...
04:37 pm PDT - Fri, June 28, 2019
BoingBoing This woman lives in a tiny house in the British Columbian wilderness
Here's a tour of a 20-foot long house on wheels that Jessica, a social worker, set up in a British Columbia forest. It has a sleeping loft and plenty of clever storage space.Image: YouTube Read the re...
04:30 pm PDT - Fri, June 28, 2019
BoingBoing Chin pimple suddenly disappears during presidential debate
This footage of presidential contender Tulsi Gabbard appears to show a small blemish on her chin--a pimple or bug bite, perhaps--that suddenly disappears as she's talking. Conspiracy theorists suggest...
04:13 pm PDT - Fri, June 28, 2019
BoingBoing Julin Castro shuts down Megan McCain's 'lawless border' talking points
PerfectMeghan McCain: How dare you say open borders & no [email protected]: Thats a Right Wing talking point. I say criminalize crimenot desperation. I clearly defend border security ...
04:02 pm PDT - Fri, June 28, 2019
BoingBoing I would love a Bob Dylan cover of "Centerfold" by The J. Geils Band
This unrecorded gem has been playing in my head for the last 300 miles of a 500-mile road trip. Read the rest ...
04:00 pm PDT - Fri, June 28, 2019
BoingBoing The magic theatre of High Weirdness
In Hermann Hesse's novel Steppenwolf we visit a mysterious and strange magic theatre, where some pretty weird things happen. Meant for madmen and madwomen only, the price of admission is nothing less ...
03:52 pm PDT - Fri, June 28, 2019
BoingBoing Why the Trump DOJ argues keeping kids in cages is "safe and sanitary"
They are monsters looking for any loophole to torture children who came desperately seeking the America that claimed to be a haven. My family sought and received that refuge when we ran from pogroms a...
03:36 pm PDT - Fri, June 28, 2019
BoingBoing Felony Contempt of Business Model: Lexmark's anti-competitive legacy
In 2002, Lexmark was one of the leading printer companies in the world. A division of IBMthe original tech giantLexmark was also a pioneer in the now-familiar practice of locking customers in to expen...
03:29 pm PDT - Fri, June 28, 2019
BoingBoing Three Halflings in a Trenchcoat: a homebrew fighter class for D&D
"Three Halflings in a Trenchcoat" is Redditor Sir_Platinum's homebrew fighter class for Dungeons and Dragons, wherein the halflings' dexterity bonus is canceled out by the need to maintain balance and...
03:14 pm PDT - Fri, June 28, 2019
BoingBoing Microsoft is about to shut off its ebook DRM servers: "The books will stop working"
"The books will stop working": That's the substance of the reminder that Microsoft sent to customers for their ebook store, reminding them that, as announced in April, the company is getting out of th...
03:02 pm PDT - Fri, June 28, 2019
BoingBoing Improving Q&As with peer-review
When I give a talk, it's often the case that the question period after is dominated by dudes, a substantial fraction of whom bloviate ("More of a comment than a question," "It's a two-part question") ...
02:44 pm PDT - Fri, June 28, 2019
BoingBoing Howto: stay civil while discussing the children in America's concentration camps
As our political betters are always there to remind us, civility is important, the key to getting things done -- that's why Gerning Joe was so pallsy wallsy with segregationists -- you wouldn't want t...
02:33 pm PDT - Fri, June 28, 2019
BoingBoing It's time for the Clarion/Clarion West Write-a-Thon!
The Clarion workshops (Clarion at UCSD, Clarion West in Seattle) are key elements of the pipeline for producing excellent new science fiction and fantasy writers; I am a graduate of Clarion 92, and ha...
12:00 pm PDT - Fri, June 28, 2019
BoingBoing "Because we're not morons:" This bumper sticker announces you're voting for "the Democrat"
Five bucks will buy you the bumper sticker that lets people know you're voting for WHATEVER Democratic presidential candidate is on the ballot in 2020. Right now there are 24 in the running. The Democ...
12:00 pm PDT - Fri, June 28, 2019
BoingBoing Travel and converse anywhere in the world with this Lonely Planet bundle
The world can seem pretty splintered these days through the narrow lens of the internet, but all it takes is the right conversation in a distant cafe or remote mountain trail to show how much we have ...
11:34 am PDT - Fri, June 28, 2019
BoingBoing Dog deals with owner's dirty laundry
There's domesticated animals and then there's domesticated animals. Where most dogs have had the mean bred right out of them, this one's an evolutionary step further down the road: it's not just frien...
11:34 am PDT - Fri, June 28, 2019
BoingBoing See the world through Wes Anderson-colored sunglasses
Rose-colored glasses are out. Sunglasses filtered with a color palette reminiscent of a Wes Anderson movie are in, at least according to "filter sunglasses brand" Tens. Spectachrome is a new and limit...
11:00 am PDT - Fri, June 28, 2019
BoingBoing Weekend Tunes: Lustmord - Subspace
The inside of my head is an absolute crap place for productivity. I tend to fixate on old horrors, recent regrets and small shames that swirl around the inside of my brain like greasy water bound down...
04:19 am PDT - Fri, June 28, 2019
BoingBoing Rage Inside the Machine: an insightful, brilliant critique of AI's computer science, sociology, philosophy and economics
Rob Smith is an eminent computer scientist and machine learning pioneer whose work on genetic algorithms has been influential in both industry and the academy; now, in his first book for a general aud...
09:14 pm PDT - Thu, June 27, 2019
BoingBoing Jony Ive leaves Apple, but will keep it as a client
Jony Ive, Apple's longtime design chief and the creator of countless iconic designs, is leaving the firm to form his own agency. Apple will be his first client.After nearly 30 years and countless proj...
07:08 pm PDT - Thu, June 27, 2019
BoingBoing Houston! Come see Hank Green and me on July 31
I'm coming to Houston on July 31 to appear with Hank Green at an event for the paperback launch of his outstanding debut novel An Absolutely Remarkable Thing: we're on a 7PM at Spring Forest Middle Sc...
07:00 pm PDT - Thu, June 27, 2019
BoingBoing Hollywood stars too fat and too thin, and the Royal reality TV show, in this weeks dubious tabloids.
If the British Royal Family is a reality TV show, the tabloids are their unseen scriptwriters....
06:56 pm PDT - Thu, June 27, 2019
BoingBoing Internet users are wising up to persuasive "nudge" techniques
Every now and again, a company will come up with a product "innovation" that seems to deprive people of their free will, driving great masses of internet users to look for Pokemon, or tend virtual far...
06:30 pm PDT - Thu, June 27, 2019
BoingBoing Pain Box or Hand Massager?
Suggested marketing copy for the Breo iPalm520s Electric Acupressure Hand Palm Massager:"Put your right hand in the box," she said.Fear shot through Paul. He started to back away, but the old woman sa...
06:23 pm PDT - Thu, June 27, 2019
BoingBoing Congress orders Ajit Pai: hands off San Francisco's broadband competition law
San Francisco passed a law requiring owners of multi-unit buildings to choose which ISP they use, ending the practice of landlords selling access to tenants to ISPs, locking in the tenants to ISPs who...
06:04 pm PDT - Thu, June 27, 2019
BoingBoing A "Fake News Game" that "vaccinates" players against disinformation
Bad News is a free webgame created by two Cambridge psych researchers; in a 15-minute session, it challenges players to learn about and deploy six tactics used in disinformation campaigns ("polarisati...
05:49 pm PDT - Thu, June 27, 2019
BoingBoing Why Olympic bronze medalists are happier than silver medalists
Laurie Santos, a psychology professor, teaches the "most popular class in the history of Yale University," according to this article in The Atlantic.Her class is called Psychology and the Good Life. S...
05:43 pm PDT - Thu, June 27, 2019
BoingBoing Why Essex is crap, or at least why everyone thinks it is
I lived in the county of Essex for two years as a teenager. It's unique in the English imagination, a place once rural but colonized by Londoners fleeing Germans during the war and Immigrants after it...
05:43 pm PDT - Thu, June 27, 2019
BoingBoing NYC Mesh, a neutral, nonprofit meshing ISP, dramatically expands access in Brooklyn
NYC Mesh -- the meshing, neutral, community based wireless ISP in New York City -- has undergone a drastic expansion beyond its initial supernode.That first supernode, at 375 Pearl Street in Manhattan...
05:28 pm PDT - Thu, June 27, 2019
BoingBoing Robert Reich backs Elizabeth Warren's plan to break up Big Tech
Robert Reich (previously) served in the presidential administrations of Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, and Bill Clinton, was Clinton's labor czar, and sat on Obama's economic transition advisory board; th...
05:24 pm PDT - Thu, June 27, 2019
BoingBoing NSA gets caught illegally collecting phone and text data (again), blames telephone companies
The American Civil Liberties Union released internal NSA memos received under a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit revealing that, once again, the NSA improperly collected phone call and text message ...
05:07 pm PDT - Thu, June 27, 2019
BoingBoing Napoleon on a waterslide
EXCELLENT!I can not wait for Bill and Ted 3. Read the rest ...
05:05 pm PDT - Thu, June 27, 2019
BoingBoing How Memphis's Methodist University Hospital, a "nonprofit," sued the shit out of its Black, poor patients while raking in millions and paying execs more than a million each
Methodist University Hospital in Memphis is a nonprofit: it pays virtually no local, state or federal tax; but unlike other Methodist hospitals, Methodist University Hospital is relentless in pursuing...
05:01 pm PDT - Thu, June 27, 2019
BoingBoing The Pentagon has a device that can identify people without seeing their face
If you think your V is for Vendetta mask will hide your identity, think again. The Pentagon has a laser device that "can pick up on a unique cardiac signature from 200 meters away, even through clothe...
04:33 pm PDT - Thu, June 27, 2019
BoingBoing Laurence Tribe and Renato Mariotti discuss the pros and cons of impeachment
On Topic, the fantastic podcast by Renato Mariotti and Patti Vasquez is one of the few shows I will not miss. This week Renato is joined by legendary Constitutional law scholar and Harvard Law profess...
04:14 pm PDT - Thu, June 27, 2019
BoingBoing This leakproof, double walled water bottle really keeps stuff cold
The Hydroflask kept my daughter's water super cold during a baking hot road trip. I had a recyclable plastic water bottle and drank warm to hot water.I usually don't buy into my daughter's fancy water...
04:02 pm PDT - Thu, June 27, 2019
BoingBoing Prison has not been kind to Paul Manafort
That Paul Manafort perp walk you've all been waiting for. pic.twitter.com/6eu4R84NDq— Tami Burages (@tburages) June 27, 2019 What a difference an expensive suit makes! Read the rest ...
02:50 pm PDT - Thu, June 27, 2019
BoingBoing Hong Kong protesters repeatedly blockade police HQ, demanding release of people arrested at 612strike demonstrations
This month's #612strike uprising in Hong Kong achieved a provisional victory when the city's Beijing-friendly government shelved its plans to allow Hong Kongers to be extradited to the mainland to sta...
02:13 pm PDT - Thu, June 27, 2019
BoingBoing Partisan Gerrymandering Upheld by Supreme Court
Political gerrymandering not an issue for the courts, SCOTUS rules 5-4....
02:05 pm PDT - Thu, June 27, 2019
BoingBoing Huawei employees worked with China's military on AI systems and internet surveillance
Projects included work for the Central Military Commission to extract and classify emotions in online video comments....
01:53 pm PDT - Thu, June 27, 2019
BoingBoing Here's how hackers could hijack America's Wireless Emergency Alert system
You know those 'Presidential Alerts' and the Hawaii oops? Bad guys could weaponize the mobile alert system, and here's how....
01:29 pm PDT - Thu, June 27, 2019
BoingBoing Secret Service agents enjoy SoulCycle with Steve Mnuchin, who wants to control their agency
Buried in that Los Angeles Magazine profile of Trump Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin's idiot wife Louise Linton was a gem, newly highlighted in a New York Times piece today.From the Los Angeles Maga...
01:13 pm PDT - Thu, June 27, 2019
BoingBoing Zuckerberg claims lack of U.S. action on 2016 Russian election interference inspired Iran and others
Looks like Facebook has decided that going on the offensive is better when it comes to government regulation. Speaking at the Aspen Ideas Fest in Colorado, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Wednesday sa...
01:00 pm PDT - Thu, June 27, 2019
BoingBoing Cook whips up a batch of 1886-recipe Coca-Cola
The Coca-Cola your rotting your guts out with today isn't the Coca Cola that rotted out your great grandfather's guts. On their way from a recipe sorted out for individual use and one developed for ma...
12:11 pm PDT - Thu, June 27, 2019
BoingBoing Mockup of giant TV screen that shows what was behind it months earlier
Bob Shaw's "Light of Other Days", nominated for a Hugo award in 1967, presented the concept of slow glass: a material that takes light days, months or even years to pass through. A pane set in front o...
12:00 pm PDT - Thu, June 27, 2019
BoingBoing Learn the coding language used by Google engineers
In case it wasn't clear from the Google pedigree, Google Go has a ton of support in the coding world. Already, this new programming language is the fourth most active on Github, and developers who wor...
12:00 pm PDT - Thu, June 27, 2019
BoingBoing Uber drivers in Toronto unionizing to take on The Man
Working for a ride-sharing company like Uber or Lyft can be a tough gig that offers low pay, long hours that keep drivers on there road and away from the people they love and, at times, wheeling under...
11:44 am PDT - Thu, June 27, 2019
BoingBoing Alabama woman charged with manslaughter of unborn baby while actual shooter goes free
Last December, 23-year old Ebony Johnson shot 27-year old Marshae Jones during an argument outside of a Dollar General store in Birmingham, Alabama. The gunshot wound to the stomach caused Jones to mi...
10:04 pm PDT - Wed, June 26, 2019
BoingBoing Podcast number 300: "Adversarial Interoperability: Reviving an Elegant Weapon From a More Civilized Age to Slay Today's Monopolies"
I just published the 300th installment of my podcast, which has been going since 2006 (!); I present a reading of my EFF Deeplinks essay Adversarial Interoperability: Reviving an Elegant Weapon From a...
08:56 pm PDT - Wed, June 26, 2019
BoingBoing Less than 1 week after Florida town pays ransomware gang ~$600K, another Florida town votes to pay ~$500K in BTC to ransomware gang
It hasn't even been a full week since Riviera City, a town that fell victim to ransomware hackers, paid almost $600,000 in an attempt to regain control of vital city networks. Today, there's news that...
08:42 pm PDT - Wed, June 26, 2019
BoingBoing Every bunny was kung-fu fighting...
Their paws were fast as lightning.Pew, pew, pew!This is EPIC ! Still better than a Mayweather fightReally need to know the story behind this video capture, apparently shot from a small plane. Read the...
08:41 pm PDT - Wed, June 26, 2019
BoingBoing Bic Round Stic - a basic pen at a bargain price
Carla doesn't care much for fancy pens. She wants ones that are foolproof and cheap. That's why she likes the Bic Round Stic. I was in a generous mood, so I bought her a box of 60 Stics for on Amazon...
08:31 pm PDT - Wed, June 26, 2019
BoingBoing FAA just found a new safety risk on 737 MAX
Boeing must address the issue before grounded jets fly again....
08:22 pm PDT - Wed, June 26, 2019
BoingBoing How China ingests and adapts western culture
Back in January, Amy Hawkins and Jeffrey Wasserstrom published a fascinating, nuanced look why Chinese state censors had banned the mention of Orwell's "Nineteen Eighty-Four" on social media, but not ...
08:21 pm PDT - Wed, June 26, 2019
BoingBoing Why CBP won't accept supplies for separated children in migrant detention camps
The U.S. Customs and Border Patrol basically just admitted openly that it has all the supplies needed to take care of the children separated from their families at the border-toothpaste, soap, beds to...
08:07 pm PDT - Wed, June 26, 2019
BoingBoing Roy Moore stuck in teens
Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore isn't doing well in opinion polls, where he remains stuck in the teens. And that's just with Republicans!The poll from Cygnal shows Moore polling at 13 percent, plac...
07:53 pm PDT - Wed, June 26, 2019
BoingBoing Prosecutors and federal judges collaborate with corporations to seal evidence of public safety risks, sentencing hundreds of thousands of Americans to death
When federal prosecutors drag corporations into court for business practices that hurt or even kill people, it's routine for corporate counsel to ask to have the evidence in the case sealed, and for p...
07:53 pm PDT - Wed, June 26, 2019
BoingBoing Fraudster dies after pouring acid on own face in court
A man poured acid on his own face in court in May after he was found guilty of fraud, finally dying yesterday of his injuries.Marshall, who was on bail, was carrying a metal water bottle - although CC...
07:19 pm PDT - Wed, June 26, 2019
BoingBoing Kids mag 'Highlights for Children' condemns Trump policy of separating migrant children from families
The long-running kids' publication 'Highlights for Children' condemned the Trump administration's policy of separating children from families at the US-Mexico border in a statement published on social...
06:00 pm PDT - Wed, June 26, 2019
BoingBoing After threats, Reddit finally quarantines Trump forum The_Donald
r/The_Donald still exists at Reddit, but it's been pushed into the site's "quarantined" basement after a series of threats against police were posted there. Recent behaviors including threats against ...
05:58 pm PDT - Wed, June 26, 2019
BoingBoing Explainer video: why is gold expensive?
Why is gold ($41,149/kg) more expensive than other metals that are as rare or rarer, such as ruthenium ($9,000/kg)? This video explains why. Image: YouTube Read the rest ...
05:34 pm PDT - Wed, June 26, 2019
BoingBoing Jackass drives Lamborghini into a tree
Research has shown that two kinds of videos are sure to cheer you up. The first kind is baby animals. The second kind is jackasses ruining their $330,000 cars. This video is of the second kind.Image: ...
05:24 pm PDT - Wed, June 26, 2019
BoingBoing Kickstarter outlines the ambitious plans of Andrea James' Transphobia project
Kickstarter has a lengthy piece on Medium discussing frequent BB contributor Andrea James's Transphobia project (previously). and the broader issues surrounding transgender reporting, the bias within ...
05:05 pm PDT - Wed, June 26, 2019
BoingBoing Watch Trump official say caged children don't need soap, toothbrushes, or beds to be "safe and sanitary"
The US government is forcing children to sleep in chain-link cages on concrete floors with aluminum foil blankets and depriving them of basic necessities like soap and toothbrushes.The Taliban gave me...
05:05 pm PDT - Wed, June 26, 2019
BoingBoing Watch Trump official say caged children don't need soap, toothbrushes, or beds to be "safe and sanitary" [UPDATED]
[UPDATE 6/26/19 1:58pm PT. According to an Atlantic article by Ken White, a former federal prosecutor, the woman in the video is Sarah Fabian, the senior attorney in the Department of Justices Office ...
05:02 pm PDT - Wed, June 26, 2019
BoingBoing You treasure what you measure: how KPIs make software dystopias
"Key Performance Indicators" -- KPIs -- are the metrics used by software shops to figure out whether their products are improving; notoriously, much of the software industry has converged on "engageme...
03:36 pm PDT - Wed, June 26, 2019
BoingBoing EU expert panel calls for a ban on AI-based risk-scoring and limits on mass surveillance
The EU Commission's High-Level Expert Group on AI (AI HLEG) has tabled its Policy and investment recommendations for trustworthy Artificial Intelligence, recommending a ban on the use of machine learn...
03:24 pm PDT - Wed, June 26, 2019
BoingBoing Dieselgate 2.0: 42,000 Mercedes diesels recalled for "illegal software"
Germany's auto regulator has ordered Daimler to recall 42,000 Mercedes diesels because the company installed illegal software in their engines that gimmicked the engine's thermostat, which would allow...
03:07 pm PDT - Wed, June 26, 2019
BoingBoing Queens' next District Attorney is a queer, latinx Democratic Socialist who ran on a platform of "de-carceration"
Queens is the most populous district in the USA, with a population (2.359m) larger than many states; the District Attorney of Queens wields incredible power, and now that power has shifted dramaticall...
02:41 pm PDT - Wed, June 26, 2019
BoingBoing Insulin: why the price of a 100-year-old drug has tripled in a decade
Insulin prices have skyrocketed to the point where many people with diabetes live in insulin poverty, with one in four rationing their insulin and an even larger proportion trading off other life nece...
02:29 pm PDT - Wed, June 26, 2019
BoingBoing High frame-rate footage of vintage guns malfunctioning
A good way to understand how something works is to watch how it fails.Forgotten Weapons:Over many years of filming with my high speed camera, I have a decent little library of malfunctions in a wide v...
02:03 pm PDT - Wed, June 26, 2019
BoingBoing How to play an 80-inch symphonic gong
"Shhh!" says Gong Master Sven. One does not simply bash the gong. Read the rest ...
02:00 pm PDT - Wed, June 26, 2019
BoingBoing Sesame Street Muppets perform at NPR's Tiny Desk
Oh my heart. The Muppets of Sesame Street had their own Tiny Desk concert!NPR's Bob Boilen:The news has stopped! Count von Count and the NPR kids count us down: 5 ... 4 ... 3 ... 2 ... 1!And there the...
01:15 pm PDT - Wed, June 26, 2019
BoingBoing A thoughtful interview with David Tennant about the loss of anonymity
I've never been able to get into Doctor Who, but I loves me some David Tennant. His performances in Broadchurch (Not that crappy American Gracepoint remake nonsense, mind you), Jessica Jones and, most...
01:00 pm PDT - Wed, June 26, 2019
BoingBoing "Seinfeld" in LEGO
Here's something that might make you feel old: The first episode of Seinfeld ran July 5, 1989. Thirty years ago! To celebrate this 30th-anniversary milestone, designer Brent Waller has recreated Jerry...
12:46 pm PDT - Wed, June 26, 2019
BoingBoing San Fransisco breaks its e-cigarette habit
San Fransisco-based Juul and other e-cigarette companies were given a swift kick in the stones today by the Golden Gate City as San Francisco became the first city in the United States to ban the sale...
12:46 pm PDT - Wed, June 26, 2019
BoingBoing San Francisco breaks its e-cigarette habit
San Francisco-based Juul and other e-cigarette companies were given a swift kick in the stones today by the Golden Gate City as San Francisco became the first city in the United States to ban the sale...
12:25 pm PDT - Wed, June 26, 2019
BoingBoing NRA dumps its ad firm, TV crew and Dana Loesch
The NRA announced that it is firing its longtime advertising firm and spokesperson Dana Loesch. It's the latest episode in the grifter civil war that's engulfed the gun lobby group.The N.R.A. on Tuesd...
12:00 pm PDT - Wed, June 26, 2019
BoingBoing Learn how to become an ethical hacker with this in-depth training
When it comes to large computer systems, not one of them is fully secure. Even with constant updates to the platforms that keep vital networks humming, there's always a back door. And companies are wi...
02:03 am PDT - Wed, June 26, 2019
BoingBoing Dog who just wants treat gets confused by physics, gravity, this glass table
Give him the dang treat already, come on.Gravity is confusing.Here's the full video.Treat?[via IMGUR] Read the rest ...
01:28 am PDT - Wed, June 26, 2019
BoingBoing Robert Mueller will testify before Congress on July 17
Mueller agreed to testify after being subpoenaed to do so....
10:47 pm PDT - Tue, June 25, 2019
BoingBoing Once again, the US justice department treats pedophile Jeffrey Epstein like a saint
You would almost think that billionaire serial sex-abuser of children and former pal of Donald Trump, Jeffrey Epstein, has some kind of secret leverage that keeps him from being brought to justice for...
09:53 pm PDT - Tue, June 25, 2019
BoingBoing Co-captain of the US women's national soccer team: Im not going to the f*cking White House.
Megan Rapinoe, co-captain of the United States women's national soccer team did not sing the National Anthem before the Women's World Cup game with Thailand on Tuesday. She does not expect to be invit...
08:55 pm PDT - Tue, June 25, 2019
BoingBoing An 14-year-old's Internet-of-Things worm is bricking shitty devices by the thousands
A hacker calling themself Light Leafon who claims to be a 14-year-old is responsible for a new IoT worm called Silex that targets any Unix-like system by attempting a login with default credentials; u...
08:35 pm PDT - Tue, June 25, 2019
BoingBoing "They Live": action figures for our present moment
I've often said that science fiction doesn't tell you much about the future, but it sure tells you a lot about the present: the fact that we're still citing Frankenstein and the Terminator tells you t...
07:35 pm PDT - Tue, June 25, 2019
BoingBoing Good deal on the sharp Victorinox Swiss Army paring knife
This excellent Victorinox paring knife is on sale at Amazon for . It has a 3.25-inch blade and no serrations, so you can sharpen it to split atoms if you wish. Read the rest ...
06:57 pm PDT - Tue, June 25, 2019
BoingBoing A family from Angola has been stuck at Incheon International Airport in Korea for the past 6 months
On December 28, 2018 Nkuka Lulendo fled Angola with his wife and four young children. They sought refugee status in Korea, but have been stuck in terminal 1 of Incheon Airport ever since. In the video...
06:28 pm PDT - Tue, June 25, 2019
BoingBoing How to make a 3D printed belt
If you have access to a 3D printer, you can make a belt. No assembly required!<em>Image: YouTube</em> Read the rest ...
05:27 pm PDT - Tue, June 25, 2019
BoingBoing Join me today at 12PM Pacific/3PM Eastern for a New York Times/Periscope livestream about my "op-ed from the future"
Yesterday, the New York Times published my "op-ed from the future," an essay entitled "I Shouldnt Have to Publish This in The New York Times," which tried to imagine what would happen to public discou...
05:00 pm PDT - Tue, June 25, 2019
BoingBoing Mystery saint giving out $100 bills and encouraging notes in eastern Canadian town
It's been a crackerjack year, hasn't it? Kids are being held in concentration camps, whole species are disappearing from the face of the earth, our weather is absolutely borked and drinkable water is ...
04:39 pm PDT - Tue, June 25, 2019
BoingBoing Arts & Crafts: Build a canoe from a few slabs of plywood
You know what's more badass and relaxing at the same time than going on a week-long canoe trip? Going on a week-long canoe trip in a vessel you built your own damn self. What I dig the most about this...
03:00 pm PDT - Tue, June 25, 2019
BoingBoing How Metabrainz stood up to a predatory copyright lawsuit and won
I'm a volunteer on the board of The Metabrainz Foundation, the nonprofit that maintains the Metabrainz service that produces accurate metadata on music that helps listeners locate the music they love ...
02:32 pm PDT - Tue, June 25, 2019
BoingBoing Analog computers could bring massive efficiency gains to machine learning
In The Next Generation of Deep Learning Hardware: Analog Computing *Sci-Hub mirror), a trio of IBM researchers discuss how new materials could allow them to build analog computers that vastly improve...
02:15 pm PDT - Tue, June 25, 2019
BoingBoing "Massive scale" intrusion into mobile carriers' networks exposed customers' location, call data for years
The security firm Cybereason says that it has identified a likely state-sponsored attack on ten global mobile phone networks that they have attributed to "the Chinese-affiliated threat actor APT10," w...
01:55 pm PDT - Tue, June 25, 2019
BoingBoing Cop starts yelling "Gun!" during a car stop, until he realizes he's being filmed
Sometimes with a cellphone video you'll see cops behave bizarrely, abruptly shouting things like "stop resisting!" or "gun!" when it's obvious the suspect is not resisting and is either unarmed or not...
01:48 pm PDT - Tue, June 25, 2019
BoingBoing Independent evaluation of "aggression detection" microphones used in schools and hospitals finds them to be worse than useless
One of the griftiest corners of late-stage capitalism is the "public safety" industry, in which military contractors realize they can expand their market by peddling overpriced garbage to schools, cit...
01:30 pm PDT - Tue, June 25, 2019
BoingBoing Microsoft employees want to starve its PAC, which keeps giving money to homophobic, racist, climate-denying Republicans
Microsoft's stated values are "diversity, inclusion, and growth mindset," but the six of the top ten politicians funded by MSPAC -- which derives funding from voluntary contributions from 4,000 of Mi...
01:02 pm PDT - Tue, June 25, 2019
BoingBoing It's time for a less compromising queer activismand media
After yesterday's news about young Americans' acceptance of queer folk falling sharply, I wanted to take aim at the passivity of mainstream LGBTQ advocacy in the age of Trump. At groups who compromise...
01:00 pm PDT - Tue, June 25, 2019
BoingBoing Actress Gay Gibson met a mysterious death on an ocean liner in 1947
In 1947 actress Gay Gibson disappeared from her cabin on an ocean liner off the coast of West Africa. The deck steward, James Camb, admitted to pushing her body out a porthole, but insisted she had di...
12:30 pm PDT - Tue, June 25, 2019
BoingBoing Please Remember the "Concentration Camp" Victims
Tom the Dancing Bug, IN WHICH we honor the true victims of the phrase "concentration camp."...
12:11 pm PDT - Tue, June 25, 2019
BoingBoing Valve killing Steam Support for some Ubuntu users
A few years ago the announcement that Steam would begin supporting Linux was a big deal: it meant that anyone who preferred to rock an open-source operating system over Mac OS or Windows 10 would have...
12:10 pm PDT - Tue, June 25, 2019
BoingBoing "Toy Story" sneakers: One foot gets Woody, the other Buzz
Woody and Buzz's friendship catchphrase -- "The important thing is that we stick together!" -- becomes quite literal in these new mismatched "Toy Story 4" sneakers. You get one shoe fashioned after Sh...
12:00 pm PDT - Tue, June 25, 2019
BoingBoing This AR gift set has the right stuff for any NASA fan
So you've visited the Kennedy Space Center every year. You've watched "The Right Stuff" for the 95th time. There must be something to do while you're waiting to join Space Force for the next manned mi...
11:43 am PDT - Tue, June 25, 2019
BoingBoing Cult of the Dead Cow: the untold story of the hacktivist group that presaged everything great and terrible about the internet
Back in 1984, a lonely, weird kid calling himself Grandmaster Ratte' formed a hacker group in Lubbock, Texas. called the Cult of the Dead Cow, a name inspired by a nearby slaughterhouse. In the decade...
09:04 pm PDT - Mon, June 24, 2019
BoingBoing Good deal on a padded picnic blanket
We went to the LA Zoo yesterday and had a picnic lunch near the kids' playground. It was in the grass under a shady tree. We brought along this 80" x 60" picnic blanket ( on Amazon). It folds up into ...
09:02 pm PDT - Mon, June 24, 2019
BoingBoing Here's a list of the 77 members of House who now favor an impeachment inquiry on Donald Trump
The latest tally on House members who favor beginning impeachment inquiry hearings against President Donald J. Trump is now at 77.NBC News reports that 77 members of the U.S. House of Representatives ...
08:49 pm PDT - Mon, June 24, 2019
BoingBoing Taxpayers pay $775 per child per night to detain separated migrant kids in those 'concentration camps'
Cruelly detaining kids in Border Patrol camps will cost taxpayers more than it would to put the families up together in high-end hotels....
08:36 pm PDT - Mon, June 24, 2019
BoingBoing Futurewei would very much like you to forget it's part of Huawei
The U.S.research arm of China-based Huawei is earnestly building as separate of an identity as it can, reports Reuters. Futurewei, which is based in the United States, has distanced its operations fr...
08:20 pm PDT - Mon, June 24, 2019
BoingBoing Government moving 300 migrant children out of Texas Border Patrol station after AP reveals horrific conditions
Most kids moved to another Border Patrol station, a temporary site with roll-out mattresses, showers, medical facilities and air conditioning....
07:52 pm PDT - Mon, June 24, 2019
BoingBoing Bill O'Reilly sums up American history perfectly in two tweets, doesn't realize it
Sometimes, even a malicious idiot like Bill O'Reilly says something pure and true and correct.Not that he realizes it, mind you.At 11:55 AM - 24 Jun 2019, @BillOReilly tweeted:Slavery reparations is a...
07:37 pm PDT - Mon, June 24, 2019
BoingBoing Cool mixtape of Japanese toy commercials from 1990s-2000s
This ten-minute video of Japanese toy car, robot, and spacecraft TV commercials bears repeated viewing. The special effects (including stop-motion animation) are fantastic. My favorite is this one for...
07:32 pm PDT - Mon, June 24, 2019
BoingBoing Cat impersonates otter
Arthur the cat looks so regal as he swims determinedly and hangs out confidently in the swimming pool.What a life!Arthurs Otter Impression[Arthurs Otter Impression, imgur.com] Read the rest ...
07:29 pm PDT - Mon, June 24, 2019
BoingBoing Report: UK "Ransomware consultants" Red Mosquito promise to unlock your data, but they're just paying off the criminals (and charging you a markup!)
Last month, Propublica published a blockbuster investigative report on companies that claimed they could help you get your ransomware-locked data back, but who were secretly just paying off the crimin...
07:28 pm PDT - Mon, June 24, 2019
BoingBoing Study: Acceptance of queer folk falls sharply among young Americans
A GLAAD study claims that the number of young Americans comfortable with LGBTQ people has fallen from 53% to 45%, the second consecutive annual drop.Variety:Scenarios for the survey included learning ...
07:06 pm PDT - Mon, June 24, 2019
BoingBoing Fun "urban blight" popsicle stick and graffiti art project for kids
Graffiti Diplomacy is a Brooklyn-based graffiti art studio and educational outfit with a terrific Web site containing free lessons, handouts, and craft activities for beginning (and advanced) artists....
07:05 pm PDT - Mon, June 24, 2019
BoingBoing Life with chronic Lyme disease ("post-treatment Lyme disease syndrome") sucks
Karl Bode is a respected and talented tech journalist, but he labors under a tremendous burden: for nearly a decade he has struggled with "post-treatment Lyme disease syndrome" -- colloquially known a...
07:03 pm PDT - Mon, June 24, 2019
BoingBoing Man puts mercury in his mouth
"Pure metallic mercury is far less dangerous than most people think," says Cody, before pouring some in his mouth. "I'm not gonna swallow it," he says. "I might swallow some. It's not really that big ...
06:36 pm PDT - Mon, June 24, 2019
BoingBoing Son-of-Reflectacles: Kickstarting a new generation of anti-surveillance eyewear
Eccentric eyewear maker Scott Urban first kickstarted his "Reflectacles" frames in 2016; the frames used emedded retroreflectors to make them throw back tons of light, making them highly visible (and ...
06:19 pm PDT - Mon, June 24, 2019
BoingBoing Scammer greatly regrets sending fraudulent invoice
In this highly satisfying video, Jim Browning received a fake invoice for a $3800 laptop. He ended up getting a lot of personal information about the scammer and was able to scare the hell of him.[via...
06:16 pm PDT - Mon, June 24, 2019
BoingBoing You can make a Turing machine inside a game of Magic: The Gathering
Magic: The Gathering is Turing complete. In a new scientific paper, researchers "present a methodology for embedding an arbitrary Turing machine into a game of Magic such that the first player is guar...
06:03 pm PDT - Mon, June 24, 2019
BoingBoing FUCT: Supreme Court strikes down block on "immoral or scandalous" trademarks
They ruled unanimously on one element and 6-3 on another, with liberals and conservatives on either side.The justices ruled in favor of a company called "FUCT" whose trademark was earlier found to hav...
06:00 pm PDT - Mon, June 24, 2019
BoingBoing America's super-rich write to Democratic presidential hopefuls, demanding a wealth tax
18 of the richest people in America have sent a letter to all the candidates for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, demanding that their election platform include a annual wealth tax on the ...
06:00 pm PDT - Mon, June 24, 2019
BoingBoing US journalist describes being interrogated by US Customs at airport
When Rolling Stone contributing editor Seth Harp flew home from Mexico, Customs officials at the Austin airport detained him for secondary screening. He was told that he had to comply with a thorough ...
05:34 pm PDT - Mon, June 24, 2019
BoingBoing Titanic's "My Love Will Go On" performed on a bike pump
Welcome to the Bike Pump Music Channel. Previously: Jurassic Park Theme Song (Melodica Cover) Read the rest ...
05:21 pm PDT - Mon, June 24, 2019
BoingBoing Make a mechanical coin-sorting machine
Here's a hand-crank coin-sorting machine made from plywood. The guy who made it used conventional tools, but it looks perfect for a laser cutter.Image: YouTube Read the rest ...
05:19 pm PDT - Mon, June 24, 2019
BoingBoing Turning the tables on tech support scammers
In this video, Jim Browning (previously at BB) calls back a tech support scammer, knowing what not to do and what to say to lure them into making revealing mistakes. Browning also appears to be a gift...
04:40 pm PDT - Mon, June 24, 2019
BoingBoing You can't recycle your way out of climate change
Mary Annaise Heglar of the Natural Resources Defense Council is tired of her friends confessing their environmental sins to her, like using disposable containers; as she points out, climate change is ...
04:13 pm PDT - Mon, June 24, 2019
BoingBoing US election security: still a dumpster fire
Securing Our Cyber Future, Stanford Cyber Policy Center's new report on election security, depicts a US electoral system whose glaring vulnerabilities are still in place, three years after the chaos o...
03:53 pm PDT - Mon, June 24, 2019
BoingBoing "I Shouldn't Have to Publish This in The New York Times": my op-ed from the future
I was honored to be invited to contribute to the New York Times's excellent "Op-Eds From the Future" series (previously), with an op-ed called "I Shouldn't Have to Publish This in The New York Times,"...
03:31 pm PDT - Mon, June 24, 2019
BoingBoing Bernie Sanders will use a tax on Wall Street speculators to wipe out $1.6 trillion in US student debt
Bernie Sanders's latest campaign promise is a proposal to forgive all outstanding US student debt, and raising the $2.2 trillion needed over a decade to make lenders whole by taxing Wall Street specul...
03:23 pm PDT - Mon, June 24, 2019
BoingBoing Relive Star Wars 'Maginot Line' with the LEGO Echo Base Defense kit
The Rebels sure got their asses kicked on Hoth. Can you do better? Give it a try with the LEGO Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back Echo Base Defense kit.Luckily Luke gets out of the bacta-tank just in ...
03:13 pm PDT - Mon, June 24, 2019
BoingBoing Run Android on your Nintendo Switch
Putting Android on things has become the new putting Linux on things.XDA Developers:The Nintendo Switch was never meant to run Android. Its a portable game console with a 6.2-inch 720p display powered...
03:07 pm PDT - Mon, June 24, 2019
BoingBoing Lessons from Microsoft's antitrust adventure for today's Big Tech giants
With trustbusting in the air and Big Tech in the crosshairs, Bloomberg's Dina Bass reflects on the antitrust case against Microsoft in the 1990s, which the company bungled badly (but still survived, t...
03:05 pm PDT - Mon, June 24, 2019
BoingBoing McDonald's offers burgers made with fresh beef, sales soar
How far the mighty have fallen! I remember the global spectacle of MickeyD's opening in Moscow. Likely the highwater mark for the Golden Arches.CNN:Last year, the burger chain switched to fresh beef q...
02:50 pm PDT - Mon, June 24, 2019
BoingBoing Mandatory childbirth: how the anti-abortion crusade masks cruelty to women in the "sacralizing of fetuses"
Writing in the New York Times, author John Irving describes the impulses that led him to write his novel "The Cider House Rules" in the early 1980s, a decade after Roe vs Wade; Irving reflects on the ...
02:35 pm PDT - Mon, June 24, 2019
BoingBoing The internet has become a "low-trust society"
Writing in Wired, Zeynep Tufekci (previously) discusses how the internet has become a "low-trust society," where fake reviews, fraud, conspiracies and disinformation campaigns have burdened us all wit...
02:02 pm PDT - Mon, June 24, 2019
BoingBoing "PM for a day": dissident Tories plan to bring down the government the day after Boris Johnson becomes Prime Minister
Boris Johnson -- a racist, sexist, homophobic lying buffoon who has been repeatedly caught out using lies to sway public opinion -- is now, incredibly, tipped to become the leader of the Conservative ...
01:33 pm PDT - Mon, June 24, 2019
BoingBoing These Seals are Singing for Science
As you may have noticed, a number of bird species have proven capable of mimicking snippets of sound they overhear, be it a melody, the wail of an ambulance or a dirty phrase taught to them by some dr...
12:09 pm PDT - Mon, June 24, 2019
BoingBoing Raspberry Pi 4
The fourth incarnation of the wonderful Raspberry Pi is upon us. A faster quard-core CPU, up to 4GB of RAM, gigabit ethernet and dual HDMI outputs are the upgrades; there's USB-C too, but just for pow...
12:00 pm PDT - Mon, June 24, 2019
BoingBoing Mickey and Minnie speak Thai in retro cartoon short "Our Floating Dreams"
If you haven't seen them already, do check out Disney's Mickey Mouse cartoon shorts. They're delightfully retro and great under-five-minute escapes. The latest one, Our Floating Dreams, has Mickey and...
12:00 pm PDT - Mon, June 24, 2019
BoingBoing Enter to win an iPad Pro or save big on refurbished iPads
Looking for a new tablet? If you haven't upgraded in a while, it might be time to check out the latest iPad Pro for two very good reasons. First, the 2018 model is a real workhorse. The 12X Bionic chi...
11:51 am PDT - Mon, June 24, 2019
BoingBoing Busta Rhymes vs. Banjo Kazooie
In the vein of Biggie the Tank Engine, but significantly worse. Read the rest ...
11:45 am PDT - Mon, June 24, 2019
BoingBoing Breaching humpback whale surprises rowers
One minute you're rowing, the next you stop and a humpback whale is breaching right in front of you! That's what happened off the coast of Rio de Janeiro last week. Anyone speak Portuguese? I think I ...
11:34 am PDT - Mon, June 24, 2019
BoingBoing Flickr offers the best social media experience going
On the whole, technology has been good to me. In the mid-1990s, I was able to connect with a music magazine in Ireland--my first paying writing gig--via Hotmail. Over two decades later, I'm still writ...
01:58 am PDT - Mon, June 24, 2019
BoingBoing Tig Notaro flaunts her ignorance of pop culture and celebrity in new Funny or Die series
The wonderful comedienne, Tig Notaro, doesn't watch a lot of TV or films and doesn't really keep up with popular culture. As a result, she doesn't recognize celebrities. She's turned this liability(?)...
03:22 pm PDT - Sun, June 23, 2019
BoingBoing Texas Instrument's post-taxscam budget for financial engineering is $5B -- triple its budget for actual engineering
The Trump #taxscam was supposed to create jobs by handing $1 trillion in cuts to multinational corporations and one percenters, who, we were promised, would put that money into R&D, business deve...
03:01 pm PDT - Sun, June 23, 2019
BoingBoing Man-Eaters Volume Two: Fleshing out the world where girls turn into lethal werepanthers when they get their periods
Volume One of Man-Eaters, Chelsea Cain and Kate Niemczyk's scathing, hilarious, brilliant comic about girls who turn into man-eating werepanthers when they get their periods, is the best comic I read ...
01:42 pm PDT - Sun, June 23, 2019
BoingBoing Good Omens is amazing
I was already a Terry Pratchett fan and a Neil Gaiman fan in 1990, when their comedic novel Good Omens showed up in the bookstore I worked at, and I dibsed it, took it home over the weekend, read it i...
12:00 pm PDT - Sun, June 23, 2019
BoingBoing These totally wireless earbuds are made from 100% recycled plastic
You want wireless earbuds to make an impact on your mood and workout, not the environment. If that's the case, we've got a new contender for AirPod market share: Brio Phantom X7 True Wireless Earbuds....
04:37 pm PDT - Sat, June 22, 2019
BoingBoing Mars rover has detected methane that could mean life on the Red Planet
In the New York Times, Kenneth Chang reports that NASA's Curiosity rover on Mars has detected high amounts of methane, a gas that is commonly a signature of life. From the NYT:Given this surprising re...
03:54 pm PDT - Sat, June 22, 2019
BoingBoing To do in LA this weekend: laugh your head off at PUBLIC DOMAIN THE MUSICAL at the Hollywood Fringe
Last night, I went to see Public Domain: The Musical at the Actor's Company Theater in West Hollywood. I had no idea what to expect, but I was prepared for the worst (I've been to shows at fringe fest...
03:35 pm PDT - Sat, June 22, 2019
BoingBoing In a bid to avoid climate vote, Oregon Republican Senators cross state lines, go into hiding, threaten to murder cops, as white nationalist paramilitaries pledge armed support
Oregon's legislature is about to vote on a piece of climate change cap-and-trade legislation that the Democratic majority are likely to win, so to avoid the vote, 12 Oregon state senators have gone in...
12:00 pm PDT - Sat, June 22, 2019
BoingBoing These ultra-durable cables also make sure your phone doesn't overcharge
We don't ask for much out of our charging cables: Juice up our phone, do it fast and don't break. It's supposed to be simple, but keeping your phone plugged in for the night - as most of us do - can a...
09:40 pm PDT - Fri, June 21, 2019
BoingBoing Podcast: Mathmatica creator Stephen Wolfram's favorite tools
My guest on the Cool Tools podcast this week is Stephen Wolfram. Stephen is the creator of Mathematica, Wolfram|Alpha and the Wolfram Language; he’s the author of A New Kind of S...
09:31 pm PDT - Fri, June 21, 2019
BoingBoing Good price on a Raspberry Pi Zero W starter kit
The Raspberry Pi Zero W is an itty-bitty wireless Linux computer. This kit ( on Amazon) contains almost everything you need to run it, including a case, power supply, and adapter cables. You need to s...
08:57 pm PDT - Fri, June 21, 2019
BoingBoing How to completely renovate and overhaul a 1971 Boler
I spent the last few months completely renovating and overhauling a 1971 #boler, says IMGURian bteliot. This is an amazing image thread that breaks it all down, and really makes me want to fix up one ...
08:31 pm PDT - Fri, June 21, 2019
BoingBoing TrumpRaids are coming: ICE raids and mass deportations as early as Sunday in these 10 cities
Here are the 10 U.S. cities where ICE, CBP, DHS, and other agencies plan to execute mass raids.Immigration agents will target Miami, Atlanta, Chicago, Baltimore, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, New Orle...
08:04 pm PDT - Fri, June 21, 2019
BoingBoing E. Jean Carroll accuses Donald Trump of sexually assaulting her in the mid-1990s
'He lunges at me, pushes me against the wall, hitting my head quite badly, and puts his mouth against my lips.' Then it gets worse....
08:02 pm PDT - Fri, June 21, 2019
BoingBoing Catholic bishop plans to dump holy water from plane to exorcise city's demons
Holy chemtrails! Monsignor Rubn Daro Jaramillo Montoya, Catholic bishop of Buenaventura, Colombia, plans to drop holy water across the city to exorcise its demons. Apparently there have been 51 murder...
07:40 pm PDT - Fri, June 21, 2019
BoingBoing Police called to would-be UK PM Boris Johnson's home, 'loud altercation' reported
In London, police were called to the home of Boris Johnson and partner Carrie Symonds in the early Friday morning hours.Neighbors reported a loud altercation involving screaming, shouting and banging,...
07:33 pm PDT - Fri, June 21, 2019
BoingBoing On the history of concentration camps, and what Trump's doing on the border
When the hardliners win, as they appear to have in the US, conditions tend to worsen significantly....
07:28 pm PDT - Fri, June 21, 2019
BoingBoing The ENIAC Programmers: how women invented modern programming and were then written out of the history books
Kathy Kleiman, founder of the ENIAC Programmers Project, writes about the buried history of the pivotal role played by women in the creation of modern computing, a history that is generally recounted ...
07:20 pm PDT - Fri, June 21, 2019
BoingBoing Federal judge rules Uber calling its drivers independent contractors may violate antitrust and harm competition
A federal judge has ruled that alleged misclassification of drivers as independent contractors by the ride-hailing service app Uber could harm competition and violate the spirit of America's antitrust...
07:04 pm PDT - Fri, June 21, 2019
BoingBoing Refinery explosion in New Jersey
I've lived long enough in America to know that...A) "Shelter in place" means "you'll probably be OK", and that...B) There is no footage so awesome it can't be ruined by graphics, chyrons and the inane...
07:04 pm PDT - Fri, June 21, 2019
BoingBoing IMPEACHMENT: House Chairman of Armed Services Rep. Adam Smith [D-WA] backs inquiry
Add another prominent lawmaker to the list of names calling for the start of impeachment hearings against President Donald Trump: House Chairman of Armed Services Adam Smith, a Democrat from the state...
05:56 pm PDT - Fri, June 21, 2019
BoingBoing Man with selfie stick films pickpockets, who get nabbed by cops
A man with a selfie-stick recorded a video of himself and his wife as they strolled through a park in Mallorca, Spain. He also inadvertently recorded another man and a woman (dressed in white) attempt...
05:54 pm PDT - Fri, June 21, 2019
BoingBoing Learning from Baltimore's disaster, Florida city will pay criminals $600,000 to get free of ransomware attack
The city council of Riviera Beach, Florida has voted unanimously to pay $600,000 to criminals who seized control of the city's computers through a ransomware attack, after three weeks of being locked ...
05:31 pm PDT - Fri, June 21, 2019
BoingBoing Guy rigs up his Roku to an old black-and-white TV to watch The Twilight Zone
Josh Ellingson, an artist from San Francisco, connected a Roku to his old black-and-white TV and enjoyed The Twilight Zone as it should be watched. Here are some other fun things he did with the setup...
05:29 pm PDT - Fri, June 21, 2019
BoingBoing Elizabeth Warren proposes a ban on private prisons and immigration facilities
Elizabeth Warren has added another plank to her prodigious and admirable campaign platform of well-thought-through, progressive, sensible, popular proposals for a Warren administration: banning federa...
05:24 pm PDT - Fri, June 21, 2019
BoingBoing Enjoy this weekly dose of snark about bad product designs
The industrial design website, Core77, has recently introduced a sarcastic column about poorly-thought-out products called The Weekly Design Roast. Here are the links to the ones published so far: 1, ...
04:41 pm PDT - Fri, June 21, 2019
BoingBoing No jail time for man who sexually assaulted 11-year-old girl and infected her with STD
Joseph Meili, a Missouri man who admitted sexually molesting an 11 year old girl, received five years' probation and has a shot at getting the charge expunged. KFOR reports that his semen was found in...
04:36 pm PDT - Fri, June 21, 2019
BoingBoing GE is totally messing with customers who need help resetting a lightbulb
This (real) video from GE on how to reset their "C" light bulbs is the most incredible how-to video you'll ever see.They want to see how far they can push their customers before they snap....
04:35 pm PDT - Fri, June 21, 2019
BoingBoing Weed wacker achieves level 99
Which boss level do you have to clear to get this kind of dropped gear? via Gfycat Read the rest ...
04:24 pm PDT - Fri, June 21, 2019
BoingBoing Google Maps is still overrun with scammers pretending to be local businesses, and Google's profiting from them
We bought a house in 2018 and have been renovating it pretty much constantly ever since: I've had to call out movers, emergency plumbers and electricians, find HVAC repairpeople, hire locksmiths, cont...
04:09 pm PDT - Fri, June 21, 2019
BoingBoing People more likely to return lost wallets if there's cash inside
You might think that when someone finds a wallet on the street, they're less likely to return it if there's cash inside. But you'd be wrong. According to a new three-year study across multiple countri...
03:58 pm PDT - Fri, June 21, 2019
BoingBoing Good deal on a new Xbox One controller
There is a pretty good deal running on my favorite gaming controller.I use this with my Xbox, Nintendo Switch and MacBook Pro. It is more durable than the more expensive 'pro controllers' and works ju...
03:54 pm PDT - Fri, June 21, 2019
BoingBoing Video - how fingerprint recognition works
In this episode of computerphile, Dr. Isaac Triguero, a lecturer in data science at the University of Nottingham, gives a high-level overview of the kind of fingerprint feature-matching algorithm used...
03:49 pm PDT - Fri, June 21, 2019
BoingBoing America can only go to war against Iran if it reinstates the draft
Gil Barndollar -- a Marine veteran who served in Afghanistan, the Republic of Georgia, Guantanamo Bay and Bahrain, who also holds a PhD in History from Cambridge -- writes in USA Today about what a US...
03:33 pm PDT - Fri, June 21, 2019
BoingBoing Bronze sculpture of a cracked-open boulder looks like enormous forbidden snack
Romain Langlois sculpted this enormous forbidden snack out of bronze, carefully texturizing it to take on the appearance of a boulder cracked-open to reveal a delicious gooey interior. It's at the Art...
03:03 pm PDT - Fri, June 21, 2019
BoingBoing USB inventor admits that the plugs are annoying
In 1996, Intel released USB (Universal Serial Bus) 1.0 and we have been annoyed ever since. National Public Radio spoke with engineer Ajay Bhatt who led the team that unleashed the perpetually frustra...
03:00 pm PDT - Fri, June 21, 2019
BoingBoing History of cart racing games
Simplified racing with weapons: it's not all about Super Mario Kart. the genre is surprisingly diverse and persistent, all the way back to the mid-70s. The genre got very crowded, very fast at the tur...
02:16 pm PDT - Fri, June 21, 2019
BoingBoing Jewish human rights scholar: yes, America has built concentration camps
Anna Lind-Guzik ("a writer, attorney, and scholar of Soviet history, international law, and human rights, with degrees from Duke University, Harvard Law School, and Princeton") has written an essay de...
01:50 pm PDT - Fri, June 21, 2019
BoingBoing Independent audit finds Facebook activity has fallen by 20% since Cambridge Analytica
The "business analytics" firm Mixpanel has released its figures estimating the total usage of Facebook (liking, sharing and posting) since the Cambridge Analytica scandal broke; they showed usage fall...
01:46 pm PDT - Fri, June 21, 2019
BoingBoing How to wire a garage door opener
"Let's follow the power cord and see where it goes," the narrator says, and you know it's going to be good, but then find out that it's really good.Here's an update from 7 years later: Read the rest ...
01:39 pm PDT - Fri, June 21, 2019
BoingBoing PSA: Take Your Borked Apple Gear to Best Buy
While I travel, one of the biggest pains in the ass that I fret over is the possibility of having to get my hardware repaired. This past winter, the closest Apple-certified repair depot to where my wi...
01:39 pm PDT - Fri, June 21, 2019
BoingBoing Watch Freddie Mercury's never-before-seen "Time Waits For No One"
Can't help but get choked up watching Freddie Mercury belt out this recently unearthed, and undeniably poignant, "Time Waits For No One:""For the first time ever, after four decades buried deep in the...
12:00 pm PDT - Fri, June 21, 2019
BoingBoing 9 eLearning bundles that can help give your rsum a boost
Does your rsum need an upgrade? These online learning bundles teach everything from project management skills to music production, and they're all on deep discount as part of our semi-annual sale. Tak...
11:08 am PDT - Fri, June 21, 2019
BoingBoing Watch this incredible real-life Jaws moment
Jeff Crilly and his friends were participating in a mako shark fishing tournament off the Jersey Coast when a different kind of shark came by for a snack of chum. Yes, they're gonna need a bigger boa...
07:08 am PDT - Fri, June 21, 2019
BoingBoing Here's the final creeptastic trailer for Stranger Things 3
"What if he never left? What if we locked him out here with us?"July 4. Read the rest ...
03:04 am PDT - Fri, June 21, 2019
BoingBoing Tennessee lawmaker defends operating an unregistered "Christian magic supply" business
Rep. Matthew Hill [R-Jonesborough] is the proprietor of Dock Haley Gospel Magic, a business supplying "Christian-themed magic supplies and teaching aids to customers around the world who use magic sho...
02:49 am PDT - Fri, June 21, 2019
BoingBoing Star Wars-themed furniture to furnish your Tardis with
Na-nu, na-nu fellow trekkies! The Kenneth Cobonpue Star Wars Collection features Dark Side-themed chairs and end-tables, a wookie "rocking stool" (hot tip: ask for a sample before you get the whole st...
09:15 pm PDT - Thu, June 20, 2019
BoingBoing Stupidest car chase ever caught on video
Idiot in car drives in circles around a supermarket parking while a cop on foot tries to shoot out the car's tires in the presence of bystanders.I don't know who's the bigger idiot here... from r/Idio...
07:50 pm PDT - Thu, June 20, 2019
BoingBoing Enjoy 30GB of 1980s noise music and post punk cassettes
Here's an amazingly huge collection of "tape experimentation, industrial, avant-garde, indy, rock, diy, subvertainment and auto-hypnotic materials" posted to archive.org. Completists who want this on ...
06:40 pm PDT - Thu, June 20, 2019
BoingBoing NRA kicks out second in command, Christopher W. Cox accused of complicity in failed coup against Wayne LaPierre
Despite all they've achieved for Trump and Putin, it really does seem like The End is beginning for the National Russian Association.The NRA's woes got woe-er today, as group accused its second-in-com...
06:28 pm PDT - Thu, June 20, 2019
BoingBoing An up close look at the tiny mites that mate on your face while you sleep
Dozens of demodex mites live inside the pores of your face skin. The little arachnids are fairly harmless, feasting on sebum by day, and crawling across your face to find other demodex mites to mate w...
05:22 pm PDT - Thu, June 20, 2019
BoingBoing Ta-Nehisi Coates makes the case for reparations to Congress
It's been five years since Ta-Nehisi Coates's groundbreaking The Case for Reparations ran in The Atlantic; yesterday, Coates appeared before Congress to celebrate Juneteenth with a barn-burning statem...
05:14 pm PDT - Thu, June 20, 2019
BoingBoing Wonderful profile of Anita Sarkeesian, the feminist games critic who made an army of shitty manbabies very, very upset
Anita Sarkeesian (previously) is a brilliant media theorist and critic whose Feminist Frequency/Tropes vs. Women in Video Games projects revolutionized the way we talk about gender and games -- and al...
04:57 pm PDT - Thu, June 20, 2019
BoingBoing Weber Rapid Fire Chimney Starter on sale
I've been using my Weber Rapid Fire Chimney Starter for about 7 or 8 years. It's the best way to get charcoal barbecues started. No starter fluid needed. Just add the briquettes, put two crumpled shee...
04:24 pm PDT - Thu, June 20, 2019
BoingBoing Private Join and Compute is Google's free/open source tool to allow "mulitparty computation" of encrypted data without decryption
Private Join and Compute is a new free/open Google tool that implements the longstanding cryptographic concept of "commutative encryption," which allows untrusted parties to merge their datasets witho...
04:17 pm PDT - Thu, June 20, 2019
BoingBoing Unintentionally funny video instructions for factory resetting GE light bulbs
Use the first reset sequence if:Your bulbs are running on firmware version 2.8 or later (you can find your bulb firmware version by tapping on the device in your C by GE app).We recommend counting wit...
04:04 pm PDT - Thu, June 20, 2019
BoingBoing Stove top pressure cookers are still awesome
The classic pressure cooker was the instant pot before there was an instant pot.Want to turn shoe-leather style brisket into a wonderful pulled-beef sandwich filling in 25 minutes? Get out the pressur...
04:02 pm PDT - Thu, June 20, 2019
BoingBoing New York's MTA allows sex ads for men's products, but not women
New York's Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) seems to be pretty open to sexually related ads, like this one for a mail order Viagra company: View this post on InstagramA post shared by Advertisem...
04:00 pm PDT - Thu, June 20, 2019
BoingBoing Never Trust a Nation
Formed in 2014 by civilian volunteers caught up in the depravity of the Syrian Civil War, the Syrian Civil Defense (SCD), commonly known as The White Helmets, worked to move vulnerable non-combatants ...
03:51 pm PDT - Thu, June 20, 2019
BoingBoing Listen to the cowboy throat singer
While throat singing, aka overtone singing, is a well known practice in the traditional music of Mongolian, Tibetan, and other indigenous people around the world, you can also hear it "Lonely Cowboy,"...
03:46 pm PDT - Thu, June 20, 2019
BoingBoing Are mobile phones actually making young people's skulls develop 'hornlike spikes'?
Protect your 'text neck'...
03:43 pm PDT - Thu, June 20, 2019
BoingBoing First we shake, then we bake!
My mom would make Shake 'n Bake, and we loved it.Baking the chicken is reputedly more healthy than frying.Sadly, no Sam the Butcher.Nuggets! Read the rest ...
03:17 pm PDT - Thu, June 20, 2019
BoingBoing That's Dr. Marijuana Pepsi Vandyck to you!
After eight years, Marijuana Pepsi Vandyck has earned her PhD in higher education from Cardinal Stritch University. And yes, Marijuana Pepsi is her real given name. From the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel...
03:14 pm PDT - Thu, June 20, 2019
BoingBoing Cracker Barrel holds anti-LGBTQ cop more accountable than Knox County
Grayson Fritts, a Tennessee detective and pastor of what appears to be a very intolerant church, gave an awful sermon asking for the murder of LBGTQ community members. Knox County has offered a string...
03:06 pm PDT - Thu, June 20, 2019
BoingBoing A treadmill that trips you... for science
As part of research on how to make better prosthetic legs, Vanderbilt University engineers put people on a treadmill and made them stumble. Over and over. By better understanding peoples' stumble refl...
02:51 pm PDT - Thu, June 20, 2019
BoingBoing Freak out on this fantastic hand illusion
And I thought the people with six fingers on one hand were impressive! Watch below. Read the rest ...
02:46 pm PDT - Thu, June 20, 2019
BoingBoing VidAngel loses $62MM for pirating and censoring retail movies
VidAngel bought off-the-shelf DVDs, censored them, then offered them for resale.Engadget:A jury has ordered "family-friendly" movie service VidAngel to pay $62.4 million to Hollywood studios for pirat...
02:44 pm PDT - Thu, June 20, 2019
BoingBoing The Flintstones meet the Roman Empire, starring Dom DeLuise
This is the title sequence for The Roman Holidays, a Hanna-Barbera Productions cartoon that lasted for 13 episodes in 1972. It was quite similar to The Flintstones which itself was inspired by The Hon...
02:18 pm PDT - Thu, June 20, 2019
BoingBoing Scammer in silicone mask fooled world's rich into thinking he was French cabinet minister
Ceci n'est pas une ministre. It's a scammer in a silicone mask."Everything about the story is exceptional," said Delphine Meillet, lawyer to Mr Le Drian, who is now France's foreign minister. "They da...
01:55 pm PDT - Thu, June 20, 2019
BoingBoing The "ghost networks" of mental health professionals that US health insurers rely on to deny care to their patients
If you've decided to investigate treatment options for your mental health, your health insurer will cheerfully refer you to a list of hundreds of providers -- but as STAT's Jack Turban discovered, thi...
01:36 pm PDT - Thu, June 20, 2019
BoingBoing Finally, a useful application for augmented reality: rendering virtual kitchen roaches
Laanlabs's showreel for 6d.ai meshing technology is an augmented reality demo in which virtual cockroaches crawl all over a very real kitchen. It's the best use of augmented reality I've ever seen. (v...
01:30 pm PDT - Thu, June 20, 2019
BoingBoing Telsa's In-Car Gaming System Looks Kinda Meh
If you've been holding off on buying a Telsa Model 3 until you found out whether the car's arcade functionality was worth the electric ride's asking price, wait no more. In this video, The Verge break...
12:46 pm PDT - Thu, June 20, 2019
BoingBoing Arts & Crafts: Build a YETI-style cooler for dirt cheap
YETI's insulated coolers are built like a tank and keep the stuff inside of them cold for eons. They are also prohibitively expensive--it's hard to justify spending hundreds on a piece of gear that ma...
12:37 pm PDT - Thu, June 20, 2019
BoingBoing Apple considering moving hardware production out of China
The escalating tariff slap-fight between the United States of America and the People's Republic of China is messing with so many bottom lines that the only people playing the market and making bank ar...
12:36 pm PDT - Thu, June 20, 2019
BoingBoing There's now a line of high-end Star Wars furniture
Look closely at that hanging lamp.Big Star Wars fanatic? Then, these are the furniture pieces you are looking for.ELLE Decor:Theres never been a shortage of officially licensed Star Wars furniture on ...
12:18 pm PDT - Thu, June 20, 2019
BoingBoing Can anti-transgender bias in media be measured?
New data visualization project to reveal bias in media coverage on transgender topics could use your support....
12:00 pm PDT - Thu, June 20, 2019
BoingBoing This renewed Apple iMac is on sale for just $379
This all-in-one computing solution packs a healthy dose of processing power packed inside a 21.5" HD LED display. It also features an Intel Core i3-2100 Dual-Core 3.1GHz CPU with 4 GB of DDR3 RAM for ...
12:00 pm PDT - Thu, June 20, 2019
BoingBoing Alien invasion base on the moon, Michael Jacksons body missing, and Prince Harrys clash with Trump, in this weeks dubious tabloids
If youre having a heart attack, forget an EKG in the ER. Instead, have doctors check your legs in the hospital lobby....
03:23 am PDT - Thu, June 20, 2019
BoingBoing UK government quietly cancels "age verification" system that would have compiled a database of every Briton's sexual fantasies
Since the days of David Cameron, the UK has been pressing ahead on a plan to force every British person who wants to see pornography to register as an adult through a private-public partnership (admin...
06:29 pm PDT - Wed, June 19, 2019
BoingBoing Paper-towel dispenser with a EULA prohibiting rival brands of paper
John Overholt from Harvard's Houghton Library spotted a paper towel dispenser whose prominent EULA prohibits refilling it with non-Tork brands of towels, with Tork vowing to "enforce its rights under ...
06:24 pm PDT - Wed, June 19, 2019
BoingBoing Maruchan noodles are an almost free lunch
A 12-pack of chicken flavor Maruchan Instant Lunch ramen noodles is just on Amazon. Not a bad price for nearly 3,000 calories of salty goodness. Read the rest ...
06:17 pm PDT - Wed, June 19, 2019
BoingBoing Multilingual "red cards" to help immigrants assert their rights during ICE shakedowns
The Immigrant Resource Legal Center offers multilingual, printable templates for "red cards": bust cards adapted for use by immigrants being targeted by ICE squads. Donald Trump launched his 2020 re-e...
05:34 pm PDT - Wed, June 19, 2019
BoingBoing Little league parents don't like child umpire's call, so they beat each other
On a nice afternoon in Lakewood, Colorado, parents attending their seven-year-old children's baseball game decided that the best way to deal with a controversial call made by the 13-year-old umpire wa...
04:22 pm PDT - Wed, June 19, 2019
BoingBoing US health care plan perfectly described in a single tweet
Millennial dad nailed it.hey, I would like to buy a candy bar with my membership card.sure thing. that will be $345.WTF?! $345?!!!!well, without the card its $5,450 dollars.oh...thats not bad I guess....
04:01 pm PDT - Wed, June 19, 2019
BoingBoing Is this the best way to peel garlic?
Hold a bulb of garlic in one hand, a paring knife in the other. Jab the knife into a clove and lever it out of the husk.As someone who makes a lot of Korean food, this is the best method for getting g...
03:00 pm PDT - Wed, June 19, 2019
BoingBoing Trump welcomes Russian military into U.S.A.
Tom the Dancing Bug, IN WHICH President Trump welcomes the Russian military into the USA, in what some critics are calling an "invasion."...
02:54 pm PDT - Wed, June 19, 2019
BoingBoing KPMG is in the middle of an unbelievably dirty cheating scandal that keeps on getting uglier
KPMG is one of the "Big Four" accounting firms: that means that whenever a plan for a business or a public project has a box that says, "Make sure no one is cheating," it means that you hire KPMG or o...
02:27 pm PDT - Wed, June 19, 2019
BoingBoing To help the news business, subject Big Tech to antitrust -- but don't forget Big News's antitrust problem
The University of Chicago Business School's Promarket blog has run a transcript of former antitrust enforcer Sally Hubbard's June 11 testimony before the House Judiciary Committee on June 11, 2019, wh...
02:18 pm PDT - Wed, June 19, 2019
BoingBoing How turn your Mac Mini into a heat tomb that looks like an unappetizing Walmart cake
The Elago Mac Mini Silicone Case [Amazon] is a remarkable entry in the annals of "advertising vs. reality". Above, the product shot. Below, the Elago IRL. Read the rest ...
01:59 pm PDT - Wed, June 19, 2019
BoingBoing Joy Harjo named 23rd Poet Laureate, first Native American to serve in U.S. position of honor
Words are powerful and can make change when understanding appears impossible....
01:51 pm PDT - Wed, June 19, 2019
BoingBoing Ajit Pai promised that killing Net Neutrality would spur investment and improve service: a year later, service and investment have declined
A year ago, Trump FCC Chairman (and former Verizon exec) Ajit Pai killed Net Neutrality, leveraging illegal, fraudulent industry dirty tricks to ram his rule through the process; all along, he claimed...
01:50 pm PDT - Wed, June 19, 2019
BoingBoing No, anti-vaccine hysteria didn't emerge from grassroots. This rich NYC couple funded it.
A myth of the anti-vaccine movement is that it emerged organically through the rise of social media, says Washington Post investigative reporter Amy Brittain. We looked into the $$$ behind the moveme...
01:30 pm PDT - Wed, June 19, 2019
BoingBoing Pelosi: 'If the goods are there, you must impeach'
But not yet....
01:30 pm PDT - Wed, June 19, 2019
BoingBoing Artist sculpts the mishaps of Tom of "Tom and Jerry"
Tom and Jerry's cartoon cat, Tom, has seen his share of bad luck in his many attempts to capture Jerry the mouse. But, besides the original animators, no one has captured what the contortions his body...
01:19 pm PDT - Wed, June 19, 2019
BoingBoing 'Credible evidence' Saudi crown prince MBS directed Jamal Khashoggi killing, UN expert says
The assassins referred to Jamal Khashoggi as a sacrificial animal" on the audio tape of the journalist's murder.An extrajudicial executions investigator for the United Nations today recommends the UN ...
01:08 pm PDT - Wed, June 19, 2019
BoingBoing Videos of organs being harvested from living children are big on Facebook now
CONTENT WARNING: This blog post, and the story it links to, include descriptions of violent abuse of humans and animals.Last year, so many organ harvesting videos were being uploaded to Facebook, they...
12:48 pm PDT - Wed, June 19, 2019
BoingBoing How to pronounce Worcestershire Sauce
Italian chef Pasquale Sciarappa has a go.BONUS: "I will return before you can say... Antidisestablishmentarianism" Read the rest ...
12:33 pm PDT - Wed, June 19, 2019
BoingBoing The best boxer in history
Jimmy Smith (0-1-0) is listed on YouTube as the "worst" boxer of all time, but he is clearly the "best" by any standard worth applying. Read the rest ...
12:20 pm PDT - Wed, June 19, 2019
BoingBoing Meow Wolf's new Fridge Portal Backpack is fantastic
If you've experienced Meow Wolf's House of Eternal Return in Santa Fe, no doubt you opened its refrigerator and stepped through its "vortex" to another dimension. Now, Santa Fe artist Claire Sanders h...
12:00 pm PDT - Wed, June 19, 2019
BoingBoing Cut the cord and get free local TV with these HD antennas
So you cut the cord and got rid of cable? Join the steadily growing club. But while you're out picking a streaming service, you might find one big blind spot: Local TV and sports, not to mention first...
11:55 am PDT - Wed, June 19, 2019
BoingBoing What it was like to actually use the TRS-80 Model 100 as a journalist on the go
1983's TRS-80 Model 100 is often hailed as the first portable computer, or at least the first laptop, and retains a cultish following, especially among the journalists who depended on it. Wayne Lorent...
03:17 am PDT - Wed, June 19, 2019
BoingBoing Catherynne Valente schools her racist neighbors about the asylum seekers in their midst
[Author Catherynne Valente (previously) posted this outstanding rant to her Facebook page; I asked her permission to repost it here so it would have somewhere to live outside of the zuckerverse and sh...
01:44 am PDT - Wed, June 19, 2019
BoingBoing Trump's impeachable offenses are okay because Wisconsin's economy is good: GOP Rep. Sean Duffy
These guys really aren't even trying to hide how feckless and corrupt they are anymore, are they. On 'All in With Chris Hayes' this evening, Republican congressman Sean Duffy of Wisconsin made the arg...
01:30 am PDT - Wed, June 19, 2019
BoingBoing Ex-GOP staffer who racially assaulted black woman and wrote for white supremacist site VDare now writes for WSJ, Forbes
Meet Marcus Epstein, aka Mark Epstein.Marcus Epstein is a former GOP operative, a former Richard Spencer associate, and once wrote for white nationalist site VDare. He also pled guilty to assaulting a...
01:23 am PDT - Wed, June 19, 2019
BoingBoing During World War II, a 56-year-old British noblewoman stood up to Nazi occupiers on the tiny island of Sark
In June 1940, German forces took the Channel Islands, a small British dependency off the coast of France. They expected the occupation to go easily, but they hadn't reckoned on the island of Sark, rul...
01:01 am PDT - Wed, June 19, 2019
BoingBoing 'Keep America Great' is apparently Trump's new campaign slogan
Here we go again. Donald Trump held a rally in Orlando, Florida tonight, and brought out all the great 2016 campaign trail hits -- 'lock her up,' 'acid washed,' 'deplorables', plus he trashed the Muel...
12:33 am PDT - Wed, June 19, 2019
BoingBoing At re-election rally, Trump calls Mueller report an illegal attempt to overturn the election
'Lock Her Up' and 'acid washed' also made a comeback in Trump's rally-rant....
12:29 am PDT - Wed, June 19, 2019
BoingBoing India's 6th largest city just ran out of water
Chennai's 4 main reservoirs are completely dry....
12:13 am PDT - Wed, June 19, 2019
BoingBoing Trump's Fourth Of July 'Salute to America' now includes Air Force One flyover of Mall
It's not supposed to be a political campaign ad. But it will be....
10:14 pm PDT - Tue, June 18, 2019
BoingBoing Complete instructions for making a replica of the Minivac 601 educational computer kit
Michael Gardi built a nice replica of the Minivac 601 computer kit, and made the plans available on Instructables.Created by information theory pioneer Claude Shannon as an educational toy for teachin...
09:50 pm PDT - Tue, June 18, 2019
BoingBoing On Paul McCartney's birthday today, listen to Tammy Wynette cover "Yesterday"
Sir Paul McCartney turns 77 today. To celebrate, enjoy this lovely cover of "Yesterday" as recorded by country music superstar Tammy Wynette in 1968. Read the rest ...
09:32 pm PDT - Tue, June 18, 2019
BoingBoing The world's first Tesla pickup truck
Master maker Simone Giertz and her friends transformed her Tesla Model 3 into an electric pickup truck. Their fake TV commercial is above; build video below. TRUCKLA: Available nowhere. Now. Read the ...
08:17 pm PDT - Tue, June 18, 2019
BoingBoing Video of violent turbulence on a flight
This is a reminder to wear seatbelts when flying.Image: YouTube Read the rest ...
07:55 pm PDT - Tue, June 18, 2019
BoingBoing 50 people from 50 US states speak in their local accents
I never thought I had a distinctive Colorado accent until people from California noted my dropped Gs at the end of "ing" words. I've since stopped dropping Gs, but when I go back to Colorado I can't h...
07:40 pm PDT - Tue, June 18, 2019
BoingBoing Cheap wireless laser printer with 3rd party toner is the way to go
I've had a Brother wireless laser printer for close to 10 years. It's so much faster and cheaper than an inkjet printer, and doesn't cause problems like an inkjet printer. Right now, Amazon is selling...
07:22 pm PDT - Tue, June 18, 2019
BoingBoing Vast majority of truck-driving jobs are not under threat from automation
The looming threat of mass-unemployment driven by automation has been grossly overstated: while it's true that "truck driver" is one of the most common jobs in America, the vast majority of truck driv...
07:01 pm PDT - Tue, June 18, 2019
BoingBoing Independent tribunal concludes that Falun Gong prisoners in China are targeted for organ harvesting
The UK China Tribunal has concluded that China is indeed harvesting organs from prisoners, especially imprisoned members of the banned Falun Gong religion; Falun Gong members have long claimed this to...
06:45 pm PDT - Tue, June 18, 2019
BoingBoing The British press used to be amazingly homophobic, and the backsliding has begun
Mediawatch was a column that ran in Britain's Gay Times for almost 25 years, with author Terry Sanderson cataloging coverage of LGBT issues by the mainstream press. The archives are being posted onlin...
06:44 pm PDT - Tue, June 18, 2019
BoingBoing Howto: make better salads
Bon Appetit's 20-tip roundup of salad-making tips is full of culinary wisdom, from the mechanical (how to use a salad-spinner properly and how to apply dressing for a good, even coat that doesn't turn...
06:37 pm PDT - Tue, June 18, 2019
BoingBoing Canada's telcoms regulator adopts a sweeping new pro-competition agenda
For decades, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission has been missing in action, standing idly by as Canada's telcom companies merged with each other and with media giants, cre...
06:26 pm PDT - Tue, June 18, 2019
BoingBoing Elizabeth Warren profile: portrait of a savvy politician who appeals to working people, and who can get stuff done
Sheelah Kolhatkar's 10,000 word New Yorker profile of Elizabeth Warren is mostly a "color piece," giving a sense of where Warren is coming from, personally and politically; as such, it's a good read, ...
06:10 pm PDT - Tue, June 18, 2019
BoingBoing This trig problem kept me up too late last night
My daughter is taking a precalc summer school course. Last night she was doing her homework, which was about verifying trigonometric identities. Out of the 25 homework problems, there was one that she...
06:07 pm PDT - Tue, June 18, 2019
BoingBoing Startling photo of magically levitating fisherman
It's not Photoshop. I can tell by the pixels and from seeing a number of levitating fishermen in my time.(r/confusing_perspective) Read the rest ...
05:59 pm PDT - Tue, June 18, 2019
BoingBoing Mongodb's plan to limit breaches: "Field Level Encryption"
Many large-scale data-breaches involve attackers gaining access to administrators' database logins; from there, they can clone the whole database and plunder it at will; but leading nosql database ven...
05:54 pm PDT - Tue, June 18, 2019
BoingBoing Snail slime inspires new super-strong reversible glue
Snail slime -- called an epiphragm -- is an incredibly strong yet reversible adhesive.Now, University of Pennsylvania scientists have developed a new kind of glue that employs the same mechanism as th...
05:21 pm PDT - Tue, June 18, 2019
BoingBoing Florida property-tax auction winner didn't realize he was bidding on a 12"-wide strip between two houses
A combination of hubris (failing to heed the stern warnings that bidders should only participate if they know what they're doing), cryptic annotations and confusing illustrations resulted in a bidder ...
05:11 pm PDT - Tue, June 18, 2019
BoingBoing Watch this owl's incredibly precise flying
Not only are owls incredibly agile flyers, they're also silently stealthy.(r/NatureIsFuckingLit)Owl through legs (full speed) Read the rest ...
05:08 pm PDT - Tue, June 18, 2019
BoingBoing Amazon shows a 43% price difference in the same item shipped to the same address, but to a different account
Internet Archive founder Brewster Kahle (who also founded the company Alexa, now an Amazon division) ordered a pack of Sharpies from Amazon using the Internet Archive's business account, then, minutes...
04:58 pm PDT - Tue, June 18, 2019
BoingBoing Berlin Senate approves five-year, citywide rent freeze
The Senate of Berlin has approved a five-year, citywide rent freeze in a bid to halt the city's skyrocketing rents, driven by increased demand that has attracted large-scale corporate landlords who ha...
04:48 pm PDT - Tue, June 18, 2019
BoingBoing Jealous stag beetles fight over girl friend
Male stag beetles' horns are longer than their body, and these two boy beetles put them to use in a scuffle to win the heart of a girl beetle. The winner mates with the girl beetle of his dreams, but ...
04:10 pm PDT - Tue, June 18, 2019
BoingBoing British Airways to buy 200 Boeing 737 MAX jets
Roll up! Roll up! Who dares be first to board the BREXIT DEATHLINERS?Boeing Co. announced its first deal for 737 Max jets since a March grounding that followed two deadly crashes, landing a $24 billio...
03:53 pm PDT - Tue, June 18, 2019
BoingBoing I love this MSR Alpine kitchen knife
This lightweight, durable MSR kitchen knife comes sharp and stays sharp.You can also sharpen it quite easily.I used to buy camping kitchen knives at the dollar store. I'd use them for a season, or par...
03:36 pm PDT - Tue, June 18, 2019
BoingBoing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 was probably pilot suicide/murder
At The Atlantic, William Langewiesche meticulously catalogs and narrates the flight and dissapearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370. Though the investigation continues to focus on the water--where...
03:12 pm PDT - Tue, June 18, 2019
BoingBoing "yo wtf hooman"
yo wtf hooman from r/funnyFrom r/funny Read the rest ...
02:51 pm PDT - Tue, June 18, 2019
BoingBoing Confederate monument in Nashville updated for accuracy
#BREAKING: Confederate statue at Centennial Park vandalized. pic.twitter.com/4jzm3LIk8p— NewsChannel 5 (@NC5) June 17, 2019 This is what happens when you let the losers of an unjust war put up m...
02:48 pm PDT - Tue, June 18, 2019
BoingBoing CEO of London's Serpentine Gallery resigns after Guardian investigation accuses her of being part owner of notorious cyber-arms-dealer NSO Group
The NSO Group (previously) is one of the world's most notorious cyber-arms dealers, linked to horrific human rights abuses, extrajudicial killing of human rights activists, and the dirtiest of dirty t...
02:45 pm PDT - Tue, June 18, 2019
BoingBoing Jon Stewart holds Mitch McConnell accountable
Jon Stewart is having none of McConnell. Read the rest ...
02:10 pm PDT - Tue, June 18, 2019
BoingBoing US Representative Katie Porter (D-CA) supports impeachment
Today I wanted to speak directly to the people of CA-45. There's been a lot of noise in D.C. and in the press about impeachment, so I wanted to share my thoughts with you. pic.twitter.com/ceri6lHw...
02:00 pm PDT - Tue, June 18, 2019
BoingBoing BBC filmmaker transforms himself into boxed lunch for a polar bear
Gordon Buchanan is a ladies man... lady polar bears, that is.While on assignment for the BBC, Buchanan, in what I'm sure he hopes is a polar bear-proof enclosure, is accosted by a hungry, frozen waste...
01:48 pm PDT - Tue, June 18, 2019
BoingBoing Karl Schroeder's "Stealing Worlds": visionary science fiction of a way through the climate and inequality crises
Karl Schroeder (previously) is literally the most visionary person I know (and I've known him since 1986!): he was the first person to every mention "fractals" to me, then "the internet" and then "the...
01:30 pm PDT - Tue, June 18, 2019
BoingBoing A "brief history" of cheating at video games
Back in the day, I had a Datel Action Replay wedged into my Commodore Amiga. More than just a cheat device, it let you peek into all the internal goings-on of a game, manipulating content as well as a...
01:30 pm PDT - Tue, June 18, 2019
BoingBoing Avocado farmers routinely victimized by organized crime
While everyone outside of Mexico is moaning about the steep cost of avocados, those living inside of the country are paying a far higher price.From The Yucatan Times:Every day, avocado producers are v...
01:00 pm PDT - Tue, June 18, 2019
BoingBoing Woman asks for Mariah Carey on her birthday cake, gets Marie Curie instead
A woman in England named Siobhan asked her colleagues to put pop star Mariah Carey's image on her birthday cake. Instead, she got French physicist Marie Curie on it.Lye writes, "They misunderstood, an...
12:30 pm PDT - Tue, June 18, 2019
BoingBoing Movie VFX pros revisit the visual effects from the Star Wars prequels
No matter whether your memories of George Lucas' Star Wars prequels are fond or furious, there's no denying that, at the time that films were released, their cutting-edge visual effects were unlike an...
12:09 pm PDT - Tue, June 18, 2019
BoingBoing Enjoy this video of a dangerous mountain road in the Himalayas
There are, occasionally, some concrete barriers on the road to Munsiyari, Uttarakhand. Wonderful views, too! Born Idiots writes:In June, we went to Munsiyari, Uttarakhand, which is a narrow and danger...
12:03 pm PDT - Tue, June 18, 2019
BoingBoing Dance with Lily Sabitova: 1985 Soviet workout video
An echo of disco bouncing off the Kremlin walls, just a few years out of sync. . . (1985) (YouTube) Read the rest ...
12:00 pm PDT - Tue, June 18, 2019
BoingBoing These truly wireless earbuds raised over $2M on Indiegogo
Even if you feel like AirPods are worth the price tag, you've got to admit there's a certain anxiety that comes with using them. What if I lose them? What if they get wet in the rain? Or drenched in s...
02:24 am PDT - Tue, June 18, 2019
BoingBoing This is an interesting way to peel garlic
As someone who makes a lot of Korean food, this is the best method for getting garlic peeled! pic.twitter.com/14GGJDQhRj— (@VPestilenZ) June 17, 2019If you've got a lot of garlic to peel, Tw...
11:23 pm PDT - Mon, June 17, 2019
BoingBoing Structural Separation: antitrust's tried-and-true weapon for monopolists who bottleneck markets
Back in 2017, a law student named Lena Khan made waves in policy circles with the publication of her massive, brilliant, game-changing 24,000-word article in the Yale Law Journal, Amazon's Antitrust P...
07:43 pm PDT - Mon, June 17, 2019
BoingBoing Gunman, killed after opening fire in Dallas courtroom, earlier posed on Facebook in plate armor with rifle and anime waifu pillow
22-year-old Brian Isaack Clyde reportedly opened fire in Dallas's federal courthouse today and was killed by cops shortly thereafter. Gone are the good times, when he posed with his rifle in medieval ...
07:43 pm PDT - Mon, June 17, 2019
BoingBoing Meme-obsessed gunman killed after opening fire in Dallas courtroom
22-year-old Brian Isaack Clyde reportedly opened fire in Dallas's federal courthouse today and was killed by cops shortly thereafter. From his Facebook feed, a few months ago: a photo of a man posing ...
07:09 pm PDT - Mon, June 17, 2019
BoingBoing Samsung says its TV sets should be "regularly checked for viruses"
The easiest way to secure shoddy internet-of-things gadgets like TV sets and cameras? Make it the consumer's problem.Samsung has advised owners of its latest TVs to run regular virus scans. A how-to v...
06:26 pm PDT - Mon, June 17, 2019
BoingBoing Incredible herding dogs guide ducks through an obstacle course
Three herding dogs expertly guide a group of ducks through a hula hoop and a human arch.Image: YouTube Read the rest ...
06:08 pm PDT - Mon, June 17, 2019
BoingBoing Cat filter inadvertently applied to live feed of Pakistani politician
Applying a cat filter to a politician is an egregious act. Everyone knows politicians require clown filters.So this happened today when PTI's SM team forgot to turn off the cat filter while live s...
05:45 pm PDT - Mon, June 17, 2019
BoingBoing Lyrics website used clever encoding to catch Google copying its content
Genius is a lyrics website, and it has long suspected that Google has been copying its song lytic transcriptions. Google has denied the accusation. But in 2016 Genius started using combinations of str...
05:17 pm PDT - Mon, June 17, 2019
BoingBoing Casino card dealers don't like it when players watch porn at the table
Casino dealers told Vice what kind of customers they don't like: ones who call them bad names, throw chips and cards at them, watch pornographic videos on their phones while playing at the table, go t...
04:57 pm PDT - Mon, June 17, 2019
BoingBoing Watch Royal Naval trainees attempt to save the HMS Excellent
What a fantastic idea, a sinking ship simulator!This seems like an incredible way to get much needed high-stress training before you really need it!Only the Senior Service could have an HMS Excellent ...
04:54 pm PDT - Mon, June 17, 2019
BoingBoing Stretch Armstrong vs giant neodymium magnet
The Action Lab Man starts this video by pinning his hand between a large neodymium magnet and a bunch of 1943 steel pennies. He repeats the demonstration with a Stretch Armstrong toy in place of his h...
04:43 pm PDT - Mon, June 17, 2019
BoingBoing Cryptid is a fun tabletop game of "honest misdirection"
Yesterday for Father's Day we went to the GameHaus Cafe in Glendale, California. Your town likely has a place like this - you can rent a table and play games from a large library. (GameHaus has about ...
04:22 pm PDT - Mon, June 17, 2019
BoingBoing Magnificent crocheted human anatomical model
Among other wild artworks, Shanell Papp created this incredible crocheted human body titled "Lab (Skeleton)." The piece was displayed on a gurney and the organs can be "dissected." Read the rest ...
04:11 pm PDT - Mon, June 17, 2019
BoingBoing Listen to what is likely the only voice recording of Frida Kahlo
The National Sound Library of Mexico has found an audio recording of what is most likely painter Frida Kahlo reading her essay "Portrait of Diego" in the early 1950s. It was recorded for the pilot epi...
04:05 pm PDT - Mon, June 17, 2019
BoingBoing 2020 Presidential candidates and their dogs
A platform is important, but nothing says more about a candidate than their dog.Quartz shared this list of 2020 Presidential candidates and their dogs.I can not imagine surviving this world without a ...
03:27 pm PDT - Mon, June 17, 2019
BoingBoing The history of the Volkswagen Bug told in a way I enjoy
Someday I will have a VW bug again. I learned a lot of trivia from this video.My first car was a 1970 in faded yellow with the slap-stick transmission and a 1600 engine.Kfer more appropriately transla...
03:12 pm PDT - Mon, June 17, 2019
BoingBoing Meatless burgers are Satan's work
Rick Wiles, host of the racist and anti-semitic "Christian" media outlet TruNews, reveals that meatless burgers are plant-based alternatives to meat and dairy products, is part of a satanic plot to al...
02:59 pm PDT - Mon, June 17, 2019
BoingBoing Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer in "A Night at the Roxbury"
In this delightful crowd-pleaser shown at a 1998 Microsoft conference, right around the kickoff of the federal antitrust case against the company, Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer take on the characters o...
02:46 pm PDT - Mon, June 17, 2019
BoingBoing Politician broadcasts presser without realizing the cat filter is on
A politician in Pakistan broadcast a press conference last week, complete with furry ears and wet nose. Someone left the cartoon cat face-tracking filter on."Yesterday, while covering a press briefing...
02:46 pm PDT - Mon, June 17, 2019
BoingBoing The tree that inspired Dr. Seuss's The Lorax has fallen
The tree thought to have inspired Theodor Seuss Geisel's 1971 book The Lorax has fallen down. The Monterey Cypress tree stood for 80 to 100 years at Ellen Browning Scripps Park in La Jolla, California...
02:14 pm PDT - Mon, June 17, 2019
BoingBoing Fox News poll has Trump losing to Sanders, Biden, Warren, Harris, or Buttigieg
From June 9-12, Fox News commissioned pollsters Beacon Research (D) and Shaw & Company (R) to survey 1,001 representative Americans; the poll concluded that if the election were called today, San...
01:52 pm PDT - Mon, June 17, 2019
BoingBoing Traverse City, MI braves the wrath of telcoms lobbyists, pushes ahead with municipal fiber network
Municipal broadband is pretty much the telco monopolists' worst nightmare: it's a cheaper, faster alternative and it's the only internet service that customers express high levels of satisfaction for,...
12:47 pm PDT - Mon, June 17, 2019
BoingBoing Watch what happens when a cop pulls over Lancaster County President Judge Dennis Reinaker
Pulled over for tailgating, Lancaster County President Judge Dennis Reinaker gets out of his vehicle, advances on the cop, belligerently demands he explain himself, then orders him to "check the regis...
12:30 pm PDT - Mon, June 17, 2019
BoingBoing Valedictorian ruthlessly rips apart adults who didn't help her succeed
A San Diego valedictorian took the opportunity to shred apart adults at her school in her commencement speech. San Ysidro High School's graduating senior Nataly Buhr called out her guidance counselor ...
12:00 pm PDT - Mon, June 17, 2019
BoingBoing This 3D printer for kids can help them invent and build their own toys
With the quick-fix appeal of video games and their own cell phones, it can be tough to keep kids focused on supposedly "educational" toys. And while it may seem counter-intuitive to fight tech with mo...
12:00 pm PDT - Mon, June 17, 2019
BoingBoing Artist paints playful shadow art on sidewalks
Artist Damon Belanger's "Shadow Art" installations are making the rounds on the internet and for good reason, they're terrific! Using grey paint designed for concrete patios, he first created these st...
11:48 am PDT - Mon, June 17, 2019
BoingBoing World's largest penny pyramid
More than a million coins were stacked to form the world's largest penny pyramid. It weighs 6,363 pounds and took 3 years to construct.This is the last video showing the construction of the New World ...
11:45 am PDT - Mon, June 17, 2019
BoingBoing Ebola's still raging
The last time I wrote about Ebola, there were 117 confirmed related deaths along with the 35 deaths likely related to the most recent outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Roll forward eight m...
11:18 am PDT - Mon, June 17, 2019
BoingBoing Listen to (what's most likely) the only recording of Frida Kahlo's voice
We've seen her art. Her face is instantly recognizable. But, we've never heard Frida Kahlo's voice before. Until now, that is. The National Sound Library of Mexico has shared (what they believe to be)...
01:40 am PDT - Mon, June 17, 2019
BoingBoing After Hong Kong's leaders delay plan to render dissidents to mainland China, 2,000,000 Hong Kongers march and demand resignations
The proposal by the tame, Beijing-dominated government of Hong Kong to extradite people to mainland China for a variety of crimes (including political crimes) sparked mass demonstrations that made sav...
01:28 am PDT - Mon, June 17, 2019
BoingBoing The UK government gave away cheap money for property purchase deposits, which the wealthy abused, driving up property prices and leaving UK taxpayers exposed
In 2013, the UK coalition government of David Cameron's Tories and the Libdems' Nick Clegg launched a "Help to Buy" scheme that gave incredibly cheap, taxpayer subsidised loans to first-time homebuyer...
07:18 pm PDT - Sun, June 16, 2019
BoingBoing Avengers Endgame 'portals' scene recreated in LEGO
Everything is better in LEGO.Where are the other 1/2 of Earth's heroes? The ones not eliminated by Thanos 'snap' should have been there already right? Read the rest ...
02:57 pm PDT - Sun, June 16, 2019
BoingBoing Elizabeth Warren wrote AOC's entry in the Time 100
Fast rising Democratic Presidential candidate and US Senator from the state of Massachusetts, Elizabeth Warren wrote Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez entry in Time Magazine's list of 2019's most influential l...
12:00 pm PDT - Sun, June 16, 2019
BoingBoing Save almost 50% off this affordable alternative to Photoshop and Lightroom
Whether you're an artist, designer or just organizing a photo album, photo editing software is a must. And software designers know it: Platforms like Photoshop and Lightroom have a ton of helpful feat...
08:28 pm PDT - Sat, June 15, 2019
BoingBoing Fare thee well, ThinkGeek
It's the end of a geeky era: After 19 glorious years of flogging movie, comic book and gaming-related swag, ThinkGeek is shuttering its website next month. From The Verge:ThinkGeek will officially clo...
12:00 pm PDT - Sat, June 15, 2019
BoingBoing 10 deals too good to miss out on from TVs to CBD gummies
Who needs a holiday sale? Sometimes there's no better time than the thick of summer to find deals. We should know - we've found ten deep discounts on some must-have items. Whether you're searching for...
07:36 pm PDT - Fri, June 14, 2019
BoingBoing This poor alligator with a knife stuck in its head is seen swimming in a Texas lake
Erin Weaver spotted an American alligator swimming in a body of water near her home in Houston, Texas, and realized that the creature was the one in danger."I saw him swimming and then I saw him turn,...
07:28 pm PDT - Fri, June 14, 2019
BoingBoing Report: 1,000 new migrant adults detained at U.S. border weekly, "serious risk of exceeding safety standards on a regular basis'
One thousand more single migrant adults are being detained by U.S. border protection each week in 2019, with the detention system at "serious risk of exceeding safety standards on a regular basis," do...
07:10 pm PDT - Fri, June 14, 2019
BoingBoing Deepfake Jon Snow apologizes for the last season of Game of Thones
"When a Starbucks cup is the smallest mistake, you know you've fucked up." Read the rest ...
07:10 pm PDT - Fri, June 14, 2019
BoingBoing Deepfake Jon Snow apologizes for the last season of Game of Thrones
"When a Starbucks cup is the smallest mistake, you know you've fucked up." Read the rest ...
07:09 pm PDT - Fri, June 14, 2019
BoingBoing Facebook hate group investigation reveals 400 police officers, including NYPD cops, to be members
A year-long investigation of private Facebook hate groups by REVEAL finds close to 400 current and retired law enforcement officers are members, including officers from small towns as well as big citi...
07:04 pm PDT - Fri, June 14, 2019
BoingBoing Pee-wee's Jurassic Adventure
The real menace in "Jurassic Park" wasn't a T-Rex or any other dinosaur. Turns out it was Pee-wee Herman! Enjoy Pixel Riot's meticulously rotoscoped mashup of "Pee-wee's Big Adventure" and "Jurassic P...
06:53 pm PDT - Fri, June 14, 2019
BoingBoing Porno copyright troll sentenced to 14 years: "a wrecking ball to trust in the administration of justice"
For years, Paul Hansmeier terrorized internet users through his copyright trolling racket Prenda Law, evading the law through shell companies and fraud, until, finally, he was brought to justice and p...
06:53 pm PDT - Fri, June 14, 2019
BoingBoing A new AI tool from Adobe can detect Photoshopped faces
We presume it can tell by the pixels....
06:42 pm PDT - Fri, June 14, 2019
BoingBoing Pew: 26% of US adults who earn under $30K/year are 'smartphone only' internet users
Americans who are poor increasingly use mobile phones as their primary way to go online....
06:39 pm PDT - Fri, June 14, 2019
BoingBoing Ukrainian oligarchs accused of laundering $470b, buying up much of Cleveland
Billionaires Ihor Kolomoisky and Gennady Bogolyubov used to own Privatbank -- the largest bank in Ukraine -- and now they are being sued for using it for a decade to launder more than $470b (through i...
06:15 pm PDT - Fri, June 14, 2019
BoingBoing Internal organs one piece swimsuit
If you're in the market for a long sleeve one-piece bathing suit with human organs on in, here you go. It's just on Amazon. Read the rest ...
06:12 pm PDT - Fri, June 14, 2019
BoingBoing Empirical review of privacy policies reveals that they are "incomprehensible" drivel
Writer and data journalist Kevin Litman-Navarro subjected 150 privacy policies from leading online services to programmatic analysis for complexity (the Lexile test), and found them to be an incompreh...
06:04 pm PDT - Fri, June 14, 2019
BoingBoing Delightful claymation describes how a fungus is used to control an insect pest
I've praised Max Helmberger's excellent claymation videos about insects in the past. He has produced another, this time for the New York State Integrated Pest Management Program. From the YouTube desc...
05:46 pm PDT - Fri, June 14, 2019
BoingBoing Beyond lockpicking: learn about the class-breaks for doors, locks, hinges and other physical security measures
Deviant Ollam is runs a physical security penetration testing company called The Core Group; in a flat-out amazing, riveting presentation from the 2017 Wild West Hackin' Fest, Ollam -- a master lockpi...
05:29 pm PDT - Fri, June 14, 2019
BoingBoing Video about a man who has lived alone on an island since 1989
Mauro Morandi has been the sole inhabitant of Budelli Island in Italy since 1989. Great Big Story went to pay him a visit.In 1989, Mauro Morandis boat docked on Budelli Island off the northern coast o...
05:18 pm PDT - Fri, June 14, 2019
BoingBoing Hong Kong's 612strike uprising is alive to surveillance threats, but its countermeasures are woefully inadequate
The millions of Hong Kong people participating in the #612strike uprising are justifiably worried about state retaliation, given the violent crackdowns on earlier uprisings like the Umbrella Revolutio...
05:01 pm PDT - Fri, June 14, 2019
BoingBoing Fodor's picks the worst airport in the world: LAX
According to Fodor's Travel the best US airport is Burbank (BUR). I couldn't agree more. It's 7 miles from my house and takes 2o minutes to get there. "Burbank is an airport free of most of the hassle...
04:46 pm PDT - Fri, June 14, 2019
BoingBoing Reverse mortgages: subprime's "stealth aftershock" that is costing elderly African-Americans their family homes
Reverse mortgages -- complex home loans -- are aggressively marketed to elderly people, especially in African-American neighborhoods, using deceptive tactics that offer false promised to "eliminate mo...
04:38 pm PDT - Fri, June 14, 2019
BoingBoing Compilation of Trump ranting while world leaders quietly sit with their obvious discomfort
As one YouTube commenter wrote, "These are the faces of people who regret learning English." Read the rest ...
04:00 pm PDT - Fri, June 14, 2019
BoingBoing Star Trek Starfleet insignia found on Mars
The high resolution imaging science experiment (HiRISE) on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter captured this image in the Red Planet's Hellas Planitia region. According to the University of Arizona res...
03:57 pm PDT - Fri, June 14, 2019
BoingBoing This cast iron griddle is cheap and fantastic
I've been using this 10.5" cast iron griddle at my brother's place, and it is just great.I keep a #9 cast iron skillet on my stove at almost all times. My brother prefers a cast iron griddle. I can se...
03:57 pm PDT - Fri, June 14, 2019
BoingBoing Man happily pays a London cafe 20 for a boiled egg, a slice of toast, and a mug of tea
Steve Parks, a digital services director, recently visited a small cafe in north London called Eggs & Bread. His modest meal of a boiled egg, a slice of toast, and a mug of tea set him back 20 ($2...
03:40 pm PDT - Fri, June 14, 2019
BoingBoing Sarah Sanders hopes she'll be remembered as being "transparent and honest"
Soon-to-be-former White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told a reporter on Tuesday how she hopes to be remembered, I hope that it will be that I showed up every day and I did the very bes...
03:26 pm PDT - Fri, June 14, 2019
BoingBoing The making of Joy Division's "Unknown Pleasures" plus new videos for the album's tracks
Joy Division's post-punk masterpiece "Unknown Pleasures" turns 40 this year. NME just republished an interview with two of the three surviving members of Joy Division -- bassist Peter Hook and drummer...
02:53 pm PDT - Fri, June 14, 2019
BoingBoing "The Banana Splits" trailer is nightmare fuel
"Tra la la" my ass. Read the rest ...
02:52 pm PDT - Fri, June 14, 2019
BoingBoing Maine's new ISP privacy law has both California and New York beat
The Great State of Maine, having jettisoned its far-right lunatic "government" and replaced it with a responsive, progressive, evidence-based one, is now set to pass the nation's most stringent ISP pr...
02:44 pm PDT - Fri, June 14, 2019
BoingBoing LED traffic sign in Texas displays witty warnings of global warming
While some who saw this variable message sign in Houston though it had been hacked, it's actually a roadside art installation by Brooklyn artist Justin Brice Guariglia. The words come from Rice Univer...
02:15 pm PDT - Fri, June 14, 2019
BoingBoing $5000 gadget for cheating at poker
In a 2016 article, Elie Bursztein collects and describes a gadget used to cheat at the card table.In 2015, I stumbled upon a post in an underground forum, discussing how someone was ripped off at a po...
02:11 pm PDT - Fri, June 14, 2019
BoingBoing Trailer for Doctor Sleep, the sequel to The Shining
"Come and play with us, Danny... for ever, and ever, and ever." The bigscreen adaptation of Doctor Sleep, Stephen King's 2013 novel sequel to The Shining, is out November 8. From the film description:...
01:54 pm PDT - Fri, June 14, 2019
BoingBoing One Foot Taller Periscope glasses
Designer Dominic Wilcox isn't short himself but sympathized with a woman at a concert who is, "I was standing at a gig and turned to see a small woman dancing away but unable to see the band. This gav...
01:39 pm PDT - Fri, June 14, 2019
BoingBoing New Dropbox uses half a gig of RAM and "sucks"
Dropbox syncs files between computers, but who wants that? The New Dropbox, announced this week, has all sorts of wonderful features to organize your cloud content, package your designs, integrate wit...
01:06 pm PDT - Fri, June 14, 2019
BoingBoing Fecal transplant blamed in death
Fecal transplants are the hottest thing in emergent medicine, restoring balance to guts nuked by antibiotics and resistant infections, but there are risks. DIY is not the way to go...Two patients cont...
12:53 pm PDT - Fri, June 14, 2019
BoingBoing U.S. Government security keys vulnerable to hackers, for the dumbest imaginable reason
Physical security keys, like those sold by Yubico, Thetis and Kensington, are a great way to lock down your digital lives. They also tend to be wicked fast compared to the wait you have to put on whil...
12:51 pm PDT - Fri, June 14, 2019
BoingBoing Close call for tortoise
Keep your eyes on the road ahead! You never know when an old guy might leap out in front of your vehicle. Read the rest ...
12:00 pm PDT - Fri, June 14, 2019
BoingBoing Become a travel expert with this jetsetter's crash course
Heading abroad? Even if it's just a short trip, there's a lot to prepare for. Travel can be incredibly rewarding, but it can tricky to navigate different cultures and lodging arrangements - and even t...
01:29 am PDT - Fri, June 14, 2019
BoingBoing Michael Avenatti sued over claims he pilfered paraplegic's $4 million
Attorney and disgraced anti-Trump media gadfly Michael Avenatti has been sued again, this time over allegations he siphoned off a paraplegic client's $4 million settlement.Avenatti's disabled client G...
01:05 am PDT - Fri, June 14, 2019
BoingBoing Adorable baby skunk is adorable
Just don't piss them off....
12:40 am PDT - Fri, June 14, 2019
BoingBoing Artistic L.A. trucker transforms road grit into truck masterpieces
They call him 'The DaVinci of Dirt.'...
12:16 am PDT - Fri, June 14, 2019
BoingBoing Instagram was down for an hour on Thursday for some users
PlayStation Network was also down for a while on Thursday....
11:57 pm PDT - Thu, June 13, 2019
BoingBoing Angeleos boycott Langer's Deli after owner kicks out queer couple
It is sad that any institution, especially such a revered sandwich shop as Langer's Deli, would behave so terribly.DailyDot:A famous Los Angeles sandwich shop, Langers Deli, is facing calls for a boyc...
08:18 pm PDT - Thu, June 13, 2019
BoingBoing Sarah Huckabee Sanders to leave WH Press Secretary job by end of month, Trump tweets
POTUS says Sanders to leave post by end of June, no replacement announced...
08:14 pm PDT - Thu, June 13, 2019
BoingBoing McMansion Hell versus the dubious monster homes of Waukesha County, Wisconsin
McMansion Hell (previously) rounds up the ten stupidest megahomes of Waukesha County, Wisconsin ("perhaps one of the most underrated McMansion counties in the country"), which is such a target-rich en...
08:08 pm PDT - Thu, June 13, 2019
BoingBoing Couture fashion company Vetements is selling an unauthorized 800 Pirate Bay hoodie
Vetements claims its clothes -- like this £291 unauthorized DHL tee -- cost so much because they use special factories and really good materials.It's hard to understand how its unauthorized 800 P...
08:06 pm PDT - Thu, June 13, 2019
BoingBoing Joe Biden, 2006: I do not view abortion as a choice and a right. I think its always a tragedy
Biden said he was 'odd man out' with Democrats on abortion in 2006...
07:56 pm PDT - Thu, June 13, 2019
BoingBoing Audio GIFs: encoding sound in GIFs because why not
.a.gif is a new file format from Rancid Bacon, which encodes audio files within standards-compliant GIFs, allow you to play audio during an animated GIF's playback; it is inefficient and weird, and th...
07:33 pm PDT - Thu, June 13, 2019
BoingBoing In Alabama, it's traditional for sheriffs who lose their elections to steal and waste money, destroy public property
Alabama has 67 sheriffs -- elected law-enforcement officers who police unincorporated townships where they answer only to voters, not city governments -- and 9 out of ten of the sheriffs who lost thei...
07:06 pm PDT - Thu, June 13, 2019
BoingBoing Listen to Karen O and Danger Mouse cover Lou Reed's "Perfect Day"
On a recent episode of SiriusXMU Sessions, Karen O and Danger Mouse recorded this stark and lovely cover of Lou Reed's "Perfect Day" from 1972. The performance follows the release of their collaborati...
06:54 pm PDT - Thu, June 13, 2019
BoingBoing Man mails amputated toes to saloon for use in their Sourtoe Cocktail
Nick Griffiths suffered from frostbite while running in the Yukon Arctic ultra-marathon. After surgeons amputated three of his toes, he mailed two of them to Dawson City in the region where the Downto...
06:43 pm PDT - Thu, June 13, 2019
BoingBoing After American juvenile offenders are released, they can be re-imprisoned for failing to make restitution payments
Many states require criminals to make financial restitution to the victims of their crimes -- paying to replace the things the damaged or stole -- and this applies to juvenile offenders as well as adu...
06:41 pm PDT - Thu, June 13, 2019
BoingBoing California inmates can have marijuana in prison so long as they don't smoke or eat it
California's 3rd District Court of Appeal ruled that inmates can have a small supply of marijuana behind bars but "smoking or ingesting cannabis in prison remains a felony. The ruling overturned convi...
06:14 pm PDT - Thu, June 13, 2019
BoingBoing Majority of American millionaires support a wealth tax on American millionaires
When Elizabeth Warren proposed a Thomas Piketty-style wealth tax (2% annually on family fortunes over $50m, 1% more on fortunes over $1b), she ballparked the returns at $1.9-2.75t over the first ten y...
06:02 pm PDT - Thu, June 13, 2019
BoingBoing Retro wall clock on sale
I bought this red retro wall clock in January 2o18. It's lightweight plastic but looks really nice. Amazon has it on sale right now: Read the rest ...
06:00 pm PDT - Thu, June 13, 2019
BoingBoing Watch this far-out Japanese animated "documentary" about UFOs (1975)
"That's a UFO! The flying saucer" ( ) is a Japanese "documentary" about unidentified flying objects. It was first screened in 1975 at the annual Toei Anime Festival hosted by the famed Toei Animation ...
05:48 pm PDT - Thu, June 13, 2019
BoingBoing Debbie Harry has always been a master at on-screen interviews
"Where do you think Blondie will be ten years from now?" "San Quentin." Read the rest ...
05:45 pm PDT - Thu, June 13, 2019
BoingBoing Facebook execs are worried that Zuck's emails show he never took his FTC privacy obligations seriously
In 2012, Facebook settled an FTC privacy investigation by promising a host of privacy protections (that they never delivered on); now, the FTC is probing Facebook's noncompliance and they've demanded ...
05:37 pm PDT - Thu, June 13, 2019
BoingBoing Over 5 years of service from this hammock kit in a rough marine environment
Since May of 2013 I've enjoyed this Vivere double hammock and its space-saving steel stand.The price dropped to around $90 on average last year. It has been down to $70-ish once or twice, but I've got...
05:37 pm PDT - Thu, June 13, 2019
BoingBoing Look how easy it is to pick the lock on a FedEx transit safe
These transit safes were designed to keep people from snooping or stealing contents of FedEx packages but look how easily this guy picks the lock using simple lockpicking tools.[via Doobybrain]Image: ...
05:35 pm PDT - Thu, June 13, 2019
BoingBoing Guys, Brooklyn Ball Barbers cater to your manscaping needs
Good gentleman of Brooklyn, there's a place in your borough that specializes in artisanal manscaping. It's called Brooklyn Ball Barbers and they claim, "Your dick pick game will be second to none."Oh ...
05:25 pm PDT - Thu, June 13, 2019
BoingBoing Samantha Bee looks at Facebook propagated multilevel marketing
Multilevel marketing companies are legal pyramid schemes that screw over gullible, desperate people who believe they'll make money by convincing other desperate people to convince other desperate peop...
05:02 pm PDT - Thu, June 13, 2019
BoingBoing Chuck Jones' 9 rules for writing Road Runner stories
I admire Chuck Jones and all the great work he did on Looney Tunes cartoons. That said, I don't like Road Runner. It suffers from the same problem that Scooby Do, Where Are You? and Dora the Explorer ...
04:29 pm PDT - Thu, June 13, 2019
BoingBoing What lies lay in wait in this week's tabloids?
Youre a tabloid reporter and youre used to fabricating many of the facts and quotes in your stories, but there are some days when you cant even be bothered to do that with any conviction, days when yo...
04:26 pm PDT - Thu, June 13, 2019
BoingBoing A Korean bodybuilder describes how years of steroid use messed up his body
Joint pain. Poor digestion. Hair loss. Erectile dysfunction. No libido. These are just a few of the lasting symptoms experienced by Kim Dong-hyeon, a bodybuilder in South Korea, after using over $3,00...
02:58 pm PDT - Thu, June 13, 2019
BoingBoing New 'Looney Tunes Cartoons' are on the way
Evidently that wasn't all, folks.Animation Scoop:Looney Tunes Cartoons is a series of new short form cartoons starring the iconic and beloved Looney Tunes characters. With a crew of some of the premie...
02:25 pm PDT - Thu, June 13, 2019
BoingBoing Petition the moron with a swastika in his El Sobrante front yard to knock it off
Reasonable folks in El Sobrante do not like living with a symbol of hatred and oppression out in the open. A petition asking the idiot who cemented a swastika in his yard to remove it has been created...
02:00 pm PDT - Thu, June 13, 2019
BoingBoing Billy Porter kills it in impromptu Broadway karaoke
During a commercial break at the Tony Awards, host James Corden ran down to the audience and asked Billy Porter if he'd sing an impromptu karaoke song. Porter took the opportunity, as the pro that he ...
01:57 pm PDT - Thu, June 13, 2019
BoingBoing Boris Johnson tops first vote in UK Conservative party election; winner will be prime minister too
With Theresa May stepping down as Conservative Party leader, her positionand with it the job of Prime Ministerwill go to one of many candidates standing to replace her. In the first round of voting to...
01:53 pm PDT - Thu, June 13, 2019
BoingBoing Hong Kong's 612strike protest movement: a million strong, leaderless, wireless and smart as hell
Hong Kong's previous mass-protest uprisings -- 2014's Occupy Central, 2016's Umbrella Revolution -- were ultimately smashed by the state through a combination of violent suppression and electronic sur...
01:30 pm PDT - Thu, June 13, 2019
BoingBoing Exposition by Vader fixes everything in Auralnauts' "Star Wars Reimagined"
Always check for droids. Read the rest ...
01:29 pm PDT - Thu, June 13, 2019
BoingBoing Beyond Meat added to Tim Hortons' menu
Eating the stuff that cows eat instead of eating cows is so hot right now! It's fine by me: last summer, I had the opportunity to nosh an Impossible Burger while I was in Boston. It was absolutely del...
01:23 pm PDT - Thu, June 13, 2019
BoingBoing "Cursed" YouTube Video
This video shows a lowpoly 3D Scooby Doo animation found in SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle For Bikini Bottom, an XBox video game, where it served as an advertisement for the game Scooby Doo Night of 10...
12:50 pm PDT - Thu, June 13, 2019
BoingBoing Chernobyl documentary footage vs. scenes from the show
HBO's Chernobyl was widely praised for its realistic depiction of the disaster and of the late Soviet Union itself: so meticulous that its mistakes and simplifications stood out in uncanny relief to t...
12:24 pm PDT - Thu, June 13, 2019
BoingBoing Enjoy this video featuring an enormous, nuclear-powered icebreaker
The Soviets built a bunch of nuclear icebreakers: overbearing, overpowered, faintly absurd, and completely awesome.This video was shot in the Arctic Ocean in March 2018. For 7 days the film crew passe...
12:20 pm PDT - Thu, June 13, 2019
BoingBoing In 1800, a wild boy emerged from a forest in southern France, where he'd lived alone for 7 years
In 1800 a 12-year-old boy emerged from a forest in southern France, where he had apparently lived alone for seven years. His case was taken up by a young Paris doctor who set out to see if the boy cou...
12:08 pm PDT - Thu, June 13, 2019
BoingBoing Two years after the Grenfell fire, survivors project warnings on similar tower blocks
Survivors of London's Grenfell fire, where 72 perished in a tower block with no sprinklers but lots of flammable cladding, are projecting messages on similarly-unsafe buildings in the UK.The BBC repor...
12:00 pm PDT - Thu, June 13, 2019
BoingBoing Save over 50% on this Air Fryer from legendary chef Wolfgang Puck
Fried foods are a weakness for many of us. There's nothing quite like that extra crisp crackle on chicken, fries or onion rings. And for years, our arteries have been paying for the privilege.Lately, ...
11:56 am PDT - Thu, June 13, 2019
BoingBoing Vintage Apple TV and Alexa
Thomas Martin Lewins V has done what they said was impossible. He's made modern technology work with old fashioned devices. First, he installed Apple TV on his big, clunky floor console television and...
11:56 am PDT - Thu, June 13, 2019
BoingBoing Kitty can't cope with a card trick
If that cat ever figures out how this is done, it's gonna gut that guy in his sleep. Read the rest ...
11:31 pm PDT - Wed, June 12, 2019
BoingBoing Kraft introduces "Salad Frosting" for kids
Kraft has launched "Salad Frosting" as part of a jokey marketing campaign about the lies that parents tell their kids. Because, y'know, deceit is funny and those kids who already like ranch dressing w...
11:10 pm PDT - Wed, June 12, 2019
BoingBoing At a Chinese cemetery, scientists discover some of the oldest evidence of pot smoking
More than 2,500 years ago in western China, people in mourning gathered at a cemetery for a ritual that involved getting high from cannabis plants burning in wooden pots. It's likely that they were tr...
10:32 pm PDT - Wed, June 12, 2019
BoingBoing Humanoid robot goes for a stroll
This is Digit, a new bipedal bot from Agility Robotics, out for a stroll in its hometown of Albany, Oregon. Next year, you'll be able to order your own Digit, but the price hasn't been announced yet. ...
10:13 pm PDT - Wed, June 12, 2019
BoingBoing Mesmerizing 1980s experimental Japanese film using video cut-ups to deconstruct architecture
In 1982, Japanese avant-garde filmmaker Toshio Matsumoto used video cut-up techniques to deconstruct a single residential building into a disorienting architectural puzzle. The short film is titled Sh...
08:41 pm PDT - Wed, June 12, 2019
BoingBoing Look inside a vintage ice cream truck music box
When I struck out looking for this video I was hoping I'd find some really complex contraption inside old ice cream trucks. Read the rest ...
08:20 pm PDT - Wed, June 12, 2019
BoingBoing Jamming from inside a guitar, with Maple the dog
Unmute! Something wholesome for your internet enjoyment.This classic clip from AcousticTrench is going newly viral without attribution, so it's a good excuse to revisit the source -- first published o...
08:13 pm PDT - Wed, June 12, 2019
BoingBoing House agrees to fund September 11th Victims Compensation Fund until 2090, one day after Jon Stewart's emotional plea
Bill would extend fund expiration to 2090, no specific amount, whatever funds needed....
07:55 pm PDT - Wed, June 12, 2019
BoingBoing It Feels Good to Be Yourself: a sweet, simple picture book about gender identity
Theresa Thorn (co-host of the excellent parenting podcast One Bad Mother and Jesse Thorn (proprietor of the excellent Maximum Fun podcasting network) have a transgender daughter; Theresa has written a...
07:33 pm PDT - Wed, June 12, 2019
BoingBoing Machine learning classifiers are up to 20% less accurate when labeling photos from homes in poor countries
A new study from Facebook AI Research evaluates common machine-learning classifiers' ability to label photos of objects found in households in rich countries versus household objects from poor countri...
07:28 pm PDT - Wed, June 12, 2019
BoingBoing U.S. budget deficit now $739 Billion, despite GOP promises and Trump tariffs
38.8% more than the same period a year ago...
07:13 pm PDT - Wed, June 12, 2019
BoingBoing The latest popular uprising in Hong Kong is fighting to keep Beijing from dragging dissidents to mainland China
Hong Kong's 2016 Umbrella Revolution saw weeks of mass protests over a change to nomination rules for the city's ruling council, in which the central government in Beijing arrogated to itself the righ...
06:56 pm PDT - Wed, June 12, 2019
BoingBoing When you take a commercial genetic test, you opt your whole family into warrantless state genetic surveillance
Cops are increasingly turning to commercial gene-testing services to solve crimes, using a process called "genetic genealogy" that uses the records of people who are near-matches for DNA from crime sc...
06:41 pm PDT - Wed, June 12, 2019
BoingBoing Mary Meeker's 2019 Internet Trends: stalled growth, security dumpster-fires, more online education and fear of regulation
Every year, VC Mary Meeker (previously) publishes her must-read Internet Trends Report, which comes as a powerpoint deck with hundreds of slides (you can watch her power through them in 30 minutes fla...
06:15 pm PDT - Wed, June 12, 2019
BoingBoing A deep dive into stalkerware's creepy marketing, illegal privacy invasions, and terrible security
Stalkerware -- spyware sold to people as a means of keeping tabs on their romantic partners, kids, employees, etc -- is a dumpster fire of terrible security (compounded by absentee management), sleazy...
06:02 pm PDT - Wed, June 12, 2019
BoingBoing Great price on The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy for Kindle
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy -- I've listened to the radio play, enjoyed the text adventure, and read the book multiple times. Amazon has the Kindle version of Douglas Adams' masterpiece on sa...
05:49 pm PDT - Wed, June 12, 2019
BoingBoing At-a-glance map of current planetary exploration spacecraft
Emily Lakdawalla and her colleagues at one of one of my favorite science nonprofits The Planetary Society prepared this fascinating map titled "Where We Are: An At-A-Glance Spacecraft Locator." As Wil...
05:43 pm PDT - Wed, June 12, 2019
BoingBoing Amazon unveils a new Echo Dot surveillance device for children
The latest addition to Amazon's line of always-on, ever-listening, networked, insecure (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7) snitchy smart speakers is the new rev of the Echo Dot Kids Edition, whose "kid-friendly" A...
05:39 pm PDT - Wed, June 12, 2019
BoingBoing Weird illusion in which adding weight to something makes it feel lighter
"Impossible Somatosensation" is a paper written by Isabel Won, Steven Gross, and Chaz Firestone Johns of Hopkins University. From the abstract: "We show that, even in full-cue conditions with objects ...
05:24 pm PDT - Wed, June 12, 2019
BoingBoing Swidl: robot picks up gooey spills without losing their shapes
Swidl is a robot that can quickly slide its thin flat tongue underneath gooey spills without disrupting their shapes. I can't begin to imagine a purpose for it other than forensic-grade vomit archivin...
05:20 pm PDT - Wed, June 12, 2019
BoingBoing Talking with Neal Stephenson about his latest book, "Fall; or, Dodge in Hell"
Veteran reviewer/interviewer Rick Kleffel (previously) has just posted a long podcast interview (MP3) with Neal Stephenson, discussing his latest novel, Fall; or, Dodge in Hell ("a science fiction nov...
05:07 pm PDT - Wed, June 12, 2019
BoingBoing Animated bar chart of the most popular social media networks from 2003 - 2018
Callum Booth of TNW created this animated bar chart showing the rise and fall of different social media networks over the last 16 years.Firstly, I had no idea how old LinkedIn is that damn network ha...
05:05 pm PDT - Wed, June 12, 2019
BoingBoing Google Stadia won't just need low latency, it needs a big pipe
I am not enthusiastic about Google Stadia's chances.Ars:Google says you'll need 35Mbps to play at maximum settingsthat's 4K resolution, high dynamic range (HDR), and 60 frames per second (fps) with 5....
04:37 pm PDT - Wed, June 12, 2019
BoingBoing Comparing a high-quality Rolex knockoff with a real one
Thanks to advances in rapid prototyping, "fake watches are a one-to-one replica of the real thing." Until the camera zoomed way in, I could not tell which watch cost 10,000 and which one cost 1,000.[v...
04:31 pm PDT - Wed, June 12, 2019
BoingBoing Twitter's anti-Nazi policies result bans on pictures of anti-Nazi books
Twitter's Sensitive Media Policy bans the display of "symbols historically associated with hate groups" in your profile or banner, and of course that includes the covers of books that criticize hate g...
04:14 pm PDT - Wed, June 12, 2019
BoingBoing Scientists discover 4.8 quintillion pound "mystery blob" below the moon's surface
Beneath a crater on the moon lies what could be the remains of a colossal, metal-rich asteroid that hit our moon 4 billion years ago.From NY Mag:It sits 180 miles beneath the South Pole-Aitken basin ...
03:47 pm PDT - Wed, June 12, 2019
BoingBoing Study: people could be eating a credit card's worth of microplastics per week
"On average, people could actually be ingesting approximately 5 grams of microplastics every week - thats the equivalent of a credit card." That's according to a study by WWF, Dalberg, and the Univers...
03:04 pm PDT - Wed, June 12, 2019
BoingBoing Chicago Bears 2019 uniform to honor the Lollipopkids
GO BEARS!!!!!! Read the rest ...
03:04 pm PDT - Wed, June 12, 2019
BoingBoing Chicago Bears 2019 uniform to honor the Lollipop Guild
GO BEARS!!!!!! Read the rest ...
03:00 pm PDT - Wed, June 12, 2019
BoingBoing UK government is using child spies
The United Kingdom's security minister, Ben Wallace, really gets Lord Varys from Game of Thrones, you know? The Spider had it going on, man. He was hip and, also, with it. That imaginary man who had h...
02:51 pm PDT - Wed, June 12, 2019
BoingBoing LEGO Voltron can still arrive in time for Father's Day
The 2321 piece LEGO Voltron is the first non-Star Wars set I've really, really wanted in a long time.Make no mistake, this is Lion Force Voltron, and it looks awesome!Amazon is offering one-day delive...
02:30 pm PDT - Wed, June 12, 2019
BoingBoing Parisians try to pronounce challenging English words like 'squirrel' and 'Massachusetts'
You gotta give it to these French-speaking folks for trying to pronounce these difficult-for-them English words. And you gotta give it Frenchly, the makers of the video, for making the words more chal...
02:06 pm PDT - Wed, June 12, 2019
BoingBoing Arts&Crafts: bypass a fingerprint scanner with glue and tinfoil
I recently wrote about how much I enjoyed testing the OnePlus 7 Pro. One of the nicer things about it was the fact that its in-display fingerprint reader, unlike the one in the last-gen OnePlus handse...
01:59 pm PDT - Wed, June 12, 2019
BoingBoing Is two enough when photoshopping women into an all-male "tech titans" group shot?
Jeff Bezos and a "dozen tech titans" enjoyed a mini-conference in a medieval Italian hamlet, reports GQ magazine. Leading the story was a group shot of the gang, which includes only two women: Ruzwana...
01:49 pm PDT - Wed, June 12, 2019
BoingBoing In homeless LA, the families, retirees and working people who live in their cars are desperate for overnight parking
LA's homelessness epidemic continues to rage unabated as housing prices soar and wages stagnate; the result is a "wheel estate" boom of people living in cars and vans, with the greatest proportion of ...
01:30 pm PDT - Wed, June 12, 2019
BoingBoing "Ice Ice Baby" as covered by the "Stephen Hawking voice"
Using vintage equipment, including the DECTalk Express (the machine that physicist Stephen Hawking once used to synthesize his speech), Youtuber bd594 creates an old school remix of Vanilla Ice's 1990...
01:11 pm PDT - Wed, June 12, 2019
BoingBoing Tariff Man returns to Mexico!
Tom the Dancing Bug, IN WHICH Donald J. Trump becomes Tariff Man to flex his Tariff-Powers in Mexico!...
01:07 pm PDT - Wed, June 12, 2019
BoingBoing Witcher III: The Wild Hunt is coming to Nintendo Switch
When Witcher III: The Wild Hunt was released a few years ago, everyone lost their minds over how great it was. Because my aging 2015 MacBook Pro lacked the guts to even consider running it, I never ha...
12:00 pm PDT - Wed, June 12, 2019
BoingBoing Guard against cyber threats with this ethical hacking course
Cyber threats get more advanced every year, and "white hat" hackers are in demand. Online security experts are required to keep up on systems and strategies that are constantly updating, and it can be...
01:10 am PDT - Wed, June 12, 2019
BoingBoing Watch: Adam Savage ('MYTHBUSTERS') back on TV in 'SAVAGE BUILDS'
Is there anything Adam Savage can't build? His new Discovery TV show attempts to answer the riddle.Here's a sneak peek of 'Savage Builds,' in which Adam Savage tries on pieces of the 'Iron Man' armor ...
12:52 am PDT - Wed, June 12, 2019
BoingBoing InfoWars and others spread lies on migrants bringing Ebola to US, officials confirm they're lying
Trump-aligned extremists are busily spreading disinformation online this week about 'Immigrants Are Bringing Ebola To The US.' Officials say the conspiracy amplified by Alex Jones of Infowars, Gateway...
12:33 am PDT - Wed, June 12, 2019
BoingBoing Girl can wiggle her eyelids
Eyelid wiggles! A useless superpower.This video is going around the internet with no attribution. The young woman (girl?) in the clip appears to be able to wiggle her eyelids in a way that few humans ...
12:26 am PDT - Wed, June 12, 2019
BoingBoing Watch: Jon Stewart breaks down while advocating for 9-11 first responders, at Congress hearing
Comedian, activist, and former late-night TV host Jon Stewart spoke on Capitol Hill today about getting health care and benefits for 9-11 first responders.Jon Stewart is a good man.Watch, listen, and ...
12:04 am PDT - Wed, June 12, 2019
BoingBoing Art pranksters upload Mark Zuckerberg deepfake to Instagram to test Facebook's non-removal policy
We knew it was a matter of time before someone tested Facebook's claim they won't remove so-called 'deepfakes,' aka convincingly real faked videos like that recently viral clip of Democratic House Spe...
10:58 pm PDT - Tue, June 11, 2019
BoingBoing Louisiana coroner 'definitely did some research' before declaring first known THC overdose
Suspension of disbelief is real, yo.WPXI:Im thinking this lady must have vaped this THC oil and got a high level in her system and (it) made her stop breathing, like a respiratory failure, Montegut, w...
07:56 pm PDT - Tue, June 11, 2019
BoingBoing "The Grand Dark": Kadrey's latest is a noir, dieselpunk masterpiece that's timely as hell
Regular readers will know Richard Kadrey (previously) from his bestselling Sandman Slim series, but as much as I love those books, I think I love his latest, "The Grand Dark" -- a noir/dieselpunk nove...
07:32 pm PDT - Tue, June 11, 2019
BoingBoing The Church of the Subgenius's Salvation Pack is the best $35 I ever spent
A couple of weeks ago, I was thrilled to hear Subgenius founder, the Reverend Ivan Stang, interviewed on the Comedy on Vinyl podcast (previously) and to discover that the Church of the Subgenius was s...
07:02 pm PDT - Tue, June 11, 2019
BoingBoing How to play 'Mary Had a Little Lamb' on a touch telephone
As a kid I was a dial pad virtuouso. Thanks, YouTube!Image courtesy of Amazon Read the rest ...
07:01 pm PDT - Tue, June 11, 2019
BoingBoing Countries with longer copyright terms have access to fewer books (pay attention, Canada!)
Rebecca Giblin (previously) writes, "We've just dropped a new study we've been working on for a year. You know how it keeps being claimed that we need longer copyrights because nobody will invest in m...
06:41 pm PDT - Tue, June 11, 2019
BoingBoing Hackers stole a US Customs and Border Patrol facial recognition database
Data from facial recognition scans performed by US Customs and Border Patrol on travelers crossing at an unnamed lander border point (an anonymous source says it's a US-Canada crossing) have been stol...
06:17 pm PDT - Tue, June 11, 2019
BoingBoing Good deal on a 5lb bag of baking soda
We use baking soda to clean surfaces around the house. We also pour it down sink drains to remove bad smells. Amazon has a great deal on a 5lb bag, so I just stocked up: Read the rest ...
06:01 pm PDT - Tue, June 11, 2019
BoingBoing When William S. Burroughs met Bob Dylan
Music critic Casey Rae's new book William S. Burroughs and the Cult of Rock 'n' Roll explores the vast influence that Burroughs had on musicians both underground and mainstream, from David Bowie, Lou ...
05:30 pm PDT - Tue, June 11, 2019
BoingBoing Chicago police ban mobile phone cases that look like handguns
Chicago police are urging people not to use mobile phone cases that look like handguns because, y'know, it's just stupid. Apparently Illinois Conservation Police officers stopped a stolen car and saw ...
05:30 pm PDT - Tue, June 11, 2019
BoingBoing Chicago police discourage use of mobile phone cases that look just like handguns
Chicago police are urging people not to use mobile phone cases that look like handguns because, y'know, it's just stupid. Apparently Illinois Conservation Police officers stopped a stolen car and saw ...
04:54 pm PDT - Tue, June 11, 2019
BoingBoing Bic perfume in packaging inspired by their lighters
In 1989, Bic, makers of pens, shaving razors, and, of course, lighters, launched Parfum Bic. I really like the packaging inspired by cigarette lighters! Maybe the original idea was that the scent woul...
04:52 pm PDT - Tue, June 11, 2019
BoingBoing Chrome-derived browsers threaten to fork from Google, refuse to eliminate ad-blocker features
Google's decision to restrict access to the Chrome API needed for full ad-blocking to paid enterprise customers was especially worrisome because Chrome's free/open derivative, Chromium, is the basis f...
04:49 pm PDT - Tue, June 11, 2019
BoingBoing Matt Gaetz wants to be the conservative AOC. Take a look at him trying
I really hope Florida representative Matt Gaetz puts on more self-owning performances like this one, and I'm sure he will, because one of the distinguishing features of a MAGA politician is an utter l...
04:44 pm PDT - Tue, June 11, 2019
BoingBoing Cat whiskers for flying drones
Whiskers are a fantastic natural sensor that enables cats, fish, seals, and many other animals to detect not just direct contact but even air flow indicating an approaching object. In a fascinating ex...
04:35 pm PDT - Tue, June 11, 2019
BoingBoing Introducing the Thanos bikini
The Thanos bikini is so popular that it is sold out. But a one-piece version is available. Read the rest ...
04:25 pm PDT - Tue, June 11, 2019
BoingBoing InfoWars will pay $15k to creator of Pepe the Frog in lawsuit settlement
InfoWars settled a lawsuit by paying $15,000 to cartoonist Matt Furie for using his comic book character, Pepe the Frog, in a poster without permission. Pepe was an innocuous character who first appea...
04:23 pm PDT - Tue, June 11, 2019
BoingBoing Cow Army occupies Stockport
Residents of Stockport, England, were "awoken by mooing" recently after a herd of cows invaded the neighborhood: "It's just done a poo." Read the rest ...
03:45 pm PDT - Tue, June 11, 2019
BoingBoing How fanfic archives lead the world in data organization
Since the earliest days of the "semantic web,", millions of dollars and hours of coding effort have been thrown at the problem of really organizing large corpuses of information, with two approaches e...
03:39 pm PDT - Tue, June 11, 2019
BoingBoing Dog perhaps too large for kayak
My Great Pyrenees and I are looking for options to beat the heat. Read the rest ...
03:25 pm PDT - Tue, June 11, 2019
BoingBoing Retired Navy SEAL explains how to prepare for dangerous situations
In this Wired video, Clint Emerson, a retired Navy SEAL and crisis management professional, explains the difference between observation and "true situational awareness." Read the rest ...
03:11 pm PDT - Tue, June 11, 2019
BoingBoing Review of a tiny handheld retro-game console: Bittboy Pocket Go
ETA Prime takes a look at the new Pocket Go from Bittboy. The $40 device emulates GBA, SNES, MD, SMS, PCE, NES, GBC, GB, NEOGEO, and more. Read the rest ...
03:11 pm PDT - Tue, June 11, 2019
BoingBoing Man admits stealing $12,000 worth of corned beef
A Guam man plead guilty to stealing $12,000 worth of corned beef and mackerel from a supermarket there, reports the Pacific Daily News. Edwin Guiao Ocampo paid a $500 fine and "must also stay away fro...
03:00 pm PDT - Tue, June 11, 2019
BoingBoing Tuesday Tunes: The Urban Voodoo Machine - High Jeopardy Thing
Are your gambles paying off of late? Maybe it's time to double down on something wonderful, friends. The worst that can happen is that you'll die knowing that you tried for something better... or that...
02:58 pm PDT - Tue, June 11, 2019
BoingBoing After hack and attempted shakedown, Radiohead posts hours of demos
Some 15 hours of Thom Yorke's demo recordings, dating back to the OK Computer era, were accessed and downloaded by a hacker who then attempted to extort $150,000. Rather than pay up or lose control of...
02:53 pm PDT - Tue, June 11, 2019
BoingBoing The "lost" Leonardo da Vinci painting has been found hanging in a yacht
In 2017, Christies auctioned off the painting "Savator Mundi" by Leonardo da Vinci (or by his workshop, at least) for $450 million. The buyer was a Saudi Arabian prince and Minister of Culture thought...
02:41 pm PDT - Tue, June 11, 2019
BoingBoing LIVESTREAM: US Senators attempt to reverse the repeal of net neutrality
Watch live video from Fight_for_the_Future on www.twitch.tvToday is the one year anniversary of the FCC repeal of net neutrality going into effect!Senators who support an open Internet are going to th...
02:06 pm PDT - Tue, June 11, 2019
BoingBoing Two speeding cops crash into one another at intersection, killing 84-year-old woman in nearby car
The AP obtained footage from a security camera showing two speeding Chicago police vehicles, lightbars on, crashing into one another and then into a third car idling nearby. The driver of that vehicle...
02:02 pm PDT - Tue, June 11, 2019
BoingBoing Detroit charter school salutatorians use their graduation speeches to condemn their school for putting profits before kids
Zainab Altalaqani and Tuhfa Kasem both graduated from Detroit's Universal Academy this year, and to honor their academic achievements, school administrators named them co-salutatorians, which meant th...
02:00 pm PDT - Tue, June 11, 2019
BoingBoing Turkish Intelligence developed a smartphone apps that lets its citzens rat each other out
The Kurdistan Workers Party (also known as the PKK,) has been taking pot shots at the Turkish government, in the name of Kurdish independence, since 1984. In 2013, Turkey's ruling high rollers, the Ju...
01:48 pm PDT - Tue, June 11, 2019
BoingBoing How a gaffer lights a set
In this fascinating video from Vanity Fair, master gaffer Andy Day takes us behind the scenes -- literally -- to show how sets are lit for the screen. Read the rest ...
01:37 pm PDT - Tue, June 11, 2019
BoingBoing Delightful vintage toy shows how the sausage gets made
Philip Treece primarily collects most anything to do with conjuring and magicians. In fact, he's got an entire website dedicated to his massive collection. But that didn't stop him from picking up thi...
12:00 pm PDT - Tue, June 11, 2019
BoingBoing 7 gimbals and smart cams that can take cinematic pics and video
Sick of the same old vacation pics? Here are 7 of our favorite pieces of photo and video gear for shutterbugs on the go. These gimbals and action cameras can take panoramic, cinematic shots anywhere -...
10:03 am PDT - Tue, June 11, 2019
BoingBoing The Grand Dark: Richard Kadrey's headlong rush of noir dieselpunk, so fast and so smart
Richard Kadrey (previously) is the pioneering cyberpunk writer best known for his blockbuster supernatural horror series Sandman Slim; but as anyone who follows his work knows, he's got more than two ...
09:55 pm PDT - Mon, June 10, 2019
BoingBoing RECALL: Delicious Tyson plastic fritters reportedly contaminated with chicken
Tyson Foods recalled 5,814 cases of "Fully Cooked, Whole Grain Golden Crispy Chicken Chunk Fritters" after consumers reported finding pieces of plastic in them. Fast Company:The product was produced a...
07:43 pm PDT - Mon, June 10, 2019
BoingBoing A grandmother is suing the TSA for strip searching her to get a look at her panty liner, on Mother's Day
Back in 2012, Jon Corbett made headlines by showing that he could easily get metal through TSA checkpoints' full-body pornoscanners: his experiences fighting the TSA convinced him to get his law licen...
07:28 pm PDT - Mon, June 10, 2019
BoingBoing A trove of leaks show that Brazil's "anti-corruption" task force was secretly trying to oust Lula and install a far-right strongman
The "car wash" scandal that shook up Brazil's politics led to the imprisonment of the beloved president Lula, followed swiftly by his neoliberal/looter successor Michael Temer, creating the political ...
07:03 pm PDT - Mon, June 10, 2019
BoingBoing Americans are too poor to survive whether or not they're working
A new study from the United Way claims that 43% of American households are in a status called "asset limited, income constrained, employed" (ALICE), which denotes employed people who can't afford hous...
06:34 pm PDT - Mon, June 10, 2019
BoingBoing Competition can fix Big Tech, but only if we don't make "bigness" a legal requirement
I'm all for making Big Tech small again and fixing the internet so that it's not just five giant websites filled with screenshots from the other four, not to mention doing something about market domin...
06:14 pm PDT - Mon, June 10, 2019
BoingBoing Weekend SIM-swapping blitz targets US cryptocurrency holders
SIM swapping attacks involve tricking or bribing a phone company into assigning someone else's phone number to you; once you have the number, you can intercept SMS-based two-factor authentication mess...
05:58 pm PDT - Mon, June 10, 2019
BoingBoing How to turn your Apple Watch into a source of constant terror and dread
A friend was recently telling me about some IOS app they felt I should share on Boing Boing. The app reminds them, once daily to take a moment and appreciate themselves for who they are, be grateful f...
05:46 pm PDT - Mon, June 10, 2019
BoingBoing USB rechargeable electric lighter on sale
I have the larger version of this Tacklife USB rechargeable electric lighter. It's normally but you can get it for less than half that price with promo code E3I83BAJ.   Read the rest ...
05:41 pm PDT - Mon, June 10, 2019
BoingBoing Footage of Dobby the house-elf from Harry Potter caught on home security cam video
Vivian Gomez posted the above home security cam video to her Facebook page. She writes:"So I woke up Sunday morning and saw this on my camera and am trying to figure out...what the heck?? First I saw ...
05:34 pm PDT - Mon, June 10, 2019
BoingBoing Latest fatberg news
Two "giant" fatbergs were removed last week from the sewers of St. Andrews, Scotland, reports the BBC. 20 tonnes (22 tons) of congealed grease, sewage and toilet paper had to be broken down, and Fife ...
05:29 pm PDT - Mon, June 10, 2019
BoingBoing Unmarked road repairs at night lead to flying cars in Russia
This is nightmarish. On a dark freeway in Russia workers have left concrete repair materials in the middle of a freeway with no warning signs. Two cars hit them and go flying.Image: YouTube Read the r...
05:17 pm PDT - Mon, June 10, 2019
BoingBoing The strange "No Frills" series of totally generic genre fiction books from the 1980s
The "No Frills" series was a collection of genre fiction paperbacks published by Jove Publishing in 1981 with plain covers, no author names, and maximally pulp plots. From Weird Universe:Terry Bisson,...
05:10 pm PDT - Mon, June 10, 2019
BoingBoing Burger King HQ tells Florida restaurant to stop mopping tables (video)
The Burger King at State Road 13 in Fruit Cove, Florida has received a stern warning from headquarters to refrain from using a floor mop to clean tables in the children's area. News4Jax has the detail...
05:00 pm PDT - Mon, June 10, 2019
BoingBoing The NRA begs gun nuts for donations, spends lavishly on its board of directors and execs
Despite heavy backing from the big gun manufacturers, the NRA is absolutely dependent on small-money donations from ammosexuals and musketfuckers across America, who donate to fund the political opera...
04:44 pm PDT - Mon, June 10, 2019
BoingBoing Detective Pikachu Case Files unboxing video
Jane has been playing Pokemon for many years. We were sent five Detective Pikachu Case Files and Jane went through each one for your enjoyment. We displayed images of the QR codes included in each pac...
04:43 pm PDT - Mon, June 10, 2019
BoingBoing Wild design for incredible infinity pool that takes up entire roof of skyscraper
Infinity London is a planned 220-meter skyscraper topped with a wild infinity pool that completely covers the roof. There's a new video explainer from the designer below, but let's quickly answer the ...
04:27 pm PDT - Mon, June 10, 2019
BoingBoing Announcing: the tour for "How To: Absurd Scientific Advice for Common Real-World Problems," Randall "XKCD" Munroe's next book
[Randall Munroe traces the phenomenal success of his webcomic XKCD with this Boing Boing post; and I've avidly followed his career ever since (he's returned the favor), so I was delighted to learn in ...
04:20 pm PDT - Mon, June 10, 2019
BoingBoing World's surliest grilled cheese cart
Daniel Danger says: "my post-art plan is opening a grilled cheese cart. it will serve $1 grilled cheese made with white bread, bulk cheese, bulk butter, and thats it. greasy as hell. no options, no ar...
04:19 pm PDT - Mon, June 10, 2019
BoingBoing Watch cartoonist and Pee-Wee's Playhouse set designer Gary Panter's unaired Crunch Fitness TV commercial
New wave comic artist Gary Panter who famously designed the sets on Pee-Wee's Playhouse also created this fantastic TV commercial for Crunch Fitness in the 1990s. I wish this were a full-length cartoo...
04:13 pm PDT - Mon, June 10, 2019
BoingBoing Keanu Reeves present the trailer for Cyberpunk 2077
Keanu Reeves went on stage at E3 to pitch Cyberpunk 2077, an open-world game from CD PROJEKT RED. Release date is April 16, 2020.Image: YouTube Read the rest ...
02:58 pm PDT - Mon, June 10, 2019
BoingBoing Short animations about how clicky health-claim headlines are often misleading
In these two excellent short animations, data science professor Jeffrey Leek of the Simply Statistics blog and Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and his university colleague, postdoctor...
02:56 pm PDT - Mon, June 10, 2019
BoingBoing Video released of jail officers beating up a strapped-down inmate
Two officers at Cuyahoga Country Jail were filmed beating up a man strapped into to a restraint chair, and the video was released to the media. Nicholas Evans and Timothy Dugan are each charged with f...
02:51 pm PDT - Mon, June 10, 2019
BoingBoing Lovely pocket knives as a last minute Father's Day gift
There is still time to have a beautiful Santa Fe Stoneworks pocket knife delivered for Father's Day.I kinda like the model with the red stones in the handle, however, when gift giving I go for the Dam...
02:44 pm PDT - Mon, June 10, 2019
BoingBoing Funny video of conservative pundits awkwardly criticizing the metric system
One's a crazy guy in a bow tie. The other's Tucker Carlson. Read the rest ...
02:29 pm PDT - Mon, June 10, 2019
BoingBoing Things to make with cement
The 5-Minute Crafts youtube channel offers 35 wonderful uses for cement. You can put cement in novelty ice cube trays to make cement sticks. You can submerge books in cement to make beautiful, useful ...
02:27 pm PDT - Mon, June 10, 2019
BoingBoing Nothing on stage at E3 is more fun than Keanu Reeves
Evidently, there is a game, but no one wants to hear about it! Read the rest ...
02:02 pm PDT - Mon, June 10, 2019
BoingBoing Grocer designed embarrassing plastic bags to shame shoppers into bringing reusable ones
East West Market in Vancouver, B.C. had a terrific idea to get people to start bringing their own reusable shopping bags: design plastic bags with messages too embarrassing to carry. Unfortunately, wh...
01:47 pm PDT - Mon, June 10, 2019
BoingBoing On Grenfell's second anniversary, 60,000 Britons are still living in firetraps clad in the same deadly, decorative materials
It's been two years since the Grenfell tower block in north Kensington burned, killing at least 72 people: the blaze revealed deep corruption and indifference among Britain's richest people and the mi...
01:42 pm PDT - Mon, June 10, 2019
BoingBoing $999 monitor stand explained
This alarmingly funny video shows an "Apple Engineer" explaining the company's forthcoming $999 monitor stand. This guy is better than the "Downfall" meme!Also funny: to see people who had complained ...
12:58 pm PDT - Mon, June 10, 2019
BoingBoing Microsoft releasing new edition of Flight Simulator
After five years without an update, MS Flight Simulator is getting refreshed. The XBox exclusive was demoed at the E3 trade show Sunday. Some of the scenes are spectacularly realistic. I would have be...
12:00 pm PDT - Mon, June 10, 2019
BoingBoing Learn essential digital marketing skills with this $15 course
There is a myriad of ways to market on the web. With a limitless audience out there, its almost always true that whatever you're selling, there's a buyer out there. It's just a matter of reaching them...
03:53 am PDT - Mon, June 10, 2019
BoingBoing 'Halo Infinite' seeks to redeem the franchisse
A legendary video game franchise pretty much flushed a 15-year legacy down the toilet with 2015's "Halo 5: Guardians." This next installment will hopefully erase the bitter memory of the game where th...
03:53 am PDT - Mon, June 10, 2019
BoingBoing 'Halo Infinite' seeks to redeem the franchise
A legendary video game franchise pretty much flushed a 15-year legacy down the toilet with 2015's "Halo 5: Guardians." This next installment will hopefully erase the bitter memory of the game where th...
04:55 pm PDT - Sun, June 9, 2019
BoingBoing Orgasm fake-off at Katz's Deli celebrates 30th anniversary of "When Harry met Sally"
I guess business is slow.Forward:When Harry Met Sally hit theaters July 12, 1989, and it combined all good things in the world writer Nora Ephrons wit, Central Park in the fall, Billy Crystal in a sw...
03:30 pm PDT - Sun, June 9, 2019
BoingBoing Tram drivers have nerves of steel
Tram drivers just sit there like "Ah shit here we go again..." pic.twitter.com/bRh3Nh40kt— Claudia (@claudiascore) June 8, 2019 These drivers are unphased by collisions. Clearly they und...
12:00 pm PDT - Sun, June 9, 2019
BoingBoing An easy way to transfer old VHS and DVD video to digital
There's a lot of hidden treasure on the VHS tapes gathering dust on thrift store shelves, pawn shop bins, or maybe even your own attic. The thing is, those treasures won't last forever. Depending on t...
11:58 pm PDT - Sat, June 8, 2019
BoingBoing Thinking back on the special magic of Make: and Maker Faire
As you may have heard by now, news began to break Friday night that Maker Media, home to Make: magazine, Maker Faire, and Maker Shed, was folding up their big top and calling it quits (though founder ...
03:29 pm PDT - Sat, June 8, 2019
BoingBoing Payday lenders switched their trade show to a Trump hotel and sent Trump at least a million bucks, then he gave them carte blanche to make billions preying on poor people
The payday lending industry is the pinnacle of predatory, corrupt capitalism, unabashed loan sharks who prey on the poorest and most desperate Americans, charging interest rates in the hundreds and ev...
03:07 pm PDT - Sat, June 8, 2019
BoingBoing A non-aboriginal business has licensed the copyright on Australia's aboriginal flag, and are making copyright claims against aboriginal businesses
In 1971, the Australian indigenous artist Harold Thomas created the iconic Australian Aboriginal Flag which has since been named one of the "official flags of Australia," which resulted in Thomas succ...
12:00 pm PDT - Sat, June 8, 2019
BoingBoing 10 cooking gadgets that belong in any kitchen
Have you started using the oven more than your microwave yet? For most of us, it's an important signpost on the road from adolescence to adulthood. But it doesn't mean cooking has to get harder. Belie...
02:19 am PDT - Sat, June 8, 2019
BoingBoing Watch Dr. John and Leon Redbone perform "Frosty the Snowman"
In memory of Leon Redbone and Dr. John who both died in recent days, please enjoy the duo performing "Frost the Snowman" recorded for Redbone's 1988 album Christmas Island.(r/ObscureMedia) Read the re...
11:23 pm PDT - Fri, June 7, 2019
BoingBoing Child with nonverbal autism surprises mom by singing 'Old Town Road'
Sheletta Brundidge, @TwoHauteMamas1 on Twitter, shared an awesome story about her son. And there's video.Brundidge is the co-host of the Two Haute Mommas podcast. Her child Daniel has non-verbal autis...
11:05 pm PDT - Fri, June 7, 2019
BoingBoing Ars Technica writer Peter Bright aka @DrPizza arrested for 'enticement of a minor to engage in illegal sexual activity'
Peter Bright (Twitter: @DrPizza), best known as a contributing writer to the tech publication Ars Technica, has been arrested on charges of soliciting sex with children online.This complaint filed in ...
10:46 pm PDT - Fri, June 7, 2019
BoingBoing Former Trump advisor George Nader ordered jailed until his child porn trial
Witness in Mueller Trump-Russia probe arrested for child pornography...
08:02 pm PDT - Fri, June 7, 2019
BoingBoing Training a modest machine-learning model uses more carbon than the manufacturing and lifetime use of five automobiles
In Energy and Policy Considerations for Deep Learning in NLP, three UMass Amherst computer science researchers investigate the carbon budget of training machine learning models for natural language pr...
07:46 pm PDT - Fri, June 7, 2019
BoingBoing Pharma company will pay $15.4m in fines for bribing docs to prescribe an overpriced med that brings in $1b/year
In the 2000s, the pharma company Questcor started raising the price of Acthar, an off-patent, 1950s-era drug prescribed for seizures in babies; they raised the price more than 10,000%, from $40 in 20...
07:41 pm PDT - Fri, June 7, 2019
BoingBoing Comcast broke law 450,000 times trying to bilk customers
Ars Technica reports that a judge ordered Comcast to pay a $9.1 milion fine and refund 50,000 customers it tricked into subscribing to a worthless "protection plan."Washington State Attorney General B...
06:29 pm PDT - Fri, June 7, 2019
BoingBoing Adversarial interoperability: reviving an elegant weapon from a more civilized age to slay today's monopolies
Today, Apple is one of the largest, most profitable companies on Earth, but in the early 2000s, the company was fighting for its life. Microsoft's Windows operating system was ascendant, and Microsoft...
06:26 pm PDT - Fri, June 7, 2019
BoingBoing Inequality makes a nation poorer
Responding to Professor Sir Angus Deatons report into the causes of inequality, economics writer Chris Dillow provides an excellent list of eight ways in which unequal societies sacrifice overall econ...
06:10 pm PDT - Fri, June 7, 2019
BoingBoing Amazon's facial recognition fear crusade ramps up: now they're paying Facebook to show you pictures of suspected criminals to scare you into getting a surveillance doorbell
Amazon's Ring doorbells are surveillance devices that conduct round-the-clock video surveillance of your neighborhood, automatically flagging "suspicious" faces and bombarding you and your neighbors w...
05:23 pm PDT - Fri, June 7, 2019
BoingBoing Company claims flashlight earbuds boost mental alertness by illuminating your brain
Finnish company Valkee sells the HumanCharger, a pair of $150 earbuds with integrated LEDs to shine light into your ears. Their claim:This revolutionary device is for your well-being and channels brig...
04:58 pm PDT - Fri, June 7, 2019
BoingBoing NASA opening International Space Station to tourists
NASA announced today that the International Space Station is now open to private astronauts for commercial business and, yes, tourism. It ain't budget travel, that's for sure. Kenneth Chang writes in ...
04:50 pm PDT - Fri, June 7, 2019
BoingBoing Fantastic TV commercial from Mattel Intellivision (1982)
This excellent 1982 TV commercial for Mattel's Intellivision game console features a "computerized" futuristic newscast that predates both Max Headroom's cyber-pisstake on the media and A-Ha's rotosco...
03:44 pm PDT - Fri, June 7, 2019
BoingBoing Florida man steals car, winds up naked in NY chicken coop
Rot in jail for cruelty to animals, Florida man.QCountry 103.7:A 25-year-old Florida man is jailed in upstate New York after police say he crashed a stolen car and was found naked in a chicken coop af...
03:17 pm PDT - Fri, June 7, 2019
BoingBoing NorCal neighbors complain as total jerk cements large swastika in his front yard
"What is a swastika?" asked the fool who built a giant swastika in his El Sobrante, CA yard.The gentleman claims to not be an enthusiast of German National Socialism, nor does it sound like he can spe...
03:02 pm PDT - Fri, June 7, 2019
BoingBoing Drop some (art) 'shrooms in Attaboy's upcoming "Game of Shrooms"
Our friend Attaboys got a fun(gi) art happening in the works called Game of Shrooms. You can play, no matter where you are, and, no, its not a drug-related activity. You can make mushroom art, find mu...
02:48 pm PDT - Fri, June 7, 2019
BoingBoing San Francisco celebrates legendary culture jammer John Law at art opening tonight (Friday)
My friend John Law is a legend of San Francisco's underground with an incredible resume of culture jamming brilliance. In the 1970s, he was an integral part of the Suicide Club, a Dadaist group of urb...
02:47 pm PDT - Fri, June 7, 2019
BoingBoing Why was a BogoMip bogus?
I woke up this morning wondering something I hadn't in years. Why was Linux' BogoMip bogus?I first installed Slackware Linux from a huge stack of 3.5" floppy disks. My life was changed. This was in th...
02:00 pm PDT - Fri, June 7, 2019
BoingBoing Sandal socks make you look like you're wearing Birkenstocks
It's debatable whether it's ok to wear sandals with socks but what about socks that look like you're wearing sandals? What's next, wearing sandal socks ($11/pair) with actual sandals? Whatever happens...
01:46 pm PDT - Fri, June 7, 2019
BoingBoing Enjoy a nice warm glass of Dr. Pepper
If it's good enough for Dick Clark, it's good enough for me. [via Reddit] Read the rest ...
01:45 pm PDT - Fri, June 7, 2019
BoingBoing The Ellsworth Kelly postage stamps have arrived
Just a few years after his death, there are now postage stamps showcasing the colorful art of Ellsworth Kelly. The U.S. Postal Service released these Forever stamps at the end of May, and they feature...
01:35 pm PDT - Fri, June 7, 2019
BoingBoing Baldur's Gate 3 announced
It's been 24 years since Black Isle got to work on Baldur's Gate, the classic computer RPG that melded AD&D rules with realtime-ish gameplay to make something immersive to play and gorgeous to lo...
01:30 pm PDT - Fri, June 7, 2019
BoingBoing John Waters' new book, "Mr. Know-It-All: The Tarnished Wisdom of a Filth Elder"
Mr. Know-It-All: The Tarnished Wisdom of a Filth Elder, John Waters' new book, sounds like a demented must-have:It serves it up raw: how to fail upward in Hollywood; how to develop musical taste from ...
01:14 pm PDT - Fri, June 7, 2019
BoingBoing Cops responding to burglary call confronted by complete animal
What better joke about American policing could be made than demanding "let me see your hands" of a deer? Read the rest ...
01:03 pm PDT - Fri, June 7, 2019
BoingBoing Turn an ordinary dollhouse into an awesome haunted house
Turn a thrift-snore into a thrift-score by transforming a dollhouse into a haunted one! The "post-pop culture purveyors" at Soap Plant/Wacko in LA noticed the one pictured while poking around in the T...
12:00 pm PDT - Fri, June 7, 2019
BoingBoing 6 gifts that your dog will love more than a belly rub
Does your dog need a bit of pampering? We've got just the things with this roundup of six top treats and accessories. If Fido had thumbs and credit, you know he'd do the same for you.FOMO Bones CBD Do...
01:08 am PDT - Fri, June 7, 2019
BoingBoing U.S. will examine 2016 North Carolina poll books for election hacking
Finally. It's been almost 3 years....
12:43 am PDT - Fri, June 7, 2019
BoingBoing Another horse dies at Santa Anita, 2-year-old colt is 27th fatality this season
Shut it down. End horse racing. It's animal abuse....
12:24 am PDT - Fri, June 7, 2019
BoingBoing Flamin' Hot Cheetos, the fashion brand
The snack food you wear all over yourself if you try to eat it is now a clothing line. Forever 21 now sells Flamin' Hot Cheetos branded fashion.Here's the link to the whole collection online.The right...
12:01 am PDT - Fri, June 7, 2019
BoingBoing Dr. John, the New Orleans music icon born Malcolm John Rebennack, dies at 77
A legend of American music has departed. His name was Malcolm John Rebennack, or Mac Rebennack, but we knew him as Dr. John. He was 77 years old, and is said to have succumbed to a heart attack.pic.tw...
11:33 pm PDT - Thu, June 6, 2019
BoingBoing Microsoft takes down MS Celeb facial recognition database, 10 million pics of ~100,000 faces, maybe yours, scraped under Creative Commons
Military research and Chinese firms had access to the data Microsoft scraped under Creative Commons licenses....
08:33 pm PDT - Thu, June 6, 2019
BoingBoing Forbidden Tetris
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06:25 pm PDT - Thu, June 6, 2019
BoingBoing My On-the-go gaming set-up
Mostly for use during extended camping trips in my Volkswagen camper, I'm running a docked Nintendo Switch and 13.3" 1080p IPS monitor all off of power banks.Spare me the horseshit about how awful it ...
03:13 pm PDT - Thu, June 6, 2019
BoingBoing Steve Caballero's vintage skateboard collection
Bones Brigade legend Steve Caballero has a very cool home. Read the rest ...
03:00 pm PDT - Thu, June 6, 2019
BoingBoing Delightful animation all about the clitoris
"Le Clitoris" is filmmaker Lori Malpart-Traversy wonderful animated short all about the clitoris. The gouache-on-paper, 2D digital animation was Malpart-Traversy 2016 graduating student project at the...
02:47 pm PDT - Thu, June 6, 2019
BoingBoing People who document evidence of violent extremism are being shut down in Youtube's crackdown on violent extremism
Yesterday, Youtube announced that it would shut down, demonetize and otherwise punish channels that promoted violent extremism, "supremacy" and other forms of hateful expression; predictably enough, t...
02:37 pm PDT - Thu, June 6, 2019
BoingBoing AOC asks the FBI why they give white supremacists a pass
This hearing was wild.First the FBI witness tried to say I was wrong. I tried to be generous + give benefit of doubt, but then we checked. I wasnt.Violence by Muslims is routinely treated as terrorism...
02:31 pm PDT - Thu, June 6, 2019
BoingBoing Australia's raids on journalists signal an authoritarian turning point
Yesterday's spectacular series of raids on Australian journalists by the Australian Federal Police are a turning point in how democracies view the role of the press and leaks: the raid targeted News ...
02:29 pm PDT - Thu, June 6, 2019
BoingBoing Elizabeth Warren wants Congress to uphold its duty and impeach the President
[email protected] has read the Mueller report. Have you??? pic.twitter.com/rIHB5UVvgU— Pod Save America (@PodSaveAmerica) June 6, 2019 Maybe if a few more of our leaders READ THE REPORT. Read the rest ...
01:58 pm PDT - Thu, June 6, 2019
BoingBoing Listen to BBC Radio 4's "New Weird Britain" audio program
John Doran, founder of the excellent music news site The Quietus, and producer Alannah Chance have created a fascinating audio documentary series for BBC Radio 4 titled "New Weird Britain." Over four ...
01:55 pm PDT - Thu, June 6, 2019
BoingBoing Beautiful handpainted transport signs from Kolkata and south Bengal
South Indian indie publishing house Blaft Publications has tweeted a magnificent thread of hand-painted transportation signs from Kolkata and all around South Bengal, from taxi-door logos to bus-signs...
01:32 pm PDT - Thu, June 6, 2019
BoingBoing A mysterious nonprofit made millions suing companies to put California cancer warnings on coffee
The Council for Education and Research on Toxics (CERT) is a nonprofit that kicked off its mysterious existence by filing a string of lawsuits against restaurant chains and coffee roasters for not pos...
01:17 pm PDT - Thu, June 6, 2019
BoingBoing New York City seizes 46 ice cream trucks
In a crackdown named "Operation Meltdown", New York City authorities have seized 46 ice cream trucks with unpaid fines.To get away with not paying fines, the release said, the operators created dozens...
12:55 pm PDT - Thu, June 6, 2019
BoingBoing Crackdown on journalism in Australia
Australia "may well be the world's most secretive democracy," writes Damien Cave in The New York Times. It's cracking down on journalism that embarrasses the government, using arrests, raids and expan...
12:35 pm PDT - Thu, June 6, 2019
BoingBoing Quick Fix: vending machine "sells likes and follows"
Quick Fix is an art installationa vending machinethat sells likes and followers for your social media accounts.The products in the machine are easy to change. It can sell likes and followers for the f...
12:20 pm PDT - Thu, June 6, 2019
BoingBoing Televangelist explains why his private jet is "biblical"
You can't get close to God on commercial.Prosperity gospel preacher and measles aficionado Kenneth Copeland is closing in on his first billion dollars made.If I flew commercial, Id have to stop 65 per...
12:00 pm PDT - Thu, June 6, 2019
BoingBoing 8 pieces of camping gear you'd be lost in the woods without
Just because you're roughing it outdoors doesn't mean you need to make things any rougher. The next time you're out camping, feel free to assert your status as a tool-using biped - and boy, do we have...
11:23 am PDT - Thu, June 6, 2019
BoingBoing Deeply creepy coin purse that looks like a man's mouth
Japanese artist/musician doooo created this fantastically creepy coin purse so he can really put his money where his mouth is. Previous works include the flesh phone case and a finger hanko (stamp), b...
11:08 am PDT - Thu, June 6, 2019
BoingBoing Massive boulder that rolled onto Colorado highway is too expensive to move, will now be a tourist attraction
On Memorial Day weekend, this 8.5-million-pound boulder rolled off a cliff and destroyed part of a highway between Cortez and Telluride, Colorado. Blowing it up to clear the way would cost the state $...
07:08 am PDT - Thu, June 6, 2019
BoingBoing Oakland, California decriminalized shrooms, peyote, and other psychoactive plants and fungi
Oakland, California is now the second city in the United States, following Denver last month, to decriminalize psilocybin mushrooms. Oakland City Council unanimously passed the resolution on Tuesday. ...
08:00 pm PDT - Wed, June 5, 2019
BoingBoing AOC condemns solitary confinement for Paul Manafort
Federal convict and Trump crony Paul Manafort is to be held in solitary confinement at the notorious Riker's Island prison while he faces trial for fraud in a New York court (solitary confinement is s...
07:46 pm PDT - Wed, June 5, 2019
BoingBoing Survey: 50% of Americans believe 'made-up news' is a bigger problem than climate change
More Americans view made-up news as a 'very big problem' for the country, over terrorism, illegal immigration, racism, and sexism....
07:46 pm PDT - Wed, June 5, 2019
BoingBoing Survey: 50% of Americans believe 'made-up news' is a very big problem for the country today. 46% say the same about climate change.
More Americans view made-up news as a 'very big problem' for the country, over terrorism, illegal immigration, racism, and sexism....
07:31 pm PDT - Wed, June 5, 2019
BoingBoing YouTube totally blows it on response to Steven Crowder's hate channel
Canada-based hate personality Steven Crowder won't be able to earn more of Google's money from his YouTube channel after a continued review found a pattern of egregious actions contrary to YouTube Par...
07:09 pm PDT - Wed, June 5, 2019
BoingBoing Boing Boing presents: Skeleton Boy, a moving short documentary about the life, death and afterlife of Harry Eastlack, star of the Mutter Museum
Philadelphia's Mutter Museum (previously) is one of my favorite museums in the world: built from the private collection of pathologist Dr Thomas Dent (who aggregated the collections of many other path...
06:52 pm PDT - Wed, June 5, 2019
BoingBoing Investigating nozzle-wear in 3D printers (with excellent cross-sections!)
CNC Kitchen's 18-minute video on nozzle wear in 3D printing involves sending abrasive filaments (the abrasiveness comes from pigments and additives like carbon fiber, etc) through a variety of nozzles...
06:41 pm PDT - Wed, June 5, 2019
BoingBoing This is the color of cyberspace
Do you want to paint your house the color of cyberspace? Sherwin Williams has you covered (also available: "Web gray, African grey, software, network gray, grey screen." (via Bruce Sterling) Read the ...
06:28 pm PDT - Wed, June 5, 2019
BoingBoing Just look at this curved yellow fruit
Just look at it.(Thanks, Anon Reader!) Read the rest ...
06:24 pm PDT - Wed, June 5, 2019
BoingBoing New Jersey law would force Verizon to pay the taxes it avoided for a decade
A 1997 New Jersey law allows telcoms companies to stop paying taxes while continuing their access to municipal infrastructure (poles, land, lines, etc) if they serve fewer than 51% of the people in a ...
06:07 pm PDT - Wed, June 5, 2019
BoingBoing Russia adds Tinder to the list of apps that have to release user data to its cops and spies on demand, without a warrant
Tinder has been added to the Russian "Register of Information Dissemination Organizations," a regulatory designation that requires companies to turn over user data on request, without a warrant, to Ru...
05:49 pm PDT - Wed, June 5, 2019
BoingBoing The best Joker is the woman Joker who snaps after a lifetime of being told to "smile, baby" by shitty men
Last week, Geraldine DeRuiter tweeted a short, sharp alternate character arc for The Joker: "The Joker should have been a woman. And she finally went insane because too many random dudes told her to s...
05:24 pm PDT - Wed, June 5, 2019
BoingBoing Funko's Lion Force Voltron is mighty
I hope Funko Lion Force Voltron is the only Voltron Funko makes!I seriously can not remember the name of a single member of the Voltron Vehicle Force. That show was trash.Funko Pop 6" Animation: Voltr...
05:14 pm PDT - Wed, June 5, 2019
BoingBoing 68% of "ordinary Facebook investors" voted to fire Zuckerberg
Every year, activist investors try to get Mark Zuckerberg to resign for the good of the company, citing his incompetent handling of the company's endless string of privacy scandals and his inability t...
04:44 pm PDT - Wed, June 5, 2019
BoingBoing LA's new homelessness stats reveal a crisis that is only worsening
LA has the nation's worst homelessness problem, a (literal) epidemic so terrible it distorts the national statistics.Unsurprisingly, LA is also home to a speculator-driven real-estate bubble (badly ex...
04:19 pm PDT - Wed, June 5, 2019
BoingBoing Patronscan wants cities to require bars to scan your ID with its service so it can maintain a secret, unaccountable blacklist
Patronscan is the leading provider of ID-scanning/verification services to bars and restaurants, and one of its selling points is that it allows its customers to create shared blacklists of undesirabl...
02:34 pm PDT - Wed, June 5, 2019
BoingBoing Teenage Dutch rape victim not euthanized, contrary to reports
Due to a mistranslation of the Dutch source material, the publish-now-edit-later nature of modern newsmedia, and perhaps a smidgen of hand-rubbing over the practice of euthanasia, everyone is falsely ...
02:04 pm PDT - Wed, June 5, 2019
BoingBoing Leaked UK military "Extreme Right Wing" checklist: "using the term 'Islamofascism'", adding "-istan" to place names
The UK Ministry of Defense has confirmed the authenticity of a leaked copy of its 2017 leaflet, "Extreme Right Wing (XRW) Indicators & Warnings," provided to senior defense staff to help them ide...
02:04 pm PDT - Wed, June 5, 2019
BoingBoing Motorcycle racer and journalist try out jacket integrated airbags
I wear a Helite inflatable vest, which is similar but not integrated into a beautiful jacket. Read the rest ...
01:38 pm PDT - Wed, June 5, 2019
BoingBoing Rescued hiker gets the helicopter ride of their life
A hiker got into trouble out in the Arizona scrub and needed a lift out. They ended up being treated for "dizziness and nausea" first.Cliff Castle Chopper footage shows a helicopter rescue of injured ...
01:26 pm PDT - Wed, June 5, 2019
BoingBoing Police officer says "F**k You is my name" when man asks
A police officer in Decatur identified himself as "Fuck You is my name" when asked by the innocent, handcuffed black man he was getting angry with.Dizzy Dez writes about the cops turning up outside hi...
01:08 pm PDT - Wed, June 5, 2019
BoingBoing In 1830, Joseph Palmer was persecuted for the social sin of wearing a beard
In 1830 Joseph Palmer created an odd controversy in Fitchburg, Massachusetts: He wore a beard when beards were out of fashion. For this social sin he was shunned, attacked, and ultimately jailed. In t...
01:00 pm PDT - Wed, June 5, 2019
BoingBoing Get the Mueller Decoder, and decipher his cryptic statements!
Tom the Dancing Bug, IN WHICH the Mueller Decoder can decipher Robert Mueller's cryptic statements, revealing his actual conclusions about Trump!...
12:00 pm PDT - Wed, June 5, 2019
BoingBoing Kickstart your copywriting career with this master class training bundle
In case it wasn't evident from the link that brought you here, digital ads are everywhere. And someone's got to write them. In print or on the web, writing lives by the same first commandment whether ...
03:25 am PDT - Wed, June 5, 2019
BoingBoing YouTube carves policy exception allowing "hurtful" homophobic slurs
Nothing to be proud of today...
11:42 pm PDT - Tue, June 4, 2019
BoingBoing Empirical analysis of behavioral advertising finds that surveillance makes ads only 4% more profitable for media companies
In Online Tracking and Publishers Revenues: An Empirical Analysis, a trio of researchers from U Minnesota, UC Irvine and CMU report out their findings from a wide-ranging (millions of data-points) stu...
10:43 pm PDT - Tue, June 4, 2019
BoingBoing Trump may detain migrant children at Georgia's Fort Benning military base in a new concentration camp
The administration of President Donald Trump is today reported to be considering a plan to detain separated migrant children at Fort Benning, a military base in the state of Georgia. NBC News was firs...
10:29 pm PDT - Tue, June 4, 2019
BoingBoing [Trailer] Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese
Watch this new trailer for that upcoming Martin Scorsese Netflix feature on Bob Dylan. ROLLING THUNDER REVUE: A BOB DYLAN STORY BY MARTIN SCORSESE streams starting June 12, and features appearances by...
10:06 pm PDT - Tue, June 4, 2019
BoingBoing Texas teacher who tweeted Trump her school was 'taken over' by 'illegal students from Mexico' may be fired
A Texas high school teacher may lose her job after tweeting to President Donald Trump that her school had been "taken over" by "illegal students from Mexico." Georgia Clark worked as an English teache...
09:46 pm PDT - Tue, June 4, 2019
BoingBoing Trump approved Saudi Arabia nuclear technology permits twice after Khashoggi murder
The approvals show "President Trump's eagerness to give the Saudis anything they want," said Sen.Tim Kaine (D-VA)...
09:29 pm PDT - Tue, June 4, 2019
BoingBoing Former CDC director Tom Frieden pleads guilty to sex abuse case but gets no jail time
Friedman led CDC for 8 years under Obama, was charged with sex abuse, forcible touching, and harassment....
09:15 pm PDT - Tue, June 4, 2019
BoingBoing YouTube bans kids from live-streaming video without adult supervision
Policy shift follows NYT report on YouTube recommendation algorithm pushing kids' videos to pedophiles...
08:53 pm PDT - Tue, June 4, 2019
BoingBoing Super Mario Bros. theme performed on credit card swipe machines
Device Orchestra's first attempt at a classic video game theme. Other highlights from the channel include Spice Girls on 5 toothbrushes, Twinkle Twinkle Little Star on a Ladyshave and The Imperial Mar...
08:21 pm PDT - Tue, June 4, 2019
BoingBoing European legal official OKs orders that force Facebook to globally remove insults to politicians like "oaf" and "fascist" (as well as synonyms)
Austria has incredibly broad libel laws -- so broad that they prohibit disgruntled voters from calling politicians "oafs" or "fascists." Predictably, this gave rise to a legal dispute between an Austr...
07:08 pm PDT - Tue, June 4, 2019
BoingBoing Xbox-branded deodorant and other personal hygiene products
Microsoft and Unilever's Lynx brand have partnered on a line of Xbox personal hygiene products including deodorant, body spray, and shower gel. Whatever gets them to use it, I say. Unfortunately for n...
06:50 pm PDT - Tue, June 4, 2019
BoingBoing Watch Judas Priest singer kick a phone out of a concertgoer's hand
At a Judas Priest show last week in Rosemont, Illinois, singer Rob Halford became annoyed with an audience member's reported use of the flash on his phone. So he went metal on it. And no, he isn't sor...
06:46 pm PDT - Tue, June 4, 2019
BoingBoing Blood testing giant Quest Diagnostics lost 12,000,000 patients' personal, financial and medical data
Quest Diagnostics is one of America's biggest medical testing companies; they have warned securities regulators that they lost 12,000,000 customer records (credit card numbers, bank account informatio...
06:39 pm PDT - Tue, June 4, 2019
BoingBoing I assembled a Clockwork GameShell. It's very cool
Rob recently wrote about the Clockwork GameShell (an open source, Arduino-friendly, Linux-based handheld game console that runs all sorts of new and old video games). I got one this weekend and put it...
06:22 pm PDT - Tue, June 4, 2019
BoingBoing The New York Privacy Act goes even farther than California's privacy legislation
In 2015, California enacted groundbreaking privacy legislation and in 2018, the state took up the matter again with even tougher rules that have been fought tooth-and-nail by Big Tech companies, many ...
06:09 pm PDT - Tue, June 4, 2019
BoingBoing Joe Biden repeatedly claimed to have marched for civil rights. He didn't.
Joe Biden is really bad at running for president. How bad? Well, in 1988, he repeatedly claimed to have marched for civil rights, and bidensplained that the fight for civil rights was not a "12 point ...
05:44 pm PDT - Tue, June 4, 2019
BoingBoing Manson family member Leslie Van Houten denied parole
Yesterday, California Governor Gavin Newsom denied Manson family member Leslie Van Houten's request for parole. This is the third time in three years that the California parole board has recommended V...
05:43 pm PDT - Tue, June 4, 2019
BoingBoing Why is there so much antitrust energy for Big Tech but not for Big Telco?
I'm 100% down for the trend toward trustbusting, and I'm very glad to see it applied to Big Tech, because, like Tom Eastman, I'm old enough to remember when the Internet wasn't a group of five website...
05:40 pm PDT - Tue, June 4, 2019
BoingBoing Baby deer befriends toddler, follows her everywhere
A baby deer meets a toddler and decides to be her BFF.Image: YouTube Read the rest ...
05:26 pm PDT - Tue, June 4, 2019
BoingBoing How America could become a dictatorship in 10 years, according to Jared Diamond
Historian Jared Diamond (author of Guns, Germs, and Steel and Upheaval) explains how the US could become a dictatorship in 10 years. He says the main reason is the breakdown of political compromise in...
05:23 pm PDT - Tue, June 4, 2019
BoingBoing Brains of people with extra fingers could inspire new robotic control systems
One in 500 people are born with polydactyly, extra fingers or toes. Researchers at University of Freiburg in Germany, Imperial College London and Universit de Lausanne / EPFL in Switzerland studied tw...
05:18 pm PDT - Tue, June 4, 2019
BoingBoing Easter Island wants the statue England took in 1869
In 1868 Commodore Richard Powell and the crew of the British ship HMS Topaze took a 9,000 pound statue, called Hoa Hakananai'a, from Easter Island (Rapa Nui) and give it to Queen Victoria. She in turn...
05:18 pm PDT - Tue, June 4, 2019
BoingBoing Easter Island wants the statue England took from them in 1869
In 1868 Commodore Richard Powell and the crew of the British ship HMS Topaze took a 9,000 pound statue, called Hoa Hakananai'a, from Easter Island (Rapa Nui) and give it to Queen Victoria. She in turn...
04:39 pm PDT - Tue, June 4, 2019
BoingBoing XOD is a cool way to program Arduino without coding
XOD (pronounced "zode") is a visual programming language for Arduino and other microcontrollers. It looks a bit like Scratch (the visual programming language for kids) but XOD is especially made for m...
04:20 pm PDT - Tue, June 4, 2019
BoingBoing Developers sue Apple over App Store practices
The lawsuit seeks 'fairer profit, for developers digital products.'...
04:05 pm PDT - Tue, June 4, 2019
BoingBoing Electric scooter company Bird will soon launch these weird 2-seater electric bikes
Santa Monica, California-based mobility startup Bird this week unveiled its new Bird Cruiser, an electric bike with a 52-volt battery and LCD screen that seats two riders.The new shared-vehicle design...
03:57 pm PDT - Tue, June 4, 2019
BoingBoing Watch an AI-generated human face become monstrous as its neural network decays
"What I saw before the darkness" shows a human face created by a generative adversarial network, next to the neural memory map representing it. Neurons are removed, and as they go the face loses detai...
03:46 pm PDT - Tue, June 4, 2019
BoingBoing Great bike for making your own Peloton now cheaper
The Sunny SF-B1002 exercise bike that I have based my DIY Peloton around is now $50 less than I paid for it!The 49lb flywheel matched with a really affordable price brought me to the Sunny Bike. This ...
03:14 pm PDT - Tue, June 4, 2019
BoingBoing Bill Hader meets his and our god, Keith Morrison
Bill Hader's impersonation of Dateline's Keith Morrison has all but replaced the real Keith Morrison in my personal appreciation of Keith Morrison-ness: a folksy, overeager narrative of tragedy made p...
03:10 pm PDT - Tue, June 4, 2019
BoingBoing US Government leaves migrant children in vans for up to 39 hours
NEW: As we asked "where are the children?" at least 37 were eating and sleeping overnight in vans parked outside an adult detention center, some two nights, because ICE wasn't ready to reu...
02:56 pm PDT - Tue, June 4, 2019
BoingBoing Fantastic video of Bob Dylan playing guitar on "Silvio"
I asked the Youtubes to share Bob Dylan's "Silvio" with me this AM and was delivered this wonderful version I had neither seen, nor heard, before!The close-ups on Bob are fantastic fun to watch. Read ...
02:50 pm PDT - Tue, June 4, 2019
BoingBoing Free "National Park" typeface that looks like the wood signs on the trails
National Park is a free typeface from The Design Outside Studio based on the "National Park Service signs that are carved using a router bit." Studio founder and University of Kansas design professor ...
02:48 pm PDT - Tue, June 4, 2019
BoingBoing A cheap wireless charger for Qi enabled devices
This Yootech wireless charging station works just fine and eliminates the need to keep multiple cables on my desktop.Offering 7.5W for Apple phones and 10W for Android, this charging puck works to cha...
02:42 pm PDT - Tue, June 4, 2019
BoingBoing Harrowing video shows New Jersey cops beating up pinned teen
Three cops in New Jersey were filmed repeatedly punching a teen in the face. They demand he rolls over onto his stomach while clearly pinning him on his back, as they beat him for "resisting".Early S...
01:38 pm PDT - Tue, June 4, 2019
BoingBoing What the crowd made of Apple's $1000 monitor stand
Apple announced the long-awaited modular Mac Pro yesterday. It's expensive, starting at $5000, but the faithful wanted some truly pro equipment and they got it. Even the 6k monitor to go with it is ha...
12:00 pm PDT - Tue, June 4, 2019
BoingBoing Power up your iPhone, Apple Watch, & AirPods at once with this wireless charger
More and more devices are cutting the cord, and that's good news for your countertop or nightstand. As smartphones and watches adopt wireless charging capability, there's less need for those bulky, co...
11:12 am PDT - Tue, June 4, 2019
BoingBoing Magic for Liars: Sarah Gailey's debut is a brilliant whodunnit in the vein of The Magicians
In a very short time, Sarah Gailey has distinguished themself as one of science fiction's best new writers, combining an inimitable voice with a bag of fresh and original narrative tricks. Now, in th...
05:05 am PDT - Tue, June 4, 2019
BoingBoing KLM funds new "Flying-V" plane design where passengers sit inside the wings
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines is helping fund a new plane design called the Flying-V in which the passenger cabin, cargo hold, and fuel tanks are built into the wings. The researchers at the Technical Univ...
12:54 am PDT - Tue, June 4, 2019
BoingBoing The Canadian government has released the surprisingly sensible results of its extensive, year-long review of copyright law
[Editor's note: Whenever governments review their copyright, one of two things happens: either they only listen to industry reps and then come to the "conclusion" that more copyright is always better;...
12:14 am PDT - Tue, June 4, 2019
BoingBoing FLINT: Investigators seize technology devices of former GOP governor Rick Snyder and 65 others
Authorities investigating Flint water crisis seize mobile devices from former Gov. Rick Snyder and 65 other officials....
11:47 pm PDT - Mon, June 3, 2019
BoingBoing That weird NYT Biden-Ukraine story's co-author is now the new Ukrainian Presidents spokeswoman
The writer who co-reported a weird New York Times piece about former Vice President Joe Biden and the government of Ukraine has, surprise!, just been appointed spokesperson to Ukraines new president.W...
10:59 pm PDT - Mon, June 3, 2019
BoingBoing It's time to stop asking users for periodic password changes
Image: Santeri Viinamki [CC BY-SA 4.0], via Wikimedia CommonsArs Technica outlines the case for a policy that might sound counter-intuitive at first: not forcing password rotation.Microsoft is the lat...
08:40 pm PDT - Mon, June 3, 2019
BoingBoing That woman who got fired for comparing Michelle Obama to an ape is now going to jail for defrauding FEMA
In 2016, Pamela Taylor lost her job as director of the Clay County (WV) Development Corporation when she posted a Facebook update that read, "It will be refreshing to have a classy, beautiful, dignifi...
08:19 pm PDT - Mon, June 3, 2019
BoingBoing The army of contractor-linguists who power Google Assistant say they had their wages stolen
The reason Google Assistant (that's the product you invoke when you say "OK Google" to your device) works reasonably well is that the Pygmalion team -- a small army of linguists -- work long hours han...
07:57 pm PDT - Mon, June 3, 2019
BoingBoing Astonishing X-ray image of the whole sky
NASA released this incredible image of the sky that depicts 22 months of X-ray data captured from the International Space Station using the Neutron star Interior Composition Explorer (NICER). That dev...
06:58 pm PDT - Mon, June 3, 2019
BoingBoing Good deal on the Capresso Infinity Conical Burr coffee grinder
When you grind coffee beans, you want to use a burr grinder, not a blade grinder. Burr grinders break the beans into uniformly sized chunks, unlike blade grinders, which slice the beans into pieces of...
06:50 pm PDT - Mon, June 3, 2019
BoingBoing Rumor: DoJ is going to investigate Google for antitrust violations
According to a widely reported rumor -- first published by the WSJ -- the DoJ is preparing to launch an antitrust probe of Google, though it's not clear on what basis such a probe would proceed.Googl...
06:46 pm PDT - Mon, June 3, 2019
BoingBoing How aerogel is made and why it's so cool
Veritasium visited Dr. Stephen Steiner at Aerogel Technologies in Massachusetts to learn about the wonders of silica aerogel, a solid that is only twice as dense as air. My sister gave me a small chun...
06:27 pm PDT - Mon, June 3, 2019
BoingBoing Legendary "lost" medieval chess piece found in drawer, expected to go for 1 million at auction
A family in Edinburgh had this curious medieval chess piece, mostly tucked in a drawer, for more than 50 years since the grandfather, an antiques dealer, bought it for 5. Recently, his granddaughter h...
06:21 pm PDT - Mon, June 3, 2019
BoingBoing Stop saying "robots are coming for your job"; start saying "Your boss wants to replace you with a robot"
Tech reporter and sf writer Brian Merchant (previously) calls our attention to the peculiar construction of the problem statement in articles about automation and obsolescence, in which "robots are co...
06:18 pm PDT - Mon, June 3, 2019
BoingBoing Cool optical illusion - this diamond shape appears to move
By changing the luminance around the edges of the diamond and the background, you can make it look as though the diamond is moving up, down, right, or left. From a paper in i-Perception titled, "The P...
06:12 pm PDT - Mon, June 3, 2019
BoingBoing Rare footage of the "uncontacted" tribe that killed the missionary who illegally went to their island to preach
The Sentinelese are one of the world's last "uncontacted" indigenous peoples, a hunter-gatherer tribe who live on the remote North Sentinel Island in India's Andaman Islands chain. You may recall that...
05:56 pm PDT - Mon, June 3, 2019
BoingBoing This odd animal has one of the fastest bites in the world
From Smithsonian Channel's "Great Blue Wild: Life in the Muck:"The speed of a hairy frogfishs bite is the result of a vacuum in its mouth that can suck in its prey in just 1/6000th of a second. Its so...
05:54 pm PDT - Mon, June 3, 2019
BoingBoing California public library drops late fees
The Oakland Public Library will no longer charge late fees and fines for books, because they don't incentive people to return books more quickly, it costs the library more money to process fines and f...
05:44 pm PDT - Mon, June 3, 2019
BoingBoing Terminator 2, but with Sylvester Stallone instead of Arnie
Another incredible deepfake execution. Ctrl Shift Face reports that his videos are demonetized due to ContentID claims by the original filmmakers: "Since I cannot monetize any my videos on youtube bec...
05:43 pm PDT - Mon, June 3, 2019
BoingBoing Notorious Vancouver crow steals knife from crime scene
Canuck probably hangs with a pretty tough murder.CBC:Canuck the crow, Vancouver's most notorious bird, is being accused of flying away with a knife from a crime scene.The crow has quite a reputation i...
05:28 pm PDT - Mon, June 3, 2019
BoingBoing YouTube jackass sentenced to prison for giving homeless man an Oreo filled with toothpast
Spanish YouTube sensation Kanghua Ren (aka ReSet) thought it would be funny to give a homeless man an Oreo cookie with a toothpaste filling. The video showed the man eating the cookie and vomiting aft...
05:09 pm PDT - Mon, June 3, 2019
BoingBoing Ted Chiang's "Op Ed From the Future": socialized transhumanism vs American oligarchy
The New York Times has inaugurated its "Op-Eds From the Future" ("science fiction authors, futurists, philosophers and scientists write op-eds that they imagine we might read 10, 20 or even 100 years ...
04:44 pm PDT - Mon, June 3, 2019
BoingBoing Once again, London does not really welcome Trump
Hey @realDonaldTrump, we read the story about the sailors on a US warship being ordered to hide from you because youre triggered by the name on their hats. So we turned Madame Tussaud's into a gia...
04:19 pm PDT - Mon, June 3, 2019
BoingBoing Report from the Fed reveals that "economic growth" is a highly localized phenomena, masking widespread financial desperation
Trump likes to boast about economic growth, and while many have pointed out that many of the policies that produced the rosy figures are leftovers from Obama's policies, it's also important to note th...
04:01 pm PDT - Mon, June 3, 2019
BoingBoing Hardware Wars: The Special Edition (1997)
I did not realize this existed.To spoof the "Special Edition" re-release of Star Wars in 1997, which included additional scenes and more advanced digital special effects, Hardware Wars was re-released...
03:46 pm PDT - Mon, June 3, 2019
BoingBoing Teddy the Great Pyr made those wily ol' coyotes go away
This is a fantastic short documentary on Teddy the Great Pyrenees. Teddy is a working livestock guardian, as opposed to my Great Pyr Nemo, who is a big walking carpet. Read the rest ...
03:37 pm PDT - Mon, June 3, 2019
BoingBoing What old English perhaps sounded like
In this clip, an Englishman circa 800 A.D. is asked to chatter about his life. He understands the eallnwe lasspellung but prefers the old talk.A fun little thing to show reconstructed pronunciation of...
03:26 pm PDT - Mon, June 3, 2019
BoingBoing Measles growing in the U.S., largest number of cases reported since 1992
An increase of 41 measles cases were reported in the United States from the previous week. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control says it's the largest number of measles cases reported in the country si...
03:15 pm PDT - Mon, June 3, 2019
BoingBoing YouTube pushes children's videos to pedophiles through content recommendation engine
A mom in Brazil became concerned as she watched the viewing numbers on innocent backyard clip her daughter posted to YouTube suddenly climb hundreds of thousands of views. The child posted a video of ...
02:41 pm PDT - Mon, June 3, 2019
BoingBoing Still the greatest car window sunshade of all time
This 'Star Wars Millennium Falcon approaches the Death Star' sunshade gets me a lot of compliments.I have found notes under my wiper blades telling me everything from "That's no moon!" to "Let the Woo...
02:28 pm PDT - Mon, June 3, 2019
BoingBoing 'Ford v Ferrari' looks like a car racing film I'll enjoy
Ford developing a race car to defeat Ferrari at Le Mans is a wonderful story.Whenever I wear my Gulf Oil/Le Mans racing jacket people stop me to talk about this Steve McQueen movie. I never get tired ...
02:11 pm PDT - Mon, June 3, 2019
BoingBoing All weekend, California Democrats booed neoliberal would-be presidents who talked down the Green New Deal and Medicare for All
John Delaney (a finance friendly millionaire) wants to be the Democratic presidential candidate in 2020, and he thinks he knows how to win: "Medicare for all may sound good but it's actually not good ...
02:09 pm PDT - Mon, June 3, 2019
BoingBoing Is this the greatest shot in TV journalism?
Here's James Burke reporting on the 20th August 1977 launch of Voyager 2. It ends with an amazing 20-second shot that would be ridiculously difficult to execute with a modern journalistic workflow, bu...
01:38 pm PDT - Mon, June 3, 2019
BoingBoing Watch Jared Kushner squirm
Axios reporter Jonathan Swan has a reputation as a fawning interviewer, but he made Trump son-in-law and nepotism hire Jared Kushner very uncomfortable this weekend. A particularly excruciating moment...
12:00 pm PDT - Mon, June 3, 2019
BoingBoing This key-sized multi tool is a wrench, screwdriver, smoking pipe and more
It shouldn't surprise anyone to learn that there's a species of nerd for everything. Food, film, ragtime nostalgia, astronomy - you name it. Well, if there are any design nerds out there, we have a ga...
10:40 am PDT - Mon, June 3, 2019
BoingBoing Speech Police: vital, critical look at the drive to force Big Tech to control who may speak and what they may say
David Kaye (previously) has served as the UN Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression since 2014 -- a critical half-decade in the evolution ...
04:28 am PDT - Mon, June 3, 2019
BoingBoing Epic Twitter thread uses classic art to illustrate the everyday sexism that women endure
Writer Nicole Tersigni posted this amazing meme thread on Twitter where she juxtaposed well-known classic art images with the sort of common and clichd sexism that modern women are all too familiar wi...
12:00 pm PDT - Sun, June 2, 2019
BoingBoing This personal, smart air conditioner humidifies as it cools
We all have a favorite room, the one we spend more than half our waking hours in. Typically that's the living room. If you work from home, it might be the den or wherever you've set up a desk. If that...
12:00 pm PDT - Sat, June 1, 2019
BoingBoing This 1:6 scale Tempest machine plays just like the classic
If we were to pick one game out of the classic arcade pantheon that truly represented the anxiety and energy of the '80s, it would have to be Tempest. The neon vector graphics. The jackhammer pulse of...
12:27 am PDT - Sat, June 1, 2019
BoingBoing Roky Erickson, psychedelic music pioneer, RIP
Roky Erickson, the pioneering psychedelic musician behind the 13th Floor Elevators, has died at age 71. A brilliant legend of Texas garage rock who struggled with schizophrenia and drug abuse, Erickso...
08:58 pm PDT - Fri, May 31, 2019
BoingBoing Mass shooting at Virginia Beach Municipal Center, shooter in custody multiple injuries and deaths
Multiple injuries in shooting at a municipal center in Virginia Beach, police say; shooter in custody....
08:49 pm PDT - Fri, May 31, 2019
BoingBoing Apple to limit third-party tracking in children's apps
You can't trust tech companies' word that the privacy controls they say they're implementing will protect you and your children. A Wall Street Journal study of 80 apps in Apples App Store shows that m...
08:27 pm PDT - Fri, May 31, 2019
BoingBoing 'Mueller' the Golden retriever is now mayor of this Southern California town
Not THAT Mueller, the furry one. He has two Deputy Dawgs helping out....
08:21 pm PDT - Fri, May 31, 2019
BoingBoing Beautiful book, augmented reality, and film about stunning rocket launches
In the realm of rocket geeks and space nerds, filmmakers MaryLiz Bender and Ryan Chylinski have dream jobs. The pair have the equivalent of "backstage passes" to SpaceX, NASA and ULA rocket launches w...
08:10 pm PDT - Fri, May 31, 2019
BoingBoing Italy evicts Steve Bannon from $110,000-a-year medieval monastery that was to be was his gladiator school for cultural warriors
Arrivederci, asshole. In Italy, authorities are reportedly evicting alt-right self-promoter Steve Bannon from the medieval monastery he'd planned to transform into a white supremacist radicalization a...
08:04 pm PDT - Fri, May 31, 2019
BoingBoing Hand-drawn fractals
I chanced upon Sheldon Ebbeler's hand-drawn fractals, and now plan on tattooing my entire torso, leaving only a tattered self-similar void around the navel. Read the rest ...
06:44 pm PDT - Fri, May 31, 2019
BoingBoing David Silverberg's "Terms and Conditionals": the things you just agreed to
[David Silverberg's As Close to the Edge Without Going Over is a new book of genre poetry from Canadian speciality press ChiZine (previously). I was tickled by his poem "Terms and Conditionals" (for r...
05:01 pm PDT - Fri, May 31, 2019
BoingBoing Upset man builds fence around car-share vehicle parked in his driveway
Dan Smith of Seattle contacted Car2Go (a short term car rental company that allows people to pick up and drop off cars anywhere) about one of their cars parked in his driveway. Car2Go didn't give him ...
05:01 pm PDT - Fri, May 31, 2019
BoingBoing Brass knuckles are now legal in Texas
Texas governor Greg Abbott signed a bill into law "relating to the criminal consequences of engaging in certain conduct with respect certain instruments designed, made, or adapted for use in striking ...
04:48 pm PDT - Fri, May 31, 2019
BoingBoing Company that makes dog food from fungi gets $11 million in venture capital funding
Wild Earth is a dog food start-up in Berkeley, California. It specializes in dog food made from the Aspergillus oryzae fungus, known as koji in Japan. Koji is used to make "soy sauce and fermented bea...
04:36 pm PDT - Fri, May 31, 2019
BoingBoing Arizona sky penis
Again with the military and the sky penises. Last time I posted about this, it was Navy pilots pulling a prank over the state of Washington. This week, it was Air Force fighter jets over Arizona's Luk...
04:35 pm PDT - Fri, May 31, 2019
BoingBoing Hawaii reports three more cases of parasitic worms that burrow into human brains
Friends, don't eat slugs and snails you find on trails in Hawaii. And while you're at it, make sure to wash lettuce leaves thoroughly to get rid of slug and snail excretions. Failure to heed these war...
04:29 pm PDT - Fri, May 31, 2019
BoingBoing Circling the USS Enterprise in 'Star Trek The Motion Picture'
Who needs V'ger? This scene of Kirk and Scotty made the entire movie for me. Read the rest ...
04:24 pm PDT - Fri, May 31, 2019
BoingBoing Watch Nico cover a Gordon Lightfoot tune in 1965
In 1965, two years before Nico made the Warhol/Factory scene with the Velvet Underground and released her first solo LP "Chelsea Girl," she recorded this cover of Gordon Lightfoot's "I'm Not Sayin'." ...
04:10 pm PDT - Fri, May 31, 2019
BoingBoing A dog collar with owls on it
I put a collar emblazoned with owls on my Cavalier King Charles spaniel, thus combining two things I love.I can't get a good shot of said owl collar on Zuul, cause she is too fuzzy. They come in sizes...
04:01 pm PDT - Fri, May 31, 2019
BoingBoing Battery-powered 1950s lamp beautifully restored
This 1950s era Wonder lamp was purchased at a flea market in France. It's fun to watch this guy restore it to sparkling condition, but now I really want a sandblaster.Image: my mechanics/YouTube Read ...
03:48 pm PDT - Fri, May 31, 2019
BoingBoing Still Ill: 25 Years of Ill Communication by the Beastie Boys
This fantastic documentary must be watched. I love these guys. Read the rest ...
03:37 pm PDT - Fri, May 31, 2019
BoingBoing Trump's pick to head DHS immigration, Ken Cuccinelli, praised anti-Muslim extremist Brigitte Gabriel
Ken Cuccinelli is probably going to be confirmed soon as Donald Trump's new head of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. He once praised and amplified a racist rant attacking Muslims by Brigitte...
03:27 pm PDT - Fri, May 31, 2019
BoingBoing Public outcry has killed an attempt turn clickthrough terms of service into legally binding obligations (for now)
On May 21, the American Law Institute -- a kind of star chamber of 4,000 judges, law professors, and lawyers -- was scheduled to pass a "restatement" of the law of consumer contracts, with the plan be...
03:21 pm PDT - Fri, May 31, 2019
BoingBoing William Barr, Nihilist: 'Everyone dies'
If Donald Trump's bag man Bill Barr weren't such a malevolent son of a bitch, this wild quote of his from a CBS News interview would sound something like wisdom.Everyone dies and I am not, you know, I...
03:16 pm PDT - Fri, May 31, 2019
BoingBoing Nobel-winning economist Joe Stiglitz calls neoliberalism "a failed ideology" and sketches out a "progressive capitalism" to replace it
Joe Stiglitz (previously) holds a Nobel Prize in Economics (not an actual Nobel Prize), and has been an outspoken critic of the rigged economy and austerity.Now, in a new editorial for Common Dreams, ...
02:59 pm PDT - Fri, May 31, 2019
BoingBoing Google's API changes mean only paid enterprise users of Chrome will be able to access full adblock
Since January, Google has been pushing for a change to its extensions handling in Chrome; one casualty of that change is ability to block unwanted content before its loads, something that would effect...
02:41 pm PDT - Fri, May 31, 2019
BoingBoing Just look at this vintage "banana candle" recipe
Just look at it.(Thanks, Seth!) Read the rest ...
02:36 pm PDT - Fri, May 31, 2019
BoingBoing Chase credit cards quietly reintroduce the binding arbitration clauses they were forced to eliminate a decade ago
Binding arbitration is a way for corporations to force you to surrender your legal rights as a condition of doing business, relegating you to seeking redress for breaches and harms by going before a p...
02:36 pm PDT - Fri, May 31, 2019
BoingBoing Watch a rusted flea-market lamp get lovingly restored
"In this video I'm restoring an old French Wonder lamp," writes MyMechanics (Patreon). "My good friend TysyTube Restoration bought this Wonder lamp on a flea market in Paris. He asked me if I want to ...
02:23 pm PDT - Fri, May 31, 2019
BoingBoing Ted Cruz backs AOC's call for a lifetime ban on lobbying by former Congressjerks
Last year, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez successfully challenged establishment Dem Joe Crowley for his seat in the Bronx; now Crowley works as a lobbyist, skirting the restrictions on lobbying by Congress ...
02:09 pm PDT - Fri, May 31, 2019
BoingBoing To reduce plastic packaging, ship products in solid form
There's no one way to solve the plastic waste problem, but in the packaged goods sector, an enormous amount of plastic is used in order to surround and protect simple solutions of some agent dissolved...
02:08 pm PDT - Fri, May 31, 2019
BoingBoing Footage of Chernobyl liquidators
Chernobyl, the five-part HBO/Sky dramatization of the 1986 nuclear disaster, is filled with more dread, tension and horror than any Hollywood movie I've seen in years. The most unsettling part of it i...
01:54 pm PDT - Fri, May 31, 2019
BoingBoing For the first time since the 70s, New York State is set to enshrine sweeping tenants' protections
There isn't single county in the nation where a minimum-wage worker can afford to rent a two-bedroom home; and although LA has the worst homelessness crisis in the country, New York state is catching ...
01:16 pm PDT - Fri, May 31, 2019
BoingBoing GameShell: hackable portable game console for indie devs and retrogame fans
The ClockworkPi Gameshell is a portable game console you make yourself, coming as a modular kit and assembling to form a GameBoy-like gadget with a quad-core CPU, 2.7-inch color display, WiFi and Blue...
12:00 pm PDT - Fri, May 31, 2019
BoingBoing Never lose a password again with this encrypted app
Passwords are necessary. Passwords are also a pain - especially when you've got multiple ones to remember for your email, subscriptions, bills and work sites.The problem is keeping all those passwords...
03:40 am PDT - Fri, May 31, 2019
BoingBoing Patti Smith has a new memoir on the way
The inimitable Patti Smith will release a new memoir, Year of the Monkey, on September 24. A blend of reality and dreams, illustrated with Smith's Polaroids, the book captures her experience of a sing...