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06:54 pm PDT - Sun, September 29, 2019
BoingBoing Carla Sinclair talks about some of her favorite tools on the Cool Tools podcast
In this week's Cool Tools Podcast episode, Kevin Kelly and I talked to Boing Boing co-founder Carla Sinclair. Carla is an author, freelance writer and editor. She's written 5 books, including Girl Gen...
06:38 pm PDT - Sun, September 29, 2019
BoingBoing Just This Banjo: free/open banjo instruction for an angry moment, because you can't be sad while playing the banjo
For years, I've been covering the career of Patrick Costello (previously) a deaf, copyfighting, open access banjo player and teacher who is responsible for a bounty of instructional books, videos, and...
06:29 pm PDT - Sun, September 29, 2019
BoingBoing Death of a Cyborg
Shorra's 2012 piece Death of a Cyborg remixed William-Adolphe Bouguereau's 1888 painting The First Mourning/Premier Deuil, giving it a 21st century zest that I found so moving that I bought a print im...
04:36 pm PDT - Sun, September 29, 2019
BoingBoing Stealing Ur Feelings: interactive documentary on the snakeoil "science" of facial emotion detection
Filmmaker Brett Gaylor (previously) writes, "Stealing Ur Feelings is an augmented reality experience that reveals how apps like Snapchat can utilize facial emotion recognition technology to secretly c...
03:42 pm PDT - Sun, September 29, 2019
BoingBoing Come see me tomorrow in Portland, Maine with James Patrick Kelly!
I'm coming to Maine to keynote the Maine Library Association conference in Newry tomorrow (Sept 30); later that day, I'm appearing with James Patrick Kelly at the Portland, Maine Main Library, from 6:...
03:40 pm PDT - Sun, September 29, 2019
BoingBoing Jonathan Lethem on Edward Snowden's "Permanent Record"
Science fiction writer, essayist, and Macarthur "genius" Jonathan Lethem (previously) has excellent bona fides to write about Edward Snowden: not only has he helped make a short film about the Snowden...
01:00 pm PDT - Sun, September 29, 2019
BoingBoing Tranceive a way out of RELAY's electronic dungeon
RELAY is a free browser game by Yahia Zakaria, Sameh Khater, and Yassin Zakaria. You control a robot trapped in a series of two-dimensional levels filled with electronic gates, hatches, moving platfor...
12:00 pm PDT - Sun, September 29, 2019
BoingBoing Take your creativity anywhere with this handheld 3D printer
Want to get really hands-on with STEM education? 3D printers may be out of reach for some, but the 3Doodler is a handheld version of the same technology that's tailor-made for curious kids.(Who are we...
05:22 pm PDT - Sat, September 28, 2019
BoingBoing "To Boldly Go With The Force", Mindy Clegg's essay on the politics of popular sci-fi
Mindy Clegg has posted a wonderful essay covering the "social and political conflicts over fandom", and how even though such discussions are appearing in the modern communities surrounding recent film...
03:51 pm PDT - Sat, September 28, 2019
BoingBoing Space Nerds in Space: a free/open co-op multiplayer spaceship landing simulator with combat, NPCs and more
Space Nerds in Space is a free/open source team game where players take on the roles of Navigation, Weapons, Engineering, Communications, Damage Control and work their controls to safely land a spaces...
03:42 pm PDT - Sat, September 28, 2019
BoingBoing Corporate Monster: a short, contemporary take on "They Live"
Ruairi Robinson's short sf/horror film Corporate Monster is a contemporary take on the classic (and still trenchant) 1988 John Carpenter movie "They Live": in Robinson's take, a recently fired corpora...
12:53 pm PDT - Sat, September 28, 2019
BoingBoing Void Golf, an unexpectedly atmospheric physics game
Void Golf is a free browser game by Cactusmancer. You fire rocks into black holes on a 2D starfield—think Asteroids meets Desert Golf— contending with (and exploiting) the gravitational at...
12:52 pm PDT - Sat, September 28, 2019
BoingBoing This Castle Dracula snowglobe is filled with bats
Bran Castle in Romania (commonly referred to as Dracula's castle) is leaving a lot of money on the table by not making its gift shop available online. Check out this bat-filled snowglobe:Best-ever sno...
12:00 pm PDT - Sat, September 28, 2019
BoingBoing Save over 90% on this streamlined Photoshop alternative
Need graphics? Before you resign yourself to a Photoshop subscription, listen up: There are other apps out there. You owe it to yourself to check out Youzign 2.0 - especially with the reviews it's get...
02:45 am PDT - Sat, September 28, 2019
BoingBoing Beautiful electronic easy listening music from the USSR (1960)
Theremin virtuoso Konstanin Kovalsky (1890-1976) performs with Vyacheslav Mescherin's Orchestra of Electronic Instruments, USSR, 1960. From Discogs:The Ensemble of Electro-Musical Instruments directed...
02:02 am PDT - Sat, September 28, 2019
BoingBoing Every word Ajit Pai says about Net Neutrality is a lie, including "and" and "the"
Trump's FCC Chairman Ajit Pai rammed through an illegal Net Neutrality repeal by claiming that the Obama-era Net Neutrality rules slowed down investment in broadband, depriving Americans of fast inter...
12:40 am PDT - Sat, September 28, 2019
BoingBoing Make: a robotic xenomorph candy collector for Halloween
Phil Torrone from Adafruit writes, "Why roam around with a boring pumpkin bucket when you collect delicious candy with a robotic Xenomorph head? This robotic candy bucket shoots out a small receptacle...
12:33 am PDT - Sat, September 28, 2019
BoingBoing Burbankers! Tell city council to enact a rent freeze between now and when statewide rent control kicks in
On Jan 1, 2020, Californians who rent will gain new protections under the law, thanks to AB 1482, which comes on the heels of the defeat of Prop 10, which was shattered by a lavishly funded dirty tric...
11:58 pm PDT - Fri, September 27, 2019
BoingBoing Giuliani cancels paid appearance at Kremlin event
Russkie, er... Rudolph Giuliani canceled a paid appearance at a Kremlin-back event scheduled for next week in Armenia, reports the Washington Post:Giuliani said Friday evening that he was no longer pl...
08:55 pm PDT - Fri, September 27, 2019
BoingBoing This space geek built a DIY radio telescope for $150
David Schneider built his own radio telescope out of roof flashing, an empty paint thinner can, a free software-defined radio app, USB receiver, and a length of coaxial cable. The whole project cost h...
08:49 pm PDT - Fri, September 27, 2019
BoingBoing Squirrel encounters invisible force field
This squirrel is surprised to encounter a hard, solid, almost completely invisible force field. It looks like he's typing an angry tweet.Via IMGUR. And there's a remix.Curse you invisible force field!...
08:36 pm PDT - Fri, September 27, 2019
BoingBoing Watch the trailer for "Snoopy In Space"
Snoopy has been a NASA mascot for more than 50 years going back to the Apollo missions. Now, Snoopy is headed to the International Space Station for a new cartoon series, Snoopy In Space, launching No...
08:23 pm PDT - Fri, September 27, 2019
BoingBoing Mike Pompeo subpoenaed for Ukraine documents by 3 House panels
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has been subpoenaed by 3 House committees for Ukraine documents, and information involving the Donald Trump presidential impeachment investigation.Sec. Pompeo is told to...
08:18 pm PDT - Fri, September 27, 2019
BoingBoing New federal rules will limit police searches of DNA ancestry databases
The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) this week released new rules that limit when police can access family tree DNA databases to identify crime suspects. This new genealogy policy is the first ever at...
08:15 pm PDT - Fri, September 27, 2019
BoingBoing Can you spot the leopard in this photo?
Someone just sent this to me and asked me to find the leopard. I was convinced it was a joke... until I found the leopard. Can you spot it? pic.twitter.com/hm8ASroFAo— Bella Lack (@BellaLack) S...
07:36 pm PDT - Fri, September 27, 2019
BoingBoing Buy these tiny flashlights in bulk
You can buy 15 of these itty-bitty keychain flashlights for . I keep one in every one of my family member's suitcases as well as on keychains and in my toolbox. I've had my set for years and they seem...
07:27 pm PDT - Fri, September 27, 2019
BoingBoing That time my husband reported me to the Facebook police: a case study
[Stanford's Daphne Keller is a preeminent cyberlawyer and one of the world's leading experts on "intermediary liability" -- that is, when an online service should be held responsible for the actions o...
07:19 pm PDT - Fri, September 27, 2019
BoingBoing Astronaut Christina Koch's incredible photo from the space station of her best friend headed to meet her in orbit
NASA astronaut Christina Koch, currently on board the International Space Station, took this stunning image of her pal Jessica Meir launching into space toward the ISS."What it looks like from @Space_...
07:19 pm PDT - Fri, September 27, 2019
BoingBoing Incredible photo from the space station that astronaut Christina Koch took of her best friend headed to meet her in orbit
NASA astronaut Christina Koch, currently on board the International Space Station, took this stunning image of her pal Jessica Meir launching into space toward the ISS."What it looks like from @Space_...
07:02 pm PDT - Fri, September 27, 2019
BoingBoing Robert Garrison, "Tommy" from the Karate Kid, RIP
Robert Garrison, best known for his role in The Karate Kid as Tommy of the Cobra Kai, has died. He was 59. Garrison's sister told TMZ that "his passing wasn't sudden -- he had been in the hospital for...
06:15 pm PDT - Fri, September 27, 2019
BoingBoing Distant gas giant challenges our understanding of planetary formation
A giant exoplanet orbits a tiny star, upending scientists' understanding of planetary formation. The newly-discovered world and its pathetic little sun were announced in the latest issue of Science."I...
06:11 pm PDT - Fri, September 27, 2019
BoingBoing Short documentary on the quest to re-decentralize the internet
I sat down for an interview for Reason's short feature, The Decentralized Web Is Coming, which documents the surging Decentralized Web movement, whose goal is to restore the internet's early, decentra...
06:10 pm PDT - Fri, September 27, 2019
BoingBoing Police have trouble busting down door
Officers of Spain's famous Guardia Civil encountered a door that put up a stronger fight than usual. It's interesting to observe the sense of surprise the officers reveal through their behavior when t...
05:58 pm PDT - Fri, September 27, 2019
BoingBoing Annalee Newitz's "Future of Another Timeline": like Handmaid's Tale meets Hitchhiker's Guide
Annalee Newitz (previously) just published her second novel, The Future of Another Timeline, a madcap feminist time-travel novel that pits incel extremists who are trying to snuff out feminism before ...
05:56 pm PDT - Fri, September 27, 2019
BoingBoing Even Republicans are trending towards impeachment
A new poll shows a marked increase in support of impeaching Donald Trump. A poll conducted between September 24-26 shows that 43% of all voters think Congress should begin impeachment proceedings to r...
05:44 pm PDT - Fri, September 27, 2019
BoingBoing Professional audiobook narrator reads the whistleblower complaint
Saskia Maarleveld is an audiobook narrator and voiceover actress. If you listen to audiobooks, her voice will sound familiar. Here, she reads the whistleblower complaint released by the House Intellig...
05:44 pm PDT - Fri, September 27, 2019
BoingBoing Fleabag originated as a Kickstarter campaign in 2013
Carla and I watched all 12 episodes of Fleabag in 4 nights. If you haven't seen it yet, it's a British dramedy about a London cafe owner (Phoebe Waller-Bridge) dealing with a tragedy, a neurotic siste...
05:26 pm PDT - Fri, September 27, 2019
BoingBoing Do Not Erase: Jessica Wynne's beautiful photos of mathematicians' chalkboards
Fashion Institute of Technology photographer Jessica Wynne's "Don Not Erase" project documents the beautiful chalkboards of mathematicians, which will be collected in a book from Princeton University ...
05:16 pm PDT - Fri, September 27, 2019
BoingBoing Across America, the average worker can't afford the median home
In 74% of US counties, the average worker can't afford the median home. It's getting worse: Six months ago, it was 71% of counties. The results come from Attom's new survey of house prices.Not owning ...
05:07 pm PDT - Fri, September 27, 2019
BoingBoing Just look at this banana-based demo of the Iphone wide-angle lens
Just look at it.(Thanks, stasike!) Read the rest ...
05:02 pm PDT - Fri, September 27, 2019
BoingBoing Amazon wants to draft model facial recognition legislation
Between its line of Ring-brand surveillance doorbells and its "Rekognition" facial recognition product (both of which are used in law-enforcement and immigration-enforcement contexts), Amazon is at th...
04:34 pm PDT - Fri, September 27, 2019
BoingBoing Doordash's breach is different
One important detail from this week's admission from Doordash that they'd suffered (and remained silent about) a breach of 4.9 million records: Doordash, by its nature, includes the home addresses of ...
04:23 pm PDT - Fri, September 27, 2019
BoingBoing All your NRAs belong to Russia says new Senate report
Another report out of the US Senate declares the National Rifle Association acted as a Russian asset in the run-up to the 2016 U.S. Presidential elections.NPR:The National Rifle Association acted as a...
04:17 pm PDT - Fri, September 27, 2019
BoingBoing Report from Defcon's Voting Village reveals ongoing dismal state of US electronic voting machines
For three years now, cryptographer Matt Blaze (previously) and his colleagues have hosted a Voting Village at Defcon, the annual hacker con in Vegas, in which all comers are welcomed to try to comprom...
04:06 pm PDT - Fri, September 27, 2019
BoingBoing How to rhyme "oranges"
Not a good way to steal a magic flute from a lost child, however. Read the rest ...
03:59 pm PDT - Fri, September 27, 2019
BoingBoing Her Universe launches a line of licensed Haunted Mansion clothing
The last five years have seen a renaissance of merchandise related to Disney's Haunted Mansion, hearkening back to the glory days of amazing fright masks, magic tricks, and novelties from Randotti (my...
03:50 pm PDT - Fri, September 27, 2019
BoingBoing Students accused of racist attack at private school where Karen Pence teaches
At the private school where Karen Pence, wife of the US Vice President, three sixth grade boys reportedly subdued a young black girl and cut her hair.WUSA9:Three sixth-grade boys are accused of pinnin...
03:10 pm PDT - Fri, September 27, 2019
BoingBoing Once again my 12v voltmeter diagnoses a won't start issue on my VW bus
Old cars. Old Wiring. This Innova "Battery and Charging System Monitor" saved my butt again.Almost every time I start my 1987 Vanagon I plug in this voltmeter, and watch the voltage drop as I start th...
01:32 pm PDT - Fri, September 27, 2019
BoingBoing No charges for cops who killed Stephon Clark, an unarmed black man, in his own yard
There will be no charges for Terrance Mercadal and Jared Robinet, the two Sacramento police officers who shot and killed an unarmed man in his own back yard.The Sacramento Police Department also clear...
01:03 pm PDT - Fri, September 27, 2019
BoingBoing Man unperturbed by armed robber
This security footage depicts the armed robbery of a bar in St. Louis. One of the patrons, named as Tony Tovar, simply ignores the robber while the others duck and hide, even when prodded with a rifle...
12:45 pm PDT - Fri, September 27, 2019
BoingBoing Greta Thunberg does Swedish Death Metal
YouTuber John Mollusk took Greta Thunberg's biting address to the U.N. and turned it into Swedish Death Metal. And, of course, it's EPIC! Read the rest ...
12:43 pm PDT - Fri, September 27, 2019
BoingBoing Subtle problem with bayonet design
The bayonet on the MAS-36 rifle seems a straightforward, no-nonsense design. But there's a problem with it: bored soldiers. Read the rest ...
12:31 pm PDT - Fri, September 27, 2019
BoingBoing Newspaper fires reporter over racist tweets after reporter came to national attention for exposing fundraiser's racist tweets
It was very briefly a feelgood story. Carson King held up a silly sign with his Venmo account asking for beer money, and when money started pouring in, immediately decided to dedicate the funds to the...
12:00 pm PDT - Fri, September 27, 2019
BoingBoing These totally wireless earbuds have a 150-hour battery life
A few hours of music, an easy way to take calls over the commute. We don't ask for a lot out of our headphones - but looking at the specs on the Aunu Audio M50 True Wireless Headphones, maybe we shoul...
11:01 am PDT - Fri, September 27, 2019
BoingBoing Gollancz announces a 4,000 prize for sf writing by people of color
Gollancz, a venerable British science fiction publisher (now a division of Hachette) has announced its BAME SFF Award, with a top prize of 4,000 for science fiction written by over-18 BAME ("Black, As...
10:00 am PDT - Fri, September 27, 2019
BoingBoing First-grade worksheet about running from cops deemed "inappropriate"
First-grade schoolchildren in Pittsburgh were given a worksheet to fill out that contained an unusual scenario.The worksheet says:Tom will run. He will run from the cop. Tom will run with Rob. They wi...
12:23 am PDT - Fri, September 27, 2019
BoingBoing Landmark Theatres bans cosplay during 'Joker' opening weekend, citing security
Sorry, no cosplay...
12:10 am PDT - Fri, September 27, 2019
BoingBoing How Trump ended up dropping Russian 4chan conspiracies in that Ukraine call
Man, 2019 is weird.In a feature today, Buzzfeed breaks down how a false Russian conspiracy theory spread from 4chan to President Donald Trump's idiot mouth, specifically during that now-infamous call ...
11:58 pm PDT - Thu, September 26, 2019
BoingBoing These GOP senators have not (will not?) read whistleblower complaint on Trump
We already know most Republicans in the Senate are Trump ride-or-die toadies who would eat their own children if it made Orange Hitler smile. Well, today, on the day an anonymous whistleblower's compl...
11:44 pm PDT - Thu, September 26, 2019
BoingBoing DoorDash data breach: 4.9 million customers, workers, and merchants' info stolen
Another data security disaster for 'food delivery on demand' startup DoorDash, and it's not their first. The company confirms a data breach, and says sensitive information belonging to 4.9 million ind...
10:33 pm PDT - Thu, September 26, 2019
BoingBoing Makers of GNOME, the free desktop environment, sued by infamous patent troll
An notorious patent troll filed a lawsuit against GNOME over a photo management app it offers with its Linux desktop environment. Florida man Leigh M. Rothschild was only recently awarded a patent rel...
06:55 pm PDT - Thu, September 26, 2019
BoingBoing How to avoid carry-on luggage fees on budget airlines
Certain airlines offer very low prices on flights, and then charge for things most airlines include in the ticket price, like carry-on luggage. On Frontier or Spirit, a carry-on bag is $35-$60, each w...
06:44 pm PDT - Thu, September 26, 2019
BoingBoing Exploitative news clip about London punk squatters in 1983
A short, exploitative 1983 news clip about punk squatters in the London Borough of Islington, complete with an uninformed, patronizing narrator: "What they lack in grey matter between the ears, they m...
06:30 pm PDT - Thu, September 26, 2019
BoingBoing United flight makes emergency landing when woman gets trapped in bathroom
When a woman on a United Airlines flight was finished using the loo, she realized she was trapped. The door wouldn't open, even with the help of flight crew members. So the plane, flying from Washingt...
06:21 pm PDT - Thu, September 26, 2019
BoingBoing Silly Cat Video: 'Happy Fall!' (unmute it lol)
Happy Chonker Cat Fall! This is a good one. If you have to fall, have a happy Fall, everyone.UNMUTE THIS ONE!Happy Fall![IMGUR] Read the rest ...
06:16 pm PDT - Thu, September 26, 2019
BoingBoing The median household income of each state in the USA
New US Census Bureau data shows that while the median household income for the United States (and 14 states within the USA) increased a bit from 2017 to 2018, "income inequality was significantly high...
06:14 pm PDT - Thu, September 26, 2019
BoingBoing Boxer Sonny Liston kisses a fan
This is such a beautiful GIF.Charles L. "Sonny" Liston ( c. 1930 c. December 30, 1970) was an American heavyweight pro boxer who competed from 1953 to 1970.Here's a super interesting archival intervi...
06:14 pm PDT - Thu, September 26, 2019
BoingBoing Chef tries to turn a $1 cut of beef into Wagyu steak
How do you turn a cheap, tough, fibrous, lean piece of beef into a well-marbled, tender Wagyu steak? The short answer is, you don't, but that didn't stop this chef from trying. He started by injecting...
06:03 pm PDT - Thu, September 26, 2019
BoingBoing The DoJ's corporate "diversion" program is supposed to change bad corporate culture, but really, it enables repeat offenders
When a corporation is investigated for malfeasance -- cheating or hurting customers or workers, say -- the DoJ sometimes allows it to enter in a deferred prosecution agreement (DPAs) or a non-prosecut...
05:57 pm PDT - Thu, September 26, 2019
BoingBoing Canadas Green Party leader magically changes paper cup into reusable cup
Canadian Green Party leader Elizabeth May showed of her wizardly skills by transforming a dangerous paper cup into an environmentally-friendly cup with a metal straw. The photos above provide incontes...
05:56 pm PDT - Thu, September 26, 2019
BoingBoing Tim Biskup: new book and interview from the great pop surrealist
We've posted on Boing Boing about Tim Biskup's pop surrealist artwork for decades and he's still busier than ever. Most recently, he's opened a new gallery and studio space in Los Angeles called Face ...
05:56 pm PDT - Thu, September 26, 2019
BoingBoing Tim Biskup: new interview and book from the great pop surrealist
We've posted on Boing Boing about Tim Biskup's pop surrealist artwork for decades and he's still busier than ever. Most recently, he's opened a new gallery and studio space in Los Angeles called Face ...
05:29 pm PDT - Thu, September 26, 2019
BoingBoing Watch the new official video for The Beatles' "Here Comes the Sun"
Today is the 50th anniversary of The Beatles' "Abbey Road" album and to celebrate, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr and their collaborators have released a new video for "Here Comes The Sun." From a statem...
04:57 pm PDT - Thu, September 26, 2019
BoingBoing Water isn't the most hydrating beverage according to new scientific study
Plain water isn't the most hydrating drink around, according to a new study from health researchers at the UK's Loughborough University. Better are beverages with some fat, protein, or sugar. But not ...
04:41 pm PDT - Thu, September 26, 2019
BoingBoing The Pee Tape is too perfect to be real
There's a video purporting to be the legendary Donald Trump piss tape going around. It's perfectly executed, starring a great lookalike Trump and filmed in the right $18000-a-night hotel room or a per...
04:29 pm PDT - Thu, September 26, 2019
BoingBoing Labradoodle inventor apologizes for creating diseased, crazy monster
Dog breeder Wally Conron says he regrets his invention of the Labradoodle, which is poodle and Labrador Retriever.From Futurism:Conron told the Australian Broadcasting Corporation that creating the ...
04:22 pm PDT - Thu, September 26, 2019
BoingBoing Finally, someone has made scented scissors
"Let's train little kids to thrust scissors towards their nose."<p><em>[<a href="http://www.weirduniverse.net/blog/comments/scented_scissors_for_kids#When:11:22:00Z">via Weird ...
04:08 pm PDT - Thu, September 26, 2019
BoingBoing The best way to clean your AirPods
In a recent issue of my Recomendo newsletter, I wrote about how I clean the earwax out of my AirPods:It's really hard to clean earwax from the speaker meshes in Apple AirPods and EarPods. I've assembl...
03:57 pm PDT - Thu, September 26, 2019
BoingBoing Wework, Uber, Lyft, Netflix, Bird, Amazon: late-stage capitalism is all about money-losing predatory pricing aimed at creating monopolies
Wework is definitely a piece of work, a money-hemorrhaging bezzle whose recently ousted founder siphoned a reported $700m out of the company while self-dealing and presiding over a series of bizarre m...
03:55 pm PDT - Thu, September 26, 2019
BoingBoing Babies hate grass
What do babies know about grass that we don't?Dunno why Im laughing this the cutest thing Ive seen on the internet. pic.twitter.com/jixWBbEb53— MISTAHMASALATI (@MisterMasalati) September 19, 2...
03:51 pm PDT - Thu, September 26, 2019
BoingBoing BMW pulls video that advertised the benefit of having sex in self-driving cars
BMW doesn't make a self-driving car, but that didn't stop it from making a video with people having sex in one. The car manufacturer tweeted about the video, then inexplicably pulled out. The YouTube ...
03:43 pm PDT - Thu, September 26, 2019
BoingBoing Devin Nunes says Democrats tried to get nude pictures of Trump from Ukrainians
California Rep. Devin Nunes said a bizarre thing this morning at a questioning of Acting Director of National Intelligence Joseph Maguire: Of course, Democrats on this very committee negotiated with p...
02:35 pm PDT - Thu, September 26, 2019
BoingBoing What a black hole looks like up close, according to NASA
I wouldn't want to be this close. [NASA]Rhis new visualization of a black hole illustrates how its gravity distorts our view, warping its surroundings as if seen in a carnival mirror. The visualizatio...
02:27 pm PDT - Thu, September 26, 2019
BoingBoing A 1953 colloquium pondered the question "Did Man Once Live By Beer Alone?"
The folks at JSTOR Daily have unearthed the proceedings of a 1953 colloquium that pondered a great question: Did early humanity first cultivate grain not for the purpose of making bread -- but brewing...
01:29 pm PDT - Thu, September 26, 2019
BoingBoing Come see me in Portland, Maine next Monday with James Patrick Kelly!
I'm coming to Maine to keynote the Maine Library Association conference in Newry next Monday; later that day, I'm appearing with James Patrick Kelly at the Portland, Maine Main Library, from 6:30PM-8P...
01:26 pm PDT - Thu, September 26, 2019
BoingBoing Beware Noel Fielding's dizzying shirt on this week's episode of The Great British Bake Off
The Great British Baking Show host Noel Fielding always wears wild shirts, but outdid himself on the "Dairy Week" episode of season 10. At least as transmitted on video, the wavy lines seem to shift l...
01:23 pm PDT - Thu, September 26, 2019
BoingBoing After the passage of the EU Copyright Directive, Google nukes Google News France
The passage of the EU's Copyright Directive last March marked the most controversial rulemaking process in EU history, with lawmakers squeaking a narrow victory that relied on confused MEPs pushing th...
12:56 pm PDT - Thu, September 26, 2019
BoingBoing Read the whistleblower complaint about Donald Trump
The House Intelligence Committee posted the Ukraine whistleblower's letter [Direct PDF link], detailing a complaint that President Trump was soliciting foreign interference in the 2020 election. Foll...
12:55 pm PDT - Thu, September 26, 2019
BoingBoing Sleuths discover the source of $28m in dark money lobbying in favor of emergency room "surprise bills": private equity firms that own doctors' practices
Even if you're insured and even if you assiduously verify that the emergency rooms you visit when undergoing a medical crisis are "in network" for your insurer, you can still end up with thousands of ...
12:35 pm PDT - Thu, September 26, 2019
BoingBoing Sweet Dreams are made of Seven Nation Army
Here's a great mashup of Eurythmics' Sweet Dreams are Made of This and The White Stripes' Seven Nation Army, performed by Pamplamoose and Sarah Dugas. Jump 25s in for the actual song. Read the rest ...
12:21 pm PDT - Thu, September 26, 2019
BoingBoing One is a crowd when animating in Blender
This video is a protip for animators, a comedy reel and a horror short. You learn how to make an walking 3D character the easy way, then generate a startlingly realistic crowd scene with a few clicks ...
12:19 pm PDT - Thu, September 26, 2019
BoingBoing Bruce Sterling on Boris Johnson's bizarre, cyberpunk dystopia address to the UN
This week's bizarre speech to the UN by the UK's clownish, authoritarian Prime Minister pro tem Boris Johnson has sparked a lot of talk, especially among science fiction readers who recognise the diff...
12:08 pm PDT - Thu, September 26, 2019
BoingBoing Bill Clinton dying, a Hollywood baby boom, and a cross-dressing star outed in this weeks dubious tabloids
Theres a baby boom exploding in Hollywood - but dont expect to see any of the infants, which exist only in tabloid imaginings....
12:03 pm PDT - Thu, September 26, 2019
BoingBoing "Fancy" silky teabags shed microplastics
Some "fancy" brands of teabags are made of polyethylene or nylon and they're shedding microplastics into hot drinks. Delicious! No-one knows if it's bad for you.Nathalie Tufenkji, a professor of chemi...
12:00 pm PDT - Thu, September 26, 2019
BoingBoing Take a 240" screen anywhere with this mini projector that's over 60% off
You already take your games and movies on the go. Why not share them? Thanks to the PIQO Powerful 1080p Mini Projector, you can have that communal, drive-in movie experience anywhere on your own massi...
11:20 am PDT - Thu, September 26, 2019
BoingBoing Feds sue Match.com after users complain of swindles and spam
Millions of fraudulent accounts, bogus emails from nonexistent suitors, fake notifications... it's not Ashley Madison, it's Match.com, sued yesterday by the Federal Trade Commission over accusations o...
11:07 am PDT - Thu, September 26, 2019
BoingBoing Samuel L. Jackson to be the first Amazon Alexa celebrity voice
"And I will strike down upon thee with great vengeance and furious anger those who attempt to poison and destroy my brothers. And you will know my name is the Lord when I lay my vengeance upon thee."D...
12:23 am PDT - Thu, September 26, 2019
BoingBoing Christopher Brown talking legal thrillers, dystopia, and science fiction
Christopher Brown (previously) is the guest on this week's Agony Column podcast with Rick Kleffel (MP3) (previously), discussing his outstanding legal thriller/sf climate change dystopia Rule of Captu...
10:53 pm PDT - Wed, September 25, 2019
BoingBoing Aeropress has made a travel version that fits inside of its own mug
I travel a lot and wherever I go, I bring an Aeropress, because life is too short for shitty coffee.As much as I love traveling with an Aeropress, I am the first to admit that it's a bit ungainly in t...
09:30 pm PDT - Wed, September 25, 2019
BoingBoing This guy's mechanized paper sculptures are pretty incredible
I like to design complex paper sculptures by combining mechanisms, says Paul DeGraaf.They're absolutely amazing! A playable electronic keyboard!Here's a couple of wonderful IMGUR galleries where Paul ...
09:18 pm PDT - Wed, September 25, 2019
BoingBoing Looted ancient Egyptian coffin will finally returned to Egypt
An ancient gilded coffin once featured in an exhibition at New Yorks Metropolitan Museum of Art is on its way back to Egypt, after having been determined to be a looted antiquity.D.A. Vance: The Gold ...
09:18 pm PDT - Wed, September 25, 2019
BoingBoing Looted ancient Egyptian coffin to finally be returned to Egypt
An ancient gilded coffin once featured in an exhibition at New Yorks Metropolitan Museum of Art is on its way back to Egypt, after having been determined to be a looted antiquity.D.A. Vance: The Gold ...
09:13 pm PDT - Wed, September 25, 2019
BoingBoing German motorist douses Autobahn car fire with beer
Because of course he did....
09:06 pm PDT - Wed, September 25, 2019
BoingBoing White House emails Trump Ukraine talking points around andoops! includes Democratic lawmakers
Today, Donald Trump's White House emailed around a bunch of proposed defense talking points for all the toadies who have to play clean-up on aisle Ukraine. Oh, and it seems they also sent it to a bunc...
08:53 pm PDT - Wed, September 25, 2019
BoingBoing UK couple grows their own furniture from living trees
Gavin and Alice Munro are serious about sustainability. On a two-acre field in England's Midlands, they're growing trees that are trained into forming the shape of furniture, including chairs. A compl...
08:34 pm PDT - Wed, September 25, 2019
BoingBoing Woman got 500 letters from healthcare company in 5 days [VIDEO]
'I thought it was a joke'...
08:20 pm PDT - Wed, September 25, 2019
BoingBoing Cute Father-Son Halloween costumes: IronDad and Spider-Lad
There's something especially wonderful and cute about a good father-and-son Halloween costume project. This dad and kid have really got their game on.My son and I are IronDad and Spider-Lad, says IMGU...
08:12 pm PDT - Wed, September 25, 2019
BoingBoing Impressive Japanese manga cosplay by pro cosplayer Leon Chiro
Wow, takes a moment to realize this video is a real human being, not CGI.Get a load of this insanely great cosplay by professional cosplayer Leon Chiro [Instagram] paying homage to JoJo's Bizarre Adve...
07:58 pm PDT - Wed, September 25, 2019
BoingBoing Trump just announced that Nancy Pelosi is no longer speaker of the house
Oh nothing, just the president of the United States announcing that Nancy Pelosi is no longer Speaker of the House. pic.twitter.com/WnLkdPJ1Wg— Brian Tyler Cohen (@briantylercohen) September 25,...
06:46 pm PDT - Wed, September 25, 2019
BoingBoing Lynda Barry is a Macarthur "genius"
Underground comics artist Lynda Barry (previously) is one of this year's class of $625,000 Macarthur Foundation "genius grant" recipients, and it's so deserved.Barry is best known for her longrunning ...
06:46 pm PDT - Wed, September 25, 2019
BoingBoing Cool hands-free illuminated magnifier for cheap
This 2.5x LED magnifier can be used as a handheld tool or on the desktop. Perfect for peering at electronic components. It's only on Amazon. Read the rest ...
06:33 pm PDT - Wed, September 25, 2019
BoingBoing Tiktok has become a vital tool for monitoring abuses against Xinjiang Uyghurs, but that's threatened by the company's new censorship rules
Tiktok (formerly Musica.ly) is the massively popular, $75b social media sensation primarily used for short lip-sync clips with high-precision choreography and endlessly inventive special effects and v...
06:21 pm PDT - Wed, September 25, 2019
BoingBoing Gallery of knock-off Halloween costumes
When you can't afford to pay the licensing fee, you have to get creative. Stranger Things becomes Unusual Events. Minecraft becomes Minegame. Clueless becomes Notionless. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle b...
06:05 pm PDT - Wed, September 25, 2019
BoingBoing An 11-year-old boy drives more than 200 miles to live with a stranger he met on Snapchat
An 11-year-old South Carolina boy took his brother's car and drove for three hours and more than 200 miles looking for a man he met on Snapchat. He said he wanted to "live with" the stranger, accord...
05:54 pm PDT - Wed, September 25, 2019
BoingBoing Video teardown of the Nintendo Switch Lite
iFixit took apart a Nintendo Switch Lite to see what was inside. It looks pretty easy to take apart, but it uses more adhesives than the original switch making it less repairable. iFixit gave the orig...
05:53 pm PDT - Wed, September 25, 2019
BoingBoing Gorgeous photos of Soviet subway stations
Christopher Herwig is a photographer who previously did a fantastic series of photos of Soviet-era bus stops. Now he's back with a book of photos of Soviet subway stops -- and they are, if anything, e...
05:43 pm PDT - Wed, September 25, 2019
BoingBoing Thomas Cook travel collapsed and stranded 150,000 passengers, but still had millions for the execs who tanked it
Thomas Cook is one of the oldest travel agencies in the world, operating their own flights, ships, hotels, etc, whose founders effectively invented modern tourism (listen to this excellent Stuff You M...
05:32 pm PDT - Wed, September 25, 2019
BoingBoing How do they make realistic flowing water in video games?
My daughter showed me this video, which uses a location in Super Mario Galaxy 2 to show how game designers use scrolling layers and textures to create the illusion of flowing water. The video was crea...
05:25 pm PDT - Wed, September 25, 2019
BoingBoing An unintended consequence of New York's new clean water is a return of destructive marine borers
"Shipworms" are a menace, devouring the wood in ships and docks. For a while, as the New York Times explains, the pollution in New York harbor actually had some benefit in fighting them:By the 1960s, ...
05:23 pm PDT - Wed, September 25, 2019
BoingBoing Video: the mathematics of where to park your car
Are you the driver in the lot who parks in the first spot you see? Or do you circle around and around looking for a spot by the door? Physicists Paul Krapivsky of Boston University and Sidney Redner o...
04:57 pm PDT - Wed, September 25, 2019
BoingBoing Mattel launches line of "gender inclusive" dolls
Mattel, makers of Barbie and many other toys, has launched "Creatable World," a line of $30 customizable dolls with "extensive wardrobe options, accessories and wigs allow kids to style the doll with ...
04:54 pm PDT - Wed, September 25, 2019
BoingBoing Naked and famous: Swiss tourist has Disney LSD trip of a lifetime
A Swiss tourist ate acid and disappeared into the vortex that is Disneyland Paris. He was spat out just under a mile away from the park, naked.Washington Post:For hours, worried Disneyland employees c...
04:50 pm PDT - Wed, September 25, 2019
BoingBoing Watch robber with gun when he realizes his would-be victim is a pal
This security cam video was taken at night in a street in Argentina. We see a man press a doorbell when two people on a motorcycle arrive. The rider hops off, draws a pistol, and aims it at the man's ...
04:46 pm PDT - Wed, September 25, 2019
BoingBoing Michigan cop fired over vast collection of racist memorabilia claims he is just a 'Dukes of Hazzard' fan
Them dukes, them dukes.The Root:The citys report reveals that Anderson told investigators that his love of artifacts related to the treacherous Confederacy and one of the nations first terrorist group...
04:43 pm PDT - Wed, September 25, 2019
BoingBoing Watch MSNBC's Chris Hayes unintentionally coin a new euphemism for masturbation
Uhh whats it like? pic.twitter.com/7G2jiwdMvO— Silvia Killingsworth (@silviakillings) September 25, 2019 "Shaking the champagne bottle." Read the rest ...
04:34 pm PDT - Wed, September 25, 2019
BoingBoing Couple accidentally received 25,000 tabs of Ecstasy in the mail
A woman in Austria was expecting a package of dresses she had ordered from a Dutch retailer. Two boxes from the Netherlands showed up at her door and while one of them contained her clothing, the othe...
03:57 pm PDT - Wed, September 25, 2019
BoingBoing This incredibly ugly Corvette is actually quite beautiful
I guess the late 70s hadn't totally been forgotten by 1981 and someone needed a two-tone 'Vette to go with their shag carpeting.I like it, tho I would not want to own it! I am a bit shocked it hasn't ...
03:48 pm PDT - Wed, September 25, 2019
BoingBoing Getting the right amount of smokey flavor when BBQing on a bullet smoker
Putting the wood chunks under the charcoal before lighting it works really, really well.Here's the deal. I love slow and low cooking. After spending years on slow cooker and sous vide recipes smoking ...
02:58 pm PDT - Wed, September 25, 2019
BoingBoing Idiot soccer hooligan arrested for punching horse
A gentleman was arrested in Portsmouth, England after punching a police horse during a riot following a soccer game. He apparently was angry that Portsmouth lost to Southampton. It isn't clear why he ...
02:34 pm PDT - Wed, September 25, 2019
BoingBoing White House releases summary of call where Trump asked Ukraine president to investigate Biden
After promising a transcript of a controversial call between Trump and Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky, the White House today released a summary offering details of the conversation but specifi...
01:56 pm PDT - Wed, September 25, 2019
BoingBoing Facebook excempts politicians from rules that ban "hate speech" and "false news"
In a blog post, Facebook executive Nick Clegg announced that Facebook will exempt politicians from rules that prohibit users from posting hate speech, encouraging criminal activity, inciting violence ...
12:37 pm PDT - Wed, September 25, 2019
BoingBoing "Incel violence" warning issued over new Joker movie screenings
The U.S. military fears incels will commit acts of violence at screenings of the edgy new Joker movie, and has warned troops to keep an eye out for them at screenings. Gizmodo:In a September 18th emai...
12:00 pm PDT - Wed, September 25, 2019
BoingBoing Cute Little Fuckers are artist-created, gender-inclusive sex toy monsters
And, they vibrate!Bay Area-based artivist collective Loud and Queer have developed a line of vibrating sex toys that are created to be gender inclusive.TechCrunch:Sex toys are oftentimes geared toward...
12:00 pm PDT - Wed, September 25, 2019
BoingBoing Create your own corner of the web with over 70% off on a Wix Unlimited Plan
Want to build your own website? Even for a modest personal site, it was once assumed you might wait for days or weeks while a web designer hammered through arcane code on your behalf.That all sounds a...
11:36 am PDT - Wed, September 25, 2019
BoingBoing Apple files patent on even-thinner keyboards
After the roaring success of its butterfly keyboard design, Apple has an idea to make its laptops even thinnner: attach keys directly to a membrane on the printed circuit board. Apple Insider:In Apple...
11:30 am PDT - Wed, September 25, 2019
BoingBoing Patti Smith and Stewart Copeland join Choir! Choir! Choir! for "People Have the Power"
The good folks at Choir! Choir! Choir! (previously) are still doing their thing, and now they've included both Patti Smith and Stewart Copeland to play along: On April 13, 2019, Patti Smith + Stewart ...
11:15 am PDT - Wed, September 25, 2019
BoingBoing WNBA star Liz Cambage arrived at the arena wearing a shirt featuring a photo of herself naked
6'9" WNBA star Liz Cambage is featured in ESPN's 2019 body issue. She arrived at the arena for the Las Vegas Aces' playoff game wearing a shirt featuring the issues cover [email protected] rocking the ...
11:13 am PDT - Wed, September 25, 2019
BoingBoing Li'l Don Trump and how the cookie crumbles
Tom the Dancing Bug, IN WHICH we may wonder whether Li'l Don Trump's series of denials are truthful...
11:09 am PDT - Wed, September 25, 2019
BoingBoing What it's like to fly a helicopter equipped with a massive dangling chainsaw
Maybe you've seen the video that's gone viral on Twitter of a helicopter trimming the trees in a forest by dangling a massive chainsaw that's composed of ten spinning blades?If not, maybe take a minut...
11:08 am PDT - Wed, September 25, 2019
BoingBoing Stargazing: Jen Wang's semi-autobiographical graphic novel for young readers is a complex tale of identity, talent, and loyalty
Jen Wang (previously) is several kinds of excellent comics person: from her debut graphic novel Koko Be Good (a complex and heartfelt take on "manic pixie dream girls") to her award-winning, bestselli...
07:21 am PDT - Wed, September 25, 2019
BoingBoing How to solve your problems when no one else can help
That theme song rattles around my head. Read the rest ...
11:51 pm PDT - Tue, September 24, 2019
BoingBoing Masterpiece by 13th century Italian painter Cimabue found in French womans kitchen
She thought it was an old Greek religious icon. It was a lost masterpiece worth $6 million or more.A painting that has now been attributed to the 13th century Italian master Cimabue was recently disco...
11:39 pm PDT - Tue, September 24, 2019
BoingBoing Police redeliver Amazon packages sent to cemetery
Officers in the Burlington, Massachusetts police department temporarily performed the work of Amazon drivers when a number of undelivered (misdelivered?) packages were found in a local cemetery.A dili...
11:27 pm PDT - Tue, September 24, 2019
BoingBoing UNIONS: In Pittsburgh, 80 Google workers join United Steelworkers Union
This is an interesting move.An estimated 80 people who work at Google in Pittsburgh as contracted employees have voted to join the United Steelworkers trade union.To my knowledge, there is not another...
11:19 pm PDT - Tue, September 24, 2019
BoingBoing Trump was going to let Egypt arrest NYT reporter, Sulzberger says
NYT publisher calls Trump's anti-press rhetoric 'global threat'...
11:17 pm PDT - Tue, September 24, 2019
BoingBoing From indignant outrage to courtroom sobbing: Devin Sloane sentenced to 4 months in prison for college admissions fraud
When high school administrators asked wealthy California wastewater executive Devin Sloane (53) why his son got accepted to the University of Southern California as a water polo recruit even though he...
11:07 pm PDT - Tue, September 24, 2019
BoingBoing Basset Hound plays piano while toddler dances (sound on!)
You need this.Unmute it and turn up the sound -- then prepare for your dogs to freak out.Has anyone remixed this yet?The kid gets it.Party hard!And here's another sweet Basset Hound who loved to sing....
10:55 pm PDT - Tue, September 24, 2019
BoingBoing With state secrets privilege, U.S. ends challenge by journalist over drone kill list
A U.S. judge today dismissed a lawsuit by an American journalist who sought to challenge his placement on a drone kill list by U.S. authorities in Syria.DC federal judge dismissed a lawsuit filed by a...
09:49 pm PDT - Tue, September 24, 2019
BoingBoing Grateful Dead lyricist Robert Hunter, RIP
Robert Hunter, who penned the lyrics to the majority of the Grateful Dead's songs, died last night at age 78. Hunter first met Jerry Garcia in 1961 and went on to write the words to such classics as R...
09:43 pm PDT - Tue, September 24, 2019
BoingBoing WeWork founder Adam Neumann won't be CEO anymore
Embattled office space startup founder Adam Neumann has been forced out of his position as the chief executive of WeWork (We Co), WSJ reports.The company is about to go public, and a nasty expos in th...
09:20 pm PDT - Tue, September 24, 2019
BoingBoing Pelosi says House to begin 'official impeachment inquiry' on Donald Trump
"The President must be held accountable. No one is above the law" House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, 9-24-2019...
08:59 pm PDT - Tue, September 24, 2019
BoingBoing Nerf unveils "DRM for darts"
Hasbro's got a new foam dart gun, the $50 Nerf Ultra One blaster, and to make sure that owners of this toy arrange their affairs to the benefit of Hasbro's shareholders, the company has engineered a d...
08:26 pm PDT - Tue, September 24, 2019
BoingBoing Scott Adams, of "Dilbert" fame, threatens legal action over tweet mocking him
Cartoonist Scott Adams is famous for "Dilbert", for his right-wing commentary, and most recently a nauseating attempt to promote an app after the Gilroy massacre. On Twitter, journalist John Cook mock...
07:40 pm PDT - Tue, September 24, 2019
BoingBoing Comscore and its former CEO charged with fraud
Comscore is a lynchpin of online "metrics", the practice of measuring web traffic and assigning human interest and engagement to it. The SEC announced today it charged the company and its former CEO w...
07:15 pm PDT - Tue, September 24, 2019
BoingBoing Japanese Kewpie Mayonnaise
I've been accused of being partial to Kewpie Mayonnaise because of its retro packaging, but that's only partially true. This is the best mayo I've ever had. Chalk it up to extra egg yolks and the MSG....
07:04 pm PDT - Tue, September 24, 2019
BoingBoing Peppy firetruck gets carried away and tips over at school demo
Firefighters wanted to put on a good show for a school in Vic, Hungary. They also wanted to demonstrate how they could put out a staged car fire. But their performance doesn't go as planned when their...
06:48 pm PDT - Tue, September 24, 2019
BoingBoing A cartoon by a man name Cage about a silent piano composition was published 20 years before John Cage's 4'33"
From Futility Closet:In John Cages 1952 composition 433, the performer is instructed not to play his instrument.American music critic Kyle Gann discovered this 1932 cartoon in The Etude, a magazine fo...
06:37 pm PDT - Tue, September 24, 2019
BoingBoing Large turkey attacks motorcyclist
A bellicose turkey displayed aggressive behavior towards a man astride a two-wheeled motor vehicle while stopped at an intersection. The man defended himself against the truculent bird's attacks by ki...
05:43 pm PDT - Tue, September 24, 2019
BoingBoing Atlas the robot just got more human with this gymnastics routine
Oh shit, Atlas, "one of the most advanced humanoid robots ever built" according to DARPA, is now doing a gymnastics routine, and it's really good. Launched in 2013 by BostonDynamics for DARPA, this ro...
05:13 pm PDT - Tue, September 24, 2019
BoingBoing J. Michael Mendel, producer of "Rick and Morty" and "The Simpsons," RIP
J. Michael Mendel, beloved producer of "Rick and Morty" and "The Simpsons," has died just two days before turning 55 years old. The cause of his death has not been made public. He is survived by his w...
05:05 pm PDT - Tue, September 24, 2019
BoingBoing Mr. T's words of wisdom could be put to no better use
People rarely ask me for advice, but when they do I always recommend Mr. T's autobiography as the place for folks to start. Read the rest ...
05:00 pm PDT - Tue, September 24, 2019
BoingBoing Bird flight, bug gaits, and animal walks: fascinating videos for animators
Artist and animator Stephen Cunnane directed these wonderful videos to help artists animate bugs, birds, and other animals. Read the rest ...
04:40 pm PDT - Tue, September 24, 2019
BoingBoing Boston Dynamic's robot dog is now for sale
Spot, the robot dog from Boston Dynamics, is now for sale. Sort of. From IEEE Spectrum:But dont pull out your credit card just yet. Spot may cost as much as a luxury car, and it is not really availabl...
04:23 pm PDT - Tue, September 24, 2019
BoingBoing Watch this Coleco Adam home computer commercial starring Lori Loughlin (1984)
In this 1984 TV commercial for Coleco's failed Adam home computer, Lori Laughlin observes a young fellow able to power through his school assignment thanks to the magic of word processing. Laughlin as...
04:23 pm PDT - Tue, September 24, 2019
BoingBoing Ten useful tips for everyday tasks
Mental Floss put together a list of useful tips for everyday tasks like threading a needle, opening pistachios, and picking up bits of broken glass. My favorite is the tip for shredding a cooked chick...
04:22 pm PDT - Tue, September 24, 2019
BoingBoing Warren campaign works to unseat Senator Collins of Maine
Democrats wresting control of the US Senate from the Republicans will be immensely important in the coming election. Senator Elizabeth Warren's campaign for President is investing resources to help de...
04:09 pm PDT - Tue, September 24, 2019
BoingBoing Angry owner of vegan restaurant sprays smoker in face with fire extinguisher
When a man, Jon Bird, was volunteering for an event in Salt Lake City, he stepped away to have a smoke, and was confronted by an angry restaurant owner armed with a fire extinguisher. They argued abou...
04:07 pm PDT - Tue, September 24, 2019
BoingBoing Far-right Australian billionaire demands $500k and a vow of silence from a satirical vlogger
Australian billionaire Clive Palmer has earned a reputation for being...colourful.In addition to spending AUD60m promoting the far-right United Australia Party in the last election (a party that faile...
04:01 pm PDT - Tue, September 24, 2019
BoingBoing Watch the Kickstarter video for Jeri Ellsworth augmented reality tabletop game system
Our friend Jeri Ellsworth announced the Kickstarter campaign for her company's augmented reality system called Tilt Five, which takes tabletop gaming to a new level by giving players a shared 3D anim...
03:43 pm PDT - Tue, September 24, 2019
BoingBoing Watch what happens when a big neodymium magnet collides with 1,000 small ones
The Action Lab Man conducts a groundbreaking experiment to find out what happens when a large neodymium magnet meets a cube made of 1,000 small neodymium magnets. <em>Image: Action Lab/Yo...
03:13 pm PDT - Tue, September 24, 2019
BoingBoing The titular track from Ramsey Lewis' 'Les Fleurs'
Trying to get my day started with a favorite piece of music. Read the rest ...
02:34 pm PDT - Tue, September 24, 2019
BoingBoing Cokie Roberts describes the "fondling fathers" and the pregnant women they left behind after negotiating the Missouri Compromise
In 2008, Cokie Roberts was promoting her book Ladies of Liberty: The Women Who Shaped Our Nation, and described her favorite letter discovered during her research:It was the year of the Missouri Compr...
01:33 pm PDT - Tue, September 24, 2019
BoingBoing Here are two ways you could be tracked after attending a protest
The first story comes from Hong Kong where South China Morning Post reports that, according to sources, "police have used court orders to obtain digital fare payment details and CCTV camera footage of...
01:27 pm PDT - Tue, September 24, 2019
BoingBoing Son of Ghostnet: the mobile malware that targets Tibetans at home and abroad
Citizen Lab (previously) is one of the world's top research institutions documenting cyber-attacks against citizen groups, human rights activists, journalists and others; ten years ago, they made thei...
01:27 pm PDT - Tue, September 24, 2019
BoingBoing Son of Ghostnet: the mobile malware that targets Tibetans abroad
Citizen Lab (previously) is one of the world's top research institutions documenting cyber-attacks against citizen groups, human rights activists, journalists and others; ten years ago, they made thei...
01:16 pm PDT - Tue, September 24, 2019
BoingBoing A list of companies that contract with ICE
Last week, free software developer Seth Vargo pulled the plug on tools he made to work with software developed by his former employer Chef, in protest of Chef's ongoing contracts with US Immigration a...
01:00 pm PDT - Tue, September 24, 2019
BoingBoing 45 Google whistleblowers tell tales of workplace retaliation after reporting abuse
A leaked document co-written by 45 googlers and reported on by Motherboard details how each was subjected to illegal workplace retaliation after reporting abuse by co-workers or superiors.Google's in/...
12:53 pm PDT - Tue, September 24, 2019
BoingBoing Dating game featuring anime Colonel Sanders not so fresh
In typical advergame fashion, a clever concept turns out to be a half-baked product tour with no gameplay to speak of that deviates from a too-specific brand narrative. Apparently you don't even get t...
12:43 pm PDT - Tue, September 24, 2019
BoingBoing Dynasties: in-depth reporting on the wealthy, influential political and corporate families that not-so-secretly rule Canada
The latest podcast from the Canadaland network (previously) is Dynasties, wherein host Arshy Mann delves into the scandals, backroom deals, and secret string-pulling employed by the "great families" o...
12:40 pm PDT - Tue, September 24, 2019
BoingBoing The era of schoolchildren being forced to buy crappy $100 calculators is nearing its end
Whatever fond memories you might have of high school, Texas Instruments' TI-84 is an obsolete piece of crap: a 1980s design updated to 1990s technology made with 2000s penny parts and sold for more th...
12:20 pm PDT - Tue, September 24, 2019
BoingBoing Florida woman bites camel's testicles
The Advocate in Baton Rouge reports that a Florida woman crawled into a camel enclosure at a roadsize zoo, the camel sat on her, and that she bit the camel's testicles "to escape".The investigation fo...
12:15 pm PDT - Tue, September 24, 2019
BoingBoing Celebrate Robert Eggers's new movie The Lighthouse with these official emoji
Sure, Variety calls The Lighthouse a movie haunted by the "ghost of male loneliness," and the Hollywood Reporter says it's thick with "jolts of ever-intensifying insanity soaked in rum," but the offic...
12:13 pm PDT - Tue, September 24, 2019
BoingBoing At the UN, Greta Thunberg excoriates world leaders and her elders for climate inaction
Holy shit. I don't watch a lot of videos; I prefer transcripts. When I absolutely have to get through a video, I usually put it in a background window and listen. Don't do that with Thunberg's four-mi...
12:03 pm PDT - Tue, September 24, 2019
BoingBoing UK Supreme Court rules parliament shutdown unlawful
In a unanimous 11-0 decision, the UK's Supreme Court today ruled that Prime Minister Boris Johnson's supension of parliament was unlawful. Parliament is therefore still in session as Brexit looms and ...
12:03 pm PDT - Tue, September 24, 2019
BoingBoing Trial begins for the "cum/ex" bankers accused of stealing 447m and trying for 60b
You know that late-stage capitalism is upon us when a financial scandal targeting 60 billion in fraud against public treasuries is lost in the noise of other scandals.The scandal is called "cum/ex" ("...
12:00 pm PDT - Tue, September 24, 2019
BoingBoing The Lucky Penny Press will put poems on pressed pennies
Put poems on pressed pennies? Sure, why not?! Oakland-based artrepreneur Lea Redmond (previously) has a dream to crowdfund a Lucky Penny Press, a hand-cranked machine that will dole out pressed pennie...
12:00 pm PDT - Tue, September 24, 2019
BoingBoing Learn how to play the piano, guitar, & how to DJ with the help of this training
It's a long road from a song in your head to a song on the charts - especially if you're just learning to play. The good news is, anyone who's willing to practice can make music. These online classes ...
11:46 am PDT - Tue, September 24, 2019
BoingBoing Royal scandals and the Obamas divorce, in this weeks dubious tabloids
The British Royal soap opera continues with fantastic and implausible plot twists, if you believe this weeks fact-challenged tabloids....
11:44 am PDT - Tue, September 24, 2019
BoingBoing Here's how to take Wired's advice and get your own e-scooter, for a fraction of the cost
Today, Wired advises you to "Stop Renting E-Scooters Every Day and Just Buy One Already!", which may or may not be good advice in terms of your own safety and the safety of others, but if you like the...
11:43 am PDT - Tue, September 24, 2019
BoingBoing A tiny word clock
Over at Hackaday, the user sjm4306 has posted some pretty cool projects in the past, including a Nixie-tube clock and a tiny IV-21 VFD clock.Now he's created something else delightful -- a little cloc...
10:44 am PDT - Tue, September 24, 2019
BoingBoing Permanent Record: Edward Snowden and the making of a whistleblower
I will never forget the moment on June 9, 2013, when I watched a video of a skinny, serious, unshaven man named Edward Snowden introduce himself to the world as the source of a series of blockbuster r...
09:00 am PDT - Tue, September 24, 2019
BoingBoing Summer is over. Juggalos are forever.
The Gathering of the Juggalos is heaven for a photographer. —Nate Igor Smith on finding freedom among killer clowns....
03:06 am PDT - Tue, September 24, 2019
BoingBoing Which music festivals use facial recognition tech?
Evan from Fight for the Future writes, "We just launched a new scorecard showing where major music festivals stand when it comes to using invasive and racially biased facial recognition technology on ...
01:34 am PDT - Tue, September 24, 2019
BoingBoing RIP Daniel Johnston 1961-2019
Time stood still when I heard the news that Daniel Johnston left us this month. There are only a few moments in ones lifetime when time stands still. At the time I felt guilty for the sorrow I felt an...
11:26 pm PDT - Mon, September 23, 2019
BoingBoing "Sonic attacks" on US embassy in Cuba may actually have been insecticide poisoning
Since 2016, American and Canadian diplomats at an embassy in Havana, Cuba have suffered neurological problems thought to have been caused by mysterious "acoustic attacks" from some sort of sonic weapo...
11:24 pm PDT - Mon, September 23, 2019
BoingBoing Video about homeless people who live on a footbridge in Hong Kong
Seventeen homeless people live on a footbridge in Hong Kong. This video profiles several of them.From South China Morning Post:Nguyen Van Son and Eppie Yip were among the 17 homeless people who lived ...
07:53 pm PDT - Mon, September 23, 2019
BoingBoing Fortnite to introduce skill-based matchmaking
Fortnite is a highly competitive game. In order to make it more fun for more players Epic Games is introducing skill-based matchmaking.Commence the Streamers complaining.Verge:Epic is making a big cha...
07:47 pm PDT - Mon, September 23, 2019
BoingBoing Fog cannon interferes with gentleman's plans to rob a convenience store
A 21-year-old man flourishing a machete was deprived of his opportunity to steal money from a New Zealand convenience store after the owner activated a fog cannon. From Stuff:Police have since arreste...
07:15 pm PDT - Mon, September 23, 2019
BoingBoing Veterinary tech training video starring man as pissed-off, unruly, and frightened cat
The video is titled "Veterinary Technician Training: Handling a Fractious Cat." After several viewings, it occurs to me that they mean "cat" as in "hepcat." Read the rest ...
06:58 pm PDT - Mon, September 23, 2019
BoingBoing Yahoo unveils new logo
Yahoo has a new logo (above) and Brand Identity Narrative to go with it. Read the rest ...
06:57 pm PDT - Mon, September 23, 2019
BoingBoing Veterinarian training video features man pretending to be a terrified cat
No non-human animals were harmed in the making of this video. Read the rest ...
06:45 pm PDT - Mon, September 23, 2019
BoingBoing 200 tiny round magnets
I use these little round magnets in my 3D printing and laser cutting projects in lieu of screws. They are strong for their size. A fair number have ended up on the refrigerator as well. They come in a...
06:25 pm PDT - Mon, September 23, 2019
BoingBoing Cinderella with glass arm instead of glass slipper
Glass arms are so much more magical than glass slippers. A woman whose daughter was born with one arm asked professional costume designer and cosplayer Mandy Pursley for a bit of photographic inspirat...
05:46 pm PDT - Mon, September 23, 2019
BoingBoing Police officer arrests a 6-year-old child for having a tantrum at school
A police officer in Florida arrested a 6-year-old girl for having a tantrum at school. According to HuffPost, Dennis Turner, a cop with the Orlando Police Department who was charged with aggravated ch...
05:26 pm PDT - Mon, September 23, 2019
BoingBoing Order your 2019 LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar
The 2019 LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar is here.Palpatine will rise!LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar 75245 Building Kit, New 2019 (280 Pieces) via Amazon Read the rest ...
04:57 pm PDT - Mon, September 23, 2019
BoingBoing LA had the best late 60s/early 70s cop tv show theme
Hooning around Los Angeles blasting the theme from SWAT is more fun than hooning around on, while playing 'The Streets of San Francisco.'Hawaii is third runner up. Read the rest ...
04:43 pm PDT - Mon, September 23, 2019
BoingBoing Here's what happened to the guy who got arrested for an "I Eat Ass" sticker on his car
In May 2019 Dillon Shane Webb bought a sticker that read "I EAT ASS" and affixed it to the back window of his truck. A cop didn't like it, and pulled Webb over. Webb argued with the cop and was arrest...
04:36 pm PDT - Mon, September 23, 2019
BoingBoing Fantastic fingerboard trick video from 1999
These days, my 13-year-old son and his friends are all about playing with their Tech Deck fingerboards during lunch at school. This 1999 video "Fingers of Fury!" is from 1999 yet two decades later, ki...
04:24 pm PDT - Mon, September 23, 2019
BoingBoing Gilligan's Island's S.S. Minnow was named as an insult to the chair of the FCC
Gilligan's Island creator Sherwood Schwartz named the ill-fated S.S. Minnow after the then-chair of the FCC who Schwartz said "ruined television." From Robert M. Jarvis's 1998 article in the Santa Cla...
04:00 pm PDT - Mon, September 23, 2019
BoingBoing Instagram filter lets you wear Case's Neuromancer headset
On the left is Josan Gonzalez's illustration of Case's headset for the Brazilian edition of Neuromancer, and on the right is a 3D-version created with Blender and Photoshop. Using this Instagram filte...
03:00 pm PDT - Mon, September 23, 2019
BoingBoing Homemade Haunted Mansion gown with moving ghosts and doom buggies
The grand prize winner at the 2019 D23 Mousequerade, here's Tina Elliott's "Grim Grinning Gown" with moving ghosts and 3D-printed doom buggies:You can see the other prize winners here, including this ...
02:38 pm PDT - Mon, September 23, 2019
BoingBoing Millennials kill Amtrak's dining car
Amtrack is flat out blaming Millennials for killing the dining car.Evidently my love of the Amtrak shared dining car experience is generational. I also thought Matt Dillon was awesome in Singles.WaPo:...
02:37 pm PDT - Mon, September 23, 2019
BoingBoing Raffi's new songs about kids, climate emergency, and Greta Thunberg
Raffi Cavoukian (AKA "Raffi") is best known as a beloved children's singer -- I vividly remember attending one of his concerts as a child -- and possibly secondarily as the brother of former Ontario P...
02:30 pm PDT - Mon, September 23, 2019
BoingBoing Knives made of human feces don't actually work, experiment finds
Maybe you've heard the famous story of the Inuit elder who, when his family takes away his tools to keep him from living out on the ice, makes a knife out of his own frozen poop.The story was first po...
02:11 pm PDT - Mon, September 23, 2019
BoingBoing Kareem Abdul-Jabbar explains the difference between art and racism in comedy
Sports and media legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, as usual, makes more sense than anyone else who has spoken on the matter of SNL hiring and firing a comedian who relies on bullshit racism for laughs.Holly...
02:00 pm PDT - Mon, September 23, 2019
BoingBoing Just look at this banana hammock
Bananas that are as ripe as depicted in this banana hammock do not ap-peel to me at all (yuk!), but I can't help but appreciate the effort nonetheless.As Cory would write, just look at it.(Dude I Want...
01:19 pm PDT - Mon, September 23, 2019
BoingBoing The best video games of this young century
Get your angry hat on, someone's made a list of the best video games of the 21st Century. What are The Guardian's picks?3. Dark Souls (2011)You are dead, which comes with few advantages, but at least ...
01:00 pm PDT - Mon, September 23, 2019
BoingBoing These 50 pence coins are extremely metal
The Isle of Man 50p "Ram" coin features the head of a Manx Loaghtan, a breed of sheep native to the Isle of Man that sometimes sport as many as six horns. The smaller symbol with three armored-legs is...
12:45 pm PDT - Mon, September 23, 2019
BoingBoing A rare encounter with the freaky Deepstaria jellyfish
Recently a team of marine scientists were piloting a submersible when they had a super-rare encounter with a Deepstaria jellyfish. It starts off looking like a ghost and then turns inside out and spre...
12:44 pm PDT - Mon, September 23, 2019
BoingBoing "Pot Brothers At Law" explain what to do if you work in the weed business and are arrested
Also applies to everyone else, as it happens. [via] Read the rest ...
12:38 pm PDT - Mon, September 23, 2019
BoingBoing Doctor Aphra and her murder droids star in this 16-bit animated adaptation of Marvel's "Vader Down" storyline
The "Vader Down" crossover event in Marvel's 2015 Star Wars comics featured an absurdly-overpowered Darth Vader contending with seemingly the entire rebel force, as well as a cyborg rival for Palpatin...
12:30 pm PDT - Mon, September 23, 2019
BoingBoing JOHN WILCOCK: Visiting Japan on Five Dollars a Day
From John Wilcock, New York Years, by Ethan Persoff and Scott Marshall.Greetings, Wilcock readers! The series will complete here on Boing Boing, in weekly installments, through the end of the year.(Se...
12:28 pm PDT - Mon, September 23, 2019
BoingBoing Trump admits asking Ukraine governnent to "investigate" Bidens
After a still-withheld complaint from a whistleblower and mounting pressure from congress to see it, president Donald Trump admitted Sunday that he asked Ukraine's new premier to "look into" Joe Biden...
12:00 pm PDT - Mon, September 23, 2019
BoingBoing Take this training and start crunching big data on MATLAB
If you've worked in any high-performing engineering lab, you already know about MATLAB. This computing environment and the language that powers it is perfectly suited to science and math, with an inte...
12:00 pm PDT - Mon, September 23, 2019
BoingBoing AN ARGUMENT FOR GETTING RID OF THE PHYSICAL "CAPS LOCK" KEY
Daniel Colin James thinks it's time to get rid of the CAPS LOCK key on physical keyboards.Why? Partly because it's a relic of history, created in the 60s by the Bell Labs engineer Doug Kerr, who notic...
11:47 am PDT - Mon, September 23, 2019
BoingBoing Disney almost bought Twitter but backed off because "the nastiness is extraordinary"
Profiled By Maureen Dowd at The New York Times, Disney CEO Bob Iger says that the company almost bought Twitter in 2017, but decided against it because "the nastiness is extraordinary.""I like looking...
11:45 am PDT - Mon, September 23, 2019
BoingBoing An electric carving knife that looks like a chainsaw
The Mighty Carver electric knife ($59.95) might be the most badass way to rip into the holiday bird, besides using an actual chainsaw. Here's how it came to be, as told by its creator, Kimberly Burney...
11:31 am PDT - Mon, September 23, 2019
BoingBoing Mattel designed a Barbie doll honoring her accomplishments, but what was accomplished??
Eleni Antoniadou's reported accomplishments were so impressive that Mattel designed a Barbie doll based on her as part of its International Womens Day celebration.But those "accomplishments" might all...
11:31 am PDT - Mon, September 23, 2019
BoingBoing Mattel designed a Barbie doll honoring Eleni Antoniadou's accomplishments, but what are they?
Eleni Antoniadou's reported accomplishments were so impressive that Mattel designed a Barbie doll based on her as part of its International Womens Day celebration.But those "accomplishments" might all...
11:30 am PDT - Mon, September 23, 2019
BoingBoing Come see me in Toronto and Maine!
I'm in the midst of couple of weeks' worth of lectures, public events and teaching, and you can catch me in Toronto (for Seeding Utopias and Resisting Dystopias and 6 Degrees); Newry, ME (Maine Librar...
11:23 am PDT - Mon, September 23, 2019
BoingBoing Bernie Sanders promises to zero out all US medical debt and end medical bankruptcies
Bernie Sanders has pledged to eliminate the $81b in outstanding US medical debt if he is elected president in 2020.Sanders says that this debt forgiveness will benefit 79 million Americans who are cur...
11:05 am PDT - Mon, September 23, 2019
BoingBoing Towards a "nerdocratic oath"
The tech ethics movement has progressed to the point where various practitioners are trying to come up with a kind of oath of service, not unlike the fiduciary principle, or possibly the Hippocratic O...
11:05 am PDT - Mon, September 23, 2019
BoingBoing Sarah Pinsker's "Song for a New Day": outstanding dystopian rock-and-roll novel of rebellion and redemption
Since her stories started appearing in 2013, Sarah Pinsker (previously) has been a writer to watch, winning prestigious awards from the Nebula to the Sturgeon; now, in her debut novel, A Song For a Ne...
11:36 pm PDT - Sun, September 22, 2019
BoingBoing Poll shows Warren now leading in Iowa
United States Senator from Massachusets is shown as leading the Democratic primary field in Iowa in the most recent Des Moines Register/CNN/Mediacom Iowa poll.USA Today:Elizabeth Warren has surged in ...
12:00 pm PDT - Sun, September 22, 2019
BoingBoing Get skin-deep relief with these CBD lotions and creams
Studies have shown cannabidiol (more popularly known as CBD) to be effective in two main areas: Pain relief and stress relief. Both of those make the non-psychoactive, cannabis-derived compound a natu...
10:53 am PDT - Sun, September 22, 2019
BoingBoing The lost audiobooks of Roger Zelazny reading the Chronicles of Amber
When I was a kid, my whole circle of D&D-playing, science-fiction reading pals was really into Roger Zelazny's ten-volume Chronicles of Amber, but somehow I never read it; for years, I'd intended...
10:49 am PDT - Sun, September 22, 2019
BoingBoing Authenticating a video showing hundreds of kneeling people in shackles and blindfolds on a Chinese railroad platform
Last week, a drone video showing hundreds of people in China being shackled and blindfolded and made to kneel on a train platform went viral; a piece of amazing digital detective work by Nathan Ruser ...
03:29 pm PDT - Sat, September 21, 2019
BoingBoing Come see me in Toronto and Maine!
I'm in the midst of couple of weeks' worth of lectures, public events and teaching, and you can catch me in Toronto (for Word on the Street, Seeding Utopias and Resisting Dystopias and 6 Degrees); New...
03:25 pm PDT - Sat, September 21, 2019
BoingBoing Why do people believe the Earth is flat?
I have an op-ed in today's Globe and Mail, "Why do people believe the Earth is flat?" wherein I connect the rise of conspiratorial thinking to the rise in actual conspiracies, in which increasingly co...
03:17 pm PDT - Sat, September 21, 2019
BoingBoing Banksy celebrates the erasure of his Brexit mural: "I guess a big white flag says it just as well"
In 2017, Banksy painted a giant mural on a wall in Dover, England depicting a worker chiseling a star off the EU flag, by way of a comment on the Brexit vote; now, parties unknown have painted over th...
03:11 pm PDT - Sat, September 21, 2019
BoingBoing Ed Snowden says he'll stand trial and even go to prison in the USA if he can have a public trial and mount a public interest defense
On the occasion of the publication of Permanent Record, a memoir of Edward Snowden's journey from gung-ho would-be special forces sergeant to CIA and NSA spy to whistleblower -- a memoir that the US g...
02:59 pm PDT - Sat, September 21, 2019
BoingBoing Jellyfish shot: an admiring cocktail
The jellyfish shot combines a sickly sweet collection of liqueurs (blue curacao and sambuca) with vodka and a drop of cream to make a cocktail that is gorgeous to admire, even if you couldn't pay me e...
02:53 pm PDT - Sat, September 21, 2019
BoingBoing On Fire: Naomi Klein's book is a time-series of the shift from climate denial to nihilism to Green New Deal hope
My latest LA Times book review is for Naomi Klein's new essay collection, On Fire: The (Burning) Case for a Green New Deal, which traces more than a decade of Klein's outstanding, on-the-ground report...
02:41 pm PDT - Sat, September 21, 2019
BoingBoing Bill Gates: if we break up Big Tech, we'll just have more bad companies
In an interview with Bloomberg, Bill Gates dismissed the idea of breakups as a remedy for Big Tech's monopolistic market concentration; Gates said that breaking up an abusive company will just produce...
01:56 pm PDT - Sat, September 21, 2019
BoingBoing Propublica finds millions of Americans' medical images and data sitting on unprotected, publicly accessible servers
An investigation by Propublica and Bayerischer Rundfunk found 187 servers hosting more than 5,000,000 patients' confidential medical records and scans (including a mix of Social Security numbers, home...
12:00 pm PDT - Sat, September 21, 2019
BoingBoing Name your price for this library of DIY eBooks by Make:
If you're part of the maker community, you know Make:. Though Make: magazine is off the shelves as of this year, the eBooks and resources put out by Maker Media are still a fantastic resource for the ...
11:04 am PDT - Sat, September 21, 2019
BoingBoing Republic of Lies: the rise of conspiratorial thinking and the actual conspiracies that fuel it
Anna Merlan has made a distinguished journalistic career out of covering conspiracy theories, particularly far-right ones, for Gizmodo Media; her book-length account of conspiratorial thinking, Republ...
09:49 pm PDT - Fri, September 20, 2019
BoingBoing Kid has a real sense of adventure
Unmute this one.From Redditor @carolyn_collier_."Would you like to play a game?" Read the rest ...
09:38 pm PDT - Fri, September 20, 2019
BoingBoing Trump repeatedly (8 times) urged Ukraine president to investigate Bidens son
Trump says it doesn't matter if he talked of investigating Biden with Ukraine president (it does)...
09:29 pm PDT - Fri, September 20, 2019
BoingBoing YouTube missed the mark, says CEO apologizing for verification removal mega-blunder
Updates are expected....
09:02 pm PDT - Fri, September 20, 2019
BoingBoing In Cambridge Analytica clean-up, Facebook says it killed 'Tens of Thousands' of apps
Of course they announced it at the end of the day on Friday, that's what you do with bad news.In a Facebook blog post from Ime Archibong, VP of Product Partnerships, Facebook says it has had suspended...
08:46 pm PDT - Fri, September 20, 2019
BoingBoing Chicago driver goes full Blues Brothers, plows through suburban mall
A driver plowed through the Sears entrance of the Woodfield Mall in Schaumburg, Illinois this afternoon. The driver then continued on through the mall, destroying several kiosks and damaging storefron...
06:20 pm PDT - Fri, September 20, 2019
BoingBoing Real life folk horror: turkeys march in a circle around a dead cat
No horror film auteur could envision and produce something as creepy as a bunch of turkeys spontaneously circling and marching around a dead cat in the road.turkeys walking in a circle around a dead c...
06:16 pm PDT - Fri, September 20, 2019
BoingBoing Combination pen and nail clipper
This ingenious device is called the "Make Your Co-Workers Hate You Pen." I would not use it publicly but I would use it. I'd definitely use it. From Perpetual Kid: WARNING: You will lose friends! You ...
06:02 pm PDT - Fri, September 20, 2019
BoingBoing Walmart stops selling e-cigarettes as vaping death count grows
America's largest retailer will stop selling electronic cigarettes. Walmart announced the news today in response to a growing number of unexplained deaths involving vape devices throughout the US.Juul...
06:00 pm PDT - Fri, September 20, 2019
BoingBoing Bizarro Burberry hybrid coat/vest
Described as a "posh mash-up of uptown and downtown," this Burberry outerwear offering is just downright weird. It combines a classy women's camel hair coat (the "uptown") with a red/taupe puffer vest...
05:54 pm PDT - Fri, September 20, 2019
BoingBoing California sues Trump over climate-warming tailpipe emissions rollback
California and 23 other states are suing to stop the Trump administration's shocking legal reversal of states' authority to set their own rules on climate-warming tailpipe emissions.Proud to be in Cal...
05:46 pm PDT - Fri, September 20, 2019
BoingBoing Gunfighters lament a lonely lifestyle
I have not bothered with The Magnificent Seven remake. Should I? Read the rest ...
05:46 pm PDT - Fri, September 20, 2019
BoingBoing Bus converted into mobile art gallery
Not your average bus conversion.You can say that again, liveartbus.Been slowly building my dream for years and its finally getting close to being a reality.This walkthrough video is stupendous. How is...
05:38 pm PDT - Fri, September 20, 2019
BoingBoing Awesome 'Dark Souls' game-inspired embroidery project
Seriously impressive game-inspired stitching project right here.Says IMGURian ExaltedFemShep:14" Original Dark Souls Embroidery. Took me approximately 60 hours. Made it for my husband.All I can say is...
05:30 pm PDT - Fri, September 20, 2019
BoingBoing This robot tuna could become a swimming surveillance system
Do androids dream of electric sashimi? University of Virginia engineers and Harvard biologists built a robotic fish based on the high-performance swimming of tuna. Above, a visualization of the robot'...
05:04 pm PDT - Fri, September 20, 2019
BoingBoing Scholar finds John Milton's copy of Shakespeare, marked up with corrections and improvements
University of Cambridge lecturer Jason Scott-Warren was looking at an original 1623 folio copy of Shakespeare's plays, when thought he recognized the handwriting in the margins: John Milton. Was it po...
04:59 pm PDT - Fri, September 20, 2019
BoingBoing Twitter bans more psyops accounts: China, UAE, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Spain, and Ecuador
Twitter announced on Friday it has suspended still more nation-state controlled accounts for conducting information operations. The latest batch of banned psyops accounts originated in China, UAE, Egy...
04:56 pm PDT - Fri, September 20, 2019
BoingBoing Woman burning love letters sets apartment on fire
A woman in Lincoln, Nebraska was burning love letters from her ex when she fell asleep. She was woken by the smoke alarms with her apartment on fire. Insert joke here about hot love affairs, burning p...
04:32 pm PDT - Fri, September 20, 2019
BoingBoing Warren Zevon certainly understood how to rock
I saw a werewolf with a Chinese menu in his hand. Read the rest ...
01:30 pm PDT - Fri, September 20, 2019
BoingBoing Colt "suspends production" of AR-15 rifles for consumers
Armalite created the AR-15, sold the rights to Colt in the fifties, and the design long ago emerged from patent and became widely-copied. The AR-15 itself will no longer be made for consumers by Colt,...
01:00 pm PDT - Fri, September 20, 2019
BoingBoing Interview with Rare Blues Collector John Tefteller, who bought at $37,100 record
John Tefteller is a well-known rare blues record collector. In 2013, Tefteller purchased Alcohol and Jake Blues by Tommy Johnson (1930), a very rare blues 78 rpm record, on eBay for $37,100.Tommy John...
01:00 pm PDT - Fri, September 20, 2019
BoingBoing Interview with Rare Blues Collector John Tefteller, who bought a $37,100 record
John Tefteller is a well-known rare blues record collector. In 2013, Tefteller purchased Alcohol and Jake Blues by Tommy Johnson (1930), a very rare blues 78 rpm record, on eBay for $37,100.Tommy John...
12:40 pm PDT - Fri, September 20, 2019
BoingBoing What killed Adrian Lamo?
Adrian Lamo is most famous for turning U.S. Army intelligence analyst and whistleblower Chelsea Manning in to the authorities, but was already well-known among hackers and journalists because of his p...
12:19 pm PDT - Fri, September 20, 2019
BoingBoing Enjoy being an unpleasant goose in Untitled Goose Game
In Untitled Goose Game, you are the goose: an irascible, annoying, hostile bird waddling around the environs of your pond, attacking children and ruining things.It's a lovely morning in the village, a...
12:11 pm PDT - Fri, September 20, 2019
BoingBoing Sexy Mr. Rogers costume
Trashwear retailer Yandy has released the perfect costume for Halloween 2019: sexy Mr Rogers. (Previously)Won't you be my neighbor? Entice your friends next door with your playful puppets! Suit up wit...
12:06 pm PDT - Fri, September 20, 2019
BoingBoing Adam Savage goes behind the scenes at the Smithsonian's Exhibits Central
While Adam was in DC recently for the Apollo 50th Anniversary celebration (and to do the final assembly on the wonderful Project Egress NASA escape hatch project), he visited the Smithsonian's Office ...
12:00 pm PDT - Fri, September 20, 2019
BoingBoing Make meals your way with this 9-in-1 programmable pressure cooker
Life isn't getting any less hectic, and pressure cookers are a quick, healthy solution for a growing number of kitchens. But if you thought your Instant Pot was versatile, there's a major upgrade on t...
12:19 am PDT - Fri, September 20, 2019
BoingBoing Ukraine was focus of Trump 'promise' in whistleblower complaint
How 'high crimes and misdemeanors' can it get?...
12:06 am PDT - Fri, September 20, 2019
BoingBoing Mark Zuckerberg meets Donald Trump at White House
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's please don't regulate us too muchcharm offensive stopped off in Washington, DC today, where Zuck met with Donald Trump and various members of Congress.The meeting Zucker...
11:53 pm PDT - Thu, September 19, 2019
BoingBoing Want to live in a yurt? Why not 'Do It Yurtself.'
With skills, patience, and help from his friends, this guy built a yurt (or ger) for himself and his partner about 20 minutes outside of downtown Portland. The finished home looks really cozy and comf...
11:39 pm PDT - Thu, September 19, 2019
BoingBoing HUD Sec. Ben Carson concerned 'big, hairy men' infiltrating women's homeless shelters
Number of days since the Trump administration has done something performatively homophobic or transphobic? Zero.Noted idiot and Trump administration Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson ...
11:26 pm PDT - Thu, September 19, 2019
BoingBoing UFO fans descend on rural Nevada town for 'Area 51' festival locals do not want
In a rural Nevada desert town, people who get all jazzed up about UFOs on the internet have begun to arrive for a UFO-themed meetup that locals would rather not be hosting.This area of the desert is h...
11:00 pm PDT - Thu, September 19, 2019
BoingBoing Facebook employee dead after 'apparent suicide' at headquarters
This post contains information about suicide. If you need help, its OK not to be OK, and to need help. Call 1-800-273-8255.The Menlo Park Police Department said on Thursday it responded to an apparent...
10:50 pm PDT - Thu, September 19, 2019
BoingBoing Colorado woman puts injured bobcat in car next to her son, 3 years old
The mortally injured cat was later euthanized....
08:16 pm PDT - Thu, September 19, 2019
BoingBoing Comparing the exciting cover art of Atari 2600 games with screenshots of the games
Geek.com has a nice gallery of Atari 2600 game cartridge boxes and screenshots of what the games actually looked like.Some might say that this practice misleading. While I agree that to a modern eye, ...
07:38 pm PDT - Thu, September 19, 2019
BoingBoing A lovely film of spinning tops by Charles and Ray Eames
In 1969, visionary designers Charles and Ray Eames directed this cinematic ballet of more than 100 spinning tops from around the world. The score is by famed Hollywood composer Elmer Bernstein (The Te...
07:08 pm PDT - Thu, September 19, 2019
BoingBoing Check out this amazing DIY turtle costume
Turtle costumes, all the way down.Finished costume chillin on my sofa, says IMGURian and amazing costume creator tragopandemonium of the image above. This guy took me three weeks to build.And here is ...
07:06 pm PDT - Thu, September 19, 2019
BoingBoing This cool mechanical pencil sharpens itself
The inexpensive Uni Kuru Toga is my favorite mechanical pencil, because it automatically rotates the lead everytime you touch the tip to paper. This keeps the lead nicely rounded. It does this without...
06:48 pm PDT - Thu, September 19, 2019
BoingBoing $5 million gold toilet stolen from Britain's Blenheim Palace
Of all the shitty luck! Burglars stole a working 18-carat gold toilet from Blenheim Palace in Britain. The golden potty was part of an art installation, police said.Blenheim is the birthplace of Winst...
06:48 pm PDT - Thu, September 19, 2019
BoingBoing Two suspects arrested after $5 million gold toilet stolen from Britain's Blenheim Palace
Of all the shitty luck! Burglars stole a working 18-carat gold toilet from Blenheim Palace in Britain. The golden potty was part of an art installation, police said.Blenheim is the birthplace of Winst...
06:37 pm PDT - Thu, September 19, 2019
BoingBoing The Theremin is almost 100-years-old
The Theremin, an electronic musical instrument that you play by not touching it, celebrates the 100th anniversary of its invention next year. Smithsonian looks at the history of the first successful e...
06:36 pm PDT - Thu, September 19, 2019
BoingBoing Afghanistan: U.S. drone kills 30 farm workers sitting around a campfire after pine nut harvest
The workers had lit a bonfire and were sitting together when a drone targeted them, says a tribal elder....
06:22 pm PDT - Thu, September 19, 2019
BoingBoing The weird sexually-themed ad campaign for a Candy Crush style game
Lilys Garden is a variant of Candy Crush, a brainlessly addictive match-three smartphone game. The thing that makes Lily's Garden different, says Brian Feldman of New York's Intelligencer, is its biza...
06:11 pm PDT - Thu, September 19, 2019
BoingBoing Church under investigation after worshiper pinned down to pray the gay away
A young gay Christian man in Oklahoma says his fellow church-goers tackled him, pinned him down, punched him in the face, and tried to pray the gay away, because he and his boyfriend are guilty of hom...
06:09 pm PDT - Thu, September 19, 2019
BoingBoing Review of Zelda: Links Awakening: not worth buying
In his Ars Technica review of the Nintendo Switch remake of Zelda: Links Awakening (available September 20), Sam Machkovech says the terrific music and visual upgrades are not enough to justify paying...
05:44 pm PDT - Thu, September 19, 2019
BoingBoing Skinny, tall, ultramodern home on 16-foot wide piece of land
Cyril Borovsky purchased a 16-foot wide strip of property in Toronto. Then he built a 3 bedroom, 3 bath, four-story house. Borovsky says his design approach could be used to turn parking spaces into h...
05:26 pm PDT - Thu, September 19, 2019
BoingBoing Atari Centipede commercial with bad 1980s TV rap
Enjoy this 1983 television commercial advertising Centipede for the Atari 5200. The centipedes are comingGet your fingers moving fastThe spider's out to get youDo you think that you can last? Read the...
05:08 pm PDT - Thu, September 19, 2019
BoingBoing Man scares off porch pirates with booby-trapped box
Joshua Garnes of Huntington, West Virgina had an ongoing problem with porch pirates swiping boxes outside a house he's renovating. They even stole his "no trespassing" signs. So he rigged up a box wit...
04:33 pm PDT - Thu, September 19, 2019
BoingBoing Look at new SNL cast member Chloe Fineman's spot-on impersonation of Elizabeth Holmes
I haven't watched Saturday Night Live in years, but I might start again just because I like Chloe Fineman's impersonation of Elizabeth Holmes so much. View this post on InstagramA post shared by Chl...
04:26 pm PDT - Thu, September 19, 2019
BoingBoing Video surfaces of Canadian Prime Minister in blackface
A day after a photo emerged of Justin Trudeau in brownface, as an Aladdin-esque genie at a 2001 party, the other shoe dropped: video of him fully blacked-up in a minstrel wig. The video dates from the...
04:08 pm PDT - Thu, September 19, 2019
BoingBoing Review of the iPhone 11's camera
When I got an iPhone 8, I was amazed at how much better the camera was than the one on my iPhone 7. I didn't buy an iPhone XS, but its camera was a lot better than the iPhone 8's. Austin Mann's review...
03:13 pm PDT - Thu, September 19, 2019
BoingBoing Vagina museum opens soon
The world's first vagina museum will open November 16 in London. The Vagina Museum is the worlds first bricks and mortar museum dedicated to vaginas, vulvas and the gynaecological anatomy. The project...
03:00 pm PDT - Thu, September 19, 2019
BoingBoing New Delhi's garbage mountain
Spread over an area of 40 football fields, New Delhi's garbage mountain towers over nearby buildings. Ghazipur landfill in New Delhi is India's highest rubbish mountain, spreading over an area larger ...
02:07 pm PDT - Thu, September 19, 2019
BoingBoing Suspect in New Mexico auto thefts arrested on suspicion of auto theft in New Mexico
A man already awaiting trial on charges of auto theft was arrested again, this week. The new charge? Auto theft. The Gallup Independent, via the AP:Justin Villa was arrested Sunday after a witness rep...
01:11 pm PDT - Thu, September 19, 2019
BoingBoing Former Prime Minister admits Queen interfered in politics at his behest
The Palace is displeased. In an interview, former U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron says that he asked the Queen to "raise an eyebrow" in the run-up to the Scottish Independence vote when it looked li...
01:00 pm PDT - Thu, September 19, 2019
BoingBoing Sandy Hook Promise releases brutal back to school PSA
Sandy Hook Promise, an organization dedicated to protecting children from gun violence released a truly chilling Back to School PSA earlier today. Titled "Back to School Essentials," it's a graphic lo...
12:48 pm PDT - Thu, September 19, 2019
BoingBoing Lost seal pup rescued
The lost seal pup in this photo, taken by tourist boat operator William McPhee is fine. It was floating unconscious in the water after being parted from its mother, writes the BBC, and was lucky someo...
12:00 pm PDT - Thu, September 19, 2019
BoingBoing Get over 80 hours of training in Python programming for just $35
When it comes to data analytics or deep learning, there's one language behind the apps and algorithms that power the biggest companies of today: Python. The best part about this tool is that as versat...
01:12 am PDT - Thu, September 19, 2019
BoingBoing Trump's 'promise' to foreign leader sparked whistleblower complaint
Wouldn't it be great if Trump were busy keeping his promises to America instead of making secret ones to foreign leaders?The Washington Post reports tonight the whistleblower complaint that triggered ...
12:55 am PDT - Thu, September 19, 2019
BoingBoing Justin Trudeau wore brownface at a party in 2001 when he was a private school teacher
He was performing 'Day-O,' the Afro-Jamaican chant made famous by Black civil rights activist Harry Belafonte....
09:01 pm PDT - Wed, September 18, 2019
BoingBoing Flybraries are little "libraries" for fly fishing
Now folks who fly fish have the opportunity to pay it forward, thanks to the Flybrary Project. Much like the little book lending libraries, at "flybraries" people can leave a fly to share, or take one...
06:59 pm PDT - Wed, September 18, 2019
BoingBoing "Farting Victorians" wallpaper
Now, here's some wallpaper that is meant to get your attention. Tom Maryniak's "Farting Victorians" depicts flatulating turn-of-the-20th-century men, women, and critters, a digitization of a linoleum ...
06:58 pm PDT - Wed, September 18, 2019
BoingBoing Wearable chair
Lex is a "wearable" chair, an apparatus that attaches to your thighs and waist. The legs are shaped to conform to your legs when you're walking around, but become stable struts when you sit back. The...
06:54 pm PDT - Wed, September 18, 2019
BoingBoing The dangerous, exploitative, and dirty business of "healing" crystals
Not only is the purported "healing" power of crystals total bullshit, but most of these "magical" talismans come from mines rife with exploitation, danger, environmental ruin, and shady business pract...
06:52 pm PDT - Wed, September 18, 2019
BoingBoing Good deal on a stovetop espresso maker
I don't have this particular make of stovetop espresso maker, but they all work the same way. It quickly makes several cups of strong coffee. I wouldn't call it espresso - just strong coffee. No filte...
06:36 pm PDT - Wed, September 18, 2019
BoingBoing Watch these AI creatures learn to play hide-and-seek
These AI agents played millions of games of hide-and-seek to learn the best strategies for using different tools (ramps and barricades).From OpenAI:Weve observed agents discovering progressively more ...
06:23 pm PDT - Wed, September 18, 2019
BoingBoing Watch this sick feral dog get nursed back to health
The first part of this video is hard to watch, but it has a happy ending. via Gfycat Read the rest ...
06:08 pm PDT - Wed, September 18, 2019
BoingBoing 'The Boondocks' is back! Coming to HBO Max in Fall 2020
The WarnerMedia streaming platform HBO Max has ordered two "reimagined" seasons of the cult favorite 'The Boondocks,' so we're getting 24 episodes of a new Boondocks show. This is real. Aaron McGrude...
05:57 pm PDT - Wed, September 18, 2019
BoingBoing Massage therapist suing Kevin Spacey for sexual assault has died
The plaintiff's attorneys have informed Spacey that the massage therapist accusing him of sexual assault has passed away. It is unclear if the case will proceed.Hollywood Reporter:An anonymous massage...
05:51 pm PDT - Wed, September 18, 2019
BoingBoing Trump tells reporters he's considering 'ultimate option' for Iran (what?)
If you take him at his word, Trump just said he wants to nuke Iran. The man is nuts, the man is also President. Are we going to start another war? No one knows. Speaking to reporters in Los Angeles to...
05:44 pm PDT - Wed, September 18, 2019
BoingBoing Comic Maeve Higgins to Shane Gillis: "Your words have consequences. Imagine!"
What Shane Gillis and his supporters seem to not understand is that free speech means others can respond to what you say in ways that might not make you happy. From comic Maeve Higgins essay in The Ne...
05:41 pm PDT - Wed, September 18, 2019
BoingBoing WeWork sounds like a real piece of work
The Wall Street Journal today published an exhaustive (exhausting, even!) profile of Adam Neumann, the wacky bro CEO who founded office-rental giant WeWork, which filed its S-1 as We Co. This account ...
05:40 pm PDT - Wed, September 18, 2019
BoingBoing Dave Brubeck messes with time
Dave Brubeck was experimenting with meter signatures and 'Unsquare dance' is in 7/4 time. Read the rest ...
05:16 pm PDT - Wed, September 18, 2019
BoingBoing Look at this incredibly over-the-top unveiling for Staples new logo
They unbent the staple.As one YouTuber put it, "Geez you would think a cure to all cancer was just unveiled."Stick around for the executive's statement that reveals the deep meaning behind this earth-...
05:08 pm PDT - Wed, September 18, 2019
BoingBoing Great performers having fun together
Louis Armstrong and Danny Kaye repeat their performance of 'The Saints Go Marching In' from the Five Pennies. Read the rest ...
05:04 pm PDT - Wed, September 18, 2019
BoingBoing IBM unveils new 53-qubit quantum computer
The largest universal quantum computer available for external use will delivered in October 2019, IBM announced today. Its latest 53-qubit quantum computer will be available to clients of its IBM Q Ne...
04:56 pm PDT - Wed, September 18, 2019
BoingBoing Deepfaking Trump and Kushner into Better Call Saul
Donald explains to his son-in-law how to make money the Trump way and stay out of prison.This makes it clear that if a "pee tape" ever does surface, it will be dismissed as a deepfake.Image: YouTube R...
04:56 pm PDT - Wed, September 18, 2019
BoingBoing Deepfaking Trump and Kushner into Breaking Bad
Donald explains to his son-in-law how to make money the Trump way and stay out of prison.This makes it clear that if a "pee tape" ever does surface, it will be dismissed as a deepfake.Image: YouTube R...
04:43 pm PDT - Wed, September 18, 2019
BoingBoing Why CRTs are great for modern video games
First it was vinyl, then it was cassette tapes -- now the latest old media that's being praised for offering warmer, richer, higher-quality experiences? Cathode-ray-tube displays, for video games.To b...
04:43 pm PDT - Wed, September 18, 2019
BoingBoing Data leak exposes surveillance at Russia's top telecommunications firm
Documents on an unprotected, network-connected drive owned by an employee of Nokia shed light on the inner workings of Russia's networked surveillance system known as SORM (Russian: COPM). SORM (COPM)...
04:28 pm PDT - Wed, September 18, 2019
BoingBoing Pigeon poops on state lawmaker as he gives TV interview about pigeon poop problem
Rep. Jaime Andrade (D-Chicago) was giving a TV interview about the pigeon poop problem at a train station when a pigeon promptly illustrate the lawmaker's point. "I'll just have to go clean up," Andra...
04:18 pm PDT - Wed, September 18, 2019
BoingBoing If Bob Ross taught math
From Toby's "Tibees" YouTube channel:"A math lesson about logarithms inspired by the legendary painter Bob Ross." Read the rest ...
04:03 pm PDT - Wed, September 18, 2019
BoingBoing Right wing freaks out over eco-art in Austria: "Go away and take your shitty forest!"
Back in 1970, Max Peintner drew a picture -- "The Unending Attraction of Nature" -- showing a stadium full of people all watching a forest of trees down on the field. This year the Swiss curator Klaus...
03:35 pm PDT - Wed, September 18, 2019
BoingBoing Los Angeles: The variety hour that won't end! Tony Martini is back!
The Tony Martini Variety Hour returns to The Three Clubs this Saturday night! I'm going!Mark Fite, Renee Albert, Jim Turner and a cast of vaudevillians, burlesque dancers and god knows what are gettin...
02:51 pm PDT - Wed, September 18, 2019
BoingBoing Police seek drivers of abandoned Amish buggy equipped with loud stereo and Michelob Ultra
At 1AM last Sunday two men were enjoying a ride in their Amish buggy with a banging stereo and enjoying a 12-pack of Michelob Ultra when the cops showed up! Rather than discuss their apparently aberra...
02:48 pm PDT - Wed, September 18, 2019
BoingBoing Funny anti-littering prank used to advertise computer cleaning software
For this funny advertisement, CleanMyMac dressed up a fellow as a public pile of trash and when people dropped their litter on his back, he sprung up to surprise them. Read the rest ...
02:27 pm PDT - Wed, September 18, 2019
BoingBoing Help FBI catch the Mummy Marauder
The FBI are seeking help in their search for the "Mummy Marauder" who robbed First Convenience Bank in Harris County, Texas on Friday the 13th. From CNN:The suspect wrapped white gauze around his face...
01:56 pm PDT - Wed, September 18, 2019
BoingBoing KFC launches trial of horrific "Chicken Donut"
Move over, Popeyes and Chick-fil-A! Fast-food giant KFC is trialing a new menu item in Pittsburgh and Richmond. The Chicken Donut is a slab of deep-fried chicken sandwiched between two glazed donuts. ...
01:47 pm PDT - Wed, September 18, 2019
BoingBoing Harvey Weinstein's "life ruined", his lawyer complains
The life of reviled Hollywood sex pest and alleged rapist Harvey Weinstein is "ruined".An attorney for Harvey Weinstein lamented that his whole life has been ruined and defended the accused serial sex...
01:00 pm PDT - Wed, September 18, 2019
BoingBoing Our friend Ariel Waldman spent 5 weeks in Antarctica looking for extremophiles, and made a video series about it
Our friend Ariel Waldman (who has written for Boing Boing quite a bit) recently led an expedition to Antarctica to look for extremophiles. She made a great YouTube series chronicling her work there an...
12:04 pm PDT - Wed, September 18, 2019
BoingBoing Ruined pub still getting TripAdvisor reviews
The Bridge Inn in Middleton-in-Teesdale, England, has not only been closed since 2011, it's been demolished and replaced by housing. So who was giving it bad reviews on TripAdvisor? "We were looking f...
12:00 pm PDT - Wed, September 18, 2019
BoingBoing 10 car mounts that give the CupPhone a run for its money
Your smartphone's GPS is a modern necessity for some trips, but how do you use it safely? It's been a problem ever since phones went mobile. A certain phone mount even shelled out the money for a comm...
11:35 am PDT - Wed, September 18, 2019
BoingBoing The best Nicolas Cage pillow
After researching dozens of Nicolas Cage-themed pillows, we found that the DoubleUSA Nicolas Cage Rainbow pillow [Amazon] is the best option for most users. Featuring two-sided high-definition printin...
11:24 am PDT - Wed, September 18, 2019
BoingBoing In the 1800s, Britain grew a thousand-mile hedge across India
In the 19th century, an enormous hedge ran for more than a thousand miles across India, installed by the British to enforce a tax on salt. Though it took a Herculean effort to build, today it's been a...
11:23 am PDT - Wed, September 18, 2019
BoingBoing A Malthusian Experiment - Are we doomed?
Tom the Dancing Bug, IN WHICH we run a fun an experiment to find out if environmental catastrophe is inevitable...
11:17 pm PDT - Tue, September 17, 2019
BoingBoing These steel taco holders are a steal
I've been using these steel taco holders for a few years now and they are a big hit with the family. They hold tacos upright, making it easy to add fillings. And when you serve them, the fillings don'...
11:06 pm PDT - Tue, September 17, 2019
BoingBoing Cat owner runs a test to see if cats can pass through a narrow gap
There's a rule of thumb that says if a cat can get its head through a hole, its body will also squeeze through it. To test the rule, Maru and Hana's owners built a doorway barrier with a series of inc...
10:39 pm PDT - Tue, September 17, 2019
BoingBoing Guantnamo Bay is the most expensive prison on Earth
It costs $13 million per year to house each of the 40 prisoners at Guantnamo Bay detention camp, according to The New York Times. The US military stations 45 troops per prisoner there.The estimated an...
10:11 pm PDT - Tue, September 17, 2019
BoingBoing How much money does a YouTuber make from 1,000,000 views?
How much money does a YouTuber make from 1,000,000 views? Anywhere between $500 - $10,000, but the average is $2,000. This is according Shelby Church, who has 1.3M subscribers. This particular video h...
09:17 pm PDT - Tue, September 17, 2019
BoingBoing Colorado motorcyclist OK after filming his own fall off cliff into water [VIDEO]
Absolutely do not scroll down if you are afraid of heights, falling, or the idea of zooming off a cliff into the water freaks you out. Don't go any further.Okay.Have you seen this video? It's astonish...
09:03 pm PDT - Tue, September 17, 2019
BoingBoing Ever seen a cicada hatch?
Scroll down, now you have!This is amazing.Ever seen a cicada hatch, I'm 37 yrs old 1st time for me.All photos and video by IMGURian D28martin. Read the rest ...
08:59 pm PDT - Tue, September 17, 2019
BoingBoing The same four notes from a Gregorian chant are used over and over again in movies
These four notes from a 13th-century funeral song can be heard during emotional scenes in countless movies.From Vox:Think back to some of the most dramatic scenes in film history from The Lion King, ...
08:59 pm PDT - Tue, September 17, 2019
BoingBoing Cat lullaby
The world can be a loud, scary, chaotic place. You may need this.Haburu and their owner are delightful. This video, Meowsage, was first published on Apr 27, 2019. It's making the viral rounds again th...
08:55 pm PDT - Tue, September 17, 2019
BoingBoing Commodore PET 4032 vintage computer restoration project before and after photos
Here's a pretty incredible vintage computer restoration project from IMGURian and classic computing aficionado Skottyboy. The finished product is amazing, so's the crusty old before snapshot!You could...
08:44 pm PDT - Tue, September 17, 2019
BoingBoing Federal judge says people in Indiana are allowed to smoke hemp
Indianans are allowed to smoke rope, despite a state ban against smokable hemp products (which contains only a trace of THC), ruled a federal judge.Via Hemp Industry Daily:Smokable hemp flower is one ...
08:19 pm PDT - Tue, September 17, 2019
BoingBoing Beekeeper uses this DIY bee vacuum he rigged up himself when collecting honey
My dad built a bee vacuum!We've featured The Bush Bee Man, an awesome wild beekeeper from Australia, before.This clip is from a web series this beekeeping dad and his son make about the dad's journey ...
07:10 pm PDT - Tue, September 17, 2019
BoingBoing Gears of War 5 is the most yawningly Gears of War game yet
Gears of War 5 is absolutely the 5th game in the Gears of War series.I loved the first Gears of War game. The story was interesting and the commercial for it remains my favorite video game commercial ...
07:02 pm PDT - Tue, September 17, 2019
BoingBoing Facebook claims to be taking white supremacist violence more seriously, LMAO
Days since last Facebook scandal: Zero....
06:48 pm PDT - Tue, September 17, 2019
BoingBoing US sues Edward Snowden, 'Permanent Record' violates NDAs 'signed with CIA & NSA' says Justice Department
Well, pretty much everyone saw this lawsuit coming.The United States government is suing Edward Snowden, whose new book Permanent Record was released today, September 17, 2019. The Justice Department ...
06:42 pm PDT - Tue, September 17, 2019
BoingBoing Trump visits Silicon Valley for fundraiser, location a mystery even to donors
It's Donald's first time visiting Silicon Valley since 2016. Who's going?...
06:02 pm PDT - Tue, September 17, 2019
BoingBoing Shannon Messenger tortures her protagonist like no other in Neverseen (Keeper of the Lost Cities Book 4)
In Neverseen Shannon Messenger continues to torture young Sophie Foster like I've never seen.Sophie Foster is a very confused teen and some sort of Elven genetic experiment to create a Messiah gone-ma...
05:53 pm PDT - Tue, September 17, 2019
BoingBoing Explosion at Russian lab that holds smallpox samples
There's been an explosion and fire at the Russian State Centre for Research on Virology and Biotechnology (Vector), a facility near Novosibirsk in Siberia that happens to hold live samples of smallpox...
05:32 pm PDT - Tue, September 17, 2019
BoingBoing Wilco's lovely new song, video, and forthcoming pop-up book/vinyl package
Enjoy this beautiful song "Everyone Hides" from Wilco's forthcoming 11th album, Ode To Joy, out on October 4.The album is also available in a limited-edition vinyl box set designed by my Grammy-winnin...
05:31 pm PDT - Tue, September 17, 2019
BoingBoing I talk about punch cards, AI and "CODERS" with Joel Spolsky
Earlier this summer I stopped by the office of Joel Spolsky, CEO of Stack Overflow, the mammoth forum for software developers, to talk about my new book Coders, which is all about the subculture of pr...
05:02 pm PDT - Tue, September 17, 2019
BoingBoing Why it's hard to measure who dove deeper into the Mariana Trench
In 2012, James Cameron went in a submarine down to the floor of the Mariana Trench, one of the deepest parts of the world's oceans. He says he dove down 10,908 meters. Last May, Victor Vescovo went do...
04:49 pm PDT - Tue, September 17, 2019
BoingBoing The largest source of plastic in our fresh water is laundry lint
On average, you consume between 74,000 and 121,000 microscopic pieces of plastic every year. Probably much more. Where does it come from? According to new research from Penn State Behrend chemist Sher...
04:16 pm PDT - Tue, September 17, 2019
BoingBoing Yet another Battlestar Galactica reboot
I was perfectly satisfied with the OG Battlestar series. The 1st remake's pilot and first season or two were great!Verge:NBCUniversals streaming service, Peacock, will launch next April with a substan...
02:53 pm PDT - Tue, September 17, 2019
BoingBoing Watch the soap opera inspiration for Harley Quinn
In 1987, Arleen Sorkin played a bizarre dream jester on the classic soap opera Days of our Lives. Watch above. Several years later, that curious character became the inspiration for Harley Quinn on Ba...
02:43 pm PDT - Tue, September 17, 2019
BoingBoing School iPads have bugs. Real bugs.
St. Paul Public Schools in Minnesota found bedbugs infesting iPads issued to students. As of now, only a few of iPads were found to be buggy. From WCCO:...The district encouraged students to take thei...
01:30 pm PDT - Tue, September 17, 2019
BoingBoing Prop masters share most difficult objects they've ever made
TIL: In general, props are the items actors touch/handle, everything else is part of the set decoration and not the responsibility of the property master. Vulture has a fun piece that talks with veter...
01:30 pm PDT - Tue, September 17, 2019
BoingBoing Prop masters share most difficult objects they ever made
TIL: In general, props are the items actors touch/handle, everything else is part of the set decoration and not the responsibility of the property master. Vulture has a fun piece that talks with veter...
01:00 pm PDT - Tue, September 17, 2019
BoingBoing BART map inspires poster of The Fillmore's upcoming shows
Click to embiggen imageDesigner Jose Garcia at Zoca Studio Inc. used a familiar Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) map to showcase the Fillmore's 50 upcoming fall concerts. Ironically, you can't take BART ...
12:46 pm PDT - Tue, September 17, 2019
BoingBoing Richard Stallman resigns from MIT and the Free Software Foundation
Richard Stallman resigned Monday from his positions at MIT and the Free Software Foundation, following controvery over his remarks suggeting victims of Jeffrey Epstein were willing participants.Last w...
12:25 pm PDT - Tue, September 17, 2019
BoingBoing More fun, macabre crafts "From The Mind Of Christine McConnell"
Macabre artist and crafter, Christine McConnell, has a new YouTube series, From The Mind Of Christine McConnell. I felt robbed when her Netflix series, The Curious Creations of Christine McConnell, wa...
12:16 pm PDT - Tue, September 17, 2019
BoingBoing Video of UK cops ramming suspect's scooter, then the suspect
British cops have an (unearned?) reputation for restraint. So it's always wild to see them do things that even the rootin'-tootin' murderers of America's thin blue line would balk at. Here's one simpl...
12:00 pm PDT - Tue, September 17, 2019
BoingBoing Save 88% on this app that summarizes award winning books in just 12 minutes apiece
There's reading for pleasure, and then there's reading for fuel; absorbing the great ideas in nonfiction books so you can apply them in your own life. In today's hectic pace, it can be difficult to fi...
11:37 am PDT - Tue, September 17, 2019
BoingBoing The Babysitter's Coven
Esme Pearl has a shitty life: she's seventeen, has only one real friend in the world, lives in a small Kansas town (and hates it), goes to high school, and is being raised by her traumatized father wh...
11:33 am PDT - Tue, September 17, 2019
BoingBoing Baby crocodiles "sound like a game of Galaga"
Crocfest posted this video of baby crocodiles in a tub. Incredible video of complex social behavior from yearling Cuban crocodiles upon seeing their caretaker, Brad Valle, at Dragonwood Conservancy in...
09:56 pm PDT - Mon, September 16, 2019
BoingBoing SNL fires comic Shane Gillis days after hiring him
"I'm a comedian who pushes boundaries," tweeted Shane Gillis after Saturday Night Live announced he'd been fired just a few days after he landed a prestigious writing job for the 45-year-old show. Gil...
09:28 pm PDT - Mon, September 16, 2019
BoingBoing If you want a small cheap tablet to stream media and read e-books, the Fire 7 Tablet is a good choice
At just The Fire 7 is a nice little tablet. I've had one for couple of years and it's great for watching Netflix, Amazon Prime, HBO, Hulu, etc. It's a bit heavier than a Kindle, but I find it to be a...
09:16 pm PDT - Mon, September 16, 2019
BoingBoing Can you solve the secret sauce riddle?
Alex Gendler of TED-Ed challenges you to figure out where the recipe for a top-secret sauce recipe is located. Below: All the information in one screenshot. Read the rest ...
07:59 pm PDT - Mon, September 16, 2019
BoingBoing Ben Shapiro wants to know what Brett Kavanaugh's penis looks like
Ben Shapiro, the conservative "cool kids' philosopher" of The New York Times' reckoning, wants to know what Supreme Court justice Brett Kavanaugh's penis looks like. Kavanaugh's been accused of sexual...
07:22 pm PDT - Mon, September 16, 2019
BoingBoing "Human Organ for Transplant" lunchbox
This Emergency Meal Transport Box marked "HUMAN ORGAN FOR TRANSPLANT" is surely just convincing enough to scandalize boomers. Even better, though, is pulling a wet slimy liver from a plastic box with ...
05:52 pm PDT - Mon, September 16, 2019
BoingBoing Watch Lego minifigures being born
This is the machine ballet of Lego minifigures being molded and assembled at a factory in Kladno, Czech Republic. Below, the molds behind a minifig.(New Elementary) Read the rest ...
04:46 pm PDT - Mon, September 16, 2019
BoingBoing Woman fights to keep her three emotional support monkeys
Texanne McBride-Teahan of the St. Louis suburb Creve Coeur, is fighting in court to keep her emotional support animals: a black-capped capuchin monkey named Paula, a patas monkey named Zoey, and a bon...
04:43 pm PDT - Mon, September 16, 2019
BoingBoing Prankster gets the obituary he probably deserves
Recently-deceased Joseph A. Heller, Jr., an 82-year-old dad from Connecticut, was known for being a prankster. So it makes sense that his family would take the opportunity to send him off with an obit...
04:35 pm PDT - Mon, September 16, 2019
BoingBoing The existential endtime pleasures of watching silent restoration videos
It is perhaps the spirit of our anxious, rickety age that antique tool, machinery, and toy restoration videos are becoming increasingly popular. There is something oddly comforting and therapeutic abo...
04:35 pm PDT - Mon, September 16, 2019
BoingBoing Furries deplatform Milo
Provocateur Milo Yiannopolous was once the new darling of right-wing media. But after his equivocal opinions on pedophilia were publicized--and then the extent of his interactions with white supremaci...
04:05 pm PDT - Mon, September 16, 2019
BoingBoing Fantastic graffiti optical illusions by artist Vile
Mindbending work by Portugal-based graffiti artist Rodrigo Miguel Seplveda Nunes, aka Vile. See more at his Instagram feed, vile_graffiti.(via Kottke) View this post on Instagram A ...
03:58 pm PDT - Mon, September 16, 2019
BoingBoing How Leon Jones stays hydrated
Times were simpler: a commercial about how much fun it is to deliver water. Read the rest ...
03:38 pm PDT - Mon, September 16, 2019
BoingBoing Sadistic browser game of the day: Tetromino Slide
Tetronimo Slide is an unusually annoying variant of Tetris which adds a sliding mechanism similar to the game Threes. You no longer have to think and thumb quickly in the face of falling blocks, but h...
03:31 pm PDT - Mon, September 16, 2019
BoingBoing I binge watched the BH90210 reboot and it is wonderful
The Beverly Hills 90210 reboot is everything a fan could hope for.I avoided watching BH90210 for about as long as I could. I have been disappointed too many times by things like Gremlins 2, Ghostbuste...
03:02 pm PDT - Mon, September 16, 2019
BoingBoing Daniel Johnston covers The Beach Boys' "God Only Knows"
Listen to the wonderful outsider musician Daniel Johnston, who died last week, cover The Beach Boys' "God Only Knows." The cover was included on the 2006 compilation "Do It Again: A Tribute to Pet Sou...
02:49 pm PDT - Mon, September 16, 2019
BoingBoing Woman who had dramatic dream of swallowing her engagement ring actually did it
Jenna Evans had a dream that she and her fianc were on a train when bad guys appeared. To protect her new 2.4 carat engagement ring, she swallowed it. In the dream. And in reality."I popped that sucke...
02:36 pm PDT - Mon, September 16, 2019
BoingBoing 3D Ken Burns effect from a single photo
Simon Niklaus et al devised a method to convincingly add a 3D Ken Burns zoom effect to 2D photographs. Their code works as well as a decent graphic designer, at least in the sample videos. Better than...
02:20 pm PDT - Mon, September 16, 2019
BoingBoing Why chess wrecks the bodies of grandmasters
TIL that the physical rigors of competitive chess are so hard that grandmasters have begun to train like soccer players.The exertions of chess are intense. The mental effort burns ferocious amounts of...
02:18 pm PDT - Mon, September 16, 2019
BoingBoing Finding the clumsy stormtrooper
James Stangroom has set out on a quest to find the Stormtrooper who banged his head inside Death Star 1.You can tell this trailer is a parody as it doesn't give away the whole thing. Read the rest ...
01:49 pm PDT - Mon, September 16, 2019
BoingBoing Game champion threatens to sue records website that disallowed his precious Donkey Kong score
Billy Mitchell long held the high-score record for the arcade classic Donkey Kong, but his reputation suffered after his best times were shown to have been made using emulators rather than arcade hard...
01:39 pm PDT - Mon, September 16, 2019
BoingBoing The misadventures of Corn Pop and Joe
In 1962, a 19-year old Joseph Robinette Biden Jr., in an effort to get to know more about the minorities who occupied the mean streets of Wilmington, Delaware took a job as a lifeguard at a local publ...
01:30 pm PDT - Mon, September 16, 2019
BoingBoing "Missing" woman joins in search party looking for ... herself
Aren't we all, really, involved in a search party that's desperately hunting to locate ourselves?I've seen this one making the rounds on Twitter, but The Poke transcribed the news story, in case it's ...
01:08 pm PDT - Mon, September 16, 2019
BoingBoing Extremely epic video shows how pencils are made
Faber-Castell's been making pencils since 1761 and wants to show-not-tell you about them. Wordless cinematography and a epic soundtrack right out of Hollywood. Producing 2.3 billion pencils a year and...
12:53 pm PDT - Mon, September 16, 2019
BoingBoing Have you seen the entire Mr. Creosote sketch from Monty Python's The Meaning of Life?
The Mr. Creosote sketch from Monty Python's The Meaning of Life went viral this weekend after director Quentin Tarantino was alleged to have said it's the only scene in film he was ever disturbed by. ...
12:39 pm PDT - Mon, September 16, 2019
BoingBoing Toymaker to produce line of plastic army women
BMC Toys, a Scranton firm that makes a line of traditional dark-green plastic army men, has decided to make a line of plastic army women.As the owner Jeff Imel writes on the company blog, he decided t...
12:00 pm PDT - Mon, September 16, 2019
BoingBoing Work towards becoming a certified project manager with this training bundle
Breaking into the big leagues as a project manager isn't done overnight, but there are principles that anyone can learn, and they're applicable to nearly any business. No matter what your field, if th...
11:59 am PDT - Mon, September 16, 2019
BoingBoing Pixel art map of the USA
PixelDanc3r (also on Instagram) made this adorable and intricate map of the USA in a pixel-art style similar to the overworld maps from 16-bit era games.USA PIXELART MAP!!Thank you very much to @neoma...
11:38 am PDT - Mon, September 16, 2019
BoingBoing Tolkiens Lobelia Sackville-Baggins is probably a misogynist satire of women's rights campaigner Victoria Sackville-West
Lobelia Sackville-Baggins is a Lord of the Rings Hobbit, one of the few, rare female characters in that series, and she's a nasty piece of work: a bitter enemy of Frodo and Bilbo, she is mostly depict...
12:58 pm PDT - Sun, September 15, 2019
BoingBoing Piketty on the "Brahmin left" and the "merchant right"
Thomas Piketty, the French economist behind 2014's game-changing Capital in the 21st Century, has a new book, Capital and Ideology (out in France now, coming in English in 2020), which uses the same l...
12:00 pm PDT - Sun, September 15, 2019
BoingBoing Save over 25% on this open source portable gaming console
On the one hand, nostalgia is "a corruption of the historical impulse," according to William Gibson. On the other hand, "Super Mario Bros." will never not be cool. Luckily, there's a way to satisfy th...
01:22 am PDT - Sun, September 15, 2019
BoingBoing New York Times: Brett Kavanaugh thrusting his penis in a woman's face "may seem like harmless fun"
The New York Times has a story out today about Supreme Court justice Brett Kavanaugh's old schoolmates tattling on sexual misbehavior, and the FBI's refusal to talk to any of them in its abbreviated a...
01:17 am PDT - Sun, September 15, 2019
BoingBoing Great deal on the Fire TV Stick 4K with Alexa Voice Remote
If you've been thinking about getting a Fire TV Stick streaming media player, this is a good opportunity. It's normally but if you use code 4KFIRETV at checkout you can get it for half the price. Rea...
12:25 am PDT - Sun, September 15, 2019
BoingBoing Australian academic Kylie Moore-Gilbert sentenced to 10 years in Iran prison
University of Melbourne lecturer and researcher Kylie Moore-Gilbert was sentenced to 10 years in an Iran prison for undisclosed reasons. Dr. Moore-Gilbert specializes in Middle East politics and yout...
10:00 pm PDT - Sat, September 14, 2019
BoingBoing Painting freaky illusions on the road as virtual speed bumps
A town in Iceland has installed some innovative speed bumps -- a set of painted bars on the road that create the illusion of floating in the air. As Bored Panda writes:Not only does the innovative des...
07:00 pm PDT - Sat, September 14, 2019
BoingBoing Disneyland Evil Queen slays it
There are actors and then there are people who really get into a role and make it theirs! This Evil Queen at Disneyland is definitely in the latter category. Watch her play around as her big, bad, nar...
05:45 pm PDT - Sat, September 14, 2019
BoingBoing Thieves steal golden toilet
Two years ago, I informed you of the fully-functional golden toilet created by Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan, then available for use at the Guggenheim. The installation, currently on tour, was stol...
05:25 pm PDT - Sat, September 14, 2019
BoingBoing French city makes its buses free, spurring new ridership and decreasing car use
A year ago, the city of Dunkirk in France made its bus system entirely free -- causing a boom in ridership, as well as a drop in car usage.In the year since, as France 24 notes, an academic study of t...
05:22 pm PDT - Sat, September 14, 2019
BoingBoing Solar eclipse on Jupiter
The shadow of the Jovian moon Io was captured by NASA's Juno probe. (Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS/Kevin M. Gill) Read the rest ...
01:20 pm PDT - Sat, September 14, 2019
BoingBoing RIP MoviePass (again)
On Saturday, September 14th, the grand and ultimately fatally flawed experiment known as MoviePass will finally come to an end. And this time, it looks permanent.MoviePass notified subscribers that it...
01:07 pm PDT - Sat, September 14, 2019
BoingBoing New York AG finds a billion dollars that the Sacklers funneled through a single bank
The Sackler family got richer than the Rockefellers through their role in creating and sustaining the opioid crisis, which took more American lives than the Vietnam war.The family is secretive and lit...
12:54 pm PDT - Sat, September 14, 2019
BoingBoing A quarter of NYC's post-2013 luxury condos are unsold
The real estate bubble is in trouble: London's luxury housing market has been in freefall for years, and New York's retail vacancy has been soaring, even as global super-luxe housing is also tanking.N...
12:41 pm PDT - Sat, September 14, 2019
BoingBoing LA is going to get cheap nighttime power from a massive solar and battery array in the Mojave
LA's next source of energy: a massive solar panel and lithium battery array in the Mojave, operated by 8minute Solar Energy, and capable of supplying 6-7% of the city's energy budget, with four hours ...
12:28 pm PDT - Sat, September 14, 2019
BoingBoing Majority of Americans want free college and student debt cancellation
A Hill-HarrisX survey found that 58% of Americans "support government-funded public college tuition and the cancellation of student debt for the more than 44 million Americans who currently hold it."7...
12:20 pm PDT - Sat, September 14, 2019
BoingBoing This is your smartphone on feminism
Maria Farrell admits that comparing smartphones to abusive men (they try to keep you from friends and family, they make it hard to study or go to work, they constantly follow you and check up on you) ...
12:00 pm PDT - Sat, September 14, 2019
BoingBoing Boost your data analytics skills with this master class on Tableau
The field of data analytics can get intimidating, even for business professionals who constantly rely on it. But at its heart, its purpose is to simplify. To take mounds of information and distill the...
05:37 am PDT - Sat, September 14, 2019
BoingBoing A fun thing to do in LA on 9/22/19: screening of The Flavor of Green Tea Over Rice (1952)
If you live in Los Angeles, I highly recommend paying a visit to Japan House in Hollywood. It's an event and cultural center created by the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs and features art exhibi...
05:11 am PDT - Sat, September 14, 2019
BoingBoing No trains or buses from Narita to Tokyo after the category 3 typhoon = chaos for thousands
I touch down at Narita Airport on schedule and feel lucky to have just missed Typhoon Faxai, a category 3 storm which had passed through the area hours earlier. Id received a note from the airline tha...
05:36 pm PDT - Fri, September 13, 2019
BoingBoing The creepy chemist behind CIA's search for a mind control drug
In the 1950s and 1960s, chemist Sidney Gottlieb headed the CIA's efforts to find a mind control drug. They thought LSD held the most promise and ran numerous horrible experiments on unwitting civilian...
05:35 pm PDT - Fri, September 13, 2019
BoingBoing Watch how this adorable hummingbird makes friends with a human
Not only is this the calmest hummingbird I've ever seen, but the bravest as well. For some reason it really takes a shine to the woman who shot this video. Via her YouTube page:I watched this little g...
05:10 pm PDT - Fri, September 13, 2019
BoingBoing Submerged car containing man missing for 20 years found on Google Earth
In 1997, William Moldt, then 40, called his girlfriend from a Palm Beach County, Florida bar to tell her he was on his way home. He didn't show up and was never heard from again. Recently though, a fo...
05:02 pm PDT - Fri, September 13, 2019
BoingBoing Penetration testers jailed after they broke into a courthouse to test its physical security
Iowa state court officials contracted with Coalfire to conduct "penetration tests" on its security; as part of those tests, two Coalfire employees broke-and-entered the Adel, Iowa courthouse, and were...
04:59 pm PDT - Fri, September 13, 2019
BoingBoing Stranded family saved by message in a bottle
This summer, Curtis Whitson, his girlfriend, and 13-year-old son were hiking in Central California when they became stranded in a canyon near a waterfall with no way out. They had planned to float dow...
04:46 pm PDT - Fri, September 13, 2019
BoingBoing Unhealthy coping mechanisms
My life is missing a quasi-sarcastic robot to follow me around and point out the shit I've carelessly missed. Read the rest ...
04:19 pm PDT - Fri, September 13, 2019
BoingBoing This is the art of pantomime. In church.
"Pantomime at church, in school, or on TV is another form of dramatic expression for anyone who wants to give deeper meaning to words and to thoughts."This is "The Art of Pantomime in Church" (Meriwet...
04:06 pm PDT - Fri, September 13, 2019
BoingBoing Rocker Eddie Money has passed away at age 70
Rest in peace, Mr. Money.People:Eighties hitmaker Eddie Money died on Friday following complications from stage 4 esophageal cancer. He was 70 years old.The Money family regrets to announce that Eddie...
03:29 pm PDT - Fri, September 13, 2019
BoingBoing Come see me in Toronto and Maine!
I'm in the midst of couple of weeks' worth of lectures, public events and teaching, and you can catch me in Toronto (for Word on the Street, Seeding Utopias and Resisting Dystopias and 6 Degrees); New...
03:01 pm PDT - Fri, September 13, 2019
BoingBoing Inside a New York garbage collector's massive personal collection of treasures found in the trash
For more than three decades, New York Sanitation worker Nelson Molina has picked personal treasures from the garbage he collects in East Harlem. Now totaling more than 45,000 cataloged items, Molina h...
01:50 pm PDT - Fri, September 13, 2019
BoingBoing Evidence of water observed on exoplanet
A superearth 111 light years away shows evidence of water vapor in its stratosphere, reports National Geographic. Water on another world.The discovery, announced this week in two independent studies, ...
01:13 pm PDT - Fri, September 13, 2019
BoingBoing Trump blames LED lightbulbs for making him look orange
Trump wants to roll back regulations that promote low-power light bulbs, even though at this point the industry has moved on and isn't likely to do much in the way of modernizing incandescents. His in...
12:35 pm PDT - Fri, September 13, 2019
BoingBoing Riveting video compilation of rivets being riveted
Enjoy this video collection of hot rivets being put in. I must say, from beginning to end, I was ... engrossed. Hot riveting is an efficient joining method in which two materials are permanently joine...
12:13 pm PDT - Fri, September 13, 2019
BoingBoing Corgi vs. corgi
Two corgis do battle in this epic video confrontation posted on YouTube by Defacto Sound, which I suspect is exploiting the Corg Wars to show off its audio design talents. Read the rest ...
12:00 pm PDT - Fri, September 13, 2019
BoingBoing Save an extra $50 off DJI's answer to GoPro's 4K action cam
If you're in the market for a stable, durable camera fully suited for first-person video, there's a good chance that you're the adventurous type. So why settle on a familiar name like GoPro? The DJI O...
11:31 am PDT - Fri, September 13, 2019
BoingBoing In 1868 a Scottish castaway had to make a new life among the people of the Solomon Islands
In 1868, Scottish sailor Jack Renton found himself the captive of a native people in the Solomon Islands, but through luck and skill he rose to become a respected warrior among them. In this week's ep...
11:31 am PDT - Fri, September 13, 2019
BoingBoing World's first cheese conveyor belt restaurant opens
If you like sushi boat restaurants, you're probably going to love this new conveyor belt eating establishment completely devoted to British cheese that has opened in London's Seven Dials Market. Pic...
12:22 am PDT - Fri, September 13, 2019
BoingBoing Why is Twitter's takedown of accounts spreading disinformation from China such a big deal?
My colleague at Institute for the Future, Nick Monaco, wrote a piece about Twitter's announcement that the Peoples Republic of China was caught using Twitter to spread disinformation about the Hong Ko...
10:42 pm PDT - Thu, September 12, 2019
BoingBoing The Folio Society is releasing a gorgeous edition of Octavia Butler's "Kindred"
Octavia Butler (previously), the brilliant Afrofuturist, McArthur Genius Grant-winning science fiction writer, died far, far too soon, leaving behind a corpus of incredible, voraciously readable novel...
08:43 pm PDT - Thu, September 12, 2019
BoingBoing Gregory Cheadle, Trump's 'my African American,' is fed up with Donald and leaving Republican party
The man President Donald Trump once used as a 'my African American' stage prop now says the GOP is pursuing a "pro-white" agenda, uses black people as "political pawns." Gregory Cheadle does not have ...
08:07 pm PDT - Thu, September 12, 2019
BoingBoing FBI investigating VC fund started by Peter Thiel for financial misconduct: Report
FBI and other federal agencies probe venture capital fund started by Peter Thiel...
07:55 pm PDT - Thu, September 12, 2019
BoingBoing Google must allow employees to discuss workplace issues, new settlement determines
Google will not be required to admit it did anything wrong in a National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) settlement over complaints the tech giant restricted employees' speech - but Google does have to i...
07:38 pm PDT - Thu, September 12, 2019
BoingBoing Birds Aren't Real
Birds Aren't Real is an amusing parody of conspiracy grift merch, which is to say it is a site where you can buy t-shirts and other things emblazoned with a bespoke conspiracy theory that Birds Aren't...
07:36 pm PDT - Thu, September 12, 2019
BoingBoing Cat revealed to be total dingus
And we love them for it.My cat is a dingus, says IMGURian BasicPumpkinSpice.Trying to lick and scratch at the same time.His name is Rocky. He is 14.Aww! Rocky is amazing. What a cool old cat.My cat is...
07:25 pm PDT - Thu, September 12, 2019
BoingBoing Embed images in adorable ASCII laptops
laptop.css provides "laptop CSS for the modern world," which is to say, GIFs playing inside of monospace-typed drawings of laptops. There are three sizes: sm, classic, and lg.Use laptop.css to automat...
07:18 pm PDT - Thu, September 12, 2019
BoingBoing Remembering Johnny Cash on the day he died
Johnny Cash died September 12, 2003, age 71....
06:39 pm PDT - Thu, September 12, 2019
BoingBoing Very long dog is adorable
Meet Eris The Borzoi. Eris is totally, utterly, addogable.So long they had to do the fence higher. View this post on Instagram If you listen carefully you can hear Miss Mary saying hello to our nos...
06:24 pm PDT - Thu, September 12, 2019
BoingBoing Watch this dancer show you how body language works
Mindblowing footage from Liana Blackburn's BODY LANGUAGE dance class, 2017.Watch it from start to finish, and unmute for the love of QUEEN.Choreographed & Danced by: Liana BlackburnFilmed by: Rya...
05:51 pm PDT - Thu, September 12, 2019
BoingBoing Grilling mats are great for barbecuing cut vegetables
I like the charcoal flavor of barbecued steak and chicken, but it's hard to cook vegetables on my Weber grill, because the vegetables tend to fall between the wires. Grilling mats prevent that from ha...
05:51 pm PDT - Thu, September 12, 2019
BoingBoing The EFF received a false copyright takedown demand. Bad mistake.
At the EFF's Deeplinks blog, the foundation posts a copyright takedown demand sent to it regarding an illustration used on an earlier posting. Given that the EFF is paramount among organizations fight...
05:42 pm PDT - Thu, September 12, 2019
BoingBoing Hot Dog Couch
Neiman Marcus sells a hot dog couch for $7100 plus shipping.SelettiSofa "Hot Dog"$7,100.00Shipping: $295.00That is all.[via @TimAeppel, photos: Neiman Marcus] Read the rest ...
05:42 pm PDT - Thu, September 12, 2019
BoingBoing This Hot Dog Couch is surprisingly expensive
Neiman Marcus sells a hot dog couch for $7,100 plus shipping.SelettiSofa "Hot Dog"$7,100.00Shipping: $295.00That is all.[via @TimAeppel, photos: Neiman Marcus] Read the rest ...
05:31 pm PDT - Thu, September 12, 2019
BoingBoing Pizza honoring September 11 gets surprise online response
A pizzeria that specializes in square pies shared a photo of a 9/11 tribute pie on 9/11. People lost their damn minds.Poor Ledo's Pizza.I bet this is a day they'll #NeverForget.Here was the ill-fated ...
05:19 pm PDT - Thu, September 12, 2019
BoingBoing 'To Be Taught, If Fortunate' is a touching novella by Becky Chambers
'To Be Taught, If Fortunate' Becky Chambers latest, set in the same universe as her Wayfarer series, revolves around one of my favorite 'time-travel' tropes, long space flights at near the speed of li...
05:19 pm PDT - Thu, September 12, 2019
BoingBoing Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe appeal to avoid criminal charges rejected by Trump administration: Report
If this holds out (we have not seen the actual indictment, just a reporter's tweet), The U.S. Department of Justice just took a sharp turn down a dark, winding road that leads the country right off a ...
05:10 pm PDT - Thu, September 12, 2019
BoingBoing Google changes news story ranking, Google News to favor 'journalism awards' and original reporting
Google's news results are about to change. Today, Google VP of News Richard Gingras published a post titled Elevating original reporting in Search. You're going to want to read the whole thing.One of...
05:06 pm PDT - Thu, September 12, 2019
BoingBoing Professor's door is an excellent Trompe-l'il
When I saw this photo, I thought "so?" It took about 30 seconds to figure it out.My professor's doorImage: Imgur Read the rest ...
04:59 pm PDT - Thu, September 12, 2019
BoingBoing EFF is hiring a development director!
EFF has just posted a job listing for a development director, seeking someone to "take charge of EFF's eleven-person Development Team in their efforts to raise over $13 million each year," starting la...
04:58 pm PDT - Thu, September 12, 2019
BoingBoing A fan trailer for Ahsoka: A Star Wars Story
Tim Gonzales has loving edited together a trailer for an Ahsoka Tano feature film. Using footage from Clone Wars and Rebels, the story is focused on Ahsoka, one of the few worthwhile Jedi as she proct...
04:55 pm PDT - Thu, September 12, 2019
BoingBoing Demetrification: improving social media by removing public like/follower/repost counts
When social media was young, it was obvious that it had some pathologies -- perverse incentives that drove people toward antisocial behaviour. Back in those days, a company named Flickr did some radic...
04:51 pm PDT - Thu, September 12, 2019
BoingBoing What's inside the world's fastest heat conductor?
The Action Lab Man compared the heat transfer speed of a heat pipe with a similar looking copper rod. The heat pipe transfered heat two orders of magnitude faster than the pure copper. What's inside t...
04:50 pm PDT - Thu, September 12, 2019
BoingBoing PewDiePie rescinds donation to Jewish group after fan outrage
The Verge reports that top YouTuber Felix PewDiePie Kjellberg is rescinding a $50,000 pledge to the Anti-Defamation League, a Jewish group that opposes antisemitism and supports Israel. The donation, ...
04:37 pm PDT - Thu, September 12, 2019
BoingBoing Uber general counsel threatens California: pass a law that makes drivers into employees and we'll spend $60m on a ballot initiative to overturn it
AB5 is about to pass the California legislature: it forces companies like Lyft and Uber to comply with the longstanding Dynamex decision and treat their employees as employees.Uber and Lyft hate this....
04:32 pm PDT - Thu, September 12, 2019
BoingBoing New Pussy Riot video: 1937
Pussy Riot uploaded its latest video to YouTube, called "1937." The description included the lyrics: Comrade Major, your torture is skillful I continue to insult your feelings with a shocker in the te...
04:17 pm PDT - Thu, September 12, 2019
BoingBoing Podcast interview with Maureen Herman, former bassist for Babes in Toyland
Our friend Maureen Herman, former bassist for Babes in Toyland, and a frequent contributor to Boing Boing, is the guest on the latest episode of the Hey Human podcast.From the episode's description:Ma...
04:11 pm PDT - Thu, September 12, 2019
BoingBoing Thomas Piketty's new book uses data to trace how inequality changes ideology
French economist Thomas Piketty changed the world in 2014 with his magisterial Capital in the Twenty-First Century, a book that reported out an incredibly ambitious project to map out three centuries'...
04:00 pm PDT - Thu, September 12, 2019
BoingBoing Debunking the "Bereitschaftspotential", the brain signal that seemed to kill off free will
In 1964, a German experiment asked people to randomly tap their fingers -- whenever they wanted -- while having their brain's electrical activity monitored. The scientists discovered something nifty: ...
03:21 pm PDT - Thu, September 12, 2019
BoingBoing iPhone SE still the best one, obviously
Buzzfeed's Vanessa Wong declares that Tim Cook Will Have To Pry My iPhone SE From My Cold, Tiny Hands.I admit it makes no sense. My behavior is so incomprehensible that I worry Ill be boiled down to a...
03:12 pm PDT - Thu, September 12, 2019
BoingBoing Come see me in San Francisco, Toronto and Maine!
I'm in the midst of couple of weeks' worth of lectures, public events and teaching, and you can catch me in many places: San Francisco (for EFF's Pioneer Awards); Toronto (for Word on the Street, Seed...
03:00 pm PDT - Thu, September 12, 2019
BoingBoing Mountain chickadees remember the location of tens of thousands of seeds
Apparently mountain chickadees have crazily awesome memories: Despite weighing less than half an ounce, mountain chickadees are able to survive harsh winters complete with subzero temperatures, howlin...
02:30 pm PDT - Thu, September 12, 2019
BoingBoing Digital hearing aids are producing sound as lousy as MP3s
In Slate, David Polansky argues that the quality of audio in hearing aids is plummeting for the same reason the quality of recorded music plummeted in the age of the MP3: It went digital.Up until the ...
02:24 pm PDT - Thu, September 12, 2019
BoingBoing Nearly 150 CEOs send letter to Congress urging action on gun violence
Some of the biggest names in business, including the CEOs of Twitter, Uber, Reddit, Conde Nast, Bad Robot and a host of others sent a letter to Congress this morning urging immediate action on gun vio...
12:39 pm PDT - Thu, September 12, 2019
BoingBoing Ohio State University loses its attempt to trademark the word "The"
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office denied Ohio State University's trademark filing on the word "The." The AP reports:OSU submitted the trademark application last month.The patent office cited the tr...
12:28 pm PDT - Thu, September 12, 2019
BoingBoing Bizarre story of a millionaire hacker's secret tunnel system and a tragic death
Daniel Beckwitt, a channer with a trust fund, began digging a bunker under his house after his mother died. Driven by survivalist paranoia and reinforced in adjacent ideologies by like-minded internet...
12:00 pm PDT - Thu, September 12, 2019
BoingBoing Scientology Sex Scandal, Kennedy conspiracy, and Royal bombshells in this weeks dubious tabloids
You go away to Burning Ban for a couple of weeks of desert heat, wind, dust and EDM-fueled contemplation, and return to find the tabloids in dire need of a personal transformative experience of their ...
12:00 pm PDT - Thu, September 12, 2019
BoingBoing Get expert web development tips from one of the web's top instructors
The market for web developers is wide open these days. If only we could say the same about the pathway to that career.If you're not already an experienced coder, it can be difficult to get things roll...
11:00 am PDT - Thu, September 12, 2019
BoingBoing Critics claim penis gummies look like lighthouses
Amazon offers this selection of delightful penis-shaped gummies, but critics claim that the tasty treats in fact resemble lighthouses, a perverse symbol of the shipping industry, long-associated with ...
05:41 am PDT - Thu, September 12, 2019
BoingBoing To do in San Francisco this Sunday: SF in SF with Hannu Rajaniemi & Christopher Brown
This Sunday, the outstanding SF in SF reading series hosts two outstanding authors: Hannu Rajaniemi (Summerland) and Christopher Brown (Rule of Capture). American Bookbinders Museum, 366 Clementina Al...
11:54 pm PDT - Wed, September 11, 2019
BoingBoing Setting a rescued blue penguin free
Cant I stay with you?No?An incredible moment captured by the good people behind New Zealand's Kaikoura Wildlife Rescue. View this post on Instagram Here we repost one of our videos that has been sh...
09:07 pm PDT - Wed, September 11, 2019
BoingBoing High school apologizes for assigning suicide note as English homework
The Cheney School in Oxford, England, apologized this week after asking students to write suicide notes as part of their English homework. The assignment generated complaints.GCSE English students at ...
07:41 pm PDT - Wed, September 11, 2019
BoingBoing High quality video of Chaplin's "A Day's Pleasure" (1919)
The Silent Hall of Fame uploaded a very nice print of Charlie Chaplin's "A Days Pleasure" (1919) to Archive.org. Compare it to the version on YouTube.Here's the YouTube upload:And Archive.org's copy i...
07:27 pm PDT - Wed, September 11, 2019
BoingBoing Bird love: Hyacinth macaws are being so affectionate with this girl
Here, you need some sweetness.Look at these amazing affectionate birds.Enjoy.Affectionate Blue ParrotsDon't know the source, unfortunately!Affectionate Blue Parrots Read the rest ...
07:26 pm PDT - Wed, September 11, 2019
BoingBoing Photos of kitties out of their freaking minds on catnip
I stepped outside to take this photo of the catnip plants I'm growing. We have three cats and I enjoy giving them a few fresh leaves and watching their stoned antics.A couple of weeks ago I was at the...
06:14 pm PDT - Wed, September 11, 2019
BoingBoing My collapsable water bottle
Most airports have filtered water dispensers past the security checkpoint. I take advantage of the free water by traveling with this Vapur Element BPA Free Durable Foldable Flexible Water Bottle. It f...
06:01 pm PDT - Wed, September 11, 2019
BoingBoing How to appreciate a thing of indescribable beauty
I mean he did win a MAJOR AWARD. Read the rest ...
05:59 pm PDT - Wed, September 11, 2019
BoingBoing Watch anchor's great response after viewer tells her to "dress like a normal woman"
After Portland's NBC reporter Maggie Vespa wore high-waisted pants last week, a viewer didn't approve of her wardrobe, saying via Facebook that she looked ridiculous in pants.According to USA Today:Sh...
05:40 pm PDT - Wed, September 11, 2019
BoingBoing Jaywalker glares at driver, walks into pole
A gentleman in Ontario stepped into the street, causing a driver to stop short. The jaywalker was so intent on giving the driver the stink eye that he did not notice a pole that had the temerity to be...
05:04 pm PDT - Wed, September 11, 2019
BoingBoing Judge who sentenced rapist Brock Turner to only 6 months now a high school coach for girls
Judge Aaron Persky, who sentenced Stanford rapist Brock Turner to a mere six months in jail (for which he served only three), is now coaching a girls tennis team at Lynbrook High School in San Jose, C...
05:02 pm PDT - Wed, September 11, 2019
BoingBoing Majority of period-tracking app share incredibly sensitive data with Facebook and bottom-feeding analytics companies
It has been 0 days since Facebook's last privacy scandal. The majority of period tracking apps transmit sensitive data to Facebook the minute you open them, before you interact with them at all, thank...
04:30 pm PDT - Wed, September 11, 2019
BoingBoing Zooming way, way in on the tip of a ballpoint pen
Get down to the quark level in this amazing CGI animation by Pedro Machado. Read the rest ...
04:09 pm PDT - Wed, September 11, 2019
BoingBoing Jack in the Box employee fired for mocking deaf customer
ReVae Arnaud-Jensen is deaf. She went to the drive through at a California Jack in the Box to order food, but when she got to the window to order (she reads lips), the employee screamed at her and moc...
04:02 pm PDT - Wed, September 11, 2019
BoingBoing How to thread a needle with a toothbrush
Here's a good tip for threading a needle, especially if you're traveling and need to reattach a button and the hotel sewing kit doesn't come with a threader: use a toothbrush as shown in this video. R...
03:53 pm PDT - Wed, September 11, 2019
BoingBoing The EU's top trustbuster gets a surprise re-appointment
Margrethe Vestager (previously) is the EU competition commissioner who handed out a bouquet of multibillion-dollar fines to US-based Big Tech companies; she had resigned herself to being ousted after ...
03:48 pm PDT - Wed, September 11, 2019
BoingBoing Volkswagen upgrades its logo
Volkswagen upgraded its logo, which previously looked like a shiny button made of chromed plastic coated with a thin layer of diesel exhaust. The new logo sports a stripped-down simplicity that resemb...
03:47 pm PDT - Wed, September 11, 2019
BoingBoing A symphony orchestra in masks and helmets perform for Hong Kong's protesters
The Black Blorchestra performs a gorgeous and stirring rendition of "Glory to Hong Kong" for an audience of protesters in HK, all dressed in the uprising's defacto uniform of masks and helmets. (Thank...
02:43 pm PDT - Wed, September 11, 2019
BoingBoing The Devil wears Etsy
Natalie Beach recounts her time as the friend, then gofer, then ghostwriter for Caroline Calloway, an Instagram influencer who (for reasons that eventually become clear) is famous only in retrospect. ...
01:47 pm PDT - Wed, September 11, 2019
BoingBoing What should become of the MIT Media Lab?
The MIT Media Lab lied about how much money it took from child-abusing billionaire Jeffrey Epstein. Its director resigned in disgrace after an article at The New Yorker exposed the extent of those tie...
01:00 pm PDT - Wed, September 11, 2019
BoingBoing Trump and the tiresome Alabama hurricane issue
Tom the Dancing Bug, IN WHICH we wonder whether this whole Alabama hurricane thing is blown out of proportion...
12:59 pm PDT - Wed, September 11, 2019
BoingBoing Triple-lensed new iPhone "triggering trypophobia"
Announced yesterday, the new iPhones' most interesting feature is its triple-lensed imaging system, making the tiny gadget comparable to much more expensive cameras. But the holes are making people sh...
12:45 pm PDT - Wed, September 11, 2019
BoingBoing Man attacks the Wall Street bull with a banjo, leaving big gashes
A random dude did about $15,000 worth of damage to the famous bronze "Charging Bull" sculpture, by attacking it with a banjo. He managed to cut a deep gash in the thick bronze.As Artnet reports:Onlook...
12:41 pm PDT - Wed, September 11, 2019
BoingBoing Things that people who bought Edward Snowden's "Permanent Record" also bought on Amazon
I'm looking forward to NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden's memoirs, Permanent Record, (previously) and just pre-ordered a copy on Amazon. Given the title, I thought it might be interesting to share wha...
12:30 pm PDT - Wed, September 11, 2019
BoingBoing Why semicolons are lovely and colons less so
I love semicolons. I probably use too many of them, because of how incredibly flexible they are; how they loosely tie together loosely related ideas; how you can use them for lists. I often use them t...
12:15 pm PDT - Wed, September 11, 2019
BoingBoing Charles Phoenix's "Raw" Turkey Tiki Meatloaf Mug
Pop culture humorist Charles Phoenix (previously) has been busy this year. He's written a book:Holiday Jubilee is loaded with original eye-popping test kitchen recipes and over 500 vintage images, ser...
12:15 pm PDT - Wed, September 11, 2019
BoingBoing New timeline of dino extinction day, 66m years ago
Scientists drilled into the Chixclub crater in the Gulf of Mexico to learn more about the end of the mesozoic era. They learned more than they expected, reports Katherine Kornei in The New York Times....
12:00 pm PDT - Wed, September 11, 2019
BoingBoing Learn how to build dynamic Excel dashboards with this best-selling course
Microsoft Excel has long been taken for granted in the modern office, but that's quickly changing as the field of data analytics becomes more vital. If you haven't moved beyond spreadsheets yet, it mi...
12:00 pm PDT - Wed, September 11, 2019
BoingBoing 3D printing stethoscopes, tourniquets and crucial dialysis-machine parts in Gaza
Tarek Loubani is a Palestinian-Canadian doctor who works with the Glia Project, a group that creates open-source designs for 3D-printable medical hardware. Their goal is to let local populations manuf...
01:44 am PDT - Wed, September 11, 2019
BoingBoing Google hit with demands for detailed ad business info from Texas and other states
State attorneys general investigating Google are ordering it to turn over a wide range of information about its advertising business, according to an investigative demand that takes direct aim at the ...
11:45 pm PDT - Tue, September 10, 2019
BoingBoing Legend of Zelda theme played on marimba
You're going to want to unmute your sound for this one.A beautiful rendition of the Legend of Zelda theme song, played on the marimba by Mart0zz.NEVER forget the Legend!This happy blast from the inter...
11:22 pm PDT - Tue, September 10, 2019
BoingBoing Watch this sweet cat enjoy a gentle face rub
You definitely need some of this cuteness right now.My cat Tofu REALLY likes her cheeks rubbed, says IMGURian kokorifado.What a well-loved kitty cat.My cat Tofu REALLY likes her cheeks rubbed. Read th...
11:14 pm PDT - Tue, September 10, 2019
BoingBoing OAN sues Rachel Maddow, MSNBC, Comcast, NBC Universal for $10 million
One America News Network (OAN), a conservative news network for people who think Fox News is too liberal, has filed a $10 million dollar defamation lawsuit against Rachel Maddow, MSNBC and its parent ...
07:32 pm PDT - Tue, September 10, 2019
BoingBoing Juul gave marketing presentations to schoolchildren in the guise of "mental health/addiction" seminars
Juul is the cash-flush e-cigarette company whose billions (invested by Marlboro's parent company) have allowed it to create a massive market of addicted children, wiping out decades of progress in wea...
07:19 pm PDT - Tue, September 10, 2019
BoingBoing Phoenix's police union has a secret deal with the department to purge dirty cops' disciplinary records
For two decades, the Phoenix police union has had a secret deal with the police department that required that the disciplinary records of cops would be "purged," so that no one, not even their supervi...
07:01 pm PDT - Tue, September 10, 2019
BoingBoing Creating a "coercion resistant" communications system
Eleanor Saitta's (previously) 2016 essay "Coercion-Resistant Design" (which is new to me) is an excellent introduction to the technical countermeasures that systems designers can employ to defeat non-...
06:35 pm PDT - Tue, September 10, 2019
BoingBoing Stephen King talks about his new novel, The Institute
George Stephanopoulos asked Stephen King to describe his new (and 61st!) book, The Institute. His answer, "Tom Brown's Schooldays go to Hell." Sounds like my kind of book, considering Tom Brown's scho...
06:33 pm PDT - Tue, September 10, 2019
BoingBoing California to force NCAA to pay athletes
The NCAA is notionally an "amateur" league, but the only thing amateur about it is that the athletes (who risk their health and even their lives) are unpaid, while the universities effectively own and...
06:14 pm PDT - Tue, September 10, 2019
BoingBoing Everyone's investigating Google for antitrust violations...except California and Alabama
The attorneys general from 48 states, DC, and Puerto Rico are collaborating on a joint antitrust investigation of Google's dominance in the ad- and search-markets, but two AGs are sitting this one out...
06:14 pm PDT - Tue, September 10, 2019
BoingBoing Great deal on Hanes T-shirts 4-pack
Amazon has a good sale on these four packs of Hanes black T-shirts with pockets. I usually get Gildan Ts, but these are even cheaper right now. Read the rest ...
05:53 pm PDT - Tue, September 10, 2019
BoingBoing Startup that raised $197 million appears to have plagiarized the words, images, and design of a competitor
A well-funded startup called Hims, which sells subscriptions to generic viagra and cialis, launched a digital doctor's visit service so people can get a prescription without having to visit a doctor. ...
05:29 pm PDT - Tue, September 10, 2019
BoingBoing America's life-expectancy income-gap widens precipitously
For years, researchers have tracked the discrepancy in average life-expectancy predicted by income equality, and, as with the wealth gap itself, this life-expectancy gap just keeps getting wider.A new...
05:24 pm PDT - Tue, September 10, 2019
BoingBoing Someone made a single bitcoin transaction of over a billion dollars
I would say 94,504 bitcoins is real folding money, buy you can't fold bitcoins. In any case, someone moved $1,018,147,900 worth of bitcoin between wallets and no one knows for sure who it was. The Tok...
05:04 pm PDT - Tue, September 10, 2019
BoingBoing Penske truck lands on the roof of a house in freak accident
This is a maneuver that would be hard to replicate. A Penske truck is headed down a highway in Ontario, Canada when it hits a ditch, crashes into a utility pole, and then somehow leaps up to the roof ...
04:57 pm PDT - Tue, September 10, 2019
BoingBoing This guy re-made a classic Nintendo home arcade video game console
Seriously impressive re-creation of a Nintendo Home Arcade classic video arcade unit by an inspired retrogaming enthusiast.It runs on Windows 7 and uses HyperSpin as a frontend for loading games from ...
04:52 pm PDT - Tue, September 10, 2019
BoingBoing PrivacySafe: The Anti-Cloud Appliance
Boing Boing is proudly sponsored by Privacy Safe!PrivacySafe is building the anti-cloud. For the first time, you can order a portable, private, and secure IoT storage appliance built on a fully-open s...
04:49 pm PDT - Tue, September 10, 2019
BoingBoing Watch Apple's special event live
Apple will announce the iPhone 11 at 10am PT today. Here's the live stream. Read the rest ...
04:47 pm PDT - Tue, September 10, 2019
BoingBoing Trump fires John Bolton
President Trump this morning fired John Bolton, his national security mustache. Trump cited various disagreements with him over policy. I informed John Bolton last night that his services are no longe...
04:47 pm PDT - Tue, September 10, 2019
BoingBoing Trump fires John Bolton's moustache
President Trump this morning fired John Bolton, his national security mustache. Trump cited various disagreements with him over policy. I informed John Bolton last night that his services are no longe...
04:43 pm PDT - Tue, September 10, 2019
BoingBoing My old Lodge chicken roasting pan bakes sourdough loaves, pizza and fries chicken
I gave my mother my treasured 5-quart Lodge deep skillet and lid when I found a lovely antique to restore. I've been using it while visiting with them.It was no easy thing when I gave my Mom my Lodge ...
04:43 pm PDT - Tue, September 10, 2019
BoingBoing I want to visit this exotic fruit stand in Florida
If you're interested in learning about fruit you probably have never heard of, I recommend a book called The Fruit Hunters by Adam Leith Gollner. I read it over 10 years ago and often think about the ...
04:41 pm PDT - Tue, September 10, 2019
BoingBoing This wild honey harvest how-to video is delightful
Enjoy this hypnotic video of a honey harvest in the desert. IMGURian JohnDeCaux shares some wonderful DIY beekeeping footage documenting his dad's honey harvesting process.To harvest honey, the wax ca...
04:22 pm PDT - Tue, September 10, 2019
BoingBoing Toddlers are overjoyed to spot each other on the street and give an awesome hug
Maxwell and Finnegan are besties, so when they spot each other on the street, it's sheer exuberance. They've only known each other for a year, but in toddler years that's half a lifetime. Pure joy. C...
03:52 pm PDT - Tue, September 10, 2019
BoingBoing Dog shows us just how great home grown tomatoes taste
my dad sent me this vid of the dog picking and eating a tomato from the garden pic.twitter.com/L6q69fXdcm— jenny (@fvrmvn) September 8, 2019 So much better than supermarket tomatoes. Read the re...
03:40 pm PDT - Tue, September 10, 2019
BoingBoing I am guessing this awesome chair was at a festival in the desert
This chair pic.twitter.com/iXoRpVUS99— Steampunk Tendencies (@Steampunk_T) September 5, 2019 Very cool! Read the rest ...
02:46 pm PDT - Tue, September 10, 2019
BoingBoing The greatest looping yoyo
YoYo Factory's Loop 2020 is their top of the line competiton looping yoyo.YoYoFactory already made a really fantastic looping yoyo, the Loop 1080, before they partnered with the world champion, Shu Ta...
02:39 pm PDT - Tue, September 10, 2019
BoingBoing Mini documentary about how Jamal Khashoggi was murdered
Washington Post columnist and Saudi Arabian dissident Jamal Khashoggi was murdered and dismembered by agents of the Saudi royal family at the country's embassy in Turkey. This video reconstruction by ...
02:09 pm PDT - Tue, September 10, 2019
BoingBoing Why else would a grown man play with trains?
Tish! Would you like to see me blow up three trains?! Read the rest ...
01:57 pm PDT - Tue, September 10, 2019
BoingBoing UK awards knighthood to girlfriend-beating cricketer who complained he'd have to black up to get the honor
Geoffrey Boycott was once a famous sportsman, but is now a domestic abuser convicted of beating up his girlfriend in a restaurant and leaving her to pay the bill. He's being knighted.Boycott was fined...
01:52 pm PDT - Tue, September 10, 2019
BoingBoing Why haven't cyberinsurers exerted more pressure on companies to be better at security?
For decades, people (including me) have predicted that cyberinsurers might be a way to get companies to take security seriously. After all, insurers have to live in the real world (which is why terror...
01:23 pm PDT - Tue, September 10, 2019
BoingBoing Alex Stamos schools Apple after they whine about Google revealing a whack of Ios zero-days
Early this month, Google's Project Zero revealed a breathtaking attack on multiple OSes, including Apple's Ios, in which a website that served Uyghur people was found to be hosting at least five diffe...
01:08 pm PDT - Tue, September 10, 2019
BoingBoing Trump is "not well"
Here someone states the obvious, because it must sometimes be asserted in the face of caviling over the ethics of stating the obvious: the president is not well. Accepting the reality about the presid...
12:57 pm PDT - Tue, September 10, 2019
BoingBoing Charles de Lint on Radicalized: "among my favorite things I've read so far this year"
I've been a Charles de Lint fan since I was a kid (see photographic evidence, above, of a 13-year-old me attending one of Charles's signings at Bakka Books in 1984!), and so I was absolutely delighted...
12:38 pm PDT - Tue, September 10, 2019
BoingBoing Revenge porn shitweasel and U.S. Senate hopeful Craig Brittain has a "racist texts" problem
Previously featured at Boing Boing as the titular "revenge porn shitweasel" in Mark Frauenfelder's classic post Revenge porn shitweasel abuses DMCA in vain effort to take down his own photos, revenge ...
12:26 pm PDT - Tue, September 10, 2019
BoingBoing 11 new games released this year for ... the Atari Lynx?
Atari's Lynx was a full-color portable 16-bit game console released in 1989. It was doomed in the face of Nintendo's all-conquering GameBoy, Atari's poor support, and its own overpowered hardware--giv...
12:12 pm PDT - Tue, September 10, 2019
BoingBoing "Happy Accidents," exhibition of Bob Ross paintings opens in Virginia
For the first time ever, a collection of original paintings by the late TV painter Bob Ross will be exhibited on the east coast. "Happy Accidents" opens September 10 and runs through Oct. 15 at the Fr...
12:09 pm PDT - Tue, September 10, 2019
BoingBoing Make your website look like a cyberpunk user interface
augmented-ui is a stylesheet (a javascript library is in beta testing) that lets you apply cyberpunk styles to your web designs. Just include it in your HTML and tweak your CSS classes and ids, and yo...
12:00 pm PDT - Tue, September 10, 2019
BoingBoing 10 wireless chargers that will help you cut the cable and power up
It's time to unplug. Wireless charging capability has truly arrived, and if you're looking to de-clutter your countertop or desk, we can't think of a better way to start. Here are 10 wireless chargers...
11:53 am PDT - Tue, September 10, 2019
BoingBoing 9th circuit: scraping publicly-accessible websites is fine
A company scraped information from public profiles on LinkedIn and LinkedIn sued it under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act. LinkedIn lost, and now it loses again. Moreover, the court's opinion takes a...
11:30 am PDT - Tue, September 10, 2019
BoingBoing A stunning 4K art tour of Burning Man 2019
Wow, my pal Shalaco (previously) really hit it out of the park with this ultra-high-definition video tour of (some of) Burning Man 2019's art. I didn't go this year, but this made me feel like I was t...
01:05 am PDT - Tue, September 10, 2019
BoingBoing Podcast: DRM Broke Its Promise
In my latest podcast (MP3), I read my new Locus column, DRM Broke Its Promise, which recalls the days when digital rights management was pitched to us as a way to enable exciting new markets where we'...
12:49 am PDT - Tue, September 10, 2019
BoingBoing Vancouver health system ignored warnings that its wireless paging system transmits sensitive patient data in the clear
The Canadian activist group Open Privacy Research Society has discovered that Vancouver, BC hospitals routinely wirelessly broadcast patient telemetry and admissions data, without encryption to doctor...
12:44 am PDT - Tue, September 10, 2019
BoingBoing Google is under antitrust investigation by 50 attorneys general
The attorneys general of 48 states, Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia have opened a joint antitrust investigation into Google, stepping in where the defanged, irrelevant DoJ (gripped by a Reaga...
11:06 pm PDT - Mon, September 9, 2019
BoingBoing Important legal victory in web-scraping case
The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has affirmed that the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (a 1986 anti-hacking law passed after a moral panic over the movie Wargames) does not ban accessing public informa...
09:17 pm PDT - Mon, September 9, 2019
BoingBoing 1977 Woolworth TV commercial for Halloween masks, candy, and a record of spooky sounds
If you're of a certain age, the nostalgia will be thick for this Woolworth/Woolco television ad from 1977 for "your Halloween needs." Complete costumes from $1.83 to $3.99? "Six Million Dollar Man, Bi...
09:01 pm PDT - Mon, September 9, 2019
BoingBoing This heated fake keyboard was designed to fool your cat
It looks like a keyboard. It's warm. It's the perfect way to keep your cat from sitting on your real keyboard. Meet the"Laptop or keyboard simulating pet bed." Patent 10398125, issued September 3, 201...
07:16 pm PDT - Mon, September 9, 2019
BoingBoing Whistleblowers out Falwell's Liberty University as a grifty, multibillion-dollar personality cult
Jerry Falwell, Sr founded the Moral Majority, brought evangelicals into the voting booth, elected Ronald Reagan, and changed the face of American politics forever; his son, Jerry Jr now commands the F...
06:57 pm PDT - Mon, September 9, 2019
BoingBoing After a kid was bullied for his homemade University of Tennessee T-shirt, his logo became official
An elementary school student showed up to school wearing an orange T-shirt with a hand-drawn logo representing the University of Tennessee Volunteers and was bullied by the other students for it. When...
06:47 pm PDT - Mon, September 9, 2019
BoingBoing Pinduoduo: China's "Groupon on steroids"
Many westerners are familiar with Chinese tech giants like Alibaba and Tencent, but I'd never heard of Pinduoduo before today: it's gamified, group-purchasing bargain-hunting site founded by an ex-Goo...
06:37 pm PDT - Mon, September 9, 2019
BoingBoing Notpetya: the incredible story of an escaped US cyberweapon, Russian state hackers, and Ukraine's cyberwar
Andy Greenberg (previously) is Wired's senior security reporter; he did amazing work covering Russian cyberwarfare in Ukraine, which he has expanded into a forthcoming book: Sandworm: A New Era of Cyb...
06:33 pm PDT - Mon, September 9, 2019
BoingBoing Low price on a Raspberry Pi 3 B
This is the lowest price I've seen for a Raspberry Pi 3 B+ single board computer. It has a 1.4GHz 64-bit quad-core processor, WiFi, Bluetooth, and Ethernet. These Pis are great for playing retro video...
06:28 pm PDT - Mon, September 9, 2019
BoingBoing Driver takes video of another driver sleeping behind the wheel of a self-driving Tesla
Someone in another car spotted this couple sleeping in a self-driving Tesla that was zipping along the Massachusetts Turnpike, according to NBC on YouTube. The person honked, trying to wake the driver...
06:10 pm PDT - Mon, September 9, 2019
BoingBoing Right-wing troll complains about how hard he has it
Having managed to be so vile as to be kicked off Twitter, a darling of the white supremacy market complains about how hard it is to be him.Vice:The provocateur made no mention of the harassment that l...
06:08 pm PDT - Mon, September 9, 2019
BoingBoing This little Maltese dog thinks he's a big elephant
You really need this cuteness.Follow @ddalgi_o on Instagram for more adorables. View this post on Instagram # #A post shared by (@ddalgi_o) on Aug 5, 2019 at 8:20pm PDT Read the re...
06:05 pm PDT - Mon, September 9, 2019
BoingBoing Two birds have a chatty conversation
This pair of Indian ring-neck parakeets have a lot to say to each other.Image: YouTube Read the rest ...
05:59 pm PDT - Mon, September 9, 2019
BoingBoing Dog is super excited about licking this yogurt off
Felix the dog got some yogurt today and he's very excited about licking the extra smooshes off his nose.This dog has a missing/deformed eye, and is obviously well loved and living life excellently.Scr...
05:57 pm PDT - Mon, September 9, 2019
BoingBoing Sept 20: More than 900 Amazon employees pledge to walk out over climate inaction
More than 900 Amazon employees have pledged to walk off the job at 11:30PST on Sept 20 to protest the company's inaction on climate change as part of Greta Thunberg's Global Climate Strike: they are d...
05:49 pm PDT - Mon, September 9, 2019
BoingBoing Couple arrested after spending most of $120k that their bank accidentally put in their account
Robert and Tiffany Williams of Pennsylvania were surprised to find $120,000 in their bank account. They didn't put it there. Who gave them the mysterious gift? Perhaps thinking it wise not to ask the ...
05:45 pm PDT - Mon, September 9, 2019
BoingBoing Purism starts shipping its Librem 5 open/free phone
Purism (previously) is a company that crowdfunds free/open laptops and phones whose design goal is to have no proprietary software, even at the lowest levels. The company is best known for its Purism ...
05:42 pm PDT - Mon, September 9, 2019
BoingBoing LEGO Star Wars Snowspeeder with Dak, Luke and Lando
I have to have this LEGO Snowspeeder kit from Empire Strikes Back. The snowspeeder is cool but oh, the minifigs!Lando Calrissian, Star Wars very own Fernando Lamas, is proudly offered with a Star Wars...
05:31 pm PDT - Mon, September 9, 2019
BoingBoing Another Harvey Weinstein accuser speaks out: "He tried to rape me"
A former Miramax employee, Rowena Chiu, accused Harvey Weinstein on The Today Show this morning of trying to rape her in 1998. She had waited until now because of an NDA, which she says she was finall...
05:04 pm PDT - Mon, September 9, 2019
BoingBoing Watch this amazing Jimi Hendrix cover of Voodoo Child on a Korean gayageum
Luna Lee does't just play the gayageum well, she's spectacular. This cover of Jimi Hendrix's Voodoo Child is absolute perfection.For more, watch her play David Bowie's Man Who Sold the World (from our...
04:59 pm PDT - Mon, September 9, 2019
BoingBoing NYT calls for an end to legacy college admissions
In the wake of the Varsity Blues college admissions scandal, a new debate opened up, about the mundane, everyday ways that wealthy people buy their way into elite institutions: from hiring, poorer, sm...
04:38 pm PDT - Mon, September 9, 2019
BoingBoing Purdue's court filings understate its role in the opiod epidemic by 80%
Purdue Pharma (and its richer-than-the-Rockefellers owners, the Sackler family are increasingly being dragged into state courts to account for their role in the opioid epidemic, which has claimed more...
04:38 pm PDT - Mon, September 9, 2019
BoingBoing Purdue's court filings understate its role in the opioid epidemic by 80%
Purdue Pharma (and its richer-than-the-Rockefellers owners, the Sackler family are increasingly being dragged into state courts to account for their role in the opioid epidemic, which has claimed more...
03:54 pm PDT - Mon, September 9, 2019
BoingBoing University of Tennessee stands by elementary school kid bullied for his fandom
The University of Tennessee has lovingly adopted an elementary student's design as their own, after hearing that some girls at the next lunch table gave him grief over it.CNN reports:A Florida student...
03:45 pm PDT - Mon, September 9, 2019
BoingBoing What is it like to be a foreign worker in Tokyo?
Asian Boss went to the streets of Tokyo to interview people from Nepal, the Philippines, Indonesia, Australia, who moved to Japan to become convenience store staffers, fast food employees, farm worker...
03:32 pm PDT - Mon, September 9, 2019
BoingBoing John Oliver explains how filibusters work and why they are bad
The Senate filibuster is an "overused tool of obstruction," says John Oliver on Last Week Tonight, and it shouldn't exist. I agree, it should be abolished, along with electoral voting and lifetime Sup...
03:30 pm PDT - Mon, September 9, 2019
BoingBoing Seize your right to repair by learning a few basic skills
I've been repairing my phones and computers for yearsI don't like being at the mercy of hardware vendors, especially when there's a sea of original and gray market replacement parts out there to be ha...
03:20 pm PDT - Mon, September 9, 2019
BoingBoing New York has a new Rube Goldberg-ian dunk-a-rat-in-alcohol trap
New York continues to innovate in rat termination technology. Buckets of rats, indeed!Chicagoans just name the things and ride them to work.CNN:A new rat-dunking gadget will be rolled out in Brooklyn'...
03:06 pm PDT - Mon, September 9, 2019
BoingBoing How to have an existential crisis and still look cool
Breaking Away teaches us many things. One is that we can experience a good ol' existential crisis and not go all goth. Read the rest ...
02:30 pm PDT - Mon, September 9, 2019
BoingBoing Fast food gives crows higher cholesterol, too
Turns out fast food hits crows the same way as it does humans: In the cholesterol levels.Scientists measured the cholesterol levels of crows in different parts of the country -- and found that the mor...
01:30 pm PDT - Mon, September 9, 2019
BoingBoing Rap battle between Alexander Hamilton and Satoshi Nakamoto over Bitcoin
This is pretty brilliant: A rap battle between Alexander Hamilton and Satoshi Nakamoto over the merits of centralized, government-fiat currency, versus decentralized cryptocurrencies.It's a note-perfe...
01:25 pm PDT - Mon, September 9, 2019
BoingBoing Sony insists the X button is actually the "cross" button
On the iconic PlayStation game controller, a design refined but fundamentally unchanged since 1994, the main buttons are an , , and . The last of these is called an "X", right? Pronounced "ecks" or ...
01:00 pm PDT - Mon, September 9, 2019
BoingBoing How school buses became yellow, and some of the safest vehicles on the road
In the early days of busing kids to school, buses were painted all sorts of colors, and built to different specs. But in the late 1930s, education expert Frank Cyr started agitating for a national sta...
12:30 pm PDT - Mon, September 9, 2019
BoingBoing Andy Weir's short story "The Egg" animated by Kurzgesagt
Writer Andy Weir's popular short story from 2009 (it's been translated to 30 different languages) about reincarnation, The Egg, has been beautifully animated by German studio Kurzgesagt. It was more t...
12:27 pm PDT - Mon, September 9, 2019
BoingBoing Occupations by frequency as mentioned in the lyrics of David Bowie
Andy Riley compiled and tabulated a full breakdown of jobs & occupations by the frequency of their mentions in the lyrics of David Bowie, of which the top 5 are excluded in this screenshot of his...
12:18 pm PDT - Mon, September 9, 2019
BoingBoing Fluid paint simulation on the web
david.li/paint is a spectacularly gloopy painting app online. You can set paint fluidity, bristle count and brush size, and of course pick any color you like. What I like about it (as opposed to pro ...
12:15 pm PDT - Mon, September 9, 2019
BoingBoing CELLivilization: Civilization implemented in Microsoft Excel
Sid Meier's Civilization, significantly refined in sequels by Brian Reynolds and others, is a true classic of computer gaming. And now you can play the elaborate historical strategy game as an Excel s...
12:05 pm PDT - Mon, September 9, 2019
BoingBoing Swarovski Goatse bracelet
Goatse straddles the internet like a colossus, a majesty of horrors half-forgotten amid the shifting sands of the web. Yet it retains its capacity to amuse and surprise. Good work, Swarovski, good wor...
12:00 pm PDT - Mon, September 9, 2019
BoingBoing 6 survival knives to give you the edge on any outdoor trip
Ask any camper from the greenest Boy Scout to Bear Grylls: If there's one thing you need on any survival kit, it's a trusty knife. Here are six of our current favorites, all of them sale-priced, durab...
11:45 am PDT - Mon, September 9, 2019
BoingBoing Guy on roller coaster catches stranger's phone in mid-air!
Wow, here's a situation that would be nearly impossible to replicate. Professional Fistballer Samuel Kempf was riding the Shambhala roller coaster at PortAventura Park in Spain and managed to catch a ...
11:15 am PDT - Mon, September 9, 2019
BoingBoing Jeffsum: placeholder text drawn from the literary corpus of Jeff Goldblum
Jeffsum generates placeholder text in the distinctive idiom of famed actor Jeff Goldblum. [via @littlenono]God creates dinosaurs. God destroys dinosaurs. God creates Man. Man destroys God. Man creates...
11:00 am PDT - Mon, September 9, 2019
BoingBoing Volkswagen is electrifying classic VW Beetles
Sure, tooling around in classic car is cool, but have you ever tried tooling around in a classic car with an engine thats way less ecologically unsound than the one it originally rolled off the assemb...
10:00 am PDT - Mon, September 9, 2019
BoingBoing Which face is real?
Which face is real? is one of those sites where it makes you choose between real and fake things to test your powers of acuity and perception. Though the face-generating AI offers occasional duds (suc...
01:24 am PDT - Mon, September 9, 2019
BoingBoing Come see me in Santa Cruz, San Francisco, Toronto and Maine!
I'm about to leave for a couple of weeks' worth of lectures, public events and teaching, and you can catch me in many places: Santa Cruz (in conversation with XKCD's Randall Munroe); San Francisco (fo...
03:40 pm PDT - Sun, September 8, 2019
BoingBoing Greatest-ever shredding company slogan: "The Future Is Here And Everything Needs To Be Destroyed."
I know nothing about the quality of Allegheny Shredders' machines (though I do take some interest in field), but I'm certain that they have the greatest slogan in shredding company history: "The Futur...
03:36 pm PDT - Sun, September 8, 2019
BoingBoing Kickstarting a cover of GRIM GRINNING GHOSTS with mashup legend dj BC and friends!
Dj BC (previously) writes, "I'm the producer behind Ghost Cave. You might know me from the mashup albums The Beastles, Ziggy Stardust Remixed, Wu Orleans, the Santastic Christmas Collections, and othe...
03:27 pm PDT - Sun, September 8, 2019
BoingBoing Crowdfunding the "grassroots first responders" helping in the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian
Steve Boyett writes, "HeadKnowles Hurricane Relief Foundation gofundme is raising funds to go to 'grassroots first responders, 1000's of volunteers providing meals, shelter and equipment to displaced ...
04:39 pm PDT - Sat, September 7, 2019
BoingBoing Billboard promises sedation
Driving near Pittsburgh, PA, my wife Heather noticed this excellent billboard featuring a woman saying "Scared of the dentist? No, I called and got SEDATED!". Read the rest ...
04:37 pm PDT - Sat, September 7, 2019
BoingBoing Inside the lives of people writing essays for US students
Essay-writing services have been around for a long time, but the maturation of the interwebs has allowed for increasingly customized operations. Schools and teachers are now well-equipped with plagiar...
02:23 pm PDT - Sat, September 7, 2019
BoingBoing Open source documentary drawings from Berlin
After Suzanne Forbes graduated from art school, she worked as a penciller for DC and a courtroom artist for CBS and CNN; today, she lives in Berlin, where she is a prolific "documentary artist," rende...
12:00 pm PDT - Sat, September 7, 2019
BoingBoing How you can start your own podcast with help from NPR producers
Got a favorite podcast? You're not alone. In fact, you're in the majority: According to a 2019 CBS poll, most Americans have listened to one, and nearly a quarter of them tune in on a regular basis.Th...
11:22 am PDT - Sat, September 7, 2019
BoingBoing Marc Davis in His Own Words: Imagineering the Disney Theme Parks
[[Imagineer Chris Merritt (previously) was the protege of the Disney legend Marc Davis, the character designer whose work defined the look of such classic attractions as Pirates of the Caribbean and t...
11:13 pm PDT - Fri, September 6, 2019
BoingBoing Whale watchers get an amazing close encounter [Sound ON!]
This is pretty incredible video. Make sure to unmute, and have your speakers or headphones on.These whale watchers definitely got their trip's worth.Near miss for whale watchers [Sound on][via IMGUR] ...
11:00 pm PDT - Fri, September 6, 2019
BoingBoing Arizona GOP: We'll stop gun-grabber Mark Kelly dead in his tracks (He's married to Gabrielle Giffords, gun massacre survivor)
The Arizona Republican Party's chairman said in a fundraising email today the GOP will stop astronaut and Democratic Senate candidate Mark Kelly dead in his tracks.Among the many things that are wrong...
10:40 pm PDT - Fri, September 6, 2019
BoingBoing Chonker cat gets a belly rub
This big cat enjoys a belly rub, but gives the camera a big eyeball.Aww, that little heart-nose!Don't touch the belly... It's too weird[via IMGUR] Read the rest ...
10:31 pm PDT - Fri, September 6, 2019
BoingBoing Apple and Google ordered by U.S. to provide names, phone, other data on 10,000 users of this gun scope app
Apple and Google have been ordered by the U.S. government to hand over names, phone numbers and other identifying data of at least 10,000 users of a single gun scope app, Forbes reports Friday in an i...
10:05 pm PDT - Fri, September 6, 2019
BoingBoing Google to reject ads for many stem cell, cellular, and gene therapies as 'unproven or experimental medical techniques'
Google announced Friday it will no longer accept ads for unproven or experimental medical techniques, including most stem cell therapy, cellular therapy and gene therapy....
09:52 pm PDT - Fri, September 6, 2019
BoingBoing Facebook Dating launches because nothing matters
They've ruined democracy, now they're ready to ruin your love life....
06:53 pm PDT - Fri, September 6, 2019
BoingBoing Rooster kills woman
A domestic rooster killed a 76-year-old woman on her rural property in Australia. The rooster pecked the woman, twice puncturing her skin, and she died. Unfortunately, she had preexisting conditions t...
06:26 pm PDT - Fri, September 6, 2019
BoingBoing Take a trip with the Family Acid
I'm thrilled to report the release of The Family Acid: California, the book I published with Timothy Daly, my Ozma Records partner and co-producer of the Voyager Golden Record: 40th Anniversary Editio...
06:22 pm PDT - Fri, September 6, 2019
BoingBoing Video: A furious woman at Walmart calls cops on a man because he "looks illegal"
A Glendora, California woman is about to blow a gasket because she spots a man in the Walmart parking lot who "looks illegal." That's the reason she tells police that they have to come and arrest him....
05:57 pm PDT - Fri, September 6, 2019
BoingBoing Grand jury declines to indict two people accused of assaulting a man for wearing a MAGA hat
An Oregon grand jury declined to indict Adebisi Okuneye (23) and Leopold Hauser (22), who were accused of assaulting a gentleman named Luke Lenzner (34) for wearing a Make America Great Again hat at a...
05:51 pm PDT - Fri, September 6, 2019
BoingBoing Should they rename the Tiptree Award, too?
Mitch Wagner writes, "Alice Sheldon, who wrote brilliant science fiction under the pseudonym James Tiptree Jr., killed her husband and herself in 1987. The volunteers who administer the Tiptree Award ...
05:44 pm PDT - Fri, September 6, 2019
BoingBoing Marina Abramovic in Belgrade
I have always liked Marina Abramovic, from her earliest works to the latest ones. Many who knew her in the legendary early years of bitter struggle now resent her grand fame and success. They consi...
05:40 pm PDT - Fri, September 6, 2019
BoingBoing Brave man releases wolf with paw caught in trap
Steel-jaw leghold traps are extraordinarily cruel animal control devices. This guy risked grevious bodily injury rescuing a terrified wolf that was trapped in one.[via r/bemazed]Image: Reddit Read the...
05:14 pm PDT - Fri, September 6, 2019
BoingBoing Cloudpunk game takes place in a pixelated cartoony Bladerunner-esque city
If you happen to be going to Tokyo Game Show next week, check out the playable demo of Ion Land's forthcoming game, Cloudpunk. I love the Bladerunner-meets-eBoy design aesthetic.From Steam:In the spra...
05:10 pm PDT - Fri, September 6, 2019
BoingBoing University of Kansas's Campbell Conference changes its name to the Gunn Center Conference
When Jeanette Ng used her Campbell Awards speech at this year's Worldcon Hugo Awards ceremony to denounce the hugely influential science fiction editor John W Campbell for being a fascist, it kicked o...
05:00 pm PDT - Fri, September 6, 2019
BoingBoing This ratchet wrench set with 18 driver bits is great for tight spots
Amazon has a good price on this ratcheting driver set: . It comes with 18 color-coded bits (slotted, phillips, and hex) and can be used in spots where there's only 1.4-inches of headroom.   ...
04:54 pm PDT - Fri, September 6, 2019
BoingBoing 42 was the last remaining number below 100 which could not be expressed as the sum of three cubes - until now
Since 1954, scientists have been using computers to search for three numbers that could be cubed and summed to equal 42. Every other possible number below 100 already had a known solution, but the sol...
04:53 pm PDT - Fri, September 6, 2019
BoingBoing 10 bipartisan Attorneys General launch antitrust investigation against Facebook
Attorneys General from Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Nebraska, North Carolina, Ohio, Tennessee, and the District of Columbia, led by New York Attorney General Letitia James, have initiated an antitrust inv...
04:45 pm PDT - Fri, September 6, 2019
BoingBoing To do in San Francisco on Sunday: RE/Search's V.Vale and Rudy Rucker at City Lights
For decades, Happy Mutants met one another and got seriously warped by the astounding books and other media of RE/Search Press (previously), now, after a long drought, RE/Search is publishing a new bo...
04:44 pm PDT - Fri, September 6, 2019
BoingBoing American Airlines mechanic intentionally damages plane about to take off
An American Airlines mechanic who wanted overtime was arrested yesterday for deliberately damaging a plane ready to take 150 people from Miami to the Bahamas. According to CNN:Abdul-Majeed Marouf Ahme...
04:33 pm PDT - Fri, September 6, 2019
BoingBoing Gaming's MeToo moment: male fragility versus women's fundamental rights
The latest turn in the Gamergate sage: Zoe Quinn (previously) outed their former partner, game dev Alec Holowka as a sexual and emotional abuser, which prompted others to come forward with their own s...
04:28 pm PDT - Fri, September 6, 2019
BoingBoing Johns Hopkins Medicine launches major center for psychedelic drug research
The esteemed research institute and medical school Johns Hopkins Medicine is starting the Center for Psychedelic and Consciousness Research thanks to $17 million in private donations. The generous fun...
04:17 pm PDT - Fri, September 6, 2019
BoingBoing Robert Bork is the architect of the inequality crisis
If you know the name Robert Bork, it's probably in the context of his failure to secure Senate confirmation when Ronald Regan put him up for the Supreme Court (his sins from his days in the Nixon admi...
04:14 pm PDT - Fri, September 6, 2019
BoingBoing Super packable backpack for motorcycle or travel
This Nelson-Rigg backpack crushes into a tiny stuff sack.Nelson-Rigg makes covers for bikes that last a long time. I thought I'd take a shot on their super-light backpack, designed to be stuck in tiny...
04:00 pm PDT - Fri, September 6, 2019
BoingBoing This wacky promo from Nintendo looks like the WiiFit for the Switch
Yoga and videogames to see who can be the most serene. Read the rest ...
03:53 pm PDT - Fri, September 6, 2019
BoingBoing Hasan Minhaj roasts Justin Trudeau on climate hypocrisy
If Vladimir Putin didn't convince you that good pecs and hair do not qualify you to govern, I give you Justin Trudeau, Canada's prime ministerial princeling whose years in office have proven that ther...
03:46 pm PDT - Fri, September 6, 2019
BoingBoing Virtual Enigma machine illustrates how signals traveled through its wiring and rotors
Check out this lovely interactive version of an Enigma machine coded up by Tom MacWright!You can type in your plaintext message and then watch an animation simulate how the signal would travel through...
03:44 pm PDT - Fri, September 6, 2019
BoingBoing 42 is the sum of three cubes
Robin Houston reports that 42 is the sum of three cubes. It's special in this regard not because it is alone, but because it was for an obvious reason the last remaining number under 100 where the sum...
03:07 pm PDT - Fri, September 6, 2019
BoingBoing Will Star Wars 'Rise of Skywalker' finally explain what Dr. Julius Strangepork was up to?
I remain convinced that Dr. Julius Strangepork was up to no good. It is entirely possible he is in league with Sir Topham Hatt.I am also rather certain that was a chicken lovin' Sith Lord. Read the re...
02:53 pm PDT - Fri, September 6, 2019
BoingBoing Theme from Friends as a depressing, minor-key ballad
From "The One With the Theme That's Depressing As Hell."(Chase Holfelder) Read the rest ...
02:11 pm PDT - Fri, September 6, 2019
BoingBoing Please note that the at-home "metoo"-branded rape kits aren't real products
A Brooklyn company is supposedly offering at-home "metoo"-branded rape kits, complete with official-looking "EVIDENCE" tape. Such kits would be legally useless, according to experts.The kits are not y...
01:34 pm PDT - Fri, September 6, 2019
BoingBoing Starbucks' Howard Schultz ends presidential "campaign"
Howard Shultz is ending his bid to become President of the United States of America—or at least blackmail Dems into supporting a billionaire-friendly centrist over more popular left-leaning cand...
01:30 pm PDT - Fri, September 6, 2019
BoingBoing Giant inflatable Twister game
Sorry, I mean the "Inflatable Outdoor Color Dot Game." This Twister-like game by Hammacher Schlemmer can hold up to 1,500 pounds meaning you and your posse can all play together. Want it? Prepare to ...
12:49 pm PDT - Fri, September 6, 2019
BoingBoing Collection of sites with dumb password rules
The entries at the dumb-password-rules hall of shame are truly dreadful, especially the banks. My favorite ones are sites whose security measures run in the user's browser, which means it can be over...
12:00 pm PDT - Fri, September 6, 2019
BoingBoing LEGO introduces $700 4,784 piece Star Wars Imperial Star Destroyer
LEGO announced the latest addition to its Ultimate Collectors Series today - a massive replica of the Imperial Star Destroyer from Star Wars: A New Hope. Coming in at almost 5000 pieces, the Destroyer...
12:00 pm PDT - Fri, September 6, 2019
BoingBoing This lid converts any pressure cooker into an air fryer
If you don't have a pressure cooker, prepare for some tough love - because there is absolutely no reason not to own one. They can cook almost anything with little to no effort, they save space and the...
11:53 am PDT - Fri, September 6, 2019
BoingBoing Yarn: search for a snippet of dialog, get a clip from the movie it's in
Yarn does one thing very well: return a brief video clip of a movie based on the dialog you type in.I especially like that if you paste in a URL, you get an automatic subtitled GIF that links to the...
11:45 am PDT - Fri, September 6, 2019
BoingBoing Orchestra plays "Bohemian Rhapsody" at Burning Man
On Tuesday of Burn week, a ragtag group of musically-minded Burners played a (truly) moving rendition of Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody," positioned in front of the massive art installation called "The Fo...
11:40 am PDT - Fri, September 6, 2019
BoingBoing Tours of dead malls
Dan Bell's YouTube channel features explorations of moribund shopping malls, all set to vaporwave aesthetic moments and clips from 1980s and early-1990s television culture. #DillardsLife Read the rest...
11:31 am PDT - Fri, September 6, 2019
BoingBoing Werner Herzog: Chicken Expert
The enormity of their flat brain; the enormity of their stupidity is just overwhelming. You have to do yourself a favor, when youre out in the country: try to look a chicken in they eye, with great in...
07:01 am PDT - Fri, September 6, 2019
BoingBoing Hurricane Dorian: Live feed from the Frying Pan Tower, an oil rig off the Carolina coast
The Frying Pan Tower is an old oil rig 34 miles off the Carolina coastline, now an adventurous and rather expensive bed and breakfast. I don't think anyone's staying at the moment, though, because it'...
09:51 pm PDT - Thu, September 5, 2019
BoingBoing Now you can have a bathing suit (and a body) like Borat
Like the Amazon seller says: "This Fashion bikini suits is both high quality and low price,make you charming and lively,cone and buy it quickly." Best of all, it's only Read the rest ...
09:28 pm PDT - Thu, September 5, 2019
BoingBoing Loch Ness DNA suggests 'Nessie' might be eel, says geneticist
No, we still don't know if 'Nessie' is real.But a New Zealand scientist who gathered and analyzed DNA from the fabled Loch Ness in Scotland says there's a possibility the so-called 'Loch Ness Monster'...
09:11 pm PDT - Thu, September 5, 2019
BoingBoing Amigurumi Freddie Mercury of Queen, a free pattern you can crochet yourself
One imagines the late Queen frontman might have enjoyed this very much.I crocheted Freddie Mercury!, says the very eager and talented crafter birdsaremybuddies on IMGUR.I usually crochet animals. Fred...
08:54 pm PDT - Thu, September 5, 2019
BoingBoing Yosemite Falls Rainbow Time Lapse
You need this.A rare and beautiful full spectrum rainbow documented at Yosemite Falls. This gorgeous location is situated 2,400 feet (730 meters) above sea level at Yosemite National Park in Californi...
08:24 pm PDT - Thu, September 5, 2019
BoingBoing This 'Darth Bender' cosplay is impressive
Bite my shiny metal deathstar....
08:18 pm PDT - Thu, September 5, 2019
BoingBoing Apple TV has a 3-hour director's cut of the horror movie Midsommar
Now I have a great excuse to rewatch Midsommar, Ari Aster's disturbing and beautifully executed horror movie about a group of American grad students who visit a creepy Swedish nature cult. After I saw...
08:15 pm PDT - Thu, September 5, 2019
BoingBoing Playable 'Super Mario Bros' 19-foot mural
This is a really incredible game-inspired DIY art project.IMGURian M3l4rl03 shares the creation of their playable Super Mario Bros 1st level 19-foot mural.The sprites are attached with Velcro so they ...
07:37 pm PDT - Thu, September 5, 2019
BoingBoing Hurricane Dorian hits Charleston
And this dude finally got his moment. Your caption in the BBS thread.Dorian in Charleston[via IMGUR] Read the rest ...
07:21 pm PDT - Thu, September 5, 2019
BoingBoing Google releases a free/open differential privacy library
"Differential privacy" (previously) is a promising, complicated statistical method for analyzing data while preventing reidentification attacks that de-anonymize people in aggregated data-sets.If diff...
07:01 pm PDT - Thu, September 5, 2019
BoingBoing Amazon's plan for traffic deaths from same-day delivery: deflect blame to anonymous subcontractors
Amazon's got a tried-and-true way to deal with the negative consequences of high-speed ecommerce logistics: use subcontractors who can absorb the blame for the human toll wrought by the machine-like p...
06:51 pm PDT - Thu, September 5, 2019
BoingBoing Vaping deaths and illnesses linked to contaminant
State and federal labs reported that an oil called vitamin E acetate was discovered in samples of cannabis products that have made people sick around the United States, reports the Washington Post.Fro...
06:50 pm PDT - Thu, September 5, 2019
BoingBoing Incredible catch: man on high-speed rollercoaster saves stranger's phone
As if zipping along a track at speeds up to 83 mph is no big deal, a man riding PortAventura Park's Shambhala rollercoaster in Spain also had enough wits about him to grab a stranger's phone that was ...
06:36 pm PDT - Thu, September 5, 2019
BoingBoing "Who Said That?" is a fun quote quiz book
Who Said That? is a chunky 340-page book that tests your trivia knowledge on the origin of famous quotes. The quotes are arranged by topic (Love and Marriage, Work and Money, Politics and War, Aging, ...
06:30 pm PDT - Thu, September 5, 2019
BoingBoing Gallery of Hong Kong protest art: BeWater
Kick-ass political posters were a big deal generations before the moral panic over whether the #resistance was too concerned with instagrammable anti-trump signs; democratized access to layout, design...
06:28 pm PDT - Thu, September 5, 2019
BoingBoing Japanese fabric softener commercial from 1988 is kawaii AF
In 1988, I worked in a toy store and quickly became annoyed by all the requests for the Snuggle bear. But this I can tolerate. For a moment anyway. Read the rest ...
06:11 pm PDT - Thu, September 5, 2019
BoingBoing Auction: Darth Vader's actual helmet from Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back
Up for auction is one of Darth Vader's helmets worn by actor Dave Prowse in Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back. It's estimated to sell for nearly half a million dollars. That's a lot of gal...
06:04 pm PDT - Thu, September 5, 2019
BoingBoing Walgreens bans openly carrying guns in its stores
Following Walmart yesterday, retailer Walgreens is prohibiting customers from openly carrying guns in its stores. It posted a succinct press release, quoted here in full:We are joining other retailers...
05:45 pm PDT - Thu, September 5, 2019
BoingBoing Incredible art from plastic trash
Tom Deininger, previously seen on Boing Boing, is a Boston-based assemblage artist who creates incredible sculptures and 3D "paintings" from plastic garbage. Deininger created the self-portrait below ...
05:19 pm PDT - Thu, September 5, 2019
BoingBoing Kitchen doubles as parking garage for Smart car
With Hurricane Dorian threatening a Florida man's property in Jacksonville, he didn't want to take any chances with his Smart car. Although he had a garage with space for one car, his wife, Jessica El...
05:07 pm PDT - Thu, September 5, 2019
BoingBoing Rude maps
The Really Rude Map is a Glitch app that renders customizable maps of the world featuring only the rudest place names. Zoom in to reveal more geographical grotesquery! Read the rest ...
05:05 pm PDT - Thu, September 5, 2019
BoingBoing Deepfake: Boris Johnson sings "Saddy Waddy"
Shardcore (previously), "I made a video for Saddy Waddy by The Private Sector using a new deepfake lipsync method to get Boris Johnson to sing the words." [Ed: Warning, strobe effects] Read the rest ...
05:05 pm PDT - Thu, September 5, 2019
BoingBoing List of free and amazing online courses from top universities
Open Culture and Class Central compiled a list of thousands of enticing free MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) and lectures from top-shelf educators at great universities like MIT, Stanford, and Har...
04:59 pm PDT - Thu, September 5, 2019
BoingBoing Regular expression crossword puzzles!
I'm on record as being a big supporter of learning regular expressions (AKA "regexp") -- handy ways to search through text with very complex criteria. It's notoriously opaque to beginners, but it's su...
04:53 pm PDT - Thu, September 5, 2019
BoingBoing Fridge0: an open source hardware solar fridge with no battery requirement
Joey Hess designed the first Fridge0 a year ago: it uses a standard chest freezer with added thermal mass, a simple controller, and a photovoltaic panel that effectively stores sunshine as coldness, o...
04:43 pm PDT - Thu, September 5, 2019
BoingBoing Australia wants to kill consent requirement in proposed data-sharing legislation, calls it "nuance"
Australia has a pending, comprehensive "data sharing" law that regulates the dispersal of data collected by the Australian state; in a new government white-paper, the Australian state has proposed tha...
04:27 pm PDT - Thu, September 5, 2019
BoingBoing Retired programmer charts his cognitive decline using Grammarly
James Wallace Harris is a retired programmer who maintains an interesting blog called Auxiliary Memory. In his latest post, he wrote about how his spelling and grammar accuracy has declined over the p...
04:24 pm PDT - Thu, September 5, 2019
BoingBoing Information security and warfare metaphors: a toxic mix made in hell
I once found myself staying in a small hotel with a "State Department" family whose members clearly all worked for some kind of three letter agency (the family patriarch had been with USAID with the t...
04:22 pm PDT - Thu, September 5, 2019
BoingBoing Amazon breaks embargo on Margaret Atwood's Handmaid's Tale sequel
Bookstores don't have it on sale yet, but Amazon is already shipping out Margaret Atwood's The Testaments, her long-awaited sequel to The Handmaid's Tale. The impromptu exclusive—apparently Amaz...
04:11 pm PDT - Thu, September 5, 2019
BoingBoing Pre-rolled cones come with a loader and a stick to 'fill your own'
Weed is so cheap in CA, I'm going to fill my own pre-rolls. Watching me roll a joint is like watching the Benny Hill show, but not any fun. A friend suggested this kit. I am going to try it out.The pr...
04:06 pm PDT - Thu, September 5, 2019
BoingBoing A 'brief history" of the New York Times' pompous, thin-skinned columnists
Ashley Feinberg's "brief history of overreaction" hilariously chronicles the New York Times' current roster of columnists and their haters. Many readers of the New York Times were astonished by Bret S...
04:02 pm PDT - Thu, September 5, 2019
BoingBoing Twitch has nothing to say about one of its biggest cash cows using the n-word
Famous Fortnite streamer Turner Tfue Tenney violated Twitch's rules against using racial slurs last night when he could be heard saying, "You guys fucking killed all the villagers, man. Yall motherfuc...
03:53 pm PDT - Thu, September 5, 2019
BoingBoing Robotic LEGO orchestra plays the Star Wars theme
A ridiculous show of LEGO mastery.However... Read the rest ...
03:53 pm PDT - Thu, September 5, 2019
BoingBoing Watch: After bears attempt to save cub from dumpster, cops come to the rescue with one simple tool
Usually cops use ladders to save stranded kitties from trees (at least that's the myth), but last week they used one in Lake Tahoe, California, to save a baby bear. After one cub stands on its mother'...
03:44 pm PDT - Thu, September 5, 2019
BoingBoing Animation shows the rise and fall of different web browsers
One can't help but think of Percy Shelley's "Ozymandias" while watching this animation of various web browsers as they rise to dominance and then collapse to obscurity.Image: r/dataisbeautiful Read th...
03:40 pm PDT - Thu, September 5, 2019
BoingBoing Soft drinks are not good for you
This study recently published by the Journal of the American Medical Association says no to drinking soft drinks. I am sure many folks will read this as "do not drink soft drinks in those 10 European ...
03:32 pm PDT - Thu, September 5, 2019
BoingBoing Boris Johnson's own brother quits his floundering government
After two solid days of failure and crisis, including three lost votes and a disastrous performance at Prime Minister's Question Time, the government of Boris Johnson is already floundering badly. Now...
03:31 pm PDT - Thu, September 5, 2019
BoingBoing This animated video shows how a combination padlock works
Animator Jared Owen made an excellent animated video that clearly shows how a combination lock works. Read the rest ...
03:26 pm PDT - Thu, September 5, 2019
BoingBoing Roof top marijuana grow exposed by helicopter covering bike race
El helicptero de #LaVuelta19 descubre una plantacin de marihuana en una azotea. pic.twitter.com/Zhry3x1rng— AUGC Guardia Civil (@AUGC_Comunica) September 3, 2019 Evidently the excitement in th...
03:12 pm PDT - Thu, September 5, 2019
BoingBoing How to pop and lock like the 90s never ended
The Mysterious Dance Company showed us how it could be done! Read the rest ...
03:00 pm PDT - Thu, September 5, 2019
BoingBoing DJ pretends to arrive to Burning Man on a Popeyes jet
Diplo? More like Dipsh*t.DJ Diplo, a.k.a. Thomas Wesley, was en route to Burning Man when this photo of him shilling fast-food fried chicken was shot: View this post on Instagram Popeyes heard I wa...
03:00 pm PDT - Thu, September 5, 2019
BoingBoing Listen to Tycho's Burning Man sunrise DJ set, the 2019 version
EDM whiz Tycho has once again gifted his Burning Man sunrise DJ set by posting it for us to listen to on SoundCloud. Happy to present this year's sunrise set, live from the Dusty Rhino in Black Rock C...
02:40 pm PDT - Thu, September 5, 2019
BoingBoing Be a sexy "Happy Tree Painter" this year for Halloween
Or not.New rule: You haven't jumped the shark until your likeness is made into a "sexy" Halloween costume. Don't get me wrong, I love Bob Ross but I gotta think he's rolling in his grave with the exis...
02:32 pm PDT - Thu, September 5, 2019
BoingBoing Birdspotting, a forthcoming game about exploring the countryside in search of avian delights
Birdspotting looks like the ne plus ultra of walkabout games, putting the player in a remote yet pleasant section of country and handing them a pair of binoculars. It's by Joram van Loenen and Khalil ...
02:20 pm PDT - Thu, September 5, 2019
BoingBoing The Nintendo Switch is the best platform for playing Torchlight 2 on
I love the mindlessness of a good quest-for-loot dungeon crawler. After a long stressful day, playing one for an hour or two gets me right out of my head. They're good games! But, for me, they'll neve...
02:15 pm PDT - Thu, September 5, 2019
BoingBoing Richard Proenneke lived alone for 30 years in the Alaskan wilderness in a cabin he built himself
In 1968, Richard Proenneke left his career as a heavy equipment operator and took up an entirely new existence. He flew to a remote Alaskan lake, built a log cabin by hand, and began a life of quiet s...
02:10 pm PDT - Thu, September 5, 2019
BoingBoing Pallet wood cabin
This video shows two fellows building a small cabin out of pallet wood, hand tools and cinematic depth-of-field, but no dialog whatsoever. We build a cheap off grid cabin using free pallet wood. We sa...
01:54 pm PDT - Thu, September 5, 2019
BoingBoing Terrorists are putting suicide vests on cows
The so-called Islamic State no longer has the resources to go toe-to-toe with a well trained and equipped army, but its capacity for insurgency and guerrilla warfare is still on point. From The Nation...
01:45 pm PDT - Thu, September 5, 2019
BoingBoing What it's like to collectively write a novel
"Alice Campion" is the pseudonym used by a group of Australian writers -- who, back in 2013, published their first collectively-written book, The Painted Sky. Five of them wrote the first book, and fo...
12:00 pm PDT - Thu, September 5, 2019
BoingBoing Target sore muscles with this adjustable handheld massager that's over 50% off
Whether it's chronic muscle stiffness or the soreness that comes from an epic workout, there are some pains that can't be soothed by those automatic massage chairs. If you haven't tried a handheld mas...
11:50 pm PDT - Wed, September 4, 2019
BoingBoing Stop typing and "The Most Dangerous Writing App" wipes everything
The Most Dangerous Writing App is a simple, attractive text editor on the web. But there's a twist to Manuel Ebert's design: if you stop typing before 5 minutes is up, your work starts to fade, and if...
10:15 pm PDT - Wed, September 4, 2019
BoingBoing Driver abandons car on tracks of an oncoming train
It's not clear to me why the driver of this car didn't just drive through the plastic barriers and avoid having her car destroyed by a train engine. Maybe her car stalled at the worst possible place? ...
10:06 pm PDT - Wed, September 4, 2019
BoingBoing SanDisk 64GB Ultra Fit USB 3.1 Flash Drive on sale
This 64GB flash drive is going for the bargain price of on Amazon. You can use SanDisk's encryption software for Windows and Mac to keep a password-protected secure folder on the flash drive. Read th...
09:46 pm PDT - Wed, September 4, 2019
BoingBoing Google uses paid search results to shake down businesses, says Basecamp CEO
When Google puts 4 paid ads ahead of the first organic result for your own brand name, youre forced to pay up if you want to be found, tweeted Basecamp CEO and co-founder Jason Fried, yesterday, along...
07:54 pm PDT - Wed, September 4, 2019
BoingBoing Feds issue arrest warrant, hunt hipster coffee shops for right-wing fraud Jacob Wohl
Jacob Wohl is among the more baffling right-wing grifters to grace social media. So inept and comical are his antics (framing politians for impossible crimes, false claims of location belied by the se...
07:54 pm PDT - Wed, September 4, 2019
BoingBoing Right-wing troll Jacob Wohl finally charged with a felony
Jacob Wohl is among the more baffling right-wing grifters to grace social media. So inept and comical are his antics (framing politians for impossible crimes, false claims of location belied by the se...
07:02 pm PDT - Wed, September 4, 2019
BoingBoing Infowars loses legal effort to get Sandy Hook defamation case dismissed
Today was a bad day in court for Alex Jones and Infowars, who lost an appeal in the defamation case brought against them by parents of children killed in the Sandy Hook mass shooting. Jones had accuse...
06:52 pm PDT - Wed, September 4, 2019
BoingBoing Study finds that texting while walking is fine
Get over it! Despite the mockers and complainers, and even attempts to make it illegal to perambulate while looking at your own damned phone, science concludes that the risks of it are negligible. As...
06:39 pm PDT - Wed, September 4, 2019
BoingBoing Pastor's wife attempts gun violence to settle argument
The wife of a West Virginia pastor apparently wanted to shoot another woman, but the Pastor realized her intent as she stormed out of the Church to fetch her pistol. Her husband followed her to her ca...
06:25 pm PDT - Wed, September 4, 2019
BoingBoing Stanford University sexual assault survivor Chanel Miller to release memoir
Meet Chanel Miller, the woman who was Emily Doe in the trial of rapist Brock Turner, a man treated with absurd leniency by the courts.The New York Times:For four years, the woman whose Stanford Univer...
06:14 pm PDT - Wed, September 4, 2019
BoingBoing This 1995 Ferrari 348 Spider is enhanced by a Pioneer CD player
The final year of the 348, the most Ferrari of Ferraris until the Ferrari 458 out Ferrari'd it.You may keep the CD changer, I will not be needing it.Bring a Trailer:This 1995 Ferrari 348 Spider was de...
05:52 pm PDT - Wed, September 4, 2019
BoingBoing Why don't more Chinese people oppose the Chinese government?
Kaiser Kuo (previously) is one of the best-informed, most incisive commentators on China -- he's a Chinese-American (literal) rock star, entrepreneur and writer whose presentations on China I've been ...
05:26 pm PDT - Wed, September 4, 2019
BoingBoing Paleocomputing watch: Tech magazines cover the BBS scene
The wonderful folks at Paleotronic (previously) have rounded up scans of articles from 1980s-era computer magazines that advised new computer users on navigating the burgeoning world of dial-up BBSes....
05:12 pm PDT - Wed, September 4, 2019
BoingBoing How videogame warriors escape the game grid
Now THIS is podracing. Read the rest ...
05:07 pm PDT - Wed, September 4, 2019
BoingBoing Critical essays (including mine) discuss Toronto's plan to let Google build a surveillance-based "smart city" along its waterfront
Sidewalk Labs is Google's sister company that sells "smart city" technology; its showcase partner is Toronto, my hometown, where it has made a creepy shitshow out of its freshman outing, from the mass...
04:32 pm PDT - Wed, September 4, 2019
BoingBoing Interview with Kim Kelly, Teen Vogue's labor reporter
Kim Kelly is Teen Vogue's labor columnist and has written a series of excellent pieces on labor politics for the #resistance glossy.Kelly has had a distinguished career as a journalist and a labor org...
04:11 pm PDT - Wed, September 4, 2019
BoingBoing After unsuccessful legislative reform, German radicals defy the law to dumpster-dive at grocery stores
I've always been fascinated with dumpster diving: my first feature sale to Wired (21 years ago!) told the tale of Darren Atkinson, the most successful high-tech diver I know.In Germany (where 18 mill...
04:01 pm PDT - Wed, September 4, 2019
BoingBoing Brock Turner's sexual assault survivor reads her victim impact statement
"Emily Doe" no more, Chanel Miller, the woman who survived Brock Turner's attacks will be appearing on 60 Minutes. Turner was convicted of three felony sexual assault charges and his mere 6-month pris...
03:48 pm PDT - Wed, September 4, 2019
BoingBoing Lovely lokta notecards
I like to write letters. Theselokta notecards are my favorite.I usually keep a few styles of lokta paper notecards around. The butterflies are particularly lovely and encourage me to find green ink.Us...
03:00 pm PDT - Wed, September 4, 2019
BoingBoing A software update has given new life to my ancient MacBook Air
My wife recently expressed an interest in learning how to use Final Cut Pro to do a bit of video editing to record her dives and time on trail when shes out in the wilderness doing her thing. We alrea...
02:30 pm PDT - Wed, September 4, 2019
BoingBoing Tetris gives you random tetrominoes, right?
Only the very first version of Tetris, by Alexey Pajitnov and Vadim Gerasimov, doled out bricks at random. The result is a pure puzzle, but one with a high likelihood of frustrating (and even theoreti...
02:01 pm PDT - Wed, September 4, 2019
BoingBoing Kristen Stewart was told to hide her sexuality if she wanted to be in a Marvel movie
Kristen Stewart, in a wide-ranging interview with Harper's Bazaar, says she was told to hide her sexuality if she wanted to get a Marvel movie role. Stewart identifies as bisexual and has publicly dat...
02:00 pm PDT - Wed, September 4, 2019
BoingBoing This union's out there bustin' its balls for youse
With Labor Day in our rear view for another year, it's time to get back to work after a much-deserved long weekend. The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees is out there alread...
01:42 pm PDT - Wed, September 4, 2019
BoingBoing Beijing promises "no mercy" for the "backstage masterminds" of the Hong Kong uprising
China's Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office hosted a press conference on the ongoing Hong Kong pro-democracy uprising, with spokesman Yang Guang directing every branch and agency of Hong Kong's governm...
01:30 pm PDT - Wed, September 4, 2019
BoingBoing Pencil recommendation: ForestChoice 2 graphite
I'm a pencil fanatic, who sits around reading pencil blogs and meditating on my favorite pencil sharpeners. (Mark once filmed me gushing about the Kum long-point pencil sharpener packaged by the folks...
01:00 pm PDT - Wed, September 4, 2019
BoingBoing "You are beautiful" yard sign
I was familiar with the little, silver "you are beautiful" stickers (and have gifted many of them) but this swell yard sign was new to me. You Are Beautiful started as a passion project in 2002 with 1...
12:00 pm PDT - Wed, September 4, 2019
BoingBoing Save up to 65% on 10 tech items you'll use year-round
The bad news: Summer - and the beach excuses that come with it - are coming to an end. The good news: Labor Day sales are here to soften the blow. Take advantage of the right deals, and you could be s...
12:00 pm PDT - Wed, September 4, 2019
BoingBoing Super-Fun-Pak Comix, feat. Gibbon the Ocelot and MORE!
Tom the Dancing Bug, IN WHICH Super-Fun-Pak Comix features Gibbon the Ocelot, Guy Walks into a Bar, and MUCH MORE!!...
12:55 am PDT - Wed, September 4, 2019
BoingBoing Dell Magazines have changed the Campbell Award to the Astounding Award, removing the name of fascist John W Campbell
Every year at the Hugo Awards, a lucky writer is given the Campbell Award for Best New Writer, named for the noted sf editor and fascist John W Campbell, whose editorials in the pages of Astounding Sc...
12:29 am PDT - Wed, September 4, 2019
BoingBoing They told us DRM would give us more for less, but they lied
My latest Locus Magazine column is DRM Broke Its Promise, which recalls the days when digital rights management was pitched to us as a way to enable exciting new markets where we'd all save big by onl...
12:17 am PDT - Wed, September 4, 2019
BoingBoing Hong Kong protests level up in countermeasures, tactics, art and deadly seriousness
Hong Kong's democratic uprising has been a long masterclass in high-tech protest tactics (and the hits keep coming).But Beijing and the HK police force aren't sitting idly by: they've started bombing ...
11:51 pm PDT - Tue, September 3, 2019
BoingBoing Guy returns his "smart" light bulbs, discovers he can still control them after someone else buys them
You know what's great about putting wifi-enabled, Turing-complete computers into things like lightbulbs? Not. A. Single. Fucking. Thing.In the latest installment in the Internet of Shit edition of the...
11:38 pm PDT - Tue, September 3, 2019
BoingBoing Library of Congress releases 11,700 freely usable photos of "roadside America," taken by John Margolies
For decades, architectural critic and photographer John Margolies obsessively documented roadside attractions: vernacular architecture, weird sculpture, odd businesses and amusements. By his death in ...
11:08 pm PDT - Tue, September 3, 2019
BoingBoing Rideshare companies' effort to kill California employment bill is failing miserably
California's Assembly Bill 5 isn't radical: it merely affirms the obvious fact that Uber and Lyft drivers (and other "gig economy" workers) are employees, something that the California Supreme Court a...
10:56 pm PDT - Tue, September 3, 2019
BoingBoing Ring: "We don't use facial recognition"; also Ring: "We have a head of facial recognition research"
One of the most obvious facts I've learned in covering the unfolding scandal of the secret deals between Amazon's Ring surveillance doorbell group and hundreds of US police departments is that Amazon ...
10:39 pm PDT - Tue, September 3, 2019
BoingBoing Amazon testing 'Orville' biometric tech that scans your hands to pay at Whole Foods, stores will use it starting early 2020
Your hands are your ID. New payment system for Whole Foods being tested by Amazon now....
10:22 pm PDT - Tue, September 3, 2019
BoingBoing Apple led the campaign to kill Right to Repair, now it's supplying parts to (some) independent repair shops
Apple was at the vanguard of the massive corporate spending that killed Right to Repair bills in 20 state legislatures last year, and while the company claims that it wants to protect its users from e...
10:21 pm PDT - Tue, September 3, 2019
BoingBoing In Ireland, Mike Pence stays at Trumps Doonbeg resort 150 miles away from VP's meetings in Dublin
Illegitimate, popular vote losing President Donald Trump's spokeslackey and vice president Mike Pence visited Ireland on official United States business this week, and did so in a way that will perso...
09:51 pm PDT - Tue, September 3, 2019
BoingBoing Trump diverts $3.6 billion from U.S. military to pay for 175 miles of border wall
Pentagon moving $3.6B in military construction projects to pay for section of Trump's stupid wall...
09:48 pm PDT - Tue, September 3, 2019
BoingBoing Survey: Self-identified "pro lifers" are generally contemptuous of women
Supermajority's Gender Equality, the Status of Women and the 2020 Elections surveys likely 2020 voters (N=1912), finds a strong correlation between opposition and broad misogynistic beliefs, such as o...
09:23 pm PDT - Tue, September 3, 2019
BoingBoing Brexit: No-deal opponents defeat government, Boris Johnson loses in Westminster
Boris Johnson defied on Brexit by Parliament, UK PM loses key no-deal vote...
08:35 pm PDT - Tue, September 3, 2019
BoingBoing My travel packing list
In my latest Recomendo newsletter (subscribe here!) I wrote about my travel packing list. Its a PDF that can be edited in Adobe Illustrator (because I dont expect anyone to pack the same things I do)....
08:30 pm PDT - Tue, September 3, 2019
BoingBoing Hear the stories of the last Navajo Code Talkers
The United States military first started using code talkers during The First World War. They were aboriginal soldiers fluent in the languages of the Cherokee and Choctaw peoples who were tasked with s...
08:00 pm PDT - Tue, September 3, 2019
BoingBoing Hong Kong protestors using mesh-networking messaging app to evade authorities
The protestors in Hong Kong, leery of state eavesdropping on digital communications, have been adept at using communications tools not normally associated with activism, like Tinder, Twitch, and Apple...
07:42 pm PDT - Tue, September 3, 2019
BoingBoing Walmart announces major plans to scale back gun sales
After two shootings in their El Paso, Texas and Southaven, Mississippi stores, the CEO of Walmart has announced major changes to the chain's gun sale policies, including no longer selling ammunition f...
07:21 pm PDT - Tue, September 3, 2019
BoingBoing SKYGLOW: Night-sky homage to America's indigenous stargazers
Harun Mehmedinovic of the SKYGLOW project shares with Boing Boing this latest video from their project celebrating the beauty and importance of keeping the night skies dark.SKYGLOW's Harun tells Boing...
07:03 pm PDT - Tue, September 3, 2019
BoingBoing Candy Chemistry. You know, for kids!
This Candy Chemistry set is a great way to learn about candy with your kid, in the kitchen. Do not, however, leave your kid alone with this Candy Chemistry set.Learn all about candy, and temperature c...
07:00 pm PDT - Tue, September 3, 2019
BoingBoing A Beautiful World: Earth as seen from the International Space Station
Here's a beautiful NASA music video and photo montage with awe-inspiring shots from ISS Expedition 56. This gorgeous Earth-view eye candy music video features images captured by astronaut Ricky Arnol...
06:20 pm PDT - Tue, September 3, 2019
BoingBoing Ridiculously low price for electric guitar strings
I don't know how long this deal will last, but I just bought a set of GHS Thin Core Boomers for . The strings on my Telecaster are at least 10 years old, so I think it's time. Read the rest ...
06:10 pm PDT - Tue, September 3, 2019
BoingBoing A motorcycle safety video narrated by Peter Fonda and featuring Evel Knievel
Via Youtube and The Ontario Provincial Police:A public safety film narrated by Peter Fonda with special guest Evel Knievel who provide safety tips and guidance for motorcycle riders. Features perform...
06:09 pm PDT - Tue, September 3, 2019
BoingBoing Watch this short documentary about a mermaid community in Virginia
Persia Beheshti made this short film about a community of mermaids in Virginia. It's narrated by one of the mermaids, Mermaid Undine.Image: Vimeo/Persia Beheshti[via Nag on the Lake] Read the rest ...
06:02 pm PDT - Tue, September 3, 2019
BoingBoing A few great video game soundtracks
Any list of great video game soundtrack list that does not include THPS is bunk. Tony Hawk is measurably one of the coolest people to ever walk the Earth and this soundtrack wins.Halo and the Gregoria...
05:52 pm PDT - Tue, September 3, 2019
BoingBoing Interview with Neal Stephenson about his new novel and the state of the internet
Tyler Cowen of Reason used the occasion of the release of Neal Stephenson's new novel, Fall; or, Dodge in Hell to interview him about what he thinks on a wide variety of topics, including surveillance...
05:38 pm PDT - Tue, September 3, 2019
BoingBoing Interview with author of Super Pumped, an expose of Uber's chaotic inner circle
Brian Feldman of The Intelligencer interviewed New York Times reporter Mike Isaac about his new book, Super Pumped: The Battle for Uber.I havent read too many start-up histories but Super Pumped is th...
05:24 pm PDT - Tue, September 3, 2019
BoingBoing Man arrested for attempted smuggling of 5,000 hits of Molly in tubs of Celebrations chocolate
Hassan Akhtar attempted to send a shipment from the UK to Pakistan of 5,000 tablets of MDMA hidden inside, ahem, Celebrations tubs of assorted chocolate. Now that's a party! From BBC News:Police said ...
05:18 pm PDT - Tue, September 3, 2019
BoingBoing Amid critical Brexit debate, Conservative MP defects to Liberal Democrats
Here's a perfect frame from the UK parliament's video feed. Prime Minister Boris Johnson, Secretary of State Andrea Leadsom and Home Secretary Sajid Javid are realizing one of their MPs is crossing th...
04:08 pm PDT - Tue, September 3, 2019
BoingBoing I've been diving off the Conception many times
I am heartbroken. Every story I read about the loss of Truth Aquatic's Conception leaves me crying.I've been diving with Truth Aquatics since I was certified in the late 90s. When I was young they wer...
04:02 pm PDT - Tue, September 3, 2019
BoingBoing A glossary of dirty tricks websites use against their readers
Dark patterns are sneaky tricks websites use to fool users into doing things they don't want to do. This video and glossary describes a number of the manipulative ruses and gives some examples.Confirm...
03:58 pm PDT - Tue, September 3, 2019
BoingBoing Hurricane Dorian: satellite images shows Grand Bahama mostly underwater
Satellite monitoring company ICEYE composed this image, based upon satellite shots of the storm-drenched Bahamas, which shows how much of Grand Bahama went underwater as Hurricane Dorian arrived. The ...
03:58 pm PDT - Tue, September 3, 2019
BoingBoing Hurricane Dorian: satellite images show Grand Bahama mostly underwater
Satellite monitoring company ICEYE composed this image, based upon satellite shots of the storm-drenched Bahamas, which shows how much of Grand Bahama went underwater as Hurricane Dorian arrived. The ...
03:08 pm PDT - Tue, September 3, 2019
BoingBoing Thousands sign up to play unauthorized hide-and-seek game at Ikea, police called in
This weekend, police were called to an Ikea store in Glasgow, Scotland when employees learned that thousands of people had signed up on Facebook to play an unauthorized game of hide-and-seek in the ma...
02:49 pm PDT - Tue, September 3, 2019
BoingBoing Online face generator
From the headline, you're probably expecting some AI-powered, creepily realistic image of a person who either doesn't exist or isn't really in the photo. #Faces, though, is all about old-timey hand-dr...
02:29 pm PDT - Tue, September 3, 2019
BoingBoing Dead man unavailable for comment
Journalism is a tough job, especially when they won't pick up the phone! Read the rest ...
01:30 pm PDT - Tue, September 3, 2019
BoingBoing Is France's capital city lying to its citizens about a new audio surveillance project?
Anyone whos visited France or who keeps track of the nation's doings through the news, knows that its a nation thatll put up with a lot of bullshit -- being overrun by tourists, loud talkers, or smili...
01:15 pm PDT - Tue, September 3, 2019
BoingBoing Using literature to retain your humanity in a Soviet prison camp
Confined in a Soviet prison camp in 1941, Polish painter Jzef Czapski chose a unique way to cope: He lectured to the other prisoners on Marcel Proust's novel In Search of Lost Time. In this week's epi...
12:20 pm PDT - Tue, September 3, 2019
BoingBoing PETA billboard protests Renaissance faire's favorite fare
PETA installed an old-fashioned protest billboard adjacent to the Ohio Renaissance Festival that opened this weekend in Waynesville. The animal rights activists consider the classic Renaissance faire ...
12:00 pm PDT - Tue, September 3, 2019
BoingBoing Using atom bombs to dig ditches: The 1965 comic-strip proposal
Last week Trump infamously suggested nuking hurricanes. Loopy, of course -- but it also put me in mind of a similarly bananas idea from 1965: Using nukes to dig ditches and excavate earth.As Matt Nova...
12:00 pm PDT - Tue, September 3, 2019
BoingBoing You can still get Labor Day savings on these career training bundles
Need to expand your horizons and your paycheck? There's career training right at your fingertips with these professional online training bundles, covering everything from data science to photography t...
11:41 am PDT - Tue, September 3, 2019
BoingBoing HOW TO: XKCD's Randall Munroe finds the humor in taking silly questions very, very seriously
One of my favorite genres of book is the popular engineering book, a rare breed that combines physics and engineering to establish the full range of ways to address a problem (for example, if you want...
11:30 am PDT - Tue, September 3, 2019
BoingBoing Eating your way through NOLA Homer Simpsons' style
This is a lot of fun. Katrin and Janine, a couple of Swiss gals, recreated the sequences where Homer Simpson eats his way through New Orleans. It even impressed the animators of The Simpsons.Eric Koen...
11:00 am PDT - Tue, September 3, 2019
BoingBoing Wild popularity of CBD forces Christian bookseller to rebrand
When the Hendrickson brothers started selling bibles out of their parents' home in Massachusetts almost 40 years ago, they likely had no idea their business would go on to become the world's largest r...
11:00 am PDT - Tue, September 3, 2019
BoingBoing Watch: New Wave TV commercial for Hawaiian Punch with music by DEVO's Mark Mothersbaugh
This totally excellent computer animated television commercial for Hawaiian Punch was created in 1987 by Omnibus/Abel, the ill-fated company born from the merger of Omnibus Computer Graphics with comp...
10:00 am PDT - Tue, September 3, 2019
BoingBoing Crater-sized potholes inspire fake moonwalk
The potholes are the size of craters on the roads of the Indian city of Bengaluru. So, artist Baadal Nanjundaswamy put actor Poornachandra Mysore into a spacesuit to "moonwalk" on them. Bengaluru, we ...
07:08 am PDT - Tue, September 3, 2019
BoingBoing Man arrested for buying plane ticket just to walk his wife to the gate
The Singapore Police Force arrested a man at Changi airport for buying a plane ticket just to walk his wife to the gate and say goodbye. He apparently had no intention of flying anywhere. It does soun...
02:47 am PDT - Tue, September 3, 2019
BoingBoing Monday Music: Warren Zevon Play it All Night Long
I got told by a friend as I described what I was having for lunch "enjoy your sandwich". With the way that my brain works, I instantly heard, insdie of my skull Bruce Springsteen singing Warren Zevon'...
06:35 pm PDT - Mon, September 2, 2019
BoingBoing My Unfinished Sound Project with David Berman (Hear: "Governors on Sominex", "The Moon", and "My Life at Home During Banking Hours")
Last month was a rough one. I began August grieving the death of a friend, Paul Krassner, which Mark remembered here on Boing Boing, following Paul's death on July 21. I also wrote a piece on PK, whic...
05:36 pm PDT - Mon, September 2, 2019
BoingBoing Errol Morris and Bob Odenkirk team up to "capture the absurdity and the desperation" of climate change
Director Errol Morris made a bunch of darkly funny 30-second spots about climate change starring Bob Odenkirk. From his director's statement:I have never had any trouble believing in climate change, g...
05:07 pm PDT - Mon, September 2, 2019
BoingBoing Cyberpunk 2077 devs give us a peek at character builds and a bit of the old ultra-violence
I don't have a single piece of hardware that'll be able to play Cyberpunk 2077 when it's released. This fact didn't do a single damn thing to stop me from watching this 14-minute preview video, howeve...
05:01 pm PDT - Mon, September 2, 2019
BoingBoing What a guitar sounds like played through 319 pedals
To break a world record, Rob Scallon linked together 319 pedals and played his guitar through them. What does it sound like? A wall of whooshing, muttering, occasionally howling noise!In the video, it...
05:00 pm PDT - Mon, September 2, 2019
BoingBoing Bot authors a most-read article at The Next Web
The journalists at The Next Web scripted a bot -- Satoshi Nakaboto -- that crawls around the aether looking for Bitcoin news and tweets, then assembles into a daily news story. There's no cutting-edge...
02:31 pm PDT - Mon, September 2, 2019
BoingBoing After pressure, PayPal takes down Ku Klux Klan donation account
PayPal suspended an account used to raise funds for the Ku Klux Klan Monday. PayPal was criticised for allowing the white supremacist group to accept donations through its service, despite earlier com...
02:27 pm PDT - Mon, September 2, 2019
BoingBoing 'Deepfake face swap' app ZAO is making people afraid of the future
The 'deepfake-style face swap app' ZAO has climbed to the top of Android and iPhone download charts in recent weeks. As its popularity grew, so have privacy concerns on Chinese social media, and now, ...
02:13 pm PDT - Mon, September 2, 2019
BoingBoing Malicious websites that hacked into iPhones over 2-year period targeted Uyghur Muslims in China: Report
A number of malicious websites that were recently reported to have been secretly hacking into iPhones over a two-year period were in fact targeting Uyghur Muslims, Zack Whittaker of TechCrunch reports...
01:59 pm PDT - Mon, September 2, 2019
BoingBoing Puppies clean kitten
May your monday be as charming and as thoroughly moistening as this crew of puppies. Read the rest ...
01:12 pm PDT - Mon, September 2, 2019
BoingBoing Leon Sans, a font generated by code
Leon Sans is a generative typeface for the web, meaning that its weight and other characteristics can be animated, colorized, fine-tuned or otherwise messed with on-the-fly using javascript. Check out...
12:52 pm PDT - Mon, September 2, 2019
BoingBoing Tiny gallium nitride laptop chargers are upon us
There's nothing I hate in my bag so much as my laptop charger, a heavy Lenovo-grade brick of black plastic with two thick cables sticking out of each end, invariably forming a coiled knot of nonsense ...
10:00 am PDT - Mon, September 2, 2019
BoingBoing First responders are training to deal with the fallout of a nuclear incident
The Lima National Security Center was home to a bevy of nuclear weapon tests during the Cold War. Today, its still being used to fart around with radiation, but in a way thats actually beneficial to f...
04:33 pm PDT - Sat, August 31, 2019
BoingBoing "Huge drug bust" at Gatwick Airport was actually vegan cake mix
@BTPSussex huge drugs bust at Gatwick airport. In collaboration with @ukhomeoffice powders tested and discovered to be vegan cake ingredients. Please label your foods and bring samples of cakes next t...
03:13 pm PDT - Sat, August 31, 2019
BoingBoing Recomendo: a book of 550 recommendations of cool stuff
This book features 550 recommendations grouped by subject. These best of recommendations have been selected from the accumulated pool of 6 brief suggestions Kevin Kelly, Claudia Dawson, and I have sen...
12:26 am PDT - Sat, August 31, 2019
BoingBoing Pedro Bell, the psychedelic painter behind Funkadelic's visual vibe, RIP
Pedro Bell, the visionary painter whose astonishing psychedelic art (and liner notes) appeared on numerous Funkadelic albums and helped inspire the band's visual aesthetic, died on Tuesday at 69. Free...
12:04 am PDT - Sat, August 31, 2019
BoingBoing If you enjoy the work of the great cartoonist Gahan Wilson, he needs your help
One of the world's great single-panel cartoonists, Gahan Wilson, is ailing and needs support for his care. His wife Nancy passed away in March, and his son-in-law has set up a GoFundMe, to which I con...