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09:11 pm PST - Fri, November 29, 2019
BoingBoing Cards Against Humanity's Thanksgiving livestream pits a machine learning model against human joke writers
Cards Against Humanity asked Spencer Kelly to teach a computer to write mean, funny joke-cards for a new, AI-based expansion pack to the game; Kelly trained the popular GPT-2 generative language model...
07:29 pm PST - Fri, November 29, 2019
BoingBoing Short documentary about famous live concert bootlegger
Today is Black Friday Record Store Day and The National released a three-cassette box set titled The National: Juicy Sonic Magic, Live in Berkeley, September 24-25, 2018. But this isn't a typical soun...
07:12 pm PST - Fri, November 29, 2019
BoingBoing Good deal on these teeth whitening strips
With all the tea and coffee I drink, I use teeth whitening strips once a year or so. They work really well for me. I can see a noticeable difference after using them just once. Amazon has a good deal ...
06:48 pm PST - Fri, November 29, 2019
BoingBoing Eye exams in the United States are a scam
In many countries you can buy inexpensive eyeglasses and contact lenses without a prescription. That's not the case in the United States. In 2016 the American Optometric Association (AOA) spent $1.8 m...
06:00 pm PST - Fri, November 29, 2019
BoingBoing Wealthy people are the most likely to give "spiteful gifts"
Finder reports that Americans waste $13 billion every year buying gifts that the recipients don't want. The most interesting part of the report was the section about "spiteful gifts," that is gifts th...
05:39 pm PST - Fri, November 29, 2019
BoingBoing The incredible optical illusion muralist of Odeith
Odeith is an artist in Portugal who paints ultra realistic murals. His portfolio has many examples of his work. His Instagram account also has lots of photos of his paintings. View this post on Inst...
04:51 pm PST - Fri, November 29, 2019
BoingBoing Maps of the lost streetcar and subway systems of North America
Jake Berman writes, "I've drawn a series of maps showing the lost streetcar and subway systems of North America." He's selling them as prints. Read the rest ...
04:43 pm PST - Fri, November 29, 2019
BoingBoing Italian cops raid neo-Nazis, find rifles, swords and Nazi literature
An Italian police raid of 19 homes of members of the Italian National Socialist Workers' Party uncovered troves of weapons, Nazi literature, and books about Hitler and Mussolini. "The self-styled part...
04:37 pm PST - Fri, November 29, 2019
BoingBoing Writer asks for an exclusive trademark on the use of the word "dark" in "Series of fiction works, namely, novels and books"
Christine Feehan is the author of several bestselling series, including one simply called "Dark" -- in her trademark application with the USPTO, she has applied for the exclusive right to use the word...
04:30 pm PST - Fri, November 29, 2019
BoingBoing You can pick up a Steam Controller for five bucks now
When I was a younger, much less experienced man, I bought a Steam controller. It cost me close to $100 in Canadian funds, but I thought it'd be well worth it. A controller that's great, according to t...
04:18 pm PST - Fri, November 29, 2019
BoingBoing Defense contractors gleefully report record earnings in divisions that bid on "classified" projects, the fastest-growing part of the Pentagon's budget
Classified Pentagon spending is the fastest-growing part of the US military budget, rising to 11% of the total $716b proposed for 2020; this spending is not subject to oversight and House Armed Servic...
04:02 pm PST - Fri, November 29, 2019
BoingBoing Meet the Krazy Klown Kavalcade of racists, homophobes, islamophobes and transphobes serving as appointed South Carolina magistrates
South Carolina's system of appointed magistrates allows the state senate to appoint "judges" with no legal training, some of whom cannot pass a basic competency test on the first try, to hear over 800...
03:30 pm PST - Fri, November 29, 2019
BoingBoing Elisabeth Moss gets driven crazy in The Invisible Man
Universal's attempts to make their shared Dark Universe full of updated iterations of classic movie monsters, has so far, been kind of a failure. Sure The Mummy was flashy and filled with big names. b...
02:26 pm PST - Fri, November 29, 2019
BoingBoing Sale on the Voyager Golden Record LP and CD sets and The Family Acid: California photobook!
After producing the Voyager Golden Record: 40th Anniversary Edition, my buddy Tim Daly and I launched a record/publishing label, Ozma Records, to publish creative works at the intersection of science,...
02:20 pm PST - Fri, November 29, 2019
BoingBoing Someone has finally broken the Guinness World Record for long-distance throwing of a hot dog sausage in a bun
It's kind of remarkable that the Guinness Book of Records has managed to secure such a prominent place in our culture, considering it was literally invented to encourage people to argue over inane shi...
01:44 pm PST - Fri, November 29, 2019
BoingBoing Woman calls cops on black UPS driver because "walking around with a bunch of packages" makes her "nervous"
In this video posted to instagram, a woman calls the cops on a UPS driver because "I don't understand why you're walking around with a bunch of packages". This woman legit called the cops on a Black U...
01:40 pm PST - Fri, November 29, 2019
BoingBoing That time Charlton Comics published a trans sci-fi story in 1953
Back in September, a rare print edition of Space Adventures #7originally published by the new-defunct Charlton Comics in 1953sold for $1,800.The comic book speculator market isn't normally the kind of...
01:20 pm PST - Fri, November 29, 2019
BoingBoing The Secret World newsletter
The excellent first edition of Matthew Braga's new Secret World newsletter looks at exactly who you're calling when you use a satellite phone or Garmin emergency beacon to call for help:It turns out t...
01:19 pm PST - Fri, November 29, 2019
BoingBoing How to clean a flat top grill, restaurant-style
This vaguely comports to the methods I saw and knew in 1990s London. The proper way was to start with oil and use a grill brick [Amazon], but the reality is you will still need lots of environmentally...
01:00 pm PST - Fri, November 29, 2019
BoingBoing Baby Yoda amigurimi, a crocheted cutie by Allison Hoffman
Artist Allison Hoffman, aka Crafty is Cool, is an absolute master of pop culture amigurimi ("a portmanteau of the Japanese words ami, meaning 'crocheted or knitted,' and nuigurumi, meaning 'stuffed do...
12:45 pm PST - Fri, November 29, 2019
BoingBoing "Start Wearing Purple" as sung by Sesame Street's Count
This. is. amazing. Purple Count singing Gogol Bordello's "Start Wearing Purple" the entire song! Someone spent a long time making this mashup video but we don't know who exactly. Their YouTube accoun...
12:33 pm PST - Fri, November 29, 2019
BoingBoing Watch the kabuki version of The Last Jedi
Rennosuke and the Three Light Sabers adapts to kabuki the story of Kylo Ren from the end of The Force Awakens through the end of The Last Jedi. It opens with the destruction of Starkiller Base:The con...
12:00 pm PST - Fri, November 29, 2019
BoingBoing Score an extra 20% off these gadgets with this Black Friday sale
Whether you are looking for an upgrade or searching for a gift, Black Friday is always a good time to go shopping for new tech. Finding the best discounts can be a challenge, so we decided to do the h...
02:43 am PST - Fri, November 29, 2019
BoingBoing This portable duster blows traditional canned air devices away
Canned air is a big help in dusting tight spaces, particularly keyboards, shelves or servers. But the first thing you should know about canned air is that it's not air at all. More likely, what's blow...
09:42 pm PST - Thu, November 28, 2019
BoingBoing Get Black Friday pricing on these next-gen totally wireless earbuds
Whether we're on a long commute or marathon workout, the right soundtrack makes all the difference. And with all the thought we put into our playlists, the kind of earbuds we play it on is worth at le...
07:40 pm PST - Thu, November 28, 2019
BoingBoing Save over 90% on 5TB of cloud storage with this Black Friday deal
Many of us rely on a single hard drive to store precious files. This strategy is risky, but many alternative backup solutions are pretty expensive. Polar Cloud Backup breaks the mold, providing secure...
07:23 pm PST - Thu, November 28, 2019
BoingBoing Three women independently accuse Gordon Sondland of repeated acts of highly similar sexual misconduct
Three separate, named women have independently accused Trump's EU Ambassador Gordon Sondland of repeated acts of sexual misconduct while he was in a position of physical, financial and professional po...
06:19 pm PST - Thu, November 28, 2019
BoingBoing Watch: an evening stroll through the entertainment district of Osaka, Japan
In late September, the person who make the Nippon Wandering TV YouTube channel walked around Dotonbori, the entertainment district of Osaka Japan and shot a 40 minute 4K video with binaural sound. It'...
06:06 pm PST - Thu, November 28, 2019
BoingBoing How to take macro photos on your phone of bugs and other tiny things in your back garden
Andrew Hoyle has a terrific tutorial article on Cnet on how to take macro photos on your smartphone using a macro lens. The article includes tips on how to use Photoshop or other image editing softwar...
05:48 pm PST - Thu, November 28, 2019
BoingBoing Great cover of The Ramones' "I Wanna Be Sedated" played on the dulcimer
I love how into it this guy is.[via Laughing Squid] Read the rest ...
05:33 pm PST - Thu, November 28, 2019
BoingBoing This Thanksgiving, don't have a political argument, have a "structured organizing conversation"
Union organizers don't have arguments with workers, they have "structured organizing conversations" -- conversations in which the organizer asks someone to think about what change they want to see, wh...
05:08 pm PST - Thu, November 28, 2019
BoingBoing Profile of Mariana Mazzucato, the economist who's swaying both left and right politicians with talk of "the entrepreneurial state"
Mariana Mazzucato (previously) came to prominence after the publication of her 2013 book The Entrepreneurial State, which described the way that robust state spending on large-scale R&D was criti...
04:34 pm PST - Thu, November 28, 2019
BoingBoing A layperson-friendly introduction to MMT, a heterodox school of economics that could finance a Green New Deal
Modern Monetary Theory (AKA MMT) is the latest incarnation of a long-running current in economic thought, once called Chartalism, which has gained prominence in recent years as an alternative to auste...
04:16 pm PST - Thu, November 28, 2019
BoingBoing Just look at these decorated ruckus-causing lunchtime bananas
Just look at them. (Thanks, Marion!)My sons teacher has banned me from decorating my sons bananas as they were causing too much of a ruckus in class & honestly... knowing my art caused a class of ...
04:10 pm PST - Thu, November 28, 2019
BoingBoing South Carolina's magistrate judges are a clown-car of corrupt cronies, but they get to put people in jail
South Carolina's magistrate judge system is a holdover from aristocratic England, where landowners would appoint someone with "common sense" to hear legal cases, without any legal training or oversigh...
04:10 pm PST - Thu, November 28, 2019
BoingBoing America's most hated company ruins E.T. for Thanksgiving
Comcast, frequent winner of "most hated company" polls, brought E.T. back to Earth to advertise its third-rate services.Comcast, the owner of the Universal movie studio that distributed the creatures ...
03:26 pm PST - Thu, November 28, 2019
BoingBoing How to cook a turkey
Yup. Read the rest ...
01:31 pm PST - Thu, November 28, 2019
BoingBoing This battery pack can charge your iPhone, AirPods, & Apple Watch at the same time
If you haven't switched to wireless charging for your devices yet, it's a pretty good bet that you're not using more than one device. Juicing up your iPhone doesn't require much planning, but once you...
01:08 pm PST - Thu, November 28, 2019
BoingBoing A Thanksgiving prayer from William S. Burroughs
And in accordance with tradition, Uncle Bill will now lead us in "A Thanksgiving Prayer" (1986). Read the rest ...
12:13 pm PST - Thu, November 28, 2019
BoingBoing To do in NYC: Reverend Billy and the Stop Shopping Choir present Earth Riot
We've been writing about Reverend Billy and his Church of Stop Shopping for nearly 20 years, tracing his remarkable spectacles of anti-consumerism around the world.New Yorkers can see Reverend Billy a...
09:00 am PST - Thu, November 28, 2019
BoingBoing The trial of the century, Epsteins killer exposed, and Obamas hatred, in this weeks dubious tabloids
Hyperbole runs amok in this weeks tabloids, taking implausibility to new levels....
02:30 am PST - Thu, November 28, 2019
BoingBoing Score a Black Friday discount on this Adobe CC training bundle
Ask any creative professional, and chances are they'll tell you Adobe's Creative Cloud programs are essential to their livelihood.Still, they're only as good as the person using them. Luckily, there's...
10:57 pm PST - Wed, November 27, 2019
BoingBoing What's new in tabletop gaming (Indie edition)
Recently, I've found myself playing more games from small, independent game companies and those sold directly from the designers. Here are a few of these offerings currently on my radar, at my paintin...
10:28 pm PST - Wed, November 27, 2019
BoingBoing Get early Black Friday savings on a lifetime of Rosetta Stone
There's no way around it: Learning a new language takes practice. You can stare at new words all day, but until you start speaking - and getting feedback - those words won't actually stick.That feedba...
09:43 pm PST - Wed, November 27, 2019
BoingBoing Amazon marketplace seller swipes procedurally generated art from an indy game developer
A Reddit user named cleroth developed a "hex-based real-time strategy exploration game" called Marvora, "with elements from Dwarf Fortress and Civilization." Four years ago he posted a preview of proc...
08:54 pm PST - Wed, November 27, 2019
BoingBoing Open Memory Box: hundreds of hours of East German home movies, 1947-1990
149 families' home movies are archived on Open Memory Box, a massive archive of 415 hours of footage from the former East German, shot from 1947-1990. The video is indexed and searchable by 2700 searc...
07:56 pm PST - Wed, November 27, 2019
BoingBoing Celebrate by watching the 'Other Side with Zabrecky Thanksgiving Marathon'
This holiday we are entertained!The master magician who spends his spare time communicating with the dead, Rob Zabrecky, has decided to host a Thanksgiving Marathon of his amazing seance series 'Other...
07:05 pm PST - Wed, November 27, 2019
BoingBoing Rescue weasel likes to play with human at computer
Brace for maximum cuteness. This cute little weasel sure enjoys playing with their human's hand on that computer mouse.Such a cute little fuzzy dude.His name is Ozzy.I love that his name is Ozzy.Cute ...
07:01 pm PST - Wed, November 27, 2019
BoingBoing Clive James, 1939-2019
Clive James, the Australian writer, broadcaster, comedian and poet, is dead at 80.James was renowned for his pithy turns of phrase. He once likened Arnold Schwarzenegger to "a brown condom full of wal...
06:51 pm PST - Wed, November 27, 2019
BoingBoing Judge says Facebook users entitled to better security but not $ damages
In a decision released late Tuesday night, a federal judge ruled that up to 29 million Facebook users whose personal info was stolen in a September 2018 data breach are not entitled to sue Facebook as...
06:48 pm PST - Wed, November 27, 2019
BoingBoing ICE arrested 250 foreign-born people for the most heinous of crimes: pursuing higher education
For the last year, the Detroit Free Press has been reporting on the strange saga of the University of Farmington, a fake educational institution outside of Detroit. Homeland Security Investigations ac...
06:44 pm PST - Wed, November 27, 2019
BoingBoing TikTok's Chinese owner ByteDance wants you to know everything is just fine, really
China-based technology company ByteDance is on a charm offensive, reports Reuters, ramping up efforts to distance its popular social app TikTok from the rest of its Chinese operations.The PR moves coi...
06:44 pm PST - Wed, November 27, 2019
BoingBoing Excellent lemon/lime squeezer
Carla didn't like the glass citrus juicer we've had for years. She said it hurt her wrist when she twisted a lemon half on the cone. I agreed with her. It's an unnatural way to move your wrist. She al...
06:39 pm PST - Wed, November 27, 2019
BoingBoing House Judiciary invites Trump to impeachment hearing on Dec. 4
Well, that's gotta be awkward.The U.S. House Judiciary panel plans to hold impeachment hearings on December 4. They just invited Donald Trump to attend.No response just yet from the White House.Formal...
06:37 pm PST - Wed, November 27, 2019
BoingBoing Talking Adversarial Interoperability with Y Combinator
Earlier this month while I was in San Francisco, I went over to the Y Combinator incubator to record a podcast (MP3); we talked for more than an hour about the history of Adversarial Interoperability ...
06:35 pm PST - Wed, November 27, 2019
BoingBoing Nigeria: 47 men plead 'not gay' to avoid prison
In Nigeria on Wednesday, 47 men told a state court they are innocent of the charges of public displays of affection with members of the same gender. Being gay is a crime in Nigeria, with an up to 10-...
06:29 pm PST - Wed, November 27, 2019
BoingBoing Debullshitifying the Right to Repair excuses Apple sent to Congress
Apple's response to the Congressional committee investigating monopolistic behavior by tech giants contains a chapter on Right to Repair, whose greatest enemy is Apple -- the company led successful ca...
06:21 pm PST - Wed, November 27, 2019
BoingBoing Couple got engaged at Walmart hours after armed robbery stunt with 'ornamental sword', say police
In North Carolina, a lovestruck convenience store clerk and her fianc now have matching criminal charges. According to police, the man who performed the robbery was carrying some sort of ornamental sw...
06:18 pm PST - Wed, November 27, 2019
BoingBoing A worker drops a bunch of roofing material while a crowd hoots with amusment
How would you like to take on a dangerous and difficult task in front of an audience who hopes you fail? That's what happened to this poor chap in Staroshcherbinovskaya, Russia who was on the roof of ...
06:08 pm PST - Wed, November 27, 2019
BoingBoing Police sad over spilled donuts get sweet surprise ending
The final resting spot of the once glorious glazed donuts.The police department in Brookhaven, Georgia openly shared their grief in this social media post, honoring a load of tragically fallen donuts....
06:01 pm PST - Wed, November 27, 2019
BoingBoing NSO Group employees kicked off Facebook for spying for brutal dictators are suing Facebook for violating their privacy
The NSO Group (previously) is an Israeli spyware company that sells tools to autocratic states that are used to spy on democratic opposition movements, journalists, and so on (the company's tools were...
06:00 pm PST - Wed, November 27, 2019
BoingBoing The Irish language has the best weird translations of common animal names
There's a popular saying in the Gaeilgeoir, or Irish Speaker, community: "Is fearr linn Gaeilge briste, n Barla cliste," which basically means "Broken Irish is better than clever English."I'm American...
05:52 pm PST - Wed, November 27, 2019
BoingBoing Dog: 'Human, no stop skritches.'
Why you stop. No stop skritchy....
05:49 pm PST - Wed, November 27, 2019
BoingBoing Amazon secretly planned to use facial recognition and Ring doorbells to create neighborhood "watch lists"
Ring is Amazon's surveillance doorbell division, and a big part of their sales strategy involves terrifying people about the possibility of crime, partnering with police to assist in terrorizing Ring ...
05:44 pm PST - Wed, November 27, 2019
BoingBoing Here are a few different way to use pencils to the very end
Design website Core77 has an article about different ways to use a wooden pencil to the very end. First, though, take a look at this parsimonious person's pencil, which represents the cheapest and arg...
05:31 pm PST - Wed, November 27, 2019
BoingBoing Great backgrounder on the Hong Kong protests: what's at stake and how'd we get here?
Vox's 9 questions about the Hong Kong protests you were too embarrassed to ask by Jen Kirby does an excellent job of sketching out the political relationship between Hong Kong and mainland China, the ...
05:26 pm PST - Wed, November 27, 2019
BoingBoing Hospital charges $2,658.98 to remove doll shoe from girl's nostril
A 3-year-old girl got a pair of doll shoes stuck in her nostrils, reports NPR. Her mother used tweezers to remove one shoe, but the second shoe was beyond reach of the tweezers, so the girl's parents ...
05:24 pm PST - Wed, November 27, 2019
BoingBoing Apple poses a false dichotomy between "privacy" and "competition"
Back in September, a Congressional committee investigating anticompetitive conduct by America's tech giants sent a letter to Apple (among other Big Tech firms) asking it for details of business practi...
04:34 pm PST - Wed, November 27, 2019
BoingBoing What's the best multi-bit screwdriver?
Cool Tools (a site I co-run with Kevin Kelly) has a YouTube channel that runs tool reviews. In our latest video, Sean Michael Ragan takes a look at a number of different multi-bit drivers. His favorit...
04:19 pm PST - Wed, November 27, 2019
BoingBoing If you are curious about car horns and klaxons, here's the video for you
In this episode of Technology Connections, we learn about different kinds of sound making horns. If you have wondered why some car horns produce a simple beep, while others play a minor chord, you're ...
04:00 pm PST - Wed, November 27, 2019
BoingBoing The wee black dots that outline your windshield: explained
Dont frit. Everything will soon be revealed.Image via publicdomainpictures Read the rest ...
04:00 pm PST - Wed, November 27, 2019
BoingBoing Frances Glessner Lee created miniature death scenes to train investigators in the 1940s
In the 1940s, Frances Glessner Lee brought new rigor to crime scene analysis with a curiously quaint tool: She designed 20 miniature scenes of puzzling deaths and challenged her students to investigat...
03:30 pm PST - Wed, November 27, 2019
BoingBoing Come on Up to the House: Women Sing Waits is outstanding
Tom Waits is 70 years old this year! I'm sure he'll commemorate his seven decades of theatrical weirdness and lyrical genius in a suitable sublime way, surrounded by friends and family. We can raise a...
03:30 pm PST - Wed, November 27, 2019
BoingBoing MUSIC: 'Come on Up to the House Women Sing Waits' is outstanding
Tom Waits is 70 years old this year. I'm sure he'll commemorate his seven decades of theatrical weirdness and lyrical genius in a suitable sublime way, surrounded by friends and family. We can raise a...
03:12 pm PST - Wed, November 27, 2019
BoingBoing China wants to lead the UN's World Intellectual Property Organization
WIPO is a fantastically captured, corrupt UN specialized agency that serves giant corporate rightsholders by drafting and enforcing global treaties; its outgoing head, Frances Gurry, presided over a l...
03:00 pm PST - Wed, November 27, 2019
BoingBoing Paper sculptures of microorganisms
Rogan Brown creates intricate paper sculptures inspired by microorganisms:When looking at, for example, microbes and trying to imagine the vast colony of bacteria that lives in and on our bodies the r...
02:43 pm PST - Wed, November 27, 2019
BoingBoing Mozilla updates its "Privacy Not Included" gift guide for 2019
As with last year, the Mozilla Foundation's privacy researchers have produced a guide to electronic gifts called "Privacy Not Included," which rates gadgets on a "creepiness" scale, with devices like ...
02:30 pm PST - Wed, November 27, 2019
BoingBoing Vlad and Putin's Gang, in "The Power of Imagination!"
Tom the Dancing Bug, IN WHICH Putin's Gang gets in big trouble, but Vlad shows them the power of IMAGINATION solves all problems!...
01:30 pm PST - Wed, November 27, 2019
BoingBoing The perfect stocking stuffer is this Japanese company's new clear eraser
Seed's latest eraser is the Clear Radar, and the result of five years of work.https://t.co/uU3jhnBV6c# # # # pic.twitter.com/tcI287Evt2— (@kobeshinbun) November 25, 2019(Via Mulboyne.) Read the...
01:26 pm PST - Wed, November 27, 2019
BoingBoing Score over 50% off on this premium DNA ancestry test kit ahead of Black Friday
Why do diets work for some people and not others? Why do some have to work harder in the gym than others? The simple answer is: Everybody's different.And while that may be obvious, it's not as though ...
01:00 pm PST - Wed, November 27, 2019
BoingBoing "Asset" is a magazine about miniature donkeys
Perfect topic, perfect name:ASSET magazine is a professional quality, full-color publication which compliments, promotes, and presents the Miniature Donkey in a favorable light and gives them credibil...
12:08 pm PST - Wed, November 27, 2019
BoingBoing Twitter to cull inactive users
Dormant Twitter accounts not confirmed before an 11 December deadline will be closed, reports the BBC. Twitter's updating its user agreement, and if you can't agree to it, you're gone.A spokeswoman al...
12:00 pm PST - Wed, November 27, 2019
BoingBoing That Robot Dog from Boston Dynamics has a new job on the Massachusetts State Police Bomb Squad
I know a guy who works at Boston Dynamics. He spends all day fussing over how to get a robot leg to bend the right way. It's kind of boring, but he likes tinkering with things. And hey, it's a job. Wh...
11:40 am PST - Wed, November 27, 2019
BoingBoing Guitarist performs whimsical counterpoint to dryer's cycle completion tune
I got a new 2-cubic-foot microwave yesterday, large enough to accomodate a whole turkey, and just realized that it plays a loud beepy tune when finishing even the shortest runs. The tune is too jaunty...
11:30 am PST - Wed, November 27, 2019
BoingBoing To find tech talent, an entrepreneur put cans of relabeled Spam on store shelves
It's hard to find good help. It's been especially difficult for San Francisco-based inventor/entrepreneur Danielle Baskin (previously) to find a programmer to work on her company's app. She reports th...
11:13 am PST - Wed, November 27, 2019
BoingBoing Escape your racist relatives with this aptly-named Thanksgiving cocktail
Dealing with family drama at the Thanksgiving dinner table isn't fun. So I was amused to see that a friend of mine, mixologist Jared Hirsch, was asking folks to help him name his new mixed drink one ...
03:20 am PST - Wed, November 27, 2019
BoingBoing Save over 30% on this massive online training library
It should be obvious to anyone who has ever opened up a web page that the route to a career in Silicon Valley does not necessarily travel through a traditional university. Even so, budding coders need...
12:00 am PST - Wed, November 27, 2019
BoingBoing Boost your resum and get Black Friday savings on this Project Management training
What does it take to be an effective project manager? These days, it's more than just amorphous "people skills." Methodologies like Agile, Scrum and Six Sigma lay out a proven roadmap for completing b...
11:38 pm PST - Tue, November 26, 2019
BoingBoing JOHN WILCOCK: Peace on Earth, at Last! The Moment The Pentagon Lifted up Into the Air.
The climactic moment when The Pentagon levitated into the air, ending war.This historic moment begs the question: "Was Daniel Ellsberg's moral evolution due, in part, to him being inside the building ...
11:17 pm PST - Tue, November 26, 2019
BoingBoing YouTuber hires people on Fiverr to paint his minis
One of my favorite new gaming miniature painting channels is Emil Nystrm's Age of Squidmar. In just six months of making videos, Emil has already established himself as a content creator to watch. Not...
11:08 pm PST - Tue, November 26, 2019
BoingBoing Low cost Shimano cycling shoes are just fine for spinning
I needed new shoes for cycling. These Shimano SH-RP1 cycling shoes are great.Fairly lightweight, and certainly durable enough for spinning class, I'll be using these Shimano shoes 3-4x a week. They ar...
09:23 pm PST - Tue, November 26, 2019
BoingBoing The Life Cycle podcast discusses the future of freedom with Lawrence Lessig
Fifteen percent of all human consciousness that has ever existed is present and happening today. As we speed up and grow ever more connected via the Internet, what are the implications for this massiv...
09:18 pm PST - Tue, November 26, 2019
BoingBoing Four union organizers fired from Google
On Friday, googlers staged a workplace rally demanding the reinstatement of two suspended co-workers who'd been involved in workplace organizing against collaboration with ICE and tolerance for homoph...
09:09 pm PST - Tue, November 26, 2019
BoingBoing Crowdfunding for Los Anarchists, a junior roller derby team in Sun Valley, CA
Anthony Gulino writes, "Los Anarchists Junior Derby is a nonprofit that takes a DIY approach to teaching roller derby to kids. It runs programs for all levels from the youngest, newest skaters to the ...
09:05 pm PST - Tue, November 26, 2019
BoingBoing 1941 film shows striking animators brandishing a working guillotine at the Disney studio gates
The 1941 Disney animator's strike was bitterly fought, as Walt Disney refused to grant the concessions that all the other animation studios had agreed to, and instead grew paranoid and accusatory, con...
08:32 pm PST - Tue, November 26, 2019
BoingBoing Recycling used skateboards into a new guitar
This thing can really shred.This is A guitar that I helped build from recycled skateboards, says @Basil123.Would love to see some of the behind-the-scenes shots of how this thing was made!A guitar tha...
08:29 pm PST - Tue, November 26, 2019
BoingBoing Christian TV pastor Rick Wiles: Impeachment is a "Jew coup"
It's kind of fun to say: Jew coup, Jew coup, Jew coup. Thats the way the Jews work, they are deceivers, they plot, they lie, they do whatever they have to do to accomplish their political agenda. ...
08:25 pm PST - Tue, November 26, 2019
BoingBoing US teen's TikTok video on China's Muslim camps (and beauty tips) goes viral
An American teenager's clever TikTok video managed to sneak in banned commentary on the topic of China's concentration camps and torture programs for Uighur Muslims. The teen's video was bookended wit...
08:18 pm PST - Tue, November 26, 2019
BoingBoing In defamation case, Elon Musk will testify that "pedo guy" is a common South African phrase and not an accusation of pedophilia
Vernon Unsworth is one of the rescue divers who helped free the children who'd been stuck in a cave in Thailand; Unsworth made some pointed remarks about the disutility of Elon Musk's proposal to brin...
07:54 pm PST - Tue, November 26, 2019
BoingBoing Melania Trump receives "loud and substantial" booing when giving speech
Melania Trump, perhaps best known for promoting a racist birth certificate hoax on national television, was loudly booed in Baltimore today as she took the stage to give a speech on opioid awareness.....
07:42 pm PST - Tue, November 26, 2019
BoingBoing Across America, DMVs make millions selling your license data to private eyes -- and randos
It's not just Florida: Motherboard sent public records requests to DMVs across America and found that they were routinely selling off access to drivers' license databases to some of the sweatiest, ske...
07:30 pm PST - Tue, November 26, 2019
BoingBoing AI startup makes a deepfake to look and sound like podcaster Joe Rogan
An AI startup called Dessa made a deepfake that allows people to sound like podcaster Joe Rogan. I can't tell the difference between the fake Rogan's voice and the real Rogan's voice. They also made a...
06:49 pm PST - Tue, November 26, 2019
BoingBoing My new book about Raspberry Pi Retro Gaming is on sale for $7
I spent the first part of the year co-writing a book with Ryan Bates for Apress called Raspberry Pi Retro Gaming: Build Consoles and Arcade Cabinets to Play Your Favorite Classic Games. You can buy a ...
06:00 pm PST - Tue, November 26, 2019
BoingBoing Learning to See the Commons
[[Generations of propaganda about the instability of "the commons" and the desirability of assigning property rights in everything has led the human race into a very dark place: now, two scholars, Dav...
05:49 pm PST - Tue, November 26, 2019
BoingBoing Bloomberg's $34m presidential campaign ad-buy is 1.1% of the taxes Bernie, Warren and Steyer want him to pay
Sure, the Demopublican Centrist Michael Bloomberg is spending a lot of money on his presidential bid, but the former mayor has a lot more money: $52 billion.Bloomberg is running in part because he opp...
05:45 pm PST - Tue, November 26, 2019
BoingBoing Just when you think this dune-riding motorcycle rider is a goner...
 Bradley Slums describes himself as an "inter-dimensional freeriding BASE jumper." After watching this video, you'll understand why. View this post on Instagram Freeride MotoBASE Fun @hyrmotor...
05:31 pm PST - Tue, November 26, 2019
BoingBoing How to argue with your racist Facebook uncle this Thanksgiving
The American right -- always prone to conspiratorial thinking -- has tumbled off the cliff in this century, supercharged by the Trump years, with a series of outlandish conspiracies about Ukrainian el...
05:27 pm PST - Tue, November 26, 2019
BoingBoing USPTO denies "vegan butcher" trademark to indy food shop, then gives it to Nestl
Aubry and Kale Walch run a vegan specialty food shop, called The Herbivorous Butcher in Northeast Minneapolis. In 2017 they applied to trademark the term "Vegan Butcher" with the U.S. Patent and Trade...
05:10 pm PST - Tue, November 26, 2019
BoingBoing A bong that looks like a chicken and squeaks when you smoke it
"Its a custom-molded silicone-body bong with a glass bowl and downstem. The squeaker is the same type used in standard squeaky chickens." It squeaks "on every rip." It's from MSCHF. Read the rest ...
04:56 pm PST - Tue, November 26, 2019
BoingBoing Papa John Schnatter: "I've had more than 40 pizzas in the last 30 days"
John Schnatter, the founder and ex-CEO of Papa John's pizza, resigned in 2017 when he admitted to using the N-word on a conference call. Now he's on TV complaining about the quality of the pizza that ...
04:50 pm PST - Tue, November 26, 2019
BoingBoing Podcast: The Engagement-Maximization Presidency
In my latest podcast (MP3), I read my May, 2018 Locus column, "The Engagement-Maximization Presidency," where I propose a theory to explain the political phenomenon of Donald Trump: we live in a world...
02:55 pm PST - Tue, November 26, 2019
BoingBoing Crowdfunding another year of Theyworkforyou, the UK's astounding, essential political tool
For more than a decade, Britons have relied on Mysociety's Theyworkforyou to find out who represents them in Parliament (as well as the regional assemblies), find out what those people are doing and s...
02:30 pm PST - Tue, November 26, 2019
BoingBoing I tried to access my secret consumer data. Their facial recognition software told me to smile.
In early November, the New York Times published an article called "I Got Access to My Secret Consumer Score. Now You Can Get Yours, Too." Naturally, this struck my curiosity, and I decide to try and n...
02:30 pm PST - Tue, November 26, 2019
BoingBoing The Pursuit of Capyness is a capybaras-only coloring book
The Pursuit of Capyness [Amazon] is a coloring book featuring capybaras, the large and eminently peaceable rodents often observed just chilling, occasionally in hot tubs. The book is by psychiatrist J...
02:21 pm PST - Tue, November 26, 2019
BoingBoing Arrests made in Somerset gimp mystery
Two men were arrested in connection to reports of a "latex-clad gimp" prowling a Somerset village and have been released without charge, say local police. No further shenanigans have since been report...
02:15 pm PST - Tue, November 26, 2019
BoingBoing Highlights from the Red Bull Rubiks Cube World Cup
The Red Bull Rubiks Cube World Cup was held November 17 in Moscow. Competitors squared off in four events:3x3 Speed Cubing- solving the Rubiks Cube as fast as possible;Fastest Hand- a challenge that s...
02:11 pm PST - Tue, November 26, 2019
BoingBoing At the chemists: recording of a 1930s conversation in England
The Sound Archive posted a 1930s-era recording of a conversation in a British pharmacy. The received-pronunciation chatter isn't quite reality--it was recorded to teach English as a foreign language--...
02:00 pm PST - Tue, November 26, 2019
BoingBoing Score over 75% off these Japanese master chef knives ahead of Black Friday
"Craft" is a buzzword that gets thrown around a lot these days, but what does it actually mean? Sadly, it's all too easy to fake craftsmanship when looks are all you have to go by.On the other hand, y...
01:50 pm PST - Tue, November 26, 2019
BoingBoing The importance of turkey-frying situational awarness
In this video, a dad deep-frying a turkey for the first time spots a young family member wandering into the cooking zone, then successfully guides them away from danger. Have a happy and a safe Thanks...
01:45 pm PST - Tue, November 26, 2019
BoingBoing A spent Chinese rocket booster destroyed part of a village near the launching site
On at 8:55am local time on Saturday, November 23, 2019, the Chinese government "successfully" launched a Long March 3B carrier rocket into orbit. Leaving from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center, the ...
01:42 pm PST - Tue, November 26, 2019
BoingBoing Four Persian drivers arrive simultaneously at an intersection
Tarof is the Persian etiquette of deference, wherein one must both yield to others (you first!) and decline the offer (no, you!). One may not insist or accept until the end of the line--at least in th...
01:30 pm PST - Tue, November 26, 2019
BoingBoing Cuneiform Gingerbread Tablet Rolling Pin
Tavola Mediterranea bills itself as the "home of culinary archaeology on the web," and had shared for years a recipe for making Gingerbread Cuneiform Tablets:Most of you who read my articles, or cook ...
01:15 pm PST - Tue, November 26, 2019
BoingBoing What it takes to become qualified as a Shaolin Master
This fella devotes eleven years to way of life more difficult than many of us will ever understand. Meanwhile, I get upset when I have to wait more than three minutes for my coffee at the drive-thru. ...
01:09 pm PST - Tue, November 26, 2019
BoingBoing Cthulhu Ventures: equity from the depths
Cthulhu Ventures looks like a parody of the contemporary venture capital fund, complete with glossy website and benignly promotional (but in this case also cosmically horrific) literature. But it's fo...
01:00 pm PST - Tue, November 26, 2019
BoingBoing A freight train's emergency brake is applied at 40 MPH. How long does it take to stop?
This video captures a freight train engaging its emergency brake (about 2m in) and grinding slowly to a stop. Momentum is everything... until it's nothing. Read the rest ...
12:51 pm PST - Tue, November 26, 2019
BoingBoing What to do if you're caught up in a tear gas attack
Protesting the rise of right-wing populism and our increasingly oppressive nations is so hot right now. Ideally, living in a democratic society (at least for now) as we do, Americans and Canadians hav...
04:30 am PST - Tue, November 26, 2019
BoingBoing Score an early Black Friday deal on this VIZIO speaker
Wireless speakers have been out on the market for a while now, and while they're popular, most people get them for convenience. Sure, it's better than listening to music on your phone, but they don't ...
01:03 am PST - Tue, November 26, 2019
BoingBoing Photographer documents the beautiful, eccentric apartments of New York's historic Chelsea Hotel
Colin Miller spent four years photographing the apartments of New York's bohemian Mecca the Chelsea Hotel. The fruits of his labor have been collected in a new book, Hotel Chelsea: Living in the Last ...
12:16 am PST - Tue, November 26, 2019
BoingBoing Grandpa Witmer's Old Fashioned Peanut Butter Mixer
I recently started using Grandpa Witmer's Old Fashioned Peanut Butter Mixer to mix peanut butter quickly and without a mess.The kind of peanut butter I buy from Trader Joe's separates into two layers....
12:10 am PST - Tue, November 26, 2019
BoingBoing My new 300-page tool recommendation book
Kevin Kelly and I host a weekly podcast called Cool Tools. For more than 5 years now we have invited notable and creative people to talk about their favorite tools. This year our Cools Tools colleague...
10:00 pm PST - Mon, November 25, 2019
BoingBoing This filter and coffee set lets you have pour-over on the go
We know that boutique baristas have introduced a lot of mad science when it comes to brewing, but believe us when we say there's nothing like a good pour-over coffee. As brewing methods go, it's not t...
08:46 pm PST - Mon, November 25, 2019
BoingBoing Networked authoritarianism may contain the seeds of its own undoing
James Scott's 1998 classic Seeing Like a State describes how governments shoehorn the governed into countable, manageable ways of living and working so that they can be counted and steered by state bu...
08:23 pm PST - Mon, November 25, 2019
BoingBoing After Katrina, neoliberals replaced New Orleans' schools with charters, which are now failing
After Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans was shock doctrined through a massive, neoliberal transformation, the centerpiece of which was a replacement of the public school system with a system entirely mad...
08:22 pm PST - Mon, November 25, 2019
BoingBoing Man buys Hitler's top hat and other Nazi items at auction for 513,000 and donates them to Jewish org
A wealthy Lebanese businessman based in Switzerland bought Nazi memorabilia, including Adolf Hitler's top hat, at an auction and donated them to a Jewish organization, reports The Independent. Abdalla...
07:59 pm PST - Mon, November 25, 2019
BoingBoing Talking about Disney's 1964 Carousel of Progress with Bleeding Cool: our lost animatronic future
Back in 2007, I wrote a science fiction novella called "The Great Big Beautiful Tomorrrow," about an immortal, transhuman survivor of an apocalypse whose father is obsessed with preserving artifacts f...
07:45 pm PST - Mon, November 25, 2019
BoingBoing Contract for the Web: Tim Berners-Lee calls on world governments (and us all) to make the web a force for good
Web inventor Tim Berners-Lee and the Web Foundation have launched a "Contract for the Web" for individuals, companies and individuals to sign onto, through which signatories promise to take concrete s...
07:26 pm PST - Mon, November 25, 2019
BoingBoing Tiny alterations in training data can introduce "backdoors" into machine learning models
In TrojDRL: Trojan Attacks on Deep Reinforcement Learning Agents, a group of Boston University researchers demonstrate an attack on machine learning systems trained with "reinforcement learning" in wh...
07:19 pm PST - Mon, November 25, 2019
BoingBoing How to catch a subterranean catfish using mentos, eggs, and Coca-cola
While I was familiar with the internet art of catfishing, I was not aware of the practice of catching catfish by hand, which is apparently called "noodling." Then I saw this video. And now I question ...
07:17 pm PST - Mon, November 25, 2019
BoingBoing Carly Rae Jepsen performed an NPR Tiny Desk Concert
Get ready to smile. Set List:"Now That I Found You""Want You In My Room""The Sound"For more Carly Rae Jepsen, check out Boy Problems, A Carly Rae Jepsen-themed heist tabletop RPG one shot:It is many ...
07:00 pm PST - Mon, November 25, 2019
BoingBoing This clip-on accessory brings your iPhone's camera closer to DSLR status
Smartphone cameras are getting better with every new update, but they still lack a lot of versatility. There's a reason why pro photographers still lug around DSLR cameras and an array of lenses to su...
06:14 pm PST - Mon, November 25, 2019
BoingBoing This 3D display uses a single bead controlled by acoustic levitation
Researchers at Sussex University have developed a 3D model with a single "pixel" -- a tiny white plastic bead that's quickly moved around the space inside a black box by an array of ultrasound speaker...
05:59 pm PST - Mon, November 25, 2019
BoingBoing Supreme Court denies Adnan Syed's appeal for a retrial in murder case
The Supreme Court will not hear a new trial for Adnan Syed, featured in the 2014 season of the podcast Serial. Syed is serving a life sentence for murdering his ex-girlfriend, Hae Min Lee, while they ...
05:37 pm PST - Mon, November 25, 2019
BoingBoing "How to Behave in a British Pub" -- 1943 film for U.S. soldiers
Burgess Meredith stars in this 1943 film produced by the United States Office of War Information to teachU.S. soldiers how toconform to the customs of British pubs. The film has an "Ugly American" typ...
05:33 pm PST - Mon, November 25, 2019
BoingBoing Leaked documents document China's plan for mass arrests and concentration-camp internment of Uyghurs and other ethnic minorities in Xinjiang
The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists has published five leaked Chinese intelligence memos -- a lengthy "telegram" and four shorter "bulletins" -- from 2017, which detail the plans...
03:50 pm PST - Mon, November 25, 2019
BoingBoing 8-year-old, denied school picture over cool hairstyle, becomes star of own photoshoot
An 8-year-old girl was denied a school photo because her principal singled her out for hairstyle policy enforcement. The unjust treatment, with its racial edge—a middle-aged white man policing a...
03:20 pm PST - Mon, November 25, 2019
BoingBoing These puppies are 'Stayin' Alive'
Feel the city breaking, and everybody shaking. Read the rest ...
02:41 pm PST - Mon, November 25, 2019
BoingBoing Hong Kong elections: overconfident Beijing loyalist parties suffer a near-total rout
Last week's local elections in Hong Kong were supposed to be a pro-forma affair, reaffirming the dominance of pro-Beijing "loyalist" politicians; instead, pro-democracy parties swept every district sa...
02:37 pm PST - Mon, November 25, 2019
BoingBoing Bloomberg officially announced entry to presidential race over the weekend and no-one noticed
Watch $1bn or so go up in smoke on his way to 3-5%. ATTN Mike: [email protected] Read the rest ...
02:30 pm PST - Mon, November 25, 2019
BoingBoing Civ VI's Gathering Storm expansion is now available on iOS
I already purchased Civilization VI's The Gathering Storm expansion for my Mac, becasue of course I did. There's not a lot of games that my 2015 13" MacBook Pro Retina can play that I enjoyCiv is one ...
02:04 pm PST - Mon, November 25, 2019
BoingBoing Nixon deepfaked to read his prepared speech for a moon-landing disaster
President Richard Nixon had the honor of welcoming Earthlings to the moon, but speechwriter William Safire had prepared an alternative for use in the event of a moon-landing disaster. A team at MIT de...
02:00 pm PST - Mon, November 25, 2019
BoingBoing How to make a Viking axe from a rusty old axe head
There are DIY projects, and there are HOLY CRAP HE MADE A VIKING AXE REPLICA. This is one of those.This is what the guy started with.From WoodworkingIsLife, an example of the splendid results you can ...
02:00 pm PST - Mon, November 25, 2019
BoingBoing Jrg Sprave is back with a new version of his repeating bow
I've often wondered what having Jrg Sprave as a neighbor would do for your home's property value. Read the rest ...
01:54 pm PST - Mon, November 25, 2019
BoingBoing Capybaras relaxing in a hot tob
Relax with these enormous rodents as they plop into a hot tub. Capybaras enjoy hot spa in woody washtub. But it is little too small :-pPREVIOUSLY: Capybaras relaxing in a spring-fed hot tub Read the r...
01:54 pm PST - Mon, November 25, 2019
BoingBoing Capybaras relaxing in a hot tub
Relax with these enormous rodents as they plop into a hot tub. Capybaras enjoy hot spa in woody washtub. But it is little too small :-pPREVIOUSLY: Capybaras relaxing in a spring-fed hot tub Read the r...
01:53 pm PST - Mon, November 25, 2019
BoingBoing Pairing guide: 'Pop-tarts and Fine Whiskeys'
You never knew you needed it. Now you have it.Pop-tarts and Fine Whiskeys, a Pairing Guide, by IMGURian @acetech09. Yes, it includes rums and sake and other liquors.Pop-tart: Cookies & CremeSpiri...
01:41 pm PST - Mon, November 25, 2019
BoingBoing Hand-making 1,000 pencils from pallet wood
Pallet wood pencils. Genius!What an incredible project the JackmanWorks guy took on, and look at the glorious stacks of pencils that came out of it all. How fun would it be to draw with one of these?M...
01:34 pm PST - Mon, November 25, 2019
BoingBoing What happened to the web in 2014?
Andr Staltz traces the "web is dead" inflection point to 2014 and the answer is the obvious one: Facebook. The details are more complex, though, and involve Google giving up on its social media effort...
01:31 pm PST - Mon, November 25, 2019
BoingBoing Border agents seize 154 pounds of 'prohibited bologna' at Texas crossing
154 pounds of 'prohibited bologna' from Mexico was seized by U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents at a Texas border crossing point, according to a zesty CBP news release that's making the news ro...
01:30 pm PST - Mon, November 25, 2019
BoingBoing Sunset magazine suggests dosing your family with cannabis gravy at Thanksgiving
Talk about being irresponsible, Sunset posted an article that suggests serving a "THC-laced turkey gravy" as a way to avoid, or smooth over, uncomfortable conversations with your family at the Thanksg...
01:18 pm PST - Mon, November 25, 2019
BoingBoing Alaska man arrested for $400,000 of heroin and meth stuffed in rotten goat guts
Maybe not the best place to hide your stash.An elderly Alaska man was detained after authorities found him at an airport carrying $400,000 worth of heroin and methamphetamine stuffed inside frozen, ro...
01:05 pm PST - Mon, November 25, 2019
BoingBoing Man carbonates milk
I own a sodastream and have often contemplated living the dream, but never had the courage to "inject a bunch of co2" into milk. Joe Barnarddid.BARNARD: Here we go!*depresses sodastream injector butt...
01:00 pm PST - Mon, November 25, 2019
BoingBoing Fungus costumes
Jamie Green is creating fungus-themed art for an upcoming senior thesis. Here are fashionable designs based on the parasol mushroom and red cage fungus:I made this Parasol Mushroom costume for a sect...
12:58 pm PST - Mon, November 25, 2019
BoingBoing T-Mobile confirms 1 million hit by data breach
Cellular phone provider T-Mobile on Monday is confirming earlier reports of a data breach, and says the breach affected over a million of its customers. Here's the disclosure to affected users.More th...
12:51 pm PST - Mon, November 25, 2019
BoingBoing Uber loses license to drive in London
Ride-hailing service Uber has lost its license to operate private hire vehicles in London, after Transport For London authorities discovered that over 14,000 trips were taken with more than 40 drivers...
12:45 pm PST - Mon, November 25, 2019
BoingBoing Tesla Cybertruck fixed with vaporwave
At r/VaporwaveAesthetics, gdj11 adds a dixie cup to Elon Musk's shatterproof Homer truck and gives the world a better vision of the aesthetic. [via Scalzi] Read the rest ...
12:34 pm PST - Mon, November 25, 2019
BoingBoing Huge selection of roleplaying miniatures available for free download, including Falkor and a bear with sharks for hands
Miguel Zavala, who has a Patreon, has created a huge number of 3d printable files for roleplaying miniatures and posted them for free download. It's a delightful selection of oddball Dungeons and Dra...
01:02 am PST - Mon, November 25, 2019
BoingBoing The X-Misses: Christmas music to sing to and rage by
Back in 2010, I did book-tour appearance in Seattle with a great indie band called "Pillow Army," whose music I'm still listening to today; in 2013, Pillow Army's frontman Tim Franklin had started rec...
12:55 am PST - Mon, November 25, 2019
BoingBoing Library Socialism: a utopian vision of a sustaniable, luxuriant future of circulating abundance
SRSLY Wrong is a "research-based comedy podcast" run by a pair of Canadian fellas with a background in radical politics, occupy, and the Pirate Party; in a three part series, hosts Aaron Moritz and Sh...
12:28 am PST - Mon, November 25, 2019
BoingBoing Anarcho-hydrology: watch as a public-spirited drain clearer videos his incredibly satisfying adventures in storm mitigation
Post 10 is a vlogger who devotes his channel to "videos of unclogging culverts and drains, trains, experiments, machines, animals, trailcams, howto, aquariums, reviews, things I love and much more." I...
12:00 am PST - Mon, November 25, 2019
BoingBoing 15 gifts under $100 for everyone on your list
Want to get an early jump on your holiday shopping and avoid the Black Friday in-store madness? We've got you covered. We tracked down 15 gifts priced under $100, running the gamut from housewares to ...
11:33 pm PST - Sun, November 24, 2019
BoingBoing The Lincoln Library executive director got fired for renting Glenn Beck the original Gettysburg Address
Alan Lowe was Executive Director of the Lincoln Presidential Library, and as he struggled to help the debt-saddled institution survive, he hit on the idea of renting out Lincoln's original, handwritte...
09:46 pm PST - Sun, November 24, 2019
BoingBoing I made Wil Wheaton recite the digits of Pi for four minutes, then a fan set it to music
There's a scene in my novel Homeland (the sequel to Little Brother) in which the first 1,000 digits of Pi are featured; when it came time to produce the audiobook edition, poor Wil Wheaton -- the narr...
05:00 pm PST - Sun, November 24, 2019
BoingBoing Puppos struttin' to the Bee Gees on an airport treadmill
Try not to die of cuteness from watching these four fluffy puppos strutting to "Stayin' Alive" on an airport autowalk. I don't know the full story here but this is quality content that needs to be sha...
03:42 pm PST - Sun, November 24, 2019
BoingBoing A poor, Trump-voting Florida town opened a government grocery store to end its food desert, but it's "not socialism"
68% of the 1600 residents of of Baldwin, Florida -- where the median income is $44k/year -- voted for Trump in 2016, and in the years since, they've lost their only grocery store, which has been a par...
03:27 pm PST - Sun, November 24, 2019
BoingBoing Peak billionaire: a billionaire tries to purchase a party nomination to outflank anti-billionaires so he can run against another billionaire
The past two years have seen a tremendous shift in the public perception of capitalism and socialism, the character of philanthropy as reputation-laundry rather than generosity, and the nature of weal...
03:00 pm PST - Sun, November 24, 2019
BoingBoing Download and build Death Stranding paper toys
Alex Gwynne has paper toys available via Patreon and has also made several paper toys available for free download. Currently available toys include characters from Death Stranding, Ape Out, and Attack...
02:00 pm PST - Sun, November 24, 2019
BoingBoing Get double discounts on these Black Friday gift ideas
Don't wait for Black Friday you can get amazing holiday deals right now without leaving your couch! Avoid the holiday madness and save yourself the headache (and a few dollars too) by checking out th...
01:30 pm PST - Sun, November 24, 2019
BoingBoing "Bechdelgrams" are beautiful illustrations of whether a movie passes the Bechdel test
Does your favorite movie feature two women discussing something other than a man? Bechdelgrams are a beautiful and useful way to illustrate the conversations in a movie:A Bechdelgram is a graph where...
11:00 am PST - Sun, November 24, 2019
BoingBoing "Obscure" podcasts worth checking out
On Facebook, my friend Joseph Pred asked his pals to recommend their favorite "obscure" podcasts, "Feel free to share even if its on a niche topic or something weird. I like weird." He got some great ...
12:44 am PST - Sun, November 24, 2019
BoingBoing Just look at this bananamobile that a cop pulled over because he wanted to give the driver $20.
Just look at it. (Thanks, Jack Buffington!) Read the rest ...
12:31 am PST - Sun, November 24, 2019
BoingBoing Code and control your own battle rover with this STEM bot from DJI
Just over a decade ago, kids might learn robotics - if they got introduced to it at all - by painstakingly programming a robot arm to pick up a cup.These, however, are great times to be alive. Get a l...
03:16 pm PST - Sat, November 23, 2019
BoingBoing A single, mysterious server exposed 1.2 billion user records
No one knows who owns the Google Cloud drive that exposed 1.2 billion user records, seemingly merged from data-brokers like People Data Labs and Oxydata, who may have simply sold the data to a custome...
03:00 pm PST - Sat, November 23, 2019
BoingBoing Apple doesn't want to hear what you think about their stuff anymore
Until very recently, having bought something from Apple's online store, you could leave a comment describing how you felt about it. Here are some examples:I paid a metric ass-ton of money for this alu...
02:00 pm PST - Sat, November 23, 2019
BoingBoing A deep dive into the bloody mines of the Healing Crystal industry
New Age spirituality has never been my thing. If you're into it, hey, that's cool; it's just not for me. I don't really stay up nights worrying about it, and I certainly haven't given much thought to ...
02:00 pm PST - Sat, November 23, 2019
BoingBoing This accessory turns a laptop into a dual-monitor workhorse
If you've ever worked with two monitors, you know how much time they save. When you're dealing with big jobs that involve lots of data, there's nothing like being able to see all your charts and sprea...
01:44 pm PST - Sat, November 23, 2019
BoingBoing Spirit of The West's John Mann dead at 57 years old
The music of Spirit of The West has been a part of my life since my early teens. The band's lead singer and oft-time song writer, John Mann, was a joyful beast on stage. I saw SOTW live on a number of...
01:42 pm PST - Sat, November 23, 2019
BoingBoing Drunk yoga classes exist
I knew about stoned yoga but I'm just learning about drunk yoga. The Los Angeles Times is reporting that there are exercise classes where you can also get your drink on (specifically, wine):The classe...
01:44 am PST - Sat, November 23, 2019
BoingBoing About Face: EFF's new campaign to end government use of face surveillance
Today, the Electronic Frontier Foundation launched About Face, a new national campaign to end governmental use of facial recognition technology for surveillance at all levels -- city, state and federa...
01:33 am PST - Sat, November 23, 2019
BoingBoing Tokyo Disneyland's new vinyl LP is AMAZING
Tokyo Disneyland is a curious beast: it's owned by a Japanese company (the "Oriental Land Company") but the company is contractually obligated to use Disney as its sole supplier of rides and designs; ...
01:21 am PST - Sat, November 23, 2019
BoingBoing Without right to repair, the military can't fix its own battlefield equipment
Captain Elle Ekman is a US Marine Corps logistics officer; in a New York Times op-ed, she describes how the onerous conditions imposed my manufacturers on the US armed forces mean that overseas troops...
01:03 am PST - Sat, November 23, 2019
BoingBoing Civil society groups protest the sale of .ORG to a private equity fund and a collection of Republican billionaires
Earlier this month, management of the .org top-level domain underwent a radical shift: first, ICANN dropped price-caps on .org domains, and then the Internet Societ (ISOC) flogged the registry off to ...
12:57 am PST - Sat, November 23, 2019
BoingBoing Legendary music producer Tony Visconti breaks down Bowie's iconic "Space Oddity"
In this video, basically an ad for the upcoming Sony 360 Reality Audio, brilliant record producer and criminally underappreciated bassist, Tony Visconti, listens to the original 1969 mono demo, the '6...
12:48 am PST - Sat, November 23, 2019
BoingBoing Trump pledged that Amazon would be forced to pay its taxes; thanks to his taxscam, their profits went up and their taxes stayed $0.00
Amazon's tax bill in 2017 was $0. Trump was very vocal in his disgust at this situation and pledged he would make them pay their fair share. It's been a year, and Amazon's profits are way up ($11.2 bi...
12:14 am PST - Sat, November 23, 2019
BoingBoing Indiana University Provost: The First Amendment says we can't fire our notorious bigot professor, so here's what we're doing instead
Eric Rasmusen is a tenured business school professor at Indiana University Bloomington; for many years, he's posted a stream of "racist, sexist, and homophobic views" to his personal social media, inc...
12:00 am PST - Sat, November 23, 2019
BoingBoing This travel app helps you take advantage of flash airfare deals
When you're planning a vacation, think about things from the airline's point of view. Jet fuel is expensive. Airplane maintenance is expensive. Ergo, empty seats equal a lot of lost revenue.There are ...
10:03 pm PST - Fri, November 22, 2019
BoingBoing California's housing bubble is spilling over into poor and exurban neighborhoods, creating waves of crises
California has such a huge undersupply of housing -- and oversupply of housing speculators -- that affluent homebuyers have effectively rendered the state's major cities unaffordable for all but the v...
09:48 pm PST - Fri, November 22, 2019
BoingBoing Donotpay adds tool to automatically analyze lengthy, terrible terms of service
Do Not Pay, the "robot lawyer" that can help you do everything from beat a traffic ticket to getting access to services for poor and homeless people, has rolled out a new service: "Do Not Sign," a too...
08:37 pm PST - Fri, November 22, 2019
BoingBoing The Challenge Vault: a locksport training tool and mechanical puzzle that teaches you to be a safecracker
Every year around this time, our friends at Sparrow Lockpicks (previously) come out with a incredibly clever, giftable addition to your locksport arsenal; I always buy a few of these for Christmas gif...
07:26 pm PST - Fri, November 22, 2019
BoingBoing Former CIA officer Jerry Lee sentenced to 19 years for handing U.S. info to China
Today, a federal judge sentenced former CIA officer Jerry Lee to 19 years in prison. He was convicted of gathering United States defense information and other sensitive information, and handing it ov...
07:26 pm PST - Fri, November 22, 2019
BoingBoing This travel daypack zips up into a tennis ball sized bundle
On my last trip to Tokyo, I brought along the Sea to Summit Ultra-Sil Day Pack ( on Amazon). It weighs 2.4 oz (my iPhone 6 Plus weighs 6.2 ounces) and zips up into a bundle smaller than my fist. But i...
07:05 pm PST - Fri, November 22, 2019
BoingBoing T-Mobile says recent 'criminal hack' got personal data of some prepaid wireless customers
T-Mobile today admitted that a recent "criminal hack" accessed personal data of some prepaid wireless customers' accounts.From USA Today's Mike Snider:The wireless provider's cybersecurity team discov...
07:04 pm PST - Fri, November 22, 2019
BoingBoing My new favorite subreddit is r/boomershumor
My 16-year-old introduced me to r/boomershumor, a subreddit dedicated the the kinds of cartoons boomers enjoy sending as attachments in emails (usually address to dozens of people because they don't k...
06:59 pm PST - Fri, November 22, 2019
BoingBoing The 'Ukraine meddling' thing is a Russian operation, say U.S. intel experts
Intelligence officials believe that one of the people the Kremlin relied on to spread disinformation about Ukrainian interference was Oleg V. Deripaska, a Russian oligarch who had ties to Mr. Manafort...
06:43 pm PST - Fri, November 22, 2019
BoingBoing Sleeping inside one of Edward Hopper's hotel room paintings
As part of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts' "Edward Hopper and the American Hotel" exhibition, the curators have created a brilliant installation and visitor experience that's seemingly made for Inst...
06:27 pm PST - Fri, November 22, 2019
BoingBoing Smart 911 operator realizes a caller asking for a pizza is reporting domestic abuse
In Oregon, a woman was being attacked by her boyfriend. The woman's daughter called 911 but didn't want the man to know, so she told the operator she wanted a pizza. Here's a transcript of the call:91...
06:27 pm PST - Fri, November 22, 2019
BoingBoing Watch this fantastic Las Vegas-style hotel demolition in Las Vegas
Oooh. Ahhh.The finale is fantastic but they could have intensified the build-up with just a few well-timed acrobats.Controlled Demolition, Inc. (CDI) of Phoenix, Maryland, USA (acting as Implosion Sub...
06:18 pm PST - Fri, November 22, 2019
BoingBoing Massachusetts man smuggled salamanders and turtles into U.S., authorities say
A man from Worcester, Massachusetts was indicted by a federal grand jury Wednesday with allegedly smuggling salamanders and turtles into the United States. Court documents say that Nathan Boss, 27, wa...
06:06 pm PST - Fri, November 22, 2019
BoingBoing Watch: Tesla's Cybertruck "Armor Glass" fail
While unveiling his new Cybertruck, Elon Musk asked one of his colleagues to demonstrate the toughness of its "Armor Glass" windows by throwing a metal ball at them. The windows shattered as if they w...
05:59 pm PST - Fri, November 22, 2019
BoingBoing UPDATED: Tony Robbins accused of sexually assaulting high schooler at summer camp
UPDATE: Here is an email I received from Tony Robbins' representative moments after I published this blog post about the Buzzfeed News story. I have appended Mr. Robbins' full statement, and that of h...
05:56 pm PST - Fri, November 22, 2019
BoingBoing Listen to the original, slower, better (!) version of Men at Work's "Down Under"
This is Men at Work's "Down Under" as it was originally released in 1980 as the B-side to the band's self-released "Keypunch Operator" 7". A year later, the band re-recorded it for their Columbia Reco...
05:52 pm PST - Fri, November 22, 2019
BoingBoing The interview with a sportsball player has been deemed the best sportsball interview of all time
Here's a professional sportsball player who is about to embark on a second career as the voice of Mister Ed.This rugby interview is one of the best sports interviews Ive seen, as it keeps getting deli...
05:48 pm PST - Fri, November 22, 2019
BoingBoing Watch Hunters trailer: a new Jordan Peele series about Nazi hunters that stars Al Pacino
Jordan Peele fans (Get Out, Us) rejoice he has just produced a new Amazon series, Hunters, which comes out sometime in 2020. As an added bonus, it stars Al Pacino. From YouTube:Inspired by true event...
05:48 pm PST - Fri, November 22, 2019
BoingBoing Watch: Trailer for 'Hunters,' new Jordan Peele series on Nazi hunters starring Al Pacino
Jordan Peele fans (Get Out, Us) rejoice he has just produced a new Amazon series, Hunters, which comes out sometime in 2020. As an added bonus, it stars Al Pacino.From YouTube:Inspired by true events...
05:35 pm PST - Fri, November 22, 2019
BoingBoing Randy Rainbow is back with a hilarious song about the Trump Impeachment hearings
Randy Rainbow is a national treasure. Read the rest ...
05:31 pm PST - Fri, November 22, 2019
BoingBoing Photo proof: Greta Thunberg is a time traveler who has come here to save us from ourselves
Found in the the University of Washington Libraries's Special Collections, this 1898 photo of badass climate activist Greta Thunberg proves that she is a time traveler who is here to save us from ours...
05:25 pm PST - Fri, November 22, 2019
BoingBoing Elizabeth Warren calls Zuck and Thiel's secret Trump White House dinner "corrupt"
After news broke that Peter Thiel and Mark Zuckerberg had consumed a secret White House dinner with Donald Trump, Elizabeth Warren characterised it as part of Facebook's "charm offensive with Republic...
05:20 pm PST - Fri, November 22, 2019
BoingBoing Bartender behind the infamous cocktail containing a human toe died and donated his toes to the bar
Over the years, we've posted about (but sadly never had the opportunity to try) the Sourtoe Cocktail, the infamous drink containing preserved human toes that's served at the Downtown Hotel in Canada's...
05:03 pm PST - Fri, November 22, 2019
BoingBoing Ecommerce sites' mobile templates hide information that shoppers use to save money
In Do Consumers Make Less Accurate Decisions When They Use Mobiles?, a study by researchers at Ben Gurion University accepted for presentation at next month's International Conference on Information S...
05:02 pm PST - Fri, November 22, 2019
BoingBoing Watch how to turn a Coke can into clear squishy plastic
This Coke can disappearing act is a fun experiment that reveals the hidden layer inside the soda's packaging.According to MEL Science, who posted their own version of this experiment in May, Coke is p...
04:00 pm PST - Fri, November 22, 2019
BoingBoing Lawyer's long, weird sigfile setting out when and whether he's willing to talk on the phone goes viral
If you're opposing counsel to Lane Jefferies, a lawyer with Anastopoulo Law Firm in Charleston, South Carolina and you want to talk with Jefferies about the case, well then, buckle up, chucklefuck, be...
03:32 pm PST - Fri, November 22, 2019
BoingBoing The Labour manifesto: transformation of the welfare system, fair conditions for workers, universal housing, home care for elderly, fully funded NHS, fair taxes for the rich
The Labour Party's 2020 Election Manifesto is out, and it promises a comprehensive reworking of the British state to benefit the vast majority of Britons, not the tiny minority who have waxed ever-ric...
02:30 pm PST - Fri, November 22, 2019
BoingBoing David Lynch-directed advertisement for Playstation welcomes you to The Third Place
Once upon a time, people had so much free time that they needed a place to go that wasn't work or home. A third place. Sony was one of the companies competing for that space, and created an entire cam...
02:00 pm PST - Fri, November 22, 2019
BoingBoing Forget glue: This quick-bonding plastic seals in seconds
Things break, and even in this disposable world, there's a need to fix them. Up until recently, that's been the crusty bottle of glue in your junk drawer, which is just as liable to coat your fingers ...
02:00 pm PST - Fri, November 22, 2019
BoingBoing Amnesty International: Google and Facebook spell trouble for human rights
Amnesty International has had just about all that it cares to take of Google and Facebook's profiting off of our personal information. In a recent report, the international human rights charity stated...
01:23 pm PST - Fri, November 22, 2019
BoingBoing Tesla just announced a... DeLorean Monster Truck?
The Tesla truck is here. Its stainless steel hide can withstand sledgehammer blows, but its windows are not quite so impervious to enemy action. It's not clear how long it takes to go from 0-88 MPH, b...
01:00 pm PST - Fri, November 22, 2019
BoingBoing Visualizing just how stupidly wealthy Bill Gates really is, in under 60 seconds
Created by Twitter user Betty Cam, this is a really clear and simple way to wrap your around the nearly-unfathomable wealth of a hundred billionaire. Because somehow there are still people who think a...
12:50 pm PST - Fri, November 22, 2019
BoingBoing Passengers post harrowing videos of fiery engine surge as plane returns safely to LAX
Above, a video posted by a passenger on a Philippine Airlines flight that headed out of LAX and then headed right back in again. KTLA reports: Passengers and people on the ground videotaped repeated b...
12:30 pm PST - Fri, November 22, 2019
BoingBoing KISS played a concert on a boat for great white sharks, but none of them showed up
In a move that is so bombastic yet embarrassing that it sounds like something straight outThis is Spinal Tapya know what, let's just let ABC Australia fill us in:[KISS] cancelled its other [Australian...
12:19 pm PST - Fri, November 22, 2019
BoingBoing Surprise trailer for Half Life: Alyx delights franchise fans
It's been more than twelve years since the release of Half Life 2: Episode 2, and fans of the Half Life series have long been left out in the cold waiting for the story to conclude. Enter Half Life: A...
12:15 pm PST - Fri, November 22, 2019
BoingBoing How to add LEDs to a track jacket
The project starts with finding the exact right jacket:The jacket I picked is the adidas Originals Superstar Track Jacket. I wanted this one because it features the iconic trefoil logo and calls back ...
12:08 pm PST - Fri, November 22, 2019
BoingBoing When Bernie met Bernie
Obviously, there's a glitch in the political matrix. Read the rest ...
12:46 am PST - Fri, November 22, 2019
BoingBoing Musicians turn Drumpf's Fisher-Price presidential memo into "Morrissey" and "Ramones" tunes
The meme machinery has been working overtime riffing on the Obstructor-in-Chief's latest cartoonish attempt to save himself, his hastily Sharpie'd "I want nothing" memo. First it was the above Ramones...
12:32 am PST - Fri, November 22, 2019
BoingBoing Here's how to make a "computer on a card" from the 1960s
Michael Gardi says, "There were probably millions of CARDIACs (CARDboard Illustrative Aid to Computation) distributed to high schools and colleges in the late 60s and early 70s. Heck even my little hi...
12:00 am PST - Fri, November 22, 2019
BoingBoing This money management app does more than just crunch numbers
Paying for things is all too easy online these days, and that's why managing your money has gotten so hard. We've all done it: You sign up for a streaming subscription or gym membership, blow past the...
09:57 pm PST - Thu, November 21, 2019
BoingBoing How (and why) to become a tech policy activist
Caroline McCarthy is a journalist and ex-googler who now works as an ad-tech exec for a startup that Fox bought and they transfered to Disney when the two companies merged; in this great, impassioned ...
09:50 pm PST - Thu, November 21, 2019
BoingBoing "Out of Home Advertising": the billboards that spy on you as you move through public spaces
Outdoor advertising companies are tapping location data brokers like Placeiq (which aggregates location data leaked by the spying dumpster-fire that is your phone's app ecosystem) and covertly siting ...
09:26 pm PST - Thu, November 21, 2019
BoingBoing AK-3DP: 3D printed AK receiver
I've been semi-seriously joking about "AK-3DPs" (3D printed assault rifles) for years, and while the attempts to limit the spread of 3D printed guns have been sloppy and poorly formulated (as have the...
08:55 pm PST - Thu, November 21, 2019
BoingBoing How to recognize AI snake oil
Princeton computer scientist Arvind Narayanan (previously) has posted slides and notes from a recent MIT talk on "How to recognize AI snake oil" in which he divides AI applications into three (nonexha...
08:39 pm PST - Thu, November 21, 2019
BoingBoing Projector throws stable 1000fps image on a rough or moving surface
Dynaflash is a projector that maps a moving, deforming surface at 1000 frames per second, meaning that it can cast a stable image on it no matter how wild its gyrations. One caveat: it requires the ta...
07:57 pm PST - Thu, November 21, 2019
BoingBoing A good pocket-sized magic trick - The Imp Bottle (includes imp)
Only you can make the Imp Bottle lie on its side. When spectators try, they will discover that the bottle stubbornly refuses to stay down. This trick has driven many people insane throughout the years...
07:55 pm PST - Thu, November 21, 2019
BoingBoing Donald Trump had undisclosed dinner with Mark Zuckerberg and Peter Thiel at White House, Facebook confirms
Facebook today confirmed what has long been rumored: Donald Trump hosted a dinner which was not disclosed to the public in October 2019 with Mark Zuckerberg and Peter Thiel, at the White House.The sec...
07:49 pm PST - Thu, November 21, 2019
BoingBoing You can stay in this Japanese hotel for $1 if you agree to be livestreamed on YouTube
Business Ryokan Asahi is a hotel in Fukuoka, Japan. They will let you stay in a room for 130 yen ($1.20) if you agree to be livestreamed on its YouTube channel.From Oddity Central:Its not as bad as it...
07:40 pm PST - Thu, November 21, 2019
BoingBoing Did RNC pay $94,800 to Books-a-Million to goose Don Trump Jr.'s 'Triggered' book sales?
This sure is curious!Tweets New York Times investigative reporter Nick Confessore today:New FEC disclosures show a single large RNC payment of $94,800 to Books-a-Million in October, a few days before ...
07:29 pm PST - Thu, November 21, 2019
BoingBoing Secret Service spent over $250,000 at Trump properties in first half of 2017 alone
A single Trump golf outing brought Trump's club $28,800 in Secret Service spending.The U.S. Secret Service spent over $250,000 taxpayer bucks at Trump golf courses and hotels just in the first half of...
07:22 pm PST - Thu, November 21, 2019
BoingBoing Rapidly spreading virus outbreak in Colorado leads to 40 school closures
A Colorado school district has closed 40 schools to stem the spread of two unidentified viruses that cause vomiting and fever, reports CNN. "Onset of symptoms for both types of viruses, including vomi...
07:21 pm PST - Thu, November 21, 2019
BoingBoing Fiona Hill, 11: 'She put the fire out with her hands, and finished the test.'
Pretty amazing pull quote from this New York Times profile of Dr. Fiona Hill, former top US diplomat in Ukraine, who testified today in the impeachment hearings against Donald Trump.Excerpt:Dr. Hill, ...
07:12 pm PST - Thu, November 21, 2019
BoingBoing Baltimore's former mayor Mayor Catherine Pugh pleads GUILTY to conspiracy charges and tax evasion
Former Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh today pled guilty to conspiracy charges and tax evasion in federal court.She surrendered her passport, under terms that would allow her to go free pending her sen...
06:46 pm PST - Thu, November 21, 2019
BoingBoing High prices and debt mean millennials don't plan to stop renting, and that's before their parents retire and become dependent on them
The percentage of millennials planning to "always rent" is up about 25% from last year, to 12.3%, based on Apartment List's annual survey; the factors behind this are primarily high house prices and h...
06:41 pm PST - Thu, November 21, 2019
BoingBoing HILL ON SONDLAND 'He was involved in a domestic political errand'
She is going right for the jugular.On Capitol Hill today, America's former top diplomat in Ukraine is testifying, and the bus is running over heads, backing up, and running right over them again and a...
06:30 pm PST - Thu, November 21, 2019
BoingBoing Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu indicted on corruption charges
Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel's Prime Minister, was today indicted on charges of fraud, bribery and breach of trust. Haaretz reports that it ends a "dramatic political year" that has seen two indecisive ...
06:30 pm PST - Thu, November 21, 2019
BoingBoing Trump tax requirement for primary run knocked down in California
Bad news for transparency and for foes of Trump.Attempts by California lawmakers to force Donald Trump to release his tax returns before he can qualify to run for re-election in 2010 ended today. The ...
05:07 pm PST - Thu, November 21, 2019
BoingBoing Truck opens a massive sinkhole and seconds later a car falls in
A truck drove down a street in Flores da Cunha, Brasil, opening a large sinkhole as it passed, reports Gauchazh. A few seconds later, a car drove over it and was swallowed. The driver broke bones in h...
04:57 pm PST - Thu, November 21, 2019
BoingBoing Dog destroys wet driveway concrete
This dog didn't mind at all that his human companion did something weird and unnecessary to his playground.The driveway is done, now we can relax from r/Wellthatsucks[via r/Wellthatsucks] Read the res...
04:39 pm PST - Thu, November 21, 2019
BoingBoing Tiny Hand: free font based on Trump's unusual handwriting
Mark Davis designed a font for BuzzFeed News based on Trump's distinctive handwriting (as seen on the I WANT NOTHING script he hand wrote yesterday). It's called Tiny Hand and you can download it for ...
04:15 pm PST - Thu, November 21, 2019
BoingBoing LBJ killed JFK, the Queens secret lover & Julia Roberts divorce, in this weeks highly dubious tabloids
Theres breaking news, fake news, a news flash, even news you can use, but they all supposedly share one attribute: their information is new....
02:47 pm PST - Thu, November 21, 2019
BoingBoing Why do new psychotherapies work, and then stop?
On Slate Star Codex, psychiatrist Scott Alexander offers a "book review of "All Therapy Books", which is a jumping-off point for asking how it is that psychotherapy is periodically rocked by new thera...
02:45 pm PST - Thu, November 21, 2019
BoingBoing Rick Astley releases sad piano version of own legendary hit, Never Gonna Give You Up
Perfect material for a pretentious video game trailer, or the closing montage of a movie where everyone dies.The official audio for Never Gonna Give You Up (Pianoforte).From the new album The Best Of ...
02:00 pm PST - Thu, November 21, 2019
BoingBoing Teach STEM through space combat with these DIY drones
We all know those gifts we get "for the kids," the ones that parents are secretly more excited to open. Drones are a perfect example, but there's a model out there that really doubles down on that app...
01:58 pm PST - Thu, November 21, 2019
BoingBoing It's theoretically possible to beat Minecraft without picking up a single item
In this video, an astoundingly dedicated player demonstrates how to complete Minecraft without ever picking up an item. It requires an example of unbelievable luck -- an End Portal which already has 1...
01:45 pm PST - Thu, November 21, 2019
BoingBoing A handy pamphlet for coping with extra-dimensional anxiety
Though the wonderful wizard of Northampton may strike me down, I must confess: HBO's newWatchmen series is really, really good. I would argue that it actually has more in common with Moore's adaptive ...
01:44 pm PST - Thu, November 21, 2019
BoingBoing Buy your own nail printer: put your finger in and it'll dye art on it
Meet the Claire's Accessories gom jabbar! Insert a finger into the box and it will print the image of your choice on the nail. Though intended for use by professionals, you can get them on Amazon for ...
01:30 pm PST - Thu, November 21, 2019
BoingBoing R2-D2 popcorn maker
It's a little corny but William-Sonoma's R2-D2 Popcorn Maker will probably appeal to most fans of POP culture, even at its $100 price tag. Something fun: Its head doubles as a serving bowl. Give snack...
01:23 pm PST - Thu, November 21, 2019
BoingBoing Portal Icosahedron sculpture like looking into another universe
Portal Icosahedron is a sculpture by Anthony James, "famous for setting fire to a Ferrari in a birch forest." Created with steel, glass and LED lights, the mirrors within generate an incredible repeat...
01:10 pm PST - Thu, November 21, 2019
BoingBoing Sequencing "Sweet Child O' Mine" on a phone
iSongs is a YouTube channel that shows popular songs being recreated from scratch with the music-making app that comes with the iPhone. It's an excellent and incredibly dense tutorial, too, for those ...
01:00 pm PST - Thu, November 21, 2019
BoingBoing Utility company asks for proof that a $280 million emerald was lost in California wildfire
It's not impossible for an emerald to be valued at $280 million. In 2017, a 794-pound emerald was found in Brazil and valued at $309 million:However, in the ongoing litigation over the 2018 Camp Fire,...
12:45 pm PST - Thu, November 21, 2019
BoingBoing Fox News has filed a trademark for "OK Boomer" and they're not the first ones to do it
Rupert Murdoch has never met an irrational fear of the Boomer set that he couldn't exploit for cash. Which is why Fox News filed a trademark for "OK Boomer" earlier this month, just weeks after the cu...
12:30 pm PST - Thu, November 21, 2019
BoingBoing Nicaragua continues to be on its bullshit
It's been a while since we talked about Nicaragua, but the nefarious crap that's been going on in the Central American nation for more than a year hasn't stopped. In fact, according to the United Nati...
12:28 pm PST - Thu, November 21, 2019
BoingBoing Watch a 5'2" player dominate a college basketball game
Darnell Rogers, listed at 5'2", 150 pounds, is starring for the University of Maryland, Baltimore County Chesapeake Bay Retrievers. Here he is driving to the hoop against LSU:Darnell Rogers is 5'2...
03:34 am PST - Thu, November 21, 2019
BoingBoing Get over a million royalty-free vector images for less than $40
The hardest part of web design can be nailing down the look. These days, even non-designers can easily spot a stale stock photo or lazily-made icon.What's the solution? No matter what kind of artist y...
02:53 am PST - Thu, November 21, 2019
BoingBoing Consumer Reports Labs is hiring 8 staffers: technologists, journalists and wonks
Consumer Reports' Digital Lab does groundbreaking privacy research: they're hiring for eight positions including technologists ("resident hacker," "digital standard manager," "information security res...
01:06 am PST - Thu, November 21, 2019
BoingBoing Mayor Pete: Obama should have left Chelsea Manning to rot in prison for 35 years
Here's a spicy take! South Bend, Indiana Mayor and would-be Democratic presidential nominee Pete Buttigieg told CBS that he was "troubled" that Obama extended clemency to the whistleblower Chelsea Man...
12:33 am PST - Thu, November 21, 2019
BoingBoing Airline passenger who tried to open jet door in flight given a 85,000 bill
Chloe Haines, 26, received a 85,000 (US$105,000) bill from Jet2 airlines after she was charged with beating a crew member and trying to open the plane door while in flight. As a result of her alleged ...
10:38 pm PST - Wed, November 20, 2019
BoingBoing Public treated to obfuscation at Waterfront Toronto meeting on negotiations with Google sister company over surveillance district
[Rosemary Frei is an independent journalist who broke the story that Google's Sidewalk Labs had quietly sewn up the rights to turn most of Toronto's lakeshore into a surveilling "smart city" (Google/S...
10:31 pm PST - Wed, November 20, 2019
BoingBoing In an age of disappearing prison libraries, jail profiteers provide "free" crapgadget tablets that charge prisoners by the minute to read Project Gutenberg ebooks
The past couple years has seen a rise in prison profiteers who strike deals with state corrections departments to provide "free" tablets to prisoners (these being the flimsiest, cheapest, least reliab...
09:27 pm PST - Wed, November 20, 2019
BoingBoing The Life Cycle podcast talks transhumanism with Kernel CEO Bryan Johnson & "To Be a Machine" author Mark O'Connel
Is your brain a machine? Are your thoughts and feelings just malware of the mind? (And what "really" is a machine, anyway?) John and Eva referee the transhumanist fight of the century. In the blue cor...
09:15 pm PST - Wed, November 20, 2019
BoingBoing Cat found in New Mexico 5 years after being lost in Oregon
Im excited to hold him. I get to rub the belly the fuzzy belly. When I last saw him, he was maybe the size of a large burrito and now Im assuming hes the size of four large burritos. Sasha's human, ...
09:00 pm PST - Wed, November 20, 2019
BoingBoing These wireless earbuds pack a week's worth of battery life for 75% off
For all that tech that gets squeezed into them, the best wireless earbuds are ones we barely have to think about. That's the whole point, right? We get wireless because we just want to hit play and ha...
08:59 pm PST - Wed, November 20, 2019
BoingBoing Human composting is now legal in Washington, and offered by a Seattle business
A startup based in Seattle says they plan to offer an alternative to human burial and cremation in Washington state, now that it's finally legal. Yep, human composting.Won't take it personally if you ...
08:38 pm PST - Wed, November 20, 2019
BoingBoing What happens when you feed Trumps I WANT NOTHING note to a Neural Network?
Donald Trumps desperate PR attempt speech from this morning read kind of like the lyric sheet from some obscure Radiohead-wannabe art-rock band.So naturally, comedian Emily Heller took it to the next ...
08:21 pm PST - Wed, November 20, 2019
BoingBoing Report: Secretary of State Mike Pompeo planning to quit because Trump is making him look bad
Time Magazine reports that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, freshly embarrassed in the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump, is planning to quit. Trump is making him look bad.Secretary of St...
07:35 pm PST - Wed, November 20, 2019
BoingBoing Ultra-thin USB powered light box
A light box is an excellent tool for illustrators. It allows you to place a sheet of paper with a sketch on it, then place another piece of paper on top of it, and trace the original drawing. A lot of...
07:24 pm PST - Wed, November 20, 2019
BoingBoing Power going out for Northern California again, thanks PG&E
As high winds, warm dry air, and extreme fire risk returns to areas of Northern and Central California today, Pacific Gas & Electric is again shutting off people's electricity to reduce fire risk...
07:18 pm PST - Wed, November 20, 2019
BoingBoing "Forgotten" African-American cemetery discovered under Florida high school
At least 145 coffins have been discovered underneath King High School in Tampa, Florida. Apparently a citizen researching area cemeteries advised the school district that in the first half of the 20th...
07:09 pm PST - Wed, November 20, 2019
BoingBoing Democrats in Congress reauthorize Patriot Act, again
"Nearly every Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives voted to fully reauthorize the Patriot Act through March 2020, extending the right of federal agents to use all sorts of secret sur...
07:04 pm PST - Wed, November 20, 2019
BoingBoing Trump Impeachment tweet-watch: 'I WANT NOTHING', Rudy Giuliani runs his mouth
Well, old Donald sure has got himself into a mighty fine pickle.Gordon Sondland testified under oath today that yes there absolutely was a quid pro quo in the Rudy-Giuliani-led drug deal involving Jav...
06:48 pm PST - Wed, November 20, 2019
BoingBoing People with half a brain. Literally.
For some children with severe epilepsy, the best treatment may be a very rare surgical procedure in which a large portion -- even half -- of the child's brain is removed or disconnected. Amazingly, ma...
06:45 pm PST - Wed, November 20, 2019
BoingBoing Trump's weird notes: I WANT NOTHING
What is even going on anymore? I thought this was a viral photoshop, but it is not.President #DonaldTrump holds notes while speaking to the media before departing the White House for Texas : Mark Wils...
06:35 pm PST - Wed, November 20, 2019
BoingBoing Billionaire Sackler family accused of pushing addictive opioids in China
The Sackler family are owners of the drug company that caused a devastating drug crisis in the United States by making false claims about the safety of its highly addictive OxyContin. According to an ...
06:34 pm PST - Wed, November 20, 2019
BoingBoing Ms. Tanqueray on Humans of New York is everything
My stripper name was Tanqueray. Back in the seventies I was the only black girl making white girl money.Tanqueray on Humans of New York is the best thing to happen on the internet in this the entire ...
06:03 pm PST - Wed, November 20, 2019
BoingBoing Teenager arrested for allegedly using RC car to smuggle meth from Mexico
On Sunday, a 16-year-old boy was arrested for allegedly using a remote control car to smuggle meth from Mexico. According to the US Border Patrol, the RC car likely made several trips back and forth t...
05:47 pm PST - Wed, November 20, 2019
BoingBoing The hand-farting farmer who found newsreel fame in 1933
This is Cecil H. Dill, a farmer from Traverse Coty, Michigan, who discovered his unique, er, talent for making music with his hands. In the year of 1914. In the month of February. Read the rest ...
05:43 pm PST - Wed, November 20, 2019
BoingBoing What to do if a bug gets stuck in your ear
Hint: Don't dig around in there with a cotton swab. Read the rest ...
05:29 pm PST - Wed, November 20, 2019
BoingBoing Here's the plan to subvert the Electoral College without amending the Constitution
If you think the Electoral College should be scrapped because it sometimes results in getting a candidate elected that most of its citizens didn't vote for, then you might not have to wait forever for...
05:06 pm PST - Wed, November 20, 2019
BoingBoing 11 levels of origami: easy to complex
Robert J. Lang, an origami artist, shows how to fold a cicada 11 different ways, from easy to complex. The final one is basically sculpting the paper with many folds into something that looks very muc...
04:03 pm PST - Wed, November 20, 2019
BoingBoing Hawaii cop "to plead guilty" after forcing homeless man to lick public urinal
KHQ6 reports that John Rabago, a Hawaii cop accused of forcing a homeless man to lick a public urinal, plans to plead guilty on a civil rights charge. Another officer, Reginald Ramones, pleaded guilty...
03:24 pm PST - Wed, November 20, 2019
BoingBoing Stephen King-themed, anti-Susan Collins merch from the Maine Democrats
The Maine Democratic Party has teamed up with the progressive sticker-and-more company Bumperactive (previously) to produce a line of Stephen King-themed, anti-Susan Collins merch, with proceeds going...
03:09 pm PST - Wed, November 20, 2019
BoingBoing DoJ to scrap the Paramount antitrust rule that prohibits movie studios from buying or strong-arming movie theaters
Through the 1940s and 1950s, the DoJ went to war on the "studio system" -- a system whereby studios locked up actors in exclusive contracts and then bought or strong-armed all the movie theaters in Am...
03:00 pm PST - Wed, November 20, 2019
BoingBoing This bear's bjutsu science is tight
I mean, holy shit. Read the rest ...
02:42 pm PST - Wed, November 20, 2019
BoingBoing When Republicans say "How will you pay for Medicare for All?" Democrats should answer: "Mexico will pay for it"
The "pay-for game" is that gotcha game that Conservatives like to play, wherein the ridiculous boondoggles favored by the right (billions for Trump's wall, more than a trillion in tax cuts for the wea...
02:14 pm PST - Wed, November 20, 2019
BoingBoing Twitter censures UK Tory Party for changing its blue-check account name to "FactCheckUK" during the prime ministerial debates
The UK is having an election in less than a month, and last night, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn debated Tory archclown Boris Johnson for a televised debate in which Johnson had to defend his record as ...
02:14 pm PST - Wed, November 20, 2019
BoingBoing How to make vast amounts of "thick and glossy" slime
Here's a Facebook video explaining how to make "thick and glossy slime", for any and all slime-related needs you may have.The key ingredient is Elmer's Glue-All [Amazon]; the basic slime recipe is to...
02:00 pm PST - Wed, November 20, 2019
BoingBoing 8-bit BASIC interpreter mouse mats
There are so many retro-themed merch options out there, but I'm tickled blue by Rhayader Computers's mouse mat designs showing BASIC interpreters from classic 8-bit computers. It seems only the C64 an...
02:00 pm PST - Wed, November 20, 2019
BoingBoing There is one remaining Woolworth lunch counter left
Bakersfield, California. That's where you'll find the last Woolworth's Luncheonette in America and it's still serving food!Eater Los Angeles:Step into the Five & Dime Antique Mall in Bakersfield,...
01:53 pm PST - Wed, November 20, 2019
BoingBoing Persistence of Pong
The Persistence of Pong is an art installation by Jesse Stiles, augmenting a standard game of ping-pong with sounds, colors, intense flashing lights and moments of complete darkness.An ordinary ping p...
01:38 pm PST - Wed, November 20, 2019
BoingBoing Video shows cop lied
A Brooklyn man faced serious jail time for driving his car at a cop. But the attack never happened, writes Radley Balko, a fact revealed by surveillance video that shows the cop lied.The surveillance ...
01:00 pm PST - Wed, November 20, 2019
BoingBoing San Francisco Symphony to perform "Ghostbusters" score live alongside the film
Looking for something special to do with the family? The San Francisco Symphony has a fun ongoing film program where they put a popular movie on the big screen and their orchestra performs the score l...
12:54 pm PST - Wed, November 20, 2019
BoingBoing Lawsuit: Burger King cooking vegan burgers on same grill plate as meat
Does cooking a Impossible Burger on the same surface used to cook normal burgers "contaminate" them with meat by-products? Is Burger King doing this? A vegan diner makes these claims in a lawsuit file...
12:39 pm PST - Wed, November 20, 2019
BoingBoing Hollywood exec wanted to cast Julia Roberts as Harriet Tubman
Harriet Tubman was a slave who became an abolitionist after escaping, saving dozens of other slaves through the Underground Railroad. Julia Roberts is an Oscar-winning actress and producer, the star o...
12:30 pm PST - Wed, November 20, 2019
BoingBoing Review: "Liebestrasse" is a frighteningly relevant LGBTQ graphic novel set in the Weimar Republic
Liebestrasse is a new original digital graphic novel from Comixology, but it follows more in the European tradition of small, character-focused slice-of-life stories than the bombastic speculative fic...
12:15 pm PST - Wed, November 20, 2019
BoingBoing Sand thieves and unreliable GPS near the Port of Shanghai
Mariners rely on GPS to avoid collisions, but increasingly they're finding GPS cannot be relied on near the Port of Shanghai:In fact, something far more dangerous was happening, and the Manukais capta...
11:59 am PST - Wed, November 20, 2019
BoingBoing A Calvinesque and Hobbesian Look at Impeachment
Tom the Dancing Bug, IN WHICH spunky little boy president Donald and his imaginary publicist John create an imaginary foxy world where Donald is a selfless hero!...
11:57 am PST - Wed, November 20, 2019
BoingBoing The aliens from They Live make an appropriate Christmas tree topper
Blain Hefner's new show at Gallery 1988 is "Pop Toppers," and features over a dozen Christmas tree toppers. Because nothing says Christmas quite like Max Shreck polluting the city or Mola Ram ripping...
12:00 am PST - Wed, November 20, 2019
BoingBoing Grow your skills before the year ends with these eBook collections
Need a boost on that resume? Get a valuable tech education on your own time with these eBook bundles. They contain guides from Packt Publishing that cover everything from game development to machine l...
11:59 pm PST - Tue, November 19, 2019
BoingBoing DJ Earworm: 100 songs from the past decade in one mashup
Ten years, 100 songs, three minutes. Sheer. Fucking. Genius. Watch it before a Youtube copyright enforcement bot deletes it and DJ Earworm's channel with it. (via Metafilter) Read the rest ...
11:02 pm PST - Tue, November 19, 2019
BoingBoing JOHN WILCOCK: The Day Kenneth Anger Walked Into The Pentagon to Distribute 93 Anti-War Talismans
Part Two of "LEVITATION OF THE PENTAGON" Concluded Next WeekRead Part One: Applying for a Permit to Exorcise the Pentagon of Evil Spirits, Levitating It Ten Feet Off the GroundFrom John Wilcock, New ...
10:20 pm PST - Tue, November 19, 2019
BoingBoing A racist cop bullies two black men for "acting suspicious," and he actually gets fired
Crazed Indiana officer Daryl Jones was fired after bullying two black men for "acting suspicious" after they bought a bunch of goods from Nordstrom Rack.The unhinged officer came up to the men, who we...
09:25 pm PST - Tue, November 19, 2019
BoingBoing Hilarious decal "fixes" a dented vehicle
From Hussy Horse Designs, this delightful Wile E. Coyote decal.It's the perfect band-aid until you get over to ACME Auto Body for a real repair.(via Gareth's Tips, Tools, and Shop Tales) Read the rest...
09:21 pm PST - Tue, November 19, 2019
BoingBoing Trump Jr. attacked on Twitter after his idiot tweet that questions Vindman's heroism
Trump Junior retweeted an article from the Federalist this morning called Lets Stop Pretending Every Impeachment Witness Is A Selfless Hero" about National Security Council Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman,...
09:17 pm PST - Tue, November 19, 2019
BoingBoing Dredging Up What's "Under the Silver Lake"
Did you see this trailer for Under the Silver Lake about a year ago and think nothing of it? Lots of people did and dismissed it as a generic hipster-centric snoozefest. But a few interested people st...
08:37 pm PST - Tue, November 19, 2019
BoingBoing Terabytes of data leaked from an oligarch-friendly offshore bank
The Distributed Denial of Secrets Twitter account has published links to terabytes of data identified as raw data from the Cayman National Bank and Trust; Phineas Fisher (previously), the public-inter...
07:39 pm PST - Tue, November 19, 2019
BoingBoing 20 grams of melt-in-your hand gallium
Gallium is a metal that melts at 86 degrees F. It's more fun than playing with mercury, and probably safer, too (it *will* temporarily stain your skin gray though, because it's "wet" when liquid and w...
07:36 pm PST - Tue, November 19, 2019
BoingBoing Quiet Rooms: Illinois schools lead the nation in imprisoning very young, disabled children in isolation chambers
20 years ago, Illinois was rocked by a scandal after the widespread practice of locking schoolchildren, especially those with disabilities or special needs, in small, confining boxes was revealed. The...
07:13 pm PST - Tue, November 19, 2019
BoingBoing Mysterious rolls of cash randomly appearing on sidewalks in tiny English village
Mysterious rolls of cash keep showing up on sidewalks in the small English village of Blackhall Colliery, on the North Sea coast of County Durham. In the last 5 years, around US$30,000 has been found ...
06:24 pm PST - Tue, November 19, 2019
BoingBoing Music that inspired 1980s Japanese environmental music composer Yukata Hirose
Yutaka Hirose is a Japanese composer who was a key figure in that country's ambient/environmental music scene of the 1980s that in recent years has been rediscovered by crate-diggers around the world....
05:59 pm PST - Tue, November 19, 2019
BoingBoing "Softbody Tetris": what if tetronimoes were made of jello?
C4D4U's SOFTBODY TETRIS V16 is (as the name implies), the latest in a series of "softbody" simulations of Tetris, in which the tetronimoes are rubbery, jelly-like solids that glisten as they wobble in...
05:49 pm PST - Tue, November 19, 2019
BoingBoing Revisiting Operation Mindfuck
Over at Medium, BB pal Douglas Rushkoff explores how today's propaganda -- born in the 17th century to propagate the Catholic faith and reborn in the 20th century as "public relations" -- is no longer...
05:42 pm PST - Tue, November 19, 2019
BoingBoing Sand thieves believed to be behind epidemic of Chinese GPS jamming
Ship's captains and outside monitoring firms have reported waves of GPS jamming around Shanghai's ports, on a scale and of a severity never seen before: the jamming causes ships' locations to be incor...
05:38 pm PST - Tue, November 19, 2019
BoingBoing Man helps beaver carry branch
This kind man assisted a beaver with a heavy burden. Read the rest ...
05:36 pm PST - Tue, November 19, 2019
BoingBoing Glass screen protector for my Nintendo Switch
I use these screen protectors on my Nintendo Switch.The Nintendo Switch gets handed from child to child. The Switch gets banged, bumped, dropped and treated like something a 5-year-old is struggling w...
05:30 pm PST - Tue, November 19, 2019
BoingBoing Judge denies Trump's request to dismiss defamation case against him
CNN reports that Donald Trump can be forced to be deposed in a defamation case against him, ruled a New York state Supreme Court Justice.Summer Zervos, a a former Apprentice contestant accused Trump o...
05:24 pm PST - Tue, November 19, 2019
BoingBoing Watch this kind fellow help an overburdened beaver
Last month in Deggendorf, Germany, Alexander Oswald, 19, and his friends encountered a beaver on the road in the middle of the night. Afraid that a a driver might hit the animal, they stopped their ca...
05:18 pm PST - Tue, November 19, 2019
BoingBoing The State of South Dakota wants you to know that it's on meth
South Dakota Republican Governor Kristi L. Noem spent $449,000 (more that $0.50 per resident of South Dakota!) on a campaign to educate state residents about the state's program to address its methamp...
05:09 pm PST - Tue, November 19, 2019
BoingBoing Driver misses freeway exit, causes another car to flip, then merrily drives off
A freeway driver missed their exit, and they stopped so they could back up and take it. This caused another car behind them to swerve and flip. The idiot driver then took the exit and drove off as if ...
05:06 pm PST - Tue, November 19, 2019
BoingBoing Youtube told them to use this "royalty-free" music; now rightsholders are forcing ads on their videos and claiming most of the revenue
'Dreams' by Joakim Karud is a popular track in Youtube's library of safe, royalty-free music, which it supplies to video creators who want to stay on the right side of copyright, but Sonyatv and Warne...
05:03 pm PST - Tue, November 19, 2019
BoingBoing No one entered Jeffrey Epstein's cell the night he died
There are interesting details in today's federal criminal indictments against two jail guards at the Manhattan jail where pedophile and child sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein died.Two guards at the Manh...
05:02 pm PST - Tue, November 19, 2019
BoingBoing The Expanse season 4 trailer
I really enjoyed the first season of The Expanse, but then kinda forgot about it. I read several of the James S. A. Corey books but have forgotten which and gotten it all confused.Too many universes. ...
04:53 pm PST - Tue, November 19, 2019
BoingBoing How to build a button box for a toddler
The creator of the CodeParade video channel made an interactive pushbutton busyboard for his toddler. He bought a bunch of knobs and switches, wired them to an Arduino, LEDs and beepers, and put them ...
04:51 pm PST - Tue, November 19, 2019
BoingBoing Elizabeth Warren's plan to denazify America
Elizabeth Warren has released a characteristically detailed campaign plan to counter white nationalist violence in the USA, whose multi-pronged approach includes directing the DoJ to be more vigorous ...
04:46 pm PST - Tue, November 19, 2019
BoingBoing Its Lieutenant Colonel Vindman, please
Devin Nunes is such an idiot.During his public testimony in hearings on the impeachment of Donald Trump, Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman corrected ranking Rep. Devin Nunes when Nunes incorrectly and mockin...
04:37 pm PST - Tue, November 19, 2019
BoingBoing Excellent animation explains how an escalator works
Jared Owen makes CGI videos that reveal the inner workings of things we use, but often don't understand. They are like video versions of David McCauley's The Way Things Work. In his latest video, Owen...
04:37 pm PST - Tue, November 19, 2019
BoingBoing That sound you hear is 'Republican talking points disintegrating'
The Donald Trump impeachment hearings are yielding much interesting drama today.Lt. Col. Alexander S. Vindman and VP Mike Pence aide Jennifer Williams testify today.Watch it live on CSPAN here.Longtim...
04:26 pm PST - Tue, November 19, 2019
BoingBoing Beyond the gig economy: "platform co-ops" that run their own apps
I've written about Up & Go before: that's the worker-owned co-op of home cleaners in New York City that has built a version of the on-demand economy that keeps the convenience but jettisons the p...
04:19 pm PST - Tue, November 19, 2019
BoingBoing New York sues Juul
On her official Twitter account, New York Attorney General Letitia James today announced that NY is suing Juul.I filed a lawsuit against @JUULvapor, AG James tweeted on Tuesday.JUUL has allegedly enga...
04:02 pm PST - Tue, November 19, 2019
BoingBoing You will fail.
CNN political correspondent Abby Phillip was among the first to share a provocative tidbit of Washington gossip on Twitter today. Earlier today, Phillip (who is wonderful, you should follow her on Twi...
03:34 pm PST - Tue, November 19, 2019
BoingBoing George Takei endorses Pete Buttigieg
George Takei is an inspirational American who frequently uses his voice to enlighten and uplift us all.The times demand more of us. They demand a thoughtful leader who affirms the promise of America a...
02:58 pm PST - Tue, November 19, 2019
BoingBoing Leaks reveal how the "Pitbull of PR" helped Purdue Pharma and the Sacklers ignite the opioid crisis
Propublica has obtained a tranche of leaked internal communications between the Sackler family's Purdue Pharma, makers of the lethal opioid Oxycontin, and Dezenhall Resources, known as "The Pitbull of...
02:30 pm PST - Tue, November 19, 2019
BoingBoing A Canadian podcast reveals everything wrong with the Trump administration's migrant baby adoption policy
The US government detained more than 69,000 migrant children last year in the course of its brutal family separation policy. There's no guarantee these kids will ever be reunited with their parents; i...
02:09 pm PST - Tue, November 19, 2019
BoingBoing Cream puff pastry keycaps
Pixy Handmade creates adorable and delicious-looking keycaps for mechanical keyboards. They accept custom orders through Amazon. Read the rest ...
02:00 pm PST - Tue, November 19, 2019
BoingBoing That time I blew up a power strip with a Marshall amp and a space heater
Over at Wirecutter, I have some handy advice for how to live safely with a space heater. Which is to say, don't do what I did:It was the winter of 2019, and I was down in my unfinished basement puttin...
01:40 pm PST - Tue, November 19, 2019
BoingBoing Amusing yet disquieting video of man who backed into another car
"Sir, you crashed into my car. You're in your car, your car is running, the engine's running, you still have the car in reverse, and you're touching my car. Sir." Read the rest ...
01:30 pm PST - Tue, November 19, 2019
BoingBoing The Planet Zoo economy is broken and flooded with genetically mutated warthogs
Nate Crowley wrote for Rock Paper Shotgun about the broken (as of this writing) economy in Planet Zoo. The game allows players to raise animals and then sell them for money or the rare currency called...
01:29 pm PST - Tue, November 19, 2019
BoingBoing Dog stuck on fence makes a new friend
Bodycam footage involving cops and dogs is rarely pleasant viewing, but this one--featuring an officer rescuing a dog snarled in a wire fence--has a great twist ending. I shalln't ruin it for you. Rea...
01:15 pm PST - Tue, November 19, 2019
BoingBoing A game jam where coders were limited to two Tweets-worth of characters
The rules for TweetTweetJam were simple--keep it short:Why 560?Because you don't always need a ton of code to make something fun. Because sometimes it's nice to scale back. But mostly because it's the...
01:10 pm PST - Tue, November 19, 2019
BoingBoing Girl kidnapped on street out of mother's arms, then rescued in dramatic hotel raid
A young girl snatched from her mother's arms on a Texas street was traced two days later to a nearby hotel, where cops busted down the door and arrested the kidnapper. Here's an Inside Edition segment...
01:00 pm PST - Tue, November 19, 2019
BoingBoing This hi-tech turntable brings your vinyl into the modern age
Vinyl is officially back. People are hearing the proof behind the initial "retro" excitement: that records really do have a richer sound. And if you haven't switched to old-school records for serious ...
01:00 pm PST - Tue, November 19, 2019
BoingBoing There's a new iOS update out but maybe wait before installing it
I love what iOS 13 has brought to my iPhone's party. I'm not attached, however, to how frigging buggy it's been. More than once, I've been left waiting while waiting to receive a work-related message ...
12:52 pm PST - Tue, November 19, 2019
BoingBoing Sudden Trump trip to hospital "just a physical" says adminstration
The president made an unscheduled weekend visit to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center to "get a head start on his annual physical", but everyone is so accustomed to him and his staff lying a...
12:52 pm PST - Tue, November 19, 2019
BoingBoing Sudden Trump trip to hospital 'just a physical', officials say
The president made an unscheduled weekend visit to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center to "get a head start on his annual physical", but everyone is so accustomed to him and his staff lying a...
12:39 pm PST - Tue, November 19, 2019
BoingBoing How to easily batch geotag DSLR photos in Lightroom
Having spent hundreds of dollars on glass tripods and other camera accessories for my iPhone, it's fair to say that I'm neck-deep in love with iPhone photography. However, there are still some situati...
12:39 pm PST - Tue, November 19, 2019
BoingBoing In 1909, Alice Ramsey set out to cross the United States by car
In 1909, 22-year-old Alice Huyler Ramsey set out to become the first woman to drive across the United States. In an era of imperfect cars and atrocious roads, she would have to find her own way and un...
12:21 pm PST - Tue, November 19, 2019
BoingBoing Naomi Kritzer's "Catfishing on the CatNet": an AI caper about the true nature of online friendship
Back in 2016, Naomi Kritzer won the Hugo award for her brilliant, endearing story Cat Pictures Please, in which an AI with an insatiable craving for cat pictures explains its view on the world and the...
09:19 am PST - Tue, November 19, 2019
BoingBoing Girl on Film: a graphic novel memoir of a life in the arts and the biological basis for memory-formation
Cecil Castellucci (previously) is a polymath artist: YA novelist, comics writer, librettist, rock star; her latest book, Girl on Film, is an extraordinary memoir of her life in the arts, attending New...
08:05 am PST - Tue, November 19, 2019
BoingBoing Declutter the Marie Kondo way with an $86 official KonMarie candle
The Kon Marie method ("does it spark joy?") offers a self-medication regime for middle class people with undiagnosed anxiety disorders and too much stuff. And now there's an official store, complete w...
12:00 am PST - Tue, November 19, 2019
BoingBoing Save water (and money) with this smart home monitor
Between all of our apps, streaming devices, Bluetooth speakers, and energy-sucking decorations, paying for utilities each month can be...brutal. In fact, the average household spends roughly $70 a mon...
11:47 pm PST - Mon, November 18, 2019
BoingBoing Gentleman picks a fight with an American Bison
Here we see a man who takes Genesis 9:1-5 seriously: "The fear of you and the dread of you shall be upon every beast of the earth." Unfortunately, the American Bison he challenged appears not to have ...
11:39 pm PST - Mon, November 18, 2019
BoingBoing Podcast: Jeannette Ng Was Right, John W. Campbell Was a Fascist
In my latest podcast (MP3), I read my new Locus column, "Jeannette Ng Was Right: John W. Campbell Was a Fascist,"which revisits Jeannette Ng's Campbell Awards speech from this summer's World Science F...
09:43 pm PST - Mon, November 18, 2019
BoingBoing Coop's tribute to Randotti Skulls, from the golden age of Haunted Mansion merchandise
From the 1950s until the 1980s, Randy and Dotti Smith supplied a line of fantastic cast sculptures sold in Disney theme-park gift shops, especially a line of skulls sold in shops associated with the H...
09:34 pm PST - Mon, November 18, 2019
BoingBoing Horace Goes Copyright Striking
The collapse of Atari SA exposed a vast trove of obscure game brands that it left to rot. For the new owners of old characters, the law—and YouTube—offer powerful tools to dispose of unwan...
08:19 pm PST - Mon, November 18, 2019
BoingBoing Sidewalk Labs' quiet plan for Canada's banks to manage a national digital ID for health care and housing
[I'm delighted to welcome Lilian Radovac back for another excellent piece on the digital surveillance shenanigans in Canada, which aren't always as showy as their stateside counterparts, but are every...
07:52 pm PST - Mon, November 18, 2019
BoingBoing Beyond antitrust: the anti-monopoly movement and what it stands for
During a lunch break at the New Future for Antitrust conference at the University of Utah, Lina Khan (previously), Marshall Steinbaum (previously), and Tim Wu (previously) drafted "https://onezero.med...
07:37 pm PST - Mon, November 18, 2019
BoingBoing This is the best pot scrubber
After trying out a lot of different scrub brushes, I think the OXO Good Grips scrub brush is the best. I prefer this palm-style brush to brushes with a handle because I can really bear down on the pot...
07:26 pm PST - Mon, November 18, 2019
BoingBoing Antikondo: Orderliness is not the same as efficiency
Often, if you ask a human to optimize something, they'll make it orderly: straight lines, simple layouts and clean divisions, but when nature (or evolutionary algorithms) optimizes things, it produces...
07:18 pm PST - Mon, November 18, 2019
BoingBoing In Russia, power pole runs into you
Whoever installed this power pole support in the middle of a road in Vladimir, Russia decided it would be a waste of money to erect the support in such a way that a driver wouldn't hit it and die.<...
07:10 pm PST - Mon, November 18, 2019
BoingBoing Howto: Extend your wrists' duty-cycle
People make fun of me when I talk about extending my wrists' duty cycle, but I earn the vast majority of my living with the parts of my body north of my chin and south of my elbows, and those are all ...
07:09 pm PST - Mon, November 18, 2019
BoingBoing Netflix has a documentary about extremely creepy founder of Bikram Yoga
If you want to quickly find out about what kind of person Bikram Choudhury is, watch this interview, in which the yoga teacher and alleged serial rapist claims that women are begging to pay him $1,000...
07:08 pm PST - Mon, November 18, 2019
BoingBoing Inside Alan Moore's Head
With The Watchmen now on teevee, I hope that many more people will dive into the magickal brilliance of Alan Moore who co-created the original comic in 1987 along with other seminal works like V for V...
06:55 pm PST - Mon, November 18, 2019
BoingBoing Massive leak of Chinese government documents reveal the "no mercy" plan for Muslims in Xinjiang
The New York Times has received a 403-page leak of internal Chinese state documents related to the ethnic cleansing effort in Xinjiang province, which has seen the creation of more than 500 concentrat...
06:47 pm PST - Mon, November 18, 2019
BoingBoing How to crack a $300 fingerprint gun safe in a few seconds
The LockPickingLawyer has a new video, in which he defeats a fancy biometric biometric fingerprint gun safe in a few seconds using a "jiggler" key.<em>Image: YouTube</em> Read the rest...
06:15 pm PST - Mon, November 18, 2019
BoingBoing No one believes Prince Andrew's explanation about his relationship with Jeffrey Epstein
In a BBC interview, noted playboy Prince Andrew said he regrets visiting the home of of his friend Jeffrey Epstein after Epstein had been convicted for sex crimes against minors. But the reason he wen...
06:09 pm PST - Mon, November 18, 2019
BoingBoing Supreme Court blocks House Democrats' subpoena for Trump's tax returns, for now
The Supreme Court today issued an administrative stay that blocks a subpoena from House Democrats for Donald Trump's tax returns. The block is in effect until both sides can file the necessary legal p...
06:06 pm PST - Mon, November 18, 2019
BoingBoing Chick-fil-A slightly less homophobic now
The popular fried chicken sandwich fast food chain Chick-fil-A has long been targeted by pro-human-rights groups for aligning with hate and homophobia.They say they will now focus giving on education...
06:00 pm PST - Mon, November 18, 2019
BoingBoing Supreme Court temporarily halts court order that demands Trump turn over his tax returns
CNBC reports that the Supreme Court has temporarily halted a lower court order requiring accountants to turn over President Donald Trump's tax returns to congress.Steven Portnoy: "The DC Circuit Court...
05:54 pm PST - Mon, November 18, 2019
BoingBoing Martin Shkreli's appeal denied
Martin Shkreli, trollish ex-CEO of Turing Pharmaceuticals, who became infamous in 2015 when he jacked up the price of an HIV medication 5,000%, received some unpleasant news today, reports CNBC. The S...
05:52 pm PST - Mon, November 18, 2019
BoingBoing Young woman invents ingenious bioplastic made from fish scales and red algae
According to the Ellen Macarthur Foundation, if current trends in single-use plastic continue, "there could be more plastic than fish (by weight) in the ocean by 2050." Having spent countless family v...
05:48 pm PST - Mon, November 18, 2019
BoingBoing Huawei to get 3 more months before US ban is enacted
Yet another delay in the Trump administration's threatened U.S. ban on China's Huawei technologies, Colin Lecher reports at The Verge. Commerce Department documents filed today show that the Trump adm...
05:25 pm PST - Mon, November 18, 2019
BoingBoing 900 pages of leaked Iranian spy cables reveal how America's failures after invasions allowed Iran to seize control of Iraqi politics
An anonymous source claiming to be an Iraqi patriot sent The Intercept leaks of 900 pages' worth of spy-agency cables and memos sent by Iranian spies in Iraq; James Risen (previously) reported them ou...
05:09 pm PST - Mon, November 18, 2019
BoingBoing Vegans sue Burger King over meat contamination of Impossible Burger Whopper
Some vegans have filed a lawsuit against Burger King because they cook the Impossible Burger Whoppers on the same grill as their meat burgers. According to the suit, the Impossible Whopper is not a ve...
04:57 pm PST - Mon, November 18, 2019
BoingBoing Don't blink or you'll miss this record-setting 1.82 second Formula 1 pit stop
This is the third time this season that Red Bull Racing broke the pit stop record, this time with a 1.82 second servicing of Max Verstappen's car during yesterday's Formula 1 Brazilian Grand Prix. I h...
04:57 pm PST - Mon, November 18, 2019
BoingBoing Dog drives car
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04:46 pm PST - Mon, November 18, 2019
BoingBoing Review: Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order
"I have had it with these motherfucking Sith on this motherfucking train!" --GPS1138, Video Game EnthusiastStar Wars Jedi Fallen Order is the best Star Wars game I've played since Knights of the Old R...
04:18 pm PST - Mon, November 18, 2019
BoingBoing Prankster puts fake AirPod stickers on city streets
Pablo Rochat tweeted: "I made life-size AirPod stickers and stuck them on the ground, all over the city "pic.twitter.com/d6CncPEPlI— Pablo Rochat (@PabloRochat) November 17, 2019 Read the rest ...
04:16 pm PST - Mon, November 18, 2019
BoingBoing How a couple of guys shut down a scam call center in Delhi
Jim Browning runs a YouTube channel dedicated to busting fake PC support scam centers. In this episode Browning shows how he and a partner managed to bring down a call center in Dehli. Read the rest ...
04:15 pm PST - Mon, November 18, 2019
BoingBoing Chicago bar installs 70 singing Big Mouth Billy Bass
Way to go, Chicago! When you want something, make it happen! Read the rest ...
03:58 pm PST - Mon, November 18, 2019
BoingBoing Two chemistry professors, neither named Walter White, busted for allegedly brewing meth
In Arkansas, Henderson State University chemistry professors Terry D. Bateman, 45, and Bradley A. Rowland, 40, were charged on Friday with making methamphetamine. They had been put on administrative l...
03:43 pm PST - Mon, November 18, 2019
BoingBoing Joe Biden, failing to support legalized marijuana, still thinks it may be a gateway drug
Joe Biden, claiming to represent whichever generation claims him as their own, says that we STILL need to determine if marijuana is a gateway drug.Washington Post:But the 76-year-old Democrat is in tu...
03:30 pm PST - Mon, November 18, 2019
BoingBoing How to add the Google Play Store to your 2019 Amazon Fire 10 HD tablet
The very first thing I did with my new Amazon Fire HD 10 was to install the Google Play Store.I love Amazon's bargain tablets, they are a cheap Android device with heavy integration into Amazon. I ign...
02:00 pm PST - Mon, November 18, 2019
BoingBoing Why airport gates are so damn far apart
I mean, its fascinating, but it doesnt make me loath sprinting to make my connecting flight any less. Image via Wikipedia Read the rest ...
01:35 pm PST - Mon, November 18, 2019
BoingBoing Gummi Tetris
Shown here is the sixteenth version of "Softbody Tetris" (also an entire genre) by C4D4U, a depiction of falling blocks made of gummi candy. It's necessary to use a powerful computer to simulate this ...
01:00 pm PST - Mon, November 18, 2019
BoingBoing Oh no, they made a Twinkies cereal
If it's shaped like a golden sponge snack cake, and tastes like a golden sponge snack cake, it must be a golden sponge snack cake, right? Well, not this time. Post Consumer Brands and Hostess have jus...
01:00 pm PST - Mon, November 18, 2019
BoingBoing Take an extra 15% off these long-lasting Bluetooth earbuds
Seems like no matter what kind of wireless earbud you buy, you're sacrificing something: Sound for longevity, battery life for durability, the list goes on.Finally, it seems like the tech is starting ...
12:55 pm PST - Mon, November 18, 2019
BoingBoing Disappearing car door technology not yet widely adopted
This promotional video promotes a car door that slides under the car instead of opening outwards. The terribleness of the idea wedded to the "upper middle-class England in the 1980s" marketing gives i...
12:42 pm PST - Mon, November 18, 2019
BoingBoing Minnesota Public Radio sent us one of the weirdest legal threats we've ever received (and they won't explain it)
On October 1, Minnesota Public Radio's Cody Nelson published a really important story about student debt; on October 4, I summarized the article and linked to it here, crediting Nelson and MPR....
12:30 pm PST - Mon, November 18, 2019
BoingBoing How Art Nouveau influenced the psychedelic art of the '60s
The Art Nouveau movement was started in response to a rapidly-changing -- and in the eyes of artists, ugly -- world. So it makes sense that the San Francisco artists designing rock posters, album cove...
12:29 pm PST - Mon, November 18, 2019
BoingBoing What if everyone could hear the omniscient narrator, and the narrator was Nick Offerman?
Brilliant fun from Kevin Tenglin and Erik Kissack featuring Nick Offernan as a narrator with entirely too much influence over proceedings and Shawn Parsons as a hapless gunslinger. A 16:9 version is o...
12:14 pm PST - Mon, November 18, 2019
BoingBoing Light is slow, actually
This video depicts light speed in contexts where it appears to be slow. The moon is 1.2 light seconds from Earth; Mars several light minutes. This is, of course, why humans aren't moving out of this s...
12:00 pm PST - Mon, November 18, 2019
BoingBoing Microsofts Cortana is sleeping with the fishes
Lots of people are fine with allowing a helpful wiretap into their lives. I am not one of them. None of them. So, when I heard that Cortana was being sent out to pasture by Microsoft, I was pretty exc...
11:52 am PST - Mon, November 18, 2019
BoingBoing Woman recorded 70,000 hours of news broadcasts
Marion Stokes (d. 2012), was civil rights activist, feminist, and news archivist recorded 70,000 hours of broadcasts over three decades. She had multiple VCRs running 24 hours a day.Stokes and her re...
11:45 am PST - Mon, November 18, 2019
BoingBoing Here's what happened when Mythbusters let bulls loose in a china shop
Merriam-Webster defines "bull in a china shop" as "a person who breaks things or who often makes mistakes or causes damage in situations that require careful thinking or behavior."But Mythbusters actu...
11:33 am PST - Mon, November 18, 2019
BoingBoing The Las Vegas marathon featured a run through wedding
Billed as "the ultimate chance to proclaim your love in an unforgettable, 'only in Vegas' experience," last weekend's Rock n Roll Las Vegas marathon featured a Run Thru Wedding at mile 2.7.It's an ann...
12:00 am PST - Mon, November 18, 2019
BoingBoing This training can turn you into a certified Microsoft Excel pro
If you're doing any kind of data work, chances are you're working in Excel. This venerable platform has evolved beyond its roots as a workhorse spreadsheet creator into an essential tool for data anal...
05:26 pm PST - Sun, November 17, 2019
BoingBoing Extinction Rebellion floats a drowned house down the Thames
Extinction Rebellion's Sinking House is a protest art-installation in the form of a suburban house drowning in the Thames. They launched it early last Sunday.The artists behind the work are Katey Bura...
05:16 pm PST - Sun, November 17, 2019
BoingBoing China is still harvesting organs from prisoners and covering it up
Last June, an independent tribunal concluded that the Chinese state was nonconsensually harvesting organs from prisoners despite promises that the practice had ended in 2014.Now, a new report in BMC M...
04:57 pm PST - Sun, November 17, 2019
BoingBoing After workers tried to form a union, trans rights group ditches most of its staff
Last week, the National Center for Transgender Equality discharged all employees in a bargaining unit organized under the Nonprofit Professional Employees Union (NPEU); the employees were seeking reco...
03:40 pm PST - Sun, November 17, 2019
BoingBoing Tiki bar pulls thousands of dollars from ceiling and walls, donates it
It started innocently enough. A single dollar bill was pinned to the ceiling of a tiki bar in California with a tiny paper umbrella, no less. That lone bill soon inspired many more.For over 10 years ...
03:00 pm PST - Sun, November 17, 2019
BoingBoing Police thwart robbery at gallery that has already had the same Rembrandt painting stolen four times
Rembrandt's Portrait of Jacob de Gheyn III has been stolen from the Dulwich Picture Gallery in London four times:Between 14 August 1981 and 3 September 1981 the painting was taken from Dulwich Picture...
01:00 pm PST - Sun, November 17, 2019
BoingBoing Get Black Friday pricing on gaming desks, mice, and more today
Does your computer gear need an upgrade? Don't cross your fingers and wait for Christmas. You can get 15% off the final sale price of all these essential accessories now by using the online code BFSAV...
01:00 pm PST - Sun, November 17, 2019
BoingBoing Kathleen Turner, Patty Hearst and Mink Stole will be counselors at Camp John Waters in 2020
Attention John Waters' fans: Tickets for the filthiest weekender on the planet, Camp John Waters in Kent, Connecticut, are about to go on sale. This will be the camp's fourth year and it promises to b...
12:00 am PST - Sun, November 17, 2019
BoingBoing This page builder makes WordPress design effortless for all
WordPress is a fantastic tool for building web pages - if you know how to use it. Even with all the accessibility, a lot of the deeper features of WordPress are lost in translation to the average user...
10:59 pm PST - Sat, November 16, 2019
BoingBoing Raising legal funds to defend an online sf shared world that's been stolen by a Russian trademark troll
SCP Foundation is an online shared world whose members create delightful fiction, movies, games and other media about. It's a sprawling, global, friendly phenomenon, licensed under Creative Commons.Bu...
04:57 pm PST - Sat, November 16, 2019
BoingBoing Randall "XKCD" Munroe has a New York Times column where he answers weird science questions
Randall Munroe's "Good Question" column in the New York Times is in the vein of his How To and What If books, in which he answers weird science questions with equally weird thoroughness. In his inaugu...
04:52 pm PST - Sat, November 16, 2019
BoingBoing Majority of Americans know they're under constant surveillance, don't trust the companies doing it, and feel helpless to stop it
A Pew Study found that 60% of Americans believe that they are being continuously tracked by companies and the government, 69% mistrust the companies doing the tracking, 80% believe that advertisers an...
04:33 pm PST - Sat, November 16, 2019
BoingBoing Supercut of British voters insulting Boris Johnson on the campaign trail
Presenting: Boris Johnson Gets Out of London and Talks to People Who Are Not Rich Remainers: The Essential Collection.Christ, what an asshole.Boris Johnson Gets Out of London and Talks to People Who A...
04:14 pm PST - Sat, November 16, 2019
BoingBoing DIY: Feral cat Shelters from coolers
Oh, I am seriously here for this DIY-maker-recycling project that's all about giving street kitties safe homes. Wow this is cool.Making feral cat shelters from an old cooler.Says IMGURian @petsncharge...
03:58 pm PST - Sat, November 16, 2019
BoingBoing Paris: Police fire tear gas, water cannons on 'yellow vest' protest anniversary
In Paris on Saturday, police fired water cannons and tear gas on protesters who gathered to mark one year since the anti-government yellow vest demonstrations of 2018.The gilet jaune protests got thei...
03:50 pm PST - Sat, November 16, 2019
BoingBoing Extinction Rebellion activists close Geneva private-jet terminal
Activists from the group Extinction Rebellion, which protests climate change, blocked the private jet terminal at Geneva airport on Saturday. The group says they want to draw attention to private jets...
03:24 pm PST - Sat, November 16, 2019
BoingBoing Microsoft hires former AG Eric Holder to audit facial recognition tech used on West Bank
Microsoft is hiring former Obama administration Attorney General Eric Holder to provide legal window dressing for their AnyVision technology, which the company says complies with the ethical principle...
03:00 pm PST - Sat, November 16, 2019
BoingBoing Objectivity is a myth, and a single tweet explains why
People like to think they're objective. I get it; it's a good thing to strive to be. As a white dude, I know firsthand that it's easy to assume that you're coming from the "default" perspective, and t...
02:30 pm PST - Sat, November 16, 2019
BoingBoing Johnny Depp dying, Caitlyn Jenners baby, and the sexiest man alive, in this weeks dubious tabloids
Russell Crowe is an apt metaphor for this weeks tabloids....
02:00 pm PST - Sat, November 16, 2019
BoingBoing I found the perfect distraction-free writing device
It's no secret that Jason Weisberger and I have little love for the Freewrite. While it allows for distraction-free writing, it's design, build quality and software limitations make it a pain in the a...
01:00 pm PST - Sat, November 16, 2019
BoingBoing Pet bunny experiences rabbit nirvana
If any of y'all want to do this for me with Japanese stationary supplies and airline tickets, I'm fine with it. Read the rest ...
01:00 pm PST - Sat, November 16, 2019
BoingBoing Get early Black Friday savings on these noise-canceling headphones
In this age of ever-shrinking gadgets, it bears reminding that sometimes bigger is actually better. And if you care about audio quality, we can't think of a better example of this principle than these...
12:38 am PST - Sat, November 16, 2019
BoingBoing Cautionary Tales: a new podcast that tells the intriguing stories of historical "mishaps, fiascos and disasters"
Economist, author, podcaster and radio presenter Tim Harford (previously) has a fantastic new podcast: Cautionary Tales, which Tim describes as "Eight stories of mishaps, fiascos and disasters - serve...
12:00 am PST - Sat, November 16, 2019
BoingBoing Learn visual branding with this graphic design course
In this Instagram age, pictures aren't just worth a thousand words; they can be worth a pretty penny, too, which makes graphic designers a highly sought-after profession.But being a graphic artist tak...
08:38 pm PST - Fri, November 15, 2019
BoingBoing "Hope literacy," "functional denial" and other ways to keep going in this difficult time
Earth Island News's interview with climate scientist and activist Susanne Moser is excellent, especially on how "hope literacy" (understanding different the flavors of hope) and "functional denial" ("...
07:59 pm PST - Fri, November 15, 2019
BoingBoing Cop violently arrests and terrorizes a 15 year old Black quadruple amputee
A sheriff's deputy in Pima, AZ was video-recorded wrestling with and screaming at a 15 year old Black teenager with no arms or legs; the cop, who was not named, was called to a group home where the te...
07:46 pm PST - Fri, November 15, 2019
BoingBoing How to (maybe) see the Leonid meteor shower before dawn on Monday
This year's episode of the grand meteor shower the Leonids will peak on Monday morning before dawn. The meteors are bits of debris dropping off the comet Tempel-Tuttle that intersects Earth's orbit ev...
07:44 pm PST - Fri, November 15, 2019
BoingBoing My podcast interview with John Hodgman
I interviewed the delightful John Hodgman about some of his favorite tools, and I learned many good tips from him (especially how to reverse sear a steak). As you probably know, John is a writer, perf...
07:44 pm PST - Fri, November 15, 2019
BoingBoing Crowdfunding to help science fiction great Mike Resnick pay off the medical bills from a near-death experience
Mitch Wagner writes, "Talented and prolific science fiction writer and editor Mike Resnick, who has written extensively over the course of a long career about colonialism and its legacies, with a part...
07:34 pm PST - Fri, November 15, 2019
BoingBoing Every tool box needs a pair of screw removal pliers
A screw with a stripped head can be difficult to remove. There are a number of ways to remove screws with stripped heads. Lifehacker has a nice article on this subject.My favorite method of removing a...
07:16 pm PST - Fri, November 15, 2019
BoingBoing Rats' nests are rich with unrecorded history and urgent scientific data
Pack rats, aka woodrats, build their nests, called middens, from plant debris, rocks, animal parts, paper, and almost any other bits of detritus nearby. Frequently, they urinate on their middens. The ...
07:14 pm PST - Fri, November 15, 2019
BoingBoing Watch how a Tesla in autopilot mode avoids plowing into a group of ducks crossing the road
This seems like some impressive trolley problem decision-making.Image: YouTube Read the rest ...
07:08 pm PST - Fri, November 15, 2019
BoingBoing Awestruck babies going through a car wash for the first time
Hold on to your cute little butts there, babies, we're about to go through an automated mechanical car wash.Oh yes it's ON.Baby seeing car wash for the first timeMore random videos here for your baby ...
07:01 pm PST - Fri, November 15, 2019
BoingBoing Why did Facebook block pro-vaccination ads and run anti-vaccination ads? Money!
Thanks for the measles outbreaks, Facebook. The social media platform refused to run pro-vaccination ads on the grounds that they were "political" but not labeled as such, "while simultaneously allowi...
06:53 pm PST - Fri, November 15, 2019
BoingBoing Rudy Giuliani's shady links to Ukraine energy projects probed by feds
Rudy Giuliani's shady business dealings in Ukraine with Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman of Mafia Rave and Fraud Guarantee fame are the subject of an ongoing investigation by federal prosecutors in New York...
06:34 pm PST - Fri, November 15, 2019
BoingBoing Robot millipede printed by 3D printer that can spew out multiple materials
It's historically been tough and slow-going to 3D print objects made from multiple materials. Now, Harvard researchers developed an ingenious nozzle that enables the 3D printer to spew out eight diffe...
06:33 pm PST - Fri, November 15, 2019
BoingBoing Donald Trump comments on Roger Stone conviction
Well this is awkward.Donald Trump, a very normal and innocent President of the United States, just tweeted:So they now convict Roger Stone of lying and want to jail him for many years to come. Well, w...
06:08 pm PST - Fri, November 15, 2019
BoingBoing Bank teller allegedly attempted to burglarize customer who made large withdrawal
On Monday, a 78-year-old man in Harford County, Maryland, withdrew a large sum of cash from his bank. That night, an intruder forced his way into the man's house and assaulted him until a relative int...
05:57 pm PST - Fri, November 15, 2019
BoingBoing Hong Kong protesters' little stonehenges impede police cars
More tactical diversity from the Hong Kong protests: "trilithons" -- little stonehenges made of bricks or pavers that impede police vehicles. (Image: thumbnail from Ryan Ho Kilpatrick) (Thanks, Jeff!)...
05:51 pm PST - Fri, November 15, 2019
BoingBoing If you want to make yourself feel better, look up your first name on Urban Dictionary
Here's an uplifting tip from our friends at Lifehacker - enter your first name at Urban Dictionary to find out just how awesome you are!Image: by Renee FisheronUnsplash Read the rest ...
05:50 pm PST - Fri, November 15, 2019
BoingBoing Roger Stone, you've been THUNDERSTRUCK
I've been waiting for this day for a long time.Roger Stone was found guilty on all counts today and the 67-year-old felon could serve up to 50 years in prison. When Roger Stone gets convicted and sent...
05:50 pm PST - Fri, November 15, 2019
BoingBoing Thanks to an article about why science fiction great John M Ford's books are out of print, they're coming back
John M Ford -- AKA Mike Ford -- (previously) was a spectacular and varied science fiction writer who performed brilliantly across a wide range of genres and formats, from RPGs (GURPS, Paranoia) to lic...
05:49 pm PST - Fri, November 15, 2019
BoingBoing For sale: Decommissioned underground missile complex in Arizona
This decommissioned underground missile complex near Tucson, Arizona can be yours for just $400,000. The property sits on (under) 12 acres of land. A true fixer-upper, this unique piece of real estate...
05:30 pm PST - Fri, November 15, 2019
BoingBoing Sign of the times
People are not ready to deal with this serious issue.It's like we don't even have the language to understand yet.Seriously, though, I am trying to track down where this image first appeared and who th...
05:24 pm PST - Fri, November 15, 2019
BoingBoing Cool casemod of a Korg Minilogue synth
Love Hultn took a Korg Minilogue 4-Voice Polyphonic Analog Synth and modded it with a wooden case inspired by the Commodore SX-64 (1984). Read the rest ...
05:24 pm PST - Fri, November 15, 2019
BoingBoing Many Chinese manufacturers are behaving as though they have no future
The China Law Blog (previously) reports on the kinds of questions that western businesses operating in China are raising; China's serious economic downturn and rising authoritarianism have turned the ...
05:21 pm PST - Fri, November 15, 2019
BoingBoing Watch: 9-year-old girl kills Nirvana's 'In Bloom' on drums
Nandi Bushell channels drummer David Grohl as she drums to Nirvana's "In Bloom." From Ipswich, England, she "has been posting drum covers to her YouTube channel for over two years. She's covered the l...
05:09 pm PST - Fri, November 15, 2019
BoingBoing Trump advisor Roger Stone convicted for obstruction of justice
Roger Stone was found guilty of lying to a Congressional House committee about his involvement with Wikileaks and for witness tampering. The jury deliberated for eight hours before convicting him of a...
05:04 pm PST - Fri, November 15, 2019
BoingBoing BREAKING: Roger Stone guilty on all counts
Roger Stone, advisor to Donald Trump and longtime political "ratfucker", was convicted today on all counts, including obstruction of justice, lying to congress, and witness tampering. Axios:The big pi...
04:45 pm PST - Fri, November 15, 2019
BoingBoing Yovanovitch calls Trump's attacks on her this morning "very intimidating"
While former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch's testified this morning during the public impeachment hearing, Trump bashed her in a couple of tweets. And when Yovanovitch was later asked b...
04:29 pm PST - Fri, November 15, 2019
BoingBoing Princeton's Center for Information Technology Policy is looking for engineering, social science, law, and policy "visitors" for interdisciplinary one-year positions
Princeton's Center for Information Technology Policy is a marvellous interdisciplinary research center, and it is advertising for "visitors" for one-year stints: postdocs, policy fellows and visiting ...
04:20 pm PST - Fri, November 15, 2019
BoingBoing Why are we still treating economics as if it were an empirical science that makes reliable predictions?
Robert Skidelsky is an eccentric British economist: trained at Oxford, author of a definitive three-volume biography of Keynes, a Lord who sat with the Tories as their economics critic during the Blai...
04:13 pm PST - Fri, November 15, 2019
BoingBoing County sheriff attempts to return methamphetamine to poor soul who lost it
Marin for the win!Lost and Found: We found this methamphetamine in a parking lot that appears to have been lost by the owner. If you lost your drugs and are looking for them, please get in contact wit...
03:32 pm PST - Fri, November 15, 2019
BoingBoing An interview with Andy Greenberg about his book Sandworm, on the Russian state hackers who attack power grids
Wired security reporter Andy Greenberg's latest book is Sandworm (previously), a true-life technothriller that tells the stories of the cybersecurity experts who analyzed and attributed as series of g...
03:26 pm PST - Fri, November 15, 2019
BoingBoing Fortnite Star Wars: Now you can play as an Imperial Stormtrooper
Apparently you may buy the Stormie skin, or get it free with an advance copy of Star Wars new RPG.I wonder if Stormtroopers get 10x weapons bloom. Read the rest ...
02:30 pm PST - Fri, November 15, 2019
BoingBoing Mexican Walmart employees strike to demand wages
I've spent a lot of time in the Mexican state of Quintana Roo. It's a beautiful place, filled with friendly people and an insanely low cost of living... if you're from somewhere further north in North...
02:00 pm PST - Fri, November 15, 2019
BoingBoing How cities can serve as a model for social media platforms to build better community spaces
Eli Pariser is the author of The Filter Bubble, a book which lent its name to a recent Congressional bill about social media transparency. Hes also one of the co-founders of Upworthy (and, full disclo...
01:43 pm PST - Fri, November 15, 2019
BoingBoing Donald Trump Jr. book sales reportedly goosed by bulk purchases "close to the author"
Political books by random MAGA people are a hot genre, but Donald Trump Jr's "Triggered" lands in a saturated market. Morevoer, Trump fans generally prefer the attention dance of Fox News and social m...
01:00 pm PST - Fri, November 15, 2019
BoingBoing This security camera uses facial recognition to give you some privacy
A typical security camera can give you peace of mind. But that might be offset by the nagging feeling that it's watching you, too.The best kind of security system is one that protects both your home a...
01:00 pm PST - Fri, November 15, 2019
BoingBoing Indiana judges suspended after 3 a.m. brawl at White Castle
Three Indiana judges got in a fight. Two were injured, all were suspended. NPR's Laurel Wamsley reports "an incident brimming with colorful details."The altercation apparently started sometime after 3...
12:51 pm PST - Fri, November 15, 2019
BoingBoing If Untitled Goose Game were a Playstation 1 game
If #UntitledGooseGame was released on PS1made with #GodotEngine #gamedev pic.twitter.com/xDFai1Tcgt— Miziziziz (@miziziziz) November 13, 2019Untitled Goose Game is the hit title where you play a...
12:42 pm PST - Fri, November 15, 2019
BoingBoing Quevos are the best keto chips I've found
I've lost weight with keto—the only thing that's worked for me—but face two ongoing problems. First, I get bored of eating fat and leaves. Second, keto clones of normal snacks tend to be w...
12:30 pm PST - Fri, November 15, 2019
BoingBoing Disquieting footage of distant howling
This footage of mysterious, distant howling is going viral, with Internet Experts In Everything assuring all that it's definitely not wolves, bears or the other usual suspects.Stargell Blackstar: "me,...
11:30 am PST - Fri, November 15, 2019
BoingBoing Graphical simulation of baking bread
TeranGroup presents a "novel thermomechanical model" for simulating rising dough and the properties of bread, cookies, pancakes, etc.Heat transfer with thermal expansion is used to model thermal varia...
11:00 am PST - Fri, November 15, 2019
BoingBoing Great British Baking Show 2019 winner describes the misleading editing on the show
(Stop reading now to avoid spoilers)Devon Ivie interviewed Great British Baking Show 2019 winner David Atherton and finalist Steph Blackwell for Vulture. Among other things, David described some of t...
10:30 am PST - Fri, November 15, 2019
BoingBoing Ducks decide that it's too cold to be out
The moment when the collective decision is made; you're about to see one of those, but for people. Read the rest ...
10:00 am PST - Fri, November 15, 2019
BoingBoing Here's all the times they say "bounty puck" and "tracking fob" in the first episode of Disney's The Mandalorian
Congratulations to Disney on the exciting new merchandising opportunity of bounty pucks:I swear these are three different scenes:And if bounty pucks don't prove popular, there's the less sophisticated...
10:00 am PST - Fri, November 15, 2019
BoingBoing The Mandalorian: All the times they say 'bounty puck' and 'tracking fob' in the first episode on Disney
Congratulations to Disney on the exciting new merchandising opportunity of bounty pucks.I swear these are three different scenes:And if bounty pucks don't prove popular, there's the less sophisticated...
08:01 am PST - Fri, November 15, 2019
BoingBoing Feral hogs find and destroy cocaine stash in woods
A coke stash hidden in the woods by suspected drug dealers was destroyed by boars, report police in Tuscany. The drug stash was hidden in a forest area in the Valdichiana valley. The law enforcement ...
03:01 am PST - Fri, November 15, 2019
BoingBoing Uber pretended its drivers were contractors, and now it owes New Jersey $650m in employment tax
Not everything is legal in New Jersey: Uber has to pay the state of New Jersey $650m in unemployment and disability tax for the employee drivers that it pretended were contractors. Uber is appealing. ...
02:15 am PST - Fri, November 15, 2019
BoingBoing San Diego's wonderful Mysterious Galaxy Books has lost its lease, needs a buyer ASAP to stay afloat
Mysterious Galaxy is a wonderful, longstanding science fiction bookstore, host to readings for the Clarion Workshop, designated bookseller for Comic-Con signings, and much more.And while the 27-year-o...
01:52 am PST - Fri, November 15, 2019
BoingBoing Labour pledges universal broadband and nationwide fibre, will renationalise the farcical, terrible BT Openreach
Jeremy Corbyn's Labour Party have pledged universal, free broadband and a nationwide fibre buildout by 2030 if elected; they plan to renationalise parts of BT and tax Big Tech to pay for the fibre rol...
12:45 am PST - Fri, November 15, 2019
BoingBoing Best television one-time-event 1978: The Star Wars Holiday Special
Often remembered but rarely seen: The Star Wars Holiday Special is a variety show most remarkable for how unenthusiastic, or inebriated, the cast was. It is currently viewable on YouTube.Recently refe...
12:27 am PST - Fri, November 15, 2019
BoingBoing Italy: Venice council flooded after 'NO' vote on climate change measures
Oops. Awkward.An Italian council was flooded immediately after rejecting new measures to address the climate crisis that threatens to sink the city, and wreak havoc throughout the world.The regional c...
12:15 am PST - Fri, November 15, 2019
BoingBoing What Not To Do the First Day in Prison
Spoiler: The idea is you want to get to day two, alive.How you going to beat up a man gifting you handmade seasonal accessories?Excellent advice on all the things you should definitely not do on your ...
12:00 am PST - Fri, November 15, 2019
BoingBoing Amazon unhappy Microsoft won $10 billion 'war cloud' Pentagon contract
Donald Trump has long made a sport of mocking Amazon founder and Washington Post newspaper owner Jeff Bezos, and Jeff Bezos is well aware of this. Microsoft just won a $10 billion so-called war cloud...
12:00 am PST - Fri, November 15, 2019
BoingBoing Make flawless sous vide meals with this simple device
Sous vide cooking: It sounds fancy, but it's actually one of the easiest and most reliable ways to cook. It's the reason why many restaurants are able to put out delicious dishes with a consistent fla...
11:48 pm PST - Thu, November 14, 2019
BoingBoing Booty Sandwich
Smack that ham.PHOTOS: Pablo Rochat. Follow Art Director @pablo.rochat on Instagram. View this post on Instagram LunchA post shared by Pablo Rochat (@pablo.rochat) on Nov 14, 2019 at 7:43am PST R...
11:34 pm PST - Thu, November 14, 2019
BoingBoing PayPal pauses payouts to PornHub porn models
PayPal on Thursday says it has halted payment support for models with PornHub, the online adult site, after Paypal says it found that Pornhub made certain payments without PayPal's permission.Followi...
11:24 pm PST - Thu, November 14, 2019
BoingBoing Putin: Russia hopes Trump will visit Moscow for Victory Day ('May Day')
It would be the right (thing). But its not up to us to decide, Putin said....
11:09 pm PST - Thu, November 14, 2019
BoingBoing Kentucky atheist can get IM GOD license plate, US court rules
A federal court ruled today that an atheist gentleman from Kentucky should be permitted to get a personalized license plate from the state with the phrase IM GOD on it. The man is committed to his ca...
10:44 pm PST - Thu, November 14, 2019
BoingBoing Narwhal the 'Unicorn Puppy' has 'tail' on head he can't wag
10-week-old puppy Narwhal has tail-like appendage growing from forehead...
10:35 pm PST - Thu, November 14, 2019
BoingBoing This guy hand-paints amazing art on Vans loafers
Wow. This person paints amazing art on Vans sneakers for friends and family, and it's truly amazing.Ive hand painted a bunch of Vans for friends and family, says IMGURian @zcaimbeul. Figured Id share!...
10:21 pm PST - Thu, November 14, 2019
BoingBoing A Mister Rogers cosplay to get you ready for 'A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood'
The first rule of kindness club is be kind.This is a seriously impressive Mister Rogers cosplay right here. The world is better because of you, Mr. Rogers, says IMGURIAN iliketopointoutthingsintheback...
09:38 pm PST - Thu, November 14, 2019
BoingBoing Good deal on my favorite Japanese pencil case
My kids draw every day. I try to join them for an hour or so on the weekends. We store our pencils in these Lihit Lab Teffa "book style" pencil cases (Currently on Amazon). Mine contains my pencils, ...
09:36 pm PST - Thu, November 14, 2019
BoingBoing Nancy Pelosi throws shade like no other
Whose house? Nancy's house.The Speaker stopped a speech to explain what "exculpatory" means to the national dolt.Holy crap. Nancy Pelosi stopping her statement to the press and taking a moment to exp...
08:12 pm PST - Thu, November 14, 2019
BoingBoing 2 dead, suspect in custody after California school shooting
Two students were killed and several more injured Thursday in a mass shooting at a California high school. A suspect is in custody, writes ABC News citing police sources. The victims are 16 and 14 yea...
07:28 pm PST - Thu, November 14, 2019
BoingBoing Genetic Evasion: using genetic algorithms to beat state-level internet censorship
Geneva ("Genetic Evasion") is a project from the University of Maryland's Breakerspace ("a lab dedicated to scaling-up undergraduate research in computer and network security"); in a paper presented t...
07:24 pm PST - Thu, November 14, 2019
BoingBoing Documentary about the life and death of Terry Davis, creator of TempleOS
TempleOS was one of the last bizarre wonders of the Internet, a 64-bit operating system made entirely from scratch by one man, Terry Davis, in pursuit of singular religious goals. Davis was mentally i...
06:54 pm PST - Thu, November 14, 2019
BoingBoing Private equity company acquires .org domain registry
A double whammy for those who use .org domains: ICANN removed price restrictions on .org domain names, and then the registry in control was promptly sold to a private equity group, Ethos Capital.While...
06:10 pm PST - Thu, November 14, 2019
BoingBoing Logos of videogame consoles from then and now
Graphic designer Reagan Ray compiled more than 100 logos of videogame consoles from 1976 to 2017. (Just a handful seen above.) Oh how I miss the days of the, um, Fairchild Channel F and the Bandai Pla...
06:01 pm PST - Thu, November 14, 2019
BoingBoing Federal Court: Kentucky discriminated by disallowing "IM GOD" license plate
In 2016, Bennie L. Hart applied for a vanity license plate emblazoned with "IM GOD." The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet refused to issue the plate, apparently because it was related to religion. With...
05:43 pm PST - Thu, November 14, 2019
BoingBoing NBC News thinks impeachment hearing lacks "pizzazz", but what if it just lacks Pazuzu?
NBC News, as many people as loudly saying, can "go fuck itself" for publishing an item that claims the impeachment hearings lack the "pizzazz" necessary to make news. But what if NBC reporter Jonathan...
05:38 pm PST - Thu, November 14, 2019
BoingBoing Boy genius will graduate college at age 9
Laurent Simons is pursuing a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering at the Eindhoven University of Technology (TUE) in the Netherlands. He's 9 years old. After graduation, he intends to earn a Ph...
05:33 pm PST - Thu, November 14, 2019
BoingBoing Engineer develops software to "remove" water from underwater photos
Derya Akkaynak is an oceanographer, engineer, and underwater photographer who has created software called Sea-Thru that removes the haze and blue-green colorcast of underwater photos. The results are ...
05:10 pm PST - Thu, November 14, 2019
BoingBoing This is one seriously bunk magic lamp
While it seems awfully unfair for the rabbit I guess this is how most 'genii in a lamp' interactions go. I thought said rabbit was sufficiently specific in its request and yet it still gets nada. Read...
05:09 pm PST - Thu, November 14, 2019
BoingBoing Tpmfail: a timing attack that can extract keys from secure computing chips in 4-20 minutes
Daniel Moghimi, Berk Sunar, Thomas Eisenbarth and Nadia Heninger have published TPM-FAIL: TPM meets Timing and Lattice Attacks, their Usenix security paper, which reveals a pair of timing attacks agai...
04:57 pm PST - Thu, November 14, 2019
BoingBoing Los Angeles: Bring your kids to these two family-friendly installments of Boobietrap
Scot Nery's Boobietrap is made of wild energy. Halfway between the Gong Show and an alleyway dice game, Los Angeles' most eclectic and eccentric performances have always been staged for a 21+ audience...
04:55 pm PST - Thu, November 14, 2019
BoingBoing Rocker Rod Stewart built an epic model railway in his house
Twenty-six years in the making, Rod Stewart's incredibly detailed model railway is called "Grand Street and Three Rivers City." It's an imaginary U.S. city from the 1940s and takes up 1,500 square fee...
04:55 pm PST - Thu, November 14, 2019
BoingBoing Bicycles shipped in fake flatscreen TV boxes suffer less shipping damage
In 2015, Amsterdam-based e-bike company VanMoof started shipping to the United States but found that a disproportionate number of them were damaged during shipping. So they started putting the bikes i...
04:43 pm PST - Thu, November 14, 2019
BoingBoing Banned from Youtube, Chinese propagandists are using Pornhub to publish anti-Hong Kong videos
China's state disinformation campaigns against the Hong Kong protesters are unwelcome on Youtube, Twitter and Facebook, with the mainstream platforms shutting down accounts that spread propaganda vide...
04:35 pm PST - Thu, November 14, 2019
BoingBoing Hong Kong protests: "Might as well go down fighting"
Zeynep Tufekci (previously) has been in Hong Kong reporting on the protests for months, and she's witnessed firsthand the failure of every prediction that the uprising would end soon -- but despite th...
04:32 pm PST - Thu, November 14, 2019
BoingBoing Checking to see if Japanese people like root beer
Root beer is not common in Japan (apart from Okinawa). In this video, That Japanese Man Yuta goes to a park in Japan and asks people to drink some and describe it. Most people dislike it, saying it ta...
04:13 pm PST - Thu, November 14, 2019
BoingBoing WAIT FOR IT: Surprising new 'Coke and Mentos' video
I have long thought of 'Coke and Mentos' as a less fun 'liquid plumber and aluminum foil' science fair trick, no longer...okay what the fuck did I just watch pic.twitter.com/Ny2Etsm9Hm— (@shri...
04:13 pm PST - Thu, November 14, 2019
BoingBoing Two cats fight over a steak while a third cat eats it
While two cats engage in a tug-of-war for a cut of meat, an interloper helps itself. Given this situation and your knowledge of game theory, what should each cat do to get as much meat for itself as p...
04:08 pm PST - Thu, November 14, 2019
BoingBoing A timeline of (possible, fascinating) future events from a (wide) variety of perspectives
Back in 2016, New York Magazine tapped a bunch of people from a variety of backgrounds and asked them to imagine events that might take place over the next eight years; as with all futuristic exercise...
04:06 pm PST - Thu, November 14, 2019
BoingBoing Insanely brutal fight scene from animated series Primal
Genndy Tartakovsky (creator of Dexter's Lab) has a new cartoon on Adult Swim called Primal. I guess it takes place on the same planet the Flintstones live on because humans and dinosaurs coexist. The ...
03:51 pm PST - Thu, November 14, 2019
BoingBoing Activists target Facebookers over "Gold Tier" sponsorship of Kavanaugh event
Facebook's top lobbyist is so close with rapey Supreme Court justice Brett Kavanaugh that he took the day off to lend Kavanaugh moral support during his confirmation hearing, and then hosted a victory...
03:43 pm PST - Thu, November 14, 2019
BoingBoing New Moto Razr is a foldable flip smartphone that costs $1500
The new Moto Razr is a handsome retro thing. At $1500, though, who wants a 6.2-inch foldable smartphone designed to resemble a classic flip-phone?The hinge design of the Moto Razr is probably the most...
02:20 pm PST - Thu, November 14, 2019
BoingBoing "Mist showers": a decadent shower that the planet can sustain
The energy budget for a traditional shower for every person on the planet would exceed the entire world's (present-day) supply of wind power: even as we bring more renewables online, the energy consum...
02:10 pm PST - Thu, November 14, 2019
BoingBoing "Removing the water": physically-accurate color correction algorithm for underwater photography
Researcher Derya Akkaynak developed a photogrammetry algorithm that corrects underwater photography to remove color haze created by backscattering -- in effect "removing the water" to show the underwa...
02:03 pm PST - Thu, November 14, 2019
BoingBoing Trump's signature tax break for poor people went to subsidize a superyacht marina in Florida
Trump's 2017 #taxscam transferred more than a trillion dollars to the richest people in America, but when Trump talks about it, he likes to tout the bill's "opportunity zone" provisions that provided ...
01:45 pm PST - Thu, November 14, 2019
BoingBoing Directly importing photos into Adobe Lightroom is about to get a lot easier
I love Adobe's Lightroom app. It makes editing my photos, one at a time or a bunch all at once a pleasure. I use it to catalog my photos, too: Apple's Photos apps on Mac OS and iPadOS just don't do it...
01:36 pm PST - Thu, November 14, 2019
BoingBoing Big Tech's CEOs can't possibly fix Big Tech
Cathy "Weapons of Math Destruction" O'Neil wants us to have empathy for Big Tech CEOs like Mark Zuckerberg and Jack Dorsey, who are "monumentally screwed, because they have no idea how to tame the mon...
01:22 pm PST - Thu, November 14, 2019
BoingBoing American health care's life-destroying "surprise bills" are the fault of local, private-equity monopolies
Surprise billing -- when your urgent or emergency medical care results in massive bills that your insurer won't cover -- are a life-destroying phenomenon for an increasing number of Americans, who not...
01:15 pm PST - Thu, November 14, 2019
BoingBoing Student body president at University of Florida is facing impeachment proceedings over payments to Donald Trump Jr
Because fiction, satire, and reality are all one big intertwined clusterfuck these days, theNew York Times has reported the following:Student representatives at the University of Florida introduced a ...
01:00 pm PST - Thu, November 14, 2019
BoingBoing Secure up to 10 devices with this elite antivirus, now over 80% off
The more you use your computer, the more it becomes possible for others to use it too. Where there are anti-virus systems, there are hackers looking for a way to get around them.That's why it's import...
12:49 pm PST - Thu, November 14, 2019
BoingBoing The poorest half of Americans have nothing left, so now the 1%'s growth comes from the upper middle class
The Fed's latest figures on American household wealth paint a rosy picture -- in the aggregate. US households now own a record-breaking $107T worth of assets!But drill into those figures and you'll no...
12:45 pm PST - Thu, November 14, 2019
BoingBoing A small city mayor explains why safe drug injection sites are so effective
In my experience, people either immediately recognize the name of Harris Wittels, or they dont at all. And thats precisely what makes the comedian and former Parks & Rec writers death from addicti...
12:32 pm PST - Thu, November 14, 2019
BoingBoing Meet Narwhal, an abandoned puppy with an extra tail on his head
Staff at Mac's Mission, an animal rescue center in Missouri, named him Narwhal. The healthy 10-week-old pup has an extra tail, smack in the middle of his forehead.Rochelle Steffen, who runs Mac's Miss...
12:30 pm PST - Thu, November 14, 2019
BoingBoing There's now a convention specifically for fans of Hallmark Christmas movies
Christmas is so popular for Hallmark that the network will debut 40 new Christmas-themed movies this year. This weekend was the first ever ChristmasCon, a three-day sold-out event celebrating those m...
12:24 pm PST - Thu, November 14, 2019
BoingBoing Truly tiny house flipping
"Mini House Flip" on Instagram is dedicated to documenting efforts to remodel a childhood dollhouse: View this post on Instagram Our inaugural post! This house was gifted to my sisters and I when w...
09:00 am PST - Thu, November 14, 2019
BoingBoing Macrocilix maia, a moth that evolved to look like flies eating glistening bird shit
Macrocilix maia is a moth with a most unusual camouflage: it looks like two flies enjoying a delicious supper of fresh bird shit. Is this merely some amusing human poop-pareidolia, or did Macrocilix t...
08:08 am PST - Thu, November 14, 2019
BoingBoing This adorable puppy has a tail growing from his head
This good boy is named Narwhal. And yes, he has a tail growing from his head. Kind folks rescued from the cold outdoors in Kansas City, Mo. and took the 10-week-old pup to Mac's Mission, a nonprofit a...
03:16 am PST - Thu, November 14, 2019
BoingBoing Divers retrieve hundreds of bottles of booze from a World War I shipwreck
In 1917, Swedish steamer ship Kyros was traveling from France to Russia when a German U-boat sunk it in the Baltic Sea. The shipwreck was discovered in 1999 but it wasn't until the last month that a t...
12:00 am PST - Thu, November 14, 2019
BoingBoing Absorb best-selling books in minutes with this reading app
Knowledge is power. It's a clich, but sometimes things turn into a clich because they're true. If you're making your way through the world of business and entrepreneurship, it only makes sense to read...
11:25 pm PST - Wed, November 13, 2019
BoingBoing Interview with Errol Morris about his new Steve Bannon Documentary
Nick Gillespie of Reason interviewed filmmaker Errol Morris about American Dharma, his new documentary about Steve Bannon. I'm looking forward to seeing it.When Errol Morris debuted American Dharma, h...
11:18 pm PST - Wed, November 13, 2019
BoingBoing alt.interoperability.adversarial
Today, we are told that the bigness of Big Tech giants was inevitable: the result of "network effects." For example, once everyone you want to talk to is on Facebook, you can't be convinced to use ano...
10:05 pm PST - Wed, November 13, 2019
BoingBoing How to survive solitary confinement
I highly recommend McKinley Valentine's email newsletter, The Whippet. In each issue she presents interesting ideas, art, videos, and articles. Here's an item from the latest issue (#85):How to surviv...
09:51 pm PST - Wed, November 13, 2019
BoingBoing The Life Cycle podcast meets neurologist Dr. Phil Kennedy, who had a brain-computer interface implanted in his head
In Episode 5 of this podcast on the future of humanity, co-host Eva Kelley travels to meet transhumanist pioneer and neurologist Dr. Phil Kennedy, who recently had a brain-computer interface installed...
09:25 pm PST - Wed, November 13, 2019
BoingBoing A "leopard print" shirt that made up of tiled portraits of Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Infuriate your racist Facebook uncle this Thanksgiving with a Leopard RGB shirt. Read the rest ...
07:37 pm PST - Wed, November 13, 2019
BoingBoing OXO good grips deep clean brush set
Toothbrushes might seem like a good idea for scrubbing small areas, but they are not angled properly for the job and they wear out fast. The OXO good grips deep clean brush set ( on Amazon) has two br...
07:27 pm PST - Wed, November 13, 2019
BoingBoing A woman's stalker compromised her car's app, giving him the ability to track and immobilize it
An Australian woman's creepy, violent ex-boyfriend hacked her phone using stalkerware, then used that, along with her car's VIN number, to hack the remote control app for her car (possibly Landrover's...
07:16 pm PST - Wed, November 13, 2019
BoingBoing Fox News: Today's impeachment testimony was "very damaging to the President"
Chris Wallace of Fox News was impressed with Ambassador William Taylor's testimony in today's impeachment hearings:"William Taylor was a very impressive witness and was very damaging to the president....
07:15 pm PST - Wed, November 13, 2019
BoingBoing Butthole Surfers' Gibby Haynes wrote a young adult novel and it sounds fantastically weird
Gibby Haynes, frontman for legendary psych band the Butthole Surfers, penned a young adult novel, "Me and Mr. Cigar," to be released in January. And no surprise, it sound fantastically far fucking out...
06:56 pm PST - Wed, November 13, 2019
BoingBoing Watch this lock picker remove an inventory control tag in one second
It's frustrating to buy an article of clothing from a store, then get home and discover that the ink-filled inventory control tag is still attached. This happened to the Lock Picking Lawyer, but inste...
06:49 pm PST - Wed, November 13, 2019
BoingBoing This software can clone a person's voice by listening to a 5-second sample
Here are audio samples from a neural network based system that can analyze a 5-second recording of someone's voice, then have that same voice say anything you want it to say.Someone made a version of ...
06:47 pm PST - Wed, November 13, 2019
BoingBoing Nemesis Prime Transformer has a G-Shock wristwatch in its chest
Casio G-Shock and Transformers are releasing a Nemesis Prime action figure that contains a G-Shock wristwatch in its chest. More than meets the eye, the Optimus Prime also transforms into a fancy pede...
06:24 pm PST - Wed, November 13, 2019
BoingBoing Minnesota high school threw away hot lunches for students with over $15 of lunch debt
Instead of feeding high school kids who were too poor to pay their lunch bill, a high school in Minnesota humiliated the students in front of the other students by throwing their hot meals in the garb...
06:15 pm PST - Wed, November 13, 2019
BoingBoing Protestors use laser pointers to bring down police drone
This is the most cyberpunk thing I've seen for a while: Chilean protesters using lasers to take down a drone. pic.twitter.com/tLSgj7YSB6— NetSec Focus (@netsecfocus) November 13, 2019 As Wil...
05:57 pm PST - Wed, November 13, 2019
BoingBoing The Newest Testament: The Teachings and Story of Donald J. Trump
Tom the Dancing Bug, IN WHICH is presented the Good News about Donald J. Trump, in the Newest, Best, Third Testament...
05:47 pm PST - Wed, November 13, 2019
BoingBoing High school will require mandatory drug tests for students
Badin High School, a private Catholic school in Cincinnati, Ohio, announced that starting next year, all students will undergo mandatory drug tests at least annually. According to the school's new pol...
05:42 pm PST - Wed, November 13, 2019
BoingBoing Argument over marijuana leads to hit-and-run
The San Francisco Chronicle reports that a driver rammed into a man after the two argued about stolen weed. A bystander recorded the gruesome attack on her phone and posted it to Twitter.From the arti...
05:35 pm PST - Wed, November 13, 2019
BoingBoing Kickstarting a union onboarding kit for workers at Kickstarter (and other tech companies)
Kickstarter's workers have been trying to form a union, and they say that the company fired its most prominent union organizers under the pretense of performance issues, but really in order to get the...
05:17 pm PST - Wed, November 13, 2019
BoingBoing Transcription service rev.com cuts "professional transcriptionists'" effective hourly wage from $6.35 to $4.50
Rev.com is a "gig economy" audio transcription company that operates under the fiction that its employees are "independent contractors."The company charges the very low rate of $1/minute for transcrip...
04:20 pm PST - Wed, November 13, 2019
BoingBoing Brave 1.0 launches, privacy-focused web browser finally out of beta
The privacy-focused web browser Brave has finally launched a 1.0 version, bringing it officially out of beta.The beta version of Brave, which promises faster, more private and secure than other browse...
04:12 pm PST - Wed, November 13, 2019
BoingBoing Popular UK health websites share sensitive user data with Google, Facebook, dozens more
A number of popular health-related websites in the UK are reported to be actively sharing sensitive user data with dozens of third parties, including Google and Facebook, but also various adtech firms...
03:48 pm PST - Wed, November 13, 2019
BoingBoing The NYPD is out of control, paying hundreds of millions a year in settlements to its victims
New Yorkers paid nearly a quarter of a billion dollars in 2018 to settle lawsuits filed against the New York Police Department. And that's the good news! It's down from the $335m paid out in 2017. The...
03:30 pm PST - Wed, November 13, 2019
BoingBoing WATCH: Trump Impeachment Hearings, Ambassador William Taylor and Deputy Assistant Secretary George Kent testify before House Intelligence
#ImpeachmentHearings have begun. Let loose the bowels of trumpian treason.The House Intelligence Committee held its first open hearing of the impeachment inquiry against President Trump today, Wednesd...
03:30 pm PST - Wed, November 13, 2019
BoingBoing WATCH: Trump Impeachment Hearings, William Taylor and George Kent testify before House Intelligence
#ImpeachmentHearings have begun. Let loose the bowels of trumpian treason.The House Intelligence Committee held its first open hearing of the impeachment inquiry against President Trump today, Wednesd...
02:12 pm PST - Wed, November 13, 2019
BoingBoing 16" MacBook Pro announced, and it has a proper escape key
After years of poorly-received MacBook Pro models, Apple's new sixteen-inch model has a lot riding on it. The 2019 MacBook Pro (available today at Apple.com) will have a larger screen, latest-generati...
02:04 pm PST - Wed, November 13, 2019
BoingBoing Before you ask your Chinese factory for a discount, make sure you won't be kidnapped and/or have your product cloned
A post called "The Right Way to Reduce Your China Product Costs" on China Law Blog (previously) sounds like pretty anodyne stuff, but it turns out to be a catalog of several technothrillers' worth of ...
02:00 pm PST - Wed, November 13, 2019
BoingBoing The Marble Machine X project shows the value of the Youtube community
Marble Machine X is an ongoing project by Martin Molin of the band Wintergatan to create an amusingly-complex mobile marble-powered instrument.His videos documenting the project receive hundreds of th...
01:14 pm PST - Wed, November 13, 2019
BoingBoing Audio misencoded in post-game interview with football coach Ed Orgeron
Something went wrong with my archival encode of the Utah State-LSU game, and all the audio is pitch-shifted down 100%. Which resulted in this. pic.twitter.com/AmispkZO9q— Timothy Burke (@bubbapr...
01:00 pm PST - Wed, November 13, 2019
BoingBoing The robot vacuum can map your house with incredible accuracy
As much as some of us fear the loss of our jobs to robots, there's one job we're pretty sure they are welcome to: vacuuming. There's nothing quite like kicking back and watching a robot vacuum do one ...
01:00 pm PST - Wed, November 13, 2019
BoingBoing Salvador Dal's surreal tarot cards from the '70s and '80s being reissued
Spanish surrealist Salvador Dal was no stranger to pop culture, even appearing on a TV game show. So, it's not a complete surprise to find out he created an entire 78-card tarot deck. Originally conce...
12:57 pm PST - Wed, November 13, 2019
BoingBoing Build your own A-Frame cabin for "around $8,000"
At Field Mag, Andrew Szeto explains the fundamentals of building a basic A-Frame cabin. He writes that you can get it done for about $8,000, not including land.The most major lesson learned is I shoul...
12:46 pm PST - Wed, November 13, 2019
BoingBoing Han and Greedo now shoot simultaneously in latest version of Star Wars: A New Hope
With the launch of the Disney+ streaming service, all eyes were on The Mandalorian, the new sci-fi western set in the aftermath of Return of the Jedi. But the original Star Wars movies are also availa...
12:25 pm PST - Wed, November 13, 2019
BoingBoing Train passenger simulator
BigBread's No Destination is a "game" in the classic spirit of Desert Bus, and you don't even have to make the occasional steering adjustment. Just sit and enjoy the journey, looking out of a train co...
11:00 am PST - Wed, November 13, 2019
BoingBoing Hundreds of journalists are sharing their salary information in a spreadsheet
I'm in a private Slack with some other media/journalist people, and someone brought up the idea of pay transparency. After all: if you don't know what your colleagues are being paid, it's hard to nego...
10:30 am PST - Wed, November 13, 2019
BoingBoing Threatin, "fake" singer-songwriter you haven't thought about in about a year, now on tour
Last November, Jered "Threatin" Eames hired some musicians, booked venues on the strength of inauthentic social media profiles, then played to empty halls and angry proprietors who soon outed the hust...
09:00 am PST - Wed, November 13, 2019
BoingBoing Tiny Islands, an addictive card-based island-drawing game
In Tiny Islands, by David King, you're dealt cards that let you "draw" particular landscape features on a grid, with occasional breaks to draw coastlines around the forests, mountains, villages and ch...
06:10 am PST - Wed, November 13, 2019
BoingBoing Tickets for HOPE 2020 go on sale tomorrow!
Aestetix writes, "Our 13th conference is taking place next summer in a brand new location as you've probably heard. We expect it to be bigger and better than ever with lots more activities and space -...
06:10 am PST - Wed, November 13, 2019
BoingBoing Tickets for HOPE 2020 go on sale today!
Aestetix writes, "Our 13th conference is taking place next summer in a brand new location as you've probably heard. We expect it to be bigger and better than ever with lots more activities and space -...
06:06 am PST - Wed, November 13, 2019
BoingBoing EFF and ACLU triumph as federal judge rules that warrantless, suspicionless device searches at the border are illegal
Back in 2017, EFF, ACLU and ACLU of Massachusetts sued the US government on behalf of 11 travelers whose devices had been subjected to warrantless, suspicionless searches by Customs and Border Protect...
11:39 pm PST - Tue, November 12, 2019
BoingBoing There is finally an approved vaccine for Ebola
The European Medicines Agency approved a vaccine for the deadly Ebola Virus Disease. The vaccine has already been administered to hundreds of thousands of people in the Democratic Republic of the Cong...
11:23 pm PST - Tue, November 12, 2019
BoingBoing Ergonomic JoyCon replacements for the Nintendo Switch make older hands happier
I really like these 'ergonomic' JoyCon replacements.The tiny JoyCons are a pain to hold. These replacements make holding the Switch while you play a lot easier for my carpal tunnel suffering hands.Eve...
11:20 pm PST - Tue, November 12, 2019
BoingBoing God of Death deployed to enforce railway laws in India
In Mumbai, India, the Western Railway deployed a police officer dressed as Yamarja, a Hindu god of death, to educate commuters about railway safety and enforce the laws. From Zee News:Railway Ministry...
11:11 pm PST - Tue, November 12, 2019
BoingBoing No one on Twitter knows what to make of this video
This is one of the more WTF videos I've seen in a while. It starts with a jack-in-the-box getting tossed off a school(?) bus in New York(?) and ends with one of the greatest reveals since Nicolas Roeg...
11:11 pm PST - Tue, November 12, 2019
BoingBoing [UPDATED] No one on Twitter knows what to make of this video
This is one of the more WTF videos I've seen in a while. It starts with a jack-in-the-box getting tossed off a school(?) bus in New York(?) and ends with one of the greatest reveals since Nicolas Roeg...
09:38 pm PST - Tue, November 12, 2019
BoingBoing Simulation of a sub implosion
The Argentine sub San Juan vanished in 2017 and its wreckage was found only months later, but from the search mission's outset rescuers suspected what had happened. The sound of an implosion—"a ...
08:55 pm PST - Tue, November 12, 2019
BoingBoing Trump says daughter Ivanka has created "created 14 million jobs"
Trump spoke at the Economic Club of New York today and surprised attendees with the good news that his daughter Ivanka has created "created 14 million jobs" in the United States. That's almost 10% of ...
08:52 pm PST - Tue, November 12, 2019
BoingBoing Sycophant and former ambassador Nikki Haley struggles on the Today Show
This is perhaps not the best week for sycophants. Nikki Haley picked the wrong month to release a book. She's getting roasted by *everyone*. I wonder if she thought this was going to be a softball...
08:43 pm PST - Tue, November 12, 2019
BoingBoing Dog tries to eat $250,000 Porsche
The Google Translation of this Instagram post: "And you wake up in the morning to discover that Firulais entertains himself by biting your $250,000.00 Porsche in this house." View this post on Insta...
08:42 pm PST - Tue, November 12, 2019
BoingBoing China has 500 Uighur camps and prisons and is holding far more than one million, activists say
On Tuesday, advocates for human rights for China's Uighur minority said they have documented 500 camps and prisons in China run by the government to detain people identified as belonging to that targ...
08:37 pm PST - Tue, November 12, 2019
BoingBoing Cheap safe looks like a book
If you have a lot of books at home, a cheap book safe like this is a good way to hide small things. The inside storage area is 2" x 5.625" x 9" and the book looks like a dictionary. (Crooks already kn...
08:20 pm PST - Tue, November 12, 2019
BoingBoing PHOTO: Rudy Giuliani with Lev Parnas, Igor Fruman, third 'unnamed associate'
One for the ages. Almost looks like one of those garage sale black velvet paintings with the dogs playing poker.THIS is an absolutely incredible new photo of former Donald Trump's personal lawyer and ...
08:08 pm PST - Tue, November 12, 2019
BoingBoing Trump policies result in 69,550 migrant children held in U.S. government custody over past year
We're number one. In the racist, eugenicist, genocidal theft of infants, toddlers, and tender-age children from undocumented and mostly indigenous migrants who are fleeing violence in Guatemala and ot...
08:07 pm PST - Tue, November 12, 2019
BoingBoing Venice is flooded right now and it looks miserable
Rising tides and rain in Venice are flooding the city, and hotels are giving guests knee-high rubber boots so they can slosh their way from one tourist attraction to another.From Yahoo News:The high w...
08:01 pm PST - Tue, November 12, 2019
BoingBoing David Arquette and Zabrecky seek out "Macho Man" Randy Savage
David Arquette is my new fashion hero.After you watch every episode of Other Side with Zabrecky, you will want to read his book. Read the rest ...
07:52 pm PST - Tue, November 12, 2019
BoingBoing VIDEO: Hurricane destruction, one century in one minute
This video visualizes a century of tropical storm destruction in one minute.Amazing work by Aslak Grinstead.Damages are framed in terms of an equivalent Area of Total Destruction. How large an land ar...
07:38 pm PST - Tue, November 12, 2019
BoingBoing Workers sue McDonald's over McSexual Harassment
On Tuesday, McDonalds Corporation was sued by a group of workers in the state of Michigan who say the global fast-food chain allows pervasive sexual harassment to run rampant at its restaurant locatio...
07:29 pm PST - Tue, November 12, 2019
BoingBoing Supercar maker Vector has the world's best website
Vector made bizarre high-performance supercars that still command six-figure price tags decades after manufacture. Check out its amazing website. Note:1. The wonder. The design. The impeccable taste.2...
07:26 pm PST - Tue, November 12, 2019
BoingBoing ROGER STONE trial - Trump knew, former official Rick Gates testifying on WikiLeaks implies
Trump likely lied to Mueller about 2016 WikiLeaks email plans, if this is true....
07:26 pm PST - Tue, November 12, 2019
BoingBoing At Roger Stone trial, Rick Gates says Trump knew of WikiLeaks plans
Trump likely lied to Mueller about 2016 WikiLeaks email plans, if this is true....
07:21 pm PST - Tue, November 12, 2019
BoingBoing Nice people catch a baby bear falling from a tree
This little bear got stuck in a tree and was about to fall. Fortunately, three men with a blanket just happened to be there to break its fall.To catch a falling bearImage: Imgur Read the rest ...
07:14 pm PST - Tue, November 12, 2019
BoingBoing Mouse deer, thought to be extinct spotted for first time in 30 years
A species of mouse deer called the silver-backed chevrotain was thought to be lost to science after 30 years of no sightings, but a video camera in a Vietnam forest captured one as it foraged for food...
07:10 pm PST - Tue, November 12, 2019
BoingBoing Facial recognition tools shared by 'Massive, secretive network of police departments'
At Medium's OneZero [@ozm], new reporting based on thousands of pages of previously undisclosed emails confirms the existence of a massive, secretive network of police departments working together to ...
07:09 pm PST - Tue, November 12, 2019
BoingBoing The Dude's Pendleton sweater will keep me warm this winter
The Pendleton Westerly shawl collar sweater is super cool, but keeps me warm.All my winter stuff is in storage and I have no access too it. I expected to be out of storage before the winter came, but ...
07:06 pm PST - Tue, November 12, 2019
BoingBoing Owner of taco chain also meth lord, say cops
Adolfo Flaco Mitchell, 34, owns a chain of taco restaurants in coastal Georgia. He's also been indicted for drug trafficking and conspiracy.Police say Mitchell, who owns multiple Flacos House restaura...
07:00 pm PST - Tue, November 12, 2019
BoingBoing Announcing the winners of Sense About Science's 2019 Maddox Prize
The UK charity Sense About Science (previously) has announced the winners of its 2019 John Maddox Prize for Standing up for Science:forest fire expert Bambang Hero Saharjo and pharmacist Olivier Berna...
06:57 pm PST - Tue, November 12, 2019
BoingBoing New 5G vulnerabilities could put phone users at risk
Security researchers at Purdue and U. of Iowa confirm what many security experts have long feared: there are serious security weaknesses in 5G that undermine the promised security and privacy protecti...
06:36 pm PST - Tue, November 12, 2019
BoingBoing This White House appointee has an extremely creative resume
Following in Melania's footsteps, while vetted by the White house, Mina Chang apparently embellished her resume to the point even Congress caught it.Much like Orange Julius, she also proudly displayed...
06:31 pm PST - Tue, November 12, 2019
BoingBoing Why is Facebook's iOS app accessing my camera while I do unrelated things, users ask
Facebook says, oops, it's 'likely' a bug....
06:17 pm PST - Tue, November 12, 2019
BoingBoing Goodbye Libra, hello Facebook Pay
A new proprietary online payment system for WhatsApp, Instagram, and Facebook launches today, exactly two weeks after all the payment companies dropped out of Libra.The evil bastards at Facebook, to w...
06:15 pm PST - Tue, November 12, 2019
BoingBoing Stephen Miller's seriously racist emails
The Southern Poverty Law Center's HATEWATCH shares a number of leaked emails written by Trump Administration lackey Stephen Miller. Unsurprisingly, Miller expresses many racist ideas.Sadly, many have ...
05:57 pm PST - Tue, November 12, 2019
BoingBoing Cute "mouse-deer," long lost to science, has been photographed again
This is a silver-backed chevrotain, aka "mouse-deer," from Vietnam. Until this and other camera trap photographs were taken in the last two years, no scientific evidence of the rabbit-sized animal had...
05:46 pm PST - Tue, November 12, 2019
BoingBoing How wallpaper cleaner became one of the most popular toys ever
During the early 20th century, Kutol Products was the world's biggest manufacturer of wallpaper cleaning products. But once coal heating in homes was replaced with oil, gas, and electricity, dirty wal...
05:31 pm PST - Tue, November 12, 2019
BoingBoing Artisinal gin flavored with elephant dung gets you shit-faced
Indlovu Gin is a new spirit infused with elephant dung. Gives new meaning to the term "shit-faced." It sells for about $32 per bottle. Creators Les and Paula Ansley of Mossel Bay, South Africa, came u...
04:55 pm PST - Tue, November 12, 2019
BoingBoing Police in Australia have been strip searching children, hoping to find drugs
The New York Times reports that girls as young as 12 have been stripped searched at music festival by Australian police eager to make drug arrests. Australia's zero-tolerance drug policy is the only f...
04:51 pm PST - Tue, November 12, 2019
BoingBoing Northwestern journalism students wrote something dumb. The freakout around it is even dumber.
In a story that will surely captivate Fox News pundits for at least the next week, the student newspaper at Northwestern released a statement about their own reporting, following a visit to campus by ...
04:43 pm PST - Tue, November 12, 2019
BoingBoing Hong Kong cop suspended for driving his motorcycle into a crowd
A Hong Kong motorcycle cop drove into a group of people were already running away. After hitting some people in the crowd, he circled back and hit them again. He's been suspended.From Channel News Asi...
04:17 pm PST - Tue, November 12, 2019
BoingBoing Explaining the law that lets cops steal your cash and property and keep it
Cops can take your stuff without charging you for a crime. They can take fast cars they like and add them to the pool of police vehicles. They can take cash and use it to buy a foosball table for the ...
04:00 pm PST - Tue, November 12, 2019
BoingBoing Splendid Soviet painting of classroom computers is yours for $2500
Marcin Wichary spotted this fantastic Soviet painting of youngsters at the computer on offer for $2500 on Ebay. Russian Ukrainian Soviet author's painting.Painter: unknown.Time of the creation: 1980s...
01:00 pm PST - Tue, November 12, 2019
BoingBoing This "Christmas Shirt For Dog Lovers" is definitely a penis
Do you love Christmas? Do you love dogs? How about dongs? Well then I have just the shirt for you!Uhhhhh pretty sure that's not a dog? https://t.co/r6S2Kjp2R3 pic.twitter.com/nb6UP9vjsP— Tur...
12:45 pm PST - Tue, November 12, 2019
BoingBoing There's 22 million gallons of nuclear waste under a concrete dome on a Pacific Island, and it's sinking
The Los Angeles Times has a harrowing new story about Enewetak Atoll in the Marshall Islands. Japanese forces invaded the small Pacific nation and its residents during World War I, and the United Stat...
12:16 pm PST - Tue, November 12, 2019
BoingBoing In 1822, a desperate band of convicts fleeing a Tasmanian penal colony ended up resorting to cannibalism
In 1822, Irish thief Alexander Pearce joined seven convicts fleeing a penal colony in western Tasmania. As they struggled eastward through some of the most inhospitable terrain on Earth, starvation pr...
12:15 pm PST - Tue, November 12, 2019
BoingBoing Degas-style studies of Tom Holland performing Rihannas Umbrella
The official Youtube video of Tom Holland's performance of Umbrella on Lip Sync Battle has over 28 million views:Alice Zhang has created several studies:You know how Degas did studies of ballerinas? W...
12:11 pm PST - Tue, November 12, 2019
BoingBoing The potential number one NBA and NFL draft picks were both ruled ineligible by the NCAA
At the end of September, California enacted a new law that will allow college athletes to make money from endorsement deals starting in 2023:the law creates an unrestricted market for others who want ...
11:58 am PST - Tue, November 12, 2019
BoingBoing Second Sonic the Hedgehog trailer shows fixed design
Teaser images of Sonic the Hedgehog offered an ominous glimpse, but the forthcoming movie's first trailer horrified viewers with is unnervingly human computer-graphics Sonic. So furious was the lashin...
09:23 am PST - Tue, November 12, 2019
BoingBoing McMansion Hell visits the wealthy DC suburbs, home to the Brick Behemoth, the Tragic Tudor, the Chonky Corinthian, and more!
It's hard to believe, but the latest installment of McMansion Hell's (previously) tour through the architectural monstrosities of America's tastleless elites is even better than the previous ones -- p...
09:04 am PST - Tue, November 12, 2019
BoingBoing Twitter is awash in disinformation bots tweeting lies about the Kentucky gubernatorial election results
It's a preview of just how badly things could go in 2020: the Kentucky gubernatorial race was narrowly decided for the Democratic candidate Andy Beshear, but the monumentally unpopular Trumpist incumb...
03:58 am PST - Tue, November 12, 2019
BoingBoing Ethnicity detection camera
Here's an ad from Hikvision, the worlds' largest security camera company, boasting of its products' utility in detecting people's ethnicity. James Vincent writes that it "speaks volumes about the brut...
10:53 pm PST - Mon, November 11, 2019
BoingBoing Oculus headset giving you a headache? Come see ye olde analog virtual reality in Los Angeles!
If youre hankering for an unusual outing in Los Angeles, look no further than the Velaslavasay Panorama. Home to the only panorama west of the Mississippi and the only one painted since the nineteenth...
08:07 pm PST - Mon, November 11, 2019
BoingBoing This Sakura Pigma "Manga pen set" is a good deal
The Sakura Pigma Manga Basic Set comes with 5 pens: 4 Pigma Microns (sizes 005, 01, 05, 08) a black brush pen, and a white ink gel pen (for highlights and to correct mistakes). Amazon has a good price...
07:26 pm PST - Mon, November 11, 2019
BoingBoing Robot appendage "grows" like a plant
Inspired by the way plants grow, MIT researchers designed a flexible robot appendage that can work in tight spaces but is rigid enough to support heavy parts or twist tight screws. From MIT News:The a...
06:58 pm PST - Mon, November 11, 2019
BoingBoing The joy of elderly people doing the Thriller dance
The annual 'Thriller' performance at Abbington Senior Living is glorious pic.twitter.com/aEbru9qWA5— Giles Paley-Phillips (@eliistender10) November 10, 2019 Enjoy the funk of, er, 65+ ye...
06:50 pm PST - Mon, November 11, 2019
BoingBoing Four cops handcuff black man for "illegal eating"
Cop in California legit tried to arrest a black man bc he was illegally eating.My mind cant even begin to comprehend the arrogance needed to justify this nonsense pic.twitter.com/cwlobWkRo2— Qas...
06:22 pm PST - Mon, November 11, 2019
BoingBoing 57 countries are suing Myanmar for genocide against Rohingya minority
Myanmar is being sued the by 57-nation Organisation of Islamic Cooperation at the UN's International Court of Justice for allegedly conducting genocide against the Rohingya minority, reports ABC News....
06:03 pm PST - Mon, November 11, 2019
BoingBoing Conservatives heckle Donald Trump Jr. at book-signing
Self-made entrepreneur and noted thought-leader Donald Trump Jr. disappointed fans at his UCLA book-signing event when he refused to answer questions from the audience. The event, organized by a conse...
05:47 pm PST - Mon, November 11, 2019
BoingBoing This guy walks around Tokyo with a GoPro strapped on
One of my family's favorite things to do is wander the neighborhoods of Tokyo. The narrow streets, filled with colorful visual, olfactory, and aural details, never fail to fill me with a sense of wond...
05:29 pm PST - Mon, November 11, 2019
BoingBoing Illustrator Mark Crilley's tutorial on adding shading to faces
My kids and I like to draw. We sometimes go to the weekly figure drawings sessions at the Art Directors Guild in LA, or we just sit at the dining room table and draw. As an amateur sketcher, I'm in aw...
05:12 pm PST - Mon, November 11, 2019
BoingBoing Watch John Oliver explain how a coal industry giant failed to sue him in to silence
The most recent episode of Last Week Tonight is John Oliver's celebratory victory lap over the end of coal giant Bob Murray's lawsuit against the show. Murray was suing for a 2017 episode calling Murr...
04:56 pm PST - Mon, November 11, 2019
BoingBoing This stop-motion pizza looks delicious
Bebop Stop-Motion made this terrific stop-motion cooking clip of a gooey, bubbling pizza from 3,300 photos and countless Lego bricks. And here's a bonus stop-motion cooking classic, "Western Spaghetti...
04:45 pm PST - Mon, November 11, 2019
BoingBoing Funny internal Apple video from 1994: "I Think We're A Clone Now"
In 1994, Apple's Mac OS 7 licensing program briefly enabled other companies to make and sell Macintosh computers. In response, Apple employees "Dave Garr & The Licensees" created this delightful ...
04:36 pm PST - Mon, November 11, 2019
BoingBoing Convict who died and was resuscitated argues that his life sentence has been served
In 1996, Benjamin Schreiber, 66, was sentenced to life in prison for killing a man with an axe handle. A few years later in the Iowa State Penitentiary, Schreiber suffered from septic poisoning, brief...
03:02 pm PST - Mon, November 11, 2019
BoingBoing Blogging is hard, learns Gawker's new bosses
After being bankrupted by Peter Thiel and sold off to Univision, merged with The Onion, then finally handed off to a private equity group, the G/O Media (formerly Gawker) stable of blogs might yet hav...
02:30 pm PST - Mon, November 11, 2019
BoingBoing This $3.5 million mansion includes a replica of Bruce Wayne's study and so much more
Former Pittsburgh radio personality T.J. Lubinsky is selling his home, about a half-hour outside the city in Gibsonia, Pennsylvania.I'll be honest, I've never heard of this guy. But apparently he has ...
01:00 pm PST - Mon, November 11, 2019
BoingBoing The Mandalorian as a Wernor Herzog documentary
The Mandalorianis the new Star WarsTV show premiering on Disney Plus+. Werner Herzog is the famous filmmaker who will also be appearing as an actor on the show.It was only a matter of time before some...
12:39 pm PST - Mon, November 11, 2019
BoingBoing Wendy's hot drinks and cold drinks training videos
Hot drinks! Really gets you going. Warm you up! When you feel you're slowing. ... Dont think twice, give your guests a juicy slice! Here's cold: Read the rest ...
12:27 pm PST - Mon, November 11, 2019
BoingBoing Classic characters as 8x8 sprites
I'm amazed how recognizable some of the pop culture creatures are in Johan Vinet's 8x8 sprite sheet. Vinet's working on a game called Lunark but this particular work conforms to the pallette of the Pi...
12:13 pm PST - Mon, November 11, 2019
BoingBoing Uber CEO on Saudi murder of journalist: "We've made mistakes too"
Uber CEO on Saudi Arabia's killing of Jamal Khashoggi: "It's a serious mistake. We've made mistakes too, right, with self-driving ... So I think that people make mistakes. It doesn'...
12:00 pm PST - Mon, November 11, 2019
BoingBoing La Machine's giant fire-breathing dragon
La Machine's new creation is Le Dragon de Calais:From the 1st to 3rd of November, 2019, the City of Calais will discover Le Dragon de Calais during spectacular celebrations. Freed from the subterranea...
11:00 am PST - Mon, November 11, 2019
BoingBoing Death Stranding stop motion short film features a lot of naked Norman Reedus
In honor of Hideo Kojima's new game Death Stranding, Matthew "SpartanUruk" Lai created custom Norman Reedus and Mads Mikkelsen figures and various props:I'm excited to share that I'll be makin...
10:00 am PST - Mon, November 11, 2019
BoingBoing Just in time for Veterans Day, Donald Trump Jr compares himself to dead soldiers in his new book
I know the Trumps and their cronies are all a bunch of asshole con artists. Iknow they get off on saying egregious things for the lulz, as long as they can still turn a profit. I know that they have m...
09:00 am PST - Mon, November 11, 2019
BoingBoing Foreigners visiting China are increasingly stumped by its cashless society
Technically, it's illegal for Chinese merchants to refuse payment in cash, but this rule is hardly ever enforced, and China has been sprinting to a cashless society that requires mobile devices -- not...
08:48 am PST - Mon, November 11, 2019
BoingBoing AOC really plays in Iowa
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is campaigning with Bernie Sanders in Iowa, generally considered a conservative, red-state kind of place -- so much so that Iowa GOP operators made a series of public predicti...
08:18 am PST - Mon, November 11, 2019
BoingBoing Bill Gates just accidentally proved that even "unsuccessful" antitrust enforcement works
In 1992, the Federal Trade Commission opened an antitrust investigation against Microsoft; in 2001, the company settled the claims, making a slate of pro-competitive promises that were widely derided ...
12:00 am PST - Mon, November 11, 2019
BoingBoing 5 innovative massage guns that can blast your aches away
Got some aches that a lazy rubdown won't put a dent in? Give your muscles an early Christmas with these massage guns. If you've never tried one, they're all designed to bring deep tissue relief, and t...
11:02 pm PST - Sun, November 10, 2019
BoingBoing Bloomberg, polling at 4%, unlikely to affect race even as a spoiler
Mike Bloomberg, the billionaire threatening to enter the Democratic primary race due to Joe Biden's supposedly weak showing for the center, scores only 4% in the first poll to include his name. This p...
01:58 pm PST - Sun, November 10, 2019
BoingBoing Amazon spent a fortune to block a socialist candidate's re-election to Seattle city council; she won anyway
Former tech worker Kshama Sawant (previously) won an unprecedented victory in 2013 by running for Seattle city council as on the Socialist Alternative ticket, raising unprecedented sums in small-money...
01:00 pm PST - Sun, November 10, 2019
BoingBoing Go from installation to system admin with this Linux training bundle
Just about everybody from small-time app developers to big database administrators loves Linux. But just because it's open-source doesn't mean its secrets are open to everybody.For that, you need a co...
09:15 am PST - Sun, November 10, 2019
BoingBoing A Museum of Neoliberalism is opening in London next week
Earlier this year, Boing Boing favorite artist Darren Cullen (previously) and Gavin Grindon created a Museum of Neoliberalism in Brighton, England -- now, he's fundraising to open it up again in Londo...
08:31 am PST - Sun, November 10, 2019
BoingBoing "OK Boomer" comes to the NZ Parliament and makes all the right people angry
NZ Green Party MP Chle Swarbrick was giving a speech in favour of stricter carbon emissions standards when the 50-year-old National Party Climate Critic Todd Muller heckled her; without missing a beat...
02:18 am PST - Sun, November 10, 2019
BoingBoing Dog has learned to "speak" with a soundboard: "Outside. Come now."
Koko the gorilla (RIP) amazed the world when she learned to communicate with humans, but now there's a dog whose learned to "talk." Not with sign language, but with a soundboard. According to her spee...
12:02 am PST - Sun, November 10, 2019
BoingBoing Man arrested off plane after grabbing another passenger "by the crotch"
A man was arrested off a flight by police Tuesday after allegedly grabbing another passenger's crotch and causing the captain to divert to the nearest airport after the incident. James Clayton Cholewi...
12:00 am PST - Sun, November 10, 2019
BoingBoing Break into Android app development with this Jetpack training bundle
If you want to be an app developer for Android, there's never been a better time. Languages like Kotlin are tailor-made for functionality, and the Jetpack suite of tools makes the whole process easier...
03:17 pm PST - Sat, November 9, 2019
BoingBoing Leaked Mike Bloomberg campaign logo reminiscent of ZALGO text
It's not official, by any pronouncement or claim, but this is reportedly the provisional design for Mike Bloomberg's presidential campaign logo. ZALGO! Read the rest ...
03:17 pm PST - Sat, November 9, 2019
BoingBoing Mike Bloomberg "campaign logo" reminiscent of ZALGO text
It's not official, by any pronouncement or claim, but this is reportedly the provisional design for Mike Bloomberg's presidential campaign logo. (UPDATE: denied by the campaign; it's apparently the wo...
02:30 pm PST - Sat, November 9, 2019
BoingBoing Archie McPhee digs deep into their weird product archives
"Who bought this? Who wanted this?"Seattle-based novelty company Archie McPhee is bringing out the weird with a new web series that is reminiscent of the low-budget cable shows of yore, and I mean tha...
01:59 pm PST - Sat, November 9, 2019
BoingBoing Scientists are trying to design a chili pepper that's easily-harvested by machines
This week, 99% Invisible and Rose Eveleth focus on chili peppers. Picking chili peppers is back-breaking work, and increasingly farm owners can't find anyone willing to do it:Farms across the United S...
01:59 pm PST - Sat, November 9, 2019
BoingBoing The Notorious B.I.G. as MODOK sculpture
Inspired by an illustration of the Notorious B.I.G. by Adam Rosenlund:Rafael Phillips created the Notorious MODOK:He has since made it available in a gray version: View this post on Instagram Takin...
01:00 pm PST - Sat, November 9, 2019
BoingBoing 10 charging cables that can actually stand up to everyday life
Need a power solution for your devices that won't quit on you after it bends the wrong way? We've all been frustrated with cheap charging cables, but a more permanent solution actually isn't much more...
09:33 am PST - Sat, November 9, 2019
BoingBoing Today is Aaron Swartz Day
Lisa Rein writes, "Today, Saturday November 9th is Aaron Swartz Day all over the world. We have events going on all over the world here - with a Zoom channel andGitters set up for questions that will ...
09:00 am PST - Sat, November 9, 2019
BoingBoing Nipple clamps, squeezed breasts, and a Royal rude awakening, in this weeks dubious tabloids
The misogyny and male-centric myopia that lurks barely beneath the surface of the tabloids is proudly strutting its stuff again this week....
08:25 am PST - Sat, November 9, 2019
BoingBoing Blizzard's president apologized for suspending Blitzchung, but the suspension is still in force
When Blizzard Entertainment president J Allen Brack opened this month's Blizzcon with a carefully worded apology over the company's suspension of Blitzchung, the Hearthstone champ who was punished for...
12:08 am PST - Sat, November 9, 2019
BoingBoing Orlando cop fired after grabbing teen by hair and yanking her head
An Orlando county Sheriff's deputy was fired on the spot after video showed him grabbing a teen girl by her hair and yanking her head backwards. The video shows the deputy, who the agency has not publ...
12:01 am PST - Sat, November 9, 2019
BoingBoing Free Coursera MOOC on inequality
Starting Monday, you can enroll in a free massively open online course from Coursera on inequality: "Most countries are getting more and more unequal. But the core of democracy is political equality: ...
12:00 am PST - Sat, November 9, 2019
BoingBoing Dive into data analysis with this R programming master class
Does your company do data analytics? Chances are that at least part of that infrastructure is coded in R. There's simply no better programming environment for working with statistics, which makes it i...
11:40 pm PST - Fri, November 8, 2019
BoingBoing Woman not amused by office pranks
A worker at what appears to be an art studio scolded her co-workers for tricking her with an ersatz doorknob and a phony computer display.What's wrong with my computer from r/Unexpected Read the rest ...
11:25 pm PST - Fri, November 8, 2019
BoingBoing "What a mindless wonder!" US Rep. Maxine Waters on Jefferson Sessions
Can you believe racist Jefferson Beauregard Sessions is running to come back to the Senate? Sessions has no respect for himself in the way he's singing Trump's praises who embarrassed him, cal...
08:15 pm PST - Fri, November 8, 2019
BoingBoing The Life Cycle podcast goes in search of Dr. Phil Kennedy, the neurologist who once hacked his own brain
In Episode 4 of this podcast on the future of humanity, hosts John and Eva go in search of transhumanist hero Dr. Phil Kennedy, who back in 2015 had a brain-computer interface installed in his own hea...
07:56 pm PST - Fri, November 8, 2019
BoingBoing Amazon no longer selling child's T-shirt that says "Daddy's Little Slut"
OnlyBabyCare will no longer be able to sell children's clothes with the phrase "Daddy's Little Slut" through the Amazon Marketplace, reports TMZ. Amazon removed the item from its database after people...
07:08 pm PST - Fri, November 8, 2019
BoingBoing If you insist on having an image of the Nintendo Super Mushroom on your micro SD card, now's the time to buy it
SanDisk's official Nintendo Switch 128GB micro SD card is on sale at Amazon today for . This is the same price as the unbranded version. Read the rest ...
06:58 pm PST - Fri, November 8, 2019
BoingBoing How to hatch a baby chicken in a transparent plastic cup
In this video, produced by the Mihama Veterinary Clinic in Fukui, Japan, you'll learn how to transfer the contents of a fertilized chicken egg to a plastic cup so you can watch it develop into a live ...
06:32 pm PST - Fri, November 8, 2019
BoingBoing Man beats up Patrick the Starfish through TV screen
I lost it when he licked his hand pic.twitter.com/YktVwohYPT— Blankzy (@Blankzy_) November 6, 2019Watch this guy give Patrick what's coming to him in an expertly choreographed fight scene.Image:...
06:25 pm PST - Fri, November 8, 2019
BoingBoing Fish has a human-like face
Tourists in China recorded a video of an unusual-looking fish. A woman can be heard on the video saying "See the fish has become a fairy, it has a human-like face."Image: Live Leak Read the rest ...
06:19 pm PST - Fri, November 8, 2019
BoingBoing "Hide the Pain Harold" describes what it is like to become a famous meme
If you have a pulse, you've seen memes starring "Hide the Pain Harold," an older man sitting at a desk, one hand holding a coffee cup, the other on a laptop keyboard. He is smiling, but his eyes tell ...
05:53 pm PST - Fri, November 8, 2019
BoingBoing Scientists create fake rhino horns to disrupt poacher market
Scientists at Oxford and Fudan University in China have developed a way to make fake rhino horns from horse hair. They hope these phony horns will be used to "confuse the trade," and make poaching les...
05:45 pm PST - Fri, November 8, 2019
BoingBoing Arnold Schwarzenegger as Anton Chigurh
In making No Country for Old Men, the Coen Brothers were concerned that the implacable, affectless hit-man Anton Chigurh would be too reminiscent of Arnold Schwarzenegger's legendary turn as The Termi...
05:35 pm PST - Fri, November 8, 2019
BoingBoing Truck blocked in parking lot manages to squeeze out
A pickup truck was blocked in by a wall and three cars. Amazingly, the driver was able to maneuver the truck out of the tight spot.Caption this .... from r/ThatsInsane[via r/ThatsInsane] Read the rest...
05:22 pm PST - Fri, November 8, 2019
BoingBoing Large dog is large
Okay. This dog is ONE year old. One.How big is he gonna get?This is Maverick, he belongs to one of my clients,says IMGURian @jcequine. He recently turned 1, and I just wanted to show you how big he is...
05:18 pm PST - Fri, November 8, 2019
BoingBoing Techno performed with a jaw harp
This video delivers exactly what the headline promises, given a broad value for 'techno'. Read the rest ...
05:09 pm PST - Fri, November 8, 2019
BoingBoing Fishermen rescue deer floating at sea 5 miles off Maine coast
A lobster catcher in Maine rescued a deer that somehow got swept out 5 miles off the shore, in the ocean.Ren Dorr, who is the captain of this lobster fishing vessel, told reporters he and his shipmate...
04:50 pm PST - Fri, November 8, 2019
BoingBoing Animal BFFs: Cheetah cub snuggles with puppy friend
You need this.A cheetah cub and a puppy have become friends at the Cincinnati Zoo.The Zoo published the full video on their Facebook, but since many of us no longer use Facebook, you can also view it ...
04:48 pm PST - Fri, November 8, 2019
BoingBoing Trump may attend Russia Victory Day in May with Putin at Kremlin in Moscow
Traitorous Trump is making spring travel plans with Vladimir Putin.On Friday, acting U.S. President Donald Trump told reporters he has tentative plans to attend Russia's official state Victory Day com...
04:37 pm PST - Fri, November 8, 2019
BoingBoing Wherein a dog fails to 'choose wisely'
I have made a terrible choice... pic.twitter.com/ffaJPogfsl— Dogs are the best people (@_TheBestDogs) November 6, 2019 After Temple of Doom you can not expect the dog to have watched Last Crusad...
03:55 pm PST - Fri, November 8, 2019
BoingBoing Harry Potter's Knight Bus in glorious LEGO
LEGO offers us the opportunity to build Harry Potter's Knight Bus.Generally a wild time for Harry, the triple-level Knight Bus comes with Stan Shunpike, Ernie Prang and Harry minifigs.With Ernie at th...
03:51 pm PST - Fri, November 8, 2019
BoingBoing Trump on Gordon Sondland: 'I hardly know the gentleman'
Donald is throwing Gordon Sondland under the Trump bus.You knew this was inevitable.Remember that time Sondland gave him a million dollars?Speaking to reporters on Friday at the White House, Donald Tr...
03:46 pm PST - Fri, November 8, 2019
BoingBoing Athlete Mary Cain: "I Was the Fastest Girl in America, Until I Joined Nike"
Mary Cain, a champion middle-distance runner, reports that her male coaches' constant demands she get thinner, and thinner, and thinner hurt her health and career. The crux of the problem: she joined ...
03:39 pm PST - Fri, November 8, 2019
BoingBoing Trump says something stupid: 'They shouldnt be having public hearings'
They shouldnt be having public hearings,said acting president of the united states Donald J. Trump today, about a week after he demanded public hearings.Trump today said Democrats should NOT be holdin...
03:33 pm PST - Fri, November 8, 2019
BoingBoing Listen to the entire Mueller Report in one podcast, all 448 pages
Grab your headphones.Haven't had a chance to read the entire Mueller Report on foreign interference in America's 2016 presidential elections? It matters even more now that the impeachment of Donald Tr...
03:02 pm PST - Fri, November 8, 2019
BoingBoing Rapper Lil Pump bitten by live snake while shooting music video
No touchie snek.Snek no like Lil Pump.Photos here. They're yucky.Rapper and noted idiot Lil Pump was shooting a music video on Thursday night, with, for no good reason, a live snake. Snakes aren't pro...
02:49 pm PST - Fri, November 8, 2019
BoingBoing 'Baby Trump' balloon is going to LSU-Alabama football game to mock Donald
It's on.The 'Baby Trump' political art protest balloon has followed Trump around the world, mocking him mercilessly. Baby Trump is reportedly headed to the site of this weekend's football game between...
02:39 pm PST - Fri, November 8, 2019
BoingBoing Mysterious phone texts puzzle recipients, mobile carriers won't explain
An unknown number of mobile phone users in America received weird texts on their phone on Wednesday. Nobody's sure where they came from, but the problem seems to have been that a bunch of texts sent m...
02:39 pm PST - Fri, November 8, 2019
BoingBoing Mysterious phone texts puzzle recipients, carriers won't explain
An unknown number of mobile phone users in America received weird texts on their phone on Wednesday. Nobody's sure where they came from, but the problem seems to have been that a bunch of texts sent m...
02:15 pm PST - Fri, November 8, 2019
BoingBoing See behind the scenes of Disneyland's massive holiday decor system
In this video, Disney shows what it takes to deck the Disneyland Resort's halls by bringing us inside the warehouse where they store all of their holiday decorations. Mark Apepe, the lead of this impr...
02:00 pm PST - Fri, November 8, 2019
BoingBoing Amazon PR accidentally confirms the existence of a fictional dystopian Amazon technology
The New York Times has been publishing a series of "Op-Eds From The Future," giving fiction writers a chance to imagine our hellish circumstances to come. In October, former Vice/Terraform editor Bria...
01:54 pm PST - Fri, November 8, 2019
BoingBoing Adorable Mini Cheetah robots tested
The MIT's Biomimetics lab tested nine Mini Cheetah robots in the institute's Killian Court. Here's the adorable yet uncanny footage. Read the rest ...
01:45 pm PST - Fri, November 8, 2019
BoingBoing Tomb of a man doomed to spend an eternity with frogs eating his face
Has this made it into a Hellboy comic yet? The effigy of Francois I de la Sarra (died 1363), can be found in the Chapel of Sainte-Antoine at La Sarraz, Vaud, Switzerland:The chapel, dedicated to Saint...
01:36 pm PST - Fri, November 8, 2019
BoingBoing Zookeepers wear penguin disguises while caring for baby penguins (it's a sex thing)
Adventure World in Japan has a program raising emperor penguins. In order to prevent parents from crushing babies, the staff cares for newborn chicks. But to prevent chicks from imprinting on humans a...
01:13 pm PST - Fri, November 8, 2019
BoingBoing GIF site Gfycat announces mass deletions, threatens Archive Team with lawsuit
Gfycat is a site that people upload GIFs to so they can share them with other people reliably. Used most conspicuously to host memes, clips from other media, and animated porn, it announced Wednesday ...
01:00 pm PST - Fri, November 8, 2019
BoingBoing Hi-res 3D printing just got affordable with this new maker
We all knew that 3D printing was too cool of an innovation to stay out of the hands of the masses for long. Sure, there are makers out there who are willing to save up for a decent SLR printer, but wh...
08:25 am PST - Fri, November 8, 2019
BoingBoing Make: a facial-recognition confounding "Opt Out Cap"
Mac Pierce created a simple wearable to challenge facial recognition: do a little munging to an image of a face, print it on heat transfer paper, iron it onto see-through mosquito netting, slice, and ...
08:02 am PST - Fri, November 8, 2019
BoingBoing To do in San Francisco: Charlie Jane Anders and Annalee Newitz at SF in SF, November 10
This Sunday, November 10th, see the wonderful science fiction writers Charlie Jane Anders (previously) and Annalee Newitz (previously) in conversation with Terry Bisson at the always-great SF in SF le...
12:00 am PST - Fri, November 8, 2019
BoingBoing Jamf Now Is Changing the Way Companies Handle Their IT Needs
Tech-wise, the modern office employee has never had so much freedom. More and more businesses are kicking away from the desk and getting work done remotely on tablets, laptops, and phones.That's great...
11:06 pm PST - Thu, November 7, 2019
BoingBoing Breaking: Michael Bloomberg re-enters Presidential race
Billionaire and former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg is expected to designate himself as a Democratic candidate in the 2020 Presidential election, according to The New York Times. Bloomberg, a 77-y...
10:54 pm PST - Thu, November 7, 2019
BoingBoing Meet the hairdresser to Japans sumo wrestling elite
Once when I was on a train in Tokyo, I saw a sumo wrestler board and take a seat. He looked like a real life superhero and moved with grace that defied his massiveness. One of the things that made him...
10:16 pm PST - Thu, November 7, 2019
BoingBoing Look at this ship's cook prepare a meal in heavy seas
The Avontuur's cook, Lasse Scharz, is accustomed to making food under less-than-ideal conditions. In this video, the camera is fixed to the ship, so we don't see it rock. Instead we see Scharz comical...
09:29 pm PST - Thu, November 7, 2019
BoingBoing NYPD proudly stages seizure of 106 pounds of legal hemp
The New York Police Department should be commended for keeping 106 pounds of psychoactively inert hemp off the streets, where it might have fallen into the hands of unsuspecting weed smokers simply wa...
09:10 pm PST - Thu, November 7, 2019
BoingBoing Luxury RPG dice set goes berserk on Kickstarter, raising over $1.66 million
Karen Wang launched a Kickstarter campaign yesterday for customgaming dice with a modest funding goal of $20,000. Twenty-four hours later she's raised $1.66 million and the number continues to go up. ...
08:45 pm PST - Thu, November 7, 2019
BoingBoing Delusional Craigslist: Snickers entire bitesize collector set
I enjoy r/delusionalcraigslist, where people post ads for overpriced crap they found on Craigslist. Here's one where something is hoping to sell 8 bite-size Snickers bars, "including the elusive 'C' a...
08:02 pm PST - Thu, November 7, 2019
BoingBoing China's government is limiting the number of hours kids can play computer games
The Chinese government is concerned that children are spending too much time playing computer games, reports The New York Times. It has issued new regulations forbidding young people from playing game...
07:46 pm PST - Thu, November 7, 2019
BoingBoing Handy, cheap touch sensor lights
I bought a few of these touch sensor lights years ago to put in closets without lights, and we use them all the time. To turn the light off, you just touch the contacts on the light. They are battery-...
07:21 pm PST - Thu, November 7, 2019
BoingBoing Judge orders Trump to pay $2m over misuse of charity
The Associated Press reports that a New York judge today ordered President Donald Trump to pay $2m for misusing the Trump Foundation, supposedly a charity but evidently an extension of his political a...
07:14 pm PST - Thu, November 7, 2019
BoingBoing Here's a map of the median net worth per adult in different countries
The Swiss are the richest people on Earth, with median wealth per adult os $227,891. Haiti is the worst ($214). Howmuch.net created a map of the world that shows the median net worth per adult in diff...
06:47 pm PST - Thu, November 7, 2019
BoingBoing An embossing label gun is my favorite way to label
This DYMO Xpress embossing label gun is the boss. Read the rest ...
06:26 pm PST - Thu, November 7, 2019
BoingBoing Trump starts to speak and people start to leave his rally
Rats flee sinking ships?The president is speaking and you can see folks streaming out of the arena. Its just unusual for his rally events. Those who remain are fired up. pic.twitter.com/nfxm1NVXeOR...
05:02 pm PST - Thu, November 7, 2019
BoingBoing Restaurant shamed for using live crabs in claw machine
A restaurant in Singapore is under fire for putting live crabs in a claw game vending machine. After social media backlash, the restaurant owner has apologized and removed the crabs.From Oddity Centra...
04:48 pm PST - Thu, November 7, 2019
BoingBoing Helen Mirren and Ian McKellen act out Trump's Ukraine call
Watch two of the world's greatest living actors play the role of Donald Trump in his now infamous extortion phone call with Volodymyr Zelensky. Read the rest ...
04:34 pm PST - Thu, November 7, 2019
BoingBoing A persuasive argument for taking down the Mona Lisa
According to the Louvre museum, 80 percent of 10 million people who visit the famed Paris art museum come to see the Mona Lisa. "[A]nd most of them leave unhappy," writes Jason Farago, art critic for ...
03:25 pm PST - Thu, November 7, 2019
BoingBoing President tweets something dumb again, slurs 'three lowlife reporters' at Washington Post
This was just explained to him.THIS was just explained to the President of the United States.His tweet: It was just explained to me that for next weeks Fake Hearing (trial) in the House, as they inter...
03:15 pm PST - Thu, November 7, 2019
BoingBoing Overturned mango truck makes mess of Maryland morning commute
Mangoes spilling from an overturned tractor trailer caused a messy morning commute on Maryland beltway.The mango truck overturned early Wednesday morning on I-495 in Bethesda. Montgomery County Fire &...
03:03 pm PST - Thu, November 7, 2019
BoingBoing Woman discovers 'secret' coded message in John Milton poem 'Paradise Lost'
A young Massachusetts woman who recently graduated from Tufts University is convinced that she has found a 'secret' encoded message in Paradise Lost, the poem by John Milton.The Boston Globe reports t...
02:37 pm PST - Thu, November 7, 2019
BoingBoing Five year old boy phones 911 to order McDonalds Happy Meal
Police in a Phoenix, Arizona suburb received a 911 emergency call recently from a 5-year-old boy who just wanted to order a Happy Meal from McDonalds, and who, other than this, didn't have an actual e...
02:25 pm PST - Thu, November 7, 2019
BoingBoing Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches accepted as payment for parking citations
If you have any unpaid parking fines at the University of Alaska Anchorage campus, and you have a loaf of bread and some peanut butter and jelly, you can now reduce or cover the cost of your tickets b...
02:17 pm PST - Thu, November 7, 2019
BoingBoing Dumpster diving bear rescued from trash can
In Northern California, sheriff's deputies helped a large bear get out of a locked trash bin, which the bear somehow managed to get stuck inside while dumpster diving for dinner.The bear was discovere...
02:05 pm PST - Thu, November 7, 2019
BoingBoing Trailer for The Color Out Of Space
H.P. Lovecraft's only good short story is now a movie starring Nicolas Cage. Here's the trailer; it's out January 24, 2020. They've updated the setting to the present day and it's looks like they've g...
01:52 pm PST - Thu, November 7, 2019
BoingBoing In 1902, scam artist Cassie Chadwick claimed to be the illegitimate daughter of Andrew Carnegie
In 1902, scam artist Cassie Chadwick convinced an Ohio lawyer that she was the illegitimate daughter of steel magnate Andrew Carnegie. She parlayed this reputation into a life of unthinkable extravaga...
01:45 pm PST - Thu, November 7, 2019
BoingBoing Former Twitter employees charged with spying for Saudis
Two then-employees of Twitter used their position to provide the Saudi government with information about its critics on the platform, say prosecutors, who have charged them with espionage. The men rif...
01:30 pm PST - Thu, November 7, 2019
BoingBoing Raw Chicken song
Tyler Russo: "Let's eat raw chicken now/Drown me in chicken now/Please eat raw chicken with me."Previously: Keep fucking that chicken. Read the rest ...
01:27 pm PST - Thu, November 7, 2019
BoingBoing Man immediately regrets driving onto sandy beach
His first mistake was driving his front-wheel-drive compact onto the loose sands of Tynemouth, England. His second mistake was calling the police instead of a tow truck.Northumbria Police:"At about 7a...
01:00 pm PST - Thu, November 7, 2019
BoingBoing Take 20% off these Damascus steel chef knives
The reputation of Damascus steel goes back as far as the 3rd century, to ancient Syria. Without getting into the nerdier aspects of metallurgy, there's a good reason it was highly prized by the weapon...
12:57 pm PST - Thu, November 7, 2019
BoingBoing Drive-by compliments
This video, apparently depicting teens driving around and yelling mostly non-problematic compliments at pedestrians through a bullhorn, recalls the halcyon days of 2014. Read the rest ...
12:44 pm PST - Thu, November 7, 2019
BoingBoing Video shows daring helicopter pilot refilling bucket in swimming pool
This video shows a firefighting helicopter pilot refilling its bucket in a backyard swimming pool in Portugal, to tackle a nearby blaze. Joo Guimares, the next-door neighbor, writes that the fire was...
12:32 pm PST - Thu, November 7, 2019
BoingBoing John Denver's "Country Roads" in minor key
A remarkably effective example of the "minor key" genre, where software is used to shift the chords and notes of an uplifting song to give it it a downcast mood (or vice versa). Read the rest ...
12:00 pm PST - Thu, November 7, 2019
BoingBoing The White House declared the first "National American History and Founders Month" and forgot about Native Americans
It's not uncommon for the White House (under any administration) to make multiple overlapping "proclamations" for any given month. Many of these celebrations date back yearsBlack History Month and Wom...
11:48 am PST - Thu, November 7, 2019
BoingBoing The case for breaking up Disney
Disney has always been a problematic company, from its crypto-minstrelsy (and not-so-crypto-minstrelsy) to its perpetual copyright extensions to its censorship activities to its gender stereotyping to...
11:30 am PST - Thu, November 7, 2019
BoingBoing A UFO-themed brothel is now providing remote services for its alien sex robots
The Alien Cathouse near Las Vegas is the "final frontier of sexual adventure," a popular refuge for anyone seeking a little action in their own Area 51. From their website:On an interstellar mission t...
11:12 am PST - Thu, November 7, 2019
BoingBoing Frozen's "Let it go" sung in Klingon
Ever wonder what the song "Let it go" from Disney's hit movie Frozen would sound like in Klingon? Me neither but then again, something like that would never even occur to me. But it did occur to Jen U...
11:12 am PST - Thu, November 7, 2019
BoingBoing Halloween night on the New York Subway
It's an annual tradition--Sai Mokhtari photographs the New York subway on Halloween.Take a scroll through hundreds of photos from the last few years. Yes there are lots of Suicide Squad characters, bu...
10:49 am PST - Thu, November 7, 2019
BoingBoing TV-B-Gone, the hidden-in-your-glasses edition
Facelesstech created a fun pair of "smart glasses" with an embedded a miniature attiny85 Arduino controller, and followed it up with a pair that concealed a TV-B-Gone (Mitch Altman's open source hardw...
09:48 am PST - Thu, November 7, 2019
BoingBoing Guillotine watch: Louis XVI's final chateau, never occupied by royalty, is for sale, just in time for the next revolution
If you have €7,000,000 you want to spend before capitalism collapses, you can scoop up Chteau du Bouilh, built for Louis XVI on the eve of the French Revolution, never occupied by royalty, and l...
08:30 am PST - Thu, November 7, 2019
BoingBoing Leaked internal docs show that Facebook shuts down access to user data to kill competitors, but claims it is protecting users
7,000 pages of leaked documents from the Six4Three lawsuit against Facebook reveal how the company provides or restricts access to user data as part of its overall strategy to crush potential competit...
08:13 am PST - Thu, November 7, 2019
BoingBoing FTC takes action against stalkerware company Retina-X
[We've been covering the grimy, sleazy stalkerware industry for years, and so it's nice to see that the FTC is finally taking action against the worst of the worst actors -- pity that they're still ge...
01:30 am PST - Thu, November 7, 2019
BoingBoing Trump pushed AG Barr to hold press briefing to say POTUS broke no laws in Ukraine phone call
Even Bill Barr knew it was dumb...
01:20 am PST - Thu, November 7, 2019
BoingBoing DOJ charges former Twitter staff with spying for Saudi Arabia, digging into MBS critics' accounts
Twitter has some very serious security explaining to do.The Department of Justice is charging former Twitter employees with espionage on allegations of improperly accessing the accounts of people who ...
12:00 am PST - Thu, November 7, 2019
BoingBoing Enter this giveaway for your chance to win a $1K credit to the airline of your choice
Being home for the holidays is great, but it's nice to know you've got a vacation waiting just around the corner. Impossible with all those gift expenses? Not so. Right now, you can enter for a chance...
09:27 pm PST - Wed, November 6, 2019
BoingBoing Robert Crumb's iconic "Stoned Agin!" original art up for auction
Heritage Auctions is selling one of the most recognizable pages in the history of underground comics:The original art for an instantly recognizable image by legendary underground comics artist Robert ...
07:42 pm PST - Wed, November 6, 2019
BoingBoing How to get rid of hideous pantry moths
Pantry moths are experts at finding their way into any open container of rice, flour, cereal, chips, nuts, etc. Then they breed in the boxes and bags. I hate it when I open a cabinet and a couple of m...
07:38 pm PST - Wed, November 6, 2019
BoingBoing Jump Around starring dogs and one special guest cat
I so enjoyed the poodle in a box that Xeni posted that I decided to add some more dog gifs, and also a cat, for a full minute of House of Pain's Jump Around. Get it before it's copyright striked! Read...
07:32 pm PST - Wed, November 6, 2019
BoingBoing "Bigfoot Watcher Chasing Chemtrails Records a UFO"
At Mysterious Universe, Paul Seaburn writes:In what can be considered an unusual convergence of conspiracy theories, a man who runs a Bigfoot videos YouTube channel was chasing chemtrails when he clai...
07:27 pm PST - Wed, November 6, 2019
BoingBoing Krispy Kreme has worked out a deal with the donut reseller
On Monday I posted a story about how Krispy Kreme told a 21-year-old college student that he couldn't buy its donuts at full retail price from a store in Iowa and resell them 250 miles away in Minneso...
07:10 pm PST - Wed, November 6, 2019
BoingBoing Where is the 5th pig?
This is an anti-fascist puzzle made in occupied Netherlands circa 1940. Can you find the 5th pig? (Hint: Al Jaffee would have no problem finding it.)Solution[via r/interestingasfuck] Read the rest ...
07:08 pm PST - Wed, November 6, 2019
BoingBoing Company's goal is to build orbiting space hotel by 2025
The Gateway Foundation is a private company that claims they could build the first orbital space hotel by 2025. According to their site, the Von Braun Rotating Space Station is designed "to accommodat...
06:35 pm PST - Wed, November 6, 2019
BoingBoing Liquid Wrench's dry lube for doors and hinges lubes doors and hinges well
I have been very happy Liquid Wrench Lock and Hinge Lube.The back lid on my Volkswagen Vanagon started sticking a few years ago. A responsible person who does things right would likely take the panels...
06:32 pm PST - Wed, November 6, 2019
BoingBoing RIP, Bozo the Clown [Updated]
Frank Avruch, the first man to play Bozo the Clown, died [in 2018] in Boston at the age of 89, reports Syracuse.com. He played the role of happy red-haired merrymaker from 1959 to 1970, and starred in...
06:25 pm PST - Wed, November 6, 2019
BoingBoing Horse rescued from Virginia swimming pool
Rixeyville, Virginia's Little Fork Volunteer Technical Large Animal Rescue Team saved a horse who fell or jumped into a family's swimming pool overnight. When the team arrived, the fire department had...
06:09 pm PST - Wed, November 6, 2019
BoingBoing Thief uses explosives to rob cash machine
Using Jaws of Life to rob an ATM is just so fussy. Around 3:30am this morning, a thief blew up a cash machine outside a Premier convenience store in Nottinghamshire, England. According to one witness,...
06:08 pm PST - Wed, November 6, 2019
BoingBoing James Dean returns to screen for movie about Vietnam War
James Dean died in a car crash in 1955, but that isn't stopping the actor from starring in an upcoming Vietnam War era movie called Finding Jack. From The Hollywood Reporter:"We searched high and low ...
05:59 pm PST - Wed, November 6, 2019
BoingBoing Make a Game Boy inspired pendant with a miniature display of animated Mario clouds
Adafruit has a tutorial on how to make a pendant that looks like a tiny Game Boy and has a display with endlessly scrolling Mario style clouds. Read the rest ...
05:49 pm PST - Wed, November 6, 2019
BoingBoing James Dean, dead for 65 years, will star in a new movie
James Dean, who died in 1955, will star in directors Anton Ernst and Tati Golykh's new action-drama flick Finding Jack. Apparently Dean will be entirely CGI with someone else lending the character's v...
05:30 pm PST - Wed, November 6, 2019
BoingBoing Horrors await poor Sophie Foster in 'Keeper of the Lost Cities: Legacy'
The latest in Shannon Messenger's Keeper of the Lost Cities series, Legacy is now available.No one hates her protagonist as much as Shannon Messenger. I have enjoyed every moment of this series, watch...
04:42 pm PST - Wed, November 6, 2019
BoingBoing House Democrats schedule first open hearings in Trump impeachment inquiry
House Democrats have scheduled the first open hearings in the impeachment inquiry of Donald Trump. The publicly televised hearings will begin next week with William Taylor, top US diplomat for Ukraine...
04:24 pm PST - Wed, November 6, 2019
BoingBoing Watch 2 cats watch a cat run across football field mid-game
Recursive Kittens Are Recursive...
03:57 pm PST - Wed, November 6, 2019
BoingBoing Rudy Giuliani almost starred in Fraud Guarantee cable TV infomercials
Oh, imagine the internet content glory we almost had. Lev Parnas and his associate David Correia were planning to produce a series of Fraud Guarantee TV infomercials starring Donald Trump's personal l...
03:30 pm PST - Wed, November 6, 2019
BoingBoing Check out this clear products from Theodore Gray's new book, How Things Work
Theodore Gray, the co-creator of Mathematica, has written a number of beautifully photographed books that I love: The Elements: A Visual Exploration of Every Known Atom in the Universe, Molecules: The...
03:30 pm PST - Wed, November 6, 2019
BoingBoing Check out these clear products from Theodore Gray's new book, How Things Work
Theodore Gray, the co-creator of Mathematica, has written a number of beautifully photographed books that I love: The Elements: A Visual Exploration of Every Known Atom in the Universe, Molecules: The...
03:08 pm PST - Wed, November 6, 2019
BoingBoing Free deaths offered
A company in South Korea will give you a funeral for free, but you have to be alive while it happens.Hyowon Healing Center opened in 2012 and promises visitors improved lives through simulated deaths...
03:00 pm PST - Wed, November 6, 2019
BoingBoing Exclusive samples from Charles Burns' new book, Free Shit
Charles Burns is one of my all-time favorite cartoonists. I had no idea that since 2000 he has been self-publishing a zine that he sends to a small circle of friends, called Free Shit. I'm deeply hurt...
02:49 pm PST - Wed, November 6, 2019
BoingBoing Phone call leads police to $800,000 in stolen art by an artist who believed Jesus was a space alien
Police in Los Angeles said on Tuesday they have recovered some $800,000 worth of stolen prints by the Scottish abstract expressionist and esotericist Benjamin Creme.The LAPD was led to this mysterious...
02:45 pm PST - Wed, November 6, 2019
BoingBoing Kevin Kelly went to Myanmar and took these incredible photos
When my friend and Cool Tools partner Kevin Kelly showed me thesephotos he recently took in Myanmar, I told him that it seems like he has a time machine. And he said, " I do call it a time machine." ...
02:32 pm PST - Wed, November 6, 2019
BoingBoing San Francisco e-cigarette sale ban prevails, Juul loses the vote it spent nearly $19 million on
In the San Francisco elections last night, it looks like there was a big loss for Juul. According to the early vote count from the SF Chronicle and others, San Francisco voters have overwhelmingly def...
02:00 pm PST - Wed, November 6, 2019
BoingBoing Artist Drew Friedman has an exhibit at Ohio State University
A while back we ran some pages from Drew Friedman's new book All the Presidents, which has a portrait of every U.S. President, drawn by Drew. If you happen to be anywhere near Ohio State University, d...
02:00 pm PST - Wed, November 6, 2019
BoingBoing The FBI encouraged a white supremacist to bomb a synagogue
On Friday, November 1, 2019, the FBI arrested a self-proclaimed white supremacist named Richard Holzer, who was allegedly planning to bomb Temple Emanuel in Pueblo, Coloradothe second-oldest synagogue...
01:45 pm PST - Wed, November 6, 2019
BoingBoing Turns out the Dream House Raffle people have never awarded anyone a house
No-one ever seems to live in a dream house won in a raffle, so CBS News began to wonder if there was ever really a dream house at all. It turns out that the San Francisco 'Dream House' raffle has "nev...
01:45 pm PST - Wed, November 6, 2019
BoingBoing Dream House Raffle people never awarded anyone a house, CBS News reports
No-one ever seems to live in a dream house won in a raffle, so CBS News began to wonder if there was ever really a dream house at all. It turns out that the San Francisco 'Dream House' raffle has "nev...
01:22 pm PST - Wed, November 6, 2019
BoingBoing How much money does a laundromat make in 2019?
Brendan is a 34-year-old investor building an empire of rentals and seemingly random retail operations. He decided to buy a run-down old-timey laundromat. It's clean and there's a lot of machines in i...
01:00 pm PST - Wed, November 6, 2019
BoingBoing What happens when climate change ravages graveyards?
I spend more time than I probably should wondering when the luxury condo trend will finally come for the dead. Real estate is expensive, and there's lots of valuable land in urban areas that could be ...
01:00 pm PST - Wed, November 6, 2019
BoingBoing Get this top-rated photo editor for more than 85% off
Hey designers: We know you get used to the photo editing system you've toiled away at for years. But what if we told you that great images don't need to involve a ton of steps - and they certainly don...
01:00 pm PST - Wed, November 6, 2019
BoingBoing Field biologist had a terrifying encounter straight out of Annihilation
If you've never seen Annihilation, it's outstanding and terrifying and on Amazon Prime. For those who have seen the movie, read this anecdote by field biologist Emily Taylor about a frightening experi...
12:49 pm PST - Wed, November 6, 2019
BoingBoing George Carlin explains why Boomers are terrible
George Carlin, of the so-called "silent generation" that preceded the boomers:"I'm getting tired of hearing about...whiny, narcissistic, self-indulgent people with a simple philosophy: "GIMME IT, IT'S...
12:40 pm PST - Wed, November 6, 2019
BoingBoing Danny Elfman is teaching a MasterClass: "It's okay to fail"
Never have I wanted to learn about creating music for film more than before watching the trailer for Danny Elfman's new MasterClass ($90). In it, he talks about being "constantly insecure" despite hav...
12:36 pm PST - Wed, November 6, 2019
BoingBoing Driver somehow unaware of rocky landslide he's about to drive into
Driver Andy Edmonds spotted the police and film crew at the side of the road, but not the enormous pile of rocks they were dealing with. "I didn't even see it!" he says, unnecessarily. Read the rest ...
12:22 pm PST - Wed, November 6, 2019
BoingBoing A Plethora of Super-Fun-Pak Comix, feat. Darthfield, Percival Dunwoody, and much more!
Tom the Dancing Bug, IN WHICH Super-Fun-Pak Comix features a Zone of Surprising, Ironic Plot Twists, The New Yorker Cinematic Universe, and so, so much more!...
12:18 pm PST - Wed, November 6, 2019
BoingBoing Corona Black is a stylish mech fighting game designed by two color blind brothers
Corona Black is an upcoming turn-based mech fighting game with black and white graphics. Art director Ota Imon explained the look:The black and white style was mostly because me and my brother, were ...
07:37 am PST - Wed, November 6, 2019
BoingBoing T-Mobile: because we have a (stupid) trademark on one magenta shade, no one can use pink in their logos
T-Mobile has a trademark on RAL 4010, a shade of magenta. Trademarks on colors (see also: UPS, John Deere) are a dangerous trend, robbing us of the spectrum one shade at a time, but T-Mobile's views o...
07:23 am PST - Wed, November 6, 2019
BoingBoing Freedom House: Thanks to social media, internet freedom is down for the the ninth straight year
Freedom House, a US-government-funded nonprofit think-tank whose mission is to spread democracy, issues an annual "internet freedom" report; this year, for the ninth consecutive year, the report says ...
07:10 am PST - Wed, November 6, 2019
BoingBoing How to reengineer our systems to address climate change's refugee crisis and create new, high-density cities on demand
Vinay Gupta (previously) is a polymath engineer/inventor, whose Buckminster Fuller-inspired "hexayurts" can be found all over Burning Man (and my novel Walkaway).In his Penny Stamps lecture at the Uni...
06:59 am PST - Wed, November 6, 2019
BoingBoing Two years ago, Juli Briskman was fired for flipping off the Trump motorcade; now she's been elected as a Virginia county supervisor
In 2017, Juli Briskman flipped off Trump's motorcade as she cycled past it near her northern Virginia home, and her employer, Akima LCC, fired her.Briskman had been working as Akima's social media dir...
12:00 am PST - Wed, November 6, 2019
BoingBoing Let this app give you the gist on popular books in minutes
There's a lot of great information out there on the bookshelves, and we're not just talking conversation fodder for the next cocktail party. If you want to succeed at business and life, there's a good...
09:25 pm PST - Tue, November 5, 2019
BoingBoing Florida county commissioners against renewal of library's New York Times subscription because it's "fake news"
The Board of County Commissioners in Citrus County, Florida opposed the renewal of the regional public library's digital subscription to the New York Times. Why? "Fake news," said the board's second v...
09:12 pm PST - Tue, November 5, 2019
BoingBoing Microsoft Japan claims 4-day workweek bumped productivity 40%
Over the summer, every weekend was a 3-day weekend for Microsoft Japan employees. The company tested a 4-day workweek without reducing salaries. According to Microsoft, the result was a productivity i...
09:00 pm PST - Tue, November 5, 2019
BoingBoing Weird "witch bottle" found in former pub's chimney
In Watford, England, construction workers doing demolition at a former pub and inn found a weird bottle inside the chimney. Containing human teeth, fish hooks, glass shards, and liquid, the container ...
08:45 pm PST - Tue, November 5, 2019
BoingBoing Homebrew animated Eye of Sauron
Mike Christian built a rooftop animated Eye of Sauron:He was inspired by the Animated Snake Eyes Bonnet for Raspberry Pi project, and posted several progress videos:He spoke a bit more about the proje...
08:04 pm PST - Tue, November 5, 2019
BoingBoing FCC says AT&T must pay $60 million for slowing data on unlimited mobile plans
Are you an AT&T customer on an unlimited data plan? Have you had the feeling that sometimes your phone carrier was deliberately slowing you down? The FCC says you aren't wrong, and that AT&T...
08:00 pm PST - Tue, November 5, 2019
BoingBoing UK officials blame asthmatics for the carbon footprints of 180,000 cars
Because we live on a divergent Hellworld timeline where everything is too comically absurd to be real except for the fact that it is, the BBC published an article about the need for asthmatics like me...
07:54 pm PST - Tue, November 5, 2019
BoingBoing Roger Stone leaves jury selection early, food poisoning blamed
Roger Stone had to leave jury selection early today because he had 'food poisoning.'Earlier, an observer was taken out of the courtroom on a stretcher after appearing to have had a seizure.From the Da...
07:40 pm PST - Tue, November 5, 2019
BoingBoing Watch Teller almost get SHOCKED by dangerous jugglers The Passing Zone, on 'Penn & Teller: Fool Us!'
This is a great clip. If you're into jugglers doing funny things or 500-volt stun guns, you're in for a treat.Jon and Owen of the wonderful performance group 'The Passing Zone' joined Penn & Tell...
07:22 pm PST - Tue, November 5, 2019
BoingBoing Deer crashes into school window, causing security lockdown
In Indianapolis, a confused deer crashed through a glass window into a suburban school, sending teachers and students into security lockdown mode.Hinkle Creek Elementary School Principal Jack Lawrence...
07:14 pm PST - Tue, November 5, 2019
BoingBoing Prevent luggage overweight charges with this convenient luggage scale
This is the easiest way to weigh your luggage at home, before you get to the airport and find out your bag is too heavy and have to pay a hefty overweight fee. To use it, you place the strap around a ...
07:08 pm PST - Tue, November 5, 2019
BoingBoing How (not) to avoid a drunk driving conviction with one weird trick
Man used electric shopping cart to get from one bar to another...
07:03 pm PST - Tue, November 5, 2019
BoingBoing LEGO's 2019 Harry Potter advent calendar
The 2019 LEGO Harry Potter advent calendar is here!This years set includes Harry and Hedqig, Hermione, Ron, Dumbledore, Professor Flitwick, and a "Hogwarts Architect" and a micro Hogwarts Express trai...
06:43 pm PST - Tue, November 5, 2019
BoingBoing After decades of corporate theft, Spinal Tap is finally getting paid by Universal
For years, Harry Shearer, Christopher Guest, Michael McKean and Rob Reiner have been suing Universal to get paid, citing Universal's blatantly crooked bookkeeping (Shearer received $98 in music royalt...
06:43 pm PST - Tue, November 5, 2019
BoingBoing The wonders of the isochronous curve
Curiosity Show was an Australian educational television show that ran from 1972 to 1990. The show's hosts/creators, Morrison and Deane Hutton, now post clips of Curiosity Show on their YouTube channel...
06:42 pm PST - Tue, November 5, 2019
BoingBoing New national poll shows top 4 Democrats beating Trump
A new Washington Post/ABC News poll shows just about everyone beating Trump.Washington Post:Former vice president Joe Biden, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) run stronge...
06:32 pm PST - Tue, November 5, 2019
BoingBoing How the Crest Team kept the Cavity Creeps under control
I never felt any affinity for a toothpaste brand. Read the rest ...
06:21 pm PST - Tue, November 5, 2019
BoingBoing Inflatable lumbar back support that makes travel a lot easier
I do not like to travel without my McKenzie AirBack.The self-inflating McKenzie AirBack makes travel a lot more comfortable. This pillow allows me to move around the globe without awful backpain.I hav...
06:06 pm PST - Tue, November 5, 2019
BoingBoing Uninhabited mansions of London's "Billionaires' Row"
London real estate has been a favorite place for oligarchs and thugs to safely park their ill-gotten money. This 9-minute documentary takes you on a tour of North London's Billionaires' Row of uninhab...
06:00 pm PST - Tue, November 5, 2019
BoingBoing Bob Ross couple's costume and other Halloween night surprises in my neighborhood
This Bob Ross "painted" happy little trees onto their partner's face all evening.I've lived in Alameda, California going on 10 years now and I'm always surprised by what I see on Halloween night it's...
05:51 pm PST - Tue, November 5, 2019
BoingBoing This Twitter feed turns Trump's tweets into supervillain comics
@PresVillain is a Twitter account that takes Trump's tweets and has the Nazi villain Red Skull utter them in comic book form. I WILL TOTALLY DESTROY AND OBLITERATE THE ECONOMY OF TURKEY!!! I'VE DO...
05:38 pm PST - Tue, November 5, 2019
BoingBoing Why plane tires don't explode on landing
If you've been on a plane that's landed hard, you probably wondered why the tires didn't pop. In this video Brandy Moorhead, Goodyear's director of off-highway product development, explains how jet ti...
05:30 pm PST - Tue, November 5, 2019
BoingBoing One ton boulder mysteriously missing from Arizona forest has mysteriously returned
Last month, the "Wizard Rock," an iconic 1-ton boulder, mysteriously vanished without a trace from Arizona's Prescott National Forest. It was the third boulder disappearance in the region over the las...
05:22 pm PST - Tue, November 5, 2019
BoingBoing Beautiful footage of Parisian life from more than 100 years ago
A clip from director Hugues Nancy's "Paris 1900, the City of Lights," featuring restored and colorized film footage from the fin de sicle. From C21Media:Thanks to incredible archives restored and full...
05:14 pm PST - Tue, November 5, 2019
BoingBoing Unreal footage of a guy falling on subway tracks and getting saved in the nick of time
There are near misses and then there's this guy in Oakland, California who got saved just before a subway train creamed him. Wow! BART's humble hero saves a passenger from fast approaching train. On S...
04:48 pm PST - Tue, November 5, 2019
BoingBoing Enjoyable website presents the size of space
Neal Agarwal made this website about the size of space. You click through it one page at a time, starting with a single astronaut and ending with the observable universe. Read the rest ...
04:32 pm PST - Tue, November 5, 2019
BoingBoing Meet new White House staffer Paula White, Trump's "prosperity gospel" advisor
The fact that Trumped hired his spiritual advisor Paula White to come to work for him tells you everything you need to know about her. This video will add no new information. It's for entertainment pu...
04:13 pm PST - Tue, November 5, 2019
BoingBoing New software separates vocals and instruments in recorded music
Our pal Andy Baio has been experimenting with an audio separation library called spleeter "that uses machine learning to quickly and freely separate music into stems." It does a surprisingly good job,...
03:54 pm PST - Tue, November 5, 2019
BoingBoing There's a bleached coral Pokemon in the next Pokemon game
Pokmon Sword and Shield comes out later this month. If a recent leak of the Pokemon included in the game is to be believed (and people are certainly acting like the leak is reliable), then the game wi...
03:51 pm PST - Tue, November 5, 2019
BoingBoing JOHN WILCOCK: Applying for a Permit to Exorcise the Pentagon of Evil Spirits, Levitating It Ten Feet Off the Ground
Abbie Hoffman and Martin Carey arrive at The Pentagon to do a literal hand-count on how many protestors will be needed to encircle the building for a protest. On the way out they apply for, and receiv...
03:50 pm PST - Tue, November 5, 2019
BoingBoing The best thing in wrestling right now is a hilarious troll who looks like Ryan Gosling
Oh it's exciting when a wrestler strikes gold with a ridiculous gimmick. Fandango's refusal to wrestle, the taunting tranquilo pose, Damien Sandow's turn as the Miz's stunt double "Mizdow":And althoug...
03:48 pm PST - Tue, November 5, 2019
BoingBoing Did "The Phantom Menace" actually predict the rise of Jeff Bezos and Amazon?
Well, no, probably not. Also the dialogue remains objectively terrible. But tumblr user swan2swan makes a fairly convincing argument that the actual plot ofStar Wars Episode 1 is eerily reminiscent of...
02:56 pm PST - Tue, November 5, 2019
BoingBoing AI randomizes and animates scenes from a single image
SinGAN is a generative AI that can, among other things, create random variations of an image (or animate it) without knowing what it is an image of. The official implementation is on Github and shows ...
02:41 pm PST - Tue, November 5, 2019
BoingBoing Grand Theft Auto maker hasn't paid corporation tax in 10 years
The UK-based game developer Rockstar North hasn't paid corporation tax in a decade despite scoring billions in revenue.A report from the investigative thinktank TaxWatch UK estimates Rockstar Games op...
02:17 pm PST - Tue, November 5, 2019
BoingBoing Teacher suspended after Halloween blackface rap
A teacher, mercifully left anonymous, was filmed rapping in blackface on Halloween. Chris Norwood, the MUSD school board president, called the teacher's actions "inappropriate, unprofessional and inse...
02:00 pm PST - Tue, November 5, 2019
BoingBoing Video profile of a professional playing card stacker
Bryan Berg builds elaborate houses of cards. He's so good that he gets paid to do it. According to Guy Georgeson, the creator of the Coolest Thing I've Ever Made YouTube channel, Berg "holds 4 Guinnes...
01:18 pm PST - Tue, November 5, 2019
BoingBoing Microsoft's ARM laptop is slim but not so fast
The Verge's Dieter Bohn reviews Microsoft's Surface Pro X laptop. It's pretty and it's small, but it's slow.... the core of Windows 10 runs just fine for me [but] there are still occasional, confoundi...
01:00 pm PST - Tue, November 5, 2019
BoingBoing Save over 65% on these durable cast iron pots and pans
If you want to start cooking like a grown-up, the clock is ticking. Thanksgiving is coming soon, and one of these years that cheap set of kitchenware that you bought for the college dorm is not going ...
12:13 pm PST - Tue, November 5, 2019
BoingBoing Lynda Barry's "Making Comics" is one of the best, most practical books ever written about creativity
I've been a fan of cartoonist, novelist and memoirist Lynda Barry for decades, long before she was declared a certified genius; Barry's latest book, Making Comics is an intensely practical, incredibly...
07:10 am PST - Tue, November 5, 2019
BoingBoing Jeannette Ng was right: John W Campbell was a fascist
My latest Locus Magazine column is Jeannette Ng Was Right: John W. Campbell Was a Fascist, which revisits Jeannette Ng's Campbell Awards speech from this summer's World Science Fiction convention.As f...
06:57 am PST - Tue, November 5, 2019
BoingBoing "Christian" hospital charges its own nurse $900,000 for her premature baby
Lauren Bard works as a nurse at Dignity Health, a "Christian hospital" (motto: Hello humankindness). In 2018, Bard went to UC Irvine hospital to deliver her very premature (21 week) baby.Bard's employ...
06:42 am PST - Tue, November 5, 2019
BoingBoing When the company that made your prosthetic feet won't repair them
Erin Ehm's insurance company will buy her a new set of prosthetic feet every three years, but her $6,000/foot Echelon VT hydraulic prosthetics break down every 10 months. Erin's feet are now out of w...
06:30 am PST - Tue, November 5, 2019
BoingBoing The Porch of Doom: a Halloween haunt that sends visitors to a billionaires' Mars where they are expected to do all the dirty work
Pete Tridish and pals made a hell of a Hallowe'en haunt this year: on their "porch of doom," trick-or-treaters were sent to a Mars colonized by billionaires where they were expected to mine Mars rocks...
06:23 am PST - Tue, November 5, 2019
BoingBoing The inspiring story of how Cloudflare defeated a patent troll and broke the patent-trolling business-model
In 2016, Cloudflare was targeted by a notorious patent troll called Blackbird Technologies; rather than capitulate, the company set up a fund called "Project Jengo" to pay bounties to researchers who ...
12:23 am PST - Tue, November 5, 2019
BoingBoing Why did Venezuela collapse? Watch this short excellent explainer video
Venezuela, one the wealthiest countries in Latin America, has collapsed. The economy is in shambles and people are starving. What happened? I watched this 7-minute explainer by Vox and feel much less ...
12:00 am PST - Tue, November 5, 2019
BoingBoing This high-capacity air fryer does more than just fry
For a long time, meal prep was a binary choice: Slow and healthy in the oven, or quick and dirty in the microwave. Then people started to realize their pressure cookers actually had a lot to offer.Now...
08:59 pm PST - Mon, November 4, 2019
BoingBoing Great price on Arduino clone starter kit
Amazon has this Arduino UNO clone starter kit on sale for just . It's got the following components:What is Arduino? It's a credit card size microcontroller that lets artist, designers, and others add ...
08:16 pm PST - Mon, November 4, 2019
BoingBoing Look at this wild boar go after a hapless Japanese businessman
Japan has a wild boar problem. According to this 2015 Tofugu article, inoshishi (the Japanese word for wild boar) attacks are on the rise:Kobe, January, 2011: An elderly woman attempted to feed a boar...
07:32 pm PST - Mon, November 4, 2019
BoingBoing How Disney teaches kids to be suspicious
It's important for kids to learn that the world is replete with charlatans, mountebanks, rascals, rogues, hustlers, flim-flammers, tricksters, and con artists.Disney is doing its part by selling a kit...
07:30 pm PST - Mon, November 4, 2019
BoingBoing Utah elementary student wore a Nazi costume to school parade
On Halloween, a child at Creekside Elementary School in Kaysville, Utah wore a Nazi uniform as his costume for a parade at school. After some people complained online, the school principal and a teach...
07:25 pm PST - Mon, November 4, 2019
BoingBoing Trump must turn over his taxes according to federal appeals court ruling today
A ruling by the 2nd US Circuit Court of Appeals ordered Trump's accounting firm to hand over his tax returns to Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr today. From to Business Insider:The three-jud...
07:14 pm PST - Mon, November 4, 2019
BoingBoing The mysterious correlation between avocado and Bitcoin prices
For a while, I blamed myself. I had that noticed my paltry Bitcoin investment was doing well, so I threw some extra cash in, just to say what it would do. That was just this past July. Days later, the...
07:13 pm PST - Mon, November 4, 2019
BoingBoing New podcast: Dolly Parton's America
It's hard to find someone who doesn't love Dolly Parton. Now, a recently-launched podcast goes deep into the beloved country legend's life and times to examine why she appeals to the masses. Dolly Par...
07:09 pm PST - Mon, November 4, 2019
BoingBoing Teens making fun of their own sports bloopers on Tiktok is wholesome fun
I imagine that many of these videos were originally filmed by parents disappointed in the outcome, only to be rescued by teens who realized their failures could be spun into gold:There's more sports b...
07:05 pm PST - Mon, November 4, 2019
BoingBoing Vincent Price and Boris Karloff both used some weird ingredients in their homemade guacamole recipes
Boris Karloff and Vincent Price are perhaps the two most well-known horror movie actors in history. But that's not all they had in commonthey were, apparently, both fans of homemade guacamole.Karloff'...
07:03 pm PST - Mon, November 4, 2019
BoingBoing Krispy Kreme forbids student from reselling its donuts
Jayson Gonzalez has learned that if you buy a donut from Krispy Kreme, you don't actually own it.According to AP, Gonzalez is a 21-year-old accounting student in Minnesota, where there are no Krispy K...
06:39 pm PST - Mon, November 4, 2019
BoingBoing Voyager 2's new messages home illuminate the mysteries of interstellar space
In 1977, NASA launched two spacecraft, Voyager 1 and 2, on a grand tour of the solar system and into the mysteries of interstellar space. Famously attached to each of these probes is the Voyager Golde...
06:26 pm PST - Mon, November 4, 2019
BoingBoing New York Times writer is shocked to see how much a social trust scoring system knows about her
ALmost nobody reads terms of service agreements when they use online services. When you click the "I AGREE" box you give these companies permission to sell and share your data with third parties. A co...
06:24 pm PST - Mon, November 4, 2019
BoingBoing Facebook rebrands as FACEBOOK
Facebook would like to be addressed henceforth as FACEBOOK. NBC News:Facebook introduced a new brand Monday: FACEBOOK. The company announced in a blog post that the new brand, which retains the name o...
06:14 pm PST - Mon, November 4, 2019
BoingBoing Shotguns and Accordions: the 1970s marijuana music of Colombia
Working on the Voyager Golden Record: 40th Anniversary Edition fueled my curiosity about indigenous music of all regions. I love that there's an entire world of music (literally) -- sound, story, and ...
06:00 pm PST - Mon, November 4, 2019
BoingBoing A 9-year-old boy who was told by his teacher to stop doodling gets a job as a doodler
Joseph, a 9-year-old boy, is an avid doodler, and was told by his teacher at school to stop doodling. But he didnt stop. And now, still age 9, hes a working artist after being asked to doodle a wall a...
05:47 pm PST - Mon, November 4, 2019
BoingBoing You can own a "DeLorean" hovercraft
This DIY hovercraft styled like the Doc Brown's DeLorean in the Back to the Future films is up for auction on Bring A Trailer. Current bid is $22,500, half of what maker Matt Riese was asking when I p...
05:34 pm PST - Mon, November 4, 2019
BoingBoing Archaeologists in Egypt discovered one of the first illustrated books in history
Archaeologists have found the remnants of a 4,000-year-old "book" in a burial shaft in Dayr al-Barsha, Egypt. The oldest known copy of The Book of Two Ways, the story is related to Osiris, the Egyptia...
04:19 pm PST - Mon, November 4, 2019
BoingBoing Foreign currency exchange office in Prague caught on camera breaking the law
Every city needs an "Honest Guide" YouTube channel, which helps visitors from getting ripped off by hustlers, con artists, and shady businesses. But for now Honest Guide exposes rip-offs in Prague onl...
02:04 pm PST - Mon, November 4, 2019
BoingBoing Conservative politician apologizes for saying people on welfare "needed putting down".
Francesca O'Brien, the Conservative candidate for the Gower constituency in the forthcoming UK elections, said that people appearing on the TV show "Benefits Steet" needed "putting down".In the posts ...
01:05 pm PST - Mon, November 4, 2019
BoingBoing Leaked audio allegedly captures racist tirade by Nazi media darling Richard Spencer
Richard Spencer sought to cast his brand of clean-cut ethnic nationalism as a respectable conservative alternative to nazism, coining the term "alt-right" to refer to it and successfully attracting ma...
01:00 pm PST - Mon, November 4, 2019
BoingBoing This app uses AI and augmented reality to get you speaking a new language
When you consider the prospect of learning a new language, chances are your mind flashes back to those old high school classes where you repeated useless phrases like "Where is the library?" or "what ...
12:28 pm PST - Mon, November 4, 2019
BoingBoing The mystery of brass Roman dodecahedrons
Brass dodecahedrons keep turning up in the European soil. They're of Roman antiquity, but no-one knows for sure what they were for. Thankfully, "mundane ornamentation or maybe a childrens' toy" is not...
12:12 pm PST - Mon, November 4, 2019
BoingBoing Nothing wrong with quid pro quo? "Perhaps so", says Trump.
As evidence mounts that President Trump tied Ukraine aid to that country announcing a sham investigation into Trump's political rivals, some Republicans are backing off their claim there was no "quid ...
08:04 am PST - Mon, November 4, 2019
BoingBoing White supremacists record video at the new, bulletproof Emmett Till memorial sign
In 1955, a white woman named Carolyn Bryant Donham falsely accused a black child named Emmett Till of making sexual advances towards her; a group of Mississippi men then kidnapped, tortured and lynche...
07:44 am PST - Mon, November 4, 2019
BoingBoing Man accidentally buys 1,000 chickens
Steve Morrow saw an "urgent sale" ad on the New Zealand auction site Trade Me from a free-range chicken farmer who was shutting down and selling off his 1,000 chickens; Morrow thought he was bidding o...
12:23 am PST - Mon, November 4, 2019
BoingBoing McDonalds fires CEO over relationship with employee
Steve Easterbrook, CEO of McDonald's since 2015, was fired this weekend over his relationship with a company employee. McDonalds has dumped its chief executive Steve Easterbrook after he engaged in a ...
12:00 am PST - Mon, November 4, 2019
BoingBoing 10 awesome products that do more than just look cool
What will they think of next? Read on. In every aspect of life, technology is improving on the little things. Here are 10 things that will actually make your life easier - and more fun.OPKIX Dual Wear...
01:00 pm PST - Sun, November 3, 2019
BoingBoing This odor-beating trash can seals and refills its own bags
Unless you're Grizzly Adams, there are actually three constant hassles in life: Death, taxes and trash. Dealing with it is a constant grind, and if you're anything like us, it's rarely as easy as taki...
07:50 am PDT - Sun, November 3, 2019
BoingBoing Teen uses external cameras and projection-mapping onto the a-pillar to "solve" blind-spots
"Improving Automobile Safety by Removing Blind Spots" is 14 year old Alaina Gassler's prizewinning science-fair project, which uses cameras mounted to the exterior of the car and feeding their video t...
07:39 am PDT - Sun, November 3, 2019
BoingBoing Taxpayers spent $10b for Trump's wall (so far); smugglers are cutting it with $100 saws and $10 blades
Cutting through the vertical bollards in Trump's "virtually impenetrable" wall takes mere minutes, using a $100 reciprocating saw and "extreme metal cutting" blades that sell for $10-15; once cut, the...
11:00 pm PDT - Sat, November 2, 2019
BoingBoing 15 kitchen gadgets that will make prepping your next meal easier
You don't need to be a TV chef to take advantage of the same accessories they use - and if you're still cooking with hand-me-down kitchenware from your parents, it might be time to trade up. Here are ...
05:09 pm PDT - Sat, November 2, 2019
BoingBoing Kurt Eichenwald's Twitter thread about how Trump could cancel the election is keeping people up at night
Award winning journalist Kurt Eichenwald gave a lot of Twitter readers anxiety and insomnia when he posted a 17-part Twitter thread yesterday afternoon about why it wouldn't be difficult for Trump to ...
04:56 pm PDT - Sat, November 2, 2019
BoingBoing Smugglers are sawing through Trump's border wall with a $100 cordless cutter
Mexican drug smugglers are using cordless reciprocating saws to cut holes in Trump's new border wall. The holes are large enough for people and drug packages to go through, reports The Washington Post...
12:00 pm PDT - Sat, November 2, 2019
BoingBoing Build your own drone for just $60 with this DIY kit
Before they had their historic first flight in 1903, the Wright Brothers had to endure countless failures, crash landings, and false starts. One wonders what they'd make of today's drones, which any n...
11:00 pm PDT - Fri, November 1, 2019
BoingBoing Tackle your reading list by learning how to speed read
A voracious appetite for reading is a good indicator of success and fulfillment. And why not? The more you read, the more you know. The more you know, the more you can do.By that equation, the Speed R...
09:42 pm PDT - Fri, November 1, 2019
BoingBoing A kid got his tongue stuck in a juice bottle, and this doctor came up with a clever way to get it unstuck
A 7-year-old boy from Hannover, Germany inserted his tongue into a juice bottle in an attempt to retrieve the last drops of juice, creating a partial vacuum in the bottle. As a result, the lad's tongu...
09:20 pm PDT - Fri, November 1, 2019
BoingBoing Blizzard's corporate president publicly apologizes for bungling players' Hong Kong protests, never mentions Hong Kong
When Blizzard Entertainment ejected the Hearthstone champion player Blitzchung in retaliation for voicing a pro-Hong Kong message during a tournament, it kicked off a furious round of protests against...
09:08 pm PDT - Fri, November 1, 2019
BoingBoing Spectacular, robotic cardboard sculptures
Greg Olijnyk works as a 2D graphic designer, but his hobby is creating unbelievably wonderful 3D science fictional cardboard sculptures that sport motors and lights that animate them (some use photovo...
09:00 pm PDT - Fri, November 1, 2019
BoingBoing My review of Sandworm: an essential guide to the new, reckless world of "cyberwarfare"
For years, I've followed Andy Greenberg's excellent reporting on "Sandworm," a set of infrastructure-targeted cyberattacks against Ukraine widely presumed to be of Russian origin, some of which escape...
08:24 pm PDT - Fri, November 1, 2019
BoingBoing Security camera captures dinosaurs invading home
Aw, and they only took one piece each despite being terrifying dinosaurs.Home surveillance cameras get a lot of criticism around here, but no matter what horrible civil liberties implications there be...
08:11 pm PDT - Fri, November 1, 2019
BoingBoing Counterfeiter caught after he tossed test prints in his trash
In Limestone County, Alabama, Christopher James Shock, 32, was arrested for counterfeiting after a garbage collector spotted bags filled with bills in Shock's trash cans and called police. A clue that...
08:10 pm PDT - Fri, November 1, 2019
BoingBoing Watch this kid do a good thing with his candy
Wait for it.This is good candy karma.Not sure who the person was who recorded it on their li'l home security camera, but the video has gone viral and it's sweet.A kid trick-or-treating on Halloween go...
08:05 pm PDT - Fri, November 1, 2019
BoingBoing OMG! Red Meat Rice Krispies Treats
Rice Krispies Meats is more like it.Food coloring and creativity makes them look like hamburger meat patties, raw and wrapped up in the meat section at a grocery store.Truly gross. I don't think I cou...
07:34 pm PDT - Fri, November 1, 2019
BoingBoing In Kuwait, domestic laborers are bought and sold on Instagram
You can wake her up at 5AM, she won't complain....
07:33 pm PDT - Fri, November 1, 2019
BoingBoing The mystical Kabbalah roots of natural language processing
With Siri and Alexa, the computer science of natural language processing (NLP) is finally ready for prime time. In IEEE Spectrum, Oscar Schwartz wrote a fascinating essay linking NLP, "linguistic inte...
07:25 pm PDT - Fri, November 1, 2019
BoingBoing Fun with charcuterie
Want to send an obliquely grim message with prosciutto?Here's a fun idea of how to bring some surprise flair to your next office pot-luck.Office Potluck is today. I signed up to bring the meat and ch...
07:02 pm PDT - Fri, November 1, 2019
BoingBoing White House cybersecurity adviser Giuliani took his iPhone to the Genius Bar when he forgot his password
In 2017, a month after Trump named Rudy Giuliani to be his cybersecurity officer, Giuliani locked himself out of his iPhone. So he waited in line at a San Francisco Apple store to get the Genius Bar t...
06:41 pm PDT - Fri, November 1, 2019
BoingBoing This dark and amazing animation about the end of humankind aired on Ed Sullivan in 1956
Joan and Peter Foldes directed this incredible animation, titled "A Short Vision," in 1956. The couple created the film -- based on a poem by Peter -- in their kitchen. It was funded by a grant from t...
06:17 pm PDT - Fri, November 1, 2019
BoingBoing Great deal on this desktop monitor riser
I bought this monitor riser in early 2017. It lifts my desk monitor 4.25 inches, and I use the space below to stow external disk drives. Amazon has it on sale right now for . Read the rest ...
06:15 pm PDT - Fri, November 1, 2019
BoingBoing How did Blade Runner's tech predictions stack up?
The BBC's Szu Ping Chan takes a look at the futuristic technology depicted in 1982's Blade Runner, which was set in November 2019. It now being November 2019, how did it do? We're doing great on tele...
06:09 pm PDT - Fri, November 1, 2019
BoingBoing Woman arrested for selling fake doctor's notes to students playing hooky
In Louisiana, police arrested Belinda Gail Fondren, 52, for forging doctor's notes that she sold to students skipping school. The notes were $20/each and she reportedly sold 14 of them before getting ...
06:06 pm PDT - Fri, November 1, 2019
BoingBoing Netflix announced an animated series based on Dr. Suess's Green Eggs and Ham
If you like Green Eggs and Ham you still might not like the upcoming Netflix animated series of the same name if the trailer above is any indication. I was hoping the cartoon would use the limited col...
05:41 pm PDT - Fri, November 1, 2019
BoingBoing Weekly roast of garbage product design
The design website Core77 has a weekly feature called Design Roast, devoted to making fun of bad industrial design. My "favorite" this time around is a portable leather chess board with rubber pieces ...
05:30 pm PDT - Fri, November 1, 2019
BoingBoing Large yacht passes by gargantuan yacht
The owner of the large yacht must've felt so inadequate as it went past the brobdingnagian one behind it. The brobdingnagian one is called the Dilbar, and is owned by a Uzbek-born Russian oligarch nam...
05:04 pm PDT - Fri, November 1, 2019
BoingBoing Report from a massive Chinese surveillance tech expo, where junk-science "emotion recognition" rules
Sue-Lin Wong is the Financial Times's South China reporter; this week, she attended the China Public Security expo, the country's largest surveillance tech show, held biannually in Shenzhen.In a ghast...
04:53 pm PDT - Fri, November 1, 2019
BoingBoing Japanese film festival in Los Angeles this weekend, Nov 1-3, 2019
The Japan Cuts Hollywood film festival takes places this weekend at the Chinese Theatres in Hollywood. Carla and I will be there. Japan House Los Angeles is curating three movies on Saturday:37 SECOND...
04:53 pm PDT - Fri, November 1, 2019
BoingBoing Toronto approves Google's surveillance city, despite leaks revealing Orwellian plans
Yesterday, Waterfront Toronto unanimously approved the continuation of Sidewalk Labs's plans for "Quayside," a privatised, surveillance-oriented "smart city" that has been mired in controversy since i...
04:43 pm PDT - Fri, November 1, 2019
BoingBoing Chicago teachers declare victory after 11-day strike
After 11 days, Chicago's teacher's strike is at an end, with the city agreeing to the majority of the union's demands, including: higher pay, limits on class sizes, a nurse and social worker in each s...
04:39 pm PDT - Fri, November 1, 2019
BoingBoing Watch how the 11foot8 bridge is being raised by 8 inches
Our favorite truck-eating bridge is being lifted by 8-inches, which will effectively put it on a starvation diet, because many more trucks will be able to pass under it without getting their tops ripp...
04:29 pm PDT - Fri, November 1, 2019
BoingBoing Airbnb's easily gamed reputation system and poor customer service allow scammers to thrive
Vice's Allie Conti got scammed by an Airbnb host who promised her a really nice place, then made up a story about its toilets being clogged and shifted her to a derelict, filthy wreck of a house. When...
04:15 pm PDT - Fri, November 1, 2019
BoingBoing Suppressed internal emails reveal that the IRS actively helped tax-prep giants suppress Free File
America is one of the only wealthy countries where you have to pay someone to prepare your tax return; in most other countries, the national tax office prepares a return for you and if it looks right ...
03:51 pm PDT - Fri, November 1, 2019
BoingBoing Massive spike in young people registering to vote in the UK
The announcement of a UK General Election on Dec 12 -- the third in less than five years! -- was attended by predictable rises in the numbers of people registering to vote, but as official statistics ...
03:29 pm PDT - Fri, November 1, 2019
BoingBoing Some genius mashed up the Ghostbusters theme with Nine Inch Nails' "Closer"
I ain't afraid of no fuckin' like an animal.If this wasn't on your Halloween playlist, then what were you even doing?Image via Pat Loika/Flickr Read the rest ...
03:27 pm PDT - Fri, November 1, 2019
BoingBoing The Blade Runner intro but it's actually Los Angeles in November 2019
I noticed that it was that time of the century and made a mashup up the film's legendary intro, complete with Vangelis's soundtrack, with real contemporary footage of LA. The main difference is, of co...
12:44 pm PDT - Fri, November 1, 2019
BoingBoing Quiet.js broadcasts data from your browser as ultrasound
Quiet.js converts data to an audio signal--optionally beyond the range of human hearing--and plays it in the browser. If you can't imagine what this might be useful for, note that it can also receive ...
12:30 pm PDT - Fri, November 1, 2019
BoingBoing Pretend your phone's screen is cracked with this wallpaper
When one man's screen cracked, our pal Doctor Popular saw an opportunity:After a cat knocked knocked over his tv, Timothy Ryan Mulroney took a photo of the cracked screen and shared it on the Glitch A...
12:00 pm PDT - Fri, November 1, 2019
BoingBoing Hammacher Schlemmer is selling a $95,000 Hippopotamine Sofa
The holidays are right around the corner, so here are some gems from Hammacher Schlemmer's current offerings.The Handcrafted Hippopotamine Sofa is listed at $95,000 and "requires over 400 hours to mak...
12:00 pm PDT - Fri, November 1, 2019
BoingBoing Get the Gravity Blanket and other weighted blankets at deep discounts
There's nothing like snuggling up under a good blanket, especially when that blanket can snuggle you back. As the popularity of the Gravity Blanket testifies, there's more to a good bedcover than just...
11:55 am PDT - Fri, November 1, 2019
BoingBoing AI plays StarCraft II at "Grandmaster" level
AlphaStar is reportedly the first artificial intelligence to play the computer game StarCraft II at a "Grandmaster" level under standard competitive conditions.1. AlphaStar now has the same kind of co...
11:50 am PDT - Fri, November 1, 2019
BoingBoing You can modify Mario Kart Wii to play with Waluigi and Wario on foot
Do you have Mario Kart Wii and an interest in modifying it? Niment has created skins for playing Waluigi, Wario, and Luigi on foot. It looks so absurdly fun that Nintendo should consider making these ...
11:40 am PDT - Fri, November 1, 2019
BoingBoing Most "black market" guns in America are purchased legally across state lines
States' rights are one of the greatest impediments to reducing gun violence in the United States.This was something I noticed when I chronicled the journey of getting my gun license in Boston. It's al...
07:00 am PDT - Fri, November 1, 2019
BoingBoing Happy Blade Runner Month
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11:15 pm PDT - Thu, October 31, 2019
BoingBoing In the mood for a different kind of horror movie tonight? Go see Parasite
If youre in the mood for an intelligent, unconventional thriller of sorts, get out on the town and treat yourself to Bong Joon-Hos Parasite. Come for the promise of nail biting class tension, struggle...
11:07 pm PDT - Thu, October 31, 2019
BoingBoing New rare book catalog features book with Martian flora from 1903
One of most most memorable Cool Tools podcast episodes was with rare book expert Rebecca Romney. She recently started a new rare book firm in Washington D.C. called Type Punch Matrix and she sent me a...
11:00 pm PDT - Thu, October 31, 2019
BoingBoing One of these energy bars has as much caffeine as a shot of espresso
There are times when you don't have access to coffee or tea, but you still need a caffeine buzz. Or many you just don't like the taste of coffee or tea. That's what Verb Energy bars are for.Each 90-ca...
10:45 pm PDT - Thu, October 31, 2019
BoingBoing Memory Palace episode about Bobby "Boris" Pickett, the guy who sang "Monster Mash
This episode of Nate DiMeo's excellent Memory Palace podcast is about one-hit wonder Bobby "Boris" Pickett, who wrote and performed the Halloween favorite, "Monster Mash" in 1962."If you want to reall...
10:25 pm PDT - Thu, October 31, 2019
BoingBoing The Life Cycle podcast dives into the simulation hypothesis rabbit hole
In Episode 3, John and Eva go down the rabbit hole and question what is reality itself and whether or not we are in fact, as Nick Bostrom first theorized and Elon Musk and many others believe, in a la...
10:21 pm PDT - Thu, October 31, 2019
BoingBoing Televangelist and 'prosperity gospel' pastor Paula White joins Trump administration
This is scary, but has nothing to do with Halloween, despite the date.The New York Times reports this evening that noted televangelist and prosperity gospel pastor Paula White has officially joined th...
10:13 pm PDT - Thu, October 31, 2019
BoingBoing This guy sacrificed 4 years of beard growth for an epic costume
He was growing this beard out for four years.Wait 'til you see what he transformed into for Halloween.But first, he had to cut that beard off.IMGURian @teekal sacrificed four years of beard growth for...
10:08 pm PDT - Thu, October 31, 2019
BoingBoing Costumes of Greatness: 'Blue Screen of Death'
This is a genius Halloween costume idea.The Microsoft Windows 'Blue Screen of Death,' as the MS-DOS crash display has long been affectionately known.IMGURian @gnocchithesphynxcat really nailed it.Yes,...
09:50 pm PDT - Thu, October 31, 2019
BoingBoing Jump Around (poodle in a box)
Unmute, sound up.Jump Around.Jump Around.Jump UpJump UpAnd Get Down.Jump Around.Jump AroundHere's the original music video, for those of you who weren't around.The song is Jump Around,by House of Pain...
09:36 pm PDT - Thu, October 31, 2019
BoingBoing Amazing! 7-months-pregnant lady cosplays 'Fat Thor' from 'Avengers: Endgame' (Chris Hemsworth)
This is the most amazing expecting mom costume idea ever.Marvel did a weird thing in Avengers: Endgame by making Thor (Chris Hemsworth) get fat. This pregnant woman did an amazing thing by cosplaying ...
09:18 pm PDT - Thu, October 31, 2019
BoingBoing TSA confiscated this toilet paper roller shaped like a gun
What was the traveler who carried this gun-shaped toilet paper roller thinking? On every level, seriously, what were they thinking.This photo from the Transportation Security Administration shows a g...
09:11 pm PDT - Thu, October 31, 2019
BoingBoing Challenge: Eat 'biggest burger' in Bangkok, a 10,000-calorie monstrosity
Would you eat this gigantic burger?In Thailand's capital city Bangkok, a hamburger joint has become internet-famous for a nearly 13 pound burger patty with fried onion rings, bacon and mayonnaise. Yo...
08:27 pm PDT - Thu, October 31, 2019
BoingBoing I've tried a lot of different kitchen knife sharpeners, and this cheap one is my favorite
This Kitchen IQ Edge Grip 2-Stage Knife Sharpener costs just on Amazon. I've been using one for years and it's my favorite knife sharpener. I like it because of the way you hold it with one hand alon...
08:00 pm PDT - Thu, October 31, 2019
BoingBoing Non-marring nylon spudgers for prying open electronics
This set of nylon spudgers is excellent.My Amazon Kindle Voyage is one of my most treasured pieces of electronica. The battery, after 5 years, started to give up the ghost. It is dying in a rapid and ...
07:53 pm PDT - Thu, October 31, 2019
BoingBoing Marijuana pulled from man's nasal cavity 18 years after he snuck it into prison
Physicians removed a balloon packed with marijuana from a fellow's nasal cavity 18 years after he smuggled it into prison. The 48-year-old man is now just fine. Physicians from Westmead Hospital in Ne...
07:15 pm PDT - Thu, October 31, 2019
BoingBoing What's inside the AirPods Pro? Here's a teardown
Our friends at iFixIt took apart the new AirPods Pro to see what's inside. An awful lot is stuffed into a very small package. Unfortunately, IFIxIt deems the AirPods Pro to be non-user-repairable: "Wh...
07:03 pm PDT - Thu, October 31, 2019
BoingBoing The Family Acid book release and party in Los Angeles!
The Family Acid: California is the new book of photographs by Roger Steffens that I published with Timothy Daly, my Ozma Records partner and co-producer of the Voyager Golden Record: 40th Anniversary ...
06:43 pm PDT - Thu, October 31, 2019
BoingBoing 10,000 people are calling for Congress to investigate Amazon Ring
Evan from Fight for the Future writes, "Amazon Ring's surveillance doorbell partnerships with police are spreading like a virus. There are already more than 500 of them across the country. We can figh...
06:17 pm PDT - Thu, October 31, 2019
BoingBoing Ska punk cover version of a song from Undertale
My daughter finally got me to start playing Undertale (I'm playing on my Switch). The game has great music, which was all written and composed by Toby Fox, who created the game. In this video, Pickitu...
06:03 pm PDT - Thu, October 31, 2019
BoingBoing Cops who blew up innocent man's house don't have to pay, says appeals court
Leo Lech's home was destroyed by Greenwood Village, Colorado cops in 2015 when they used explosives to blow off the walls and drove an armored truck through the front door to arrest a shoplifter who h...
05:51 pm PDT - Thu, October 31, 2019
BoingBoing Loot: a kids-only comic "store" in Brooklyn that incubates young comics fans and creators
Loot is a Brooklyn comics "store" (463 Court St, Floor 2, 11231) that is oriented around encouraging local kids to become comics creators. Adults are only admitted if they're with kids, and the store ...
05:15 pm PDT - Thu, October 31, 2019
BoingBoing How the British left should seize this moment to strip finance of its political clout
In 1977, Nicholas Ridley, a Tory MP in Margaret Thatcher's government, wrote The Ridley Plan, a kind of shock doctrine manual that the Thatcher government followed in its program of mass-privatisation...
05:07 pm PDT - Thu, October 31, 2019
BoingBoing Watch Tom Selleck as Indiana Jones
Tom Selleck was Steven Spielberg's pick to play Indiana Jones in Raiders of the Lost Ark. However, Selleck was under contract with CBS and they refused to release him to take the role. Fortunately for...
04:49 pm PDT - Thu, October 31, 2019
BoingBoing Listen: "Bela Lugosi's Dead" vs Disneyland's Haunted Mansion
In 2004, Howard Hallis celebrated the devilishly wonderful crossover of Disney and Goth culture with the now-classic "Haunted Bela," a mash-up of Bauhaus's "Bela Lugosi's Dead" with the spooky narrati...
04:34 pm PDT - Thu, October 31, 2019
BoingBoing Let's celebrate with Ministry's "(Every Day Is) Halloween," plus a bonus acoustic live version!
From the days when Al Jourgensen cultivated an English accent, Ministry's underground club hit "(Everyday Is) Halloween" (1984). Above, a fan video cut up from horror films. And below, a bonus acousti...
04:33 pm PDT - Thu, October 31, 2019
BoingBoing Scariest Halloween decoration ever: measles viruses
Toronto's Andrea Addario lives next to one of the world's greatest Halloween haunters. As she tweeted, he exhibits "extreme genius" every year, and this year is no exception: he's studded his tree wit...
04:29 pm PDT - Thu, October 31, 2019
BoingBoing Here's TED-Ed's explainer about the llluminati
The Illuminati was a real secret society in the 18th century, but it was short lived, even though contemporary bullshit theorists pretend otherwise. Thus TED-Ed video is a great 5-minute history of th...
04:20 pm PDT - Thu, October 31, 2019
BoingBoing After suing NSO Group for hacking Whatsapp, Facebook kicks NSO employees off its services
This week, Facebook filed suit against the NSO Group, a cyber-arms dealer that supplies some of the world's most oppressive regimes with spying tools used to attack dissidents, journalists, human righ...
04:00 pm PDT - Thu, October 31, 2019
BoingBoing Video of kidnapping attempt badly backfiring on perpetrators
I'm not sure where this video was shot but many commenters in Reddit say it took place in South America and was likely a kidnapping attempt. The video was taken by a security camera on a narrow reside...
03:05 pm PDT - Thu, October 31, 2019
BoingBoing Best price I've seen on the LEGO Saturn V rocket
The 1969 piece LEGO Apollo Saturn V rocket may be my favorite BIG set of all time.Build the entire three-stage rocket, the command module and the lunar lander! Amazon has a it for 25% off, get your ho...
01:38 pm PDT - Thu, October 31, 2019
BoingBoing McDonald's apologizes for advertising "Sundae Bloody Sundae"
Bloody Sunday was an atrocity committed by British troops in Northern Ireland, killing 14 unarmed Catholic protesters at a 1972 march. Sunday Bloody Sunday is the title of one song by John Lennon and ...
01:18 pm PDT - Thu, October 31, 2019
BoingBoing The right is bankrolled by self-interested one-percenters making long-term investments; the left, by one-percenters with "moral whims"
Meaghan Winter is the author of All Politics Is Local: Why Progressives Must Fight for the States, a new book that analyzes how Democrats lost control of the vast majority of US state legislatures and...
01:06 pm PDT - Thu, October 31, 2019
BoingBoing Nick Offerman deepfaked as Wednesday Addams
In this video by Dr. Fakenstein, the face of Nick Offerman (in character as cantankerous libertarian Ron Swanson) is deepfaked onto that of Christina Ricci's Wednesday Addams. In an ocean of deepfakes...
01:00 pm PDT - Thu, October 31, 2019
BoingBoing This vintage Halloween safety video from 1985 is a real treat
This Halloween safety video from 1985 starts with puffs of dry ice smoke set to funky music. It then cuts to floating disembodied masks, and it just gets better from there. Oh, Coronet Films, you've m...
12:57 pm PDT - Thu, October 31, 2019
BoingBoing Belgian synthesizer master Mario Mathy in action
Mario Mathy still lives, but even when he is gone, the jumping dance will live forever. Mathy was recently Keyboard Mag's featured artist.TELL US ABOUT YOUR CRAZY VIDEO WITH KEYBOARDS AND HORSES: The ...
12:30 pm PDT - Thu, October 31, 2019
BoingBoing Tiny rooms that look convincingly real
Realistic tiny rooms by Mozu Studios:#12234 pic.twitter.com/OYcvRM4Wgn— Mozu (@rokubunnnoichi) October 29, 2019It's almost dizzying seeing how far the staircase continues behind the wall:2#mozu_...
12:08 pm PDT - Thu, October 31, 2019
BoingBoing How Mafia Killed the Pope, Meghan & Harry quit the Royal Family, and the Obamas divorce, in this weeks dubious tabloids
Who are you going to believe: this weeks tabloids, or the evidence of your own eyes?...
12:00 pm PDT - Thu, October 31, 2019
BoingBoing Rian Johnson will kill you if you talk or text during his new movie
Knives Out director Rian Johnson demonstrates his killing form in the Alamo Drafthouse's latest Don't Talk PSA:Previous PSAs have included Sam Jackson promising an "intense solution" for talking:And s...
12:00 pm PDT - Thu, October 31, 2019
BoingBoing Boost the storage on your Xbox One or PS4 with these SSHDs
Games like Red Dead Redemption 2 and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare offer hours of cinematic gameplay. They're so engaging you might not want to play anything else, which is great because with all the d...
11:58 am PDT - Thu, October 31, 2019
BoingBoing Foie Gras banned in New York City
Foie Gras, a fatty dish created by force-feeding ducks and geese through tubes, will soon no longer be served in the thousand-or-so NYC restaurants that have it on their menus. Chefs are saying "what ...
11:47 am PDT - Thu, October 31, 2019
BoingBoing Decades of antigravity research went nowhere
Brett Tingley writes about 70 years' research into anti-gravity and similar fields of science fiction, an effort to harness nature's weakest force to military needs. It's gone nowhere, obviously—...
11:45 am PDT - Thu, October 31, 2019
BoingBoing How America's hatred of the poor ties back to Puritan work ethic
Guggenheim and MacArthur fellowship-winning philosopher Elizabeth Anderson recently spoke with Joe Humphreys at the Irish Times about America's toxic obsession with by-your-bootstraps individualism, a...
11:45 am PDT - Thu, October 31, 2019
BoingBoing How America's hatred of poor people ties back to Puritan work ethic
Guggenheim and MacArthur fellowship-winning philosopher Elizabeth Anderson recently spoke with Joe Humphreys at the Irish Times about America's toxic obsession with by-your-bootstraps individualism, a...
11:38 am PDT - Thu, October 31, 2019
BoingBoing Florida man tries to have sex with Olaf from "Frozen" and a stuffed unicorn in a Target
"Do you want to fuck snowman? It doesn't have to be a snowman"Apparentlyif you're 20-year-old Cody Meadar of St. Petersburg, Floridait could also be a stuffed toy unicorn.From theTampa Bay Times:A St....
01:11 am PDT - Thu, October 31, 2019
BoingBoing Leaked document reveals that Sidewalk Labs' Toronto plans for private taxation, private roads, charter schools, corporate cops and judges, and punishment for people who choose privacy
Tomorrow, Toronto's City Council will hold a key vote on Sidewalk Labs's plan to privatize much of the city's lakeshore in the name of creating a "smart city" owned by Google's parent company, Alphabe...
12:54 am PDT - Thu, October 31, 2019
BoingBoing Kickstarting STRIKE! The Game of Worker Rebellion
Brian Van Slyke writes, "STRIKE! The Game of Worker Rebellion is a board game about building a city-wide rebellion to stop a mega-corporation's takeover. It was created in collaboration between The TE...