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09:41 pm GMT - Fri, February 28, 2020
BoingBoing Trash panda wears cute pajamas
Say hello to Meeko, says IMGURian @Lifeisfull12.Yeah. He's got jammies...Meeko is my friend's domesticated trash panda. He has raised him from a cub. Meeko is the best.Gentle reminder: Wildlife belong...
09:35 pm GMT - Fri, February 28, 2020
BoingBoing Coronavirus: Wall Street ends worst week since 2008, Dow closes down 350 points
Recession fears are spreading, along with COVID-19. The coronavirus outbreak and unknowns about preparedness caused massive financial losses this week.The Dow closed down 350+ points.The S&P 500 ...
09:23 pm GMT - Fri, February 28, 2020
BoingBoing CoronaCoin: A coronavirus speculative deathwatch cryptocurrency
CoronaCoin exists. Some cryptocurrency developers on 4Chan cooked up a digital coin that allows traders to bet on the global coronavirus outbreak, based on how many people become infected and/or die. ...
09:11 pm GMT - Fri, February 28, 2020
BoingBoing Coronavirus: Amazon limits employee travel, Google bans travel to Italy, Iran, Japan, South Korea; Facebook cancels event
Google employee in Switzerland has confirmed case of coronavirus...
09:00 pm GMT - Fri, February 28, 2020
BoingBoing Learn how to improve your memory with over 20 hours of training using proven psychology techniques
Bad news: Your brain reaches its peak performance sometime before you turn 26, and it's all downhill from there. Good news: At any age, training with brain exercises has big-time benefits. Better news...
08:19 pm GMT - Fri, February 28, 2020
BoingBoing Stop asking about this extension cord. It's not for sale
Darwin award starter kitWhy would someone need an extension cord like this?Image: IMGUR Read the rest ...
08:11 pm GMT - Fri, February 28, 2020
BoingBoing Stop asking about the peanut. It is not for sale
In balmy Calgary, two Weinermobiles are for sale. It's not clear if the $12,000 asking price is for both hot dog shaped cars, or the price per. One things is certain -- THE PEANUT IS NOT FOR SALE ! ST...
07:57 pm GMT - Fri, February 28, 2020
BoingBoing Google employee diagnosed with coronavirus
A Google employee who "had been in the Zurich office for a limited time" has been diagnosed with coronavirus. We can confirm that one employee from our Zurich office has been diagnosed with the corona...
07:21 pm GMT - Fri, February 28, 2020
BoingBoing Jungle Cruise ride at Disney World offers adventure when it sinks with passengers aboard
Disney World's Jungle Cruise ride isn't so dull after all. Yesterday, passengers got the ride of a lifetime when their boat began to sink. Some people got soaked up to their waists while staff called ...
06:42 pm GMT - Fri, February 28, 2020
BoingBoing Watch Playboy founder Hugh Hefner clash with members of the Women's Liberation Movement
In this absolutely fascinating segment on a 1970 episode of The Dick Cavett Show, two members of the Women's Liberation Movement, Susan Brownmiller and Sally Kempton, argue with Playboy founder Hugh H...
06:29 pm GMT - Fri, February 28, 2020
BoingBoing How to make homopolar motor with just a few parts
According to Wikipedia, the first electrical motor was a homopolar motor. "Its operation was demonstrated by Michael Faraday in 1821 at the Royal Institution in London." I have to admit I'm with Insan...
06:06 pm GMT - Fri, February 28, 2020
BoingBoing Apple deleted files that I owned without telling me. It was inevitable, but I'm still pissed.
I've been using iTunes Match since the service launched in 2011, and it's been nothing but great until now. At the time, I had a personal laptop and a work computer, along with an iPhone thatmaybe hel...
06:02 pm GMT - Fri, February 28, 2020
BoingBoing Watch: Freestyle rapper turns random words from strangers into incredible performance
Throw out some random words and Los Angeles-based Harry Mack will instantly spit them out in an amazing rap that is custom-made for each audience. For someone who can't even remember her name under pr...
03:56 pm GMT - Fri, February 28, 2020
BoingBoing 38% of Americans won't buy Corona beer because of coronavirus
"Just to ba abundantly clear," CNN reassures us, "There is no link between the virus and the beer."5W Public Relations said that 38% of Americans wouldn't buy Corona "under any circumstances" because ...
03:56 pm GMT - Fri, February 28, 2020
BoingBoing 38% of Americans won't buy Corona beer "under any circumstances"
"Just to be abundantly clear," CNN reassures us, "There is no link between the virus and the beer."5W Public Relations said that 38% of Americans wouldn't buy Corona "under any circumstances" because ...
02:25 pm GMT - Fri, February 28, 2020
BoingBoing ICE ran facial recognition searches on millions of Maryland drivers' photos without court approval; activists say they're targeting immigrants
ICE has done facial recognition searches on millions of photos Maryland drivers without court approval. They appear to be targeting immigrants who sought drivers licenses after 2013.The access sought ...
02:00 pm GMT - Fri, February 28, 2020
BoingBoing One of these trusty multi-tools or pocket knives could be a virtual lifesaver
Admit it...even having a pocket knife within reach at a moments notice makes you feel a little like James Bond, right? Like, if you run up against a locked vault or a sinister superweapon, all youd ne...
01:43 pm GMT - Fri, February 28, 2020
BoingBoing A "Live Laugh Love" sign but it's the nuclear waste warning message for future generations
OH MY GOD OH MY GOD OH MY GOD IT'S REALhttps://t.co/MyCPm4AHi1 pic.twitter.com/kZ5t072nX3— Katie Mummah (@nuclearkatie) February 27, 2020Nuclear semiotics is the discipline of communicating ...
01:24 pm GMT - Fri, February 28, 2020
BoingBoing Trailer for Tales from the Loop
Simon Stlenhag's (previously at Boing Boing) unnerving blend of social realism, misty landscapes and alien technology is coming to TV in the form of a series based on Tales from the Loop. [via The Ver...
01:11 pm GMT - Fri, February 28, 2020
BoingBoing Beach towel pulled from hungry snake
A Sydney veterinarian pulled an entire beach towel from the snake that ate it. The snake, Monty Python, an 18-year-old carpet python, is recovering; no word on the towel."A flexible endoscope was plac...
12:40 pm GMT - Fri, February 28, 2020
BoingBoing Quadruplet human kids get quadruplet lamb kids for their birthday
At least some things in the world are still adorable. From RT:The Kelly's have four boys who are just one day shy of their fifth birthday.Now they have been gifted an early birthday present of quad la...
12:29 pm GMT - Fri, February 28, 2020
BoingBoing Tiny mattress carved from wood
Uri Tuchman explains how to make a very tiny but realistic-looking mattress from a block of maple. "Don't ask any questions," says Uri. "We are going to carve a mattress, out of this." It's the perfec...
12:23 pm GMT - Fri, February 28, 2020
BoingBoing Bodycam footage of man being pulled from burning building
Police in Grass Valley, California, released bodycam footage showing an officer pulling a man from a burning building. In the video, emergency services arrive to find the blaze well-underway and are u...
12:20 pm GMT - Fri, February 28, 2020
BoingBoing Trump administration considers a centrally planned economy to deal with coronavirus
The Trump administration is reportedly considering the possibility of re-implementing the Defense Production Act. Originally enacted during the Korean War, the Act essentially empowers the President t...
11:58 am GMT - Fri, February 28, 2020
BoingBoing Man who let major HIV outbreak happen put in charge of censoring coronavirus for the White House
The White House is now insisting that all scientific and government-health related communication about the cdc be routed through the Trump administration before going public. And that person in charge...
03:00 am GMT - Fri, February 28, 2020
BoingBoing Daylite is an affordable CRM specially designed for small businesses
There's no shortage of CRMs out there for large corporations, e-commerce companies, and booming startups to utilize. Think Salesforce, for example. But if you're running a small business of ten employ...
12:45 am GMT - Fri, February 28, 2020
BoingBoing What did Harvey Weinstein do on his last days of freedom?
If you're curious about what rapist Harvey Weinstein did in the days before before being locked up, this segment of Inside Edition has the details. They say he spent time with his two young children a...
10:24 pm GMT - Thu, February 27, 2020
BoingBoing Beehive, 8 feet long, is removed from someones apartment
Complaints of bees flying out of an apartments duct work led to a frightening discovery Monday in Virginia: An 8-foot-long hive was in the living room ceiling, including 100 pounds of raw honey. A pes...
10:11 pm GMT - Thu, February 27, 2020
BoingBoing Amazon bans 1 million coronavirus products for false claims, addresses price-gouging for masks and sanitizer
Amazon.com has banned the sale of over a million products in the last few weeks for inaccurate coronavirus health claims, the company told Reuters on Thursday.The struggle is real. If you search for ...
10:02 pm GMT - Thu, February 27, 2020
BoingBoing AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, Verizon face FCC fines after probe finds they failed to protect user location data
AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, and Verizon are among the telecommunications carriers facing hundreds of millions of dollars in fines from the Federal Communications Commission after a federal investigat...
09:50 pm GMT - Thu, February 27, 2020
BoingBoing Clearview AI clients: Best Buy, Walmart, ICE, DOJ, FBI, 2,200 companies and law enforcement agencies
BuzzFeed News reporters have seen leaked Clearview AI documents that show the company is working with more than 2,200 law enforcement agencies, companies, and individuals around the world, including ...
09:00 pm GMT - Thu, February 27, 2020
BoingBoing Weblium helps you build professional websites with a click and a drop
Website building apps are all about one thing helping you craft a great-looking, fast-running website without having to mess with all that back-end code. However, nobody wants their site to look just...
08:32 pm GMT - Thu, February 27, 2020
BoingBoing Arnold Schwarzenegger robot won't be terminating anything yet
Created by Promobot, a startup in Russia, this electronic Arnie isn't going to be murdering its way through all the Sarah Connors in the L.A. phonebook. It might find its way into a few nightmares, th...
08:07 pm GMT - Thu, February 27, 2020
BoingBoing NPR's no-nonsense guide to preparing your home for Covid-19
It's seems likely that Covid-19 will be a pandemic, maybe on the order of the 1918 Spanish Flu (listen to this podcast episode of The New York Times' The Daily for a persuasive argument as to why). It...
07:35 pm GMT - Thu, February 27, 2020
BoingBoing Why the price of insulin has skyrocketed in recent years
In the 1920s, Frederick Banting, one of the scientists who co-discovered insulin (and won a Nobel Prize for it) said, Insulin does not belong to me, it belongs to the world. He and the other scientist...
06:55 pm GMT - Thu, February 27, 2020
BoingBoing Watch this gymnastics coach's incredible reflexes as he saves a young girl from a bad fall
Watch this coach's incredible reflexes as a young gymmast misses her landing during a recent competition in Nashville, Tennessee. ViralHog quoted the girl's parent:"This was my daughter's first run on...
06:29 pm GMT - Thu, February 27, 2020
BoingBoing Your dollar bills could kill you, and Prince Andrew tries to kill himself, in this weeks dubious tabloids.
If Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan really want to attain the financial independence they desire, they could do worse than launching a weekly Royal Scandal magazine....
06:27 pm GMT - Thu, February 27, 2020
BoingBoing Los Angeles police capture suspect driving stolen SUV hearse with body inside
Last night, someone stole a Lincoln Navigator hearse with a body inside. The police search just ended this morning with a high-speed pursuit on the 110 freeway that ended in the Lincoln Navigator cras...
05:51 pm GMT - Thu, February 27, 2020
BoingBoing How to parallel park perfectly "every time"
I consider myself to be a skilled parallel parker, mostly because I spent my younger years driving my mom's 1975 Oldsmobile Delta 88 land yacht. I'm not sure if I follow the steps laid out in this vid...
05:30 pm GMT - Thu, February 27, 2020
BoingBoing Good discount on Anker PowerCore Slim 10000 portable charger
This Anker PowerCore Slim 10000 portable charger can be recharged with a USB-C or Micro USB cable. I have a number of Anker products and they work really well. If you use code ANKER299 at Amazon check...
05:23 pm GMT - Thu, February 27, 2020
BoingBoing Listen to Cyndi Lauper's incredible isolated vocals for "Girls Just Want to Have Fun"
In 1983, Cyndi Lauper transformed Robert Hazard's "Girls Just Want to Have Fun" into a new wave pop anthem that Gillian G. Gaar described as a "strong feminist statement", an "anthem of female solidar...
05:04 pm GMT - Thu, February 27, 2020
BoingBoing Here's the trailer for Jordan Peele's remake of the 1992 horror flick, Candyman
I count myself as one of the superfans of horror auteur Jordan Peele, so I'm superexcited to see his remake of Candyman, a 1992 cult-favorite about an urban legend that turns out not to be a legend. P...
04:59 pm GMT - Thu, February 27, 2020
BoingBoing Help Wanted: Admiral for Disney's Galactic Starcruiser
Disney is seeking an Admiral for their Galactic Starcruiser, Halcyon. That means there's an open position for general manager of the Star Wars theme hotel at Walt Disney World, Florida. From the Job S...
04:52 pm GMT - Thu, February 27, 2020
BoingBoing Cops ask hearse thieves: please return the body in the casket, at least
"To the suspect(s) driving around in a Black Lincoln Navigator stolen from the 700 blk of Rosemead Bl just after 8PM today in uninc #Pasadena: Out of all the bad decisions you have made, at least make...
04:25 pm GMT - Thu, February 27, 2020
BoingBoing Online mattress sales have given rise to a new kind of con game - reselling filthy mattresses as new
People are tossing old mattresses faster than ever before, thanks to online mattress peddlers who offer easy returns and 100-day guarantees. (It's not surprising -- the last time I visited a brick-and...
03:39 pm GMT - Thu, February 27, 2020
BoingBoing 'Are you real?' Putin swears he doesn't have a body double
Sure, Jan....
03:09 pm GMT - Thu, February 27, 2020
BoingBoing Cookie Monster found OD'd in idling car, charged with child endangerment
A woman dressed as Cookie Monster was arrested this week after being found overdosed in a car after dropping her daughter off at another person's house.Police found [Monster] wearing the Sesame Street...
02:00 pm GMT - Thu, February 27, 2020
BoingBoing The AVYA steam inhaler combines old-school remedies with new school technology
In our modern world, our usual first approach to combating an oncoming cold is to medicate it into oblivion. Sometimes, that carpet bombing pharmaceutical attack plan can knock out the congestion and ...
01:54 pm GMT - Thu, February 27, 2020
BoingBoing Clearview client list "stolen"
Clearview, the shady facial-recognition firm with links to law-enforcement and alt-right internet trolls, reports that its entire client list has been stolen.In the notification, which The Daily Beast...
01:38 pm GMT - Thu, February 27, 2020
BoingBoing The Simpsons in pure CSS
Chris Pattle's The Simpsons in CSS is exactly as promised: thirteen of the show's characters rendered and animated using style sheets: no javascript or image files to be found. (In Firefox on Windows,...
01:23 pm GMT - Thu, February 27, 2020
BoingBoing Internet of Starving Pets: animals go hungry after "smart feeder" fails
Petnet is a $300 internet-of-things pet food bowl. Its network went down and stayed down for a week, leaving some pets to go hungry. The BBC reports that owners are livid and that it's not the first t...
01:04 pm GMT - Thu, February 27, 2020
BoingBoing Huge 35,000-piece Lego Star Destroyer
Assembling LEGO's official Star Destroyer kit [Amazon] is no mean feat: it has nearly 4,800 pieces and retails for $700. But Matt Benner, aka TheBrickWiz, went 30,000 better, constructing a collossal ...
01:00 pm GMT - Thu, February 27, 2020
BoingBoing A new play lets formerly incarcerated people tell their stories. Meanwhile, prisons are still banning books.
In January of 2018, I was hired by the Civic Ensemble of Ithaca, New York to take part in a fascinating playwriting opportunity. The company had started a ReEntry Theatre program in 2015, teaming with...
12:40 pm GMT - Thu, February 27, 2020
BoingBoing The US Department of Justice has officially begun to un-naturalize citizens
Today on "Every Single Expectation of Gradual Fascist Action Under the Trump Administration Has Continued Coming True:"The Department of Justice today announced the creation of a section dedicated to ...
03:00 am GMT - Thu, February 27, 2020
BoingBoing Building a movement? NationBuilder has all the right tools for you
Whether you're managing a political campaign or building a client base, there comes a time when you stop seeing people and start seeing numbers.This doesn't happen suddenly. You shake hands, make call...
01:46 am GMT - Thu, February 27, 2020
BoingBoing Coronavirus: First possible person-to-person transmission of COVID-19 in California
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Wednesday confirmed a possible first person-to-person transmission of COVID-19 in California in a patient who is identified as a member of ...
01:35 am GMT - Thu, February 27, 2020
BoingBoing Korean Air crew member who flew to Los Angeles has coronavirus: Reports
A Korean Air flight attendant has tested positive for coronavirus, and they worked on flights between Seoul and Los Angeles, South Korean media outlets reported on Wednesday afternoon U.S. time.The Ko...
01:27 am GMT - Thu, February 27, 2020
BoingBoing JOHN WILCOCK: A Smoke Bomb at The Anarchist Cookbook Press Conference
Thank you for reading -- After eight years on Boing Boing, the John Wilcock story will conclude next week! -- From John Wilcock, New York Years, by Ethan Persoff and Scott Marshall -- (See all Boing B...
01:12 am GMT - Thu, February 27, 2020
BoingBoing CDC: 'coronavirus is inevitable.' Trump: 'not inevitable.'
The risk to the American people remains very low, Trump said, flanked by VP Pence and US public health officials. ...
12:27 am GMT - Thu, February 27, 2020
BoingBoing "Pick a number and I'll guess it": the math behind the magic
On Vsauce2, Kevin Lieber explains the mathematical magic that enables mentalists to confound audiences by correctly guessing the number they've picked. Even though I know how it's done, it still confo...
09:37 pm GMT - Wed, February 26, 2020
BoingBoing Harvey Weinstein isn't going to like Rikers Island, says former inmate
Writer William Mersey was sent to prison for tax fraud, and spent time at New York City's Rikers Island a few months ago. In this Daily Beast article, he describes what life at Rikers will be like for...
09:10 pm GMT - Wed, February 26, 2020
BoingBoing Trump's campaign is suing the NY Times for libel over Russian collusion op-ed
Trump's campaign filed a lawsuit against The New York Times today, claiming unspecified "millions" of dollars in damage for a 2019 op-ed, reports CNBC:Among other things, the suit alleges that the new...
09:00 pm GMT - Wed, February 26, 2020
BoingBoing Get your toddler on the road earlier with the world's lightest balance bike
Learning to ride a bike is one of those quintessential childhood experiences that's as rewarding as it is scary. Prep your precious babe for success by starting them early with the world's lightest ba...
07:31 pm GMT - Wed, February 26, 2020
BoingBoing This New Orleans convenience store has a great Instagram account
From Rob Walker's excellent Art of Noticing newsletter, this recommendation to subscribe to the Instagram feed of a convenience store in New Orleans called Hank's Market:This NYT writeup on bodegas go...
07:16 pm GMT - Wed, February 26, 2020
BoingBoing New Etch A Sketch lets you draw curves
Spotted at the New York Fair - a new Etch A Sketch, called The Revolution, that lets you draw curves and circles.From Gizmodo:The Etch a Sketch Revolution is a tad smaller than your typical Etch a Ske...
07:00 pm GMT - Wed, February 26, 2020
BoingBoing The real lyrics to Elton John's "Tiny Dancer"
In the video above, Demi Adejuyigbe, most famous for his fantastic dances to Earth, Wind, & Fire's "September" (example below), reveals the true lyrics of Elton John's Tiny Dancer. Read the rest ...
06:54 pm GMT - Wed, February 26, 2020
BoingBoing Gif Peanut Butter available March 1, 2020
How do you pronounce GIF? Many people use a hard G because GIF stands for Graphics Interchange Format, but others (myself included) say "jif" because it's more mellifluous. The makers of Jif Peanut Bu...
06:54 pm GMT - Wed, February 26, 2020
BoingBoing Space cookies and the future of pizza pockets beyond Earth
Last month, the first cookies baked in space returned to Earth. This test of a new oven designed for microgravity aboard the International Space Station was not only a delightful experiment but also a...
06:27 pm GMT - Wed, February 26, 2020
BoingBoing Most BMW drivers are jerks, according to science
You are what you drive, according to a couple of recent studies. And if you drive a flashy expensive car, there's a high chance it's because you are a self-centered gentleman who is "argumentative, st...
06:19 pm GMT - Wed, February 26, 2020
BoingBoing Mark Mothersbaugh visits 'Other Side with Zabrecky'
This time, on Other Side, Zabrecky and Mark Mothersbaugh go in search of Oscar Kiss Maerth, author of The Beginning Was The End. Read the rest ...
06:14 pm GMT - Wed, February 26, 2020
BoingBoing A motorcycle alarm that goes off when someone attempts to remove your cover
I use a Dowco cover on my treasured bike. I decided to try their easy to integrate motorcycle cover alarm.The Dowco Weatherall guardian cover survives in marine environments. I live in a densely popul...
06:11 pm GMT - Wed, February 26, 2020
BoingBoing A pair of musicians recorded every possible MIDI melody just to get around copyright law
Motherboard has an interesting new piece about musical copyright law, and the fact that there are only so many musical sequences using half-step frequencies possible. What happens when they're all use...
06:06 pm GMT - Wed, February 26, 2020
BoingBoing Review of Raspberry Pi's 7-inch touchscreen display
The Raspberry Pi Foundation recently introduced a low-cost 7-inch touchscreen display for the Pi (compatible with all models expect the Pi 1). It's a great display for retro-games and other projects. ...
05:48 pm GMT - Wed, February 26, 2020
BoingBoing Here are a couple of ways of starting a fire in the wilderness using found materials
Washington College professor of archeology and anthropology Bill Schindler demonstrates some nifty fire-starting-from-scratch techniques. "Even though you may never find yourself in a survival situati...
05:44 pm GMT - Wed, February 26, 2020
BoingBoing Ex-Microsoft engineer convicted of 18 felonies after stealing $10M in digital currencies from Microsoft to make extravagant purchases
'Used accounts and passwords of other employees to embezzle digital currency' DoJ ...
05:34 pm GMT - Wed, February 26, 2020
BoingBoing Konami Code creator Kazuhisa Hashimoto has died
Kazuhisa Hashimoto, who created the famous Konami Code, has died.He was 79.Up. Up. Down. Down. Left. Right. Left. Right. B. A. Start. Its the most famous sequence of button pushes in video game histor...
05:30 pm GMT - Wed, February 26, 2020
BoingBoing Auction of early Apple memorabilia owned by the company's original product design engineer
Jerrold C. Manock, Apple employee #246, is auctioning off his personal collection of Apple memorabilia and historical items. Manock started at Apple in 1979 and led the industrial design of the Apple ...
05:28 pm GMT - Wed, February 26, 2020
BoingBoing Earth has tiny temporary second moon, after "capturing" asteroid
With the illustrious name Temporarily Captured Object 2020 CD3, Earth's new moon might not be entertaining a manned landing at any time in the future. Especially since it's only a few feet wide. But t...
05:18 pm GMT - Wed, February 26, 2020
BoingBoing Florida cop handcuffs and arrests a 6-year-old girl for throwing a temper tantrum
An Orlando, Florida cop thought it was a good idea to arrest a six-year-old girl at her charter school for throwing a temper tantrum which included a kick and some punches at school faculty. This was ...
05:16 pm GMT - Wed, February 26, 2020
BoingBoing FCC received 1300 complaints about the suggestive nature of the Superbowl halftime show
1300 Americans lodged complaints decrying the suggestive nature of the Superbowl's halftime dance show. Nothing is sacred.WFAA:For some viewers, the outrage was about more than just costumes and danci...
05:12 pm GMT - Wed, February 26, 2020
BoingBoing David Roback, co-founder of Mazzy Star, RIP
David Roback, who co-founded the wonderful neo-psych band Mazzy Star, died yesterday. He was 61. Roback, a member of the 1980s Paisley Underground bands Rain Parade and Opal, rose to fame with Mazzy S...
04:32 pm GMT - Wed, February 26, 2020
BoingBoing RIP: Jens Nygaard Knudsen, father of the LEGO minifigure
Jens Nygaard Knudsen, the creator of the LEGO mini-fig has passed away at age 78.Washington Post:Over the decades, the company honed modern techniques of manufacturing plastic toys, patenting its sign...
02:57 pm GMT - Wed, February 26, 2020
BoingBoing Tesla Autopilot crash driver died "playing video game"
Tesla calls it Autopilot, but it didn't help Walter Huang's Model X avoid the crash that killed him. Huang was playing a video game on his phone, according to a report issued by the National Transport...
02:00 pm GMT - Wed, February 26, 2020
BoingBoing No gas, no liquid, all heat: these plasma lighters are like having a lightsaber in your pocket
With so many advancements in modern society, youd think wed have moved beyond the butane lighter by now. A pressurized, flammable gas, butane fumes can irritate your eyes and skin, can elevate your he...
01:56 pm GMT - Wed, February 26, 2020
BoingBoing At debate, billioniare Bloomberg says he "bought" 21 new Democrats in congress
At last night's South Carolina debate of Democratic Party candidates, Mike Bloomberg quickly corrected himself after saying he "bought" recent Dem congresspersons."I bought, I—I got them." Read ...
02:57 am GMT - Wed, February 26, 2020
BoingBoing Coronavirus: American soldier in South Korea tests positive, first confirmed U.S. military patient
The U.S. military announced late Tuesday that a U.S.-ROK Armed Forces in Korea soldier stationed at Camp Carroll in South Korea has tested positive for coronavirus. A USFK soldier stationed at Camp Ca...
02:50 am GMT - Wed, February 26, 2020
BoingBoing Cockatiel sings Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time 'Lost Woods' song (with sound)
It's downright majestic is what it is.Listen to this cockatiel sing the legend of zelda ocarina of time lost woods song, with a bok choy leaf on his birb head. View this post on Instagram Majestic ...
02:10 am GMT - Wed, February 26, 2020
BoingBoing These inflatable trousers are weird and cool
Designer Harikrishnan's inflatable latex trousers suggest "anatomically impossible" proportions. They're so weird, silly, and so delightful.Follow Harikrishnan on Instagram. View this post on Instag...
12:14 am GMT - Wed, February 26, 2020
BoingBoing India: Worst mass violence in Delhi in decades kills 13 during Trump visit
Rioters roamed the streets with iron rods and wooden sticks, demanding to know whether people were Hindus or Muslims. Mosques were damaged and shops were set ablaze...
10:13 pm GMT - Tue, February 25, 2020
BoingBoing A stop-motion car combat show from Jon Favreau and Seth Green coming to Quibi
Players of tabletop car combat games like Gaslands, Car Wars, and AutoKill will likely rejoice at the news that Jon Favreau and Seth Green have just signed a deal with Quibi to create Micro Mayhem, a ...
09:36 pm GMT - Tue, February 25, 2020
BoingBoing George Harrison, "Beware of Darkness," on his birthday
Happy birthday to the late George Harrison, born Feb 25, 1943. Okay, as he revealed toward the end of his life, he was actually born at 11:50pm on Feb 24, but close enough.Enjoy this video from the Co...
09:00 pm GMT - Tue, February 25, 2020
BoingBoing Enter to win a $1,000 gift card to the airline of your choice plus save on top cheap flight finder apps
Is it just us, or does it feel like winter hasnt been as horrendous as usual this year? Well, stats show its actually been one of the warmer winters on record so far this year for many eastern U.S. ci...
08:12 pm GMT - Tue, February 25, 2020
BoingBoing Conservative MP apologizes for showing everyone his penis
In 2007, James Grundy dropped his pants in a pub and exposed his genitals to onlookers. James Grundy is now the Conservative Party member of parliament for Leigh, footage of the incident has been obt...
07:53 pm GMT - Tue, February 25, 2020
BoingBoing Watch: Incredible dancer glides around as if he's on ice
This dancer makes gliding seem effortless and might have given Michael Jackson a run for his money.But lest we forget: Read the rest ...
07:52 pm GMT - Tue, February 25, 2020
BoingBoing French photographer explains how she was able to take photos of Yakuza bosses' wives
Photographer Chlo Jaf worked as a hostess in a Tokyo bar to meet and gain the trust of members of the Japanese mafia. Six years later, she published a photography book called I Give You My Life, which...
07:36 pm GMT - Tue, February 25, 2020
BoingBoing The low-cost Behringer TD-3 synthesizer looks like a lot of fun
I've been wanting a Teenage Engineering op-1 for years, but I can't justify paying $1300 for something I might not use a lot. But the Behringer TD-3 synthesizer, at about 1/10th of the price, looks li...
07:21 pm GMT - Tue, February 25, 2020
BoingBoing Comparing the size of known asteroids to New York City
MetalBallStudios made this animated video that helps you envision the size of various named asteroids by placing them in Manhattan.[via Laughing Squid] Read the rest ...
07:09 pm GMT - Tue, February 25, 2020
BoingBoing All of Adobe's 50 apps explained in 10 minutes
If you use Adobe Photoshop, you're likely to know how it differs from Illustrator. But what if you're designing a game should you use Flash Professional (aka Animate), Flash Builder, or one of their ...
06:42 pm GMT - Tue, February 25, 2020
BoingBoing Skull headlight covers for your hot rod
Snazz up your older model grocery-getter with these skull headlight covers! I have no idea if they are DOT approved but they're sure to turn some craniums. (See what I did there?) Skullspiration write...
06:18 pm GMT - Tue, February 25, 2020
BoingBoing The Smithsonian just released 2.8 million images into the public domain
The Smithsonian Institution has just released 2.8 million images (2D and 3D) into the public domain via a new Smithsonian Open Access online platform where anyone can browse and download high-res file...
05:59 pm GMT - Tue, February 25, 2020
BoingBoing Star Wars announces 'The High Republic'
Marijuana legalization sweeps a galaxy far, far away? No! A new series set 200 years before the Jedi let shit fall apart. Read the rest ...
05:40 pm GMT - Tue, February 25, 2020
BoingBoing Fun new Japanese anti-drug video featuring creepy cannabis bats
The Tokyo Metropolitan Government presents this new public service announcement to warn children against cannabis bats, among other things. Rough translation of the video description via Google Transl...
05:29 pm GMT - Tue, February 25, 2020
BoingBoing Iran says the official who mocked coronavirus fears while coughing and sweating is now infected with coronavirus
The head of Iran's coronavirus government task force who urged the public not to freak out about the epidemic while coughing and sweating profusely has tested positive for the illness himself, authori...
05:20 pm GMT - Tue, February 25, 2020
BoingBoing Switzerland confirms first case of coronavirus
In Switzerland today, a 70-year old man tested positive for the coronavirus in the southern canton of Ticino, right next to the border with Italy, say Swiss health authorities. This is the first case ...
05:14 pm GMT - Tue, February 25, 2020
BoingBoing Terrific stop motion animation made from pancakes
Wriggles & Robins's "Max's Journey to the Moon" is a delightful stop motion animation created from 600 pancakes. They released it today in celebration of National Pancake Day, aka Shrove Tuesday....
05:10 pm GMT - Tue, February 25, 2020
BoingBoing Woman drunkenly threatened to stab everyone on flight to D.C., say prosecutors
A woman who was heavily intoxicated was arrested on a Saturday flight from Frankfurt to Washington, D.C., after she tried to smoke a cigarette in the plane bathroom, and blurted out that her whole fam...
05:06 pm GMT - Tue, February 25, 2020
BoingBoing My daughter wants a pink lava lamp, not a machete
As we enter the teen years it appears I have lost my ability to pick the most awesome presents.I fail to understand how a Lava Lamp is more exciting than a machete. It is likely more affordable.Regard...
05:02 pm GMT - Tue, February 25, 2020
BoingBoing Rush Limbaugh, noted epidemiologist: "The coronavirus is the common cold, folks."
Covid-19 is a lab-concocted version of the common cold that's been weaponized to make Trump look bad, says Rush Limbaugh.From HuffPost:Right-wing radio host Rush Limbaugh claimed on his show Monday th...
05:00 pm GMT - Tue, February 25, 2020
BoingBoing In the 1870s, enormous swarms of grasshoppers beset pioneers on the American plains
In the 1870s, new farmsteads on the American plains were beset by enormous swarms of grasshoppers sweeping eastward from the Rocky Mountains. The insects were a disaster for vulnerable farmers, attack...
04:52 pm GMT - Tue, February 25, 2020
BoingBoing After passenger told U.S. Customs agent that her suitcase once held a smashed banana, she was detained and added to a watch list
In Reader's Digest, Megan Kennett writes about the time a U.S. Customs and Border Patrol agent at JFK asked her if she was bringing any fresh fruit or vegetables into the country. Instead of truthfull...
04:33 pm GMT - Tue, February 25, 2020
BoingBoing If you lose your keys, phone, or wallet in Japan, you will probably get it back. Here's why
When I was in Tokyo in 2017, I left my daypack in a taxi. I asked the person who was running a cooking class I was attending if there was anything I could do about it. He made a phone call and within ...
04:30 pm GMT - Tue, February 25, 2020
BoingBoing Registered voters in Kentucky have reached an all-time high ahead of Mitch McConnell's re-election
From the American Independent:A record number of Kentucky residents are registered to vote as of Jan. 31, Secretary of State Michael Adams (R)announcedon Tuesday.More than 3.4 million Kentuckians are ...
04:21 pm GMT - Tue, February 25, 2020
BoingBoing Court rules that removing a GPS tracking device from a car isn't the same as stealing it
A man found a hidden GPS tracking device on his car. He removed it, and the police who put it there were so mad they arrested him for theft of government property. But a judge in Indiana found the man...
04:07 pm GMT - Tue, February 25, 2020
BoingBoing Marco Rubio's recent rant on socialism accidentally proved Marx right
In April 2019, the Hard Times (my personal favorite satire site) posted a piece titled, "I Was Brainwashed by the Liberal Media. Then I Saw a Video of a Man Ranting Alone in a Truck."I Was Brainwashed...
03:56 pm GMT - Tue, February 25, 2020
BoingBoing Five people rescued during dangerous Alaskan hike back from "Into the Wild" bus
Every year, adventurous (and oft-unprepared) hikers who are fans of on Jon Krakauer's book "Into the Wild" (1996) or the move based upon it attempt the treacherous 20 mile trek on Alaska's Stampede Tr...
03:23 pm GMT - Tue, February 25, 2020
BoingBoing Wirecutter compares popular products to counterfeits
Can you tell which of these products is counterfeit? Wirecutter had manufacturers send them the real thing, then bought the same item from Amazon. There were, of course, differences to be found.The co...
03:04 pm GMT - Tue, February 25, 2020
BoingBoing Tactical diaper mat
Available in black, camo, "coyote brown" and "ranger green", the tactical diaper mat [Amazon] turns any battlefield location into a "fully-fledged changing station". There are extra pockets for "cargo...
02:47 pm GMT - Tue, February 25, 2020
BoingBoing Firefox turns on DNS encryption
Firefox announced today that DNS over HTTPS will be on by default in new versions of its browser, adding an extra layer of security for people browsing the information superhighway. Since our work on ...
02:00 pm GMT - Tue, February 25, 2020
BoingBoing Kick your cell plan to the curb with this six-month deal for less than $9 a month
While mobile devices are all but essential and the center of so many individual universes these days, find one person who loves their wireless plan with that type of passion.Check around. Well waitDid...
02:00 pm GMT - Tue, February 25, 2020
BoingBoing Taiwanese sword dancing video that will cure what ails you
Boing Boing pal and best-selling urban fantasy author, Richard Kadrey, posted this video to Twitter and said to watch it. When Richard tells you to do something, you do it. Watch this (with the sound ...
01:27 pm GMT - Tue, February 25, 2020
BoingBoing Chipsteaks are unique and delicious, with tremendous protein value
Behold the chipsteak, here presented in an extremist British incarnation but also popular in the United States until about that time. Perhaps it's time for a chipsteak renaissance? Meet Major Stuart B...
01:03 pm GMT - Tue, February 25, 2020
BoingBoing When deer attack
A tourist filming deer in Nara, Japan, captured footage of one taking exception to a little girl nearby. The girl is pursued until she falls over. The deer, having prevailed, does not press its advant...
12:45 pm GMT - Tue, February 25, 2020
BoingBoing How to do Shaggy's voice from Scooby Doo
Actor Matthew Lillard, who stars as Shaggy in the 2000s-era Scooby Doo movies and various animated shows since, explains how he mastered the character's raspy voice. Read the rest ...
12:13 pm GMT - Tue, February 25, 2020
BoingBoing Dale Cooper shows up on TikTok entering Twin Peaks at the exact moment he drove into the town 31 years earlier
From the Welcome to Twin Peaks fan site:Always eager for fun on social media, Kyle MacLachlan today (Feb 24) decided to launch his brand new TikTok account in the most Twin Peaks way ever. At exactly ...
12:00 pm GMT - Tue, February 25, 2020
BoingBoing Blind engineer designs "smart," obstacle-detecting, haptic feedback cane
"This innovative cane includes a built-in speakers, voice assistance, Google Maps, a Bluetooth system that makes syncing to other devices possible, and high-end sensors that alerts the user through vi...
03:00 am GMT - Tue, February 25, 2020
BoingBoing Every tech brand should be using a .tech domain
In the early days of the web, everyone wanted a .com domain for their site. As a result, all the good ones got snapped up. But .com no longer has the cachet it once did. In fact, many new businesses a...
01:49 am GMT - Tue, February 25, 2020
BoingBoing Serial rapist Harvey Weinstein remanded into custody: "He is no longer a free man"
Serial rapist Harvey Weinstein is behind bars, according to this NBC News report. The rapist did not take his walker with him. The rapist will be sentenced on March 11.Image: YouTube Read the rest ...
01:04 am GMT - Tue, February 25, 2020
BoingBoing A new blog post series exploring the history and import of cyberpunk launches on Adafruit
This morning, I launched a new series of posts that I'm going to be writing on Adafruit on the history of cyberpunk science fiction and how it has evolved, how it has influenced culture and technology...
12:17 am GMT - Tue, February 25, 2020
BoingBoing A rather different way to eat spaghetti
12,000 years of civilisation and humanity has only just invented the spaghetti bolognese scissorspic.twitter.com/QNQsswQ944— James Felton (@JimMFelton) February 21, 2020While the fellow above ha...
10:54 pm GMT - Mon, February 24, 2020
BoingBoing What is "garbage language" and why is it so hard to avoid using?
Lawyers have their legalese. Academics have their own intra-academialogical post-linguistic theories. And it was only before the MBAs joined the fray with their own self-important syntax. If you've ev...
10:47 pm GMT - Mon, February 24, 2020
BoingBoing What we talk about when we don't talk about our salaries
Back in November, I shared a piece about the "Real Media Salaries Spreadsheet" that was started by one of my colleagues and publicized the incomes of more than a thousand people working in media.Now t...
10:46 pm GMT - Mon, February 24, 2020
BoingBoing Sing along to this peppy little ditty about the fundamentals of Alchemical processes
In some weird alternate fantasy universe, this song would to taught to school children so that they can memorize their Hermetic fundamentals.Image: YouTube Read the rest ...
10:00 pm GMT - Mon, February 24, 2020
BoingBoing The bizarre 1976 Cat Stevens song and video, Banapple Gas
My friend Mark Casale and I were talking about Captain Beefheart last night (as we are often want to do) and were yucking it up over the surreal late-night TV commercial for the Beef's 1970 record, Li...
09:52 pm GMT - Mon, February 24, 2020
BoingBoing Trump: 'Coronavirus is very much under control in the USA'
Well, that's good. We can all rest easy now.Tweeted impeached and manifestly unfit U.S. President Donald Trump just now:The Coronavirus is very much under control in the USA. We are in contact with ev...
09:25 pm GMT - Mon, February 24, 2020
BoingBoing Dow drops 1,000 over Coronavirus
The Dow Jones Industrial Average plummetted more than 1,000 points as news of a spreading coronavirus outbreak suggests wider coming damage to the global economy. Today's stock market drop was the wor...
09:14 pm GMT - Mon, February 24, 2020
BoingBoing Mission: Impossible 7 Italy shoot stopped over Coronavirus
Italy today confirmed over 150 cases of the disease....
09:02 pm GMT - Mon, February 24, 2020
BoingBoing Italy coronavirus death toll now 7, WHO says COVID-19 not pandemic yet
Italy coronavirus deaths now stand at 7, with 220 people infected. Italian villages are now on lockdown in Europe's worst flare-up of COVID-19.WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus today says word pan...
09:00 pm GMT - Mon, February 24, 2020
BoingBoing This fan looks amazing in your home and could save you hundreds in AC costs later this year
As you shiver your way through February, youre probably thinking about paying your heating bill. But in just a few short months, the summer sun is going to come calling and the fear of pulling that e...
08:48 pm GMT - Mon, February 24, 2020
BoingBoing Bear that strolled through CA neighborhood is back in forest where he belongs
The large black bear in this video was observed ambling around a Monrovia, California neighborhood last Friday morning. The bear walked through residential lawns, driveways and rested in a nearby alle...
08:40 pm GMT - Mon, February 24, 2020
BoingBoing Gentleman drives Jeep off 6-story parking garage roof in Santa Monica
Santa Monica Fire Department, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2020: A vehicle that plunged into the sidewalk in Santa Monica, California. A man was hospitalized after he drove his Jeep off the the 6th floor of a pa...
08:36 pm GMT - Mon, February 24, 2020
BoingBoing I'm pretty sure this British cell phone commercial is actually an invasion of pricks
I was watching "Love Island" live on ITV2 the other day (don't judge) when this bizarre commercial flashed across the screen.I live in the States, so I don't usually watch British television as it air...
08:34 pm GMT - Mon, February 24, 2020
BoingBoing Eyeless dolphin-like creature washes ashore in Mexico
Aparece extraa criatura en playas mexicanas https://t.co/QksU4bFgWn pic.twitter.com/SdMVRS6LF3— Revista Bohemia (@bohemiaonline) February 13, 2020Vaguely-sourced and the toast of British tabloi...
08:10 pm GMT - Mon, February 24, 2020
BoingBoing A visit to the world's oldest surviving video rental store
Twentieth Century Flicks is the world's oldest surviving video rental store. The offer 20,000 films (yes, many on VHS too) and even have screening rooms. This shop embodies much of what I miss about h...
07:59 pm GMT - Mon, February 24, 2020
BoingBoing Crossbow killer exposed by car telematics
Gerald Corrigan, 74, went outside his house at midnight to check his satellite dish after the TV signal failed. It was a trap: he was shot in the dark with a crossbow bolt, which punctured internal or...
07:55 pm GMT - Mon, February 24, 2020
BoingBoing Olive Oil in 'Mediterranean diet,' not so much red wine, is linked to longer lifespan, new study says
Researchers discover a potential new way in which diet influences aging-related diseases. ...
07:55 pm GMT - Mon, February 24, 2020
BoingBoing Olive Oil in 'Mediterranean diet,' not so much red wine, linked to longer lifespan in new study
Researchers discover a potential new way in which diet influences aging-related diseases. ...
07:00 pm GMT - Mon, February 24, 2020
BoingBoing A great, non-intimidating way to get started in miniature-based Dungeons & Dragons
A lot of roleplaying gamers who are used to playing in "theater of the mind" mode (with nothing more than pencil, paper, dice, and vivid imaginations) are often intimidated by the idea of switching ov...
06:42 pm GMT - Mon, February 24, 2020
BoingBoing Incredible slo-mo video of raptors flying through bubble clouds... for science
How does an owl's tail help it fly? To better see the role of the tail in raptor aerodynamics, researchers at the UK's Royal Veterinary College recorded birds of prey flying through clouds of tiny hel...
06:00 pm GMT - Mon, February 24, 2020
BoingBoing Baby Yoda has finally jumped the shark tank, thanks to the U.S. Army
Baby Yoda brought the internet together, its adorableness somehow overpowering the divisive animosity that has otherwise ruled over this pre-post-apocalyptic era.And now the Army's branded the Child o...
05:57 pm GMT - Mon, February 24, 2020
BoingBoing Katherine Johnson, pioneering NASA mathematician portrayed in "Hidden Figures," RIP
The great Katherine Johnson, one of the legendary African-American mathematicians who were essential to the Apollo 11 moon landing, has died at age 101. You'll recall that Johnson, who worked at NASAs...
05:49 pm GMT - Mon, February 24, 2020
BoingBoing Watch: porch pirate busted in police sting
In balmy Edmonton, a woman was arrested for liberating a package from a front porch. Watch the excitingpolice action on YouTube!Image: YouTube Read the rest ...
05:45 pm GMT - Mon, February 24, 2020
BoingBoing More fun mortuary history with Caitlin Doughty
Since my post about dead babies wearing other babies' skulls as hats went over so well, I thought I'd share several more videos from my favorite funeral director and "death enthusiast," Caitlin Dought...
05:37 pm GMT - Mon, February 24, 2020
BoingBoing How coronavirus impacts climate change and the US housing market
I'm a big fan of Spotify's Daily Drive playlist, which is basically just Algorithmic Radio that delivers a custom mix of news and music based on my listening habits. That's how I ended listening to a ...
05:35 pm GMT - Mon, February 24, 2020
BoingBoing The stock market is plunging today, but two things are up: the price of gold, and weed use among seniors
As of 12:35pm ET, the Dow Jones index is down nearly 1,000 points, due mainly to uncertainty about how Covid-15 will affect international trade. To balance the decline, here are two things that are go...
05:30 pm GMT - Mon, February 24, 2020
BoingBoing Imagining dates with all of the presidential candidates
I found this thread on Twitter pretty funny, where writer Nicole Najafi imagines what dates might be like with all of the Democratic candidates.I went on a date with every presidential candidate so yo...
05:22 pm GMT - Mon, February 24, 2020
BoingBoing Images from inside Hyundai's capsized cargo ship of waterlogged cars and trucks
Back in September, a Hyundai Glovis cargo ship capsized off the coast of Georgia. The 665-foot ship, called the Golden Ray, tipped over in St. Simons Sound, Georgia but fortunately every crew member w...
05:09 pm GMT - Mon, February 24, 2020
BoingBoing This chart reveals why the rising GDP hasn't helped the middle class
The Manhattan Institute issued a report that reveals that a year of middle class wages no longer pays for major household expenditures.From The Washington Post:Lead author Oren Cass distills it as fol...
04:47 pm GMT - Mon, February 24, 2020
BoingBoing Harvey Weinstein guilty of rapes
Harvey Weinstein, the disgraced Hollywood mogul accused of sexual misconduct by dozens of women, was today convicted of of assaulting two women in New York. After six weeks of testimony, Weinstein was...
04:39 pm GMT - Mon, February 24, 2020
BoingBoing How the "monkey selfie" is affecting copyright law for art and writing produced by artificial intelligence
Earlier this month, the United States Copyright Office and the World Intellectual Property Organization co-sponsored a symposium titled Copyright in the Age of Artificial Intelligence. The purpose of ...
04:16 pm GMT - Mon, February 24, 2020
BoingBoing DIY plywood chair with book storage
Laura Kampf made this cool looking plywood chair with a storage space for books. She says she'll upload plans for making one of your own soon.If you like videos of people making things, I highly recom...
03:36 pm GMT - Mon, February 24, 2020
BoingBoing Injured trail runner crawled for eight hours in sub-freezing temperatures to safety
Trail runner Joseph Oldendorf badly injured himself on the Duckabush River Trail in the Olympic National Park, Washington. His tibia detached, Oldendorf was unable to walk. He was wearing lightweight ...
03:24 pm GMT - Mon, February 24, 2020
BoingBoing Watch skateboarder Tony Hawk, age 13, in his first TV appearance (1981)
In 1981, Tony Hawk, age 13, appeared on the Captain Kangaroo TV program shredding at the legendary Del Mar Skate Ranch in Southern California.(via r/ObscureMedia) Read the rest ...
02:00 pm GMT - Mon, February 24, 2020
BoingBoing If you want to test CBDs impact on your health, these gummies could be the answer
Despite legalization in 11 states and decriminalization in 15 more, marijuana-based products are still an often tough sell with many Americans. While the psychoactive THC portion of the plant remains ...
01:47 pm GMT - Mon, February 24, 2020
BoingBoing Play 17th-century London Death Roulette
Matt Round's Death Roulette is a game that randomly selects for you one of the many deaths recorded in 17th-century London. In the week of July 11th, 1665 you died fromImposthume(swelling or abscess)T...
01:45 pm GMT - Mon, February 24, 2020
BoingBoing Kapibara-san, Capybara plush toys from Japan
Japan is increasingly obsessed with capybaras, the best rodent and very likely the best animal of all time. Accordingly, there's a plush toy craze to go with it: behold Kapibara-san. No animal is comp...
01:17 pm GMT - Mon, February 24, 2020
BoingBoing Universal health coverage not radical
This image, posted by the 1912 Progressive Party, offers a stark illustration of how commonplace universal healthcare -- i.e. "Medicare for All" -- is in the developed world and even beyond it. It str...
01:06 pm GMT - Mon, February 24, 2020
BoingBoing Clint Eastwood backs Mike Bloomberg
Clint Eastwood, the actor, director and famous conservative interlocutor with empty chairs, has denounced President Trump's lack of gentility and offered his support to Mike Bloomberg in the 2020 elec...
12:56 pm GMT - Mon, February 24, 2020
BoingBoing TripAdvisor reviews for a hole in a wall
Thanks to TripAdvisor reviews for a hole in a wall, the architectural feature has become the fourth-most popular tourist destination in Ilkeston, a town in Derbyshire, England.The hole reassures users...
12:40 pm GMT - Mon, February 24, 2020
BoingBoing Flat-earther Mike Hughes dies in rocket stunt filmed by "Science" Channel
Mad Mike Hughes just launched himself in a self-made steam-powered rocket and crash landed. Very likely did not survive. #MadMike #MadMikeHughes pic.twitter.com/svtviTEi8f— Justin Chapman (@just...
01:48 am GMT - Mon, February 24, 2020
BoingBoing Anderson Cooper isn't a fan of Rod Blagojevich
Anderson Cooper hasn't been this pissed off since Hurricane Katrina.On Friday, Cooper interviewed newly-sprung Rod Blagojevich, the former governor of Illinois who had a 14-year prison sentence commut...
12:54 am GMT - Mon, February 24, 2020
BoingBoing Why did Chris Matthews say Bernie Sanders' win in Nevada is like the Nazi conquest of France?
Why is Chris Matthews on this air talking about the victory [of] Bernie Sanders, who had kin murdered in the Holocaust, analogizing it to the Nazi conquest of France? asked Anand Giridharadas of his f...
08:36 pm GMT - Sat, February 22, 2020
BoingBoing An Epstein tell-all, a vengeful Queen wannabe, and Harry & Meghans final insult, in this weeks dubious tabloids
Theres often a logical disconnect between stories and the world they purport to represent in the tabloids, and this weeks offerings are no exception....
02:15 pm GMT - Sat, February 22, 2020
BoingBoing Building an R/C version of a Soviet-era ground-effect plane
Mad maker, Peter Sripol, apparently got a zillion requests from his viewers to build an R/C model of an Ekranoplan, aka the Caspian sea monster, a Soviet-era ground-effects vehicle (GEV), a plane desi...
01:15 pm GMT - Sat, February 22, 2020
BoingBoing Nerding out over sci-fi spaceship designs at the Spacedock
When I was a teen devourer of sci-fi, I was obsessed with the spaceship designs on paperback book covers. I would buy any novel or short story collection, however sketchy the contents seemed, if I dug...
03:00 am GMT - Sat, February 22, 2020
BoingBoing Heimdal Thor cleans up viruses, blocks future malware, and may just extend the life of your computer
If you remember your Norse mythology (or just watched Marvels Thor movies), youre probably familiar with Heimdal, the god whose ever-watchful eye was entrusted with protecting the home of the gods in ...
09:00 pm GMT - Fri, February 21, 2020
BoingBoing Unleash your mobile app development skills with this world-class training
Everyone's got their nose in a phone these days, and that doesn't seem like it's going to change anytime soon. With the increase in mobile device and e-commerce reliance comes increased need for devel...
07:09 pm GMT - Fri, February 21, 2020
BoingBoing Andy Serkis stars as talking anus in anti-fatberg PSA
Here's a little public service announcement with a lot to unpack. Fatbergs are horrifying agglomerations of grease, excrement and fiber clogging the waterworks beneath our cities. Britain's ancient se...
06:44 pm GMT - Fri, February 21, 2020
BoingBoing Canada investigating facial recognition company Clearview AI over privacy, security concerns
Canada's privacy authorities on Friday said they are investigating New York-based Clearview AI over concerns the facial recognition technology may not comply with Canadian privacy law. Clearview AI bi...
06:31 pm GMT - Fri, February 21, 2020
BoingBoing Trump campaign buys '$1M a day' YouTube election day masthead ads: Reports
In the days leading up to the U.S. presidential election and on Election Day, YouTube's homepage will reportedly be advertising only one candidate: Donald Trump.The impeached presidents re-election c...
05:57 pm GMT - Fri, February 21, 2020
BoingBoing DOT ORG DRAMA: New promises from private equity firm trying to buy up .org
Ethos, the private equity firm owned by Republican billionaires that is trying to buy the rights to operate the internets .org domain range, said on Friday it will cap price hikes, and will agree to c...
05:42 pm GMT - Fri, February 21, 2020
BoingBoing Facebook allows pro-Bloomberg posts from paid staffers, may change that now
Facebook is reportedly considering making it just a wee bit clearer that pro-Bloomberg political campaign posts come from paid staffers on Michael Bloomberg's political campaign. Yes, 2020 is bonkers....
05:21 pm GMT - Fri, February 21, 2020
BoingBoing Google resists giving up emails, texts, & docs sought in state anticompetitive digital ad probe reports
Reporting at the WSJ today says Alphabet/Google hasn't met the demands of state investigators to surrender emails, texts, and other documents in an ongoing anticompetitive digital-ad practices investi...
04:27 pm GMT - Fri, February 21, 2020
BoingBoing Drug dealer lost his bitcoin PIN codes... and $60 million
Drug dealer Clifton Collins, 49, invested his earnings in bitcoin, eventually racking up $60 million. For safekeeping, he printed the PIN codes to access his accounts and stored them in a fishing rod ...
04:06 pm GMT - Fri, February 21, 2020
BoingBoing Knife-wielding goose patch
This iron-on three-inch patch, inspired by Untitled Goose Game, features an angry or perhaps merely determined goose preparing to commit crimes. It's on the etsy store of Roamin Bison Workshop, which ...
03:50 pm GMT - Fri, February 21, 2020
BoingBoing Unknown Pleasures puzzle
Portland Laser Co. offers a puzzle based on Joy Division's famous cover to Unknown Pleasures, a plot of signals emitted by pulsar CP 1919. Yours for $50.One of the most iconic album covers of all time...
02:41 pm GMT - Fri, February 21, 2020
BoingBoing US federal government agency issues a very important warning about the Squirrel Realm?
The US Consumer Product Safety Commission was founded in 1972 with the purpose of "protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of the thousands of types of...
02:00 pm GMT - Fri, February 21, 2020
BoingBoing Slice and dice like a professional chef with this stunning knife set
Whether you love cooking at home or you swore this was going to be the year you curbed your DoorDash addiction, you know you can't get the job done well without the proper tools on hand. For all your ...
01:27 pm GMT - Fri, February 21, 2020
BoingBoing What happens to returned mail-order mattresses?
In recent years, the high-margin world of mattress shops has been heavily disrupted by mail-order alternatives. To get customers to buy vacuum-shrunk mattresses they haven't seen, let alone bounced on...
12:26 pm GMT - Fri, February 21, 2020
BoingBoing Collecting semen from an elephant (NSFW)
If you're not already familiar with what it takes to gather semen from an elephant, this video of the process will serve as the ultimate "I'm not sure what I expected" experience. The scene is from th...
12:23 pm GMT - Fri, February 21, 2020
BoingBoing Panama authorities seize narco-sub packed with 5 tons of drugs
On Wednesday, Panama's National Aeronaval Service seized this homemade semi-submersible vessel in territorial waters off Bocas del Toro. Authorities discovered 5 tons of drugs inside and nabbed four C...
11:59 am GMT - Fri, February 21, 2020
BoingBoing Footage of locusts swarming in Saudi Arabia and Kuwait
YouTube user Chave created a supercut of all the locust swarm videos being posted to social media by people in Saudi Arabia and Kuwait. My favorites are "falling from the sky like hail" and "so thickl...
11:33 am GMT - Fri, February 21, 2020
BoingBoing How to tie your shoelaces like Satan
Sure, when the rubes glance at your feet, all they see are five-pointed stars. But when YOU gaze in the direction of the underworld... HAIL SATAN!Provenance unknown; posted by u/black_rose_ to r/coolg...
10:08 am GMT - Fri, February 21, 2020
BoingBoing Listen to a 1980s teenager's Commodore 64 covers of Huey Lewis songs
It was hip to be square, even in 1986. Especially in 1986. Jma Mitch writes:As a teenager in 1985 and 1986, I used my trusty Commodore 64 and the "Music Construction Set" program to create computer ve...
08:08 am GMT - Fri, February 21, 2020
BoingBoing US Customs seized a human brain on its way from Toronto to Wisconsin
US Customs and Border Protection seized a human brain that was part of an international mail shipment from Canada to the United States. They discovered the brain during an inspection at Blue Water Bri...
03:00 am GMT - Fri, February 21, 2020
BoingBoing The Food Guard kicks plastic wrap to the curb and solves your missing lid problem forever
It may not rank up there with climate change or personal debt, but confess...isnt it the worst when youre trying to put a food container in the fridge, but cant find the right lid to fit?Hey, not ever...
01:06 am GMT - Fri, February 21, 2020
BoingBoing Annual Hieronymus Bosch parade on water celebrates the life and ideas of the 15th century artist
An annual parade of kinetic sculptures and other artworks and performances in a Dutch canal to celebrate the work of hometown hero Hieronymus Bosch? More of this in the world, please!Bosch is known fo...
01:01 am GMT - Fri, February 21, 2020
BoingBoing Trump is mad 'Parasite' won Movie of the Year because it's from South Korea
Can we get 'Gone with the Wind' back, please? Donald Trump, 2/20/2020, Colorado...
12:45 am GMT - Fri, February 21, 2020
BoingBoing Trump mad that U.S. intel briefed lawmakers on Russian military attack on 2020 elections
U.S. intelligence briefed House on Russia to ensure Trump's re-election. Classified briefing to lawmakers made Trump angry Trump said Democrats would weaponize news of Russian military campaign Trump...
12:28 am GMT - Fri, February 21, 2020
BoingBoing How The Mandalorian was shot on a virtual stage using the Unreal Engine
Until I bumped into the first video below on YouTube this morning, I had no idea that a lot of The Mandalorian was shot on a virtual set using the Unreal Engine.Over 50 percent of The Mandalorian Seas...
11:25 pm GMT - Thu, February 20, 2020
BoingBoing Help your future self by imagining an invitation to a far-off event is tomorrow
I write a weekly newsletter with Claudia Dawson and Kevin Kelly, called Recomendo. In each issue we briefly recommend 6 things. Here's a great tip in the Jan 26, 2020 issue, which Kevin shared with me...
10:37 pm GMT - Thu, February 20, 2020
BoingBoing Kevin Kelly discusses "Fall, or Dodge in Hell" with author Neal Stephenson
I really enjoyed this interview that Kevin Kelly conducted with sci-fi author, Neal Stephenson, as part of The Long Now Foundation's salon series at The Interval in San Francisco.During the one hour e...
10:35 pm GMT - Thu, February 20, 2020
BoingBoing A new app will help you identify IoT-connected devices around you, and tell you what data they're collecting
Researchers at Carnegie Mellon have come up with this new IoT Assistant app (available for both iOSandAndroid) that will supposedly inform you about what Internet-connected smart devices are around yo...
10:35 pm GMT - Thu, February 20, 2020
BoingBoing New app helps you identify IoT devices around you, tells you what data they collect
Researchers at Carnegie Mellon have come up with this new IoT Assistant app (available for both iOSandAndroid) that will supposedly inform you about what Internet-connected smart devices are around yo...
10:00 pm GMT - Thu, February 20, 2020
BoingBoing One of the jurors who convicted Whitey Bulger started up a strange pen pal friendship with him
I was on Cape Cod this past weekend specifically, the town of Eastham, which is way up by the wrist and fairly desolate in winter. What I didn't know at the time was that Janet Uhlar, one of the juro...
09:28 pm GMT - Thu, February 20, 2020
BoingBoing Zuckerberg has staff blow-dry his armpits before speeches
Facebook leader Mark Zuckerberg has a Facebook executive blow-dry his armpits before making speeches, according to a forthcoming book about the company by journalist Steven Levy.Zuckerberg is harder t...
09:00 pm GMT - Thu, February 20, 2020
BoingBoing The AXIS Gear turns your regular window shades into smart coverings
Assembling a truly autonomous smart home is getting closer and closer to reality every day. But for every new smart bulb, thermostat, home security system and appliance we set loose within our walls, ...
08:30 pm GMT - Thu, February 20, 2020
BoingBoing RIP Sy Sperling, founder of Hair Club for Men
"I'm not only the Hair Club president but I'm also a client." If those words ring a bell, then join me in celebrating a man brought much happiness to others. I'm talking about Sy Sperling, founder of ...
07:55 pm GMT - Thu, February 20, 2020
BoingBoing Survivor contestant kicked off show after headbutting opponent
A contestant on the Romanian edition of Survivor lost a challenge, became angry, then punched and headbutted another contestant, apparently breaking his nose. An article in Gazeta Sporturilor reports ...
07:24 pm GMT - Thu, February 20, 2020
BoingBoing Trail of empty pill bottles led cops to Florida robbery suspects
In Florida, sheriff's officials say a trail of pill bottles stolen from a Florida pharmacy led detectives to a home where they encountered two men who matched descriptions of robbers seen on surveilla...
07:11 pm GMT - Thu, February 20, 2020
BoingBoing 'We are desperate we need more immigrants.'Mick Mulvaney, Trump's Office of Management and Budget chief
We are desperate desperate for more people, Donald Trump cabinet member Mick Mulvaney said in a recording obtained by The Washington Post. We are running out of people to fuel the economic growth th...
06:52 pm GMT - Thu, February 20, 2020
BoingBoing Leaked Twitter demo shows red banners to indicate lies and disinformation under tweets
A leaked demo has bright red and orange marks on 'harmfully misleading' tweets...
06:45 pm GMT - Thu, February 20, 2020
BoingBoing Baby colobus monkey is adorable
'Colobus monkeys live in families with several females sharing in the care of newborns, a behavior called allomothering'...
06:35 pm GMT - Thu, February 20, 2020
BoingBoing Porn video shot in public library upsets citizens
Residents of the Ocean Park neighborhood in Santa Monica, California are angry that adult film performer Ellie Eilish and a colleague allegedly filmed a porn movie inside the local public library. The...
06:29 pm GMT - Thu, February 20, 2020
BoingBoing Trump WH urges Supreme Court to kill Alphabet's appeal vs Oracle on same day Trump attends Larry Ellison's re-election fundraiser
Sure, this absolutely passes the corruption smell test. Everything is fine. Trump and his klepto-regime are (of course) supporting Oracle's Larry Ellison in his Supreme Court fight with Google. The sa...
05:49 pm GMT - Thu, February 20, 2020
BoingBoing Madonna's "Justify My Love" with just Lenny Kravitz's vocals is excellent mutant pop
"Justify My Love" is a 1990 trip-hop tune by Lenny Kravitz and Ingrid Chavez with spoken vocals by Madonna and soulful humming and moaning by Kravitz. Someone mixed a version of the track sans Madonna...
05:49 pm GMT - Thu, February 20, 2020
BoingBoing Madonna's "Justify My Love" with only Lenny Kravitz's backing vocals is excellent mutant pop
"Justify My Love" is a 1990 trip-hop tune by Lenny Kravitz and Ingrid Chavez with spoken vocals by Madonna and soulful humming and moaning by Kravitz. Someone mixed a version of the track sans Madonna...
05:48 pm GMT - Thu, February 20, 2020
BoingBoing Roger Stone sentenced to 40 months in prison
Roger Stone, Trump crony and infamous political trickster, was sentenced to 40 months imprisonment today for lying to Congress. Though less than the 8 years requested by prosecutors -- a request that ...
05:32 pm GMT - Thu, February 20, 2020
BoingBoing Roger Stone sentenced to 40 months (3 years 4 months) in prison
Roger Stone, political operative and longtime confidant of President Trump, is sentenced to 40 months in prison by a federal judge who condemned his lies to Congress, witness tampering, and obstructio...
05:25 pm GMT - Thu, February 20, 2020
BoingBoing Nintendo just released a 27-minute video of the soon-to-be released Animal Crossing for Switch
Learn about "Nook Inc.s Deserted Island Getaway Package" in Animal Crossing: New Horizons for Nintendo Switch, which is coming out on March 20, 2020.Image: Nintendo Read the rest ...
05:22 pm GMT - Thu, February 20, 2020
BoingBoing Amsterdam plans to move red light district into a new, indoor erotic mall
The Amsterdam city council released plans to possibly move much of its infamous red light district into an indoor erotic complex with a hotel, sex club, theater, and cafes. From The Guardian:Amsterdam...
05:09 pm GMT - Thu, February 20, 2020
BoingBoing 'Sandworm' hacking group linked to Russian GRU's Main Center for Special Technology, says U.S.
U.S. State Department blames Russia for cyberattacks that hit neighboring Georgia in October 2019 By identifying Russia's digital assaults on neighbors, US hopes to raise awareness of ongoing GRU a...
04:57 pm GMT - Thu, February 20, 2020
BoingBoing Visiting a trade show for fireworks manufacturing machines
In Liuyang, China, people visit a building where stacks of roman candle tubes and pop-its cover the floor. This is a fireworks machine trade show, where companies purchase contraptions for cranking ou...
04:57 pm GMT - Thu, February 20, 2020
BoingBoing Visiting a China trade show for fireworks manufacturing machines
Above, a visit to a building in Liuyang, China where stacks of roman candle tubes and pop-its cover the floor. This is a fireworks machine trade show, where companies purchase contraptions for crankin...
04:51 pm GMT - Thu, February 20, 2020
BoingBoing Data breach at U.S. agency in charge of securing Trump's communication
The Defense Information Systems Agency, which calls itself a combat support agency of the Defense Department on its website, employs 8,000 military and civilian employees.The DIA, which is responsibl...
04:51 pm GMT - Thu, February 20, 2020
BoingBoing "The current [insect] extinction crisis is deeply worrisome," say experts
Twenty-five experts have issued a warning about the potentially cataclysmic consequences of the rapidly shrinking insect population, reports The Guardian.In a two-part article for Biological Conservat...
04:46 pm GMT - Thu, February 20, 2020
BoingBoing Police chief relieved of duty dramatically walks out of town meeting in his underwear
At a Croydon, New Hampshire town meeting, the government unexpectedly decided to disband its one-person police force and lay off the only officer, chief of police Richard Lee, who had held the positio...
04:46 pm GMT - Thu, February 20, 2020
BoingBoing Police chief, stripped of duty, dramatically walks out of town meeting in his underwear
At a Croydon, New Hampshire town meeting, the government unexpectedly decided to disband its one-person police force and lay off the only officer, chief of police Richard Lee, who had held the positio...
04:42 pm GMT - Thu, February 20, 2020
BoingBoing Dating site OKCupid lets you filter out climate change deniers
On our app you can filter out anybody who thinks climate change is Fake News.— OkCupid (@okcupid) January 14, 2020OKCupid recently announced it's letting its users avoid dating people who are in...
04:39 pm GMT - Thu, February 20, 2020
BoingBoing Amazon item description includes "Shipped from Amazon Warehouse in US, Free from Virus"
My young son has an inordinate fondness of trucks, and while acquiring trucks yesterday I noticed that this Mercedes-Benz 1/20-scale Dump Truck includes the text "Shipped from Amazon Warehouse in US, ...
04:29 pm GMT - Thu, February 20, 2020
BoingBoing Changing a 35 MPH traffic sign to 85 MPH with a piece of tape causes Tesla to drive 85 MPH
Researchers at McAfee adding a small piece of tape to the "3" on a 35 MPH traffic sign, to make it look a little like an "8." Then they put two older model Teslas in autonomous mode, and both accelera...
04:18 pm GMT - Thu, February 20, 2020
BoingBoing Pittsburgh's tradition of claiming a public parking space by putting a chair in it
In Pittsburgh, it's understood that if there is a chair in a parking spot on the street, that spot has been claimed and is not yours to park in. The citizens have "chair respect." As William Gibson sa...
02:39 pm GMT - Thu, February 20, 2020
BoingBoing IRS sues Facebook for $9bn
The IRS is suing Facebook for $9bn over unpaid taxes, reports Reuters, targeting its licensing of "intellectual property" to its own Irish subsidiary to shift profits to that lower-taxed jurisdiction....
02:00 pm GMT - Thu, February 20, 2020
BoingBoing These earbuds created by Beats by Dre engineers are just as awesome and cost a whole lot less
With so many manufacturers out there these days, its tough to know who to trust in the ultra-competitive wireless earbuds market. If youve never heard of LinearFlux, you may soon. Thats because its a ...
12:57 pm GMT - Thu, February 20, 2020
BoingBoing Debussy's Clair de Lune on modular synth
In this video, Claude Debussy's Clair de Line is presented on a modular synthesizer. The accompanying Haiku says all:from the modular,a landscape a wee sterile,just a reflection ~The performer is ann ...
12:33 pm GMT - Thu, February 20, 2020
BoingBoing Pop-up book of classic Sega arcade cabinets
Sega Arcade: Pop-Up History [Read Only Memory] is a beautifully-illustrated hardcover book about six classic Sega "body sensation" arcade cabinets – Hang-On, Space Harrier, Out Run, After Burner...
12:00 pm GMT - Thu, February 20, 2020
BoingBoing WATCH: Parasites removed from hornet
In this video, Xenos moutoni are carefully extracted from hornets. Xenos parasites, in the order Strepsipsera, live their entire lives in the abdomens of wasps and similar insects, altering the host's...
03:00 am GMT - Thu, February 20, 2020
BoingBoing The Ratio Six is a single-button coffee maker that produces barista-level brew
Two-thirds of American adults drink coffee every day. On average, theyre each drinking about three cups per day, which works out to nearly 400 million cups downed each and every day.We dont have stats...
12:38 am GMT - Thu, February 20, 2020
BoingBoing Google hit with new federal investigation over pregnant employee who claims discrimination
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has opened an investigation into a former Google employees pregnancy discrimination case, CNBC reports.Chelsey Glasson worked as a former user experien...
12:30 am GMT - Thu, February 20, 2020
BoingBoing Google users in UK will soon lose EU data protection: Report
Post-Brexit, Google plans to move UK user accounts out of the control of European Union privacy regulators, and will place them under U.S. jurisdiction instead, where privacy protections are weaker, r...
12:26 am GMT - Thu, February 20, 2020
BoingBoing Federal court rules that Scott Pruitts sham EPA cant ban scientists from its scientific advisory board
Back in 2017, the new EPA Director Scott Pruitt -- a fantastically pampered shill for corporations whose income is proportional to the noxious effluvia they eject into our air, soil, and water -- pass...
12:25 am GMT - Thu, February 20, 2020
BoingBoing Getting to know 2015 TG 387, aka "the Goblin," an unconfirmed dwarf planet lurking in the Ort cloud
Have you heard of the Goblin? It's a likely dwarf-sized planet named that because it was discovered around Halloween, 2015. The Goblin travels in a 32-thousand-year orbit around our sun. It is current...
12:19 am GMT - Thu, February 20, 2020
BoingBoing MGM Resorts data breach exposes 10.6M guests' info, Jack Dorsey included, home addresses and birthdates
Personal information for more than 10 million former guests of MGM resorts has been posted on a hacking forum. Among the notable data breach victims: Twitter and Square CEO Jack Dorsey. The leaked dat...
11:16 pm GMT - Wed, February 19, 2020
BoingBoing Deadly shooting in Hanau Germany leaves 8 dead, 5 wounded
News organizations in Germany are reporting at this hour that an estimated 8 people are dead and at least 5 more injured following a mass shooting in Hanau, Germany. At the time of this blog post, rep...
11:08 pm GMT - Wed, February 19, 2020
BoingBoing E. Jean Carroll fired from ELLE magazine after Trump rape allegation, readers call for NoWayinElle boycott
E. Jean Carroll, who has written an advice column at ELLE magazine for three decades, and last year accused President Donald Trump of raping her in the mid-1990s, today said she was fired from her lon...
09:39 pm GMT - Wed, February 19, 2020
BoingBoing Larry Tesler, the father of cut, copy, paste, has died
Larry Tesler, the PARC Xerox computer scientist who coined the terms cut, copy, and paste, has died.Born in 1945 in New York, Tesler went on to study computer science at Stanford University, and after...
09:39 pm GMT - Wed, February 19, 2020
BoingBoing Russian soldier proposes with 16 tanks in the shape of a heart on Valentine's Day
Alexandra Kopytova accepted the proposal at the barrel of a gun. Or 16 guns, technically, which were attached to a fleet of T-72B3 Soviet Battle Tanks that her now-fiance, Lieutenant Denis Kazantsev, ...
09:38 pm GMT - Wed, February 19, 2020
BoingBoing What it's like inside the CIA during Donald Trump's "Deep State" purge
One of the strangest contradictory sensations of the Trump era is the man's relationship towards and with the various U.S. intelligence agencies. In many cases, Trump's broad criticisms about the unac...
09:02 pm GMT - Wed, February 19, 2020
BoingBoing New York fashion school apologizes for racist catwalk face mask
The Fashion Institute of Technology has apologized for a "clearly racist" show where a black model was asked to wear giant red lips and black plastic ears. The model refused, but white colleages were ...
09:00 pm GMT - Wed, February 19, 2020
BoingBoing This training can help make 2020 the year you get working as a professional copywriter
For those with a writing flair, the thought of building a career as a professional copywriter should probably have some appeal. Thankfully, its also an in-demand job skill with the average copywriter ...
07:16 pm GMT - Wed, February 19, 2020
BoingBoing A good solar powered LED illuminated street address sign
I bought this solar powered LED illuminated street address sign earlier this month and am really happy with it. The light is is bright and makes it easy for people to find our house. It comes with sev...
06:57 pm GMT - Wed, February 19, 2020
BoingBoing This electronic ultrasonic bug and rat repellent device has a circuit to light LEDs, but nothing else
This "ultrasonic" pest repellent just has circuit to control LEDs inside from r/assholedesignThis Adtala ultrasonic bug and rat repellent device is advertised as having an "Upgraded Smart Chip." Reddi...
06:38 pm GMT - Wed, February 19, 2020
BoingBoing Powerful Iwo Jima WWII footage shot by marines in combat and never seen publicly
Today is the 75th anniversary of the beginning of the Battle of Iwo Jima, when the US Marines and Navy invaded and captured the island from the Imperial Japan Army. Almost 7,000 Allied troops and 18,0...
06:36 pm GMT - Wed, February 19, 2020
BoingBoing Armored vehicle almost flattens a bunch of people
News 24 reports that "No SA National Defence Force (SANDF) members were injured after a Rooikat light armoured vehicle hit a fence during a practice run ahead of the annual Armed Forces Day commemorat...
06:26 pm GMT - Wed, February 19, 2020
BoingBoing Trump offered Assange pardon in exchange for covering up Russian DNC hack, says lawyer
Julian Assange's lawyer told a London court that Trump offered to pardon the WikiLeaks founder if he agreed to say Russia was not involved in the Democratic National Committee email hack, reports The ...
06:04 pm GMT - Wed, February 19, 2020
BoingBoing Neural network turns 24 fps videos into smooth, clear 60 fps
The latest episode of Two Minute Papers discusses a new video enhancement method called "Depth-Aware Video Frame Interpolation" to increase the frame rate of choppy videos. The breakthrough here is th...
05:58 pm GMT - Wed, February 19, 2020
BoingBoing Man performs CPR on gecko floating in his beer
A fellow named Brett, aka "Slab," was having a beer with his buddies at the the Amble Inn in Corindi Beach, New South Wales, Australia, when he noticed a gecko in his mug. The gecko wasn't moving so S...
05:50 pm GMT - Wed, February 19, 2020
BoingBoing Video of a cool old Tokyo neighborhood slated for redevelopment
One of my favorite YouTube channels is Nippon Wandering TV, in which a guy walks and bikes around Japanese streets with a GoPro camera. In his latest video he bikes around Keisei Tateishi station in n...
05:29 pm GMT - Wed, February 19, 2020
BoingBoing Gentleman on EasyJet flight began eating his phone, forced landing
A gentleman on an easyJet flight from Manchester to Iceland apparently began disassembling and chewing up parts of his mobile phone, causing the battery to smoke and alarming passengers. Prior to this...
05:28 pm GMT - Wed, February 19, 2020
BoingBoing This sleazy Amazon marketplace seller offers $10 gift cards for 5-star reviews
The LockPickingLawyer, who runs a YouTube Channel about recreational lockpicking, bought a Mofut Key Lock Box. Inside the box was a card offering $10 in the form of a gift card or cash via PayPal, in ...
05:09 pm GMT - Wed, February 19, 2020
BoingBoing Someone has been dumping bundles of live snakes in pillowcases outside this UK firestation
Someone has been depositing pillowcases filled with live snakes outside of a fire station in Sunderland, northeast England. Last week, 13 pythons turned up and one has since died. The latest collectio...
04:44 pm GMT - Wed, February 19, 2020
BoingBoing SpaceX and Space Adventures offer tourist trips to orbit
SpaceX and Space Adventures have partnered to offer space tourists a trip to orbit on the SpaceX Crew Dragon space capsule. They expect the first flight to launch in late 2021 or early 2022. Around $5...
04:07 pm GMT - Wed, February 19, 2020
BoingBoing Burger King shows sandwich decaying to moldy slab of meat and bread in new ad
Burger King's switching to preservative-free ingredients, and chose to market this fact by showing what will now happen to its sandwiches if they are left out uneaten. Welcome to the intersection of a...
03:06 pm GMT - Wed, February 19, 2020
BoingBoing Steams Google result reads Fck Epic Games Store
The broken ASCII-art "FUCK EPIC GAMES STORE" wasn't placed intentionally by Steam to show up as the store's description in Google search results, but there it is, all the same. Google and its algorith...
03:00 pm GMT - Wed, February 19, 2020
BoingBoing After Brexit, Britain may finally lose its Marbles specifically the ones they stole from Greece
In the early 1800s, agents working for Thomas Bruce of Scotland, the 7th Earl of Elgin, conveniently removed about half of the remaining marble statues from the Parthenon, as well as a few other Greek...
02:00 pm GMT - Wed, February 19, 2020
BoingBoing This 10-foot cloth Lightning cable wont break like those fragile Apple cables and is only $15
While we all love our iPhones and iPads, celebrating the releases of their latest and greatest versions, its amusing to consider how much we at the same time HATE the main item that keeps these little...
01:59 pm GMT - Wed, February 19, 2020
BoingBoing Boycycle v. Motaur
Exhibit A: Boycycle, a music video by Vedran Rupic for Bosnian DJ Salvator Ganacci, who stars as the titular creature.Exhibits B1 through B3: Progressive Insurance's "Motaur" ad campaign, with a simil...
01:42 pm GMT - Wed, February 19, 2020
BoingBoing Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk star in Star Trek deepfake
Amusing yet unsettling and increasingly smooth, the deepfakes keep coming. Here's Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk's faces superimposed onto Star Trek's original 1965 pilot episode by, with Bezos as the Talos...
01:29 pm GMT - Wed, February 19, 2020
BoingBoing WATCH: Pot shop clerk fights off robbers with bear spray
In this security footage, three masked and armed robbers raid a pot shop in Everett, Washington, only to be confronted by an unexpected challenge: a blast of bear spray right to the face. The operator...
01:05 pm GMT - Wed, February 19, 2020
BoingBoing Coronavirus means a boom in private jet inquiries
The rich plan to ride out the plague in private jets, but there's a problem: there's not enough of them, and crews are leery of flying to China. The wealthy ones are turning to private jet operators t...
12:37 pm GMT - Wed, February 19, 2020
BoingBoing The Financial Times' 404 page
The Financial Times, which is like The Wall Street Journal but with a three-digit IQ, has an amusing 404 Not Found page.Why wasn't this page found?We asked some leading economists.Stagflation The cost...
12:08 pm GMT - Wed, February 19, 2020
BoingBoing Kids in Philly are part of a crazy new fad: learning typewriting?
A typewriter shop in Philadelphia is holding classes for kids -- and they're showing up!Manual typewriting has been enjoying something of a comeback in the past decade or so, but I wouldn't have expec...
12:08 pm GMT - Wed, February 19, 2020
BoingBoing Trump Shoots Man on Fifth Ave.
Tom the Dancing Bug, IN WHICH President Trump shoots a man on Fifth Ave. and the media urgently reports both the Democratic and Republican perspectives...
12:00 pm GMT - Wed, February 19, 2020
BoingBoing What would beer be like if it was brewed on a generation ship?
Humans have been fermenting grain-flavored liquids into some simulacrum of beer for more than 10,000 years. And so it stands to reason that, over the next 10,000 years, we'll continue finding ways to ...
03:00 am GMT - Wed, February 19, 2020
BoingBoing Forevernote puts your life stories in print forever and it may be the greatest family gift you can give
Every family is chock full of stories. Stories of history, stories of memory, stories of accomplishment and stories of love. From a grandparents tales of life decades ago to a couples first meeting to...
12:56 am GMT - Wed, February 19, 2020
BoingBoing Robert Anton Wilson's daughter Christina on the new edition of her father's book, Ishtar Rising
As you might know, Robert Anton Wilson (1932 - 2007) is one of Boing Boing's patron saints. Raw's humor, skepticism, optimism, and ability to reveal the deep weirdness underlying almost everything wer...
11:45 pm GMT - Tue, February 18, 2020
BoingBoing Understanding the neuroscience of pleasure
Nan Wise, Ph.D., is AASECT certified sex therapist, neuroscientist, certified relationship expert, and author. Follow her @AskDoctorNan. The following is adapted from her new book, Why Good Sex Matter...
11:04 pm GMT - Tue, February 18, 2020
BoingBoing Making a flying saucer clock (with data storage) controlled by a Raspberry Pi
I love this strange and wonderful project on Hackaday.io. It is digital clock which uses a ring of 60 NeoPixels in a 3D printed flying saucer and 12 lights on the inner ring to indicate the hours. It ...
11:04 pm GMT - Tue, February 18, 2020
BoingBoing Instead of plastic bottles, here's drinking water in an edible blob
Notpla is an edible material made from seaweed and plants that can encapsulate drinking water other edible materials, eliminating the need for plastic packaging.From Fast Company:The designers used a ...
10:46 pm GMT - Tue, February 18, 2020
BoingBoing February is "Snag-a-Normie" month in tabletop gaming
The online gaming portal, OnTableTop (formerly Beasts of War) is trying to establish February as "Snag-a-Normie" month. The idea is for tabletop gamers to try and bring their friends and family over t...
09:40 pm GMT - Tue, February 18, 2020
BoingBoing If you like jigsaw puzzles and Baby Yoda - this is for you
What better way to use up the "brief crack of light between two eternities of darkness" you won in the cosmic lottery than by frittering it away on assembling a 500-piece jigsaw puzzle of Baby Yoda, b...
09:00 pm GMT - Tue, February 18, 2020
BoingBoing Bring art to your bedside with this 3-in-1 wireless charging Bluetooth speaker LED lamp
Minimalism isn't just trendy, it's also wise. Clearing clutter and keeping things simple in your home is great for both your mind and for the earth. Bring that movement to your bedside when you replac...
07:15 pm GMT - Tue, February 18, 2020
BoingBoing Trump commutes sentence of corrupt governor Rod Blagojevich, pardons Giuliani crony Bernard Kerik
President Trump today announced that he is commuting the prison sentence of Rod Blagojevich, a former Illinois governer jailed for corruption, and pardoning Bernard Kerik, the former New York Police C...
05:42 pm GMT - Tue, February 18, 2020
BoingBoing In 1828, Ann Marten began to have disturbing dreams about her missing stepdaughter's whereabouts
When Maria Marten disappeared from the English village of Polstead in 1827, her lover said that they had married and were living on the Isle of Wight. But Maria's stepmother began having disturbing dr...
05:36 pm GMT - Tue, February 18, 2020
BoingBoing Florida man stored jars of preserved human tongues in his crawlspace
In Gainseville, Florida, a routine crawlspace inspection turned up jars of preserved human tongues that date back to the 1960s. Police are currently investigating whether the tongues were related to r...
05:27 pm GMT - Tue, February 18, 2020
BoingBoing RIP Barbara Remington, illustrator of 60s paperback editions of The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit
The New York Times remembers Barbara Remington, who created the cover illustrations for Ballantine Books' 1965 paperback editions of J.R.R. Tolkiens The Lord of the Rings trilogy and The Hobbit. Remin...
05:20 pm GMT - Tue, February 18, 2020
BoingBoing HackSpace magazine lowers its US print subscription price
In case you don't know, HackSpace is a terrific monthly maker magazine from the U.K. Published by the Raspberry Pi Foundation, HackSpace includes articles by bunnie huang, Andrew Lewis, Marc de Vinck,...
05:14 pm GMT - Tue, February 18, 2020
BoingBoing State of Kentucky must pay $150,000 to man with "IM God" license plate following First Amendment suit
Remember Ben Hart who sued the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (and won) after he was denied a vanity license plate that said "IM GOD?" Hart had the plate for more than a decade while living in Ohio (...
05:02 pm GMT - Tue, February 18, 2020
BoingBoing Oops: A gentleman shatters glass doors as he enters a store with too much gusto
Watch this fellow make a grand entrance and then look surprised at his own strength. In the end, he does the gentlemanly thing and keeps on a walkin'.Via Digg Read the rest ...
05:00 pm GMT - Tue, February 18, 2020
BoingBoing The singer of a KISS cover band caught on fire in the middle of a show and kept playing
That's not actually Paul Stanley; it's Bobby Jensen playing the part of the Starchild in the Minneapolis-based classic rock tribute band Hairball in concert. But either way, it's stillpretty badass (a...
04:57 pm GMT - Tue, February 18, 2020
BoingBoing Robbers in Hong Kong steal 600 rolls of toilet paper, a hot commodity due to coronavirus
In Hong Kong, knife-wielding robbers stole 600 rolls of toilet paper from a delivery worker outside Wellcome Supermarket. Police reportedly nabbed two suspects and recovered some of the toilet paper, ...
04:53 pm GMT - Tue, February 18, 2020
BoingBoing National Association of Christian Lawmakers accuse "Satanists and Atheists" for voting in their poll
Do you believe America would be better off if more Christians served in elected office?#Retweet #Poll #Election2020 #America #SuperTuesday #Vote— National Association of Christian Lawmakers (@Ch...
04:43 pm GMT - Tue, February 18, 2020
BoingBoing Golden Gate Bridge officials demand that photographer remove photo from his website
Fstoppers reports that Photographer Bruce Getty posted a composite photo of the Golden Gate Bridge and a blood moon, but Bridge District officials are insisting that he take the photo down because the...
04:42 pm GMT - Tue, February 18, 2020
BoingBoing The History Guy explores our 5,000 year love affair with chocolate
In this video, The History Guy looks at our 5,000-year-plus love affair with chocolate. Some really interesting things that I was not aware of. Like the fact that for most of chocolate's history, it h...
04:25 pm GMT - Tue, February 18, 2020
BoingBoing San Francisco Bay Area tonight and 2/21: David J (Bauhaus and Love and Rockets) solo shows
The great David J, bassist for Bauhaus and Love and Rockets, is playing two intimate concerts in the San Francisco Bay Area, tonight (2/18) at Santa Rosa's Lost Church and 2/21 at San Francisco's Lost...
04:20 pm GMT - Tue, February 18, 2020
BoingBoing Can you solve the "Hanging Cable" problem, used as an Amazon interview question?
A cable of 80 meters is hanging from the top of two poles that are both 50 meters off the ground. What is the distance between the two poles (to one decimal point) if the center cable is (a) 20 meters...
04:11 pm GMT - Tue, February 18, 2020
BoingBoing Yet again, police arrest gentleman with "Crime Pays" tattoo on his forehead
Yet again, Donald Murray, 38, was arrested following a police chase. Apparently he escaped the cops but they nabbed him later. I wonder how they managed to identify him. From Fox4:According to the Ter...
02:25 pm GMT - Tue, February 18, 2020
BoingBoing Watch: Patient plays violin during brain surgery, a UK first
Professional musician Dagmar Turner had brain surgery at King's College Hospital, London to remove a benign tumor....
02:13 pm GMT - Tue, February 18, 2020
BoingBoing Billionaire Bloomberg won't have to disclose finances until late March
What does this guy worth $60 billion own, who wants to be president?Memelord and presidential hopeful Michael throw them up against the wall Bloomberg will not be required to publicly disclose his fin...
02:00 pm GMT - Tue, February 18, 2020
BoingBoing Master the second best-paid programming language in the U.S. with this beginner-friendly training
The biggest companies in the world rely on Python to power their technology and services, and more brands of all sizes are jumping on board. As the second best-paid programming language in the country...
01:59 pm GMT - Tue, February 18, 2020
BoingBoing Trump tweets he'll sue 'everyone all over the place' for 'total SCAM' Mueller Russia probe
On his batshit Twitter account, impeached and manifestly bonkers U.S. President Donald Trump is calling for all cases that came out of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian inter...
01:50 pm GMT - Tue, February 18, 2020
BoingBoing Jailed Wikileaks founder Julian Assange's health is improving, and he's out of solitary - spokesman
Julian Assange, the jailed founder of Wikileaks, is no longer being held in solitary confinement and his health is improving, said his spokesman Kristinn Hrafnsson to reporters on Tuesday. I saw him a...
01:38 pm GMT - Tue, February 18, 2020
BoingBoing Brave try at world sparkler record fails on technicality in Wyoming
In Wyoming, an attempt to break the world record for the most sparklers lit at one time failed on a technicality. Bummer.Officials from Guinness World Records ruled that each participant was required...
01:22 pm GMT - Tue, February 18, 2020
BoingBoing AI writes song lyrics at least as well as humans can
These Lyrics Do Not Exist differs from similar projects involving human faces, cats, etc., in that the AI-created results are no more uncanny than the real thing. You give it a topic, and select a moo...
01:13 pm GMT - Tue, February 18, 2020
BoingBoing Open-source rotary cellphone
Justine Haupt made this handsome and completely functional rotary cellphone. Her design is open-source and you can even buy a case kit from her company, Sky's Edge Robotics. You have to find and caref...
01:06 pm GMT - Tue, February 18, 2020
BoingBoing Disputed Rembrandt is real, say experts
This 1632 portrait of a young woman was painted by the Dutch master Rembrandt van Rijn, says Allentown Art Museum, contrary to the judgement of the Rembrandt Research Project, which long-ago determine...
12:47 pm GMT - Tue, February 18, 2020
BoingBoing Academic published erotic fiction about own students
A Cambridge University don wrote and published erotic fiction about his own students under a pseudonym, reports the BBC. Dr Peter Hutchinson was accused of sexual harassment in 2015 and forced out of ...
12:22 pm GMT - Tue, February 18, 2020
BoingBoing Boy Scouts of America files for bankruptcy protection over sex abuse lawsuits
Facing "mounting legal costs" over lawsuits filed by victims of sexual abuse, the Boy Scouts of America has filed for bankruptcy protection. NBC News reports that the move pushes the lawsuits to feder...
12:00 pm GMT - Tue, February 18, 2020
BoingBoing Cartoonist sells his "crappy rejected" New Yorker submissions
For Christmas, I gifted myself with a New Yorker subscription. At the end of January, in my inbox zine, I wrote about becoming a little obsessed with the magazine's cartoon caption contest, and how I ...
03:00 am GMT - Tue, February 18, 2020
BoingBoing From smart bags to spinners, here are 10 great luggage ideas for your next trip all on sale
Youd be surprised anyone would have to say this, but...there are plenty of items that dont belong in a suitcase. Like a bag of dead birds. No, really...people are actually packing bags of small dead b...
09:00 pm GMT - Mon, February 17, 2020
BoingBoing Save an additional 15% on these industry-leading VPNs in honor of President's Day
Presidents Day and VPNs may not be a natural fit at first glance. But think about it for a minute. George Washington and Abraham Lincoln were both American presidents whose legacies are forever tied w...
08:51 pm GMT - Mon, February 17, 2020
BoingBoing Book nooks, miniature fantasy worlds on your bookshelves
Now here's a miniatures hobby that I didn't even know existed until reading this article on Buzzfeed. Book nooks are spaces between the books on your shelves where you build (or buy) a diorama insert,...
06:30 pm GMT - Mon, February 17, 2020
BoingBoing This pull-up bar hangs from a door frame without mounting hardware
In 2012 I bought this pull-up bar and hang it from the door frame in my home office. When I started, I wasnt able to do a single pull-up. After a week I could do one pull-up. A couple of months later ...
06:21 pm GMT - Mon, February 17, 2020
BoingBoing Kentucky Fried Chicken and Crocs collaborate to make clog with plastic meat appliques
KFC teamed up with Crocs to make this colorful clog that has fake chicken nuggets attached to it, which are "made to resemble and smell like fried chicken," but are sadly "not for human consumption." ...
06:10 pm GMT - Mon, February 17, 2020
BoingBoing China is now deep-cleaning and even destroying cash in fight against coronavirus
China's central bank is now sterilizing and even destroying cash as a way to stop the spread of the new coronavirus, or COVID-19. According to a press release by the Chinese government, banks are d...
06:09 pm GMT - Mon, February 17, 2020
BoingBoing This 1849 guidebook was a Yelp for whorehouses
Philadelphia had many "gay houses" and "ladies of pleasure" in the 1840s, so it's not surprising that an enterprising publisher created a guidebook for travelers to the city "of brotherly love and sis...
06:03 pm GMT - Mon, February 17, 2020
BoingBoing DIY electromechanical sequin clock inspired by the popular kids t-shirts
My daughter loves the flip sequin shirts that are all the rage for kids these days. Ekaggrat Singh Kalsi's daughter digs them too and she inspired his fantastic Sequino clock that "writes and rewrites...
05:44 pm GMT - Mon, February 17, 2020
BoingBoing Mysterious "demonic sounds" heard inside McDonald's
In Pueblo, Colorado at 3:330am Friday morning, terrified McDonald's employees called police after hearing "'demonic sounds' from a screaming woman" inside the restaurant. According to Pueblo Police ca...
05:37 pm GMT - Mon, February 17, 2020
BoingBoing Cool retro console lets you play Conway's Game of Life
Love Hultn, who makes retrofuturistic game consoles, built this thing called an EvoBoxx, which lets you play mathematician John Horton Conway's Game of Life, a cellular automaton he devised in 1970. "...
05:22 pm GMT - Mon, February 17, 2020
BoingBoing Watch this impressive c.1929 footage of construction workers atop NYC's Chrysler Building
No, they aren't wearing any harnesses. But some of them are sporting rather dashing chapeaus. From Speed Graphic Film and Video:New York's Chrysler Building, one of the city's most iconic skyscrapers,...
05:19 pm GMT - Mon, February 17, 2020
BoingBoing What is the world's foulest smell? It's called U.S. Government Standard Bathroom Malodor
Writing for The New York Times, Randall Monroe (creator of the xkcd comic) looks into the world's worst smell. It turns out that there is no universal agreement, but a strong contender for the title i...
05:09 pm GMT - Mon, February 17, 2020
BoingBoing Ski resort uses helicopter to bring in more snow
Over the weekend, the Luchon-Superbagnres ski resort in the French Pyrenees used a helicopter to bring in fresh snow to the slopes from higher elevations. The chopper dumped 50 tonnes of snow on the b...
05:00 pm GMT - Mon, February 17, 2020
BoingBoing Wuhan virus appeared in 1981 thriller novel
Dean Koontz's The Eyes of Darkness is a 1981 thriller that mentions germ warfare lab in Wuhan that develops a virus called Wuhan-400, which is then accidentally leaked.It's an interesting coincidence,...
04:41 pm GMT - Mon, February 17, 2020
BoingBoing Andrew Weatherall, Primal Scream producer, acid house legend, RIP
Legendary musical force Andrew Weatherhall -- who produced Primal Scream's seminal album Screamadelica, famously remixed the likes of My Bloody Valentine and Meat Beat Manifesto, and as a DJ helped tu...
04:01 pm GMT - Mon, February 17, 2020
BoingBoing Sonic the Hedgehog "porn parody" clearly ignorant of prior Sonic fandom
"Sonic the Hedgehog gets bluer!" announces the press release for a porn parody of the hit movie based on the classic Sega character.The parody film is titled "Sonic the Vadgehog" and appears to have b...
03:15 pm GMT - Mon, February 17, 2020
BoingBoing Why there are so many cannabis-sponsored highway miles in Colorado
Marijuana businesses pay for 66% of states sponsored highway miles under Clean Colorado program...
03:13 pm GMT - Mon, February 17, 2020
BoingBoing Respirator masks with your face printed on it
Face ID Masks plans to offer a service that prints your face onto respirator masks, so you can unlock your phones without exposing yourself to the plague. But there's a shortage of face masks, says cr...
02:59 pm GMT - Mon, February 17, 2020
BoingBoing Hawaii police seek fruit thieves who stole $1K worth of durian and other exotics
Police on the Big Island of Hawaii are looking for fruit bandits who made off with about $1,000 in exotic fruit, including 18 or so durian -- the spiky fruit with a mega stinky smell and a taste some ...
02:52 pm GMT - Mon, February 17, 2020
BoingBoing "Glass" on Samsung's foldable phone no more scratch-resistant than plastic
Samsung claims to have developed an "Ultra Thin Glass" for its new Galaxy Z Flip foldable smartphone, signalling scratch resistance and durability beyond that of similar products. But tests conducted ...
02:45 pm GMT - Mon, February 17, 2020
BoingBoing Trump, an idiot, wishes you 'Happy Presidents Day'
Can't tell if it's because he's an illiterate dunce, or a narcissist. The singular form: Presidents Day. Perhaps he thinks it's all about him? Today in the United States, we celebrate Presidents Day, ...
02:23 pm GMT - Mon, February 17, 2020
BoingBoing Artisanal plastic crates
Congratulations, shoppers! You can order plastic crates in beautiful pastel colors at significantly inflated prices. Available in large, medium or small. [Goodhoodstore via dieworkwear] These look ver...
02:00 pm GMT - Mon, February 17, 2020
BoingBoing Get incredible savings on these factory recertified Microsoft Surface Books and Tablets
You hear the stories all the time. You know the ones about how a new vehicle instantly loses hundreds, even thousands of dollars in value the second a new owner drives it off the lot. Depreciation is ...
01:52 pm GMT - Mon, February 17, 2020
BoingBoing At Wayfair, ~550 workers laid off in'Valentine's Day Massacre'
An estimated 550 people who worked at Wayfair lost their jobs last Thursday, in what has been dubbed Wayfair's 'Valentine's Day Massacre.'The layoffs included 350 workers at the online shopping firm's...
01:44 pm GMT - Mon, February 17, 2020
BoingBoing Documentary about martial arts fraudsters and fakes
Count Dante (previously at Boing Boing) was the greatest, but he was far from the only one. Dante and others feature in Super Eyepatch Wolf's compendium of kung-fu crooks, bullshit black-belts and th...
01:41 pm GMT - Mon, February 17, 2020
BoingBoing SDNY may charge Trump-Giuliani crony Lev Parnas over 'Fraud Guarantee'
: Igor Fruman and Lev Parnas (2nd and 3rd from left) with Donald Trump and Rudy Giuliani. Photographer unknown.Prosecutors with the US attorney's office for the Southern District of New York are consi...
01:27 pm GMT - Mon, February 17, 2020
BoingBoing Ireland suspects Russia is trying to crack transatlantic fiber-optic ocean bed cables
Russia has sent intelligence agents to Ireland to map the precise location of the fibre-optic, ocean-bed cables that connect Europe to America, Ireland's security agency suspects, according to this re...
01:17 pm GMT - Mon, February 17, 2020
BoingBoing Groundhog day for a black man
By living a rough day over and over again, a black motorist learns that the cops will find their reasons: "I'm stopping everyone with broad noses. See if you match the description."Writer/Director: Cy...
01:01 pm GMT - Mon, February 17, 2020
BoingBoing Kkwabaegi donut preparation in Korea
This video shows the preparation of kkwabaegi (twisted donuts) at a small bakery in Korea. There are things both similar and different to the experiences of bakers here in the west (let alone large-sc...
12:46 pm GMT - Mon, February 17, 2020
BoingBoing Ring does not fight crime, say cops in 8 states whose PDs partnered with Amazon-owned home surveillance
There is very little evidence that Ring reduces crime. Hundreds of police departments have signed agreements with Amazon-owned Ring to obtain access to the home surveillance camera footage. Interviews...
12:25 pm GMT - Mon, February 17, 2020
BoingBoing K. D. Lang stuns the crowd at Fire Fight Australia with "Hallelujah"
The crowd at this weekend's Fire Fight Australia was humbled by an intense, heart-felt performance by k.d. lang of her signature cover of Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah." Fire Fight Australia was a benef...
03:19 am GMT - Mon, February 17, 2020
BoingBoing Your "Morbid Minute;" more on dead babies wearing other babies' skulls as hats
You may have seen the archeological news item late last year of a macabre funeral find in Ecuador. Some baby graves from around 100 B.C. were unearthed where the babies are apparently wearing the skul...
03:19 am GMT - Mon, February 17, 2020
BoingBoing Meet the "werewolf mouse" who hunts scorpions and deadly centipedes and howls at the moon
Have you ever heard of the Grasshopper mouse? It lives in the deserts of North America, lives on a meat diet, and hunts scorpions. Unlike other animals, it is immune to scorpion venom and actually tur...
02:30 am GMT - Mon, February 17, 2020
BoingBoing Get a head start on spring cleaning with these innovative tools from Elicto
Spring cleaning time is right around the corner, and, if we're being honest, the whole thing is kind of a drag. But keeping your home clean in any season is necessary for both health and happiness, so...
09:00 pm GMT - Sun, February 16, 2020
BoingBoing The right knife can change your entire kitchen and we've rounded up 20 amazing options on sale
Quality knives matter -- and in more ways than you might expect.At the most basic level, having a functioning set of proper kitchen knives means you can actually get in a kitchen, start putting togeth...
06:54 pm GMT - Sun, February 16, 2020
BoingBoing Both-side-ism comes for the FBI's abortion task force with exaggerated claims of "pro-choice violence"
I have a lot of issues with the American obsession around political binaries. But it's hard to deny that it's an overwhelming force that maintains a maddening influence on our country. Both-side-isms ...
06:51 pm GMT - Sun, February 16, 2020
BoingBoing An easy way to make clear ice for drinks
If you've ever looked into making clear ice for drinks, you know that there are all sorts of assertions about needing to boil the water first, or using filtered water, or you need a special clear ice ...
06:20 pm GMT - Sun, February 16, 2020
BoingBoing MIT's "Smart Diaper" alerts caregiver when its wet
MIT researchers outfitted a baby diaper with an RFID tag that emits a wireless signal when the surrounding material gets wet. The wetness "sensor" is actually a type of hydrogel that's commonly found ...
06:20 pm GMT - Sun, February 16, 2020
BoingBoing MIT's "Smart Diaper" alerts caregiver when it's wet
MIT researchers outfitted a baby diaper with an RFID tag that emits a wireless signal when the surrounding material gets wet. The wetness "sensor" is actually a type of hydrogel that's commonly found ...
02:00 pm GMT - Sun, February 16, 2020
BoingBoing 5 massage therapy guns that won't break the bank like Theragun
You kill it at the gym all week, your nutrition is dialed in, and you're drinking so much water that your spare time is spent walking back and forth to the bathroom (way to get those steps in!)so how ...
01:08 pm GMT - Sun, February 16, 2020
BoingBoing Witchy woman on the cover of Black Sabbath's eponymous first album finally identified
It is kind of hard to imagine that it's taken until 2020 for the identity of the woman on the cover of Black Sabbath's heavy metal masterpiece, Black Sabbath, to finally be known. The woman has been i...
03:00 am GMT - Sun, February 16, 2020
BoingBoing Upgrade your sock drawer with these all-season bamboo yarn socks
Everybody wears socks, even presidents, but not everybody wears sophisticated, ultra-comfortable socks made with bamboo yarn that offers softness, ventilation, and durability. So with all these DeadSo...
11:53 pm GMT - Sat, February 15, 2020
BoingBoing Emerson, Lake & Palmer's prog rock epic, "Karn Evil 9," to be made into a film with Daniel Wilson penning the screenplay
According to a piece on Deadline, 70s prog rock behemoths, Emerson, Lake & Palmer, are having a movie made from their 30-minute sci-fi song suite, "Karn Evil 9", from 1973's Brain Salad Surgery.Ce...
09:00 pm GMT - Sat, February 15, 2020
BoingBoing Make good on that New Year's resolution to read more with these apps and speed reading techniques
If you're looking to read more in 2020, you probably wish you had more time to get that done. Well, we can't create more hours in the day (we're mad about it too), but we can help you maximize those h...
04:10 pm GMT - Sat, February 15, 2020
BoingBoing Man hacks his prosthetic arm to control music synthesizer with his thoughts
Bertolt Meyer wears a myoelectric prosthetic arm and hand controlled by electrodes attached to his residual limb that pick up impulses generated when he consciously contracts that muscle. Those impuls...
03:46 pm GMT - Sat, February 15, 2020
BoingBoing Smoking video for Wilco's Mikael Jorgensen and The Kin's Isaac Koren's sexy, simmering, and brilliant Nat King Cole cover
For the last couple years, my dear friend Mikael Jorgensen (Wilco, Quindar) and Isaac Koren (The Kin, Brves) have been exploring their shared passion for the great American songbook and electronic mus...
02:00 pm GMT - Sat, February 15, 2020
BoingBoing Need a new MacBook? Check out this Presidents Day sale that can save you hundreds
Grover Cleveland served as Americas 22nd President before being narrowly defeated for re-election by Benjamin Harrison in 1888. But the undeterred Cleveland roared back four years later, winning the 1...
03:00 am GMT - Sat, February 15, 2020
BoingBoing What does it take to land a $130K job as an AWS DevOps pro? This training
Engineers versed in the care and feeding of system development on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) platform are in an IT job sector so vital right now that they can practically set their own salaries. An...
02:00 am GMT - Sat, February 15, 2020
BoingBoing Art in the age of artifice
As a magician and sleight-of-hand artist, I've been wrestling with the thorny and slippery notion of Art for a long time. A recent "magical project" rekindled my attention about this ongoing quest. He...
01:32 am GMT - Sat, February 15, 2020
BoingBoing Dozens of woman now accuse prominent Columbia University Ob-Gyn of sexual assault
Famed Columbia University Ob-Gyn Dr. Robert Hadden was arrested in 2012 for licking a patient's vagina, but prosecutors didn't press charges, so Dr. Hadden went back to work. In the following weeks, h...
12:11 am GMT - Sat, February 15, 2020
BoingBoing Two well-known YouTube game crafters paint up an entire tabletop fantasy village in five days
"Two men, one highly detailed resin fantasy village, and five days to paint it."If you're a fantasy tabletop gamer, you likely know about Tabletop World, two Croatian terrain makers whose resign-cast ...
12:11 am GMT - Sat, February 15, 2020
BoingBoing The 27-song playlist that Lou Reed made just before he died
The UK's Far Out Magazine has posted the playlists of 27 songs that Lou Reed was listening to when he died in 2013 of liver disease.Reed continually kept his finger on the pulse of contemporary and po...
12:05 am GMT - Sat, February 15, 2020
BoingBoing Making your own utility knife in brass using common shop tools
In this video on Pask Makes, he fashions a really lovely utility knife out of brass using nothing more than common shop tools like a saw, drill, hacksaw, router, files, etc.If you've ever made a tool ...
10:11 pm GMT - Fri, February 14, 2020
BoingBoing Michael Avenatti convicted of trying to extort Nike
Michael Avenatti, the pugnacious lawyer who rose to fame representing porn star and Trump mistress Stormy Daniels, is now a convicted criminal. A jury found him guilty today of trying to extort millio...
09:00 pm GMT - Fri, February 14, 2020
BoingBoing HP can help you upgrade your tech with their big Presidents Day Sale
Outside of Black Friday, there may be no bigger shopping day than the often-overlooked, unassuming Presidents Day. Sure, we can spend the day honoring Washington, Lincoln, and the rest of the crew or...
06:39 pm GMT - Fri, February 14, 2020
BoingBoing For 13 years, this photographer has been building an incredible 3D digital model of Athens
Starting in 2007, photographer and visual effects artist Dimitris Tsalkanis has been building a digital 3D model of ancient Athens. The result is an immersive historical recreation where everyone onli...
06:37 pm GMT - Fri, February 14, 2020
BoingBoing 'My hobby is designing and building unique arcade games from scratch.'
This is a really cool homebuilt arcade game project. My hobby is designing and building unique arcade games from scratch, says IMGURian @builtbyblatt. This is The Blatt Box.This is Speed mode. You hav...
06:27 pm GMT - Fri, February 14, 2020
BoingBoing This 'foster mom' bear is raising a cub saved by a dog
An orphaned black bear cub has been placed with a substitute bear mom this week after the little baby bear was saved by a family dog, and tenderly brought to safety.The amazing images of the rescued b...
06:17 pm GMT - Fri, February 14, 2020
BoingBoing Florida Man is upset he can't bring his large Donald Trump cutout to dialysis
He wants to know why can't bring his emotional support life-sized cutout of Trump with him to treatments...
06:16 pm GMT - Fri, February 14, 2020
BoingBoing Carl Sagan's Pale Blue Dot image is 30 years old today
Thirty years ago today, the Voyager 1 spaceprobe had completed its ncounters with the outer planets and was careening out of our solar system. The time came to shut off the probes' cameras to preserve...
06:09 pm GMT - Fri, February 14, 2020
BoingBoing American Airlines threatened to arrest me, says woman whose seat was continuously punched by man sitting behind her
This video has the internet legitimately divided .Dude is in the last seat on the plane. Seat doesnt recline.Hers does. And she reclines.Hes upset, and is punching her seat incessantly so she records....
05:59 pm GMT - Fri, February 14, 2020
BoingBoing The scientific secrets inside a single grain of moon dust
While scientists have studied Moon rocks for 50 years, researchers have for the first time conducted deep analysis on a single grain of lunar dust, atom by atom. Using a common materials science techn...
05:53 pm GMT - Fri, February 14, 2020
BoingBoing Facebook: Bloomberg campaign memes won't be classified as political ads
We've written here at Boing Boing before about Mike Bloomberg's awful memes, which the 2020 presidential hopeful's campaign machine crapped out on Facebook and Instagram this week with awful accounts ...
05:42 pm GMT - Fri, February 14, 2020
BoingBoing New trailer for Stranger Things 4... Guess who didn't die.
"From Russia with love..." Read the rest ...
05:38 pm GMT - Fri, February 14, 2020
BoingBoing Databases leak exposed 900K plastic surgery records with nude photos
Leaked images, many of them graphic nude photos, were from imaging firm NextMotion in France...
05:37 pm GMT - Fri, February 14, 2020
BoingBoing Watch Billie Eilish interviewed by an A.I.
Creative technologist Nicole He modified OpenAI's GPT-2 language model to generate questions for happy mutant pop star Billie Eilish and also write Eilish-esque lyrics. Vogue Magazine published Eilish...
05:29 pm GMT - Fri, February 14, 2020
BoingBoing Tesla restored autopilot feature to used car, saying the whole thing was a "miscommunication"
Last week I posted the sad tale of Alec, a man who bought a used Tesla at auction and was saddened when Tesla later remotely disabled the car's autodrive feature.Tesla justified the action by telling ...
05:13 pm GMT - Fri, February 14, 2020
BoingBoing Gentleman arrested for using mice and hamsters to get free hotel rooms
Utah police say Ryan Sentelle State (37) scored free hotel rooms by releasing mice and hamsters in the room and then demanding a free room to compensate him for the horror of sharing a room with a rod...
05:02 pm GMT - Fri, February 14, 2020
BoingBoing Telemarket scammer talks to a bot for over 10 minutes
The Jolly Roger Telephone Company is a subscription service that answers phone calls from suspected scammers and connects them to a bot that will happily chat with them for hours, days, or weeks. The ...
04:38 pm GMT - Fri, February 14, 2020
BoingBoing Textmode Space Harrier
What you see before you here is frenetic, graphics-heavy 1985 arcade game Space Harrier as a textmode app. Though represented as chunky extended-ASCII characters, the underlying game is startlingly au...
01:59 pm GMT - Fri, February 14, 2020
BoingBoing Save over 25% on the LG 86" 4K HDR Smart LED UHD TV in honor of President's Day
Become the best binge-watcher on the block when you add this sweet smart TV to your living room. Not only is this LG television bighello, 86"but it's also packed with cutting-edge tech that will final...
01:12 pm GMT - Fri, February 14, 2020
BoingBoing RompHim goes out of business
RompHim, the rompers-for-men company that achieved viral success a couple of years back, is going out of business. CNN reports that the initial focus on marketing to straight bros limited their appeal...
12:57 pm GMT - Fri, February 14, 2020
BoingBoing Trump admits sending Giuliani to Ukraine, having denied it during impeachment
Now acquitted by the Senate, the president can glibly admit to what he was accused of. In a chat last night with Geraldo Rivera, Donald Trump says he sent Rudy Giuliani to Ukraine to dig for dirt on p...
12:47 pm GMT - Fri, February 14, 2020
BoingBoing Age differences in Disney couples
One Zachary Bisenio created a handy chart illustrating age differences in Disney couples. There are some interesting surprises, to be sure, but also lots of statutory rape. Read the rest ...
12:20 pm GMT - Fri, February 14, 2020
BoingBoing Wendy's fires staff after sink used as bathtub
Staff at a Wendy's in Greenville, Michigan, are out of a job after video of someone taking a bath in the kitchen sink there went viral.A 23-second video shared on Facebook, originally posted to the Ti...
12:02 pm GMT - Fri, February 14, 2020
BoingBoing Coronavirus: North Korea executes official who visited public spa in China
Pyongyang claims that North Korea has no cases of coronavirus, having closed its border with China and suspended all tourism. Experts are skeptical, reports the Daily Mirror, and South Korean media cl...
11:40 am GMT - Fri, February 14, 2020
BoingBoing D & D character alignments as Valentine's Day conversation hearts
The wonderfully talented artist and illustrator, Michelle Rial, posted this D & D character alignment chart to her Twitter feed.I need a new hobby pic.twitter.com/bRn5QJ4u90— Michelle Rial (...
11:28 am GMT - Fri, February 14, 2020
BoingBoing Watch how a heavy anvil floats in a vat of mercury
This is so amazing. Watch what happens when a blacksmithing anvil is lowered into a large vat of pure liquid mercury.[H/t Alberto Gaitn via Bryce Lynch]Image: Screengrab from GIF Read the rest ...
01:29 am GMT - Fri, February 14, 2020
BoingBoing China: 116 new coronavirus deaths in Hubei
China's government health commission in Hubei province reported on Friday that the daily death toll from coronavirus rose by 116.The Hubei province health commission did not report the total number of...
12:43 am GMT - Fri, February 14, 2020
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...
12:29 am GMT - Fri, February 14, 2020
BoingBoing First look: Robert Pattinson is... The Batman
Robert Pattinson is The Batman in director Matt Reeves's take on the dark knight. Pattinson is best known from the Twilight series while Reeves was behind the lens on Cloverfield (2008), Dawn of the P...
12:00 am GMT - Fri, February 14, 2020
BoingBoing Seven top tips from makers so far this year
Here are seven of my favorite DIY/maker tips published this year in my weekly newsletter, Gareth's Tips, Tools, and Shop Tales. Etching Metal with a 9v BatteryEtching is easier than you think. Leah of...
11:59 pm GMT - Thu, February 13, 2020
BoingBoing An interview with legendary bass player Carol Kaye
On Legs McNeil's Please Kill Me, Michael Shelly interviews the legendary bass player, Carol Kaye. Unless you're a hardcore music nerd, you may not know who Carol Kaye is. You need to fix that. Carol K...
11:00 pm GMT - Thu, February 13, 2020
BoingBoing Prime Climb is a fun tabletop game that uses math
Let the co-creator of Prime Climb explain how to play this fast-moving game of quickly changing fortunes. It's on sale today on Amazon. Read the rest ...
10:15 pm GMT - Thu, February 13, 2020
BoingBoing Disabled patients in Iowa state-run home used as guinea pigs in sexual arousal experiments, lawsuit charges
A federal civil rights lawsuit filed this week claims that severely intellectually and physically disabled patients at a state-operated home in Iowa were used as guinea pigs in sexual arousal research...
09:48 pm GMT - Thu, February 13, 2020
BoingBoing Researchers say Voatz voting app has big security flaws, 4 states using it for 2020 elections anyway
Researchers at MIT say the voting app Voatz, which is being used by at least 4 states in the 2020 elections, has major security flaws that could allow an attacker to intercept and alter votes, while m...
09:30 pm GMT - Thu, February 13, 2020
BoingBoing AG Barr criticizes Trump's tweets on Stone: He should stop, his tweets 'make it impossible for me to do my job'
Aww, the sycophant is sick of it.Today, impeached president Donald Trump's manifestly corrupt personal attorney general Bill Barr said in an interview with ABC News, The president has never asked me t...
09:22 pm GMT - Thu, February 13, 2020
BoingBoing IRS erroneously considered Fortnite V-Bucks and Roblox Robux "virtual currencies" subject to taxation
The IRS removed language from their Web site that listed Fortnite V-Bucks and Roblox Robux as examples of convertible virtual currencies, like Bitcoin. They were included on a page about virtual curre...
09:19 pm GMT - Thu, February 13, 2020
BoingBoing Antarctica reaches 20 C (68 F), highest recorded temp ever on icy continent
Scientists say 20.75 C logged at Seymour Island is incredible and abnormal...
09:09 pm GMT - Thu, February 13, 2020
BoingBoing Moscow: Twitter and Facebook fined 4 million rubles each for refusing to store data on Russian citizens in Russia
A court in Moscow today issued fines of 4 million rubles each against Twitter and Facebook for the social media companies' refusal to store data about Russian citizens inside Russia.The fines of nearl...
09:00 pm GMT - Thu, February 13, 2020
BoingBoing Start your own photography side hustle with 25 hours of expert training
With the rise of the gig economy, it's easier than ever to either make extra money or work on something you're passionate about. If one of your passions happens to be photostaking or editing themyou'v...
08:57 pm GMT - Thu, February 13, 2020
BoingBoing DOJ charges Huawei and CFO Meng Wanzhou with racketeering, conspiracy to steal IP
The Department of Justice on Thursday announced a 16-count superseding indictment against the Chinese technology company Huawei and its CFO Meng Wanzhou. Among the charges: racketeering and conspiracy...
08:42 pm GMT - Thu, February 13, 2020
BoingBoing Adam Savage builds a steampunk rickshaw to be pulled by a Boston Dynamics robot
The fine folks at Boston Dynamics, busy building our future robotic overlords, have loaned Adam Savage a Spot robot for the Tested team to play with. For his first project, Adam built a gorgeous steam...
08:14 pm GMT - Thu, February 13, 2020
BoingBoing Impressive video of truck picked clean by thieves
NBC5 Dallas/Fort Worth reporter Katy Blakey posted impressive video from a road in Southlake, Texas where thieves picked a Chevrolet Silverado clean, leaving not much more than the shell of the cab be...
08:07 pm GMT - Thu, February 13, 2020
BoingBoing Trump to NY: Stop lawsuits against me if you want Global Entry, then he made 'The Godfather' joke
WTF is even going on anymore.Today, impeached president Donald John Trump did another bad thing right out in the open.And I'm not even talking about the dumb 'The Godfather' joke.On Twitter, he said N...
07:48 pm GMT - Thu, February 13, 2020
BoingBoing In Amazon.com and Bezos victory, judge orders Pentagon to temporarily stop JEDI contract
A U.S. judge on Thursday ordered the Pentagon to temporarily halt work on the cloud computing 'JEDI' contract, in what represents a major win for Amazon.com and Jeff Bezos.In granting Amazon.coms requ...
07:06 pm GMT - Thu, February 13, 2020
BoingBoing Prince Harry begs forgiveness, the Queen shops Prince Andrew to the Feds, and Kirstie Alleys secret life, in this weeks dubious tabloids
Like sands through an hourglass are the days of Royal lives, as this weeks tabloids continue the gripping saga of the bold and the beautiful behind palace doors....
06:06 pm GMT - Thu, February 13, 2020
BoingBoing Trump to divert $3.8B from Defense to build stupid Mexico wall
White House plans to divert $3.8 billion from DoD to build Trump's long-promised wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, for which he lied that Mexico would pay Trump is preparing to divert $3.8 Billion in...
05:35 pm GMT - Thu, February 13, 2020
BoingBoing Four endangered mountain gorillas killed by lightning
Three female mountain gorillas -- one pregnant -- and one male infant were killed by lightning in Uganda's Mgahinga National Park. With just 1,000 or so left in the world, their deaths is a "big loss ...
05:14 pm GMT - Thu, February 13, 2020
BoingBoing Marvelous mix of chill-out, ambient, and experimental sounds from DF Tram
My old friend and favorite DJ, DF Tram, pulls threads from from far-out jazz, psych, experimental ambient, spoken word, downtempo EDM, and avant-garde classical to create transgenre ambient mixes. A c...
05:00 pm GMT - Thu, February 13, 2020
BoingBoing A Civil War reenactor tried to frame Antifa by fabricating threats against his own Civil War reenactments
Remember back in 2017, when the entire Right Wing Propaganda Machine suddenly decided that Antifa literally just some loose affiliations of scrappy anarchists in black bloc attire were the single gr...
04:55 pm GMT - Thu, February 13, 2020
BoingBoing Gentleman who tossed buckets on nails on Oregon roads for two years given a 30-day jail sentence
Bret Michael Wilson (57) (aka the "Nighttime Nailer") received a 30-day sentence for criminal mischief and four counts of disorderly conduct after admitting that he had thrown roofing nails onto busy ...
04:45 pm GMT - Thu, February 13, 2020
BoingBoing Trump showed an inordinate interest in badgers, according to new book
In the new book, Sinking in the Swamp: How Trump's Minions and Misfits Poisoned Washington, by Lachlan Markay and Asawin Suebsaeng, it's revealed that Trump appeared to have an interest in badgers:Aft...
04:36 pm GMT - Thu, February 13, 2020
BoingBoing NASA reports a "potentially hazardous" asteroid will come close to Earth on February 15, 2020
NASA's Center for Near-Earth Object Studies (CNEOS) said a "potentially hazardous" asteroid is headed our way. According to NASA, "Potentially Hazardous Asteroids (PHAs) are currently defined based on...
04:18 pm GMT - Thu, February 13, 2020
BoingBoing Robo Revenge automates the process of suing telemarketers
Robo Revenge is the latest brainchild of Joshua Browder, creator of the robolawyer parking-ticket-fighting app called DoNotPay. Robo Revenge gives you a burner credit card, which provides its robolawy...
04:15 pm GMT - Thu, February 13, 2020
BoingBoing Celebrate Valentine's Day with this playlist of love songs that other songwriters wish they wrote
Just in time for Valentine's Day, NPR's All Songs Considered spoke with a bunch of celebrated songwriters such as Phoebe Bridgers and M. Ward and asked them about the love songs that theywish they'd w...
04:04 pm GMT - Thu, February 13, 2020
BoingBoing Plane passenger says she's reporting seat-puncher to the FBI
Wendi Williams, a passenger on an American Airlines flight, says she is complaining to the FBI about a man who had been sitting behind her and continuously punching her seat because she had reclined i...
03:51 pm GMT - Thu, February 13, 2020
BoingBoing Prototype Nintendo PlayStation up for auction. Bidding's already sky high.
In the 1990s, Nintendo and Sony collaborated on a new game console. Nintendo quit the deal suddenly, one of the greatest business mistakes in video game history. Sony developed and released its own ve...
03:16 pm GMT - Thu, February 13, 2020
BoingBoing Man who helped cause 2008 financial crash suddenly very concerned about the economy
Lloyd Blankfein might sound like the name of a fictional banker villain, but he is in fact the real-life Senior Chairman of Goldman Sachs. Prior to his current position, he served as chairman and chie...
02:14 pm GMT - Thu, February 13, 2020
BoingBoing Whataburger flasher killed by 18-wheeler while fleeing from scene
A man reportedly exposed his genitals at a Houston Whataburger, then was struck and killed by an 18-wheeler truck while fleeing on foot. CBS Austin reports that police had arrived and tried to arrest ...
02:04 pm GMT - Thu, February 13, 2020
BoingBoing Night of the Long Boris: several UK cabinet members fired, finance chief quits
British Prime minister Boris Johnson today pushed out five cabinet members and saw another quit rather than accept the terms of staying on, reports the BBC. Sajiv Javid, exiting his role as Chancellor...
02:00 pm GMT - Thu, February 13, 2020
BoingBoing Save 20% on these totally wireless earbuds that fit and sound great
The gym is a responsibility for most of us, not a calling. We go because we need to shore up damage from a sedentary lifestyle and bad eating choices. So as we dutifully work to battle gluttony and de...
01:39 pm GMT - Thu, February 13, 2020
BoingBoing Iowa Democratic party chief quits after caucus trainwreck
Iowa Democratic party chairman Troy Price, who oversaw last week's botched caucus, today announced his resignation. A half-baked precinct reporting app failed on the night and paper headcounts took se...
01:20 pm GMT - Thu, February 13, 2020
BoingBoing The Iron Mask is a fantasy adventure movie with Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jackie Chan and Rutger Hauer, and is definitely real
I've just watched a trailer for The Iron Mask, a forthcoming Russian/Chinese movie where Arnold Schwarzenegger appears to be playing the chief beefeater at the Tower of London with Jackie Chan as his ...
12:16 pm GMT - Thu, February 13, 2020
BoingBoing What it was like to be in Japan's worst-ever earthquake
The 2011 Thoku earthquake was Japan's worst of all time, leading to more than 15,000 deaths and meltdowns at three reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant. But all the footage I'd seen o...
11:54 am GMT - Thu, February 13, 2020
BoingBoing Mike Bloomberg launches zany meme campaign
Presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg's billion-dollar ad spend has already upended the 2020 race to challenge Donald Trump, but yesterday's bizarre and coordinated campaign of meme-style content, pub...
11:38 am GMT - Thu, February 13, 2020
BoingBoing First city on Mars? No thanks
I have never taken the idea of large-scale colonization of Mars very seriously, at least not for the foreseeable future. Nothing about these two videos changes my mind. When thinking about colonizatio...
10:23 am GMT - Thu, February 13, 2020
BoingBoing Photo of boxing orangutan wins wildlife photography award
Yesterday, I posted Sam Rowley's fantastic photo of two brawling mice on a subway platform that won the London Natural History Museum's Wildlife Photographer of the Year LUMIX People's Choice award. A...
08:08 am GMT - Thu, February 13, 2020
BoingBoing Pet dinosaur does not count as passenger in the HOV lane
As the world gets weirder, so do the faux passengers that unscrupulous drivers employ to gain access the HOV lane. Washington State Patrol officer Rick Johnson pulled over a speeding driver and discov...
03:00 am GMT - Thu, February 13, 2020
BoingBoing Upgrade your bedroom with premium sheets that won't break the bank
Bedsheets are the sort of thing you don't think much about until you realize yours are torn, stained, or have seriously seen better days. And that's a shame because, with the variety of oh-so-soft and...
12:09 am GMT - Thu, February 13, 2020
BoingBoing What in the world is Joe Biden going on about in this video?
I have a few questions about this video of Joe Biden giving a talk to some kids at a swimming pool.First, is it fake? I don't think so, but it's possible, given its from Facebook, the only major socia...
09:56 pm GMT - Wed, February 12, 2020
BoingBoing The Assistant is a horror movie inspired by Harvey Weinstein
The incredible Julia Garner stars in the upcoming horror movie, The Assistant, which Vanity Fair says,"tracks a day in the life of Jane (Julia Garner), a recent college graduate working as a junior as...
09:38 pm GMT - Wed, February 12, 2020
BoingBoing Interested in hand-lettering? Here's a book for you
I love old paperbacks, especially their great hand-lettered titles. I grabbed a few from my shelf to show you what I mean:Not many books feature hand-lettering, but there are still a number of people ...
09:13 pm GMT - Wed, February 12, 2020
BoingBoing Teacher calls cops on 6-year-old with Down syndrome who pointed a finger gun at her
An elementary school teacher in Pennsylvania called police after a kindergarten-aged girl pointed a "finger gun" pretended to shoot her. The child was not arrested.From CNN:Administrators concluded th...
09:00 pm GMT - Wed, February 12, 2020
BoingBoing This CRM unifies all of your communications so nothing falls through the cracks
In today's hyper-competitive business world, generating leads and converting them into viable business is a vital numbers game that can be the difference between your operation scaling and stagnating....
08:59 pm GMT - Wed, February 12, 2020
BoingBoing JOHN WILCOCK: The Story Behind Interview Magazine
-- TWO WILCOCK COMICS REMAIN UNTIL THE SERIES CONCLUDES! -- From John Wilcock, New York Years, by Ethan Persoff and Scott Marshall -- (See all Boing Boing installments) Read the rest ...
08:55 pm GMT - Wed, February 12, 2020
BoingBoing Comedian Maria Bamford tried to get a restraining order against Donald Trump
In this clip from Late Night with Seth Myers, comedian Maria Bamford talks about how she tried to take out a restraining order against "the unregistered sex offender in the White House." She said she ...
08:32 pm GMT - Wed, February 12, 2020
BoingBoing CDC coronavirus tests give "inconclusive" results, may not work: officials
The coronavirus test kits distributed to various U.S. states and 30 other countries by the U.S. Centers for disease control may not work, and are feared to deliver results that are at best 'inconclusi...
08:22 pm GMT - Wed, February 12, 2020
BoingBoing Passenger who tried to open plane door during flight given 2-year sentence
Last June, Chloe Haines (26) was on a flight from Dalaman in Turkey. She suddenly got out of her seat and shouted to the 206 other people on board, "I want to die" and "I'm going to kill you all" as s...
08:12 pm GMT - Wed, February 12, 2020
BoingBoing Florida man asks deputy for directions, gets them to jail when cocaine found
The deputy said the inebriated man initially refused a breath test, saying: You didnt pull me over. I pulled you over....
08:09 pm GMT - Wed, February 12, 2020
BoingBoing Monty Python co-founder Terry Jones's last major project was this Canterbury Tales app
Monty Python co-founder Terry Jones who died last month was also a scholar of Geoffrey Chaucers The Canterbury Tales, having penned two books about the great English poet. Before Jones's death, he was...
08:04 pm GMT - Wed, February 12, 2020
BoingBoing Disney one-day passes now cost more than $200
Within Disney's fantastically complicated five-tier ticket pricing scheme, the cost of a one-day pass has increased from $199 to $209 per day. Here are other highlights from the SFGate article about D...
08:01 pm GMT - Wed, February 12, 2020
BoingBoing Trump asked about Roger Stone pardon: I don't want to say that yet...
President Trump today was asked by a reporter if he would pardon Roger Stone.His reply:I don't want to say that yet...During a photo op in the Oval Office, Donald Trump again thanked his Justice Depar...
07:51 pm GMT - Wed, February 12, 2020
BoingBoing Jim Bakker selling fake coronavirus cures now
Ex-convict, sex scandalist, and TV evangelist Jim Bakker is at it again.The 'Christian television pioneer' and snake oil entrepreneur is now selling a purported coronavirus cure that also turns you bl...
07:38 pm GMT - Wed, February 12, 2020
BoingBoing Here's the gross sexual remark Jim Carrey made to a woman reporter while promoting 'Sonic the Hedgehog'
During a promotional event for the movie Sonic the Hedgehog, Jim Carrey was asked by Heat Magazine's Charlotte Long if the actor had anything remaining on his bucket list (things one wants to do or se...
07:31 pm GMT - Wed, February 12, 2020
BoingBoing House Dems press Secret Service on payments to Trump
'Secret Service had been charged up to $650 per night for rooms at Trumps Mar-a-Lago Club in Florida, and charged $17,000 a month for a cottage at Trump National Golf Club Bedminster'...
07:24 pm GMT - Wed, February 12, 2020
BoingBoing Mobile World Congress canceled, coronavirus made it impossible to hold the event - GSMA
The GSMA says it has canceled Mobile World Congress after the coronavirus made it impossible to hold the event.The world's biggest phone show, MWC 2020, is no longer taking place this year. GSMA CEO ...
07:16 pm GMT - Wed, February 12, 2020
BoingBoing Ex Russian prison official kills self in Moscow courtroom after he was sentenced to 3 years for corruption`
A man who formerly worked as an official in the Russian prison system shot himself dead in a Moscow court on Wednesday after receiving a three-year prison sentence for corruption charges.Viktor Svirid...
06:59 pm GMT - Wed, February 12, 2020
BoingBoing Rare snow in Iraq turns Baghdad into winter wonderland
Snowfall in Baghdad, for the second time in a decade. What a strange sight.Snow in Iraq! pic.twitter.com/77qt0CZqgR— Jason Nicholas (@JasonNweather) February 11, 2020Baghdad University, #Iraq c...
06:45 pm GMT - Wed, February 12, 2020
BoingBoing Stellar lineup for 1980s music festival: Bauhaus, Blondie, Devo, Echo & The Bunnymen...
On May 2, 2020, Carson, California will be host to an incredible 1980s music revival. The Cruel World Festival lineup includes Bauhaus, Blondie, Devo, Echo & The Bunnymen, The Psychedelic Furs, V...
06:39 pm GMT - Wed, February 12, 2020
BoingBoing US Marshals are bad at bitcoin hodling
The US Marshals, the agency tasked with the management of criminal assets, should have held onto the bitcoin they've seized. According to security company CEO Jameson Lopp's US Marshals Bitcoin Auctio...
06:36 pm GMT - Wed, February 12, 2020
BoingBoing First London coronavirus case confirmed- reports
A new UK coronavirus case that is reported to involve a woman who flew from China to London was reported by the BBC, the Guardian, and other outlets on Wednesday. UK tabloid The Sun was first to repor...
06:30 pm GMT - Wed, February 12, 2020
BoingBoing Father knitted a data viz blanket of his infant's sleep patterns
Seung Lee double knit this blanket based on data about his son's sleep patterns during his first year of life. "Each stitch represents 6 minutes of time spent awake or asleep," Lee tweeted.The blanket...
06:28 pm GMT - Wed, February 12, 2020
BoingBoing How to make a coin purse out of a rock
The Q took a fist-sized rock and made it into a zipper coin purse. I'm not sure why, but it's fun to watch the process.Image: YouTube Read the rest ...
06:23 pm GMT - Wed, February 12, 2020
BoingBoing UK to empower media regulator Ofcom to regulate internet, remove 'harmful' content
The UK government has announced a plan to put media regulator Ofcom in charge of regulating the internet, with a focus on removing illegal content and minimizing harmful content.Executives at internet...
06:17 pm GMT - Wed, February 12, 2020
BoingBoing Watch this teacher's brutal resignation speech to her school board
In Kansas, the Shawnee Mission Board of Education adopted a three-year unilateral contract for teachers that their union fought against. On Monday, middle school teacher Amanda Coffman tendered her re...
05:57 pm GMT - Wed, February 12, 2020
BoingBoing Fifty of the most drug-drenched albums of all time
Here is another fabulous list of important records, this one organized around the theme of "most drug-addled." As with the avant-garde list, this author's choices are ripe for debate. The writing on t...
05:37 pm GMT - Wed, February 12, 2020
BoingBoing How a 'Jake Brake' works
Purportedly a "Jake Brake" is also a derogatory term for someone who gets in the way of one party successfully seducing an another.Apparently explaining the actual function of the "Jacob's brake" was ...
05:35 pm GMT - Wed, February 12, 2020
BoingBoing Photo of mice brawling on a subway platform wins wildlife photography award
Sam Rowley's fantastic image of mice brawling over crumbs on a London Underground platform won the London Natural History Museum's Wildlife Photographer of the Year LUMIX People's Choice award. "With ...
04:52 pm GMT - Wed, February 12, 2020
BoingBoing The history of the Darksaber as explained by Starwars.com
The season finale of the Mandalorian is certainly not the first time Star Wars has introduced 'the Darksaber.' Created by the first Mandalorian jedi, Tarre Vizsla, this laser sword has a long history....
04:13 pm GMT - Wed, February 12, 2020
BoingBoing What British children's TV used to be like
When I tell Americans what British children's TV used to be like, they just won't believe it. Some might concede that Watership Down offered a level of brutal matter-of-factness seldom found in U.S. p...
02:59 pm GMT - Wed, February 12, 2020
BoingBoing Move over, Florida Man, and make room for feral Florida monkeys with herpes
Back in 1938, a local Florida cruise operator called Colonel Tooey "Colonel" was in fact his first name, according to the New York Times let loose about a dozen rhesus macaque monkeys onto a man-mad...
02:00 pm GMT - Wed, February 12, 2020
BoingBoing This ultra-bright flashlight, lantern, and headlamp set could be an emergency lifesaver
When youre out camping or just relaxing as the sun lazily slips below the horizon, theres an elegant romanticism to the darkening sky and the onset of inky blackness. But when youre stuck outside fixi...
01:57 pm GMT - Wed, February 12, 2020
BoingBoing Chris Matthews licks snot off his own face
When the first glint of light appears beneath the right nostril of MSNBC's Chris Matthews, during another of his bellowing yet sedentary ramblings about Dem frontroller Bernie Sanders, it's an amusing...
01:16 pm GMT - Wed, February 12, 2020
BoingBoing Chaotic pendulum wanders field of magnets
Markhacks creates cardboard pendulums and such. Here's one with a bunch of bothersome magnets underneath the weight.I made another pendulum of cardboard. Using multiple magnets with reversed polarity ...
01:02 pm GMT - Wed, February 12, 2020
BoingBoing Purported footage of Chinese people being forced into coronavirus quarantine
The coronavirus outbreak (previously) has now claimed more victims than SARS, with more than 1,000 dead in China and 45,000 infected worldwide. The Chinese government, illiberal by any measure, is def...
12:42 pm GMT - Wed, February 12, 2020
BoingBoing WATCH: shockwave in a tunnel
"Fire in the hole!" shouts an engineer as a detonator sparks. A second later, the shockwave and the thunder--a close shave with the last sight some people ever saw. The video apparently depicts work o...
12:33 pm GMT - Wed, February 12, 2020
BoingBoing What is this that stands before me?" Fifty years ago when rock and roll turned seriously dark, heavy, and metallic
It's hard to wrap one's head around the fact that, this year, Black Sabbath's eponymous debut album turns 50. It's also hard to wrap one's head around the seismic impact this record and this band woul...
08:01 am GMT - Wed, February 12, 2020
BoingBoing A Calvinesque and Hobbesian look at impeachment aquittal
Tom the Dancing Bug, IN WHICH the spunky little boy president Donald gets away with being a very bad boy, and his imaginary publicist John helps him plot revenge and much more authoritarian naughtines...
03:00 am GMT - Wed, February 12, 2020
BoingBoing The Genius Mini is the pipe smoking alternative modern users need
Pipe smoking is in a weird place culturally. Even while smoking restrictions fall nationwide and companies produce tobacco flavors of every variety, there remains a stigma around conventional pipes th...
09:08 pm GMT - Tue, February 11, 2020
BoingBoing Tuesday Afternoon Massacre: More federal prosecutors resign from Roger Stone case, some quit DOJ entirely
What is Bill Barr about to do for Roger Stone on behalf of Donald Trump?Whatever it is, that seems to be what's behind the Tuesday Afternoon Massacre.More AUSAs resign from the Roger Stone case on the...
09:00 pm GMT - Tue, February 11, 2020
BoingBoing Heres the Amazon-approved washing machine if you dont have one already in your apartment
If you’re one of the millions who regularly trudge down to a laundromat to clean all your clothes and other washables, then you’ve undoubtedly wished for your own was...
08:10 pm GMT - Tue, February 11, 2020
BoingBoing Top Mueller prosecutor Aaron Zelinsky resigns from Roger Stone case, and Special Assistant United States Attorney, 'effective immediately'
BREAKING NEWS: Top Robert Mueller prosecutor Aaron S.J. Zelinsky resigns from the Roger Stone case, effective immediately, he tells the court in a filing.[READ THE FILING: PDF LINK]Zelinsky's filing i...
08:07 pm GMT - Tue, February 11, 2020
BoingBoing Old Bay launched a hot sauce, it went viral, crashed website, sold out in 30 minutes
I grew up in Virginia, and we used Old Bay Seasoning like folks around the country use salt and pepper. We really did put it on and in everything -- definitely stuff like crab cakes, fried fish, chick...
07:45 pm GMT - Tue, February 11, 2020
BoingBoing California lawyer sold guns and meth, say feds who arrested her
A California lawyer was arrested by federal authorities who say she was also selling guns and distributing methamphetamine. Sadly, neither are covered under attorney-client privilege. On Monday, feds...
07:24 pm GMT - Tue, February 11, 2020
BoingBoing Hiccups: a cute/scary one minute film seen on Clive Barker's Short Screamers and AFV
Michaem Schmitt's (very) short film Hiccups was featured in Clive Barker's half-hour TV special "Short Screamers" (2003) and won on America's Funniest Home Videos in 2005. It reminds me of Albert Broo...
07:23 pm GMT - Tue, February 11, 2020
BoingBoing 'Friday' star Rebecca Black says going viral sucked. 9 years later, she's back.
Remember 'Friday,' the internet-propelled pop hit everyone loved to mock in 2011? Yeah. Rebecca Black became a star overnight, and she says it sucked. Oh, and: She's back, and she's not 13 anymore."I...
07:19 pm GMT - Tue, February 11, 2020
BoingBoing What does a big chunk of ice sound like being dropped down a 450 foot hole in Antarctica? You can't image how cool!
Would you guess the sound of ricocheting bullets on a Saturday morning cartoon? When isotopic geochemist, John Andrew Higgins, posted this to Twitter, people thought it was fake, a joke. He had to ass...
07:19 pm GMT - Tue, February 11, 2020
BoingBoing A Calvinesque and Hobbesian look at impeachment aquittal
Tom the Dancing Bug, IN WHICH the spunky little boy president Donald gets away with being a very bad boy, and his imaginary publicist John helps him plot revenge and much more authoritarian naughtines...
07:19 pm GMT - Tue, February 11, 2020
BoingBoing Anyone can sign up for this "Password-of-the-Day" list that gives you free random login credentials
Password Of The Day describes itself as a sort-of "Internet Treasure Hunt." Sign up for their list with your phone number, and they'll send you one text message every day with a random username and pa...
07:18 pm GMT - Tue, February 11, 2020
BoingBoing In 1952, New Zealander Tom Neale set out to live alone on a desert island
In 1952, New Zealander Tom Neale set out to establish a solitary life for himself on a remote island in the South Pacific. In all he would spend 17 years there, building a fulfilling life fending enti...
07:03 pm GMT - Tue, February 11, 2020
BoingBoing Coronavirus: ~200 Americans evacuated from China will get out of quarantine soon
Nearly 200 Americans who were evacuated from the coronavirus outbreak zone in China might be released soon from quarantine at a U.S. Air Force base in California. All Americans returning from Hubei pr...
06:54 pm GMT - Tue, February 11, 2020
BoingBoing The Dancing Baby, re-rendered in high definition for your delight or horror
Lest we forget, the Dancing Baby of 1996 was one of the first viral videos online and became an iconic meme of the early Web. Now, creative programmer Jack Armstrong has brought the Dancing Baby (aka ...
06:50 pm GMT - Tue, February 11, 2020
BoingBoing Scientists claim 100% accurate way to tell pot from hemp: lasers
Researchers from Texas A&M say they have found a quick, cheap, and accurate way for law enforcement agents to differentiate pot and hemp using lasers.In a study released last month, Texas AgriL...
06:06 pm GMT - Tue, February 11, 2020
BoingBoing Trump DoJ steps in to shorten Roger Stones prison sentence (which is yet to be announced)
BREAKING NEWS: High level Department of Justice officials are intervening to try to shorten Roger Stones still-unannounced prison sentence, multiple news agencies report on Tuesday.The Department of J...
06:00 pm GMT - Tue, February 11, 2020
BoingBoing Doomsday Preppers are now selling timeshares, too
 NPR has a bizarrely fascinating new piece about Drew Miller, the owner and founder of Fortitude Ranch, which is essentially a timeshare opportunity for Doomsday Preppers. Unlike the Survival Con...
05:57 pm GMT - Tue, February 11, 2020
BoingBoing FTC orders Alphabet, Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Microsoft to provide details on prior acquisitions of small companies
The Federal Trade Commission today ordered five big tech companies to provide detailed information about their previous acquisitions of small companies, expanding the agency's investigation into possi...
05:52 pm GMT - Tue, February 11, 2020
BoingBoing Tesla driver in fatal 2018 crash had reported 'Autopilot' problems before, NTSB finds
A Tesla driver in California died in a March 2018 crash while using the Autopilot driver-assistance system. The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) disclosed in documents made public Tuesday t...
05:44 pm GMT - Tue, February 11, 2020
BoingBoing Coronavirus emergency is 'Public Enemy Number 1,' says World Health Organization
UPDATE from WHO: China has reported 42,708 confirmed cases of "COVID-19" (coronavirus disease 2019), and 1,017 deaths Fewer than 400 cases reported in 24 other countries, one death World leaders must...
05:34 pm GMT - Tue, February 11, 2020
BoingBoing Use promo code to get wall charger with 2 AC and 4 USB outlets at a discount
I have a similar Aukey charger and it's great for travel or in a room where you want to charge a lot of devices at once. It has 2 AC Outlets and 4 USB ports. I just bought this model for my bedside ta...
05:32 pm GMT - Tue, February 11, 2020
BoingBoing Do not lure deer into your home to feed them, Colorado authorities plead
After a video of a woman luring deer into her home went viral, Colorado Parks and Wildlife is reminding humans -- yet again -- to please, please, just leave deer and all other wildlife alone. Do not f...
05:22 pm GMT - Tue, February 11, 2020
BoingBoing NBA star presents stellar example of "How to support your LGBTQ child"
In an interview with Ellen Degeneres, NBA player Dwyane Wade discussed how he and his wife support and empower their teenaged child Zaya. Read the rest ...
05:05 pm GMT - Tue, February 11, 2020
BoingBoing LEGO Star Wars: Obi-wan's Tatooine hideout
LEGO calls this Obi-wan's Hut but he is way cooler than that.Build the hut where Ol' Ben first tells Luke about more elegant weaponry and lies to him about his father.This 200 piece set comes with R2D...
04:57 pm GMT - Tue, February 11, 2020
BoingBoing Woman says TSA officer groped and threatened her during a groin search
A woman is suing the TSA after she was groped and threatened by one of its officers, according to a lawsuit recently filed against the TSA. The assault occurred at Asheville Regional Airport in North ...
04:42 pm GMT - Tue, February 11, 2020
BoingBoing 3D hentai camgirl is a rising star on Chaturbate and real models on the platform are concerned
Vice News reports that a virtual model called ProjektMelody is quickly gaining popularity on Chaturbate, a live webcam performance platform that specializes in nudity and sexual acts. Vice interviewed...
04:24 pm GMT - Tue, February 11, 2020
BoingBoing Trump calls Roger Stone's proposed sentence a "terrible miscarriage of justice"
This is a horrible and very unfair situation. The real crimes were on the other side, as nothing happens to them. Cannot allow this miscarriage of justice! https://t.co/rHPfYX6Vbv— Donald J. Tru...
04:00 pm GMT - Tue, February 11, 2020
BoingBoing How the Fido Alliance wants to eliminate passwords
I use a password manager to deal with my hundreds of different passwords, and it's pretty convenient to use on my phone and laptop. But the Fido (fast identification online) Alliance thinks getting ac...
02:28 pm GMT - Tue, February 11, 2020
BoingBoing Psychedelic reggae for deep heads
For nearly forty years, master Nyabinghi percussionist Bonjo Iyabinghi Noah has collaborated with dub magician Adrian Sherwood/On-U Sound and friends in a psychedelic reggae ensemble called African He...
02:21 pm GMT - Tue, February 11, 2020
BoingBoing The Trump administration is blowing up a religious burial site to make room for their stupid wall
From CBS News:A national monument in Arizona, home to rare species and sacred Native American burial sites, is being blown up this week as part of construction for President Trump's border wall, Custo...
02:19 pm GMT - Tue, February 11, 2020
BoingBoing Salaryman dances to disco music
Behold the smooth disco of Kirinji. The director is Eisuke Shirota, but the perfectly exquisite dance routine is choreographed and performed by Reijiro Kaneko. Read the rest ...
02:16 pm GMT - Tue, February 11, 2020
BoingBoing Jeff Bezos sold $4.1 billion of Amazon shares in one week. Why?
Why did Jeff Bezos recently sell $4.1 billion in Amazon shares, in a single week?His stake in Amazon.com Inc., the company he founded and serves as CEO, stayed more or less the same over the last 10 y...
02:00 pm GMT - Tue, February 11, 2020
BoingBoing Murder defendant becomes angry samurai in court
"You are not samurai!" yells murder defendant Todd Winkler, jabbing his finger at the judge presiding over his murder trial in Placerville, Calif. Winkler, a former fighter pilot and pharmaceutical ex...
02:00 pm GMT - Tue, February 11, 2020
BoingBoing Work in IT? Here are 5 reasons you need to get CompTIA certified
For those in certain professions like teaching or public safety, employees are almost always required to pass a few benchmark certification courses. However, there are even more job sectors like IT, w...
01:54 pm GMT - Tue, February 11, 2020
BoingBoing T-Mobile $26.5 billion takeover of Sprint approved by federal judge
A federal judge has approved T-Mobile's $26.5 billion takeover of Sprint.Long opposed by consumer advocates, the mega-merger will combine America's 3rd and 4th-largest wireless carriers.In the decisio...
01:54 pm GMT - Tue, February 11, 2020
BoingBoing T-Mobile's $26.5 billion takeover of Sprint approved by federal judge
A federal judge has approved T-Mobile's $26.5 billion takeover of Sprint.Long opposed by consumer advocates, the mega-merger will combine America's 3rd and 4th-largest wireless carriers.In the decisio...
01:47 pm GMT - Tue, February 11, 2020
BoingBoing CIA secretly owned world's top encryption supplier, could read ally & adversary messages for decades
For more than half a century, governments all over the world trusted a single company to keep the communications of their spies, soldiers and diplomats secret. That company was secretly run by the CIA...
01:47 pm GMT - Tue, February 11, 2020
BoingBoing CIA secretly owned world's top encryption supplier, read enemy and ally messages for decades
For more than half a century, governments all over the world trusted a single company to keep the communications of their spies, soldiers and diplomats secret. That company was secretly run by the CIA...
01:14 pm GMT - Tue, February 11, 2020
BoingBoing In leaked audio, Michael Bloomberg defends racial profiling: "throw them up against the wall"
This audio recording shows that Democratic presidential hopeful Michael Bloomberg, the former mayor of New York City, remained an advocate of racial profiling long after a federal judge ruled that his...
01:01 pm GMT - Tue, February 11, 2020
BoingBoing Crowdfunding an old school gaming zine as part of Kickstarter's Zine Quest 2 campaign
James Floyd Kelly runs the excellent Tabletop Engineer channel on YouTube and Bexim's Bazaar, a monthly tabletop gaming magazine (to which I often contribute a game-crafting column). Like me, Jim was ...
12:55 pm GMT - Tue, February 11, 2020
BoingBoing Someone blew the whistle on Hookers for Jesus
The Department of Justice gives out grants to groups to help fight human trafficking. That's good!But this year, the DOJ decided to ignore the expected recipients, who both received high marks from gr...
12:52 pm GMT - Tue, February 11, 2020
BoingBoing Original 3D dancing baby model found and rendered in high resolution
The Dancing Baby was an early viral GIF, emerging from a place where new and old media first found a common audience, a place that is now filled with darkness and anxiety but then seemed to promise wo...
12:36 pm GMT - Tue, February 11, 2020
BoingBoing School struggles to explain Nazi flag hanging in window
Governor Thomas Johnson High School in Frederick, Maryland, sported new colors during a recent basketball game: the Nazi Swastika. School officials have apologized for the flag, hung in plain sight in...
12:28 pm GMT - Tue, February 11, 2020
BoingBoing Florida man impersonated state prosecutors in order to drop charges against himself
Yesterday, Christian Mosco of Volusia County, Florida was sentenced to ten years in prison after impersonating two assistant state prosecutors and attempting to use a fake court document to drop charg...
10:28 am GMT - Tue, February 11, 2020
BoingBoing Mitsubishi's new fake skylights use color changing LEDs and cost $7000
And you thought that the Reveal fake sunlight-through-trees projector that I posted about last month was spendy at $320! Mitsubishi's new LED faux skylights will sell for $6000-$7000 depending on the ...
10:27 am GMT - Tue, February 11, 2020
BoingBoing Michael Bloomberg wins "First in the Nation" primary in Dixville Notch, New Hampshire
For 60 years, the itty-bitty town of Dixville Notch, New Hampshire has cast some of the very first ballots of the presidential primary election at The Balsams resort. The town's five registered voters...
08:08 am GMT - Tue, February 11, 2020
BoingBoing How to unlock a door chain from the outside using tape and a rubber band
This video contains excellent albeit unspoken advice regarding door chains: Don't use them. Peepholes, people, peepholes. Read the rest ...
03:00 am GMT - Tue, February 11, 2020
BoingBoing The CrunchCup allows you to take your cereal wherever you go
The bummers of adulthood are too many to count, but one of our least favorites is the inability to sit down and enjoy a nice bowl of cereal. When you've got a long commute ahead, let's face it: That e...
12:27 am GMT - Tue, February 11, 2020
BoingBoing On this day, in 1972, Ziggy Stardust touched down on planet Earth and began jiving us that we were voodoo
Imaging walking into the Toby Jug Pub in Tolworth, England on February 10, 1972 expecting to see a folkier, more mellow David Bowie and encountering Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars instead. T...
10:54 pm GMT - Mon, February 10, 2020
BoingBoing Trump wants 25% cut in US military fund to deter Russian aggression
Impeached American president Donald John Trump wants a 25% reduction in the military fund designed to deter Russian aggression against the U.S., no reason, why are you asking, no really, why, you seem...
10:46 pm GMT - Mon, February 10, 2020
BoingBoing Coronavirus: 'When Fury Overcomes Fear,' a 'Viral Alarm' by Xu Zhangrun
This essay on the Wuhan coronavirus by Xu Zhangrun, translated from the original Chinese and annotated by Geremie R. Barm on Chinafile.com, is absolutely amazing. I'm grateful it is now available for ...
10:22 pm GMT - Mon, February 10, 2020
BoingBoing Coronavirus: More than 1,000 people have died, mostly in China
The death toll from the Wuhan virus has officially passed 1,000, according to China's health commission.Here is a snapshot on the global reach of Novel coronavirus 2019-nCoV, including today's update ...
10:15 pm GMT - Mon, February 10, 2020
BoingBoing Man trampled by startled deer in McDonalds parking lot
I mean, just see the flash of him rolling over me and in a straight line, and he was gone, the deer-trampled gentleman told WSOC-TV.It was absolutely nuts, said Ken Worthy, a retired detective in Nort...
10:03 pm GMT - Mon, February 10, 2020
BoingBoing Burglar left behind notebook with list of homes to burglarize. He got busted.
In Tennessee, a well-organized but not super smart burglary suspect was busted by the fuzz when he dropped his notebook with a list of homes he planned to burglarize.Robert Shull Goddard, 49, is charg...
09:42 pm GMT - Mon, February 10, 2020
BoingBoing Take a look at the bogus athletic resume Lori Loughlin concocted to get her daughter into USC
Prosecutors released one of the make-believe athletic resumes that Lori Loughlin, aka Aunt Becky, manufactured to get her daughters into USC. Although neither daughter ever rowed a boat for any team, ...
09:04 pm GMT - Mon, February 10, 2020
BoingBoing This deck of cards will help you to get to know yourself better
Know Yourself is a set of 60 cards to prompt you to examine your beliefs. Example card: List five things that are important to you in your life. How much of your time do you give to each of these? The...
09:00 pm GMT - Mon, February 10, 2020
BoingBoing Check out three premium pillow options that will sour you on a down pillow forever.
We all know sleep is important. But once you dig into the facts, you might be surprised at just how important it is. People who get adequate sleep each night tend to weigh less, exhibit better concent...
08:39 pm GMT - Mon, February 10, 2020
BoingBoing New Trump budget proposes deleting current rider protecting state medical cannabis laws from federal interference
'Marijuana Moment' publisher Tom Angell tweeted today about the impact of impeached president Donald Trump's new budget on marijuana law in America.Tom points out that the new Trump budget would: End ...
08:27 pm GMT - Mon, February 10, 2020
BoingBoing Leaked emails show Amazon is stockpiling made-in-China products due to coronavirus after saying 'no interruptions'
Leaked emails reveal that Amazon.com is stockpiling products made in China over fears that coronavirus will harm its supply chain after the company said the outbreak will cause 'no interruptions' to ...
07:58 pm GMT - Mon, February 10, 2020
BoingBoing Zoo will name a rat or roach after your ex and feed it to a snake on Valentine
The San Antonio Zoo in Texas has a special offer for Valentine's Day. For $25 it will name a pre-frozen rodent after your ex and feed it to snake, reports WNEM News.If your ex isn't worth $25, you can...
07:58 pm GMT - Mon, February 10, 2020
BoingBoing Zoo will name a rat or roach after your ex and feed it to a snake on Valentines Day
The San Antonio Zoo in Texas has a special offer for Valentine's Day. For $25 it will name a pre-frozen rodent after your ex and feed it to snake, reports WNEM News.If your ex isn't worth $25, you can...
07:57 pm GMT - Mon, February 10, 2020
BoingBoing Trump said no injuries, but 100 US troops have brain injuries after Iran strike on Al Asad
One hundred U.S. soldiers have been diagnosed with traumatic brain injuries following the Iran missile strike on an American military base in Iraq about which Donald Trump lied, 'no injuries.'From CNN...
07:53 pm GMT - Mon, February 10, 2020
BoingBoing An Osaka airport is opening up a new lounge for passengers of the four-legged variety
Dogs traveling through the Osaka Itami airport in Japan will soon be able to kick up their paws before boarding their flight. The domestic-only airport is setting up an outdoor canine lounge where pup...
07:40 pm GMT - Mon, February 10, 2020
BoingBoing Wrestler dives off shopping mall balcony (VIDEO)
Watch this guy jump off the balcony of a Louisiana shopping mall in the name of wrestling. What a stunt! He's fine. As other pro wrestlers observed, shopping mall insurance just went through the roof,...
07:37 pm GMT - Mon, February 10, 2020
BoingBoing Watch "Hair Love" 2020 Oscar-winning animated short film
I watched the Oscars last night, and found it to be a pretty dull affair. But one thing that caught my attention was the great-looking art and character design I saw in the very short clip from "Hair ...
07:29 pm GMT - Mon, February 10, 2020
BoingBoing There's a new radiation-eating fungus strand growing at Chernobyl
Five years after the nuclear explosion at Chernobyl, scientists discovered a fungi known as Cryptococcus neoformans growing in the wreckage. Humans had known about this particular strain since the lat...
07:29 pm GMT - Mon, February 10, 2020
BoingBoing Trump wants US drug laws to be more like China, where dealers are executed
Yes, things will get nuttier, because now he has impunity.In this Fox News clip pulled by Aaron Rupar of Vox.com, impeached and unhinged president Donald Trumpblurts out that he'd like to re-write Ame...
07:29 pm GMT - Mon, February 10, 2020
BoingBoing If "Saved By The Bell" was remade with actual people you went to high school with
This was created by the Loose Meat comedy troupe for Everything is Terrible. I couldn't tell you why, or how, but I also can't look away.Image: Humor Blog / Flickr (CC 2.0) Read the rest ...
07:28 pm GMT - Mon, February 10, 2020
BoingBoing Internal memo proves Fox News knew they were spreading disinformation Ukraine especially Hannity
The Daily Beast recently obtained a leaked internal memo from the Fox News' research and data division, the ironically named Brain Room:An internal Fox News research briefing book obtained by The Dail...
07:28 pm GMT - Mon, February 10, 2020
BoingBoing Internal memo proves Fox News knew they were spreading disinformation about Ukraine especially Hannity
[Update 2/10/2020 1:13pm PT - this story has been updated to include Fox News's statement.]The Daily Beast recently obtained a leaked internal memo from the Fox News' research and data division, the i...
07:28 pm GMT - Mon, February 10, 2020
BoingBoing Adam Savage and Numberphile's Matt Parker discuss math-love and Matt's latest book, Humble Pi
I love when poly-nerds (their term) get together to enthusiastically jam on ideas and share their mutual love of playing brain tennis.In this Tested video, Adam Savage sits down with mathematician and...
07:24 pm GMT - Mon, February 10, 2020
BoingBoing Biden hopes to increase his poll numbers by calling a woman at his event a "lying dog-faced pony soldier"
Biden tackles a mean question about electability after Iowa. pic.twitter.com/mhDaSHbXqU— Cleve R. Wootson Jr. (@CleveWootson) February 9, 2020At Biden's campaign event in New Hampshire yesterday...
07:20 pm GMT - Mon, February 10, 2020
BoingBoing Chinese President Xi Jinping reappears for a coronavirus photo opp
After 12 days out of sight while the coronavirus death toll surged, Chinese President Xi Jinping finally made a public appearance on Monday. He wore a face mask and a medical worker took his temperatu...
06:53 pm GMT - Mon, February 10, 2020
BoingBoing I had dinner at LA's OG Cannabis Cafe
I had family in town and thought we ought to try Los Angeles marijuana-friendly restaurant. A good time was had by all!The OG Cannabis Cafe is LA's new spot where you can eat lunch while smoking out o...
06:33 pm GMT - Mon, February 10, 2020
BoingBoing Art critic says her dislike of $20,000 artwork caused it to shatter
Esta es la obra por la que en estos momentos el mundo del arte esta de luto pic.twitter.com/4jDyIZnK3E— Pedro Damian (@PedroDamianMA) February 9, 2020Art critic Avelina Lsper wanted to demonstra...
06:21 pm GMT - Mon, February 10, 2020
BoingBoing Amazon AWS plans to depose Trump, Esper, Mattis, others after $10 Billion Pentagon JEDI contract loss
In new court filings, AWS (Amazon Web Services) claims it wants to depose Donald Trump about his involvement in the JEDI bidding process, and efforts to harm Amazon or AWS. The lawsuit filed by Amazon...
06:11 pm GMT - Mon, February 10, 2020
BoingBoing US charges 4 Chinese spies with hacking Equifax
The Equifax breach was disclosed in 2017, exposed financial records of 150M Americans FBI Deputy Director David Bowdich: This is the largest theft of sensitive PII by state-sponsored hackers ever rec...
05:21 pm GMT - Mon, February 10, 2020
BoingBoing Kansas county sends people to prison for medical debt
It appears that a county in Kansas has found a way to make people overburdened by medical debt struggle more.CBS News:That law was put in place at Hassenplug's own recommendation to the local judge. T...
04:59 pm GMT - Mon, February 10, 2020
BoingBoing TSA officer arrested for coercing a woman into showing her breasts
A former TSA officer, Johnathon Lomeli (22), has been charged with ordering a woman at LAX to show him her breasts by telling her it was for security reasons, reports the Associated Press. Lomeli is a...
04:50 pm GMT - Mon, February 10, 2020
BoingBoing Elizabeth Warren already has a dog
Senator Warren doesn't need Mike Pence, she has a dog. Read the rest ...
04:32 pm GMT - Mon, February 10, 2020
BoingBoing Take a gander at Bill Gates's $644 million hydrogen-powered superyacht
Boat owners warn friends who show an interest in the hobby that a boat is a hole in the water you throw money into. Even if Bill Gates received that advice, it wouldn't apply to him. He threw $644 mil...
04:20 pm GMT - Mon, February 10, 2020
BoingBoing This motorcycle cover lasts years in a marine environment
I like my BMW more than I like most people. This Dowco Guardian motorcycle cover keeps my classic bike looking nearly restored.Loving both the ocean and shiny things can be hard. A lot of work goes in...
04:19 pm GMT - Mon, February 10, 2020
BoingBoing Using D&D in therapy to get kids to open up
Ever since reading Gary Fine's Shared Fantasy: Role-Playing Games as Social Worlds, in 1983, I have been keen on the idea of using RPGs as a learning tool, for sandboxing social interactions for the s...
03:28 pm GMT - Mon, February 10, 2020
BoingBoing Bill Murray blows a putt
Actor, comedian, golfer. Bill Murray has style.Bill Murray with the best thing youll see today. Just wait for the club flip pic.twitter.com/eDobeAkyVH— 95.7 The Game (@957thegame) February 9, 2...
03:08 pm GMT - Mon, February 10, 2020
BoingBoing Woman busted for allegedly running "the QVC of stolen clothes"
Accused professional shoplifter Twanna Trotter, 29, of East St. Louis, Illinois, was allegedly running an online clothing store out of her basement that was stocked with $20,000 in stolen merchandise....
02:58 pm GMT - Mon, February 10, 2020
BoingBoing Watch the world's largest firework explode in Steamboat Springs
The night sky looked like day for a few moments at Colorado's Steamboat Springs Annual Carnival Saturday night with the world's largest firework on record. From The Denver Post:At 7:56 p.m., fireworks...
02:24 pm GMT - Mon, February 10, 2020
BoingBoing 38,000 Flash games bundled in a single, just-works game launcher download
Flashpoint, by BlueMaxima, is a game launcher that comes with more than 30,000 flash games built-in to a single download. As getting Adobe Flash working moves from "troublesome" to "virtually impossib...
02:18 pm GMT - Mon, February 10, 2020
BoingBoing You can major in cannabis at this university. Officially.
College students have been majoring in cannabis for decades, but it's finally legit at Colorado State University-Pueblo. On Friday, the Colorado Department of Higher Education approved a new bachelor ...
02:07 pm GMT - Mon, February 10, 2020
BoingBoing Reviewers say new Motorola Razr not great
The new Motorola Razr looks like a perfect wedding of old and new: a cutting-edge (and very expensive) foldable smartphone reviving the sleek flip-phone designs of a more civilized age. The clever hin...
02:00 pm GMT - Mon, February 10, 2020
BoingBoing This app can make anyone a better writer and its got the sources to prove it.
For most of us, writing doesnt come naturally. It often only comes after agonizing hours of scratching and clawing for just the right words to make our point. And when we finally do read over our fina...
02:00 pm GMT - Mon, February 10, 2020
BoingBoing Skier did a backflip over Tahoe highway
Watch as pro skier Josh Daiek of South Lake Tahoe backflips over a Highway 50 road gap!SF Chronicle:Daiek, known for his fearlessness in the mountains, launched himself from the edge of a 90-foot clif...
01:48 pm GMT - Mon, February 10, 2020
BoingBoing 1982's porn computer games of tomorrow
In 1982, at the height of the first video game boom, the magazine Porn Stars imagined what the porn titles of the future would look like. Bacchus at Erosblog fished out the amazing mockups. You can se...
01:08 pm GMT - Mon, February 10, 2020
BoingBoing New book about the books that changed David Bowie's life
The incredible museum exhibition David Bowie Is included a list of 100 books that were not necessarily his favorites but rather those that influenced him the most. Author John O'Connell used that list...
01:00 pm GMT - Mon, February 10, 2020
BoingBoing Competitive Winter Picnicking in Brooklyn
New York City is terribly cold in the winter, which doesn't exactly make it great weather for a picnic. But that's not stopping Shadow Traffic, a Brooklyn-based group of amusement makers that's puttin...
12:45 pm GMT - Mon, February 10, 2020
BoingBoing Lamp connects cat to God
The replacement of Lamp Cat's jaunty YouTube Music Library track with Era Ameno turns a stupid feline warming its head under a lightbulb into the seraphim Baraqiel, its ceaseless gaze bearing the eter...
12:30 pm GMT - Mon, February 10, 2020
BoingBoing Study: Facebook quitters report more life satisfaction, less depression and anxiety
Facebook is designed to make you anxious, depressed and dissatisfied, three states of mind that make you more vulnerable to advertising and other forms of behavioral manipulation. Small wonder, then, ...
12:15 pm GMT - Mon, February 10, 2020
BoingBoing 9 inch ice core dropped down a 450-foot hole
Isotope geochemist John Andrew Higgins asks a question, and answers it: "What does a 9 inch ice core sound like when dropped down a 450 foot hole? Like this!"What does a 9 inch ice core sound like whe...
12:00 pm GMT - Mon, February 10, 2020
BoingBoing Watch a bunch of anthropomorphic animatronic animal musicians perform an Arcade Fire song
The Rock-afire Explosion was a pre-cursor to the Chuck E. Cheese band that was originally created by Aaron Fechter, when the chain was still called ShowBiz Pizza Palace. In 2008, Fechter tried to revi...
11:30 am GMT - Mon, February 10, 2020
BoingBoing Cat considers bopping dog, eventually makes a decision
This video depicts a cat comtemplating at considerable length whether to bop a dog on the head. Read the rest ...
10:23 am GMT - Mon, February 10, 2020
BoingBoing The yeti is no longer Nepal's official tourist mascot because it didn't look like a yeti
A couple weeks back, I posted about the the Nepal government's new tourism campaign featuring 100 huge yeti statues designed by Ang Tsherin Sherpa to be painted by various artists and placed around Ne...
08:23 am GMT - Mon, February 10, 2020
BoingBoing Classical guitarist built a microtonal guitar from LEGO and it sounds beautiful
Most Western music is based on a twelve-tone octave with the smallest interval being a half step (or half tone, or "semitone") up or down. Microtonal music contains intervals smaller than a semitone. ...
03:18 am GMT - Mon, February 10, 2020
BoingBoing Natalie Portman's Oscars outfit was embroidered with the names of women directors who were shafted for nominations
Only 5 women have ever been nominated for the Academy Award for Best Director and only one of those nominations happened in the past decade.So this year, Natalie Portman decided to make a point. She ...
03:00 am GMT - Mon, February 10, 2020
BoingBoing Produce your own professional-level images and videos with PixTeller PRO
Were going to let you in on a little secret: You dont need to dish out hundreds of dollars on a professional designer or spend an exorbitant amount of time learning the Adobe Suite in order to get pro...
10:45 pm GMT - Sun, February 9, 2020
BoingBoing The real reason why outhouses are often depicted with crescent moons on their doors
Why DO outhouses classically have crescent moons on their doors or their sides? Is is an ancient hold-over from when boys outhouses had suns on them and girls had moons? Is it a decorative way of brin...
10:45 pm GMT - Sun, February 9, 2020
BoingBoing Gillian Anderson does ASMR to promote her show, Sex Education
To promote the new season of her show, the British comedy Sex Education (now streaming on Netflix), Gillian Anderson does a nearly four minute ASMR video. In her character of Dr. Jean Milburn, Anderso...
09:00 pm GMT - Sun, February 9, 2020
BoingBoing The Power8 Create Combo Tool Kit is like Optimus Prime invaded your workshop
If youre getting into home repair, woodworking or a whole bunch of those DIY dude-approved pastimes, youll soon find that the need to assemble a vast array of power tools can quickly turn into a mild ...
04:03 pm GMT - Sun, February 9, 2020
BoingBoing 150,000 nature illustrations from around the world enter the public domain thanks to the the Biodiversity Heritage Library
A huge collection of flora and fauna illustrations have just entered the public domain. Hyperalleric writes: Had he lived in our time, Thoreau wouldve been thrilled to know that the Biodiversity Herit...
02:30 pm GMT - Sun, February 9, 2020
BoingBoing Robert Conrad, star of "The Wild Wild West" TV series, has died
TV actor Robert Conrad, best known for his portrayal of Jim West on the very odd, proto-steampunky 60s sci-fi Western, The Wild Wild West, has died. He was 84.When I was a kid growing up in the late 6...
02:00 pm GMT - Sun, February 9, 2020
BoingBoing 5 reasons to sell on Etsy (and how to get started)
Etsy has made it easier than ever to sell homemade crafts and vintage goods directly to your target demographic with practically zero overhead. With a community and vibe thats similar to eBay, Etsy sh...
01:58 pm GMT - Sun, February 9, 2020
BoingBoing At the 1988 Oscars, Pee-wee Herman flew and RoboCop saved the day
While presenting the Oscar for live-action short film in 1988, Pee-wee Herman is interrupted by "giant robot mechanical monster," aka ED-209 from the 1987 film RoboCop. Then things get weird... in a g...
01:03 am GMT - Sun, February 9, 2020
BoingBoing Voyager 2 is back up and running!
NASA is reporting on their Voyager Twitter feed that the Voyager 2 spacecraft is once again operational.Here's the skinny: My twin went to do a roll to calibrate the onboard magnetometer, overdrew...
01:02 am GMT - Sun, February 9, 2020
BoingBoing Comparing the sizes of fictional buildings from books, movies, TV, and video games
MetalBallStudios, a YouTube channel that does 3D-rendered, animated size comparisons, has a new video comparing the sizes of buildings and other structures found in science fiction and fantasy media.I...
12:00 am GMT - Sun, February 9, 2020
BoingBoing Become a videography pro with this 10-course training bundle
It should come as no surprise that videography professionals and digital marketing gurus are in high-demand these days, thanks to their ability to create content that promotes virtually every product ...
06:41 pm GMT - Sat, February 8, 2020
BoingBoing Man finds "puppies" in a box on his lawn. They were bear cubs
"It's not uncommon to find black bears in the county. But to find bear cubs in a cardboard box in your property, wrapped up in sweatshirts to keep them warm, yeah, that's pretty strange." That's what ...
06:19 pm GMT - Sat, February 8, 2020
BoingBoing Why has this photo of Trump gone viral?
@realDonaldTrump returns to the White House from Charlotte, North Carolina. Photo by William Moon at the South Lawn of the White House on February 7, 2020 pic.twitter.com/n1a1Z93LrJ— White House...
06:11 pm GMT - Sat, February 8, 2020
BoingBoing Neural network restores and colorizes old movies
From the excellent "Two Minute Papers" YouTube channel, a discussion of a paper titled "DeepRemaster: Temporal Source-Reference Attention Networks for Comprehensive Video Enhancement," that demonstrat...
05:36 pm GMT - Sat, February 8, 2020
BoingBoing Fancy banana lamp
Would you just look at the $295 Seletti Banana Lamp [Bergdorf Goodman]. Read the rest ...
03:37 pm GMT - Sat, February 8, 2020
BoingBoing Bill Nye the super fly guy
Bill Nye struts his stuff for charity.please tell me what designer had bill nye walking im crying pic.twitter.com/3ZSyCxcBNv— big t (@miuyorker) February 7, 2020 Read the rest ...
03:36 pm GMT - Sat, February 8, 2020
BoingBoing Antarctica: Hottest temperature ever recorded, 65 F / 18.3 C
Antarctica's hottest temperature ever was recorded this past Thursday: 65 degrees Fahrenheit, or 18.3 degrees Celsius.That is not good.Not good at all.#Antrtida | Nuevo rcord de temperaturas Este...
03:25 pm GMT - Sat, February 8, 2020
BoingBoing First American coronavirus death confirmed
On Saturday, February 8, the United States Embassy in Beijing confirmed that a 60-year-old American national died of the new coronavirus last Thursday at Jinyintian Hospital in the Chinese city of Wuh...
03:12 pm GMT - Sat, February 8, 2020
BoingBoing Facebook removes Thailand mass shooter account, police say 'at least' 10 killed
A soldier in northeast Thailand has killed 'at least' 10 people in a mass shooting, Thai authorities say. Police said the suspect is still at large, at the time of this blog post. Before and during th...
02:32 pm GMT - Sat, February 8, 2020
BoingBoing Coronavirus exposes China's surveillance state
The so-called Wuhan Coronavirus has killed more than 700 people, mostly in Mainland China, and the outbreak continues to spread with new cases on new continents. In China, Novel coronavirus 2019-nCoV ...
02:25 pm GMT - Sat, February 8, 2020
BoingBoing Coronavirus: China blocks Apple supplier Foxconn from restarting factories as outbreak spreads
Japan's Nikkei business daily reported on Saturday that Chinese authorities have blocked a plan by Apple supplier Foxconn to resume production at China factories on Monday, as Novel coronavirus 2019-...
02:00 pm GMT - Sat, February 8, 2020
BoingBoing 20 cool car gadgets that will change the way you drive
New car commercials do an excellent job of making you feel like your car is obsolete. And you bought your car in 2013. That may be a little dramatic, but it seems like every year car companies are add...
03:00 am GMT - Sat, February 8, 2020
BoingBoing Improve muscle performance and comfort with the PowerDot 2.0
You dont need to be a professional athlete in order to understand just how obnoxious sore muscles can be. Whether you spend too much time sitting in a chair at work or your intramural baseball league ...
10:59 pm GMT - Fri, February 7, 2020
BoingBoing Interview with photographer Meeno Peluce about his favorite tools
My guest this week on the Cool Tools Podcast is Meeno Peluce. Meeno grew up as a successful child actor in Hollywood, and his kid sister is Soleil Moon Frye of Punky Brewster fame. He then moved behin...
10:50 pm GMT - Fri, February 7, 2020
BoingBoing UK's Ministry of Defence plans to release 50 years of UFO reports sometime in 2020
According to a piece in The Telegraph, the UK's Ministry of Defence has announced plans to make available online over 50 years of UFO sightings reported to the RAF.The RAF discontinued its UFO reporti...
10:50 pm GMT - Fri, February 7, 2020
BoingBoing George Miller reportedly to begin shooting Fury Road sequel this fall
Geeks Worldwide is reporting that Mad Max director, George Miller, has resolved his legal issues with Warner Bros. which were holding him back from filming the follow-up to Mad Max: Fury Road. The GWW...
10:49 pm GMT - Fri, February 7, 2020
BoingBoing Making a mood ring toilet seat using thermochromic liquid crystal ink
Well-known YouTube makers, Evan and Katelyn, take on their weirdest project yet. They use some thermochromic liquid crystal ink left-over from another project to turn a toilet seat into a butt-sized m...
10:15 pm GMT - Fri, February 7, 2020
BoingBoing Florida fisherman catches parachutes and capsule door from SpaceX crew capsule
Last week, charter fishing boat captain David Stokes was fishing off the Daytona Beach coast when he reeled in a capsule door and two parachutes that were part of a SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft. On J...
09:49 pm GMT - Fri, February 7, 2020
BoingBoing Video of incredible planetary system created from paint, oil, and soap
French video artist Thomas Blanchard created "Mini Planets" by mixing paint, oil, inks, and soap to stunning effect. It reminds me of the psychedelic alternate universes manifested in the 1960s liquid...
09:29 pm GMT - Fri, February 7, 2020
BoingBoing Florida man arrested for shoplifting, cute puppy accomplice also in custody
Florida Man strikes again. The dog is okay and is being cared for while his owner is booked into jail.In Hillsborough County, Florida, the Sheriffs Office says a gentleman named Logan Wilson admitted...
09:22 pm GMT - Fri, February 7, 2020
BoingBoing Im the sheriff: Gentleman in phony cop car halted by actual lawman
A sheriff in suburban Detroit was not fooled by a suspicious gentleman driving what appeared to be a police car.[NARRATOR: It was not a police car.]Oakland County Sheriff Mike Bouchard told reporters ...
09:14 pm GMT - Fri, February 7, 2020
BoingBoing Trump's immigration enforcement agents use cellphone location data to track individuals for detention - WSJ
A commercial database that maps the movements of millions of cellphones is being used by immigration and border authorities to round up undesirable immigrants for detention and deportation.The Wall St...
09:13 pm GMT - Fri, February 7, 2020
BoingBoing Watch the Tesla Cybertruck go... Back to the Future!
Don't miss the license plate. (Elon McFly) Read the rest ...
09:04 pm GMT - Fri, February 7, 2020
BoingBoing Google and other tech giants want Hong Kong alternative after U.S. blocks undersea cable
'U.S. tech giants are considering alternatives to Hong Kong as a global data hub after national security officials upended plans for a trans-Pacific internet link to the territory, according to peopl...
09:00 pm GMT - Fri, February 7, 2020
BoingBoing Advance your career in graphic design with this 8-course Adobe training bundle
If you want to have an edge in the increasingly lucrative yet competitive world of graphic design, you need to have the right skills on your resume to help you stand out from the crowd. But instead of...
08:14 pm GMT - Fri, February 7, 2020
BoingBoing New York state sues Trump admin for Global Entry ban against NYers
NY lawsuit vs. Trump to challenge federal ban on New Yorkers from enrolling in programs that allow travelers to skip ahead at airport security linesBREAKING NEWS: Don't fuck with New York. New York i...
08:01 pm GMT - Fri, February 7, 2020
BoingBoing China mourns Li Wenliang, the Wuhan whistleblower doctor who warned of coronavirus outbreak
Online tributes and expressions of grief for doctor who tried to sound alarm on NCoVOnline in China, where Novel coronavirus 2019-nCoV has now killed at least 630 as of today, one death seems to have...
07:38 pm GMT - Fri, February 7, 2020
BoingBoing Floria Sigismondi spends 72 hours filming legendary outre filmmaker, Kenneth Anger, at the Chateau Marmont
If your idea of a good time is watching a Gucci glammed up Kenneth Anger lounging around all over the Chateau Marmont hotel, check out this five minute mini-doc done by the fabulous Floria Sigismondi ...
07:37 pm GMT - Fri, February 7, 2020
BoingBoing Video diary of Wuhan man whose wife is infected with Coronavirus
VIDEO: Episode One of Our Coronavirus Diary.There is an incredible series of videos making the rounds today, and they are identified as being produced by a man in Wuhan, China, self-quarantined in his...
07:09 pm GMT - Fri, February 7, 2020
BoingBoing This metal Swingline stapler isn't red, but it's cheap
My red Swingline stapler has been sparking joy since 2008, but if you don't care about the color, this black version is just on Amazon. At that price, you won't be tempted to set your building on fir...
07:02 pm GMT - Fri, February 7, 2020
BoingBoing A Cape Town diner wins Guinness World Record for most milkshake flavors
If you dined at Gibson's Gourmet Burgers and Ribs every Saturday night, it would take four years (minus one weekend) to try every milkshake flavor on the menu. So it's for obvious reasons that this bu...
07:02 pm GMT - Fri, February 7, 2020
BoingBoing Worldwide vinyl supply may be threatened after devastating Apollo Masters fire
The vinyl record industry could be in for real trouble after a devastating fire on February 6th completely destroyed the vinyl manufacturing facility, Apollo Masters, in Banning, CA. Ben Blackwell, co...
06:54 pm GMT - Fri, February 7, 2020
BoingBoing Virginia will eliminate state holiday honoring confederate generals and make Election Day a holiday instead
Lee-Jackson Day is a state holiday in Virginia, meant to honor Robert E. Lee and Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson as "defenders of causes." But the Virginia House voted to stop lionizing the slave-owning ge...
06:40 pm GMT - Fri, February 7, 2020
BoingBoing Watch these joyful dogs run up a tree and leap off it
Two dogs in the country have the time of their lives running up a tree and leaping from it.having fun with friend from r/awwImage: Reddit video screenshot Read the rest ...
06:18 pm GMT - Fri, February 7, 2020
BoingBoing Watch Kirk Douglas on the Dick Cavett show in 1992
The recently departed Kirk Douglas was 75 when he appeared on The Dick Cavett show to promote his autobiography. Douglas told Cavett that his friend John Wayne thought he was a "sissy" for playing Van...
05:56 pm GMT - Fri, February 7, 2020
BoingBoing Vermont's GOP governor on Trump: "The president abused his powers...He shouldn't be in office."
Mitt Romney doesn't have to feel completely alone after his courageous vote to convict Trump during the impeachment trial. Vermont Governor Phil Scott, the first republican to support the impeachment ...
05:55 pm GMT - Fri, February 7, 2020
BoingBoing Animated explainer video: how an oscillating fan works
Here's another excellent explainer video from CGI animator Jared Owen (see my previous posts about his explainer videos: escalator, combination padlock, pull-back toy car, gumball machine). This time,...
05:44 pm GMT - Fri, February 7, 2020
BoingBoing Watch the new Green Day video starring Stranger Things' Gaten Matarazzo
A couple years ago, my son was watching an an online live chat with Gaten Matarazzo and asked the Stranger Things star if he digs Green Day. Matarazzo answered with an enthusiastic hell yes. Today is ...
05:42 pm GMT - Fri, February 7, 2020
BoingBoing Man buys used Tesla with autopilot. Tesla remotely disables autopilot: "not a feature that you had paid for"
A fellow identified as Alec in this Verge story bought a Tesla at an auction, which was advertised as having Enhanced Autopilot and Full Self Driving Mode. Soon after Alec started driving the car, the...
05:29 pm GMT - Fri, February 7, 2020
BoingBoing Disney CEO will donate to the public school hit with a licensing fee for "illegally" screening The Lion King
On Tuesday I linked to a CNN story reporting that Emerson Elementary School in Berkeley, California held a screening of The Lion King, and received a $250 charge for "illegally screening the movie." T...
05:27 pm GMT - Fri, February 7, 2020
BoingBoing Joy Division "Unknown Pleasures" puffer jacket
Los Angeles streetwear brand Pleasures celebrated the 40th anniversary of Joy Division's "Unknown Pleasures" album with a licensed line of apparel including this puffer jacket. The clothing, including...
05:12 pm GMT - Fri, February 7, 2020
BoingBoing Sales of Apple Watches eclipse watch sales of entire Swiss watch industry
Sales of Swiss watches are declining, and sales of Apple watches are rising steeply. This must be a surprise to the makers of Swiss luxury watches, who lifted their imperious snouts in disdain at the ...
05:02 pm GMT - Fri, February 7, 2020
BoingBoing Here's a simple recipe for making Japanese style fluffy pancakes
A while back I posted about the kind of fluffy pancakes you can get in Japan and how one guy said he makes them in a rice cooker. I still haven't tried it yet, but here's a simple recipe that I'd like...
04:53 pm GMT - Fri, February 7, 2020
BoingBoing Technology company co-founder reports car stolen to avoid mechanic's bill
Rather than pay a large repair bill, a gentleman the Marin Independent Journal identified as "the co-founder of a San Francisco technology security firm" apparently reported the car stolen and receive...
04:46 pm GMT - Fri, February 7, 2020
BoingBoing A humorous comparison of Trump and Obama at the National Prayer Breakfast
Still seething from the impeachment trial (and if it wasn't that, it would be something else), Trump had a hard time containing himself the following morning at the National Prayer Breakfast. His morn...
04:45 pm GMT - Fri, February 7, 2020
BoingBoing Wacom tablet drivers track apps you open
Robert Heaton actually read the license agreement Wacom whas users of its tablets sign up for. Alarmed by the expansive, vague clauses therein, he set about intercepting the data going between the gad...
04:39 pm GMT - Fri, February 7, 2020
BoingBoing The only car from the 1980s I'd drive
Delightful, but barely adequate, the Vanagon is one of the few enduring cars from a decade of shit. This 1987 Volkswagen Vanagon Westfalia is just waiting for you to make it your own.Bring-a-trailer:T...
03:08 pm GMT - Fri, February 7, 2020
BoingBoing Man climbs stairs with head
The Guinness Book of Records recognizes Li Longlong of China as the person who has climbed the most consecutive stairs with his head. He's held the record since 2012, but extended it in 2015.This vide...
02:35 pm GMT - Fri, February 7, 2020
BoingBoing Tall buildings with their lying spires removed
Many of the world's most famous buildings sport spires, masts and other bullshit designed to make them superficially taller without adding to the expense and difficulty of construction.Pictured below ...
02:14 pm GMT - Fri, February 7, 2020
BoingBoing Wooden toy train stunts
The literature promises "sick drifts and flips on the Island of Sodor" and that's exactly what you get. Read the rest ...
02:06 pm GMT - Fri, February 7, 2020
BoingBoing Driverless delivery van to be road-tested in Texas
An autonomous delivery van will be tested on the streets of Houston, Texas. It's the first driverless vehicle to win an exemption from requirements that a human operator be present.US transport secret...
02:00 pm GMT - Fri, February 7, 2020
BoingBoing This feature-laden smart suitcase was a Kickstarter favorite
Any frequent traveler will tell you that one of the most important things you can do in order to ensure that youre comfortable on the go is to have a great piece of luggage. But luggage has come a lon...
01:59 pm GMT - Fri, February 7, 2020
BoingBoing US Customs destroys the instrument of renowned Mali musician Ballak Sissoko
This is so heartbreaking. Ballak Sissoko, the highly-acclaimed African musician from Mali, claims that US Customs officials destroyed his custom-made, irreplaceable kora instrument. He arrived back in...
03:00 am GMT - Fri, February 7, 2020
BoingBoing Ace your taxes and become more financially literate with this training
The dreaded tax season is nearly upon us, but you dont have to suffer this year as you dig up old receipts and fill out an endless number of forms.In fact, you can turn this tax season into an opportu...
02:00 am GMT - Fri, February 7, 2020
BoingBoing Watch Adam Savage get zapped by electricity
A fun video from 2011 Maker Faire. After his talk, Adam Savage (back when Mythbusters was still on the air) performs the Doctor Who theme song with ArcAttack.We do love Adam Savage around here at Boin...
12:49 am GMT - Fri, February 7, 2020
BoingBoing Bermeja, the island that vanished off the coast of the Yucatn peninsula
On this Thoughty2 video, Arran tells the fascinating tale of Bermeja, an allegedly 80 square kilometers island indicated on many maps, starting in the 16th and 17th centuries. The problem is, it doesn...
12:14 am GMT - Fri, February 7, 2020
BoingBoing Innuendo Bingo, a BBC Radio program where celebrities spit on each other
I assume I'm late to this party (I'd never heard of this show until a few days ago). Innuendo Bingo is a BBC Radio 1 show where celebrities listen to radio and TV clips that contain lines that can be ...
12:07 am GMT - Fri, February 7, 2020
BoingBoing How to turn off Netflix autoplay of previews
I get overly frustrated when I'm browsing Netflix and it autoplays previews. Finally, they've enabled a way to turn that off (and also the autoplay of the next episode of a series). You can only flip ...
11:21 pm GMT - Thu, February 6, 2020
BoingBoing Nerdforge binds a leather book with an electrified Witcher sigil on the cover
Nerdforge is a young Norwegian couple who documents all of their creative projects on YouTube. Martina is a talented crafter who specializes in fantasy dioramas and book binding.In this episode, she b...
11:00 pm GMT - Thu, February 6, 2020
BoingBoing Watch this snek give lady reporter a big frighten
Snek, no! No bite microphone. You giving her a big frighten, fren.An Australian reporter said Thursday she was horrified when a snake draped around her shoulders began repeatedly striking at her micro...
10:31 pm GMT - Thu, February 6, 2020
BoingBoing China: Wuhan virus death toll rises to at least 630
The number of deaths from the Wuhan coronavirus now stands at 630, China state media reports today.China's Hubei province reports 2,447 new cases of the deadly virus, and 69 new deaths as of Thursday....
10:26 pm GMT - Thu, February 6, 2020
BoingBoing FBI elevates risk from neo-Nazis to same level as ISIS
Not only is the terror threat diverse, its unrelenting."--FBI director Chris Wray.The FBI has elevated the risk from neo-Nazis in America to the same level with which it regards ISIS.Violent racist ex...
10:13 pm GMT - Thu, February 6, 2020
BoingBoing Box full of bear cubs bewilders North Carolina man
'I said what in the world': Two bear cubs left on man's doorstep in Camden, NCOn Tuesday night, North Carolina resident Cornelius Williams got home from the grocery store and heard a squeaky sound co...
10:06 pm GMT - Thu, February 6, 2020
BoingBoing Adam Savage's favorite tools: Handheld Sheet Metal Brake
I'm loving these 'my favorite tools' videos from the all-new ADAM SAVAGE's TESTED.About this new clip says Adam:In today's episode of favorite tools: the handheld sheet metal brake! It's pretty esoter...
09:56 pm GMT - Thu, February 6, 2020
BoingBoing Ten great, groundbreaking avant garde records
I hate the horse-racing of art. I could never bring myself to declare "THE" ten most groundbreaking of anything. And especially something as subjective as avant garde art and music.I look at this list...
09:51 pm GMT - Thu, February 6, 2020
BoingBoing Today in History: Bob Marley was born. He'd have been 75 in 2020.
Reggae legend and activist Bob Marley was born on this day in 1945. He would have turned 75 this year. The Jamaican singer was born on February 6. Bob Marley died of cancer in 1981, at age 36.In Los A...
09:38 pm GMT - Thu, February 6, 2020
BoingBoing Here's what happens when you apply machine learning to enhance the Lumires' 1896 movie "Arrival of a Train at La Ciotat"
First, take a look at this 1895 short movie "L'Arrive d'un Train la Ciotat" ("Arrival of a Train at La Ciotat," from the Lumire Brothers. This film was upscaled to 4K and 60 frames per second using a...
09:29 pm GMT - Thu, February 6, 2020
BoingBoing With crossbow, 'Good Samaritan' accidentally kills man he was trying to save from 2 pit bulls' attack
A man in Massachusetts who was being attacked by two pit bulls was then accidentally shot to death by a crossbow-wielding neighbor -- who was trying to help. The tragic incident happened Wednesday af...
09:04 pm GMT - Thu, February 6, 2020
BoingBoing China: Doctor who sounded alarm on Wuhan virus dies of it
Li Wenliang, 34, was reprimanded by Chinese police for warning of outbreak...
09:00 pm GMT - Thu, February 6, 2020
BoingBoing This lead-free vaporizer offers a safer & smoother smoking experience
Unless youve been living under an extremely large rock over the past year, youve doubtlessly heard about the vaping epidemic, which has put dozens of people in the hospital and threatens the lives of ...
08:52 pm GMT - Thu, February 6, 2020
BoingBoing Extend your Wi-Fi with powerline networking
Ive tried many ways to extend Wi-Fi through my house. Powerline networking, which creates networks through electrical wiring, works the best for me. TP-Link has this kit with 2 units. One unit plugs i...
08:38 pm GMT - Thu, February 6, 2020
BoingBoing Fascinating video about comic book inker, Vince Colletta, the man some claim ruined Jack Kirby's art
Comic book nerds are likely familiar with the work and controversies surrounding artist and inker, Vince Colletta. He is best known as an inker on Jack Kirby's The Mighty Thor, other Kirby titles, and...
08:25 pm GMT - Thu, February 6, 2020
BoingBoing Hot Wheels Camaro valued at the same price as four real Camaros
Esteemed toy collector Joel Magee of Pawn Stars fame has acquired a prototype of an original Hot Wheels Camaro that was part of the 1968 "Sweet 16" series of the first Hot Wheels cars. Magee says the ...
08:17 pm GMT - Thu, February 6, 2020
BoingBoing Fake news network stole from legit sites, flooded Google News and Alerts. Report blames NASDAQ & Thomson Reuters ex-employees.
As they stole stories from real newspapers, these sites baffled scientists, activists, and journalists. Until now....
08:01 pm GMT - Thu, February 6, 2020
BoingBoing Here's the trailer for "The Vast of Night," a 1950s sci-fi thriller on Amazon Prime Video
I just watched the trailer for The Vast Of Night, an Amazon Prime Video feature movie that's "coming soon to theaters and Prime Video." Looks like creepy fun!In the twilight of the 1950s, on one fatef...
07:59 pm GMT - Thu, February 6, 2020
BoingBoing Chinese doctor who tried to warn about coronavirus early on but was censored has died from the disease
A Chinese ophthalmologist in Wuhan who tried to warn his colleagues on December 30 about seven patients who had come down with a SARS-like virus but was censored by the Chinese government and and the...
07:59 pm GMT - Thu, February 6, 2020
BoingBoing Chinese doctor who tried to warn about coronavirus early on but was censored has died from the disease [Updated]
[UPDATE 2/6/20 12:09pm PT: According to the CNN, the doctor is alive but in critical condition. "Hours earlier the same state media organizations reported that he had died.""Wuhan Central Hospital sai...
07:47 pm GMT - Thu, February 6, 2020
BoingBoing Facebook refused to remove racist and anti-Semitic group page until it got a letter from New Jersey Attorney General
Ten months ago the director of New Jersey's Division on Civil Rights alerted Facebook about a racist and anti-Semitic group page it was hosting, but Facebook took no action, reports Ars Technica. It t...
07:44 pm GMT - Thu, February 6, 2020
BoingBoing Meet the rocket scientist who invented the Super Soaker
Lonnie Johnson, age 70, was always a maker. As a child, his experiments with rocket fuel nearly burned down his house. While in high school, Johnson was the only black student to enter the Alabama sci...
07:31 pm GMT - Thu, February 6, 2020
BoingBoing Sanders declares victory in Iowa caucus as final results trail in
Bernie Sanders today declared victory in Iowa's bungled headcount of Democratic voters, with the latest results putting him neck-and-neck with Pete Buttigieg. It was already clear he had the most vote...
07:25 pm GMT - Thu, February 6, 2020
BoingBoing Bumblebee population is declining so fast they could become extinct
Global warming is to blame for a "drastic decline" in the bumblebee population in North America and Europe, reports The Guardian, citing a new that "suggests the likelihood of a bumblebee population s...
07:10 pm GMT - Thu, February 6, 2020
BoingBoing Boston Police Union throws a tantrum over Black Lives Matter at school week
Boston's got a bad reputation when it comes to race. And unfortunately, much of it's deserved. Of course, there are people who are trying to fight and make a positive difference despite the segregatio...
07:09 pm GMT - Thu, February 6, 2020
BoingBoing Mashing up NWA with an old Irish rebel song
Last year, I cracked a joke on Twitter about the surprising similarities between NWA's "Fuck the Police" and Dominic Behan's famous Irish rebel song, "Come Out, Ye Black and Tans." At the urging of my...
07:06 pm GMT - Thu, February 6, 2020
BoingBoing The ancient world's greatest board games
Ludus Latrunculorum. Senet. Chaturanga. And don't forget Hnefatafl. These were just some of the board games that ancient people were into thousands of years ago. Over at Smithsonian, Meilan Solly expl...
06:39 pm GMT - Thu, February 6, 2020
BoingBoing Tokyo installing public urinals made from iron to stop a rash of toilet smashing
For a decade, people have been destroying public toilets across Tokyo. Over the last six years, vandals have broken 85 toilets just in Hikarigaoka Park. What a pisser. Now, Tokyo officials have commis...
06:21 pm GMT - Thu, February 6, 2020
BoingBoing Collection of Garfield-based cosmic horror
r/imsorryjon is inspired by the pioneering work of Will Burke, creator of a striking series of horrific Garfield drawings in 2018. (He wasn't the first, though.)The example shown here is by Omega Blac...
05:44 pm GMT - Thu, February 6, 2020
BoingBoing Listen to spies' shortwave radio broadcasts
Gareth's post yesterday about the mysterious shortwave numbers stations used by spies to communicate happily reminded me of this article I wrote for bOING bOING Digital back in 1999 about the Conet Pr...
04:59 pm GMT - Thu, February 6, 2020
BoingBoing Barnes and Noble canceled its plan to put black characters on classic novels written by white authors featuring white characters
Barnes & Noble thought it would be a good idea to celebrate Black History Month by reissuing classic novels (including Moby Dick, Emma, Frankenstein, The Wizard of Oz, The Secret Garden, Treasure ...
04:43 pm GMT - Thu, February 6, 2020
BoingBoing Arizona CEO who calls black Uber driver the N-- word is banned from app, suspended from job
After the CEO of Agroplasma, an Arizona fertilizer company, is told to sit in the back seat by a black driver, the CEO is greatly offended and argues relentlessly. The driver, an Arizona State Univers...
04:36 pm GMT - Thu, February 6, 2020
BoingBoing It's easy to buy drugs on Snapchat and Instragram
Who needs the darkweb when you can just go on social media, enter your drug of choice in the search bar, and buy whatever turns your crank? In this video, Vice's Tir Dhondy finds out just how easy it ...
04:26 pm GMT - Thu, February 6, 2020
BoingBoing How the infamous India gem scam works
If you go to India, you might encounter a person there who quickly befriends you and tries to build up a relationship of trust over the next few days. It could be that they recognized you as a swell p...
04:10 pm GMT - Thu, February 6, 2020
BoingBoing The US voting infrastructure is broken and a threat to democracy
The broken voting app that failed spectacularly in the Iowa Democratic caucus just hints at the fragility of the voting system in the U.S. This Verge video explores the reasons for and implications of...
02:00 pm GMT - Thu, February 6, 2020
BoingBoing Learn a new language the easy with this highly-rated app
A common New Year's resolution is to learn a new language, which of course makes foreign travel much more enjoyable and sharpens the mind while reducing the cognitive effects of aging.But far too many...
01:23 pm GMT - Thu, February 6, 2020
BoingBoing Pup starts fire
The owner of two dogs installed a camera to keep an eye on their new companions. But it instead solved the mystery of why the Los Alamos-area home ended up on fire: 9-month-old Kahuna knocked over a b...
01:04 pm GMT - Thu, February 6, 2020
BoingBoing Police impersonator arrested
I'm a big fan of videos of people arrested for pretending to be cops, especially the way real and fake cop-personas differ and interact. This one is a veritable antimatter explosion right from the out...
01:00 pm GMT - Thu, February 6, 2020
BoingBoing Pee-wee's Big Adventure isn't the only movie with a Rube Goldberg breakfast machine
I was **this** many years old when I learned that Pee-wee Herman isn't the only on-screen character with a breakfast-making contraption. My sweetie Andy just re-watched the 1968 film Chitty Chitty Ban...
12:34 pm GMT - Thu, February 6, 2020
BoingBoing Judge reassigned after complaint he called black juror "Aunt Jemima"
Allegheny County Common Pleas judge Mark Tranquilli was reassigned this week after uttering what CBS euphemistically describes as "racially charged remarks": referring to a black juror as "Aunt Jemima...
12:20 pm GMT - Thu, February 6, 2020
BoingBoing In-N-Out Burger made sneakers with their drink cup's design
The latest addition to In-N-Out Burger's merch line are "Drink Cup Shoes," slip-on sneakers decorated with their red-and-white beverage cup art. The announcement was made Tuesday by the Southern Calif...
12:12 pm GMT - Thu, February 6, 2020
BoingBoing Shady home builder exposed
Detroit's Rob Wolchek (previously at Boing Boing) turns his ire on a local builder who has become notorious for shafting buyers of his superficially handsome disaster boxes. The scam works like this: ...
11:47 am GMT - Thu, February 6, 2020
BoingBoing Disney's "Wear it Proud" collection evokes the 1970s
No doubt the unofficial "Gay Days" at Disneyland and Walt Disney World inspired the resorts' new retro "Wear it Proud" line of clothing, accessories, and platform Crocs. I spotted the following pieces...
03:00 am GMT - Thu, February 6, 2020
BoingBoing Daylite is an affordable CRM specially designed for small businesses
There's no shortage of CRMs out there for large corporations, e-commerce companies, and booming startups to utilize. Think Salesforce, for example. But if you're running a small business of ten employ...
11:15 pm GMT - Wed, February 5, 2020
BoingBoing Watch the trailer to "The Booksellers," a documentary on the enduring, eccentric world of rare book selling
Attention bookworms and rare book nerds. The Booksellers, opening in March, is a documentary celebrating bookstores and the peculiar business of collecting and selling rare books.Literary Hub writes:H...
11:00 pm GMT - Wed, February 5, 2020
BoingBoing Fiona Apple's cover of The Waterboys' "The Whole of the Moon"
Currently on heavy rotation at Chez Branwyn: Fiona Apple's cover of The Waterboys' brilliant "The Whole of the Moon." She covered the 1985 classic for the season finale of the Showtime series, The Aff...
10:47 pm GMT - Wed, February 5, 2020
BoingBoing Bong Joon-ho's Snowpiercer Blu-ray is very cheap on Amazon today
Have you seen Snowpiercer yet? My family watched it a few years ago and loved it. Like Bong Joon-ho's Parasite, it's a genre-defying thriller that explores class roles. If you have a Blu-ray player, A...
10:45 pm GMT - Wed, February 5, 2020
BoingBoing Spend Easter with John Waters at California's kitsch castle, The Madonna Inn
The East Coast has Camp John Waters and now, over Easter weekend, folks on the West Coast will get their own John Waters (live! in person!) event. On Saturday, April 11, fans of the filth elder can fl...
10:34 pm GMT - Wed, February 5, 2020
BoingBoing This guy's journey through supporting all the Presidential candidates is hilarious but painfully real
politics is a journy pic.twitter.com/Tt6zkfAOvG— L Ron Mexico (@LRonMexico) February 3, 2020I know this is supposed to be a joke, but it accurately captures the political journeys of people I kn...
10:31 pm GMT - Wed, February 5, 2020
BoingBoing Hey, remember number stations? Whatever happened to them?
When I was writing my book, Jamming the Media (1997), while working on a chapter about pirate radio, I went deep down the rabbit hole of hunting down pirate stations, shortwave stations, police and mi...
10:15 pm GMT - Wed, February 5, 2020
BoingBoing 5 new cases of the measles in Los Angeles
The linked article has a fairly long list of places in West Los Angeles that unimmunized area folk might want to review.NBC Los Angeles:Los Angeles County health officials Wednesday confirmed five new...
09:44 pm GMT - Wed, February 5, 2020
BoingBoing Why is the average human body temperature falling?
Why is the average human body temperature falling by 0.05F per decade? The short answer, is no one really knows! But Catherine Ley, a Stanford researcher who led a study to look into the curious pheno...
09:37 pm GMT - Wed, February 5, 2020
BoingBoing Social media influencer who falsely claimed to have coronavirus during flight is arrested after plane made emergency landing
Potok Philippe, a 28-year-old self-styled social media influencer, was charged with mischief after he told fellow plane passengers, "Can I get everybodys attention please. I just came back from Hunan ...
09:00 pm GMT - Wed, February 5, 2020
BoingBoing Prep for the Microsoft Azure cloud computing certifications with this training
It should come as no surprise that more and more IT professionals are scrambling to earn Microsoft Azure certifications. With the average Azure developer earning around $130,000 a year, these in-deman...
08:38 pm GMT - Wed, February 5, 2020
BoingBoing Disinformation 2020: FBI warns of ongoing Russian 'information warfare'
They identify an issue that they know that the American people feel passionately about on both sides and then they take both sides and spin them up so they pit us against each other. And then they com...
08:26 pm GMT - Wed, February 5, 2020
BoingBoing In this email scam, Iran-linked hackers pose as journalists
Reuters today published a report about an email hacking operation targeting journalists and their connected sources, and the scam appears to be associated with Iran.The scam is this: send cleverly dis...
08:12 pm GMT - Wed, February 5, 2020
BoingBoing Coronavirus outbreak to delay Tesla deliveries, says electric car VP on Weibo
Shares of Tesla Motors were down 19% on Wednesday after a senior executive with the electric vehicle company warned of delivery delays for Model 3 cars made at its Shanghai plant, because of the ever-...
08:01 pm GMT - Wed, February 5, 2020
BoingBoing Wife of banker who stole billions loses bid to keep $20 million London mansion
Zamira Hajiyeva has 28 days to appeal a court order to seize her $20 million London mansion after she was unable reveal the source of her wealth, reports The Telegraph.Hajiyeva's husband was sentenced...
07:59 pm GMT - Wed, February 5, 2020
BoingBoing About 350 more Wuhan coronavirus evacuees land at California military base from China
More Americans fleeing the coronavirus outbreak are being evacuated from Wuhan, China, to the U.S. On Wednesday, 2 State Department-chartered jetliners carried an estimated 350 U.S. citizens from Wuh...
07:46 pm GMT - Wed, February 5, 2020
BoingBoing Mike Pompeo issues a clever tweet to show his solidarity with Nancy Pelosi
Remember the 1991 episode of The Simpsons, called "Mr. Lisa Goes to Washington," in which a tearful Lisa tears up an essay she wrote after she witnesses government officials engaged in corrupt behavio...
07:37 pm GMT - Wed, February 5, 2020
BoingBoing Romney to vote in favor of article of Trump impeachment on abuse of power
Wow. A single Republican senator has a spine after all.Utah Senator Mitt Romney says he will vote in favor of the article of impeachment on abuse of power against President Donald John Trump.The presi...
07:32 pm GMT - Wed, February 5, 2020
BoingBoing Futurist from 1989 is astonishingly accurate about homes in 2020
From 1965 to 2003 the BBC aired a series called Tomorrow's World, and the segment above, predicting homes in 2020, describes Nest, Alexa, and other IoT conveniences to a tee. The futurist in the video...
07:27 pm GMT - Wed, February 5, 2020
BoingBoing How to make your own cotton candy with this simple DIY machine
Learn how to make delicious, healthful cotton candy with this machine made from a cheap USB fan, a plastic bucket, an aluminum soda can, and a few other scrap parts.Image: YouTube Read the rest ...
07:24 pm GMT - Wed, February 5, 2020
BoingBoing Turkey: Plane skids off Istanbul runway and breaks up, 120 injured
Breaking News: There's been an air disaster in Turkey. No deaths reported.A Pegasus Airlines plane that was heading into Istanbuls Sabiha Gokcen airport for landing skidded off the end of a wet runway...
07:11 pm GMT - Wed, February 5, 2020
BoingBoing Bigfoot sighted, the Queens $1 trillion tax bill, and coronavirus targets the stars, in this weeks dubious tabloids
Harry Arnold, the legendary Royal reporter for British tabloid The Sun, used to tell the story of his meeting with Prince Charles, in which the Royal heir asked incredulously: Where do you get your st...
07:05 pm GMT - Wed, February 5, 2020
BoingBoing Vivere also makes the best chair hammock stand
Long-lasting and exactly what I wanted the Vivere chair hammock stand will be with me for years.I have kept a Vivere double-hammock on my deck for nearly 10 years, in a super harsh marine environment....
06:50 pm GMT - Wed, February 5, 2020
BoingBoing Gumby rocks out at the Skateboard rally
Those silly blockheads! Read the rest ...
06:48 pm GMT - Wed, February 5, 2020
BoingBoing Florida men arrested after hiding drugs in bags labeled "Bag Full of Drugs"
Two gentlemen in Florida couldn't have been more accommodating in pointing police to their massive stash of narcotics. When an officer stopped the duo Ian Simmons and Joshua Reinhardt, both 34 years ...
06:45 pm GMT - Wed, February 5, 2020
BoingBoing Dunkaroos are back and here's a 1997 TV commercial for them
An iconic 1990s junk food, Betty Crocker's Dunkaroos are packages of cookies and sugar paste, I mean frosting, for dipping. They were discontinued in the US in 2012 but will return this summer because...
06:15 pm GMT - Wed, February 5, 2020
BoingBoing Breathtaking image of a red giant star swallowing another star
Astronomers captured this incredible image of a double-star system where a red giant star appears to have "engulfed the other (star) which, in turn, spiraled towards its partner provoking it into shed...
05:58 pm GMT - Wed, February 5, 2020
BoingBoing Watch this fellow bounce up 36 stairs on his head
Chinese acrobat Li Longlong holds the Guinness World Record for the "most consecutive stairs climbed on the head," a total of 36 steps. Guinness World Records states that "the strict rules for this gr...
05:40 pm GMT - Wed, February 5, 2020
BoingBoing Watch: Playful coyote excited to pal around with a badger
Coyotes in my neighborhood usually kill unsupervised smaller animals like cats and dogs (or in my case, chickens), so it's fascinating to see this frisky coyote buddy up with a badger. It looks genuin...
05:40 pm GMT - Wed, February 5, 2020
BoingBoing You can now buy a replica Bill & Ted's time machine telephone booth
Cubicall, makers of contemporary telephone booths like those you might see in hipster start-up offices, have created an official replica of the time machine phone booth from Bill & Ted's Excellen...
05:12 pm GMT - Wed, February 5, 2020
BoingBoing Watch Trump refuse Pelosi's handshake and Pelosi rip up his speech at last night's State of the Union address
Last night, Trump snubbed Nancy Pelosi by ignoring her gesture to shake his hand before his State of the Union address. At the end of the address, she snubbed him back by ripping up her copy of the sp...
05:08 pm GMT - Wed, February 5, 2020
BoingBoing Commercial airline pilot records curious UFO
CesarMP is a commercial pilot from Colombia who posted a recent video about a UFO he saw while flying a plane. Is it a weather balloon?Image: YouTube Read the rest ...
03:56 pm GMT - Wed, February 5, 2020
BoingBoing University gift shop displayed black leader dolls by hanging them from a model tree
A Michigan State University gift shop displayed a collection of miniature dolls of black leaders like Michelle Obama and Harriet Tubman by hanging them from a small tree. Upset by this extreme insensi...
03:17 pm GMT - Wed, February 5, 2020
BoingBoing Wood glues tested
I recently needed to glue wood together in a real hurry and tried a product called RapidFuse that didn't do too well. Annoyed, I decided to look for tests of the zillion wood glues now available so I ...
03:00 pm GMT - Wed, February 5, 2020
BoingBoing National Archive to let ICE destroy documents
We may never know the truth about the border crisis, writes Matthew Connelly, because the National Archives is letting millions of documents be destroyed.President Trump has long made it a practice to...
02:58 pm GMT - Wed, February 5, 2020
BoingBoing I reported a passenger for farting in our shared Lyft and now we've been officially un-paired from Lyft forever (supposedly)
I took a Shared Lyft home the other night, rather than waiting for the bus. There were two other passengers in the car when I got in a woman in the backseat, and a man in the front. The man was dropp...
02:47 pm GMT - Wed, February 5, 2020
BoingBoing The tartan sheep of Auchingarrich
Ever wondered where tartan comes from? Now you know: the tartan sheep of Auchingarrich. Glenn Check:A Scottish farmer at Auchingarrich Wildlife Centre fools tourists into believing that her flock prod...
02:07 pm GMT - Wed, February 5, 2020
BoingBoing What exactly is the Thin Blue Line bullet glass suggesting?
The Thin Blue Line Pint Glass [Benshot] and the .308 Authentic Solid Copper Projectile Whiskey Rocks Glass Engraved with Blue Line American Flag [Amazon] are items apparently intended to support the a...
02:00 pm GMT - Wed, February 5, 2020
BoingBoing Score huge savings on Chromebooks and Windows 10 laptops with this sale
With more and more people working at the office, at home, and on the go, virtually everyone needs a laptop these days. But the truth is that most of us simply don't require the type of processing powe...
02:00 pm GMT - Wed, February 5, 2020
BoingBoing Welcome to Uncatty Valley: Where cats & dogs trip out seeing people in a cat mask filter
Is it real, or is it Memorex?screengrabs via CuteVN Animals Read the rest ...
01:56 pm GMT - Wed, February 5, 2020
BoingBoing GANfield: ai-generated Garfield
GANField is the result (nightmarish, grotesque, occasionally comical) of a generative adversarial network trying to find its way through a corpus of Garfield strips.Watch as an AI struggles to seam to...
01:45 pm GMT - Wed, February 5, 2020
BoingBoing Artist Sean aberg's stroke recovery notebooks
Sean aberg had a severe cerebellum stroke in September of 2018. Sean is a talented artist and game designer that I met through the tabletop gaming community. He is the man behind the highly-recommende...
01:45 pm GMT - Wed, February 5, 2020
BoingBoing Artist Sean aberg's stroke recovery sketchbooks
Sean aberg had a severe cerebellum stroke in September of 2018. Sean is a talented artist and game designer that I met through the tabletop gaming community. He is the man behind the highly-recommende...
01:32 pm GMT - Wed, February 5, 2020
BoingBoing American Dirt was too big to fail
"American Dirt is #1 on the New York Times bestseller list," writes Angeline Rodriguez, concerning the novel whose celebrity endorsements and success was brute-forced by a marketing campaign and compl...
01:20 pm GMT - Wed, February 5, 2020
BoingBoing New FOIA'd emails reveal the chaos behind the scenes of the National Weather Service's SharpieGate
In early September 2019, President Donald J. Trump tweeted something dumb. Specifically, this time it was about the encroaching Hurricane Dorian, and the places that it would or would not hit.In addit...
01:15 pm GMT - Wed, February 5, 2020
BoingBoing How the Trump administration is putting public records under threat, so history may never know the awful things they did
Many abuses of the Trump administration are sadly nothing out of the ordinary rather, they're just continuations of the snowballing precedent of presidential power abuses set forth by their predecess...
01:11 pm GMT - Wed, February 5, 2020
BoingBoing Nothing to Xi here: Chinese premiere "disappears" during virus crisis
"Rumors are rife", reports the Taiwan News, which writes that Chinese Premier Xi Jinping hasn't been seen in public for six days.The last time Xi made a public appearance was on Jan. 28, when he discu...
01:00 pm GMT - Wed, February 5, 2020
BoingBoing Where are the Voyager spacecraft headed and what might they encounter next?
In this video on the UK-based V101 Science YouTube channel they ask the musical question: "What will Voyager 1 and 2 encounter next?" Next stop for Voyager 1? An obscure red dwarf known as Gliese 445 ...
12:59 pm GMT - Wed, February 5, 2020
BoingBoing Super-Fun-Pak Comix, feat. The Floating Head of Irrelevant and Wrong Predictions, and MORE!
Tom the Dancing Bug, IN WHICH Super-Fun-Pak Comix features Footprints in the Sand, Dinkle the Unlovable Loser, Celebvolution, and MORE!...
11:11 am GMT - Wed, February 5, 2020
BoingBoing 3D teapot where each vertex is a 3D teapot
My masterpiece, a teapot, but each vertex is another teapot. If this isn't art then IDK what is. pic.twitter.com/44RXpEH2oT— Joseph Whittington (@the_whittington) January 27, 2020Game develo...
01:33 am GMT - Wed, February 5, 2020
BoingBoing Here's a working paperclip computer from the 1967 book, "How to Build a Working Digital Computer"
I've linked to Michael Gardi's retrocomputing replicas and recreations quite a few times. Here's a list:How to make a "computer on a card" from the 1960sHow to make a replica of the GENIAC Electric Br...
12:00 am GMT - Wed, February 5, 2020
BoingBoing Your toilet is your friend, these cool items can help you treat it like one
We all have at least one in our homes. We spend an inordinate amount of time with it. And wed be lost without it. Yet the less we think about it, the better.Yes, were talking about your toilet. And wh...
10:21 pm GMT - Tue, February 4, 2020
BoingBoing Triumph the Insult Comic Dog visits the world's greatest deliberative body... for him to poop on!
There are some genuine LOL moments on this Late Show with Stephen Colbert segment where he dispatches Triumph the Insult Comic Dog to the Senate to find out what the hell is going on with the impeachm...
10:08 pm GMT - Tue, February 4, 2020
BoingBoing Buttigieg claims delegate lead in Iowa caucus, with Sanders leading vote, Warren close behind, and Biden in the dust
With only 62% of precincts reporting in, Bernie Sanders has 28,220 votes in the Iowa Democratic Party caucus, followed closely by Pete Buttigieg on 27,030 and then Elizabeth Warren with 22,254. Joe Bi...
09:12 pm GMT - Tue, February 4, 2020
BoingBoing Anker PowerCore 10000mAh portable charger on sale
I have an earlier version of this Anker PowerCore charger and it's the one I use most frequently. It's small and light and will charge my Nintendo Switch as well as my iPhone. Amazon has it on sale ri...
07:53 pm GMT - Tue, February 4, 2020
BoingBoing Amazon Dating!
Content creator and filmmaker Ani Acopian says: "I wasnt having much luck with dating apps so I partnered with @amazon to make a better one."This is Amazon Dating!(No, it isn't real. Yet.)(Thanks, UPS...
07:25 pm GMT - Tue, February 4, 2020
BoingBoing Russian priests must stop blessing nuclear weapons, says Russian Orthodox Church patriarch
The blessing of military weapons is not reflected in the tradition of the Orthodox Church and does not correspond to the content of the Rite, reads a new document on the website of the Moscow patriarc...
07:20 pm GMT - Tue, February 4, 2020
BoingBoing Vibrators weren't always the sleek little machines they are today
Until the latter part of the 1900s, vibrators were big industrial-looking objects that might have scared off many a humans back in the day. Sexologist and curator of the Good Vibrations Antique Vibrat...
07:15 pm GMT - Tue, February 4, 2020
BoingBoing New guy at gas station stole $17,183 worth of stuff on first shift, say cops
In Connecticut, police are trying to identify a man captured on surveillance camera stealing about $17,000 worth of merchandise from a gas station. Cops say the guy got a job there, then proceeded to ...
07:06 pm GMT - Tue, February 4, 2020
BoingBoing Tennessee lawmaker drinks from chocolate syrup bottle during legislative session without shame
Reporter Natalie Allison, who covers state politics for The Tennessean in Nashville, tweeted a photo Monday (the photo was shot by photojournalist George Walker IV) of TN state Rep. Kent Calfee drinki...
06:54 pm GMT - Tue, February 4, 2020
BoingBoing Fantastic social justice hoodies and sweatshirts featuring black activists and leaders
I first learned of Philadelphia Printworks because of a sweatshirt they designed for the Brooklyn Museum's showing of Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power 19631983, an absolutely essential ...
06:54 pm GMT - Tue, February 4, 2020
BoingBoing Fantastic social justice hoodies and t-shirts featuring black activists and leaders
I first learned of Philadelphia Printworks because of a sweatshirt they designed for the Brooklyn Museum's showing of Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power 19631983, an absolutely essential ...
06:54 pm GMT - Tue, February 4, 2020
BoingBoing Man gets 55,000 duplicate letters from student loan company
A college student loan processing company sent thousands of copies of the same statement to an Ohio family. An estimated 55,000 copies, to be precise.Dan Cain said he was suspicious when a postal work...
06:42 pm GMT - Tue, February 4, 2020
BoingBoing Despite impeachment, Trump approval rating hits new Gallup poll high
Illegitimate U.S. President Donald John Trump is experiencing a lift in the polls, despite being manifestly corrupt and unfit, and in the middle of an impeachment trial.His public approval rating has ...
06:35 pm GMT - Tue, February 4, 2020
BoingBoing White House: Dell, Microsoft, AT&T, others working on open standard for 5G tech to counter China's Huawei
The Trump White House says it is working with U.S. technology companies to develop software for next-generation 5G telecommunications networks, in an effort to reduce reliance on Chinas Huawei.Compani...
06:19 pm GMT - Tue, February 4, 2020
BoingBoing 'Shadow' app that failed in Iowa caucus was doomed from the start, say those forced to use it
Update: Nevada Dem. Party abandons the app, 1025AM Pacific time/125PM Eastern.An Iowa Caucus disaster in 3 bullets: Precinct captains were first allowed to test the app 16 days before the caucus And t...
05:45 pm GMT - Tue, February 4, 2020
BoingBoing Twitter: We killed a large network of fake accounts and others for abusing API feature that matched phone numbers to usernames
Today, Twitter released a statement that says the platform has suspended a large network of fake accounts, as well as many others located in a wide range of countries, for abusing an API feature that ...
05:37 pm GMT - Tue, February 4, 2020
BoingBoing Here's a 30-minute documentary about the making of Once Upon a Time In Hollywood
I've watched Quentin Tarantino's Once Upon a Time In Hollywood twice, and I appreciated more even the second time. So I enjoyed this "making of" documentary that Sony released to YouTube last week. It...
05:34 pm GMT - Tue, February 4, 2020
BoingBoing Oops: Some 'Google Photos' videos in 'Google Takeout' backups were exported to strangers last November
If you use Google Photos, and you used the Google Takeout data download/backup service, you may want to pay attention closely to this warning sent by email today from Google to users.Whoa, what? @goog...
05:22 pm GMT - Tue, February 4, 2020
BoingBoing Invader's "Rubik Mona Lisa," made from hundreds of Rubik's Cubes, expected to get $166,000 at auction
"Rubik Mona Lisa" (2005) by legendary French street artist Invader, is expected to sell for around $166,000 at a forthcoming auction. Made from more than 300 Rubik's Cubes, it's the centerpiece of Art...
05:21 pm GMT - Tue, February 4, 2020
BoingBoing China is using big data to track people with coronavirus
In this day and age, you can trace everyones movements with big data, Li Lanjuan, an adviser to the National Health Commission, said in an interview with state television.Government officials in China...
05:06 pm GMT - Tue, February 4, 2020
BoingBoing Watch this fantastic mirror dance routine
It's almost as if the mirrors aren't even real!The act appeared on Nippon TV's Masquerade entertainment contest.(r/videos) Read the rest ...
05:06 pm GMT - Tue, February 4, 2020
BoingBoing Watch this illusory mirror dance routine
It's almost as if the mirrors aren't even real!The act appeared on Nippon TV's Masquerade entertainment contest.(r/videos) Read the rest ...
05:00 pm GMT - Tue, February 4, 2020
BoingBoing Watch Japan's first robot bartender mix and serve a cocktail
Robotic employees such as hotel concierges and English teachers are nothing new in Japan, but here is its first robotic bartender. QBIT Robotics created this chatty robot that works in one of Tokyo's ...
04:54 pm GMT - Tue, February 4, 2020
BoingBoing Public school plays "The Lion King" to raise funds, Disney hits it with a bill for one-third of proceeds
Most public schools are cash-strapped. PTAs work hard to close the funding gap by holding events to raise money to pay for school supplies, field trips, and groundskeeping. But when Emerson Elementary...
04:37 pm GMT - Tue, February 4, 2020
BoingBoing Trump behaves in a disrespectful manner during National Anthem, conservatives ignore it
Boy. Good thing Trump is not a black NFL player, because otherwise this behavior would probably be really disrespectful and bad.https://t.co/hWoN4n2KJo— S.V. Dte (@svdate) February 3, 2020Rememb...
04:17 pm GMT - Tue, February 4, 2020
BoingBoing Street interview: what do Japanese think of the coronavirus?
YouTuber Yuta hit the streets of Osaka to get people's opinion on the coronavirus. Most are in agreement that China has been lying and withholding information about the seriousness of the virus. Read ...
04:01 pm GMT - Tue, February 4, 2020
BoingBoing Review of a virtual pinball bartop machine
ETA Prime demonstrates an Android-based virtual pinball machine made by Sharpin. It looks really cool, but I don't think it allows for nudging, which seems like an essential part of the pinball experi...
03:15 pm GMT - Tue, February 4, 2020
BoingBoing This website has the longest URL allowed by the domain name registry
I'd never thought about the character limit on domain names but apparently, they cut off at 255. I found a handy Microsoft blog that goes into a bit more depth about it, citing RFC 1035section 2.3.4....
02:15 pm GMT - Tue, February 4, 2020
BoingBoing "Dinosaurs In Love" is the saddest, sweetest song I've heard in a while
Songwriter Tom Rosenthal had a tweet go viral last week, featuring a short song he'd written in a few takes with his 4-year-old daughter Fenn:Fenn, my nearly 4 year old daughter, recorded her first ev...
02:00 pm GMT - Tue, February 4, 2020
BoingBoing This fast-track training is the key to passing the AWS certification exam on your first try
Google and Microsoft keep attacking, but when youre talking cloud-based computer systems, youre still really only talking about one name: Amazon.Amazon Web Services (AWS) is still the 800-pound gorill...
01:37 pm GMT - Tue, February 4, 2020
BoingBoing Iowa caucus-goer learns her candidate is gay
The Iowa caucuses are a mess, with no precinct results declared, Pete Buttigieg claiming victory despite being fourth in most polls, and conspiracy theories spreading online, especially about the app ...
01:30 pm GMT - Tue, February 4, 2020
BoingBoing Turning the ruins of a Medieval Italian village into a home and stone masonry school
I have a weird confession to make. I have highly unorthodox "retirement home" fantasies. Every time I see a castle, a tree HOUSE, a decommissioned missile silo, an abandoned French villa, I start fant...
01:02 pm GMT - Tue, February 4, 2020
BoingBoing No jail time for cop convicted of rape
A Texas police officer convicted of rape was sentenced to 10 years probation by a jury, reports The El Paso Times. He will serve 0 days in prison. It was an emotional day in court, as the woman cried ...
12:24 pm GMT - Tue, February 4, 2020
BoingBoing 1896's "Arrival of a Train at La Ciotat" upscaled and smoothed with AI
The 1896 film "Arrival of a Train at La Ciotat" was not shot in 4k at 60 frames per second, but it gets there in this remastering using neural networks. The result has some uncanny, distracting warpin...
12:11 pm GMT - Tue, February 4, 2020
BoingBoing Useless Machine eventually surrenders
This Useless Machine (previously) has a series of strategies to confound and distract the enemy, but knows when it's time to give up. Jeffrey Kohler:Useless Box with several additions: buzzer, audio ...
12:08 pm GMT - Tue, February 4, 2020
BoingBoing Watch this fantastic mirror dance routine
It's almost as if the mirrors aren't even real!The act appeared on Nippon TV's Masquerade entertainment contest.(r/videos) Read the rest ...
12:05 pm GMT - Tue, February 4, 2020
BoingBoing Upright Women Wanted: be gay, do crimes, circulate books
Sarah Gailey is one of science fiction's great new talents and their 2019 debut novel Magic for Liars was incredibly strong; now they're back with Upright Women Wanted, a feminist, genderqueer science...
12:03 pm GMT - Tue, February 4, 2020
BoingBoing Greasy diner carper cleaned satisfyingly
Mike Palliotet (previously) cleans another revolting, darkly shiny diner carpet with his incredibly satisfying high-end steam cleaning equipment.We live in a primitive time, dont we, Will? Neither sav...
12:03 pm GMT - Tue, February 4, 2020
BoingBoing Greasy diner carpet cleaned satisfyingly
Mike Palliotet (previously) cleans another revolting, darkly shiny diner carpet with his incredibly satisfying high-end steam cleaning equipment.We live in a primitive time, dont we, Will? Neither sav...
12:00 pm GMT - Tue, February 4, 2020
BoingBoing Why Star Breach is a sci-fi tabletop skirmish game you should be paying attention to
One of the coolest, most impressive games I was introduced to last year was Wild in the Streets, a free-rules punk, goth, and metal miniatures skirmisher from Slow Death Games. Slow Death has upped th...
11:50 am GMT - Tue, February 4, 2020
BoingBoing Spike Lee to direct a film version of David Byrne's "American Utopia"
According to an article on Deadline, Spike Lee has signed on to direct a film adaption of David Byrne's Broadway hit, American Utopia.Oscar winner Spike Lee has signed on to direct a filmed version of...
10:08 am GMT - Tue, February 4, 2020
BoingBoing Gentleman arrested for calling police to help find his missing hoodie... 25 times
In Cincinnati, Harves Gardner, 32, was arrested after allegedly calling police 25 times asking for help finding his lost hoodie. From Cincinnati.com:When police arrived (the) defendant only wanted rid...
08:08 am GMT - Tue, February 4, 2020
BoingBoing A guide to Silicon Valleys High-Tech Heritage Trail
Over at The Startup on Medium, David Laws, semiconductor curator at the wonderful Computer History Museum, has prepared a fascinating guide to Silicon Valley's "high-tech heritage trail exploring plac...
03:00 am GMT - Tue, February 4, 2020
BoingBoing If youve got a crazed canine, Relax My Dog may just save your sanity
For the owner of an anxious dog, coming home to a stray poop or a shredded pillow after a long day at work may be annoying, but thats actually on the low end of potential problems. Some dogs get so up...
11:19 pm GMT - Mon, February 3, 2020
BoingBoing Republicans get billions of dollars in public funding to fight climate change by pretending that it isn't real
The US government provides federal funds to states to help with disaster relief. This much hasn't changed under the Trump administration. In fact, in 2018, Ben Carson's Department of Housing and Urban...
11:14 pm GMT - Mon, February 3, 2020
BoingBoing Garnet Hertz's "Experiments in Surveillance Capitalism: Device for Calling the Department of Homeland Security"
Artist and scholar on DIY culture and technology, Garnet Hertz, has a new piece opening up at York University, Gales Gallery, Toronto tonight. The piece, entitled "Experiments in Surveillance Capitali...
10:56 pm GMT - Mon, February 3, 2020
BoingBoing Super Mario Valentine's Day Card
Nothing says "I love you" more than a greeting card featuring a indefatigable, tube-crawling plumber with a shroom-habit. Get this Hallmark Nintendo Super Mario Valentine's Day Card for Significant Ot...
10:00 pm GMT - Mon, February 3, 2020
BoingBoing Check out these 14 backpacks, slings and travel bags from Incase on sale for up to 74% off
Weve all got our hands full. And were not talking about tight schedules, full task lists and other assorted day-to-day hassles of life here. No, were talking literally. With keys, papers, purses, and ...
09:16 pm GMT - Mon, February 3, 2020
BoingBoing Australia's location corrected
Australia sits on a fast-moving tectonic plate and is drifting north several inches a year. As its GPS coordinates haven't been updated since 1994, the discrepancy has grown to six feet and has begun ...
09:01 pm GMT - Mon, February 3, 2020
BoingBoing Socially conservative mom says racy halftime entertainment drove distraught 13-year-old son to his bedroom
43-year-old Shakira and 50-year-old Jennifer Lopez at the Super Bowl from r/CelebhubI learned that an important sportsball event took place in the United States yesterday. Apparently the game was inte...
07:41 pm GMT - Mon, February 3, 2020
BoingBoing High school drummer plays Pornhub intro music at school rally, and was allegedly suspended
Heres the Context pic.twitter.com/06tBlNkMV5— Lil Chu (@LilChuSSB) February 2, 2020 A high schooler who played the intro music for PornHub videos received am immediate raucous response from his ...
07:32 pm GMT - Mon, February 3, 2020
BoingBoing SatoshiQuest is a game where players compete to find hidden bitcoin treasure in Minecraft
It costs $1 in bitcoin to receive an in-game life on the SatoshiQuest Minecraft server. From there, you can start looking for bitcoin treasure (equal to 90% of the money collected from all the players...
07:14 pm GMT - Mon, February 3, 2020
BoingBoing This wood-fired hot tub is $20,000
This is the Tubmarine, a wood-burning hot tub. According to the company, the tub takes less than two hours to heat up and comfortably seats four adults. It's built from sustainably-sourced Kebony timb...
07:03 pm GMT - Mon, February 3, 2020
BoingBoing Paul Simon explains his song "Mrs. Robinson" to Dick Cavett (1970)
I'm really loving these old clips from The Dick Cavett Show on YouTube. Here's a 5-minute clip of Paul Simon telling Cavett about his music making process, his involvement in The Graduate, and how he ...
06:51 pm GMT - Mon, February 3, 2020
BoingBoing Man lights up marijuana joint in court, judge oddly not amused
This undated photo provided by the Wilson Country Sheriffs Office shows Spencer Alan Boston. Authorities in Tennessee say Boston lit a cannabis cigarette in court while expressing his views on marijua...
06:49 pm GMT - Mon, February 3, 2020
BoingBoing 20 worshippers trampled to death during Tanzania church service
At at least 20 worshippers were killed in a stampede at a prosperity gospel church service in Tanzania on Sunday when the pastor told the thousands in attendance to come forward to get anointed with b...
06:44 pm GMT - Mon, February 3, 2020
BoingBoing Early spring a certainty - Pennsylvania groundhog Punxsutawney Phil
Spring will be early, its a certainty.Punxsutawney Phil said it on Sunday, gotta be true.From The Associated Press:At sunrise on Groundhog Day, members of Punxsutawney Phils top hat-wearing inner cir...
06:40 pm GMT - Mon, February 3, 2020
BoingBoing Hopefully This Cat Does Not Exist
You've seen This Cat Does Not Exist, now behold Hopefully This Cat Does Not Exist, whereby the failings of generative adversarial networks become their horrifying strengths.I'm a big fan of the ones w...
06:30 pm GMT - Mon, February 3, 2020
BoingBoing China virus outbreak may impact Apple iPhone if China extends Foxconn factory halt
Coronavirus, which WHO declared a global health emergency, threatens to disrupt Chinese manufacturingThe deadly virus outbreak that began in Wuhan, China continues to spread and claim lives around th...
06:23 pm GMT - Mon, February 3, 2020
BoingBoing Take a tour inside Wuhan's new coronavirus hospital, built in just 10 days
As the novel coronavirus in China was picking up speed in January, its epicenter in Wuhan needed more beds, fast. So they built a hospital with almost 800 beds (two per room) in a mere ten days. Now r...
06:20 pm GMT - Mon, February 3, 2020
BoingBoing Incredible time lapse video of coronavirus hospital that China built in just 10 days
Where there's a will... It took just 8 days for China to build a large new hospital in Wuhan specifically to care for coronavirus patients. Another one is under construction. From The Guardian:Constr...
06:16 pm GMT - Mon, February 3, 2020
BoingBoing China: Why are you making such a big deal out of this virus thing, USA
Chinese WHO delegate warns of deliberately creating panic over Novel coronavirus 2019-nCoV...
05:59 pm GMT - Mon, February 3, 2020
BoingBoing Shake: a typeface of letters written by someone with Parkinson's disease
Designer Morten Halvorsen created Shake, a typeface of letters written by someone with a tremor caused by Parkinson's disease. The handwriting is that of Halvorsen's mother. "My mother was diagnosed w...
05:38 pm GMT - Mon, February 3, 2020
BoingBoing Police ask cafe near London attack to evacuate, cafe wants 30 minutes so people can eat
During the chaos of London's Streatham attack on Sunday, in which a man went on a stabbing rampage, a police officer bursts into a nearby cafe to tell customers to evacuate. And the cafe responds by a...
05:36 pm GMT - Mon, February 3, 2020
BoingBoing An Apple watch without a crown sounds like a good idea to me
I love my Apple Watch. I use a Series 3 and I can not understand why I would want to upgrade it as yet. While the digital crown is more annoyance than evocative of the crown on a wind-up watch, I woul...
05:24 pm GMT - Mon, February 3, 2020
BoingBoing This newly discovered cannabis compound is possibly 30 times more powerful than THC
Researchers identified a phytocannabinoid in Cannabis sativa that they say could be 30 times more powerful than THC, at least in their lab results. The scientists from Italy's University of Modena and...
04:22 pm GMT - Mon, February 3, 2020
BoingBoing Montana state rep says US Constitution calls for socialists to be jailed or shot
State Rep. Rodney Garcia is concerned about the rise of socialists Montana. But he says there's something people can do about them - kill and imprison them.So actually in the Constitution of the Unite...
04:05 pm GMT - Mon, February 3, 2020
BoingBoing Dean and Sammy were the best part of Cannonball Run
This is the best part of the movie.Sammy should have beaten Burt down tho. Read the rest ...
03:54 pm GMT - Mon, February 3, 2020
BoingBoing Woman spots her dog, lost in Idaho, on a Florida brewery's "adoptable dogs" beer can
Last week, Bradenton, Florida brewery Motorworks Brewing made headlines with their idea to put local animal shelter dogs' photos on their beer cans to help with pet adoption. Monica Mathis saw the sto...
03:51 pm GMT - Mon, February 3, 2020
BoingBoing KC Chiefs player celebrates win by paying adoption fees for dogs in KC shelter
Chiefs DT Derrick Nnadi celebrated their superbowl win by paying the adoption fees for all the dogs in a shelter he works with.NBC4i:Derrick Nnadi is helping homeless dogs find new homes in the wake o...
03:33 pm GMT - Mon, February 3, 2020
BoingBoing The Bill Murray/Jeep Groundhog day commercial
There was a football game yesterday and this is the commercial that has everyone talking. Must have been an exciting game.I also saw a car commercial with Arya Stark in it. It made zero sense. Read th...
02:00 pm GMT - Mon, February 3, 2020
BoingBoing Building 15 fun projects and games is truly Python training, the fun way
Python is everywhere. Just look under the hood of virtually every major tech player of the 21st century and youre likely to find a whole lot of Python-based coding language staring back at you. Case i...
12:49 pm GMT - Mon, February 3, 2020
BoingBoing Screen testing in the 1990s
It's hard to explain this peculiar supercut of actors screen testing a series of lines; a meme from the late 2000s-depths that somehow broke the surface again this weekend. Some appear to be advertisi...
12:30 pm GMT - Mon, February 3, 2020
BoingBoing Meet the Harmonicade, a multi-channel MIDI keyboard that uses arcade push-buttons in a Wicki-Hayden button layout
On Hackster.io, Jeremy Cook, writes about the Harmonicade, a modular 5.5 (x2) octave, multi-channel MIDI keyboard which uses arcade-style push-buttons arranged in the Wicki-Hayden button layout.Like D...
12:19 pm GMT - Mon, February 3, 2020
BoingBoing Telemarketers tormented
This video shows a method for "torturing" telemarketers that appears to be as effective as Lenny but much simpler. In fact, it's just one word. Can you guess which one it is? Read the rest ...
12:11 pm GMT - Mon, February 3, 2020
BoingBoing Man creates fake traffic jam on Google Maps by carting around 99 cellphones
Simon Weckert loaded a hand-cart with cellphones and pulled them slowly through Berlin. This fooled Google Maps into registering severe congestion, marking the streets bright red in the service, and r...
12:00 pm GMT - Mon, February 3, 2020
BoingBoing Ferlinghetti's prescient poem, "Pity the Nation," describes actual SOTU, 2020
This Lawrence Ferlinghetti poem crossed my transom yesterday morning. I cannot think of a more fitting encapsulation of where we are, here in our post Rule of Law era."PITY THE NATION" (After Khalil G...
11:49 am GMT - Mon, February 3, 2020
BoingBoing Waze's Cookie Monster voice is the only thing keeping me sane right now
Back in the summer of 2019, the Waze map navigation app announced a partnership to celebrate the 50th anniversary ofSesame Street. Cookie Monster was by far the most popular voice option for guiding y...
11:45 am GMT - Mon, February 3, 2020
BoingBoing We don't need to mourn Mr. Peanut because we still have Mr. Tayto Man
Still dapper, but less creepy capitalist. Mr. Tayto Man is nothing but love. Read the rest ...
05:58 am GMT - Mon, February 3, 2020
BoingBoing Trump congratulated the Kansas City Chiefs who "represented the Great State of Kansas"
After the Kansas City Chiefs beat the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl LIV, President Donald Trump tweeted his congratulations to the team who, er, "represented the Great State of Kansas." Seriously....
05:58 am GMT - Mon, February 3, 2020
BoingBoing Trump congratulated Superbowl winners Kansas City Chiefs who "represented the Great State of Kansas"
After the Kansas City Chiefs beat the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl LIV, President Donald Trump tweeted his congratulations to the team who, er, "represented the Great State of Kansas." Seriously....
04:29 am GMT - Mon, February 3, 2020
BoingBoing Kansas City Chiefs win Super Bowl, Trump congratulates "great state of Kansas"
The Kansas City Chiefs won Super Bowl LIV Sunday night and impeached President Donald Trump jumped on Twitter to congratulate the team.Former Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill responded on behalf of t...
02:00 am GMT - Mon, February 3, 2020
BoingBoing Take your gaming to the next level with these chairs and desks
As any true gamer will tell you, the only thing that can truly ruin an epic gaming session is having to sit in an uncomfortable chair or at a poorly positioned desk for hours on end. So before you kic...
09:00 pm GMT - Sun, February 2, 2020
BoingBoing 10 coffee brewers for the caffeine junkies in your life
2020 is finally here, and if youre going to smash that resolutions list youre going to need to have a great cup of coffee by your side as you battle the day. From programable coffee makers to automati...
07:45 pm GMT - Sun, February 2, 2020
BoingBoing "Myst" co-creator, Rand Miller, tells "War Stories" about pushing the hardware envelope while developing this classic 90s computer game
I love the Ars Technica "War Stories" series where they interview designers of some of the most iconic and popular computer/video games on the challenges they faced.This episode features Rand Miller, ...
07:15 pm GMT - Sun, February 2, 2020
BoingBoing Why 02/02/20 is the most palindromic date ever!
In this video on StandUpMaths, Matt explains the unique and rare palindromic qualities of the date 02/02/20. Besides being a palindrome in both US and European dating formats, 02/02/20 is also the 33r...
06:50 pm GMT - Sun, February 2, 2020
BoingBoing "Make the Alphabet Great Again," a baby board book of Trumpisms
Andrew Coyle and B.C. Jackson have published a baby board book featuring key concepts of Cult Trump. A is for Alternative Facts, C is for Covefe, D is for Drain the Swamp, F is for Fake News. My favor...
06:48 pm GMT - Sun, February 2, 2020
BoingBoing Wheel of Fortune contestant incorrectly guesses "chasing tail," Sajak reserves comment
When posed with the question "What are you doing?" this Wheel of Fortune contestant gave the obvious answer, which was unfortunately wrong.Image: YouTube Read the rest ...
06:36 pm GMT - Sun, February 2, 2020
BoingBoing Lamborghini buyer sues dealer after white car turns yellow
A father and son who paid almost $300,000 for a white Lamborghini Huracan Spyder are suing the dealer after the paint job took on a yellow tinge, reports CTV News. Calogero Caruso took a second mortga...
05:38 pm GMT - Sun, February 2, 2020
BoingBoing Samsung's folding Galaxy Z Flip revealed in 'leaked video'
The next Samsung folding phone is expected to be announced this month, and what is purported to be a first hands-on video with the device to be released in February just appeared online.Samsung Galaxy...
05:32 pm GMT - Sun, February 2, 2020
BoingBoing Florida man swiped Wisconsin woman's debit card data to buy pizza, cops say
A gentleman in Florida man is accused of using a Wisconsin woman's debit card information to purchase $68 worth of Little Caesar's pizza. From the breaking news alerts of @FloridaMan, obviously:Accord...
05:22 pm GMT - Sun, February 2, 2020
BoingBoing Coronavirus money shot: China to inject $174 Billion of liquidity Monday Feb. 3
Chinas central bank today announced plans to inject 1.2 trillion yuan worth of liquidity ($174 billion in U.S. dollars) into the financial markets via reverse repo operations on Monday, as stock marke...
05:14 pm GMT - Sun, February 2, 2020
BoingBoing Wuhan, coronavirus ground zero, is also Chinas punk music capital
Punk, says a Wuhan hardcore band member, is a way to help me keep my mind fresh. The wonderful Aaron Stewart-Ahn tweeted today, Something you havent been told about Wuhan during this outbreak is that...
04:58 pm GMT - Sun, February 2, 2020
BoingBoing Kate McKinnon portrays Elsa as gay in SNL's 'Frozen 2' spoof
The best impressions SNL has ever seen are the work of Kate McKinnon. Read the rest ...
04:51 pm GMT - Sun, February 2, 2020
BoingBoing Chicago to host "As You Wish!" a Princess Bride pop-up theme-bar
A Princess Bride themed pop-up bar is opening in Chicago. Perhaps you can find the man who killed your father...NBC Chicago:Inconceivable! "As You Wish," a "Princess Bride"-themed pop-up bar, will soo...
04:42 pm GMT - Sun, February 2, 2020
BoingBoing Some data on your chances to ride Disneyland's 'Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance'
I missed the opening of Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance by a few weeks. Star Wars Galaxys Edge is wonderful.OC Register:On most days, the backup boarding group threshold tends to be in the 80 to 83 ...
02:00 pm GMT - Sun, February 2, 2020
BoingBoing 20 of the best deals we were able to find this week
It's a brand new year, and that means it's time to hit those resolutions lists so you can take on both your personal and professional lives with a new level of tenacity and overall awesomeness. It als...
02:00 am PST - Sun, February 2, 2020
BoingBoing These gorgeous roses can last for a year without any upkeep
Valentine's Day always tends to creep up on even the best and most thoughtful gift-giversleading people to scramble to the flower store on the big day in vain. So this year for Valentine's Day, give t...
10:39 pm PST - Sat, February 1, 2020
BoingBoing Andy Gill, iconic post-punk guitarist for Gang of Four, has died
Andy Gill, founding member, guitar player, and "Supreme Leader" of the hugely influencial post-punk band, Gang of Four, has died. He was 64.Members of the current Gang of Four line-up tweeted the foll...
09:05 pm PST - Sat, February 1, 2020
BoingBoing Man kicked off flight for wearing gas mask
A man was kicked off an American Airlines flight Thursday after putting on a gas mask and refusing to remove it. Other passengers began to "panic", according to reports, and the flight was delayed an ...
08:00 pm PST - Sat, February 1, 2020
BoingBoing Take your gaming to the next level with these Nintendo Switch accessories
The latest Nintendo Switch console is undeniably awesome, but these nine best-selling and top-rated accessories will take your Switch gaming experience to the next level. From wireless controllers to ...
06:19 pm PST - Sat, February 1, 2020
BoingBoing Here's how to plan for a trip to Japan
I've been to Japan at least 8 times, so I feel like I am pretty good at knowing what I need to do before I go. This video, "Must-Do Things Before Flying to Japan" has a number of useful tips, like how...
05:50 pm PST - Sat, February 1, 2020
BoingBoing New machine learning algorithm produces "near-perfect" fake human faces
Face-synthesizing algorithms often struggle with facial details like eyes and teeth. These features sometimes get pinned to a fixed spot as a head turns, resulting in an uncanny valley dweller.A new a...
05:42 pm PST - Sat, February 1, 2020
BoingBoing Personal anti-contamination tent for airplane seats coronavirus
A few years back, my brother Rick Pescovitz came up with Under The Weather Pods, single-person pop-up shelters. You may have caught Rick on Shark Tank (video below). Rick was sick of getting soaked at...
05:42 pm PST - Sat, February 1, 2020
BoingBoing Personal tents for airplane passengers to avoid coronavirus
A few years back, my brother Rick Pescovitz came up with Under The Weather Pods, single-person pop-up shelters. You may have caught Rick on Shark Tank (video below). Rick was sick of getting soaked at...
05:30 pm PST - Sat, February 1, 2020
BoingBoing The Root on that PETA ad, the NFL, and frustration with it all
Michael Harriot's take on why the NFL rejecting PETA's ridiculous ad is so notable is the best I have read....On one hand, PETA gentrifying the movement for social justice by likening the human prejud...
05:10 pm PST - Sat, February 1, 2020
BoingBoing Enjoy this Star Trek fan's delightful "Ode to Spock" recorded after the Vulcan's film death in 1982
In 1982, Susan "Sulu" Dubow recorded "Ode to Spock," her terrific musical response to the Vulcan's death in Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan. Dubow will be familiar to fans of Dr. Demento's radio show ...
04:53 pm PST - Sat, February 1, 2020
BoingBoing Volunteers needed to cuddle pigs
Cotton Branch Farm Animal Sanctuary in Leesville, South Carolina is seeking volunteers to cuddle pigs and, eventually, adopt the animals as pets. The organizations rescued more than 200 pigs from a Ke...
03:38 pm PST - Sat, February 1, 2020
BoingBoing This Bodum pour-over coffee maker works great and looks pretty cool
This Bodum pour-over coffee maker with a permanent stainless steel filter works great and is one of the cheapest I found.This thing works to make pour-over coffee and costs less than $20. If you want ...
03:28 pm PST - Sat, February 1, 2020
BoingBoing The EFF says public WIFI isn't so bad any more
The decade-old warning to stay off public WIFI systems is no longer valid.EFF:There are still a few small information leaks: HTTPS protects the content of your communications, but not the metadata. So...
03:14 pm PST - Sat, February 1, 2020
BoingBoing How to make a second 'Top Gun' film
...and then the kids wanted Rambo. Read the rest ...
02:00 pm PST - Sat, February 1, 2020
BoingBoing This accessory is perfect for conquering a wide range of odd jobs both indoors and outdoors
Anyone who works in the great outdoors or in a variety of fields that require the use of a good old-fashioned blade every now and then needs to have a good knife handy at all times. But walking around...
01:14 pm PST - Sat, February 1, 2020
BoingBoing 1980s VHS babes shooting machine guns
When the new civil war kicks off, will you have fourteen 1980s machine gun VHS babes on your side? They're sharper shooters than the F35 Joint Strike Fighter, that's for sure. Consider this your weekl...
01:01 pm PST - Sat, February 1, 2020
BoingBoing Intentionally distressed sweater looks like a cat's ripping it up
Straight from Latvia comes a sweater that, when worn, looks like a cat is hanging off your back and holding on for dear life with its claws. A red heart and the simple word "cat" are there to possibly...
03:00 am PST - Sat, February 1, 2020
BoingBoing Relive the golden age of writing with these leather notebooks and journals
In the digital age, it can seem as though the life of the physical notebook or diary has come and gone. But most serious writers will tell you that theres a special connection that comes from putting ...
10:51 pm PST - Fri, January 31, 2020
BoingBoing Psychedelic Furs announce first studio album in 29 years, release first single, "Dont Believe"
The Psychedelic Furs have just announced a spring release for their eight studio album entitled "Made of Rain." It's been a 29 year wait. The first single off of the record, "Don't Believe," has been ...
10:50 pm PST - Fri, January 31, 2020
BoingBoing A police dog is running against the goat incumbent mayor of a small Vermont town
In 2019, a 3-year-old Nubian goat named Lincoln was officially inaugurated as the first mayor of Fair Haven, Vermont. And then she pooped. As Town Manager Joe Gunter explained at the time, "Originally...
10:48 pm PST - Fri, January 31, 2020
BoingBoing JOHN WILCOCK: Writing 'The Autobiography and Sex Life of Andy Warhol'
John Wilcock's foray into biography, documenting many of the Factory personas -- in what is largely considered the first critical assessment of Andy Warhol and his entourage -- From John Wilcock, New ...
09:34 pm PST - Fri, January 31, 2020
BoingBoing Trump expands racist travel ban to 6 additional countries
US to halt issuance of visas that can lead to permanent residency for nationals of Eritrea, Kyrgyzstan, Myanmar and Nigeria...
09:15 pm PST - Fri, January 31, 2020
BoingBoing PETA claims patriotic Super Bowl ad was banned by NFL
Animals, including a bee, snake, eagle, and fish, all take a knee in PETA's animated Colin Kapernick-inspired ad created for the Super Bowl airwaves. The controversial commercial, which has voices gen...
09:15 pm PST - Fri, January 31, 2020
BoingBoing Test footage emerges of "Star Wars: Underworld," a TV series that never came to light
Footage from George Lucas abandoned 2010 Star Wars TV series, "Star Wars: Underworld," has surfaced on YouTube.Released test footage from 2010 of the cancelled Star Wars TV show "Underworld," which wa...
09:00 pm PST - Fri, January 31, 2020
BoingBoing Fine-tune your spelling and grammar with this Chrome extension
Nothing is worse than firing off an important email only to realize later on that it was riddled with typos and plagued with poor sentences. This WhiteSmoke Chrome Extension ensures that youll never h...
07:33 pm PST - Fri, January 31, 2020
BoingBoing Interview with Douglas Rushkoff
Douglas Rushkoff is one my oldest and dearest friends. He's also one of the sharpest media theorists and cultural critics I know. It's always a thrill to have a conversation with him because he makes ...
07:23 pm PST - Fri, January 31, 2020
BoingBoing DIY method for transmitting audio in large spaces directly to people's hearing aids
IEEE Spectrum's David Schneider participates in Quaker meetings where there are many elderly people who, even though they are wearing hearing aids, have a hard time catching comments from others aroun...
06:59 pm PST - Fri, January 31, 2020
BoingBoing Watch this shocking pumpkin pie analogy of how the United States' $98 trillion is divided between wealth brackets
Watch this [email protected] @tonydokoupil using an epic pie analogy to show how the plutes own everything. pic.twitter.com/p4AShY04rA— Anand Giridharadas (@AnandWrites) January 31, 2...
06:49 pm PST - Fri, January 31, 2020
BoingBoing This suture practice kit would be a great birthday present
This suture practice kit, which lets you stitch rubber wounds, comes with training videos created by a board-certified surgeon. What a fun gift idea. You can buy them on Amazon.This suture kit that al...
06:48 pm PST - Fri, January 31, 2020
BoingBoing Trump administration ends Obama-era landmine restriction
As predicted, via the Trump White House the Pentagon is relaxing its policy on the use of landmines by U.S, forces, so that landmines can be used on the Korean peninsula.A Friday afternoon statement ...
06:31 pm PST - Fri, January 31, 2020
BoingBoing Here's what full self driving autopilot "sees"
What unreleased FSD Autopilot sees. Straight from Tesla Autopilot recruiting website. pic.twitter.com/EaI5DzKbYs— The Tesla Show (@TheTeslaShow) January 31, 2020From The Tesla Show Twitter feed:...
06:26 pm PST - Fri, January 31, 2020
BoingBoing Private equity take-over of .ORG domain delayed
Some activists must have been heard, California's Attorney General has delayed the transaction wherein a private equity firm is buying the .ORG tld, seeking more information.Mashable:California Attorn...
06:24 pm PST - Fri, January 31, 2020
BoingBoing U.S. quarantines 195 Wuhan coronavirus evacuees at California military base
CDC issues federal quarantine orders for 195 Americans evacuated from China, who are being housed at March Air Reserve Base First CDC quarantine in 50 years. Last federal quarantine was issued in the...
06:23 pm PST - Fri, January 31, 2020
BoingBoing The history of bending spoon tricks
It's important to learn as much as you can about trick spoons. Fortunately, here's a brand new article by Philip Treece, "Stressful and Startling Sugar Spoons," that will get you up to speed on the ba...
06:15 pm PST - Fri, January 31, 2020
BoingBoing An intriguing list of "little-known but obvious facts"
u/TikiTC asked on r/askreddit: "Whats a little-known but obvious fact that will immediately make all of us feel stupid?" Many of the 20,000+ replies are funny, useful, and fascinating. Here are a few:...
06:15 pm PST - Fri, January 31, 2020
BoingBoing Reward offered to anyone who can remove the tire around this poor crocodile's neck
Since at least 2016, this crocodile in Central Sulawesi, Indonesia has been swimming around with a tire stuck around its neck. There have been several failed attempts by the Central Sulawesi's Natural...
05:51 pm PST - Fri, January 31, 2020
BoingBoing Shots fired near Trump's Mar-a-Lago, SUV breaches security, 2 female suspects in custody
A car chase ended with shots being fired near President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort Friday in Florida, police said. Police fired shots at a black SUV that was being chased, then the pursued vehi...
05:50 pm PST - Fri, January 31, 2020
BoingBoing Safe opened by looking at it
So you know how I promised not to post the lockpicking lawyer again until he opened something by hitting it, then he opened something by hitting it, and I promised not to post the lockpicking lawyer a...
05:43 pm PST - Fri, January 31, 2020
BoingBoing Landmines are actually good, says Defense Sec as Trump prepares to undo Obama-era landmine ban
The Trump administration is planning to make landmines great again.On Friday, while Donald John Trump was being impeached on Capitol Hill, Trump's U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said that landmine...
05:42 pm PST - Fri, January 31, 2020
BoingBoing Former Deadspin writers start new blog
Deadspin, the formerly-Gawker sports and culture site ruined by its new corporate masters and abandoned by its staff, is back in spirit: many of its strongest voices are blogging at unnamedtemporarysp...
05:37 pm PST - Fri, January 31, 2020
BoingBoing Coronavirus Q: 'Will a face mask help protect me?' A: It's complicated.
Around the world, people are buying up face masks in hopes of avoiding the Wuhan coronavirus. But do they work? The answer is complicated. Read on for details from health experts. Public health expe...
05:17 pm PST - Fri, January 31, 2020
BoingBoing New Bolton book bombshell: Earlier allegation of Trump in Ukraine pressure campaign
Trump asked national security adviser last spring in front of other senior advisers to arrange meeting between Rudolph Giuliani and Ukraines new leader ZelenskyWell, who bet that more John Bolton book...
05:17 pm PST - Fri, January 31, 2020
BoingBoing Creepy video of drones in china scolding those who aren't wearing masks
Drones are now hovering over people in the streets of china, scolding those who aren't wearing face masks to protect them from the coronavirus, and it's quite eerie. Watch the video in the tweet below...
05:15 pm PST - Fri, January 31, 2020
BoingBoing I love this cheap, mechanical gaming keyboard... and it lights up too!
This Redragon 10-keyless mechanical gaming keyboard has increased my gaming enjoyment.I moved from controller to KB+M gameplay and things are better! I mostly wanted the insane update that moving to a...
05:05 pm PST - Fri, January 31, 2020
BoingBoing You'll never want to use AirBnB again after reading Vice's investigation into all the scams run on travelers
Vice asked its readers to tell them about scams they'd been subjected to trying to book and stay at AirBnB locations. It received thousands of stories: enough to generate a ranked list of the most wid...
04:46 pm PST - Fri, January 31, 2020
BoingBoing UPDATED: Airlines canceling China flights over Wuhan coronavirus outbreak
As we've been blogging here at Boing Boing, the Wuhan coronavirus continues to spread, and airlines have begun suspending flights to and from China, where most confirmed cases are located. As of Frid...
04:40 pm PST - Fri, January 31, 2020
BoingBoing Watch: A pet goat enjoys morning pastries before riding away on a motorcycle
This goat knows the routine as it excitedly jumps on the man for its morning pastries. It then jumps on the back of the man's motorcycle and embraces him as it reaches for more of the sweet stuff. Pro...
04:34 pm PST - Fri, January 31, 2020
BoingBoing Remembering those badgers
I have lost hours of my life to Badger, Badger, Badger and the meter is clearly still running. Read the rest ...
04:08 pm PST - Fri, January 31, 2020
BoingBoing 1917... now starring SpongeBob SquarePants, Patrick Star, and Gary the Snail
Carnage-Boy asks: "What if Sam Mendes' latest badass movie was set in Bikini Bottom instead of Pas-de-Calais?"Here's the original trailer: Read the rest ...
03:39 pm PST - Fri, January 31, 2020
BoingBoing Mattress shopping with a bad back
The world is now filled with an insane variety of things you can sleep on. I ended up with a Purple 3 mattress, but holy cow -- what a ride!A while ago I moved all my stuff into storage except my 10+-...
02:23 pm PST - Fri, January 31, 2020
BoingBoing Incredible microscope video of an otherworldly green algae colony
First discovered in 1700 by Antonie van Leeuwenhoek, the microscopic spheres in this video are Volvox, a genus of chlorophyte green algae. If you enjoy this video, its creator Shigeru Gougi posts abso...
02:00 pm PST - Fri, January 31, 2020
BoingBoing This unique espresso maker belongs in every coffee-lover's kitchen
The morning coffee routine is a wonderful thingoffering ambitious people a chance to rid themselves of sleepiness and fatigue so they can confront the days challenges head-on. But if youre looking to ...
02:00 pm PST - Fri, January 31, 2020
BoingBoing A witch reviews the third season of Chilling Adventures of Sabrina and talks about what the show gets right and wrong
My friend Peg Kay Aloi, a modern practicing witch, has two articles out on the Chilling Adventures of Sabrina." In the first one, on Arts Fuse, she reviews the third season of the show and discusses t...
01:58 pm PST - Fri, January 31, 2020
BoingBoing The Jovian Dragon
Philosophia-47: "On the occasion of the Chinese New Year, here is a PJ17 image as seen through the eyes of famous Song Dynasty artist Chen Rong."The source image is from the Juno Mission's processing ...
01:28 pm PST - Fri, January 31, 2020
BoingBoing John Delaney drops out of presidential race
John Delaney, former representative of Maryland's 6th district, is dropping out of the race to become the Democratic Party's candidate for president in 2020."It has been a privilege to campaign for th...
01:16 pm PST - Fri, January 31, 2020
BoingBoing Man performs Moonlight Sonata for 61-year-old elephant
Paul Barton (previously at Boing Boing) plays the piano for elephants and has been at it for many years. Here he is performing Beethoven's Quasi una fantasia, the Moonlight Sonata, for an old one who'...
01:07 pm PST - Fri, January 31, 2020
BoingBoing Truck has 480,000 lumen light panel installed on it
RCtestflight on YouTube was dissastisfied with only being able to light up entire mountainsides from four kilometers away, so replaced the enormous array of LED lamps atop his truck with ones includin...
01:00 pm PST - Fri, January 31, 2020
BoingBoing An Earthship meets a tiny house
When I was a teen, I lived for the Whole Earth Catalog, homesteading, building geodesic domes, solar power, communes, and other hippie fever dreams. But even back then, when I was literally making my ...
12:58 pm PST - Fri, January 31, 2020
BoingBoing That time a ninja turtle starred in pickle advertisement
This ad features Raphael, the teenage mutant ninja turtle, brandishing pickles. It's not a perfectly on-model Raph — one commenter at YouTube describes it as "my sleep paralysis demon" — b...
12:40 pm PST - Fri, January 31, 2020
BoingBoing There's going to be an "International Male" documentary
The upcoming documentary ALL MAN: The International Male Story promises to go behind the spandexed bulges of the most flamboyant mail-order fashion catalog for men ever to exist to expose its "impact ...
12:00 pm PST - Fri, January 31, 2020
BoingBoing Radiohead's "Creep" but with Google Autocomplete lyrics
Radiohead's "Creep" made dummy thicc by Google predicting the lyrics. (Nag on the Lake)screengrab via Billy Cobb/YouTube Read the rest ...
11:30 am PST - Fri, January 31, 2020
BoingBoing Some wasps have evolved to recognize and remember faces
A team of researchers at Cornell University recently published a new paper titled "Evolutionary dynamics of recent selection on cognitive abilities." But that's a mouthful that kind of buries the lede...
11:00 am PST - Fri, January 31, 2020
BoingBoing The trailer for Netflix's new "Ghost in the Shell" series looks like a 90s kids' cartoon
While I respect Netflix's decision to go with 3D CGI instead of a more traditional anime-style animation, this reminds me of when I was 9 years old and obsessively watchingReBoot on Saturday mornings....
08:08 am PST - Fri, January 31, 2020
BoingBoing Watch Leonard Cohen read "The Only Tourist in Havana Turns His Thoughts Homeward" (1965)
I was in Havana in 1961 during the Bay of Pigs invasion fighting on both sides, said the great Leonard Cohen in 1965 before reading this fantastic satirical poem he wrote while in Cuba. It's called "T...
03:00 am PST - Fri, January 31, 2020
BoingBoing The DudeRobe puts the traditional boring bathrobe to shame
Whoever said style, comfort, and function couldnt coexist in the same garment within the same universe clearly hasnt seen the DudeRobean unapologetically unique mens hooded bathrobe thats guaranteed t...
02:32 am PST - Fri, January 31, 2020
BoingBoing U.S. State Department issues "Do Not Travel" advisory for China
The U.S. State Department is warning Americans not to go to China because of the risk of getting ill from the coronavirus, reports the New York Times. "The department set the new advisory at Level 4, ...
01:32 am PST - Fri, January 31, 2020
BoingBoing Japanese exchange student shares thoughts on high school's mushroom cloud mascot
In this student-made video, students at Richland High School in Richland, Washington were asked what they thought of their mascot, which is a mushroom cloud. The Richland Bombers were in agreement tha...
12:48 am PST - Fri, January 31, 2020
BoingBoing Two lovely BMW R90S sold at auction in January and one I like more
This is an absolutely lovely example of a very well restored 1975 BMW R90S.I am also a fan of this '74 silver smoke, but I prefer the 1976 in Daytona Orange. Read the rest ...