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11:04 pm GMT - Mon, March 30, 2020
BoingBoing One year from today, our knowledge of the cosmos could dramatically change (if all goes according to plan)
The nearly US$10 billion James Webb Space Telescope is set to take off aboard an Ariane 5 rocket one year from today.Scientists and space enthusiasts of all stripes are excited about what this success...
11:04 pm GMT - Mon, March 30, 2020
BoingBoing Good news: John Krasinski has a whole bunch of good news
The world is currently full of absolutely shitty newslike, way more than usual. Actor/Director/Seemingly very nice fella John Krasinski's not OK with that. Instead of moping about it, he and a few pal...
10:01 pm GMT - Mon, March 30, 2020
BoingBoing Joan Baez serenades John Prine (and the rest of us) with "Hello in There"
Folk legend Joan Baez, upon hearing the news that fellow iconic American singer-songwriter, John Prine, was hospitalized with COVID-19, decided to play Prine's classic "Hello in There" from her home a...
10:00 pm GMT - Mon, March 30, 2020
BoingBoing Shut-in novelists with cancelled book tours promote each other online
Publisher's Weekly writes:Not to be outdone by the childrens and YA authors "signal boosting" their fellow authors on Twitter, two novelists, Caroline Leavitt and Jenna Blum, are promoting their colle...
10:00 pm GMT - Mon, March 30, 2020
BoingBoing Detroit Auto Show cancelled over COVID-19
Let's just get down to it: the Detroit Auto Show (AKA the North American International Auto Show) has been cancelled. Not becasue of concerns around social distancing or community spread, which, let's...
09:21 pm GMT - Mon, March 30, 2020
BoingBoing Guy recreates carbon filament electric light bulb
NightHawkinLight shows how he made a carbon filament light bulb. He starts by showing how an electric arc light works (invented in 1802 by noted nitrous oxide aficionado Sir Humphrey Davy), then moves...
09:13 pm GMT - Mon, March 30, 2020
BoingBoing Van Gogh swiped last night during museum smash-and-grab
Last night some asshole smashed a glass door at the Singer Laren museum near Amsterdam and stole Vincent van Gogh's oil painting The Parsonage Garden at Nuenen in Spring 1884." The museum has been clo...
08:53 pm GMT - Mon, March 30, 2020
BoingBoing Little Free Library in Seattle converted into a "Peep Show"
I've seen reports that Little Free Libraries are being turned into free food pantries to help folks in this time of coronavirus. Now, hilariously, there's one in Seattle that's been converted into a "...
08:52 pm GMT - Mon, March 30, 2020
BoingBoing Paul Krassner, Interview Part 2 And Henry Miller with a 1973 Buchla Music Easel
Spoken Word with Electronics is an audio series delivering to you a two side recording of unusual stories paired with vintage modular electronic soundsTHIS WEEK:Side A: "Paul Krassner's 1959 Undergrou...
08:00 pm GMT - Mon, March 30, 2020
BoingBoing Clean up and class up your bathroom with this sensor-driven, hands-free soap dispenser
So...exactly how many times a day are you singing Happy Birthday to your sink? Unless youre among the most germaphobic among us, its unlikely you ever thought the simple act of handwashing would start...
07:21 pm GMT - Mon, March 30, 2020
BoingBoing Fantastic video: Movie and TV clips quick-cut into a rollicking Covid-19 recap
Excellent editing chops by Austin-based video post-production house Cut to Black. Read the rest ...
07:07 pm GMT - Mon, March 30, 2020
BoingBoing Good deal on this extension cord reel with 4 outlets
I bought this extension cord reel with 4 outlets last November, and it has come in handy many times since then. It has a 25-foot power cord which rolls neatly onto a spool. Amazon has it on sale today...
06:59 pm GMT - Mon, March 30, 2020
BoingBoing Astronaut urine could be a key concrete ingredient on the moon
A key challenge in building colonies on the moon is that it's incredibly expensive to transport construction materials to space from Earth. That's why researchers are exploring how moon bases could be...
06:54 pm GMT - Mon, March 30, 2020
BoingBoing A positively beautiful 1979 International Harvester Scout II SE
A good friend of mine is restoring a Scout now. He compares it to my Vanagon and I do not understand why.Looks like this one wants to be driven!Bring a trailer:Features unique to Selective Edition inc...
06:49 pm GMT - Mon, March 30, 2020
BoingBoing Bare pantry? Watch this Saltine cracker hack and salivate
If your pantry is dwindling down to the dregs, fear not. Host Alton Brown from the Food Network comes to the rescue with this Saltine crackers hack using just the crackers, along with butter, hot sau...
06:33 pm GMT - Mon, March 30, 2020
BoingBoing Read this contentious New Yorker interview with the lawyer who wrote the coronavirus paper Trump embraces
On March 16, Richard A. Epstein of the Hoover Institution wrote an article titled "Coronavirus Perspective," which stated that public officials have gone overboard in efforts to stop the spread of the...
05:55 pm GMT - Mon, March 30, 2020
BoingBoing Join me in watching Talking Heads perform in my living room
Well, they're performing at the Capitol Theater in Passaic, New Jersey in 1980, but I'm watching it in my living room right now. This killer lineup includes the great avant-garde axman Adrien Belew of...
05:55 pm GMT - Mon, March 30, 2020
BoingBoing Join me to watch Talking Heads perform in my living room
Well, they're performing at the Capitol Theater in Passaic, New Jersey in 1980, but I'm watching it in my living room right now. This killer lineup includes the great avant-garde axman Adrien Belew of...
05:49 pm GMT - Mon, March 30, 2020
BoingBoing Artist Audrey Kawasaki made a coloring page for kids and adults
Artist Audrey Kawasaki made this cute coloring page that you can print out and color. View this post on Instagram For all the kids (and adults) staying safe at home, I made a coloring page f...
05:36 pm GMT - Mon, March 30, 2020
BoingBoing 'Killer Queen Black': like multiplayer 'Joust'
I have been enjoying Killer Queen Black.I started playing KQB in beta, on the recommendation of some friends who played the arcade version regularly in a bar. This game is a hoot!In addition to a 'Mil...
05:32 pm GMT - Mon, March 30, 2020
BoingBoing Here's John Oliver's latest update on coronavirus
As always, John Oliver remains one of the best sources of information about the coronavirus epidemic. Read the rest ...
05:22 pm GMT - Mon, March 30, 2020
BoingBoing Video series about selling an ugly painting for a lot of money
YouTuber Reckless Ben says "the goal of this [8-part] series is to create one of the ugliest paintings we could think of and try to sell the painting for a large sum of money." The first episode alone...
05:09 pm GMT - Mon, March 30, 2020
BoingBoing FEMA sends refrigerator trucks to NYC for coronavirus patients
FEMA is sending refrigerator trucks to New York, where the mobile containers will serve as temporary mortuaries for deceased coronavirus patients. Mayor Bill De Blasio says the city is preparing fo...
05:04 pm GMT - Mon, March 30, 2020
BoingBoing Astrophysicist trying to invent coronavirus gadget is hospitalized for getting magnets stuck up his nose
A bored astrophysicist trying to keep busy throughout these days of social distancing thought he had a great idea. Dr. Daniel Reardon thought he might invent a necklace that would set off an alarm whe...
04:56 pm GMT - Mon, March 30, 2020
BoingBoing NASA's Mars helicopter almost ready for take off
The new Mars rover Perseverance, set to launch in July for a February 2021 landing, will be outfitted with its own small helicopter. NASA engineers at Kennedy Space Station recently put the chopper th...
04:46 pm GMT - Mon, March 30, 2020
BoingBoing Why dark backgrounds in videos look awful
Even though typical video has 16.8 million colors (256 shades each of red, green, and blue. 256 * 3 = 16,777,216), large gradients of dark colors have a terrible blocky look on displays. Why is that? ...
04:32 pm GMT - Mon, March 30, 2020
BoingBoing 'CANCEL THE RENT' projected on NYC skyscraper by The Illuminator
'CANCEL THE RENT''SEND MORE VENTILATORS''STOP ICE RAIDS'NYC-based political projection collective 'The Illuminator' staged a large-scale public projection in Manhattan on Saturday night to make severa...
02:35 pm GMT - Mon, March 30, 2020
BoingBoing Watch the Tiger King
If you have Netflix and you haven't seen Tiger King, you're missing a real treat. It covers a few years of the life of Joe Exotic, a narcissistic roadside zoo proprietor with one weird trick for attra...
02:09 pm GMT - Mon, March 30, 2020
BoingBoing A beheaded tot, isolated stars, and cure coronavirus with herbs, in last weeks dubious tabloids
If evidence were ever needed that the tabloids are making it up as they go along, this weeks coverage of Prince Harry and wife Meghan serves the purpose....
01:59 pm GMT - Mon, March 30, 2020
BoingBoing Like a baby, Trump launches into a tirade about asking questions he doesn't like
As the death toll mounts...After being asked a very important question about how his wild misstatements might impact his policy judgment, President Orange Julius ranted and raved. Read the rest ...
01:01 pm GMT - Mon, March 30, 2020
BoingBoing Trump and Putin to talk of ending sanctions, 'whole [Russia] thing turned out to be a hoax.
During a call-in to 'Fox & Friends' that lasted an hour, Trump says next call is with Putin....
01:00 pm GMT - Mon, March 30, 2020
BoingBoing Save over 75% on lifetime subscriptions to Rosetta Stone, VPN Unlimited, and 12min Book Summary App
Paralysis by analysis. Its the phenomenon that happens when youre so stuck on thinking through all the ramifications of your actions that you dont actually take action in the first place.That can happ...
12:54 pm GMT - Mon, March 30, 2020
BoingBoing "Overly descriptive" color pallettes
Colors.lol combines two things the web was made for: color scheme generators and uncanny generative text. Created as a fun way to discover interesting color combinations. Palettes are hand-selected fr...
12:50 pm GMT - Mon, March 30, 2020
BoingBoing The 'Super Bad Transmittable Contagious Awful Virus' song, a parody of 'Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!'
You need this. So do I.Ladies and gentlemutants, this is Daniel Matarazzo performing his ode to coronavirus, 'Super Bad Transmittable Contagious Awful Virus!.' It's a parody of Supercalifragilisticexp...
12:41 pm GMT - Mon, March 30, 2020
BoingBoing Coronavirus home isolation, Day 10: 'Feeding the ducks'
You do what you gotta do to get through this, people. Whatever it takes.Respect, IMGURian @nitrochief.Day 10 of isolation: feeding the ducks[via] Read the rest ...
12:40 pm GMT - Mon, March 30, 2020
BoingBoing Man asks cops the same nosey questions they ask us
In this amusing video, a man deliberately attracts the attention of police so that he may ask them the same nosy questions they ask of motorists, etc, in hopes of finding probable cause.I don't want t...
12:35 pm GMT - Mon, March 30, 2020
BoingBoing How to Build a Fire with a Knife and a Piece of Bamboo
My friend Dug North shared this video on YouTube at the request of another friend. It is unedited and a bit long, but it's a fascinating technique that requires only a knife and a segment of bamboo. L...
12:35 pm GMT - Mon, March 30, 2020
BoingBoing Children are becoming snail mail pen pals with Fairyland "elves" in this time of social distancing
You might remember that when I'm not blogging for Boing Boing, I can usually be found at my other gig Children's Fairyland. Of course, the Oakland, California kiddie theme park is closed now and will...
12:33 pm GMT - Mon, March 30, 2020
BoingBoing Human testing of Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine to begin in September
American drug maker Johnson & Johnson said Monday it plans to begin the human testing phase of its experimental coronavirus vaccine by September 2020, with plans to make it available for emergenc...
12:25 pm GMT - Mon, March 30, 2020
BoingBoing Man who planned ricin bomb sent to prison in Germany, cops say bioterror plot thwarted
In Germany, a court sentenced a 31-year-old Tunisian man to 10 years in prison for planning a biological bomb attack with the deadly poison ricin, which is isolated from the seeds of the castor bean p...
12:00 pm GMT - Mon, March 30, 2020
BoingBoing A delightful cover of "I Saw A Tiger," the insane country anthem from "Tiger King"
First of all: if you haven't watched Netflix'sTiger King documentary series yet, then what the hell are you waiting for? It's got everything: tiger, ligers, lions, and bears; gay polygamists who are a...
11:00 am GMT - Mon, March 30, 2020
BoingBoing Healthcare providers are allegedly denying chloroquine to patients because of Trump's statements
Donald Trump has insisted that Plaquenil/hydroxychloroquine will cure COVID-19. The drug is commonly used to malaria, as well as lupus and rheumatoid arthritis. While there have been some successful r...
02:00 am GMT - Mon, March 30, 2020
BoingBoing Take part in the clean energy movement with Arcadia
At this point, it's every single person's responsibility to reduce their own carbon footprint and transition to a more sustainable lifestyle. But if you consider the grim fact that the biggest culprit...
12:28 am GMT - Mon, March 30, 2020
BoingBoing Trump says coronavirus restrictions should extend to April 30, forget the Easter thing
Trump on Sunday said he's extending COVID-19 social distancing guidelines until April 30....
12:14 am GMT - Mon, March 30, 2020
BoingBoing MD cops say sex offender refused to shut down 60-person coronavirus bonfire
A registered sex offender hosting a coronavirus party despite Maryland's ban on gatherings during the outbreak refused to shut down his 60-person drunken bonfire, cops say. The party host did not win ...
12:01 am GMT - Mon, March 30, 2020
BoingBoing Toxic booze in Iran sold as coronavirus cure kills 300, sickens 1,000
"When they keep drinking this, theres going to be more people poisoned." ...
08:00 pm GMT - Sun, March 29, 2020
BoingBoing Canva Pro can be the ultimate design tool for all us non-designers
Companies that dont have their own in-house design teams (which means 99 percent of all companies these days) face lots of serious questions. Among those questions is how you keep up with all the desi...
07:00 pm GMT - Sun, March 29, 2020
BoingBoing Doctor on the front lines in NYC shares his thoughts to his family and friends
Dr. David Price of Weill Cornell Medical Center in New York City shares information in a March 22 Zoom call with his family and friends on empowering and protecting them during the COVID-19 pandemic.A...
04:29 pm GMT - Sun, March 29, 2020
BoingBoing Surly surfer violating beach closure gets $1000 fine
Ah, the righteous indignation of a surfer.EasyReaderNews:A Manhattan Beach surfer was issued a $1,000 citation Saturday morning after ignoring a lifeguards order that he not go in the water.F you. Wh...
04:01 pm GMT - Sun, March 29, 2020
BoingBoing All five seasons of Samurai Jack are available for free streaming
Adult Swim has made all five seasons of Genndy Tartakovskys Samurai Jack available for free streaming on their site. You don't even need to register an account.If you're not familiar with the series, ...
03:09 pm GMT - Sun, March 29, 2020
BoingBoing Start your Sunday: The Beastie Boys 'So What'cha Want' (1992)
Well I think I'm losing my mind, this timeThis time I'm losing my mind, that's rightSaid I think I'm losing my mind, this timeThis time, I'm losing my mind Read the rest ...
03:00 pm GMT - Sun, March 29, 2020
BoingBoing C-3PO and R2-D2 present a hip-hop PSA about coronavirus
The Auralnauts are a comedy troupe that does video overdubs most prolifically (and, in my opinion, hilariously) ofStar Wars videos. Their latest masterpiece is this coronavirus rap performed by "Cree...
01:00 pm GMT - Sun, March 29, 2020
BoingBoing Upgrade your PC with this sale on refurbished computers from Microsoft, HP, Dell, and more
In case youre one of those computer shoppers who instinctively turns up their nose at the very mention of the word refurbished, here are a couple myths worth dispelling.Refurbished equals junk somebod...
02:00 am GMT - Sun, March 29, 2020
BoingBoing Rad Power Bikes want to get the world out of their cars and they just may have figured out how to do it
Electric bikes arent toys. And they arent a fad. In fact, more and more communities are starting to catch on that e-bikes are a lot more than an amusing gadget for the tech geek.Following a six-month ...
09:43 pm GMT - Sat, March 28, 2020
BoingBoing Creating realistic vegetation for a tabletop gaming board
Last month, I covered the unreal tabletop fantasy village that Real Terrain Hobbies and Gobbertown Hobbies built using buildings from Tabletop World, two Croatian sculptors who pretty much make the be...
08:00 pm GMT - Sat, March 28, 2020
BoingBoing Do double the good with eco-friendly produce bags from a brand that gives back
Whether you're living in a city that has already taken measures to reduce plastic bag use, the small silver lining of the pandemic has inspired you to make changes, or you've already started living a ...
06:45 pm GMT - Sat, March 28, 2020
BoingBoing DIY Catface N95 mask cover, whiskers and all
Anyone who's ever gone to Burning Man is undoubtedly already familiar with the N95 mask, the particle filters that also protect from inhaling playa dust. And Burners are also familiar with "radical se...
06:45 pm GMT - Sat, March 28, 2020
BoingBoing Questing Beast reading the entire 1979 AD&D Dungeon Masters Guide
Ben of Questing Beast has begun reading all of Gary Gygax's 1979 roleplaying game masterwork, the AD&D Dungeon Masters Guide, on YouTube, After the first two videos, at around four hours in, it lo...
06:45 pm GMT - Sat, March 28, 2020
BoingBoing Sonic Youth releases 12 of their live shows spanning their career
On Friday, Sonic Youth uploaded 12 of their previously unreleased live shows to their Bandcamp archives. The concerts span the bands career, from the late 80s to their final US show in 2011.Lee Ranald...
05:17 pm GMT - Sat, March 28, 2020
BoingBoing Pandemic sourdough baking: my second loaf and some more pretzels
Click here to see the first post in this series on baking sourdough started from nothing but flour and waterAfter starting a new sourdough starter not long after sheltering-in-place at my parent's pla...
03:02 pm GMT - Sat, March 28, 2020
BoingBoing Shieldwall: A fun video game where you control a Roman legion
I have been loving Shieldwall, a strategy game where you and your Roman legion attempt to kick the crap out of other Roman legions!This game reminds me of a 3D Starcraft, with (thus far) a lot less co...
02:51 pm GMT - Sat, March 28, 2020
BoingBoing Great TV villains: The Wild Wild West introduces Dr. Miguelito Quixote Loveless
Dr. Miguelito Loveless is my favorite TV villain of all time. He is the Hans Gruber of the small screen.Dr. Loveless was portrayed by Michael Dunn. Read the rest ...
01:31 pm GMT - Sat, March 28, 2020
BoingBoing Alabama disaster plan would deny treatment to those with "severe mental retardation"
ProPublica: Some state plans make clear that people with cognitive issues are a lower priority for lifesaving treatment. For instance, Alabamas plan says that persons with severe mental retardation, ...
01:00 pm GMT - Sat, March 28, 2020
BoingBoing Are you cut out to be a COVID-19 stay-at-home teacher for your kids? Maybe these DIY projects can help.
Dealing with all the COVID-19 fallout is one of the new realities of our ever-changing world and that isnt likely going away anytime soon. Its also prompted a rash of existential questions for parent...
12:44 pm GMT - Sat, March 28, 2020
BoingBoing The fantastic fantasy miniatures game, Frostgrave, is currently free!
Osprey Games has made the PDF version of their popular game, Frostgrave, free in a gesture of support for self-isolating gamers who might be interested in the award-winning skirmish-level fantasy mini...
02:00 am GMT - Sat, March 28, 2020
BoingBoing Transform your home office with this dual-use aquaponic or hydroponic water garden that's on sale
If you're already incredibly bored in your social distancing situation, now is a great time to pick up a hobby. Actually, now's a great time to pick up multiple hobbies, and nothing will make that eas...
12:27 am GMT - Sat, March 28, 2020
BoingBoing Talking adventure games with Olivia Wood
Olivia Wood is a video game writer, narrative designer, and editor, specializing in interactive narrative. She works for Failbetter Games in London, UK. Her credits include Sunless Skies (writer, narr...
11:18 pm GMT - Fri, March 27, 2020
BoingBoing Yayoi Kusama's Infinity Mirrored Room is now available to view online
Yayoi Kusama's Infinity Mirrored Room--The Souls of Millions of Light Years Away is now available to view online through The Broad Museum's Instagram feed.Take an opportunity to delve into the spiritu...
10:53 pm GMT - Fri, March 27, 2020
BoingBoing Tossed Dallas
I don't know why I made this. Read the rest ...
10:05 pm GMT - Fri, March 27, 2020
BoingBoing Politico asked 34 big thinkers to predict how the coronapocalypse will permanently change our world
Politico asked 34 "macro thinkers" to share some of their thoughts on what the world will look like after we crawl from the wreckage of this thing. Some are hopeful, optimistic. Some, not so much. Def...
10:05 pm GMT - Fri, March 27, 2020
BoingBoing Shut in sounds: DevotchkaDone With Those Days
This little ditty from Devotchka's 2018 album This Night Falls Forever, is both beautiful AND timely. The masks. The coming storm. the promise to be there for one another.Love it.Image: YouTube Read t...
08:00 pm GMT - Fri, March 27, 2020
BoingBoing Keep your mind sharp and your options open with over 600 expert-led online workforce courses
Many Americans are facing unexpected changes in their professional lives that have left them with quite a bit of downtime. It's stressful and frustrating, but the best thing to do is focus on controll...
07:41 pm GMT - Fri, March 27, 2020
BoingBoing Coronavirus: Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World Resort 'closed until further notice'
On Friday, Disney announced that Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World Resort will remain closed until further notice. Previously, the parks and resorts were to be temporarily closed only until Apri...
07:30 pm GMT - Fri, March 27, 2020
BoingBoing Watch White House Coronavirus official Dr. Birx suck up to Dear Leader obsequiously
"[Trump is] so attentive to the scientific literature & the details & the data. I think his ability to analyze & integrate data that comes out of his long history in business has really...
07:23 pm GMT - Fri, March 27, 2020
BoingBoing Americans are coronavirus panic-buying spiral hams and oatmilk
This right here is some seriously weird data from Nielsen today, about the sorts of things Americans have been purchasing as the coronavirus outbreak, and corresponding fear, spread.As CNN Business's ...
07:09 pm GMT - Fri, March 27, 2020
BoingBoing Demanding coronavirus protections, Instacart workers plan to strike Monday, March 30
They are putting us directly in harms way while profiting greatly. We cannot let this be considered normal....
06:54 pm GMT - Fri, March 27, 2020
BoingBoing Apple and the CDC's COVID19 self-diagnosis app
Apple and the CDC have released this app to help you self-diagnose in the event you are wondering if you have COVID19.I think most of the world imagines every tickle in their throat as the beginning o...
06:27 pm GMT - Fri, March 27, 2020
BoingBoing Free book for kids- The EMU Club Adventures: Alien Invasion in My Backyard
To do far less than my part in helping families in quarantine/home isolation, I'm offering a FREE download of the first book in my book series for kids, The EMU Club Adventures: Alien Invasion in My B...
06:22 pm GMT - Fri, March 27, 2020
BoingBoing The new LEGO Star Wars Mandalorian Battle Pack!
The LEGO Mandalorian Battle Pack comes with 4 Mandalorian shock trooper minifigs!The speeder bike is cool, but 4 Mando minifigs for this price is a steal.LEGO Star Wars Mandalorian Battle Pack 75267 M...
06:20 pm GMT - Fri, March 27, 2020
BoingBoing British Drivers Swearing
This might be the same compilation of British Drivers Swearing that Mark posted in 2016, but that video was copyright-striked by "Bad Drivers of Northamptonshire" so it's impossible to know for sure. ...
06:18 pm GMT - Fri, March 27, 2020
BoingBoing Gorilla Rack shelving units are awesome
10 years ago we decluttered our garage and Carla bought several Gorilla Rack shelving units from Amazon. They are awesome. I've assembled shelving units before, and they required either nuts and bolts...
06:08 pm GMT - Fri, March 27, 2020
BoingBoing Here's an updated list of initiatives to 3D-print masks and face shields for coronavirus health care workers
Forbes senior contributor, TJ McCue, has been keeping an updated list of various corporate and maker/makerspace initiatives to 3D print filter masks and face shields for healthcare workers.As I said i...
05:53 pm GMT - Fri, March 27, 2020
BoingBoing Fascinating video about tardigrades(water bears)
Enjoy the microscopy in this video ab0ut adorable tardigrades (aka water bears or moss piglets). One cool fact about these hardy 500 micron critters: each of their eyes is a single photoreceptive cell...
05:42 pm GMT - Fri, March 27, 2020
BoingBoing President Bolsonaro boasts that Brazilians can bathe in excrement and not get sick
Brazils president Jair Bolsonaro boasted that his citizens are immune to the coronavirus because they have the magical ability to wallow in human waste and nothing happens, reports The Guardian. They ...
05:30 pm GMT - Fri, March 27, 2020
BoingBoing Coronavirus bill clears Congress, $2 trillion CARES Act (H.R. 748) heads to Trump for signature
The House of Representatives just passed the CARES Act, a $2 trillion coronavirus/COVID-19 stimulus and relief bill, by voice vote. Its now headed to the White House for impeached president Donald Tru...
05:21 pm GMT - Fri, March 27, 2020
BoingBoing Watch Johnny Carson joke about the toilet paper shortage
No, that isn't a deepfake. In 1973, the stock market crashed and an Arab oil embargo resulted in a gas crisis. With that as the context, the (false) rumor of a toilet paper shortage emerged from and s...
04:59 pm GMT - Fri, March 27, 2020
BoingBoing Bill Gates on CNN: returning to normal life in April is not realistic
 Maybe it's just me, but when Bill Gates talks about how to deal with the coronavirus pandemic, I trust him more than Donald Trump, Rush Limbaugh, or Ann Coulter.Here @AnnCoulter I fixed it for y...
04:45 pm GMT - Fri, March 27, 2020
BoingBoing Stray cat leads convenience store customer to pet food shelves
<blockquote class="reddit-card" data-card-created="1585326941"><a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/funny/comments/fpvbtn/stray_cats_follows_you_into_the_store_and_guides/">Stray cats fol...
04:26 pm GMT - Fri, March 27, 2020
BoingBoing RIP: 'Desperately Seeking Susan' actor Mark Blum dies of coronavirus
Actor Mark Blum, famous for his roles in Crocodile Dundee and my favorite the memorable uptight nerd-yuppie husband in Desperately Seeking Susan, which starred Madonna and Roseanne Arquette, has died...
04:08 pm GMT - Fri, March 27, 2020
BoingBoing 'Informer' by Snow still cracks me up every single time
I am sure this guy squealed. Read the rest ...
04:04 pm GMT - Fri, March 27, 2020
BoingBoing Bob Dylan just released a 17 minute song about JFK's assassination
Bob Dylan just released his first new song in eight years. It's a 17-minute murder ballad about the assassination of John F. Kennedy. From the lyrics to Murder Most Foul:It was a dark day in Dallas, N...
04:00 pm GMT - Fri, March 27, 2020
BoingBoing Bob Dylan releases his first original song in eight years
Yesterday Bob Dylan released his first original song in 8 years. "Murder Most Foul" is a 17-minute song about the assassination of President John Kennedy. Read the rest ...
03:56 pm GMT - Fri, March 27, 2020
BoingBoing Biden ad highlights Trump's disastrous mismanagement of coronavirus epidemic
holy shit this @JoeBiden ad is good. pic.twitter.com/CAgIrt2Zua— Florida Chris (@chrislongview) March 26, 2020This Biden campaign ad needs no narration. Trump sinks himself. Read the rest ...
03:48 pm GMT - Fri, March 27, 2020
BoingBoing Coyotes on the streets of San Francisco
La espectacular imagen de un coyote sobre el puente Golden Gate, en San Francisco. La llegada de animales salvajes a las ciudades desiertas es un hecho #COVID2019 #QuedateEnTuCasa #COVID19 #LugaresyMs...
03:38 pm GMT - Fri, March 27, 2020
BoingBoing Transworld Skate's 2003 documentary on street skating monster Natas Kaupas
Natas Kaupas is my favorite skater to watch. I never get tired of his just running the streets.His wallie is also mind blowing.I frequently check the Santa Monica Airlines site to see if they have any...
03:24 pm GMT - Fri, March 27, 2020
BoingBoing Russian gearheads make the quietest car exhaust using 9 mufflers
The Russian gearheads of Garage 54 outfitted a car with nine mufflers to almost entirely dampen the exhaust system. While you may not hear this Max Max mobile coming, it's still hard to miss. Read the...
03:17 pm GMT - Fri, March 27, 2020
BoingBoing Kubrick/Kraftwerk t-shirt
Years ago, Philip Anderson, founder of the great Cinefile Video store in Los Angeles, and designer Bob Bianchini created a genius line of t-shirts that combined the names of auteur directors with the ...
02:47 pm GMT - Fri, March 27, 2020
BoingBoing Mayor: First U.S. teenager to die of Coronavirus was denied treatment because he didn't have health insurance
Matt Novak reports that the first teenager to die in the U.S. from Covid-19 coronavirus infection was uninsured and denied treatment at the urgent care clinic he tried to check into. They told him to ...
01:30 pm GMT - Fri, March 27, 2020
BoingBoing Build your own bagpipes out of a trash bag and record and learn to play in quarantine
Instructables.com has some new instructions on how to build your own bagpipes, and all you need is:1 Garbage Bag or large plastic bag2 Recorders (or 2 PVC Recorders:https://www.instructables.com/id/PV...
01:00 pm GMT - Fri, March 27, 2020
BoingBoing These 20 headphone offers should help bring peace and quiet to the home office
Odds are, you picked your home as the best location to hang up your business outfits so you could relax and enjoy your off-hours in peace and comfort. Unfortunately, worlds are now colliding. In many ...
12:48 pm GMT - Fri, March 27, 2020
BoingBoing Plan to buy ventilators suspended because the Trump administration thinks it's a waste of money
The White House cut a deal with General Motors to manufacture 80,000 ventilators to fight the coronavirus pandemic. The New York Times reports that the Trump administration put off the announcement be...
12:30 pm GMT - Fri, March 27, 2020
BoingBoing Doc Pop is creating t-shirts with social distance/self-isolation messaging in black metal band logos
Our pal Doc Pop writes:I've been working with artists on Fiverr to convert health advice messages into extreme metal band logos. I'm sharing the results on this Twitter thread.I'm releasing some of my...
12:00 pm GMT - Fri, March 27, 2020
BoingBoing Mick Rock, titan of rock photography, explains some of his most iconic images on Instagram
More shut-in fun as legendary lensman, Mick Rock, goes through a collection of some of his most famous photographs and tells stories about them.This incredible Bowie image, taken at Haddon Hall: It wa...
11:45 am GMT - Fri, March 27, 2020
BoingBoing British Prime Minister tests positive for Coronavirus
Boris Johnson, Prime Mininister of the United Kingdom, today tested positive for Covid-19, the novel coronavirus that's so far infected 500,000 people and killed 25,000 of them. In a tweet, Mr Johnson...
11:38 am GMT - Fri, March 27, 2020
BoingBoing A webcomic explainer on how the census deals with digital privacy
Journalist's Resource published this great comic by Josh Neufeld, explaining the basic concepts behind differential privacy, the data collection method used to prevent bad actors from de-anonymizing t...
02:00 am GMT - Fri, March 27, 2020
BoingBoing This tech-powered renter's and home insurance cuts through red tape fast
You probably have a lot of items in your home that you'd hate to lose to theft or damage. While certainly no one ever hopes to fall victim to a natural disaster or home invasion, you need to be prepar...
11:31 pm GMT - Thu, March 26, 2020
BoingBoing U.S. now has most coronavirus cases in the world
Congratulations! The United States of America now has more coronavirus cases than any other country, at least as far as test results go. With 83,507 confirmed cases, according to the Johns Hopkins Cor...
10:52 pm GMT - Thu, March 26, 2020
BoingBoing Skate legend Jay Adams was still going strong in 2013
Sadly, Adams passed away in 2014 of a heart attack while on vacation. Read the rest ...
10:42 pm GMT - Thu, March 26, 2020
BoingBoing Dystopian masterpieces: The Strugatski brothers' "Snail On The Slope"
An appropriate book for this time, Soviet-era dystopian fiction grandmasters Boris and Arkady Strugatski considered Snail On The Slope "the most perfect and the most valuable of their works."Snail on ...
10:31 pm GMT - Thu, March 26, 2020
BoingBoing Here are the 5 kinds of pandemic villains who are making things worse for the rest of us
Does anyone ever read the introductory paragraph preceding a listicle like this? I sure don't. I always skip straight to the numbered list. So without further ado, here are the 5 types of villains mak...
08:42 pm GMT - Thu, March 26, 2020
BoingBoing The Harlem Globetrotters' Fred "Curly" Neal, RIP
The legendary Fred "Curly" Neal of the Harlem Globetrotters died this morning. He was 77. I remember the first time I saw the Globetrotters as a kid in the late 1970s. I was disappointed when the team...
08:41 pm GMT - Thu, March 26, 2020
BoingBoing 'Thank you all in emergency for saving my wife's life,' man tells coronavirus-fighting nurses
All the feels,said the New Jersey nurse who snapped this photograph.I love my job!Nurse Allison Swendsen said this man knew he was not allowed to enter the emergency room at Morristown Medical Center ...
08:16 pm GMT - Thu, March 26, 2020
BoingBoing Grocery store throws away $35K of food after woman purposefully coughs on it
A woman thought it would be good fun to enter a Pennsylvania grocery store and cough on produce, meat, and other fresh food. As a result, the store threw all the food (worth $35,000) she came in conta...
08:16 pm GMT - Thu, March 26, 2020
BoingBoing Mexicans want crackdown on coronavirus-carrying American border crossers
My, how the tables have turned.Many Americans are relocating from their homes to far-flung places to escape the coronavirus outbreak. This, public health officials tell us, only worsens the outbreak -...
08:03 pm GMT - Thu, March 26, 2020
BoingBoing In coronavirus shutdown, Britain will pay self-employed people 80% of average monthly profit
Wouldn't it be amazing if the United States did this?Britains finance minister Rishi Sunak said Thursday all self-employed citizens will receive a taxable grant of 80% of their average monthly profits...
08:00 pm GMT - Thu, March 26, 2020
BoingBoing Lytepop Electrolyte Infused Popcorn is an organic, low-calorie, gluten-free and tasty trea
Stuck at home? Us too. And all anyone can think about is food.Stuffing your face for hours on end is definitely not a good way to stay healthy right now, but if you're going to do it anyway (let's be ...
08:00 pm GMT - Thu, March 26, 2020
BoingBoing Canada not okay with Trump sending ~1,000 troops to Canada border
Canada is not super cool with plans by impeached U.S. president Donald Trump to send a thousand (maybe fewer) U.S. troops to the U.S.-Canada border. Trump says militarizing the border is good because...
07:45 pm GMT - Thu, March 26, 2020
BoingBoing Harvard Business Review talks to David Kessler about "anticipatory grief" in the face of a global pandemic
In an interview on Harvard Business Review, Scott Berinato talks with David Kessler, the "world's foremost authority on grief," and author of Finding Meaning: The Sixth Stage of Grief. Kessler has als...
07:40 pm GMT - Thu, March 26, 2020
BoingBoing Trump to rank coronavirus risk of U.S. counties, tells governors they can decide to relax COVID-19 restrictions
White House plans to label counties across America as "high-risk, medium-risk, or low-risk"...
07:30 pm GMT - Thu, March 26, 2020
BoingBoing Cirque du Soleil launches online portal for viewing shows, explores bankruptcy in coronavirus shutdown: Reuters
Cirque du Soleil just launched 'CirqueConnect,' where you can view shows -- it's especially great for kids stuck indoors during the pandemic shutdown. All of the company's live shows are canceled due ...
07:08 pm GMT - Thu, March 26, 2020
BoingBoing Two Tesla employees test positive for coronavirus, and are recovering from home: Reports
Elon Musk previously mocked 'coronavirus panic' as 'dumb.'...
07:07 pm GMT - Thu, March 26, 2020
BoingBoing Informative and thorough video on how to best sterilize your groceries
One of the contamination vectors that I think many people may be overlooking is shopping and safely dealing with groceries after bringing them home. In this video, the best I've seen to date, a Michig...
07:06 pm GMT - Thu, March 26, 2020
BoingBoing You can use ANY image for your Zoom background
Don't be boring! If you still have to go to work meetings via Zoom's video calls, switch up the background to something interesting. Using the "virtual background" feature (once you're logged into the...
07:06 pm GMT - Thu, March 26, 2020
BoingBoing Queen's Brian May teaches his famous guitar licks on Instagram and advises: keep calm and create
Brian May, "your friendly neighbourhood rock star" (as he described himself in a post) is doing a series of "MicroConcertos" on his Instagram account. On them, he shows fans and fellow guitarists how ...
07:05 pm GMT - Thu, March 26, 2020
BoingBoing There will be no new comic books in any stores "until further notice," thanks to coronavirus.
Diamond Comics is the exclusive shipping and distribution source for all weekly comic books. Marvel, DC, Image, Dark Horse, Boom! they all send their single-issues to comic book stores through Diamon...
07:05 pm GMT - Thu, March 26, 2020
BoingBoing Official NYC Health Guidelines advise against rimjobs during coronavirus outbreak
An official memo from the New York City Department of Health offers guidance for sexual intercourse during social distancing. Among other things, it warns:We still have a lot to learn about COVID-19 a...
06:52 pm GMT - Thu, March 26, 2020
BoingBoing How To Train Your Robot, a free kids book by an engineer and his 10-year-old daughter
My buddy Ken Goldberg, a UC Berkeley professor of robotics, his 10-year-old daughter Blooma, and science communicator Ashley Chase wrote a delightful children's book called How to Train Your Robot! Il...
06:12 pm GMT - Thu, March 26, 2020
BoingBoing Enjoy this rather weird social distancing flipbook animation
Keep on doing your part by staying inside and keeping a safe distance from one another. For those who dont have that option for whatever reason...thank you and stay safe #FlattenTheCuve #QuaratineLif...
05:45 pm GMT - Thu, March 26, 2020
BoingBoing Watch: Gentleman obnoxiously sprays and sprays his coffee cup at drive-thru window
There are those who don't take coronavirus seriously enough, and then there is this gentleman. Could he not have taken the cup with a gloved hand, and then drenched it in whatever solution he's using ...
05:29 pm GMT - Thu, March 26, 2020
BoingBoing John Lennon called this song "one of the greatest strange records"
Rosie and the Originals' "Angel Baby" (1960) is a classic doo wop ballad, beloved (and covered) by John Lennon. Lennon was a fan of the flipside of that record too, "Give Me Love," but only because it...
05:06 pm GMT - Thu, March 26, 2020
BoingBoing "Old gas blob from Uranus found in vintage Voyager 2 data"
Yes, that is actually Space.com's brilliant headline on this story about a new discovery from data collected in 1986 by NASA's intrepid spacecraft. When the probe neared Uranus (heh heh), it measured ...
04:41 pm GMT - Thu, March 26, 2020
BoingBoing Boris and the Bomb: a fast paced and funny indie flick that is now on Amazon Prime
Boris and the Bomb was a fantastic way to spend a night not thinking about the coronavirus.Boris is my kind of hero. He mostly just wants to be left the fuck alone.Boris and the Bomb is an absurd acti...
04:33 pm GMT - Thu, March 26, 2020
BoingBoing Here are three ways the pandemic could play out
Ed Yong's article in The Atlantic, "How the Pandemic Will End," is the best piece I've read about why we were so unprepared for the covid-19 pandemic, how it will end, and what life after the pandemic...
04:24 pm GMT - Thu, March 26, 2020
BoingBoing Vacuum and hand dryer maker Dyson designed a new ventilator for COVID-19 patients
British inventor James Dyson announced that his company has spent the last week designing a new ventilator for COVID-19 patients and will ship 10,000 of them early next month to support the UK's Natio...
04:04 pm GMT - Thu, March 26, 2020
BoingBoing Bison scares the heck out of a reporter
NBC's Montana reporter Deion Broxton had a real scare this morning when he noticed not a group of coughing hikers but few bison looking for a snack. Once he made it to safety he was able to catch th...
03:54 pm GMT - Thu, March 26, 2020
BoingBoing IKEA publishes instructions for what to do during pandemic
This is probably the simplest set of instructions Ikea has ever made, and yet I suspect many won't be able to follow it.<em>[<a href="https://www.facebook.com/IKEAIL/">via Ikea Israel&...
03:35 pm GMT - Thu, March 26, 2020
BoingBoing U.S. unemployment soars to 3.28m, four times the highest on record
Bloomberg News reports that the number of people claiming unemployment in the U.S. has spiked to 3.28m since the coronavirus outbreak took hold. That's four times the previous record and indicates an ...
03:04 pm GMT - Thu, March 26, 2020
BoingBoing The secret of Triscuits revealed
Triscuits. In this staple of American snacking life, what does the "Tri" stand for? One assumes, perhaps, that it refers to there being three layers, ingredients or some other triple quality of the sn...
02:05 pm GMT - Thu, March 26, 2020
BoingBoing Nine Inch Nails releases surprise new records
Nine Inch Nails released two new albums today, Ghosts V: Together and Ghosts VI: Locusts. They are follow-ups to 2008 Ghosts I-IV. [via Christian Eede at The Quietus]TWO DIFFERENT RECORDS FOR TWO DIFF...
01:15 pm GMT - Thu, March 26, 2020
BoingBoing NASA's stunning image of our galactic center
Last July, NASA released this wonderful composite image of the galactic center of the Milky Way.The central region of our galaxy, the Milky Way, contains an exotic collection of objects, including a s...
01:08 pm GMT - Thu, March 26, 2020
BoingBoing Corvid vs cat
In an unscheduled break from Covid, here's a corvid ruining a cat's day. Read the rest ...
01:00 pm GMT - Thu, March 26, 2020
BoingBoing These golf accessories will let you practice your game without leaving the house
With the world in the midst of unprecedented upheaval, theres plenty to be concerned about out there. But while there are obviously far weightier issues facing us all right now, a true golfer will adm...
12:53 pm GMT - Thu, March 26, 2020
BoingBoing Bernie Sanders drops truths on the Senate floor about the Coronavirus Stimulus Package
It was initially reported that the $2 trillion Economic Aid package would include $1,200 per person making under $75,000 (less than a month's rent is many cities) and extend unemployment benefits by f...
12:49 pm GMT - Thu, March 26, 2020
BoingBoing US Coronavirus death toll passes 1,000
More than a thousand people have died in the U.S. from Covid-19, with at least 70,000 testing positive for the virus. Johns Hopkins University currently records 1,031 fatalities, up from 827 the day ...
02:30 am GMT - Thu, March 26, 2020
BoingBoing Did you go crazy at the grocery store? These portable fridges and freezers can help
Whether youre a worried preparer for the worst or just a little concerned about whats ahead, you may have...overdone it during your last trip to the store. Maybe you picked up some extra frozen goods ...
11:38 pm GMT - Wed, March 25, 2020
BoingBoing Cheesecake Factory tells landlords it won't be paying rent in April
The Cheesecake Factory, with more than 200 restaurants across the U.S. and more than $2bn in annual revenues, today warned its landlords they will not be getting rent in April.The Calabasas Hills-base...
10:07 pm GMT - Wed, March 25, 2020
BoingBoing Astronaut Chris Hadfield shares some tips on self-isolation and "taking care of your spaceship"
In this thoughtful and heartwarming little video message, astronaut Chris Hadfield (the man who brought you Bowie from space), shares some tips on coming to grips with isolation and ends with the wond...
10:06 pm GMT - Wed, March 25, 2020
BoingBoing NASA fixed a Mars probe by hitting it with a shovel
The Mars InSight Lander has a ton of tools for exploring the Red Planet next door, including a 15-inch digging probe (also known as "the mole") meant to burrow into the Martian soil and take measureme...
09:30 pm GMT - Wed, March 25, 2020
BoingBoing Youre stuck at home...so youve finally got some reading time. These summary apps could be your answer.
Every new year, people vow to read more. Of course, it seldom actually happens, but we all wish we had more time to slow down, pick up one of the books off the bedside table weve been meaning to get t...
09:03 pm GMT - Wed, March 25, 2020
BoingBoing Pioneering "Top Chef Masters" winner Floyd Cardoz dies at age 59 from Coronavirus
Chef Floyd Cardoz, age 59, known for his NYC restaurants Tabla, Bombay Bread Bar, and Pao Walla (and former winner of Bravo's Top Chef Masters) died today of COVID-19. According to CNN:"It is with dee...
09:00 pm GMT - Wed, March 25, 2020
BoingBoing If you enjoyed the radio shows on Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, here's two hours of Boss Radio from 1968
The sounds of 93 KHJ "Boss" radio coming from car speakers in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood was a great highlight from the movie. If you want to hear more KHJ from its heyday, here are two segments fr...
09:00 pm GMT - Wed, March 25, 2020
BoingBoing If you enjoyed the radio shows on Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, here are two hours of Boss Radio from 1968
The sounds of 93 KHJ "Boss" radio coming from car speakers in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood was a great highlight from the movie. If you want to hear more KHJ from its heyday, here are two segments fr...
08:44 pm GMT - Wed, March 25, 2020
BoingBoing If coronavirus restrictions end prematurely, 'President Trump will have blood on his hands,' public health expert says
You cant just come in and say lets close up the USA, Trump said, again falsely stating coronavirus is no worse than flu....
08:17 pm GMT - Wed, March 25, 2020
BoingBoing Stop flushing shit besides TP and shit down your toilet
A good toilet paper is hard to findthese days, thanks to everyone's totally irrational coronavirus panic buying. But that's not the biggest problem for our butts.No, worse is that alt-TPs are messing ...
08:09 pm GMT - Wed, March 25, 2020
BoingBoing 'Detrimental to my election success': Trump blames 'LameStream Media' for coronavirus shutdown
Spoiler: Yes, he is responsible. No, he won't begin to act responsibly any time soon....
08:02 pm GMT - Wed, March 25, 2020
BoingBoing Public radio station in Washington state says it won't air Trump briefings because of 'false or misleading information'
KUOW, a public radio station in Washington state announced on Twitter that it will no longer air live Trump briefings because the gentleman in the oval office is a prevaricator:"KUOW is monitoring Whi...
07:55 pm GMT - Wed, March 25, 2020
BoingBoing It's fun to watch tardigrades squirm around on Twitch, adorably
Watch Quick test! from atinyworld on www.twitch.tvWhat the world needs now are tardigrades, sweet tardigrades.'A tiny world' is a fun little internet window into the microscope with Julie Laurin, who ...
07:49 pm GMT - Wed, March 25, 2020
BoingBoing Amazon workers have been infected with coronavirus in 10 warehouses across the U.S.
On March 17, Amazon employees complained that not enough safety precautions were in place to protect them from COVID-19. Cut to a week later, and Amazon employees from ten different warehouses in the ...
06:52 pm GMT - Wed, March 25, 2020
BoingBoing Dad transforms cat-carrier into pod to protect baby from coronavirus, design inspired by 'Death Stranding' game
This dad in China created a 'baby pod' suit to protect his child from coronavirus. His ingenious DIY design was reportedly based on the action game "Death Stranding."Cao Junjie, who is 30 and lives in...
06:45 pm GMT - Wed, March 25, 2020
BoingBoing Harsh but funny way to get your neighbors to turn down their music
just a reminder that if your fellow self quarantining neighbors are being too loud you might be able to connect to their Bluetooth speaker pic.twitter.com/6zi0ozJoWc— Matt O'Brien (@matt_o...
06:42 pm GMT - Wed, March 25, 2020
BoingBoing Turkey arrests 410 citizens for provocative coronavirus posts
Turkey's interior minister said today the government has arrested 410 people for making provocative posts on social media about the coronavirus outbreak, which continues to worsen in the country and a...
06:34 pm GMT - Wed, March 25, 2020
BoingBoing An eerily beautiful drone video of shutdown San Francisco
Dan Denegre (Space Race Studio) used his DJI Mavic 2 Pro drone to shoot this eerie yet beautiful video of San Francisco on pause. The soundtrack is "La Guitarra Triste" by Cast of Characters."Thankful...
06:30 pm GMT - Wed, March 25, 2020
BoingBoing Pee-wee Herman reveals the inspiration behind the Playhouse's Picture Phone: MAD Magazine!
Today I learned that Pee-wee's Picture Phone was inspired by MAD Magazine!So, there's this story going around about a guy who fooled his coworkers into thinking he lived in a luxury apartment. By sitt...
06:19 pm GMT - Wed, March 25, 2020
BoingBoing Britney Spears calls for wealth distribution and a general strike amidst coronavirus shutdown
Oops the proletariat did it again. View this post on Instagram Communion goes beyond walls A post shared by Britney Spears (@britneyspears) on Mar 23, 2020 at 12:42pm PDTBritney's bluntly communis...
06:11 pm GMT - Wed, March 25, 2020
BoingBoing How to look cute on your webcam that the government is definitely spying on
View this post on Instagram sorry for posting my face twice in a row but heres an old one that seems relevant rn A post shared by Aiden :) (@aidenarata) on Mar 24, 2020 at 4:49pm PDTImage via EFF...
06:10 pm GMT - Wed, March 25, 2020
BoingBoing "Go Away" doormat
The handsome and timely "Go Away" Doormat [Amazon] is made of coconut fibers and described as "environmentally" friendly if not particularly friendly in other respects. As death's hand knocks louder, ...
06:07 pm GMT - Wed, March 25, 2020
BoingBoing O'Reilly Media shutters its conference business forever
O'Reilly Media's events, from the old Emerging Tech Conference and OSCON to FOO Camps and Strata, have long been energized and productive gatherings of geeks from around the world. Communities were fo...
05:45 pm GMT - Wed, March 25, 2020
BoingBoing Family Maker Camp 2020 is starting
Make is kicking off Family Maker Camp this week, and the timing couldn't be better for this free, at-home guided week of fun activities that families can enjoy together.Dale Dougherty, founder of Make...
05:40 pm GMT - Wed, March 25, 2020
BoingBoing Kevin Kelly on the future of the Internet in China
My friend and Cool Tools partner, Kevin Kelly created a 36-part lecture series about the future for China Mobile. He's running them on his YouTube channel. The first one is about the future of the Int...
05:30 pm GMT - Wed, March 25, 2020
BoingBoing Turn a plastic bottle into a bidet
CuloClean is a portable gadget that turns a plastic bottle into a bidet. I can't vouch for its efficacy but it seems like a useful alternative to wiping your bum, especially as toilet paper has become...
04:52 pm GMT - Wed, March 25, 2020
BoingBoing This fellow ran a marathon on his apartment balcony
Elisha Nochomovitz, 32, was disappointed that the Barcelona Marathon was cancelled due to the coronavirus so he ran the distance on his apartment balcony instead. His girlfriend fueled him up with sod...
04:49 pm GMT - Wed, March 25, 2020
BoingBoing Jury rigging the pandemic: Ford's Powered Air Purifying Respirator
The United States is in a race to produce enough medical supplies and equipemnt to properly outfit our healthcare and other front line professionals. Many US corporations are stepping up to help. Ford...
04:00 pm GMT - Wed, March 25, 2020
BoingBoing The Jamstik 7 can teach you the guitar without actually having a guitar
With so much chaos happening in the world at the moment, this may not seem like the right time to start a new hobby.However, we would argue that now is actually the perfect time to dive into something...
02:35 pm GMT - Wed, March 25, 2020
BoingBoing Taiwan lockdown: cops visited, threatened man whose phone ran out of batteries
Some strategies for combatting the spread of coronavirus probably wouldn't go down to well in America. Such as banging on people's doors and threatening them if their phone goes dark and they can't be...
01:36 pm GMT - Wed, March 25, 2020
BoingBoing London cops disperse parkful of sunbathers: "It's not a holiday, it's a lockdown!"
If they're sunbathing in March on Shepherd's Bush Green, reason is a questionable faculty to appeal to. But I do like seeing cops ask nicely, as opposed to "you have 20 seconds to comply" or whatever ...
12:16 pm GMT - Wed, March 25, 2020
BoingBoing Prince Charles tests positive for coronavirus
Prince Charles, 71, is disaplying "mild symptoms" after testing positive for Covid-19, the fast-spreading novel coronavirus that has killed nearly 20,000 people and has the world on lockdown.Charles a...
12:12 pm GMT - Wed, March 25, 2020
BoingBoing Panic buying through the ages
This isn't the first time that we've been dicks to one another by grabbing as much of everything, all at once, that we possibly can. This video primer provides an overview of how we've fucked one anot...
12:12 pm GMT - Wed, March 25, 2020
BoingBoing Super-Fun-Pak Comix, feat. Bud n' Fran, Walter's Widgets, and more
Tom the Dancing Bug, IN WHICH Super-Fun-Pak Comix features "Sully's Place," "Nutso Kaputo" and more...
02:01 am GMT - Wed, March 25, 2020
BoingBoing After a Japanese grade school cancels graduation, students hold it inside of Minecraft
Via IGN:Japanese schools have been closed for over two weeks due to COVID-19 and, with the Japanese school year ending in March, it's meant many students won't have their graduation ceremonies, accord...
02:01 am GMT - Wed, March 25, 2020
BoingBoing RIP, Bill Rieflin, drummer for King Crimson, KMFDM, Swans, NIN, Ministry, Pigface, and many others
It was announced today on the Facebook pages of Robert Fripp of King Crimson, KMFDM, and several other bands, that celebrated industrial and progressive rock drummer, Bill Rieflin, has died. He appare...
02:01 am GMT - Wed, March 25, 2020
BoingBoing Scientists: Drug hippos are... good?
Cocaine, as they say, is one hell of a drug. In fact, it was recently shown in a study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science to have greatly helped the re-wilding a good chun...
02:00 am GMT - Wed, March 25, 2020
BoingBoing Home fitness has never been more important and these deals can help
While all of us face the daily challenges and major concerns surrounding the coronavirus epidemic and accompanying societal lockdown measures, there are also handfuls of smaller-scale crises sparked b...
10:08 pm GMT - Tue, March 24, 2020
BoingBoing CBS All Access makes Star Trek: Picard free to non-subscribers
CBS All Access has announced that they are making the entire first season of Picard free to non-subscribers of the streaming service. You get it for free if you register and use the coupon code: GIFT....
10:08 pm GMT - Tue, March 24, 2020
BoingBoing Priest in Italy accidentally leaves on camera's filters during online service, hilarity ensues
An unidentified priest in Italy didn't let the coronavirus situation stop him from doing mass. He simply live-streamed the service instead. Amusingly though, he left on his camera's filters which over...
09:56 pm GMT - Tue, March 24, 2020
BoingBoing Trump lies about coronavirus, says U.S. now seeing "the light at the end of the tunnel."
During today's complete shitshow of a White House coronavirus task force briefing, impeached and obviously bonkers president Donald John Trump said said the U.S. has begun to see "the light at the end...
09:49 pm GMT - Tue, March 24, 2020
BoingBoing NASA: No, that UFO plainly seen in our space observatory footage isn't a UFO
NASA's STEREO (Solar TErrestrial RElations Observatory) research platform consists of two orbiting spacecraft that collect stereoscopic data about the sun and the eruptions of magnetized plasma during...
09:48 pm GMT - Tue, March 24, 2020
BoingBoing Playwright Terrence McNally dies of complications from coronavirus
Four-time Tony Award-winning playwright Terrence McNally, who was known for plays including "Ragtime" and "Kiss of the Spider Woman," has died due to complications from coronavirus, his publicist sai...
09:39 pm GMT - Tue, March 24, 2020
BoingBoing Kentucky reports 163 coronavirus cases, including coronavirus party attendee
Reality, people.Kentucky governor Andy Beshear says the state now has 163 confirmed coronavirus cases, including one person who attended a coronavirus party. That individual may well have infected ma...
08:28 pm GMT - Tue, March 24, 2020
BoingBoing Trump: 'I would love to have the country opened up and just raring to go by Easter'
Trump demands economy reopen by Easter amid pandemic Medical experts & disaster movies tell us this would be badI would love to have the country opened up and just raring to go by Easter," is a ...
08:20 pm GMT - Tue, March 24, 2020
BoingBoing Dow jumps over 11% in largest one-day gain since 1933
Today, the Dow Jones Industrial Average experienced its largest gain in a single day since 1933.From the Wall Street Journal:U.S. stocks rallied sharply Tuesday, with the Dow surging to its biggest on...
08:00 pm GMT - Tue, March 24, 2020
BoingBoing These vacuum sealers can add years to the life of your stored foods
You’ve seen what’s happening at your neighborhood Costco or Target. It’s not exactly armageddon-level rioting and lawlessness...but it ainâ€...
07:55 pm GMT - Tue, March 24, 2020
BoingBoing Human child spine bag "ethically sourced"
This is the creation of avant-garde fashion designer Arnold Putra, claimed to be made with an ethically-sourced human child spine and alligator tongue leather. Unfortunately, it's been memory holed si...
07:46 pm GMT - Tue, March 24, 2020
BoingBoing Check out Money Mark's fantastic daily musical experiments!
View this post on Instagram You dont wanna miss *tomorrows post* itll be good. But for now this experimental piece inspired by John Cage. Been washing my hands so much in the basinm...
07:23 pm GMT - Tue, March 24, 2020
BoingBoing Six reasons why some people refuse to stay home during a pandemic
CNN spoke to psychologists to find out why some people refuse to practice physical distancing during an epidemic. They give 6 reasons:They think they are invulnerable. "They aren't following social di...
06:58 pm GMT - Tue, March 24, 2020
BoingBoing Do you have what it takes to be this guy's "Awesome Republican Goddess?" Take the quiz!
Reverend William is looking for love.I have no idea what he's a Reverend of, or if he's even ordained at all. In fact, as you progress through his "Republican Goddess" quiz, he doesn't seem to be a Ch...
06:41 pm GMT - Tue, March 24, 2020
BoingBoing Yale University's hugely popular "Science of Well Being" happiness class is now free online
Yale psychology professor Laurie Santos's course Psychology and the Good Life" is the most popular class in the history of the university. Now it's available for anyone to take for free remotely throu...
06:38 pm GMT - Tue, March 24, 2020
BoingBoing Helicopter cops in Brazil blow sand at beachgoers to make them go home
Sunbathers at Galheta Beach in Brazil were treated to sandstorm created by helicopter police tasked with enforcing public distancing rules.Image: YouTube Read the rest ...
06:21 pm GMT - Tue, March 24, 2020
BoingBoing Pandemic reveals continued existence of Taster's Choice
I am currently sequestered with my parents.I live on coffee.The drip coffee maker died.It will take several days for a new one to arrive, due to Trump's mismanagement of the United States response to ...
06:20 pm GMT - Tue, March 24, 2020
BoingBoing Gentleman who was filmed buying every piece of meat from a supermarket is super sorry now
A man filmed at a Canada supermarket loading up two grocery carts with meat now express regret for his actions. After internet sleuths identified him and people on social media started shaming him, th...
05:41 pm GMT - Tue, March 24, 2020
BoingBoing Pacific Gas and Electric pleaded guilty to 84 counts of involuntary manslaughter for the 2018 Camp fire
Pacific Gas and Electric pleaded guilty to 84 counts of involuntary manslaughter for the 2018 Camp fire, reports Los Angeles Times. The utility cut a deal with prosecutors to avoid further criminal pe...
04:41 pm GMT - Tue, March 24, 2020
BoingBoing Explore the Catacombs of Paris with a virtual visit
Sure, the 41-minute virtual tour of the Winchester Mystery House is cool and all, but if you want to really go for spooky, turn off the lights and start exploring the underground ossuaries below Paris...
04:32 pm GMT - Tue, March 24, 2020
BoingBoing Tim the Security Guard at the National Cowboy Museum is the wholesome content you need right now
This is Tim. He's the head of security at the National Cowboy Museum in Oklahoma City. While everyone else is social distancing, Tim stands vigilant, protecting things like John Wayne's boots. So as l...
04:31 pm GMT - Tue, March 24, 2020
BoingBoing Right-wing websites are weighing the pros and cons of letting people die from coronavirus to help the economy
It's already been reported that Trump is getting antsy about all the social-distancing quarantines intended to flatten the curve of coronavirus deaths, and that he's eager to return things to business...
04:26 pm GMT - Tue, March 24, 2020
BoingBoing How does this "floating table" work?
The Action Lab Man made a table supported by thread. You can see other examples of "floating compression" in this Wikipedia article about tensegrity. Read the rest ...
04:17 pm GMT - Tue, March 24, 2020
BoingBoing This tiny bugs might be the world's fastest jumpers and spinners
Dr. Adrian Smith of the Ant Lab YouTube channel recently found some little bugs on the lid of his trash can. They are called globular springtails, and as their name suggests, they use a spring-loaded ...
04:17 pm GMT - Tue, March 24, 2020
BoingBoing These tiny bugs might be the world's fastest jumpers and spinners
Dr. Adrian Smith of the Ant Lab YouTube channel recently found some little bugs on the lid of his trash can. They are called globular springtails, and as their name suggests, they use a spring-loaded ...
04:14 pm GMT - Tue, March 24, 2020
BoingBoing An oral history of The Office
Andy Greene literally wrote the book on The Office. His book The Office: The Untold Story of the Greatest Sitcom of the 2000s: An Oral History is released today! Vulture has an excerpt from the book t...
03:52 pm GMT - Tue, March 24, 2020
BoingBoing Watch a dozen inmates escape from a Washington jail
VIDEO: Inmates hop fence, escape from Yakima County jailDETAILS: https://t.co/TnZRCPifEdBriseida & Alex Gonzalez pic.twitter.com/d52QVyQLUh— KAPP-KVEW (@KAPPKVEW) March 24, 2020Yesterday eve...
03:38 pm GMT - Tue, March 24, 2020
BoingBoing Watch season one of "The French Chef with Julia Child" free with Amazon Prime
You have a week before the first season of Julia Child's fantastic cooking show is no longer available with Amazon Prime.The French Chef with Julia Child -- Season One via Amazon Prime Read the rest ...
03:32 pm GMT - Tue, March 24, 2020
BoingBoing Fox power on self-test
The second beep indicates a problem with the video card — make sure it's seated properly, then reboot. Read the rest ...
03:17 pm GMT - Tue, March 24, 2020
BoingBoing Bismuth art
*Sophisticated cat looks over newspaper into the middle distance*"I should buy several kilograms of bismuth."In this video, the artwork of The Bismuth Smith is presented for your amazement. Read the r...
02:58 pm GMT - Tue, March 24, 2020
BoingBoing 1960s civil defense movies are soothing compared to today's news
I mean, at least folks caught up in The Cold War were allowed to head outside to buy building supplies without worrying about getting a ticket or falling ill. Read the rest ...
02:29 pm GMT - Tue, March 24, 2020
BoingBoing Woman speaking Shaetlan
Shaetlan (or Shetlandic) is a dialect of Scots (not Scottish Gaelic). The Scots language is closely related to English, and Shaetlan is spoken in the Shetland isles between Scotland and Norway, where ...
01:58 pm GMT - Tue, March 24, 2020
BoingBoing Stream movies for free from Amazon Prime, no membership required
We're sheltering in place with my sister-in-law's family while COVID-19 continues to rip humanity a new asshole. I love my family, but my nine year old nephew, who's been home from school for two week...
01:50 pm GMT - Tue, March 24, 2020
BoingBoing Asterix co-creator Albert Uderzo dead at 92
French artist Albert Uderzo, co-creator of legendary comic book characters Asterix and Obelix with writer Ren Goscinny, died at home from a heart attack unrelated to the coronavirus. He was 92 years o...
01:30 pm GMT - Tue, March 24, 2020
BoingBoing This groovy tune will help you pick your work-from-home outfits while in quarantine
John J. King is a playwright and all-around awesome and clever dude; we were playwriting fellows together at the Huntington Theatre Company in Boston, and I also contributed some music to hisHamlet/Ja...
01:08 pm GMT - Tue, March 24, 2020
BoingBoing Man dead, wife in hospital after ingesting drug touted by Trump
On their website, the Arizona medical group, Banner Health, is reporting that a man has died in their care after self-medicating against COVID-19 using an anti-malaria drug that Dear Leader had mentio...
01:08 pm GMT - Tue, March 24, 2020
BoingBoing Man dead, wife in hospital after ingesting what they thought was a drug touted by Trump
On their website, the Arizona medical group, Banner Health, is reporting that a man has died in their care after self-medicating against COVID-19 using what they mistook for an anti-malaria drug that ...
01:00 pm GMT - Tue, March 24, 2020
BoingBoing Rockubot is the sterilizing robot that can destroy germs throughout your home
Even if youve never been germaphobic, events in recent weeks have probably made you a lot more conscious of bacteria, airborne viruses, and contaminants of every size, shape, and variety. From counter...
12:58 pm GMT - Tue, March 24, 2020
BoingBoing Shut in sounds: Ryan McNallyCold to You
With the spooky times that we're living in, chances are pretty good that you're staying at home as often as your responsibilities and level of health allow.14 days ago, I had to head into the hospital...
02:00 am GMT - Tue, March 24, 2020
BoingBoing This cash management account helps you pay it forward
Today, theres no shortage of ways for consumers to live a socially conscious lifestyle. They now have access to vehicles with improved fuel economy, a wide selection of organic groceries and manufactu...
12:19 am GMT - Tue, March 24, 2020
BoingBoing Adult Swim posts all episodes of Metalocalypse online, for free
Adult Swim has released all episodes of their crazed, headbanger animated comedy, Metalocalypse, for free during the coronavirus pandemic.Adult Swim has made all four seasons and the Klok Opera movie ...
12:00 am GMT - Tue, March 24, 2020
BoingBoing Physics Girl shows you and your kids 20 at-home science experiments in 5:00 minutes (ish)
In this cute Physics Girl video, Diane shows you 20 simple, fun, and educational kitchen experiments you can do with your kids.To make the video more exciting, Diane turns her demo into a race against...
12:00 am GMT - Tue, March 24, 2020
BoingBoing A drone video of a sheltered-in-place Los Angeles
Washington Post captured the empty streets of Los Angeles by drone.As one commenter puts it, "On the bright side, we have lots of new B-roll footage for future apocalypse movies."screengrab via Washin...
12:00 am GMT - Tue, March 24, 2020
BoingBoing Neil Diamond sings special coronavirus version of "Sweet Caroline"
All together now: Hands, washing hands! Reaching out Don't touch me I won't touch you! screengrab via Neil Diamond/YouTube Read the rest ...
11:55 pm GMT - Mon, March 23, 2020
BoingBoing Winner of the creepiest Covid-19 tweet goes to this gentleman
Only 8 million people need to die to ensure that decabillionares don't become mere billionaires.One death is a tragedy; a million deaths is an economic policy.https://t.co/QuP4iNSEbD— TrillionDo...
11:53 pm GMT - Mon, March 23, 2020
BoingBoing With "Boober Eats" Portland strippers continue to serve the populace
Portland, Oregon, home of a fantastic bookstore and some awesome people.The Oregonian:The home delivery service, in which a pair of scantily clad strippers will deliver hot food to your door, started ...
09:33 pm GMT - Mon, March 23, 2020
BoingBoing World Made By Hand is a post-pandemic world novel
(I originally reviewed this in 2008, but thought it was worth reposting, for obvious reasons. -- MF) In World Made By Hand (2008) by James Howard Kunstler, the population of the United States (and mos...
09:00 pm GMT - Mon, March 23, 2020
BoingBoing Mu Tag pays attention to your stuff when you arent and right now, its under $30
Absent-minded. Forgetful. Stupid.Those are just a few of the words that likely ricochet around inside your head after leaving your briefcase in a cab. Or forgetting where you put your keys. Or realizi...
08:03 pm GMT - Mon, March 23, 2020
BoingBoing After his coronavirus test, Rand Paul continued to work at U.S. Capitol for 6 days
Now he says he tested positive for the virus that causes COVID-19....
07:51 pm GMT - Mon, March 23, 2020
BoingBoing Jailed Harvey Weinstein tests positive for coronavirus, NYT confirms
Sex criminal and former film producer, who is serving 23 years, now isolated from other prisoners and shows no symptoms...
07:38 pm GMT - Mon, March 23, 2020
BoingBoing Spying on everyone to combat COVID-19 will further erode civil liberties just like 9/11, privacy advocates warn
Tracking entire populations now with electronic surveillance, facial recognition, and biosecurity sensors to combat the coronavirus pandemic will inevitably mean even more invasive forms of government...
07:28 pm GMT - Mon, March 23, 2020
BoingBoing Hackers tried to break into WHO, which faces more than two-fold increase in cyberattacks
Hackers tried to break into the World Health Organization earlier in March, as the COVID-19 pandemic spread, Reuters reports. Security experts blame an advanced cyber-espionage hacker group known as D...
07:16 pm GMT - Mon, March 23, 2020
BoingBoing UK calls in army in COVID-19 fight, NHS staff feel like 'cannon fodder' over lack of coronavirus protection
Some NHS medical staff in the UK feel like 'cannon fodder' over the lack of personal protective equipment (PPE) against coronavirus, and on Monday the government said the military would help ship mill...
06:59 pm GMT - Mon, March 23, 2020
BoingBoing Pandemic sourdough: the first loaf with my new starter
Click here to see the first post in this series on baking sourdough started from nothing but flour and waterYesterday I fed my sourdough starter a bit later in the morning that I have been with the in...
06:52 pm GMT - Mon, March 23, 2020
BoingBoing After Trump touts chloroquine hydroxychloroquine as COVID-19 cure, India pharma co to get reprieve from U.S. ban over quality concerns
Three manufacturing plants of Ipca Laboratories get exemption Agency had cited systematic data manipulation at one plantThis sounds fine, and I'm sure no Americans will be harmed. Everything is going...
06:39 pm GMT - Mon, March 23, 2020
BoingBoing Citing coronavirus risk, Julian Assange's lawyers to apply for bail
Wikileaks said Monday that lawyers representing founder Julian Assange will apply for his release on bail because of the high risk in prison of contracting coronavirus and the deadly disease it causes...
06:00 pm GMT - Mon, March 23, 2020
BoingBoing An American artist illustrates a webcomic love letter to her hometown of Wuhan
Laura Gao was born in Wuhan before moving to the US at the age of 3. An experienced graphic designer who now works for Twitter, Gao has been understandably frustrated with the virulant racism that's...
05:51 pm GMT - Mon, March 23, 2020
BoingBoing The codebreaking game Mastermind is 50 years old
Mastermind, a codebreaking game invented by an Israeli telephone technician in 1970, is a tabletop game for two people. You probably already know how to play it, since tens of millions have been sold ...
05:48 pm GMT - Mon, March 23, 2020
BoingBoing Idiot pastor in Ohio holds Sunday service in his megachurch
In Warren County, Ohio, a state where the governor has issued a stay-at-home mandate to slow the spread of coronavirus, Solid Rock Church pastor Lawrence Bishop invited worshippers to his megachurch f...
05:47 pm GMT - Mon, March 23, 2020
BoingBoing Dick Pound: Olympics will be postponed
International Olympic Committee member Dick Pound announced today that the summer games in Japan will be postponed until at least 2021, citing the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. On the basis of the inf...
05:45 pm GMT - Mon, March 23, 2020
BoingBoing Get pumped up with this brutal deathcore song about coronavirus
Vermicide Violence is one of several bands that essentially function as musical sub-genre standup routines for comedian Jarrod Alonge. Their newest "single" (for lack of a better word) is simultaneous...
05:28 pm GMT - Mon, March 23, 2020
BoingBoing Want a coronavirus test? It's easy - just be rich, famous, or powerful
Coronavirus tests are hard to come by, but like all rare things in high demand, rich and famous people are first in line. Actually, there is no line for VIPs - nurses in protective gear come to them t...
05:21 pm GMT - Mon, March 23, 2020
BoingBoing Quarantine survival advice from Buzz Aldrin and other astronauts
I had the privilege of interviewing Buzz Aldrin a few years ago. The second man to step foot on the moon (and first to pee on it) had just released a new book, and won his first ever March Madness bra...
05:19 pm GMT - Mon, March 23, 2020
BoingBoing Show your kids! Astronaut Serena Aun-Chancellor reads inspiring children's book from space!
Astronaut and physician Serena Aun-Chancellor spent almost 200 days aboard the International Space Station. Here she is in orbit reading the wonderful book Ada Twist Scientist by Andrea Beaty. (Story ...
04:59 pm GMT - Mon, March 23, 2020
BoingBoing Search for Bigfoot, Nessie, UFOs, and ghosts from your home
With more Webcams online than ever before, and the abundance of time stuck inside, you might enjoy conducting your own armchair expeditions in search of Bigfoot, the Loch Ness Monster, UFOs, ghosts, a...
04:51 pm GMT - Mon, March 23, 2020
BoingBoing Scientology responds to guys who posts "Scientology Sucks" video
The guys who crowdfunded a campaign to project the word "Sucks" on the Scientology headquarters building in Los Angeles received a letter from Scientology's legal department accusing them of committin...
04:39 pm GMT - Mon, March 23, 2020
BoingBoing Chiptunes plagiarized
Erik McClure spotted some 90s-vintage chiptunes swiped in an album being sold in all the usual places. Given new names and false attribution, it's evidently a plagiarized effort to make money from oth...
04:27 pm GMT - Mon, March 23, 2020
BoingBoing Why you probably shouldn't buy a radioactive pen
Big Clive ordered a product on eBay called a "ZPE Quantum Value Nano Wand Zero Point Energy Pen PU Pouch 2200+ Healing Power" for $13. What he got was a small metal wand in a fake leather pouch. He te...
04:12 pm GMT - Mon, March 23, 2020
BoingBoing Watch Kenny Rogers perform "The Gambler" on The Muppet Show
On October 18, 1979, Kenny Rogers, who died on Friday, performed "The Gambler" on The Muppet Show. See the human hands on those muppets? This was one of the rare instances in which "the puppeteer lend...
03:57 pm GMT - Mon, March 23, 2020
BoingBoing Pink Fluffy Unicorns Dancing on Rainbows forever
The correct procedure is to have two of these open and playing simultaneously, offset from one another but equally loud, both completely lost in a vast ocean of tabs, while trying to read an article a...
03:57 pm GMT - Mon, March 23, 2020
BoingBoing Watch the Cookie Monster's first appearance, in a 1967 IBM training film
Jim Henson's "The Coffee Break Machine" (1967), a skit in an IBM training film, was the first appearance of a proto-Cookie Monster, then green, who evolved from a puppet named the Wheel-Stealer. (A sl...
03:45 pm GMT - Mon, March 23, 2020
BoingBoing The Winchester Mystery House is offering a free 41 minute virtual tour
The Winchester Mystery House is a fantastic California landmark, a monument to firearms heiress Sarah Winchester's near-unlimited funds and her manic desire to build a home to confuse the ghosts a hau...
03:02 pm GMT - Mon, March 23, 2020
BoingBoing After the facepalm, Dr. Fauci expresses his frustration
In an interview with Science Magazine, Dr. Anthony Fauci explains how he is trying to get the Trump Administration to actually work against the progress of this COVID19.Dr. Fauci will not be calling C...
01:04 pm GMT - Mon, March 23, 2020
BoingBoing Fox News scrambled to contain coronavirus as hosts ranted about "hoax"
Remember the Senators who cashed out after private briefings held before the market collapse began? Similar games are afoot in conservative media: before Fox News called coronavirus a hoax and a Dem p...
01:00 pm GMT - Mon, March 23, 2020
BoingBoing These home office essentials will have your home feeling like a real office
The home office was kind of a joke for most of us. Sure, you called that room with a computer and a desk where you would very occasionally answer a work email or two the home office. But it was really...
12:10 pm GMT - Mon, March 23, 2020
BoingBoing Florida city commissioner proposes cure for coronavirus: "hold a blow dryer in front of your face, and inhale"
Welcome to Okeechobee, Florida. In a meeting of the city fathers and mothers, commissioner Bryant Culpepper suggested you can prevent and cure coronavirus by blasting your sinuses with hot air: "you h...
11:50 am GMT - Mon, March 23, 2020
BoingBoing Good news, everyone: 3M is cranking out N95 masks, half a million on their way to Seattle and New York
3M has announced that they are now producing 35 million N95 masks per month in the US and have 500,000 masks on the way to the critically impacted cities of New York and Seattle.The term respirator in...
12:30 am GMT - Mon, March 23, 2020
BoingBoing Fill up your kitchen with Damascus knives that make cooking look like art
Pro tip: You dont have to be a five-star Michelin chef to impress in the kitchen. In fact, you dont always have to have any cooking ability at all.If visitors take one look around your kitchen and spo...
10:34 pm GMT - Sun, March 22, 2020
BoingBoing 400 pages of Judge Dredd available for free
Rebellion has released the critically- and fan-acclaimed Judge Dredd: The Complete Case Files Vol.5 free to download and view on the 2000 AD app.This 400-page collection includes classic Judge Dredd s...
10:33 pm GMT - Sun, March 22, 2020
BoingBoing Sci-fi film timeline: Next stop Soylent Green!
Artist and illustrator, Dan Meth, created this graphic years ago as part of his Pop Culture Charts series. Next stop: Soylent Green!Image: Used with permission Read the rest ...
10:33 pm GMT - Sun, March 22, 2020
BoingBoing Join the Mask Force, help manufacture DIY emergency PPE supplies
The ever-clever and resourceful Danielle Baskin has created a site for the online coordination and distribution of DIY-produced filter masks, face shields and other PPE (personal protective equipment)...
10:33 pm GMT - Sun, March 22, 2020
BoingBoing Build your own makeshift "quarantine pool table"
After just a week being cooped up in his apartment, YouTube's "Average Pool Player" Rollie Williams has found a way to entertain himself using objects he already had. He jokes, "I converted our dining...
08:00 pm GMT - Sun, March 22, 2020
BoingBoing Take back your bed. Weve got options to make your slumber a pleasure again.
Everywhere you look, anxiety is high. We all know why. And lets face it, weve got plenty of good reasons for all that concern.But we say its time to take a stand.Theres only one way to eat an elephant...
07:23 pm GMT - Sun, March 22, 2020
BoingBoing After a year in space, Astronaut Scott Kelly's tips on isolation
Astronaut Scott Kelly, who spent a combined 520 days in space, including nearly a full, continuous year as part of NASA's One-Year Mission to the ISS, knows a thing or two about isolation, quarantine,...
04:30 pm GMT - Sun, March 22, 2020
BoingBoing 'Another productive day working from home' in the great COVID-19 quarantine
So very relatable.Like all of us, redditor Chris Ryan @KLGaviation is going slightly bonkers during the great american coronavirus shutdown.This right here is an excellent pandemic coping strategy.Ano...
04:01 pm GMT - Sun, March 22, 2020
BoingBoing Enjoy the pandemic by building an electric guitar at home
I have always wanted to do this.My good friend Dan Olson shares this video he made while building his Warmoth Telecaster. Read the rest ...
01:00 pm GMT - Sun, March 22, 2020
BoingBoing Let a bunch of robots help you get your house cleaned while you are stuck at home
March 19th is the first day of spring. That means its time to get off your butt, dig in and start getting serious about cleaning up the house thats been tumbling into chaos all winter.If youre like Sn...
12:30 am GMT - Sun, March 22, 2020
BoingBoing Which VPN is right for you? We took a look at 14 options worth considering
Not all VPNs are created equal. This is actually a good thing when you take into account how many services are out there these days, offering you cloaked and protected access to the web.Something has ...
12:17 am GMT - Sun, March 22, 2020
BoingBoing Furloughed sports commentator starts covering scenes from everyday life
Without live sports, what's a rugby commentator supposed to do during this coronavirus situation? If you're the brilliant Nick Heath of London, England, you bring your work skills to your everyday lif...
12:17 am GMT - Sun, March 22, 2020
BoingBoing Here's something fun and productive to do with the kids: Make: launches annual Maker Camp
Maker Camp, Make:s annual virtual camp for kids has launched for 2020. Make: Community staffer, Keith Hammond writes:Cooped up with the kids like I am? Maker Camp 2020 is now live! Every kid can join ...
08:00 pm GMT - Sat, March 21, 2020
BoingBoing Learn cloud service administration in this 12-course bundle for just $40
In case you thought the world was in the midst of a vast migration to cloud-based computing, we hate to break it to you, but...its already happened. Right now, 94 percent of all businesses and organiz...
07:46 pm GMT - Sat, March 21, 2020
BoingBoing Florida city commission meeting goes awry
In this footage, city commissioners in Lake Worth Beach, Florida, bicker over ad-hoc rules and hurdles that, as if by magic, make it virtually impossible to take emergency measures such as closing the...
07:27 pm GMT - Sat, March 21, 2020
BoingBoing Are you out of toilet paper? Blame these two.
Maybe theyll donate to someone who needs it.. from r/PublicFreakoutA couple of people in Florida allegedly cleaned out a dollar store of toilet paper and paper towels. Maybe they have a big family at ...
07:17 pm GMT - Sat, March 21, 2020
BoingBoing Pandemic sourdough waffles
Do you like waffles?As I am waiting for the sourdough starter, that I mixed up from flour and water last Monday, to be ready for bread baking but I am loath to waste a cup or so at each feeding. Toda...
02:26 pm GMT - Sat, March 21, 2020
BoingBoing Kenny Rogers, 19382020
Kenny Rogers is dead at 81. The famed country singer was one of the best-selling music artists of all time, developing his signature song The Gambler into an enduring media franchise and even a restau...
02:14 pm GMT - Sat, March 21, 2020
BoingBoing Worst-case scenario places Judith Basin County, Montana as our last redoubt against the virus
According to this NYT interactive map. Judith Basin County, Montana, will be the last unravaged county in the worst-case coronavirus scenario. Zillow shows very few homes on offer, but this 520-acre r...
02:07 pm GMT - Sat, March 21, 2020
BoingBoing KFC manager complains company is ordering them to reopen lobbies during pandemic
KFC closed its restaurants to all but drive-through customers and deliveries days ago. According to this video, however, the company is quietly ordering managers to keep lobbies open to serve walk-in ...
01:46 pm GMT - Sat, March 21, 2020
BoingBoing Hackers say they breached Russian contractor, got details on IoT hacking project for Russia spy agency
'Fronton' is the FSB's IoT botnet project...
01:40 pm GMT - Sat, March 21, 2020
BoingBoing Coronavirus: UK will pay 80% of lost wages for those laid off due to COVID-19 outbreak
'For the first time in our history, the government is going to step in and help pay people's wages,' Rishi Sunak announcesThe UK government will pay up to 80% of wages for workers who are at risk of b...
01:39 pm GMT - Sat, March 21, 2020
BoingBoing Hank Hill will not be kicking anyone's ass today
pic.twitter.com/fhA9Ykpqbz— Mike Judge (@MikeJudge) March 20, 2020Mike Judge, creator of the show, posted this reminder of the need for social distancing to limit the speed of the spread of coro...
01:26 pm GMT - Sat, March 21, 2020
BoingBoing Britain's sewers blocked by toilet paper alternatives
Britain's ancient, fatberg-infested sewers are already choked to the grates thanks to irresponsible flushings during the coronavirus crisis. People running out of (or hoarding) toilet paper are instea...
01:20 pm GMT - Sat, March 21, 2020
BoingBoing Twitter gives Elon Musk a pass on coronavirus disinformation tweets
Elon Musk is a huge asshole. COVID-19 has made him more so....
01:10 pm GMT - Sat, March 21, 2020
BoingBoing Four US senators write Jeff Bezos to ask how Amazon protects workers from COVID-19
Four senators, including Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, have written a letter to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos to ask what measures are being taken to protect warehouse workers from COVID-1...
01:00 pm GMT - Sat, March 21, 2020
BoingBoing Save over 20% on Living DNA one of the most advanced DNA test kits around
For many, the results of a basic DNA test done by one of the major genealogy companies will satisfy their curiosity. Those findings give users the chance to see where theyre from, maybe discover basic...
01:30 am GMT - Sat, March 21, 2020
BoingBoing While youre stuck at home, here are a few ways to remain a rock star on the job
If you've recently faced a major shift in where you work as in, from an actual office to your home you're probably in need of a little assistance to help you navigate that transition more smoothly. ...
12:50 am GMT - Sat, March 21, 2020
BoingBoing Prusa Research develops 3D-printable face shield in three days
Last week, I reported on Czech 3D printer company, Prusa Research, converting over some of their manufacturing capability to producing hand sanitizer. Now, the company has, within three days of protot...
12:50 am GMT - Sat, March 21, 2020
BoingBoing High schoolers planning virtual proms
With schools closed during this COVID-19 situation, and with no real end in sight, some high school students are planning to take their prom celebrations online.TIME:And while schools in Los Angeles a...
11:17 pm GMT - Fri, March 20, 2020
BoingBoing Who needs super powers when you have Kid Congo Powers?
Through the DC arts and music scene, I have had the great pleasure of getting to know Kid Congo Powers, legendary guitarist for The Gun Club, The Cramps, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, and his own Pink ...
11:00 pm GMT - Fri, March 20, 2020
BoingBoing Fraudster Jim Bakker is hawking "medicinal seeds"
Jim Bakker is now selling "medicinal seed" bundles from which you can grow plants to "make your own medicine." pic.twitter.com/nAWC5rh2Az— Right Wing Watch (@RightWingWatch) Marc...
10:45 pm GMT - Fri, March 20, 2020
BoingBoing Spoken Word with Electronics: "Paul Krassner Recalls the Day JFK Died" and "Earth, Take Four"
Spoken Word with Electronics is an audio series delivering to you a two side recording of unusual stories paired with vintage modular electronic soundsTHIS WEEK:Welcome, fellow occupant of Quarantonia...
10:23 pm GMT - Fri, March 20, 2020
BoingBoing FDA gives go-ahead to Maryland bio-firm to accept orders on their COVID-19 Rapid Antibody Test Kit
From BioSpace via Alberto Gaitn:ROCKVILLE, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- 20/20 BioResponse, a business unit of 20/20 GeneSystems, Inc. announced today that it will begin taking orders for its CoronaCheck COV...
10:21 pm GMT - Fri, March 20, 2020
BoingBoing "Metropolis Kid" will make you dance like Superboy
Metropolis Kid by Model DecoyI've known Doron Monk Flake and Ari Sadowitz since high school, and it's been an honor to watch their musical prowess grow and grow and grow. Their current project, Model ...
09:50 pm GMT - Fri, March 20, 2020
BoingBoing NY now has ~8,000 cases of Coronavirus, about half of all cases in the US
The number of coronavirus cases in New York sharply increased to nearly 8,000 cases on Friday, a result of increased testing and the continuing uncontrolled spread of the virus that causes the respira...
09:43 pm GMT - Fri, March 20, 2020
BoingBoing The subreddit r/coronavirus is a pretty great COVID-19 news source with 1.2M members
About a million of the people who are members of the Reddit discussion group r/coronavirus joined in just the past week. The subreddit is getting some recognition now as a pretty reliably good source ...
09:38 pm GMT - Fri, March 20, 2020
BoingBoing Talking Adventure Games with Mark Yohalem
As a game design hobbyist, Mark Yohalem has worked both on his own projects and as an offsite senior or lead writer for BioWare, inXile Entertainment, TimeGate Studios, S2 Games, Nikitova Games, and A...
09:34 pm GMT - Fri, March 20, 2020
BoingBoing Netflix launches $100 million coronavirus relief fund to help jobless cast and crew
Additional $15M will go to third parties and nonprofits...
09:20 pm GMT - Fri, March 20, 2020
BoingBoing Cat enjoys playing Super Mario
This cat sure appears to be having a fun time.I swear he can read,says the cat's human, IMGURian @morelike.Make sure to unmute!I swear he can read... (with sound)[via] Read the rest ...
09:04 pm GMT - Fri, March 20, 2020
BoingBoing 'Resign!' 2 GOP senators should lose jobs for coronavirus stock jump, say critics
They told the public everything would be okay with the virus outbreak. Then they privately dumped stocks.Over the past 24 hours, news has spread that various U.S. lawmakers received advance private br...
09:02 pm GMT - Fri, March 20, 2020
BoingBoing Drew Friedman's amazing portrait of Jared Kushner for Netflix's "Dirty Money"
Drew Friedman says:The Netflix documentary series Dirty Money, season two, debuted with a profile of Jared Kushner (titled Slumlord Millionaire) directed by Morgan Pehme and Dan DiMauro (who also made...
08:42 pm GMT - Fri, March 20, 2020
BoingBoing Dow drops 900 points in worst week since 2008. Thanks, COVID-19 and Trump!
Growing fear coronavirus will plunge U.S. and other economies into deep recessions...
08:38 pm GMT - Fri, March 20, 2020
BoingBoing I interviewed Cory Doctorow for the Cool Tools Podcast
Kevin Kelly and I interviewed Cory for our Cool Tools podcast. He talked about his four favorite tools as well as his latest writing projects and various other topics. Find out more in the show notes...
08:00 pm GMT - Fri, March 20, 2020
BoingBoing Become a master of Python programming with the help of this training bundle
You wont find many Python programming fans who arent vocal Python programming fans. And after years of steadily rising up the list of the webs most popular programming disciplines, the user-friendly l...
07:41 pm GMT - Fri, March 20, 2020
BoingBoing Japanese spacecraft fired cannonball into asteroid
The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency's (JAXA) Hayabusa2 spacecraft fired a copper cannonball into Ryugu, an 850 meter-wide near-Earth asteroid. The 2 kilogram "Small Carry-on Impactor," a bit larger...
07:24 pm GMT - Fri, March 20, 2020
BoingBoing Cool magic trick: The Perpetual Puzzle
Tenyo is a Japanese magic trick company that's been around since 1960. They are well known for making clever props. (My friend Richard Kaufman, who often writes for Boing Boing, wrote a 1,400-page two...
06:55 pm GMT - Fri, March 20, 2020
BoingBoing These are the first words ever heard in a feature film
Wait a minute... Wait a minute... you aint heard nothin yet.In 1927, Al Jolson spoke those words in The Jazz Singer, marking the end of the silent film age. (Of course, that film also featured Jolson ...
06:19 pm GMT - Fri, March 20, 2020
BoingBoing This robot plays the marimba and writes and sings its own songs
Shimon, the robotic maestro from Georgia Techs Center for Music Technology, is releasing an album and going on tour. To write lyrics, the robot employs deep learning combined with semantic knowledge a...
05:38 pm GMT - Fri, March 20, 2020
BoingBoing Good nonfiction: "Cowhand - The Story of a Working Cowboy" (1953)
I bought this used paperback copy of Cowhand: The Story of a Working Cowboy, by Fred Gipson, many years ago at a used bookstore. I finally got around to reading it. Here is my book report.The author w...
05:16 pm GMT - Fri, March 20, 2020
BoingBoing Drone walks dog
Vakis Demetrious posted this clip from Limassol, Cyprus. He writes:5th day quarantine.Stay Home Safe but don't forget your dog happiness..(And yes, I understand that if the dog wanted to run off, it c...
04:46 pm GMT - Fri, March 20, 2020
BoingBoing Donna Summer sings "Bad Girls" a capella
Enjoy disco diva Donna Summer's incredible isolated vocal track from "Bad Girls" (1979). Toot toot, beep BEEP. The song is about sex work and the police. From Gavin Edwards' book "Is Tiny Dancer Reall...
04:44 pm GMT - Fri, March 20, 2020
BoingBoing Hangin' Tough
I asked a friend how they were enjoying the Trump Pandemic. Their response?"Hanging tough."If I have this stuck in my head for however many weeks we are self-isolating I may not make it. Read the rest...
04:30 pm GMT - Fri, March 20, 2020
BoingBoing More than half of Americans actually think Trump is handling coronavirus well
Sure, he pretended it was all a "Democrat hoax" for the last 2 months; neglected to do anything but downplay the virus for those 2 months;repeatedly used the pandemic as an excuse for anti-Asian racis...
04:13 pm GMT - Fri, March 20, 2020
BoingBoing Las Vegas lap dance club offers drive-through "social distancing" strip shows
The Las Vegas Review Journal reports that Little Darlingsthe largest 18+ nude club in the USis offering drive-through strip shows during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Reviews Mick Akers reports:Little Da...
04:11 pm GMT - Fri, March 20, 2020
BoingBoing Enjoy the "teleporting power of listening to radio from around the world"
Colin of Why is this interesting? has published a list of some of his favorite radio stations and programs from around the world. He writes:As we are all sitting at our desks at home, the ambiance and...
03:49 pm GMT - Fri, March 20, 2020
BoingBoing Here's Kurzgesagt In a Nutshell's explainer video about COVID-19
If you are familiar with Kurzgesagt In a Nutshell, you are aware that they make high-quality animated explainer videos. They don't disappoint with their latest video, which is all about the novel cor...
03:38 pm GMT - Fri, March 20, 2020
BoingBoing Watch the Lockpicking Lawyer open a lock without touching it
The Lockpicking Lawyer runs a YouTube channel with videos showing how he picks different kinds of locks. In this video, he uses a magnet to activate the deadbolt on a fancy touchpad system. What a gre...
03:34 pm GMT - Fri, March 20, 2020
BoingBoing Pandemic sourdough: Friday Fry Bread
A reader suggested I not discard any excess sourdough starter I didn't have plans to bake and make fry bread instead. So I did.You are looking at cup of sourdough starter fried in 1 tablespoon of veg...
03:20 pm GMT - Fri, March 20, 2020
BoingBoing Check out six electric toothbrushes that are all on sale for an extra 15% off
Of course, you know an electric toothbrush does a far better job cleaning your teeth than one of those plain ole non-electric manual tooth brusher thingys. But you might not realize that a sonic tooth...
01:08 pm GMT - Fri, March 20, 2020
BoingBoing Brak performs Don't Touch Me
Here's Andy Merrill in character as Brak, the cat-masked intergalactic pirate from Space Ghost, Space Ghost: Coast to Coast and The Brak Show, offering a timely lesson in respecting personal boundarie...
01:00 pm GMT - Fri, March 20, 2020
BoingBoing Save over 45% on this password manager from the makers of NordVPN
Two of every three users recycle their computer passwords across multiple accounts. More than half -- 59 percent use the same password everywhere. And 83 percent of Americans use weak passwords like ...
12:49 pm GMT - Fri, March 20, 2020
BoingBoing Anthony Hopkins performing Chopin for the benefit of his cat, Niblo
View this post on Instagram Niblo is making sure I stay healthy and demands I entertain him in exchange... cats A post shared by Anthony Hopkins (@anthonyhopkins) on Mar 18, 2020 at 10:20am PDTSi...
12:28 pm GMT - Fri, March 20, 2020
BoingBoing Excellent advice from Simon Pegg
Shaun of the Dead was and remains the seond-best zombie movie of all time. Here's some relevant advice for a very different scenario. Read the rest ...
12:11 pm GMT - Fri, March 20, 2020
BoingBoing Interviewing astronaut Don Pettit on the pioneering science being conducted on the ISS
In January, I covered the new season of NASA Explorers. This season (their fourth) focuses on space science and microgravity. In concert with the latest episode (inlined below), the NASA Explorers tea...
12:11 pm GMT - Fri, March 20, 2020
BoingBoing Clever video: Watch cats knocking down dominoes to get some food
If I lived in Japan, I'd totally buy whatever cat food is being shilled in this (surprisingly suspenseful) "Cats and Domino" video. Bravo to the folks behind it!screengrab via Cat Navi Desk/YouTubeTha...
12:59 am GMT - Fri, March 20, 2020
BoingBoing Republican Senator dumped ~$1.5m in stock before crash, while reassuring public that coronavirus was no big deal.
Sen. Richard Burr (R-N.C), reassured the public that America was prepared to fend off coronavirus. But being privy to decidedly non-public briefings, he knew otherwise, and sold off $1.5m in stocks be...
12:55 am GMT - Fri, March 20, 2020
BoingBoing San Francisco lockdown: Mission District restaurants and boutiques board up windows in fear
photo by Julian MarkRestaurants and boutiques in San Francisco's Mission District -- a vibrant neighborhood at the heart of the City's struggle with gentrification and inequality -- are boarding up th...
09:27 pm GMT - Thu, March 19, 2020
BoingBoing This bicycle has invisible wheels
The Q outfitted a bicycle with invisible wheels. It's a simple idea (while probably tricky to get right) with a rather wonderful effect. Read the rest ...
08:48 pm GMT - Thu, March 19, 2020
BoingBoing Coronavirus is the new black. COVID-19 hits the stars and the Royals in this weeks dubious tabloids
Its the celebrity coronavirus edition in this weeks tabloids....
08:39 pm GMT - Thu, March 19, 2020
BoingBoing Happy 99th birthday to MAD cartoonist Al Jaffee, and scans of my snappy answers I wrote as a kid
The great Al Jaffee turned 99 last week. He's been contributing to MAD for 64 years and is famous for his hidden-image-within-an-image MAD Fold-Ins on the inside back cover of the magazine. Happy bela...
08:34 pm GMT - Thu, March 19, 2020
BoingBoing Shut-in celebrities sing "imagine no possessions" on Twitter. Twitterverse goes bananas over the perceived tone-deafness
A group of celebrities, including Gal Gadot, Will Ferrell, Mark Ruffalo, James Marsden, Lynda Carter, Jamie Dornan, and Amy Adams, posted a video of each of them, in their isolation, signing lines fro...
08:31 pm GMT - Thu, March 19, 2020
BoingBoing "What is a robot?" Pioneering roboticist Rodney Brooks answers with a sonnet
IEEE Spectrum asked pioneering roboticist Rodney Brooks, co-founder of iRobot and former head of MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, the eternal engineering question: "What ...
08:00 pm GMT - Thu, March 19, 2020
BoingBoing This electric scooter is the eco-friendly way to travel and its got a changeable battery pack
If you dont have to drive, why should you? For many, a car or truck is the only feasible way to get from place to place. But if you live in a mostly urban or suburban setting with your job, grocery st...
07:45 pm GMT - Thu, March 19, 2020
BoingBoing Let the great Brian Wilson make all of this feel better for a moment
To help entertain all of us while we hunker down in our domestic anti-viral combat bunkers, Rolling Stone is asking musicians to share unique performances from their bunkers. They kick off the series ...
07:15 pm GMT - Thu, March 19, 2020
BoingBoing I filmed my socially distant bike ride through the ghost town of downtown Boston
While there were certainlymore people out than I expected to see there weren't that many. Which somehow made it even weirder than the Boston Marathon Bombing Lockdown, when at least the shared sense ...
06:55 pm GMT - Thu, March 19, 2020
BoingBoing With today's not-always-available groceries, here's a recipe generator that works with what you've got
With food not always as readily available as it was a few weeks ago, Supercook is a recipe generator that might come in handy. Just check off the food you have in your kitchen and it dishes out a smor...
06:47 pm GMT - Thu, March 19, 2020
BoingBoing Excellent noise canceling headphones back on sale with promo code
In December I bought a pair of TaoTronics active noise cancelling bluetooth headphones for my two daughters to use on an 18-hour plane trip. They said they were excellent, and they also used them in t...
06:45 pm GMT - Thu, March 19, 2020
BoingBoing Conan O'Brien to host his show on his iPhone from home
I saw this tweet yesterday and though it might be a joke, but it's not. Conan O'Brien really is going to host his show remotely starting Monday, March 30. Guests will Skype in to be interviewed and th...
06:41 pm GMT - Thu, March 19, 2020
BoingBoing Use Glo Germ powder to demonstrate how germs spread
YouTuber Mark Rober got some powder with the delightful name Glo Germ, which glows when exposed to ultraviolet light. He then went to a 3rd grade classroom and put some of the powder on the hand of th...
06:06 pm GMT - Thu, March 19, 2020
BoingBoing Hand Mirror - Mac menu bar app to pre-check your face before a teleconference
Hand Mirror is a free one-click camera check. If you are about to join a Zoom or other video meeting, just click the icon on your menu bar and take a look at your beautiful face. Read the rest ...
05:57 pm GMT - Thu, March 19, 2020
BoingBoing Grad student proves one of Darwin's theories almost 140 years after his death
In On the Origin of Species, Charles Darwin posited that animal lineages with more species should also have more sub-species, or "varieties" in Darwin's terminology. Now, nearly 140 years after Darwin...
05:47 pm GMT - Thu, March 19, 2020
BoingBoing In secret meeting 3 weeks ago, Intelligence Chairman told rich and powerful people to prepare for pandemic
On Feb. 27 while Trump was telling the public, "It's going to disappear. One day, it's like a miracle. It will disappear," U.S. Sen. Richard Burr, chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, was te...
05:45 pm GMT - Thu, March 19, 2020
BoingBoing 'Social distancing machine' for coronavirus avoidance at work
Genius.This is a social distancing machine.How Im staying safe at workSalutations, IMGURian @AllTheCoolKidsPeeTheirPants.[via] Read the rest ...
05:35 pm GMT - Thu, March 19, 2020
BoingBoing Tactical paint cans
To make it less conspicious as society descends into chaos, I decided to paint my entire house matte black, including the roof, windows and nearby foliage. The job completed, I was left with the old d...
05:33 pm GMT - Thu, March 19, 2020
BoingBoing Can a fart give you coronavirus?
Can farts spread disease? That's the question Mental Floss poses, and after having looked at a small bit of science, their conclusion: "If you're wearing pants, you should be fine." Actually, even if ...
05:32 pm GMT - Thu, March 19, 2020
BoingBoing COVID-19 death toll in Italy overtakes that of China
3,405 people have now died of COVID-19 in Italy...
05:26 pm GMT - Thu, March 19, 2020
BoingBoing Quarantine humor: 'I fooled my co-workers into thinking I live in a luxury apartment'
I was inspired by the phone booth on Pee-wee's Playhouse....
05:15 pm GMT - Thu, March 19, 2020
BoingBoing This is a great 'Flatten the Curve' video explainer on how to slow COVID-19 and coronavirus
A great video to help friends and family understand why these huge, early measures are necessary to stop the pandemic. So far our new video about how to #FlattenTheCurve for COVID-19 has been translat...
05:06 pm GMT - Thu, March 19, 2020
BoingBoing Trump to reporters: "We should get rid of about 75-80% of you'
Impeached United States President Donald J. Trump said something awful again today that would end any other man's presidency in any timeline but this hellscape we're in.Anyway, here's what he said to ...
05:02 pm GMT - Thu, March 19, 2020
BoingBoing Paul K, songwriter and guitarist, RIP
The Blue Sun (remastered) by Paul K & The WeathermenPaul Kopasz, the Lexington, Kentucky-based songwriter/guitarist best known as the leader of Paul K. and The Weatherman died this week. During th...
04:55 pm GMT - Thu, March 19, 2020
BoingBoing U.S. State Department to tell Americans abroad: Return immediately, or shelter in place
Americans abroad must return to US or prepare to shelter in place...
04:16 pm GMT - Thu, March 19, 2020
BoingBoing Baking through the pandemic: Sourdough soft pretzels
A few days ago I started a sourdough starter because baking chills me out and provides stuff to eat.I took a look at the old French Press carafe I am using as a container a few hours after the 3rd tim...
03:37 pm GMT - Thu, March 19, 2020
BoingBoing People perceive coffee to taste differently in different sizes and shapes of cups
The size and shape of a coffee cup has a factor in how people think the coffee in it tastes, reports Mental Floss.[R]esearchers showed 309 online participants images of eight different coffee mugs and...
03:34 pm GMT - Thu, March 19, 2020
BoingBoing 'Dark Matter' by Blake Crouch is a romp through problems with time travel
Dark Matter is a time travel story that reminded me of a Tom Clancy 'Jack Ryan' adventure and beats all the tropes over the head.Blake Crouch sets up a blazingly paced adventure revolving around what ...
03:18 pm GMT - Thu, March 19, 2020
BoingBoing This cheap set of 50 colored pencils helps me pass the time
I have been learning to draw with this set of affordable colored pencils!With the help of YouTube and this set of colored pencils, I am trying once again to draw a monkey that doesn't end up looking l...
03:14 pm GMT - Thu, March 19, 2020
BoingBoing Tulsi Gabbard quits race, endorses Joe Biden
Hawaii Democrat Tulsi Gabbard today quit the race to challenge President Trump in november, reports ABC News. Recent primary results and polling had her struggling to get even 1% support, and the medi...
02:55 pm GMT - Thu, March 19, 2020
BoingBoing Walmart stock up as markets collapse
In business during a crisis, there are winner and losers. CNBC reports that Walmart stock is up sharply during the coronavirus pandemic; in the time it's taken the Dow Jones and other indexes to lose ...
02:54 pm GMT - Thu, March 19, 2020
BoingBoing The wonderful 3D diorama art of old View-Master reels
A delightful website called View-Master World features photos from View-Master reels across the decades. My favorite View-Master art has always been the 3D stuff from the 1960s. These 21 samples from ...
02:46 pm GMT - Thu, March 19, 2020
BoingBoing CDC suggests live-streaming funerals to avoid infecting mourners
CNN reports that the Centers for Disease Control is suggesting that funerals be live-streamed during the coronavirus pandemic to avoid mourners infecting one-another with the disease.The Trump adminis...
02:32 pm GMT - Thu, March 19, 2020
BoingBoing First day of spring in the northern hemisphere
It's March 19, the day when folks north of the equator can step out (of the toilet), take a deep breath (of 70-degree bone-dry forced air) and enjoy the flowering sight of the first day of spring (on ...
02:30 pm GMT - Thu, March 19, 2020
BoingBoing 139 new TPOs (trans-Neptunian objects) discovered while doing a dark energy survey
While conducting a Dark Energy Survey (DES) beyond Neptune, a team of scientists, led by a grad student at the University of Pennsylvania, have identified 139 new TPOs (trans-Neptunian objects). TPOs ...
02:30 pm GMT - Thu, March 19, 2020
BoingBoing 139 new TNOs (trans-Neptunian objects) discovered while doing a dark energy survey
While conducting a Dark Energy Survey (DES) beyond Neptune, a team of scientists, led by a grad student at the University of Pennsylvania, have identified 139 new TNOs (trans-Neptunian objects). TNOs ...
02:15 pm GMT - Thu, March 19, 2020
BoingBoing WWE minus the audience is even better with the music from "Twin Peaks"
A few days ago, I wrote about the transformation of WWE Smackdown into a beautiful work of Beckett-esque absurdist theatre once the audience was removed for coronavirus safety. I didn't think it could...
02:06 pm GMT - Thu, March 19, 2020
BoingBoing Supercut of Trump saying coronavirus was fake news, until he suddenly said he knew it was a pandemic all along
Someone needs to tell him life is on the record pic.twitter.com/NPhxjQdcid— ALASTAIR CAMPBELL (@campbellclaret) March 19, 2020Recount assembled Trump's statements about coronavirus -- all downpl...
02:00 pm GMT - Thu, March 19, 2020
BoingBoing Dolphins are taking over Venice canals while Italians are in quarantine
The famous canals of Venice have been looking clearer since Italy went on lockdown to slow the coronavirus pandemic. From CNN:"The water now looks clearer because there is less traffic on the canals, ...
01:45 pm GMT - Thu, March 19, 2020
BoingBoing People are putting their holiday lights back up to bring joy and hope
Spread the word: In this time of darkness, folks are starting to put their holiday lights back up! House Beautiful:In the midst of a global pandemic, people are looking on the bright side of lifeliter...
01:31 pm GMT - Thu, March 19, 2020
BoingBoing Florida cow arrested by police after months on the lam
On March 11, 2020, the hooflickers of the Pembroke Pines Police Department in Florida posted an ominous message to their Twitter page, warning residents about a rogue heffer who had been let loose upo...
01:15 pm GMT - Thu, March 19, 2020
BoingBoing Rediscovering the lost art of deep listening to music
Think of all of the real-world pleasures of the past we might rediscover while we weather Coronapocalypse 2020. Like "deep listening" to music. Clear your schedule for the next three hours. Choose thr...
01:00 pm GMT - Thu, March 19, 2020
BoingBoing The Syfer Cybersecurity Router is VPN coverage for every device on your home or business network
VPN protection is a necessity in this security-conscious world of ours. But many VPN deals only cover a predetermined number of devices, which means families or businesses can ultimately have a tough ...
02:55 am GMT - Thu, March 19, 2020
BoingBoing What, me Coronavirus worry? Spring Breakers refuse to quit partying in Miami
It's hard to believe some of the shocking responses some people are having to the coronavirus pandemic.I mean, wow.Some young people who are still partying on spring break in Miami, despite public he...
02:42 am GMT - Thu, March 19, 2020
BoingBoing Trump to visit FEMA for coronavirus video call with Governors. What could go wrong?
Oh no, not this crap again...
02:26 am GMT - Thu, March 19, 2020
BoingBoing Apollo 15 astronaut Al Worden, who circled moon, dies at 88
Twenty-four human beings have traveled from Earth to the moon. Fewer than half of them remain.Astronaut Al Worden, who flew to the moon in 1971 as a member of the Apollo 15 crew, has died. The retire...
02:09 am GMT - Thu, March 19, 2020
BoingBoing Now there are 2 Coronavirus cases in Congress Ben McAdams (D, Utah) has COVID-19
Ben McAdams of Utah is the second member of Congress to officially test positive for the new coronavirus...
02:00 am GMT - Thu, March 19, 2020
BoingBoing This massive cybersecurity training package covers everything a security pro has to know
In case you needed any more proof that America desperately needs more cybersecurity specialists, look no further than the U.S. Congress. Just this week, the release of a year-long congressional study ...
01:48 am GMT - Thu, March 19, 2020
BoingBoing Max Size Toilet Rolls Spotted In Outback
Don't be like Wez. Know your poop-roll prognosis for the coming coronapocalypse. Read the rest ...
12:41 am GMT - Thu, March 19, 2020
BoingBoing Coronavirus: ICE to stop arresting migrants other than 'mission critical' arrests, whatever that is
Immigration and Customs Enforcement to halt most arrests until after coronavirus crisis...
12:28 am GMT - Thu, March 19, 2020
BoingBoing Tesla faces order to stop making cars at California factory, under coronavirus lockdown
Tesla has agreed to cut down on the number of active workers inside Elon Musk's electric vehicle factory in Fremont, CA, but authorities say they have yet to comply with other coronavirus lockdown mea...
11:40 pm GMT - Wed, March 18, 2020
BoingBoing Coronavirus is now in Congress: Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL) becomes 1st congressman to test positive
Republican Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart of Florida today became the first member of Congress to test positive for coronavirus.I'm feeling much better, said Diaz-Balart in a social media update on Wednesday....
11:40 pm GMT - Wed, March 18, 2020
BoingBoing Coronavirus now in Congress, Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL) 1st congressman to test positive
Republican Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart of Florida today became the first member of Congress to test positive for coronavirus.I'm feeling much better, said Diaz-Balart in a social media update on Wednesday....
10:30 pm GMT - Wed, March 18, 2020
BoingBoing You're probably paying too much for car insurance, but that's an easy fix
$21 billion is a lot of moneythe kind most of us can't even fathom. That absurd amount is the estimate of how much Americans are overpaying for car insurance every year according to the Zebra, a trust...
10:23 pm GMT - Wed, March 18, 2020
BoingBoing Let's sketch together online with Mo Willems!
My friend Dean Putney sent me a link to this new video series called "Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems" and I like the videos so much that I asked Dean to write a bit on how it signifies what is going on...
08:16 pm GMT - Wed, March 18, 2020
BoingBoing United States National Parks are now free
US Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt has made entrance to all National Parks free for now. (Of course, some parks and facilities are closed so check before going.)"This small step makes it a l...
08:00 pm GMT - Wed, March 18, 2020
BoingBoing Plastic coffee pods are hell on the environment. Heres what you can do to fight back.
Its impossible to overstate the impact of pod brewing on the coffee-crazy consumer market. Over the past decade, the single-cup quick-and-easy pod brewing systems have taken over every kitchen and wor...
07:26 pm GMT - Wed, March 18, 2020
BoingBoing Do you have enough toilet paper?
Have you stockpiled enough toilet paper to last you through a lock-down? This calculator will help you determine that. Read the rest ...
07:18 pm GMT - Wed, March 18, 2020
BoingBoing Watch this fascinating BBC documentary about the history of house cats
Above, watch the first episode of Cats, biologist, naturalist and TV presenter Roger Tabor's wonderful BBC documentary series from 1991 that explores the history of the house cat around the world.And ...
07:11 pm GMT - Wed, March 18, 2020
BoingBoing Teenage Engineering pocket synthesizers are fun music makers
Teenage Engineering, maker of the very cool OP-1 keyboard synthesizer, has neat pocket synthesizers which are perfect to play with as you take breaks throughout the day.With PO-33, sample any sound so...
07:00 pm GMT - Wed, March 18, 2020
BoingBoing 475 die of coronavirus in one day in Italy
Italy suffered its worst day of the coronavirus outbreak Tuesday, recording 475 deaths. The epicenter of the pandemic in Europe, Italy is further along an infection curve other countries in the west a...
06:57 pm GMT - Wed, March 18, 2020
BoingBoing Restaurant gives a free roll of toilet paper with each carryout order
Suburban Chicago restaurant The Beacon Tap is offering a free roll of toilet paper with each carryout or delivery order. Normally, restaurant providing toilet paper with their food would be an ominous...
06:24 pm GMT - Wed, March 18, 2020
BoingBoing Police stop Tyrannosaurus rex on street violating coronavirus lockdown
Police in Murcia, Spain caught a Tyrannosaurus rex violating a coronavirus lockdown. The cops were kind enough to let the dinosaur off with a warning. From CBR:On the first released video, filmed by a...
06:01 pm GMT - Wed, March 18, 2020
BoingBoing Everything's going to be fine, there's a new iPad Pro
Today apple announced a new MacBook Air (faster, cheaper) and an upgraded iPad Pro with LiDAR, "studio-quality" microphones and the full array of ultrawide and telephoto lenses as sported on recent to...
05:57 pm GMT - Wed, March 18, 2020
BoingBoing Meet these incredible collectors of the gags and novelties sold in old comics
Stan and Mardi Timm are serious collectors of Whoopee Cushions, Joy Buzzers, X-Ray Spex, Doggie Doodit, The Ventrilo, stink bombs, squirting flowers, and the other delightful gags and novelties that y...
05:41 pm GMT - Wed, March 18, 2020
BoingBoing Entire stock market gain wiped out since Trump took office
When Obama took office on January 20, 2009, the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) was 7,949. When he left office on January 20, the DJIA was 19,827. As of March 18, 2020 at 1:39pm ET, the DJIA is 19...
05:09 pm GMT - Wed, March 18, 2020
BoingBoing Guy shows how easy it is to buy drugs near the Taj Mahal in India
Karl Rock, a YouTuber who posts tourist tips for travelers to India, uses a hidden camera to film people running recreational drug operations in their restaurants. Rock says:For some reason, drug deal...
04:36 pm GMT - Wed, March 18, 2020
BoingBoing Japanese street interview: should Japan cancel the Olympics
That Japanese Man Yuta went on the streets of Japan to ask people if they thought the Olympics should be canceled, or at least postponed. Most people interviewed said it should be postponed until an e...
04:35 pm GMT - Wed, March 18, 2020
BoingBoing Watch: Funny PSA on sneezing etiquette from 1946
Here's a humorous PSA (or Public Information Film, as it was made in the UK) from 1946 that teaches us the proper way to sneeze. The actor and director, Richard Massingham, was known for his roles as ...
03:58 pm GMT - Wed, March 18, 2020
BoingBoing The Mandalorian season 2 trailer and making of video
Baby Yoda. Read the rest ...
02:52 pm GMT - Wed, March 18, 2020
BoingBoing Baking through the pandemic: Sourdough starter day 2
Day 2 and my starter is looking really good!After 24 hrs of sitting the cup of water and cup of Signature Select pre-sifted All-Purpose enriched and bleached flour looked like a blob of wet flour. I...
02:16 pm GMT - Wed, March 18, 2020
BoingBoing In lieu of paying taxes, Bono pens coronavirus song
Tax-dodging rock star Bono wrote a new ballad about the novel coronavirus. View this post on Instagram for ANYONE who this St. Patricks day is in a tight spot and still singing. For the doctors, nu...
02:04 pm GMT - Wed, March 18, 2020
BoingBoing Tactical paper
Astrobrights sells 89gm tactical paper by the ream [Amazon] for those of us with a pressing need for large amounts of stealthy milspec cellulose-lignin sheeting in standard workplace dimensions. P.S. ...
01:48 pm GMT - Wed, March 18, 2020
BoingBoing WATCH: Fox News hosts say coronavirus is fake news, then change their tune
What a damning indictment of Fox News from the Post video team here. pic.twitter.com/r8Fz8vo5KV— andrew kaczynski (@KFILE) March 18, 2020In this video, assembled by the Washington Post's media t...
01:04 pm GMT - Wed, March 18, 2020
BoingBoing Self-isolating Oprah Winfrey goaded into "house arrest" denial by conspiracy theorists
Qanon grifters see a new opportunity in the coronavirus scare: anyone self-isolating or quarantined can be described as under "house arrest" for all the usual Qanon fantasy crimes. Oprah Winfrey, amon...
01:00 pm GMT - Wed, March 18, 2020
BoingBoing Apples AirPower may be dead, but the AirZeus is a worthy wireless charging alternative
It only took 10 years, but with the long-awaited adoption of Qi charging standards by Apple back in 2017 for the iPhone X, the era of wireless charging has now truly taken over. With wireless charging...
12:37 pm GMT - Wed, March 18, 2020
BoingBoing Italian hospital needed an $11K part for its ventilators, volunteers 3D printed them at $1 each, original manufacturer threatened to sue
TechDirt has shared this heartwarming little tale in the face of a global pandemic. A hospital in Bescia needed a special valve for a ventilator which costs US$1,000. Even at that jaw-dropping price, ...
12:37 pm GMT - Wed, March 18, 2020
BoingBoing Webcam proof: Irish pubs in Dublin shuttered up, streets are empty, on St. Patrick's Day
Slinte! I took this EarthCam screengrab of Irish pubs in Dublin just before 11 p.m. on St. Patrick's Day! What's wrong with this picture?See more empty streets from around the world over at Reddit. Re...
12:30 pm GMT - Wed, March 18, 2020
BoingBoing One of the last conservative Democrats in congress loses primary to progressive opponent
Rep. Dan Lipinski (D-Illinois) dislikes abortion, Barack Obama, the affordable care act and marriage equality, and likes religious discrimination, domestic surveillance and denying federal benefits to...
12:00 pm GMT - Wed, March 18, 2020
BoingBoing Super-Fun-Pak Comix, feat. Secret Origins of a Species, and MORE!
Tom the Dancing Bug, IN WHICH various animal-themed Super-Fun-Pak Comix are offered for your enjoyment...
04:13 am GMT - Wed, March 18, 2020
BoingBoing Las Vegas shuts down, casinos closed over coronavirus
Governor urges state residents to Stay home for Nevada...
04:02 am GMT - Wed, March 18, 2020
BoingBoing Biden projected to win Arizona, adding up to 3 wins in one primary night
The Florida, Illinois, and Arizona Democratic primaries were held Tuesday, and Joe Biden swept to victory in all three. The Democratic presidential primary has been thrown into a surreal new world hit...
02:00 am GMT - Wed, March 18, 2020
BoingBoing Get a better view of your money with the Wallet budgeting app
Right now, 27 percent of Americans would need to beg, borrow or steal if they were faced with an unexpected debt over $400. Thats a frightening number and even more frightening still if youre among t...
12:41 am GMT - Wed, March 18, 2020
BoingBoing With Illinois primary win, Trump gets GOP nomination
Donald Trump has won the Republican presidential primary in Illinois, and in so doing, secured exactly enough delegates to win the GOP nomination for 2020.AP was first to report the news on Tuesday ni...
12:33 am GMT - Wed, March 18, 2020
BoingBoing The Moka Express coffee maker will last forever
Kitchen appliances wear out. When they do, it usually means it's time to toss it and buy a new one. But in recent years, it's become easier to buy replacement parts, thanks to eBay and Amazon. This tr...
12:32 am GMT - Wed, March 18, 2020
BoingBoing Joe Biden wins Illinois Democratic primary
BREAKING: AP calls Illinois for Joe Biden, his second win this evening in the 2020 Illinois Democratic primary.Biden had 65% of the vote in Illinois tonight when The Associated Press called the states...
12:02 am GMT - Wed, March 18, 2020
BoingBoing Joe Biden wins Florida Democratic primary
Breaking News: Democratic presidential candidate and former US Vice President Joe Biden is projected to have won Florida, one of 3 states holding presidential primaries today.It's a Biden blowout, too...
11:56 pm GMT - Tue, March 17, 2020
BoingBoing Coronavirus in Ireland: Leo Varadkars St Patricks Day broadcast (video, full text)
Taoiseach addresses Ireland on St Patrick's Day to warn of coming hardship Today: 354 cases confirmed in Ireland Predicted: 15,000 Covid-19 cases in Ireland within 2 weeksOn what he called A St. Patr...
11:42 pm GMT - Tue, March 17, 2020
BoingBoing The entire Animorphs book series is now available for free online
Animorphs was a YA sci-fi series that took the mid-90s Scholastic book fair circuit by storm. Written by K.A. Applegate, the books focus on a group of kids who gain the ability to transform into any a...
11:42 pm GMT - Tue, March 17, 2020
BoingBoing It's a-me, Mario's retirement plan!
Instead of watching your stocks go up and down right now like a terrifying roller coaster, let's see what some Certified Financial Planners have to say about investment planning for a plumber-turned-j...
11:40 pm GMT - Tue, March 17, 2020
BoingBoing And now, a ditty about the guy who bought up 17,700 bottles of hand sanitizer in Tennessee
That nasty price-gouging dude who hoarded over 17K bottles of hand sanitizer (to jack up the price and sell them on Amazon), a) has donated all of it to charity, and b) has had a song written about hi...
11:39 pm GMT - Tue, March 17, 2020
BoingBoing Look kids, it's a tour of the 1950 A.C. Gilbert Radioactive Atomic Energy Lab Kit, now with seven sources of radiation!
I have always been intrigued by the Gilbert U-238 Atomic Energy Lab Kit that was only sold for a year, starting in 1951. The kit included a Geiger counter, a Wilson cloud chamber, a spinthariscope, a ...
11:39 pm GMT - Tue, March 17, 2020
BoingBoing Look kids, it's a tour of the 1951 A.C. Gilbert Radioactive Atomic Energy Lab Kit, now with seven sources of radiation!
I have always been intrigued by the Gilbert U-238 Atomic Energy Lab Kit that was only sold for a year, starting in 1951. The kit included a Geiger counter, a Wilson cloud chamber, a spinthariscope, a ...
11:37 pm GMT - Tue, March 17, 2020
BoingBoing Classic Blade Runner video game is coming to consoles
It wasn't all that long ago that Westwood Studios Blade Runner adventure game for Windows computers became available again for the first time since the late 1990s. For decades, the game's source code ...
11:24 pm GMT - Tue, March 17, 2020
BoingBoing Person admits to accidentally washing hands with cheese for days
A Vancouver, Washington woman dutifully washed her hands frequently for several days before realizing it wasn't a chunk of soap by her sink. Rather, it was piece of Tillamook sharp cheddar cheese. Fro...
09:22 pm GMT - Tue, March 17, 2020
BoingBoing How to make chocolate out of nothing
Fearful that I may run out of chocolate during the shelter-in-place mandate, I revisited this Mariano Tomatis's demonstration of how to magically create chocolate out of nothing.Here is his explanatio...
08:00 pm GMT - Tue, March 17, 2020
BoingBoing This productivity bundle features nine Mac apps thatll absolutely change how you work
Productivity isnt just about working smarter or faster. Its actually about making you a happier person. Ninety-two percent of employees said that having the right technology to help do their job with ...
07:28 pm GMT - Tue, March 17, 2020
BoingBoing Eggs and bananas frequently play role in curse removal scams
I never really thought about what goes into running a curse removal scam.Westside Today:According to the LAPD, Lee operated a psychic reading business in Culver City and met the victim, a Hollywood re...
07:01 pm GMT - Tue, March 17, 2020
BoingBoing DNC warns states: delay primaries to June and we'll cut your delegates
The Democratic National Committee has warned state parties that if they delay primary elections after June 9, they'll have their delegates cut. A new memo from the Democratic National Committee panel ...
05:59 pm GMT - Tue, March 17, 2020
BoingBoing Watch this wonderful and mellow short documentary about janitors (1966)
In 1966, the University of Illinois, Motion Picture Service interviewed campus janitors about their work. "To do a really top notch piece of work, you've gotta do more than just dust and sweep -- you'...
05:42 pm GMT - Tue, March 17, 2020
BoingBoing Unaware of widespread coronavirus, Big Brother contestants wonder why they don't have a live audience
The world drastically changed in just the last month and a half over COVID-19. But while restaurants have shuttered, schools have closed, toilet paper has become a priceless commodity, and the stock m...
05:19 pm GMT - Tue, March 17, 2020
BoingBoing One again, John Oliver gives the best debrief of the coronavirus situation
Here's Last Week Tonight's second episode about the coronavirus. Oliver delivered his talk in a white walled room, with no audience (and no laughter).Image: YouTube Read the rest ...
05:19 pm GMT - Tue, March 17, 2020
BoingBoing Once again, John Oliver gives the best debrief of the coronavirus situation
Here's Last Week Tonight's second episode about the coronavirus. Oliver delivered his talk in a white walled room, with no audience (and no laughter).Image: YouTube Read the rest ...
05:06 pm GMT - Tue, March 17, 2020
BoingBoing Scientists find mysterious Ice Age structure built from mammoth bones
South of Moscow, archaeologists have uncovered a giant ring constructed 25,000 years ago from the bones of more than 60 mammoths. According to University of Exeter researcher Alexander Pryor and colle...
04:56 pm GMT - Tue, March 17, 2020
BoingBoing Is a soapy washcloth in a plastic bag an effective hand sanitizer?
High school science teacher Bruce Yeany posits that wiping your hands with a wet soapy washcloth that's been stored in a plastic bag and drying them with a paper towel is an effective way to rid your ...
04:37 pm GMT - Tue, March 17, 2020
BoingBoing World beatbox champion shows 13 levels of her craft in increasingly complexity
Butterscotch is a world beatbox champion. Should this video inspire you to give beatboxing a try, consider that now is perhaps not a time to practice a salivary activity like beatboxing, unless you ar...
04:34 pm GMT - Tue, March 17, 2020
BoingBoing Watch: Panicked toilet paper hoarders get in physical fight with another customer who wants just one pack
Shop for toilet paper at your own risk! With the new coronavirus still on the rise, most people in half-empty supermarkets have been polite and considerate with one another. But when it comes to toile...
04:32 pm GMT - Tue, March 17, 2020
BoingBoing Newly discovered c.1933 footage of the extinct Tasmanian Tiger (thylacine)
The Tasmanian tiger (thylacine) was a beautiful carnivorous marsupial that went extinct in the 1930s in part due to human hunting and encroachment on the animal's natural habitats. (To this day though...
04:23 pm GMT - Tue, March 17, 2020
BoingBoing Trump said "I didn't know about" cutting pandemic response team. Here's a 2018 video of him talking about why he cut the team
Quotes from Trump about disbanding the US pandemic response team in 2018:2018: ...some of the people weve cut they havent been used for many, many years and if we ever need them we can get them very q...
04:16 pm GMT - Tue, March 17, 2020
BoingBoing Make a sourdough starter to bake bread during the pandemic
Due to the pandemic bread was in short supply at my local market. I bought a bag of flour. Rather than using active yeast, however, I am starting a new sourdough starter. It is quite easy and takes so...
03:38 pm GMT - Tue, March 17, 2020
BoingBoing Death Cab for Cutie's Ben Gibbard will play live from home everyday
My friend Ben Gibbard from Death Cab for Cutie plans to perform daily in his home studio and stream it live on YouTube/Facebook at 4pm PST. And he's taking requests. Thanks Ben! From his announcement:...
01:30 pm GMT - Tue, March 17, 2020
BoingBoing A bizarre case of inexplicable death on a riverbank in Sydney in 1963
On New Year's Day 1963, two bodies were discovered on an Australian riverbank. Though their identities were quickly determined, weeks of intensive investigation failed to uncover a cause or motive for...
01:29 pm GMT - Tue, March 17, 2020
BoingBoing Dog enjoys leaping into large pile of leaves
Behold Stella, exemplifying the canine propensity to barrel headlong into piles of leaves. Ill just leaf this right here... Stellas BEST LEAF JUMPS OF ALL TIME! Read the rest ...
01:21 pm GMT - Tue, March 17, 2020
BoingBoing British coronavirus policy explained
An old Mitchell and Webb skit, contra Voltaire; if you know them, you already know which one it is: "I'm not saying do it. I'm just saying to run it through the computer to see if it would work." Read...
01:15 pm GMT - Tue, March 17, 2020
BoingBoing The penguins at the Chicago Aquarium are not practicing social distancing
With no visitors coming into Chicago's Shedd Aquarium, some of the rockhopper penguins have been given free reign to roam and explore. While Wellington seems really into the Amazon fish tank, Edward a...
01:09 pm GMT - Tue, March 17, 2020
BoingBoing Dense crowds of beachgoers soak up the disease in Florida
Clearwater beach was packed to the waterline Tuesday, crowded by visitors hoping to make the most of the coronavirus pandemic by contracting it and spreading it to as many other people as possible.Des...
01:00 pm GMT - Tue, March 17, 2020
BoingBoing The Ringo is a build-it-yourself mobile phone that actually works
If youre a child of the 20th century, you grew up playing with blocks, dolls, action figures or some assortment of those traditional toys. But for a kid of the 2020s, theyll be able to say, When I was...
12:58 pm GMT - Tue, March 17, 2020
BoingBoing Video: Italians talk to their former selves about the coronavirus
Warning folks in the past about how spooky (and deadly) COVID-19 is making life for people all around the world would be the best use of a time machine right now if, you know, we actually had one. Thi...
11:07 am GMT - Tue, March 17, 2020
BoingBoing 88 Names: Matt Ruff's MMORPG heist novel is "Snow Crash meets the King and I"
Matt Ruff is one of science fiction and fantasy's most consistently brilliant and innovative authors, whose recent work includes The Mirage (an incredible alternate history in which the Global War on ...
02:00 am GMT - Tue, March 17, 2020
BoingBoing These earplugs are engineered to save your hearing without messing with your music
There are few experiences that match the sheer raw power of being front and center for a huge rock concert. It can be exhilarating. But without sounding too much like your mom, it can also be far more...
12:55 am GMT - Tue, March 17, 2020
BoingBoing Attention shut-in chaos cultists: Chaosium releases "Call of Cthulhu The Coloring Book" as a free download
In an effort to stave off boredom during the great quarantine of 2020, our pals over at Chaosium have made their award-winning Call of Cthulhu The Coloring Book available as a free download.They've al...
11:50 pm GMT - Mon, March 16, 2020
BoingBoing Mister Jalopy offers a unique approach to local retailers staying open while maintaining social distance
Maker icon and Boing Boing friend, Mister Jalopy, is one of my all-time favorite outside-the-box thinkers. David Letterman used to be fond of saying: "He (or she) ain't hooked up right." He always mea...
11:47 pm GMT - Mon, March 16, 2020
BoingBoing The enduring beauty of Jimmy Webb's "Wichita Lineman" and one of the greatest musical couplets ever written
Lithub has a wonderful piece on the classic Jimmy Webb composition, "Wichita Lineman," one of the most enduring pop songs ever written. Made famous by the late Glen Campbell, the author of piece descr...
11:43 pm GMT - Mon, March 16, 2020
BoingBoing This 2013 movie about a viral pandemic is trending
The Flu (2013) is available as an Amazon Prime streaming movie.From the YouTube description:The Flu is the first ever South Korean disaster film about a viral pandemic. It has been garnering much atte...
09:33 pm GMT - Mon, March 16, 2020
BoingBoing Police: No more calling 911 when you run out of toilet paper
In Oregon, the Newport Police Department posted a message on Facebook (pasted below) urging citizens not to dial 911 when they run out of toilet paper. The reason they posted this is because, yes, peo...
09:33 pm GMT - Mon, March 16, 2020
BoingBoing Police: Don't call 911 when you run out of toilet paper
In Oregon, the Newport Police Department posted a message on Facebook (pasted below) urging citizens not to dial 911 when they run out of toilet paper. The reason they posted this is because, yes, peo...
09:30 pm GMT - Mon, March 16, 2020
BoingBoing Launch a kids STEM career with a game console they can build themselves
As a parent, you likely start feeling a little guilty whenever you let your kid play video games for too long. Gaming is fun and most kids get completely enraptured, but you inevitably start thinking ...
08:34 pm GMT - Mon, March 16, 2020
BoingBoing Trump signed his name to DOW chart when it artificially blipped up. Now look at it
The folks in Trump's loyalty cult were crowing with I-told-you-so glee when the stock market experienced a relatively puny uptick on Friday. Trump even added his signature to a misleadingly cropped ch...
08:05 pm GMT - Mon, March 16, 2020
BoingBoing Choir! Choir! Choir! to host online "Social Distan-Sing-Along!"
Get ready to sing. With thousands of other people. Alone at home. That's the idea behind the upcoming Choir! Choir! Choir! Facebook Live event, "Choir!ntine: EPIC Social Distan-Sing-Along!"The experts...
08:05 pm GMT - Mon, March 16, 2020
BoingBoing WWE Smackdown without an audience is a like Beckett-esque absurdist theatre
Don't get me wrong it's fun to be in the audience during a big, zany wrestling match, cheering on the drama both despite and to embrace the kayfabe. But this gloriously bizarre performance art satisf...
08:03 pm GMT - Mon, March 16, 2020
BoingBoing Tag yourself on this social distancing D&D alignment chart
My favorite thing about joke D&D alignment charts is that I am always,always Chaotic Good. I just can't avoid my nature, and everybody knows it. View this post on Instagram some friendly dos/do...
07:59 pm GMT - Mon, March 16, 2020
BoingBoing Professional sports bettors are desperate to capitalize on coronavirus, too
"Vegas Dave" Oancea is a bit of a celebrity bookie for sports betting; or at least, that's how he's been described by my friends who care about such things. But with so many leagues canceling or postp...
07:29 pm GMT - Mon, March 16, 2020
BoingBoing Korg and Moog have made their software synth apps free
With many people playing their part to flatten the COVID-19 case curve by staying home, Korg and Moog are doing their part to keep them occupied by giving away free versions of their synthesizer apps....
07:05 pm GMT - Mon, March 16, 2020
BoingBoing Stag beetle throws girlfriend out of tree
The BBC reports that a stag beetle threw his girlfriend from the top of a 25-meter tree. He is alleged to have assaulted number of other a male stag beetles earlier in the day before throwing his part...
06:31 pm GMT - Mon, March 16, 2020
BoingBoing Watch a Looney Tunes cartoon with Bugs and Daffy as drug addicts (1975)
Please enjoy the underground classic "Rabbit Habit" by Steve Peck, who writes:This is an animated cartoon I produced myself in 1975 to show what Bugs, Daffy and Elmer would be doing in Central Park 12...
05:51 pm GMT - Mon, March 16, 2020
BoingBoing First human trial for coronavirus vaccine begins
U.S. health officials confirmed on Monday the first human trial testing a potential vaccine to prevent COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus.Read about the coronavirus vaccine clinical t...
05:42 pm GMT - Mon, March 16, 2020
BoingBoing Airlines want $50 Billion federal bailout for coronavirus
Major U.S. passenger and cargo airlines say they need more than $50 billion in federal bailout money as the coronavirus pandemic closes businesses and dramatically slows down air travel. A lobbying gr...
05:32 pm GMT - Mon, March 16, 2020
BoingBoing Greenland and Antarctica melting 6x faster than in 1990s: NASA
NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena today reports new evidence of accelerating glacier melt in Antarctica. Observations from 11 satellite missions monitoring the Greenland and Antarctic ice s...
05:24 pm GMT - Mon, March 16, 2020
BoingBoing Trump to states: 'Respirators, ventilators, all of the equipment try getting it yourselves'
The complete abandonment of any leadership whatsoever. That's what we are witnessing in Donald Trump's response to the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic that is now killing Americans at an exponentially i...
05:08 pm GMT - Mon, March 16, 2020
BoingBoing WHO on Coronavirus: 'Test, test, test. Test every suspected case'
We have a simple message for all countries: Test, test, test. Test every suspected case.You cannot fight a fire blindfolded, and we cannot stop this pandemic if we don't know who is infected, The Worl...
04:09 pm GMT - Mon, March 16, 2020
BoingBoing Physicist Freeman Dyson's alien megastructure legacy
In 1960 during the early days of the search for extraterrestrial intelligence, theoretical physicist Freeman Dyson, who died last month, wrote an article titled "Search for Artificial Stellar Sources ...
03:28 pm GMT - Mon, March 16, 2020
BoingBoing A neuroscientist's take on synthetic telepathy, electrified ESP, and mind control
Telepathy. ESP. The ability to communicate thoughts, feelings, or experiences without using our known sensory channels is a timeless superpower. Soon, advances in neuroscience, molecular biology, and ...
02:52 pm GMT - Mon, March 16, 2020
BoingBoing Louis Vuitton converting perfume production lines to hand sanitizer manufacturing
French conglomerate LVMH -- owner of Louis Vuitton, Givenchy, and Christian Dior, and other luxury brands -- is converting its perfume production lines to crank out hand sanitizer. And no, they won't ...
02:22 pm GMT - Mon, March 16, 2020
BoingBoing Horse blows bubbles
In this charming video, a hoss enjoys dipping its head beneath the surface of a pond and blowing bubbles like a kid with a milkshake.If you would like to enjoy another clip like this, turn to page G5P...
01:40 pm GMT - Mon, March 16, 2020
BoingBoing Nighthawks in quarantine
In 2014, reddit user u/damburglar posted this abandoned recreation of Edward Hopper's 1942 painting Nighthawks. That it's a plainly-rendered 3D model seems to make it even creepier. [via]Here's one fr...
01:26 pm GMT - Mon, March 16, 2020
BoingBoing Half-marathon goes ahead in Britain despite coronavirus pandemic
Thousands of runners participated in a half-marathon in Bath, England this weekend despite warnings from public health experts that it could expose runners to the novel coronavirus. Organizers of the ...
01:00 pm GMT - Mon, March 16, 2020
BoingBoing Become a master of Raspberry Pi and Arduino with the help of this training
When it comes to DIY electronics, there are few brand names that carry more weight these days than Arduino and the Raspberry Pi. Over the past 15 years, Arduino has grown from a tool to teach electron...
01:00 pm GMT - Mon, March 16, 2020
BoingBoing Frightened fliers rejoice! Sacralize your seating with faux stained glass windows
Artist and entrepreneurial prankster Danielle Baskin is at it again. This time, Danielle has created a line of cling-on faux stained glass windows that you can slap up on any commercial plane window f...
12:45 pm GMT - Mon, March 16, 2020
BoingBoing New Blackmouth record, featuring Jarboe (formerly of Swans)
Multi-talented musician, artist, and graphic designer, John Bergin, has just released a new Blackmouth recording. Blackmouth is John, his long-time collaborator, Brett Smith, and Jarboe (formerly of S...
12:41 pm GMT - Mon, March 16, 2020
BoingBoing Enjoy this marble race
I ended up supporting a particular marble, emotionally investing in its success, then being sickeningly disappointed upon its inevitable defeat, by a different marble. They call this "Marbula One" rac...
12:30 pm GMT - Mon, March 16, 2020
BoingBoing Amazon and eBay punished coronavirus price-gougers by making it harder for the rest of us to get hand sanitizer
The New York Times has an excellent, harrowing story about Matt and Noah Colvin of Tennessee two of the many people who have tried to exploit the coronavirus panic for profit. The Colvin Brothers saw...
12:15 pm GMT - Mon, March 16, 2020
BoingBoing Behold, the "invisible" Rube Goldberg Machine!
But will it make breakfast? The fun starts at the 1:47 mark.(Pee-wee Herman, Geekologie)screenshot via YouTube Read the rest ...
12:12 pm GMT - Mon, March 16, 2020
BoingBoing Man blames media for news
"It's no worse than the flu!" yells an angry man at a TV news crew in a parking lot. "I don't even blame the chinese!"Facts as they stand: the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, has a mortality rate at lea...
12:00 pm GMT - Mon, March 16, 2020
BoingBoing How the coronavirus response reveals the arbitrary bullshit of so many US policies
Over at Slate, Dan Kois offers an incisive look at the status quo frustrations that have long affected daily American life and how they're now disappearing, because we're in a crisis. To some people,...
02:00 am GMT - Mon, March 16, 2020
BoingBoing Set the mood with this designer combination lamp, Bluetooth speaker, and wine cooler
Let's go ahead and assume you never thought you'd own a lamp that can chill a bottle of Albario. And if that lamp that's also a cooler were also a Bluetooth speaker, it's even less likely the idea cro...
08:00 pm GMT - Sun, March 15, 2020
BoingBoing From page building to apps to game design to AI, this programming training package covers it all
Learning to code can be intimidating. It always takes some time and attention to develop any new skill, but for one with as many approaches as programming, it can be particularly nerve-wracking, espec...
05:53 pm GMT - Sun, March 15, 2020
BoingBoing Meet McMuffin Rat
And just like that a star was bornEgg McMuffin Rat #subwaycreatures pic.twitter.com/vCeVirHRUK— Rick (@SubwayCreatures) March 13, 2020He's lovin' it. And I have to say, what's not to love. (That...
02:07 pm GMT - Sun, March 15, 2020
BoingBoing How to keep your anus thoroughly abraded during the coronapocalypse
Out of toilet paper? Incapable of cleaning your butt without it? Got a well-stocked woodworking shop? Make your own from wood pulp! Quilted Northern's funny advert for "artisanal" toilet paper was sat...
01:50 pm GMT - Sun, March 15, 2020
BoingBoing How a woman from Wuhan took care of her infected mother without becoming infected herself
My BFF, Alberto Gaitn, posted this on Facebook.Not medical advice, just a first-person account.This, from a girl from Wuhan who took care of her mother without getting infected herself:https://m.weibo...
01:38 pm GMT - Sun, March 15, 2020
BoingBoing Lego makes short work of steel axle
From The Brick Experiment Channel comes this test: "Let's see how Lego-compatible stainless steel axle deforms or breaks when high torque is applied. The test bench is made using only plastic Lego par...
01:25 pm GMT - Sun, March 15, 2020
BoingBoing A free short story about Irish history to read while you're quarantined over St. Patrick's Day
I wrote An Baile na mBan: a story of mothers, monsters, and war a few years ago for an anthology called Hidden Youth: Speculative Fiction from the Margins of History. Originally published by Crossed G...
01:00 pm GMT - Sun, March 15, 2020
BoingBoing From your home to the road to your pet, these items will help improve every aspect of your life
The great thing about living your best life is that it means something different to each individual. So while you may not need new socks or a fishing camera, other people are clamoring for it. To prov...
02:00 am GMT - Sun, March 15, 2020
BoingBoing Designs.ai can give your company an iconic logo you need in a matter of seconds
Heres a cool factoid about company branding and the importance of iconic imagery that you probably never considered. Brands that do a poor job of branding themselves to the public definitely pay the p...
12:27 am GMT - Sun, March 15, 2020
BoingBoing Douglas Rushkoff on Genesis Breyer P-Orridge (1950-2020)
It was 1993. I was working on my book Media Virus, and about to return home to LA from San Francisco, when Timothy Leary called to ask if I could make room for a friend in need who needed a ride. That...
11:45 pm GMT - Sat, March 14, 2020
BoingBoing Trump NEGATIVE for Coronavirus and COVID-19, says White House physician
White House physician says after an in-depth discussion Trump took coronavirus test, and hes negative.Impeached U.S. President and noted pathological liar Donald John Trump, after coming into close co...
08:59 pm GMT - Sat, March 14, 2020
BoingBoing Genesis Breyer P-Orridge of Throbbing Gristle and Psychic TV, RIP
Genesis Breyer P-Orridge -- the pioneering performance artist, musician, and occultist -- died this morning. S/he was 70-years-old. Gen's daughters Caresse and Genesse released the following statement...
08:00 pm GMT - Sat, March 14, 2020
BoingBoing Become a CompTIA-approved IT security pro with 7 different certification prep courses
The top security risk to any companys vital IT systems isnt hackers or malware. Its basic, pure and simple human error, according to CompTIA, the industrys most respected trade association.Even though...
02:00 pm GMT - Sat, March 14, 2020
BoingBoing Raccoon enjoys snack
I picture this blonde raccoon with a languid, slightly inebriated voice demanding — and promptly receiving — more cherries. Read the rest ...
01:45 pm GMT - Sat, March 14, 2020
BoingBoing FB group forms to open-source development of coronavirus-related medical hardware
A group has been formed on Facebook to help facilitate the open-source development of medical hardware (such as ventilators, filter masks, non-contact door openers, etc) to help fight the global coron...
01:40 pm GMT - Sat, March 14, 2020
BoingBoing Jonathan Frakes asking important questions
Jonathan Frakes, the actor and director associated most strongly with his Star Trek role as bearded lothario William Riker, has many other feathers in his cap. Here he poses some important questions t...
01:25 pm GMT - Sat, March 14, 2020
BoingBoing Pandemic playlists to watch the world burn by
Or is it "listen the world burn by"? Either way, some folks are taking their unexpected isolation time at home to make coronavirus-specific playlists. Here are the ones I'm aware of, thanks to in-the-...
01:00 pm GMT - Sat, March 14, 2020
BoingBoing Learn about electrical circuits, critical theorems, solar energy and more with this training
Careers in IT are diverse and varied, but one of the most important is one you may not have ever considered just how do all those networks and systems and devices get all that power, anyway? The work...
02:00 am GMT - Sat, March 14, 2020
BoingBoing This creative writing training will help you become a literary wordsmith
Creative writing can be a nerve-racking endeavor. Its just you, your thoughts and that very, very blank page or word doc. You might have an idea for the story you want to tell, but what form does that...
09:58 pm GMT - Fri, March 13, 2020
BoingBoing Watch this preacher cure coronavirus through the TV
Televangelist Kenneth Copeland urges you to put your hand on that television set and he, or rather Jesus, will cure you of COVID-19. Amen. Read the rest ...
09:26 pm GMT - Fri, March 13, 2020
BoingBoing Watch this housefly do amazing tricks (1910)
In this 1911 film, a housefly perched (glued?) on a matchstick, demonstrates fantastic feats of insect strength and agility. From the British Film Institute:This truly delightful (or singularly repell...
08:00 pm GMT - Fri, March 13, 2020
BoingBoing XSplit VCam is the simple solution to fixing video backgrounds. And its under $20.
If you shoot videos for your business or just for fun, its practically inevitable that youll eventually start wanting to up the production values. For most vlog style videos, its not like you need Sta...
07:33 pm GMT - Fri, March 13, 2020
BoingBoing Fifty years of Zappa's "Hot Rats" and how it inspired the jazz-rock fusion genre
In December of 2019, Ahmet Zappa and longtime Zappa vaultmeister Joe Travers released a 6-CD collection of the Hot Rats Sessions to celebrate the 50th anniversary of this ground-breaking, now classic ...
07:33 pm GMT - Fri, March 13, 2020
BoingBoing Why Yoko Ono once performed backup vocals for "Rock Lobster" onstage with The B-52's
In February 2002, Yoko Ono took the stage with the B-52's during a New York performance of "Rock Lobster." The story about how she got there is fascinating and I'm surprised this is the first time I'm...
05:54 pm GMT - Fri, March 13, 2020
BoingBoing And now, a skateboarding sparrow
This is a java sparrow that's learned to ride a tiny skateboard.Image: YouTube Read the rest ...
05:35 pm GMT - Fri, March 13, 2020
BoingBoing Watch the trailer for HBO's "The Plot Against America" miniseries debuting 3/16/2020
Philip Roth's 2004 alternate history novel about a Charles Lindbergh -ed Nazi takeover of the United States, The Plot Against America, has been adapted as a 6-part HBO miniseries. Created by David Sim...
05:13 pm GMT - Fri, March 13, 2020
BoingBoing Why did anyone watch 'Friday the 13th'?
A hit movie with a trailer that is comically horrible. I guess the trailer doesn't matter.This movie was a huge thing during my childhood. I was never into slasher flicks. RomComs are scary enough. Re...
05:02 pm GMT - Fri, March 13, 2020
BoingBoing The strange planet where it rains iron
On the planet Wasp-76b, it rains iron. Researchers from the University of Geneva (UNIGE) and colleagues observed the planet, 650 light years from Earth, using the European Southern Observatory's Very ...
05:02 pm GMT - Fri, March 13, 2020
BoingBoing Husband and wife team proudly reselling sanitizers and wipes at quadruple prices
A Toronto Star article profiles married couple Manny Ranga and Violeta Perez, who drive around to Costcos and load their pickup with hand sanitizer bottles and disinfectant wipes, then resell the item...
04:29 pm GMT - Fri, March 13, 2020
BoingBoing Reality TV stars of Diesel Brothers fined $850,000 for removing smog prevention devices from trucks
The Drive reports that "the stars of Discovery Channel's Diesel Brothers television show are being ordered to pay $851,451 for their role in producing and selling modified diesel pickups that wreaked ...
04:23 pm GMT - Fri, March 13, 2020
BoingBoing Watch 80 joyous minutes of newly discovered Seinfeld bloopers
At r/Seinfeld, MrJonLott writes:At the Raynham flea market 2 years ago I found a DVD with 80 minutes of previously unseen Seinfeld bloopers. These are different from the official DVD bloopers, which a...
04:04 pm GMT - Fri, March 13, 2020
BoingBoing Optical illusion demonstrates how your brain sometimes makes the wrong choice
In this segment of Curiosity Show we are presented with an illusion involving two playing cards. In just a couple of minutes we get an entertaining lesson in art history, perspective, and vision. Read...
04:00 pm GMT - Fri, March 13, 2020
BoingBoing Netflix's CASTLEVANIA show is so much better than it has any right to be
Netflix just released the third season of its anime Castlevania adaptation, and I certainly never expected to be so excited such a thing. Sure, I played the games a little bit as a kid. But I don't us...
03:56 pm GMT - Fri, March 13, 2020
BoingBoing The legend of Biggie Smalls' belt
In 1997, The Notorious B.I.G. (aka Biggie Smalls) visited the Manhattan offices of The Source, then the most influential hip hop publication in the world. Biggie was there for a photo shoot and took o...
03:52 pm GMT - Fri, March 13, 2020
BoingBoing PornHub offers free Premium service to Italians and will donate proceeds to fight coronavirus
Pornhub is donating its March proceeds from Modelhub to support Italy during this unfortunate time," the company said on Twitter:Model earnings will remain untouched, this is coming straight from Porn...
03:51 pm GMT - Fri, March 13, 2020
BoingBoing Trump's coronavirus travel ban conveniently exempts all of his European resorts
From Politico:The U.S. government proclamation initiating the ban targets 26 European countries that comprise a visa-free travel zone known as the Schengen Area.The United Kingdom, which is home to Tr...
03:45 pm GMT - Fri, March 13, 2020
BoingBoing After Eight Years on Boing Boing...The JOHN WILCOCK Comic Concludes!
And we're done! We (along with John, who loved that this was serialized) would like to thank everyone on Boing Boing, and all readers, for following this story over the pace of a page or two every mon...
03:12 pm GMT - Fri, March 13, 2020
BoingBoing Customer demands refund at Burger King as restaurant burns down
The video below shows a customer in a vehicle at a Burger King drive-through window. The restaurant is clearly ablaze, with smoke billowing from the roof and fire alarms shrieking. Staff, who have eva...
03:00 pm GMT - Fri, March 13, 2020
BoingBoing Here's Sarah Palin singing "Baby Got Back" dressed in a bright pink bear costume
In the video above, she explains her decision as some kind of deconstructive performance art about the media and politics and body image, or something.I've never actually watched The Masked Singer but...
01:48 pm GMT - Fri, March 13, 2020
BoingBoing Brighten up your social distancing with Coronavirus greeting cards
These were all made by Vinny Mraz, a New York-based a playwright, teaching artist and theater maker, who, like many New Yorkers, is nervously enjoying his self-quarantine and freaking out about how to...
01:36 pm GMT - Fri, March 13, 2020
BoingBoing Tactical toilet paper
Wipe away the coronapocalypse in stealthy style with Renova black toilet paper [Amazon], your everyday carry for the virus crisis. With 140 "very soft and absorbent" 3-ply sheets per 100% virgin pulp ...
01:00 pm GMT - Fri, March 13, 2020
BoingBoing Save over 70% on these cost-effective alternatives to Apple's Airpod Pros
Ever since their debut in 2016, the audio world has been chasing Apples AirPods. Launched with all the cache of a major Apple product along with its obvious integration with iPhones and iPads and thes...
12:52 pm GMT - Fri, March 13, 2020
BoingBoing On-nomi () is the new Japanese term for drinking online
Supposedly driven by the virus crisis, On-nomi (, "Drinking on[line]") is the practice of getting together with friends on the internet and having a drink together. It's the touchless, pathogen-free g...
12:32 pm GMT - Fri, March 13, 2020
BoingBoing Video of chatty dog perfectly synced to audio of a chainsaw
I will be spending my entire day on the Talking Animals YouTube collection. Read the rest ...
12:30 pm GMT - Fri, March 13, 2020
BoingBoing Herding cats isn't all that hard, after all
Cats belong on the right side of the room, thank you very much. I don't know about you, but with all the shit flying around in the news, this week, I find this video of a pooch quietly repositioning a...
12:21 pm GMT - Fri, March 13, 2020
BoingBoing Customers descend on newly-arrived toilet paper at Costco
"Somebody is going to get hurt!" a worker yells over and over, to no avail.When the tribunals commence, teenage judges on their charmin thrones, the court will rise and be seated to the revolutionary ...
12:15 pm GMT - Fri, March 13, 2020
BoingBoing Mass graves are being dug for Iranian coronavirus victims
It's been suggested by experts for some time now that the COVID-19 situation is far more dire in Iran than the nation's government has been willing to admit. According to Iran, 10,000 of its citizens ...
11:59 am GMT - Fri, March 13, 2020
BoingBoing 3D printer maker, Prusa Research, retools its factory to manufacture hand sanitizer
Today I got a message from my friend and former Make: colleague, Matt Stultz. Matt now works for Prusa Research, the award-winning Czech 3D printer company created by force-of-nature, Josef Prusa. Mat...
02:00 am GMT - Fri, March 13, 2020
BoingBoing Learn some of the most important tactics for organizing and analyzing large data sets for just $30
If numbers and data science are all just a big mystery to you, think of todays data scientists as modern-day versions of the old California gold rush prospectors panning the water. Theyd sift through ...
01:41 am GMT - Fri, March 13, 2020
BoingBoing Cryptopocalypse -- Bitcoin drops almost 40% in one day
Stock investors who are reeling after today's disaster on Wall Street can take comfort in the fact that people hodling Bitcoin fared even worse. The price of a bitcoin dropped from $7900 to $4900 in l...
01:15 am GMT - Fri, March 13, 2020
BoingBoing California governor issues order allowing state to commandeer hotels for coronavirus patients
California Governor Gavin Newsom issued an executive order that will allow the state to take over hotels to house coronavirus patients in case hospitals are overloaded.From The Los Angeles Times:Under...
08:56 pm GMT - Thu, March 12, 2020
BoingBoing Coronavirus cured (again), Britains Royals clash (again) and the woman who pees alcohol (unprecedented) in this weeks dubious tabloids
In the face of a pandemic of facts, tabloid reporters appear to be self-quarantining to avoid all contact with reality....
08:48 pm GMT - Thu, March 12, 2020
BoingBoing File under: "Aw, hell, no!" Working the high wires of electrical transmission lines
Not enough money in the world. View this post on Instagram Follow @electricalgram Follow @electricalgram Follow @electricalgram - All rights and credits reserved to the respective owner(s). D...
08:35 pm GMT - Thu, March 12, 2020
BoingBoing Disneyland closing due to coronavirus
Disneyland Park and California Adventures in Anaheim, California today said it will close on March 14 through at least the end of the month due to the coronavirus pandemic.This is only the fourth time...
08:25 pm GMT - Thu, March 12, 2020
BoingBoing NCAA cancels March Madness due to coronavirus
Citing the COVID-19 public health threat, the NCAA is canceling March Madness and all other winter and spring men's and women's college basketball tournaments amid a growing coronavirus pandemic.MARCH...
08:13 pm GMT - Thu, March 12, 2020
BoingBoing NYC Mayor De Blasio declares State of Emergency over coronavirus outbreak
NYC mayor: 95 confirmed coronavirus cases, 42 just since yesterday...
08:07 pm GMT - Thu, March 12, 2020
BoingBoing Coronavirus crash: The Dow had its worst day since 1987, plunging about 10%
Dow's 4th-worst loss in history...
08:00 pm GMT - Thu, March 12, 2020
BoingBoing Get access to 600 designer approved templates for PowerPoint and Google Slides for $29
Lets face it Microsoft has held a hammerlock on the presentation software market for years. In fact, rough guesses estimate PowerPoint has been used for about 95 percent of all digital presentations ...
07:46 pm GMT - Thu, March 12, 2020
BoingBoing Bernie Sanders wins California Democratic Primary
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt) won the California Democratic Primary, multiple news organizations are now projecting based on incoming results. Yes, it really did take this long to count all those Califor...
07:38 pm GMT - Thu, March 12, 2020
BoingBoing Coronavirus: Telecom Italia says internet traffic up 70%, mostly online games like Fortnite, Call of Duty
The death toll in Italy's coronavirus outbreak today passed 1,000.Schools throughout Italy are completely shut down, which is reportedly driving a surge in internet traffic as bored kids forced to sta...
07:27 pm GMT - Thu, March 12, 2020
BoingBoing New Hostess iced lattes flavored like Twinkies, Ding Dongs, and other snack cakes
Now you can drink your way directly to diabetes with a newly announced line of Hostess brand bottled iced lattes -- yes, that means they're flavored like snack cakes. Twinkies, Ding Dongs, Honey Bun, ...
07:04 pm GMT - Thu, March 12, 2020
BoingBoing I installed this Smart Wi-Fi garage door opener in a few minutes
If you want to be able to open and close your garage door from your phone, and receive alerts on your phone when the door is opened or closed, this Meross Smart Wi-Fi Garage Door Opener is a good choi...
06:38 pm GMT - Thu, March 12, 2020
BoingBoing "Thermo Thelma" in this deck of Old Maid cards from 1968 still freaks me out
I had this Old Maid deck when I was a kid. I liked the oversize cards and the Paul Coker Jr-esque illustrations, but I share Steve Banes dread of Thermo Thelma, who "is looking at me with that over-si...
06:17 pm GMT - Thu, March 12, 2020
BoingBoing Ikea makes pizza table that looks like the little plastic table inside pizza boxes
Ad agency Ogilvy Hong Kong teamed up with Ikea and Pizza Hut to create a life-size table, the Sva, that looks just like the little plastic "tables" inside pizza boxes. (Those little tables are officia...
06:14 pm GMT - Thu, March 12, 2020
BoingBoing NYT: In times of global shock people help each other, while the elite panic
This lengthy New York Times piece by Jon Mooallem is subtitled, "The Great Alaska Earthquake of 1964 surprised everyone by showing that natural disasters can bring out more kindness than selfishness."...
05:51 pm GMT - Thu, March 12, 2020
BoingBoing 1965's 'Eve of Destruction' by Barry McGuire
Over and over and over again my friend... Read the rest ...
05:44 pm GMT - Thu, March 12, 2020
BoingBoing Disco diva Gloria Gaynor posts ""I Will Survive" handwashing video
@gloriagaynor It only takes :20 seconds to SURVIVE! ##iWillSurviveChallenge ##fyp ##coronavirus ##handwashing I Will Survive - Gloria Gaynor Disco diva Gloria Gaynor picked her own 1978 jam for 2...
05:39 pm GMT - Thu, March 12, 2020
BoingBoing A Baby Yoda minifig comes with the new LEGO Razor Crest
This is the way to get a Baby Yoda minifig.The 1000+ piece LEGO Razor Crest can be ordered in advance of its September debut.Baby Yoda!LEGO Star Wars: The Mandalorian The Razor Crest 75292 Building Ki...
05:32 pm GMT - Thu, March 12, 2020
BoingBoing Watch the lovely trailer for Soul, the new film from Pixar
My only complaint about Pixar's new film Soul is that is doesn't come out until June 19. Here's the description:Joe Gardner is a middle-school band teacher who gets the chance of a lifetime to play at...
05:14 pm GMT - Thu, March 12, 2020
BoingBoing These robots are attacking coronavirus at hospitals
Danish company UVD Robots developed autonomous mobile robots outfitted with powerful ultraviolet lights that destroy microbes. The robots roam hospitals pausing at pre-determine points to fire up thei...
04:48 pm GMT - Thu, March 12, 2020
BoingBoing Trump on Coronavirus: "We need a little separation... It's gonna go away. It's gonna go away"
Having inspired a stock market sell-off and widespread panic with a bizarre, lie-filled speech last night, Trump is at it again today with the coronavirus blunders.Said Donald John Trump just now to r...
04:46 pm GMT - Thu, March 12, 2020
BoingBoing The Misfits' Glenn Danzig's "Danzig Sings Elvis," the album and tour
The Misfits' Glenn Danzig will finally release his long-awaited album of Elvis covers on April 17. In celebration, the horror punk pioneer has also announced two intimate (and expensive) live performa...
04:38 pm GMT - Thu, March 12, 2020
BoingBoing Clearview AI gave accounts to ex Trump staffer, GOPers, Holocaust denier
Clearview AI said its facial recognition tool was only for law enforcement, but Buzzfeed News reports they gave accounts to former Trump staffer Jason Miller, as well as various Republican political ...
04:29 pm GMT - Thu, March 12, 2020
BoingBoing Pro basketball player who jokingly touched reporters' microphones tested positive for COVID-19
Rudy Gobert thought it was funny to touch every single mic and recorder in the media room.Now, he has Coronavirus and the entire NBA season is suspendedpic.twitter.com/A22U5AgmBi— Sports ReUp (@...
04:20 pm GMT - Thu, March 12, 2020
BoingBoing Look how much Boston Dynamics' bipedal robots have improved in 10 years
10 Years Of Progress In The Boston Dynamics Robotics from r/nextfuckinglevelOn the left, a tethered robot from 2009 hobbles on a treadmill. On the right, an untethered 2019 version agiley bounds over ...
04:05 pm GMT - Thu, March 12, 2020
BoingBoing Canada PM Trudeau self-isolating as coronavirus precaution after wife becomes ill
Canada's prime minister Justin Trudeau is self-isolating at home after his wife Sophie Gregoire Trudeau began displaying flu-like symptoms, and took a test for coronavirus.They are awaiting results fr...
04:02 pm GMT - Thu, March 12, 2020
BoingBoing With tourist trade down, hungry wild monkeys storm city in Thailand in search of food
Theres normally a lot of tourists here to feed the monkeys but now there are not as many, because of the coronavirus, a person in Lopburi, Thailand told a News Parliament reporter. As a results hundre...
03:47 pm GMT - Thu, March 12, 2020
BoingBoing Download these PDF files of incredible paper mechanisms
Check out this collection of 30 PDF templates for cut-and-fold paper mechanisms and 3D optical illusions. Some of these will be familiar to readers of pop-up books, but many look like new innovations....
03:45 pm GMT - Thu, March 12, 2020
BoingBoing Trump met with Brazil official who has coronavirus
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaros communications secretary, Fabio Wajngarten [RIGHT] instagrammed this selfie of himself hanging out with Trump and Pence before he tested positive for coronavirus.B...
01:50 pm GMT - Thu, March 12, 2020
BoingBoing Stocks plunge after Trump travel ban; NYSE suspends trading
The New York Stock Exchange suspended trading shortly after opening today as markets fell hard and fast over the European travel ban announced last night by President Donald Trump. The Dow Jones fell ...
01:41 pm GMT - Thu, March 12, 2020
BoingBoing Come eat cake with us, Danny
Kaci the Homicidal Homemaker made this deliciously sinister cake inspired by the carpet at the Overlook Hotel. [via Marshall Julius]Also, Hellraiser brownies: Read the rest ...
01:00 pm GMT - Thu, March 12, 2020
BoingBoing Get a factory recertified Microsoft Surface Pro for less than $920
Spring may not officially start for a few more days in the northern hemisphere, but Microsoft has been getting a jump on spring cleaning in recent weeks. The tech giant has been blowing out truckloads...
12:51 pm GMT - Thu, March 12, 2020
BoingBoing Super-rich head off to their doomsday bunkers
Amid the virus outbreak, the very wealthy are "self-isolating" in well-equipped doomsday bunkers, some in far-off places such as New Zealand. The worlds richest people are chartering private jets to ...
12:41 pm GMT - Thu, March 12, 2020
BoingBoing Post-apocalypse game show: "Hello, good evening, and remain indoors!"
British comedy duo Mitchell and Webb created their "The Quiz" sketch format years ago, depicting a dilapidated and miserable TV game show broadcast in the wake of an apocalyptic "event" that means you...
12:00 pm GMT - Thu, March 12, 2020
BoingBoing All of Me is Illustrated celebrates the Ray Bradbury Centennial with a 21st Century take on "The Illustrated Man"
The release of All of Me is Illustrated, Stories by Ray Bradury, celebrates the authors Centennial with the stories, The Illustrated Man, and The Illustrated Woman, published together in a 272-page ha...
11:59 am GMT - Thu, March 12, 2020
BoingBoing Trump's coronavirus address to the nation with all the crazy stuff removed
my teenage daughter edited together a version of trump's address with only heavy breathing moments and I honestly don't think I've ever been prouder of herparental discretion advised @dyl_...
11:42 am GMT - Thu, March 12, 2020
BoingBoing In news footage, British chancellor's binder mysteriously changes color
In this Sky News clip, British chancellor Rishi Sunak's binder is seen to change color from burgundy to green. Theories about fancy iridescent leather were floated, but the consensus seems to be that ...
11:27 am GMT - Thu, March 12, 2020
BoingBoing Vulva emphasized in new K-Y lube logo
"America's #1 lubricant brand" K-Y has a new look. Intentionally designed to represent a vulva, the brand's new logo is described as follows by its creator, Design Bridge New York:A strong symbol of f...
02:00 am GMT - Thu, March 12, 2020
BoingBoing Learn how to master Final Cut Pro X for just $15
The Social Network. X-Men Origins: Wolverine. 300. No Country for Old Men.Other than the fact that these were all giant movies with either massive critical or box office appeal, these films dont appea...
12:57 am GMT - Thu, March 12, 2020
BoingBoing U.S. Army whistleblower Chelsea Manning in hospital recovering from suicide attempt
Whistleblower Chelsea Manning attempted suicide while in jail today, say her lawyers. She is recovering in a hospitalFrom Axios:Manning is still scheduled to appear on Friday for a previously calendar...
12:38 am GMT - Thu, March 12, 2020
BoingBoing Enjoy this ASMR video "Testing You For Coronavirus"
Frissons and solid information about coronavirus at the same time. What more could you ask for? Read the rest ...
12:13 am GMT - Thu, March 12, 2020
BoingBoing An attempt was made to fix a bent steering wheel on an ATV
The fellers who posted this video wrote: "The 4 wheeler was rolled over the day previous and the steering shaft had bent. In the video, we were trying to straighten the steering shaft by pulling it st...
12:01 am GMT - Thu, March 12, 2020
BoingBoing Church of Cypress says it is impossible for sacramental wine and bread to transmit diseases
If you think it is possible for consecrated bread or wine to give you an infectious disease, you are a blasphemer, according to the Church of Cyprus, which issued the following announcement:"Regarding...
12:01 am GMT - Thu, March 12, 2020
BoingBoing Church of Cyprus says it is impossible for sacramental wine and bread to transmit diseases
If you think it is possible for consecrated bread or wine to give you an infectious disease, you are a blasphemer, according to the Church of Cyprus, which issued the following announcement:"Regarding...
11:41 pm GMT - Wed, March 11, 2020
BoingBoing Owner of a 7-Eleven arrested for selling homemade hand sanitizer that burned kids' skin
Manisha Bharade (47) of New Jersey was arrested this week on charges of endangering the welfare of a child and deceptive business practices. Bharade, owner of a 7-Eleven, is accused of selling a homem...
08:46 pm GMT - Wed, March 11, 2020
BoingBoing Spotify ran ads for evil clown film "It" on childrens' lullaby playlist
Spotify and Warner Bros are in trouble over ads for It: Chapter Two that played between songs on a childrens' lullaby playlist curated by the streaming audio company.The advert for the film It: Chapte...
08:00 pm GMT - Wed, March 11, 2020
BoingBoing Get over 100 hours of expert cybersecurity training for just $50
Another day, another data breach affecting thousands, another giant international company apologizing and wondering publicly about what went wrong with their cybersecurity.The latest victim: Virgin Me...
07:31 pm GMT - Wed, March 11, 2020
BoingBoing This tiny skull trapped in amber belongs to the smallest dinosaur ever discovered
The tiny skull, about the size of a thumbnail, trapped in amber may belong to the smallest dinosaur scientists have ever discovered. Paleontologist Lida Xing of the China University of Geosciences spo...
07:14 pm GMT - Wed, March 11, 2020
BoingBoing How to start a fire with your bare hands
Washington College anthropologist Bill Schindler who specializes in "primitive technologies":"Even though you may never find yourself in a survival situation, I firmly believe that learning and practi...
07:07 pm GMT - Wed, March 11, 2020
BoingBoing Delirium is real and a huge risk for aging patients
With unfortunate frequency, elderly patients go to the hospital for a surgery or other treatment and quickly become confused, bewildered, and sometimes agitated or totally disoriented. This is called ...
06:50 pm GMT - Wed, March 11, 2020
BoingBoing Watch Mel Brooks' wonderfully funny and very short animated film "The Critic" (1963)
In 1962, Mel Brooks attended a screening of an abstract animation by Norman McLaren. He overheard an older fellow chattering and complaining through the whole thing. Inspired, Brooks and director Erne...
06:42 pm GMT - Wed, March 11, 2020
BoingBoing Watch a suspected thief instantly discouraged by a fun DIY crime deterrent
Katie and Josh Camarena of Portervilla, California came up an excellent theft deterrent during a rash of crime in their neighborhood. From LADbible: In a post on Facebook, she explained: "We have been...
05:46 pm GMT - Wed, March 11, 2020
BoingBoing New Mexico woman stole car for joyride and claimed she was Beyonc, police say
A woman New Mexico faces criminal charges after police say she stole a car and then attempted to pass herself off as Beyonc Knowles.The Las Cruces Sun-News reports that Surena Henry was arrested last...
05:37 pm GMT - Wed, March 11, 2020
BoingBoing Keep coronavirus info classified, Trump White House told federal health agency
COVID19, the disease caused by the coronavirus, has killed ~30 people in the U.S. and infected over 1,000 ...
05:22 pm GMT - Wed, March 11, 2020
BoingBoing 'Wanted: Unknown Cow.' Florida cow on the loose sought by authorities
The Pembroke Pines Police Department tweeted: Wanted: Unknown Cow.Description: Female cow. Brown with a white head. Faster than it looks. Talented fence jumper. Enjoys pools.They weren't joking. A mys...
04:40 pm GMT - Wed, March 11, 2020
BoingBoing Coronavirus outbreak is a pandemic, WHO says
"Pandemic is not a word to use lightly or carelessly. It is a word that, if misused, can cause unreasonable fear, or unjustified acceptance that the fight is over, leading to unnecessary suffering and...
04:36 pm GMT - Wed, March 11, 2020
BoingBoing Harvey Weinstein sentenced to 23 years in prison for rape and sexual assault
Disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein was today sentenced to 23 years in prison after he was found guilty of committing a criminal sex act in the first degree involving one woman victim, and rape in ...
04:00 pm GMT - Wed, March 11, 2020
BoingBoing How the United States re-branded as "America"
NPR's Throughline had a great recent episode about what's essentially the branding of the American Empire. Host Rund Abdelfatah speaks with Daniel Immerwahr, a history professor at Northwestern Univer...
03:00 pm GMT - Wed, March 11, 2020
BoingBoing Iggy Pop on the Old Grey Whistle Test in 1979
Every so often I have to return to this wonderful performance of the Chairman of the Bored on the 4/24/1979 episode of Old Grey Whistle Test. The band (Iggy, Scott Thurston, Glen Matlock, Jackie Clark...
02:50 pm GMT - Wed, March 11, 2020
BoingBoing Putin just demonstrated how a leader can constitutionally lock himself into power forever
Donald Trump loves to test the waters about abolishing Presidential term limits. As much as he might fantasize about becoming dictator-in-chief, it would take a lot to actually make it happen, so I wo...
02:36 pm GMT - Wed, March 11, 2020
BoingBoing Puppies in a bucket
In this video, posted by Kentfield Kennels Labrador Retrievers, a number of puppies are observed to coalesce within a single medium-sized bucket. Though it appears the puppies are becoming more organi...
01:28 pm GMT - Wed, March 11, 2020
BoingBoing U.S. counties with a life expectancy of 80 years or more
Not for much longer, sure, but here's a map of American counties whose residents enjoy a life expectancy of more than eighty years. It was drafted by Spooderman89 on Reddit using mapchart.com.I belie...
01:15 pm GMT - Wed, March 11, 2020
BoingBoing Ozzy Osbourne releases touching autobiographical video for his recent single, "Ordinary Man" (featuring Elton John)
As part of the content for "Ordinary Man," Ozzy Obsourne's most recent record (released January 21, 2020), last night saw the release of this video for the title track. It features Osbourne sitting in...
01:00 pm GMT - Wed, March 11, 2020
BoingBoing These LG and Vizio TVs will change your viewing experience without breaking the bank
HD. 4K. LED. Smart sets. It really is a new age for those in the market for a new TV. I mean, could you even have imagined you could affordably bring home a screen over seven feet across even just a f...
01:00 pm GMT - Wed, March 11, 2020
BoingBoing A fascinating computer analysis of the linguistic context around the 2nd Amendment
The Second Amendment is perhaps the most controversial part of the U.S. Bill of Rights. But that's not just because of our grander cultural debate around gun rights and gun violence it's 'cause the d...
12:53 pm GMT - Wed, March 11, 2020
BoingBoing Photos of planet Earth
Pictures of Earth by Planetary Spacecraft is, as you have perhaps already surmised, a collection of photos of our homeworld not taken by human beings.The image above comes from NASA's Cassini spacecra...
12:45 pm GMT - Wed, March 11, 2020
BoingBoing Fats Waller told me your feet's too big
Talking smack about bits of your anatomy that you've got no control over. Delighting generations with his clever arrangements and often hilarious, heartfelt lyrics. Showing modern musicians what a sho...
12:30 pm GMT - Wed, March 11, 2020
BoingBoing Russia's airborne dicketry comes close to America's shores
The world's busy shitting its pants over an impending pandemic, oil production slap-fights and the arse dropping out of the stock market right into the lap of a recession that's just a-waiting in the ...
12:26 pm GMT - Wed, March 11, 2020
BoingBoing Coronavirus conference canceled due to coronavirus
An event titled "Doing Business under Coronavirus" was scheduled, but it turns out that coronavirus has other plans: the conference day has beencanceled due to the spread of the illness. Bloomberg New...
12:15 pm GMT - Wed, March 11, 2020
BoingBoing What the late, great James Connolly got right about socialism and oligarchies
I've written here before to mention that I perform lengthy sets of Irish folk music around St. Patrick's Day*, and there are quite a few of those popular pub songs that include (well-deserved, IMHO) s...
12:00 pm GMT - Wed, March 11, 2020
BoingBoing Apparently prison has the best potato chips
Today I learned that there's a brand of potato chips available in prison commissaries that are so good, they're almost worth being locked up for. They're called "The Whole Shabangs" and, until 2016, t...
11:47 am GMT - Wed, March 11, 2020
BoingBoing Debbie Harry debunks the debunking of her brush with serial killer Ted Bundy: It was him.
In Debbie Harrys gripping new memoir Face It, she sets the story straight about the night she got into the car of serial killer Ted Bundy.Her story factors into the painting by Robert Williams, Debbie...
11:45 am GMT - Wed, March 11, 2020
BoingBoing Seven Stages To Achieve Eternal Bliss is a movie I never knew I needed
There is absolutely nothing in this trailer that doesn't instill me with an intense sense of glee. Read the rest ...
11:44 am GMT - Wed, March 11, 2020
BoingBoing Beastie Boys Story to show at select U.S. IMAX theaters
The Beastie Boys Story drops on April 24 via Apple TV+, as previously reported. But now it's been announced that this Spike Jonze-directed "live documentary experience" will show first on 19 U.S. IMAX...
11:33 am GMT - Wed, March 11, 2020
BoingBoing Top toilet paper manufacturer says it's rolling to meet demand
Described by the BBC as the "loo roll boss", Tony Richards is the operations director at one of the world's largest manufacturers of toilet paper. They are ramping up to meet demand, he says, and pro...
11:06 am GMT - Wed, March 11, 2020
BoingBoing Gabbard in it to win it!
It was another big night for Joe Biden, now leading rival Bernie Sanders 836 to 686 in the Dem delegate total, but Tulsi Gabbard picked up her second delegate and is still in the race! John Heilemann:...
11:00 am GMT - Wed, March 11, 2020
BoingBoing How one guy's exercise routine made him a burglary suspect, thanks to Google's Geofence Warrants
At 30-years-old, Zachary McCoy was really getting his shit together. He'd recently finished his associate's degree in computer programming, and he was exercising on the reg, riding his bike around his...
02:13 am GMT - Wed, March 11, 2020
BoingBoing Woman in jail after paying bail with cannabis-scented cash
In Ashland, Louisiana, a woman has been arrested on drug charges when police decided the $5,000 cash she used to post an inmates bail carried the strong odor of marijuana. The Terrebonne Parish Sherif...
02:00 am GMT - Wed, March 11, 2020
BoingBoing Louisiana couple stole $1,000 worth of beer from 6 Target stores in 1 week, say cops
He tried to smuggle an electric drill out of a Walmart in his pants. She faces drug charges. It's a match made in Louisiana.A couple accused of stealing over $1,000 worth of beer from 6 different Targ...
02:00 am GMT - Wed, March 11, 2020
BoingBoing Become an expert in Microsoft Azure with the help of this $30 training bundle
Not too long ago, if you wanted to get employed as an IT cloud systems expert, that meant learning Amazon Web Services (AWS). That made sense back when Amazons market share was nearly double that of a...
12:18 am GMT - Wed, March 11, 2020
BoingBoing Joe Biden projected to win Michigan, Mississippi, & Missouri Democratic primaries
Bad night for Bernie Sanders...
08:56 pm GMT - Tue, March 10, 2020
BoingBoing Get these no-show socks at a great discount
Everyone in my family has stolen my n0-show socks.They have little rubber stripes to keep the socks from slipping off your heel. Interestingly, the photo on the Amazon page shows the socks being work ...
08:00 pm GMT - Tue, March 10, 2020
BoingBoing Make your computer run like new with this top-rated junk cleaning software
Like any machine, your computer sometimes needs a tune-up, and the more you use it, the more likely it needs some TLC. Although, with plenty of rarely-used and obsolete files, tons of cache storage, e...
06:39 pm GMT - Tue, March 10, 2020
BoingBoing In unsealed court papers, Weinstein suggested Jennifer Aniston should be killed for complaining about him
Recently unsealed court papers are not likely to help Harvey Weinstein when he gets sentenced tomorrow for two rape convictions. The New York Times reports the court papers contain emails from Weinste...
04:39 pm GMT - Tue, March 10, 2020
BoingBoing A signed Salvador Dal woodcut print turned up in thrift shop
An unusual artwork at the Hotline Pink Thrift Shop in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina caught the eye of volunteer Wendy Hawkins. Intrigued, she brought it to a nearby art gallery to see if they could offer...
04:28 pm GMT - Tue, March 10, 2020
BoingBoing Harvard is telling all students to stay home after spring break
Harvard University told its 20,000 students not to return to campus after spring break concludes on March 23. They'll be given online classes instead.From MIT Technology Review:Harvard said the move t...
04:07 pm GMT - Tue, March 10, 2020
BoingBoing Police called to school over stolen juice box
On Friday, police were called to the Union School District in Rimersburg, Pennsylvania after a "known" juvenile allegedly robbed the school cafeteria of a juice box valued at 80 cents.crop of image by...
04:00 pm GMT - Tue, March 10, 2020
BoingBoing Do you have trouble keeping your plants alive? Try this Atreyu and Artax flower pot set.
If you were a child of the 80s, you were almost certainly scarred and traumatized by the hero Atreyu's failure to save his beloved horse Artax from the Swamp of Sadness inThe Neverending Story.Welp, n...
03:48 pm GMT - Tue, March 10, 2020
BoingBoing If you try to resell a face mask for profit in Japan, you could go to jail for a year
Gougers have until March 15 to resell face mask in Japan. After that they face a fine and imprisonment.From Japan Times:In a prominent example of price-gouging, anassemblyman in Shizuoka Prefecture wa...
03:35 pm GMT - Tue, March 10, 2020
BoingBoing Photos of empty public spaces in Italy
Buzzfeed has a gallery of photos of popular tourist attractions, trains, and other usually crowded places in Italy, showing how most people are staying home.Here's an alarming thread about what's happ...
03:22 pm GMT - Tue, March 10, 2020
BoingBoing How to set up a pheromone bucket trap
Interested in learning how to set up a pheromone bucket trap to capture some western bean cutworms? This video produced by the New York State Integrated Pest Management Program should help!Image: Yank...
01:52 pm GMT - Tue, March 10, 2020
BoingBoing Wash Your Hands poster generator
William Gibson, a 17-year-old dev from the U.K., created an online generator that produces the NHS's guide to washing your hands properly, but with song lyrics. Some of the more amusing mashups have g...
01:30 pm GMT - Tue, March 10, 2020
BoingBoing Bleach and cocaine do not a coronavirus cure make
Look, I know that it's frigging hard to find hand sanitizer and toilet paper right now, but maybe ease back on the stick before you do anything extreme in the name of avoiding the Coronavirus. It shou...
01:26 pm GMT - Tue, March 10, 2020
BoingBoing What happens to hotel soap
What happens to the lightly-used blocks of hand soap, lotion and shampoo left in hotel rooms? They used to go in the trash, but in recent years a recycling program has taken off and sends sterilized, ...
01:00 pm GMT - Tue, March 10, 2020
BoingBoing This top-rated meditation app on the App and Google Play Store is on sale for 50% off
Taking care of yourself is certainly trendy, but that doesn't mean everyone is doing it. Or at least, that doesn't mean everyone is doing it in ways that will really, truly care for their mental and p...
12:45 pm GMT - Tue, March 10, 2020
BoingBoing A genderless evangelist rode through revolutionary America warning of the Apocalypse
After a severe fever in 1776, Rhode Island farmer's daughter Jemima Wilkinson was reborn as a genderless celestial being who had been sent to warn of the coming Apocalypse. But the general public was ...
12:45 pm GMT - Tue, March 10, 2020
BoingBoing Exhaustive reviews of ceiling fans
I'm considering buying the Oxygen Solis [Amazon], a tactical EDC ceiling fan, and chanced across the YouTube channel Vintage Fans and More looking for opinions. It's a large collection of surprisingly...
12:30 pm GMT - Tue, March 10, 2020
BoingBoing Pee-wee Herman fans are going all out for "Big Adventure" 35th anniversary tour
For its 35th birthday, the quirky cult classic Pee-wee's Big Adventure is traveling the U.S. on a multi-city tour with its creator, Paul Reubens. As I write this, the Pee-wee's Big Adventure 35th Anni...
12:23 pm GMT - Tue, March 10, 2020
BoingBoing President George W. Bush explaining that everything will be fine
What with all the turmoil in markets, I thought it would be useful to repost this reassuring message from President George W. Bush, as broadcast early in the 2008 financial crisis. Read the rest ...
12:15 pm GMT - Tue, March 10, 2020
BoingBoing A brilliant visual illustration of Pi using pizzas and crust
Pi Day is coming up this Saturday. To celebrate, here's a cool little demo of 3.14 using four pizzas and one circumference of crust.With Pi Day just around the corner, lets remember what Pi is all abo...
12:08 pm GMT - Tue, March 10, 2020
BoingBoing Virgin Komodo dragon had three babies
A female Komodo dragon named Charlie who lives at the Chattanooga Zoo had three hatchlings without ever having mated. Charlie's hatchlings were born last year but the zoo only recently determined via ...
12:01 pm GMT - Tue, March 10, 2020
BoingBoing Trump's Instructions for Your Survival of the Coronavirus
Tom the Dancing Bug, IN WHICH Donald J. Trump gives you instructions for how you can beat the coronavirus, the Trump way....
12:00 pm GMT - Tue, March 10, 2020
BoingBoing Someone started a literary magazine dedicated to Taco Bell
Taco Bell Quarterly is not affiliated with Taco Bell. It also has no profit model, and admits on its own website that it cannot even get extra sauce at the Taco Bell drive-thru.It does, however, still...
11:23 am GMT - Tue, March 10, 2020
BoingBoing Weird and wild warped-grid jigsaw puzzles inspired by Mobius, Haeckel, and Picasso
Mathematician, artist, and engineer George W. Hart of "Mbius strip bagel" fame has recently been playing with a laser cutter to create head-spinning warped-grid jigsaw puzzles. He came up with an algo...
11:00 am GMT - Tue, March 10, 2020
BoingBoing William Shatner wins a huge load of horse semen in his divorce settlement
Late last year, William Shatner announced his divorce from Elizabeth Anderson Martin, his wife of 18 years. Now that all the legal smoke has settled, the Calgary Herald has reported the details of the...
07:08 am GMT - Tue, March 10, 2020
BoingBoing I don't think so.
Don't say anything...(r/DeepIntoYouTube, thanks UPSO!) Read the rest ...
02:00 am GMT - Tue, March 10, 2020
BoingBoing This tiny cube backs up your entire phone everytime you charge it up
Were all shooting heaps and heaps of smartphone images and videos. You probably even snapped a picture or captured some footage today. And that media will likely sit there on your phone until youre st...
09:30 pm GMT - Mon, March 9, 2020
BoingBoing Blue painter's tape good for more than masking
I'd been storing my comics in my parents' attic for the last 40+ years and I just got them all and have been putting them into new plastic bags. I enjoyed Regie Simmons' video on how to bag and board ...
09:21 pm GMT - Mon, March 9, 2020
BoingBoing I can not honestly say I remember "Spice Up Your Life"
That said, the most memorable parts of my 1997 were probably hallucinations.Wikipedia reference for Spice Up Your Life Read the rest ...
08:06 pm GMT - Mon, March 9, 2020
BoingBoing These guys projected "Sucks" on LA's Scientology headquarters
"Reckless Ben" (no relation to Wreckless Eric, as far as I know) and his pal made a 10-part documentary about how they infiltrated the Church of Scientology, started a religion called "Scientology Suc...
08:00 pm GMT - Mon, March 9, 2020
BoingBoing Improve your writing with a little help from this high tech 5-in-1 online editor
For professional or personal purposes, your writing should make you look good. Easier said than done for manyyes, even those of us getting paid to write. "Everyone needs an editor," as they say. Why n...
07:15 pm GMT - Mon, March 9, 2020
BoingBoing Should the Vulcan greeting replace the handshake in the coronavirus era?
In this CNet piece, Gael Fashingbauer Cooper poses the question: should the "Live Long and Prosper" Vulcan greeting replace handshakes in the coronavirus era?Hell, yes! Let's do this thing. I've also ...
06:52 pm GMT - Mon, March 9, 2020
BoingBoing NY attorney general tells convicted fraudster Jim Bakker to stop peddling alleged coronavirus cure
There is no treatment for the coronavirus, states the World Health Organization. That hasn't stopped televangelist and felon Jim Bakker from selling a purported cure to the pitiful people who watch hi...
06:38 pm GMT - Mon, March 9, 2020
BoingBoing A Los Angeles restaurant won't let you enter until they take your temperature
If you want to eat at Sichuan Impression, a small chain of restaurants in Los Angeles, don't show up with a fever (and please don't show up anywhere with a fever!). Since mid-January, the restaurant h...
06:32 pm GMT - Mon, March 9, 2020
BoingBoing Black Mesa, a reimagining of the original Half-Life game
Black Mesa is a reimagining of the original Half-Life game, in development for years and published by Valve itself on Steam. For fans of the series, the trailer above offers plenty of chills; it's not...
05:55 pm GMT - Mon, March 9, 2020
BoingBoing These triangular blobs roll like wheels
I posted about Reuleaux Triangles in 2017, and here's another video about them. Like a circle, a Reuleaux Triangle is a shape with constant width. In other words, you can rotate a reuleaux triangle in...
05:34 pm GMT - Mon, March 9, 2020
BoingBoing Video about the amazing beetles that shoot blinding acid from their butt
Oogpister beetles are able to shoot formic acid into the eyes and mouth of would-be predators. In this BBC video you can see an oogpister teach a mongoose a painful lesson.We also meet a defenseless l...
05:03 pm GMT - Mon, March 9, 2020
BoingBoing Explainer video - this is a good time to understand what exponential growth means
Here's a good video that shows how the increase in the number of Covid-19 follows an exponential growth curve. Each day, says 3Blue1Brown, the number of coronavirus cases is "between 1.15 and 1.25 of ...
02:15 pm GMT - Mon, March 9, 2020
BoingBoing Purrrre Genius: CatVideoFest 2020 is clawing its way to a theater near you
Cat videos. Theyre almost like a universal language; even people who don't love cats love cat videos. And what better way to overindulge than with CatVideoFest 2020, coming soon to a theater near you....
02:04 pm GMT - Mon, March 9, 2020
BoingBoing Unicorn piggy bank
With the coronavirus pandemic tanking markets and hammering stocks, wise investors should consider putting their remaining funds in this charming unicorn piggy bank [Amazon], equipped with a 1.5 inch ...
01:34 pm GMT - Mon, March 9, 2020
BoingBoing Max Von Sydow, 1929-2020
Max Von Sydow is dead at 90. The Swedish-born actor appeared in more than 100 films and TV shows, with famed roles playing chess with death in 1957's The Seventh Seal, dressing down demons in 1973's T...
01:30 pm GMT - Mon, March 9, 2020
BoingBoing You can use a microwave without a door, but you shouldn't
Just because you can do a thing, doesn't mean you should. This rule especially holds true where the removal of radiation safeguards are involved. Read the rest ...
01:28 pm GMT - Mon, March 9, 2020
BoingBoing Photoshop has a curious feature to easily grow trees and forests in your photos
If you have a photo in need of foliage, fire up Photoshop and generate for a 3D rendered Sakura Cherry Blossom, Redwood, Young Maple, Palm, or nearly three dozen other trees. Just go to Filter Render ...
01:25 pm GMT - Mon, March 9, 2020
BoingBoing CDC may ground flights if airlines fail to collect data on coronavirus-prone flyers
Penalties include fines as high as $500,000 as well as jail time of up to a year....
01:19 pm GMT - Mon, March 9, 2020
BoingBoing CDC coronavirus "daily update" site takes the weekend off
The CDC created a website to make it easy to keep track of the coronavirus outbreak in the U.S., but it hasn't been updated in several days and is stuck at the count from late last week, with 11 death...
01:15 pm GMT - Mon, March 9, 2020
BoingBoing Revolutionize your next Dungeons & Dragons game with this anticapitalist / anarchist campaign guide
From the Dungeon Masters Guild:Eat the Rich is a collection of explicitly anticapitalist adventures for the Dungeons & Dragons roleplaying game. Each original adventure dives into classic D&D ...
01:00 pm GMT - Mon, March 9, 2020
BoingBoing Transform your handwritten notes into editable digital text with this writing pad
From outlines to lists to freeform scrawl that tumbles and twists its way across a page, everybodys got their own style for taking notes. That style often comes from years of scholastic and profession...
01:00 pm GMT - Mon, March 9, 2020
BoingBoing My life on the road: Marrakesh
In my experience, the beds in Morocco are generally hard. Bounce a coin on one and youll lose a fucking eye. They are also cool and pleasant to sleep on. It was still dark when I first heard it: a sin...
12:56 pm GMT - Mon, March 9, 2020
BoingBoing The great coronavirus toilet paper shortage of 2020
Sign of the times. Unfortunately for the people hoarding toilet paper during the coronavirus outbreak, toilet paper does absolutely nothing to protect you from coronavirus.Photo captured by @kyleivanb...
12:56 pm GMT - Mon, March 9, 2020
BoingBoing Otters combed
Here two otters, Kotaro or Hana, enjoy a nice combing courtesy of their human. There is a calendar featuring them, but it's sold out. Don't buy a real one.Kotaro (male) DOB 11/10/2017He has a scar on...
12:47 pm GMT - Mon, March 9, 2020
BoingBoing Twitter uses 'manipulated media' label for first time on clipped Biden video RTd by by Trump
It's about freaking time. In what appears to be the very first time Twitter has enforced its new policy to fight political disinformation in the form of doctored videos and photos, the social media ne...
12:45 pm GMT - Mon, March 9, 2020
BoingBoing Scientists have successfully performed CRISPR gene editing in a live human body for the first time ever
CRISPR-Cas9 is the cutting-edge genomic technology that essentially lets you target exact sequences in DNA and then cut into them like a knife and insert or remove a gene. You may remember it from tha...
12:38 pm GMT - Mon, March 9, 2020
BoingBoing Australia sues Facebook, says Cambridge Analytica scandal violated privacy of over 300,000 Australians
Facebooks default settings facilitated the disclosure of personal information, including sensitive information, at the expense of privacy....
12:30 pm GMT - Mon, March 9, 2020
BoingBoing Reply All goes on a wild scavenger hunt to find a song that might not exist
I'm not an obsessive listener to the Reply All podcast, but when it's on, it's on and this week's episode is fantastic. Host PJ Vogt is contacted by Tyler Gillett, a film director who is absolutely n...
12:27 pm GMT - Mon, March 9, 2020
BoingBoing Coronavirus: These airlines are suspending flights
Airlines around the world are suspending flights or changing services in response to the coronavirus outbreak. From Reuters, here is the list of which airlines are doing what in terms of reduced or ha...
12:22 pm GMT - Mon, March 9, 2020
BoingBoing Coronavirus and oil wars sink world financial markets
Hello, bear market....
12:22 pm GMT - Mon, March 9, 2020
BoingBoing Rooster crows "death metal"
Rock out with your cock out! Now, before you say death metal isn't rock, I checked and you're probably right. Oh well, carry on. ViralHog:"Here's my Deathmetal Rooster called Klobesen(means Toilet br...
12:17 pm GMT - Mon, March 9, 2020
BoingBoing The Dresden Panometer gives visitors an immersive experience on a 1:1 scale of the Allied bombing raids of 1945
The Dresden Panometer is a converted former gasometer that exhibits 360 panoramas created by the artist Yadegar Asisi.The 15 m high visitors tower provides you with a 360-degree view from the tower of...
12:15 pm GMT - Mon, March 9, 2020
BoingBoing A minor league Yankees affiliate team tried to throw an "OJ Simpson Trial"-themed baseball game
The Charleston RiverDogs are a farm team for the New York Yankees based out of South Carolina. Like plenty of minor league baseball teams, they throw a lot of themed promotional event nights to help f...
12:08 pm GMT - Mon, March 9, 2020
BoingBoing Scientists cook with bug butter made from insects
Fat from black soldier fly larvae is a "sustainable and healthy alternative to butter," according to scientists at Ghent University in Belgium. According their research though, you can't go with more ...
09:23 am GMT - Mon, March 9, 2020
BoingBoing Red wine literally flows from faucets in Italian town
Last week, red wine flowed from the household faucets in the northern Italy town of Castelvetro di Modena. A broken valve at a local winery caused 1,000 liters of wine to flow throw the water supply t...
09:23 am GMT - Mon, March 9, 2020
BoingBoing Red wine literally flows from kitchen faucets in Italian town
Last week, red wine flowed from the household faucets in the northern Italy town of Castelvetro di Modena. A broken valve at a local winery caused 1,000 liters of wine to flow through the water supply...
08:08 am GMT - Mon, March 9, 2020
BoingBoing The Sony PlayStation prototype sold for $360,000 to Pets.com founder Greg McLemore
This prototype Sony PlayStation, the result of a failed Sony and Nintendo collaboration in the early 1990s, sold Friday for $360,000 in a live online auction. Background here. While Oculus VR founder ...
07:08 am GMT - Mon, March 9, 2020
BoingBoing Vintage snapshots of people sleeping
Esteemed vernacular photography collector Robert E. Jackson curated a dreamy collection of vintage snapshots of people snoozing. Goodnight. From Flashbak:The intimacy of sleep is a subject mainly foun...
02:00 am GMT - Mon, March 9, 2020
BoingBoing Heres your last chance to win a new iPhone 11, plus a bunch of cool gadgets to go with it
First off, we wanted to give you one last reminder that were holding on to an iPhone 11, a pair of AirPods and a Belkin wireless charging pad, all with your name on them. Theyre free and theyre just ...
10:17 pm GMT - Sun, March 8, 2020
BoingBoing Computer generated JFK gives the 'Darth Plagueis the wise' speech
After having a computer study the speech patterns of an American President famed for his public speaking one naturally has it recite Palpatine?Alan Watts would be more fun. Read the rest ...
08:00 pm GMT - Sun, March 8, 2020
BoingBoing In the ingenious game Lightmatter, lights do matter...because the shadows will kill you
In an age where blockbuster MMOs and aggressive action-adventure games dominate the landscape, theres always something to be said for smart, atmospheric, slow-burn gaming that truly forces players to ...
01:00 pm GMT - Sun, March 8, 2020
BoingBoing Microsoft is offering recertified Surface 2 laptops at over half off their regular price
Tech moves so fast that practically the minute you lift the latest, fastest, most tricked-out new laptop on the market off the store shelf, the staff is filling that space with a newer, faster, even m...
12:23 pm GMT - Sun, March 8, 2020
BoingBoing Blackwater founder Erik Prince used ex-spies to infiltrate liberal groups for Project Veritas
Erik Prince is the billionaire mercenary who behind the private military contracting empire of Blackwater and their many war crimes. He's also the brother of US education secretary Betsy Devos (who in...
03:00 am GMT - Sun, March 8, 2020
BoingBoing Rad Power ebikes might be the future of commuting
Back in 2007, high schooler Mike Radenbaugh got tired of pumping his old bicycle back and forth to campus every day. Instead, he pulled together some parts, attached an electric motor to his bike and...
12:19 am GMT - Sun, March 8, 2020
BoingBoing Not all CDB drops are created equal: I found the best
Ill admit to having been a CBD denier. I dismissed it as a bullshit trend; the second-most overrated after kombucha. The variety of products Id tried always left me feeling somewhere between slightly ...
09:00 pm GMT - Sat, March 7, 2020
BoingBoing Get 200 hours of elite CompTIA training for just $50
Moving forward in any career requires constant learning. The day youre no longer open to new systems and new methods and new ways of improving how you go about your craft is the day someone else will ...
06:22 pm GMT - Sat, March 7, 2020
BoingBoing How globes were made in 1955
Mesmerizingly cool.Skilled craftsmen and craftswomen demonstrate how one goes about making a world globe starting with a wooden mould and finishing with a healthy coat of varnish. A British Path film ...
06:13 pm GMT - Sat, March 7, 2020
BoingBoing How a 'Tornado Omelette' is cooked
A South Korean street food treat. I could watch this 'making of' video on loop forever.Tornado Omelette Rice, Magma Omelette Rice - Korean Street Food. From Yummyboy.[via] Read the rest ...
05:57 pm GMT - Sat, March 7, 2020
BoingBoing New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo declares coronavirus state of emergency, confirms 76 cases in NY
New York governor Andrew Cuomo on Saturday declared a state of emergency in over the coronavirus epidemic, and confirms 76 cases of coronavirus in the stateNY Gov. Cuomo on nursing homes amid coronavi...
05:57 pm GMT - Sat, March 7, 2020
BoingBoing New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo declares coronavirus state of emergency, confirms 76 cases
New York governor Andrew Cuomo on Saturday declared a state of emergency in over the coronavirus epidemic, and confirms 76 cases of coronavirus in the stateNY Gov. Cuomo on nursing homes amid coronavi...
05:49 pm GMT - Sat, March 7, 2020
BoingBoing As coronavirus spreads, Melania Trump defends new White House tennis pavilion
...paid for with your tax dollars...
04:50 pm GMT - Sat, March 7, 2020
BoingBoing That time a smallpox outbreak hit Deadwood
'Smallpox comes to Deadwood', a clip from the swearily beloved television series DEADWOOD, via Reddit, as pointed out by Helen Kennedy.An instructive video for our times.[YOUTUBE] Read the rest ...
04:45 pm GMT - Sat, March 7, 2020
BoingBoing To Be or Knot to Be: The Museum of Everyday Life seeks submissions for its new exhibition
Glover, Vermonts eminently arcaneMuseumofEverydayLife is seeking submissions from artists, philosophers, collectors, and ordinary people for their 2020-2021 exhibition on knots.This is a self-service ...
02:00 pm GMT - Sat, March 7, 2020
BoingBoing This smart air purifier knows when your air quality is bad and then fixes it for you
Yes, even air purifiers are smarter than people now. While you thought sucking particulates out of the air and generally scrubbing the breathable space in your home or office was responsibility enough...
12:55 pm GMT - Sat, March 7, 2020
BoingBoing Unstoppable plague, Doomsday is here, and Cruel Meghan, in this weeks dubious tabloids
If you werent yet panicking about the coronavirus, this weeks tabloids will have you stocking up on Depends adult underwear, toilet tissue and face-masks....
03:00 am GMT - Sat, March 7, 2020
BoingBoing From data analysis to machine learning to artificial intelligence, this training explains it all
From business to science to sports, data can help answer virtually any unknown question. And if it cant, it can certainly point you in the right direction. And with every company and organization look...
10:30 pm GMT - Fri, March 6, 2020
BoingBoing SXSW canceled, Austin says goodbye to $350 million
SXSW, Austin's annual festival for music, tech, business, art, and culture was canceled because of the spreading coronavirus. By the festival producers' own calculation, SXSW pumped $350 million into ...
10:30 pm GMT - Fri, March 6, 2020
BoingBoing Austin mayor cancels SXSW, city says goodbye to $350 million
SXSW, Austin's annual festival for music, tech, business, art, and culture was canceled by the mayor because of the spreading coronavirus. By the festival producers' own calculation, SXSW pumped $350 ...
10:00 pm GMT - Fri, March 6, 2020
BoingBoing Covering "racist rubbish" with pics of kitties in Manchester, England
On Twitter, Lorenzo the Cat posted this pic of cute kitty posters being pasted over racist graffiti in Manchester, England. You DO follow Lorenzo the Cat on Twitter, don't you?Signs being posted all o...
10:00 pm GMT - Fri, March 6, 2020
BoingBoing Simone Giertz makes a paper shredder from her own brain scan
As you may know, YouTuber and Queen of Shitty Robots (and other sketchy maker projects), Simone Giertz, had to have brain surgery a few years ago. One thing she acquired during this scary ordeal was a...
09:55 pm GMT - Fri, March 6, 2020
BoingBoing Must-haves: Drunk in public Japanese capsule toys
Capsule toys from vending machines are a big deal in Japan, often putting our less-inspired ones to shame. Case in point, these new miniature figures introduced by the Tama-Kyu company, that depict pe...
09:00 pm GMT - Fri, March 6, 2020
BoingBoing 5 bidets on sale that are going to completely change your bathroom experience
Why don't more American homes have a bidet? Sure, it may seem odd at first, but travel around the rest of the world, from Europe to Asia and beyond, and those happy little spritzers are standard issue...
08:44 pm GMT - Fri, March 6, 2020
BoingBoing These gears aren't spinning. It's an optical illusion. Really. (strobe warning)
For those of you who enjoyed "These boxes aren't rotating" from earlier this week... These gears aren't spinning either. I promise. You are experiencing the a "reverse-phi" illusion. Read the rest ...
08:03 pm GMT - Fri, March 6, 2020
BoingBoing Watch this pianist play through a delightful history of cartoon music
I mostly credit cartoons for my appreciation of classical music. In this video pianist Lord Vinheteiro plays through a survey of cartoon music from 1928 to the current era. No, it isn't comprehensive,...
07:41 pm GMT - Fri, March 6, 2020
BoingBoing Nice laptop sleeve case with handle
I bought this Inateck Laptop Sleeve Case for my 13-inch MacBook Pro. I wanted something well-padded, with a handle and a separate pouch to store the charger. This one fit the bill. It's not much bigg...
07:13 pm GMT - Fri, March 6, 2020
BoingBoing This researcher learned how "triangulation fraud" works when she bought a used Nespresso machine
Nina Kollars is a professor at the Naval War College inside the Strategic and Operational Research Department. Here she is at DEF CON 27 explaining how she learned about triangulation fraud when she s...
06:54 pm GMT - Fri, March 6, 2020
BoingBoing A truck crashed into one of the Easter Island head statues and destroyed it
A pickup truck crashed into one of Easter Island's iconic moai statues, carved by the Rapa Nui people circa 1400 to 1650 AD. Police arrested a Chilean inhabitant whose truck apparently caused "incalcu...
06:48 pm GMT - Fri, March 6, 2020
BoingBoing Amber Mac is my guest this week on the Cool Tools podcast
My guest this week on the Cool Tools podcast is Amber Mac. Amber is the co-host of the award-winning podcast series, The AI Effect, the author of two bestselling business books. She's also the Preside...
06:44 pm GMT - Fri, March 6, 2020
BoingBoing Neural network makes 3D images from still pictures
Simon Niklaus, Long Mai, Jimei Yang, and Feng Liu developed software that gives a 3D Ken Burns effect to still images.From their paper:Experiments with a wide variety of image content show that our me...
06:38 pm GMT - Fri, March 6, 2020
BoingBoing "The Fuddy Duddy Walk," is the 60s dance craze that never was
Jack Nitzsche was a legend in his own time; an arranger, producer, songwriter, and Academy Award-winning composer. His disparate discography includes collaborations with Phil Spector, the iconic 1966 ...
06:17 pm GMT - Fri, March 6, 2020
BoingBoing If you rotate this photo of a spaceship, it looks like a car in the water
it's a spaceship until you see the picture upside down.This is cool - someone took a photo of UFO hovering over the scene of an accident. If you rotate the photo 180 degrees, it almost looks like ...
06:05 pm GMT - Fri, March 6, 2020
BoingBoing Dr. Strange director to helm new movie about the Bermuda Triangle mystery
As a 1970s kid "researching" high weirdness like Bigfoot, ESP, and UFOs at the library, I'd also pick up a bit of background Bermuda Triangle lore. Also known as the "Devil's Triangle," this is roughl...
05:51 pm GMT - Fri, March 6, 2020
BoingBoing Look at this colossal math blunder on MSNBC
What is wrong with these people? This would be right here if there were 327 people in the US. And this reflects horribly on the NY Times too. Can someone stop and think for two seconds? pic.twitter.co...
05:33 pm GMT - Fri, March 6, 2020
BoingBoing CNBC analyst Rick Santelli wants entire world to be infected with coronavirus to help Wall Street
This is absolutely horrifying.Rick Santelli on @CNBC says we should consider giving coronavirus to everybody to just get it over with.That way it wont wreak so much havoc on the economy.This is your b...
04:09 pm GMT - Fri, March 6, 2020
BoingBoing Arnold Schwarzenegger wants to terminate unlicensed robot clone
Promobot created an Arnold Schwarzenegger robot -- an animatronic head, really -- and told journos they had permission from the actor and former California governor. They didn't, Schwarzenegger says, ...
03:45 pm GMT - Fri, March 6, 2020
BoingBoing Watch: Wild hyperreal Hot Wheels and Matchbox car race video complete with announcers
I prefer this to the real thing. The cartoon fun is infectious and, well, nobody dies.More thrills at 3Dbotmaker, home to 1:64 Diecast Sports Action Racing!(Jalopnik) Read the rest ...
03:26 pm GMT - Fri, March 6, 2020
BoingBoing Furries in therapy
The excellent headline "Fursuit of Happiness" belies the seriousness of the topic: how do furries fare in therapy? Professionals find that it's best to bring along the fursona rather than put it aside...
02:41 pm GMT - Fri, March 6, 2020
BoingBoing Trump doesn't know what the US death toll from coronavirus is
He's just so stupid. Trump does not know how many people have died in the United States from coronavirus and COVID-19. The answer, for now, is 14.President Trump doesn't know what the US death rol...
02:36 pm GMT - Fri, March 6, 2020
BoingBoing Swiss gruyere named worlds best cheese at global competition
What's the world's best cheese? A gruyere from Switzerland, selected from a record-breaking number of entries from 26 countries in the 2020 World Championship Cheese Contest in Wisconsin. From the Wis...
02:17 pm GMT - Fri, March 6, 2020
BoingBoing Here's some high-quality otter footage from the BBC
"Cute otters," promises Britain's public broadcaster, "Intimately filmed by spy cameras."Spy Otter quietly films the most intimate views of otters using tools and caring for their young. Animatronic s...
02:13 pm GMT - Fri, March 6, 2020
BoingBoing Trump administration to begin taking DNA samples from migrants crossing border or in detention for federal criminal database
'Rule will require immigration officers to collect cheek swabs from what could amount to hundreds of thousands of people a year '...
02:00 pm GMT - Fri, March 6, 2020
BoingBoing US $8.3-billion Coronavirus response funding bill signed into law by Trump
Impeached and manifestly corrupt U.S. president President Donald John Trump on Friday signed the $8.3-billion Coronavirus response funding bill before leaving the White House for golf or whatever.The ...
02:00 pm GMT - Fri, March 6, 2020
BoingBoing US $8.3-billion Coronavirus response funding bill signed into law by Trump
Impeached and manifestly corrupt U.S. president President Donald John Trump on Friday signed the $8.3-billion Coronavirus response funding bill before leaving the White House for golf or whatever.The ...
01:34 pm GMT - Fri, March 6, 2020
BoingBoing As Coronavirus infections near 100,000 worldwide, fear of mass deaths for the poor
The number of people around the world who are infected with the new coronavirus is close to 100,000 as of Friday, according to global health officials. In the United States, the number of confirmed c...
01:32 pm GMT - Fri, March 6, 2020
BoingBoing Audio deepfake: JFK tells Anakin the story of Darth Plagueis the Wise
From the Vocal Synthesis channel: "The voice in this video was entirely computer-generated using a text-to-speech model trained on the speech patterns of John F. Kennedy." Read the rest ...
01:13 pm GMT - Fri, March 6, 2020
BoingBoing Investors used Clearview AI app as a personal toy for spying on public
Before Clearview Became a Police Tool, It Was a Secret Plaything of the Rich. That's the title of the New York Times piece, and that's the horrifying reality of how artificial intelligence and facial ...
12:52 pm GMT - Fri, March 6, 2020
BoingBoing $1 million stolen in UK coronavirus scams
Criminals are tricking people who want to buy protective masksIn the United Kingdom, vulnerable people who are afraid of coronavirus have lost more than 800,000 british pounds ($1 million in US doll...
12:45 pm GMT - Fri, March 6, 2020
BoingBoing Hand of Glory offers modular, magnetic gaming miniatures
If you've ever tried to create swapable arms and weapons on gaming miniatures, using rare earth magnets, you know what a hassle it can be. Great idea, not fun to implement. In 2018, a Kickstarter call...
12:24 pm GMT - Fri, March 6, 2020
BoingBoing MSNBC's Brian Williams is very bad at math
On Thursday night's The 11th Hour with Brian Williams, Brian and his guest, New York Times editorial board member Mara Gay, discussed the vast amount of money Michael Bloomberg spent in the Democratic...
09:00 am GMT - Fri, March 6, 2020
BoingBoing Ecce tympanista
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03:00 am GMT - Fri, March 6, 2020
BoingBoing Kickstart your digital marketing career with this 100-hour training bundle
What falls under the heading of digital marketing these days? Well, frankly...a heck of a lot. Once you start factoring in everything from search engines and social media to emails and the vast networ...
10:33 pm GMT - Thu, March 5, 2020
BoingBoing Neighbor accused of stealing skeleton in window with middle finger raised offensively
'The skeleton has not been located.'...
10:27 pm GMT - Thu, March 5, 2020
BoingBoing Texas ice cream licker gets jail
In Port Arthur, Texas, a 24-year-old man was sentenced to 30 days in jail for posting a video last August to social media of himself taking ice cream out of a Walmart freezer, licking the ice cream li...
10:16 pm GMT - Thu, March 5, 2020
BoingBoing Coronavirus: 12 deaths in US, 200 cases confirmed by CDC
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control said Thursday that more than 200 people are infected with coronavirus in the country, and 12 people have died of the respiratory disease it causes, COVID-19.Some 7...
09:52 pm GMT - Thu, March 5, 2020
BoingBoing Twitter bans posts that 'dehumanize' people around diseases such as coronavirus
No COVID-19 shaming, please. Twitter announced Thursday it will ban tweets that dehumanize people because they have a disease, disability, or because of their age, which happens to correspond to a spi...
09:52 pm GMT - Thu, March 5, 2020
BoingBoing Twitter bans posts that 'dehumanize' people for diseases like coronavirus
No COVID-19 shaming, please. Twitter announced Thursday it will ban tweets that dehumanize people because they have a disease, disability, or because of their age, which happens to correspond to a spi...
09:24 pm GMT - Thu, March 5, 2020
BoingBoing Boy, 10 years old, fires shotgun at cops during 2-hour SWAT standoff in San Diego, CA
Awful news. A 10-year-old boy with a gun was the center of a SWAT standoff, after opening fire on police, several media outlets reported on Thursday.The San Diego Union-Tribune reported that the child...
09:24 pm GMT - Thu, March 5, 2020
BoingBoing Good deal on Anker PowerCore Lite 10000 portable charger
Last week I posted about a Anker PowerCore Slim 10000 portable charger, which can be recharged with a USB-C or Micro USB cable. I included a promo code but some people had trouble with it. Here's a si...
09:00 pm GMT - Thu, March 5, 2020
BoingBoing Get high-end audio without the high-end price tag with these Sony headphones
Playlists, podcasts, audiobooks, IGTV vidsyou consume it all. You'd just as soon miss the train and be late for work than commute without your headphones, but what your audio experience is lacking is ...
07:59 pm GMT - Thu, March 5, 2020
BoingBoing Bionic hands controlled by new "minimuscles" implanted in the wearer's arm
Many of today's bionic limbs are "myoelectric," controlled by electrodes attached to theresidual limb that pick up impulses generated when the wearer consciously contracts that muscle. Those systems a...
07:35 pm GMT - Thu, March 5, 2020
BoingBoing If you love Donald Trump, the Trump Store in Pennsylvania will leave you spellbound
If you're interested in "Adorable Deplorable" T-shirts, coffee mugs commemorating the USA-Mexico border wall, and "No More Bullshit" Trump campaign posters, then head over to Bensalem, Pennsylvania, h...
07:20 pm GMT - Thu, March 5, 2020
BoingBoing Artist makes travel posters for National Parks based on their worst 1-star reviews
"There are bugs and they will bite on your face." -- a bad review about Sequoia National ParkThis is hilarious. Designer Amber Share discovered that there were one-star reviews for all 62 of our Natio...
07:17 pm GMT - Thu, March 5, 2020
BoingBoing If you loved HBOs "The Deuce," The Rialto Report will leave you spellbound
The Rialto Report is a podcast series and digital library that archives oral histories, images, magazines and books covering the golden age of the adult film industry in New York, from the early-1960s...
07:05 pm GMT - Thu, March 5, 2020
BoingBoing NASA won't be able to talk to Voyager 2 for the next year
For the next year or so, the NASA Deep Space Network's 70-meter-wide (230-feet-wide) radio antenna in Canberra, Australia will have limited functionality is it undergoes critical upgrades. As a result...
06:46 pm GMT - Thu, March 5, 2020
BoingBoing Watch: A fast moving train smashes right into a car on the tracks, yet the driver is ok!
On Tuesday, a driver in South Los Angeles turned onto the light rail tracks at the absolute worst possible moment. According to police, the individual amazingly suffered only "scrapes and bruises." Fr...
06:25 pm GMT - Thu, March 5, 2020
BoingBoing Trailer for "Insert Coin," a new documentary about the creators of the biggest videogames of the 1990s
"Insert Coin" is a new documentary about Midway, the Chicago-based videogame developer that transformed the industry with Mortal Kombat, NBA Jam, Terminator 2: Judgment Day, and other coin-op classics...
05:56 pm GMT - Thu, March 5, 2020
BoingBoing Freeman Dyson as remembered by Tim O'Reilly
Legendary physicist and mathematician Freeman Dyson, whose mind-blowing work ranged from quantum electrodynamics to nuclear engineering to the search for extraterrestrial intelligence, died last week ...
05:17 pm GMT - Thu, March 5, 2020
BoingBoing Ice cream licker jailed
A man will go to jail for the crime of videoing himself licking ice cream and then returning the beslobbered dessert to the freezer, despite checking it out afterwards. The social media stunt earned D...
05:02 pm GMT - Thu, March 5, 2020
BoingBoing Josie Cotton released a new album more than 30 years after it was recorded
It was the early 1980s; MTV was in its infancy, the New Music scene was beginning to hit national airwaves, and Josie Cotton was having a moment. She had an international hit with the infamous Johnny ...
04:46 pm GMT - Thu, March 5, 2020
BoingBoing New way of building bridges could be faster, cheaper, better
You've probably seen this triangle before: Fast, Cheap, Good -- Pick Two. Here's a new bridge-building technique from Austria that seems to allow the customer to get a bridge that's faster, cheaper, b...
04:29 pm GMT - Thu, March 5, 2020
BoingBoing This website uses machine learning and your webcam to train you not to touch your face
By not touching your face, you reduce the chances of getting sick from a virus or bacteria. This website, called Do Not Touch Your Face, uses your webcam to analyze your face and alert you with a tone...
04:22 pm GMT - Thu, March 5, 2020
BoingBoing This cool online radio station lets you listen to popular songs from any decade and country from 1900 to now
When you go to Radiooooo you see a map of the world. You click on any country on the map, and select a decade beginning with 1900. It will start playing music from that country and decade. I love it! ...
04:14 pm GMT - Thu, March 5, 2020
BoingBoing Explainer video about the digital computer onboard Apollo 11
In the late 1960 NASA engineers were tasked with developing a digital flight computer that took up just one cubic foot of space on the Apollo 11 capsule and the software to guide the crew to the Moon....
04:03 pm GMT - Thu, March 5, 2020
BoingBoing Elizabeth Warren quits race
Democratic candidate Elizabeth Warren is dropping out of the race to challenge President Trump in november's general election. After a disappointing Super Tuesday saw Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders spli...
04:00 pm GMT - Thu, March 5, 2020
BoingBoing Watch: trailer for Ozark season 3
Fans of Ozark, a TV drama about a pair of criminal parents who must launder money for a scary drug cartel in order to keep their family from being rubbed out, here's the trailer for season 3, which wi...
02:20 pm GMT - Thu, March 5, 2020
BoingBoing When NASA crash-landed a jetliner full of fuel
When a plane is in trouble, the pilots dump all its its fuel before making an emergency landing. This is controversial; though fuel usually dissipates before reaching ground, it's a dangerous pollutan...
02:00 pm GMT - Thu, March 5, 2020
BoingBoing Become a cybersecurity superhero with 60 hours of training from ethical hacking professionals
Bug bounties are making some hackers rich and the companies theyre hacking are more than happy to pay them. More than 600,000 white hat hackers are members of the bug bounty site HackerOne, a communi...
01:38 pm GMT - Thu, March 5, 2020
BoingBoing Footage of New York City in 1911 "DeOldified"
Denis Shiryaev took footage, originally shot by the Swedish company Svenska Biografteatern in New York City in 1911, and ups upscaled it using DeOldify, a deep learning application that colorizes and ...
01:17 pm GMT - Thu, March 5, 2020
BoingBoing Britons disappointed by post-Brexit passports not actually being blue
Britons were told that leaving the European Union would allow them to go back to using traditional "blue" passports instead of the supposedly EU-mandated brown ones. One of the stranger lies of Brexit...
12:51 pm GMT - Thu, March 5, 2020
BoingBoing Curiosity rover's 1.8 billion-pixel panorama of Mars
A detailed and inviting view of Mars comes today from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, stitched together from images sent by Curiosity rover on the planet's surface.This panorama showcases "Glen Torr...
12:43 pm GMT - Thu, March 5, 2020
BoingBoing Costco completely out of divination supplies, thanks to artist
Reality hacking wizard Danielle Baskin has been busy changing up signs at her local Costco. What was once an empty toilet paper shelf, now holds zero bags of runes.She explains:I went to Costco today ...
02:00 am GMT - Thu, March 5, 2020
BoingBoing No time to read? This app lets you digest best-selling books in just 10 minutes
Nobody wants to get bogged down in the details. These days, theres too much going on to get lost in the weeds of endless exposition and meandering digressions. Were all in a hurry. Were all racing the...
12:50 am GMT - Thu, March 5, 2020
BoingBoing The new Batmobile looks like a vintage muscle car
Matt Reeves, director of The Batman, just tweeted images of the new Batmobile and it looks like a souped-up 1970s muscle car. Less military, more Mopar. Nice ride, Bruce. Read the rest ...
12:40 am GMT - Thu, March 5, 2020
BoingBoing NASA's spectacular new 1.8 billion pixel panorama photo from Mars
Between November 24 and December 1, 2020, NASA's Curiosity rover captured the above image on the surface of Mars. The image contains nearly 1.8 billion pixels composed of more than 1,000 images. From ...
10:09 pm GMT - Wed, March 4, 2020
BoingBoing Screener at Los Angeles airport tests positive for coronavirus, federal officials say
Federal officials say a medical screener at Los Angeles International Airport has tested positive for coronavirus.The DHS contractor was performing CDC medical screenings at LAX airport, and became si...
09:54 pm GMT - Wed, March 4, 2020
BoingBoing House passes $8.3B coronavirus bill in bipartisan vote, Senate vote expected Thursday
The U.S. House of Representatives passed a $8.3 billion bill to address the coronavirus outbreak in a bipartisan vote late Wednesday.A Senate vote is expected Thursday.The U.S. House has passed an $8....
09:20 pm GMT - Wed, March 4, 2020
BoingBoing Is it canceled yet?
No, not problem celebrities. Is it canceled yet? keeps track of events, conferences and gatherings that may or may not have been canceled due to coronavirus fears. Read the rest ...
09:00 pm GMT - Wed, March 4, 2020
BoingBoing Enter for your chance to win a Samsung Galaxy Z Flip
Weve been hearing about them for years literally. We even got some leaked video a few weeks ago of this latest iteration. And now, we may finally have the folding smartphone that buyers are ready to ...
08:01 pm GMT - Wed, March 4, 2020
BoingBoing I like this tire repair kit much more than the cheap plastic version
My car tire had a dry-wall screw in it. I bought a cheap tire plug repair kit at the local Pep Boys for about $12. It was hard to use because I had to apply a lot of force to the plastic handle and it...
07:45 pm GMT - Wed, March 4, 2020
BoingBoing Artist creates self portrait with a neural network and the results are freaky
Elle O'Brien says: "Created with the NVIDIA StyleGAN model; retrained with 7000 images of myself."[via Bruce Sterling] Read the rest ...
07:43 pm GMT - Wed, March 4, 2020
BoingBoing Aquascape railroad is a very cool aquarium design project
This imaginative aquarium and train fanatic aquascaped a railroad for fishies.Very cool aquascaping, dude.Railroad Less Travelled, by IMGURIAN @AquariumForADream.Check out the entire photo gallery for...
07:30 pm GMT - Wed, March 4, 2020
BoingBoing California reports first coronavirus death, and Los Angeles county declares emergency
None of the LA cases are connected to community spread...
07:20 pm GMT - Wed, March 4, 2020
BoingBoing Oil consumption "just fell off a cliff"
CNN reports that the spread of the coronavirus has greatly reduced demand for oil, "as schools and offices close, airlines cancel flights worldwide and a growing number of people hunker down at home."...
07:14 pm GMT - Wed, March 4, 2020
BoingBoing CDC broadens coronavirus testing guidelines
The CDC just broadened coronavirus testing guidelines. Anyone with COVID-19 symptoms and their doctor's approval can now get tested but there are still not enough kits.Today's CDC change greatly expa...
07:00 pm GMT - Wed, March 4, 2020
BoingBoing You'll never find same level the inner peace that this kitty has achieved
The 2020 election. Coronavirus. The long, slow death rattle of human decency. Screw it all, Tom & Jerry's on the tube. Read the rest ...
07:00 pm GMT - Wed, March 4, 2020
BoingBoing You'll never find the same level of inner peace that this kitty has achieved
The 2020 election. Coronavirus. The long, slow death rattle of human decency. Screw it all, Tom & Jerry's on the tube. Read the rest ...
06:45 pm GMT - Wed, March 4, 2020
BoingBoing Gentleman uses fishing rod to steal Versace necklace from mannequin
Police in Sydney are on the lookout for a man who used a fishing rod to pull a $700 Versace necklace from around a mannequin's neck and through a door crack of a fashion store.From CBS News: "After fi...
06:25 pm GMT - Wed, March 4, 2020
BoingBoing Man who was fined $500 for criticizing traffic light timing gets his idea adopted by Institute of Transportation Engineers
In 2013 Mats Jrlstrm's wife got a red light camera ticket at an intersection in Oregon. Jrlstrm, an electrical engineer by training, investigated the formula used to time yellow lights. Jrlstrm found ...
05:55 pm GMT - Wed, March 4, 2020
BoingBoing The illegal things that unscrupulous auto dealers do to close a sale
Very few people enjoy the process of buying a new or used car from a dealer. ("Let me check with my sales manager." "How much can you afford per month? I'll make it work.") But while those tactics are...
05:41 pm GMT - Wed, March 4, 2020
BoingBoing What do Japanese people think of the "Japanese Only" ramen shop?
The owner of a ramen shop in Japan thinks non-Japanese people are more likely to have and spread coronavirus, so he put a hand drawn sign in front of his restaurant that says "Sorry!! Japanese Only So...
05:22 pm GMT - Wed, March 4, 2020
BoingBoing New video for Iggy Pop's spoken-song based on Lou Reed poem
Iggy Pop's "We Are the People" is based on a poem penned in 1970 by his old friend, the great Lou Reed. About the poem, Pop told the BBC back in September, "My God, this is the country today as I unde...
04:01 pm GMT - Wed, March 4, 2020
BoingBoing Genesis (the trio) are reuniting for a tour
Prog-turned-pop band Genesis will hit the road later this year for their first tour since 2007. As usual, this will be the Genesis of the late 1970s and 1980s, after Peter Gabriel left the band. Phil ...
04:00 pm GMT - Wed, March 4, 2020
BoingBoing My life on the road: Morocco
This past September, I discovered that I had a heart condition that could have dropped me dead at any time. An 80% blockage of some fairly important plumbing and, as an added bonus, heart disease caus...
03:54 pm GMT - Wed, March 4, 2020
BoingBoing Bloomberg quits race, endorses Biden
After spending more than $500m on advertising, organizing and bizarre online media stunts involving anything-for-money influencers, billionaire Mike Bloomberg is suspending his campaign. His dismal pe...
03:30 pm GMT - Wed, March 4, 2020
BoingBoing TIP: Lava not an effective method for heating up canned ravioli
If you ever find yourself hungry in the wild, with only a single can of ravioli and a stream of molten rock at hand, you might be tempted to try using the lava to heat and cook the food. Let this foot...
03:00 pm GMT - Wed, March 4, 2020
BoingBoing This Vietnamese pop song about coronavirus is my new jam
Gonna sing this while I wash my hands. Read the rest ...
02:25 pm GMT - Wed, March 4, 2020
BoingBoing Firemen surprised to see jogger in aftermath of tornado
Her training regimen stops for nothing, not falling branches, downed power lines, gas leaks, loose dogs, dangerous debris in pitch darkness, and certainly not for the tornadoes that tore through Tenne...
02:14 pm GMT - Wed, March 4, 2020
BoingBoing Driver pulled from crashed truck seconds before it explodes
This police bodycam footage begins in mundane form, with a pulled-over motorist being issued a ticket for some traffic infraction or other. A loud crash is heard, and while we can't see it, we know it...
02:00 pm GMT - Wed, March 4, 2020
BoingBoing Get 150 hours of elite project management training for just $60
The secret to project management is that there really is no secret. In fact, with so many popular and well-proven methodologies around for shepherding a companys biggest initiatives from concept to co...
02:00 pm GMT - Wed, March 4, 2020
BoingBoing Super Medical Force Detects a Potentially Catastrophic Medical Anomaly
Tom the Dancing Bug, IN WHICH Super Medical Force must track down a catastrophically dangerous illness to save the U.S., and even the world!...
01:52 pm GMT - Wed, March 4, 2020
BoingBoing English resort town to get giant white palm tree sculpture
Cleethorpes is a faded northern English resort town whose inherent grimness is leavened by low rainfall and a nice sandy beach. And now it is to become home to a giant white metal palm tree, to the di...
01:27 pm GMT - Wed, March 4, 2020
BoingBoing Biden wins most Super Tuesday states; Sanders takes California
Joe Biden took most of the states voting yesterday for a Democratic candidate to challenge President Trump, including an unexpected win in Texas. Rival Bernie Sanders, however, overwhelmed Biden in Ca...
01:14 pm GMT - Wed, March 4, 2020
BoingBoing Easy ways to use Alexa just to mess with your children
My colleague Jon Chase has a great new piece up on Wirecutter detailing some of the delightful ways he's found to lean into his Dad Joke-ness and use Alexa to screw with his kids:I happen to be conten...
01:00 pm GMT - Wed, March 4, 2020
BoingBoing Librarians once wore THIS as their uniform
If the year was 1836 and you were a Royal Librarian at Spain's Real Biblioteca Pblica, this was probably your uniform. We can assume pants were part of the deal (right?).image via CEIP Arias Montano L...
12:00 pm GMT - Wed, March 4, 2020
BoingBoing Inside the effort to save an indigenous Pacific Island language that the US tried to destroy
The United States "liberated" Guam and the Marianas Islands from 1898 during the Spanish-American War. As is usually the case with American Liberation, this meant further colonization, conversion into...
08:08 am GMT - Wed, March 4, 2020
BoingBoing Thief used fishing rod to steal a fancy necklace from a department store
WATCH: Security footage shows a man using a fishing rod to remove a Versace necklace from a mannequin within the store just after 2am. pic.twitter.com/9S103jZjv4— Victoria Police (@VictoriaPolic...
05:11 am GMT - Wed, March 4, 2020
BoingBoing How To Make A Purrito
This purrito cat is from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and she is a Ragdoll/British Short mixed Munchkin Female who was adopted 3 years ago.Follow @Littlemunchiepooky on Instagram. View this post on Inst...
04:56 am GMT - Wed, March 4, 2020
BoingBoing CDC planned to drop off coronavirus cruise passengers at a shopping mall Cheesecake Factory, when they got out of quarantine
In San Antonio, Texas -- Federal health officials were planning to drop off some of the evacuated cruise ship passengers at a local shopping mall, after the coronavirus-exposed patients got out of a t...
04:38 am GMT - Wed, March 4, 2020
BoingBoing Amazon says employee in Seattle has coronavirus and remains in quarantine
A person who works at Amazon.com's corporate headquarters in Seattle, Washington, has tested positive for COVID-19, said the company.At least 20 people in the Seattle region have tested positive for C...
03:00 am GMT - Wed, March 4, 2020
BoingBoing Here are the accessories thatll take your golf game to the next level
In a little over a month, golf fans will get an answer to the big question theyve been asking for almost a year: can Tiger do it again? After his improbable return to majors form with a stunning victo...
01:13 am GMT - Wed, March 4, 2020
BoingBoing Largest technical dairy competition in world opens in Wisconsin
Coronavirus fears can't stop the fromageIn Wisconsin today, the world's largest technical cheese, butter and yogurt competition kicked off with a record 3,667 entries from 26 nations.Some 55 judges w...
11:08 pm GMT - Tue, March 3, 2020
BoingBoing Trump suggested using the flu vaccine to cure coronavirus
I'm gonna need some pepto bismol to cure the headache that I have from trying to think about this logic.Medical experts at the White House have to patiently explain to Trump that his idea of using the...
10:30 pm GMT - Tue, March 3, 2020
BoingBoing Box of Bones -- "Tales from the Crypt Meets Black History"
Here's a Kickstarter for a cool graphic novel project by Ayize Jama-Everett, John Jennings, et. al. called Box of Bones, described as "Tales from the Crypt Meets Black History."When my friend Mark De...
10:23 pm GMT - Tue, March 3, 2020
BoingBoing Good discount on this power strip with 3 AC Outlets and 3 USB Charging Ports
Use promo code K2EVWP2F to get this Poweradd Surge Protector USB Power Strip with 3 USB Charging Ports for a good discount on Amazon. It's got a five-foot cord, a surge protector, and safeguards to pr...
09:24 pm GMT - Tue, March 3, 2020
BoingBoing VHS horror movies are corrupting our children! A "20/20 Special Report" from 1987
Above: In 1987, TV newsmagazine 20/20 revealed the real horror of horror movies: children watching splatterpunk films on VHS in the comfort of their living rooms!"Fair warning though: There is some gr...
09:00 pm GMT - Tue, March 3, 2020
BoingBoing This Dell Precision computer will have you convinced in the power of the desktop
Some people actually prefer a desktop to a laptop.There...we said it.While that might sound like the ravings of a heretic in 2020, its really not as crazy as it might seem. Desktops and their full-siz...
08:57 pm GMT - Tue, March 3, 2020
BoingBoing Visiting the deserted Geneva Motor Show, empty due to coronavirus concerns
The annual Geneva International Motor Show is a huge deal in the auto world where all the carmakers show off their new vehicles to the world. Due to Covid-19 concerns, the Swiss government banned gath...
07:55 pm GMT - Tue, March 3, 2020
BoingBoing Gamer Bed sleeps one
The Bauhutte gamer bed, as pictured, includes mattress, headboard with storage, desk, keyboard stand, snack cart (or "energy wagon") and black bedsheets with red piping. [via Rock Paper Shotgun]Concei...
06:06 pm GMT - Tue, March 3, 2020
BoingBoing Pusheenicorn
Behold! The Pushineenicorn [Amazon], product of a union betwixt pusheen and unicorn. PUSHEEN + UNICORN = PUSHEENICORN: This 13" plush brings the bright and beautiful Pusheenicorn to life! Features a ...
05:07 pm GMT - Tue, March 3, 2020
BoingBoing Another week, another warning from NASA about an asteroid headed our way March 3, 2020
Team asteroid was narrowly defeated by the Terrans earlier this month when a skyscraper-sized rock named 163373 (2002 PZ39) failed to slam into Earth. The asteroids have a second chance of hitting Ear...
04:50 pm GMT - Tue, March 3, 2020
BoingBoing CNN political analyst says Trump will fire Pence on July 16, 2020
Trump set up Pence to fail as Coronavirus prayer-in-chief to give him reason to dump him and make Nikki Haley his VP to win the "suburban moms" vote, said CNN political analyst Paul Begala. Speaking a...
04:39 pm GMT - Tue, March 3, 2020
BoingBoing Cat happily sits in fake lap
Our cat has become SUPER clingy now that we both work from home. We had to improvise... from r/awwOne of my cats follows me around waiting for me to sit so he can fall asleep in my lap. I should make ...
04:29 pm GMT - Tue, March 3, 2020
BoingBoing The Internet Archive has a treasure/trash trove of 20,000 VHS recordings from the 1980s and 1990s
The Internet Archives' VHS Vault isn't new, but since the beginning of the year it's been refreshed with hundreds of new uploads, reports LifeHacker.So what kind of gems will you find in the VHS Vault...
04:17 pm GMT - Tue, March 3, 2020
BoingBoing Here's the complete list of 55 new original movies and TV series Netflix is releasing this month
If you've run out of binge-watching fodder, here's a handy list of the 55 new movies and series Netflix is streaming this month. Standouts for me include Season 3 of Ozark, The Decline, and the limite...
02:48 pm GMT - Tue, March 3, 2020
BoingBoing Fox News' Brit Hume posts website screenshot with "Sexy Vixen Vinyl" in other tab
Brit Hume, a right-wing talking head on Fox, today tweeted a screenshot of betting markets' odds on presidential candidates. One of his other tabs, however, had the title "Sexy Vixen Vinyl" and this i...
02:18 pm GMT - Tue, March 3, 2020
BoingBoing Books sold by the linear foot
I'm a big fan of the Cosy Places subreddit, but quickly learned a key tell that a lovely room isn't lived-in: libraries of uniformly handsome or antique books that tell you you're looking at a set, or...
02:08 pm GMT - Tue, March 3, 2020
BoingBoing Cathryn Aison and Philip Glass's lovely abstract animation for Sesame Street (1979)
In 1979, Sesame Street animator Cathryn Aison created "Geometry of Circles," an abstract animation with original music by minimalist pioneer Philip Glass. It consists of four segments that were first ...
02:00 pm GMT - Tue, March 3, 2020
BoingBoing Full stack developers make over $110,000 a year. You can join them with this training.
Full-stack developers are the real deal. With a full breadth of front end and back end programming knowledge and a complete understanding of how those worlds work together, theyre the ones companies t...
01:44 pm GMT - Tue, March 3, 2020
BoingBoing Coronavirus a perfect excuse for shady crowdfunded gadgets
A tiny, bargain-priced drone that delivers cinematic HD footage? Full speed ahead, backers! But alas, there's a problem: coronavirus. The BBC reports on backers who pledged nearly $2m and are about to...
01:25 pm GMT - Tue, March 3, 2020
BoingBoing Falling printer misses man by inches
This CCTV footage shows a man making a phone call on a patio. A printer suddenly falls out of the sky, missing him by inches. He appears unperturbed and continues his call. Read the rest ...
01:04 pm GMT - Tue, March 3, 2020
BoingBoing Man spies on scammers through their own security cameras
Jim Browning (previously at Boing Boing) turned the tables on another scamming outfit. But this isn't just a video showing a savvy user wasting a scammer's time: he gained access to the criminals' com...
01:00 pm GMT - Tue, March 3, 2020
BoingBoing Irish storyteller cleans up his act after kid reads him the riot act
Aindrias de Static and his band The Latchiks are a much-loved staple at music festivals around the world. Also, they're a little sweary. In this quick clip posted to YouTube, Aindrias is working hard ...
12:40 pm GMT - Tue, March 3, 2020
BoingBoing In 1942, Winnipeg staged a Nazi invasion to promote the sale of war bonds
In 1942, Manitoba chose a startling way to promote the sale of war bonds -- it staged a Nazi invasion of Winnipeg. For one gripping day, soldiers captured the city, arrested its leaders, and oppressed...
12:21 pm GMT - Tue, March 3, 2020
BoingBoing Supercut of Chris Matthews' condescending and sexist remarks to women
So long, Chris. Read the rest ...
12:20 pm GMT - Tue, March 3, 2020
BoingBoing Making your own hand sanitizer is a cinch
Since the latest coronavirus broke cover and started scaring the bejaysus out of everyone, you may have noticed that the supplies that folks think theyll need in the event of a pandemic are becoming h...
12:14 pm GMT - Tue, March 3, 2020
BoingBoing Fanny DeVito, the Danny DeVito Fanny Pack
Fanny pack + Danny DeVito = Fanny DeVito, of course! This caught my eye because I recently discovered my 15-year-old daughter is aware of Danny DeVito through memes, much like she is of Nic Cage and J...
10:23 am GMT - Tue, March 3, 2020
BoingBoing Why there's a cult market for really old iPods
A growing community of music fans and makers love the old iPods that Apple discontinued years ago. When their devices die or need better batteries or more storage, they send them to people like Manuel...
08:08 am GMT - Tue, March 3, 2020
BoingBoing These boxes aren't rotating. It's an optical illusion. Really.
pic.twitter.com/nyyWdr5O1E— (@jagarikin) February 14, 2020On Twitter, @jagarikin posted this fantastic example of the "reverse phi illusion." Press play above. The boxes aren't actually rotati...
03:00 am GMT - Tue, March 3, 2020
BoingBoing This ultra-portable charger gives you up to 3 extra hours of battery life when you need it most
Nobody wants to be caught with a dead phone. Usually, your poor planning is no more than a matter of momentary inconvenience. But what if your phone is dead at the wrong time?And we mean a very wrong ...
12:31 am GMT - Tue, March 3, 2020
BoingBoing Good riddance, Chris Matthews, MSNBC's sexist blowhard
It's a sad day for those who enjoy watching flecks of spittle appear on the mouth corners of bloviating news personalities. Chris Matthews (74) has "retired" from MSNBC after over 20 salivary years as...
10:29 pm GMT - Mon, March 2, 2020
BoingBoing Minimum Wage Machine dispenses free money at the simple turn of a crank
Take as much money as you want, at $7.25 an hour (current Fed minimum wage). All you have to do is turn the crank, which dispenses one penny every 4.97 seconds. Easy money, right?This brilliant art pi...
10:29 pm GMT - Mon, March 2, 2020
BoingBoing Female komodo dragons don't need no man to make more dragons
Back in August 2019, a female komodo dragon named Charlie gave birth to three little dragons at the Chattanooga Zoo. The zookeepers had previously tried to hook her up with a sweet dragon fella named ...
10:10 pm GMT - Mon, March 2, 2020
BoingBoing Two arrested for possession of whale vomit
Rizwan Fadnis and Rajesh Surve, both 33, were arrested outside a bus depot in Mumbai for being in possession of 7 kg of whale vomit valued at over $275,000 reports The Hindu. The substance, also known...
10:00 pm GMT - Mon, March 2, 2020
BoingBoing A federal judge declared that a famous song about public property is still private property
Woody Guthrie originally wrote "This Land Is Your Land" as a kind of screed against the exploitations of private property ownership. When he submitted the song for copyright, Guthrie allegedly wrote t...
09:14 pm GMT - Mon, March 2, 2020
BoingBoing GIFs of Roger Stone tweaking at his deposition
I took these from the incredible footage of Roger Stone struggling to contain his rage at a deposition, as published by Politico. The full context does not make it less bizarre or feral; Stone long ag...
09:10 pm GMT - Mon, March 2, 2020
BoingBoing Good deal on my favorite Japanese pencil case
My kids draw every day. I try to join them for an hour or so on the weekends. We store our pencils in these Lihit Lab Teffa "book style" pencil cases (Currently on Amazon). Mine contains my pencils, ...
09:00 pm GMT - Mon, March 2, 2020
BoingBoing Java is still the cornerstone of coding and this training can help get you started coding today
Theres a school of thought that change and innovation is always inevitable in software programming. By that logic, a coding language like Java, which has been a backbone of the discipline since the 19...
07:41 pm GMT - Mon, March 2, 2020
BoingBoing Miss Staten Island banned from St. Patrick's Day parade when she comes out as bisexual
A few hours after Madison L'Insalata, the 23-year-old Miss Staten Island for 2020, publicly said she was bisexual, organizers of Staten Island's St. Patrick's Day parade removed her from the parade, w...
07:26 pm GMT - Mon, March 2, 2020
BoingBoing Behringer synthesizer maker wages bizarre attack against critic
 Electronic music equipment maker Behringer deleted a bizarre video (above) of a fake device called the Kirn CorkSniffer, named after tech journalist Peter Kirn, founder of CDM, a digital music m...
07:22 pm GMT - Mon, March 2, 2020
BoingBoing Dallas theme tune had French lyrics
Dallas, the prime-time soap opera that ran from 1978-1991 and 2012-2014, is as famous for its catchy theme tune as for J.R. Ewing's machinations. In France, I today learned, that theme tune was modifi...
07:10 pm GMT - Mon, March 2, 2020
BoingBoing David Byrne performed "Once in a Lifetime" on SNL last week and it was excellent
David Byrne (67) was in top form Saturday night when he performed "Once in a Lifetime" on SNL. The song was first released in 1980 on Talking Heads' album Remain in Light.Image: YouTube Read the rest ...
07:00 pm GMT - Mon, March 2, 2020
BoingBoing Michael Bubl performed a private concert of Christmas songs for a trio of gorillas
The lucky apes Ganyeka, Yakini and Motaba currently live at the Werribee Open Range Zoo in Melbourne, Australia. According to PRI, one of the zookeepers discovered that the silverback gorillas respo...
06:53 pm GMT - Mon, March 2, 2020
BoingBoing Tom Steyer quits Democratic race
Democratic party candidate Tom Steyer is quitting the race after blasting through an estimated $250m of his own money without significant progress. His spendthrift advertising earned a third-place fin...
06:46 pm GMT - Mon, March 2, 2020
BoingBoing Amy Klobuchar quits Democratic race
Democratic party candidate Amy Klobuchar is quitting the race after failing to capitalize on a surprise third-place finish in the New Hampshare primary. With Joe Biden's strong showing in North Caroli...
06:41 pm GMT - Mon, March 2, 2020
BoingBoing Demonstrating a cool spinning ellipsoid called a phi top
This aluminum egg is called a phi top, and when you spin it, it stands on end. According to the Action Lab Man, "This is the same procedure that [Nikola] Telsa applied to a copper egg in his famous Co...
06:31 pm GMT - Mon, March 2, 2020
BoingBoing John Oliver's segment about coronavirus is top notch
Leave it to John Oliver to cut through the bullshit and give you 20 minutes of high quality information about Covid-19, and what you should do about it. Read the rest ...
06:29 pm GMT - Mon, March 2, 2020
BoingBoing How much does it cost for an order of fish and chips if you don't get the fish and you hold the chips?
I need a theory of semantics that accounts for this pic.twitter.com/PQjKV0bSSO— Joshua Raclaw (@joshraclaw) February 28, 2020Ignore the fact that only 9 percent of the items on the Fish and Chip...
06:01 pm GMT - Mon, March 2, 2020
BoingBoing Watch Salvador Dali mistreat an anteater and talk about his mustache on Dick Cavett
Watching these clips from The Dick Cavett Show has become an obsession of mine lately. I daresay he's a better talk show host than anyone plying the trade today, with the possible exception of Colbert...
03:55 pm GMT - Mon, March 2, 2020
BoingBoing Chigaco cops under investigation after shooting man in train station
Two Chigaco police officers are under investigation after a bystander filmed them twice shooting an apparently unarmed man who was resisting arrest. The man, according to Chicago P.D., was being arres...
03:55 pm GMT - Mon, March 2, 2020
BoingBoing Chicago cops under investigation after shooting man in train station
Two Chigaco police officers are under investigation after a bystander filmed them twice shooting an apparently unarmed man who was resisting arrest. The man, according to Chicago P.D., was being arres...
03:07 pm GMT - Mon, March 2, 2020
BoingBoing Photo: Coronavirus task force takes decisive action at White House
From the official White House flickr stream: "Vice President Mike Pence meets with the Presidents Coronavirus Taskforce Wednesday, February 26, 2020, in his West Wing Office of the White House. Photo:...
02:58 pm GMT - Mon, March 2, 2020
BoingBoing One mundane trick to organize nails
In this viral footage, shot on a potato and video-compressed with a radish, the best method of organizing nails is revealed. I'm happy to take questions about the thermodynamics of all this, and I'm s...
02:18 pm GMT - Mon, March 2, 2020
BoingBoing Crazy video of fireworks shooting from car as it's speeding down highway
On Friday night, someone driving on a Saskatoon, Canada highway was sure having a blast. Watch the CTV News video above.According to the newscaster, "Saskatoon police have not confirmed whether they a...
02:08 pm GMT - Mon, March 2, 2020
BoingBoing Watch this android child make some very odd and unsettling facial expressions
Meet Affetto, an android child from Osaka University. Affetto may live in Japan but he was obviously born in the Uncanny Valley. From a technical paper in Frontiers in Robotics and AI:Faces of android...
02:00 pm GMT - Mon, March 2, 2020
BoingBoing Save up to 77% on these air purifiers for your home or car
Weve all seen the news stories for weeks. And theyre frightening. Whenever a mysterious ailment like the coronavirus springs to life, it inevitably triggers a wave of global concern over the state of ...
02:00 pm GMT - Mon, March 2, 2020
BoingBoing Biggest explosion ever seen in the Universe
A massively powerful eruption has been detected in the Ophiuchus galaxy cluster, located about 390 million light years from Earth. It is the biggest such event ever observed.In some ways, this blast i...
01:55 pm GMT - Mon, March 2, 2020
BoingBoing Pete Buttigieg quits Democratic race
Democratic party candidate Pete Buttigieg is quitting the race after poor showings in Nevada and South Carolina. With little cash on hand and rivals surging, the 38-year-old mayor of South Bend, India...
01:26 pm GMT - Mon, March 2, 2020
BoingBoing Bristol newspaper publishes names and photos of local men calling for violence against Greta Thunberg
The Bristol Post provided complete coverage of Greta Thunberg's speech in the English city. She was seen in person by thousands of locals, but angry older men gathered online to post abusive and conte...
01:02 pm GMT - Mon, March 2, 2020
BoingBoing Footage of empty Beijing mall
A man in Beijing, where everyone is told to stay home due to the coronavirus, visited a mall and took a video camera. It's all but deserted: you can get served, but you're not allowed to hang around. ...
12:23 pm GMT - Mon, March 2, 2020
BoingBoing Vans reissues limited edition "Fast Times at Ridgemont High" promotional sneakers
In 1982, Jeff Spicoli brought checkerboard Vans beyond the SoCal surf-skate culture and onto the big screen in one of my all-time favorite films, Fast Times at Ridgemont High. (The story goes that Sea...
10:23 am GMT - Mon, March 2, 2020
BoingBoing Pizza boxes advertise shelter dogs for adoption
Amherst, New York's Just Pizza & Wing Co. is slapping dog adoption fliers on their pie boxes to help animals at the local SPCA find their forever homes. And if you adopt one of the dogs, you get ...
08:08 am GMT - Mon, March 2, 2020
BoingBoing Killer drumless mix of Hall & Oates' "Maneater"
The infectious groove of Hall & Oates's classic "Maneater" (1982) is driven by the absolutely killer bass line. As evidence, I present to you the "bassapella" version of "Maneater" with the drums...
03:00 am GMT - Mon, March 2, 2020
BoingBoing These inkless pens are on sale for up to 60% off
The world just isnt made for lefties. From baseball gloves to can openers to credit card readers with slots on the right side, the 10 percent of the planet with a dominant left hand long ago realized ...
09:00 pm GMT - Sun, March 1, 2020
BoingBoing Singer is the Cadillac of sewing machines and these six models are on sale for up to 60% off
Its not an exaggeration to place Singer and the Singer sewing machine among the most recognized heritage brand names and products in American business history. Back in the 1850s, entrepreneur Isaac Me...
02:00 pm GMT - Sun, March 1, 2020
BoingBoing Which coding language should you learn first? How about...all of them?
There are as many methods for creating on the web as there are creators to build them. But no matter what programming language or venue is a coders particular arena of choice, it never hurts to have t...
12:27 pm GMT - Sun, March 1, 2020
BoingBoing Drugs Without the Hot Air: the best book I've ever read on drugs and drug policy, in an expanded new edition
I first read "Drugs Without the Hot Air," David Nutt's astoundingly good book about drug policy back in 2012; in the eight years since, hardly a month has gone by without my thinking about it. Now, th...
11:48 am GMT - Sun, March 1, 2020
BoingBoing Hellboy creator Mike Mignola talks about returning to drawing comics and more
Hellboy creator Mike Mignola talks about his 35-year career, his concept design work on Disney's Atlantis: The Lost Empire, and winning an Eisner Award in this interview on Inverse.Image: Hellboy cove...
03:00 am GMT - Sun, March 1, 2020
BoingBoing Use this language-learning app to speak like a local when you travel
How many times have you struggled to order street food or get public transportation directions while traveling abroad? Even after vowing you'd learn enough of a language to get through your next trip ...
12:30 am GMT - Sun, March 1, 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 a viable business is a vital numbers game that can be the difference between your operation scaling and stagnatin...
09:00 pm GMT - Sat, February 29, 2020
BoingBoing Check out these 20 CBD-infused products
Testimonials as to the health and wellness benefits of CBD continue to roll in. Whether it's combating inflammation and pain relief for those battling arthritis, nerve pain, MS, or just general stress...
08:56 pm GMT - Sat, February 29, 2020
BoingBoing The frozen houses of Lake Erie
The images from this local news report from WGRZ in Hamburg, NY are crazy. Houses completely encased in ice, some of it up to three feet thick.Cold temperatures, gale-force winds, and 18-foot waves fr...
02:00 pm GMT - Sat, February 29, 2020
BoingBoing Save 60% on this certified refurbished Apple Mac Pro with a Xeon E5 processor
If you love tech gear, it can be difficult to live the green consumer life you want to be living. How can you fuel your desire to upgrade without contributing to the negative environmental impact the ...
03:00 am GMT - Sat, February 29, 2020
BoingBoing Lemonade is breaking the mold for home and renters insurance
Whether you own or rent your place, insurance on that home is a necessary hassle - but a new tech-driven company calledLemonadeis starting to show that while it might indeed be a necessity, it doesn't...
01:42 am GMT - Sat, February 29, 2020
BoingBoing Interview with musician and artist Genesis P-Orridge
Since the 60s Genesis P-Orridge has been the mastermind behind artist collective COUM Transmissions and seminal music acts Throbbing Gristle and Psychic TV. Beyond that, P-Orridge has had an astonishi...