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11:49 pm GMT - Wed, April 29, 2020
BoingBoing He tweeted once at Trump, then got $69 Million from New York for ventilators that were never delivered
The Silicon Valley engineer, who had no background in medical supplies but was recommended by the White House, never delivered the ventilators.So much shadiness going on during the COVID-19 pandemic. ...
11:30 pm GMT - Wed, April 29, 2020
BoingBoing Arcadia brings more clean energy to your home and it may actually lower your bill
Most of us would like to see our homes powered entirely by renewable energy. Most of us would like to reduce our carbon footprint. Most of us want to pay less for our electric bill each month. And mos...
11:21 pm GMT - Wed, April 29, 2020
BoingBoing 'What the f*ck' Elon Musk coronavirus meltdown on Tesla earnings call, 'Give people back their god damn freedom'
IMAGE: A weird Elon Musk tweet earlier today.Cleanup on aisle Elon Musk!The Tesla CEO seems to be very anxious about something. I wonder what it is? He went way off-script during a Tesla earnings call...
11:04 pm GMT - Wed, April 29, 2020
BoingBoing Rodney Orpheus' pandemic oasis, Desert Island Nerds
My friend Rodney Orpheus (he of the legendary darkwave electronica band, The Cassandra Complex) has been doing a terrific weekly streaming show, called Desert Island Nerds. The premise is that we're a...
11:04 pm GMT - Wed, April 29, 2020
BoingBoing Enjoy this dynamite pan flute cover of Snow's "Informer"
Late last night, an unidentified clip of some free-spirited dude in Birk's playing a pan flute cover of Snow's "Informer" popped into my feed. Well, I had to know where it came from, I mean, what was ...
11:01 pm GMT - Wed, April 29, 2020
BoingBoing Amazon used a China firm on U.S. blacklist for thermal cameras to monitor workers for COVID-19 fever
Amazon's new Chinese thermal spycam vendor was blacklisted by U.S. over allegations it helped China detain and monitor Uighurs and other Muslim minoritiesAt Reuters, reporting by Krystal Hu and Jeffr...
10:45 pm GMT - Wed, April 29, 2020
BoingBoing U.S. coronavirus death toll passes 60,000
The United States just passed 60,000 confirmed deaths from the novel coronavirus, a benchmark that previous projections said the country would not likely reach until August.Just two weeks after impeac...
10:18 pm GMT - Wed, April 29, 2020
BoingBoing Florida governor DeSantis says the state is reopening Monday
DeSantis announced Florida reopening same day as 350 new COVID-19 cases and 47 new deaths confirmed...
10:06 pm GMT - Wed, April 29, 2020
BoingBoing 'Otter Destruction,' funny little real life doodle
This is good.Created by @KevinBhall.Otter Destruction ! Read the rest ...
10:00 pm GMT - Wed, April 29, 2020
BoingBoing Molecules: The Elements and the Architecture of Everything
In 2009, Theodore Gray blew minds with his gorgeously photographed book, Read the rest ...
07:24 pm GMT - Wed, April 29, 2020
BoingBoing A third party Nintendo Switch controller my daughter likes
My kid enjoys this controller with the Nintendo Switch she has confiscated.With the advent of Animal Crossing, the Nintendo Switch became sole property of my 13-year-old daughter. She immediately comp...
06:57 pm GMT - Wed, April 29, 2020
BoingBoing Check your fear and get in gear the VAN-PIRES are here!
The other day on Twitter, I asked people about their favorite weird 90s anthropomorphic animal-hero cartoons, for another project I'm working on. Someone skipped past the "animal" part of this questio...
06:57 pm GMT - Wed, April 29, 2020
BoingBoing How to build your own working electric guitar out of LEGOs
I've successfully talked myselfout of buying a hollow-body telecaster to add my already-too-large collection of stringed instruments. As difficult as it's been at times, I have still managed to stand ...
06:55 pm GMT - Wed, April 29, 2020
BoingBoing An AI that invented two things can't receive patent
The US Patent and Trademark Office said an AI that invented a food container system and a warning light that flashes in a "hard to ignore rhythm" is in eligible to receive a patent, reports the BBC.Th...
06:50 pm GMT - Wed, April 29, 2020
BoingBoing This stainless steel appliance cleaner actually removes those fingerprint marks
This Weiman Stainless Steel Cleaner and Polish really works.The contractors installing my new stainless steel kitchen appliances left greasy black fingerprints all over them, but I can't complain too ...
06:05 pm GMT - Wed, April 29, 2020
BoingBoing Listen to Muzak for airplanes (1960s)
Last century, the Muzak company created custom mixes of soft music for locations ranging from doctor's office waiting rooms and restaurants to barber shops and, yes, elevators. Muzak were self-proclai...
05:55 pm GMT - Wed, April 29, 2020
BoingBoing On his 68th birthday, Kevin Kelly offers 68 bits of unsolicited advice
My friend and Cool Tools parter, Kevin Kelly, just turned 68. Happy Birthday, Kevin! To celebrate, he posted 68 pieces of advice. Kevin is one of the wisest people I know, and when he gives advice, I ...
05:40 pm GMT - Wed, April 29, 2020
BoingBoing Why all scientists must fight the "infodemic" of bullshit claims and quackery
Bleach injections and tanning beds as treatments. The false link between 5G and COVID-19. This onslaught of bullshit claims and quackery around COVID-19 is an "infodemic," as the World Health Organiza...
05:13 pm GMT - Wed, April 29, 2020
BoingBoing How to think positively and why it's so hard to do that
Our brains are wired so that when a situation is framed as something bad, it's "stickier" in our minds than if it's presented in a positive light. If you see a glass as half empty, it's really really ...
05:05 pm GMT - Wed, April 29, 2020
BoingBoing This visualization of the ultra-rich's wealth blew my mind
It's almost impossible to understand how rich Jeff Bezos is. This mind-blowing visualization not only helped me grok his immense wealth, it also made it clearer than ever that the country is owned by ...
04:45 pm GMT - Wed, April 29, 2020
BoingBoing Here's the new "Water and Wine" video from X
35 years ago the band X released their final album with the original lineup. (They put out a couple of albums after that but they don't count because they didn't include guitarist Billy Zoom.)This mon...
04:43 pm GMT - Wed, April 29, 2020
BoingBoing Charity auction of Andy Warhol's Polaroid photos and snapshots to benefit artists
You need to let the little things that would ordinarily bore you suddenly thrill you," Andy Warhol said.A collection of Warhol's Polaroid photos and snapshots are up for auction at Christie's to benef...
04:24 pm GMT - Wed, April 29, 2020
BoingBoing Tokyo's busy Shibuya area before and during the pandemic
The Tokyoite who creates videos for the Nippon Wandering TV YouTube channel took a bike ride around Shibuya and shot video of the streets, then spliced in pre-pandemic video of the same area.Image: Yo...
04:22 pm GMT - Wed, April 29, 2020
BoingBoing Drone disguised as hummingbird infiltrates a swarm of monarch butterflies
PBS Nature's "Spy in the Wild" series employs spy cameras outfitted with animatronic animal disguises to capture intimate imagery of wildlife. In this clip, a drone wearing a bumblebee costume infiltr...
03:20 pm GMT - Wed, April 29, 2020
BoingBoing AMC Theaters bans Universal films after it boasts Trolls: World Tour made $100m on TV
Trolls: World Tour is a new animated kids' movie from Universal Studios. Despite the theaters being closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, the film has somehow made more than $100m from streaming med...
02:59 pm GMT - Wed, April 29, 2020
BoingBoing A toddler named Audrey does the cutest Rage Against The Machine cover
I'm simultaneously disappointed and relieved that her dad cuts her off before the climax of the song. Read the rest ...
02:46 pm GMT - Wed, April 29, 2020
BoingBoing Experience a classic nuclear weapons test up-close in VR
In this 360-degree VR video, you can experience the wonder and joy of a classic nuclear explosion up-close: the Ivy Mike test, introducing the world to the destructive power of hydrogen bombs. Welcome...
02:00 pm GMT - Wed, April 29, 2020
BoingBoing Kermit the Frog sings "Rainbow Connection" from quarantine
This is just too adorable for words. Kermit T. Frog, self-isolating in the swamp, sings his big hit, "The Rainbow Connection," while accompanying himself on banjo. Complete with him turning the camera...
02:00 pm GMT - Wed, April 29, 2020
BoingBoing Rest In Peace, Fetish Artist Namio Harukawa (1947 - 2020)
Beloved Japanese fetish artist Namio Harukawa passed away last week. Harukawas gorgeously-rendered thick women were perpetually cast in positions of casual dominance, going about their day riding the ...
01:59 pm GMT - Wed, April 29, 2020
BoingBoing Win-win: Frontline Foods allows restaurants to feed healthcare workers
A total rockstar in my Bay Area community has created an incredible program. A big shoutout to Sydney Gressel who started Frontline Foods, a nonprofit that raises funds for restaurants so they can fee...
01:58 pm GMT - Wed, April 29, 2020
BoingBoing Kentucky governor apologizes to Tupac Shakur
Andy Breshear, the governer of Kentucky, apologized yesterday to Tupac Shakur, a resident of the state he had falsely suggested was a bad apple benefits claimant. Breshear had assumed Shakur was a fab...
01:48 pm GMT - Wed, April 29, 2020
BoingBoing Simple footplate lets shoppers open fridges without touching them
A simple but ingenious invention from Japan has rona written all over it, but they should leave them there permanently. Also, add them to the doors of every public toilet in the world.A machine transl...
01:45 pm GMT - Wed, April 29, 2020
BoingBoing Shut in sounds: Donald Fagan's "New Frontier"
Soon after the sheltering-in-place orders started being issued, this wonderful song (and video) from Donald Fagan's 1982 Grammy-nominated solo album Nightfly began popping into my head. All these week...
01:45 pm GMT - Wed, April 29, 2020
BoingBoing Shut in sounds: Donald Fagen's "New Frontier"
Soon after the sheltering-in-place orders started being issued, this wonderful song (and video) from Donald Fagen's 1982 Grammy-nominated solo album Nightfly began popping into my head. All these week...
01:34 pm GMT - Wed, April 29, 2020
BoingBoing Little black hole orbits large black hole
NASA published this animation showing a little black hole (150m solar masses) whirling around a large black hole (18bn solar masses), punching through its accretion disc like an energetic puppy doing ...
01:30 pm GMT - Wed, April 29, 2020
BoingBoing What if the Mighty Mighty Bosstones changed genre every 15 seconds
I've never had to knock on wood, but after watching this, it makes me wonder if I could. Read the rest ...
01:25 pm GMT - Wed, April 29, 2020
BoingBoing 80s Mascot "Bleachman" Wants You To Shoot Up Safely
Recent reckless comments from the president about injecting disinfectants have spurred urgent press announcements from health professionals and cleaning product manufacturers alike about the dangers o...
01:25 pm GMT - Wed, April 29, 2020
BoingBoing The Wit and Wisdom Donald J. Trump
Tom the Dancing Bug, IN WHICH we appreciate the diverse comedy stylings of Donald Trump...
01:25 pm GMT - Wed, April 29, 2020
BoingBoing The Wit and Wisdom of Donald J. Trump
Tom the Dancing Bug, IN WHICH we appreciate the diverse comedy stylings of Donald Trump...
01:00 pm GMT - Wed, April 29, 2020
BoingBoing Is it time to finally learn to play the guitar? Nows your chance with this bundle of lessons
Learning to play the guitar is for losers. Youll never catch me doing that. That phrase has never been uttered by anyone anywhere ever.Those words have never been constructed in that order because the...
02:00 am GMT - Wed, April 29, 2020
BoingBoing Decompress with the worlds first drop-in meditation studio
Maybe youre frustrated about work. Maybe the kids have you climbing the walls. Or maybe the fact theres a worldwide pandemic trapping you inside your home has you a little off your game.In these scary...
01:37 am GMT - Wed, April 29, 2020
BoingBoing Damien Patton, CEO of tech surveillance company Banjo, once helped KKK shoot up a synagogue: Report
We believe that the Blacks and the Jews are taking over America, and its our job to take America back for the White race, Patton testified at trial, describing his beliefs while carrying out the crime...
01:23 am GMT - Wed, April 29, 2020
BoingBoing Watch: FightCovid19 robot enforces Singapore social distance rules with 360 spy-cam
VIDEO: RT News. Singapore's Public Utilities Board is deploying a robot to encourage people wandering the outdoor parks of the densely populated Asian metropolis to social distance, and "stay safe, st...
10:04 pm GMT - Tue, April 28, 2020
BoingBoing Avant-garde drummer Art Tripp talks about working with Zappa, Beefheart, John Cage, and others
I love the video interviews of composer and music educator, Samuel Andreyev. He shares an obsession with Captain Beefheart's Trout Mask Replica and he has so far conducted one-to-two-hour interviews w...
09:46 pm GMT - Tue, April 28, 2020
BoingBoing Arizona GOP chair says lockdown protestors should disguise themselves as health care workers
Kelli Ward, Arizona's unsavory GOP chairperson, tweeted that covidiots who protest in public should dress like medical workers. reports CNN:CNN spoke with ICU nurse Lauren Leander, who stood in scrubs...
09:09 pm GMT - Tue, April 28, 2020
BoingBoing U.S. now has 1 million coronavirus cases
The U.S. now has 1 million patients who have tested positive for the novel coronavirus, with many more unreported or undetected people infected.U.S. deaths from the respiratory virus passed 57,000 on ...
09:05 pm GMT - Tue, April 28, 2020
BoingBoing Betabrand's "catstooth" is a play on classic houndstooth pattern
Betabrand has just announced women's pants in "catstooth," a feline-tastic take on the classic houndstooth pattern. It's black and white like the original but you'd never know from afar that you were ...
08:52 pm GMT - Tue, April 28, 2020
BoingBoing Vice President Pence refuses to wear mask for Mayo Clinic visit, despite it asking him to
On a visit to the Mayo clinic today, Vice President Mike Pence was made aware of its policy that visitors wear masks—a policy in place since April 13 as a measure to limit the spread of coronavi...
08:05 pm GMT - Tue, April 28, 2020
BoingBoing Band pays tribute to classic '80s music videos by re-creating them in their own
The Treble, an alt-rock band out of Winnipeg, has taken inspiration from iconic music videos from the 1980s. Their recently released music video, for the single "No Secrets (There For You)," features ...
08:00 pm GMT - Tue, April 28, 2020
BoingBoing Wickedbone is a smart dog toy that plays with your pooch all on its own
We love our dogs. But even the most devoted and dedicated dog owners will admit they can be demanding little beasts sometimes.Dogs require a lot of human attention. Its not their fault. Its just the w...
07:42 pm GMT - Tue, April 28, 2020
BoingBoing Hillary Clinton endorses Joe Biden
Hillary Clinton, who lost the 2016 presedential election to Donald Trump, today endorsed Joe Biden, his Democratic rival this time around.I am thrilled to be part of your campaign to not only endorse...
07:10 pm GMT - Tue, April 28, 2020
BoingBoing Financial Times: Animal Crossing's Bank of Nook slashes interest rates
The Bank of Nook cut the interest it pays on bell savings from .5% to .05%, or next to nothing. According to the Financial Times, the Bank of Nook was responding to a trick players discovered in which...
06:43 pm GMT - Tue, April 28, 2020
BoingBoing Pilot Varsity - low cost, smooth writing fountain pen
About five years ago my sister introduced me to these Pilot Varsity fountain pens. You can buy them in an inexpensive pack of seven. Each pen is in a different color. The ink flows smoothly and looks ...
06:07 pm GMT - Tue, April 28, 2020
BoingBoing Drain Addict is a popular YouTube channel about a professional drain unclogger's successes
Over 200,000 people subscribe to Drain Addict, a YouTube channel devoted exclusively to an Australian plumber's adventures unclogging drains. In the video above, titled Blocked Drain 448, the Drain Ad...
06:03 pm GMT - Tue, April 28, 2020
BoingBoing Enormous and potentially hazardous" asteroid will fly by Earth tomorrow
Tomorrow, an asteroid that's at least a mile wide will pass by Earth. While NASA considers the object, named 1998 Or2, to be "potentially hazardous," it won't hit us. This time. It won't get closer th...
06:01 pm GMT - Tue, April 28, 2020
BoingBoing Santa Monica Airlines sent me an awesome Natas Kaupas/Burrito Breath deck
Holy smokes! View this post on Instagram The guys @santamonicaairlines blew our @jlw s mind with this awesome @oscarputdowntheknife & @burritobreath collab.A post shared by Boing Boing (@boing...
05:54 pm GMT - Tue, April 28, 2020
BoingBoing Extremely satisfying 1960s Tonka tow truck restoration video
I think this is the best restoration video I've seen. This person took a rusty, dirty toy truck and used a sandblaster, an ultrasonic cleaner, and a powder coat oven turn it into a pristine looking sp...
05:13 pm GMT - Tue, April 28, 2020
BoingBoing Vintage instructions for making a smoker's influenza mask
"It's all very well to use an influenza mask. But what if you want to smoke? Edward T. Duncan has supplied the answer. First, buy two-corn plasters at the drugstore. You may not see the relationship b...
05:12 pm GMT - Tue, April 28, 2020
BoingBoing Watch Sade's stunning TV performance of "Is It A Crime" (1985)
Almost every night for the last week, I've been listening to my vinyl copy of Sade's 1985 masterpiece "Promise." Sade's deeply sexy, jazzy soul stands the test of time. This morning, I was surprised ...
04:59 pm GMT - Tue, April 28, 2020
BoingBoing Here is the melodic a solo you've been asking for -- The Hondells "Hot Rod high" (1964)
I don't think that's a hot rod that the members of the manufactured band The Hondells are clustered around. Nevertheless, the song has an awesome melodica solo. Read the rest ...
04:59 pm GMT - Tue, April 28, 2020
BoingBoing Here is the melodica solo you've been asking for -- The Hondells "Hot Rod high" (1964)
I don't think that's a hot rod that the members of the manufactured band The Hondells are clustered around. Nevertheless, the song has an awesome melodica solo. Read the rest ...
04:55 pm GMT - Tue, April 28, 2020
BoingBoing This VR Mosh Pit Simulator game is fascinating and horrifying
Video game designer Sos Sosowski has been working on his Mosh Pit Simulator game since 2016. Here's the official game description:Mosh Pit Simulator is a VR game about a world that is overrun by brain...
04:49 pm GMT - Tue, April 28, 2020
BoingBoing Teenagers interview A.I experts about the future of thinking machines
The young journalists at YR Media (formerly Youth Radio) were curious about "what artificial intelligence means for race, art, and the apocalypse." So they asked the opinion of a a few experts, includ...
04:34 pm GMT - Tue, April 28, 2020
BoingBoing Watch Fred Armisen imitate every North American accent
If his comedy career fizzles, Fred Armisen could be a great dialect coach. Read the rest ...
04:09 pm GMT - Tue, April 28, 2020
BoingBoing Police sting operation busts an "illegal" nail salon
Fromthe Washington Times:Two Texas women were charged last week after an undercover police sting found they were allegedly offering salon services at home during the coronavirus pandemic.Laredo police...
04:05 pm GMT - Tue, April 28, 2020
BoingBoing Big Clive examines a fake UV disinfection lamp sold on eBay
YouTuber Big Clive bought a "UV disinfection lamp" on eBay. He tested it first by turning it on and aiming it at the back of his hand for a few seconds and then sniffing his hand for "skin damage." Th...
03:56 pm GMT - Tue, April 28, 2020
BoingBoing Pentagon releases UFO footage
Pentagon confirms that the guy from Blink-182 was right about UFOs. Unless he's a patsy....
01:55 pm GMT - Tue, April 28, 2020
BoingBoing Businesses and stores are adding AI to security cameras for social distancing and mask-wearing compliance
Pepper Construction is using Startup SmartVid.io to analyze worksite images for Oracle Industries Innovation Lab in Deerfield, Illinois. Existing security cameras at retail stores and workplaces are ...
01:53 pm GMT - Tue, April 28, 2020
BoingBoing What everybody knows
In this NSFW performance, everyone knows something. It was 2014, but quite timely. Below, a more complete rendition. Cued by the YouTube title, I thought the song was "everyone knows shit fuck", a sta...
01:40 pm GMT - Tue, April 28, 2020
BoingBoing Trump: 'There has been so much unnecessary death in this country'
It was almost a confession of guilt. Almost.The word 'unnecessary' is such a tell.Every once in a while, the liar-in-chief manages to reflect clearly on his own culpability, seemingly without the abil...
01:31 pm GMT - Tue, April 28, 2020
BoingBoing Coronavirus 'acts like no pathogen humanity has ever seen,' say doctors
COVID-19 damage (yellow) on lungs of 59-year-old man who died at George Washington University Hospital. 3D model based on computerized tomography scans, courtesy George Washington Hospital and Surgica...
01:17 pm GMT - Tue, April 28, 2020
BoingBoing City official resigns after throwing cat in the air and drinking beer during Zoom meeting
Chris Platzer, a planning commissioner in Vallejo, CA, in lower left, throws a cat in the air during a Zoom meeting last week. Image: City of VallejoOK, first, Id like to introduce my cat, said Chris...
01:06 pm GMT - Tue, April 28, 2020
BoingBoing Trump was briefed on coronavirus 12 times in Jan-Feb, kept downplaying it
Coronavirus warnings appeared in the President's Daily Brief more than a dozen times in January and February, 2020, as the outbreak bloomed first in Asia, then in Europe.Trump does not read the brief...
01:04 pm GMT - Tue, April 28, 2020
BoingBoing Welcome to Ipley Cross, Britain's creepiest intersection
There aren't any official numbers to prove it, but Ipley Cross is often hailed among England's most dangerous intersections, or "crossroads" as that land of knife-wielding spongiform hobbits calls it....
01:00 pm GMT - Tue, April 28, 2020
BoingBoing Drama Mayhem is the game we can all use right about now
One upside to our current stay-at-home lifestyle is a renewed sense of togetherness. While everyone used to be off and running in their own directions all the time, now the whole household stays under...
12:12 pm GMT - Tue, April 28, 2020
BoingBoing Map of state-level coronavirus coordination efforts look like apocalyptic sci-fi
Alfred Twu is maintaining a public-domain map of the various efforts underway between states to coordinate their pandemic response. It's a detailed at-a-glance guide to who is doing what with whom, bu...
11:35 am GMT - Tue, April 28, 2020
BoingBoing The open-plan office is dead, long live the plexiglass work panopticon
Brian Roemmele writes that a large tech company has "just about zeroed out" the supply of plexiglass and office dividers. Had an interesting Zoom today with a group of architects and office planers.A ...
11:30 am GMT - Tue, April 28, 2020
BoingBoing In 1932, 9-year-old Lennie Gwyther rode 600 miles to see the opening of the Sydney Harbour Bridge
In 1932, 9-year-old Lennie Gwyther set out to ride a thousand kilometers to see the opening of the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Along the way he became a symbol of Australian grit and determination. In this...
11:11 am GMT - Tue, April 28, 2020
BoingBoing Raising money for a UBI fund that helps families affected COVID-19
I'm a huge fan of GiveDirectly, who does tremendous work with direct cash transfers for people in poverty essentially, micro-scale experiments in Universal Basic Income, with long-term data impact st...
11:00 am GMT - Tue, April 28, 2020
BoingBoing Calvin peeing on COVID-19: familiar decal updated for 2020
Twenty years ago The Onion wrote that the "terse but expressive decals" depicting "peeing Calvin" are a "vital part of our national dialogue, used by millions of Americans to exchange viewpoints and i...
02:30 am GMT - Tue, April 28, 2020
BoingBoing This vacuum is cordless, provides 40 minutes of cleaning per chargeand it's on sale
For those still plodding along with some ancient, plug-in, standup vacuum cleaner like your parents used to use, you need to step into modern society.Look, were not even trying to talk you into progra...
01:59 am GMT - Tue, April 28, 2020
BoingBoing Fox News ditches Diamond and Silk
Diamond and Silk are sibling vloggers famous for supporting Trump. They often appear on Fox News, a TV network that currently offers a round-the-clock diet of conspiracy theories and pseudoscience abo...
12:59 am GMT - Tue, April 28, 2020
BoingBoing Good dog plays flute
Zooopah.A guy and his German Shepherd, just playing the flute, like you do.good girl plays the flute Read the rest ...
12:52 am GMT - Tue, April 28, 2020
BoingBoing Tucker Carlson says there is no scientific justification for coronavirus quarantine and staying at home
'The virus just isn't nearly as deadly as we thought it was'...
12:42 am GMT - Tue, April 28, 2020
BoingBoing Verizon, AT&T, Comcast promise not to cancel service through June for users impacted by coronavirus
On Monday, Verizon Communications Inc., AT&T Inc., the two largest U.S. wireless carriers, and US cable giant Comcast all said they have agreed that through June 30, they won't cancel service or ...
12:30 am GMT - Tue, April 28, 2020
BoingBoing Trump is asked, if he loses more Americans in 6 weeks than died in Vietnam War, does he deserve to be re-elected?
That's what I'm talking about.New York Magazine's Washington Correspondent Olivia Nuzzi asked this question of impeached and manifestly unfit President Donald John Trump at a press briefing today:If a...
12:28 am GMT - Tue, April 28, 2020
BoingBoing How "Marijuana, the Devil's Flower" may have sounded like in 1951, as heard on Shortwave Radio, inside a Bomb Shelter
Spoken Word with Electronics is an audio series delivering to you a two side recording of unusual stories paired with vintage modular electronic soundsWelcome back. A few years ago, in 2010, the radio...
12:22 am GMT - Tue, April 28, 2020
BoingBoing Music: 'Trying Times,' Roberta Flack
'Tryin' Times,' Roberta Flack.Producer: Joel DornGuitar: John PizzarelliDrums: Ray LucasPiano: Robert FlackVocals: Roberta FlackBass Guitar: Ron CarterComposer: Donny HathawayComposer: Leroy HutsonLy...
12:18 am GMT - Tue, April 28, 2020
BoingBoing Sharp knives are better at slicing tomatoes because there's more friction between the blade and the tomato skin
Tribonet explains why sharp knives are better than dull ones when it comes to cutting tomatoes. It's because dull knives are smooth so they can't grab the tomato skin to pull and tear it.The easiest a...
11:44 pm GMT - Mon, April 27, 2020
BoingBoing Budfoot, starring psychedelic fantasy artist Skinner, delivers 420 cult movie excellence.
For all of us sheltering in place, the claustrophobic cluttered workshop that serves as the sole location in Budfoot -- a film where one eccentric man quickly loses his biscuits -- may feel all-too re...
09:30 pm GMT - Mon, April 27, 2020
BoingBoing This bundle of eLearning courses can help you get the most out of working from home
Over the past decade, the number of Americans who work remotely has almost doubled. And even 90 percent of employees say more flexibility in work schedules would increase worker morale. And of course,...
08:30 pm GMT - Mon, April 27, 2020
BoingBoing This unlucky fellow was the first person to have been killed by a meteorite in recorded history
On November 30 1954 in Alabama, a nine pound meteorite broke through the ceiling of Anne Hodges' living room, bounced off her stereo system, and hit her in the side while she was asleep on the sofa. H...
06:47 pm GMT - Mon, April 27, 2020
BoingBoing Cheap, bright mini flashlight
The problem with using my iPhone as a flashlight is that I can't fit it in my mouth when I need both hands free. That's why I keep a few flashlights like this around. Read the rest ...
06:33 pm GMT - Mon, April 27, 2020
BoingBoing Why is an empty shampoo bottle so easy to knock over?
Jerome Licini is a professor at Lehigh University. He and one of his students developed an apparatus to demonstrate why empty shampoo bottles tip over so easily. The reason: empty bottles have much le...
06:18 pm GMT - Mon, April 27, 2020
BoingBoing This Instagram account features thrift store arts and crafts
In 1995 I wrote an article in Wired about the Museum of Bad Art, which showcased art found in thrift stores. I'm glad to see the tradition of curating thrift store arts and crafts is still going on at...
06:17 pm GMT - Mon, April 27, 2020
BoingBoing Baking thru the pandemic: The Muffaletta is my second favorite sandwich
The Muffaletta, as created and prepared by Central Grocery on Decatur in New Orleans, is my second favorite sandwich on earth. I recently spent a week in New Orleans trying Muffaletta at various locat...
05:56 pm GMT - Mon, April 27, 2020
BoingBoing Leader of protests against staying home tests positive for COVID-19
An organizer of protests against State efforts to minimize the loss of life during the current global pandemic has tested positive for COVID-19.Said protestor was unsurprisingly unclear about her inte...
05:56 pm GMT - Mon, April 27, 2020
BoingBoing Funny real-life recreation of a Disney cartoon scene
I've never heard of the Disney animated feature Fun and Fancy Free. It's from 1947 and stars Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, Jiminy Cricket, and Goofy. (It is also the last Disney cartoon in which Walt him...
05:47 pm GMT - Mon, April 27, 2020
BoingBoing The evolutionary reason why dogs walk in circles before lying down
Why do dogs often walk in circles before lying down for bed? Turns out, it's a survival trait inherited from their evolutionary ancestor the wolf. From Southern Living:Turning in circles before lying ...
05:42 pm GMT - Mon, April 27, 2020
BoingBoing Randy Rainbow strikes again with "A Spoonful of Clorox"
Over the weekend Randy Rainbow released another parody song, which hits the nail on the orange head in the most delightful way. Read the rest ...
05:29 pm GMT - Mon, April 27, 2020
BoingBoing Is Magic Leap the Theranos of augmented reality?
Augmented reality startup Magic Leap was founded in 2014. It demonstrated a new kind of technology called "light field signal generation" that promised to be far superior to existing augmented reality...
05:22 pm GMT - Mon, April 27, 2020
BoingBoing Studio Ghibli backgrounds you can use at your next online meeting
Studio Ghibli fans can now conduct their online meetings from Miyazaki land. Choose a still from a variety of films including My Neighbor Totoro, Spirited Away, Howl's Moving Castle, Ponyo, Kiki's Del...
05:15 pm GMT - Mon, April 27, 2020
BoingBoing Gloriously colorful new geologic map of the moon
These images are from the new Unified Geologic Map of the Moon, the most detailed lunar map ever created. Just released by the U.S. Geological Survey, it melds data from last century's Apollo mission ...
04:46 pm GMT - Mon, April 27, 2020
BoingBoing First impressions of a $200 Linux laptop
ETA prime has been using a Pinebook Pro laptop with an ARM CPU. It has an aluminum shell and 14.1-inch display. Overall, he's impressed with the performance, but says he had a few missed-click problem...
04:43 pm GMT - Mon, April 27, 2020
BoingBoing Owner of Fatte's Pizza allegedly robbed a different Fatte's Pizza at gunpoint
On Sunday, police in Paso Robles, California were called to Fatte's Pizza after an armed robber made off with cash from the register. Later that evening, the cops apprehended the suspect, one Darryl A...
04:42 pm GMT - Mon, April 27, 2020
BoingBoing Nearly 25% of NYC residents have coronavirus antibodies says Gov Cuomo, lockdown to extend past May 15 in parts of New York state
Of the 7,500 people tested statewide for antibodies against coronavirus, 14.9% have tested positive, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced at a press briefing on Monday.Coronavirus antibodies are repor...
04:31 pm GMT - Mon, April 27, 2020
BoingBoing Financial Times journalist Mark Di Stefano accused of accessing private Zoom meetings, then publishing the information
Mark Di Stefano of the Financial Times is accused by The Independent of accessing private Zoom meetings held by The Independent and The Evening Standard as journalists were learning how coronavirus re...
04:27 pm GMT - Mon, April 27, 2020
BoingBoing Watch this far-out Bootsy Collins cartoon pilot from 1996
"The Name is Bootsy, Baby" is the fantastic 1996 pilot for a cartoon about the interplanetary adventures of Bootsy Collins, otherworldly bass player for Parliament-Funkadelic. Made for MTV but never a...
04:24 pm GMT - Mon, April 27, 2020
BoingBoing CDC officially adds 6 new symptoms to its Covid-19 webpage
Although other symptoms have been reported by doctors for months, the CDC only had three listed on their site: fever, cough, and shortness of breath or difficulty with breathing. But on April 18, they...
04:16 pm GMT - Mon, April 27, 2020
BoingBoing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi endorses Joe Biden for president
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Monday became the latest high-profile Democrat to endorse Joe Biden for president. The California Democrat, in video remarks, said Biden offers hope and courage, values, ...
04:06 pm GMT - Mon, April 27, 2020
BoingBoing Significant undercount in U.S. coronavirus deaths: report
An analysis of federal data for the first time estimates excess deaths -- the number beyond what would normally be expected -- during that period.There is apparently a significant under-count in the U...
03:59 pm GMT - Mon, April 27, 2020
BoingBoing White House to rebrand coronavirus briefings as economic reopening briefings
Briefings were halted after Thursday when Trump suggested injecting disinfectants might be a treatment for COVID-19, the respiratory illness caused by the new coronavirus. Beatings to continue until m...
03:29 pm GMT - Mon, April 27, 2020
BoingBoing Be like a SpaceX rocket in quarantine: pressurized yet chilled and not exploding
From Ars Technica:Late on Sunday night, SpaceX completed a critical cryogenic test of a Starship prototype at its launch site in South Texas. [] The vehicle, dubbed SN4which stands for Serial Number 4...
02:29 pm GMT - Mon, April 27, 2020
BoingBoing Gritty livestreamed a 15-minute PowerPoint Presentation about Being Gritty
Philadelphia Flyers' mascot / Real American Folk Hero Gritty has been passing his (its?) quarantine time with daily 15-minute Instagram livestreams. Topics range from Spelling Bees, to Charades, to Go...
01:53 pm GMT - Mon, April 27, 2020
BoingBoing Texas mayor broke own lockdown rules to visit nail salon
Becky Ames, mayor of Beaumont, Texas, was spotted last Tuesday visiting The Nail Bar, a salon that should not be open because of lockdown rules imposed by Beaumost, Texas, mayor Becky Ames."A photo ap...
01:02 pm GMT - Mon, April 27, 2020
BoingBoing UK tabloid Daily Mail fabricated photo of athlete breaking social distancing rules
The Daily Mail, a UK tabloid, ran a story accusing British athlete James Cracknell of breaking social distancing rules in a visit with his parents. It illustrated this with the above photograph, showi...
12:13 pm GMT - Mon, April 27, 2020
BoingBoing Trump's Sunday rant scrubbed from Twitter.
Over the weekend, Trump railed about journalists on Twitter in a typo-strewn rant in which he repeatedly confused the Pulitzer Prize with the Nobel Prize (which lacks a journalism category) and spelle...
11:45 am GMT - Mon, April 27, 2020
BoingBoing Help save the USPS with this Dog Mail Carrier Costume
You probably heard that the U.S. Postal Service is tanking, expecting to run out of money by October 2020. Interestingly, it's not funded by taxpayers, but entirely through the sale of postage, gifts,...
11:39 am GMT - Mon, April 27, 2020
BoingBoing Dog does not want bath
Phil the enormous malamute hasn't taken a bath in months, is increasingly in need of a bath, and has no intention whatsoever of having a bath. SPOILER: Ultimately, Phil is bathed. Phil's vengeance beg...
11:34 am GMT - Mon, April 27, 2020
BoingBoing California city turns 74 miles of streets car-free to allow residents more space to social distance
My friend Matt Dibble works for Voice of America and put together this little report about some streets in Oakland neighborhoods being designated as "soft streets." Through-traffic is not allowed and ...
02:00 am GMT - Mon, April 27, 2020
BoingBoing Too few are checking their car insurance rates. This site can help you save serious money.
When you were 10 and your mom demanded you finish your vegetables or go to your room, you were mad. Even as kids, we hated it when we were ordered to do something. Car insurance is a federal mandate, ...
08:37 pm GMT - Sun, April 26, 2020
BoingBoing A healthcare worker ran her own Boston Marathon to spell out "Boston Strong" but she spelled it wrong
It's wicked weird, kid, being stuck at home in Boston this April week, exactly 7 years after thelast time I was stuck in this same home during this same exact April week for very different but still t...
08:00 pm GMT - Sun, April 26, 2020
BoingBoing Its never too late to learn Excel. So learn it from the firm that teaches Microsoft workers.
The mark of true greatness in tech is longevity. Because if youve survived more than an 18-month product cycle and endured...well, youre one of the lucky few. Thats part of why the continuing devotion...
06:45 pm GMT - Sun, April 26, 2020
BoingBoing Dr. Deborah Birx passes Trump's loyalty test on CNN
The number one rule for anyone wishing to be in Trump's good graces is to defend every lie and stupid thing he says. Defense tactics include: doubling down on the lie, blaming the fake media for twist...
01:00 pm GMT - Sun, April 26, 2020
BoingBoing This $50 kit has everything you need to start filming your own content from home
From national and local news anchors to Ellen Degeneres, from Saturday Night Live to the all-star Together At Home concert, were learning another new reality of our 2020 entertainment world: everyone ...
02:00 am GMT - Sun, April 26, 2020
BoingBoing This online training bundle contains valuable lifehack lessons
While all the gloom and doom of our COVID-19 quarantine realities can definitely put a damper on life as we know it, all this time spent at home doesnt have to go to waste.As the world tries to slow t...
08:00 pm GMT - Sat, April 25, 2020
BoingBoing Save the planet with a coffee pod sampler of tasty flavors in eco-friendly, compostable capsules
Considering the human races utter dependence on coffee, its no surprise that more than 40 percent of American homes have a single-cup coffee brewing system. Unfortunately, most of those machines take ...
05:45 pm GMT - Sat, April 25, 2020
BoingBoing This 420 podcast about Black Holes will blow your mind with the power of Christ
Gimlet Media's Every Little Thing podcast is based on a pretty simple concept: you call a hotline and leave a message with a question that's been bugging you. If it's intriguing enough, they make a po...
05:28 pm GMT - Sat, April 25, 2020
BoingBoing Kim Jong-Un reportedly "in vegetative state" as China sends experts
Reuters reports that China dispatched medical experts to North Korea to "advise on leader Kim Jong-Un", suspected to be very ill after a heart operation. The trip by the Chinese doctors and officials ...
05:23 pm GMT - Sat, April 25, 2020
BoingBoing Tom Hanks' blood could be used to develop a vaccine for COVID-19
Our reality has felt like a dystopian sci-fi movie for a while now, but at least now there's a positive plot twist. First, Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson both survived a bout with COVID-19. Now Hanks tells...
04:00 pm GMT - Sat, April 25, 2020
BoingBoing Land and seas creatures at the Texas State Aquarium keep each other entertained
As the line goes "you don't know what you've got til it's gone." The land and sea critters at the Texas State Aquarium were wondering where all of the loud and annoying 2-leggeds went. Figuring they m...
03:00 pm GMT - Sat, April 25, 2020
BoingBoing Roger Dean designs and paints the new Yes album cover live on Facebook
Celebrated artist, Roger Dean, known for his iconic album cover art for Yes, Uriah Heep, and Asia (but mostly Yes), has been Facebook streaming the development and rendering of the cover for Yes' fort...
02:00 pm GMT - Sat, April 25, 2020
BoingBoing Modern bathroom design is a direct response to pandemic planning
I spent the first two weeks of my quarantine shitting in a portapotty in the parking lot of my building. It wasn't great but hey, at least it was always stocked with hand sanitizer.The contractors I'...
01:00 pm GMT - Sat, April 25, 2020
BoingBoing Save 20% on these CBD capsules that will help get you through the day
While CBD is not a cure-all miracle drug, millions of users can be forgiven for feeling that way and singing its praises.CBDs direct medical impact still remains to be fully researched and documented,...
01:00 pm GMT - Sat, April 25, 2020
BoingBoing Dolly Parton was actually a producer of Buffy the Vampire Slayer?
Wait... what? First Lucille Ball and Star Trek and now this?Dolly Parton secretly produced Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and the unexpected crossover of cultural icons has left fans reeling.While Parton w...
08:01 am GMT - Sat, April 25, 2020
BoingBoing Royals Clash, Clooneys divorce, and Jackos rotten feet in this weeks fact-challenged tabloids
If its in this weeks tabloids, chances are it didnt happen....
02:00 am GMT - Sat, April 25, 2020
BoingBoing This massage therapy gun is now on sale for over 30% off and just $100
Were all getting pretty schooled in the fine art of DIY these days, even for stuff wed never have dreamed of doing ourselves just two months ago.There are services like housekeeping that we still hate...
11:51 pm GMT - Fri, April 24, 2020
BoingBoing Trump insists he was trolling with the bleach suggestion, but he may have gotten the idea from a religious cult
Despite the protestations of the White House Press Secretary and Breitbart which are not, in fact, the same entity the 45th President of the United State of America did indeed suggest that people sh...
08:49 pm GMT - Fri, April 24, 2020
BoingBoing Now, more than ever, it's time to use cat hair for crafting
We bought Crafting With Cat Hair in 2013 when my daughter was 10. She started brushing our three cats and saving their hair in a plastic bag. Her first cat hair project was this little cat. If you are...
08:34 pm GMT - Fri, April 24, 2020
BoingBoing I spent too much time watching Beatles tribute bands from around the world
JAPAN: "Nowhere Man" by Lennon McCartneyRUSSIA: "She Loves You" by The Russian BeatlesCHINA: "Love Me Do" by The CheatlesAUSTRALIA: Medly by The Australian BeatlesPHILIPPINES: "Help" and others by the...
08:25 pm GMT - Fri, April 24, 2020
BoingBoing Man peddling bleach as coronavirus 'cure' wrote to Trump this week
Mark Grenon wrote to Trump saying chlorine dioxide can rid the body of Covid-19 days before the president promoted disinfectant as treatment...
08:06 pm GMT - Fri, April 24, 2020
BoingBoing Trump calls U.S. Postal Service 'a joke,' threatens defunding if it won't raise Amazon's rate
The Postal Service is a joke, said the President of the United States....
08:00 pm GMT - Fri, April 24, 2020
BoingBoing Here's how to harness the power of AI to help you screen unwanted spam calls for good
Your phone rings, and you get a little rush of excitement. Maybe its a friend. Maybe its a family member. Maybe its somebody you havent spoken to in a while looking to reconnect. Its a split second su...
07:55 pm GMT - Fri, April 24, 2020
BoingBoing Cleanup on aisle Trump, don't forget the bleach
The president says he was being sarcastic when he suggested during a White House coronavirus briefing that people should consider injecting bleach and consuming disinfectants as cure for COVID-19. He ...
07:42 pm GMT - Fri, April 24, 2020
BoingBoing Facebook accuses Israel's NSO Group of exploiting U.S. servers to infect 100s of devices via WhatsApp
Israeli spy-tech firm used WhatsApp accounts to hack, Facebook claims ...
07:34 pm GMT - Fri, April 24, 2020
BoingBoing Read the letter NY gov Andrew Cuomo received, with N95 mask, from Kansas farmer
New York governor Andrew Cuomo on Friday tweeted what he identified as a letter he received from a farmer in northeast Kansas. Enclosed was an N95 mask the man had left over from his farming work, to ...
07:27 pm GMT - Fri, April 24, 2020
BoingBoing Stunning new 4K video of dolphins swimming in blue bioluminescence off Newport Beach
Wow, here's something you don't see every day! Here's a video of dolphins "glowing" from the high amount of bioluminescence in the water off of Newport Beach, California.Patrickc_la shot this gorgeous...
07:26 pm GMT - Fri, April 24, 2020
BoingBoing Trump owes 10s of millions to Bank of China, reports Politico
The president's financial dealings with the state-owned bank complicate his attacks on Biden....
06:56 pm GMT - Fri, April 24, 2020
BoingBoing The boss who tries to be funny at the start of every Zoom meeting
View this post on InstagramA post shared by Alyssa Limperis (@alyssalimp) on Apr 18, 2020 at 11:11am PDT Here's Comedian Alyssa Limp doing an excellent job channeling Michael Scott as the obnoxious...
06:33 pm GMT - Fri, April 24, 2020
BoingBoing This video shows you different kinds of zoomer personalities
Earlier today I pointed to Gemma Correll's timely and accurate video conference call bingo comic. In a similar vein here is Preston Reid's reenactment of different types of zoomers. I am guilty of hav...
06:27 pm GMT - Fri, April 24, 2020
BoingBoing Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young & Tom Jones on the Tom Jones TV show in 1969
I think my feelings about this somewhat unlikely pairing of Tom Jones and Crosby, Still, Nash & Young can best be expressed by some of the comments on YouTube:"When I was a kid, I thought Tom Jon...
06:20 pm GMT - Fri, April 24, 2020
BoingBoing Comedian Sarah Cooper hilariously mimes Trump's deranged disinfectant comments
How to medical pic.twitter.com/0EDqJcy38p— Sarah Cooper (@sarahcpr) April 24, 2020Why satirize what Trump says when the nonsense dropping out of his mouth is already comedy gold? Read the rest ...
06:11 pm GMT - Fri, April 24, 2020
BoingBoing NASA released this astonishing image in celebration of Hubble's 30th anniversary
Thirty year ago today, the space shuttle Discovery carried the Hubble Space Telescope into orbit, opening up a new vista on our place in the universe. In celebration of the anniversary, NASA released ...
05:50 pm GMT - Fri, April 24, 2020
BoingBoing Listen to Weird Al Yankovic's unreleased parody of The Who
Here's Weird Al's highlarious "Won't Eat Prunes Again," a parody of The Who's "Wont Get Fooled Again."According to the "Unreleased 'Weird Al' Yankovic recordings" page, it was "written circa May, 1980...
05:38 pm GMT - Fri, April 24, 2020
BoingBoing This AI's only function is to draw penises
DICK-RNN is a recurrent neural network trained with 10,000 doodles of dicks. You start drawing a shape and the AI tries its best to finish it as a penis. Starting with the balls helps a lot. Try it. F...
05:32 pm GMT - Fri, April 24, 2020
BoingBoing It's a weird time for Architectural Digest to post a video about celebrities' well-stocked kitchens
It seems like odd timing for Architectural Digest to dig into its archival videos and make a supercut of celebrities' overlardered kitchens.Also, I'm showing my cluelessness here, but I don't know any...
05:15 pm GMT - Fri, April 24, 2020
BoingBoing Here are the unambiguous rules for what to do in this pandemic
As Bruce Sterling says, "Impressive accuracy by whoever that is."Photo bySharon McCutcheononUnsplash Read the rest ...
05:13 pm GMT - Fri, April 24, 2020
BoingBoing "Everybody Must Stay Home," a memetastic music video with apologies to Bob Dylan
The fun "Everybody Must Stay Home" music video is a greatest hits of COVID-19 memes for a song not-by-Bob Dylan."We will get through [this] if we keep our sanity as well as our sense of humor," write ...
05:03 pm GMT - Fri, April 24, 2020
BoingBoing This "video conference call bingo" is spot on
Visit The Nib to read Gemma Correll's timely and accurate video conference call bingo comic. Read the rest ...
04:50 pm GMT - Fri, April 24, 2020
BoingBoing A day in NY in the early 1980s through the eyes of musicians, artists, activists, filmmakers, and more
I recently bumped into this piece in The New York Times Style Magazine from a few years ago which chronicles a day in the life of New York City in the early 80s through the memories of dozens of well-...
04:45 pm GMT - Fri, April 24, 2020
BoingBoing The time a fake Beatles group tricked South America
In 1964 a bar band called The Ardells grew moptops and renamed themselves The American Beetles. According to the BBC, an Argentinian impresario saw them play in a club in Miami and decided to book the...
04:13 pm GMT - Fri, April 24, 2020
BoingBoing Osaka mayor says men should buy groceries because women "dawdle at shops"
In the interest of reducing the chances of exposure to the coronavirus, Osaka, Japan mayor Ichiro Matsuimen thinks men should be entrusted with buying groceries, because women "take a long time as the...
03:53 pm GMT - Fri, April 24, 2020
BoingBoing The International Space Station transits the sun
Astrophotographer Andrew McCarthy captured this amazing, rather alarming photograph of the International Space Station transiting the sun yesterday. Managed to catch the @Space_Station as it transited...
03:45 pm GMT - Fri, April 24, 2020
BoingBoing Meet Finnegan the fox and his infectious laugh
Finnegan is an adorable fox at SaveaFox, a rescue that saves animals from fur farms. The way he snickers with each belly rub is too cute. Their YouTube page says, "All these foxes were born in captivi...
02:02 pm GMT - Fri, April 24, 2020
BoingBoing Airwolf theme covered
KOSMusic performs Sylvester Levay's theme from 1980s's TV hit Airwolf on a 1990s Yamaha synth. His HD recreations of the show's animated video titles are a nice touch, too. KOS specializes in detailed...
01:24 pm GMT - Fri, April 24, 2020
BoingBoing U.S. coronavirus death toll hits 50,000
Johns Hopkins' tracker of reported deaths from Covid-19 stands at 49,963; include Americans who died on cruise liners and the total stands at 50,451. The Wall Street Journal reports on the significanc...
01:00 pm GMT - Fri, April 24, 2020
BoingBoing This putting mat combines golf and beer pong for an epic backyard game
PutterBall is the game America needs right now.NBA arenas are dark. Baseball stadiums remain locked tight. And theres no way of knowing if your favorite NFL teams pursuit of a Super Bowl will happen a...
12:43 pm GMT - Fri, April 24, 2020
BoingBoing Collab on something creative for the upcoming Deconstruction online event
A project near and dear to me is back. Coming May 1 to 3 is The Deconstruction!From my pal Jason Naumoff, co-founder of New Creatures, the group hosting the event: The Deconstruction is open to artist...
12:06 pm GMT - Fri, April 24, 2020
BoingBoing Trump suggests ingesting disinfectant to cure coronavirus (Don't, it'll kill you)
At a press conference yesterday afternoon, Trump suggested that injecting or consuming disinfectant might be an effective way to rid oneself of coronavirus. It isn't, and doing so will likely kill you...
02:00 am GMT - Fri, April 24, 2020
BoingBoing This VPN offer gets you full online coverage for less than $3 a month
Its infuriating to think of how much of our important, often sensitive personal information we just casually give away online. When youre unprotected as you surf, youre volunteering your IP address, w...
09:32 pm GMT - Thu, April 23, 2020
BoingBoing Revisiting Make:'s weekly Math Monday column
As the editor-in-chief of the Make: website, I got to help develop column ideas and work with some amazing contributors. One of these was the brilliant George Hart (father of Vi Hart) from the Museum ...
08:39 pm GMT - Thu, April 23, 2020
BoingBoing The tiny worlds of "micro-mechanician" Bill Robertson
As a miniature modeler and painter, I am obsessed with any type of tiny world-building: model train boards, dioramas, dollhouses, and the like. So, naturally, I adore the work of "micro-mechanician" B...
08:21 pm GMT - Thu, April 23, 2020
BoingBoing Facebook nixes 'pseudoscience' ad-targeting category
After The Markup revealed that Facebook users were being targeted with bad ads for garbage products, Facebook has now agreed to remove pseudoscience as an ad targeting option for advertisers.Yes, this...
08:14 pm GMT - Thu, April 23, 2020
BoingBoing Under coronavirus lockdown, Russia expands surveillance state
In Russia, two human rights groups say Vladimir Putin's government has vastly expanded surveillance to enforce the nation's coronavirus lockdown, using facial recognition technology and collection of ...
08:06 pm GMT - Thu, April 23, 2020
BoingBoing Cats wearing hats made from their own cat hair
Hope you like cats and cat hair.From the delightful Instagram account of @rojiman and their Scottish Fold Cats, a series of cat portraits in which these kitties are wearing hats made from their own ca...
08:00 pm GMT - Thu, April 23, 2020
BoingBoing AstroRealitys AR Earth model is the world laid bare in your hand and its amazing
After a few weeks under the same roof all day long, your kids might be clamoring for something new to do. And while youre probably loath to unleash more video game or YouTube time on their developing ...
07:56 pm GMT - Thu, April 23, 2020
BoingBoing Does nicotine prevent coronavirus? Researchers in France (of course) plan trial
Researchers at a top Paris hospital examined 343 coronavirus patients, "Among these patients, only five percent were smokers" ...
07:32 pm GMT - Thu, April 23, 2020
BoingBoing "Officer, you dont want to do that. Idaho mom arrested for COVID-19 'Playdate Protest'
Parents who brought kids to playground for staged event were told to move on before arrest for breaking public health order...
06:49 pm GMT - Thu, April 23, 2020
BoingBoing Indonesia punishes self-quarantine violators by locking them up in haunted houses
If you enter Indonesia and don't immediately self-quarantine for 14 days, beware: you might be locked up in a haunted house.With 647 Covid-19 deaths so far in Indonesia, an area of Java is taking this...
06:33 pm GMT - Thu, April 23, 2020
BoingBoing New U.S. Department of Health spokesman deletes racist rant from Twitter
Michael Caputo, the GOP media operative hired last week as a spokesman for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, has an unusually clean and boring twitter feed for a Trump crony. This is b...
06:30 pm GMT - Thu, April 23, 2020
BoingBoing "What If?" by Randall "xkcd" Munroe is available on Kindle Unlimited
I'm a paying subscriber to Amazon Kindle Unlimited program. For $10 a month I can read as many books as I want from a huge list of excellent books. One that I just got is Randall Monroe's What If?: Se...
06:15 pm GMT - Thu, April 23, 2020
BoingBoing Try this freaky webcam tool to transform your image in weird ways
Back in the late 1980s, I would sometimes amuse myself by running a microphone through a digital audio effects processor and twiddle the knobs to transform my voice in very weird ways while listening ...
06:02 pm GMT - Thu, April 23, 2020
BoingBoing 6-year-old Matilda's COVID19 punk anthem
I have friends. They are all in my head. Read the rest ...
05:35 pm GMT - Thu, April 23, 2020
BoingBoing Covid protestor has not had her roots done since October, says DIY sleuth
A TikTok investigation pic.twitter.com/raBSfI6Zg3— Taylor Lorenz (@TaylorLorenz) April 22, 2020It seems like everyone on the planet has seen this gray-rooted coronavirus protester complaining th...
05:27 pm GMT - Thu, April 23, 2020
BoingBoing Watch this incredible Taekwondo 720 spinning kick to break four boards
I was already intimidated by his bloodcurling yell. (I just learned that's called a k'ihap in Korean or a kiai in Japanese.) Read the rest ...
05:20 pm GMT - Thu, April 23, 2020
BoingBoing What happens when you open a can of Spider-Man pasta from 1995? It ain't pretty
I'm always suspicious when people say canned food lasts forever, and @DinosaurDracula proves my fear. Granted, the can was rusted, which may have caused more damage to the food than a can in pristine ...
05:11 pm GMT - Thu, April 23, 2020
BoingBoing Jaguar Health triples price of drug to treat coronavirus patients
Jaguar Health makes Mytesi, an antidiarrheal medication for people with HIV/AIDS. A 60-pill bottle used to cost $668.52. That was before the drugmaker ask the FDA to give it an emergency authorization...
04:53 pm GMT - Thu, April 23, 2020
BoingBoing Watch the hosts of a Star Trek public access TV show deal with a rash of prank calls (1993)
In 1993, Trekkers took to public access cable television channel Citytv in Toronto with Ten Forward, a talk show all about Star Trek. In the above collection of clips, the hosts calmly deal with "ween...
04:53 pm GMT - Thu, April 23, 2020
BoingBoing How far will a cat reach to get a treat?
In this video, The Q Cut a small hole in a cardboard box and placed a small piece of meat in it for his cat to take. Then, he put a new piece of meat in the box, a little farther away, to see if the c...
04:39 pm GMT - Thu, April 23, 2020
BoingBoing Trump halts some residency applications, backing off promised suspension of all immigration
Trump signed an executive order Wednesday that suspends some residency applications, a measure far short of his earlier promise to block all immigration. It even fails to end the guest visa program f...
04:27 pm GMT - Thu, April 23, 2020
BoingBoing How to get a refund on an app you don't like
If you purchased a smart phone app that doesn't meet your expectations, Popular Science has a guide for how to get your money back. The first thing to try is contacting Google or Apple and explaining ...
04:08 pm GMT - Thu, April 23, 2020
BoingBoing Elizabeth Warren's brother dies of coronavirus
Senator Elizabeth Warren said today that her brother, Don Reed, died Tuesday of coronavirus. My oldest brother, Don Reed, died from coronavirus on Tuesday evening. He joined the Air Force at 19 and sp...
04:02 pm GMT - Thu, April 23, 2020
BoingBoing Hotel bedbugs face severe food shortage
Hotel occupancy rates have dropped by 50% to 80% around the country. Many hotels have shut down completely during the pandemic. This is bad news not only for hoteliers but for bedbugs, which depend on...
03:30 pm GMT - Thu, April 23, 2020
BoingBoing Edward Gorey's new book reviewed by Mark Dery
"The Angel, The Automobilist, and Eighteen Others" is a new collection of early drawings by eccentric illustrator and storyteller Edward Gorey (1925-2000). Over at The Comics Journal, Mark Dery, autho...
03:30 pm GMT - Thu, April 23, 2020
BoingBoing In the White House the liar tweets tonight
This take on Solomon Linda's "The Lion Sleeps Tonight" could be used for a Biden campaign ad. One of the better parodies I've seen in a long time. Read the rest ...
03:07 pm GMT - Thu, April 23, 2020
BoingBoing How to build a hands-free Oreo dispenser
In today's edition of Gareth's Tips, Tools, and Shop Tales, our pal Gareth Branwyn reminds us of The Practical Engineer's classic "Hands-Free Oreo Dispenser" project. My chin would be sore from overus...
02:21 pm GMT - Thu, April 23, 2020
BoingBoing Another 4.4m filed for unemployment last week
At least 4.4m workers claimed unemployment benefits for the first time in the week ending April 18. Unemployment Insurance Weekly ClaimsInitial claims were 4,427,000 for the week ending 4/18 (-810,000...
02:06 pm GMT - Thu, April 23, 2020
BoingBoing 1920s typewriter reborn as drum machine
William Sun Petrus hacked an old Remington Portable typewriter to become a EDM dance box. For real though, whenever a hammer contacts with the "live plate", it will send a signal to the arduino. The a...
01:42 pm GMT - Thu, April 23, 2020
BoingBoing Watch a master solve a a nightmare ring puzzle
An old man in Japan owns a vintage topological puzzle, a little monster so difficult to solve that it ended up on Knight Scoop being taken to a physics professor, a professional magician and a chimpan...
01:42 pm GMT - Thu, April 23, 2020
BoingBoing Watch a master solve a nightmare ring puzzle
An old man in Japan owns a vintage topological puzzle, a little monster so difficult to solve that it ended up on Knight Scoop being taken to a physics professor, a professional magician and a chimpan...
01:00 pm GMT - Thu, April 23, 2020
BoingBoing America is finally catching on to bidet benefits. This one might help add you to that list.
It was bound to happen. As soon as hoarders started scarfing up every square of toilet paper on store shelves last month, leaving the rest of us to nervously hope that more was on the way, savvy shopp...
12:25 pm GMT - Thu, April 23, 2020
BoingBoing YouTube bans Covid quackery
YouTube says it will remove "unsubstantiated medical content", taking aim at quacks, conspiracy theorists and grifters using the platform to exploit the Covid-19 pandemic.Chief executive Susan Wojcick...
12:13 pm GMT - Thu, April 23, 2020
BoingBoing Gathering of the Juggalos canceled due to pandemic
The bottom line is simply that we REFUSE to risk even ONE juggalo life by hosting a Gathering during these troubling times, writes the Insane Clown Posse, demonstrating a greater empathy and concern f...
12:08 pm GMT - Thu, April 23, 2020
BoingBoing Listen to X's Alphabetland right now
Nothing more punk than releasing your first album in 35 years during a global pandemic by surprise. You can stream X's Alphabetland now in this very post:When your heart is broken you think every so...
02:00 am GMT - Thu, April 23, 2020
BoingBoing Google Script brings the full power of Google right into your app builds and this training can help you master it
Google Apps Script might be one of the most popular cheat codes in all of programming. Of course, its not really a cheat, per se. Its actually just a lightweight, simplified coding method for integrat...
10:55 pm GMT - Wed, April 22, 2020
BoingBoing X releases their first album in 35 years and it's great
I'm listening to X's new album, released today on Bandcamp, and it's amazingly good -- loaded with energy and Billy Zoom's mind-warping guitar. It's the original line-up and the band's first album in ...
10:35 pm GMT - Wed, April 22, 2020
BoingBoing A darn good 25-cent mechanical pencil
Carla ordered these cheap Bic mechanical pencils. I tried one out and I actually like it a lot. The lead diameter is 0.9 mm and it has a number 2 lead inside. It also contains one extra lead in the ba...
10:19 pm GMT - Wed, April 22, 2020
BoingBoing Marianne Faithfull survives COVID-19 hospitalization, returns home
After 22 days of being hospitalized with symptoms of COVID-19, and developing pneumonia, singer and counter-cultural icon, Marianne Faithfull, has been released from the hospital. Her official Faceboo...
10:19 pm GMT - Wed, April 22, 2020
BoingBoing Shut in sounds: Gary Numan's basement sessions from 2014
Speaking of Gary Numan, I just discovered these basement session videos from 2014 on the YouTubes. I especially like this version of "Are Friends Electric?"There only seems to be three performances av...
09:44 pm GMT - Wed, April 22, 2020
BoingBoing COVID-19 may cause sudden strokes in young adults, coronavirus doctors report
Doctors say the disease caused by the novel coronavirus appears to be causing strokes in young adult patients, some who didn't even know they were infected.If these early reports bear out, it is possi...
09:22 pm GMT - Wed, April 22, 2020
BoingBoing Las Vegas mayor offers city as 'control group' to see how many die of COVID-19 without social distancing
You might say she was willing to gamble with their lives.It's been quite a week for politicians saying awful things that reveal how little they care about the human beings they govern. Latest case in ...
09:08 pm GMT - Wed, April 22, 2020
BoingBoing Hydroxychloroquine whistleblower: Read full statement from Rick Bright, HHS official who says he was demoted for speaking out
Dr. Rick Bright, head of the agency responsible for vaccines in the Trump administration, released a statement Wednesday that blames political motives for his abrupt reassignment. "I am speaking out ...
08:58 pm GMT - Wed, April 22, 2020
BoingBoing Trump says U.S. national parks to reopen soon, no details given
Impeached U.S. president Donald Trump says his administration plans to soon reopen the country's national parks and other public lands, with details to be announced on specific sites in coming days.We...
08:44 pm GMT - Wed, April 22, 2020
BoingBoing In NY, 2 cats are infected with coronavirus - first U.S. pets to test positive, federal officials say
Two cats in New York are reported to have been infected with the novel coronavirus. Both had mild respiratory symptoms and are expected to make a full recovery. "These are the first pets in the United...
08:25 pm GMT - Wed, April 22, 2020
BoingBoing Facebook says it will show geographic origin of some posts, to thwart foreign political disinformation campaigns
On Wednesday, Facebook said it will label posts from popular accounts to reveal their geographic origin, an attempt to limit election-year political misinformation by foreign entities. Often, such acc...
08:16 pm GMT - Wed, April 22, 2020
BoingBoing State-sponsored hackers are using COVID-19 as cover for espionage, report from Google's Threat Analysis Group shows
More than 12 government-backed hacker groups are exploiting the COVID-19 pandemic as cover for digital reconnaissance and espionage, a new report by Google's Threat Analysis Group finds.An excerpt fro...
06:06 pm GMT - Wed, April 22, 2020
BoingBoing Here is the real (fake) story of Kiss's "Beth"
"Beth" is Kiss's biggest hit ever and, interestingly, was co-written and sung by the band's drummer Peter Criss. It's arguably one of the most iconic power ballads of the 1970s. (Full song below.) But...
05:35 pm GMT - Wed, April 22, 2020
BoingBoing Why "reopening" the economy won't save the economy
A large majority of people surveyed say they are concerned that restrictions on social distancing will be lifted too soon. Even before cities and states issued stay at home orders, people were avoidin...
05:09 pm GMT - Wed, April 22, 2020
BoingBoing Fox News ends its love affair with hydroxychloroquine
Amid the news that hydroxychloroquine is actually more dangerous than beneficial, this video might come in handy when the lawsuits start rolling in.pic.twitter.com/nC4Ve1NBNQ— Brian Tyler Cohen ...
04:30 pm GMT - Wed, April 22, 2020
BoingBoing How Pong's inventor gave Woz a hack to bring color to the Apple II
In 1977, Steve "Woz" Wozniak used a neat hack to bring color to the Apple II computer. According to IEEE Spectrum, the obscure trick, called NTSC artifact color, "allows digital systems without specia...
04:21 pm GMT - Wed, April 22, 2020
BoingBoing Lockdown math: trigonometry fundamentals
YouTuber 3Blue1Brown has started a video series called "lockdown math." In his latest episode he goes over the fundamentals of trigonometry in a way that is accessible and enjoyable. Read the rest ...
04:08 pm GMT - Wed, April 22, 2020
BoingBoing A woman's breast implant deflected a bullet, saving her life
This image shows how a woman's silicone breast implant deflected a bullet fired at close range, likely stopping the slug from killing her. University of Toronto surgeon Giancarlo McEvenue and his coll...
04:00 pm GMT - Wed, April 22, 2020
BoingBoing Friday: the new digital-first, pay-what-you-want Lovecraftian YA detective comic from Ed Brubaker, Marcos Martin, and Muntsa Vicente
Award-winning comic creators Brian K. Vaughan and Marcos Martin launched Panel Syndicate in 2013 as a digital-only, name-your-price publishing outlet for their near-future Internet noir The Private Ey...
03:51 pm GMT - Wed, April 22, 2020
BoingBoing A new documentary about the bizarre Biosphere 2 "human zoo"
Built in the late 1980s, Biosphere 2 is the human habitat in Oracle, Arizona that was meant to help scientists understand how humans might live in space. In 1991, eight people went inside for two year...
03:38 pm GMT - Wed, April 22, 2020
BoingBoing This gorgeous Dune fan art is like an epic art nouveau Anime adaptation of the series
These were made by artist Chezka Sunit. And as excited as I am about that new live-action Dune movie, I'm already craving an anime version using this artwork 'cause it's gorgeous. View this post on ...
03:30 pm GMT - Wed, April 22, 2020
BoingBoing This website will self destruct
Send a message about how you're feeling to this website or read messages others have sent. If there are no messages sent within a 24 hour period, "This website will self destruct." From the explanatio...
02:30 pm GMT - Wed, April 22, 2020
BoingBoing Anti-lockdown protestor has "Sacrifice the Weak" sign
Someone carrying a "Sacrifice the Weak" sign was spotted at one of the lighty-attended "reopen" marches that cable TV is hyping as the rebirth of the Tea Party. Their banner read Sacrifice the weak, r...
01:58 pm GMT - Wed, April 22, 2020
BoingBoing Alpaca wonders if it is perhaps a dragon
In this footage, the exhalations of Alpacas catch sunlight to offer the impression of fire hanging in the air. The Alpacas, lost in a moment of quiet scintillation, wonder if they are dragons. Read th...
12:30 pm GMT - Wed, April 22, 2020
BoingBoing The CleanKey cuts your exposure to infected surfaces by opening doors and pressing buttons for you
We all know its a different world out there now than the one where we made New Years resolutions and waited for the end of winter just a few months ago. If you werent a germaphobe then, its likely the...
12:12 pm GMT - Wed, April 22, 2020
BoingBoing Where the planes are parked
Bryan Keith took a flight over the airport in Victorville, California, which has become a storage site for jumbo jets grounded for spring and likely summer too.[Victorville is] currently one of the la...
12:04 pm GMT - Wed, April 22, 2020
BoingBoing Woman opens fire on cellular tower workers
A woman in North Carolina was arrested this week after opening fire on workers maintaining a cellular tower near her home, reports WSOC TV in Charlotte. None of the workers were hit.[The woman] was ch...
11:54 am GMT - Wed, April 22, 2020
BoingBoing Lucky Ducky and the COVID Crisis: Gotcha!
Tom the Dancing Bug, IN WHICH Hollingsworth hounds that Lucky Ducky back out to work, but you just know he'll still find a way to win...
02:00 am GMT - Wed, April 22, 2020
BoingBoing This training bootcamp in Amazon Web Services can help make you a cloud professional
On the web, security is always critical. But when a company feels its systems have been infiltrated by a hacker or outside force, usually the only recourse is for their IT security team to start the l...
11:32 pm GMT - Tue, April 21, 2020
BoingBoing News clip about coronavirus patient is quite a journey
Watch the clip embedded here, featuring a news report on a coronavirus patient broadcast by ABC News 7 in New York City. I apologize for the baity title, but cannot ruin this for you in any way. Not i...
10:38 pm GMT - Tue, April 21, 2020
BoingBoing Museum issues curatorial challenge: Show us your creepiest objects -- museums bring the creepy
The Yorkshire Museum is issuing "curator battles" to to other museums. Their first salvo is #CreepiestObject. Yup, these and others in the thread, are pretty damn creepy.Our #CreepiestObject has to be...
10:37 pm GMT - Tue, April 21, 2020
BoingBoing Trump wishes murderous dictator Kim Jong Un 'good luck' with health, more than he's said for 45,000 Americans dead of COVID-19
In a coronavirus briefing at the White House just now, impeached and manifestly unfit United States President Donald Trump wished North Korea's murderous dictator Kim Jong Un good luck. In so doing, T...
10:28 pm GMT - Tue, April 21, 2020
BoingBoing Look at all the places this cat shouldn't be
Note: Not actually a great idea to let your cat inside the dishwasher, please don't try this at home.Places Oliver Shouldn't Be,a delightful gallery of cat portraits by @lovethecapybara. Oliver has a ...
10:18 pm GMT - Tue, April 21, 2020
BoingBoing US coronavirus deaths reach 45,000, doubling in less than one week
U.S. coronavirus deaths reached 45,000 on Tuesday, doubling in a little over a week. The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases climbed to more than 800,000, according to a Reuters count of availabl...
10:07 pm GMT - Tue, April 21, 2020
BoingBoing Coronavirus second wave in winter 2020 could be worse, CDC director warns
Were going to have the flu epidemic and the coronavirus epidemic at the same time — CDC director Robert RedfieldWinter is coming. As a number of states rush forward to reopen their economies, Di...
09:19 pm GMT - Tue, April 21, 2020
BoingBoing Senate unanimously passes ~$500 billion coronavirus relief bill to add funds for hospitals, testing, small business loans
Coronavirus package injects $321 Billion more into SBA relief program...
09:04 pm GMT - Tue, April 21, 2020
BoingBoing Personal data for 8,000 Economic Injury Disaster Loan applicants may have been shared with other applicants
We immediately disabled the impacted portion of the website, addressed the issue, and relaunched the application portal....
09:04 pm GMT - Tue, April 21, 2020
BoingBoing Personal data of 8,000 Economic Injury Disaster Loan applicants may have been shared with others
We immediately disabled the impacted portion of the website, addressed the issue, and relaunched the application portal....
08:49 pm GMT - Tue, April 21, 2020
BoingBoing 'There are more important things than living' TX Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick on COVID-19 deaths
"There are more important things than living,said the Lieutenant Governor of the great state of Texas about Americans who are dying of COVID-19.There are more important things than living ... I don't ...
08:20 pm GMT - Tue, April 21, 2020
BoingBoing Sew this awesome quilted bubonic plague doctor's mask
Take inspiration from a historical pandemic and make yourself this incredible beaked pieced-and-quilted mask, reminiscent of the kind doctors supposedly wore during the 14th century to treat bubonic p...
08:14 pm GMT - Tue, April 21, 2020
BoingBoing "Seinwave," a vaporfunk rework of the Seinfeld theme
SeinWave by AbelardIn recent weeks, I've shared the joy of Seinfeld with my teenage son. To reciprocate, he's been turning me on to the myriad incarnations of vaporwave, vaporfunk, chillwave, and othe...
08:00 pm GMT - Tue, April 21, 2020
BoingBoing Is your home office giving you carpal tunnel? This ergonomic mouse can help fix that
As many of us all settle into our new home office situations, theres a distinct possibility this could be the new status quo for quite some time. A bad chair or a less than ergonomically supportive po...
06:04 pm GMT - Tue, April 21, 2020
BoingBoing The Mind Thing, by Fredric Brown: excellent pulp-era science fiction
When I was in junior high school, I joined the Science Fiction Book Club. One of the books I got from the club was an anthology that included several stories by Fredric Brown (who was primarily a myst...
05:48 pm GMT - Tue, April 21, 2020
BoingBoing Pandemic sourdough: the bread just gets better
For tips on making your own sourdough starter, start here!My new pandemic starter has had a couple of weeks to settle down and it is performing pretty much how I would expect.Feeding your starter ever...
05:43 pm GMT - Tue, April 21, 2020
BoingBoing Conan O'Brien zoom-bombs a tech company's meeting and trolls them
"When they were putting a chip in your brain they sunk it deep, didnt they?"With the help of an insider, Conan O'Brien crashed an online strategy meeting for TIBCO Software in Silicon Valley, surprisi...
05:39 pm GMT - Tue, April 21, 2020
BoingBoing It took science 2,000 years to find the clitoris (and it's 10x bigger than most people think)
In the 1990s, Australian urologist Helen O'Connell performed the first magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans on aroused women's clitorises. She found that the clitoris is 10 times larger than most an...
05:35 pm GMT - Tue, April 21, 2020
BoingBoing How do you like this animatronic blinking eyeball in a fleshy cube?
 View this post on Instagram A post shared by doooo (@doooo_cds) on Mar 28, 2020 at 4:00am PDTArtist doooo made this die that looks like like a living eyeball inside a cube of human flesh. ...
05:31 pm GMT - Tue, April 21, 2020
BoingBoing Study finds Chloroquine useless in treating Covid-19, but useful if you want to kill 17% of study participants
Military.com reports that a study of Chloroquine, the president's favorite quack remedy for Covid-19, didn't just fail to help sufferers. "About 28% who were given hydroxychloroquine plus usual care d...
05:27 pm GMT - Tue, April 21, 2020
BoingBoing Gentleman attempts to sleep and drive a forklift at the same time with disastrous results
This could've been prevented with a single modafinil tablet. Read the rest ...
05:08 pm GMT - Tue, April 21, 2020
BoingBoing Vi Hart explains the four phase plan to re-open the US
Vi Hart helps us understand the 4 phase plan to re-open the United States.Might be good for Orange Julius to watch this a couple times. Read the rest ...
05:02 pm GMT - Tue, April 21, 2020
BoingBoing Nintendo announces April 23 update of Animal Crossing: New Horizons with lots of new goodies
Nintendo released a video this morning highlighting some of the new content that will be available in a free update being released on April 23. The new content includes a Nature Day, May Day, two new ...
05:00 pm GMT - Tue, April 21, 2020
BoingBoing Warehouse pallet jack driver falls asleep... incredible calamity ensues
"Attention please! Clean up needed on aisle 14. And aisle 15. And aisle 16. And aisle 17. And..."This pallet jack driver appears to have dozed off at the wheel. Fortunately, it doesn't seem that anyon...
05:00 pm GMT - Tue, April 21, 2020
BoingBoing Warehouse pallet jack driver falls asleep; incredible calamity ensues
"Attention please! Clean up needed on aisle 14. And aisle 15. And aisle 16. And aisle 17. And..."This pallet jack driver appears to have dozed off at the wheel. Fortunately, it doesn't seem that anyon...
04:47 pm GMT - Tue, April 21, 2020
BoingBoing Pandemic has created a shortage in CO2, needed for water supply and to produce fresh food, preserved food and beverages
Food production and water processing facilities are warning that they won't be able to meet demand in the coming months. Why not? Because they are not getting sufficient carbon dioxide, which is used ...
04:40 pm GMT - Tue, April 21, 2020
BoingBoing How long does it take for worms to scarf down a Big Mac and fries?
The coronavirus shutdown offers us ample time to conduct the science experiments we never had the time for before. Such as this time-lapse video, which reveals approximately how long it takes for a sh...
04:20 pm GMT - Tue, April 21, 2020
BoingBoing Why this sliding tile puzzle arrangement is impossible
You are probably familiar with these little tile slide puzzles with 15 tiles that slide around in a 4 x 4 grid. The object is to slide the tiles around so that the tiles marked 1 through 15 are arrang...
03:49 pm GMT - Tue, April 21, 2020
BoingBoing Henry Ford built a Midwestern-style town in the Amazon
In 1927, Henry Ford decided to build a plantation in the Amazon to supply rubber for his auto company. The result was Fordlandia, an incongruous Midwestern-style town in the tropical rainforest. In th...
03:45 pm GMT - Tue, April 21, 2020
BoingBoing New coronavirus symptom found mostly in young people: painful 'covid toes'
Coronavirus is like a big stinky onion with yet another layer just revealed: COVID toes. A symptom doctors are finding mostly in young people that causes their toes to swell, turn blue and purple, itc...
03:34 pm GMT - Tue, April 21, 2020
BoingBoing Very fun videoconference fight film from a school for stunt performers
Campus Univers Cascades (CUC) is a French school for stunt performers for film and live experiences. The coaches and students created this wonderful video titled "Fightcovid CUC." Read the rest ...
03:13 pm GMT - Tue, April 21, 2020
BoingBoing Listen to Iggy Pop and Bootsy Collins cover "Family Affair" by Sly & The Family Stone!
Family Affair by Iggy PopToday is Iggy Pop's 73rd birthday! In celebration, he released this cover of Sly & The Family Stone's classic "Family Affair" (1971). Listen above! Who's playing bass? Ah...
02:38 pm GMT - Tue, April 21, 2020
BoingBoing Bear relaxes in swing
From the Orphaned Wildlife Center: "To help you pass the time in your quarantine, here is a bear (Jenny) in a swing, not caring about quarantine and being oh-so-zen. Namaste my friends." Read the rest...
02:24 pm GMT - Tue, April 21, 2020
BoingBoing Kangaroo enjoys deserted Australian city
Literally boing boing, courtesy of security camera footage compiled by police in Adelaide, South Australia. Read the rest ...
02:00 pm GMT - Tue, April 21, 2020
BoingBoing Trailer for season 2 of "The Mandalorian."
This is the way. Or some way, anyway. Read the rest ...
01:48 pm GMT - Tue, April 21, 2020
BoingBoing How many rubber bands does it take to make a watermelon implode?
It's customary to jump about a third of the way into a video to get to the interesting bit. Here, you must either endure every tension-filled second of Dakidd Hilarious's physics project, or go right ...
01:30 pm GMT - Tue, April 21, 2020
BoingBoing Watch this wild fan-made "Blade Runner" mash-up short film
Blade Runner already had a reputation for its various edits, between the theatrical cut, Ridley Scott's director's cut, and the various special editions that exist. But now filmmaker Leon Chase has ta...
01:27 pm GMT - Tue, April 21, 2020
BoingBoing Inexpensive katana tested
Klara Sjberg bought a katana from Ali Express and recorded beautiful high-frame rate video (embedded below) of it being put through its paces.Testing a katana from Ali Express pic.twitter.com/ybarySAZ...
01:15 pm GMT - Tue, April 21, 2020
BoingBoing This gender reveal could benefit from some social distancing
Watching gender reveal videos makes me feel like a Darwinian super villain. Natural selection is real, and it has made its stance on self-important gender obsession very clear.And if you're going to b...
01:00 pm GMT - Tue, April 21, 2020
BoingBoing Want to create your own Fortnite? This $15 training course can make it happen
If youve always wanted to try your hand at designing your own video game, theres a pretty intimidating learning curve ahead. With so many different languages, platforms and philosophies in play, its t...
01:00 pm GMT - Tue, April 21, 2020
BoingBoing Brent from Gobbertown Hobbies shares his biggest mini painting breathrough
In this helpful video, Brent of Goobertown Hobbies recreates one of his painting ah-ha moments when he first realized how to paint highlights on objects that don't have edges. Everyone new to miniatur...
01:00 pm GMT - Tue, April 21, 2020
BoingBoing Brent from Goobertown Hobbies shares his biggest mini painting breathrough
In this helpful video, Brent of Goobertown Hobbies recreates one of his painting ah-ha moments when he first realized how to paint highlights on objects that don't have edges. Everyone new to miniatur...
12:50 pm GMT - Tue, April 21, 2020
BoingBoing Crowd-sourced film 'A Social Distance' shows life in lockdown from people around the globe
Folks from countries most impacted by COVID-19 filmed themselves in isolation for this touching three-minute short. Ivan Cash and Jacob Jonas directed A Social Distance:Spanning more than 30 countries...
11:02 am GMT - Tue, April 21, 2020
BoingBoing Send Pics: ripping, brutal, amazing novel about teens, sextortion, revenge and justice
Over the past decade or so, Lauren McLaughin (previously) has written a handful of outstanding YA novels, each dealing with difficult issues of gender, personal autonomy and the casual cruelty of teen...
03:58 am GMT - Tue, April 21, 2020
BoingBoing Trump plans executive order suspending all immigration
It's Hitler's birthday! Trump tweeted moments ago that he plans to temporarily suspend all immigration, legal or otherwise, to the U.S.In light of the attack from the Invisible Enemy, as well as the n...
03:58 am GMT - Tue, April 21, 2020
BoingBoing Trump tweets of executive order suspending all immigration
It's Hitler's birthday! Trump tweeted moments ago that he plans to temporarily suspend all immigration, legal or otherwise, to the U.S.In light of the attack from the Invisible Enemy, as well as the n...
02:40 am GMT - Tue, April 21, 2020
BoingBoing North Korean leader claimed to be "in grave danger" after heart operation
A newspaper operated by defectors from North Korea claims that Kim Jong-Un is gravely ill following heart surgery.Daily NK, a speciality website run mostly by North Korean defectors, cited unidentifie...
02:00 am GMT - Tue, April 21, 2020
BoingBoing Heres the key to unlocking Microsoft Offices most powerful apps
Even if youve been using Microsoft Office for decades, you know theres more. And for every insider trick or time-saving tip youve picked up over the years, you can be sure there is a veritable fountai...
12:11 am GMT - Tue, April 21, 2020
BoingBoing 108 rare and bizarre information storage media types
In this episode of the 8-Bit Guy, David does a video survey of 108 types of storage media that we modern humans have used to store information.He divides the media into three categories: mechanical me...
12:11 am GMT - Tue, April 21, 2020
BoingBoing Pirate radio pioneer Ronan O'Rahilly of Radio Caroline has died
Ronan O'Rahilly, founder of Radio Caroline, the first pirate radio station off the coast of the UK has died. O'Rahilly, who lived in Ireland, died from the vascular dementia he was diagnosed with in 2...
12:01 am GMT - Tue, April 21, 2020
BoingBoing Comparing a $9 knife sharpener with a $900 version
The host of Project Farm compared the results of using a bunch of different knife sharpeners ranging in cost from nine dollars to $900. It turned out that the $9 sharpener was pretty good. His favorit...
11:52 pm GMT - Mon, April 20, 2020
BoingBoing Listen to the eerie sounds of near silence in formerly bustling cities
Atlas Obscura recorded the sounds of Times Square, Covent Garden, Grand Central Station, LAX airport, and other formerly noisy, people and traffic filled urban spots. Now all you hear is wind, a few c...
11:23 pm GMT - Mon, April 20, 2020
BoingBoing Trump, on coronavirus deaths: 'A lot of people love me... I guess Im here for a reason.'
Another bananas White House coronavirus press conference....
11:17 pm GMT - Mon, April 20, 2020
BoingBoing Quarantine food fun: 'I made all the serving suggestions on the Ritz box'
So how were they? Not bad. Some of them were kind of dry, but for the most part they tasted how you'd expect.An idea for coronavirus quarantine funtime in the kitchen, dear reader. Preparing each diff...
09:55 pm GMT - Mon, April 20, 2020
BoingBoing This stop-motion Super Mario Bros video uses over 500 Rubik Cubes
In honor of Super Mario Bros 35th anniversary of the video game (released in 1985, two years after the arcade game launched), here's an amazing stop motion animation of the game in action. It took Big...
08:29 pm GMT - Mon, April 20, 2020
BoingBoing Im not going to be ruled by commonsense precautions comedian Brent Terhune spoofs MAGA 'rona ralliers
They want us to where a face mask??? I DONT THANK SO.I'm not gonna be ruled by common sense precautions to keep everyone safe and healthy!Brent Terhune does a very good Southern Redneck Guy Who Watche...
08:18 pm GMT - Mon, April 20, 2020
BoingBoing Trump's biz tweets video of pro golfer John Daly who suggests drinking 1 bottle of vodka daily will 'kill' coronavirus (IT WILL NOT)
According to the suggestions of a professional golfer whose video was tweeted today by Donald Trump's companies, drinking an entire bottle of vodka every day will 'kill' coronavirus. There's only one ...
08:06 pm GMT - Mon, April 20, 2020
BoingBoing What some of the geniuses at the fake-ass 'free the states' coronavirus spreading rallies are saying
I really don't know what to say here. This is so demented, and so awful, I just can't even.Natalie Allison, who reports on state politics for The Tennessean and USA TODAY, attended one of those weird ...
08:00 pm GMT - Mon, April 20, 2020
BoingBoing A standing desk could change everything about your work from home routine
Your work routine is likely in shambles. Between working from home and all that entails and the broken habits you built before while heading into the office every day, your work rhythm probably looks ...
07:55 pm GMT - Mon, April 20, 2020
BoingBoing Vudu, Walmart's streaming service, to be bought by Comcast-owned Fandango
Fandango dang sure isn't selling movie theater tickets anymore. And Walmart appears to be easing out of the video-on-demand business, and into... something else.On Monday, Walmart's video-on-demand se...
07:51 pm GMT - Mon, April 20, 2020
BoingBoing New podcast interviews me on why I quit my day job to become a blogger and 'artrepreneur'
Years before I was blogging for Boing Boing, I had a string of regular jobs, ones that paid the bills but didn't feed my soul. That's not to say I haven't been a lifelong Happy Mutant, no no. I just h...
07:35 pm GMT - Mon, April 20, 2020
BoingBoing Price of U.S. crude oil crashes below $0, first time in history
We are in the upside down.A bizarre thing just happened: futures on U.S. crude oil went negative for the first time ever, as billions of people stay at home to slow the spread of coronavirus. The anti...
07:20 pm GMT - Mon, April 20, 2020
BoingBoing The makeshift coronavirus hospital in Central Park requires workers to oppose LGBTQ rights
Samaritan's Purse is the Evangelical humanitarian aid organization behind the emergency pop-up coronavirus hospital that's set up shop in Central Park to help with overflow from other health facilitie...
06:54 pm GMT - Mon, April 20, 2020
BoingBoing Watch this guy win a slot machine made with cardboard and toilet paper
Creativity has no bounds when you're shut in your house for weeks on end. I only wonder how he has three rolls of toilet paper to spare. Read the rest ...
06:42 pm GMT - Mon, April 20, 2020
BoingBoing Hear Mel Blanc Scream "She's a Food Hoarder!" 2,000 Times
Spoken Word with Electronics is an audio series delivering to you a two side recording of unusual stories paired with vintage modular electronic soundsGreetings, all. To make this more like a proper s...
06:40 pm GMT - Mon, April 20, 2020
BoingBoing Sci-fi author David Brin's recommended reading list
Science fiction author and futurist, David Brin, has put together an excellent list of sci-fi books to read. He posted this list years ago, but has re-surfaced it to remind people that now is a great ...
06:32 pm GMT - Mon, April 20, 2020
BoingBoing Simone Giertz makes a parent robot that pats her on the back (after she deposits money into it)
My favorite comedic maker, Simone Giertz, brings another silly robot into the world as she builds a robotic parent that will pat her on the back and say: "Good job, son" -- after she feeds it a quarte...
06:16 pm GMT - Mon, April 20, 2020
BoingBoing Celebrate 4/20 by watching the weed exploitation classic Reefer Madness
Today is 4/20, the unofficial day to celebrate cannabis culture. In honor, please enjoy the classic 1936 exploitation film Reefer Madness. From a brief history of the film by Kevin Murphy and Dan Stud...
05:28 pm GMT - Mon, April 20, 2020
BoingBoing Watch The Americans play Tom Waits together, apart
Faced with forced isolation, creative musicians are pushing the limits of telepresence tech to play together, apart. In the video above, my favorite roots rockers The Americans cover Tom Waits' "Hold ...
04:44 pm GMT - Mon, April 20, 2020
BoingBoing Bruce Lee: His Greatest Hits
Bruce Lee's 1970s films have entered the realm of cinematic fine art. The Criterion Collection is releasing a Bruce Lee seven-disc Blu-Ray box set appropriately titled "His Greatest Hits." Included ar...
04:30 pm GMT - Mon, April 20, 2020
BoingBoing John Oliver on how right-wing disinformation is making the pandemic worse
On the YouTube description of the latest episode of Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: "As COVID-19 continues to dominate the news cycle, John Oliver looks at the various sources of misinformation ab...
04:29 pm GMT - Mon, April 20, 2020
BoingBoing Listen to this Q&A with David Lynch about Eraserhead from 1978
In March 1978, the wonderful Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAMPFA) presented a screening of Eraserhead followed by a Q&A with director David Lynch. BAMPFA just recently digitized ...
04:06 pm GMT - Mon, April 20, 2020
BoingBoing Zoom says it's using artificial intelligence to block nudity
On his Pluralistic blog, Cory Doctorow reports that the Zoom teleconferencing system purportedly uses artificial intelligence to detect naked people to block the video. He says "I think that Zoom is p...
04:04 pm GMT - Mon, April 20, 2020
BoingBoing Newscaster does a live segment unwittingly with her nude partner in the background
In Stockton, California, KCRA's Melinda Meza did a live TV segment about hairstyling on location in her home bathroom. Special guest star: her naked partner in the shower. Read the rest ...
03:14 pm GMT - Mon, April 20, 2020
BoingBoing Protesting is a non-essential activity, according to the Raleigh Police Department
To be clear: I have absolutely no sympathy for the selfish so-called "protestors" who are being irresponsibly cheered on by the President to "re-open the economy" and endanger millions of American liv...
01:55 pm GMT - Mon, April 20, 2020
BoingBoing Lockdown protestor to man in nurse scrubs: "Go to China!"
In this video (embedded below), a woman in a truck is participating in a traffic-snarling protest against the Covid-19 quarantine rules. But she has herself been brought to a halt by a counter-protest...
01:30 pm GMT - Mon, April 20, 2020
BoingBoing Spanish nuns playing basketball in quarantine
The nuns at the San Leandro convent in Seville, Spain have been very busy making masks as part of their charity work. But it's important to stay in shape in quarantine plus, everyone deserves a break...
01:19 pm GMT - Mon, April 20, 2020
BoingBoing Cow rescued from pool
In this video, a cow is pursued into a swimming pool by two dogs. The cow is not particularly threatened by the other animals, but is unable to haul itself out of the water and appears to be in danger...
01:15 pm GMT - Mon, April 20, 2020
BoingBoing Watch the Roland High Life perform remotely for NPR's Tiny Desk Contest
When I'm not writing things on Boing Boing and elsewhere, I also play in an indie rock band called the Roland High Life. We're all huge fans of NPR's Tiny Desk Concert series, but we're all a bit scat...
01:00 pm GMT - Mon, April 20, 2020
BoingBoing Its 4/20 and these pipes, grinders, and vapes can help you celebrate the right way
With everything happening these days, it seems like celebrating anything on April 20th otherwise known as 420 might feel a bit...unorthodox. Maybe celebrating isnt even the right word for this quasi...
01:00 pm GMT - Mon, April 20, 2020
BoingBoing How domesticated tarantulas are dealing with COVID-19
From NPR, always digging into the difficult issues:The coronavirus lockdown has raised a conundrum for scientists around the globe: What to do with creatures they study now that research projects have...
12:57 pm GMT - Mon, April 20, 2020
BoingBoing Every coronavirus-era commercial is the same
This video shows recent TV ads for all the usual stuff. There are sad pianos, somber voice-overs, but still, all the same, buy a car. Ad agencies are all cranking out the same maudlin haunted bullshit...
12:45 pm GMT - Mon, April 20, 2020
BoingBoing Building a giant, human-sized LEGO go-kart
In this video, the crazed maker Matt Denton (who someone in the comments refers to as the Colin Furze of giant 3D printed LEGO) 3D-prints a human-sized LEGO go-kart.My latest 3D Printed project is thi...
12:43 pm GMT - Mon, April 20, 2020
BoingBoing Perfect deconstruction of social media news blip videos
Karolina ebrowska posted a video of a woman looking for her cat that explains what cats are in simple, short sentences as bland instrumental music plays.Hit that share button! Here are some emojis to ...
12:31 pm GMT - Mon, April 20, 2020
BoingBoing Samsung's TV boxes cleverly convert into cat homes and more
Samsung has announced that its TV boxes can be converted into small tables, magazine racks, and -- yes-- homes for cats! Samsungs new eco-packaging made from eco-friendly corrugated cardboard will be ...
02:00 am GMT - Mon, April 20, 2020
BoingBoing Enter now for your chance to win a $1000 gift card to DoorDash
It should come as no surprise, but it turns out food delivery and delivery services are among the silver lining success stories of our homebound pandemic lifestyle.Researchers at Civic Science found t...
10:20 pm GMT - Sun, April 19, 2020
BoingBoing Podcast interview Maureen Herman, former bassist of Babes in Toyland
I really enjoyed this episode of Coffee or Suicide with my friend Maureen Herman. She was the bassist for Babes in Toyland, and is a writer and a frequent contributor to Boing Boing. In this episode, ...
09:05 pm GMT - Sun, April 19, 2020
BoingBoing In honor of today's LSD anniversary, a sale on The Family Acid: California
On April 19, 1943, Swiss chemist Albert Hoffman ingested 240 micrograms of lysergic acid diethylamide, a curious compound he had synthesized for possible use as a respiratory and circulatory stimulant...
08:00 pm GMT - Sun, April 19, 2020
BoingBoing Ready to turn the kitchen into your new safe space? These appliances and cooking aids are all you need.
It may be awkward to point this out during these tough times...but cooking is having a moment.All this extra time spent at home is sparking thousands to do what theyve always wished they had time to d...
05:47 pm GMT - Sun, April 19, 2020
BoingBoing Jim Carrey stars in... The Shining
"Hi, Lloyd. Little slow tonight, isn't it?"Deepfake auteur Ctrl Shift Face presents Jim Carrey in... The Shining.(Thanks, Jeff Cross!) Read the rest ...
01:00 pm GMT - Sun, April 19, 2020
BoingBoing From headphones to Bluetooth speakers, these audio deals will make lockdown more tolerable
When your under lockdown there isnt always a good way to get any real separation or alone time within those close quarters. When the walls start closing in a little, there are two sure-fire ways that ...
02:00 am GMT - Sun, April 19, 2020
BoingBoing Your home is becoming your own private movie theater and you can upgrade your equipment with this sale
Summer 2020 is already in tatters if youre a movie fan. Potential blockbusters like Black Widow, Wonder Woman 1984, F9, Mulan, Top Gun: Maverick, Ghostbusters: Afterlife and the latest James Bond thri...
01:28 am GMT - Sun, April 19, 2020
BoingBoing Shut in sounds: Gary Numan signing and playing guitar from his den
So many artists are now playing music online from home. For many, it shows a different, more vulnerable side to them.This is definitely the case in this set with the great Gary Numan. From his den, he...
01:28 am GMT - Sun, April 19, 2020
BoingBoing Shut in sounds: Gary Numan singing and playing guitar from his den
So many artists are now playing music online from home. For many, it shows a different, more vulnerable side to them.This is definitely the case in this set with the great Gary Numan. From his den, he...
12:03 am GMT - Sun, April 19, 2020
BoingBoing Support a new documentary about vaporwave music
In 2009, musician Daniel Lopatin (Oneohtrix Point Never) released a track called Nobody Here followed by the album Chuck Person's Eccojams Vol.1 less than a year later. Now, that track is considered t...
11:19 pm GMT - Sat, April 18, 2020
BoingBoing Gathering online like it's 1999
There's an interesting piece in MIT Technology Review about how the COVID-19 virus and social isolation have re-enlivened the Web in ways that hearken back to its earlier, more human and optimistic d...
11:18 pm GMT - Sat, April 18, 2020
BoingBoing Get lost in one of 50 contemporary books over 500 pages long
Door stop books. Baby booster seat books. Boat anchor books. Whatever you want to call them, gargantuan novels have their weighty charms, especially now, as we're all looking for distracting rabbit ho...
11:17 pm GMT - Sat, April 18, 2020
BoingBoing A pandemic seems like a great time to *checks notes* weaken regulations on toxic pollutants?
In case you weren't panicking enough about the way that ambient environmental factors might be surreptitiously destroying your body, the EPA decided that right now would be a great time to change the ...
11:17 pm GMT - Sat, April 18, 2020
BoingBoing Zone out with 10 hours of ambient footage from Dr. Strange's Sanctum Sanctorum
On April 16, Marvel live streamed 10 hours of "footage" from outside Dr. Strange's Sanctum Sanctorum, which you can now watch in its entirety on YouTube. It's kind of like a Lovecraftian YuleLog, with...
08:00 pm GMT - Sat, April 18, 2020
BoingBoing Get unparalleled muscle pain relief with this patened mountable ball massager
Trying to relieve your own muscle aches without medication is usually an exercise coupling maddening frustration with the contortionism of a Jim Carrey routine. Trying to reach ailing muscle groups in...
02:52 pm GMT - Sat, April 18, 2020
BoingBoing Do kookaburras like pasta?
@chriswadih if someone could give me a scientific answer that would be great #fyp #aussie original sound - chriswadih From Chris Wadih on TikTok.The sequel has an unexpected ending: @chriswadih The...
02:06 pm GMT - Sat, April 18, 2020
BoingBoing As beaches reopen, watch Florida Governor Ron DeSantis attempt to put on a protective mask
Florida is reopening its beaches, having gotten bored of coronavirus lockdown. To make a show of caring about the Covid-19 pandemic, Governor Ron DeSantis donned a protective mask. He put it on wrong,...
01:56 pm GMT - Sat, April 18, 2020
BoingBoing UK cop filmed threatening to "make something up" to arrest man
A police officer in Lancashire, England, was filmed threatening to falsify charges when challenged on why he was detaining a man: "I'll lock you up.... We'll make something up who are they going to be...
01:41 pm GMT - Sat, April 18, 2020
BoingBoing Racist high-school students expelled
Two high-school seniors in Carrollton, Georgia, were expelled from the school this week after posting a racist video to social media. In a statement, Carrollton City Schools Superintendent Mark Albert...
01:04 pm GMT - Sat, April 18, 2020
BoingBoing More virtual tourism: Take a tour of beautiful Bran Castle in Romania
The gorgeous and enchanting Bran Castle in Bran, Romania has long been associated with Bram Stoker's Dracula. There is no evidence to support any association with the novel and the castle has no real ...
01:00 pm GMT - Sat, April 18, 2020
BoingBoing Nobodys bathroom is great even your own. The Happy Sit Kit can help you fight the good fight.
Look, theres a reason no one uses public restrooms outside of a serious emergency. Thats because theyre usually pretty disgusting.I mean, we dont expect a fast-food restaurant or retail store to have ...
01:00 pm GMT - Sat, April 18, 2020
BoingBoing Nobodys bathroom is great, even your own. The Happy Sit Kit can help you fight the good fight.
Look, theres a reason no one uses public restrooms outside of a serious emergency. Thats because theyre usually pretty disgusting.I mean, we dont expect a fast-food restaurant or retail store to have ...
02:00 am GMT - Sat, April 18, 2020
BoingBoing Yogaia features live interactive online yoga courses that feel just like your neighborhood studio
These lockdowns are brutal on everybody. While many essential workers and locations remain in limited operation during this crisis, there are a few other places that many would argue should definitely...
10:41 pm GMT - Fri, April 17, 2020
BoingBoing Watch this fellow's incredible double backflip from standing
View this post on Instagram Share this please I honestly dont care that my knee touched....the fact that i got this close with no step and on legit flat grass is good enough for me...
08:51 pm GMT - Fri, April 17, 2020
BoingBoing This Zoidberg 'Futurama' quarantine cosplay is pretty great
Hey, when life hands you virii, make cosplay. Zoidberg cosplay.From IMGURian @celestialcosplay, a splendid use of time spent at home, saving lives. Zoidberg is taking the trash out responsibly, and th...
08:45 pm GMT - Fri, April 17, 2020
BoingBoing Husband builds 'accessible' Nintendo Switch battle station for wife with aggressive MS
All for the love of Animal Crossing in the coronavirus pandemic.My (relatively) young wife is in a nursing home with very aggressive [multiple sclerosis], writes her husband, IMGURian @KWIP. She LOVED...
08:24 pm GMT - Fri, April 17, 2020
BoingBoing Coronavirus has killed 150,000 people worldwide, as of today
A Reuters calculation published today shows that more than 150,000 have died of the novel coronavirus and COVID-19, the illness it causes.From Reuters:The first death came in the central Chinese city ...
08:08 pm GMT - Fri, April 17, 2020
BoingBoing Coronavirus infects and kills Black Americans at higher rates
The novel coronavirus is infecting and killing Black, Latinx, and Native American people in the U.S. at rates shockingly higher than whites, according to state public health data. Mother Jones has a d...
08:00 pm GMT - Fri, April 17, 2020
BoingBoing Save 20% on this dog DNA test kit that includes full genetic screening
Between Ancestry, 23 and Me and all the rest of the DNA testing companies out there today, you can uncover incredibly detailed genetic information about yourself, not to mention trace back familial co...
07:37 pm GMT - Fri, April 17, 2020
BoingBoing Watch 'Dr. Phil,' no medical license, rant COVID-19 falsehoods on Fox News
Wow, Dr. Phil is awful. Mister Phil, really. Gentle reminder than Dr. Phil is not a licensed doctor.On Fox News, on Laura Ingraham's popular white supremacist TV show, Dr. Phil defended opening up Ame...
06:30 pm GMT - Fri, April 17, 2020
BoingBoing Watch how this coronavirus sculpture made of 300,000 matches is built and then burned
It took this artist around 330 hours and 300,000 matches to make this coronavirus sculpture. In under five minutes you can watch its creation and then its satisfying destruction.Mute until the burning...
06:28 pm GMT - Fri, April 17, 2020
BoingBoing If you are cooking at home, these twist-lock containers are good for leftovers
Do you have more leftovers that usual? We sure do. We were running out of food storage containers so I bought a 9-pack of these 16-0unce twist-lock containers. The fact that they have leak-proof lids ...
06:06 pm GMT - Fri, April 17, 2020
BoingBoing Studio Ghibli released magnificent free backgrounds for videoconferencing
Hayao Miyazakis Studio Ghibli has released stunning free backgrounds for videoconferencing software like Zoom. Change your set and setting to Spirited Away, Howl's Moving Castle, Princess Mononoke, Ca...
06:06 pm GMT - Fri, April 17, 2020
BoingBoing Disney's tone-deaf Bedtime Hotline was clearly recorded pre-quarantine
Earlier today, Disney announced they are offering a free bedtime message, via a toll-free number, to help children to go to sleep. But I called it, and it's clear to me this was not created specifical...
06:04 pm GMT - Fri, April 17, 2020
BoingBoing Smugglers sawed through Trump's wall 18 times in a one-month period
The Washington Post reports that smugglers used cheap tools to saw through Trump's expensive wall 18 times in the San Diego area over a one-month period:The records do not indicate whether the one-mon...
05:49 pm GMT - Fri, April 17, 2020
BoingBoing It's official: Comi-Con is canceled this year
The largest fan convention in the United States, Comi-Con has been canceled this year due to the coronavirus pandemic. It was scheduled to be held in San Diego in late July. This is the first time the...
05:44 pm GMT - Fri, April 17, 2020
BoingBoing This NASA joystick used during lunar orbit just sold for $56,000
In 1969, astronaut Richard Gordon used this hand controller to steer the Apollo 12 command and service module Yankee Clipper around the moon while his colleagues frolicked on the lunar surface. The co...
05:18 pm GMT - Fri, April 17, 2020
BoingBoing Kayaker who spelled out HELP with sticks was rescued by NYPD helicopter
A kayaker was found early this morning after lighting a fire and spelling out the words HELP with sticks and twigs. An no, he wasn't on some speck of an island in the South Pacific, but rather, a remo...
05:17 pm GMT - Fri, April 17, 2020
BoingBoing Rescue video of stranded kayaker who spelled out HELP with sticks on tiny island
The New York Police Department released this video from their rescue of a kayaker who got stranded on a tiny island in the Jamaica Bay estuary off the western tip of Long Island, New York. According t...
04:55 pm GMT - Fri, April 17, 2020
BoingBoing Renowned mathematician and "Game of Life" inventor, John Conway, died this week of COVID-19
Renowned mathematician and beloved Princeton University professor, John Horton Conway, died this week (April 11) of COVID-19. He was 82. Conway is best known as the inventor of the hugely influential ...
04:54 pm GMT - Fri, April 17, 2020
BoingBoing Send inner-home post cards to fellow family shut-ins
Our friend, Lea Redmond, she of the World's Smallest Post Service, has a number of fun little Print + Play paper projects on her website. One of them is a set of printable inner-home post cards: "Gree...
04:47 pm GMT - Fri, April 17, 2020
BoingBoing If Samuel Beckett was the star of a 70s cop show
Years ago, I published my unified theory on the secret shared universe of the works of Samuel Beckett and the character Sam Beckett fromQuantum Leap. Since then, I've had a note in my ongoing list of ...
04:45 pm GMT - Fri, April 17, 2020
BoingBoing The new Barbie Polaroid camera actually sounds pretty wonderful
Over atWired, Medea Giordano has brought her insightful eye as a photographer and a writer to the new Polaroid 600 Barbie Throwback camera, a retro take on the classic camera with all the Barbie flour...
04:44 pm GMT - Fri, April 17, 2020
BoingBoing Download and use these 3D printed models of every D&D monster
Wizards of the Coast have already launched their "Stay at Home, Play at Home" free gaming resource for theDungeons & Dragons system. But while you're getting your campaign in order and if you alr...
04:44 pm GMT - Fri, April 17, 2020
BoingBoing Play Borderlands 3 and help map the foreign microbes found in human poop
The Microsetta Initiative at UC San Diego School of Medicine, McGill University, Massively Multiplayer Online Science, Gearbox, and 2K have teamed up to create a clever way for players of Borderlands ...
04:42 pm GMT - Fri, April 17, 2020
BoingBoing Pandemic tourism: Take virtual tours of 12 Frank Lloyd Wright buildings
The #WrightVirtualVisits initiative is a social media collaboration between the Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy, the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, and Unity Temple Restoration Foundation. Ove...
04:39 pm GMT - Fri, April 17, 2020
BoingBoing Watch this award-winning stop-motion short film about the second oldest man in the world
Second To None is a new short film by Irish writer/director Vincent Gallagher that I can best describe as "What if the first 20 minutes of UP was written and directed by Quentin Tarantino?" Here's the...
04:30 pm GMT - Fri, April 17, 2020
BoingBoing And another surprise stunner from Bob Dylan!
"I sleep with life and death in the same bed." Two weeks ago, the great Bob Dylan released his first new song in eight years, "Murder Most Foul," a beautiful ballad about the assassination of John F. ...
04:24 pm GMT - Fri, April 17, 2020
BoingBoing Venice skate park filled with sand
One of the seven great wonders of the modern world, the Venice Beach Skate Park's bowls have been filled with enough sand to make close them to all but the mentally insane.The only way to stop the ska...
04:20 pm GMT - Fri, April 17, 2020
BoingBoing Trump appoints himself leader of the Lockdown Rebellion by Tweeting LIBERATE VIRGINIA MICHIGAN MINNESOTA
Trump has been doing everything he can to undermine what states' governors and his own White House advisors are doing to slow the spread of coronavirus, which has killed over 34,000 people in America ...
04:09 pm GMT - Fri, April 17, 2020
BoingBoing Tape as a COVID-19 design intervention
View this post on Instagram SkyVille @ Dawson / 16 April 2020 A post shared by Observing Safe Distancing (@tape_measures) on Apr 17, 2020 at 4:00am PDT Tape_measures is a fantasti...
03:59 pm GMT - Fri, April 17, 2020
BoingBoing Man build smartphone magnifier lens to remove a nasty splinter
YouTuber Chris Notap brushed his hand against his wood fence and got a splinter in his hand. To remove it he made a smartphone magnifier lens for two dollars and used a pair of tweezers to extract the...
03:59 pm GMT - Fri, April 17, 2020
BoingBoing Man builds smartphone magnifier lens to remove a nasty splinter
YouTuber Chris Notap brushed his hand against his wood fence and got a splinter in his hand. To remove it he made a smartphone magnifier lens for two dollars and used a pair of tweezers to extract the...
03:45 pm GMT - Fri, April 17, 2020
BoingBoing Every COVID-19 commercial is exactly the same
Youtuber Microsoft Sam saw something interesting.I left the agency side of advertising over a decade ago because the creativity was smothering me. Read the rest ...
03:45 pm GMT - Fri, April 17, 2020
BoingBoing Get these facemasks with Coop's art
The great Coop is selling facemasks emblazoned with his fantastic illustrations. They're being sold at cost, And "100% of the net proceeds that Threadless earns for each face mask is being donated to ...
02:53 pm GMT - Fri, April 17, 2020
BoingBoing David Yow takes a trip on the 'Other Side with Zabrecky'
I have watched Zabrecky's latest installment, a seance to connect rocker David Yow with the legendary Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham, both backward and forward, yet I can not find a secret message. ...
02:00 am GMT - Fri, April 17, 2020
BoingBoing Your passwords are the key to you. Keeper Unlimited Password Manager makes sure they stay with you.
If you write down passwords, use easily crackable passwords like your birthday or recycle the same ones over and over...youre doing it all wrong.We get it...because remembering several dozen passwords...
10:42 pm GMT - Thu, April 16, 2020
BoingBoing Oreo introduces kawaii cookies for spring
Super kawaii pink-and-green Sakura Matcha Oreos exist for a limited time. As do not-quite-as-kawaii Oolong Peach ones. The catch? They're only available in Hong Kong. Boo! They sure are cute though.(l...
08:00 pm GMT - Thu, April 16, 2020
BoingBoing This precision multi cooker has all of the features of a Sous Vide without the massive price tag
For those who have spent years lamenting the fact that they never seem to have any time for simple pleasures like putting together a home-cooked meal...we introduce you to home quarantine.Granted, thi...
07:27 pm GMT - Thu, April 16, 2020
BoingBoing Make a mini popcorn machine with two Pepsi cans
This is a perfect popcorn machine to make for your next camping trip. Or a fun project to craft during yet another day at home, for which you might want to use Corona beer cans just for grins. One thi...
07:15 pm GMT - Thu, April 16, 2020
BoingBoing Tom Waits pens touching letter to beloved, eccentric music producer, Hal Willner
Last week, we lost famed music impresario, Hal Willner, likely to COVID-19. Willner was a beloved figure throughout the music community, and in the wake of his death, there have been many touching tri...
07:11 pm GMT - Thu, April 16, 2020
BoingBoing Meet Janus, the adorable two-faced baby goat
Janus is a darling goat born on April 5 at Nueske Farms in Wittenberg, Wisconsin. He was named after the Roman god with two faces for obvious reasons. Jocelyn Nuesks is posting updates about Janus on ...
06:53 pm GMT - Thu, April 16, 2020
BoingBoing Paul McCartney tells Howard Stern why he thinks The Beatles were better than the Rolling Stones
Paul McCartney is admittedly biased, but here he is on The Howard Stern Show on Tuesday explaining why he thinks The Beatles were a better band than the Rolling Stones. "Their stuff is rooted in the b...
06:37 pm GMT - Thu, April 16, 2020
BoingBoing Why Warhol painted soup cans
In 1962, Andy Warhol exhibited his famous Campbell's Soup Cans paintings for the first time and cemented his place as a Pop Art powerhouse. Previously, Warhol had bridged his commercial and fine art e...
06:23 pm GMT - Thu, April 16, 2020
BoingBoing Giant string-like creature composed of "millions of interconnected clones" found off the coast of Australia
I'm currently re-discovering Jeff Van Der Meer'sArea X / Southern Reach Trilogy via Audible, because I thought a familiar Weird Sci-Fi story about an invisible lifeform that kind of ambiently inhabits...
06:17 pm GMT - Thu, April 16, 2020
BoingBoing Australian mayor caught on camera drinking in public just hours after he warned public to stay at home
A few hours after a mayor in Australia told everyone via Facebook to keep washing their hands, social distancing, and staying at home, the gentleman was fined (USD) $1,043 for chatting with a group of...
06:02 pm GMT - Thu, April 16, 2020
BoingBoing Two fun Little Archie comic book stories
Love and Rockets' creators Gilbert and Jaime Hernandez have mentioned in interviews that they loved Little Archie comic books when they were growing up. Little Archie was started in the 1950s and star...
05:52 pm GMT - Thu, April 16, 2020
BoingBoing Verizon says it will buy Blue Jeans Network, Zoom competitor, reportedly for under $500 million
U.S. telecommunications giant Verizon is today reported to be acquiring the videoconferencing company Blue Jeans Network in a transaction valued somewhere in the neighborhood of 500 million dollars. T...
05:43 pm GMT - Thu, April 16, 2020
BoingBoing How does a $40 Yeti bucket stand up against a $2 hardware store version?
A white plastic bucket manufactured by Yeti cost $40. If you want a lid you will pay an additional $30. That $70 for a bucket and a lid if my math is correct. On the other hand, you can buy a standard...
05:37 pm GMT - Thu, April 16, 2020
BoingBoing Coronavirus can make you fat, the Queen is still dying, and a sex tape nightmare, in this weeks dubious tabloids
In times of national crisis, its reassuring to know that the tabloids will always give you the facts you need for survival, no matter how unpalatable....
05:32 pm GMT - Thu, April 16, 2020
BoingBoing Ray Bradbury's captivating explanation of his Mr. Electrico character's uncanny origins
As Ray Bradbury fans know, there's a curious minor character named Mr. Electrico who turns up in his creeptastic 1962 novel Something Wicked This Way Comes. Bradbury always insisted Mr. Electrico was ...
05:26 pm GMT - Thu, April 16, 2020
BoingBoing Tommy Boy and First Blood actor Brian Dennehy has died
Actor Brian Dennehy, best known for his role in the movies 'Tommy Boy' and 'First Blood', has died. He was 81. The Golden Globe and Tony award winner's career spanned 50 years on stage and screen. Abo...
05:20 pm GMT - Thu, April 16, 2020
BoingBoing Watch a plane gracefully land on a crowded highway, then keep up with traffic
A small plane made an incredible landing between cars on a highway near Quebec City this morning. The Cessna then moves along with traffic for a bit before pulling over to the highway's shoulder. Here...
05:11 pm GMT - Thu, April 16, 2020
BoingBoing Senators to U.S. Ethics Official: 'Ensure COVID-19 Decisions Serve the American Public, Not President Trump's & Jared Kushner's Financial Interests'
Senators Elizabeth Warren, Richard Blumenthal, and Thomas R. Carper have sent a letter to the White House Designated Agency Ethics Official, titled 'Ensure COVID-19 Decisions Serve the American Public...
05:11 pm GMT - Thu, April 16, 2020
BoingBoing Look at these photos and videos of armed men protesting the lockdown in Michigan
Some people in Michigan are angry that their governor has issued a statewide stay at home order. A few North Carolinians are protesting as well. Their solution is to go into the streets with MAGA hats...
04:52 pm GMT - Thu, April 16, 2020
BoingBoing "Animal crossing is a political hypothesis about how a different kind of world might work Dash with no losers" - Bogost
Writer Ian Bogost is in typical top form in his Atlantic review of Animal Crossing: New Horizons. He says "Animal Crossing is a political hypothesis about how a different kind of world might workone w...
04:49 pm GMT - Thu, April 16, 2020
BoingBoing Trump calls Voice of America's work disgusting, threatens to adjourn Congress so he can put a crony in charge of VOA
State propaganda declared insufficiently enthusiastic about regime.—@coreypeinTrump's pissed off at Voice Of America, the United States of America's official government publication. Must be bec...
04:36 pm GMT - Thu, April 16, 2020
BoingBoing New York Times' 3-D simulation shows the importance of social distancing
The New York Times created a 3-D simulation of what happens to the droplets that are expelled when a person coughs or sneezes. Six feet seems to be the absolute minimum distance to stay away from some...
04:27 pm GMT - Thu, April 16, 2020
BoingBoing A comprehensive infographic mapping censorship in KidzBop songs
Kidz Bop is a music brand that makes "kid-friendly versions of todays biggest pop music hits." Think Raffi performing "Despacito."As such, they tend to change the lyrics around, to keep things OK for ...
04:23 pm GMT - Thu, April 16, 2020
BoingBoing Steve Mnuchin says people can live on $1,200 for 10 weeks
Multimillionaire treasury secretary Steve Mnuchin (yeah, this guy) says that those $1200 stimulus checks should be enough to live on for 10 weeks. Let's see you try it, Steve.Yes, I know the video is ...
04:00 pm GMT - Thu, April 16, 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...
03:39 pm GMT - Thu, April 16, 2020
BoingBoing Delightful clip of a pizza-loving groundhog
Pizza Rat has got nothing on this Philadelphia groundhog who casually walked up to a glass door and casually munched on a slice, apparently for more than an hour, as two dogs looked on with delight. (...
03:28 pm GMT - Thu, April 16, 2020
BoingBoing Erik Satie's "Gymnopdies," as performed by a choir of animals
French classical musician Florent Ghys brings us what might very well be the silliest cover of Erik Satie's "Gymnopdies." The Cats & friends Choir is proud to present their first interpretation o...
03:20 pm GMT - Thu, April 16, 2020
BoingBoing Custom keyboard replicates Photoshop toolbar
Input Magazine's Mehreen Kasana reports on a Ukrainian designer's custom keyboard, which turns Photoshop's toolbar into a mechanical masterpiece of bland yet slightly weird design.Playing around with ...
02:55 pm GMT - Thu, April 16, 2020
BoingBoing Own your own Dune stillsuit gloves
New shots from the set of Denis Villeneuve's forthcoming Dune movie depict the hardy Fremen, natives of the desert planet at the heart of the sprawling spice opera. Those gloves Chani is wearing are O...
02:06 pm GMT - Thu, April 16, 2020
BoingBoing Boston-area police warn locals to wear pants outside
A Boston-area police department issued a request to locals to remember to wear pants when picking up their mail, but the posting appears to have someone in particular in mind. "You know who you are," ...
01:50 pm GMT - Thu, April 16, 2020
BoingBoing Sweary truckers observe paper mill explosion
This dashcam video captures the moment a paper mill exploded in Maine. No-one was hurt, according to reports, but the driver's radio was on and captured nearby truckers' sweary reactions to the unfold...
01:00 pm GMT - Thu, April 16, 2020
BoingBoing Led Zeppelin's "Ramble On" -- what makes this song great?
Speaking of one of the Internet's coolest music teachers, Rick Beato... in the most recent episode of his "What Makes This Song Great?," he breaks down Led Zeppelin's rock classic, "Ramble On," from L...
12:40 pm GMT - Thu, April 16, 2020
BoingBoing How long can you safely keep condiments in your pantry and fridge?
In a perfect follow-up to Mark's post yesterday about expiration dates on food packaging, here's a piece from The Washington Post on how long it's safe to keep various condiments in your pantry and fr...
12:31 pm GMT - Thu, April 16, 2020
BoingBoing U.S. weekly jobless claims 5,245,000 last week
5.2 million more Americans joined the ranks of the jobless, as the coronavirus crisis continues to decimate the economy.Economists had predicted that this week's loss would be roughly 5.1 million.We'r...
12:20 pm GMT - Thu, April 16, 2020
BoingBoing Here comes the sun -- our closest star is spitting out mysterious gamma rays
In their upcoming study, so far published on the preprint server arXiv and submitted to Physical Review Letters, Linden and his colleagues examined a decades worth of data from NASAs Fermi Gamma-ray S...
12:14 pm GMT - Thu, April 16, 2020
BoingBoing Quarantined family re-creates 1981 Journey video shot by shot
Zero reason to be "bored" out there, people. Take inspiration from the Heller family who made --in their "spare time" -- a shot-by-shot recreation of Journey's "Separate Ways" music video! It's SO GOO...
12:08 pm GMT - Thu, April 16, 2020
BoingBoing Jim Starlin, creator of many awesome cosmic comics, has a new Kickstarter for his labor of love
Jim Starlin has drawn classic issues of many major comic book characters since the early 1970s, including Spider-Man, Iron Man, the Legion of Super Heroes, and more. But his real claim to fame is his ...
12:06 pm GMT - Thu, April 16, 2020
BoingBoing In 1946, Australian engineer Ben Carlin decided to circle the world in an amphibious jeep
In 1946, Australian engineer Ben Carlin decided to circle the world in an amphibious jeep. He would spend 10 years in the attempt, which he called an "exercise in technology, masochism, and chance." I...
11:21 pm GMT - Wed, April 15, 2020
BoingBoing When Banksy has to work from home
"My wife hates it when I work from home," writes Banksy on Instagram. Read the rest ...
11:06 pm GMT - Wed, April 15, 2020
BoingBoing Secret wine storage drawers built into stairway
Murray Berrill Constructions in Bendigo, Victoria, Australia created this wonderful "easy access wine cellar" in the dead space under a stairway. With a few modifications to the design, it could be en...
10:00 pm GMT - Wed, April 15, 2020
BoingBoing Become the author you always dreamed you'd be with this creative writing training
While many people are taking this strange "time off" to unplug, decompress, and practice mindfulness, some instead are making the most of their extra hours to tackle goals ranging from odd jobs, like ...
09:53 pm GMT - Wed, April 15, 2020
BoingBoing MythBusters's Jamie Hyneman explains his toolkit that nobody else can touch
From BB contributor Gareth Branwyn's excellent Tips, Tools, and Shop Tales e-newsletter:In this video a fan rescued from the old MythBusters site on Discovery, Jamie goes through his essential toolkit...
09:19 pm GMT - Wed, April 15, 2020
BoingBoing How to make a zine from a single sheet of paper
A few months ago, my son bought a cute mini-zine from the Zine Machine vending machine at The Bindery in San Francisco's Haight-Ashbury. What we noticed right away is that the 8-page zine was ingeniou...
09:06 pm GMT - Wed, April 15, 2020
BoingBoing Russian driver encounters rare endangered Amur Tiger walking down the road (VIDEO)
I would have completely lost it.On a road in the Far East of Russia, a driver is reported to have spotted of the worlds most endangered big cats, an Amur tiger, and captured this amazing video. Here's...
08:49 pm GMT - Wed, April 15, 2020
BoingBoing How To Buy Meat, the record album
In the late 1960s, the US Department of Agriculture released this LP titled "How To Buy Meat." The voice is that of Sandra Brookover, Consumer Meat Specialist. The record, a collection of public servi...
08:41 pm GMT - Wed, April 15, 2020
BoingBoing Insane video of a paper mill explosion in Maine (no one was hurt!)
By grace of God, no one was injured in a massive explosion at the Androscoggin Mill in Jay, Maine, earlier today, reports the Bangor News.A bystander's video can be viewed in its original form here on...
08:33 pm GMT - Wed, April 15, 2020
BoingBoing This '80s robot watch is nifty looking
Check out these GLORIOUS images of a wonderful 1980s robot-space-tech themed watch with little pop-out mechanical arms. There's a cool Reddit discussion about exactly what brand it is, and the consens...
08:25 pm GMT - Wed, April 15, 2020
BoingBoing 'How to build a Nintendo Switch' for coronavirus StayAtHome gaming
Wow, man. Some of us take on more extreme projects during the Great Coronavirus Quarantine than others. This ambitious fellow shows you how to build a Nintendo Switch, with a beautiful and wholesome p...
08:12 pm GMT - Wed, April 15, 2020
BoingBoing SCOTUS to hear Trump tax and financial records cases on May 12, remotely
In a first, by teleconference Court will provide live audio feed of arguments to news media Today the United States Supreme Court announced that on May 12, it will hear a dispute over whether Trump's...
07:54 pm GMT - Wed, April 15, 2020
BoingBoing U.S. House of Representatives is looking very closely at remote voting, as COVID-19 pandemic drags on
The U.S. House of Representatives is now looking very closely at the possibility of congresscritters going to their home districts, and voting remotely from outside the Capitol as the coronavirus-forc...
07:42 pm GMT - Wed, April 15, 2020
BoingBoing US DOD inspector general finds Pentagon decision to award $10B JEDI contract to Microsoft 'consistent' with acquisition standards
An inquiry by the inspector general for the United States Department of Defense found did not find evidence that impeached president Donald Trump swayed the decision to award the $10 Billion 'JEDI' de...
07:28 pm GMT - Wed, April 15, 2020
BoingBoing Crafting a leather-bound 'spellbook' with traditional bookbinding techniques
I made this huge leather bound "spellbook" with traditional bookbinding techniques,says Nerdforge7 of NERDFORGE, on IMGUR. What an amazing project. Below, step-by-step 'Making of' shots.Maybe the best...
07:00 pm GMT - Wed, April 15, 2020
BoingBoing Check out this analog vape pen if you prefer the real thing to liquids and concentrates
Back in the day, sometime after the first assumed vaporizer invention but before modern e-cigarettes were a thing, people used to use lighters to smoke solids instead of batteries to smoke liquids. Wi...
06:40 pm GMT - Wed, April 15, 2020
BoingBoing Watch these two Popular Science editors quit their coffee habit
"I feel so brain dead I can't even speak." Find out what happens when two editors from Popular Science quit their six-cup-a-day coffee habit for two weeks.From the YouTube description:Caffeine is the ...
06:27 pm GMT - Wed, April 15, 2020
BoingBoing A bunch of live crabs broke out of a box on a luggage carousel and hilarity ensued
The person who posted this video to YouTube said, "I was waiting for my suitcase at Lynden Pindling International Airport in the Bahamas when one of the iceboxes opened when falling down with the suit...
06:23 pm GMT - Wed, April 15, 2020
BoingBoing This livestream of The Tallest Man On Earth performing "The Wild Hunt" is utterly delightful
Every musician has been trying their hand at livestreaming from quarantine. But of all the ones I've watched, none of them have filled me with as much joy as Swedish folk singer/songwriter Kristian Ma...
06:15 pm GMT - Wed, April 15, 2020
BoingBoing A good way to spend time in lockdown: hand-lettering exercises
I've been a great admirer of the design work of House Industries since the early 90s. They're famous for their logos and font designs (like the one they did for Jimmy Kimmel's show). I just got my cop...
05:59 pm GMT - Wed, April 15, 2020
BoingBoing What's in author Richard Kadrey's bag?
Richard Kadrey is a novelist and screenwriter living in San Francisco. His books include Sandman Slim, The Everything Box, Butcher Bird, and the forthcoming, Ballistic Kiss. Cool Tools asked him to de...
05:42 pm GMT - Wed, April 15, 2020
BoingBoing Watch this BBC weather forecaster's amazing drumming after he was told to do his own music
Reporting TV news from home can make for a much more colorful broadcast. Take this Welsh BBC weather forecaster, Owain Wyn Evans, who ends his segment by giving us an awesome drum performance. His mot...
05:42 pm GMT - Wed, April 15, 2020
BoingBoing Death Valley National Park rangers seeking rock-defacing vandal
Someone keeps writing "Steve & Lacy were here" on rocks in Death Valley National Park. Park rangers suspect "Steve" is a gentleman from Grand Forks, British Columbia and that Lacey is his unwittin...
05:21 pm GMT - Wed, April 15, 2020
BoingBoing Which expiration dates on food packaging should you pay attention to?
This New York Times article has good information about which foods are still safe to eat past their expiration date. One takeaway is that dry food that doesn't have much fat in it is probably safe to ...
05:11 pm GMT - Wed, April 15, 2020
BoingBoing How Animal Crossing is modeled on 18th century debt-based Japanese villages
Naomi Clark is on the faculty of New York University's game Center. In this video she talks about how Tom Nook, the leader of the island communities in Animal Crossing, is much like the leader of an 1...
05:03 pm GMT - Wed, April 15, 2020
BoingBoing Try this quick DIY face mask tutorial before your next run to the market
From bandannas to jock straps, people are coming up with all kinds of clever ways to make homemade face masks. Hell knows, they have the time. And so here's another really simple mask project that use...
04:52 pm GMT - Wed, April 15, 2020
BoingBoing Scooter sharing companies got clobbered by the pandemic
Yesterday's New York Times article about how people's spending patterns have changed because of the pandemic isn't too surprising. Grocery sales are up, due to a combination of panic buying and the fa...
04:21 pm GMT - Wed, April 15, 2020
BoingBoing Video of a deserted-looking Tokyo after state of emergency declared
The guy who runs the Nippon Wandering TV YouTube channel hopped on his bike and took a video of Tokyo's Shinjuku ward six days after the Japanese government declared a state of emergency. The video wa...
03:22 pm GMT - Wed, April 15, 2020
BoingBoing New iPhone SE, finally
I still have an iPhone SE, replaced twice in the last four years because I don't fancy any of the gigantic modern models from Apple or leading Android brands. (Anything less is, frankly, impractical1....
02:44 pm GMT - Wed, April 15, 2020
BoingBoing Warren endorses Biden
Elizabeth Warren today backed Joe Biden as the Democratic Party's candidate in the 2020 presidential election, capping a three-day endorsement extravaganza featuring former rival Bernie Sanders and pr...
02:19 pm GMT - Wed, April 15, 2020
BoingBoing If "Mr. Brightside" was a B-52s song
This delightful cover was released a while ago, but I only just discovered it via Vanyland. The 3-song EP by the B-69s also includes B-52-esque covers of Billie Eilish's "bad guy" and Lil Nas X's...
02:10 pm GMT - Wed, April 15, 2020
BoingBoing Yaphet Kotto turned down the role of Jean-Luc Picard
Viral again this week is the casting wishlist for Star Trek: The Next Generation, which reveals that Denise Crosby was originally to be cast as Counselor Troi, not Lt. Tasha Yar, and Predator's Kevin ...
02:00 pm GMT - Wed, April 15, 2020
BoingBoing A Calvinesque and Hobbesian look at a pandemic
Tom the Dancing Bug, IN WHICH the mischievous imp little Donald is warned of a coming alien virus invasion and leaps into inaction...
01:58 pm GMT - Wed, April 15, 2020
BoingBoing Billionaires' wealth surges as lockdownees flock to Amazon, Wal-Mart
Already the richest people in the world, Jeff Bezos and the Walton family are even richer thanks to the lockdown. The BBC reports that Amazon founder Bezos's money mountain surged $24bn to $138bn in t...
01:45 pm GMT - Wed, April 15, 2020
BoingBoing Drifting in Japan, 1990s edition
To the uplifting eternal disco of Miki Matsubara [Amazon], talented drivers drift their boxy early-1990s automobiles around the curves and corners of Japan. Read the rest ...
01:35 pm GMT - Wed, April 15, 2020
BoingBoing Dog steals fake teeth
Ben Campbell: "I got some fake teeth for some quarantine comic relief and well... Thomas stole them off of the table." Read the rest ...
01:20 pm GMT - Wed, April 15, 2020
BoingBoing Getting groceries during COVID-19 maps perfectly onto Joseph Campbell's Hero's Journey
Created by Mike Mccubbin, who also makes and sells comics and prints at Floating Head. Mike is currently reading Campbell's essay book Myths, Dreams, and Religion and was clearly inspired by his own p...
12:59 pm GMT - Wed, April 15, 2020
BoingBoing Teach shut-in children the joys of pyro with homemade fire snakes
Crazed, cooped up children, tightly-wound parents at their wit's end, lighter fluid, baking soda, and burning sugar -- what could go wrong?Image: YouTube Read the rest ...
02:00 am GMT - Wed, April 15, 2020
BoingBoing The Gimdow turns your dumb door into a smart lock
In the age of smart homes, everybody wants to own the house that does everything for itself. Unfortunately, the reality is that creating a smart house usually takes a lot of work. And if youre trying ...
11:01 pm GMT - Tue, April 14, 2020
BoingBoing Here's what's in the CDC and FEMA plan to reopen America
Trump intent on "reopening" some U.S. states within weeks, ignoring medical experts and the state's rights the GOP is generally so concerned with. The Washington Post reports today on FEMA and CDC dr...
10:48 pm GMT - Tue, April 14, 2020
BoingBoing Trump bizarrely orders halt to W.H.O. funding amid coronavirus pandemic
During a coronavirus task force briefing, America learned today that impeached and manifestly unfit U.S. President Donald Trump has just ordered a halt to funding for the World Health Organization. Do...
10:36 pm GMT - Tue, April 14, 2020
BoingBoing Shut in sounds: Bowie's "Let's Dance" turns 37 today
David Bowie's Let's Dance was released 37 years ago today. His 15th studio record, Let's Dance would become his most commercially successful album but it was not well-received by critics and hardcore ...
10:24 pm GMT - Tue, April 14, 2020
BoingBoing Pro Wrestling shows are 'essential business' in coronavirus pandemic, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis orders
Oh, yes this is real. Florida has officially declared WWE pro wrestling shows an 'essential business' that must be allowed to continue to operate during the deadly COVID-19 pandemic. People have been ...
10:05 pm GMT - Tue, April 14, 2020
BoingBoing The wonderful history of Troll Dolls
To mark last week's release of the new Trolls World Tour movie, Smithsonian's Michelle Delgado tells the origin story of Troll Dolls, from their birth following World War II their modern day big scree...
09:58 pm GMT - Tue, April 14, 2020
BoingBoing Ed Piskor and Jim Rugg look at the work of cartoonist Dave Cooper
As a long time fan of cartoonist Dave Cooper, I really enjoyed Jim Rugg and Ed Piskor going over Cooper's comic books of the late 1990s and early 2000s. I agree with them that Cooper belongs in the pa...
08:45 pm GMT - Tue, April 14, 2020
BoingBoing Maybe the coronavirus emanated from a China research lab after all, say US and UK intelligence
[U.S.] officials are seriously pursuing the possibility that a natural sample of the virus escaped a laboratory.The question was dismissed as a conspiracy theory in the early days of the coronavirus o...
08:36 pm GMT - Tue, April 14, 2020
BoingBoing Big U.S. airlines and Trump Treasury 'reach deal in principle on government aid' reports
Wonder how much of the airlines' hides the government gets to own now.Late on Tuesday, reports are circuating that the major U.S. airlines and impeached president Donald Trump's Republican Treasury De...
08:26 pm GMT - Tue, April 14, 2020
BoingBoing Coronavirus destroyed U.S. job market, this chart shows how badly your state was hit
The coronavirus has destroyed America's job market, and there is no immediate relief in sight. This interactive data project from NBC News shows just how devastating the sudden employment losses are, ...
08:14 pm GMT - Tue, April 14, 2020
BoingBoing Washington state sues Facebook a second time over political ads
FACEBOOK already paid $238,000 in 2018 to resolve a previous dispute over political advertising in Washington state....
08:00 pm GMT - Tue, April 14, 2020
BoingBoing Now is the time to launch your great podcast idea. These steps can help make it a success.
Been noodling around with a podcast idea for...what, years now? Well, its time to get serious, people. There is no time like right now to work out all the logistics of turning your marinating idea int...
07:59 pm GMT - Tue, April 14, 2020
BoingBoing Coronavirus outbreak leads to beef production cuts at Cargill plant in Canada that supplies McDonald's patties
The plant is built around efficiency, keeping workers in close quarters and making it impossible to social distance, Smithfield Foods spokesperson saysSmithfield Foods, Inc. recently closed a major po...
07:33 pm GMT - Tue, April 14, 2020
BoingBoing South Dakota's Republican governor resisted Coronavirus stay-at-home order, now it's a COVID-19 hot spot
The Trump-aligned GOP governor of South Dakota resisted the urgent appeal by epidemiologists to issue a stay-at-homeorder. Now the state is home to a COVID-19 outbreak. Ignoring science has consequenc...
07:11 pm GMT - Tue, April 14, 2020
BoingBoing Lose yourself in "Fuck That: An Honest Meditation"
It is the perfect time to revisit this classic from Jason Headley."If you find your mind wandering to other thoughts, don't let it concern you. Just acknowledge that all that shit is fucking bullshit....
06:48 pm GMT - Tue, April 14, 2020
BoingBoing Some very weird stock photos
deMilked posted a fine selection of the "50 Weirdest Stock Photos You Wont Be Able To Unsee." Many more at Bored Panda's archival post "177 Completely WTF Stock Photos You Wont Be Able To Unsee." And ...
06:39 pm GMT - Tue, April 14, 2020
BoingBoing Here's a Raspberry Pi Zero case that looks like a Game Boy and lets you play retro games
The RetroFlag GPi Case, which uses a Raspberry Pi Zero, looks very nice. In this video, MakeUseOf gives it a 9/10 score.If the idea of making retro game players using Raspberry Pis appeals to you, I i...
06:36 pm GMT - Tue, April 14, 2020
BoingBoing Watch: This poor Amazon delivery person doesn't notice their truck sneaking away
Idiots outside of cars? Poor guy from r/IdiotsInCarsWith Amazon's near-impossible push for speediness, it's no wonder this driver didn't take the extra second to put on the emergency brake. Still, whi...
06:28 pm GMT - Tue, April 14, 2020
BoingBoing Tracking and ranking open source ventilator projects
Make: founder Dale Dougherty and executive editor Mike Senese talked with a number of people about "the state of open source ventilator options, and propose a modular system to allow for more effectiv...
06:15 pm GMT - Tue, April 14, 2020
BoingBoing New footage of a bizarre sea creature that's likely the longest animal in the oceans
Researchers piloting a robotic probe 2,000 feet underwater off Australia's western edge captured this astounding footage of a siphonophore. At an estimated 150-feet long, it may be the longest organis...
05:55 pm GMT - Tue, April 14, 2020
BoingBoing Obama endorses Biden
"Hi everybody!" Read the rest ...
05:50 pm GMT - Tue, April 14, 2020
BoingBoing Shut in sounds: Nick Lowe and his son perform "(Whats So Funny Bout) Peace, Love, and Understanding" from their living room
As part of Rolling Stone's "In My Room" series, the legendary UK singer-songwriter, Nick Lowe, and his son, Roy, play a number of Lowe's recent compositions and his classic "(Whats So Funny Bout) Peac...
05:47 pm GMT - Tue, April 14, 2020
BoingBoing Explainer video about aphids - a bug that poops candy
Aphids are related to bedbugs. But instead of sucking blood from people, they suck sweet sap out of plants. Their poop contains so much sugar it's called honeydew. Ants love honeydew and herd aphids l...
05:16 pm GMT - Tue, April 14, 2020
BoingBoing Paul Manafort is the latest terrible person who says he should be released from prison because of Covid-19
The coronavirus pandemic is being seen as a get-out-of-jail free card for imprisoned creeps. Bill Cosby is trying it. So is Michael Cohenand Lee Baca. If Jeffrey Epstein was still alive you know his s...
04:58 pm GMT - Tue, April 14, 2020
BoingBoing Disney just released the secret recipe for its grilled three-cheese sandwich
Last week Disney shared its recipe for Dole Whip and Churro Tots. This week, its sharing the recipe for the grilled three-cheese sandwich from Woodys Lunch Box at Disneys Hollywood Studios in Florida....
04:48 pm GMT - Tue, April 14, 2020
BoingBoing Watching Trump deny reality is like watching a horror movie trailer
This isn't the first chronological montage showing Trump's bungled response to the covid-19 pandemic, but it's definitely a good one - worth the watch. Read the rest ...
04:44 pm GMT - Tue, April 14, 2020
BoingBoing Australian police fine couple $1,060 after they posted old vacation photos
Jaz and Garry Mott of Victoria, Australia thought it would be nice to share photos of their 2019 vacation with their Facebook friends. Unfortunately, eagle-eyed police officers spotted the photos and ...
04:23 pm GMT - Tue, April 14, 2020
BoingBoing Video tour of the Andy Warhol retrospective at the Tate Modern
The Tate Modern has installed a massive Andy Warhol retrospective exhibition. Unfortunately nobody is allowed in to see it. In this video, Tate curators Gregor Muir and Fiontn Moran take us through th...
03:37 pm GMT - Tue, April 14, 2020
BoingBoing 1969's 'Le Grand Amour' as performed by Nicoletta
Groovin' out trading music with fellow mutants. Xeni suggests: Laisse tomber les filles Read the rest ...
03:33 pm GMT - Tue, April 14, 2020
BoingBoing Pollution maps of major cities before and during the coronavirus pandemic
Lockdowns have improved air quality in major cities around the world, per Nitrogen Dioxide measurements mapped here by Steven Bernard. Most cities, anyway.Data source: ESA Sentinel 5Data was processed...
03:00 pm GMT - Tue, April 14, 2020
BoingBoing Shut in sounds: OysterbandEarly Days of a Better Nation
When we finally come out of this terrifying situation that the world has found itself embroiled in, the very best we can hope for is to become a better people than we were before COVID-19 struck, forc...
02:35 pm GMT - Tue, April 14, 2020
BoingBoing More shots from the new Dune movie
Vanity Fair posted a more detailed set of previews from Denis Villeneuve's forthcoming Dune movie. Here's Paul Atreides (Timothee Chalamet) with his mother, Lady Jessica (Rebecca Ferguson). There are ...
02:09 pm GMT - Tue, April 14, 2020
BoingBoing Why 5G doesn't cause Covid-19
People in Britain are burning down cellphone masts in a panicky reaction to the Covid-19 pandemic, goaded by online trolls and ignorant TV presenters telling them that radio waves, especially at frequ...
02:00 pm GMT - Tue, April 14, 2020
BoingBoing Radio Garden is a great way to discover music from around the world
Thanks to the coronavirus, international travel is pretty much out of the question. This, however, doesn't mean that you can't take a taste of a huge number of cultures from around the world, without ...
01:55 pm GMT - Tue, April 14, 2020
BoingBoing North Korea launches cruise missiles in 5th weapons test this year
On Tuesday morning, North Korea launched short-range cruise missiles in the country's fifth weapons test this year. So we got that going for us. Which is nice.The barrage of missiles were fired off th...
01:18 pm GMT - Tue, April 14, 2020
BoingBoing UK TV presenter takes "radio waves cause Covid-19" conspiracy theory mainstream
Covid-19 is short for "coronavirus disease 2019" and is caused by a virus named SARS-CoV2, short for "severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2". So we're all set that it's a virus, right? Oh no...
01:00 pm GMT - Tue, April 14, 2020
BoingBoing Wisconsin voters risked their lives last week and voted out the party that made them risk their lives
Despite the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and subsequent lockdown that's surrounding us and suffocating every moment of our lives, the GOP-controlled court system in the state of Wisconsin refused to p...
01:00 pm GMT - Tue, April 14, 2020
BoingBoing Kill house plants because you dont know how to water? The Dewplanter does it all for you.
Almost all of us enjoy the idea of having some live plants in our homes. Unfortunately, some of us who would like to think we have a green thumb really only have hands of death when it comes to our un...
12:00 pm GMT - Tue, April 14, 2020
BoingBoing Humorous video: Now-self explains the pandemic to past-self
Imagine trying to explain to your-January-self how different the world would be in a few short months. That's what YouTuber Julie Nolke imagines doing in this cute video. Read the rest ...
11:18 am GMT - Tue, April 14, 2020
BoingBoing Abolish Silicon Valley: memoir of a driven startup founder who became an anti-capitalist activist
Wendy Liu grew up deeply enmeshed in technology, writing code for free/open source projects and devouring books by tech luminaries extolling the virtues of running tech startups; after turning down a ...
10:00 am GMT - Tue, April 14, 2020
BoingBoing Someone made Found Poetry out of all the emails they've received about COVID-19
I know she doesn't specificallysay that these are all emails from Brands or PR people but I think we all know the truth. Either way, that's some beautiful god damn poetry.This poem is called First li...
09:00 am GMT - Tue, April 14, 2020
BoingBoing The voice actor behind Disney's Big Thunder Mountain Railroad looked the part
Attractions Magazine shared this clip of the voice actor behind Disney's Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, the late Dallas McKennon, talking about recording the gig. Humorously, he looks just as you woul...
08:00 am GMT - Tue, April 14, 2020
BoingBoing Make-your-own DoubleTree chocolate chip cookies with the official, newly-revealed recipe
As if the Disney Dole Whip and Churro recipes weren't enough to plump us up in quarantine, now Hilton has offered up their recipe for DoubleTree Inn's famous chocolate chip cookies:For the first time ...
07:01 am GMT - Tue, April 14, 2020
BoingBoing "Friday I'm In Love" but it's Tuesday because it's always fucking Tuesday right now
View this post on Instagram I did a Weird Al of Friday Im in Love because I get sad every Tuesday // #alainalynnemusic #thecureA post shared by ALAINA LYNNE // (@thealainalynne) on Apr 7, 2020 at...
02:00 am GMT - Tue, April 14, 2020
BoingBoing Adobe Illustrator is the Swiss Army knife of art apps. This training can make you an expert.
Even in their well-stocked pantry of digital goodies, Illustrator might be the most stealthily powerful app that Adobes popular Creative Cloud offers. As the go-to platform to create virtually any sca...
11:59 pm GMT - Mon, April 13, 2020
BoingBoing BREAKING: The President has the power to do what the President has the power to do
Hyoog if true."The President of the United States has the authority to do what the President has the authority to do," President Trump says. He says local government "can't do anything...
11:36 pm GMT - Mon, April 13, 2020
BoingBoing Mars, Saturn, Jupiter, and the Moon will line up on April 14, 15, 16
Good news, everyone!One of the side effects of coronavirus lockdown around the world has been the tremendous reduction in pollution level. One can breathe in fresh air. And after ages probably, stars ...
11:36 pm GMT - Mon, April 13, 2020
BoingBoing The most comprehensive timeline to date of coronavirus and US governments response
From Just Security:What follows is a comprehensive timeline of major U.S. policy events related to the novel coronavirus pandemic. Weve focused on the U.S. governments preparation for a pandemic, trac...
11:04 pm GMT - Mon, April 13, 2020
BoingBoing A review of Animal Crossing by someone who hates it
My daughter and I are enjoying Animal Crossing: New Horizons, but when I read Cecilia D'Agostino's negative review of the smash hit Nintendo titlein Wired, I couldn't help but think she has a point. "...
11:00 pm GMT - Mon, April 13, 2020
BoingBoing Trump says his "authority is total"
During a totally unhinged coronavirus briefing that was a verbal abuse session and campaign rally, impeached and manifestly unfit U.S. president Donald Trump said "When somebody is the President of th...
10:44 pm GMT - Mon, April 13, 2020
BoingBoing Shade thrown at Trump by CNN chyrons during bonkers coronavirus briefing
'TRUMP TURNS [CORONAVIRUS] BRIEFING INTO PROPAGANDA SESSION'...
10:35 pm GMT - Mon, April 13, 2020
BoingBoing Russia's health disinformation campaign against U.S. has been going on for 10 years NYT
'The difference now is the speed with which it spreads, and the denigration of the institutions that we rely on to understand the truth. I think we're in dangerous territory.'Don't miss the New York T...
10:27 pm GMT - Mon, April 13, 2020
BoingBoing 'Widespread sexual harassment' of McDonalds female employees in Florida, class action lawsuit claims
A class action lawsuit filed against McDonald's corporation claims that women who worked for the fast food franchise in Florida restaurants were subjected to widespread sexual harassment. The lawsuit ...
10:14 pm GMT - Mon, April 13, 2020
BoingBoing For sale on the dark web: 500,000 Zoom accounts, some at less than a penny each
'The purchased accounts include a victim's email address, password, personal meeting URL, and their HostKey'...
09:15 pm GMT - Mon, April 13, 2020
BoingBoing Robert Fripp in a bee suit and black stockings? Signs of the apocalypse for sure!
There are little lights in this darkness that shine through and make, for a brief moment, the invisible zombie apocalypse seem a bit less horrifying. One of these for me has been Robert Fripp and his ...
09:14 pm GMT - Mon, April 13, 2020
BoingBoing Take a virtual tour of Ramesses VI tomb
Pandemic tourism is all the rage! Take a virtual tour of the tomb of Ramesses VI in the Valley of the Kings, Luxor, Egypt. .Today we take you on a virtual tour in the tomb of RamessesVI in...
09:07 pm GMT - Mon, April 13, 2020
BoingBoing Wholesale restaurant supply chain opens to the public for the first time I left with TP, milk, and more (photos/tips)
For the first time in its 40-year history, Restaurant Depot has opened their doors to the public. The wholesale food service supplier has 135 locations in the United States and it just so happens ther...
09:06 pm GMT - Mon, April 13, 2020
BoingBoing Watch this person passionately rave about the joy of mall walking as exercise (1987)
This clip is apparently from "Malltime," a 1987 episode of the British TV documentary program Equinox. Some insist that the woman is an actor, and that may very well be true especially given the mall ...
08:29 pm GMT - Mon, April 13, 2020
BoingBoing Disney covered up Daryl Hannah's bare butt in Splash
Disney+ didn't want butts on their platform so they edited Splash with digital fur technology pic.twitter.com/df8XE0G9om— Allison Pregler (@AllisonPregler) April 13, 2020If you watch Splash...
08:00 pm GMT - Mon, April 13, 2020
BoingBoing Learn how to develop a video game from the comfort of your couch
From sports to movies to concerts and beyond, so many of our favorite pastimes have been completely derailed by recent events. However, gaming is one hobby thats only seemed to pick up steam with all ...
07:35 pm GMT - Mon, April 13, 2020
BoingBoing San Francisco police bust alleged speakeasy
EXCLUSIVE | An underground nightclub in SFs Bayview was shut down Saturday for illegally operating during the coronavirus outbreak, The Chronicle has learned.Story by @ctuan: https://t.co/cF9pGsC...
06:58 pm GMT - Mon, April 13, 2020
BoingBoing Watch David Bowie on The Dick Cavett Show (1974)
"The lives of the rock stars are really not as strange as the lives of the fans."And here's Bowie's performance from the show that aired on December 5, 1974: Read the rest ...
06:24 pm GMT - Mon, April 13, 2020
BoingBoing Chocolate Fix: a favorite puzzle game
The puzzle game Chocolate Fix has been a family favorite around our house for years....
06:13 pm GMT - Mon, April 13, 2020
BoingBoing Bernie Sanders endorses Joe Biden
We must come together to defeat the most dangerous president in modern history. I'm joining @JoeBiden's livestream with a special announcement. https://t.co/AC3zh3ChX3— Bernie Sanders (@...
06:09 pm GMT - Mon, April 13, 2020
BoingBoing Fighter jet passenger, 64, accidentally ejects during ride that was a surprise "gift"
In northeastern France, employees gave their boss, 64, a special gift experience of a flight on a Dassault Rafale B fighter jet. Apparently he had no interest in fighter jets and was rather freaked ou...
06:04 pm GMT - Mon, April 13, 2020
BoingBoing Paul Krassner's Underground Abortion Referral Service, Kathy Acker's Don Quixote, and "Nightwalks During the Pandemic"
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:Episode #5: Audio PoliticsHello, everyo...
06:00 pm GMT - Mon, April 13, 2020
BoingBoing Restored film of San Francisco's Market Street four days before 1906 quake
From Denis Shiraev -- "[4k, 60 fps] San Francisco, a Trip down Market Street, April 14, 1906"Upscaled with neural networks trip down Market Street, San Francisco, 1906. This film was shot on April 14,...
05:37 pm GMT - Mon, April 13, 2020
BoingBoing Burt Reynolds as Bond
Burt Reynolds regretted turning down the part of James Bond, but now you can see how it would have turned out thanks to deepfakery.During his 60-year career, he claimed to have turned down several hug...
05:31 pm GMT - Mon, April 13, 2020
BoingBoing People stuck at Japan's Narita airport are sleeping in $70/night cardboard boxes
# # https://t.co/31Hi5PKskf pic.twitter.com/s6j8uwZwtE— Misachasu (@misachasu0209) April 9, 2020Everyone entering Japan must be tested for coronavirus. While waiting for test results, they are w...
05:03 pm GMT - Mon, April 13, 2020
BoingBoing They're never going to get rid of the Postal Service because then who would deliver the scorpions?
The White House reportedly rejected a recent funding request from the US Postal Service, which predicted that it would soon run out of cash flow, thanks in part to coronavirus. Based on a quick glance...
05:01 pm GMT - Mon, April 13, 2020
BoingBoing Test your K-12 science knowledge
Take this multiple choice test that asks 13 science questions, one for each grade. I got 11 out of 13. I missed the 2nd grade and the 10th grade questions. Read the rest ...
04:54 pm GMT - Mon, April 13, 2020
BoingBoing Unusual punishment for foreign tourists in India caught violating national lockdown
According to a tweet by ANI (Asian News International), "10 foreign nationals who were caught strolling along the bank of river Ganga in Rishikesh were made to write 'I didn't follow lockdown rules, I...
04:47 pm GMT - Mon, April 13, 2020
BoingBoing Federal prosecutors release rowing photos Lori Loughlin allegedly used to get daughters into USC
In light of current events, actor Lori Loughlin and her husband Mossimo Giannulli were probably hoping that federal prosecutors would forget about the upcoming criminal trial against them for allegedl...
03:29 pm GMT - Mon, April 13, 2020
BoingBoing 33MTA3 is a banned license plate name. Here are 99 others
33MTA3 seems like an innocuous combination of letters and numbers. Until you see them in a rear view mirror.Mental Floss has a list of vanity plate names that have been banned in four states. For star...
02:19 pm GMT - Mon, April 13, 2020
BoingBoing First look at Denis Villeneuve's Dune movie
Denis Villeneuve's Dune, based on Frank Herbert's 1965 novel about space travel, drugs, witches, feudal vendettas, hydraulic despotism, genetics, monologues, etc., is out later this year, rona permitt...
02:00 pm GMT - Mon, April 13, 2020
BoingBoing A supercut of every stop-motion monster Ray Harryhausen ever animated
Ray Harryhausen was a pioneer of stop-motion animation, who won the Academy Award for Best Visual Effects in 1949 for his work onMighty Joe Young with Willis H. O'Brien. He was created the infamous sk...
02:00 pm GMT - Mon, April 13, 2020
BoingBoing Supercut of every stop-motion monster Ray Harryhausen ever animated
Ray Harryhausen was a pioneer of stop-motion animation who won the Academy Award for Best Visual Effects in 1949 for his work onMighty Joe Young with Willis H. O'Brien. He was created the infamous ske...
01:20 pm GMT - Mon, April 13, 2020
BoingBoing Police decline to arrest the leader of a Neo-Nazi terrorist network because he's 13 years old
The Feuerkrieg Division is the Baltic version of the US-based Atomwaffen Nazi paramilitary. And like their American counterparts, they were planning some murder, specifically with bombs.Fortunately, a...
01:14 pm GMT - Mon, April 13, 2020
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01:00 pm GMT - Mon, April 13, 2020
BoingBoing With this tech-heavy, premium quality bidet, youll have bought your last roll of toilet paper ever
Lines outside Costco. Lines at Target. Lines at your neighborhood grocery store. While many items have been cleaned off all store shelves in the wake of virus hysteria, theres one commodity that reign...
01:00 pm GMT - Mon, April 13, 2020
BoingBoing Name every 24 bit RGB color
There are more than 16m colors addressable at the standard 24-bits of depth, and barely a handful have proper names. Color Names sets out of remedy this historical failure of imagination, and is accep...
01:00 pm GMT - Mon, April 13, 2020
BoingBoing Help a musician's tour bus company provide shelter and facilities for NHS workers dealing with COVID-19
I'm a huge fan of Frank Turner and the Sleeping Souls, but I only recently learned that their bass player, Tarrant Anderson, also runs a company called Vans for Bands that handles vehicle rentals and ...
12:40 pm GMT - Mon, April 13, 2020
BoingBoing 42,0000 year old string may have been made by Neanderthals
A recent piece in the journal Scientific Reports claims that remnants of twisted fiber found on a flint tool are between 42,000 - 52,000 years old and may have been made by Neanderthals. The tool and ...
12:40 pm GMT - Mon, April 13, 2020
BoingBoing 41,0000 year old string may have been made by Neanderthals
A recent piece in the journal Scientific Reports claims that remnants of twisted fiber found on a flint tool are between 42,000 - 52,000 years old and may have been made by Neanderthals. The tool and ...
12:40 pm GMT - Mon, April 13, 2020
BoingBoing 41,000 year old string may have been made by Neanderthals
A recent piece in the journal Scientific Reports claims that remnants of twisted fiber found on a flint tool are between 42,000 - 52,000 years old and may have been made by Neanderthals. The tool and ...
02:00 am GMT - Mon, April 13, 2020
BoingBoing Get over 15 hours of Amazon Web Services training for just $13
Whether a world economy is scorching hot or facing the challenges of recent weeks, one inalienable fact remains the same job seekers need to go where the jobs are.With literally millions of Americans...
08:00 pm GMT - Sun, April 12, 2020
BoingBoing Combining memory foam with infrared recovery, this pillow might change how you sleep
For years, pillows were just pillows. They propped up your head and offered comfort during rest, then doubled as decorative items during the day. And thats really about as much thought as most people ...
05:16 pm GMT - Sun, April 12, 2020
BoingBoing Today! Free Passover concert stream with Nicki Bluhm, Luther Dickinson (North Mississippi All-Stars), Jeremiah Lockwood, and Zach Rogue (Rogue Wave)
My friends at Reboot, the Jewish arts and culture nonprofit, are hosting a free Passover concert stream today at 2pm PDT / 5pm EDT with a killer lineup! The show, "Reboot Ideas: Liberation Through Mus...
01:00 pm GMT - Sun, April 12, 2020
BoingBoing The Gryphon Guardian protects your home WiFi network and protects kids from themselves
Along with medical professionals and grocery store employees, home WiFi networks are also being pushed to their limits during the recent troubles. With almost everyone home at all times and the web as...
01:00 pm GMT - Sun, April 12, 2020
BoingBoing Wizards of the Coast's "Stay at Home, Play at Home" page of free D&D materials and resources
There has probably never been a better time to cajole your family members and far-flung friends into playing D&D. It's a great escape from the strange world we now find ourselves in and a perfect...
10:00 am GMT - Sun, April 12, 2020
BoingBoing Chocolate bunny slowly melts
A film by Lernert & Sander; happy Easter! Read the rest ...
02:00 am GMT - Sun, April 12, 2020
BoingBoing This weighted blanket collection could be your ticket to sleeping through the night
Not long ago, the term weighted blanket elicited more blank stares than nods of recognition. But a funny thing happened over the course of the past few years. People who had trouble nodding off to sle...
06:15 pm GMT - Sat, April 11, 2020
BoingBoing Competing labradors are back. This time: Game of Bones
Some sports are slower. More about the strategy. pic.twitter.com/JMBaGJ1tSd— Andrew Cotter (@MrAndrewCotter) April 9, 2020Oliver and Mabel are what the world needs now.Previously: Dogs' breakfas...
06:01 pm GMT - Sat, April 11, 2020
BoingBoing Buddhist monk reminding us: "We all live in a yellow submarine"
Who knew that THIS was the sound of one hand clapping?And as if that wasn't enough delight for the day:Image: YouTube Read the rest ...
05:02 pm GMT - Sat, April 11, 2020
BoingBoing That time in 2005 when junior senator Barack Obama argued for 'decisive action to prevent a pandemic'
American political memories can be so short. Remember that time way back in 2005, during the avian flu A(H5N1) crisis, when a junior senator named Barack Obama wrote an op-ed in the New York Times war...
04:50 pm GMT - Sat, April 11, 2020
BoingBoing U.S. now has greatest number of confirmed coronavirus deaths in the world, surpassing Italy
The United States on Saturday reached a grim milestone. Our country has now surpassed Italy in having the highest number of confirmed COVID-19 deaths in the world. Health experts call this toll 'an un...
04:04 pm GMT - Sat, April 11, 2020
BoingBoing Neon Museum in Las Vegas gives live tour of Tim Burton 'Lost Vegas' exhibit
The Neon Museum in Las Vegas turned the cameras on their Neon (sign) Boneyard for a live tour focusing on Tim Burtons Lost Vegas exhibit. I wasn't able to get down to Vegas for the show, so this was a...
03:15 pm GMT - Sat, April 11, 2020
BoingBoing An AMA with a guy who bought a California Ghost Town
I've never really understood the modern concept of "owning a town" other than, ya know, terrible wannabe feudal lords.But thanks a Reddit AMA this week, I've got a better idea of what exactly goes in...
03:04 pm GMT - Sat, April 11, 2020
BoingBoing Making Cadbury Creme Eggs from scratch takes a lot of work... and sugar
Look, nothing about what's done in this video is easy or anything less than time consuming. But, if you're hellbent on being able to enjoy something as close to a Cadbury Creme Egg as possible, 365 da...
02:04 pm GMT - Sat, April 11, 2020
BoingBoing Idiots in the UK risk their community for the sake of socialization and bouncy castles
Apparently, Greater Manchester is the New Florida during spring break of the United Kingdom. Despite warnings, daily updates to the number of victims of COVID-19 and the threat of steep fines for brea...
01:04 pm GMT - Sat, April 11, 2020
BoingBoing Shut in sounds: Jason IsbellCover Me Up
While you're sheltering in place, I hope it's with someone who loves you and makes you feel whole. Read the rest ...
01:00 pm GMT - Sat, April 11, 2020
BoingBoing Get 10 comprehensive project management training courses for just $50
With workforces scattered, timelines busted and a reign of general uncertainty gripping our world, experienced project managers have never been more valuable. Now that most companies and industries fa...
02:00 am GMT - Sat, April 11, 2020
BoingBoing Get 11 Cyber Security training courses for a price that you pick
As much as wed all like to think otherwise, the reality is there are many out there hurting right now. Furloughs, cutbacks and job losses have left millions of Americans in a tough financial place, fo...
10:57 pm GMT - Fri, April 10, 2020
BoingBoing The quarantine coloring book project on Instagram
How cool is this? The Quarantine Coloring Book is an open art project on Instagram where artists can submit black and white images to be considered for the "book" and all of the uploaded images are av...
10:04 pm GMT - Fri, April 10, 2020
BoingBoing 'If you're full of bullshit, I'm coming for you.' Katie Porter (D-CA) to Samantha Bee, on why she's in GOPs' nightmares
No. Bull. Shit.I love this woman.Congresswoman Katie Porter of Orange County, California, speaking with Samantha Bee. 'If you're full of bullshit, I'm coming for you.'For those taking notes at home, h...
09:55 pm GMT - Fri, April 10, 2020
BoingBoing NYT chart shows all causes of death in NYC over past 20 years, then coronavirus spike
[D]eaths over the last month dwarf what would be expected from seasonal variations, and look more like a mass casualty event....
09:37 pm GMT - Fri, April 10, 2020
BoingBoing Woman, 107, recovers from coronavirus
Some centenarians have survived coronavirus...
09:20 pm GMT - Fri, April 10, 2020
BoingBoing Trump speaks to Vladimir Putin of Russia for second time in 2 days
Huh, that's... weird? No?The White House announced today that impeached U.S. President Donald Trump spoke today to Vladimir Putin of Russia. This was their second call in as many days.Putin and Trump ...
08:59 pm GMT - Fri, April 10, 2020
BoingBoing Apple and Google are working on coronavirus contact-tracing technology for iOS and Android
Google and Apple are working on a joint effort to introduce opt-in Bluetooth-based COVID-19 contact tracing APIs in mid-May for iOS and Android.The companies say the technology will not track the user...
08:36 pm GMT - Fri, April 10, 2020
BoingBoing Pandemic Baking: I made bagels for passover
Nothing says ur-Passover in Pandemic Land like bagels.I received a bag of artisan baking flour. I really wanted to test it out and baking unleavened crackers because of shit that happened a long time ...
08:33 pm GMT - Fri, April 10, 2020
BoingBoing Kevin Kelly on the Future of Autonomous Cars
Several years ago, I tech edited a book on the Internet of Things. Prior to that, I had not thought that deeply about the complex issues surrounding self-driving cars, except (as a person with severe ...
08:33 pm GMT - Fri, April 10, 2020
BoingBoing The right to repair is the right to screw up
If you own a piece of hardware, you should be able to do whatever the hell you want with it, period. Don't like the color? Paint it. Not enough storage? Upgrade it. Not thrilled with it's operating sy...
08:21 pm GMT - Fri, April 10, 2020
BoingBoing This is a social distancing bicycle
Colin Furze modified his bicycle to maintain social distance on the road. "I'm keeping 2m apart vertically," he writes. Read the rest ...
08:11 pm GMT - Fri, April 10, 2020
BoingBoing How to find a stolen Van Gogh
As I posted last week, thieves 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 b...
08:00 pm GMT - Fri, April 10, 2020
BoingBoing Check out this ultrasonic cleaner thats like carrying a washing machine in your pocket
Whether youre trudging clothes to a laundromat or running huge loads in your own house, washing clothes is always a production. And its almost even worse if you dont have a whole lot of dirty clothes ...
05:10 pm GMT - Fri, April 10, 2020
BoingBoing How to roll an imaginary 6-sided die in your head
I recently re-read Mindhacker: 60 Tips, Tricks, and Games to Take Your Mind to the Next Level, by Ron Hale-Evans and Marty Hale-Evans. It's full of interesting ways to memorize things, think creativel...
04:50 pm GMT - Fri, April 10, 2020
BoingBoing Delta asks flight attendants not to tell each other if they test positive for coronavirus
Delta sent out an email yesterday to more than 25,000 flight attendants asking them to please refrain from notifying other crew members on your own if they test positive from coronavirus. HuffPost got...
04:44 pm GMT - Fri, April 10, 2020
BoingBoing Free access to quantum computers for COVID-19 researchers
D-Wave Systems opened up free cloud access to its quantum computing resources for researchers responding to COVID-19. They're also enlisting their staff, partners, and customers to help others get up ...
04:38 pm GMT - Fri, April 10, 2020
BoingBoing Boing Boing contributor Thom Dunn interviewed on the Cool Tools podcast
My guest on the Cool Tools podcast this week is Thom Dunn, a frequent contributor here at Boing Boing! Read the show notes here.Subscribe to the Cool Tools Show on iTunes | RSS | Transcript ...
04:31 pm GMT - Fri, April 10, 2020
BoingBoing This punk show poster is actually a pandemic response guide
Bruce Sterling posted this to his blog, but doesn't say where he came across it. His caption: "All Ages Show especially you, punk grandpa." Read the rest ...
04:26 pm GMT - Fri, April 10, 2020
BoingBoing No pants, no problem. But cover your face.
As coronavirus casessoar past 4,700 in the Czech Republic, the Eastern European nations nude sunbathers are being targeted by authorities for neglecting to cover up their mouths.Citizens can be withou...
04:23 pm GMT - Fri, April 10, 2020
BoingBoing April 25th: Jazz legend Ramsey Lewis livestream for MusiCares
A fantastic and rare live opportunity to hear the no longer touring Ramsey Lewis.Always in rotation, Lewis is truly one of the greatest.Broadway World:Three time Grammy winner and NEA Jazz Master Rams...
04:23 pm GMT - Fri, April 10, 2020
BoingBoing Locked-down wedding photographer shoots beautiful LEGO wedding
UK wedding photographer Chris Wallace is on lockdown like so many of us. To keep his creativity alive, he staged and photographed a fantastic LEGO wedding. You can see the photos and Wallace's narrati...
04:19 pm GMT - Fri, April 10, 2020
BoingBoing MIT designs a $100 ventilator for those who can't afford to buy the $30,000 version
A team of anonymous volunteers at MIT are developing a ventilator that can be built for $100, reports SciTech Daily. The MIT Emergency Ventilator (E-Vent) uses a hand-operated plastic resuscitator bag...
04:03 pm GMT - Fri, April 10, 2020
BoingBoing This Saturday: Another bonkers streaming service by the almighty Opp
9pm PST on the Instagrams! View this post on Instagram Tomorrow Night, April 11th, 9pm. Streaming from here on Instagram Live. Thank You. #almightyOpp #fullkundaliniblowoutA post shared by jeffrey...
03:53 pm GMT - Fri, April 10, 2020
BoingBoing When NASA quarantined the astronauts
Right after astronauts Apollo 11 astronauts Neil A. Armstrong, Edwin E. Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins splashed down in the Pacific Ocean on July 24, 1969, they were brought aboard the USS Hornet (C...
03:52 pm GMT - Fri, April 10, 2020
BoingBoing Nitter is a new front end to Twitter that enhances privacy
Cory posted about Nitter "an alternative, free/open front-end to Twitter that ad- and tracker-blocks. That's very timely, as Twitter has just unilaterally obliterated all its users' privacy choices, a...
03:50 pm GMT - Fri, April 10, 2020
BoingBoing CNBC anchor flummoxed when investment firm CEO says US shouldn't bail out billionaires
Chamath Palihapitiya, CEO of investment firm Social Capital, doesn't think the US should be propping up billionaires and hedge funds during the coronavirus pandemic, but should instead be focused on h...
03:26 pm GMT - Fri, April 10, 2020
BoingBoing States need programmers who know old COBOL language to process a surge in unemployement claims
New Jersey, Connecticut, and Kansas are among the states whose unempoyment systems are being overwhelmed with new claims, and the systems run on old computer language that stopped being taught before ...
02:58 pm GMT - Fri, April 10, 2020
BoingBoing The great wave
I noticed a coincidence. Sources: The Great Wave off Kanagawa by Katsushika Hokusai. [scan via Wikipedia/Metropolitan Museum of Art] and a graphic from The Financial Times by John Burn-Murdoch Read th...
02:25 pm GMT - Fri, April 10, 2020
BoingBoing Why it's not a great idea to charge large unbranded lithium batteries in your living room
In this footage, a man is seen relaxing at home when a nearby battery, apparently charging on the floor, starts spraying sparks. It explodes violently as he approaches to unplug it. The origin of the ...
02:11 pm GMT - Fri, April 10, 2020
BoingBoing Anti-camera shirts
Want to avoid being seen by person-recognizing camera systems? Wear a shirt printed with a complex, confusing image that looks like a mangled JPG of a crowd scene.The bright adversarial pattern, which...
01:43 pm GMT - Fri, April 10, 2020
BoingBoing Dogs' breakfast commentated
I'm rooting for the new champion, Mabel, perhaps because of the technical setback at the outset. Read the rest ...
01:06 pm GMT - Fri, April 10, 2020
BoingBoing Work in a $17k shed
Starting at $9k and configurable up to $17k or thereabouts, the Dwellito Mini Office is an 8ft square "quiet place to work" (i.e. a shed) that will be delivered to your door. An extension cord is $31 ...
01:00 pm GMT - Fri, April 10, 2020
BoingBoing Theyre cool, theyre green, and these Jetson e-bikes might change how you get around
Even once stay-at-home orders are lifted, its likely many of us will be sticking closer to home, at least for a while. And rather than taking the car out of the garage for a 10-minute-or-less drive to...
02:00 am GMT - Fri, April 10, 2020
BoingBoing If youd like to be asleep within 120 seconds every night, the Restly Sleep app says they can make it happen
If your sleep has been somewhat troubled recently, youve got plenty of company. With so much uncertainty, millions of people everywhere are laying in their beds, wrestling with huge life problems whil...
01:13 am GMT - Fri, April 10, 2020
BoingBoing Aphex Twin will be streaming his Warehouse Project show with interactive visuals tomorrow, April 10
Aphex Twin will be streaming his 2019 Warehouse Project live show tomorrow (Friday, April 10), complete with interactive visuals and editing from regular collaborator Weirdcore. The set will be broadc...
01:12 am GMT - Fri, April 10, 2020
BoingBoing The coolest thing you'll see today: The magical musical contraptions of Bichopalo
My friend Richard Gould introduced me to Bichopalo, a musical instrument sculptor from Valenciana, Spain. One word: Enchanting. Two words: Pico and Verdi, his two pet birds who star in his creations. ...
10:53 pm GMT - Thu, April 9, 2020
BoingBoing Disney shares recipes for DIY Dole Whip and Churros
All the Disney Parks are closed* but that doesn't mean you can't enjoy two of their most famous flavors: the Dole Whip and churros. Last Sunday, the Disney Parks Blog shared the recipe for Churro Tots...
10:27 pm GMT - Thu, April 9, 2020
BoingBoing Celebrating the mad genius of music producer Hal Willner, who has died, likely of COVID-19
Two days ago, we lost a musical mastermind whose name few people outside of the music business may know: Hal Willner. Willner was a musical producer on Saturday Night Live in the 1980s and also produc...
09:00 pm GMT - Thu, April 9, 2020
BoingBoing How does your local hospital's access to COVID-19 resources like ICU beds and ventilators stack up with other U.S cities?
A new data project from the Washington Post allows you to see how the availability of intensive care beds and mechanical ventilators at your local hospital compares to that of other regions across th...
08:51 pm GMT - Thu, April 9, 2020
BoingBoing Uber to provide 'millions' of face masks against coronavirus to drivers and Uber Eats food delivery workers
Uber today announced that it will provide millions of face masks against coronavirus for people who work as drivers or food delivery workers around the world, and that it has begun providing gloves an...
08:38 pm GMT - Thu, April 9, 2020
BoingBoing Black and Latino New Yorkers are dying of coronavirus at twice the rate of whites
Preliminary data released today on the coronavirus outbreak in New York City shows that black and Latino people in the city are dying at twice the rate of white people who contract the virus.Officials...
08:25 pm GMT - Thu, April 9, 2020
BoingBoing Pence won't let public health officials appear on CNN unless Trump's disinfo briefings run in full
CNN reports that Vice President Mike Pence's office says it will ban top health officials from appearing on CNN to discuss the novel coronavirus unless the network carries the White House's 2+ hour d...
08:16 pm GMT - Thu, April 9, 2020
BoingBoing Trump's former lawyer Michael Cohen is in solitary confinement
Michael Cohen, Trumps former lawyer, has been placed in solitary confinement at a federal prison in New York state over what Reuters reports was a verbal dispute over phone use.Cohen, who is 53, is U...
07:56 pm GMT - Thu, April 9, 2020
BoingBoing Trump insults WSJ as 'fake news,' boasts of his coronavirus TV ratings while Americans die
I regret to inform you that impeached and clearly nuts U.S. president Donald Trump is at it again. There's a pandemic on, but that won't stop his flamboyant abuse.Here is his latest, from late in the ...
07:47 pm GMT - Thu, April 9, 2020
BoingBoing Rona alignment chart
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07:31 pm GMT - Thu, April 9, 2020
BoingBoing BoJo out of intensive care
Boris Johnson is out of intensive care and recovering, reports the BBC, after his close shave with Covid-19. The British Prime Minister made a point of defying medical advice in the early stages of th...
06:48 pm GMT - Thu, April 9, 2020
BoingBoing How to draw robots - excellent instructional book
I frequently refer to my copy of Robots! Draw Your Own Androids, Cyborgs & Fighting Bots, by well known animation designer and comic book cartoonist Jay Stephens. It's only 64 pages, but it's pack...
06:03 pm GMT - Thu, April 9, 2020
BoingBoing Thomas Kinkade painting of toilet paper available as puzzle and print for charity
The Kinkade Family Foundation turned up this Thomas Kincade unseen masterpiece "Untitled (Toilet Paper)," c. 1978, oil on canvas, 8" x 10, and have issued it as a puzzle and print. The proceeds benefi...
05:49 pm GMT - Thu, April 9, 2020
BoingBoing Watch this bird perform the most exuberant beak scratch on a man's face stubble
This is one excited sun conure. Watch as she almost blurs while grooming her beak on this man's "quarantine stubble." Read the rest ...
05:17 pm GMT - Thu, April 9, 2020
BoingBoing Wonderful vintage clip of mod girls dancing to Desmond Dekker's "Israelites"
This vintage clip of the great Desmond Dekker (1941-2006) performing "Israelites" to a live audience including delightfully dancing mods girls is one minute and 20 seconds of pure infectious joy. Read...
05:06 pm GMT - Thu, April 9, 2020
BoingBoing Hollow Earth Radio: "local music, found sound, paranormal encounters, crank calls, dreams, etc"
Last week David posted about the Aquarium Drunkard music stream and I quickly signed up on Patreon. I also listen to Chilled Cow, a streaming lofi hip hop radio show on YouTube. Those two streams are ...
05:03 pm GMT - Thu, April 9, 2020
BoingBoing His Royal High-ness Prince Harrys Pot Farm, and stars with only months to live, in this weeks dubious tabloids
With Hollywood shuttered, movie and TV production shut down, red carpet events cancelled and coronavirus keeping celebrities behind closed doors, theres not a lot of material for the tabloids to be wo...
04:49 pm GMT - Thu, April 9, 2020
BoingBoing Introverts' joy of lockdown getting ruined by extroverts filling their schedules with video appointments
Introverts were enjoying the lockdown. Suddenly they had no social obligations nor the social anxiety that goes along with declining invitations, canceling them, or attending them. Introverts were rea...
04:39 pm GMT - Thu, April 9, 2020
BoingBoing Tessie and Binnie, the US Army's psychic dogs
JB Rhine (1895-1980), the founder of parapsychology, spent the bulk of his career attempting to scientifically investigate ESP, psychokinesis, and clairvoyance at Duke University. While Rhine debunked...
04:01 pm GMT - Thu, April 9, 2020
BoingBoing Recently discovered: Eiffel's drawings for a slightly different Statue of Liberty
In 2018, Barry Lawrence Ruderman, a rare map dealer from California, bought a folder of documents and blueprints related to the Statue of Liberty. What they didn't realize is that the lot contained al...
03:43 pm GMT - Thu, April 9, 2020
BoingBoing What the hell are Git and GitHub?
Have you ever read about an interesting app, only to click the link and find yourself on a GitHub page? If you're a coder, then you will be happy about it, but if you're like me, you will scratch your...
03:30 pm GMT - Thu, April 9, 2020
BoingBoing Video of desolate Tokyo streets
Japan is under a state of emergency. Nippon wandering TV took an hour long bike ride through Tokyo's Akihabara district to reveal the nearly empty streets and sidewalks.Compare to this short video of ...
03:23 pm GMT - Thu, April 9, 2020
BoingBoing Artist reimagines classic horror films as vintage Disney children's books
Swedish artist Daniel Bjrk is the mad mind behind these wonderfully evil visions of classic horror films reimagined as Disney's Wonderful World of Reading vintage children's books. My wish upon a star...
03:21 pm GMT - Thu, April 9, 2020
BoingBoing Automating fake PDF signatures
Cory reports on a gem of a utility called Falsisign.Falsisign takes in 27 variants of your signature and then feeds these sigs and your PDF to it, with the (x,y) for each signature blank as arguments,...
02:18 pm GMT - Thu, April 9, 2020
BoingBoing "I don't know what day of the week it is" song
View this post on Instagram TAG A FRIEND IF U AGREE A post shared by Danny Casale (@coolman_coffeedan) on Apr 7, 2020 at 10:05am PDTDanny Casale, coolman_coffeedan on Instagram, made this perfec...
02:15 pm GMT - Thu, April 9, 2020
BoingBoing Scientists: enzyme eats plastic like it's made of Pringles
More often than not, the solutions for slowing the roll of our planet into an untenable ball of environmental disasters is right under our nosesprotect green spaces. End the use fossil fuels. Recycle,...
02:00 pm GMT - Thu, April 9, 2020
BoingBoing Family recreates Simpsons' intro after finding costumes during quaran-cleaning
This is a wonderful thing. Author and Librarian Joel A. Sutherland posted this video, with the following message, on Twitter:Social Isolation, Day 23Kids: We're booooored! What can we do?Wife *cleanin...
01:45 pm GMT - Thu, April 9, 2020
BoingBoing Get into Google's Stadia game service for free
It's easy to get bored, sheltering in place, or worse, being confined to one room in your home under quarantine. I've played my fair share of video games over the past few days and, I'm sure that many...
01:37 pm GMT - Thu, April 9, 2020
BoingBoing Trump considering Joe Exotic pardon
One of the participants of the hit series Tiger King claims Netflix is about to drop a bonus episode, capitalizing on its runaway success. Moreover, the president is weighing in on the phenomenon, and...
01:12 pm GMT - Thu, April 9, 2020
BoingBoing Shut in sounds: The DecemberistsCalamity Song
Let's take a moment to reflect upon the fact that, no matter how dire things are and, how more terrible they're expected to become, we're still able to issue some control over our lives. By staying in...
01:03 pm GMT - Thu, April 9, 2020
BoingBoing 6.6m joined unemployed line last week, more than expected
6.6m Americans signed on last week, bringing the unemployed total to 17m. The record week almost matches thew week before, when nearly 7m applied for benefits, and the week before that, when more than...
01:00 pm GMT - Thu, April 9, 2020
BoingBoing This $14 training course can help you master all things Google Analytics
Believe it or not, you can still score a new job in the midst of the pandemic. There are a bunch of industries under more demand stress than ever that have an immediate need to grow. Regardless of the...
12:50 pm GMT - Thu, April 9, 2020
BoingBoing Open design for an e-ink typewriter
The Ultimate Writer is a hardware and software plan to make your own digital typewriter with an e-ink display. All you need are a keyboard, a Raspberry Pi, an e-ink display, wood and words. The plans ...
12:45 pm GMT - Thu, April 9, 2020
BoingBoing Limit the spread of coronavirus by keeping your cat indoors
No matter who much joy owning a cat may have brought into your life, there's no denying that they're nothing more than cuddly little murder machines that like to watch you clean their shit from a box....
12:30 pm GMT - Thu, April 9, 2020
BoingBoing Classic horror movies as Disney cartoons
It's only a matter of time before Disney owns every piece of intellectual property on the planet. And when that day comes, we'll likely be treated to adorable reboots of gory, existential classics.In ...
12:15 pm GMT - Thu, April 9, 2020
BoingBoing These puppets sing a sexy slow jam for when you want to get down while social distancing
The struggle is real. Also this song bops. Read the rest ...
12:00 pm GMT - Thu, April 9, 2020
BoingBoing The Mountain Goats have a new song about Marvel Comics with possibly the longest title ever
I've been writing overly-melodramatic rock n' roll bangers about comic books with long-ass titles for at least 15 years now. I had thought that I had achieved the pinnacle of this with my band's upcom...
11:52 am GMT - Thu, April 9, 2020
BoingBoing Face Mask Anarchy: When life gives you lemons, improvise.
Until N95's are available for everyone who needs them, you gotta do what you gotta do. @tifffanycuh has collected some the of the best (note: "best" as it's used here is not a safety classification!) ...
11:48 am GMT - Thu, April 9, 2020
BoingBoing "The Black Ghost" is a fun Latina twist on urban noir superheroes
Marvel found a lot of success with their street-level Netflix series, focusing on those less-super superheroes like Daredevil and Jessica Jones. Across town, Batman has always been one of the most bel...
02:00 am GMT - Thu, April 9, 2020
BoingBoing This package can turn your smartphone into a one-stop video production house
If youve ever tried to shoot your own videos, you know the equipment costs to do it right can mount up quickly.Even if youre fine with capturing video on your trusty smartphone, you still need a mount...
12:44 am GMT - Thu, April 9, 2020
BoingBoing Noah Wall paints audio portraits using the structures of New York
Noah Wall, the artist and musician responsible for the highly-recommended Grotesque Tables II (and who has collaborated with David Byrne, St. Vincent, David Lynch, Maya Lin, and may others) wrote to t...
09:40 pm GMT - Wed, April 8, 2020
BoingBoing Website all about eating utensils
Eating Utensils reminds me of a site from the early Web, a minimally-designed collection of fascinating information about something we use every day but mostly ignore. The site has pages about the his...
09:24 pm GMT - Wed, April 8, 2020
BoingBoing UK's Boris Johnson 'improving,' has COVID-19, remains in intensive care
Boris Johnsons condition is improving after two nights on oxygen support in intensive care, and the British Prime Minister can now sit up in bed and talk with hospital staff, said the UK's finance mi...
09:19 pm GMT - Wed, April 8, 2020
BoingBoing Plague mask of bugglegum cyberpunk apocalypse sparkly rainbow fabulousness
An extraordinarily beautiful mask for Plague Times, by IMGURian @BelmontLeather1. A Pandemic doesn't have to be all doom and gloom. If you're stuck in a global crisis, it's important to have fun.Enjo...
09:02 pm GMT - Wed, April 8, 2020
BoingBoing The Eagle Nebula's astonishing Pillars of Creation, now in infrared
The majestic image below of the Eagle Nebula's "Pillars of Creation," captured by the Hubble Space Telescope in 1995, has become an iconic astronomical photograph. It depicts the visible light, meanin...
08:04 pm GMT - Wed, April 8, 2020
BoingBoing Kill part of an hour with this climb-around-a-table challenge
If you've had your fill of board games, puzzles, crafting, and Master classes and have extra minutes to kill before another stay-at-home day is over, here's a challenge: climb around a table - not aro...
08:00 pm GMT - Wed, April 8, 2020
BoingBoing Python is the simplicity developers love. This training will help you harness its power.
The whole point of a programming language is to get the most out of the computer and the developer...This is why I like Python so much...few Python developers write code that is difficult to pass on t...
07:15 pm GMT - Wed, April 8, 2020
BoingBoing 'Please quarantine politicizing COVID,' says Dr. Tedros on Trump, We will have many body bags
Replying to a question from ScienceInsider about impeached US President Donald Trump's anti-World Heath Organization comments, the WHO's Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus replied, Please quarantine polit...
07:00 pm GMT - Wed, April 8, 2020
BoingBoing Pot use was super high in March, as were many coronavirus stay-at-homes
Cannabis use in America reportedly reached an all-time high in March, 2020, as lockdown measures aimed at limiting the spread of coronavirus went into effect in many communities throughout the country...
06:48 pm GMT - Wed, April 8, 2020
BoingBoing Why Satellites Stay in Orbit: Cool 1964 kids' science book
Years ago, I read a bit of advice in The Whole Earth Catalog, which said a great way to get up to speed on a subject you are interested in is to read a children's book about it. It's excellent advice,...
06:33 pm GMT - Wed, April 8, 2020
BoingBoing A fun activity to do at home: "Narrate A Piece of Quotidian Footage"
In Rob Walker's fantastic newsletter, The Art of Noticing, he recommends an activity called "Narrate A Piece of Quotidian Footage" which is from his book: Basically, find or make a short, random, tota...
06:31 pm GMT - Wed, April 8, 2020
BoingBoing Radiohead to stream concerts for shut-ins
I'm a lifelong fan of Radiohead, and I feel like so much of their music foresaw the emotional tone of the moment we're in now.Now that you have no choice whether or not you fancy a quiet night in, we ...
06:16 pm GMT - Wed, April 8, 2020
BoingBoing Clips of scrambled cable TV erotica from the 1990s
[NSFW] The Spice Channel was a softcore pornography cable TV offering in the 1990s. If you didn't pay for a subscription, you could still see scrambled video, which elevated the original video into ps...
06:15 pm GMT - Wed, April 8, 2020
BoingBoing Watch: Man strangles girl at park because she and teen friends are not social distancing
Nine teens partying at a park near Louisville, Kentucky were accosted by a man, angry that they were not social distancing. First he shoves a few kids, then straddles a a girl who was sitting on the g...
05:57 pm GMT - Wed, April 8, 2020
BoingBoing Watch the epic silent film The Ten Commandments (1923)
In celebration of Passover, I suggest watching The Ten Commandments, Cecil B. DeMille's 1923 epic silent film version of the biblical Exodus story (plus a related modern story that I never bothered to...
05:51 pm GMT - Wed, April 8, 2020
BoingBoing Incarcerated fraudster Martin Shkreli says he can cure coronavirus if he's released from prison
Martin Shkreli, the universally despised ex-pharmaceutical internet troll, says he can cure coronavirus if he is released from prison early, reports Ars Technica:I am one of the few executives experie...
05:43 pm GMT - Wed, April 8, 2020
BoingBoing Judge denies former LA sheriff Lee Baca request for early prison release because of coronavirus
Former Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca, the incarcerated corrupt law enforcement chief who was fond of giving himself awards, campaigning against marijuana legalization, encouraging prison rape, w...
05:14 pm GMT - Wed, April 8, 2020
BoingBoing Listen to recording of medics looking for Johnny Depp's fingertip
The Daily Mail ran leaked a March 2015 audio recording' of medics looking for Johnny Depp's severed fingertip. In a 2018 deposition Depp says his wife at the time, Amber Heard, threw a vodka bottle at...
05:08 pm GMT - Wed, April 8, 2020
BoingBoing Drug-addled gentleman crashes Porsche into van and keeps going, only to break down
A gentleman racing his very "rare Gemballa-tuned Porsche Carrera GT" through the streets of New York yesterday morning collided into a parked van, then tried to get away. But the car, now blinking its...
04:48 pm GMT - Wed, April 8, 2020
BoingBoing How coronavirus is kickstarting the 21st century
"When the #coronavirus lockdown is lifted, we'll be closer to living in the world envisioned in the 1990s by the likes of @EFF, @WIRED, @stewartbrand, @rossetto, @janemetcalfe, @kevin2kelly, @2000_mon...
04:44 pm GMT - Wed, April 8, 2020
BoingBoing Scientists translate the novel coronavirus structure into beautiful music
Translating abstract scientific data into sound can give researchers new insight into the complexities of the phenomena they are studying. MIT materials science professor and musician Markus Buehler, ...
04:36 pm GMT - Wed, April 8, 2020
BoingBoing Public domain Zoom backgrounds
Cory posted about 15 different public domain backgrounds you can use in conference calls. I like the space colony one (above).I use a number of different backgrounds when I do video calls. One that I ...
04:27 pm GMT - Wed, April 8, 2020
BoingBoing 5G radio waves are a poor choice for death rays
The people who are under the impression that 5G towers are bathing the planet in death rays will says this video is part of the Conspiracy, but everyone else will find it interesting. In short, 5G use...
04:15 pm GMT - Wed, April 8, 2020
BoingBoing This Gen X online video gaming community is pretty chill
What started out as some 'adults' looking for other 'adults' to play Fortnite with has turned into a fairly large and active community of age-appropriate Gen X video game enthusiasts.Killer Queen Blac...
03:47 pm GMT - Wed, April 8, 2020
BoingBoing Bernie Sanders drops out
Senator Bernie Sanders has ended his campaign for the 2020 Democratic Presidential nomination.CNN:Sanders' exit caps a stunning reversal of fortune following a strong performance in the first three st...
03:40 pm GMT - Wed, April 8, 2020
BoingBoing What happens when you shoot a Nerf bullet backward while driving the bullet's speed
If you are a fan of the book Thinking Physics, you might like this episode of The Action Lab, in which the Action Man tests "the laws of physics to show what happens if you fire a bullet backwards and...
03:39 pm GMT - Wed, April 8, 2020
BoingBoing Delightful Dr. Seuss rapping over Dr. Dre beats
Director and actor Wes Tank drops some Dr. Seuss knowledge over Dr. Dre instrumentals. From Fox in Sox by Dr. Seuss:When a fox is in the bottle where the tweetle beetles battlewith their paddles in a ...
03:14 pm GMT - Wed, April 8, 2020
BoingBoing Trump calls mail-in ballots "corrupt" but reiterates that it's fine when he does it
During the White House press briefing on Tuesday, April 7, Trump was asked about mail-in voting. He answeredPresident Trump: "I think mail-in voting is horrible, it's corrupt."Reporter: &#...
01:21 pm GMT - Wed, April 8, 2020
BoingBoing Remix of bug-eyed megapreacher ranting about Covid-19
Kenneth Copeland is one of the worst: a private-jetting prosperity-gospel slime who, for his latest trick, falsely claims to heal people of coronavirus through their televisions.Today, however, he is ...
01:15 pm GMT - Wed, April 8, 2020
BoingBoing Shut in sounds: Rev. Peytons Big Damn BandWe Deserve a Happy Ending
I'm not sure that we deserve a happy ending. But like the rest of you, right now, I'm hoping like hell for one. Read the rest ...
01:02 pm GMT - Wed, April 8, 2020
BoingBoing Ducks very interested in whatever you're saying
This YouTube video was posted by Staffan Sderlund, and features the call of the Eider duck. Read the rest ...
01:00 pm GMT - Wed, April 8, 2020
BoingBoing The Mountie Plus turns your tablet into a sneaky second laptop screen
In baseball, utility players often stay employed almost exclusively because of their versatility, their ability to slide effortlessly into a variety of needed roles and remain productive. Your current...
12:51 pm GMT - Wed, April 8, 2020
BoingBoing "I Miss The Office": sound generator recreates cubicle ambience
IMissTheOffice is a ambient noise generator specializing in recreating the pre-coronavirus audial world of flourescent lights, watercooler hubbub and beeping office electronics. You can click specific...
12:50 pm GMT - Wed, April 8, 2020
BoingBoing Stop spreading unconfirmed COVID-19 symptoms around
Over at Slate, Shannon Paulus kindly reminds us that correlation is not causation especially when it comes to a novel coronavirus for which we have very little knowledge, let alone enough scientific ...
12:45 pm GMT - Wed, April 8, 2020
BoingBoing Creative commons music library for your projects
CCMixter is a free music discovery service with more than 1M tracks, for use in your games, movies, even commercial projects. Tracks are licensed under the Creative Commons, there's a wealth of filter...
12:32 pm GMT - Wed, April 8, 2020
BoingBoing Sad news: red light camera revenue down due to coronavirus
One company that operates red-light cameras, posted at intersections to generate automatic traffic tickets, reports that revenue is down due to the coronavirus pandemic.Shares of Redflex, which trade ...
12:30 pm GMT - Wed, April 8, 2020
BoingBoing Easter Bunny & the Tooth Fairy designated as essential workers
Good news everyone: at least one nation in the world has its shit together.despite being busy curb stomping its COVID-19 curve, New Zealand has also take steps to ensure that, in addition to the front...
12:19 pm GMT - Wed, April 8, 2020
BoingBoing Labyrinth children's storybook coming this fall
I haven't received an advance copy of Labyrinth: The ABC Storybook [Amazon] so will have to preorder it just like you. The ToughPigs Muppet fan site posted a sneak preview.Sometimes Muppet fans get re...
12:15 pm GMT - Wed, April 8, 2020
BoingBoing How to catch a fish using a mouse trap
If you've ever wanted to catch a fish with a trap designed to catch other edible, living things, your time has arrived. I'm not sure if this is a technique that's common knowledge in outdoor circles, ...
12:07 pm GMT - Wed, April 8, 2020
BoingBoing Civil rights complaint: cop ordered black shoppers to remove coronavirus masks
In this video, a black man complains that a cop followed him into the Walmart in Wood River, Illinois, demanded he and a friend remove their coronavirus masks, then ordered them to leave the store. Wo...
12:00 pm GMT - Wed, April 8, 2020
BoingBoing Manhattan cathedral has been converted into a field hospital
While the separation of church and state is typically the way we prefer to roll in much of the western world, it seems that in times of tragedy their collision in unavoidable. According to The New Yor...
11:50 am GMT - Wed, April 8, 2020
BoingBoing Chill with Henry Rollins in The Cool Quarantine as he shares stories and his record collection
Punk rock bard, Henry Rollins, and KCRW have launched The Cool Quarantine, a new online radio program where Henry goes through his record collection and shares stories. The idea is to recreate that vi...
02:55 am GMT - Wed, April 8, 2020
BoingBoing Legendary singer/songwriter, John Prine, has died from COVID-19
We are sad to report that, according to John Prine's family, he has finally succumbed to the COVID-19 virus that he'd been battling for the past nine days. Rolling Stone writes of Prine's career:As a ...
02:00 am GMT - Wed, April 8, 2020
BoingBoing The Kitchen Cube might just bring you back to cooking again
While all the downsides of stay-at-home orders and social distancing are evident, there are at least a few small silver linings to come out of all this. For many, this time spent indoors has meant a h...
11:41 pm GMT - Tue, April 7, 2020
BoingBoing What do we hear when we dream?
While people talk a lot about what they see in their dreams, and the visual language of dreams is well-studied by psychologists, what we hear when dreaming is rarely discussed or scientifically explor...
11:20 pm GMT - Tue, April 7, 2020
BoingBoing Gentleman punishes recalcitrant bicycle
Im glad this silly bike took what it deserved from r/IdiotsFightingThingsThis grim fellow has no patience for machines that aim to make sport of him. As a bonus, he almost removes a pedestrian's ear w...
10:56 pm GMT - Tue, April 7, 2020
BoingBoing DC Comics offers free virtual backgrounds for Zoom conferencing
DC has made images of a number of iconic comic book locations available for use as virtual backgrounds for Zoom and other video conferencing services."Whether it's for work, school or just keeping in ...
10:53 pm GMT - Tue, April 7, 2020
BoingBoing Jimmy DiResta builds a stool with steel finger joints
Jimmy DiResta was sitting on a plane, looking at his clasped hands, when he wondered if he could possibly create a joint that worked on a similar principle of interleaving fingers clasping two pieces ...
10:52 pm GMT - Tue, April 7, 2020
BoingBoing With EraseCOVID, artists and designers have created cool Public Safety Art
EraseCOVID is what happens when creative folks join forces for the greater good. A fantastic gang of artists and designers (including Ruben Bolling) have joined forces to create some really terrific "...
10:46 pm GMT - Tue, April 7, 2020
BoingBoing Watch: Social psychology for kids
I've been enjoying this new YouTube series that Dan Shapiro (Glowforge founder) and Ari Shapiro (NPR) have created to help kids learn at home. In this episode, we hear from Dr. Philip Costanzo, Duke P...
10:03 pm GMT - Tue, April 7, 2020
BoingBoing Tonight is a supermoon, the largest full Moon this year
Tonight's full Moon is a "Pink Moon" aka "Passover Moon" aka "Paschal Moon" aka "Hanuman Jayanti" aka supermoon, the largest full moon of 2020. From NASA:The term "supermoon" was coined by the astrolo...
08:55 pm GMT - Tue, April 7, 2020
BoingBoing More reporting links Clearview AI to Trump-aligned racists, neo-Nazis, and alt-right trolls
Big Brother, it turned out, was wearing a MAGA cap...
08:34 pm GMT - Tue, April 7, 2020
BoingBoing Federal judge rejects R. Kellys coronavirus get out of jail request
A federal judge in New York on Tuesday denied a request that accused serial sexual abuser R. Kelly be released from jail, rejecting claims by his lawyers that he is at high risk of contracting COVID-1...
08:20 pm GMT - Tue, April 7, 2020
BoingBoing Boris Johnson stays in Intensive Care for night 2, UK PM hospitalized for coronavirus
The Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Boris Johnson, will be staying in a London hospital's intensive care unit for the second night in a row, officials tell various news reporters late Tuesday U....
08:11 pm GMT - Tue, April 7, 2020
BoingBoing Trump lies that Ivanka 'created over 15 million jobs'
She did not....
08:04 pm GMT - Tue, April 7, 2020
BoingBoing Wyoming the last U.S. state with no Covid-19 deaths yet reported
According to the latest figures from NBC News, Wyoming is the only U.S. state or territory not to have marked a single death from Covid-19.... the White Houses best-picture scenario of 100,000 to 240,...
08:00 pm GMT - Tue, April 7, 2020
BoingBoing Get all the Photoshop and Lightroom training you need to create glorious images
Have you ever had more time to hone in on fine details than right now? Sure, at first glance, this might not seem like the time to get tripped up on the nitty-gritty of minutia. But how often are you ...
07:42 pm GMT - Tue, April 7, 2020
BoingBoing Hear E.E. Cummings Read "anyone lived in a pretty how town" and Paul Krassner Recalls: "The Day I Met Lenny Bruce!"
 Spoken Word with Electronics is an audio series delivering to you a two side recording of unusual stories paired with vintage modular electronic sounds THIS WEEK:Episode #4: "To Forget to R...
07:37 pm GMT - Tue, April 7, 2020
BoingBoing Astonish Yourself: 101 Experiments in the Philosophy of Everyday Life
I came across Astonish Yourself: 101 Experiments in the Philosophy of Everyday Life when I took my kids to the California Science Center in Los Angeles in 2009 and found it in the gift store. It was w...
07:35 pm GMT - Tue, April 7, 2020
BoingBoing 'Acting' Navy Sec. Modly resigns after insulting ousted coronavirus ship commander Crozier as 'stupid'
Acting Secretary of the Navy Thomas Modly submitted his resignation late Tuesday, after calling the ousted commander of the USS Theodore Roosevelt "stupid" in an address to the ship's coronavirus-stri...
07:08 pm GMT - Tue, April 7, 2020
BoingBoing Microsoft buys Corp.com, domain that receives constant stream of data sent by mistake
The domain Corp.com is similar to an internal address used by Windows servers, and as a result whoever controls it gains access to a stream of private and proprietary data constantly fired at it by mi...
06:53 pm GMT - Tue, April 7, 2020
BoingBoing Punk legend Henry Rollins has a new long-form streaming radio show
Henry Rollins, the hardest working punk in show business, has launched a new long-form streaming radio show via KCRW in Los Angeles! The four-hour first episode of The Cool Quarantine features tunes f...
06:28 pm GMT - Tue, April 7, 2020
BoingBoing Dr Drew invoked copyright laws to scare people from sharing video of his coronavirus comments
Dr. Drew is a snake oil salesman. Really terrible stuff here. What a disgrace. pic.twitter.com/Eh35Ky8yVO— Yashar Ali (@yashar) April 4, 2020Someone with the handle @DroopsDr posted a supercut...
06:24 pm GMT - Tue, April 7, 2020
BoingBoing Jock straps to the rescue with this simple DIY face mask tutorial
While using a bandanna is one excellent way to craft a face mask, this jock strap hack takes only three easy steps and doesn't require anything extra. I made a Jockstrap Mask Tutorial, because Im ridi...
06:14 pm GMT - Tue, April 7, 2020
BoingBoing When 'The Benny Hill Show' meets a Eugene, Oregon gasoline thief
A U-Haul parking lot burst into flame after a man threw a lit firework at his girlfriend, unknowingly disturbing a gasoline thief. All sorts of antics are captured on camera. Read the rest ...
06:04 pm GMT - Tue, April 7, 2020
BoingBoing If anything worthwhile ever came out of a FOX affiliate...
This would be that thing.Today's installment of the hottest thing on local TV: "What Day Is It?" by @fox8news in Cleveland pic.twitter.com/YfOxbxn9q5— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) A...
06:00 pm GMT - Tue, April 7, 2020
BoingBoing Before Peloton, there was the Nintendo/Life Fitness Exertainment bike
In 1994, exercise equipment maker Life Fitness partnered with Nintendo on the Life Fitness Exertainment System with games designed for the Exertainment bike. Above is a promotional video for this shor...
06:00 pm GMT - Tue, April 7, 2020
BoingBoing The oldest written record of "fuck" has been discovered and it comes from a plague quarantine
The new BBC documentary Scotland Contains Strong Languageexplores the Bannatyne Manuscript from 1568. Written by Edinburgh Merchant George Bannatyne while he was quarantined during appropriately eno...
05:56 pm GMT - Tue, April 7, 2020
BoingBoing Music: Ramsey Lewis' 'Dancing in the Street'
Ironically, Ramsey Lewis' 'Dancing in the Street' has been the song most at play during the few short trips I've had to make around Venice and Santa Monica.Very little dancing on the streets of Los An...
05:53 pm GMT - Tue, April 7, 2020
BoingBoing Boris Johnson Coronavirus UPDATE: UK PM 'remains in intensive care for close monitoring'
No change in hospitalized UK PM Boris Johnson's condition, say government officials.An update on the coronavirus patient Boris Johnson from No. 10: The Prime Ministers condition is stable and he remai...
05:33 pm GMT - Tue, April 7, 2020
BoingBoing Tiny Paper Shopping Bags, Nested Adorably
Oh yes.I woke up this morning with an inexplicable and powerful need to make a tiny paper bag, says IMGURian @thejeshire.More:I did not question this Quest From The Beyond, I merely performed the task...
05:30 pm GMT - Tue, April 7, 2020
BoingBoing Here's a delightful ska medley of the Super Mario Otherworld music
Jeremy Hunter A.K.A. Ska Tune Network is on a mission to make ska covers of everything. No exceptions. Like the Borg, ska will assimilate all. The latest victim? Beneficiary? of their quest is SUPER...
05:25 pm GMT - Tue, April 7, 2020
BoingBoing Kicking my cellphone out of bed has improved my sleep
After I brush my teeth I am now putting my iPhone on a charger in another room and going to bed. I find I have stopped waking up at 4am and sleep much better.Sleep is really important. The more sleep ...
05:23 pm GMT - Tue, April 7, 2020
BoingBoing Mike Tyson: I once offered a zookeeper $10,000 to fight a gorilla
$10,000 to open the cage and let me smash that silverbacks snot box...
05:15 pm GMT - Tue, April 7, 2020
BoingBoing COVID-19 may be attacking the hearts of some infected individuals
Given that I came into the COVID-19 crisis with heart issues, I've been extra paranoid and extra cautious about catching the coronavirus: I'm a member of what they're calling a 'high-risk group'.Howev...
05:06 pm GMT - Tue, April 7, 2020
BoingBoing Someone made a robot to play Google Chrome's No Internet Dinosaur Game
They did. The crazy bastard actually did it! pic.twitter.com/pQipsamklq— kattemonster (@null4bl3) April 6, 2020If you use Chrome, it's likely you've seen the 2-bit dinosaur that appears when you...
05:03 pm GMT - Tue, April 7, 2020
BoingBoing In a 1917 dogfight, German flying ace Werner Voss took on seven of the best pilots in the Royal Flying Corps
In 1917, German pilot Werner Voss had set out for a patrol over the Western Front when he encountered two flights of British fighters, including seven of the best pilots in the Royal Flying Corps. In ...
04:48 pm GMT - Tue, April 7, 2020
BoingBoing Cool collection of public domain movies in an attractive user interface
Voleflix is like a free Netflix, but it has a nice selection of public domain movies. I was happy to see The Killer Shrews in the line-up. I liked that movie so much as a kid that I bought a super-8 a...
03:55 pm GMT - Tue, April 7, 2020
BoingBoing Artist Jeff Koons explains his massive and wonderful Play-Doh sculpture
Jeff Koons's "Play-Doh" is a wondrous, 11-foot-tall sculpture. Inspired by a Play-Doh pile given to the artist by his young son, the sculpture actually consists of two dozen aluminum shapes that were ...
03:47 pm GMT - Tue, April 7, 2020
BoingBoing What are these mysterious objects filmed flying close to the moon?
This footage appears to be a telescopic shot of the moon in daylight. The camera zooms in on the sharply-lit crescent horizon. This reveals several objects apparently flying close to its surface, cast...
03:46 pm GMT - Tue, April 7, 2020
BoingBoing Mysterious drone flies over New York park warning people to "maintain a social distance"
New Yorkers spending time at a park on Saturday were told to "maintain a social distance" by a mysterious drone flying overhead.This is the Anti-COVID-19 volunteer drone task force. Please maintain a ...
02:40 pm GMT - Tue, April 7, 2020
BoingBoing Babbel's deal on a lifetime of language training is back, just in time for your quarantine
There are plenty of productive ways to spend time while stuck indoors. While its undoubtedly fun to binge all 15 seasons of Supernatural or sink days of playtime into an Overwatch campaign, learning s...
02:36 pm GMT - Tue, April 7, 2020
BoingBoing Learn English with the Diarrhea Dance
Enjoy this important reminder that the internet is intimately attuned to our problems and seeks out new ones for us to experience together.Embedded below is a cleaner extended mix. Read the rest ...
02:30 pm GMT - Tue, April 7, 2020
BoingBoing Shut in sounds: Richard Thompson1952 Vincent Black Lightning
1952 Vincent Black Lightning is a song that makes me think about fresh starts, old habits, love and losstopics that we all currently have way too much time to ponder, just now. Read the rest ...
02:19 pm GMT - Tue, April 7, 2020
BoingBoing Scam coronavirus testing drive-thru sites reported
This news segment from WSAV-TV in Savannah, Georgia, reports on fraudulent coronavirus tests being hawked at pop-up drive-through sites. Both worried patients and medicaid are being defrauded.[Taylor ...
02:00 pm GMT - Tue, April 7, 2020
BoingBoing Quarantine DIY: build your own motorized drift trike
Over the next couple of weeks, I'll be installing a number of upgrades into my shotgun and converting my iPod classic to use SD cards for storage and a 3,000 mAh battery. Both projects will allow me t...
01:15 pm GMT - Tue, April 7, 2020
BoingBoing Stanford scientists design a toilet with facial recognition for your butthole
From Nature.com (emphasis added):Here, we describe easily deployable hardware and software for the long-term analysis of a users excreta through data collection and models of human health. The smart t...
01:15 pm GMT - Tue, April 7, 2020
BoingBoing A toilet with facial recognition for your butthole
From Nature.com (emphasis added):Here, we describe easily deployable hardware and software for the long-term analysis of a users excreta through data collection and models of human health. The smart t...
12:45 pm GMT - Tue, April 7, 2020
BoingBoing Ruth Asawa postage stamps have been announced
It brings me, and my future sheltered-in-place mail art projects, a lot of joy that Ruth Asawa postage stamps have been announced. Sadly, USPS hasn't revealed the release date just yet. So, instead, I...
12:45 pm GMT - Tue, April 7, 2020
BoingBoing Ruth Asawa postage stamps are coming soon: U.S. Postal Service
It brings me, and my future sheltered-in-place mail art projects, a lot of joy that Ruth Asawa postage stamps have been announced. Sadly, USPS hasn't revealed the release date just yet. So, instead, I...
12:30 pm GMT - Tue, April 7, 2020
BoingBoing The internet is having a field day with the Queen's "green screen" dress
In a live broadcast Sunday, Queen Elizabeth II spoke about the coronavirus situation. It was a serious and reassuring speech. But, she wore a green dress, a green-screen-green dress. The internet, sta...
12:20 pm GMT - Tue, April 7, 2020
BoingBoing Easter Bunny and Tooth Fairy officially deemed "essential workers" by New Zealand Prime Minister
From theWashington Post:During a time of global crisis, climbing death tolls and widespread uncertainty, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has been hailed globally for her compassionate handli...
12:00 pm GMT - Tue, April 7, 2020
BoingBoing 9-year-old girl given big "Hamilton" surprise in Zoom, thanks to John Krasinski and friends
ICYMI, Actor John Krasinski has a new web show made up entirely of positive news stories aptly called, Some Good News. It's resonating with folks, its first episode came out a week ago and already has...
02:00 am GMT - Tue, April 7, 2020
BoingBoing YogaDownload brings your yoga studio to your home instantly
Yoga studios are closed nationwide. The irony is that between the anxieties of the outside world and those popping up inside your very own home with everyone trapped indoors, theres probably never bee...
10:54 pm GMT - Mon, April 6, 2020
BoingBoing Wisconsin Supreme Court rules governor can't postpone Tuesday presidential primary
Coronavirus outbreak fears are not sufficient reason for the governor of Wisconsin to postpone the state's Tuesday primary election, a state supreme court ruled late Monday.Gov. Tony Evers said the ri...
10:35 pm GMT - Mon, April 6, 2020
BoingBoing "Light at the end of the tunnel," says Trump
President Trump says that there is "light at the end of the tunnel" in the coronavirus pandemic. Optimism from Dr Birx and Mr Trump contrasted with other leading US experts, including top advisor Dr A...
10:26 pm GMT - Mon, April 6, 2020
BoingBoing A return to 'Pre-coronavirus,' says Fauci, 'might not ever happen'
"Over a period of time we will get a good vaccine," says Dr. Anthony Fauci...
08:45 pm GMT - Mon, April 6, 2020
BoingBoing Canadian firefighters offering drive-by birthday greetings
The world is full of sad, maddening horseshit, right now. So, it's important that we latch on to any rays of light that can be found.In Calgary, Canada, firefighters are doing what they can to ensure ...
08:28 pm GMT - Mon, April 6, 2020
BoingBoing What it's like to experience the dreaded COVID-19 "cytokine storm"
If you needed another reason to be scared straight into practicing impeccable sterile technique in an effort to reduce your risk of COVID-19, read on. For those of us who are immunocompromised (raises...
08:00 pm GMT - Mon, April 6, 2020
BoingBoing Amazon Web Services and Azure control half the cloud market. This training can help you handle both.
The workers arent inside their physical business space anymore. So why should business technology still be under that roof either?In fact, more and more businesses have been making this migration for ...
07:55 pm GMT - Mon, April 6, 2020
BoingBoing UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson in intensive care
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was admitted to intensive care this afternoon after his condition deteriorated Monday. Johnson, who announced he was infected with the coronavirus 10 days ago, con...
07:45 pm GMT - Mon, April 6, 2020
BoingBoing Excellent way to make a simple bandana DIY mask without cutting or sewing
As usual, TikTok is a bit ahead of the curve. I.e., this is how the younger people in your house are likely self-educating right now. (This vid is 14hrs old, w/6.7M views and 740K likes.) pic.twitter....
07:45 pm GMT - Mon, April 6, 2020
BoingBoing Recommended reading: The Forgery of Venus, by Michael Gruber
Michael Gruber's The Forgery of Venus combines art history, criminal mischief, and the sleaziness of the contemporary art gallery business to deliver a terrifically fun thriller-esque novel. The main ...
07:09 pm GMT - Mon, April 6, 2020
BoingBoing This is New York City in 1993... in HD
This footage was captured from a demo tape used by home entertainment dealers showing off the high quality of the new D-Theater (D-VHS) digital video recording. Enabling the recording and display of H...
07:00 pm GMT - Mon, April 6, 2020
BoingBoing Read the first 10 chapters of my serialized Comic-con satire novel
In the early 2010s, I wrote a play calledTrue Believers that was kind of a send-up and a love letter to comic-con culture. The play had a full production in Boston in 2012 (closing on the weekend of S...
06:27 pm GMT - Mon, April 6, 2020
BoingBoing Sourdough pizza recipes and technique
A friend just asked for help with sourdough pizza crust. Here are a few prior posts on sourdough pizza:Sourdough pizza crust doesn't take much workThis post is a super simple thin crust pizza.Honey wh...
06:18 pm GMT - Mon, April 6, 2020
BoingBoing Here's the second episode of John Krasinski's Some Good News
Hey, John Krasinski: quit everything else you're doing and become a full-time Youtuber, please.Previously: Good news: John Krasinski has a whole bunch of good news Read the rest ...
06:04 pm GMT - Mon, April 6, 2020
BoingBoing Oculus product design manager makes a facemask with LED display
Yesterday's outing inspired me to make a more fashion-forward mask, with distance warnings and an equalizer effect responding to the sound of my voice. Also a goofy mouth graphic because why not? ...
06:00 pm GMT - Mon, April 6, 2020
BoingBoing A train engineer in California took the Trolley Problem way too literally and did it bad
Around 1pm on Tuesday, March 31, a 44-year-old train engineer named Eduardo Moreno allegedly derailed a train at full-speed, careening it towards the USNS Mercy, a Navy medical ship for COVID-19 patie...
05:42 pm GMT - Mon, April 6, 2020
BoingBoing How to fold a bag of chips so it stays closed
How am I just finding out about this now? pic.twitter.com/kOOWqRyQkN— Padma Lakshmi (@PadmaLakshmi) April 5, 2020If you lack a Chip Clip, bulldog clip, clothespin, paperclip, or rubber band, thi...
05:36 pm GMT - Mon, April 6, 2020
BoingBoing Are you under or over 30? Find out with this pop culture trivia quiz!
I fell for the BuzzFeed bait "Sorry, but you wont be able to pass this quiz if youre over 30" and took the quiz with a fair amount of confidence. And they got me I failed miserably. I only got a co...
05:36 pm GMT - Mon, April 6, 2020
BoingBoing Resources for free e-books and entertainment stuffs
Here are two lists of e-books being made freely available on-line. Please add more in the comments!PublicBooks.org's Public Books DatabaseThis is a list of academic presses making their books and rese...
05:34 pm GMT - Mon, April 6, 2020
BoingBoing Small gallery of DIY hazmat outfits
Choose your fighter pic.twitter.com/l4i3FWP0Fl— zd alienbabe (@tifffanycuh) April 4, 2020The United States was woefully unprepared for a pandemic, as evidenced by these desperate attempts to pre...
05:30 pm GMT - Mon, April 6, 2020
BoingBoing Stream this powerful theatre production about class and motherhood right now
Theatre companies have been hit particularly hard by the coronavirus quarantine. While the communal accessibility of theatre is a large part of the artform's pedigree and appeal, professional producti...
05:03 pm GMT - Mon, April 6, 2020
BoingBoing Rysa Walker's 'Now, Then, and Everywhen' kicks off her 'Chronos Origins' series
If you enjoyed Rysa Walker's Chronos Files, you'll love Now, Then and Everywhen.Walker digs into deep into the backstory of her fantastic time travel series, expands greatly on the world-building and ...
05:00 pm GMT - Mon, April 6, 2020
BoingBoing The art world in the wake of COVID-19
Jerry Saltz takes a sobering, thought-provoking look at where the art world may find itself in the wake of COVID-19. Anyone involved or adjacent to this world knows how much it has been struggling in ...
04:47 pm GMT - Mon, April 6, 2020
BoingBoing John Oliver on Trump's love affair with far-right news network, OAN
Donald Trump frequently lavishes praise One America News (OAN), a news network that makes Fox News look like the Socialist Worker. In this episode of Last Week Tonight, John Oliver looks into OAN and ...
04:45 pm GMT - Mon, April 6, 2020
BoingBoing Medical professionals and Healthcare providers are getting their pay cut while dealing with COVID-19
From ProPublica:Most ER providers in the U.S. work for staffing companies that have contracts with hospitals. Those staffing companies are losing revenue as hospitals postpone elective procedures and ...
04:35 pm GMT - Mon, April 6, 2020
BoingBoing Gentleman intentionally coughs on a debit machine at a drive-thru window
A gentleman in Quebec has fun purposely coughing on a debit machine at a drive-thru restaurant window, and his passenger laughs at his witty behavior. It was posted on Facebook, which is how the video...
04:32 pm GMT - Mon, April 6, 2020
BoingBoing LEGO Anakin's Podracer
Lovely Tattoine style Star Wars tech, this LEGO Pod racer memorializes one of Star Wars most scorned movies, The Phantom Menace....but this is podracing.The kit comes with a Padme and lil' Anakin mini...
04:32 pm GMT - Mon, April 6, 2020
BoingBoing Irish Prime Minister to work one shift a week as a doctor
Leo Varadkar qualified as a general practitioner before entering politics. Now the taoiseach (prime minister) of Ireland, he'll be going back to his old job one day a week.The Irish Times, which first...
04:31 pm GMT - Mon, April 6, 2020
BoingBoing Listen to Whitney Houston's incredible isolated vocals for "I Wanna Dance with Somebody"
Whitney Houston's 1987 megahit "I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me)" is even better sans synths and drum machine. Read the rest ...
04:30 pm GMT - Mon, April 6, 2020
BoingBoing Curt Smith from Tears for Fears plays "Mad World" with his daughter Diva
There are few songs that can lay me out quicker than Tears for Fears' 1982 hit, "Mad World." Like many, I will forever associate it with the cult classic film, Donnie Darko, and Michael Andrews and Ga...
04:13 pm GMT - Mon, April 6, 2020
BoingBoing M*A*S*H on COVID-19
M*A*S*H, which aired from 1972 to 1983, was one of the greatest TV comedy-dramas ever. Here, the team at the 4077th address the COVID-19 situation. Edited by Frank Vaccarriello. (via Laughing Squid) R...
04:12 pm GMT - Mon, April 6, 2020
BoingBoing A featherless nestling fell out of its nest and onto our doorstep, here's what we did
On Tuesday (or was it Wednesday? Yes, it was Wednesday), I noticed something on my front door steps. It was something small and freaky looking. It soon registeredthat it was a nestling, a featherless ...
04:00 pm GMT - Mon, April 6, 2020
BoingBoing Elf-shooting is a disease from which cows suffer.
From a 1938 school book transcribed by the Dchas Project, the digital archives of the National Folklore Project at UC Dublin:Elf-shooting is a disease from which cows suffer. They are supposed to have...
03:31 pm GMT - Mon, April 6, 2020
BoingBoing Galaxy Chromebook reviews
Samsung's Galaxy Chromebook is unusually fancy and handsome for a platform usually associated with cheap, low-end machines, at least outside of Google's own flag-carrier devices. How does it stack up?...
02:17 pm GMT - Mon, April 6, 2020
BoingBoing Awkward: Trump stopped Fauci from answering hydroxychloroquine question at COVID-19 briefing
Impeached and manifestly unfit U.S. President Donald John Trump stopped the U.S. medical expert Dr. Anthony Fauci from answering a question about hydroxychloroquine, a malaria drug Trump is pushing, d...
02:08 pm GMT - Mon, April 6, 2020
BoingBoing New York's 'system for managing our dead' overwhelmed, says NYC councilman
Morgue space overload....
01:58 pm GMT - Mon, April 6, 2020
BoingBoing This guy built a huge LEGO Cylon Basestar AND a Saturn V rocket
If this is what a small project looks like, I shudder to imagine what a large project is.Classic Cylon Basestar. And a Saturn V rocket. Impressive. Deeply impressive. A small project I've just fin...
01:52 pm GMT - Mon, April 6, 2020
BoingBoing How to have fun with a green screen while distance learning in coronavirus shutdown
This 'rona GIF has me screaming. I don't know who created it.*screaming*I found it on IMGUR. Thank you, @Morchel03.You are welcome. Read the rest ...
01:50 pm GMT - Mon, April 6, 2020
BoingBoing Boris Johnson "in good spirits" in hospital
British Prime minister Boris Johnson, hospitalized with "persistent symptoms" of coronavirus infection, is reportedly "in good spirits" but has to stay there for more tests.The prime minister's offici...
01:50 pm GMT - Mon, April 6, 2020
BoingBoing Zoom shares crash as security privacy concerns grow
The video conferencing app Zoom has become suddenly ubiquitous over the past few weeks, as the coronavirus shutdown closes schools, businesses, and keeps us all indoors. Shares of Zoom dropped 9% on M...
01:41 pm GMT - Mon, April 6, 2020
BoingBoing Harry Potter Theme played on drinking glasses [VIDEO]
This music video is delightful. Wait for the surprise ending. The Harry Potter Theme but it's Played on Drinking Glasses,by Fin Draper Music on Instagram. March 7, 2020.YouTube: Fin DraperTikTok: finl...
01:34 pm GMT - Mon, April 6, 2020
BoingBoing Whistling walrus
Nice to see Jamie Hyneman still getting TV gigs. Read the rest ...
01:15 pm GMT - Mon, April 6, 2020
BoingBoing Video: One nice thing. 26 countries.
Individuals from 26 different countries share one nice thing about how they are spending their time during coronavirus shutdown. A lovely video by Joe Sabia and Aaron Rasmussen, who are based in New Y...
01:15 pm GMT - Mon, April 6, 2020
BoingBoing Fox steals phone
This fox is an impossibly good director—the intro, the call to action, the flight, the cheeky laughter, the changes in perspective that show both the culprit and the victim in hot pursuit, the d...
01:08 pm GMT - Mon, April 6, 2020
BoingBoing Bookshop offers an alternative to Amazon for bookstores and affiliates
Bookshop has high hopes of becoming Earth's other biggest bookstore. It offers a way for indie bookstores to easily sell their books online and have fulfillment handled by Bookshop and wholesaler Ingr...
01:00 pm GMT - Mon, April 6, 2020
BoingBoing News of the Times: Japan Bombs Pearl Harbor - F.D.R. Calls Attack a "Hoax"
Tom the Dancing Bug, IN WHICH a historical "News of the Times" reports F.D.R.'s dismissal of the Pearl Harbor attack as a hoax...
09:49 pm GMT - Sun, April 5, 2020
BoingBoing British Prime Minister hospitalized with "persistent" coronavirus symptoms
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who tested positive for coronavirus 10 days ago and has remained in isolation since, was today hospitalized for treatment of "persistent symptoms." He is still fo...
09:49 pm GMT - Sun, April 5, 2020
BoingBoing Boris Johnson, British Prime Minister, hospitalized with "persistent" coronavirus symptoms
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who tested positive for coronavirus 10 days ago and has remained in isolation since, was today hospitalized for treatment of "persistent symptoms." He is still fo...
08:00 pm GMT - Sun, April 5, 2020
BoingBoing Your barista may be at home, but that doesnt mean your coffee game should suffer
Gather round, young and old and hear tales of bygone days. Back in olden times, citizens would mass at a house of coffee, wherein skilled java alchemists would concoct special blends and apply artisa...
04:57 pm GMT - Sun, April 5, 2020
BoingBoing "What We Do in the Shadows" returns to FX on April 15
"What We Do in the Shadows," Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi's beautifully stupid vampire comedy, is out for more blood in season 2. The second season of the screwy, sharp-witted docu-satire premier...
03:56 pm GMT - Sun, April 5, 2020
BoingBoing 'La Grippe' by the Squirrel Nut Zippers
Gets none more relevant. Read the rest ...
01:00 pm GMT - Sun, April 5, 2020
BoingBoing Everyone needs a first aid kit and these emergency bags could make all the difference
The last few weeks have given us all a lot to think about. As we watched stores close, Costco lines snake through parking lots and items like hand sanitizer and toilet paper disappear everywhere like ...
03:08 am GMT - Sun, April 5, 2020
BoingBoing almighty Opp Instagram Livestream at 9pm PST tonight
View this post on Instagram The pleasure is mine. Tomorrow, 9pm PST, Right here on InstagramLive. Thank YOU! #almightyoppA post shared by jeffrey's human persona (@almightyopp) on Apr 3, 2020...
02:00 am GMT - Sun, April 5, 2020
BoingBoing Learn to play the piano, but not in that horrible after-school way youre thinking
Whether it was Bach or Chopin, Ray Charles or Jerry Lee Lewis, Stevie Wonder, Elton John, Alicia Keys or Norah Jones, there was someone whose mastery on the piano made you think, wow, I wish I knew ho...
08:45 pm GMT - Sat, April 4, 2020
BoingBoing Amazon plans coronavirus testing of workers, privately purchased virus tests: Reports
Amazon.com is in touch with CEOs of two companies that produce coronavirus tests about plans to screen workers to reduce the risk of COVID-19 outbreaks at its warehouses, Reuters reports, citing lea...
08:25 pm GMT - Sat, April 4, 2020
BoingBoing Unhinged Trump coronavirus briefing: 'There will be death,' says 1,000 military personnel going to NY
'"Who ever heard of 180 million masks?",' Trump asked of the urgent face mask requests by FEMA and HHS....
08:18 pm GMT - Sat, April 4, 2020
BoingBoing Sewage could reveal true scope of coronavirus outbreak, scientists say
Scientists say that traces of SARS-CoV-2 genetic material -- viral RNA -- in the poo we flush down the toilet and into the sewage system might reveal how badly coronavirus has hit a given community.An...
08:00 pm GMT - Sat, April 4, 2020
BoingBoing These weighted blankets will help soothe those frayed nerves
With everything happening now, even the most jaded among us are bound to feel some pangs of anxiety now and again. Its a crazy time. When we crawl into bed each night, its common for our brains to go ...
07:17 pm GMT - Sat, April 4, 2020
BoingBoing A fun ditty to celebrate Golden Gate Park's 150th birthday
Happy mutants Andy Cowitt and Michael Wertz have collaborated on a song that tells the story of Golden Gate Park -- San Francisco's three-mile-long stretch of man-made natural space -- from its sandy ...
07:00 pm GMT - Sat, April 4, 2020
BoingBoing Sci-fi author Ted Chiang on the disaster novel we're currently living through
On Electric Lit, Halimah Marcus, interviews speculative fiction author Ted Chiang (Exhalation, Arrival) on the current global pandemic and whether there will ever be a "normal" for us to return to.HM:...
06:34 pm GMT - Sat, April 4, 2020
BoingBoing These are the two COVID-19 data sites I incessantly check
Even tho they are only updated once a day (at most) I check, check and re-check 91-divoc and the IHME COVID-19 Projections. The linear scale graphs on 91-divoc have given me the best picture of 'is th...
01:00 pm GMT - Sat, April 4, 2020
BoingBoing Home video calls aren't going away any time soon so its time to clean up your backgrounds
Whether it's your boss, your old high school friends or your over-critical family you're looking to impress, having your background looking as put together as possible during hours of Zoom calls is a ...
02:00 am GMT - Sat, April 4, 2020
BoingBoing Learn how to effectively use WordPress and WooCommerce to promote your brand
If youve never heard of WooCommerce, its essential the way small businesses operate in WordPress, the worlds most popular web content management system. With WooCommerce, web entrepreneurs can set up ...
10:49 pm GMT - Fri, April 3, 2020
BoingBoing Cassette-based D&D adventures and dungeon-delving soundtracks
I love the work that the Italian DIY ambient punk and dungeon drone label, Heimat Der Katastrophe, is doing. They release cassette tapes and digital albums via Bandcamp that are sonic-based old-school...
09:59 pm GMT - Fri, April 3, 2020
BoingBoing Wear a mask, CDC tells Americans, saying face coverings do help slow coronavirus spread
The CDC is advising people to wear masks in public to stem the spread of coronavirus. Read the rest ...
09:59 pm GMT - Fri, April 3, 2020
BoingBoing Wear a face mask in public to slow COVID-19, says CDC 'I dont think Im going to be doing it,' says Trump
NEW: After weeks of internal White House debate, finally the U.S. Centers for Disease control will 'recommend,' but not require, that people wear face coverings or improvised cloth masks if they go ou...
09:56 pm GMT - Fri, April 3, 2020
BoingBoing Two brilliant Zoom background pranks
Today I made a Zoom background of myself accidentally walking in on myself in a Zoom meeting. pic.twitter.com/Rl2AsjfZ7V— Dan Crowd (@itsdancrowd) April 3, 2020Prankster creativity from video pr...
09:50 pm GMT - Fri, April 3, 2020
BoingBoing A 'banned book' bookshelf
What a fantastic project.I made a 'banned-book' bookshelf with a hidden compartment, says IMGURian @honestworkdesigns.Sliding dado door serves as hidden compartment at the back of bottom shelf.Brilli...
09:43 pm GMT - Fri, April 3, 2020
BoingBoing Look at this amazing popsicle stick house
Wow. That's all I can manage to get out of my keyboard, I'm so astonished by how gorgeous and dedicated this wonderful crafted popsicle stick house is. IMGURian @dawilah is taking this to a completely...
08:46 pm GMT - Fri, April 3, 2020
BoingBoing Thao & The Get Down Stay Down's wonderful new Zoom music video
The wonderful weird alt.folk noise pop band Thao & The Get Down Stay Down released a new music video today shot entirely using Zoom videoconferencing. It's a radically creative clip for an equall...
08:04 pm GMT - Fri, April 3, 2020
BoingBoing Worst Royal crisis ever spells the end of the monarchy, in this weeks dubious tabloids
Is the coronavirus behind the fevered imaginations supplying the plots for this weeks tawdry tabloids?...
08:00 pm GMT - Fri, April 3, 2020
BoingBoing Get lifetime access to 1K premium online courses for just $59
Can't sit still during the pandemic? You're not alone. Many folks are using their social distancing time to decompress and zone out on Tiger King, some even pushing back against the idea of being prod...
07:36 pm GMT - Fri, April 3, 2020
BoingBoing Unreal photos of foggy streets dreamily illuminated with stoplights
Photographer Lucas Zimmerman captured these dreamy long-exposure shots on foggy streets near Weimar, Germany. He followed up on the original 2013 series a few years later with Traffic Lights 2.0."...P...
07:03 pm GMT - Fri, April 3, 2020
BoingBoing Shut-in sounds: 33 of the best industrial albums
Here's another musical round-up to keep you occupied while holed up in your pandemic command bunker. The Pitchfork title of this piece is "The 33 Best Industrial Albums of All Time," but homey don't p...
07:02 pm GMT - Fri, April 3, 2020
BoingBoing The Simpsons are coming to Disney in its original aspect ratio
If you care about The Simpsons with the same intensity that I don't care about the Simpsons, you'll be happy to hear that that Disney has finally sorted out how to stream the long-running cartoon sitc...
07:02 pm GMT - Fri, April 3, 2020
BoingBoing How nanowires and bacteria can create organic compounds on Mars. Just add water.
If humans ever hope to colonize Mars, the settlers will need to manufacture on-planet a huge range of organic compounds, from fuels to drugs, that are too expensive to ship from Earth.University of Ca...
06:29 pm GMT - Fri, April 3, 2020
BoingBoing Perfect breakfast burrito in 8 simple steps
Wow. Breakfast burritos are WAY better when working and cooking from home.Now I am hungry.So THIS is how you make a perfect breakfast burrito. The technique is not something that ever would have occur...
06:20 pm GMT - Fri, April 3, 2020
BoingBoing Funny animated doodle: 'Bird with Arms'
This is a very funny short story, told in a crappy overly compressed GIF and some doodle overlays. It's brilliant. Wait for it.Bird with Arms'Bird with Arms' Read the rest ...
06:16 pm GMT - Fri, April 3, 2020
BoingBoing Amazon to delay Prime Day over coronavirus
Amazon will delay its annual marketing and money-making Prime Day due to the coronavirus pandemic.Citing 'internal meeting notes,' Reuters reports that Amazon.com will postpone its major summer shoppi...
06:05 pm GMT - Fri, April 3, 2020
BoingBoing Trump says he tested negative for COVID-19, for the second time
Impeached president and serial liar Donald John Trump said on Thursday that he has been tested for COVID-19 for a second time, and again received negative results. Trump this time took the newer, rapi...
05:57 pm GMT - Fri, April 3, 2020
BoingBoing Justin Trudeau says Canada signed with Amazon for medical supply distribution in COVID-19 crisis
Canada's prime minister Justin Trudeau says the country has signed an agreement with Amazon.com for the distribution of critical emergency medical supplies such as masks, face shields, gowns, ventilat...
05:57 pm GMT - Fri, April 3, 2020
BoingBoing Canada PM Justin Trudeau says country has signed with Amazon for medical supply distribution in COVID-19 crisis
Canada's prime minister Justin Trudeau says the country has signed an agreement with Amazon.com for the distribution of critical emergency medical supplies such as masks, face shields, gowns, ventilat...
05:47 pm GMT - Fri, April 3, 2020
BoingBoing Zoom transmits your info through China, and uses non-standard encryption, researchers say
Researchers conclude that Zoom uses non-industry-standard cryptographic techniques with identifiable weaknesses and is not suitable for sensitive communications. ...
05:41 pm GMT - Fri, April 3, 2020
BoingBoing Watch: New 'Republicans for Law' ad shows GOP voters who no longer support Trump
Here's a new ad, from the GOP anti-Trump group Republicans for Law, showing GOP voters who no longer support Trump because of his incompetent response to the coronavirus. Summed up: Even though Ive be...
05:34 pm GMT - Fri, April 3, 2020
BoingBoing Zoom patches Windows vulnerability that let attackers steal your Windows login from dodgy chat links
The suddenly popular videoconferencing app Zoom has issued a patch for a vulnerability in its Windows client that allowed attackers to steal the user's Windows login credentials from malicious chat li...
05:09 pm GMT - Fri, April 3, 2020
BoingBoing Zoom: Thousands of calls found via web search, thanks to default file naming scheme after users saved them in unprotected spaces like open AWS S3 buckets
Everyone is using Zoom for everything from pandemic family gatherings to A.A. meetings to therapy sessions to teaching college classes, but the app has newly revealed and very concerning security vul...
05:04 pm GMT - Fri, April 3, 2020
BoingBoing Watch the Aurora Borealis and countless other natural scenes live from lockdown!
Nature webcam network Explore.org curates a fantastic collection of countless live cams from around the world organized into categories like Africa, bears, oceans, dogs, animal sanctuaries, and "zen c...
05:00 pm GMT - Fri, April 3, 2020
BoingBoing State governors are taking to smuggling PPE to get around the feds
Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker is technically a Republican, in as much as calling himself a "Republican" helped him to garner votes in the western part of the state, which is less Deep Blue than...
04:48 pm GMT - Fri, April 3, 2020
BoingBoing Animated version of the 'Star Wars Episode 9' that could have been
Fans have pined away for the Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker Collin Trevorrow was set to direct. This animated version show just how much better it would have been... Read the rest ...
04:40 pm GMT - Fri, April 3, 2020
BoingBoing Soul legend Bill Withers, singer of "Lean on Me" and "Lovely Day," RIP
The great soul singer-songwriter Bill Withers has died of heart complications. The three-time Grammy winner was 81. Withers is best known for his hits Lean on Me, "Lovely Day," Aint No Sunshine, and J...
04:10 pm GMT - Fri, April 3, 2020
BoingBoing Paul McCartney's 'No More Lonely Nights' (1984)
I enjoyed this period of Paul and sort of fondly remember the movie Give My Regards to Broad Street but it was completely unmemorable.Woke up with this stuck in my head tho. Read the rest ...
04:02 pm GMT - Fri, April 3, 2020
BoingBoing Bus driver furious with woman who coughed on his bus, then died yesterday from coronavirus
On March 21, Detroit bus driver Jason Hargrove, 50, posted this video on Facebook. He was frustrated that a woman had openly coughed on his bus without thinking about others. "I ain't blaming nobody, ...
04:00 pm GMT - Fri, April 3, 2020
BoingBoing Pretty sure this bird just discovered that the Earth is a simulation
Bird just hit the edge of the map pic.twitter.com/U9ruDPwJBZ— Nature is Lit (@NaturelsLit) April 2, 2020Don't let the Flat-Earthers find out that our world is just an unrendered level in a video...
03:45 pm GMT - Fri, April 3, 2020
BoingBoing County sheriffs claim that prisoners sleeping head-to-toe count as being "six feet apart" for coronavirus safety
Prisons in America are already overcrowded, under-supported, and maddeningly profitable for the people who made them that way. And when people die in incarceration under more normal circumstances, it ...
03:33 pm GMT - Fri, April 3, 2020
BoingBoing Google's COVID-19 "community mobility" surveillance reports
Google has a whole set of graphs showing us the decline in folks moving around.Glad to know they're keeping an eye out for us!Google's COVID-19 Community Mobility Reports Read the rest ...
03:30 pm GMT - Fri, April 3, 2020
BoingBoing "The Rise of Skywalker" is so much better with Rage Against The Machine's "Killing In The Name Of" as the soundtrack
Why couldn't the rest of the movie have been like this?The Death of Palpatine... but with Rage Against the Machine's "Killing in the Name of" pic.twitter.com/IGySw9IkMY— Adam Lance G...
03:16 pm GMT - Fri, April 3, 2020
BoingBoing Mavis Staples and Jeff Tweedy wrote a new song to raise money for the fight against COVID-19
Mavis Staples (most famously of the Staples Singers) and Jeff Tweedy (most famously of Jeff Tweedy of Wilco) have a new song out the latest in their decade-long collaboration together.Staples explain...
03:15 pm GMT - Fri, April 3, 2020
BoingBoing Maker Update's COVID-19 response edition
Since its launch three years ago, Donald Bell's Maker Update has been one of my favorite weekly YouTube...well, maker updates. I always find inspiring projects, tool reviews, and tips of interest.As y...
03:14 pm GMT - Fri, April 3, 2020
BoingBoing Baby Yoda tiki mug
It started with the 'Yub Nub Mug' at Oga's Cantina, and now I am collecting Sci-fi themed tiki mugs (I got mine at Disneyland for a whole lot less than the $5k the linked eBay seller thinks it's worth...
03:01 pm GMT - Fri, April 3, 2020
BoingBoing Anyone can make Tora Smart's DIY no-sew face mask
No, it won't ensure you don't catch covid-19, but some face coverage is better than none when making a trip out of the house. Tora Smart's a how-to vid walks us through a quick and easy way to create ...
02:49 pm GMT - Fri, April 3, 2020
BoingBoing Beef toe, sexy kitten, reverse the worm
To keep active through this, lets dance together. pic.twitter.com/oLy7RgKogE— Joe Tracini (@joetracini) March 24, 2020Joe Trancini is the dance instructor the world needs right now: "if you were...
01:17 pm GMT - Fri, April 3, 2020
BoingBoing Special camera shows cloud of micro droplets spewing out of people when they "talk loudly"
Watching these videos got me thinking about the hazmat suits and heavy-duty disinfections you see in footage of victim transports. It makes me suspect that the 6ft/2m social distancing benchmark and "...
01:00 pm GMT - Fri, April 3, 2020
BoingBoing Save $70 on this secondary monitor that you can add to any laptop
Even if you dont miss much else about the office right now, there's a good chance your home laptop is making you nostalgic for the added efficiency of that pair of monitors on your desk at work to spr...
12:52 pm GMT - Fri, April 3, 2020
BoingBoing Cop arrested on felony warrant has uniform cut off with scissors
According to studies in the early 1990s, up to 40% of police officer families experienced domestic violence, a figure that includes officers themselves. Recent studies focusing on officers' behavior s...
12:45 pm GMT - Fri, April 3, 2020
BoingBoing "Hello (from the Inside)," a funny Adele parody about the struggles of being socially isolated
My pal Tracy shared this Adele parody song by YouTuber Chris Mann on Tuesday, with the following setup: IT. DOES. NOT. GET. BETTER. THAN. THIS. Ive been seeing a lot of great things via the internet, ...
12:30 pm GMT - Fri, April 3, 2020
BoingBoing Trump has been hesitant to invoke the Defense Production Act for medical gear. But he's already used it hundreds of thousands of times for weapons and bombs.
AsThe New York Times reports:Invoking the Defense Production Act is hardly a rare occurrence. As recently as last summer, the Department of Defense used it toobtain rare earth metalsneeded to build la...
12:24 pm GMT - Fri, April 3, 2020
BoingBoing Police remove "close to a million" N95 masks from Brooklyn house
After a tipoff, police raided a house in Brooklyn and carted off boxes said to contain close to a million N95 masks. CBS News: "Authorities remove close to one million N95 respirator masks, gloves, go...
12:15 pm GMT - Fri, April 3, 2020
BoingBoing A UK man dressed as a bush sneaks through a neighborhood on lockdown
A UK man from Stevenage, Herts was spotted making his way around his neighborhood dressed as a bush. The couple next door caught the man on video and assumed that he was trying to avoid lockdown in a ...
12:01 pm GMT - Fri, April 3, 2020
BoingBoing NIH 3D Print Exchange's COVID-19 supply chain response effort
NIH 3D Print Exchange was developed to allow for the distributed design, testing, approval, and sharing of scientifically-accurate models related to the biomedical sciences. In response to the COVID-1...
02:00 am GMT - Fri, April 3, 2020
BoingBoing Looking to become a software engineer? Then you need to check out this all-in-one training
If you're looking to become a software engineer or it's an idea you've tossed around half-seriously, there may be no better time than now to take the leap. It's one of the fastest-growing, most in-dem...
11:29 pm GMT - Thu, April 2, 2020
BoingBoing Download this free Danny DeVito as a merman coloring sheet
Danny DeVito is having a moment. Break out the gel pens and ride the wave with this "Mermanny DeVito" coloring sheet by Oakland Illustrator Shannon Taylor. It's available to download for free on her w...
08:26 pm GMT - Thu, April 2, 2020
BoingBoing Tiny picnic tables for feeding squirrels in style
Boredom sparked creativity for Florida-based Tech Strategist and new mom Lucy Smalls. While at home sheltered in place, inspiration struck and now she is feeding squirrels from little hanging picnic t...
08:26 pm GMT - Thu, April 2, 2020
BoingBoing Cats: The Butthole Cut that everyone asked for is here
When the much-panned "musical fantasy" movie Cats came out last year, there was a rumor that somewhere a cut of the film existed that showed CGI cat "buttholes." Well, that cut has been made public, s...
08:25 pm GMT - Thu, April 2, 2020
BoingBoing Syfy makes all four seasons of Battlestar Galactica free to stream online
The Syfy Network is making all fours seasons of Battlestar Galactica available for streaming online. No registration is required.The network has also made the two BG films, Battlestar Galactica: Razor...
08:00 pm GMT - Thu, April 2, 2020
BoingBoing Become a master of Adobe Photoshop with the help of this training
Whether you're looking to create perfect portraits or amazing artwork, if your medium is digital, you know you absolutely must have Photoshop to do your best making. So if you've been putting off real...
07:44 pm GMT - Thu, April 2, 2020
BoingBoing The retail TP shortage may be real and due to the shift in where we poop
I have, several times, heard the reasonable-sounding theory that America's at work pooping minimized the need for THAT MUCH retail toilet paper. Purportedly there are tons and tons of business-grade T...
06:54 pm GMT - Thu, April 2, 2020
BoingBoing What's a really awkward situation that everyone can relate with?
Posted on askreddit: "What's a really awkward situation that everyone can relate with?"A small sampling:Sex scene when watching a movie with your parentsSitting there when everyones singing happy birt...
06:29 pm GMT - Thu, April 2, 2020
BoingBoing John Park's online show-and-tell for DIY projects today (4/2/2020) at 2;30pm PT
I'll be showing and telling one of my projects in today's SHOW and TELL, hosted by John Edgar Park. The fun starts at 5:30pm ET / 2:30pm PT today.We (Adafruit) are mixing things up and running a show ...
06:26 pm GMT - Thu, April 2, 2020
BoingBoing Tips from a fellow who has been social distancing for 50 years
For 50 years, Billy Barr has been the only resident of Gothic, Colorado, an abandoned silver mining town. He's not a hermit though. According to NPR, Barr says he "occasionally interacts with skiers w...
06:12 pm GMT - Thu, April 2, 2020
BoingBoing The oil glut is so bad that the price is dropping below zero due to lack of storage space
CNN reports that the oil supply glut is "so epic" the world is running out of places to store it. If it costs more to store oil than its worth (currently $20 a barrel), then it will have a negative va...
05:53 pm GMT - Thu, April 2, 2020
BoingBoing Autodesk's former CEO and his maker friends are cranking out face shields for nurses and doctors
Autodesk's former CEO Carl Bass is a deeply talented artist and maker with his own fab lab in Berkeley. Now, Carl along with his pal Chris Taggart and their families have been cranking out a unique ki...
05:28 pm GMT - Thu, April 2, 2020
BoingBoing Watch: Incredible video of skydiver knocking out another mid-jump - only to be saved by a third skydiver
A group of skydivers jump at the same time, when one is accidentally kicked in the head by his buddy. He goes unconscious, but is miraculously saved when one of his partners is able to catch him and a...
05:28 pm GMT - Thu, April 2, 2020
BoingBoing This DIY facemask wins points for aesthetics
There's a lot of back-and-forth about the effectiveness of facemasks to prevent the spread of Covid-19, and I can't vouch for this one, called the ragmask. But the design is tastefully understated and...
05:19 pm GMT - Thu, April 2, 2020
BoingBoing Cut and play your own vinyl records with this $81 machine
Designer Yuri Suzuki of Pentagram and killer Japanese killer electronic kit maker Gakken collaborated on this fantastic-looking Easy Record Maker. The US$81 (!) device enables you to cut and play your...
05:18 pm GMT - Thu, April 2, 2020
BoingBoing "It felt like a Black Mirror episode" - Bird Scooter lays off 406 workers at once via Zoom
It turns out Zoom is super useful in these trying times. You can use it to fire 406 people at once! From Dot.la:Then, after five minutes of dead air that seemed like an eternity, a robotic-sounding, d...
04:57 pm GMT - Thu, April 2, 2020
BoingBoing Dig this weirdo DEVO family group Visiting Kids
In the late 1980s, Nancye Ferguson, then-wife of DEVO's Mark Mothersbaugh along with Bob Mothersbaugh, his daughter Alex, and then-DEVO drummer David Kendrick, formed Visiting Kids. Mark Mothersbaugh ...
04:54 pm GMT - Thu, April 2, 2020
BoingBoing Clueless Georgia governor had no idea coronavirus could spread without symptoms "until the last 24 hours"
Georgia Governor Brian Kemp admitted yesterday he was unaware that coronavirus could be spread by infected people who don't show any symptoms a common fact he knew nothing about "until the last 24 ho...
04:45 pm GMT - Thu, April 2, 2020
BoingBoing 9/11 Truthers are still at it about Building 7
There will always be people who think the Moon landings were a hoax, that the Earth is flat, that vaccines cause autism, and that fire didn't cause the World Trade Center's buildings to collapse. This...
03:21 pm GMT - Thu, April 2, 2020
BoingBoing 1980's 12-year-old post-punk sensation Chandra sings "Concentration"
Reddit:Chandra Oppenheims story is one of the most innocent but interesting stories to come out of post-punk NYC.After glam moved into punk and punk moved into post-punk/new wave/no wave/noise/outside...
03:07 pm GMT - Thu, April 2, 2020
BoingBoing Alastair Reynolds' "Revenger"
Revenger, a fast-paced space opera by Alastair Reynolds with strong women as protagonists and few surprises certainly took my mind off things for a bit.Worldbuilding galore takes place in Revenger's g...
03:01 pm GMT - Thu, April 2, 2020
BoingBoing The incredible storyboards of Parasite compared to the film
Parasite director Bong Joon-ho drew out beautiful storyboards before rolling film. He's combined his drawings and all of the movie's dialogue into Parasite: A Graphic Novel in Storyboards coming out i...
02:47 pm GMT - Thu, April 2, 2020
BoingBoing 6.6m Americans filed for unemployment last week
More than 6.6m Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week, breaking the record for the second week running. "That brings the total number of Americans who filed for unemployment over the pa...
02:38 pm GMT - Thu, April 2, 2020
BoingBoing Finally, Amazon Whole Foods workers to get masks, temperature checks
After weeks of workers' complaints they are at risk because of lack of coronavirus protections, Amazon says it will deploy face masks and temperature checks for workers by next week.The company says i...
02:08 pm GMT - Thu, April 2, 2020
BoingBoing Trump mocks hospitals' 'insatiable appetites' for coronavirus medical supplies
You should have pushed harder. Stop complaining. Trump...
01:39 pm GMT - Thu, April 2, 2020
BoingBoing The next few months are going to be amazing for Nintendo Switch ports
As anyone that's been kicking around here for the past few years knows, I love the Nintendo Switchnot so much for its new games, although I do dig a number of those too. For me, the Switch is the ulti...
01:00 pm GMT - Thu, April 2, 2020
BoingBoing Past meets present in the retro-inspired Rymek keyboard that pairs with tablets, phones, and monitors
There are few things more satisfying than the clickety-clack of an old keyboard. So old, in fact, that it's really more of a typewriter sound and feel than that of a keyboard. But if you want to enjoy...
12:53 pm GMT - Thu, April 2, 2020
BoingBoing The trailer for the next five episodes of Rick & Morty looks amazing
I'm not a huge fan of the way that a number of networks have been splitting the seasons of their most popular shows, right down the middle. It's one thing to be thrilled and frustrated by an end-of-se...
12:16 pm GMT - Thu, April 2, 2020
BoingBoing Man licks window
I just read this article about conservatives who still think coronavirus is a hoax and are gathering, shaking hands, etc., to stick it to the libs. Then I saw this video of an angry man licking a wind...
11:52 am GMT - Thu, April 2, 2020
BoingBoing Corgi realizes rock is alive
Turbo the corgi had no idea the rock could move. Just so everyone knows the turtle in the video is not a tortoise but in fact an eastern box turtle! Which is actually part of the Terrapene family. Re...
11:38 am GMT - Thu, April 2, 2020
BoingBoing "I am Covid" man jailed after coughing on cop
A man who coughed on a police officer in the UK after declaring "I am Covid" is off to jail for six months, convicted of assaulting an emergency worker.Adam Lewis, 55, told the officer: "I am Covid an...
02:00 am GMT - Thu, April 2, 2020
BoingBoing Babbel's deal on a lifetime of language training is back, just in time for your quarantine
There are plenty of productive ways to spend time while stuck indoors. While its undoubtedly fun to binge all 15 seasons of Supernatural or sink days of playtime into an Overwatch campaign, learning s...
12:18 am GMT - Thu, April 2, 2020
BoingBoing Fountains of Wayne co-founder, Adam Schlesinger, dead of COVID-19
Rolling Stone is reporting that Adam Schlesinger, co-founder of Fountains of Wayne, and a prolific songwriter for film, television, and theater, has died of COVID-10. He was 52-years-old.Schlesinger h...
11:12 pm GMT - Wed, April 1, 2020
BoingBoing Why is everyone suddenly baking bread? I think I know
When I started seeing all of the posts on social media (and here on Boing Boing) about "pandemic baking," it made instant and perfect sense to me. But then, I started seeing people asking "why?" on Fa...
11:12 pm GMT - Wed, April 1, 2020
BoingBoing Another free book for kids- The EMU Club Adventures: Ghostly Thief of Time
Last week, I made the first book in my EMU Club Adventures series, Alien Invasion in My Backyard, available for download for free. And today the second book, Ghostly Thief of Time, is also available f...
08:26 pm GMT - Wed, April 1, 2020
BoingBoing Record week at the box office, and not in a good way
$5,179 was earned last week at the United States box office. Not $5.179m, not $51.79k, but just over five thousand dollars. It's the worst week in history for the American theater industry, due to cor...
08:00 pm GMT - Wed, April 1, 2020
BoingBoing Get this 9-course training bundle on music production, Abletion, Logic Pro X, and more for just $50
If youve ever had any musical aspirations -- or even if your talent extends no further than turning on the radio -- youve probably dreamed the impossible dream. You dream that maybe you could record s...
07:03 pm GMT - Wed, April 1, 2020
BoingBoing Throw away any Zantac you have around
You've probably received spam emails inviting you to join class action lawsuits against the makers of over-the-counter heartburn medicine Zantac (ranitidine) as it contains a likely carcinogen. Today,...
06:24 pm GMT - Wed, April 1, 2020
BoingBoing Video: Behind the scenes of the Astro Boy anime (1963)
Osamu Tezuka's iconic Astro Boy TV series premiered on New Year's Day, 1963. (First episode below.) By some accounts, the cartoon was watched at its most popular point by 40% of Japanese people with a...
06:16 pm GMT - Wed, April 1, 2020
BoingBoing Voice of SpongeBob asked to improvise voices of 5 new characters
It's always great to see a master craftsperson at work. From Vanity Fair: "Watch as Tom Kenny seamlessly improvises the voices to 5 random cartoon characters that he has never seen before. Using his s...
05:47 pm GMT - Wed, April 1, 2020
BoingBoing Apple buys excellent Dark Sky weather app, kills it for Android users
My favorite smartphone weather app is Dark Sky because it has a graph that shows you when it is going to rain, for how hard, and how long. Apple just bought Dark Sky and the first thing they did was p...
05:26 pm GMT - Wed, April 1, 2020
BoingBoing Jazz funerals in the time of do-not-gather
The Brass-A-Holics offer this fantastic rendition of "I'll Fly Away" to help comfort those who can not give their loved ones a proper jazz funeral.I have been in love with jazz funerals since I was a ...
05:26 pm GMT - Wed, April 1, 2020
BoingBoing 'Iran or its proxies are planning a sneak attack on U.S,' tweets Trump
Another day, another round of Trump anxiety-tweets.Iran or its proxies are planning a sneak attack on U.S., the impeached president and noted serial liar tweeted today.Upon information and belief, Ira...
05:21 pm GMT - Wed, April 1, 2020
BoingBoing Good tip for drawstring sweatpants
Good tip pic.twitter.com/GS5mFVom4v— Engineering (@engineeringvids) March 30, 2020This looks like a good way to keep drawstrings from disappearing, as is their wont. Read the rest ...
05:13 pm GMT - Wed, April 1, 2020
BoingBoing "I Wanna Wash My Hands" and "Don't Come Together" by The Bits
Who is the best Hungarian Beatles tribute band? This is a question musicologists have argued about for years, but more than a few agree that The Bits are worthy contendors for the title. Above, a pand...
04:54 pm GMT - Wed, April 1, 2020
BoingBoing This 3D animation shows you what's inside Seattle's famous Space Needle
Ever wonder how the Space Needle's rotating glass floor works? CGI animator extraordinaire Jared Owen gives us an inside look at Seattle's most iconic structure.The Space Needle is located in Seattle ...
04:51 pm GMT - Wed, April 1, 2020
BoingBoing Despite CDC recommendations to the contrary, hate group intends to hold rally
Haters gotta hate right?SPLC:Michael Hill has no intention of letting a global pandemic cancel plans for the League of the Souths annual conference.The 68-year-old Hill, president of the League, poste...
04:31 pm GMT - Wed, April 1, 2020
BoingBoing San Francisco drinks its way thru the pandemic
San Francisco is jamming on the wine deliveries. Unsurprisingly alcohol isn't the greatest thing for your immune system. SFist:Youd be forgiven for blacking out around sundown and not having even noti...
04:24 pm GMT - Wed, April 1, 2020
BoingBoing Social security for all for now
America has no fire drill for economic uncertainty. What is going to happen today, April 1st, in the middle of an unprecedented pandemic, when everyone's rent, mortgages, and bills are due? There is n...
04:23 pm GMT - Wed, April 1, 2020
BoingBoing There was a prototype toy line for the X-rated epic film disaster Caligula (1979)
In 1979, Penthouse founder Bob Guccione produced a big budget feature film about the Roman emperor Caligula starring Maclolm McDowell, Teresa Ann Savoy, Helen Mirren, Peter O'Toole, and John Gielgud. ...
04:23 pm GMT - Wed, April 1, 2020
BoingBoing A prototype toy line for the X-rated epic film disaster Caligula (1979)... April Fool's!
(Yes, this is an April Fool's joke.)In 1979, Penthouse founder Bob Guccione produced a big budget feature film about the Roman emperor Caligula starring Maclolm McDowell, Teresa Ann Savoy, Helen Mirre...
04:00 pm GMT - Wed, April 1, 2020
BoingBoing The Trump administration won't re-open enrollment for Healthcare.gov and the Affordable Care Act
From Politico:President Donald Trump and administration officials recently said they were considering relaunching HealthCare.gov, the federal enrollment site, and insurers said they privately received...
03:49 pm GMT - Wed, April 1, 2020
BoingBoing Undersea telescope seeks out dark matter
More than 125 of these curious soccer ball-sized glass spheres hang near the floor of the Mediterranean Sea. Even though they're deep underwater, they're keeping a constant vigil for neutrinos, partic...
03:18 pm GMT - Wed, April 1, 2020
BoingBoing This animated short about a horse is adorable, existential, and relatable
This is exactly how I've felt while cooped in my house these last few weeks and yes I mean "exactly."The 2-minute film was created by AJ Jeffries, a 3D illustrator and animator based in Norwich in the...
02:57 pm GMT - Wed, April 1, 2020
BoingBoing Watch Sir Patrick Stewart read a Shakespeare sonnet every day
View this post on Instagram #ASonnetADay A post shared by Patrick Stewart (@sirpatstew) on Mar 31, 2020 at 1:06pm PDT "Having spent so much of my life with Shakespeares world, pass...
02:41 pm GMT - Wed, April 1, 2020
BoingBoing Every movie, starring Godzilla
Sean Kaen, @oddnmacabre on Twitter, posed the challenge 'lets make some Godzilla movies!" and the results are unusually amusing due to the one rule: replace 1 word in any movie title with "Godzilla".G...
02:14 pm GMT - Wed, April 1, 2020
BoingBoing 'You've literally got to eat mummy's cooking now.'
Joanna Charlton shared this video of her daughter crying over closed restaurants and delivery food. This 4-year-old girl speaks for all of us. Layla-Rae Charlton was told by her mom that she could no...
01:59 pm GMT - Wed, April 1, 2020
BoingBoing Car crash footage with one of the vehicles digitally removed
This is a compilation of security- and dash-cam footage of auto accidents with one of the vehicles digitally removed, thereby becoming "invisible". It is remarkably creepy and unsettling, like one of ...
01:47 pm GMT - Wed, April 1, 2020
BoingBoing Samuel L Jackson reads "Stay the F at home"
You know what you're gonna get and the master delivers. The recital begins at 6:08.While Jimmy is in quarantine, he checks in with the great Samuel L. Jackson at his home. Sam talks about canceling hi...
01:20 pm GMT - Wed, April 1, 2020
BoingBoing New York prisoners offered $6 an hour to dig mass graves
New York City has offered prisoners personal protective equipment and $6 an hour to dig mass graves, reports Ryan Grim for The Intercept. The best-case scenario suggests 100,000-240,000 dead in the ne...
01:00 pm GMT - Wed, April 1, 2020
BoingBoing Microsoft Excel is still the lifeblood of data analysis and this training bundle breaks it all down
If youre charting the fortunes of a business, one glance at the right columns can instantly detail that companys health. If you want to see their current roster of customers, a spreadsheet can bring t...
12:59 pm GMT - Wed, April 1, 2020
BoingBoing Using colored paper, help a neighbor with "Isolation Communication"
Nova Scotia resident Glynis Mullen shared a simple, but brilliant, way that we can all employ to look out for our neighbors in real life, "Our neighbour is older and lives alone so I gave her three co...
12:45 pm GMT - Wed, April 1, 2020
BoingBoing Mountain Goats have taken over a small Welsh town while humans are in quarantine
Not to be confused with the band the Mountain Goats (who should also take over more small Welsh towns), these hoofed mammals stormed the streets of Llandudno. While the 20,000 people in this seaside t...
02:00 am GMT - Wed, April 1, 2020
BoingBoing Take a virtual visit to Napa - with very real sips of wine
For wine lovers around the world, it's all about discovery. Once they get a taste for the grape, oenophiles are rarely satisfied with even the most carefully curated, go-to vintages. There's always a ...
10:35 pm GMT - Tue, March 31, 2020
BoingBoing Cory Doctorow reads the author's note from his third Little Brother book, Attack Surface
From Cory's awesome Pluralistic website, a post about the latest episode of his podcast, in which he reads the author's note from Attack Surface, his third Little Brother book.My latest podcast is a r...
10:14 pm GMT - Tue, March 31, 2020
BoingBoing Annalee Newitz looks at the Great Plague of London and 17th century social distancing
Annalee Newitz has a piece in The New York Times about the "Great Plague" of London (1665-1666)--the last outbreak of bubonic plague in England--which ended up taking the lives of almost a quarter of ...
09:19 pm GMT - Tue, March 31, 2020
BoingBoing A virtual fireside chat with Erik Davis, Dennis McKenna, and the premiere of a never-released Terence McKenna lecture at Esalen Institute, 1989
Boing Boing pal Erik Davis will be joining Dennis McKenna (Terence's brother) on April 3rd for an online screening and virtual chat centered on a previously unseen lecture that Terence McKenna deliver...
09:04 pm GMT - Tue, March 31, 2020
BoingBoing What Steve Forte can do with a pack of cards borders the unbelievable
When watching a magician perform some card tricks, it's a legitimate question to ask: "Would you be able to cheat at a card game?" Most performers will smirk and wink, implying they could. Truth is: t...
09:04 pm GMT - Tue, March 31, 2020
BoingBoing What Steve Forte can do with a pack of cards borders on the unbelievable
When watching a magician perform some card tricks, it's a legitimate question to ask: "Would you be able to cheat at a card game?" Most performers will smirk and wink, implying they could. Truth is: t...
08:36 pm GMT - Tue, March 31, 2020
BoingBoing Listen: 1991's 'This Is Ponderous' by 2nu
'...and the horns kicked in..." Read the rest ...
08:29 pm GMT - Tue, March 31, 2020
BoingBoing Can you solve the "artist's dilemma" problem?
I found this puzzle in a book I've had since I was a kid:Simply put, your task is to draw the figure at the right without crossing a line, without taking your pencil from the paper and without retraci...
08:00 pm GMT - Tue, March 31, 2020
BoingBoing These toys and games can keep the kids busy while youre all trapped inside
These toys and games can keep the kids busy while youre all trapped inside.As rough as all this time cooped up inside the house is on us adults, its even worse for kids. All that borderline maniacal e...
07:20 pm GMT - Tue, March 31, 2020
BoingBoing Outstanding, free, and far-out music stream from Aquarium Drunkard
Aquarium Drunkard is an incredible audio hub of reviews, podcasts, features, interviews, and sessions sure to please all crate diggers, outr musicologists, fringe culture fanatics, and deep music geek...
06:47 pm GMT - Tue, March 31, 2020
BoingBoing The Elements: A Visual Exploration of Every Known Atom in the Universe
We've covered Theodore Gray on Boing Boing a lot, and for good reason -- he's amazing. His Mad Science book was filled with spectacularly fun science experiments, he built a Periodic Table table with ...
06:27 pm GMT - Tue, March 31, 2020
BoingBoing Max Barry on how science fiction prepares us for the apocalypse
I greatly enjoyed Max Barry's 2013 novel Lexicon (Cory loved it, too -- here's his review). Barry has a new novel that came out today from Putnam, called Providence, which I started reading. It's a sp...
06:22 pm GMT - Tue, March 31, 2020
BoingBoing Kinky medical role play and fetish supplier donates scrubs to hospital
MedFetUK, a UK fetish company that deals in medical supplies and equipment for sex play has donated its supply of scrubs to a National Health Service hospital. It was just a few sets, because we dont ...
05:52 pm GMT - Tue, March 31, 2020
BoingBoing Watch the wonderful Wizard of Oz cartoon that predated the classic film
Directed by Canadian-American filmmaker Ted Eshbaugh, this "Wizard of Oz" cartoon from 1933 predated the classic Hollywood movie by six years. From Wikipedia:The story is credited to "Col. Frank Baum....
05:42 pm GMT - Tue, March 31, 2020
BoingBoing In 1889, a dam failure sent a disastrous flood descending on Johnstown, Pennsylvania
In 1889, a dam failed in southwestern Pennsylvania, sending 20 million tons of water down an industrialized valley toward the unsuspecting city of Johnstown. In this week's episode of the Futility Clo...
05:41 pm GMT - Tue, March 31, 2020
BoingBoing Shut in Sounds: Warren ZevonSplendid Isolation
It's been an anthem for cheeky introverts and hermits, for years. Now, it belongs to us all. Read the rest ...
05:38 pm GMT - Tue, March 31, 2020
BoingBoing Building 15 fun projects and games is truly Python training, the fun way
Python is everywhere. Just look under the hood of virtually every major tech player of the 21st century and youre likely to find a whole lot of Python-based coding language staring back at you. Case i...
05:37 pm GMT - Tue, March 31, 2020
BoingBoing Pandemic sourdough: baking this loaf of bread made me so happy
Read the first post in our series on making your own sourdough starter and bread. The third loaf of bread with my new-to-the-pandemic sourdough starter was a pleasure to bake.Putting this loaf of brea...
05:31 pm GMT - Tue, March 31, 2020
BoingBoing Astonishingly weird video of AI-generated facial expressions mapped to music
AI artist Mario Klingemann used Generative Adversarial Networks (GANs), one of the primary techniques to create deepfake videos, to make this incredible, unsettling, and wonderful video that facial ex...
05:30 pm GMT - Tue, March 31, 2020
BoingBoing Jack Black's awesome stay-at-home dance
Jack Black's energetic performance put a smile on my face. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Jack Black (@jackblack) on Mar 29, 2020 at 5:31pm PDT Read the rest ...
05:09 pm GMT - Tue, March 31, 2020
BoingBoing Are you sufficiently wealthy and interesting to stay in this luxy pandemic retreat
This is satire, right?Harbor is a community of makers, thinkers, and doers that can become your sanctuary. Harbor will give you an opportunity to meet, mingle, and collaborate with some of the brighte...
05:04 pm GMT - Tue, March 31, 2020
BoingBoing Fantastic short film of overlapping stock footage
Donato Sansone created this fantastic experimental video "Concatenation," a word I just learned is defined as "a series of interconnected things or events." Sound design by Enrico Ascoli.(via Waxy) Re...
04:25 pm GMT - Tue, March 31, 2020
BoingBoing xkcd's funny comic told from a coronavirus's point of view
This time, the viruses thought they'd come up with the perfect way to spread, but humans are outwitting them again. Read the rest ...
04:09 pm GMT - Tue, March 31, 2020
BoingBoing Drone flyovers of New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Seattle
Vice shot drone video of the nearly deserted streets of New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Seattle. I live LA's San Fernando Valley, and when I walk in the hills I still see plenty of cars drivi...
03:03 pm GMT - Tue, March 31, 2020
BoingBoing Trump tweets of 'decades long awaited Infrastructure Bill,' which is 'VERY BIG & BOLD, Two Trillion Dollars'
Well, it's Infrastructure Week again, America. He's clearly losing it.Impeached president Donald John Trump, on the day of the highest coronavirus death toll yet in America, is tweeting his degenerati...
02:35 pm GMT - Tue, March 31, 2020
BoingBoing Where's my Juul
Full Tac and Lil' Mariko's Where's My Juul is a funny song and video from the before time, going viral again due to its thematic relevance to people slowly going bonkers at home. The tiktok lipsync be...
02:03 pm GMT - Tue, March 31, 2020
BoingBoing 20th Century Fox theme performed on spatula and scrambled tofu
Alex Becker (juniperiz on TikTok) performs a classic movie moment with his spatula while cooking dinner. Perfectly executed. @juniperiz ##foryou ##foryoupage ##fyp ##soundon ##tofu Tofu intro - ale...
01:39 pm GMT - Tue, March 31, 2020
BoingBoing Tokyo records highest number of new coronavirus cases in a single day
Pressure for lockdown in Japan is building, as Tokyo recorded the most coronavirus cases in a single day.Japans capital recorded more than 70 new coronavirus infections on Tuesday, its highest total i...
01:30 pm GMT - Tue, March 31, 2020
BoingBoing The Quaranzine, a collaborative Instagram zine documenting life and thoughts during COVID-19
More wonderful art creation in the face of the fear and fuckery of COVID-19. View this post on Instagram March 30 / @louiegilotA post shared by The Quaranzine (@the_quaranzine) on Mar 30, 2020 at...
01:30 pm GMT - Tue, March 31, 2020
BoingBoing Dolly Parton is going to start reading us bedtime stories starting on April 2nd
Pangalactic goddess of love, mercy, and big hair, Dolly Parton, is going to start reading us all bedtime stories, beginning on April 2nd (7pm EDT). Weekly, Dolly will be reading selections from her Im...
01:29 pm GMT - Tue, March 31, 2020
BoingBoing Everyday objects up close
An relaxing compendium of macro photos of everday objects such as eggs, leaves and donuts, except for the loud reality-TV "zooming in" sound effect that makes you think Gordon is about to start shriek...
01:29 pm GMT - Tue, March 31, 2020
BoingBoing Russian doctor who met Putin last week has coronavirus, state TV reports
Everything is okay, the RIA news agency reports. Seems legit.The doctor who hosted Russian President Vladimir Putin's tour of the main coronavirus hospital in Moscow last week has himself been diagnos...
01:24 pm GMT - Tue, March 31, 2020
BoingBoing More deaths now in U.S. from coronavirus than 9/11 terror attacks
The coronavirus has now killed more Americans than the 9/11 terror attacks.Public health officials and state and city officials throughout America tell us we should brace ourselves for the death toll ...
01:15 pm GMT - Tue, March 31, 2020
BoingBoing Hungary: Coronavirus law lets PM Viktor Orbn rule by decree, threatens 5 years in prison for 'misinformation' spreaders
Hungary has passed a coronavirus response law that gives sweeping powers to the government. Prime Minister Viktor Orbn can now rule by decree, and there are jail terms of up to five years for anyone a...
01:04 pm GMT - Tue, March 31, 2020
BoingBoing Toddler, 4 more injured at coronavirus party shooting in Philadelphia
Police say 2-year-old boy taken to hospital in critical condition after being shot in the back...
01:02 pm GMT - Tue, March 31, 2020
BoingBoing Florida Pastor arrested after encouraging people to come to church in person during the coronavirus lockdown
To pastor Rodney Howard-Browne, the head of Revival Ministries International, telling people not to infect each other with a potentially deadly virus is a "First Amendment threat" to Christian ministr...
01:00 pm GMT - Tue, March 31, 2020
BoingBoing That home office may be your office for a while. These accessories can bring it to life.
There are definite benefits to the whole work from home thing. The commute is a breeze. The dress code is supremely casual. And your boss has to work a lot harder to actually find you.Despite the joys...
12:55 pm GMT - Tue, March 31, 2020
BoingBoing Zoom shares your information with Facebook, lawsuit says
In the coronavirus pandemic, one app reigns supreme: Zoom, the video-conferencing app that allows you to easily add individuals or groups for informal chats or business meetings. Many teachers are usi...
12:23 pm GMT - Tue, March 31, 2020
BoingBoing The US government just "disestablished" a Native American reservation
From WBUR:The federal Bureau of Indian Affairs told the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe on Friday that the tribe's reservation will be "disestablished" and its land taken out of trust, per an order from Secre...
12:21 pm GMT - Tue, March 31, 2020
BoingBoing Harbor, a castellated abbey for the rich to flee the pandemic
Harbor.im is a California "retreat" for rich people to escape the coronavirus pandemic. Ride out the crisis while enjoying daily yoga and breathwork, pool parties and COVID-19 testing "when available"...
12:01 pm GMT - Tue, March 31, 2020
BoingBoing Examining the impact of coronavirus on climate change
Professor Katharine Hayhoe is one of the leading voices on climate action in North America. In the most recent episode of her Global Weirding webseries the second in a two-part series she discusses ...
12:00 pm GMT - Tue, March 31, 2020
BoingBoing Check out these posters from a better world where we got a Lando Calrissian STAR WARS-spin-off trilogy
Peter Stults is a New York-based graphic designer and illustrator who has used his quarantine productively: by designing movie posters for an imagined Lando Calrissian spin-off trilogy.During quaranti...
11:37 am GMT - Tue, March 31, 2020
BoingBoing Snowden's Box: the incredible, illuminating story of the journey of Snowden's hard drive
Dave Maharidge is a journalist and J-school professor who is dear old friends with the muckracking, outstanding political documentarian Laura Poitras. Jessica Bruder (previously) is a a writer and J-s...
11:31 am GMT - Tue, March 31, 2020
BoingBoing The New New Yorker
Tom the Dancing Bug, IN WHICH is presented The New New Yorker...
02:00 am GMT - Tue, March 31, 2020
BoingBoing Need help mellowing out lately? These meditation apps might calm you down
If youre routinely prone to being stressed out, hurried or generally made out-of-sorts by the hectic pace of the world and life changes, then...yikes. We dont envy what you must be going through these...