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08:00 pm GMT - Sat, May 30, 2020
BoingBoing Save over 90% on a 2-year subscription to Iconscout's unlimited icons plan
When you see that curved arrow on the side of a cardboard box, you instantly know that box came from Amazon. The unfurled rainbow feathers of a peacock immediately scream NBC. And a partially eaten pi...
04:21 pm GMT - Sat, May 30, 2020
BoingBoing Fellow brushes his teeth during Japanese noise music concert by Merzbow
As Japanese musician Masami Akita (aka Merzbow) performs live in Taipei in 2013, one concertgoer shows that enjoying noise music does not preclude one from practicing good dental hygiene. Full clip be...
01:00 pm GMT - Sat, May 30, 2020
BoingBoing Get the wireless recharging power battery that looks just like a Walkman
Call it retro. Call it a throwback. Even call it kitsch. But the 80s are still a singular time in pop culture history. From Ghostbusters and Back to the Future to your neighborhood arcade and the Atar...
12:44 pm GMT - Sat, May 30, 2020
BoingBoing iPad looks great in an SE/30 case
At Reddit, mtietje posted this remarkable photo of their lockdown project: an iPad stand made using an old Macintosh SE/30. The display size is perfect for the 9.7" iPad, and now that iPadOS can use m...
12:22 pm GMT - Sat, May 30, 2020
BoingBoing Footage shows Louisville police shooting pepper rounds at news crew
In the footage below, broadcast live by an NBC affiliate and posted to Twitter by Guthrie Graves-Fitzsimmons, a news crew moves into the street near a line of riot police. Protestors are not nearby in...
12:03 pm GMT - Sat, May 30, 2020
BoingBoing Supreme Court rejects church lockdown exemption
The Supreme Court ruled friday that lockdown rules during the Covid-19 pandemic do not place an unconstitutional burden on free speech. The court's four liberals were joined by chief justice John Robe...
11:41 am GMT - Sat, May 30, 2020
BoingBoing Deep Spock
Jarkan deepfaked Leonard Nimoy into the 2009 Star Trek movie, replacing Zachary Quinto in the scene where he meets an older version of himself from a parallel universe. This is surely going to be ente...
02:00 am GMT - Sat, May 30, 2020
BoingBoing Kickstart your freelance career with the help of these online classes
With millions out of work, the global economy in a sharp recession, and legitimate fears for the future abound, you might think this is absolutely the worst time to strike out on your own and be your ...
11:09 pm GMT - Fri, May 29, 2020
BoingBoing Protesters shut down I-35 freeway in Minneapolis
Protests over the police killing of George Floyd continue in Minneapolis tonight, in defiance of a curfew imposed by the mayor. Protesters have now overtaken the westbound interstate 35 freeway in Min...
10:56 pm GMT - Fri, May 29, 2020
BoingBoing Donald Trump campaign resumes in-person fundraisers in June. What COVID-19?
One Trump fundraising event in Dallas next month has a price tag of $580,600 per couple.Impeached president Donald Trump is scheduled to headline in-person fundraisers as early as June, which would b...
10:20 pm GMT - Fri, May 29, 2020
BoingBoing Why is Customs and Border Protection flying a Predator drone over Minneapolis?
Buzzfeed News reporters obtained the explanation offered by United States Department of Homeland Security's CBP to congressional staffers who asked why it decided to fly a Predator Drone over Minnea...
10:05 pm GMT - Fri, May 29, 2020
BoingBoing Trump claims he didn't know racist origin of his 'when the looting starts, the shooting starts' tweet (and WH retweet)
Donald Trump on Friday afternoon claimed to be completely ignorant of the racist history of the phrase 'when the looting starts, the shooting starts,' which he tweeted, and the White House retweeted,...
09:19 pm GMT - Fri, May 29, 2020
BoingBoing Chicago mayor Lori Lightfoot has 2 words for Donald Trump: 'It starts with F and ends with U'
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot has had it with Donald Trump's bullshit threats of violence against Americans."Being black in America should not be a death sentence," she said at a press conference today...
09:15 pm GMT - Fri, May 29, 2020
BoingBoing This tiny model of a big IBM 1401 computer from 1959 is so great
You'll never guess how much the computer originally cost.Scratch build, no 3D printing allowed here!Amazing work by IMGURian 6502b, a painstakingly accurate scale model of an IBM 1401 computer, in te...
09:02 pm GMT - Fri, May 29, 2020
BoingBoing Here's what Facebook employees are saying about Zuckerberg's decision not to remove Trump's threats of violence
If we fail the test case here, history will not judge us kindly.Leaked internal Facebook posts reveal that Facebook employees are horrified that Mark Zuckerberg and C-suite executives refuse to remove...
08:49 pm GMT - Fri, May 29, 2020
BoingBoing Minneapolis Mayor declares curfew after protests over impunity in George Floyd killing
The Mayor of Minneapolis, Jacob Frey, has declared a curfew for the city following protests over impunity in the killing of George Floyd.An 8 p.m. curfew imposed by the mayor late Friday will extend t...
08:42 pm GMT - Fri, May 29, 2020
BoingBoing Trump says he's ending U.S. relationship with WHO, president is promptly trashed by AMA
Impeached President Donald Trump announced on a Friday afternoon in the middle of a pandemic that has killed more than 100,000 that he is terminating the relationship between the United States and the...
08:27 pm GMT - Fri, May 29, 2020
BoingBoing Investigation into TikTok as risk to U.S. children's privacy urged by 4 U.S. senators
The letter from 4 senators was addressed to Zhang Yiming, founder and CEO of TikTok owner ByteDance. ...
08:00 pm GMT - Fri, May 29, 2020
BoingBoing This brush set enlists your power drill in the war on germs and dirt
For years, dirty countertops, appliances, or bathroom fixtures were just kind of gross. But unkempt corners of your kitchen and bathroom arent just a sign of laziness anymore. Now, theyre a potential ...
07:47 pm GMT - Fri, May 29, 2020
BoingBoing Watch: SpaceX prototype Starship rocket just exploded in a big fireball
RIP Starship SN4 https://t.co/klPMtZHxjW pic.twitter.com/hrrElBXmSC— Chris B - NSF (@NASASpaceflight) May 29, 2020SpaceX's Starship SN4 prototype launch vehicle just exploded in a huge fireball ...
07:13 pm GMT - Fri, May 29, 2020
BoingBoing Impressive four minute mash-up of 50 music videos from 1988
The Hood Internet cut up bits of 50+ music videos from 1988 and mashed them into a four minute video. It would make the perfect soundtrack to a montage of 80s movie montages.(via Laughing Squid) Read ...
07:02 pm GMT - Fri, May 29, 2020
BoingBoing Florida man spent 24 hours vandalizing high school in the nude
Miramar, Florida police arrested Matthew Crandall, 21, for allegedly breaking into Miramar High School and smashing up the place. He wore only a hat and headphones as he destroyed computers and TVs an...
06:08 pm GMT - Fri, May 29, 2020
BoingBoing Cop who killed George Floyd arrested
Derek Chauvin, the cop who killed George Floyd, was arrested today and taken into custody. The arrest follows three days of growing unrest in Minneapolis, where Floyd, suspected of passing a fake $20 ...
04:52 pm GMT - Fri, May 29, 2020
BoingBoing Troop of monkeys attack lab assistant, steal COVID-19 samples
The badly written dystopian fiction that is our global pandemic continues.Sky News:A gang of monkeys attacked a laboratory assistant and escaped with a batch of coronavirus blood test samples, it has ...
04:43 pm GMT - Fri, May 29, 2020
BoingBoing How to cook a steak from frozen in 30 minutes
I have long been a fan of pan-searing steaks and finishing their roast in the oven. Previously, I'd either thaw the steaks in the fridge overnight or I would sous vide them instead of using the oven, ...
02:07 pm GMT - Fri, May 29, 2020
BoingBoing $350 USB stick claiming to block 5G is just a cheap thumbdrive
A $350 USB device claiming to block 5G radio signals is just a cheap unbranded thumbdrive, report security researchers. The makers of the 5GBioShield claim their USB stick can block electrical waves t...
01:30 pm GMT - Fri, May 29, 2020
BoingBoing Husky doesn't want to hear it
"Yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah. YEAH YEAH YEAHYEAHYEAHYEAH" — Blue the husky. Read the rest ...
01:15 pm GMT - Fri, May 29, 2020
BoingBoing Joe Scarborough in WaPo Op-Ed: The slimy tsunami of bilge spewing from President Trump is hurting innocent people
It's easy to become inured to Trump's ceaseless depravity, which is why I'm glad I read Joe Scarborough's Op-Ed in The Washington Post about Trump's sociopathic obsession about a false story that is c...
01:00 pm GMT - Fri, May 29, 2020
BoingBoing This solar charger works anywhere to power up your devices in just minutes
Hunting around for an outlet or a power battery when youre trying to charge your phone or tablet is always an annoyance. But when youre out in the world hiking or camping or traveling, finding an outl...
01:00 pm GMT - Fri, May 29, 2020
BoingBoing Venture Kapitalist Karen loses his lease after complaining that black men were in an office building gym
a group of young black entrepreneurs have owned a office building in uptown minneapolis for over a year& got racially profiled at the private gym todaysmh pic.twitter.com/iKmAuW5Tli— nisa (@...
01:00 pm GMT - Fri, May 29, 2020
BoingBoing Twitter hides Trump tweet calling for "THUGS" to be shot
Twitter last night hid one of President Trump's tweet behind a warning, saying that it broke the company's policy against glorifying violence. In the tweet, Trump branded protestors in Minneapolis 'TH...
01:00 pm GMT - Fri, May 29, 2020
BoingBoing Drone filmmaker captures Children's Fairyland from the view of a flying fairy and it's downright magical
There's still magic in the world, as evidenced by this fairy's-eye view of Children's Fairyland, that charming 70-year-old storybook theme park in Oakland, California.You might remember that when I'm ...
12:45 pm GMT - Fri, May 29, 2020
BoingBoing John Waters gives an in-quarantine, green-screened commencement speech
John Waters was slated to give the New York's School of Visual Arts' commencement speech at Radio City Music Hall. Instead, he gave a different version of that keynote in front of a green screen, quar...
12:41 pm GMT - Fri, May 29, 2020
BoingBoing Minneapolis ablaze after prosecutor suggests no crime was committed by cops who killed George Floyd
Fires rage in Minneapolis after the killing of George Floyd, an unarmed black man, by local cop Derek Chauvin.Though four officers were immediately fired, local prosecutor Mike Freeman said that there...
12:30 pm GMT - Fri, May 29, 2020
BoingBoing Astronaut shows what happens when you drop a hammer and feather at the same time on the moon
Astronaut David Scott re-created, in 1971 during the Apollo 15 mission, Galileo's "falling bodies" experiment by dropping a hammer and feather on the moon at the same time. Simply, both fell at the sa...
12:17 pm GMT - Fri, May 29, 2020
BoingBoing The cop who killed George Floyd has a long record of police brutality
A 46-year old black man named George Floyd was killed by police in Minneapolis on Monday, May 25, 2020. A police officer named Derek Chauvin kneeled on Floyd's neck, after vaguely accusing him of forg...
03:00 am GMT - Fri, May 29, 2020
BoingBoing With Learnable, learning to code doesnt have to turn your brain into a pretzel
Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever Mahatma GandhiOf all the skills you feel like you should probably know, yet likely dont, coding might be one of the most inti...
12:45 am GMT - Fri, May 29, 2020
BoingBoing Men hired to tie up and tickle client break into wrong house
Two men hired to break into their client's house, menace him with machetes, tie him up, then tickle him with a broom, have been acquitted of armed break-in after hitting the wrong address. The unsuspe...
10:00 pm GMT - Thu, May 28, 2020
BoingBoing Learn how to utilize Amazon's FBA services with these training classes
Even though it feels like Amazon is a singular retail juggernaut crushing everybody else, you might be surprised to learn that half of Amazons $280 billion in revenue last year came from third-party s...
06:03 pm GMT - Thu, May 28, 2020
BoingBoing The wonderful Flair felt tip pen
Paper Mate introduced the Flair felt tip pen in the 1960s. I liked them when I was a kid because the lines were so clean and you could vary the line width. I kind of forgot about them until I was at M...
05:48 pm GMT - Thu, May 28, 2020
BoingBoing Driver does a back-up-of-shame on narrow mountain road
Thought you were smarter than a queue? Enjoy the shame!The video does not show the circumstances that led up to this situation, in which a driver is backing up from oncoming traffic on a narrow mounta...
05:46 pm GMT - Thu, May 28, 2020
BoingBoing Giant 3D topographical wood map of Westeros ('Game of Thrones') made by a cartographer
Wow. This is a thing of great beauty. A giant 3D topographic wood map of Westeros, the world of Game of Thrones, by IMGURian @ARUNK55. It's 60"x35".The maker, @ArunK55, explains:I am a maker/engineer/...
05:34 pm GMT - Thu, May 28, 2020
BoingBoing Woman's toaster oven caught on fire, Whirlpool told her to take it up with a company in China
Valerie Hammond was cooking a roast in her KitchenAid toaster oven when she smelled something burning, reports CBC. She discovered that the toaster oven had caught fire, causing smoke and fire damage ...
05:30 pm GMT - Thu, May 28, 2020
BoingBoing Still thinking about a bidet? This attachable unit could easily solve your TP problems for good
Amidst all the deadly serious concern and fallout from our global battle against COVID-19, youve likely been forced to confront more than a few moments that you never expected to face.And you likely n...
05:30 pm GMT - Thu, May 28, 2020
BoingBoing Postcard mailed to Americans to boast of Trumps role in stimulus checks cost $28 million
A postcard mailer that went out all American homes to highlight President Donald Trumps role in the stimulus check program cost the government $28 million. Which means it cost us $28 million.The taxpa...
05:17 pm GMT - Thu, May 28, 2020
BoingBoing Teen Vogue: How to safely and ethically film police misconduct
Teen Vogue posted a useful guide for what to do and what not to do when videotaping police.5. Try to provide evidence that your footage is realIn an era of fake news and rampant misinformation online,...
05:16 pm GMT - Thu, May 28, 2020
BoingBoing 'A riot is the language of the unheard.' Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King
Three years after "I Have a Dream" and the March on Washington, the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King spoke with Mike Wallace of CBS News about change within the Civil Rights movement.Excerpt: I cont...
05:03 pm GMT - Thu, May 28, 2020
BoingBoing Forklift mishap annoys man
I felt sorry for this fellow, whose minor forklift mishap creates a domino effect that sends everything sprawling to the floor. But the perfect cartoon-farmer hat-stomping reaction deserves full marks...
04:55 pm GMT - Thu, May 28, 2020
BoingBoing Exhaustive tour of video game bathrooms
It's been four years since Cory posted a supercut of video game bathrooms, but the industry hasn't been slacking since. Curious Reviewers posted a series collecting the typically revolting, sometimes ...
04:52 pm GMT - Thu, May 28, 2020
BoingBoing Trump targets individual Twitter employee with threats, on Twitter
Donald Trump is threatening a Twitter employee, on Twitter, just after Jack Dorsey tweeted to leave his employees out of this. The drama continues. Here's the tweet.Quite a twofer. Disinformation abou...
04:41 pm GMT - Thu, May 28, 2020
BoingBoing At least 12 states inflated coronavirus testing count or deflated deaths
Test counts inflated, death tolls deflated, metrics shifted....
04:37 pm GMT - Thu, May 28, 2020
BoingBoing Miniature magnetic marble track
Enjoy Daniel de Bruin's wonderfully-produced video of a miniature marble machine being made from a) exactingly precise stuff from the workshop parts drawer, b) a Pruser Mini 3D printer, and c) a lot ...
04:32 pm GMT - Thu, May 28, 2020
BoingBoing COVID-19 grows in Los Angeles's poorer communities
The LA Times has observed that COVID-19 infection rates are falling in wealthier enclaves while gaining traction in poorer communities.Denser living conditions, higher populations of 'essential' worke...
04:29 pm GMT - Thu, May 28, 2020
BoingBoing 'No mask - No entry.' Cuomo to sign law allowing NY businesses to deny entry to anyone without a mask
You dont want to wear a mask fine, but you dont have a right to go into that store if that store owner doesnt want you to. NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo...
04:07 pm GMT - Thu, May 28, 2020
BoingBoing Useful wall-mount thread checker
In this Cool Tools video, Sean Michael Ragan reviews a wall-mounted thread-checker - a handy thread verifier for nuts and bolts.It measures 3" wide by 39" tall, and, like the original version, feature...
04:00 pm GMT - Thu, May 28, 2020
BoingBoing Good demonstration of a computer that runs on marbles
The Action Lab Man introduces binary arithmetic when demonstrating the cool Turning Tumble marble-powered computer. Read the rest ...
03:47 pm GMT - Thu, May 28, 2020
BoingBoing What are "phantom traffic jams" and how can technology get rid of them?
Stop-and-go waves of dense freeway traffic can flow backward for miles. This TED-Ed video explains the phenomenon of "phantom traffic jams" and shows how self-driving cars that are aware of the traffi...
03:43 pm GMT - Thu, May 28, 2020
BoingBoing Read the text of Trump's draft Executive Order about Social Media
After Trump threw a tantrum over Twitter doing the bare-minimum to fact-check his deliberately misleading tweets, Trump announced plans to sign an Executive Order that forces social media to "protect"...
03:39 pm GMT - Thu, May 28, 2020
BoingBoing The Lincoln Project targets 'Rich' Mitch McConnell
The Lincoln Project has dedicated a video to Kentucky's US Senator Mitch McConnell. They highlight his history of self-enrichment and failure to help Kentucky out much. Read the rest ...
02:56 pm GMT - Thu, May 28, 2020
BoingBoing Tony Hawk's first skateboard is now in the Smithsonian
Tony Hawk first learned to ride a skateboard in 1979 when he was 11 years old. The board was the 1975 Bahne pictured above. Now, that board is in the collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of A...
02:48 pm GMT - Thu, May 28, 2020
BoingBoing Flying turtle smashes through Georgia driver's windshield
Latonya Lark wrote on Facebook:My prior delimer... Mr Turtle was found at fault but he did not have insurance. He got escorted to the Wildlife reserve, I got stuck with the bill. So beware Savannah of...
02:40 pm GMT - Thu, May 28, 2020
BoingBoing Watch: How to build your own Nintendo Switch
Seattle maker Brennen Johnston wanted his friends to play Animal Crossing with him but they couldn't get their hands on a Nintendo Switch, a scarce commodity amid COVID-19 lockdowns. Enraged by the pr...
02:26 pm GMT - Thu, May 28, 2020
BoingBoing Ford police SUV heats its interior to 133 degrees to kill COVID-19
Ford is testing new software for its Police Interceptor Utility Vehicles that heats the vehicle's interior to 133 degrees for 15 minutes to kill COVID-19. Ideally, this happens when nobody is inside t...
02:06 pm GMT - Thu, May 28, 2020
BoingBoing Here's what's in Trump's executive order against social media companies
Today, Trump will announce his executive order against social media companies, the day after Twitter added a fact-checking note to two of Trump's misleading tweets. Surprising nobody, Trump's draft or...
01:54 pm GMT - Thu, May 28, 2020
BoingBoing NASA astronaut Bob Behnken launched his own rocket on the eve of his historic trip to space that was scrubbed yesterday
On Tuesday evening, the night before NASA astronaut Bob Behnken was set to launch into orbit about a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket and Crew Dragon capsule, he launched his own rocket from Florida's Atlantic ...
01:48 pm GMT - Thu, May 28, 2020
BoingBoing Color in your favorite hard rockers with these Kerrang! cover coloring books
If you're looking for more quarantine activities for yourself,or your kids, or something to do together! the British rock magazineKerrang! is now offering coloring book variants of some of their cov...
12:48 pm GMT - Thu, May 28, 2020
BoingBoing Listen to the original NPR radio drama adaptations of the first STAR WARS trilogy
In my 90s childhoodStar Wars obsession, I remember hearing a lot about the fabled NPR radio drama adaptations (read: "podcast") of the original trilogy. They were supposed to be canonical, in-as-much ...
11:49 am GMT - Thu, May 28, 2020
BoingBoing A bleakly touching webcomic compares our apocalyptic fantasies to the real experience of coronavirus quarantine
Nate Powell is the writer and artist behind About Face, a brilliant webcomic about America's obsession with fascist fashion. His latest comic,Hide Out, is less of a macro-scale political analysis, and...
01:07 am GMT - Thu, May 28, 2020
BoingBoing Topography of U.S. states in ridgeline (Joy Division 'Unknown Pleasures') style
IMGURian @KRANKARTA6 did an awesome topography visualization project in the "Ridgeline Style" that reminds us of the album cover for Joy Division's classic LP 'Unknown Pleasures.'USA states' topograph...
12:56 am GMT - Thu, May 28, 2020
BoingBoing Zoom Last Supper
I don't know who made this, but it's pretty great.[via IMGUR] Read the rest ...
12:42 am GMT - Thu, May 28, 2020
BoingBoing Trump to sign social media executive order, after lashing out at Twitter
Always an aggrieved victim, isn't he.Donald Trump got super mad when Twitter added a little fact-checking note on a couple of his bogus 'voter fraud' disinformation tweets. Next, Trump threatened tth...
12:30 am GMT - Thu, May 28, 2020
BoingBoing Arizona AG sues Google over claims Android user location data was collected even when digital tracking off
Mark Brnovich (R) sued Google on Wednesday, alleging violation of user privacy.Arizona's state Attorney General is suing Google over claims the company collected Android users' location data even whe...
08:41 pm GMT - Wed, May 27, 2020
BoingBoing Members of Flaming Lips and Los Lobos score Cecil B. DeMille's The Ten Commandments (1923)
During Passover last month, I posted about 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 wat...
08:24 pm GMT - Wed, May 27, 2020
BoingBoing U.S. Covid-19 death toll passes 100,000
The U.S. death toll of those killed by Covid19 passed 100,000 today, according to The New York Times. Johns Hopkins' tracker, which does not include U.S. deaths aboard cruise ships, placed the death t...
06:22 pm GMT - Wed, May 27, 2020
BoingBoing Easy Electronics book is an excellent introduction to electronics
Charles Platt's growing series of electronics books are the best I've come across. He explains concepts very clearly, and his illustrations are excellent. His latest book in the series is called Easy ...
06:01 pm GMT - Wed, May 27, 2020
BoingBoing White venture capitalist sees black men in shared office building gym, calls 911
a group of young black entrepreneurs have owned a office building in uptown minneapolis for over a year& got racially profiled at the private gym todaysmh pic.twitter.com/iKmAuW5Tli— nisa (@...
05:50 pm GMT - Wed, May 27, 2020
BoingBoing Three young brothers made a black widow spider bite them, hoped to become Spider-Man
In Chayanta, Bolivia, three brothers, ages 12, 10 and 8, came upon a black widow spider while herding goats. They poked at the spider until it bit each of them. Why? They hoped to become Spider-Man. A...
05:34 pm GMT - Wed, May 27, 2020
BoingBoing The Man Who Knew Too Much! Why China murdered its own ambassador, in this weeks highly dubious tabloids
For insightful geopolitical analysis of international affairs, where else would you turn but the National Enquirer?...
05:27 pm GMT - Wed, May 27, 2020
BoingBoing KontrolFreek's gaming gear cleaner is great for phones, monitors and laptops too
KontrolFreek's CleanFreek foaming cleaner keeps my monitor, controller and iPhone sparkling.CleanFreek's foam leaves no residue or streaking on my cherished 1440p monitor. The grubby kid hand-stains l...
05:22 pm GMT - Wed, May 27, 2020
BoingBoing Father's mind is blown when he learns he is going to have triplets
In this video we see a woman hand her husband a folder with her pregnancy ultrasound results. The husband is in their car with his smiling adorable baby son in his lap. As the husband goes through the...
05:20 pm GMT - Wed, May 27, 2020
BoingBoing Watch this impressive Lego tapas factory crank out a steady stream of snacks
The Lego masters at The Brick Wall built this fantastic contraption to crank out tapas. Technical details:19 Lego PF motors5 BuWizz Bricks4 weeks of hard work Read the rest ...
04:42 pm GMT - Wed, May 27, 2020
BoingBoing LG Poland ad showcases phone's ability to take stealth upskirt photos
Phone company LG Poland apologized for its TikTok video ad depicting a man taking photos of a woman in a skirt as she ascends a staircase.From Android Authority:LG Poland recently posted a video on Ti...
04:29 pm GMT - Wed, May 27, 2020
BoingBoing Open Culture has a new directory of the "Best Podcasts to Enrich Your Mind"
Open Culture has a page with capsule reviews of The 135 Best Podcasts to Enrich Your Mind. The list includes "great podcasts on art, music, history, philosophy, plus captivating true and imagined stor...
04:17 pm GMT - Wed, May 27, 2020
BoingBoing Real Tested CBD Brand Spotlight Charlottes Web
Boing Boing welcomes Real Tested CBD as a sponsor!Real Tested CBD is known for efforts in bringing information about the CBD products for not only established brands, but the budding brands in the nic...
03:18 pm GMT - Wed, May 27, 2020
BoingBoing How to watch the historic SpaceX/NASA launch today!
Today, a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket and Crew Dragon capsule is scheduled to shuttle two NASA astronauts to the International Space Station. This will be the first time humans will launch to space from the...
03:18 pm GMT - Wed, May 27, 2020
BoingBoing SCRUBBED: How to watch the historic SpaceX/NASA launch today!
UPDATE: Launch scrubbed due to weather just a few minutes before launch. See you Saturday for another try!Today, a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket and Crew Dragon capsule is scheduled to shuttle two NASA astro...
02:55 pm GMT - Wed, May 27, 2020
BoingBoing Dino-killing asteroid hit at "lethal" angle
Researchers hypothesize that the asteroid that gave the world over to mammals and birds hit Earth at a 60 degree angle, kicking up far more atmospheric dirt than a direct hit. The resulting climate ch...
02:54 pm GMT - Wed, May 27, 2020
BoingBoing Watch the first ever online Pop-Up Magazine, tonight (5/27) at 6pm PT
Pop-Up Magazine is the beloved "live magazine" of eclectic spoken word pieces, storytelling, comedy, and musical performances that exists only on the stage. Tonight though, Pop-Up Magazine takes its s...
02:40 pm GMT - Wed, May 27, 2020
BoingBoing If Sports Illustrated did a swimsuit edition but for facemasks
Scroll through the carousel below, or check out Not Art on Instagram for more Sexy Facemask Photoshopping (if that's what you want to do). View this post on Instagram In better news it turns out th...
01:35 pm GMT - Wed, May 27, 2020
BoingBoing Character-posing tool for artists
Just Sketch Me is a character-posing tool on the web: an artist's manikin, essentially, with a few useful features and no extraneous ones. There are options for different proportions and animals, a li...
01:21 pm GMT - Wed, May 27, 2020
BoingBoing Watch all these local TV newsreaders chant the same Amazon puff piece
At least 10 local TV stations ran a "news" report written and produced by Amazon, reports The Courier-News. The video was provided by Amazon, and only one station disclosed that the "reporter" was an ...
01:21 pm GMT - Wed, May 27, 2020
BoingBoing Watch all these local TV newsreaders chant the same Amazon puff piece (Update: Amazon statement)
At least 10 local TV stations ran a "news" report written and produced by Amazon, reports The Courier-News. The video was provided by Amazon, and only one station disclosed that the "reporter" was an ...
12:56 pm GMT - Wed, May 27, 2020
BoingBoing Fraudsters are shaking down YouTubers. Won't the company do anything to stop them?
Game From Scratch reports a harrowing experience — an anonymous threat to pay bitcoin or have false claims made about their game dev tutorials to YouTube — and a horrifying one to go with ...
12:01 pm GMT - Wed, May 27, 2020
BoingBoing Trump threatens GOP control of Twitter, Facebook: 'We will strongly regulate, or close them down'
Republicans feel that Social Media Platforms totally silence conservatives voices. We will strongly regulate, or close them down, before we can ever allow this to happen....
12:00 pm GMT - Wed, May 27, 2020
BoingBoing A touring Bolivian orchestra is stranded in a German castle surrounded by 23 packs of wolves
Earlier this spring, more than 20 members of Orquesta Experimental de Instrumentos Nativos pan flute orchestra left their homes in Bolivia and embarked on a European tour. They arrived in Germany on M...
11:50 am GMT - Wed, May 27, 2020
BoingBoing Can a bobby pin be traded up to a house? A woman on TikTok is trying to find out
Remember that guy who traded one red paperclip up to a house in Saskatchewan? Well, now there's an anonymous Bay Area woman on TikTok who is looking to trade a bobby pin to get one. Since May 18, the ...
11:40 am GMT - Wed, May 27, 2020
BoingBoing Winning "Wear a Mask" PSA is a real love letter to NYC
Earlier this month, New Yorkers were challenged by their governor's office to create a public service announcement to "help communicate why it is so important to wear a mask to stop the spread of coro...
11:35 am GMT - Wed, May 27, 2020
BoingBoing Executive extortion goes domestic in "The Don, Part II"
Tom the Dancing Bug, IN WHICH The Don's criminal reign becomes even more brazen, as he publicly extorts a state during a pandemic...
11:00 am GMT - Wed, May 27, 2020
BoingBoing Dog is trying to have a conversation here
As promised by the video title, this pooch just loves to chat.UPDATE: The conversation is over, sadly. The video was removed. Read the rest ...
10:30 am GMT - Wed, May 27, 2020
BoingBoing Man alarmed by bird
In this footage, a workman traipses into a dark entryway only to be startled by a harmless bird. His epithets are not work-safe; the bird knew exactly what it was doing. Read the rest ...
09:00 am GMT - Wed, May 27, 2020
BoingBoing Is this STAR WARS Cookie Cutter supposed to be a Jawa, or a poop?
We've been cleaning out and sorting through some stuff we had in storage, which I re-discovered this generous gift that someone (my mother-in-law?) bought me at some point in time. My sister picked it...
07:00 am GMT - Wed, May 27, 2020
BoingBoing Ancient Rome in five-minute animated fly-through
It's hard to imagine what places like ancient Babylon, Egypt, Greece, and Rome might have looked like in all of their glory. New Historia tries to shed some light on what everyday life might have look...
02:00 am GMT - Wed, May 27, 2020
BoingBoing This emergency kit has all the provisions for the day you truly need them
Its better to have it and not need it than to need it and not have it. - Lonesome Dove, Larry McMurtryIf the past few months have taught us anything, its that we need to be prepared now more than ever...
11:46 pm GMT - Tue, May 26, 2020
BoingBoing Trump flips out on Twitter, right after Twitter fact-checked him for the first time
Twitter is completely stifling FREE SPEECH, and I, as President, will not allow it to happen!Earlier today, Twitter for the first time ever added a factchecking feature to one of impeached U.S. Presid...
11:42 pm GMT - Tue, May 26, 2020
BoingBoing Talking comics with One Man War on Terror cartoonist Benjamin Marra
This interview presents a conversation with Grammy-nominated comic book creator, cartoonist and the future of comics history, Benjamin Marra (TERROR ASSAULTER: O.M.W.O.T. (One Man War On Terror), NIGH...
11:34 pm GMT - Tue, May 26, 2020
BoingBoing This french fry board is so perfect
It's a mandala of crispy fried carbohydrates, and I want to worship every bite. A beautiful rainbow of french fries. Full size here.Photograph from Redditor @squid50s Read the rest ...
11:26 pm GMT - Tue, May 26, 2020
BoingBoing Apple says it's reopening ~100 more stores in U.S. this week, walk-in customers OK in some
Apple says it is planning to reopen more than 100 US retail stores this week, and that because the COVID-19 pandemic is ongoing, most locations will only offer curbside or storefront service.By this w...
11:13 pm GMT - Tue, May 26, 2020
BoingBoing Facebook studied how it polarizes users, then ignored the research
Our algorithms exploit the human brain's attraction to divisiveness. 64% of all extremist group joins are due to our recommendation tools GOP operative turned Facebook policy VP Joel Kaplan, who thr...
10:57 pm GMT - Tue, May 26, 2020
BoingBoing Twitter says it won't remove Trump tweets on deceased former Joe Scarborough staffer Lori Klausutis
Twitter said Tuesday it's not taking any action on grotesquely abusive tweets by impeached U.S. President Donald Trump about the 2001 death of a woman who once worked as a congressional staff member f...
10:36 pm GMT - Tue, May 26, 2020
BoingBoing Twitter fact-checks Trump tweet for first time
[Update: Shortly after this post, Trump lashed out at Twitter, on Twitter.]This is huge. Twitter today for the first time labeled a tweet by the President as misleading.On Tuesday, the social media co...
10:15 pm GMT - Tue, May 26, 2020
BoingBoing Artists worldwide to play "hide and seek" with mushroom art for "Game of Shrooms"
Game of Shrooms, that hide-and-seek/scavenger hunt for mushroom-themed art is happening again! It was started last year by Attaboy of Hi-Fructose and was such a huge success that he's doing it again. ...
09:55 pm GMT - Tue, May 26, 2020
BoingBoing Mad genius builds a robotic arm to control a synth with a Nintendo Power Glove
You know how in movies where there's a mad genius tech-wizard/hacker (often a precocious teen) who can make the most fantastical creations with seemingly no effort? It's such a great fantasy with litt...
09:55 pm GMT - Tue, May 26, 2020
BoingBoing Mad genius builds robotic arm to control synth with Nintendo Power Glove
You know how in movies where there's a mad genius tech-wizard/hacker (often a precocious teen) who can make the most fantastical creations with seemingly no effort? It's such a great fantasy with litt...
09:35 pm GMT - Tue, May 26, 2020
BoingBoing California Republicans sue to stop mail-in voter ballots
In a continuation from Trump's Do-As-I-Say-Don't-Say-As-I-Do approach to mail-in voter ballots, the Republican National Committee has sued the state of California in an effort to stop their vote-by-ma...
09:04 pm GMT - Tue, May 26, 2020
BoingBoing Sony offers "The Last of Us" skateboard with "post-pandemic distressing" effect
The Last of Us is a game about surviving in America after a pandemic. The sequel is out this summer, and as part of the marketing effort, Sony is offering a "The Last of Us Part II" skateboard with an...
08:00 pm GMT - Tue, May 26, 2020
BoingBoing Take the fast-track to project management certification with this three-course bundle
Just as in almost any industry that seeks high-demand, well-trained workers, certification often becomes key. For project managers, that means anyone whos serious about serving in that role with a res...
07:00 pm GMT - Tue, May 26, 2020
BoingBoing Rich people are trying to get in-home plastic surgery during quarantine
Dr. Steven Levine is a renowned New York plastic surgeon, best known for his face-lifts and breast augmentation work. And apparently, as he told The Cut, he's received alot of requests for in-home ser...
05:49 pm GMT - Tue, May 26, 2020
BoingBoing Wonderful parody of DEVO's "Mongoloid" about the arcade game Asteroids (1981)
In 1981, Damaskas (Daniel E Hollomb) of The Dr. Demento Show recorded this wonderful parody of DEVO's "Mongoloid" about the arcade game Asteroids. According to Dr_Deirdre_Airlines who posted it in r/O...
05:45 pm GMT - Tue, May 26, 2020
BoingBoing Gigantic tub of 22,000 Perler beads
What are Perler beads and why might you want to buy a big tub of 22,000 thousand? They are tiny colorful plastic cylinders. Each bead is a pixel that you place on a Perler pegboard to make a piece of ...
04:50 pm GMT - Tue, May 26, 2020
BoingBoing Twitter says it's "deeply sorry about the pain" Trump's tweets have caused
Trump and Trump Junior are tweeting accusatory nonsense about the death of a woman, and her widower asked Twitter to delete the hurtful messages because the tweets are in violation of Twitter's terms ...
04:26 pm GMT - Tue, May 26, 2020
BoingBoing Concept design for a drill-like tool that augers wax out of your ear
From designer Nate Shirley, a "personal hygiene product intended for cleaning your ears. It uses disposable spiral cleaning heads that spin at a constant speed."I wish he would Kickstart it!Image: Nat...
04:16 pm GMT - Tue, May 26, 2020
BoingBoing Infuriated NY shoppers scream at woman for not wearing mask
A woman who was exercising her God-given right to release a miasma of aerosolized saliva in a confined space during a deadly pandemic was shouted at by other shoppers in a New York supermarket.Image: ...
03:56 pm GMT - Tue, May 26, 2020
BoingBoing To find something you misplaced, imagine its feel and texture
If you misplace something, say a pair of headphones, think about its surface texture and the way it feels rather than what it looks like. This will help you remember where you last left it, says Jason...
03:48 pm GMT - Tue, May 26, 2020
BoingBoing Over 40% of Republicans think Bill Gates is going to implant tracking chips through Covid vaccine
Bill Gates has designed tiny location-tracking microchips that he plans to implant into hundreds of millions of people when they get the COVID-19 vaccine. Only 26% of Republicans surveyed believe the ...
03:22 pm GMT - Tue, May 26, 2020
BoingBoing More than $250k in counterfeit US bills seized in Cincinnati
In Cincinnati, Ohio, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection intercepted more than $250,000 in counterfeit US bills on its way from Shenzhen, China to Guthrie, Oklahoma. From Fox19:The money, which was...
02:48 pm GMT - Tue, May 26, 2020
BoingBoing North Korea state media officially admits that Kim Jong Un did not teleport or time travel
To my disappointment, North Korean state media stated that Kim Jong Un did not use his family's mastery of magic to teleport or time travel out of the public eye.In fact, people cant disappear and rea...
02:21 pm GMT - Tue, May 26, 2020
BoingBoing Quarantined skateboarders turn their house into a makeshift skatepark
Dalton and Kanaan Dern turned their Apoka, Florida abode into a skatepark. Watch them shred the house. Don't tell mom.The brothers won the "Murder Your House" contest sponsored by Liquid Death and The...
02:08 pm GMT - Tue, May 26, 2020
BoingBoing Watch a documentary about Batman's Batmobile through the ages
From the stately and elegant Batmobile Cadillac seen in the 1943 movie serials to the latest militaristic models, this is the on-screen history of Batman's Batmobile. Of course the true high point was...
01:00 pm GMT - Tue, May 26, 2020
BoingBoing This borescope camera snakes you into all the hardest to reach places for a good look
Popping a new battery in a smoke detector or adding salt to your water softener are easy fixes. But if you run into trouble or a necessary repair in a cramped, tight place, sometimes with no obvious f...
12:55 pm GMT - Tue, May 26, 2020
BoingBoing Snapdragon seed under electron microscope
Snapdragon seeds have a famously macabre appearance; Karin Jones took a closer look. (CC BY-SA 2.0) Read the rest ...
12:55 pm GMT - Tue, May 26, 2020
BoingBoing Snapdragon seed pod under electron microscope
Snapdragon seed pods have a famously macabre appearance; Karin Jones took a closer look. (CC BY-SA 2.0) Read the rest ...
12:35 pm GMT - Tue, May 26, 2020
BoingBoing UK, Sweden top daily Covid death rate
Sweden didn't lock down much at all, whereas the UK seems consumed with lockdown theater. This chart, from the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, paints a bleak picture either way. Re...
12:16 pm GMT - Tue, May 26, 2020
BoingBoing This politician does not exist
Matt Round created an AI-driven face generator specializing in UK Ministers of Parliament: This MP Does Not Exist. The results have the special look of British portrait photography, political culture ...
11:41 am GMT - Tue, May 26, 2020
BoingBoing Man explains why no-one should have to wear face masks
All points of the controversy thoroughly and thoughtfully addressed. Read the rest ...
11:39 am GMT - Tue, May 26, 2020
BoingBoing Boxer Johann Trollmann challenged the Nazis' presumption of his ethnic inferiority
In the 1930s, Sinto boxer Johann Trollmann was reaching the peak of his career when the Nazis declared his ethnic inferiority. In this week's episode of the Futility Closet podcast we'll describe Trol...
02:34 am GMT - Tue, May 26, 2020
BoingBoing David Wojnarowicz (1954-1992) is the most essential punk artist of the last century. In this Covid era, he's even more vital.
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 to Spoken Word with Electronics. Thi...
02:00 am GMT - Tue, May 26, 2020
BoingBoing Would a little spiritual or literary motivation help you start your day? Quotelys got your back
Firing up the engines each morning and attacking the day with gusto and purpose can feel like a mighty tall order sometimes. Weve all been there. But on those sluggish, why-dont-I-just-stay-here-in-be...
10:40 pm GMT - Mon, May 25, 2020
BoingBoing Virgin Orbit fails on first rocket launch attempt, 'next big test ASAP' for Richard Bransons spaceflight firm
Richard Branson's Virgin Orbit failed on its first rocket launch attempt, which took place out of the Mojave Spaceport in Southern California. Here's a quick shot from takeoff. pic.twitter.com/7nt...
10:26 pm GMT - Mon, May 25, 2020
BoingBoing Trump gives himself 'great reviews' on 'The Chinese Virus' on Memorial Day
The cruelty is the point.Impeached and manifestly unfit president Donald Trump spent Memorial Day 2020 doing what he does every other day. Tweeting disinformation about the coronavirus pandemic that h...
08:00 pm GMT - Mon, May 25, 2020
BoingBoing Sitting all day can be a killer on your back and this standing desk could be your answer
You may not realize it, but one of the fastest-growing employee benefits over the past several years is one thats keeping thousands of workers feeling happier and healthier. Back in 2013, only 13 perc...
07:21 pm GMT - Mon, May 25, 2020
BoingBoing Trump adviser Kevin Hassett: 'Our human capital stock is ready to go back to work'
White House adviser Kevin Hassett said the quiet part out loud just now: Our human capital stock is ready to go back to work.White House adviser Kevin Hassett: "Our human capital stock is ready to...
07:08 pm GMT - Mon, May 25, 2020
BoingBoing WHO warns 'immediate second peak' of coronavirus threatens countries that reopen too soon
The World Health Organization said on Monday that parts of the world where coronavirus infection rates are declining may face an immediate second peak if they prematurely loosen restrictions to slow t...
06:36 pm GMT - Mon, May 25, 2020
BoingBoing DOJ investigating shooting death of Ahmaud Arbery as possible hate crime
The U.S. Department of Justice is reported to now be investigating the shooting death of Ahmaud Arbery as a possible hate crime.White House reporter Yamiche Alcindor of PBS NewsHour tweeted:Confirmed:...
05:20 pm GMT - Mon, May 25, 2020
BoingBoing Useful foldable step stool
This foldable step stool is 11 inches high, and is only 1.5 inches thick when folded up. It has replaced a non-folding plastic step stool that we'd kept in on the floor in the closet. It feels very st...
05:07 pm GMT - Mon, May 25, 2020
BoingBoing How to boil water in prison
When ex-jewel thief Larry Lawton went to prison, he learned a lot of useful skills, which he is now sharing on YouTube. In this video, he teaches you how to boil water with a "stinger," made from two ...
04:56 pm GMT - Mon, May 25, 2020
BoingBoing 100 TV shows ranked by their final episode
TitleMax says, "What are the best and worst TV finales of all time? To find out, we examined the most popular shows listed on the Internet Movie Database (IMDB). We scanned the list to find the top TV...
04:03 pm GMT - Mon, May 25, 2020
BoingBoing Why does USB keep changing?
The Universal Serial Bus specification was introduced by a consortium of large tech companies in 1996 to standardize the way peripherals connect to computers. In this episode of Nostalgia Nerd on YouT...
03:45 pm GMT - Mon, May 25, 2020
BoingBoing How to make a ramp walker from pizza boxes
Science teacher Bruce Yeany demonstrates a ramp walker he made from a pizza box and some scrap cardboard.Ramp walking toys have actually been around for quite a while, the first ones were metal elepha...
02:36 pm GMT - Mon, May 25, 2020
BoingBoing Deeply unpleasant Lord of the Rings character combination chart
I don't know who created this cursed chart but they are responsible for a lot of suffering on the internet this morning and should be brought to justice. [via Megadestructo]I saw it. Now you have to s...
01:11 pm GMT - Mon, May 25, 2020
BoingBoing Smartphone video rigs made from random junk
COOPH put together a video featuring DIY smartphone video rigs put together with stuff lying around the house.Want to make your smartphone footage more creative than ever? In our latest video the COOP...
01:00 pm GMT - Mon, May 25, 2020
BoingBoing Have some fun with these attention-grabbing face mask designs
First, they were all about serving a protective necessary function. But now, about 10 weeks after the explosion of the COVID-19 outbreak, face masks are beginning to serve a different role. Just like ...
12:35 pm GMT - Mon, May 25, 2020
BoingBoing FDA relaxes food labeling regulations for pandemic
Food manufacturers will be permitted to substitute ingredients in products without changing the labels. The FDA posted a "temporary flexibility policy" permitting inaccurate labels, claiming it is nec...
12:19 pm GMT - Mon, May 25, 2020
BoingBoing Design for a portable Commodore 64
There have been modern designs for portable Commodore 64s, and the official portable Commodore 64 you perhaps didn't even know about, but none of them are as handsome as Cem Tezcan's.The Adafruit Blog...
11:48 am GMT - Mon, May 25, 2020
BoingBoing Knight Rider theme performed on eight cellos
Samara Ginsberg (previously at BB) performs Stu Philips' Knight Rider theme tune on eight cellos. PREVIOUSLY: Alternate version of the Knight Rider theme tuneBONUS: Australian beer ad Read the rest ...
07:00 am GMT - Mon, May 25, 2020
BoingBoing Mark Rober's Rube-Goldberg squirrel feeder is the unicorn chaser you need right now
Former Apple and NASA engineer turned YouTube sensation Mark Rober (previously) decided to spend his quarantine birdwatching until his neighbourhood squirrels defeated his supposedly squirrel-proof bi...
02:00 am GMT - Mon, May 25, 2020
BoingBoing This digital content training will have customers chasing you, not the other way around
Promoting products is almost nothing like it was back in the Mad Men days. In fact, the digital landscape has changed the ad game so much that it barely even resembles early Greys Anatomy days anymore...
09:58 pm GMT - Sun, May 24, 2020
BoingBoing Menu at Saudi hotel offers "accuracy of sheep meat", "my property" and "tuna is a problem"
Concept artist and illustrator Vlada Monakhova (artstation, ko-fi) reports that a family acquaintance is "stuck in a hotel in Saudi Arabia" but has been given a menu to work their way through until th...
08:00 pm GMT - Sun, May 24, 2020
BoingBoing The Coconut Light goes anywhere, fits anywhere, and its hypnotically cool
Every once in a while, we see a new product come along thats so versatile and elegantly simple that its strange no ones ever gone there before.Portable lights themselves arent new, but theres somethin...
03:59 pm GMT - Sun, May 24, 2020
BoingBoing The widest screen
LG makes a 86-inch 3840 x 600 display—that's a 58:9 aspect ratio—and you can buy it for abour four grand [Amazon]. I was thinking of having them send one over to do a deadpan serious Gamer...
01:00 pm GMT - Sun, May 24, 2020
BoingBoing 30 items on sale for Memorial Day that'll improve your home and beyond
With the U.S. cautiously reopening, its probably time to take stock of where you're at. After spending all these weeks in the house, youve likely already assembled a little list of items you either re...
02:00 am GMT - Sun, May 24, 2020
BoingBoing Working from home doesnt have to crater your productivity or send you off the deep end
When the COVID-19 threat hit in March, most Americans didnt have much of a choice about their new work-from-home existence. But now that a majority of the workforce have settled into their new routine...
08:00 pm GMT - Sat, May 23, 2020
BoingBoing 20 home workout deals on sale for Memorial Day weekend
After two months, all those stockpiled snacks and days spent indoors have likely taken their toll. If you happened to pick up a few pounds during quarantine, join the club.However, you may be thinking...
03:00 pm GMT - Sat, May 23, 2020
BoingBoing A new podcast explores the CIA's involvement with writing a hit song for the Scorpions
Journalist Patrick Radden Keefe has done plenty of extensive and gripping longform journalism, including his most recent book, Say Nothing: A True Story of Murder and Memory in Northern Ireland (which...
02:00 pm GMT - Sat, May 23, 2020
BoingBoing Now that driving is down, so are organ transplants
From NPR:Deaths from motor vehicle crashes and fatal injuries are the biggest source of organs for transplant, accounting for 33% of donations, according to the United Network for Organ Sharing, which...
01:30 pm GMT - Sat, May 23, 2020
BoingBoing This deck of wholesome activities inspires mini-adventures
We've been writing about Lea Redmond since 2009 here on Boing Boing. She's just one of those kind of people who consistently makes neat things a real Happy Mutant! Well, her latest creative venture i...
01:00 pm GMT - Sat, May 23, 2020
BoingBoing 20 auto deals you can save extra on for Memorial Day
Last year, over 43 million Americans hit the road to celebrate Memorial Day, the unofficial start of summer. That was the second-highest travel volume this century, according to AAA, but with COVID-19...
12:59 pm GMT - Sat, May 23, 2020
BoingBoing Crayola makes crayons in 24 new skin tones
IT'S ABOUT TIME!!CNN:To ensure the crayons accurately reflect the world's array of skin tones, Crayola partnered with Victor Casale, CEO and co-founder of cosmetics maker MOB Beauty.The Colors of the ...
11:00 am GMT - Sat, May 23, 2020
BoingBoing People can hear your gesticulations
According to a new study from the Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour in the Netherlands, our speaking voices actually register subtle changes along with our gesticulating limbs.Its a...
02:00 am GMT - Sat, May 23, 2020
BoingBoing AutoCAD is the software that turns dreams into reality and now you can learn how to use it
It doesnt do you much good to come up with a brilliant concept that you cant translate into a working real-world prototype. Whether youre thinking about building a home, a mechanical tool or a toy, th...
11:00 pm GMT - Fri, May 22, 2020
BoingBoing You won't want to miss out on these Memorial Day kitchen steals
Memorial Day has always been the traditional start to the summer season and theres never been a summer with more people more ready to get out and enjoy life outside their home than this one.Of course...
09:38 pm GMT - Fri, May 22, 2020
BoingBoing Talking Comics with Ignatz Award-Winning Cartoonist Noah Van Sciver
This interview presents a conversation with Ignatz award-winning cartoonist Noah Van Sciver (Fante Bukowski, Grateful Dead: Origins, Disquiet, Please Dont Step On My JNCO Jeans, One Dirty Tree, Blammo...
09:03 pm GMT - Fri, May 22, 2020
BoingBoing U.S. Navy tests a new laser weapon system [VIDEO]
In this U.S. Navy video, the USS Portland (LPD 27) conducts a Laser Weapon System Demonstrator Test in the Pacific Ocean off Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.#USSPortland (LPD 27) conducts Laser Weapon System Dem...
08:44 pm GMT - Fri, May 22, 2020
BoingBoing Wonder why Donald Trump is 6 months late on his annual physical?
It's curious, isn't it. It's now 6 months after impeached President Donald Trump said he was starting his 2020 physical. He hasn't completed the routine medical examination he said he started in Novem...
08:44 pm GMT - Fri, May 22, 2020
BoingBoing CNBC sting: most ad networks accepted fake news site full of scraped content
CNBC's Megan Graham set up a website full of scraped news from other sites. Most ad networks she submitted it to approved it for ad placement.I only put a few hours of work into this site, but I dont ...
08:35 pm GMT - Fri, May 22, 2020
BoingBoing How did 45 Russian ventilators linked to deaths in Russia reach U.S. with no FDA oversight?
Kremlin sent 45 Aventa-M ventilators to the United States after Trump and Putin call...
08:26 pm GMT - Fri, May 22, 2020
BoingBoing Write-Only, a simple web typewriter with no deleting
Write-Only is a "typewriter", in that you can type but you cannot delete. You can copy what you've written to the clipboard and go full-screen, and that's it. Read the rest ...
08:18 pm GMT - Fri, May 22, 2020
BoingBoing Joe Biden apologizes for saying black voters choosing between him and Trump 'ain't black'
Democratic Presidential candidate Joe Biden, on Friday, May 22, addressed a remark he made during an interview with Charlamagne Tha God: "I should not have been so cavalier. I have never ever ever tak...
08:00 pm GMT - Fri, May 22, 2020
BoingBoing Kim Jong-un is dead, Prince Andrew is broke, and Kobe Bryant killed himself, in this weeks dubious tabloids
Like a third-rate childrens party magician whos given up caring, this weeks tawdry tabloids indulge in some heavy-handed misdirection....
07:14 pm GMT - Fri, May 22, 2020
BoingBoing Trump says houses of worship 'essential,' if governors dont obey his reopen demands he will 'override'
Trump: 'I will override the governors' if they stop houses of worship from reopening...
06:04 pm GMT - Fri, May 22, 2020
BoingBoing Gel super glue is the best kind of super glue
Gel-based super glue is much easier to use than regular super glue because it's thick and easier to control. You can apply a dab to a vertical surface without having it drip. It's also slightly tacky ...
05:59 pm GMT - Fri, May 22, 2020
BoingBoing Artist shares 11 tips to apply for COVID-19 financial support
My pal Shalaco sent me this video he made with the following message: As a photographer I lost 100% of my income due to the Covid-19 crisis. I applied to every form of financial support out there and ...
05:46 pm GMT - Fri, May 22, 2020
BoingBoing This AI re-created a playable version of Pac-Man just by watching 50,000 episodes of gameplay
"NVIDIA GameGAN is a powerful new AI model created by NVIDIA Research and was trained on 50,000 episodes of PAC-MAN to produce a fully functional version of the classic without an underlying game engi...
05:08 pm GMT - Fri, May 22, 2020
BoingBoing How to draw natural history specimens
In this segment from the 1980s Australian television program Curiosity Show, the host shows you how to make accurate drawings of natural history specimens using graph paper. You place the specimen (in...
05:00 pm GMT - Fri, May 22, 2020
BoingBoing Taste test: what is the best supermarket instant coffee?
Coffee expert James Hoffman tried a bunch of different supermarket instant coffees to find out which one tastes the best. He entered into the test with a strong bias against instant coffee for two rea...
05:00 pm GMT - Fri, May 22, 2020
BoingBoing If you need to wear a face covering, it may as well be a cool one
Six months ago, you probably never expected that youd have to be making decisions about the performance and fashionability of a face covering as a major new staple of your casual wardrobe...but here w...
04:39 pm GMT - Fri, May 22, 2020
BoingBoing Amazing Rubik's Cube Pac-Man stop motion animation
Big Wendy makes stop motion animation films by placing Rubik's Cubes onto a large square frame, taking a shot, changing the cubes, taking another shot, again and again. Big Wendy said it took her abou...
04:27 pm GMT - Fri, May 22, 2020
BoingBoing Michael Moore says Trump will use pandemic to cancel election
Documentary maker Michael Moore was right when he predicted Trump would win the 2016 election, despite most polls favoring Hillary Clinton. Now, Moore is predicting Trump will call off the 2020 electi...
04:20 pm GMT - Fri, May 22, 2020
BoingBoing Jason Voorhees pandemic mask available
Want a Jason Voorhees mask from its legendary creator? Complete with a fabric backing to reduce the likelihood of viral transmission? Tom Savini is taking orders. Via iHorror:Savini has worked on two ...
03:59 pm GMT - Fri, May 22, 2020
BoingBoing Freakonomics interviews Kevin Kelly about his "68 bits of unsolicited advice"
When my friend and Cool Tools partner Kevin Kelly turned 68 a few weeks ago, he posted an essay to his website titled "68 bit of unsolicited advice." (I posted it to Boing Boing.) Kevin's advice quick...
03:59 pm GMT - Fri, May 22, 2020
BoingBoing "Eleanor Rigby" but all the notes are E or F and it haunts your nightmares
How do you take a song that's already brooding and spooky, and turn it into something infinitaly creepier? Read the rest ...
03:54 pm GMT - Fri, May 22, 2020
BoingBoing Scientists: saying "fuck" and other bad words really can decrease the feeling of pain
Repeating the word "fuck" actually can reduce your experience of pain, according to a new study by Keele University researchers. The psychologists ran an experiment in which subjects underwent a cold ...
03:54 pm GMT - Fri, May 22, 2020
BoingBoing Scientists: Saying "fuck" and other bad words really can decrease your feeling of pain
Repeating the word "fuck" actually can reduce your experience of pain, according to a new study by Keele University researchers. The psychologists ran an experiment in which subjects underwent a cold ...
03:49 pm GMT - Fri, May 22, 2020
BoingBoing Boston Dynamics robot dog herds sheep
The BBC filmed a Boston Dynamics robot dog attemping to herd sheep in New Zealand. A robot dog designed for search and rescue missions has had a go at herding sheep in New Zealand.Technology company R...
03:30 pm GMT - Fri, May 22, 2020
BoingBoing Who ya gonna call? India's first paranormal help line
If there's something strange, in your Mumbai 'hood, who you gonna call? Indian author and strange phenomena investigator Jay Alani has started a helpline for people freaked out about "ghosts, spirits,...
02:59 pm GMT - Fri, May 22, 2020
BoingBoing Trump also fired another watchdog investigating Elaine Chao, wife of Mitch McConnell
On the same night that he fired State Department Inspector General Steve Linick, a watchdog who was allegedly investigating Secretary of State Mike Pompeo over any number of potentially corrupt activi...
02:48 pm GMT - Fri, May 22, 2020
BoingBoing What near-death experiences can tell scientists about how the brain works
Floating out of your body and looking down on it. The story of your life flashing by before your eyes. Seeing a bright light at the end of a dark tunnel. These are just two of the most common experien...
02:39 pm GMT - Fri, May 22, 2020
BoingBoing Time-lapse of a fingernail growing
It annoys me that the nail's owner keeps trimming it. Read the rest ...
02:30 pm GMT - Fri, May 22, 2020
BoingBoing Watch this opera adaptation of an Octavia Butler novel on Friday night
In 2017, musician/activist Toshi Reagon began creating an operatic stage adaptation of Octavia Butler's The Parable of the Sower the 1993 Afrofuturist sci-fi novel about an America in the year 2020 t...
02:28 pm GMT - Fri, May 22, 2020
BoingBoing Delightful cover of A-ha's "Take On Me" performed on a washing machine
this is the greatest thing ive seen all day pic.twitter.com/f4wSSPFHoG— glitch! @ tired (@GlitchyFur) May 20, 2020I hereby dub this genre: "Appliancewave." Read the rest ...
02:00 pm GMT - Fri, May 22, 2020
BoingBoing David Lynch's latest 10-minute animated short "FIRE (POZAR)"
David Lynch has finally uploaded FIRE (POZAR), the experimental animated short he did in 2015, to his new David Lynch Theater on YouTube.To create it, Lynch shared the still drawings he'd done for the...
01:59 pm GMT - Fri, May 22, 2020
BoingBoing Researchers are about to rescue the radio from the sunken wreck of the Titanic
It's been over a hundred years since theTitanic sank, and its wreckage in the North Atlantic Ocean has been protected by an International Agreement between the United States and the United Kingdom. Bu...
01:50 pm GMT - Fri, May 22, 2020
BoingBoing Original "Yesterday" screenwriter says Richard Curtis took more than a one-sentence idea
Screenwriter Jack Barth wrote the original script for Yesterday, the movie about a world where only one man remembers The Beatles. Richard Curtis (of Love Actually fame) liked the script and bought it...
12:42 pm GMT - Fri, May 22, 2020
BoingBoing Terrarium coffee table
Okay, now THIS is a quarantine crafting project.An amazing terrarium coffee table, shared by IMGURian @timsterrariums206.Go see the entire gallery.I made a terrarium coffee table[source: IMGUR] Read t...
12:18 pm GMT - Fri, May 22, 2020
BoingBoing Beijing to base China security agencies in Hong Kong
Pro-democracy lawmakers denounced the plans as the end of Hong Kong. ...
02:00 am GMT - Fri, May 22, 2020
BoingBoing Bollywood star Shilpa Shetty has a yoga and fitness app that might just change your life
Weve all been cooped up in the house for way too long. Even though were all trying to be more health-conscious these days, the confinement is likely doing a number on both the physical and psychologic...
01:59 am GMT - Fri, May 22, 2020
BoingBoing Cute bear cubs play-fight at South Dakota wildlife park
These two little bear cubs are play-fighting, but they look beary serious.Scary up close bear fighting!! pic.twitter.com/hKRka6A6Gd— Josh (@Pasta_Josh) May 21, 2020 Read the rest ...
01:50 am GMT - Fri, May 22, 2020
BoingBoing Irish beekeeper's Covid Lego Beehive is fully functional, and houses 30,000 bees
Ruairi O Leochin of Athlone Wildlife Apiaries decided to make a lego beehive "just for a bit of craic" A beekeeper in Ireland put their coronavirus quarantine time to good use by crafting an elaborat...
01:41 am GMT - Fri, May 22, 2020
BoingBoing North Dakota's COVID-19 contact tracing app leaks location data to Foursquare and a Google Ads ID: Report
Your concerns about the privacy and security risks of using state-run coronavirus contact tracing apps? They're reasonable concerns.This new report from mobile privacy firm Jumbo Privacy says the offi...
01:30 am GMT - Fri, May 22, 2020
BoingBoing Senate approves John Ratcliffe as top U.S. spy
Trump's pick follows 9/11 truther and QAnon conspiracies...
10:01 pm GMT - Thu, May 21, 2020
BoingBoing Man who filmed fatal shooting of Ahmaud Arbery is arrested for murder, 3rd arrest in Georgia investigation
William Roddie Bryan Jr. charged with Felony Murder & Criminal Attempt to Commit False Imprisonment....
08:00 pm GMT - Thu, May 21, 2020
BoingBoing Heres how to get certification-ready to work on Cisco networked systems
At some point in the future, global communications networks will likely reach one standardized protocol that everyone uses. If you look back over the past few decades, theres a decent chance that when...
07:32 pm GMT - Thu, May 21, 2020
BoingBoing Virginia family found $1 million cash in the middle of the road
Last weekend, the Schantz family was on a drive in Caroline County, Virgina when the car in front of them swerved to avoid a bag in the middle of the road. The Schantzes stopped to pick up the bag and...
06:49 pm GMT - Thu, May 21, 2020
BoingBoing This woman has Elon Musk's old phone number and gets calls and texts meant for him. A lot.
Lyndsay Tucker, 25, works at a beauty boutique in San Jose, California. Every day, her mobile phone rings or buzzes with texts, not for her but for Elon Musk. Tucker was randomly assigned Musk's old p...
05:54 pm GMT - Thu, May 21, 2020
BoingBoing Joni Mitchell's humblingly beautiful isolated vocals on "River"
Joni Mitchell's "River," from her 1971 masterpiece, Blue, has long been one of my favorites of her compositions. The sad, dreamy imagery of a wintertime love lost and the desire to skate away on an en...
04:22 pm GMT - Thu, May 21, 2020
BoingBoing How to wash your hands... in space
Astronaut Chris Hadfield explains how astronauts wash their hands in the microgravity of space. Formerly the commander of the International Space Station, Hadfield spent nearly six months offworld. (v...
04:09 pm GMT - Thu, May 21, 2020
BoingBoing This is the Cadillac of cat litter scoops
I bought a Durascoop cat litter scoop about five years ago because the little plastic scoop Id been using for a couple of years had gotten flimsy from use and would often buckle at the handle.The Dura...
04:09 pm GMT - Thu, May 21, 2020
BoingBoing Watch this robotic sheepdog manage a flock
The robot is your shepherd. In collaboration with cloud robotics firm Rocos, Boston Dynamics demonstrates how their robot dog Spot can herd sheep and handle other farming tasks. From the video descrip...
03:42 pm GMT - Thu, May 21, 2020
BoingBoing Jonathan Lethem reviews the 1959 adaptation of Earth Abides, starring Burt Lancaster
As part of HiloBrow's Movie Objects series of essays, Jonathan Lethem writes about Burt Lancaster's hammer in the 1958 movie adaptation of George R. Stewarts almost last-man-on-earth novel, Earth Abid...
03:38 pm GMT - Thu, May 21, 2020
BoingBoing Excellent lip-sync of The Temptations' "I Can't Get Next to You"
The inimitable Jimmy Slonina cloned himself four times to lip-sync The Temptations' "I Can't Get Next to You."(Thanks, Pat!)Image: YouTube Read the rest ...
03:31 pm GMT - Thu, May 21, 2020
BoingBoing "In lieu of flowers, please pay someone's open bar tab"
"In lieu of flowers, please pay someone's open bar tab." That's the request to those mourning the loss of one Randall Jacobs of Phoenix, Arizona, who died at age 65. According to his obituary, RJ, aka...
03:18 pm GMT - Thu, May 21, 2020
BoingBoing Good idea: 3D printed glove remover
"The glove remover is a simple device that reduces the risk of contamination when changing protective gloves while increasing efficiency and convenience."The website has a link to the 3D model so you ...
03:00 pm GMT - Thu, May 21, 2020
BoingBoing Enjoy this weird newsletter/blog about all the exotic Pacific islands you will never visit.
Kevin Kelly alerted me that Jamis MacNiven, owner of Buck's, the "famous and famously weird, restaurant in Woodside at the end of Sand Hill Road," has shut down the restaurant for good because of Covi...
02:40 pm GMT - Thu, May 21, 2020
BoingBoing How to build a Viking camp chair
My friend Nik Shulz (aka L-Dopa) creates beautiful designs and illustrations. I hired him when I was an editor at Wired and at Make. In recent years Nik has branched out into furniture making, and his...
02:22 pm GMT - Thu, May 21, 2020
BoingBoing Volkswagen apologizes for racist ad
A Volkswagen ad posted to its official Instagram account depicted an enormous disembodied white hand dragging a black man away from a Volkswagen Golf, then flicking him into a building signposted "Pet...
02:06 pm GMT - Thu, May 21, 2020
BoingBoing Teaser for documentary about the "real-life Robinson Crusoe boys"
Spanish explorer Alvaro Cerezo emailed me about the recent Guardian story titled "The real Lord of the Flies: what happened when six boys were shipwrecked for 15 months."He said:It was the most read a...
02:00 pm GMT - Thu, May 21, 2020
BoingBoing There's actually an interesting (and obsessive) story behind Wheatus's "Teenage Dirtbag"
I have a soft spot for Wheatus's "Teenage Dirtbag," mostly as a fun karaoke song that namedrops Iron Maiden and a boyfriend who's a dick. But I've always been surprised by its lasting endure it's eve...
01:44 pm GMT - Thu, May 21, 2020
BoingBoing New York's Covid-19 death toll passes France's
If the state of New York were a country, as of today it would have the world's fourth highest official Covid-19 death toll. Chinese officials are censoring or falsifying its reporting of deaths and ca...
01:30 pm GMT - Thu, May 21, 2020
BoingBoing The gory details of the whaling expedition that inspired Moby Dick
I've always been a big fan of Caitlin Doughty and her Ask a Mortician YouTube channel, but I especially liked this almost 40-minute mini-doc she did on the disastrous voyage of the Essex, the Nantucke...
01:00 pm GMT - Thu, May 21, 2020
BoingBoing Mug depicts social distancing the "Star Trek" way
Live long and prosper by social distancing! Potter Tom Edwards knows what's up. His new "Kirk and Spock's Social Distancing Alert! Mug" ($40) sends the message of "stay away!" loud and clear in an ol...
01:00 pm GMT - Thu, May 21, 2020
BoingBoing Winc will hook you up with 12 of the worlds best wines for less than $8 a bottle
Weve all grown accustomed to the new world order. And until we can go out and experience the world again like we used to, well settle for the next best thing: bringing the world to our door.And if eve...
12:36 pm GMT - Thu, May 21, 2020
BoingBoing Award-winning duck eats yeast, explodes, and blinds a man
On January 4, 1910, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported on a wildly tragic incident that had occurred in Des Moines, Iowa.The strangest accident recorded in local history occurred here when Rhadamant...
12:28 pm GMT - Thu, May 21, 2020
BoingBoing Kyle MacLachlan falling over
In this video, taken on the set of Twin Peaks's Black Lodge, Kyle MacLachlan demonstrates his expertise at falling over. Director David Lynch is impressed. Read the rest ...
11:05 am GMT - Thu, May 21, 2020
BoingBoing How to bring back the Mac chime
I learned this morning that the Mac chime – the epic C Major chord that plays when you boot an old Mac – can be turned on in newer models. Here's the terminal command, courtesy of Mr. Maci...
02:00 am GMT - Thu, May 21, 2020
BoingBoing This indoor-outdoor full HD TV antenna might just mean the end for your cable bill
With so many cheap and accessible streaming options out there for your entertainment, there likely arent many final sticking points keeping the last few of you tethered to a cable subscription. But on...
01:28 am GMT - Thu, May 21, 2020
BoingBoing U.S. Supreme Court blocks release of Mueller Russia grand jury material
The Supreme Court on Wednesday temporarily blocked the Democrat-led House of Representatives from access to secret grand jury testimony from former Special Counsel Robert Muellers report into Russian...
01:20 am GMT - Thu, May 21, 2020
BoingBoing Trump administration gave coronavirus bailout money to private jet companies of Trump donors
ProPublica reports the administration of Donald Trump has given coronavirus bailout funds to two different elite private jet companies which were owned or founded by individuals who donated to the Tru...
09:51 pm GMT - Wed, May 20, 2020
BoingBoing Watch "Mondo Elvis," a short and unsettling 1984 documentary about extreme Elvis Presley fans
Tom Corboy's "Mondo Elvis" (1984) is a short, award-winning, and oddly unsettling documentary about extreme Elvis Presley fanatics after The King's demise. From the description at Mondo A-Go Go Video'...
08:00 pm GMT - Wed, May 20, 2020
BoingBoing The Pivot organizes your keys, performs tasks, and might even find its way back to you if lost
As everyday carry (EDC) items go, were all looking for the same thing. We want items that help us all the time, dont take up much space and generally make us look smart and cool. Hey, were simple crea...
07:29 pm GMT - Wed, May 20, 2020
BoingBoing I've had this inexpensive chef's knife for 4 years and it's my favorite
Four years ago I bought this inexpensive 8-inch Winco chef's knife. I'm still using it today, and it's my favorite kitchen knife. I like the heaviness of it, and it sharpens quickly and holds an edge ...
07:22 pm GMT - Wed, May 20, 2020
BoingBoing Kraftwerk's connection to R&B and black DJs in America
Pioneering hip hop musician Afrika Bambaataa's love for Kraftwerk is evidenced by his groundbreaking 1982 electro track "Planet Rock" (above). Indeed, Bambataaa's underground DJ sets in black nightclu...
07:21 pm GMT - Wed, May 20, 2020
BoingBoing Facebook's blatant rip-off of Bitmoji avatars is a legal lesson in skirting copyright
Facebook fastidiously copied Bitmoji's artwork for its new avatars feature. Consider a) the access to legal expertise and b) the shameless indifference Facebook has to ethical standards, bad PR or med...
06:53 pm GMT - Wed, May 20, 2020
BoingBoing Watch Mississippi governor honor graduate "Harry Azcrac"
The governor of Mississippi just read a list of 2020 HS graduates during virtual-graduation and someone slipped-in the name "Harry Azcrac" on him... pic.twitter.com/Pk6oOvZOXW— Rex Chapm...
06:41 pm GMT - Wed, May 20, 2020
BoingBoing England moves to opt-out organ donation model
As of today, everyone in England is an organ donor, unless they explicitly opt out, are tourists or recent immigrants, or are incapable of giving consent. Wales moved to the opt-out system in 2015, an...
06:34 pm GMT - Wed, May 20, 2020
BoingBoing Watch this opera singer's wonderful performance of the Star Trek Theme
In her first UK concert, Spanish opera soprano Laura Ruh Vidal warms up the Rainer Hersch Orkestra audience with a surprise performance of the Theme from Star Trek. Composed by Alexander Courage, the ...
06:17 pm GMT - Wed, May 20, 2020
BoingBoing King Penguin poop is rich in laughing gas
The poop of King Penguins releases high levels of nitrous oxide, aka laughing gas. An international team of researchers from China, Denmark, and the UK were studying how the retreat of glaciers and pe...
05:18 pm GMT - Wed, May 20, 2020
BoingBoing A restaurant worker told a man to wear a mask, so the man shot him with a gun, say police
Kelvin Watson (27) has been charged with attempted first-degree murder after police in Colorado say he shot a Waffle House cook who told him he couldn't order food without wearing a mask.From CBS 4 De...
05:07 pm GMT - Wed, May 20, 2020
BoingBoing This is why putting a swimming pool in the back of a pickup truck won't work
I mean, sure why not at this point from r/IdiotsInCarsA couple of gentlemen enjoying a soak in the back of a makeshift pickup truck swimming pool were enjoying the luxury of receiving McDonald's food ...
04:46 pm GMT - Wed, May 20, 2020
BoingBoing How to find a book without knowing the actual title
Have you ever wanted to find a book, but you don't know the title? This video and article from Make Use Of has some ideas that could help. Suggestions include using Google Book Search, BookFinder, Wor...
03:42 pm GMT - Wed, May 20, 2020
BoingBoing $1.28 billion border wall contract goes to company with history of fraud and sex crimes
Tucson.com reports that the United States government gave a $1.28 billion border wall contract to Fisher Sand and Gravel, a private company run by Tommy Fisher.Fisher Industries seems well-suited for ...
03:18 pm GMT - Wed, May 20, 2020
BoingBoing Hawaii hotels are issuing single use keys to prevent guests from venturing out of rooms
Hawaii is still having to deal with covidiots who want to take a vacation there and possibly spread the virus to locals. The governor issued a two-week quarantine rule for anyone arriving in the state...
02:33 pm GMT - Wed, May 20, 2020
BoingBoing David Bowie on playing to the gallery
Advice from David Bowie for artists: "always remember that the reason that you initially started working was that there was something inside yourself that you've felt that if you could manifest it in ...
02:25 pm GMT - Wed, May 20, 2020
BoingBoing Rave reviews for $280 Lenovo Chromebook Duet
Lenovo's new Chromebook Duet is only $2801, but it's getting excellent reviews from sources that are usually lukewarm on low-end gadgets running Google's operating system. The 10" convertible tablet i...
02:00 pm GMT - Wed, May 20, 2020
BoingBoing The Cork City Dump is a haunted graveyard of your childhood
Irish radio DJ Elaine Howley posted this on Twitter the other day:The teddy display at Cork City dump has always been strong but it is reaching new heights pic.twitter.com/AgHIfhAlp3— Elaine How...
01:51 pm GMT - Wed, May 20, 2020
BoingBoing What happens if you drink two gallons of coffee?
Your heart will race and your skin perspire, of course, but the real magic happens in your kidneys. Dr. Bernard Hsu reports on B.B., a 21 year old man presenting to the emergency room unconscious, hav...
01:30 pm GMT - Wed, May 20, 2020
BoingBoing 'GrokNet', the AI behind Facebook Shops, looks for body type, skin tone, location, socioeconomic class in photos
Yay, Clearview AI but for shopping!Facebook Mark Zuckerberg today announced the launch of Facebook Shops, an e-commerce feature to allows business users to list and sell products on Facebook and Inst...
01:30 pm GMT - Wed, May 20, 2020
BoingBoing Original band does wonderful isolation version of the Cowboy Bebop theme song
The SEATBELTS, the original band that recorded the theme song to the amazing Japanese anime TV series, Cowboy Bebop, have recreated the song in social isolation. "Tank," the jazzy theme song, was reco...
01:30 pm GMT - Wed, May 20, 2020
BoingBoing "Dad, How Do I?" provides how-to videos for kids without dads.
The Dad, How Do I? YouTube channel is filled with practical "dadvice" tutorials, everything from how to shave to how to change a tire to how to love yourself.Inspired by growing up without a father hi...
01:19 pm GMT - Wed, May 20, 2020
BoingBoing Trump tweets he'll kill Nevada's federal funds if state votes by mail, after threatening state of Michigan with the same
Well now, president brain worms is really having quite a morning of it!First, Trump woke up and charged up the Twitter machine, and threatened the entire state of Michigan with the completely not okay...
01:09 pm GMT - Wed, May 20, 2020
BoingBoing Trump threatens to cut Michigan from federal money over mail-in voting, as 10,000 in state flee breaking dams
UPDATE: He threatened Nevada, too. Trump now threatening to punish the entire state of Michigan for the crime of sending out ballot applications to eligible voters. Michigan is having a rough month. ...
01:00 pm GMT - Wed, May 20, 2020
BoingBoing These moving, 3D wooden mechanical models are as gorgeous as they are crazy cool
Theyre models...yet, they move. Theyre machines...yet, theyre made of wood. Theyre assembled...yet, no glue is required. They may be a hodge-podge of contradictions, but UGEARS wooden mechanical model...
12:55 pm GMT - Wed, May 20, 2020
BoingBoing Have a
Mimi Smartypants spotted a heartwarming message courtesy of CVS Pharmacy: "Thanks, you too" Read the rest ...
12:45 pm GMT - Wed, May 20, 2020
BoingBoing Richard Kadrey's Passive-Aggressive Oblique Strategies
Our pal Richard Kadrey has been posting a series of Passive-Aggressive Oblique Strategies, a spoof on Brian Eno and Peter Schmidt's Oblique Strategies deck.Richard's cards even caught the attention of...
12:30 pm GMT - Wed, May 20, 2020
BoingBoing Come out, it's time. For the lottery.
Tom the Dancing Bug, IN WHICH we all come out, it's time for the lottery...
12:15 pm GMT - Wed, May 20, 2020
BoingBoing Shakespeare's Globe Theatre is feeling the financial strain of coronavirus
Shakespeare's Globe a reconstruction of the original Globe Theatre opened by William Shakespeare and the Lord Chamberlain's Men in 1599 has issued a plea for donations in the face of its pending ins...
12:00 pm GMT - Wed, May 20, 2020
BoingBoing This Phoebe Bridgers profile is a fascinating look at journalism in the time of coronavius
The New Yorker has a great new profile on singer-songwriter / human treasure Phoebe Bridgers, whose new album,Punisher, will be released on June 19. Any interview with Bridgers is a delight, even if y...
02:00 am GMT - Wed, May 20, 2020
BoingBoing Become an in-demand project manager with the help of this accredited training
While the past two months and the upheavals of our new work from home routines have put many business projects on hold, you might be surprised to learn the changes driven by the pandemic are actually ...
09:37 pm GMT - Tue, May 19, 2020
BoingBoing Incel terror killing at erotic spa
A 17-year-old boy who killed a woman at an "erotic" spa in Toronto was motivated by "incel ideology", say police. Charges against the teen, anonymous due to his age, were upgraded to terroristic murde...
08:12 pm GMT - Tue, May 19, 2020
BoingBoing MasterClass: Your dad teaches loading the dishwasher
Learn from the world's best.Written and directed by Kathleen Cameron; starring Jim Cameron; original music by Bensound.com. Read the rest ...
08:00 pm GMT - Tue, May 19, 2020
BoingBoing From Star Wars to Borderlands, check out these Steam games at big savings
Look, we get it. Animal Crossing is about as destressifying as any game could possibly be these days. But, cmon There are only so many bugs you can put in a museum and so many seashells you can sell w...
07:10 pm GMT - Tue, May 19, 2020
BoingBoing Help Wanted: participants for a NASA social isolation experiment inside a Russian lab
NASA is looking to pay US citizens to spend eight months in social isolation inside a Russian laboratory. The goal is to simulate the longterm social distancing that astronauts will endure on future m...
06:45 pm GMT - Tue, May 19, 2020
BoingBoing Norma "Roe v. Wade" McCorvey was paid by conservatives to pretend to turn against abortion
Norma McCorvey was famous as the plaintiff in Roe v. Wade, the case that led the Supreme Court of the United States of America to rule abortion a constitutional right. In later life, McCorvey became a...
06:34 pm GMT - Tue, May 19, 2020
BoingBoing Watch Ryuichi Sakamoto "Playing the Piano for the Isolated"
The great Japanese composer Ryuichi Sakamotowhose work has spanned the electronic pop of Yellow Magic Orchestra and numerous film scores to experimental ambient and contemporary classicalhas released ...
06:18 pm GMT - Tue, May 19, 2020
BoingBoing Summer solstice at Stonehenge will be streamed live
Every year around June 21, masses of people gather at Stonehenge to bask in the beautiful summer solstice sunrise above the iconic stones and hang with hundreds of modern day druids and pagans making ...
05:53 pm GMT - Tue, May 19, 2020
BoingBoing Can you solve the "scrambled box tops" puzzle?
Here's a puzzle from Martin Gardner's Mathematical Games column, which ran for many years in Scientific American. I found it in his low-priced Dover edition anthology, My Best Mathematical and Logic P...
05:41 pm GMT - Tue, May 19, 2020
BoingBoing This animated video of light pulses from Earth make it clear how far away Mars is
*UPDATED* Earth to the Moon, then Mars, at the speed of light (equidistant pulses version) [OC] from r/dataisbeautifulFrom the Data is Beautiful subreddit, a visualization of how long it takes for lig...
05:03 pm GMT - Tue, May 19, 2020
BoingBoing Watching this guy solve a sudoku is deeply satisfying
Simon Anthony is cohost of a sudoku YouTube channel called Cracking the Cryptic. In this video he solves a difficult sudoku puzzle with extra constraints. It's really fun to watch him solve it and get...
04:49 pm GMT - Tue, May 19, 2020
BoingBoing This house for sale in Pittsburgh is filled with whimsical themed rooms
Listed at $159,900 this 1,075 square-foot home in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania is bland on the outside but features rooms with outer space, submarine, tropical island, and moonbase motifs. The owners put ...
04:46 pm GMT - Tue, May 19, 2020
BoingBoing Watch: Raging mad cop goes berserk over guy who has weed in his car
Wow, this cop is unhinged. He pulls a guy over for flipping him off and gets more and more incensed as he handcuffs the guy, kicks at the ground, searches his car, and screams about how he hates his j...
04:38 pm GMT - Tue, May 19, 2020
BoingBoing Play this fun web-based biosphere simulator
You've probably seen a biosphere ecosystem before. It's a glass orb filled with water, some aquatic plants, and some small animals like freshwater shrimp. The only input to the otherwise closed system...
04:18 pm GMT - Tue, May 19, 2020
BoingBoing Time lapse video: this guy cleaning up his extremely messy house is just so gratifying
The next best thing to the satisfaction you get from cleaning your own messy house is watching someone else clean theirs. Read the rest ...
04:01 pm GMT - Tue, May 19, 2020
BoingBoing This Raspberry Pi retro gaming kit comes with 100 licensed Atari games
ETA Prime reviewed a Raspberry Pi retro gaming kit that contains a Raspberry Pi 3B+, a case for the Pi, USB gamepad, power supply, 32GB Micro SD with 100+ licensed Atari Games, and an HDMI cable to co...
03:54 pm GMT - Tue, May 19, 2020
BoingBoing Half-Life with all sounds replaced with rave music samples
Graham Dunning replaced all of the Half-Life in-game sounds with clips of 90s EDM tracks and rave music sample CDs. He basically turned the entire game into a Launchpad so he can play Half-Life like i...
03:10 pm GMT - Tue, May 19, 2020
BoingBoing Amateur fighter knocks the lights out of tai chi master in about 30 seconds
A 69-year-old tai chi master ends up flat on his back, unconscious, after just 30 seconds into a competition (the action starts around 2 minutes into the video). His younger opponent, a former martial...
03:08 pm GMT - Tue, May 19, 2020
BoingBoing And now, a coronavirus message from Soviet Unterzoegersdorf
What do we have here? Why, it's the 73rd Communique of the CPSUZOeD (May 2020), a rare video release from Soviet Unterzoegersdorf, with an important message about the coronavirus pandemic.Sent to Boin...
02:59 pm GMT - Tue, May 19, 2020
BoingBoing Annie Glenn, widow of astronaut and U.S. Sen. John Glenn, dies age 100 of COVID-19
Annie Glenn, the wife of the late astronaut and U.S. Sen. John Glenn and a communication disorders advocate, is reported to have died at age 100. The cause of death was COVID-19 complications.The Glen...
02:59 pm GMT - Tue, May 19, 2020
BoingBoing Popular pastor, who claimed he could cure Covid-19 by touch, dies of Covid-19
People who came to Frankline Ndifor's church in hopes that he would make them immune to Covid-19 by the touch of his hands should be worried. The popular pastor died this week of the disease and likel...
02:48 pm GMT - Tue, May 19, 2020
BoingBoing Russia mocks Trump's attempt to 'break' World Health Organization
Russia: 'US attacks are untenable'A senior Russian official expressed support for the World Health Organization and Russia's ally China in an interview published Tuesday.On Monday, impeached U.S. Pres...
02:34 pm GMT - Tue, May 19, 2020
BoingBoing Firing off 31 cans of Silly String at the same time with Han Solo
I enjoy the fun science stunts on ScienceBob's YouTube Channel.ScienceBob was on the late-night U.S. TV show Jimmy Kimmel Live recently, and performed a fun stunt with two custom cannons blasting off ...
02:23 pm GMT - Tue, May 19, 2020
BoingBoing Nancy Pelosi says Trump is "morbidly obese"
According to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Trump isn't just overweight or obese he's morbidly obese. Here she is with Anderson Cooper yesterday expressing "concern" for our dear president.I would rathe...
02:04 pm GMT - Tue, May 19, 2020
BoingBoing India and Bangladesh brace for Super Cyclone Amphan, strongest storm ever in Bay of Bengal
Super Cyclone Amphan became the strongest storm ever recorded in the Bay of Bengal on Monday night #Amphan is expected to make landfall on Tuesday, May 20 Storm surge of up to 15 feet on anticipated ...
01:50 pm GMT - Tue, May 19, 2020
BoingBoing Watch Serbia's president hold a weird virtual rally with supporters clapping on video stream
Welcome to the dystopian future of yesteryear's futurist cyberpunk novels.In this video, Serbian president Aleksandar Vui holds an authoritarian rally for himself, with his political supporters clappi...
01:17 pm GMT - Tue, May 19, 2020
BoingBoing Dog enjoys puddle
PUDDLES !!!!!!! pic.twitter.com/TXjpJGW0Jl— (@ScotsmanGrumpy) May 17, 2020I can assure you without any equivocation or qualification that this dog is not a duck. It was posted to Twitter by G...
01:17 pm GMT - Tue, May 19, 2020
BoingBoing Biden finally nicknames Trump President Tweety
No malarkey.Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden refers to impeached President Donald Trump as President Tweety in a video message.Trump is out there tweeting again th...
01:09 pm GMT - Tue, May 19, 2020
BoingBoing Crowds head to beaches
Embedded above is a news segment from 12 News Now in Beaumont, Texas; Jordan James reports from the beach. Parody is dead and death itself.I guess you can say I had an interesting time at the beach h...
01:00 pm GMT - Tue, May 19, 2020
BoingBoing With the Carsule attached to your vehicle, youll never want to sleep in a tent again
Unless you have an RV, spending time in the great outdoors probably means hiking into the wilderness with loads of equipment, setting up a tent, and living off the land. Of course, its easier said tha...
12:52 pm GMT - Tue, May 19, 2020
BoingBoing UK unemployment soars during pandemic
Unemployment claims in the UK stand at 2.1m after rising 856k in April and 637k in the first quarter before that. The official total is not as proportionally bad as the US's 36m claimants, but a furth...
12:46 pm GMT - Tue, May 19, 2020
BoingBoing The Lancet fact-checks Trump's letter to WHO and Dr. Tedros
The Lancet says Trump's letter contains 'factually incorrect' details.Medical journal The Lancet has issued this rapid response to comments made by impeached President Donald Trump in his letter to W...
12:35 pm GMT - Tue, May 19, 2020
BoingBoing Most U.S. states now share the addresses of people with COVID-19 with first responders
An Associated Press review of those states found that at least 10 states also share the names of everyone who tests positive. A review by the Associated Press found that public health officials in at ...
12:27 pm GMT - Tue, May 19, 2020
BoingBoing Sen. Marco Rubio to lead Senate Intelligence Committee
LOL, nothing matters.Florida Sen. Marco Rubio has been promoted to a new position is temporarily going to become chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, Republican leaders announced on Tuesday...
12:21 pm GMT - Tue, May 19, 2020
BoingBoing Florida's COVID-19 'dashboard' official: I was removed for refusing to 'manually change data'
Somehow, not a surprise. The data scientist who managed Florida's public dashboard of daily information on COVID-19 infection and deaths says she was removed from her position because she was ordered ...
12:07 pm GMT - Tue, May 19, 2020
BoingBoing Public information film from Finland urges parents not to drink around kids
Hirvit ("monster"), was a 2012 public service announcement from Finland in which the adults have been day drinking. It asks: how different are you drunk? The ad was quite effective, as you can see; th...
11:53 am GMT - Tue, May 19, 2020
BoingBoing In 1957, an underdog Mexican team stunned the world of Little League baseball
In 1957, 14 boys from Monterrey, Mexico, walked into Texas to take part in a game of Little League baseball. What followed surprised and inspired two nations. In this week's episode of the Futility Cl...
02:00 am GMT - Tue, May 19, 2020
BoingBoing PassCamp is the password manager built for teams who care about security
How many of your passwords contain something personal about you? From an important date to a hobby to some memory from your past, those keywords, phrases or moments are indelibly imprinted inside us a...
10:52 pm GMT - Mon, May 18, 2020
BoingBoing Easy-to-clean minimalist kitchen scale, weighs up to 13 pounds
I like cooking and have always made most of the family's meals from scratch. Now I'm making even more meals from scratch and recipes sometimes call for ingredients by weight. The absence of protruding...
08:06 pm GMT - Mon, May 18, 2020
BoingBoing Industry expert: "When are you good enough to become an industry expert?"
If you've ever wondered when you can call yourself an expert, this is the TEDx Talk for you. Business Growth Strategist, Speaker, and Stand Up Comic David Mitroff shares his story and talks about how,...
08:00 pm GMT - Mon, May 18, 2020
BoingBoing The Rocketbook Fusion is the reusable notebook that marries the physical and digital worlds
As much as we love our gadgets, the time-honored tradition of putting actual pen against real-life paper and organizing thoughts, jotting notes, or just plain sketching will likely never fully leave u...
07:00 pm GMT - Mon, May 18, 2020
BoingBoing The story of Mimi and Brownie, besties for 74 years
Mimi and Brownie became close in 1942 while serving as World War II Army nurses. For 74 years, they remained best friends and talked on the phone every single day. Veena Rao of Pop-Up Magazine shares ...
06:49 pm GMT - Mon, May 18, 2020
BoingBoing Watch the trailer for Spike Lee's new movie about black Vietnam vets
Spike Lee's new film Da 5 Bloods tells the story of African-American vets of the Vietnam war who return to the country in the present day to find the remains of their squad leader and seek out a gold ...
06:39 pm GMT - Mon, May 18, 2020
BoingBoing Can you tell the difference between antidepressants and Tolkien characters? Take the quiz!
Inspired by a tweet from March 2018, Jess Roldn put together this Antidepressants or Tolkien Character? quiz, and god damn, it's a lot harder than I anticipated. The Council of Elronon was much disple...
05:36 pm GMT - Mon, May 18, 2020
BoingBoing Here are some books Bill Gates recommends we read this summer
If you're in the market for book recommendations to fill up your stay-at-home hours, here's a short list of favorites from Bill Gates. Check out his longer list on his blog, GatesNotes blog. Read the...
05:21 pm GMT - Mon, May 18, 2020
BoingBoing Massive video illusion: crashing waves appear to be inside a building
Digital media studio d'strict created "WAVE," a magnificent video art work for the humongous LED screen wrapped around the SM Town building the COEX (Convention & Exhibition Center) in Seoul, Kor...
04:56 pm GMT - Mon, May 18, 2020
BoingBoing Berlin police block a road to make way for a herd of wild boar
Der (Schw)Einsatz war kein Zufall: Wie dieses Observationsvideo zeigt, waren die borstigen Vierbeiner schon vorher ins Visier unserer Fahnder und Fahnderinnen geraten. pic.twitter.com/nS0jv3HhII—...
04:35 pm GMT - Mon, May 18, 2020
BoingBoing Penguins tour an art museum in Kansas City
From the Nelson-Atkins Art Museum on Facebook:Quarantine has caused everyone to go a little stir-crazy, even the residents of the Kansas City Zoo. So several of the penguins decided to go on a field t...
04:32 pm GMT - Mon, May 18, 2020
BoingBoing Soccer team apologizes for filling out stadium stands with sex dolls
South Korean football club apologizes for filling stands with 'sex dolls. By Jack Guy and me. #SouthKorea @cnnsport https://t.co/XMkLrxJZut— Sophie Jeong (@sophieyjeong) May 18, 2020In South...
03:49 pm GMT - Mon, May 18, 2020
BoingBoing Melonhead men rob convenience store
Two men wearing watermelons over their heads robbed a Sheetz convenience store in Louisa, Virginia. After asking for community help, police posted they arrested at least one of the melonheads. From th...
03:47 pm GMT - Mon, May 18, 2020
BoingBoing Wired just canceled Bruce Sterling's long-running blog
For the last 18 years Bruce Sterling has been writing an unpaid blog called "Beyond the Beyond" for Wired. But now, writes Cory Doctorow, "Beyond the Beyond is done. Wired publisher Conde Nast is in s...
03:45 pm GMT - Mon, May 18, 2020
BoingBoing Fox & Friends host explains the Matrix, poorly
On Sunday, Elon Musk tweeted about taking the Red Pill, which Ivanka Trump enthusiastically retweeted as "Taken!"The Matrix co-creator Lilly Wachowski offered the perfect response to this:Fuck both of...
03:37 pm GMT - Mon, May 18, 2020
BoingBoing SWWE Broadcast 10: "Jules Vern was a Copycat, How to Prank a Bird, Ice Cream on TV is Often Mashed Potatoes, and Its Been 3 Years Since Ive Had a Drink."
Spoken Word with Electronics is an audio series delivering to you a two side recording of unusual stories paired with vintage modular electronic soundsHello, everyone: Welcome back to the show. A lot ...
03:29 pm GMT - Mon, May 18, 2020
BoingBoing Doordash charges $16 for a $24 pizza, so the pizzeria bought its own pizzas and made money
In the latest edition of The Margins newsletter, Ranjan Roy tells the story of his friend who owns a pizzeria. He charges $24 for a deluxe pizza but, for one reason or another, Doordash lists the pizz...
03:18 pm GMT - Mon, May 18, 2020
BoingBoing Raspberry Pi operating system looks like OS X
iRaspian is a Linux OS for the Raspberry Pi that looks a lot like the Mac OS X operating system. It also comes with Mac OS 9.2 and Windows 95 emulators. Read the rest ...
03:12 pm GMT - Mon, May 18, 2020
BoingBoing Karen who can't believe she has to wear a mask to enter a supermarket confronts store manager
A woman who called herself Shelley Lewis acted rude and arrogant toward Gelson's supermarket employees when they refused to let her into the store without a face mask. She claimed to have a health con...
03:04 pm GMT - Mon, May 18, 2020
BoingBoing Gallery of "weird" images taken on Mars
Gizmodo's George Dvorsky compiled a gallery of the weirdest images ever taken on mars and I immediately clicked through to ensure that the squirrel was included. The squirrel (above) was included. Rea...
02:04 pm GMT - Mon, May 18, 2020
BoingBoing Official: You can kick their balls, but don't touch them
Laura Curren, county executive of Nassau County, N.Y., offers some wise tips for playing tennis safely as the pandemic continues. The two key takehomes are "kick but don't touch other people's balls" ...
01:40 pm GMT - Mon, May 18, 2020
BoingBoing Deers relaxing in Nara
Kazuki Ikeda shot this video of deers relaxing in a park in Nara, Japan, a city famed for its park full of relaxing deers. [Previously] Read the rest ...
01:29 pm GMT - Mon, May 18, 2020
BoingBoing How Harley-Davidson killed itself
Harley-Davidson leveraged itself up the eyeballs as its brand tired and its business turned into a maze of protectionism and politics. Then the pandemic hit."Most people blame me, the millennial," say...
01:00 pm GMT - Mon, May 18, 2020
BoingBoing The Tovala is the oven so smart it actually cooks your meals for you all by itself
Over the past several years, weve seen an explosion in the use of pre-prepared meal delivery services, each shipping all the ingredients needed right to your door so you can whip up a fresh, tasty mea...
12:33 pm GMT - Mon, May 18, 2020
BoingBoing Staying "Fit for the Apocalypse" with punk icon Alice Bag
Richard Simmons gave his heart to the world. It was no small feat to be an energetic & effeminate fitness celebrity in the homophobic 80s, and yet he still rose to prominence and encouraged self r...
12:32 pm GMT - Mon, May 18, 2020
BoingBoing Dune (2020)
LMFAOOOOOOOO I AM IN TEARS pic.twitter.com/UWq0kaBIHT— Teflon Juan, M.S.Ed (@realjaycollins) May 16, 2020In this footage, fear is the mind-killer. Read the rest ...
02:00 am GMT - Mon, May 18, 2020
BoingBoing Heres an HD video streaming drone you can fly with your thumb literally
In a remarkably short time, drones have infiltrated every facet of life. Even now, in the age of COVID-19, drones are being employed by engaged groups to help enforce social distancing guidelines and ...
08:00 pm GMT - Sun, May 17, 2020
BoingBoing Want to join the gig economy? FlexJobs can save you a lot of time and heartbreak
If youre like many Americans, youve probably learned a little something about yourself during our new quarantine lifestyle. One takeaway from our decidedly unusual times probably wont come as a huge s...
01:00 pm GMT - Sun, May 17, 2020
BoingBoing These are 40 of the coolest things that are on sale this week
Too much happens in a week. Our lives all move so fast that its basically impossible to stay on top of everything that crosses our paths over a seven-day period.Thats why we want to give you a do-over...
02:00 am GMT - Sun, May 17, 2020
BoingBoing Learn 10 growth secrets from Instagram influencers with this $14 training
Eduardo Morales collects enamel pins. Back in 2015, he was frustrated that there was no way on Instagram to easily find the best new pins he wanted to buy. So he built his own. Within a few years, his...
11:31 pm GMT - Sat, May 16, 2020
BoingBoing Crowdfunding "In Search of Tomorrow," the ultimate 80s sci-fi film documentary
In Search of Tomorrow is slated to be a four-hour-long love letter to the sci-fi films of the 1980s. It is currently being crowdfunded on Kickstarter and has raised almost $470,000 dollars to date, wi...
08:52 pm GMT - Sat, May 16, 2020
BoingBoing Nearly 1000 Peel Sessions now available online
Blogger Dave Strickson has been keeping an up-to-date list of all of the BBC 1 Peel Sessions that are currently available online. There is nearly a thousand sessions of music to date. Some of the arti...
08:00 pm GMT - Sat, May 16, 2020
BoingBoing Learn how you can build versatile apps for Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant with this training
Not too many years ago, talking to the air and expecting a response was either the sign of a hardcore Trekkie or someone with an over-developed or diluted imagination. Now, of course, voice assistants...
02:21 pm GMT - Sat, May 16, 2020
BoingBoing Watch this great 60s biker movie with modern actors and effects digitally added
Kudos to Mike Upchurch for his latest YouTube video: Freeway to Hell. It's 22 minutes, with voiceovers by Mike Judge, and starring Chris Fairbanks, Jon Dore, Ron Lynch, and Emily Maya Mills.Electric T...
01:00 pm GMT - Sat, May 16, 2020
BoingBoing Save over 30% on the ultimate everyday carry system
The EDC ethos has been around for...well, forever. But its entirely possible that youve never heard the term EDC before. Of course, the idea that some items are part of your Every Day Carry assortment...
12:42 pm GMT - Sat, May 16, 2020
BoingBoing Voicefake: Biggie raps I Am The Very Model Of A Modern Major-General
AI can't flow, but Biggie somehow has it from beyond the grave. Join the subreddit associated with this channel at https://reddit.com/r/VocalSynthesisThe voice in this video was entirely computer-gene...
12:25 pm GMT - Sat, May 16, 2020
BoingBoing Golf announcer's dogs go for a walk
Andrew Cotter, who has found lockdown fame narrating the mundane adventures of his two dogs Olive and Mabel as if they were golfers at the apex of a tense match, went for a walk."No point in shaking y...
12:12 pm GMT - Sat, May 16, 2020
BoingBoing U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs still uses hydroxychloroquine on COVID-19 patients, despite risks of unproven drug
The United States Department of Veterans Affairs said Friday that it will not stop use of hydroxychloroquine, an unproven malaria drug pushed by Trump, on veterans with COVID-19.VA has not endorsed no...
12:05 pm GMT - Sat, May 16, 2020
BoingBoing Google is about to be hit with multiple antitrust cases in the U.S., reports WSJ
The Wall Street Journal reported on Friday that federal and state regulators in the U.S. are preparing to file antitrust lawsuits against Google, saying the company abused its dominance of online sear...
12:05 pm GMT - Sat, May 16, 2020
BoingBoing The real musicians behind the Animal Crossing theme performed it in a virtual concert
Tom Nook himself made a special announcement on Twitter Friday. The real-life musicians who play the in-game theme music for Animal Crossings: New Horizons had come together for a virtual performance ...
11:56 am GMT - Sat, May 16, 2020
BoingBoing When you put Alka Seltzer, oil and water in a glass, here's what happens
Want to try an interesting little science experiment at home? This looks fun.Alka Seltzer, oil and water in a glass become a lava lamp of sorts.Alka Seltzer, oil and waterLooks like some food coloring...
11:47 am GMT - Sat, May 16, 2020
BoingBoing Trump brags of new super duper missile
He's using big boy words today, isn't he.Impeached and manifestly unfit U.S. President Donald Trump is being mocked around the world today for boasting about America's new super duper missile.Does it ...
11:37 am GMT - Sat, May 16, 2020
BoingBoing WATCH: Muppet Guys LIVE honor Jim Henson, 30 years later Saturday, May 14, 4pm ET
Miss Piggy, Kermit The Frog, and all your favorite Muppets will be there.The beloved humans behind The Muppets are gathering for a special live internet broadcast today to honor the late Jim Henson,...
11:37 am GMT - Sat, May 16, 2020
BoingBoing WATCH: Muppet Guys LIVE honor Jim Henson, 30 years later Saturday, May 16, 4pm ET
Miss Piggy, Kermit The Frog, and all your favorite Muppets will be there.The beloved humans behind The Muppets are gathering for a special live internet broadcast today to honor the late Jim Henson,...
11:18 am GMT - Sat, May 16, 2020
BoingBoing Facebook is buying Giphy in deal valued at $400 million
In the future, everything will be eaten by Mark ZuckerbergFacebook is acquiring Giphy in a deal valued at roughly $400 million. The GIF-sharing service was valued at ~$600 million in its latest fundi...
11:05 am GMT - Sat, May 16, 2020
BoingBoing Criminal hackers breach law firm, threaten to release Trump documents
A criminal hacker group that breached a major entertainment law firm says it will release documents on President Donald Trump if it doesnt receive $42 million in ransom.The hackers are identified as a...
02:30 am GMT - Sat, May 16, 2020
BoingBoing Mother robin wiggles on her nest full of eggs
Wiggle, wiggle, wiggle.IMGURian @steenerbeener has been observing this sweet little robin wiggling on her birdie babies in the nest:Our Robin stayed on her nest for most of the day today. She only da...
02:28 am GMT - Sat, May 16, 2020
BoingBoing Dollhouse doors as electrical outlet covers
Delightfully weird and lovingly crafted. I love this. I have been putting dollhouse doors as outlet covers around my house, says IMGURian cristinaf.I have been putting dollhouse doors as outlet covers...
02:08 am GMT - Sat, May 16, 2020
BoingBoing State Department inspector general Steve Linick fired late Friday night
No explanation given by Trump-controlled State Department...
02:08 am GMT - Sat, May 16, 2020
BoingBoing State Department inspector general Steve Linick fired on a Friday night, weird, wonder why?
No explanation given by Trump-controlled State Department...
02:00 am GMT - Sat, May 16, 2020
BoingBoing iMazing handles all the file management dirty work on your iPhone or iPad
Ever since the days of the Apple II and the Macintosh, if you used Apple products, you knew the score. Apple has their own way of doing things and as a user, you either get on board with their propri...
01:52 am GMT - Sat, May 16, 2020
BoingBoing House passes $3T coronavirus relief act led by Pelosi & Dems, Trump says bill 'DOA' in Senate
$3 Trillion Coronavirus stimulus bill called HEROES Act...
11:07 pm GMT - Fri, May 15, 2020
BoingBoing CBS All Access Places Series Order for "Star Trek: Strange New Worlds," Based on the U.S.S. Enterprise Crew from "Discovery"
Anson Mount as Captain Pike, as portrayed in Star Trek: Discovery might have been my favourite breakout performance from our new generation of Star Trek shows. I was not alone in this opinion, and it ...
10:58 pm GMT - Fri, May 15, 2020
BoingBoing Southern restaurant fills empty seats with blow-up dolls
Yesterday, we learned that Michelin-starred restaurant The Inn in Washington, DC had seated elegantly-dressed mannequins at their tables to fill the void left by half-capacity restrictions. Turns out,...
10:24 pm GMT - Fri, May 15, 2020
BoingBoing Monday: New Order's Bernard Sumner and Stephen Morris's streaming tribute to Joy Division's Ian Curtis
Monday, May 18, is the 40th anniversary Joy Division singer Ian Curtis's death by suicide. Former Joy Division (and current New Order) members Bernard Sumner and Stephen Morris will pay tribute on tha...
09:43 pm GMT - Fri, May 15, 2020
BoingBoing Ingenious robotic basketball hoop helps you not miss
Last month, engineer Shane Wighton of Stuff Made Here impressed the Internet with his curiously engineered wooden basketball backboard that helps the ball into the hoop. (Video below.) His latest vers...
08:16 pm GMT - Fri, May 15, 2020
BoingBoing Watch this smoking Prince & The Revolution live concert from 1985
Electric word, life. The Prince estate is streaming this killer Prince & The Revolution set recorded in Syracuse, NY during the legendary 1985 Purple Rain tour. While this footage has been availa...
08:16 pm GMT - Fri, May 15, 2020
BoingBoing Watch this Prince & The Revolution smoking live concert from 1985
Electric word, life. The Prince estate is streaming this killer Prince & The Revolution set recorded in Syracuse, NY during the legendary 1985 Purple Rain tour. While this footage has been availa...
08:00 pm GMT - Fri, May 15, 2020
BoingBoing The Polaroid OneStep revival is the true party camera that everybody needs right now
Retro cool doesnt get much cooler than the Polaroid. Even in the age of smartphone cameras with digital images that can be texted to friends almost the second after theyre taken, theres still somethin...
07:51 pm GMT - Fri, May 15, 2020
BoingBoing Listen: Inspiring commencement speech from Astro Teller, X's head of moonshots
Astro Teller is the head of X, the "Moonshot Factory" that first launched as an R&D division of Google. iHeart Radio invited Astro to be part of a fantastic podcast series of virtual commencement...
07:51 pm GMT - Fri, May 15, 2020
BoingBoing Listen: Inspiring commencement speech from Astro Teller, X's captain of moonshots
Astro Teller is the head of X, the "Moonshot Factory" that first launched as an R&D division of Google. iHeart Radio invited Astro to be part of a fantastic podcast series of virtual commencement...
07:48 pm GMT - Fri, May 15, 2020
BoingBoing The shield you want -- DEVO selling Energy Dome PPE face shields
Look at you with your mouth watering; look at you with your mind spinning over the new DEVO Energy Dome face shields.Join the Devolution with these DEVO dome face shields. We're sure the Energy Domes ...
07:47 pm GMT - Fri, May 15, 2020
BoingBoing Someone trained a bot to write an AC/DC song
Courtesy of the Funk Turkey, who explains his methodology:Using lyrics.rip to scrape the Genius Lyrics Database, I made a Markov Chain write AC/DC lyrics. This is the end result- "Great Balls".The Bot...
07:46 pm GMT - Fri, May 15, 2020
BoingBoing Someone invented convertible hospital beds that turn into coffins
 From Global News:A Colombian advertising company is pitching a novel if morbid solution to shortages of hospital beds and coffins during the coronavirus pandemic: combine them.ABC Displays has c...
07:40 pm GMT - Fri, May 15, 2020
BoingBoing Talking BOWIE: Stardust, Rayguns & Moonage Daydreams with Eisner Award-Winning Comic Book Creator Michael Allred
This interview presents a conversation with Eisner Award-winning comic book creator Michael Allred (Madman, iZombie, Red Rocket 7, X-Ray Robot, Silver Surfer, X-Statix, Bug! The Adventures of Forager)...
04:10 pm GMT - Fri, May 15, 2020
BoingBoing TikToker decided it would be funny to "accidentally" dump huge bin of milk and cereal inside NYC subway during pandemic
El truco fue realizado por el usuario de TikTok fckjoshy, cuya cuenta est llena de contenido similar para entretener a sus 3,3 millones de seguidores. https://t.co/wOlBEdve6B pic.twitter.com/nloSSeMsE...
04:03 pm GMT - Fri, May 15, 2020
BoingBoing New "tear gas" ice cream flavor in Hong Kong makes it hard to breathe
To support the pro-democracy movement, a gelato shop in Hong Kong has introduced a new ice cream flavor of ice cream called "tear gas." And it's not easy to swallow (literally). One customer who had b...
03:51 pm GMT - Fri, May 15, 2020
BoingBoing Web-based sketching app uses machine learning to detect penises
If a website called Do Not Draw a Penis senses that you are trying to sketch a penis it will erase it. Otherwise, it attempts to describe what you are drawing. It's pretty easy to sneak a penis in by ...
03:39 pm GMT - Fri, May 15, 2020
BoingBoing Sarah Cooper is killing it with her Trump lip-syncs
How to more cases than anybody in the world pic.twitter.com/VA9bPJiQ6i— Sarah Cooper (@sarahcpr) May 15, 2020It's really amazing how Sarah Cooper is able to reveal the extreme idiocy of Trump's ...
03:20 pm GMT - Fri, May 15, 2020
BoingBoing Pass the time with Dystopian Future Bingo
View this post on Instagram a fun game collab w cyber bb @404lokoA post shared by Aiden :) (@aidenarata) on May 13, 2020 at 4:29pm PDTI've shared some of Aiden Arata's other delightful digital q...
03:16 pm GMT - Fri, May 15, 2020
BoingBoing Almost a quarter of Republicans think Trump shouldn't be the GOP nominee
A recent Rasmussen survey reveals that "nearly one-in-four GOP voters would prefer someone else" other than Trump to be the Republican presidential candidate this year. The survey also found that "Dem...
03:15 pm GMT - Fri, May 15, 2020
BoingBoing Mitch McConnell admits he was wrong. Obama administration DID leave a pandemic plan
After falsely claiming on Monday that the Obama administration never left "any kind of game plan" for a possible pandemic, Mitch McConnell did what most of the GOP would consider unthinkable. He utter...
03:08 pm GMT - Fri, May 15, 2020
BoingBoing Cory Doctorow wrote a good explainer about modern monetary theory
Cory Doctorow explained modern monetary theory to me last year while we were in my kitchen. It changed my attitude towards balanced budgets and national deficits. If you would like to read Cory's expl...
02:51 pm GMT - Fri, May 15, 2020
BoingBoing Complete genome of SARS-CoV-2
Here is the complete genome of SARS-CoV-2, specifically the Wuhan-Hi-1 isolate (there are many to pick from). So little information, so much trouble!ATTAAAGGTTTATACCTTCCCAGGTAACAAACCAACCAACTTTCGATCTCT...
02:50 pm GMT - Fri, May 15, 2020
BoingBoing Black delivery driver in Oklahoma blocked by white man for being in a gated community
A black delivery driver in Oklahoma was blocked by a white man who didn't want the driver to leave his gated community until he explained why he was there. The driver, who eventually broke down in tea...
02:20 pm GMT - Fri, May 15, 2020
BoingBoing How come so many Christians fall for conspiracy theories?
 Progressive Christian blogger Joe Forrest has a great piece up on Medium about conspiracy theories, that begins with the story of how he convinced his sixth grade class that the moon landing was...
02:13 pm GMT - Fri, May 15, 2020
BoingBoing Biden: I will not pardon Trump
One reason Trump's reelection campaign will become feral and unhinged is the likelihood of his prosecution as soon as presidential immunity comes to an end. Joe Biden, his presumptive challenger, prom...
01:20 pm GMT - Fri, May 15, 2020
BoingBoing Making DIY Homemade Puppets with Jim Henson in 1969
May 16 marks 30 years since Jim Henson passed away. To remember his delightful legacy, here's a public access video of him and Don Sahlin (who went on to create and voice Rowlf) from 1969, teaching ki...
01:00 pm GMT - Fri, May 15, 2020
BoingBoing Learn how to build a Portals style video game with this Unity 3D training
Sometimes the best way to learn is to find something you really like and try to copy it exactly. Sure, it wont be an original creation, but in understanding how the bones were assembled to construct t...
12:45 pm GMT - Fri, May 15, 2020
BoingBoing New "Garbage Pail Kids Kitchen" cards use real photos of food
llustrator Robert Jimenez was inspired to create the new "Garbage Pail Kids Kitchen" one day eating lunch. Robert is a longtime illustrator of Garbage Pail Kids (GPK) cards and was peeling a banana wh...
12:40 pm GMT - Fri, May 15, 2020
BoingBoing Empty postcard display spinner is a superior nightmare noise maker
The Apprehension Engine is a custom musical instrument that generates the unsettling and scary noises often heard in horror movies. But it has nothing on this old postcard spinner. It can even make th...
12:30 pm GMT - Fri, May 15, 2020
BoingBoing A stop motion ode to quarantine made entirely out of toilet paper
Animator Kate J. Miller has created a highly accurate ode to the shelter-in-place experience using our most precious commodity: toilet paper.Two Ply Over The Cuckoos Nest is the grand prize winner of ...
12:28 pm GMT - Fri, May 15, 2020
BoingBoing Got a deflated tire but 10 two-liter bottles? Make this DIY air compressor!
The best solutions are sometimes the simplest ones: "I've been topping off a leaky tire for weeks and staring at my garden hose wondering if I could use it instead of my compressor. The answer is YES...
12:17 pm GMT - Fri, May 15, 2020
BoingBoing Celebrities uplift and heal the world by singing Weird Al's "Eat It"
Wow. Inspiring. Read the rest ...
02:00 am GMT - Fri, May 15, 2020
BoingBoing This innovative toothbrush holder will reduce your exposure to germs
Despite our centuries of advancements, theres ample evidence that sometimes humans just arent very bright.Just look at how most of us handle our toothbrush. After sweeping it around our mouths for two...
12:04 am GMT - Fri, May 15, 2020
BoingBoing Honk your horns in the air and wave your glow sticks like you just don't care -- it's a German car rave
You've likely heard of neighborhood car parades, drive-in concerts, and the drive-through strip club. Now, you can add the drive-in rave to the list of creative and kind of unsettling and sad pandemic...
12:04 am GMT - Fri, May 15, 2020
BoingBoing John Stirratt from Wilco reads THE LORAX by candlelight
Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot,nothing is going to get better.It's not.Image via Wikimedia Commons / CC 4.0 Read the rest ...
10:30 pm GMT - Thu, May 14, 2020
BoingBoing These volcano-dwelling snails are metal as hell, and also have iron shells.
Deep in the depths of the hydrothermal volcanic vents of the Indian Ocean lives a type of scaly-footed snail that has learned how to protect itself from the elements with iron plated armor. AsWired de...
09:47 pm GMT - Thu, May 14, 2020
BoingBoing See-thru rockets are GO for launch!
If you're as ancient as I am, you might remember that awesome line of Revell "Visible" model kits: The Visible Man, Visible Woman, Visible V-8, Visible Mustang, etc. These see-thru models were a fun w...
09:02 pm GMT - Thu, May 14, 2020
BoingBoing French companies will have one hour to remove content at police demand
A law passed today in France obliges internet platforms to remove content within an hour or face huge fines, reports the BBC. The law concerns content related to terrorism or child sexual abuse, as de...
08:48 pm GMT - Thu, May 14, 2020
BoingBoing Listen to this 80s ambient synth playlist during your next D&D game
First Quest was an all-exclusive campaign forAdvanced Dungeons & Dragons. Released in 1985, the campaign map and other documentation came packaged as the insert to an epic ambient synth soundtrack...
08:00 pm GMT - Thu, May 14, 2020
BoingBoing Ashampoo 3D CAD 7 brings architectural projects to digital life
If youre a painter, a set of perfectly acceptable acrylic paints might cost you $50 to $100. But if youre an architect, the supplies you need to fashion your art come at a much, much higher price. The...
07:49 pm GMT - Thu, May 14, 2020
BoingBoing World's best jar lid opener
The reason it's hard to open jar lids is that the vacuum seal is pulling the lid tightly against the jar. Once in a while, the vacuum seal is so strong that I can't open it. That's when I grab my Jark...
07:26 pm GMT - Thu, May 14, 2020
BoingBoing Bars fill up with thirsty patrons after Wisconsin court strikes down stay-at-home order
A lot of people in Wisconsin are very happy that its Supreme Court invalidated the governor's stay at home order. CBS News reports that they flocked to bars and pubs to drink Pabst Blue Ribbon and bre...
07:10 pm GMT - Thu, May 14, 2020
BoingBoing Excellent Atlantic article about QAnon and how it is becoming an anti-Enlightenment religion
In his excellent brief book, On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century, Timothy Snyder writes, "Fascists rejected reason in the name of will, denying objective truth in favor of a glorious...
06:31 pm GMT - Thu, May 14, 2020
BoingBoing "Clone Machine" to easily sneak away from a Zoom meeting
This is easily done yourself, but it was smart of Coors Light (and their creative agency) to create a one-click "Clone Machine" that captures and loops 30 seconds of video of you smiling and nodding a...
06:06 pm GMT - Thu, May 14, 2020
BoingBoing Fly through an average mouse brain
Scientists have published the highest resolution 3D atlas of an average mouse brain. The public resource from the Allen Institute enables researchers to reference a common map for the 100 million cell...
05:32 pm GMT - Thu, May 14, 2020
BoingBoing Watch: "Godspeed You! Black Emperor," a short 1976 documentary about a Japanese motorcycle youth subculture
In the 1970s, a youth subculture of anti-establishment motorcycle clubs emerged in Japan called bszoku that's still raging to this day, albeit in smaller numbers. Mitsuo Yanagimachi's short 16mm docu...
04:54 pm GMT - Thu, May 14, 2020
BoingBoing Quarantining with ghosts
According to a 2019 YouGov survey, 45 percent of adult Americans believe in ghosts. What's it like for people who are convinced they are quarantining with a specter? The New York Times' Molly Fitzpatr...
04:24 pm GMT - Thu, May 14, 2020
BoingBoing The Creature from the Sandpits, a teenage prank that's endured for 60 years
In the 1960s in a small Southern town, high school student Clay Jennings Desmond and his friend were "out frogging at the sandpits" when Clay decided to scare his pal. The Creature from the Sandpits w...
04:11 pm GMT - Thu, May 14, 2020
BoingBoing Starbucks says "it will thrive" right before telling landlords they must lower the rent
Starbucks felt pretty confidant on May 4, when CEO Kevin Johnson posted on its website that Starbucks will not just survive, but with adaptations and new routines, it will thrive. But a day later, the...
03:38 pm GMT - Thu, May 14, 2020
BoingBoing Paper Mario is coming to the Switch
My kids and I loved playing Paper Mario on the Wii. Today, Nintendo announced a new Paper Mario title for the Switch, called Paper Mario: The Origami King. Release date is July 17.The kingdom has been...
03:28 pm GMT - Thu, May 14, 2020
BoingBoing This algorithm coins new words every time you click
Thomas Dimson used the GPT-2 language model to make a website that creates a new word every time you refresh the page. Some of them are really good -- I could imagine them entering the lexicon. Re...
03:25 pm GMT - Thu, May 14, 2020
BoingBoing Cheap materials, expensive shoes: $425 sneaker teardown
Weston Kay is a leathercrafter who specializes in footwear teardowns, slicing and dicing shoes and boots to expose how well-made (or not) they are. This video seems a good introduction to his channel,...
03:09 pm GMT - Thu, May 14, 2020
BoingBoing Video: real life coyote chases roadrunner
OMG coyote vs roadrunner is real and its happening right now yall!!! #Tucson pic.twitter.com/a64qEbcCdv— Michael Thomas Bogan (@mtbogan) May 10, 2020There is literally a coyote chasing a roadrun...
02:55 pm GMT - Thu, May 14, 2020
BoingBoing Supercut of TV shows making fun of Fox
How quaint "Not Racist But #1 With Racists" now seems. Read the rest ...
02:39 pm GMT - Thu, May 14, 2020
BoingBoing Are you "medium busy" with various sundry computer-related tasks?
This humorous scene presents a beautiful fractal of American office life. The soup of politeness, defensiveness, misaligned expectations and incentives, barely-suppressed self-loathing and rage, and b...
02:22 pm GMT - Thu, May 14, 2020
BoingBoing Covid misinformation videos overwhelm YouTube
The BBC reports that conspiracy videos about Covid-19 account for "more than a quarter of the most-watched videos" about the pandemic.The study, published online by BMJ Global Health, looked at the mo...
02:09 pm GMT - Thu, May 14, 2020
BoingBoing 'Grave risks' of rushing to reopen, coronavirus whistleblower Rick Bright warns Congress
Watch live, as ousted Trump administration health official Rick Bright testifies on his whistleblower complaint before Congress.Congress is hearing testimony today, Thursday morning, from the former U...
02:03 pm GMT - Thu, May 14, 2020
BoingBoing Michelin-starred inn uses mannequins to make things less weird
History tells us that nothing has ever been made less creepy by introducing dolls into the mix, but thats not stopping The Inn at Little Washington, D.C.s only 3-Star Michelin restaurant. In an attemp...
01:57 pm GMT - Thu, May 14, 2020
BoingBoing 'We're gonna lose over 100,000 perhaps,' Trump says of deaths, 'Nobody blames me for that' on job losses
Today, in an exchange with a noted asshole on Fox Business, impeached and manifestly unfit President Trump said a bunch of really dumb untrue things on live television.Join us now @POTUS @realDonaldTr...
01:57 pm GMT - Thu, May 14, 2020
BoingBoing 'We're gonna lose over 100,000 perhaps,' Trump says of deaths, and 'Nobody blames me for that' on job losses
Today, in an exchange with a noted fan on Fox Business, impeached and manifestly unfit President Trump said a bunch of really dumb untrue things on live television that made no sense at all.Join us no...
01:49 pm GMT - Thu, May 14, 2020
BoingBoing Zoom sued over Bible Study that was zoom-bombed by 'Traumatizing' porn
"It is baffling, to say the least, how Zoom failed to protect Saint Paulus's Bible study class from a 'serial offender' who has been 'reported multiple times to the authorities,'" the church said....
01:44 pm GMT - Thu, May 14, 2020
BoingBoing Facebook working with China Mobile to bring undersea internet to Africa in $1 Billion deal
New mega subsea cable to bring more reliable high-speed internet to Africa, Mideast...
01:39 pm GMT - Thu, May 14, 2020
BoingBoing NBC: Google winds down diversity initatives to appease conservatives
Days after it was reported that James Damore's lawsuit against Google was quietly settled, NBC News reports that Google has ended or sharply curtailed diversity programs to "avoid being perceived as a...
01:36 pm GMT - Thu, May 14, 2020
BoingBoing Trump is tweeting some crazy stuff today, you guys
In a more normal timeline, each one of these wack-ass tweets from impeached president Donald Trump would be their own news cycle. But this is no normal timeline.The president is lying when he says:Goo...
01:08 pm GMT - Thu, May 14, 2020
BoingBoing 'How I built my dowel table'
This is an awesome woodworking project gallery -- making a table out of dowel rods. You can follow the creator Make Things on YouTube and IMGUR.MakeThings says:I'm going to show you how I built my dow...
01:07 pm GMT - Thu, May 14, 2020
BoingBoing When Bread Goes Kawaii: Rainbow Sourdough
Sheltering in place has transformed a nation into a legion of makeshift Betty Crockers. Baking supplies are sold-out on shelves across America. Sourdough starters are being exchanged in back alley han...
01:00 pm GMT - Thu, May 14, 2020
BoingBoing This affordable e-reader is a great alternative to Amazon's Kindle
If youre one of those staunch bookworms who refuses to take the plunge on an e-reader, we get it. Change is hard. And no, e-readers dont have that familiar musty smell, a hefty reassuring weight or ma...
01:00 pm GMT - Thu, May 14, 2020
BoingBoing U.S. appeals court rejects Trump's attempt to escape 'emoluments' lawsuit over D.C. Trump Hotel
Bad legal news for Orange President Kleptocrat today. He's gonna be in a mood.A U.S. appeals court on Thursday rejected impeached president Donald Trumps attempts to kill a lawsuit that claims his own...
12:56 pm GMT - Thu, May 14, 2020
BoingBoing 'My Isolation Station,' home-built bar and spirits library with 4,000 bottles
Some people take their libations and isolations very seriously.This photo gallery from IMGURian @burbage is pretty incredible -- after two decades of collecting rare spirits, you need a beautiful plac...
12:50 pm GMT - Thu, May 14, 2020
BoingBoing Nearly 3 million more unemployment claims in U.S. as COVID-19 job losses total 36 million
U.S. jobless claims totaled 2.98 million last week, unemployment is close to 16%Almost 3 million more Americans filed for unemployment last week. Today's job loss figures bring the total losses over...
12:40 pm GMT - Thu, May 14, 2020
BoingBoing Coronavirus scams prove a federal anti-price gouging law is needed Amazon's VP of public policy
'We want to avoid the $400 bottle of Purell for sale right after an emergency goes into effect'...
08:00 am GMT - Thu, May 14, 2020
BoingBoing "Nuts!": Bloopers from old Hollywood TV and films
Enjoy this blooper reel of some real "oopsy daisies" from early Hollywood productions, I sure did! And, if you liked that, here are a couple more similar compilations:via @hollywoodgoldenage Read the ...
02:30 am GMT - Thu, May 14, 2020
BoingBoing This kit can help first timers create their own games and apps quickly with no experience needed
If youve ever considered what it would take to build your own video games, youve probably heard of AppGameKit. Over the past decade, the UK-based firm has become one of the independent game engines th...
09:44 pm GMT - Wed, May 13, 2020
BoingBoing Celebrate the wonder that is Stevie with a drum solo
Today is the birthday of Stevland Hardaway Morris, aka Stevie Wonder (1950). Let's celebrate the musical genius of the man with this jaw-dropping drum solo from early in his career.Bonus track:Image: ...
09:43 pm GMT - Wed, May 13, 2020
BoingBoing A hot dog is neither a sandwich, nor a taco it is a synthesizer
It's beautiful pic.twitter.com/uDI9nlnI4A— beef (@shittyfriend) May 13, 2020Image: Evan Swigart / Flickr (CC 2.0) Read the rest ...
09:43 pm GMT - Wed, May 13, 2020
BoingBoing "Clever Creature" is part podcast, part experimental variety show, and all perfectly weird
I have a new podcast recommendation for all you creative types one that I think you're really going to dig. All-around great guy Jason Gots' latest listening venture is called Clever Creature and it'...
09:41 pm GMT - Wed, May 13, 2020
BoingBoing Roy Horn lives, China lied, and Murder Hornets Swarm America, in this weeks dubious tabloids
Great news for Las Vegas entertainer Roy Horn, who has made a miracle recovery" from his "COVID deathbed! according to this weeks National Enquirer....
09:15 pm GMT - Wed, May 13, 2020
BoingBoing Watch: an experiment that shows how coronavirus might spread at a buffet
What happens when someone with coronavirus coughs into their hand before eating at a buffet? Interested in seeing how the virus might have spread on cruise ships, NHK, Japan's national broadcasting co...
09:11 pm GMT - Wed, May 13, 2020
BoingBoing Make your own British government Covid slogan sign
A couple of days ago, I posted a Covid slogan maker that spat out bizarre warnings in the distinctive hazard-sign style favored by the British government. Now you can write your own text in with a mor...
09:00 pm GMT - Wed, May 13, 2020
BoingBoing Give your Microsoft Excel skills a boost with this $30 training bundle
Resume padding is as American as baseball and hot dogs. In fact, 4 out of 5 job applicants stretch, if not bend, sprain or outright fracture the truth about themselves on their resume. While some resu...
07:24 pm GMT - Wed, May 13, 2020
BoingBoing How to improve your fried rice using physics
Apparently a high percentage of chefs at Chinese restaurants suffer shoulder plane from wok tossing. They must rapidly move the heavy pan to launch the food into the air so it cooks but doesn't burn, ...
06:53 pm GMT - Wed, May 13, 2020
BoingBoing For sale: Ozzie and Harriet's haunted home
The Hollywood Hills home that was the TV and real life abode of Ozzie and Harriet Nelson is now on the market for $6.5 million. Airing from 1952-1966, The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet featured many...
06:17 pm GMT - Wed, May 13, 2020
BoingBoing Star Wars meets Top Gun
"Revvin' up your engine, listen to her howlin' roar. Metal under tension, beggin' you to touch and go."Next up, a deepfake with Tom Cruise as Luke Skywalker?(Thanks, Emmett K!) Read the rest ...
06:00 pm GMT - Wed, May 13, 2020
BoingBoing South Dakota governor tries to crush Native American efforts to contain the coronavirus
In hopes of minimizing the spread of coronavirus in their community, the Cheyenne River Sioux have established a series of checkpoints on state highways that run through tribal reservations in South D...
05:59 pm GMT - Wed, May 13, 2020
BoingBoing Tiny kitchen-knife sharpener does the trick
I keep the Kitchen IQ Edge Grip 2-Stage Knife Sharpener next to my knife block and run a knife through the "Fine" slot almost every time I cut something. The ceramic rods are arranged at a pre-set an...
05:57 pm GMT - Wed, May 13, 2020
BoingBoing Dogs will obey commands from social robots
Will dogs obey commands from robots? In IEEE Spectrum, Evan Ackerman writes that "Yale Universitys Social Robotics Lab led by Brian Scassellati presented a paper taking the first step towards determin...
05:34 pm GMT - Wed, May 13, 2020
BoingBoing You can zoom way, way into this incredible photo of Rembrandt's The Night Watch
The Night Watch is a 1642 painting by Rembrandt. It hangs in The Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam. Today, the museum posted the "largest and most detailed ever photograph of The Night Watch on its website, ma...
05:30 pm GMT - Wed, May 13, 2020
BoingBoing Casting announced for the upcoming Audible adaptation of Neil Gaiman's "Sandman"
The 75-issue Sandman comic book series was of course Neil Gaiman's first big foray into fame. What began as a story in the DC Comics Universe about Morpheus, the Avatar of Dreams, eventually spawned i...
05:22 pm GMT - Wed, May 13, 2020
BoingBoing Demo of new Unreal game engine is unreal
"Lumen in the Land of Nanite" is a real-time Unreal Engine 5 demonstration running live on PlayStation. The new UE5 has two technologies: "Nanite virtualized micropolygon geometry, which frees artists...
05:14 pm GMT - Wed, May 13, 2020
BoingBoing Tomorrow (Thursday): Sasha Sagan and Ann Druyan in conversation with David Pescovitz
Tomorrow, Thursday (5/14), I'm honored to be moderating a free online conversation with two brilliant women whose work is a light in the darkness during these uncertain times. My friend Ann Druyan is ...
05:02 pm GMT - Wed, May 13, 2020
BoingBoing Goat army roams East San Jose
200 goats escaped from an enclosure in East San Jose and quickly conquered its East Foothills neighborhood Tuesday evening, according to reports from the street. A local resident, Terry Roelands, told...
05:00 pm GMT - Wed, May 13, 2020
BoingBoing The worlds most portable solar oven, the Go is as ultra-resourceful as it is compact
The sun has a core temperature of 27 million degrees Fahrenheit. So if your oven only needs to reach 425 degrees to cook a chicken or some potatoes and veggies, why cant the sun just handle your kitch...
04:47 pm GMT - Wed, May 13, 2020
BoingBoing New rules for Las Vegas casinos promise a grim, joyless experience
I despise everything about Las Vegas -- the garish resorts, the horrible city planning that makes it no fun to walk anywhere, the overpriced "fine dining," and the oppressive layer of sterile corporat...
04:45 pm GMT - Wed, May 13, 2020
BoingBoing "Tonight We Riot" is a brutal 8-bit side scroller about worker liberation
There's a lot of overlap between the friends of mine who are fervent video game enthusiasts, and those who are the most belligerent anarcho-syndicalists / anarcho-communists / other Revolutionary Left...
04:27 pm GMT - Wed, May 13, 2020
BoingBoing British people proudly held a virtual knob-eating contest
I only stumbled upon this because I got married in Dorset, Vermont, and did a double-take when I saw the headline. Apparently "knob" is a British word for "biscuit" but it's funnier to think about Ye ...
02:56 pm GMT - Wed, May 13, 2020
BoingBoing Howard Stern on CNN: Trump "disgusted" by his fan base
CNN's Anderson Cooper interviewed radio show host Howard Stern about Donald Trump. Howard Stern knows a lot about Trump, having had him as a guest many times on his radio show over the years. In the i...
02:40 pm GMT - Wed, May 13, 2020
BoingBoing Owner of half-built house says Arbery committed no crime checking it out, denounces killers
Ahmed Arbery, the unarmed black jogger chased down and killed by two white men in Georgia, was recorded checking out a construction site at some point before he was shot dead in the street. After the ...
02:36 pm GMT - Wed, May 13, 2020
BoingBoing NYC record: 58 straight days with no pedestrian deaths
The New York City Department of Transportation reports that it's been 58 days since a pedestrian has been killed in the city, a new record that was made possible because the city is under lockdown.I'v...
02:29 pm GMT - Wed, May 13, 2020
BoingBoing This Rube Goldberg Booze Machine is a quarantine DIY project of greatness
Brilliant.My Corona project, inspired by a post on here. I also want to give a shout-out to lots of free time and alcohol for playing their part.IMGURian @SoLong18, we salute you.Watch the full video ...
02:21 pm GMT - Wed, May 13, 2020
BoingBoing Waterworld world map
The premise of 1995's Waterworld [Amazon] was flawed in that there isn't enough water in the ice caps to raise sea levels 7500m, as is established in Waterworld canon. But I wanted to see what that wo...
02:18 pm GMT - Wed, May 13, 2020
BoingBoing FBI and DHS's CISA warn China-backed hackers are targeting U.S. COVID-19 research
A joint advisory from the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security's Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) warns that Chinese hackers are targeting U.S. based COVID-19 research en...
02:08 pm GMT - Wed, May 13, 2020
BoingBoing Jared Kushner casually talks about canceling election, then tries to walk it back
In an interview with Time magazine published yesterday, President Trump's failson-in-law and shady-assed advisor Jared Kushner suggested maybe postponing the November election.That is not allowed, unl...
01:52 pm GMT - Wed, May 13, 2020
BoingBoing Unmasked shoppers break Target employee's arm after being told to leave store
A group of unmasked shoppers attacked a Target employee escorting them from the store, reports the Mercury News, breaking his arm and earning themselves battery charges. It's the fourth such incident ...
01:42 pm GMT - Wed, May 13, 2020
BoingBoing Nearly 27 million Americans lost their job-based health insurance in pandemic, study shows
IMAGE: Health Insurance Coverage Before and After Job Loss Among People in a Family Experiencing Job Loss as of May 2, 2020, courtesy kff.orgAn estimated 27 million Americans may have lost employer-ba...
01:28 pm GMT - Wed, May 13, 2020
BoingBoing Tesla gets approval for U.S. factory 'reopening as soon as next week'
In a tweet posted around midnight, Alameda County officials said that they've been in talks with Elon Musk's Tesla, and authorities have agreed the electric carmaker can take steps in preparation for ...
01:04 pm GMT - Wed, May 13, 2020
BoingBoing Democrats propose making it illegal for telcos to shut off internet service in a pandemic
Democrats also propose $50 monthly discounts with low-income broadband fund...
12:54 pm GMT - Wed, May 13, 2020
BoingBoing Facebook must pay $52M for 11,250 content moderators' mental health issues caused on the job
Current and former moderators will be paid at least $1,000...
12:39 pm GMT - Wed, May 13, 2020
BoingBoing FBI reveals name of Saudi embassy official thought to have supported 9/11 hijackers
In a court filing, the FBI revealed the name of an official at the Saudi embassy long-suspected to have directed support to two 9/11 hijackers. The release of the official's name was a mistake, report...
12:06 pm GMT - Wed, May 13, 2020
BoingBoing In the 1930s, an Englishman decided to fly to Mount Everest and climb it alone
In 1932, Yorkshireman Maurice Wilson chose a startling way to promote his mystical beliefs: He would fly to Mount Everest and climb it alone. In this week's episode of the Futility Closet podcast we'l...
12:06 pm GMT - Wed, May 13, 2020
BoingBoing Legal Trouble? Better Buzz Barr!
Tom the Dancing Bug, IN WHICH William Barr advertises his services as Attorney General for presidents injured by investigations into their actual corruption...
02:00 am GMT - Wed, May 13, 2020
BoingBoing Learn how to create engaging content on YouTube from expert creators
Whats the biggest website in the world? Wait, lets amend that question...whats the biggest website in the world other than the site that helps you find all the other sites?Once you take Google out of ...
12:15 am GMT - Wed, May 13, 2020
BoingBoing Ferdinando Buscema and Erik Davis on our pandemic house of cards
Boing Boing pals, magician Ferdinando Buscema and writer Erik Davis (High Weirdness), have created a really lovely and provocative little four-minute visual meditation based on the PK Dick essay, How ...
12:15 am GMT - Wed, May 13, 2020
BoingBoing Little Richard, gender-bender progenitor needs his propers
When Little Richard died a few days ago, everyone was quick to rightfully hail him as the true king of rock and roll (which he was always quick to crown himself). But he was also the queen (which he w...
09:17 pm GMT - Tue, May 12, 2020
BoingBoing Cartoonist Richard Sala (1955 2020)
The cartoonist Richard Sala passed away this week at the age of 61. I always loved his work and own many of his comic books.Cartoonist Daniel Clowes wrote a beautiful tribute to his friend, Richard Sa...
08:22 pm GMT - Tue, May 12, 2020
BoingBoing Rare early Kraftwerk performances before they were showroom dummies
Here's a cool 1971 performance of Kraftwerk on Beat Club. This short-lived long-haired lineup included Florian Schneider, who passed away last week, the late Klaus Dinger (Neu!), and Michael Rother (N...
08:22 pm GMT - Tue, May 12, 2020
BoingBoing Guy behind that Animal Crossing sea bass joke is tired of it too
Nintendo staffer Rob Heiret and his colleagues worked on the localization of Animal Crossing: New Horizons, translating its Japanese dialogue and culture for an English-speaking audience. Well, on Sun...
08:00 pm GMT - Tue, May 12, 2020
BoingBoing This digital ruler is the gadget that just gave measurement a 21st century makeover
Back in the 3rd millennia BC, Mesopotamians measured by cubit, which was approximately the 18-inch length of the forearm from the elbow to the tip of the middle finger. A few hundred years later, we g...
07:57 pm GMT - Tue, May 12, 2020
BoingBoing Rob Beschizza on the Cool Tools podcast
It was an unparalled thrill to have Boing Boing's own Rob Beschizza on the Cool Tools podcast! Read the show notes at the Cool Tools website. Read the rest ...
07:49 pm GMT - Tue, May 12, 2020
BoingBoing The time I risked my life borrowing a Draft-Matic Mechanical Pencil
I worked as an engineering intern for a couple of summers when I was in college. I shared a cubicle with a draftsperson named Laura. She was obsessed with two things -- being a member in good standing...
06:38 pm GMT - Tue, May 12, 2020
BoingBoing Watch this incredible (and disturbing) baby Trump deepfake
OMG pic.twitter.com/S3Y2mpnDYd— Greg Hogben (@MyDaughtersArmy) May 12, 2020As a wise man once said, it's funny cause it's true.See below for the full clip from Jimmy Kimmel Live!Now THIS video h...
06:31 pm GMT - Tue, May 12, 2020
BoingBoing What it's like to buy a $900 electric car from Alibaba
On Jalopnik my friend Jason Torchinsky is writing about his experience ordering a $900 electric car from China using Alibaba. It has been an incredibly long and complicated process, involving lots of ...
06:20 pm GMT - Tue, May 12, 2020
BoingBoing "I bought the cheapest new car in the world" for $930 on Alibaba
Jalopnik's Jason Torchinsky bought his first new car on Alibaba. He paid $930 for the electric Changli NEMECA, batteries not included. The batteries, likely lead-acid, were an additional $350. Then ca...
06:18 pm GMT - Tue, May 12, 2020
BoingBoing Cop plays recorded peacock mating call to lure escaped zoo animal
A smart-thinking Boston police officer played a recording of a peacock meeting call on his phone to coax an escaped peacock into a backyard where it was easily picked up by animal control.From the Bos...
06:07 pm GMT - Tue, May 12, 2020
BoingBoing Watch Weezer's Rivers Cuomo piano cover of Nirvana's "Heart-Shaped box"
Island in the Zoom is Weezer singer/guitarist Rivers Cuomo's online hangout during the COVID-19 lockdown. Above is his Saturday piano performance of Nirvana's "Heart-Shaped Box." Read the rest ...
05:42 pm GMT - Tue, May 12, 2020
BoingBoing This man is so happy he is going to jail that he is singing "I Feel Good"
Nananana Naaaa:))In this short video we see a man in the back of a police car singing James Brown's "I Feel Good". The police officer driving the car turns around and asks, "Hey, what are you so happy...
05:30 pm GMT - Tue, May 12, 2020
BoingBoing Mexican restaurant shamed for racist piata
Camila's Tex-Mex, near St Louis, Missouri, installed a piata in the shape of the Covid-19 virus with a caricaturized face of a Chinese man on it, reports The Riverfront Times. The backlash was swift a...
05:30 pm GMT - Tue, May 12, 2020
BoingBoing Blackpool tourist office begs tourists not to visit Blackpool
The tourist office of English resort town Blackpool tweets at "@visitBlackpool" but has changed its name to "DoNotVisitBlackpool" following confusing government advice concerning the coronavirus pande...
04:44 pm GMT - Tue, May 12, 2020
BoingBoing Woman doesn't want to leave Red Lobster
In the video above (via), an unmasked woman is pushed out of a Red Lobster somewhere in Pennsylvania by masked staff and/or patrons. Restrained from reentering the establishment, she attempts to negot...
04:09 pm GMT - Tue, May 12, 2020
BoingBoing Why some movies and TV shows now have a strange "yellow tint"
A decade ago, many movies had a blue tint added to them, apparently meant to convey a spooky or thrilling vibe. But there's also an extreme yellow tint to certain films, the latest example being the n...
03:41 pm GMT - Tue, May 12, 2020
BoingBoing Guy plays games on his restored 1960s computer
Somecomputerguy says: "I go from cold boot to playing Lunar Lander on my recently repaired SEL 810A computer. This computer was released in 1967, and was used by the CIA, research facilities, and larg...
03:39 pm GMT - Tue, May 12, 2020
BoingBoing Anti-piracy steam jets on cargo ships
The difference between an antipiracy curtain on the high seas and a refreshing mist on the Vegas Strip? About fifty degrees celcius. Read the rest ...
03:37 pm GMT - Tue, May 12, 2020
BoingBoing Watch this wondrous "house of cards" illusion about COVID-19 and our tenuous realities
Magic experience designer Ferdinando Buscema and High Weirdness author Erik Davis, both Boing Boing contributors, created this wondrous illusion--a "visual meditation" on the ongoing pandemic, disorde...
03:04 pm GMT - Tue, May 12, 2020
BoingBoing Poll: only 36% of Americans trust Donald Trump on coronavirus
According to a new CNN poll, only 36% of Americans trust what President Donald Trump says about the coronavirus pandemic. But his approval rating is the highest it's ever been in this particular poll,...
02:11 pm GMT - Tue, May 12, 2020
BoingBoing And now over to David Lynch with the weather
This was yesterday, but it'll be now for a long time. This appears to inaugurate a new YouTube channel from David Lynch, master filmmaker and artist. Read the rest ...
02:06 pm GMT - Tue, May 12, 2020
BoingBoing Someone dubbed Alex Jones' ranting over video of Chuck E. Cheese
This makes Alex Jones surprisingly more palatable, but doesn't really impact Chuck E. Cheese's standard level of creepiness either way. Read the rest ...
01:58 pm GMT - Tue, May 12, 2020
BoingBoing Alarming supercut of home inspection issues
Tag yourself, I'm the "undesirable current on a grounding connector." Read the rest ...
01:01 pm GMT - Tue, May 12, 2020
BoingBoing Elon Musk restarts Tesla factory, breaking coronavirus public health orders
Tesla worker: 'Were extremely frustrated, angry, scared, that Elon is putting his cars before his workers.' Tesla's chief executive said he reopened production at the companys Fremont, California fact...
01:00 pm GMT - Tue, May 12, 2020
BoingBoing Fohm turns your toilet paper into a wet wipe that wont eventually cost you thousands
You may not realize it, but even before COVID-19, America had a toilet paper problem. The problem was that people really didnt like it all that much. Its often course, it chafes, and rather than deal ...
12:49 pm GMT - Tue, May 12, 2020
BoingBoing Russia: Vladimir Putin's spokesman Dmitry Peskov has Covid-19, is hospitalized
Vladimir Putin's spokesman says he is hospitalized with the coronavirus.Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told the Interfax news agency on Tuesday, Yes, I've gotten sick. I'm being treated.Russian state...
12:40 pm GMT - Tue, May 12, 2020
BoingBoing Celebs talk about tripping balls in "Have a Good Trip" documentary
Listening to people talk about their drug trips usually isn't very interesting but a new Netflix documentary proves that listening to FAMOUS people talk about theirs is. HAVE A GOOD TRIP: ADVENTURES I...
12:38 pm GMT - Tue, May 12, 2020
BoingBoing 'Needless suffering and death' Dr. Anthony Fauci to testify before Senate on White House coronavirus response
Dr. Anthony Fauci is expected to warn states Tuesday in Senate testimony prematurely reopening economies will cause needless suffering and death.Donald Trump is having a very anxious day.Today is the...
12:22 pm GMT - Tue, May 12, 2020
BoingBoing Facebook helps launch American Edge, lobbying group in DC to fight antitrust regulators
Facebook is one of the big-tech entities behind American Edge, a new lobbying group in DC to fight antitrust regulators and push back against lawmakers trying to rein in Big Tech.Facebook is working b...
12:13 pm GMT - Tue, May 12, 2020
BoingBoing U.S. Supreme Court to decide if Trump can continue to keep his finances secret
Today, the U.S. Supreme Court is scheduled to hear arguments as to why President Donald Trump should be allowed to prevent Democratic-led congressional committees and a New York City prosecutor from g...
12:03 pm GMT - Tue, May 12, 2020
BoingBoing Uniformed North Carolina deputy led armed white vigilantes to black teen's house
Jordan Kita, an officer with the New Hanover Sheriffs Office, put on his uniform and joined armed vigilantes to confront a teenager at his home. Everyone in the group, reportedly searching for a missi...
12:00 pm GMT - Tue, May 12, 2020
BoingBoing Conan O'Brien gripes about gifted Boston tee and gets the perfect one in return
Conan tells it better. But, in short: A tee-shirt company in Boston sent Conan a local tee that didn't resonate with his experience of growing up in the Massachusetts capital. So, he complains about i...
11:50 am GMT - Tue, May 12, 2020
BoingBoing An anarchist community bookstore had the best response to getting robbed
Firestorm Bookstore Co-op is a collectively-owned radical bookstore and community event space in Asheville, North Carolina that describes itself as an essentially anti-capitalist business, in as much ...
11:41 am GMT - Tue, May 12, 2020
BoingBoing Celebrate the 40th anniversary of "Friday the 13th" with this parody of "Stacy's Mom"
The Boston-based metalcore band Ice Nine Kills has always had a penchant for horror-themed songwriting, including a recent single aboutIt. But their latest recording takes a power-pop approach to the ...
02:00 am GMT - Tue, May 12, 2020
BoingBoing Get a 2-year subscription to this streaming library and an HDTV antenna for less than $40
Even if you arent among the millions of Americans directly impacted in the wallet by the fallout from the coronavirus, youre probably still keeping a very close eye on your expenses amid all this fina...
09:27 pm GMT - Mon, May 11, 2020
BoingBoing Trump promotes false Obamagate conspiracy in wacky White House press conference
Trump has snit, verbally abuses 2 female reporters, ends press conference abruptly...
09:27 pm GMT - Mon, May 11, 2020
BoingBoing Trump pushes false Obamagate conspiracy, abuses female reporters in White House press conference
Trump has snit, verbally abuses 2 female reporters, ends press conference abruptly...
08:49 pm GMT - Mon, May 11, 2020
BoingBoing Elon Musk: 'Tesla is restarting production today against Alameda County rules'
Elon Musk just said he was planning to break the law. Musk just tweeted that he and Tesla intend to disobey public health orders and restart work at the electric car company's Fremont, California fact...
08:39 pm GMT - Mon, May 11, 2020
BoingBoing 'We have met the moment and we have prevailed' Trump declares victory on coronavirus as U.S. death toll passes 80,000
Donald Trump, on the day the U.S. death toll from COVID-19 passed 80,000, declared success in the war on coronavirus: We have met the moment and we have prevailed.One week ago today, the impeached and...
08:31 pm GMT - Mon, May 11, 2020
BoingBoing Hydroxychloroquine doesn't work against COVID-19 and may cause heart problems, largest study of its kind shows
Yet another medical study says hydroxychloroquine, the drug much hyped by Donald Trump, is not effective against COVID-19 and could also cause deadly heart problems. The study was the largest of its k...
08:11 pm GMT - Mon, May 11, 2020
BoingBoing Elon Musk to CA factory employees: Back to work. Gov. Newsom: This may violate public health order
Elon Musk told employees at Tesla's California factory that they are back to normal in a company email. Governor Gavin Newsom says he's looking into the electric car company's reopening as a potential...
08:02 pm GMT - Mon, May 11, 2020
BoingBoing Meeting Little Richard at his old Hyatt haunt
In the mid-nineties it was easy to get an acquaintance with Little Richard. All you had to do was haunt the bar at the Hyatt Hotel on Sunset where he lived and at one time or another you would find yo...
08:00 pm GMT - Mon, May 11, 2020
BoingBoing A very useful illuminated hand held magnifier for $3
This $3 handheld magnifying glass has two bright LEDs and is powered by 3 AAA cells (not included). The manufacturer says the magnification is 40X. I think it is less than that, but it is still plenty...
08:00 pm GMT - Mon, May 11, 2020
BoingBoing This 2-in-1 Lightning Cable will make your iPhone and Apple Watch happy at the same time
We all know the importance of multitasking. If we werent doing at least two things at once, if not more, how would we ever finish everything we each have to accomplish in a given day?Its no different ...
07:43 pm GMT - Mon, May 11, 2020
BoingBoing Are there ghosts haunting the antiquities of the British Museum?
Do you believe in ghosts? I don't. But I do believe in the active powers of the human imagination, especially in an old, cold building filled with the world's "acquired" ancient treasures and mummifie...
07:27 pm GMT - Mon, May 11, 2020
BoingBoing If you are looking for studs, I recommend this stud finder
This stud finder is finding studs in my walls.I have reached the 'hanging artwork' phase of moving into my new home. My old stud finder disappeared in the move, this new one is simple to use and works...
07:16 pm GMT - Mon, May 11, 2020
BoingBoing Paul "Double Rainbow" Vasquez dead at 57
Paul L. Vasquez, whose awestruck reaction at a rare double rainbow made him an internet sensation in 2010, died Saturday at 57.In the 3-minute, 29-second video, Mr. Vasquez cries out things like, Its ...
07:16 pm GMT - Mon, May 11, 2020
BoingBoing Paul 'Double Rainbow' Vasquez dead at 57
Paul L. Vasquez, whose awestruck reaction at a rare double rainbow made him an internet sensation in 2010, died Saturday at 57.In the 3-minute, 29-second video, Mr. Vasquez cries out things like, Its ...
07:07 pm GMT - Mon, May 11, 2020
BoingBoing Flash Gordon coming to 4k
Flash Gordon is alive.One of the greatest movies of all time.Vultan is my favorite. Read the rest ...
06:50 pm GMT - Mon, May 11, 2020
BoingBoing Tickets for Shanghai Disneyland re-opening sold out in 3 minutes
People in China can't wait to enter the Magic Kingdom now that coronavirus deaths in that country have declined. CNBC reports that Shanghai Disney will be the first major theme park to re-open since t...
06:31 pm GMT - Mon, May 11, 2020
BoingBoing That time Ministry's Al Jourgensen recorded a Shasta soda jingle
In the early 1980s, Ministry's Al Jourgensen made ends meet by recording advertising jingles. Above is a TV commercial he soundtracked for Shasta soda that aired in 1983, the same year Ministry releas...
06:23 pm GMT - Mon, May 11, 2020
BoingBoing At least 376 Russian cadets got infected with the coronavirus during parade practice
The Moscow Times reports that at least 376 Russian cadets have been infected with COVID-19. They were practicing for a parade to be held in Moscow's Red Square.The last rehearsal for the parade took p...
06:08 pm GMT - Mon, May 11, 2020
BoingBoing Watch Jerry Stiller (RIP) make his Seinfeld co-stars laugh themselves out of character
The great Jerry Stiller died today at the age of 92. Enjoy this blooper reel of Stiller making his Seinfeld co-stars Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Jason Alexander laugh so hard that they can't stay in chara...
05:59 pm GMT - Mon, May 11, 2020
BoingBoing Negativland's "This is Not Normal"
Negativland recently released video for "This is Not Normal" is giving me some serious Koyanisqaatsi vibes.From the album 'True False' on Seeland Records, released on 25 October 2019Negativland previo...
05:55 pm GMT - Mon, May 11, 2020
BoingBoing Playable simulations of Covid-19 futures
Marcel Salath (epidemiologist) and Nicky Case (art/code) created this fun(?) way to visualize the spread of COVID-19 through a series of increasingly sophisticated playable simulations. The takeaway: ...
05:52 pm GMT - Mon, May 11, 2020
BoingBoing UK government Covid-19 slogan generator
Olaf Falafel made a Covid-19 slogan generator in the distinctive hazard-sign style used by the British Government. It's embedded in the tweet as a clever video, just click to start and stop.I made you...
05:40 pm GMT - Mon, May 11, 2020
BoingBoing Two far-out books about California counterculture reviewed by Erik Davis
I'm honored that in the latest issue of The Burning Shore, Erik Davis, scholar of West Coast counterculture, reviewed The Family Acid: California, Roger Steffens's far-out photo album I published with...
05:22 pm GMT - Mon, May 11, 2020
BoingBoing Queen's Brian May literally rocked his own ass off in his garden
Astrophysicist-slash-astrophysical-guitar-god Brian May posted this alarming photo on his Instagram last week: View this post on Instagram Reality check ! For me. No - the Virus didnt get me yet - ...
05:04 pm GMT - Mon, May 11, 2020
BoingBoing Double Rainbow Guy, RIP
In 2010 Paul L Vasquez posted a video about a double rainbow he spotted. His emotionally charged commentary briefly launched him into viral YouTube stardom and the video got 47 million views. Vasquez ...
04:47 pm GMT - Mon, May 11, 2020
BoingBoing Every episode of The Office recreated in Slack
The happy mutants at MSCHF are recreating every episode of The Office in Slack. They are doing it live, weekdays from 9-5. Read the rest ...
04:46 pm GMT - Mon, May 11, 2020
BoingBoing Original 1985 Air Jordans worn in a game by Michael Jordan and signed, up for auction
An original 1985 pair of Air Jordan 1s, custom made for Michael Jordan, worn in a game, and signed, are now up for auction at Christie's. The sneakers were estimated to sell for $100,000-$150,000 but ...
04:16 pm GMT - Mon, May 11, 2020
BoingBoing 11-year-old skateboarder lands first 1080 on a vertical ramp
Twenty years after Tony Hawk set a skateboarding world record by landing a 900 degree aerial spin on a vertical ramp, the record has been broken. Over the weekend, Gui Khury, age 11, landed a 1080 usi...
04:04 pm GMT - Mon, May 11, 2020
BoingBoing These photos of a pandemic drive-thru strip club are pure cyberpunk dystopia
After a cease-and-desist shut down their attempts at a Boober Eats food delivery service, Portland strip club Lucky Devil Lounge has found another new way to keep the lights in this pandemic. "You pul...
04:02 pm GMT - Mon, May 11, 2020
BoingBoing Get ordained in the First United Church of Cthulhu
A decade ago, I became ordained in the Church of Latter-Day Dudes so I could officiate a wedding in Texas; it is, apparently, legal for the Dude to abide over the institution of marriage in that state...
03:56 pm GMT - Mon, May 11, 2020
BoingBoing Jerry Stiller, "Frank Costanza" on Seinfeld, RIP
Jerry Stiller, who most famously played Frank Costanza on Seinfeld, has died. He was 92. Along with his role as George Costanza's dad, he also appeared on screen in Zoolander, both Hairspray films, an...
03:53 pm GMT - Mon, May 11, 2020
BoingBoing Those weird dirty records in our parents' basement: Belle Barth's Scary 'Adults Only' LP and SMURF HEIST: "That Day, at Age 6, When I Broke Into a Friend's House to Steal a Gargamel Figurine"
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 I hope you're doing well. This we...
02:34 pm GMT - Mon, May 11, 2020
BoingBoing Scunthorpe Sans, a self-censoring font
Scunthorpe Sans is a font based on Aileron that adds auto-censoring ligatures for a selection naughty words. Its able to detect the words f***, s***, p***, t***, w***, c*** and dozens more, but with a...
01:00 pm GMT - Mon, May 11, 2020
BoingBoing This bundle of online classes will help you learn the math you forgot in high school and college
With unemployment as high as 20 percent in the U.S., millions of men and women are out of work and rethinking the next step in their lives.In an emergency, all options should be on the table. That mea...
12:52 pm GMT - Mon, May 11, 2020
BoingBoing White House Infected: two staffers positive, Fauci quarantined, coronavirus task force members isolating
Two White House staffers are reportedly infected with coronavirus and three members of the Coronavirus Task Force restricting social contact with others after coming into contact with infected individ...
12:35 pm GMT - Mon, May 11, 2020
BoingBoing Murder hornet facts
After a week of hysteria and memes, it's good to read some actual facts about Murder Hor—sorry, Asian Giant Hornets. An important one would seem to be that they've never been spotted outside of ...
12:16 pm GMT - Mon, May 11, 2020
BoingBoing Boston Dynamics robot dog enforces lockdown in Singapore
We used to joke about Boston Dynamics' robot dogs being used to control humans, and now they are: Singapore has deployed one to Bishan-Ang Moh Kio Park to monitor social distancing and blare warnings ...
02:00 am GMT - Mon, May 11, 2020
BoingBoing This CyberSaber puts a galaxy far, far away right into your hand for under $100
Youve wanted one since you were 7. No, not one of those cheap plastic ones, like the one your mom got you at Target before you cracked it over your pal Scotts head three hours later. Were talking abou...
08:00 pm GMT - Sun, May 10, 2020
BoingBoing This pocket-sized projector plays 360-degree video and is on sale for over 30% off
From serving as a home entertainment hub to being a valuable business tool, portable pocket-sized projectors have really come into their own the last few years. But while manufacturers have packed mor...
05:17 pm GMT - Sun, May 10, 2020
BoingBoing Great deal on Unix!
Leaving the house for the first time in weeks to brave the coronavirus-infested wilds of western Pennsylvania, I ducked into the ruins of an Ace Hardware. I knew I was in danger because I could hear t...
03:47 pm GMT - Sun, May 10, 2020
BoingBoing Talking Jack Kirby: The Epic Life of the King of Comics with Visionary Comic Book Creator Tom Scioli
Visionary comic book creator Tom Scioli discusses his new work, Jack Kirby: The Epic Life of the King of Comics, set to be released July 14, 2020 from Ten Speed Press.Tom Scioli won a Xeric Grant in 1...
01:00 pm GMT - Sun, May 10, 2020
BoingBoing Access 200 lectures from Malcom Gladwell, Chris Hadfield, Elon Musk, and more
If you wanted to understand physics, youd probably want to talk to Albert Einstein. If you were trying to unlock the art of filmmaking, you might want to chat with Martin Scorsese. And if you were int...
12:27 pm GMT - Sun, May 10, 2020
BoingBoing Automatic swear machine
An ingenious and practical invention shared by IMGURian @GuzziGuy.The post became so popular, that the maker has decided to offer them for order from Etsy. I realise the price is a bit high, but ther...
12:20 pm GMT - Sun, May 10, 2020
BoingBoing Look at this photo printed on algae in a petri dish
Okay, now THAT is a selfie.This is such a cool photography/biology experiment.Says IMGURian @MxMarx, I put a petri dish filled with algae under my enlarger and left it on for a week. The algae grew th...
12:14 pm GMT - Sun, May 10, 2020
BoingBoing White House photo shows aging white men clustered with Trump in small room without masks
At least one of the older white men in this photograph has had close repeated exposure to a person with COVID-19.This group of white men of advanced age would appear to be at higher risk of coronaviru...
12:00 pm GMT - Sun, May 10, 2020
BoingBoing Trump blames Obama and Biden for coronavirus, again, in stupid tweet
The stupid is what hurts the most. The stupid will eventually break me. Must. Not. Break.Yet again, impeached president Donald Trump has tweeted something obviously untrue and unbelievably dumb.78,000...
11:51 am GMT - Sun, May 10, 2020
BoingBoing Tesla sues California over coronavirus factory closure
Elon Musk threatens to move electric-car company to Nevada or Texas...
02:00 am GMT - Sun, May 10, 2020
BoingBoing Tribute will help you create a heartfelt video montage and it wont take you hours to do it
It seemed like such a great idea at the time. You wanted to put together a video for a loved one, including all their family and friends singing their praises, making their life look as epic as a Holl...
09:14 pm GMT - Sat, May 9, 2020
BoingBoing Building beautiful little keycap watercolor vibrobots
My friend Steve Davee posted this fun project to Instructables. It's a perfect project for shut-in parents and kids to do together.The main body parts of the bots are keyboard keycaps and Q-tips/cotto...
08:00 pm GMT - Sat, May 9, 2020
BoingBoing Learn cybersecurity essentials on your own time at home with these classes
Fear is ripe soil for the unscrupulous. With so much uncertainty and concern over our health and the broader world economy, cybercriminals have been playing on that fear to steal a few extra dollars o...
06:34 pm GMT - Sat, May 9, 2020
BoingBoing Every country in the United Nations agreed to a global ceasefire during the pandemic except the United States
After six weeks of negotiating, the UN Security Council was close to agreeing on a resolution for a global ceasefire during the Covid-19 pandemic. Seems fair, right? Let's agree to stop killing each o...
05:22 pm GMT - Sat, May 9, 2020
BoingBoing A classical flutist listens to Ian Anderson in 1969 and 1976
I have a love/hate relationship with musical reaction videos. There are kids reacting to heavy metal (or The Beatles), vocal teachers and opera singers reacting to rock vocalists, millennials reacting...
04:23 pm GMT - Sat, May 9, 2020
BoingBoing Folks are getting creative with flyers in this quarantine
My pal Jake has been taking regular "cigar walks" (as he calls them) here in our lovely island city of Alameda, California. On those walks, he started spotting some creative flyers...(I saved the best...
03:40 pm GMT - Sat, May 9, 2020
BoingBoing Little Richard dead at 87
"Little" Richard Penniman, singer of Tutti Frutti and countless other hits, died Saturday morning. He was 87 years old. Rolling Stone reports that he died of cancer.Starting with Tutti Frutti in 1956,...
03:40 pm GMT - Sat, May 9, 2020
BoingBoing Talking Adventure Games with Dave Gilbert
Game designer and publisher Dave Gilbert founded Wadjet Eye Games in 2006. This interview features conversation about point and click adventure games; digital game development, marketing and publishin...
02:18 pm GMT - Sat, May 9, 2020
BoingBoing Lost Horizon Night Market returns... without actual box trucks
The "transient bazaar" known as Lost Horizon Night Market is a covert operation. Worlds are imagined and then built inside the blank canvasses of empty box trucks. For the event, all the "proprietors,...
01:45 pm GMT - Sat, May 9, 2020
BoingBoing Robert E.T.: A Ken Burns Documentary
Tear down all the Robert E.T. statues and stop celebrating his invasion tactics.The creator ofFull House Without Michelle returns with a documentary on General Robert E.T. [Reid McCarter / AV Club] Re...
01:00 pm GMT - Sat, May 9, 2020
BoingBoing Senstroke can make you a 21st century drummer with no drums
Drummers hear all the jokes. What do you call a drummer with half a brain? Gifted. How is a drum solo like a sneeze? You know it's coming, but there's nothing you can do about it. What do you call a d...
02:00 am GMT - Sat, May 9, 2020
BoingBoing Puppy training doesnt have to descend your house into chaos thanks to these online classes
One positive upside of the past two months is how sheltering at home has all but emptied area animal shelters. Its tough to get solid numbers nationally, but shelters in cities and regions all across ...
01:55 am GMT - Sat, May 9, 2020
BoingBoing Roy Horn, of Siegfried and Roy, dies at 75 of Covid
Magician Roy Horn, 75, died Thursday after developing symptoms of Covid-19 several days ago. Horn and partner Siegfried Fischbacher ran the most popular stage show in Vegas throughout the 1990s, featu...
08:00 pm GMT - Fri, May 8, 2020
BoingBoing Webinars are a hugely successful marketing tool and this software can help you launch one
If youre an entrepreneur or marketer who hasnt embraced webinars yet, you probably need to rethink your strategies. Over 60 percent of marketers say they use webinars as a key part of their content ma...
06:17 pm GMT - Fri, May 8, 2020
BoingBoing Can you rearrange these cards, sudoku style?
Here's a fun puzzle with an easy setup that makes for a good stay-at-home time-filler. Like sudoku, see if you can rearrange these cards so that no face or suit repeats itself in any column, row, or d...
06:00 pm GMT - Fri, May 8, 2020
BoingBoing Last night's massive boom over Puget Sound was likely exploding meteor
A massive boom heard Wednesday night over Puget Sound on the northwester coast of Washington was most likely an exploding meteor. Or that's what They want us to believe anyway. The American Meteor Soc...
05:58 pm GMT - Fri, May 8, 2020
BoingBoing Silicone mini-pinch bowls have 101 uses
These little silicone rubber bowls come in handy in so many ways.I use them with my digital scale to measure the bulk powder supplements I take. We use them at the dinner table to hold condiments. We ...
05:37 pm GMT - Fri, May 8, 2020
BoingBoing This combination lockbox is no match for a piece of aluminum can
The LockPickingLawyer easily opens this Yale Y500 Combination Key Access padlock with just a sliver of aluminum from a soda can. Read the rest ...
05:14 pm GMT - Fri, May 8, 2020
BoingBoing Legendary East Village corner store, Gem Spa, closes its doors
The Gothamist is reporting the sad news that Gem Spa, the iconic NY corner store that has been a fixture at St. Marks Place and Second Avenue for around 100 years is being forced to shutter its doors ...
05:01 pm GMT - Fri, May 8, 2020
BoingBoing Colt Clark and the Quarantine Kids play "Come Together"
A family in lockdown performs the Beatles' "Come Together." Read the rest ...
04:54 pm GMT - Fri, May 8, 2020
BoingBoing The surreal experience of flying during a pandemic
"[F]lying during a pandemic turned out to be more stressfuland surrealthan Id planned for," writes McKay Copkins in The Atlantic. After two months of social distancing Copkins went on a reporting trip...
04:50 pm GMT - Fri, May 8, 2020
BoingBoing The "psychobiome" is bacteria in your gut that affects how you think and act
An array of scientific evidence suggest that in some cases, the bacteria in your gutyour microbiomecould be tied to neurological and psychological disorders and differences, from anxiety and autism to...
04:37 pm GMT - Fri, May 8, 2020
BoingBoing Watch: Super short horror films that are truly terrifying
Who is Patrick Mason? I just ran across a few short horror films he wrote and directed, and they're truly scary. Like edge-of-your-seat gasp-out-loud scary. Not only that, but they're beautifully made...
04:33 pm GMT - Fri, May 8, 2020
BoingBoing Pence aide tests positive for coronavirus
CNBC reports that an aide to Pence has tested positive for COVID-19. This follows yesterday's report that Trump's personal valet tested positive for the virus.A spokeswoman for Pence did not immediate...
03:52 pm GMT - Fri, May 8, 2020
BoingBoing $3 router rebooter
On his Pluralistic blog, Cory Doctorow writes about a $3 router rebooter. This DIY gadget connects between your home router and its AC outlet. It pings Google periodically and if it doesn't receive a ...
03:42 pm GMT - Fri, May 8, 2020
BoingBoing Weezer rocks The Simpsons theme song ahead of their appearance on the show
This Sunday, Weezer will cameo on The Simpsons and as a teaser, the band released their cover of "The Simpsons Theme" by Danny Elfman. From Rolling Stone:In the new episode of The Simpsons, Weezer wil...
03:20 pm GMT - Fri, May 8, 2020
BoingBoing Watch this Klingon perform "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" in her native tongue
Jennifer Usellis-Mackay, aka the Klingon Pop Warrior, sings "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" in her native tongue. The performance took place in 2015 at Chicago's iO Theater. From the video description:Op...
03:04 pm GMT - Fri, May 8, 2020
BoingBoing Soap promises to make you smell like "Naval Supremacy"
Ironic toxic masculinity is in fashion! The Duke Cannon Naval Supremacy Big Brick of Bar Soap for Men [Amazon] promises that those thusly-soaped will smell of "naval supremacy", "productivity" or othe...
02:47 pm GMT - Fri, May 8, 2020
BoingBoing Jupiter looks pretty angry in "lucky" infrared shot
It took hundreds of exposures and a complex method of removing occlusions, but this "lucky" shot is the result: a depiction of the hot regions lurking under Jupiter's uppermost clouds.The picture was ...
02:19 pm GMT - Fri, May 8, 2020
BoingBoing "Leopards ate my face" subreddit bans posts about coronavirus scoffers who later die of it
The Leopards Ate My Face subreddit is dedicated to mocking people who thought the Republican party would hurt their enemies only to be surprised to find that it hurts them, too. Inspired by a tweet by...
02:00 pm GMT - Fri, May 8, 2020
BoingBoing In quarantine, Thomas Dolby's kids turn dad's hit "Europa..." into "Corona..."
A couple of days ago, Thomas Dolby posted this video to Twitter and YouTube of a track called "Corona and the Pirate Twins," a spoof of his 1982 hit, "Europa and the Pirate Twins." The song is credite...
01:30 pm GMT - Fri, May 8, 2020
BoingBoing Furry Freak Brothers coming this fall, voiced by Woody Harrelson, John Goodman, Pete Davidson, and Tiffany Haddish
Yesterday saw the online premier of a mini-episode of a new animated comic series based on the classic Gilbert Shelton underground comic, the Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers. As a hippie wannabe teen in...
01:23 pm GMT - Fri, May 8, 2020
BoingBoing Kiss from a Rose performed by seals
"They sing the song," writes Real Big Boys. "Thanks to the Melni Pinniped Choir for barking."Previously. Read the rest ...
01:01 pm GMT - Fri, May 8, 2020
BoingBoing Penguin Classics cover generator
Nicholas Love's Penguin Classics cover generator lets you upload an image and set type in humorous imitation of the label. It can also do the similar but inverted Oxford World Classics look. But sadly...
01:00 pm GMT - Fri, May 8, 2020
BoingBoing Tangiplay is the children's game so fun that kids dont realize theyre learning to code
Weve all heard that if you want to help a kid learn a second language, get them started early. Younger minds are genetically built to absorb information almost unconsciously, a process that generally ...
01:00 pm GMT - Fri, May 8, 2020
BoingBoing Disneyland fan re-creates the Haunted Mansion in Animal Crossing, and it's glorious
A San Diego-based Disney fan has made "happy haunts materialize" on his Animal Crossing: New Horizons island. Player Weary Bones (who goes by the Twitter handle @capuchinokappu) has re-created the exp...
12:31 pm GMT - Fri, May 8, 2020
BoingBoing Jobs report shows 20.5 million lost jobs in April and unemployment surged to 14.7%
New jobs report from U.S. released on Friday:JOBS LOST IN APRIL: 20.5 million UNEMPLOYMENT RATE: 14.7%This is the worst U.S. jobs report since the World War II era.The U.S. Labor Department delivered ...
12:30 pm GMT - Fri, May 8, 2020
BoingBoing The Library of Congress is launching an open-source archive of hip-hop samples dating back more than a century
Citizen DJ is the brainchild of Brian Foo, a 2020 Innovator-in-Residence Programat theU.S. Library of Congress. The goal of the project is simple: to provide free audio and video samples to encourage ...
12:19 pm GMT - Fri, May 8, 2020
BoingBoing Clearview AI promises to cancel accounts that aren't law enforcement or government entities
Clearview AI is reportedly set to cancel client accounts that are not associated with law enforcement or other government entities, as scrutiny grows over abuses of the facial recognition AI app.The c...
12:18 pm GMT - Fri, May 8, 2020
BoingBoing Gorgeous new song by DC's Beauty Pill
I am obsessed with this new track and cool video from DC's severely underappreciated punky art rock band, Beauty Pill. The song, called "The Damnedest Thing," is from their forthcoming record, Please ...
12:05 pm GMT - Fri, May 8, 2020
BoingBoing Look at this 'Ludo' beastie made by a 'Labyrinth' fan
So real, I can smell it!Ludo is a gigantic beast in the wacky movie 'Labyrinth,' and IMGURian @Twyliteskyz made an extremely cool and fuzzy and adorable replica of Ludo, shared in this photo gallery.F...
11:49 am GMT - Fri, May 8, 2020
BoingBoing Tesla to reopen Fremont factory Friday, despite ongoing coronavirus lockdown
Elon Musk's electric car company plans to reopen its one and only factory in the United States as soon as Friday, for 'limited operations,' in a county where coronavirus lockdown is ongoing.Bloomberg...
11:38 am GMT - Fri, May 8, 2020
BoingBoing Asked about dropping Mike Flynn criminal charges, A.G. Barr gives the worst answer yet
Asked about the Justice Department's intent to drop all criminal charges against impeached President Trump's first national security advisor, Mike Flynn, Trump's Attorney General Bill Barr says nothin...
02:30 am GMT - Fri, May 8, 2020
BoingBoing Jamf Now lets you easily manage your companys Apple devices
In these days of downsizing and economic uncertainty, its not unusual to see companies, particularly small- to medium-sized firms, going without some much-needed support. Sometimes, that means no huma...
01:01 am GMT - Fri, May 8, 2020
BoingBoing Ahmaud Arbery's killers arrested and charged with murder
Gregory and Travis McMichael, videotaped chasing down jogger Ahmaud Arbery and killing him in the street, were today arrested and charged with his murder and with aggravated assault.The killing, of an...
08:51 pm GMT - Thu, May 7, 2020
BoingBoing Justice Dept. drops case against Michael Flynn, Trump's first national security adviser
Donald Trump's thoroughly corrupt Justice Department today dropped its criminal case against Michael T. Flynn, President Trumps first national security adviser, who pleaded guilty previously to lying...
08:50 pm GMT - Thu, May 7, 2020
BoingBoing Girl with bubble gum, and mouths for eyes
View this post on Instagram Follow @witloofcollective "Bubbel blind"/"Bubble blind" Inspired by "Meisje met de parel"/"Girl with a pearl" Johannes Vermeer #johanne...
08:30 pm GMT - Thu, May 7, 2020
BoingBoing FastestVPN is a hot up-and-comer in the VPN game and it can protect up to 10 devices now
In the ultra-competitive, ultra-crowded VPN market, it isnt easy for a new entrant to distinguish itself. In fact, scores of providers come and go, with many never making much of an impact before slip...
07:29 pm GMT - Thu, May 7, 2020
BoingBoing Exquisite crochet Dalek
IMGURian @zikikki1 does wonderful nerdy crochet,and this Doctor Who 'dalek' is a fantastic example of their work.I do nerdy crochet Read the rest ...
07:13 pm GMT - Thu, May 7, 2020
BoingBoing Right now: Watch this rapper attempting to freestyle for 33 straight hours for charity
San Francisco poet and musician Watsky is attempting to freestyle rap for 33 straight hours to raise money for the Sweet Relief Musicians Fund supporting musicians and music industry workers affected ...
06:28 pm GMT - Thu, May 7, 2020
BoingBoing Band offers to send students copies of books banned by Alaska school board
In Alaska, the Matanuska-Susitna (Mat-Su) Borough School Board voted to pull classic literary works The Great Gastby, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, The Invisible Man, The Things They Carried, and C...
06:23 pm GMT - Thu, May 7, 2020
BoingBoing How to get rid of hideous pantry moths
We've been battling pesky pantry moths in our kitchen cupboards. They get into any open container of rice, flour, cereal, chips, nuts, etc. Then they breed in the boxes and bags.I hate it when I open ...
06:17 pm GMT - Thu, May 7, 2020
BoingBoing Editorial guidelines from Spicy Detective magazine, 1935
Via Futility Closet:Editorial guidelines from Spicy Detective magazine, 1935:In describing breasts of a female character, avoid anatomical descriptions.If it is necessary for the story to have the gir...
06:14 pm GMT - Thu, May 7, 2020
BoingBoing Watch a praying mantis enjoy a delicious murder hornet
As we face an invasion of murder hornets, we can look to our alien protectors, the praying mantis, to save us. Read the rest ...
06:12 pm GMT - Thu, May 7, 2020
BoingBoing Fox News anchor tells people to go out and get coronavirus
Fox News personality who once proudly boasted on TV of not having washed hands in 10 years tells Americans to go out and get coronavirus on purposeIn this clip, Fox News' Pete Hegseth calls for peopl...
06:05 pm GMT - Thu, May 7, 2020
BoingBoing Trump White House asks Supreme Court to block House from seeing Muellers grand jury Russia secrets
Justice Dept. asked justices to temporarily halt lower-court order, saying executive branch would suffer irreparable harm if the evidence is disclosed.The Trump administration asked the Supreme Court...
06:05 pm GMT - Thu, May 7, 2020
BoingBoing This tourist-shot 8mm film shows what New York City looked like in 1976
In 1976 someone shot 8mm footage of New York City and added a soundtrack to make a nice little Christmas vacation movie. It's a treat to see the kind of New York Travis Bickle drove his taxi around in...
05:56 pm GMT - Thu, May 7, 2020
BoingBoing Should you put salt in your coffee? "Hopefully not, but maybe"
James Hoffman, "the weird coffee guy," looks at the benefits of adding salt to your coffee. Usually you shouldn't do it, he says, unless your coffee has the bad kind of bitterness. That's because ordi...
05:44 pm GMT - Thu, May 7, 2020
BoingBoing Here's a jet with an outdoor deck for the ultra rich who've made a killing from Covid-19
"You've probably heard that America's billionaires have gotten at least $282 billion richer during the pandemic," writes Rain Noe on Core77. "What will they spend that extra cash on, once this is all ...
05:39 pm GMT - Thu, May 7, 2020
BoingBoing Space Force recruitment commercial
This is 100% how they found Buck Rogers.Also, I imagine Space Force must be pronounced as if Space Ghoooooooost is yelling it. Read the rest ...
05:24 pm GMT - Thu, May 7, 2020
BoingBoing Trump's personal valet just came down with Covid-19
CNN reported today that one of Trump's personal valets has come down with Covid-19. Valets are in close contact with the president, doing things like them serving food and drinks and traveling with th...
05:07 pm GMT - Thu, May 7, 2020
BoingBoing Architect of Sweden's no-lockdown plan says he is surprised by death spike
Dr. Anders Tegnell, Swedens state epidemiologist who leads the country's no-lockdown plan, said Sweden's high death rate from Covid-19 compared to neighboring countries has "come as a surprise."From B...
05:03 pm GMT - Thu, May 7, 2020
BoingBoing Watch the Hindenburg disaster unfold
On May 6, 1937, LZ 129 Hindenburg burst into flames. 36 lives were lost as the horrific event was caught on camera. Read the rest ...
04:57 pm GMT - Thu, May 7, 2020
BoingBoing South Dakota is becoming a "mini-Switzerland for the worlds rich"
South Dakota has asset trusts that allow people to hide and shield their wealth. According to CNBC, the world's global elite use these trusts, including Chinese and European billionaires who want to a...
04:50 pm GMT - Thu, May 7, 2020
BoingBoing Learn to make a paper airplane that flies far
Paper airplane enthusiast Mahir Cave teaches you how to make two different types of paper planes (5 minutes each) in this video. These are some of his easier folds if you like them, check out his You...
04:31 pm GMT - Thu, May 7, 2020
BoingBoing Do the tabloids deserve a government bailout? This weeks dubious offerings make a poor case for their survival.
Its easy to miss the days of Bat Boy, Hillary Clintons adopted alien baby and Bigfoots love slave....
04:19 pm GMT - Thu, May 7, 2020
BoingBoing Nieman Marcus files for bankruptcy
Upscale department store chain Nieman Marcus today filed for bankruptcy protection, the fanciest retailer to fail so far during the coronavirus pandemic.Creditors hope to have the company solvent agai...
04:14 pm GMT - Thu, May 7, 2020
BoingBoing Restaurant deals with the rona by putting each table inside its own 'quarantine greenhouse'
During this awkward stage of the pandemic where some businesses are starting to reopen but no one knows how safe that really is, here's a restaurant in Amsterdam experimenting with a trial model. Medi...
04:06 pm GMT - Thu, May 7, 2020
BoingBoing What does a fan do in a vacuum chamber?
In this video of The Action Lab, the Action Man puts a small fan into a vacuum chamber and pours a bunch of little styrofoam beads in it. At atmospheric pressure the beads fly all over the place. As h...
04:04 pm GMT - Thu, May 7, 2020
BoingBoing It's a boat! It's a car! It's a 1964 Amphicar 770!
For sale over at Bring a Trailer is a lovely 1964 AmphiCar 770.I first saw one of these as a kid and I was fascinated by the idea of being able to drive into a lake or the ocean. As an adult, I am hor...
03:56 pm GMT - Thu, May 7, 2020
BoingBoing Banksy installed a stunning artwork in a hospital; its auction will raise money for healthcare
Banksy hung this stunning painting in the foyer of Southampton General Hospital's emergency department. Apparently the installation of the framed, one meter square artwork was completed in cahoots wit...
03:47 pm GMT - Thu, May 7, 2020
BoingBoing The Simpsons predicted 2020 including the murder hornets
Yes, the crate said "killer bees" not "murder hornets," but we know what they meant. The above clip is from "Marge in Chains" (season 4, episode 21).A response from The Simpsons writer Bill Oakley:ok ...
03:12 pm GMT - Thu, May 7, 2020
BoingBoing Personal valet of Donald Trump tests positive for coronavirus
One of Trump's personal valets has tested positive for coronavirus, CNN reports.The man who works with Trump as one of the President's personal valets is a member of the US Navy, and reportedly showed...
03:04 pm GMT - Thu, May 7, 2020
BoingBoing Trump spoke with Russia's Putin today, wonder what advice Vladimir gave Donald
Impeached U.S. President Donald Trump spoke today with Russian crimelord Vladimir Putin today, ostensibly to mark the 75th anniversary of V-E Day, but one wonders what other information may have been ...
02:53 pm GMT - Thu, May 7, 2020
BoingBoing Trump says wearing a mask would 'send the wrong message,' make him look ridiculous
Impeached and manifestly unfit U.S. President Donald Trump is telling his GOP MAGA allies that him wearing a mask would send the wrong message, and make him look ridiculous. PREVIOUSLY: Trump wears g...
02:50 pm GMT - Thu, May 7, 2020
BoingBoing Brazil's Bolsonaro deploys military to Amazon region
Brazil's Trump, right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro, formally authorized deployment of military forces in the Amazon rainforest region, purportedly to fight deforestation and fires. Surely the massive...
02:32 pm GMT - Thu, May 7, 2020
BoingBoing This is it! This is the big one! The Fred Sanford FunkoPop!
Truly one of the greatest television shows of all time, Sanford and Son is memorialized with these Fred and Lamont FunkoPops.While I loved the show, the actors and their performances, the very, very b...
02:00 pm GMT - Thu, May 7, 2020
BoingBoing Guns N' Roses to release a new book about a child who is sweet and belongs to the narrator
FromPeople:PEOPLE has an exclusive first look at the cover of Sweet Child O'Mine, an upcoming picture book the band created in collaboration withJames Pattersonthat takes the lyrics of Guns N' Roses' ...
01:00 pm GMT - Thu, May 7, 2020
BoingBoing Fast-food worker shot by woman angry at coronavirus restrictions
A woman in Oklahoma City opened fire on staff at an area McDonalds on Wednesday, shooting one and injuring three more in the resulting melee. The staff, according to KOCO news, had refused to open the...
01:00 pm GMT - Thu, May 7, 2020
BoingBoing Customize thousands of illustrations to your liking with this $30 software
It took Michelangelo four years to paint the frescoed ceiling in the Sistine Chapel. Leonardo di Vinci may have taken up to 14 years to work on the famed Mona Lisa. And it took 33 years for Sabato Rod...
01:00 pm GMT - Thu, May 7, 2020
BoingBoing The theme from "The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time" performed on 24 partially-empty wine bottles
View this post on Instagram Existential crisis? What do you mean? Could someone having an existential crisis tune 24 wine bottles to play music from the Legend of Zelda? Oh, they could? Well crap....
12:21 pm GMT - Thu, May 7, 2020
BoingBoing White House suppresses CDC guide to reopening America without killing everyone
The Trump administration has blocked the Centers for Disease Control from releasing a detailed guide on to how to reopen public spaces. The 17-page report was titled "Guidance for Implementing the Ope...
12:15 pm GMT - Thu, May 7, 2020
BoingBoing You can knit this badass Wonder Woman shawl
I'm so-o-o tempted to take up knitting again, because that's the only way to get my hands on this badass Wonder Woman shawl. For those of you more in the practice of knitting, its designer, Carissa Br...
12:05 pm GMT - Thu, May 7, 2020
BoingBoing Woman drowns after petting alligator
The AP's Jeffrey Collins reports a story that gets stranger with each sentence: a woman in South Carolina who was doing someone's nails, went outside after spotting an alligator, petted it, then got p...
12:00 pm GMT - Thu, May 7, 2020
BoingBoing Two months ago, an unarmed black man was shot and killed by civilians for jogging. The video just came out.
On Sunday, February 23, 2019, a 25-year-old black man named Ahmaud Arbery went out jogging in the city of Brunswick, Glynn County, Georgia. He was shot and killed by two white men a former police inv...
12:00 pm GMT - Thu, May 7, 2020
BoingBoing Ahmaud Arbery: 2 months ago, unarmed black man shot and killed by civilians for jogging. Video just came out.
On Sunday, February 23, 2019, a 25-year-old black man named Ahmaud Arbery went out jogging in the city of Brunswick, Glynn County, Georgia. He was shot and killed by two white men a former police inv...
02:00 am GMT - Thu, May 7, 2020
BoingBoing Earning your AWS certification is a good way to skyrocket your IT career
If you're already an IT pro or you're looking to make the move and become one, one of the best ways to boost your career is by getting certified in Amazon Web Services. And why's that? Because AWSa va...
12:37 am GMT - Thu, May 7, 2020
BoingBoing City of San Francisco delivers free weed, alcohol, and methadone to homeless staying in hotels
These harm reduction based practices, which are not unique to San Francisco, and are not paid for with taxpayer money, help guests successfully complete isolation and quarantine and have significant i...
09:27 pm GMT - Wed, May 6, 2020
BoingBoing Beat poet Michael McClure, RIP
Esteemed Beat poet Michael McClure has died of complications from a stroke he suffered last year. He was 87 years old. A key figure in the 1950s San Francisco scene that formed around Lawrence Ferling...
09:12 pm GMT - Wed, May 6, 2020
BoingBoing WHO: Risk of returning to lockdown very real if countries dont manage coronavirus transitions carefully
The head of the World Health Organization said on Wednesday that the risk of returning to coronavirus lockdowns remains very real if countries dont manage their transitions extremely carefully.Governm...
08:58 pm GMT - Wed, May 6, 2020
BoingBoing Someone flushed the toilet during today's livestreamed Supreme Court arguments today
At least all we heard was the flush.From CNN:The case at issue concerned the Telephone Consumer Protection Act that prohibits unwanted calls to cellphones by use of an automated system. Challengers sa...
08:52 pm GMT - Wed, May 6, 2020
BoingBoing Coronavirus: 'The notion that everyone needs to be tested is nonsensical' Kayleigh McEnany, Trump Press Sec
The notion that everyone needs to be tested for the coronavirus is nonsensical, said Donald Trump's press secretary Kayleigh McEnany today. Her explanation: because COVID-19 tests would have to be giv...
08:49 pm GMT - Wed, May 6, 2020
BoingBoing Why do otters juggle?
Why do otters juggle? It sounds like the opening to a joke, but many otters are frequently seen shifting pebbles back and forth between their hands, an activity referred to by scientists as "juggling....
08:42 pm GMT - Wed, May 6, 2020
BoingBoing Trump lies to and contradicts a nurse about coronavirus protective gear
Sophia Thomas, the head of the Natl. Assoc. of Nurse Practitioners:'PPE has been sporadic, but it's been manageable'Donald Trump, a president:'Sporadic for you, but not sporadic for a lot of other peo...
08:27 pm GMT - Wed, May 6, 2020
BoingBoing 'You can call me a Grandma killer,' says woman in regrettable tweet
I have a feeling this tweet will not age well.Bethany S. Mandel, @bethanyshondark. Homeschooling mom and writer, per the Twitter bio.My condolences for your mentions. The ratio looks brutal on this on...
08:20 pm GMT - Wed, May 6, 2020
BoingBoing Listen to Daniel Radcliffe read Harry Potter
Wizarding World has launched a new Harry Potter at Home hub with crafts, articles, quizzes, and other fun activities for witches, wizards, and muggles alike. As part of the fun, they've invited actors...
08:18 pm GMT - Wed, May 6, 2020
BoingBoing Trump lies: 'I cant help it if you didnt see me' wear face mask on Arizona PPE factory tour
I put a mask onyeah... I cant help it if you didnt see me. Trump...
08:03 pm GMT - Wed, May 6, 2020
BoingBoing Trump: 'What we are doing is we wanna terminate health care'
In today's edition of impeached president Donald Trump's brain melting down on live television, fresh word salad featuring health care and the verb 'terminate.'"What we are doing is we wanna terminate...
08:00 pm GMT - Wed, May 6, 2020
BoingBoing Get unlimited access to over 25 million stock images with this affordable ShutterStock alternative
The world of stock photography can be a frustrating place for anyone who's in need of images for their own use, for freelance purposes, or for their small business. Most professional services are incr...
07:49 pm GMT - Wed, May 6, 2020
BoingBoing It was a mistake to remove the native American maiden from Land O' Lakes packaging, says artist's son
Land O Lakes recently removed the Indian woman from its butter packaging. The illustrations was created for the dairy in 1950s by Ojibwe artist Patrick DesJarlait. His son, Robert, a member of the Red...
05:49 pm GMT - Wed, May 6, 2020
BoingBoing Fascinating short doc about Keith Haring's mural in Melbourne and its stolen signature
In 1984, pioneering street artist Keith Haring painted a mural in Collingwood, Melbourne at a school there. Today, that mural is only one of 31 Haring murals that still exist, but it was almost lost t...
05:36 pm GMT - Wed, May 6, 2020
BoingBoing A new instructional video series from Google: machine learning foundations
All you need to know before taking Google's Machine Learning Foundations course is "a little bit of Python." In this first episode, you'll learn what machine learning is and how it works.Image: YouTub...
05:27 pm GMT - Wed, May 6, 2020
BoingBoing If you are stuck with little kids in the house, show them this magic trick
It's not too difficult for anyone over the age of six or seven to figure out this magic trick, in which a nickel seemingly passes through the cardboard of a matchbox. But show it to a kid and let them...
04:29 pm GMT - Wed, May 6, 2020
BoingBoing Unsettling Oregon house listed for sale
From the outside, it appears to be a small, gray wooden building [Zillow]. Inside, it's a sprawling yet utterly featureless place where everything is just a little off: peculiar angles, odd symmetries...
03:42 pm GMT - Wed, May 6, 2020
BoingBoing What would happen if beachgoers were as lax about sharks as they are about coronavirus? Colbert shows us!
"What if beachgoers were as lax about sharks as they are about coronavirus?" asks Stephen Colbert's amusing shark-horror-movie meets spring-breakers-who-don't-give-a-fuck music video mashup. Of course...
03:41 pm GMT - Wed, May 6, 2020
BoingBoing Florian Schneider, co-founder of Kraftwerk, RIP
Florian Schneider, the co-founder of Kraftwerk, has died at age 73. Schneider's influence on all forms of electronic music, from disco to new wave, hip hop to techno, is his legacy. He moved culture. ...
03:24 pm GMT - Wed, May 6, 2020
BoingBoing Trump administration is drafting plans for corporate moon mining
Moonward Expansion has always been the inevitable future of the map-making Western world. And now that unsustainable extraction of natural resources is closer than ever to reality. As Reuters reports,...
03:17 pm GMT - Wed, May 6, 2020
BoingBoing On leaked call, Texas governor admits his reopen order will cost lives
BREAKING: As @GovAbbott reopens the state in the midst of a rising infection and death rate, leaked audio from a call with Texas Legislators reveals that he knows reopening puts more Texans at risk. #...
02:58 pm GMT - Wed, May 6, 2020
BoingBoing Creator of Stardew Valley: "Its important to me not to just entertain, but to delight"
Eric Barone is the creator and lead developer of Stardew Valley, the indie farming and life sim RPG thats enchanted millions around the world. Hes a 32-year old game developer based in Seattle, Washin...
02:53 pm GMT - Wed, May 6, 2020
BoingBoing Moist
"Ugh, God, could you not say that?"Enjoy this irriguous parody of Terence Malick, Christopher Nolan, etc., written and directed by Eli & Andrew Rousso. Read the rest ...
02:46 pm GMT - Wed, May 6, 2020
BoingBoing Peter Weller returns as Robocop
Original Robocop actor Peter Weller is returning to the role after 30 years. He'll voice the character in an upcoming video game in the Mortal Kombat franchise that guest-stars the man-machine as a co...
02:45 pm GMT - Wed, May 6, 2020
BoingBoing Irish repay a 170-year-old favor to Native Americans affected by COVID-19
My Irish ancestors all came to America between 1847 and 1849 during the time of An Gorta Mr, the Great Hunger, when the British Empire hoarded all the food they were producing on colonized Irish land...
02:29 pm GMT - Wed, May 6, 2020
BoingBoing How to diversify your workplace when you're stuck working at home
My friends John J. King and Ramona Rose King have spent their quarantine creating a new weekly web series called Home Office. Riffing on the confessional style of the original Office, each 5-ish-minut...
02:24 pm GMT - Wed, May 6, 2020
BoingBoing "Live and Let Die" played for Trump during factory tour
They blasted Live and Let Die while Trump walked around a Honeywell plant today in Arizona without a mask. Its hard to believe this clip is real. pic.twitter.com/M1dMe8KaMK— Aaron Rupar (@atrupa...
01:10 pm GMT - Wed, May 6, 2020
BoingBoing Map of trees in London
Thanks to the TreeTalk map of trees in London, I laearned that the maple across the road from my college halls of residence in 1996 is in fact an American Sweetgum. [via Ian Visits]The map is obviousl...
01:00 pm GMT - Wed, May 6, 2020
BoingBoing Enhance your Zoom calls and Twitch streams with this best-selling software
Whether you're working from home, playing from home, or cheers-ing from home, your webcam is getting a hell of a lot of use these days. And it's likely that you've run through your bag of tricks to li...
12:53 pm GMT - Wed, May 6, 2020
BoingBoing Watch this artist create a beautiful print of a tiger
An incredibly dedicated art project from the very talented @madebyedgar, of Jersey City NJ. You can purchase Edgar's art here.I will never recover financially from making this print View this post o...
12:40 pm GMT - Wed, May 6, 2020
BoingBoing Trump administration drafts legal pact for mining the moon
They want to drill the Moon.The Trump administration is drafting a legal blueprint for mining on the moon under a new U.S.-sponsored international agreement to be named the Artemis Accords, Reuters re...
12:28 pm GMT - Wed, May 6, 2020
BoingBoing Donald J. Trump on Social Protest, the American Way
Tom the Dancing Bug, IN WHICH civil rights advocate Donald J. Trump advises African Americans on the "right" way to protest...
12:28 pm GMT - Wed, May 6, 2020
BoingBoing Is anyone surprised?: "Reopen America" is an astroturf campaign
Simon Chandler writes on Forbes:Gun advocacy and conservative groups are responsible for astroturfing the reopen America campaign that has swept the US in recent days, according to research from cyber...
02:00 am GMT - Wed, May 6, 2020
BoingBoing This massive collection of cybersecurity training could be what you need to get hired now
The numbers are stark. The global cost of data breaches is expected to rise from $3 trillion this year to over $5 trillion by 2024.However, the numbers are just as eye-popping for those who want to de...
09:25 pm GMT - Tue, May 5, 2020
BoingBoing Trump wears goggles but no mask on Arizona PPE factory tour
Wow.Zeke Miller, White House reporter for Associated Press, tweets from a Very Trump Coronavirus Visit to Arizona:The president is wearing safety goggles but no mask on his tour of Honeywell PPE manuf...
09:18 pm GMT - Tue, May 5, 2020
BoingBoing Twitter to prompt users to change 'harmful' language before hitting that 'tweet' button
Twitter is reportedly testing a prompt for iOS users that will ask them to consider editing a tweet they are writing if the system detects that they are using harmful language.When things get heated, ...
09:11 pm GMT - Tue, May 5, 2020
BoingBoing Listen to Green Day's Billy Joe Armstrong rock "Kids in America" by Kim Wilde
Green Day's Billy Joe Armstrong recorded this rocking cover of Kim Wilde's "Kids in America" (1981). It was a birthday gift to Armstrong's bandmate, bassist Mike Dirnt, who turned 48 yesterday. It's t...
09:11 pm GMT - Tue, May 5, 2020
BoingBoing Listen to Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong rock "Kids in America" by Kim Wilde
Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong recorded this rocking cover of Kim Wilde's "Kids in America" (1981). It was a birthday gift to Armstrong's bandmate, bassist Mike Dirnt, who turned 48 yesterday. It's ...
09:02 pm GMT - Tue, May 5, 2020
BoingBoing Trump, on why coronavirus task force is ending now: 'It'll be a flame, and we'll put the flame out.' (?)
"We can't keep our country closed for the next 5 years" Trump ...
08:38 pm GMT - Tue, May 5, 2020
BoingBoing Coronavirus whistleblower Dr. Rick Bright to testify before House health committee on May 14
Whistleblower says Trump White House ignored coronavirus warnings...
08:32 pm GMT - Tue, May 5, 2020
BoingBoing An interesting little engineering device
Apparently this thing is called a Roebling device, and is used to calculate wire resistance per foot based on wire diameter.A very interesting little engineering device, for a highly specialized use. ...
08:32 pm GMT - Tue, May 5, 2020
BoingBoing UK coronavirus death toll now worst in Europe
The United Kingdom now has the most deaths in Europe from the coronavirus pandemic, recording more than 29,427 deaths. It surpassed early Covid-19 hotspot Italy on Tuesday, according to figures relea...
08:18 pm GMT - Tue, May 5, 2020
BoingBoing The sexy medical researcher in this bestselling 1991 romance novel was based on Anthony Fauci
Journalist and novelist Sally Quinn's bestselling 1991 novel of romance and intrigue, Happy Endings, is about fictional presidential widow Sadie Grey who falls for a sexy medical researcher working fo...
08:05 pm GMT - Tue, May 5, 2020
BoingBoing The best 250 adventure novels of the 20th century
My friend Joshua Glenn is a voracious reader of adventure novels. He's turned me onto tons of great books, and he recently compiled a list of 250 great adventure novels from the 20th century. Many of ...
08:00 pm GMT - Tue, May 5, 2020
BoingBoing The music production and performance crash course you've been waiting for
If you always thought you'd be, like, really good at making music as a producer or maybe even a DJ, you've probably wished you knew the ins and outs of Ableton softwareand that you had the time to lea...
07:58 pm GMT - Tue, May 5, 2020
BoingBoing Michael Connelly's imaginary Blue Note albums
Police procedural novelist Michael Connelly is a connoisseur of jazz music so it's no surprise that his most famous character, LAPD detective Hieronymus 'Harry' Bosch, is also a deep enthusiast of the...
07:48 pm GMT - Tue, May 5, 2020
BoingBoing Adobe: to read the Terms of Use, you must agree to the Terms of Use
I tried to start Adobe Acrobat today, part of the Creative Cloud suite, and it wouldn't start unless I agreed to new Terms of Use. But to read the Terms of Use, I had to agree to the Terms of Use firs...
07:40 pm GMT - Tue, May 5, 2020
BoingBoing "Aggressive chicken" terrorizing bank customers
Walker, Louisiana police are on the lookout for an "aggressive chicken" that's been harassing customers of a bank. The bird is described as 18" tall and weighing 6-8 pounds. Apparently the chicken has...
06:09 pm GMT - Tue, May 5, 2020
BoingBoing Zombie Dice expansion pack improves this quick press-your-luck game
My family and I have been playing more games lately, and one of our favories is Zombie Dice, a "press your luck" game in which you play a zombie who wants to eat as many human brains as possible with...
05:46 pm GMT - Tue, May 5, 2020
BoingBoing Chris Christie says losing 3,000 humans lives every day to Covid-19 is a fair price to protect the economy
America's ultrarich recently trotted out talking puppet Chris Christie to make the case that allowing as many people to die from coronavirus every day as were killed in the 9/11 attacks is a good barg...
05:13 pm GMT - Tue, May 5, 2020
BoingBoing Stephen Colbert explains why Trump actually isn't like President Lincoln
On Sunday night Fox News interview Trump standing in front of the Lincoln Memorial. Trump pointed at the statue of President Lincoln and said, "I am greeted with a hostile press, the likes of which no...
04:54 pm GMT - Tue, May 5, 2020
BoingBoing Listen to Daniel Johnston's tragically beautiful cover of Carole King's "You've Got a Friend"
In 1996, the wonderful outsider musician and artist Daniel Johnston, who died last year, recorded this lovely and moving cover of Carole Kings Youve Got a Friend." Johnston's childhood friend Dale Dud...
04:38 pm GMT - Tue, May 5, 2020
BoingBoing Covid-19 mutated into a more contagious strain, according to study
The Los Angeles Times has reported on a study out of Los Alamos National Laboratory that discovered a new strain of Covid-19 that is supposedly more contagious and spreads faster than the first versio...
04:22 pm GMT - Tue, May 5, 2020
BoingBoing Basquiat Barbie
Alright, you've got our attention, Mattel.For their adult collector's market, they've created a Jean-Michel Basquiat X Barbie Doll.Barbie celebrates esteemed artist Jean-Michel Basquiat, whose prolifi...
04:12 pm GMT - Tue, May 5, 2020
BoingBoing Michigan family charged with murdering security guard who said daughter had to wear a mask
A 43-year-old store security guard was fatally shot in the back of his head after he told a 45-year-old woman that her daughter could not enter the store without a face mask, reports BBC.After the ini...
03:55 pm GMT - Tue, May 5, 2020
BoingBoing Every COVID-19 Commercial Is Exactly The Same
Semantic satiation is a psychological phenomenon in which repetition causes a word or phrase to temporarily lose meaning for the listener, who then perceives the speech as repeated meaningless sounds....
03:55 pm GMT - Tue, May 5, 2020
BoingBoing How a children's book about a mouse is keeping me motivated in quarantine
When I was a teenager, I worked at the Eli Whitney Museum and Workshop in New Haven, Connecticut which, as far as teenage work went, was pretty formative and fantastic. While the campus is based in E...
03:53 pm GMT - Tue, May 5, 2020
BoingBoing You can own a piece of the royalties to 3 Misfits albums
Universal Music Group is auctioning off a percentage of the royalties to three Michale Graves-era Misfits records: American Psycho (1997),Famous Monsters (1999), andCuts From The Crypt (2001). The roy...
03:51 pm GMT - Tue, May 5, 2020
BoingBoing Where's the beef? Wendy's running low on hamburger meat
According to CNN 18% of Wendy's restaurants in the United States are no longer able to sell hamburgers or other meat-based items because of the national meat shortage. The restaurant chain is focusing...
03:45 pm GMT - Tue, May 5, 2020
BoingBoing Michigan man wipes his nose on store employee's shirt after being told to wear mask at store
When asked to wear a facemask, this customer at a Dollar Tree Store in Michigan responded by saying Here, I will use this as a mask before wiping his nose on an employee's shirt.The Holly Police Depar...
02:59 pm GMT - Tue, May 5, 2020
BoingBoing It would please Trump if women reporters were more like Donna Reed
Trump complained about White House reporters Weijia Jiang and Paula Reid in a new interview, saying It wasnt Donna Reed, I can tell you that. ... Paula Reid, shes sitting there and I say, How angry. I...
02:55 pm GMT - Tue, May 5, 2020
BoingBoing 'I painted Animal Crossing and Doom Eternal at the same time'
I painted a happy little scene from Animal Crossing. Doomguy is there too!This video is from Two Ruru Paints, IMGURian @tworuru's YouTube show in which he paints landscapes and scenes from video games...
02:49 pm GMT - Tue, May 5, 2020
BoingBoing State-backed hackers are attacking coronavirus responders, U.S. and UK officials warn in joint statement
Britain and the United States said on Tuesday in a joint warning that government-backed hackers are attacking healthcare and research institutions with the goal of stealing valuable information about ...
01:23 pm GMT - Tue, May 5, 2020
BoingBoing Every economics segment on the (British) news
In 2015, Charlie Brooker deconstructed economics news reports in this grimly amusing pastiche — a sequel to his earlier boiling-down of feature news reports. I'd like to see Charlie and Emily Su...
01:00 pm GMT - Tue, May 5, 2020
BoingBoing The ModMic turns normal headphones into a top-tier microphone headset for your home office
One takeaway you may have discovered about your new WFH lifestyle is that you probably need a couple of new pieces of tech to get your home office running more smoothly.Since Zoom meetings and more Vo...
12:59 pm GMT - Tue, May 5, 2020
BoingBoing Video of restaurant headbutt removed with copyright claim, ensuring everyone sees it
A man in Florida was filmed headbutting a guest in a restaurant and subsequently being restrained by another, larger guest. The clip did the rounds but, in a world beset by more ostentatious insanity ...
12:37 pm GMT - Tue, May 5, 2020
BoingBoing Angry clown not messing around
This moment from Modern Family, which just wrapped after 11 years on air, illutstrates why you should never delay clowns. Read the rest ...
11:55 am GMT - Tue, May 5, 2020
BoingBoing 19th century mousetrap not messing around
19https://t.co/3nSlFJGmbu pic.twitter.com/yzM0KIsuRj— (@is_ikesan) May 4, 2020Mouse trap expert Shawn Woods writes that this device is known as "the 1862 Mouse Killer". It is an uncompromising...
11:50 am GMT - Tue, May 5, 2020
BoingBoing In 1957, English doctor John Bodkin Adams was accused of killing his patients for their money
In 1957, an English doctor was accused of killing his patients for their money. The courtroom drama that followed was called the "murder trial of the century." In this week's episode of the Futility C...
11:50 pm GMT - Mon, May 4, 2020
BoingBoing A 'Spaceballs' cosplay of greatness
I'm my own best friend,she says.A very cool cosplay by IMGURian @vudumommajuju.Today is the 4th of May, a special day for Star Wars fans -- May the Fourth Be With You!It's also a day when it's worth r...
09:45 pm GMT - Mon, May 4, 2020
BoingBoing Legendary punk label, Dischord Records, puts entire catalog online for free
Punk rock label of note, Dischord, has made their entire 40-year catalog of music available on Bandcamp for free. While free, they're hoping listeners will chip in to support the artists. Bandcamp has...
09:45 pm GMT - Mon, May 4, 2020
BoingBoing Legendary punk label Dischord Records puts entire catalog online for free
Punk rock label of note, Dischord, has made their entire 40-year catalog of music available on Bandcamp for free. While free, they're hoping listeners will chip in to support the artists. Bandcamp has...
09:45 pm GMT - Mon, May 4, 2020
BoingBoing Legendary punk label Dischord Records has entire catalog online for free
Did you know that the entire 40-year catalog of the punk rock label of note, Dischord, is available on Bandcamp for free streaming? While free, they're hoping listeners will download the music to supp...
09:45 pm GMT - Mon, May 4, 2020
BoingBoing The AmazonBasics Folding Bike Lock can be easily picked in three seconds
This is the AmazonBasics Folding Bike Lock. It's $28. Don't buy it."Because this can be opened so quickly with low-skill attacks, it should go without saying that I see this as a product to avoid," sa...
09:45 pm GMT - Mon, May 4, 2020
BoingBoing Voice actor shows off his skills by mimicking animal sounds
Wow. Voice actor Dee Bradley Baker is an incredibly talented man.Great Big Story:We are about to take you on an audio odyssey unlike any other. Its kind of like ASMR for people who find the sounds of ...
09:45 pm GMT - Mon, May 4, 2020
BoingBoing FAKE NEWS NOW. FAKE NEWS FOREVER. FAKE NEWS MUST NEVER DIE! (A Final Audio Tribute to Paul Krassner)
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, everyone. This week this series con...
09:41 pm GMT - Mon, May 4, 2020
BoingBoing A thought experiment: If Virus Tests Were Sodas
From Paul Romer's website:Imagine a world in which the only way to get a soda is to get your doctor to write a prescription. It costs $20 per can. Your insurance company pays. The economy produces abo...
08:07 pm GMT - Mon, May 4, 2020
BoingBoing Happiness and fitness come from my DIY-Peloton: the 2020 update
A few years ago I decided to piece together my own Peloton-compatible stationary bike, it has been a fantastic investment in me. Building your own is easy and significantly cheaper than buying the bik...
07:53 pm GMT - Mon, May 4, 2020
BoingBoing White House bars Fauci and other coronavirus task force members from testifying before Congress
The Trump White House today decided to ban Dr. Anthony Fauci and other members of the coronavirus task force from testifying before Congress for the next month, unless the chief of staff gives specifi...
07:41 pm GMT - Mon, May 4, 2020
BoingBoing Colorado man caught with pipe bombs at home planned armed protest of COVID-19 orders, say FBI and ATF
His threatening social media posts attracted the attention of federal investigators...
07:30 pm GMT - Mon, May 4, 2020
BoingBoing Think you cant draw? This package of expert training might just change your mind.
"Drawing used to be a civilized thing to do, like reading and writing. It was taught in elementary schools. It was democratic. It was a boon to happiness." - Michael KimmelmanWith so much chaos in the...
07:28 pm GMT - Mon, May 4, 2020
BoingBoing 'Roblox' hacker got 100 million user accounts for popular online game, reports VICE
A hacker is accused of bribing an employee of the game Roblox and gaining access that allowed the hacker to see user account info, reset passwords, and grant virtual in-game currency, by way of the ba...
07:28 pm GMT - Mon, May 4, 2020
BoingBoing Hacker Bribed and Phished to Access Some Roblox Accounts
A hacker is accused of bribing an employee of the game Roblox and gaining access that allowed the hacker to see user account info, reset passwords, and grant virtual in-game currency, by way of the ba...
07:15 pm GMT - Mon, May 4, 2020
BoingBoing Busted: 5-year-old driving car on Utah freeway
Utah Highway Patrol reports on an interesting traffic stop.One of our Troopers in Weber Co. initiated a traffic stop on what he thought was an impaired driver. Turns out it was this young man, age 5, ...
07:00 pm GMT - Mon, May 4, 2020
BoingBoing Fellow buried $280,000, not a good investment
Five years ago, a farmer in Anhui Province, China buried the equivalent of $280,000 on his property. Unfortunately when he recently dug up the cash, the bills were completely falling part. Apparently,...
06:56 pm GMT - Mon, May 4, 2020
BoingBoing Carnival Cruise Line to start cruises again August 1, with 8 ships leaving from Miami, Port Canaveral and Galveston.
Coronavirus isn't done killing people yet, but Carnival Cruise Line said Monday it will begin to phase-in cruises again starting August 1.Eight Carnival ships will be departing from Miami, Port Canave...
06:42 pm GMT - Mon, May 4, 2020
BoingBoing Nicholas Cage to star as celebrity animal abuser Joe Exotic
Nicholas Cage is to star in a Netflix TV show as Joe "Exotic" Maldonado-Passage, a roadside zookeeper jailed for animal abuse and for trying to arrange the murder of a prominent critic. Exotic's egoma...
06:42 pm GMT - Mon, May 4, 2020
BoingBoing Nicolas Cage to star as celebrity animal abuser Joe Exotic
Nicolas Cage is to star in a Netflix TV show as Joe "Exotic" Maldonado-Passage, a roadside zookeeper jailed for animal abuse and for trying to arrange the murder of a prominent critic. Exotic's egoman...
05:38 pm GMT - Mon, May 4, 2020
BoingBoing Rock and rollers' baby and kid pics
The Facebook group Rock and Blues Club has a fun photo album of rock n' roll icons when they were youngins. See baby Brian May clutching a teddy bear, Neil Young looking like Huckleberry Finn, and Cha...
05:19 pm GMT - Mon, May 4, 2020
BoingBoing New crossword puzzle series by Smithsonian Magazine
Will Shortz might have a little competition. Smithsonian Magazine is piloting a new crossword puzzle section, and their first puzzle (partly shown above) came out today. This one is part of a test-run...
05:11 pm GMT - Mon, May 4, 2020
BoingBoing Watch these rad film clips of Santa Monica's 1970s skate, surf, and dirt bicycle scene
In 1976, esteemed SoCal punk filmmaker David Markey, around 13-years-old at the time, captured this rad 8mm film footage of the skateboard, surf, and dirt bike scene in Santa Monica. Markey writes:The...
05:06 pm GMT - Mon, May 4, 2020
BoingBoing Steve Jackson Games posts solo rules for their classic card game Illuminati
Fellow ancient nerds like myself likely have fond memories of Steve Jackson's now-classic game of global conspiracy and high-weirdness, Illuminati. I still have, and cherish, my copies of the original...
05:05 pm GMT - Mon, May 4, 2020
BoingBoing Two great deep-dives mine the endless hole at the bottom of Mitch McConnell's inhumanity
Mitch McConnell is terrible. I've known this for a long time, though it probably first came to my attention personally after his open commitment to making Obama a "one-term president," which was near ...
05:05 pm GMT - Mon, May 4, 2020
BoingBoing A very angry macaque monkey on a motorcycle tried to steal a human child in Jakarta
I don't know anything about the context here except that Topeng Monyet forcing macaques to wear human clothes and ride bicycles for entertainment is a somewhat-common practice in Jakarta that's also...
05:05 pm GMT - Mon, May 4, 2020
BoingBoing Updating Hemingway's saddest shortest story for the pandemic age
Someone beat Hemingway's challenge by a single word. pic.twitter.com/qtgzYo2zkK— mugrimm (@mugrimm) April 29, 2020Top image: JD Hancock / Flickr (CC 2.0) Read the rest ...
05:05 pm GMT - Mon, May 4, 2020
BoingBoing Where did the laser sound in STAR WARS come from anyway?
Twenty Thousand Hertz is a very cool podcast hosted and created by Dallas Taylor that explores the stories behind iconic sounds from cartoon voices to tape reel mastering to the backmasking tactics o...
05:05 pm GMT - Mon, May 4, 2020
BoingBoing Kim Stanley Robinson on how the coronavirus is rewiring our imaginations
Science fiction author Kim Stanley Robinson (Red Mars, New York 2140, Aurora) has a fascinating piece in The New Yorker on how the pandemic is opening our thinking up to new possibilities, both good a...
04:49 pm GMT - Mon, May 4, 2020
BoingBoing San Diego grocery shopper wears KKK hood as face covering
Dont know which angers me more - the person wearing this or the fact that no one in management @Vons Santee did anything about it. @ADL_SD would be happy to educate your team. San Diego is #NoPlaceFor...
04:46 pm GMT - Mon, May 4, 2020
BoingBoing Man arrested on felony charges for pushing Texas park ranger into a lake
austin texas everybody pic.twitter.com/MXTzvtexeN— julia (@lost808s) May 1, 2020The gentleman in the mug shot above seems to be pleased with himself for allegedly pushing a Texas park ranger in...
04:30 pm GMT - Mon, May 4, 2020
BoingBoing This cash management account lets you literally pay it forward
Today, most people want to live a socially conscious lifestyle and minimize their impact on the world. While companies are addressing this need by embracing sustainable farming and sourcing recycled m...
04:21 pm GMT - Mon, May 4, 2020
BoingBoing Giant crane collapses
On Saturday a giant crane mounted on a ship collapsed. Constructed to build wind farms at sea, the crane crumpled while lifting a 2,000 ton barge during a test in a German harbor. In the video above y...
04:05 pm GMT - Mon, May 4, 2020
BoingBoing Happy Fourth of May!
The hands-down best moment of Star Wars. Read the rest ...
04:01 pm GMT - Mon, May 4, 2020
BoingBoing Learn this smoking fingers trick in 47 seconds
What makes this trick awesome is how impressive it looks for such a simple setup. Something fun to bring to your next Zoom hangout. Read the rest ...
03:46 pm GMT - Mon, May 4, 2020
BoingBoing Watch the best news bloopers of the month, COVID-19 edition!
Keep fucking that chicken! Read the rest ...
03:36 pm GMT - Mon, May 4, 2020
BoingBoing AmazonBasics bike lock picked in the blink of an eye
The LockPickingLawyer has no trouble picking the lock on this AmazonBasics folding bike lock. He says, "the core is, without question, the worst I have ever seen in a bike lock of the type." Read the ...
03:30 pm GMT - Mon, May 4, 2020
BoingBoing Woman shops with hole in her mask because it's "easier to breathe"
This woman thought her face mask wasn't comfy enough, so she customized it. And then she stoops down under the plastic protection window as she talks to the clerk. Let's hope this is a joke (if it is,...
03:22 pm GMT - Mon, May 4, 2020
BoingBoing Ticketmaster gets $500 million from Mohammad bin Salman
The Saudi sovereign wealth fund bought a $500 million stake in Ticketmaster, the much revilved ticket service with a long history of being terrible to venues, performer, and fans. On his Pluralistic b...
02:48 pm GMT - Mon, May 4, 2020
BoingBoing High-speed morse code with a straight key
It's been 14 years since amateur radio operators were expected to be able to tap out five words a minute in morse code to qualify for an Extra Class license, but this fellow didn't get the memo. Biele...
02:23 pm GMT - Mon, May 4, 2020
BoingBoing How Don Lemon gets under Trump's skin
Clipped from his show last night, Don Lemon offers a class in how to get under Trump's skin. He does this by asking a simple and incisive question: what is it about Barack Obama that gets under Trump'...
02:08 pm GMT - Mon, May 4, 2020
BoingBoing Former Donkey Kong champion sues scorekeeping website for removing his records
Billy Mitchell, the onetime Donkey Kong champion removed from the record book after evidence emerged that he used emulators to rack up his scores, is suing the website that bounced his name from its c...
01:31 pm GMT - Mon, May 4, 2020
BoingBoing I doodled on a face shield -- for a good cause
I was invited to participate in the Face Shield Art project and draw illustrations on a face shield. The one I scribbled on, along with other face shield art, is up for auction on eBay.Proceeds from t...
01:18 pm GMT - Mon, May 4, 2020
BoingBoing Video shows plain-clothes NYPD officer attacking bystander during arrest
As parks in upscale areas were packed with sunbathing yuppies, NYPD spent the weekend arresting those who failed to social-distance on the streets. In this video, an unmasked plain-clothes officer is ...
12:52 pm GMT - Mon, May 4, 2020
BoingBoing Trump admits Covid death toll will be higher, compares self to Abraham Lincoln
After admitting that the U.S. Covid-19 deaths could reach 90,000, Trump bemoaned critics and claimed that Abraham Lincoln got better press."I am greeted with a hostile press the likes of which no pres...
12:21 pm GMT - Mon, May 4, 2020
BoingBoing UK trade minister resigns after threatening member of public
Conor Burns, Britain's trade minister, quit Monday after it was revealed he had used his position to threaten a member of public in a financial dispute with his father.The committee's report found he ...
12:15 pm GMT - Mon, May 4, 2020
BoingBoing This palm-sized thermal printer can print up your photos in seconds, all without any ink
Theres a reason why Polaroids were so popular for so long. Even now, in a world where you can take a picture and send an exact copy to a friend in seconds, theres something appealing about having a ta...
12:00 pm GMT - Mon, May 4, 2020
BoingBoing LingvaNex is like Google Translate on steroids. And its abilities are pretty amazing.
So...exactly how many years away are we from a real, honest-to-goodness working Star Trek universal translator? You know, a device that will actually interpret and convert another language into our ow...
02:00 am GMT - Mon, May 4, 2020
BoingBoing Learn how to invest wisely regardless of the current market with these online classes
The past six weeks have been a whole new world for those who have spent years investing on Wall Street. Massive swings sparked by the COVID-19 outbreak have triggered one of the most volatile markets ...
12:48 am GMT - Mon, May 4, 2020
BoingBoing On the 50th anniversary of Kent State Massacre, listen to the Isley Brothers' "Ohio"
Fifty years ago today at Kent State University, the Ohio National Guard gunned down four students and wounded nine more during a demonstration against the invasion of Cambodia. The tragedy inspired Ne...
08:00 pm GMT - Sun, May 3, 2020
BoingBoing Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign are a digital Mount Rushmore and these online classes can help you master them
Back in 1982, John Warnock couldnt get his employer Xerox to see the true value of new specialized printing software for graphics. Instead, he gathered some colleagues and formed Adobe in his garage. ...
05:34 pm GMT - Sun, May 3, 2020
BoingBoing Illegal camper on Disney World's abandoned island thought it was a "tropical paradise"
Orange County, Florida police arrested a gentleman who had been illegally camping on the abandoned "Discovery Island" at Disney World. All Disney parks are closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic and, bes...
05:34 pm GMT - Sun, May 3, 2020
BoingBoing Trespasser camping on Disney World's abandoned island thought it was a "tropical paradise"
Orange County, Florida police arrested Richard J. McGuire, 42, who had been illegally camping on the abandoned "Discovery Island" at Disney World. All Disney parks are closed due to the COVID-19 pande...
01:00 pm GMT - Sun, May 3, 2020
BoingBoing Heres your last chance to nab some of this weeks best deals
Every week, we scare up a couple dozen awesome new deals for you to jump all over in the Boing Boing Store. Sometimes, you do, sometimes, you dont, but with everything happening, its not uncommon for ...
12:42 pm GMT - Sun, May 3, 2020
BoingBoing In U.S., 2,909 people die of COVID-19 in 24 hours, highest daily death toll in the U.S. yet
Deadliest day comes as state officials reopen parts of economy and stay-at-home orders expire...
12:35 pm GMT - Sun, May 3, 2020
BoingBoing U.S. president's message on WorldPressFreedomDay seems a little off
Well, that's curious.Something's oddly different about the message delivered by the American president on World Press Freedom Day. It's very different than the messages sent by other heads of state fr...
12:28 pm GMT - Sun, May 3, 2020
BoingBoing At this Taiwan nightclub, they bring your bottles as the Ghanaian Pallbearers
The Ghanaian Pallbearer meme strikes again. Meet the Luxyboyz, a dance troupe from Taipei that incorporates hiphop and online pop culture stuff into their work.At this nightclub in Taipei, they bring ...
12:18 pm GMT - Sun, May 3, 2020
BoingBoing Miniature model Cray X-MP supercomputer
The miniature model supercomputers that Cray salespeople carried sometimes hit eBay, and they're getting quite pricey. This 3.75" tall scale model of the Cray X-MP, once the world's fastest computer, ...
12:17 pm GMT - Sun, May 3, 2020
BoingBoing 'Kim Jong-un appears not to have undergone surgery,' South Korea media reports
From South Korea's Cheongwadae, the executive office and official residence of the Republic of Korea's head of state, a cryptic statement about North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un's recent absence from pu...
12:03 pm GMT - Sun, May 3, 2020
BoingBoing Coronavirus: More than 66,441 dead in U.S., 243,015 have died globally
More than 3.44 million people have been reported to be infected by the novel coronavirus globally and 243,015 have died, Reuters calculated as of 0200 GMT on Sunday, based on public health data from ...
12:03 pm GMT - Sun, May 3, 2020
BoingBoing Bowie's intense performance of "Fame" on the Cher Show 1975
I had seen Bowie and Cher's disco goofball Young Americans medley from her show, circa 1975 (where David still manages to rise about the cheese), but I can't believe that, until last night, I'd never ...
02:00 am GMT - Sun, May 3, 2020
BoingBoing This mind mapping app brings order to all your big ideas
No two minds work alike. Some function best when they focus, immerse in an idea and marinate in it a bit. Others stay open and know a eureka moment of inspiration is right around the corner, ready to ...
09:54 pm GMT - Sat, May 2, 2020
BoingBoing YouTube bans David Icke
David Icke, the longtime UK conspiracy theorist who finally became a social media star thanks to the the coronavirus pandemic, was banned today by YouTube.His sudden rise on the platforms became embar...
09:06 pm GMT - Sat, May 2, 2020
BoingBoing Sheep farmer in Dublin gives himself haircut in COVID-19 lockdown the Irish way
Lighten the load.This wonderful video is a couple of weeks old, but I'd missed it when it was first making the rounds. A Dublin farmer gave himself a quick lockdown haircut using sheep shears.Four min...
08:44 pm GMT - Sat, May 2, 2020
BoingBoing 'Murder hornets' arrive in the U.S., beekeepers fear mass honeybee deaths
A species of giant hornets native to Asia, nicknamed murder hornets, with mandibles that look like spiky shark fins they use to bite the heads off honeybees. People who've been stung by these hornets ...
08:33 pm GMT - Sat, May 2, 2020
BoingBoing Kim Jong Un and Brett Kavanaugh star in Trump reelection video
Man, 2020 is weird. And it's only May.Kim Jong Un and Brett Kavanaugh star in the latest reelection video promo for impeached and unfit U.S. President Donald Trump.Here's the original Trump tweet with...
08:14 pm GMT - Sat, May 2, 2020
BoingBoing Healthcare providers facing criminal inquiries got coronavirus stimulus checks from Trump
The U.S. government spent $30 billion last month in stimulus payments last month to most healthcare providers that billed Medicare last year, part of the $2.3 trillion CARES Act passed by Congress to ...
08:00 pm GMT - Sat, May 2, 2020
BoingBoing Mothers Day roses that last 12 months? Yep. And theyre an extra 15% off now.
Its going to be a very unusual, and likely a somewhat subdued Mothers Day this year. Unless you live with your Mom, theres a better than average chance you havent seen her in a while. And with everyon...
06:52 pm GMT - Sat, May 2, 2020
BoingBoing "Murder hornets" invade America
The New York Times reports on a new pest from abroad, Vespa mandarinia, AKA the murder hornet or the yak-killer.With queens that can grow to two inches long, Asian giant hornets can use mandibles shap...
06:02 pm GMT - Sat, May 2, 2020
BoingBoing Nebula-75, a new puppet lockdown drama from the folks that brought us Thunderbirds, Stingray, Fireball-XL5
Nebula-75 is a new "puppet lockdown drama" being made by some of the folks at Century 21, the Gerry Anderson studio that was responsible for "Supermarionation" programming in the 60s (and beyond), wit...
01:00 pm GMT - Sat, May 2, 2020
BoingBoing Reduce exposure to germ-prone surfaces with this tool's brass material
Its tough to know what to believe with certainty about the insidious nature of coronavirus, mostly because even scientists havent determined all the hard and fast rules of this surging illness.One thi...
12:49 pm GMT - Sat, May 2, 2020
BoingBoing Relaxing botany tour of Death Valley features rare plants and crashed plane
"We've just come up a ridge here, and this whole little plateaux-ey thing is covered in Hecastocleis, and ... while we're looking, there's a plane wreck over there" Read the rest ...
12:02 pm GMT - Sat, May 2, 2020
BoingBoing FaceTime some eels -- because they are "forgetting about people"
The Sumida Aquarium in Tokyo is pleading with the public to video-chat their garden eels starting on Sunday, because they are forgetting that humans exist. BBC: "Could you show your face to our garden...
02:21 am GMT - Sat, May 2, 2020
BoingBoing Watch thieves attempt, and badly fail, to steal an ATM by loading it on a flatbed truck
These criminal hijinks reportedly occurred last week in Asiago, a town in the Province of Vicenza, Italy. "Pay attention, they can shoot at you, Maria." "They won't shoot.""Mom, I'm doing a video!" R...
02:00 am GMT - Sat, May 2, 2020
BoingBoing While youve got time, unlock over 1,000 IT and developer training courses for just $80
Youve probably heard somebody say it the past few weeks. If you leave the house after quarantine without at least one new professional skill under your belt, you wasted a prime opportunity.Of course, ...
11:12 pm GMT - Fri, May 1, 2020
BoingBoing Amazing-looking artist-created D&D bestiary on Kickstarter
Celebrated poet and publisher, Janaka Stucky (Ascend Ascend), has launched a very unique and promising project on Kickstarter. It's called Ekphrastic Beasts.What the hell does ekphrastic mean? Ekphras...
11:05 pm GMT - Fri, May 1, 2020
BoingBoing Watch a slew of vintage MTV from the 1980s
Archive.org contributor Windsinger is uploading their entire VHS collection of MTV recordings from the channel's finest era, from its launch on August 1 1981 until 1989 (with a few 1991 episodes of 12...
10:18 pm GMT - Fri, May 1, 2020
BoingBoing Kim Jong-un's not dead, he's at his seaside palace relaxing with his 2,000 sex slaves, say papers
No one really knows where Kim Jong-un is right now, but the New York Post and The Sun speculate that the supreme ruler of North Korea is at his seaside resort consorting with his "pleasure squad" of 2...
09:53 pm GMT - Fri, May 1, 2020
BoingBoing Alex Jones says he's ready to "gut his neighbors, skin them, and chop them up" for food
This is my ex-husband, Alex Jones, graphically describing how he'll kill his neighbor to f e e d my kids:Homicidal. Terrifying.I lost my kids for tweeting about injustice. This is UNJUST to my kid...
08:17 pm GMT - Fri, May 1, 2020
BoingBoing Watch this sleepy mama bear and cub nap in this guy's backyard
That is one very large furry baby.Just a Mama bear and cub taking a nap in my yard.What a surprise this must have been for IMGURian @BruceNorris.Mama bear and cub taking a nap in my yard. Read the res...
08:11 pm GMT - Fri, May 1, 2020
BoingBoing MacRumors reviews the iPhone SE camera
MacRumors iPhone SE camera showdown helped me decide to wait.Apple's new iPhone SE is reportedly the high powered, low-cost wunderphone but the thing that matters most to many of us is 'How does the c...
08:02 pm GMT - Fri, May 1, 2020
BoingBoing 'I will never lie to you,' Trump's new Press Sec. Kayleigh McEnany lies [VIDEO]
I will never lie to you. You have my word on that. Trump toady Kayleigh McEnany said this to Associated Press reporter Jill Colvin, during McEnany's first press briefing as press secretary on FridaySe...
08:00 pm GMT - Fri, May 1, 2020
BoingBoing Humm.ly uses music therapy to turn your entire day around.
Music hath charms to soothe a savage breast, to soften rocks, or bend a knotted oak. William Congreve, 1697We assume William Congreve didnt have the ability to see the future, but he probably wouldnt...
07:43 pm GMT - Fri, May 1, 2020
BoingBoing Grim Reaper visits Florida beaches as Gov. DeSantis lifts COVID-19 restrictions
Well, looks like the reopening of Florida is going great, just great today.Ron DeSantis opened Florida's beaches, and lifted other anti-COVID-19 restrictions throughout most of the state on Friday. Fr...
07:31 pm GMT - Fri, May 1, 2020
BoingBoing Listen to a rare Kraftwerk live concert from 1975
In the latest edition of High Weirdness author Erik Davis's essential e-newseltter The Burning Shore, he points us to this wonderfully rare live recording of a complete Kraftwerk concert from a 1975 p...
07:17 pm GMT - Fri, May 1, 2020
BoingBoing Weekend reading: both 'The Snarkout Boys' books free via Kindle Unlimited
The Snarkout Boys & the Avocado of Death AND The Snarkout Boys & the Baconburg Horror, two of the most wonderful books ever written are available 'free' via Kindle Unlimited.Absurdist litera...
07:15 pm GMT - Fri, May 1, 2020
BoingBoing Facebook may lose seal of approval that gives ad buyers confidence they get what they buy in advertising, WSJ reports
Media rating council says Facebook could be denied accreditation...
07:02 pm GMT - Fri, May 1, 2020
BoingBoing Robert Fripp launches weekly ambient music series
Today, Robert Fripp launched Music for Quiet Moments, a 50-week series of ambient tracks he'll be recording and releasing at home. If the first piece is any indication, this will be a welcome comfort....
07:02 pm GMT - Fri, May 1, 2020
BoingBoing Here are some songs about unions and workers' rights, to raise money for COVID-19 relief funds
I've had a busy few weeks of moving and renovating my home in the middle of a pandemic while also trying to work a full-time. So naturally, I decided to relax by making a 4-song live EP of protest so...
07:02 pm GMT - Fri, May 1, 2020
BoingBoing It's International Worker's Day, so here's a look at a day in the life of a labor organizer
Nastaran Mohit is the organizing director of the NewsGuild of New York, which represents more than 24,000 journalists and media workers in the US and Canada. I've met her through her work with the Wir...
07:02 pm GMT - Fri, May 1, 2020
BoingBoing That time Tim Curry played the Devil on an episode of "Dinosaurs"
Every time I go back and watch an episode ofDinosaurs, I realize just how far ahead of its time it was (See: "What Sexual Harris Meant." Also the series finale.)Also Tim Curry voiced a bunch of parts,...
06:58 pm GMT - Fri, May 1, 2020
BoingBoing World's greatest corncob stripper
If you are looking for a way to quickly remove corn from corn cobs, grab yourself an old office chair and a drill and go to work.[via Core77] Read the rest ...
06:51 pm GMT - Fri, May 1, 2020
BoingBoing 1985 design for Pepsi Cola can made for astronauts
From the Moving Beyond Earth exhibition at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC: a Pepsi can designed for astronauts!In 1984, researchers for Coca Cola had an idea about dispensing carb...
06:46 pm GMT - Fri, May 1, 2020
BoingBoing Quibi reportedly tanking within days of launch
Quibi is Hollywood's purest vision for how mobile entertainment should be consumed: short shows that "adapt" to the viewport, former Disney brass in charge, and a contempt for users that extends to pr...
05:11 pm GMT - Fri, May 1, 2020
BoingBoing Why did Jeffrey Epstein have his own office at Harvard and visit more than 40 times until 2018?
Today, the Boston Globe's investigative reporter Deirdre Fernandes reports that sex offender and accused child sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein had his very own personal office at Harvard University, an...
05:02 pm GMT - Fri, May 1, 2020
BoingBoing NASA picks Elon Musk's SpaceX, Jeff Bezos's Blue Origin, & Dynetics to build lunar landing systems for manned moon mission
On Thursday, NASA announced that it has selected commercial space technology firms firms SpaceX, Blue Origin and Dynetics to build lunar landing systems that can carry astronauts to the moon by 2024. ...
04:59 pm GMT - Fri, May 1, 2020
BoingBoing Inventor makes device to escape from Zoom meetings
pic.twitter.com/gB2Ur6f21i— | Marina Fujiwara (@togenkyoo) April 29, 2020Marina Fujiwara created this useful little gadget to trick zoomers into thinking your Internet connection is bugg...
04:53 pm GMT - Fri, May 1, 2020
BoingBoing This neural net generates bizarre music with vocals of famous singers
OpenAI Rock, in the style of Elvis Presley - OpenAI JukeboxOpen AI, the same organization that created the GPT-2 language model (try it here) which generates coherent stories from a text prompt, just...
04:32 pm GMT - Fri, May 1, 2020
BoingBoing House Judiciary demands Jeff Bezos testify on Amazon's alleged misuse of third-party seller data
Amazon.com is facing an antitrust investigation.The House Judiciary Committee on Friday informed Jeff Bezos he needs to agree to testify at a hearing on Amazon's alleged misuse of third-party seller d...
04:29 pm GMT - Fri, May 1, 2020
BoingBoing Utah banned a man from job because he lives 3 minutes away from Utah border
Jeremy Barnes is a former police officer. He moved his family to rural Idaho, a half mile away from the Utah border. He set up a private investigator practice in Utah, but because he does not live in ...
04:12 pm GMT - Fri, May 1, 2020
BoingBoing Science fiction author Marc Laidlaw is reading his work on YouTube
On his blog, Cory Doctorow alerted me to the news that science fiction author Marc Laidlaw has started a YouTube channel and is re-reading his short fiction. He does an excellent job creating voices f...
04:00 pm GMT - Fri, May 1, 2020
BoingBoing ICANN board votes to reject .org registry sale to private equity firm Ethos Capital
The ICANN Board today decided to reject the proposed change of control and entity conversion request that Public Interest Registry (PIR) submitted to ICANN. This means the dot-org domain WILL NOT be s...
03:58 pm GMT - Fri, May 1, 2020
BoingBoing David Icke banned from Facebook
David Icke is a UK conspiracy theorist who's been swimming at the reptile-illuminati deep end for a long time. After latching onto Covid-19, he finally found a truly explosive audience as social media...
03:38 pm GMT - Fri, May 1, 2020
BoingBoing Incredible no-glue toilet paper roll model of buckminsterfullerene
Once you run out of toilet paperand you willmake sure you keep the empty rolls so you can try making fantastic molecular models! Physicist and 3D software engineer Ricky Reusser flattened and linked t...
02:59 pm GMT - Fri, May 1, 2020
BoingBoing Southern Living magazine hates Bradford Pear trees
Bradford Pears look beautiful in spring, but have a unique odor described by one source as fish and semen. Southern Living is taking action against "the worst tree".For years, the Bradford Pear has be...
02:26 pm GMT - Fri, May 1, 2020
BoingBoing Giant, glistening pig's foot pillow
Behold the pig's foot pillow [Amazon], an easily-cleaned item of home furnishing sure to impress visitors. Printed with an image of juicy, glistening meat, it comes in five sizes, from 20cm to 80cm, w...
01:48 pm GMT - Fri, May 1, 2020
BoingBoing Daily Mail fakes own historical front pages
Just a few days ago, UK tabloid The Daily Mail was caught fabricating a photograph of a famous athlete breaking coronavirus lockdown rules. It has a history of crude photoshop work passed off as news ...
01:20 pm GMT - Fri, May 1, 2020
BoingBoing AI turns mugshots into anime portraits
Selfie 2 Waifu takes photos of people and draws an anime-style portrait. The results are outstanding. In this example, a completely normal-looking person is transformed into a ridiculous cartoon chara...
01:00 pm GMT - Fri, May 1, 2020
BoingBoing There's still time to get a lifetime of language training from Babbel for 60% off
There are plenty of productive ways to spend time while stuck indoors. While its undoubtedly fun to binge all 15 seasons ofSupernaturalor sink days of playtime into anOverwatch campaign, learning some...
12:57 pm GMT - Fri, May 1, 2020
BoingBoing Tumbleweed tornado
Matt M. McKnight pulled over on Washington State Route 240 to film this amazing yet menacing "tumbleweed tornado".OMG TUMBLEWEED TORNADO! Saw this approaching and pulled over along WA-240 a few minut...
12:42 pm GMT - Fri, May 1, 2020
BoingBoing Do not "tip your mask" unless you want to get the rona
Cops and store owners in Illinois are asking people to "tip" coronavirus masks -- remove them or pull them aside briefly -- so cops and store cameras can see people's faces. Do not do this: experts sa...
12:13 pm GMT - Fri, May 1, 2020
BoingBoing This Queen outtake is everything
Can't believe I had never seen this before! My pal Michelle posted it the other day on Facebook and I had to know the story behind it. It took me a minute, but THIS is what I learned:So, in 1985, Quee...
02:00 am GMT - Fri, May 1, 2020
BoingBoing This training includes more than 100 life skills for assuring career success
So what the heck is a soft skill, anyway? Well, by contrast, hard skills are teachable, quantifiable abilities like the basics you learned in school reading, writing, arithmetic, and the like. They m...
01:36 am GMT - Fri, May 1, 2020
BoingBoing Latest hoarding sim: Manic Toilet Paper Shopping Simulator
Too soon? By way of Donald Bell's Maker Update comes this game where you send a shopping cart into a market in search of TP. The simulation was designed by Jelle Vermandere. You can either play the ga...
01:36 am GMT - Fri, May 1, 2020
BoingBoing Pandemic hoarding sim: Manic Toilet Paper Shopping Simulator
Too soon? By way of Donald Bell's Maker Update comes this game where you send a shopping cart into a market in search of TP. The simulation was designed by Jelle Vermandere. You can either play the ga...
11:47 pm GMT - Thu, April 30, 2020
BoingBoing Animated short with the words of Alan Watts: UNTIL THERE WAS NOTHING [by Paul Trillo]
"because we come from nothing"...
11:43 pm GMT - Thu, April 30, 2020
BoingBoing American Airlines & Delta join JetBlue in requiring facial masks on U.S. flights
Two of the largest U.S. airlines, American Airlines and Delta, said Thursday they will require travelers to wear face masks on U.S. flights, joining JetBlue to address coronavirus. Excerpt:Deltas new ...
11:27 pm GMT - Thu, April 30, 2020
BoingBoing United Nations app to help socially distance for coronavirus 'does not work'
The United Nations announced its app 1point5 to help people social distance this week.Motherboard reporter Joseph Cox took a close look at the app, and found that doesnt perform the most basic of task...
11:19 pm GMT - Thu, April 30, 2020
BoingBoing VA health system has ordered $300,000 worth of body bags for COVID-19 victims
More than 8,500 U.S. Veterans Administration patients have been diagnosed with Covid-19 and nearly 500 have died.The VA health network has ordered $300,000 worth of body bags, @ reports, as a growing ...
10:56 pm GMT - Thu, April 30, 2020
BoingBoing Shut in sounds: Crowded House perform "Don't Dream It's Over" from isolation
Well, this was inevitable. Image: YouTube Read the rest ...
10:25 pm GMT - Thu, April 30, 2020
BoingBoing Here's another example of one cartoonist swiping another cartoonist's work
A friend of mine (who wishes to remain anonymous) shares my interest in finding swipes of famous illustrators and comic book artists. Neither of us begrudge these artists for swiping (that's the comic...
10:00 pm GMT - Thu, April 30, 2020
BoingBoing Why tabloid reporters are like Donald Trump
Tabloid reporters are very much like Americas Commander in Chief: They dont need to get bogged down with research or trouble themselves with accurate information, because they simply know stuff. They ...
08:00 pm GMT - Thu, April 30, 2020
BoingBoing From Adobe CC to PowerPoint, this 25-item asset bundle can elevate any new design project
Is repetition about a drive for perfection or does it just mean youve run out of good ideas? While many experts study in awe the nuance, style, and mastery found in all 250 oil paintings of water lil...
07:50 pm GMT - Thu, April 30, 2020
BoingBoing Armed gunmen storm Michigans State House
This is a disturbing video that is identified as an armed protest by Trump supporters who are opposed to coronavirus restrictions. The armed "occupation" took place at the Michigan State House today.S...
07:50 pm GMT - Thu, April 30, 2020
BoingBoing White gunmen storm Michigan Capitol with assault-style rifles, lawmakers inside State House share disturbing video and photos
An armed protest by armed men who say they are opposed to coronavirus restrictions took place at the Michigan State House today.Senator Dayna Polehanki [@SenPolehanki, a Michigan State Senator serving...
07:41 pm GMT - Thu, April 30, 2020
BoingBoing Who will rescue the U.S. Postal Service?
Maybe this coalition of 1200 tech, business, and news organizations...
07:32 pm GMT - Thu, April 30, 2020
BoingBoing The Math Book: From Pythagoras to the 57th Dimension, 250 Milestones in the History of Mathematics
The astonishingly prolific author/scientist Clifford Pickover is a math enthusiast with a talent for ferreting out fascinating anecdotes about math, and writing them in a way that inspires wonder. Acc...
07:25 pm GMT - Thu, April 30, 2020
BoingBoing More fun Trump-era parodies with "Ghost Donald in the Sky" and bonus tracks
In a fitting follow-up to Carla's post of "The Liar Tweets Tonight," I bring you the spooky parodic vision of "Ghost Donald in the Sky." The track is part of the Parody Project and was written and per...
06:15 pm GMT - Thu, April 30, 2020
BoingBoing The rise in home videoconferencing lets us browse more people's bookshelves
When I was young, the first thing I'd do when visiting someone's apartment for the first time was to browse their bookshelf and record (or tape or CD) collection. That was a great way to find connecti...
06:03 pm GMT - Thu, April 30, 2020
BoingBoing Anatomy of a rental phishing scam
Jeffrey Ladish, an independent researcher and security consultant, wrote about a sophisticated credit card phishing scam he encountered while looking for a place to rent in Berkeley, California.I was ...
05:49 pm GMT - Thu, April 30, 2020
BoingBoing Stuck on VHS is a visual history of video store stickers
Stuck on VHS is a book that has over 1000 photos of stickers that video rental stores of the 1980s and 1990s would stick onto the cassettes. These stickers would be used to let people know about a vid...
05:42 pm GMT - Thu, April 30, 2020
BoingBoing Have fun building these papercraft models of vintage computers
Rocky Bergen says: "Construct the computer from your childhood or build an entire computer museum at home with these paper models, free to download and share. Print, Cut, Score, Fold and Glue."They lo...
05:30 pm GMT - Thu, April 30, 2020
BoingBoing Tesla faces lawsuit over another fatal 'autopilot' crash
Afatal Tesla Model X crash involving a "dozing driver" is blamed on the car's autopilot feature in a new lawsuit against the electric vehicle company led by Elon Musk.Surviving family members of a 44-...
05:14 pm GMT - Thu, April 30, 2020
BoingBoing Astronaut and artist Nicole Stott has advice for us about social distancing
Nicole Stott is a talented artist and retired astronaut who spent more than 100 days living in space on the Space Shuttle and International Space Station. Stott is one of several astronauts who in rec...
05:13 pm GMT - Thu, April 30, 2020
BoingBoing Comparing COVID-19 to other causes of death
As the number of COVID-19 deaths in the United States blows past 60,000 faster than officials predicted, STAT [statnews.com] compares the 2020 coronavirus outbreak to other causes of death for which w...
05:10 pm GMT - Thu, April 30, 2020
BoingBoing Condoms sales are down because the pandemic is affecting people sex lives
Condom manufacturer Durex say sales are down because the Coronavirus lockdown is having a toll on the number of intimate occasions," reports The Guardian.The demand for rubbers will probably bounce ba...
05:10 pm GMT - Thu, April 30, 2020
BoingBoing Condom sales are down because the pandemic is affecting people sex lives
Condom manufacturer Durex say sales are down because the Coronavirus lockdown is having a toll on the number of intimate occasions," reports The Guardian.The demand for rubbers will probably bounce ba...
04:58 pm GMT - Thu, April 30, 2020
BoingBoing Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin has coronavirus
Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin has been diagnosed with coronavirus, the state-run RIA Novosti news agency reported Thursday, as seen in this screenshot from the social media app Telegram, us...
04:56 pm GMT - Thu, April 30, 2020
BoingBoing Wall shelf converts into desk
I'm not usually a fan of furniture that converts from one thing into another, because it's usually better to just use the two different things you need rather than have to deal with one crappy transfo...
04:45 pm GMT - Thu, April 30, 2020
BoingBoing Virtual library tourism: visit 7 of the world's most beautiful libraries
Atlas Obscura has rounded-up seven different libraries that offer online virtual tours.There's Harvard Universitys Harry Elkins Widener Memorial Library, the Klementinum library in Prague (which is li...
04:44 pm GMT - Thu, April 30, 2020
BoingBoing Newly released documents show that the FBI used standard FBI tactics on Michael Flynn
MAGA world is very up-in-arms about some newly unsealed court documents involving the case of Michael Flynn, the US Army Lieutenant General and former Trump national security advisor who pled guilty t...
04:42 pm GMT - Thu, April 30, 2020
BoingBoing Watch a video of my prison and opioids play "Streets Like This," performed by actors who have all dealt with incarceration
In 2018, I was commissioned by Civic Ensemble of Ithaca, New York to help devise and write a new play based on their ReEntry Theatre Program a free arts initiative for people who've experienced incar...
04:41 pm GMT - Thu, April 30, 2020
BoingBoing These cool prints are made from the soundwaves of songs, and the sales help COVID-19 charities
Soundwaves Art is the brainchild and handiwork of Austin-based visual artist Tim Wakefield, who creates digital prints based on the visualized waveforms of popular songs.For example, here's one made f...
04:38 pm GMT - Thu, April 30, 2020
BoingBoing Entrepreneurs are seeing mini-empires of Airbnb properties collapse
People who launched mini-empires of Airbnb rental properties are experiencing extreme financial hardship as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, reports The Wall Street Journal. These are people who ...
04:12 pm GMT - Thu, April 30, 2020
BoingBoing Cool-looking DIY synth
Otemrellik made this "100% homemade" nifty modular synthesizer. Here's his video about how he built it and how it works.Image: YouTube Read the rest ...
04:01 pm GMT - Thu, April 30, 2020
BoingBoing Outdoor pet cats kill more animals than wild cats do in the same size area
Wild cats certainly kill many more other animals than outdoor pet cats. After all, they have to hunt for their food instead of just bug their human companions. But a new study by North Carolina State ...
03:36 pm GMT - Thu, April 30, 2020
BoingBoing Watch Queen's unreleased promotional video for the Flash Gordon theme (1980)
Flash Gordon (1985) is a fantastic and camptastic film thanks in no small part to Queen's wonderful soundtrack. Above is Queen's unreleased promotional video for "Flash." Stick around 'til the end for...
03:30 pm GMT - Thu, April 30, 2020
BoingBoing Social media platforms back off misinformation crackdown after Trump touts quack cures
At The New York Times, Sheera Frenkel and Davey Alba report that Trump's remarks about hydrochloroquine, injecting disinfectant and light therapy have made a sham of Facebook, Twitter and other sites'...
02:55 pm GMT - Thu, April 30, 2020
BoingBoing The social distancing of Wes Anderson
For anyone who has ever dreamed of living in a Wes Anderson film, social distancing goes a long way toward making that a reality. Lus Azevedo edited this montage from Anderson's movies. Read the rest ...
02:13 pm GMT - Thu, April 30, 2020
BoingBoing Inspector Gadget theme performed on 8 cellos
Here's Shuki Levy's theme from Inspector Gadget performed on an 8-pack of cellos by Samara Ginsberg. The gadget theme is a variation of the melody from Edvard Grieg's In the Hall of the Mountain King ...
01:38 pm GMT - Thu, April 30, 2020
BoingBoing New York cop had tow truck driver arrested for legally repossessing his car
In this segment from last year, CBS News reported on Jose Rodriguez, a tow truck operator arrested and charged with a felony while legally reposessing an NYPD detective's car. The owner hadn't made hi...
01:00 pm GMT - Thu, April 30, 2020
BoingBoing Unemployment passes 30m with last week's 3.8m new filers
3.8m workers signed on for the first time last week, bringing America's unemployed headcount to 30m. The number of new filers was down from 4.4m last week, a slow dropoff that suggests layoffs will co...
01:00 pm GMT - Thu, April 30, 2020
BoingBoing Heres a truckload of Mothers Day options for the Mom who loves her kitchen
If you usually find yourself a last-minute shopper when it comes to a gift honoring the woman who brought you into this world, this is probably a good year to give Mothers Day a little added considera...
12:35 pm GMT - Thu, April 30, 2020
BoingBoing Hardcover edition of The Making of Prince of Persia
Jordan Mechner created Prince of Persia, a classic game noted for its perfect design, precise controls and wonderful rotoscoped animation. Mechner's open-ness about his creative process, from source c...
02:00 am GMT - Thu, April 30, 2020
BoingBoing Teracube is the gutsy new smartphone with a 4-year warrantyand its under $300
Theres nothing worse than being trapped in a bad system when you cant see the way out. And while the world loves its smartphones, many already feel like theyre stuck in a now repeating pattern.Smartph...