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11:51 pm GMT - Mon, June 29, 2020
BoingBoing Los Angeles County beaches CLOSED for 4th of July weekend as coronavirus spikes
Officials in Los Angeles have ordered all beaches in the county closed over the Independence Day Holiday, in hopes of slowing the accelerating coronavirus pandemic in Southern California.All beaches, ...
11:31 pm GMT - Mon, June 29, 2020
BoingBoing Carl Bernstein: Trump 'delusional' & danger to national security McMaster, Tillerson, Bolton, Mattis, Kelly
Quite the scoop at CNN.com from Carl Bernstein, yes, the Watergate reporter Carl Bernstein, with a 109-word one sentence lede. One wonders why none of the president's ex-men bothered to do anything ab...
11:26 pm GMT - Mon, June 29, 2020
BoingBoing Three Nevada casinos sued over coronavirus protections for workers, unions claim dangerous working conditions
Unions that represent 60,000 hospitality workers in Las Vegas and Reno sued three Nevada casino properties Monday, claiming dangerous working conditions that fail to protect workers from the still acc...
11:18 pm GMT - Mon, June 29, 2020
BoingBoing IRS says U.S. taxpayers must file return by July 15 or ask for extension
U.S. taxpayers can request filing an extension to October 15th from July 15th...
11:08 pm GMT - Mon, June 29, 2020
BoingBoing Arizona closes bars, nightclubs, gyms, movie theaters and water parks for 30 days as coronavirus ravages state
AZ governor Ducey orders bars, gyms, theaters to close 8 p.m. tonight Large gatherings restricted School start delayedPeople not wearing masks or social distancing is why we can't have nice things. ...
10:49 pm GMT - Mon, June 29, 2020
BoingBoing YouTube bans 6 channels for hate speech, white supremacists Stefan Molyneux, David Duke, and Richard Spencer among them
We have strict policies prohibiting hate speech on YouTube....
10:29 pm GMT - Mon, June 29, 2020
BoingBoing Grandpa Witmer's Old Fashioned Peanut Butter Mixer
I don't know who Grandpa Witmer is, but around our compound, he's a SubGenius ShorDurPerSav and a Discordian Saint.We use Saint Witmer's Old Fashioned Peanut Butter Mixer to mix peanut butter quickly ...
09:34 pm GMT - Mon, June 29, 2020
BoingBoing Parler, the "free speech" alternative to Twitter, breaks out the ban-hammer
Parler is a Twitter competitor that's attracting conservatives, including politicians, who think Twitter is biased against them. But it has bizarre terms of service suggestive of insober counsel and i...
08:05 pm GMT - Mon, June 29, 2020
BoingBoing No more spitting in Major League Baseball
Major League Baseball announced its new rules driven by COVID-19 health and safety requirements. Notably, spitting is banned! I'd imagine that this will be tough to enforcespitting in baseball is as A...
08:00 pm GMT - Mon, June 29, 2020
BoingBoing These new monitors can bring a whole new shine to your WFH world
Whether youre working from home or working from the office, a few elements of the grind are universal. Emails never stop. Meetings go on way too long. And a bad monitor makes your day monumentally mor...
07:49 pm GMT - Mon, June 29, 2020
BoingBoing This is how some snakes can fly
Some snakes have evolved the ability to glide through the air. For example, paradise tree snakes in southeastern Asia can launch off from a branch and fly as far as 10 meters. Scientists have known th...
07:39 pm GMT - Mon, June 29, 2020
BoingBoing Karen's Got a Gun, the song
Karen's Got A GunYou know I had to make a song for these two. pic.twitter.com/C0qhPhXVZf— Jonathan Mann (@songadaymann) June 29, 2020Jonathan "Song A Day" Mann (Previously) wrote and perfor...
07:20 pm GMT - Mon, June 29, 2020
BoingBoing The time a man held a news anchor hostage on live TV
On May 28, 1982, Joseph Billie Gwin, then 28, took four people hostage at the KOOL-TV station in Phoenix, Arizona. He eventually surrendered but not until news anchor Bill Close read Gwin's 20-minute ...
07:00 pm GMT - Mon, June 29, 2020
BoingBoing Free download of MagPi - Raspberry Pi project magazine
The latest issue of The MagPi is out, and you can get a free PDF. The projects in this issue look like fun!Build a Raspberry Pi 4 games console.Weve got the best cases, awesome controllers, and easy t...
06:53 pm GMT - Mon, June 29, 2020
BoingBoing Reddit finally kills The_Donald
Pro-Trump sub The_Donald was never a pleasant place, but the bubbling sewer of racism and toxic behaviour has become too disgusting even for Reddit. Today the site banned the forum. As summarized at T...
06:50 pm GMT - Mon, June 29, 2020
BoingBoing Reddit shuts down The_Donald for hate speech, harassment, and targeting
The 790,000 subscribers to The_Donald have suddenly found themselves without a place to spread hate and harassment after Reddit shut down the subreddit earlier this morning, reports The New York Times...
06:37 pm GMT - Mon, June 29, 2020
BoingBoing Man learns tech support scammer's real name
Scambuster Jim Browning got access to a tech support scammer's computer and was able to find out his real name and monitor his communications with his boss and colleagues. He spooked them so much that...
06:23 pm GMT - Mon, June 29, 2020
BoingBoing Two free or cheap alternatives to Adobe Illustrator
If you're a professional illustrator, podcaster, or filmmaker, a $53 a month subscription to Adobe Creative Cloud is a fair price to pay. But if you're just interested in having a good vector graphics...
05:27 pm GMT - Mon, June 29, 2020
BoingBoing For triggers, gates, clocks, and sociopaths alike, "Master/Slave" faces retirement
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. Part of this week...
05:24 pm GMT - Mon, June 29, 2020
BoingBoing Toy hot rod car restoration
It took a lot of time and tools to restore thiscorroded 1960s tin toy car into one that looks brand new.Here's a hint for watching restoration videos like this: most of the restoration processes shown...
04:45 pm GMT - Mon, June 29, 2020
BoingBoing Los Angeles taco stand closes because maskless covidiots attacked workers
Hugo's is one of my favorite restaurants in Los Angeles. They have one on Santa Monica Blvd that Carla and I have been going to since the 1980s. There's also a Hugo's in Sherman Oaks that's been aroun...
04:41 pm GMT - Mon, June 29, 2020
BoingBoing Even Fox wonders if Trump might drop out of November's presidential election
Fox host Trace Gallagher questioned today whether, with Trump's miserable poll numbers (the national polls' average currently has Trump at 56.2 disapproval, 40.4 approval, according to FiveThirtyEight...
04:35 pm GMT - Mon, June 29, 2020
BoingBoing Japanese railway melodies played on pocket calculators
Chiptune musician @atarimae_400 learned that the jingles played at some Japanese railway stations sound similar to the tones generated by a certain model of pocket calculator. So @atarimae_400 perform...
04:30 pm GMT - Mon, June 29, 2020
BoingBoing Topic is an international favorites streaming service thats on sale for just $2.50 a month
When you sit down on your couch to watch TV, the volume of options is truly staggering. However, a strange thing happens once you start cycling through page after page of Netflix suggestions and Amazo...
04:10 pm GMT - Mon, June 29, 2020
BoingBoing Mysterious group carrying suitcases spotted at UK reservoir
Police in West Sussex, England responded last week to reports that around 50 people carrying suitcases were spotted walking towards Ardingly Reservoir. Part of the reservoir is a nature reserve popula...
03:39 pm GMT - Mon, June 29, 2020
BoingBoing Absolutely wonderful stop motion Super Mario with refrigerator magnets
Videogame developer Phil Compile and 4-year-old son Ollie made this absolutely wonderful Super Mario stop motion animation using refrigerator magnets. Thats so good! How long did that take??— Ga...
03:31 pm GMT - Mon, June 29, 2020
BoingBoing Randy Rainbow's delightful new ditty: Cover Your Freakin' Face!
Randy Rainbow is back at it with another fabulous show tune: "Cover Your Freakin' Face." Brilliant, as always. Read the rest ...
03:04 pm GMT - Mon, June 29, 2020
BoingBoing Watch: Family on a boat rescues a bear whose head is trapped in a container
This family was fishing on Marshmiller Lake in Wisconsin when they came across this bear cub swimming with a plastic container stuck on its head. Fortunately, this story has a happy ending. Via EuroNe...
02:26 pm GMT - Mon, June 29, 2020
BoingBoing Supreme Court strikes down abortion restrictions in 5-4 ruling
The Supreme Court today struck down Louisiana's restrictions on abortion, with Chief Justice John Roberts joining the liberals to form a 5-4 majority. Roberts wrote that the case is nearly identical ...
01:36 pm GMT - Mon, June 29, 2020
BoingBoing St Louis couple point guns at peaceful protestors on street by mansion
The photos show an angry white couple, barefoot on the lawn of their mansion, pointing guns at predominantly black protestors marching on the sidewalk and street nearby. In an age of reputation-ruinin...
12:54 pm GMT - Mon, June 29, 2020
BoingBoing I repainted a zombie gnome to see what it would look like and now I have a cowering gnome
Our zombie gnome was completely faded gray by the sun. I decided to repaint him "normally" to see what it would look like, and was enchanted by the cowering, fearful result. I placed him at a prominen...
12:40 pm GMT - Mon, June 29, 2020
BoingBoing Bank card makes it easier for trans and non-binary people to display their true names
You'll rarely find me singing the praises of any major financial institution, but the new True Name Card from Mastercard does seem like a thoughtful way to catch up with reality:For many in the LGBTQI...
12:34 pm GMT - Mon, June 29, 2020
BoingBoing Trump tweets video of supporter yelling "white power"
To distract from news that he was sitting on intelligence that the Russian military had posted a bounty on U.S. and U.K. soldiers, Trump tweeted a video of one of this supporters yelling "white power"...
12:20 pm GMT - Mon, June 29, 2020
BoingBoing Celebrate Emma Goldman's birthday (belatedly) with this radical song
Musician/activist Evan Greer has released a new single called "Emma Goldman Would Have Beat Your Ass," to mark what would have been the 151st birthday (June 27th) of noted anarchist and feminist activ...
12:06 pm GMT - Mon, June 29, 2020
BoingBoing Re-imagining ALIEN as a Pixar film
Monica Ion is a London-based concept artist who has designed a number of mobile games for companies like Space Ape Games. And in her spare time, she explores other high-concept designs, such as horror...
02:00 am GMT - Mon, June 29, 2020
BoingBoing Type with your voice with this genius note taking app
Back in the ancient times of the 1980s, if you wanted your thoughts quickly translated into text and didnt want to spend all day transcribing all those meticulously archived notes yourself, you either...
08:00 pm GMT - Sun, June 28, 2020
BoingBoing This Pro Photography and Photoshop training gives you a high-quality crash course in all things photo
If youre invested in learning a new craft or even just elevating your abilities in a current skill, you likely want access to as much information as possible to help expand your talents. Different lea...
01:00 pm GMT - Sun, June 28, 2020
BoingBoing Plungers are disgusting so the Toiletsaber is changing the toilet clearing game
Look, nobody wants to be talking about unclogging a toilet. There are few tasks more unsavory anywhere on a homeowners to-do list.Unfortunately, everything that ends up swirling its way down your porc...
02:00 am GMT - Sun, June 28, 2020
BoingBoing Watching these Maker Mind Meld Masterclass videos will have you ready to create
The masterclass concept is a simple one get a foremost expert in their field to sit down and verbally walk through their area of expertise with a room full of eager young learners. Its a sound practi...
09:53 pm GMT - Sat, June 27, 2020
BoingBoing Wife trolls husband for a month with Alanis Morissette's "Jagged Little Pill"
Oh, the horror!Wife trolls husband by screaming Alanis Morissette song for a month pic.twitter.com/G8H9jeLxdY— The Dad (@thedad) September 14, 2018Image: Twitter Read the rest ...
06:22 pm GMT - Sat, June 27, 2020
BoingBoing Milton Glaser, legendary graphic designer, RIP
Milton Glaser, the graphic designer who defined the visual style of the 1960s and 1970s, has died at age 91 of a stroke. Thanks for all the color, Mr. Glaser. You've seen his work everywhere, from the...
06:20 pm GMT - Sat, June 27, 2020
BoingBoing Contactless door opener and stylus
The no-contact door opener [Amazon] is a small brassy tool that levers open door handles, can be used to press buttons or as a stylus for payment systems, and is solid enough to subdue hysterical dise...
03:36 pm GMT - Sat, June 27, 2020
BoingBoing This magnetic media enthusiast built an 8-track tape "walkman"
Over at r/cassetteculture, contributor TctclBacon shares this image of a wonderfully ridiculous homemade 8-track "walkman" they built from an old Realistic brand home deck. "When my local makerspace r...
01:00 pm GMT - Sat, June 27, 2020
BoingBoing Underwater scooters are a hot new way to enjoy your summer under the waves
After being stuck in the house for months, youve got to be thinking about planning at least one summer adventure somewhere. If that plan calls for some aquatic activities, this could be a good time to...
10:57 am GMT - Sat, June 27, 2020
BoingBoing Bernband: explore a looming yet intimate alien city
My first moments in Tom van den Boogaart's Bernband (Free Download), a goalless exploration game set in the mazelike city of Pff, led me to expect an empty low-fi walking sim. A drab apartment in a lo...
02:00 am GMT - Sat, June 27, 2020
BoingBoing The LOFT Battery Base helps your Google Home go truly mobile
The world seems well on pace to putting a smart assistant in every home. Just during the first three months of 2020, over 28 million smart speakers were sold, a rise of over 8 percent from 2019.But wh...
12:29 am GMT - Sat, June 27, 2020
BoingBoing A Scheme of Heaven is a deep investigation of astrology from a scientists perspective
We humans are castaways on an ocean of uncertainty. Since the beginnings of history, our ancestors sought knowledge and understanding about their lives, their relationship with the cosmos, and perhaps...
12:15 am GMT - Sat, June 27, 2020
BoingBoing The trailer to Asimov's Foundation sure looks grand
The first trailer to Apple TV+'s series adaption of Isaac Asimov's Foundation is certainly gorgeous eye candy. It remains a mystery how they plan to adapt such an immense and complex space opera, but....
12:15 am GMT - Sat, June 27, 2020
BoingBoing Four years of Trumpist surrealism and horror in one Book: Into the Trumpverse, comics by Ruben Bolling
Ruben Bolling has two new Tom the Dancing Bug books coming out....
08:03 pm GMT - Fri, June 26, 2020
BoingBoing Hollywood hypocrites tearing America apart and rioters battling to destroy the United States, in this weeks dubious tabloids
The tabloids are like President Trump in the worst possible way....
08:00 pm GMT - Fri, June 26, 2020
BoingBoing The BentoStack PowerHub 5000 stacks all your Apple device needs together seamlessly
For those versed in world cultures, the bento box is a pretty familiar item. Used for centuries in Japan and exported to countries like Taiwan and Korea, the bento is a neatly arranged organizer for o...
07:49 pm GMT - Fri, June 26, 2020
BoingBoing This is the best pot scrubber
After trying out a lot of different scrub brushes, I think the OXO Good Grips scrub brush is the best. I prefer this palm-style brush to brushes with a handle because I can really bear down on the pot...
06:00 pm GMT - Fri, June 26, 2020
BoingBoing Daughter of GOP candidate begs "Please for the love of God do not vote for my dad"
if youre in michigan and 18+ pls for the love of god do not vote for my dad for state rep. tell everyone— STEPH (@streeganz) June 23, 2020Robert Regan is a Republican candidate for a Michigan St...
05:37 pm GMT - Fri, June 26, 2020
BoingBoing Florida reports a massive surge in new covid-19 cases
Today Florida reported 9000 new coronavirus cases over the last 24 hours. As you can see from the chart this is a massive increase and bring the total cases to 122,960. In response, the Secretary of t...
05:13 pm GMT - Fri, June 26, 2020
BoingBoing Video: Cops fired shots at protesters, including kids, as Trump was leaving Arizona rally
This is unbelievable. As Trump was leaving Arizona on Tuesday after his irresponsible rally, which packed 3,000 unmasked people into an indoor venue, police fired "flash-bang grenades, pepper balls an...
05:08 pm GMT - Fri, June 26, 2020
BoingBoing It's Time for Silicon Valley To Finish Its Job of Disrupting the Racist Drug War
Boing Boing welcomes Real Tested CBD as a sponsor.Real Tested CBD shares the following essay by their co-founder, Richard Cowan.It's Time for Silicon Valley To Finish Its Job of Disrupting the Racist ...
05:05 pm GMT - Fri, June 26, 2020
BoingBoing The world is putting America in quarantine
"Around the world, it is beginning to sink in how profoundlyrotten the United States is,"writes Ryan Cooper inThe Week."Unless America manages to turn things around, it will slide from the center of t...
04:40 pm GMT - Fri, June 26, 2020
BoingBoing 347 risk analysts were asked: "What are the most likely risks for the world over the next year and a half?"
The World Economic Forum interviewed 347 risk analysts about the challenges the world could face in a post-COVID world. The experts weighed in on economic, societal, geopolitical, tech, and environmen...
04:21 pm GMT - Fri, June 26, 2020
BoingBoing How Ben Shapiro exploits Facebook's networks of "racial bias, religious bigotry, and violence" to reach a huge audience
Right-wing sourpuss Ben Shapiro's website The Daily Wire is the seventh-ranked publisher on Facebook, according to Popular Information. "On a per article basis," it reports, "The Daily Wire receives m...
04:06 pm GMT - Fri, June 26, 2020
BoingBoing Watch: Nothing like a good ol' disaster movie to distract us from our chaos
What better way to escape from today's madness than to watch a film about an entirely different kind of disaster: a humanity-destroying comet? If we were living in the pre-pandemic olden days of last ...
02:58 pm GMT - Fri, June 26, 2020
BoingBoing Man with metal detector turns up rare 2,000-year-old Roman artifact
My dad used to enjoy combing the beach (and his backyard) with a metal detector, but unfortunately he never dug up anything like this 2,000-year-old Roman ingot that metal detector hobbyist (metal det...
02:38 pm GMT - Fri, June 26, 2020
BoingBoing Digital synesthesia: Tricking your brain into experiencing smell as temperature in virtual reality
Synesthesia is the fascinating neurological phenomenon whereby stimulation of one sense involuntarily triggers another sensory pathway. A synesthete might taste sounds or hear colors. Now, computer sc...
02:37 pm GMT - Fri, June 26, 2020
BoingBoing Gentleman crashes his Lamborghini 20 minutes after buying it
A gentleman in West Yorkshire, England, shelled out around $200,000 for a 20-minute drive in a Lamborghini. The new sports car owner then totaled it on a highway. In all fairness, however, the car sup...
02:21 pm GMT - Fri, June 26, 2020
BoingBoing Please don't microwave your library books
The Kent District Library in Grand Rapids, Michigan is imploring its patrons to please not attempt to disinfect borrowed books by putting them in the microwave. The books contain metal RFID tags that ...
02:17 pm GMT - Fri, June 26, 2020
BoingBoing Microsoft to permanently close its retail stores
Microsoft is to shut shop on the high streets and malls of America, permanently closing its 116 retail stores. Only 10 were overseas; flagship stores in New York City, London, Sydney, and Redmond will...
02:15 pm GMT - Fri, June 26, 2020
BoingBoing Church of England refuses to allow foreign language on a gravestone, calling it a "political statement"
Margaret Keane was born in Westmeath, in the Republic of Ireland, and later moved to Coventry in the United Kingdom, where her and her husband raised six children. Throughout her life, Margaret remain...
02:05 pm GMT - Fri, June 26, 2020
BoingBoing The story behind Yello's "Oh Yeah," famously used in Ferris Bueller's Day Off
In 1985, Swiss synthpop duo Yello's quirky dance track "Oh Yeah" became ubiquitous on US radio after being used in the classic high school film "Ferris Bueller's Day Off." Above, Great Big Story share...
01:51 pm GMT - Fri, June 26, 2020
BoingBoing Saxophone played into an empty pipeline
Armin Kpper offers up some Pipelinefunk: "Saxophone jam using a pipeline as natural delay and reverb"When I was preparing for my recording session on the tube, I got a visitor here and gave a little s...
01:48 pm GMT - Fri, June 26, 2020
BoingBoing "Master bedroom" and "Master bath" won't be used in Houston's real estate listings anymore
The Houston Association of Realtors is eliminating the phrases "master bedroom and master bathroom from its real estate listings because of the slavery connotations of the word "master." Agents are st...
01:30 pm GMT - Fri, June 26, 2020
BoingBoing The "Jeffrey Epstein's Financial Assistant Scheme" is a 2020 twist on the classic Nigerian Prince Scam
The Nigerian Prince Scam also known as a "419 Fraud" has a long, weird, and fascinating history. But the basics of it are pretty easy to understand: a random phishing message riddled with grammatica...
01:27 pm GMT - Fri, June 26, 2020
BoingBoing Eager to see Air Disasters YouTube get its hands on MS Flight Sim 2020
This video compares the scenery and airframes in Microsoft Flight Simulator X to the forthcoming Microsoft Flight Sim 2020. Everyone has their own reasons for liking new things, but I'm a huge fan of ...
01:15 pm GMT - Fri, June 26, 2020
BoingBoing 'Parks and Rec' mashed up with real-life anti-maskers footage
View this post on Instagram Were officially living in a Parks and Rec episode. #WearAMask A post shared by Law (@lawjsharma) on Jun 24, 2020 at 8:07pm PDTWho can tell real life from sitcom ficti...
01:00 pm GMT - Fri, June 26, 2020
BoingBoing The Trainz Railroad Simulator will make you feel like a master of the rails
Theres always been something romantic about train travel. Whether its the connection to a bygone age or just the slower pace of life on the rails, the reassuring click of those steel wheels gliding ov...
01:00 pm GMT - Fri, June 26, 2020
BoingBoing XCOM 2 for the Nintendo Switch is a glitchy heart breaker
I've owned every title in the XCOM franchise. I've played XCOM: Enemy Unknown on Windows rigs, my Mac, PS Vita, and, on my iPad. I won't relate the shameful number of hours that I've spent on these ga...
12:54 pm GMT - Fri, June 26, 2020
BoingBoing 39,327 new Covid cases on America's worst day yet for new infections
40,000 new Covid cases were reported yesterday in the United States, according to the Johns Hopkins data tracker, the worst yet in a pandemic that refused to go away and is once again surging. There a...
12:45 pm GMT - Fri, June 26, 2020
BoingBoing Ken Burns: our monuments are representations of myth, not fact
This video from Ken Burns, featuring James Baldwin, will help you to call bullshit on anyone trying to tell you that tearing down a monument to racism is tearing down history.Image via Wikipedia Commo...
12:30 pm GMT - Fri, June 26, 2020
BoingBoing Check out the Pogues' tour rider from 1991 the last year Shane MacGowan was in the band
The Pogues' singer-songwriter and tin whistle player Spider Stacy confirmed that this was real, tweeting, "The secret as to how we all stayed in such great shape..no veal, no fast food, no german wine...
12:23 pm GMT - Fri, June 26, 2020
BoingBoing COVID-19 killed the Costco half-sheet cake
This is an outrage. No more Costco half-sheet cakes because coronavirus?!Costcos half-sheet cakes, rectangular creations beloved by shoppers for their affordability and freshness, have long been a sta...
12:16 pm GMT - Fri, June 26, 2020
BoingBoing Joe Biden would require face masks in public against coronavirus
Former Vice President and 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden said Thursday if he is elected president, he will require Americans to wear masks in public to fight coronavirus.From the Was...
12:15 pm GMT - Fri, June 26, 2020
BoingBoing "Tingle Monsters" is an incredibly unsettling ASMR feminist horror film
If you don't get chills from the ASMR audio experience ofTingle Monsters, then you'll definitely get them from the looming tension and sheer overwhelming sexist dread that oozes throughout this ten-mi...
12:10 pm GMT - Fri, June 26, 2020
BoingBoing WATCH: Rescued sloth bears are having fun learning to be free
These rescued sloth bears in India are having fun just being safe. In India, there is a long tradition of animal abuse with this species.Video via Rumble, and WildlifeSOS.org.Also referred to as "Danc...
11:54 am GMT - Fri, June 26, 2020
BoingBoing WATCH: Asked about 2nd-term priorities, Donald Trump goofs bigly on Hannity
You don't have to drop bombs on everybody. You don't have to kill people. Donald Trump, June 25, 2020....
11:45 am GMT - Fri, June 26, 2020
BoingBoing Native Americans to protest Trump's trip to Mount Rushmore
Impeached and obviously unfit acting U.S. president Donald Trump plans to kick off the Fourth of July holiday with pageantry and photo ops at Mount Rushmore. Native Americans who view the monument as ...
11:38 am GMT - Fri, June 26, 2020
BoingBoing Trump demands Supreme Court kill Affordable Care Act, aka 'Obamacare'
Because the cruelty is the point....
11:28 am GMT - Fri, June 26, 2020
BoingBoing Facebook to warn users if they try to share content more than 90 days old
Facebook said Thursday it will introduce a notification screen to warn users if they try to share content more than 90 days old, To ensure people have the context they need to make informed decisions...
02:00 am GMT - Fri, June 26, 2020
BoingBoing The Smart Beat monitor knows and studies your babys breathing as they sleep
Its a silent tragedy that no one ever wants to even consider. But the reality is that Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) claims the lives of nearly 3,500 babies in the U.S. every year. Its a horror n...
12:43 am GMT - Fri, June 26, 2020
BoingBoing Glowforge laser cutter owners made over one million "ear savers" for hospital mask wearers
My friend Dan Shapiro is the CEO of Glowforge, which makes easy-to-use laser cutters. He sent this email to me yesterday about a cool project he set up to get one million "ear savers" made by Glowforg...
12:40 am GMT - Fri, June 26, 2020
BoingBoing George Floyd Justice In Policing Act, Democrats' police reform bill, passes in House & heads to Senate
House approves sweeping police overhaul from Democrats, responding to national outcry over George Floyd's death. AP...
12:23 am GMT - Fri, June 26, 2020
BoingBoing What does mean?
Glad you asked....
12:00 am GMT - Fri, June 26, 2020
BoingBoing WATCH: Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo Unity completes 2nd flight from Spaceport America (mission recap video)
Definitely book me on the very first flight off this hell-planet 2020, yes please.This gorgeous short video from Virgin Galactic documents the mission that resulted in a successful glide flight that p...
08:00 pm GMT - Thu, June 25, 2020
BoingBoing Odds are, your grill is disgusting and a wire brush wont help but the Q-Swiper can
At some point this summer, weve all got our fingers crossed that well be out on a patio, basking in a gorgeous day and smelling the delicious char of burgers, steaks, chicken, and other succulent meat...
06:49 pm GMT - Thu, June 25, 2020
BoingBoing Splatter screens are welcome addition to frying pans
Anytime I fry something that requires oil, I cover the pan with a splatter screen. It keeps droplets of hot oil from shooting out of the pan while at the same time allowing steam to escape. It also do...
05:59 pm GMT - Thu, June 25, 2020
BoingBoing Splash Mountain ride is reimagining its racist 'Song of the South' theme. Princess and the Frog will take its place
Disney's Splash Mountain ride, based on their racially offensive 1946 film Song of the South -- a controversial (not to mention seriously boring) movie that featured the popular song "Zipa-Dee-Doo-Dah...
05:59 pm GMT - Thu, June 25, 2020
BoingBoing Disney is reimagining Splash Mountain's racist 'Song of the South' theme. Princess and the Frog will take its place
Disney's Splash Mountain ride, based on their racially offensive 1946 film Song of the South -- a controversial (not to mention seriously boring) movie that featured the popular song "Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Da...
05:53 pm GMT - Thu, June 25, 2020
BoingBoing How could anyone resist this 7-inch model of a Murder Hornet?
Revoltech's 7-in model of the Vespa mandarinia (aka murder hornet) looks amazing. It's $105, but if you are a true murder hornet aficionado it's a pittance.Every part is articulated, from the antennae...
05:23 pm GMT - Thu, June 25, 2020
BoingBoing Why America's police look like soldiers
Vox made a video that explains why cops in the US look like soldiers. It's "the result of a decades-long buildup of military equipment among the countrys police departments. It began as a Reagan-era p...
04:56 pm GMT - Thu, June 25, 2020
BoingBoing The "Freedom to Breathe Agency"
Someone calling himself the FTBA (Freedom to Breathe Agency) has issued a "Face Mask Exempt Card" that appears to have been issued by the federal government for people protected by the Americans with ...
04:13 pm GMT - Thu, June 25, 2020
BoingBoing New York Times shows how the virus won
The New York Times has a good animated infographic the "traced the hidden spread of the epidemic to explain why the United States failed to stop it. At every crucial moment, American officials were we...
03:50 pm GMT - Thu, June 25, 2020
BoingBoing Skin whitening cream to be made less racist by changing its name
Unilever, the $143.8 billion vampire squid of toiletries and snacks, is promising to remove the word "fair" from the name of its skin-whitening cream "Fair and Lovely". It will also stop calling it wh...
03:37 pm GMT - Thu, June 25, 2020
BoingBoing Betting market favors a Biden win
The prediction market PredictIt is selling Biden bets for 59 cents. If Biden wins, you get a dollar. If he loses, you get nothing. A Trump bet costs 42 cents. A Kamala Haris bet is 3 cents. Read the r...
03:08 pm GMT - Thu, June 25, 2020
BoingBoing Chuck E. Cheese has filed for bankrupty
CEC Entertainment, owners of Chuck E. Cheese and Peter Piper Pizza, has filed for bankruptcy. The company reported $29 million in losses for 2019. From Reuters:Chuck E. Cheeses bid to boost sales thro...
02:49 pm GMT - Thu, June 25, 2020
BoingBoing Nearly 1 in 3 pilots in Pakistan have fake licenses
Pakistan has 860 pilots working for Pakistan International Airlines and other carriers. Turns out, 30% of those people aren't actually qualified to fly and their licenses aren't legit."They don't have...
02:39 pm GMT - Thu, June 25, 2020
BoingBoing "They want to throw God's wonderful breathing system out": Comments from Florida anti-maskers
On Tuesday, just before Palm Beach County's board of commissioners voted to mandate masks in public spaces, the people had the opportunity to speak their minds. One of the citizens:And they want to th...
02:10 pm GMT - Thu, June 25, 2020
BoingBoing "Pokmon Go grandpa" has 64 smartphones attached to his bicycle
In 2018, Taipei resident Chen San-yuan, 72, had attached 15 smartphones to his bicycle so he could play numerous games of Pokemon Go at once. Dubbed the "Pokmon Go grandpa, he has upped his game with ...
01:52 pm GMT - Thu, June 25, 2020
BoingBoing The chemist who made big bucks hoaxing ghost photos
The mid-19th century was the heyday for sances, mediums, and psychics. In Boston, a chemist and silver engraver named William H. Mumler saw an opportunity to mix the hot new technology of photography ...
01:43 pm GMT - Thu, June 25, 2020
BoingBoing Former GOP Presidential candidate Carly Fiorina endoses Joe Biden
Four years ago, Carly Fiorina was Ted Cruz's running mate in the 2016 GOP primaries. This time around, however, the Republican businesswoman is voting for Joe Biden, the Democratic candidate.Fiorina i...
01:43 pm GMT - Thu, June 25, 2020
BoingBoing Former GOP Presidential candidate Carly Fiorina endorses Joe Biden
Four years ago, Carly Fiorina was Ted Cruz's running mate in the 2016 GOP primaries. This time around, however, the Republican businesswoman is voting for Joe Biden, the Democratic candidate.Fiorina i...
01:30 pm GMT - Thu, June 25, 2020
BoingBoing Facebook's new Fact-Checking policies have carved out an exemption for climate deniers
The CO2 Coalition is a non-profit climate denial organization with deep pockets supported by the Mercers, the Kochs, and other conservative fossil fuel financial interests. Despite the demonstrable un...
01:30 pm GMT - Thu, June 25, 2020
BoingBoing Devin Nunes loses legal battle with fictional cow
U.S. Representaive Devin Nunes (R-Tulare) has lost his legal battle to unmask a fictional cow on Twitter. Though the case made news of Nunes' narcissism, it was months before a judge could bring an en...
01:00 pm GMT - Thu, June 25, 2020
BoingBoing If youve had dreams of crafting your own video game, this training can make that dream a reality
We may not have Hollywood blockbusters back yet and the fall television season may be on hold until 2021, but somebody forgot to tell video game makers that COVID-19 was supposed to shut down the gami...
12:55 pm GMT - Thu, June 25, 2020
BoingBoing North Carolina cop: "We are just going to go out and start slaughtering them f------ n------"
Three members of the Wilmington Police Department in North Carolina were fired after a supervisor reviewing dashcam footage noticed them eagerly discussing the prospect of race war: "We are just going...
12:30 pm GMT - Thu, June 25, 2020
BoingBoing Macaques have colonized a city in Thailand and converted a movie theatre into a cemetery
The city of Lopburi om Thailand has allegedly been overrun by gangs of wild macaques, resulting in several "no-go zones" for humans. As one resident told The Guardian: "We live in a cage but the monke...
12:15 pm GMT - Thu, June 25, 2020
BoingBoing Internet fixes botched art restoration with glorious results
The Royal Academy of Arts gave the Internet permission to improve that recent botched art restoration in Spain. Behold some of their truly inspired re-works:Done! pic.twitter.com/jatBqqM3vv— Gho...
12:12 pm GMT - Thu, June 25, 2020
BoingBoing NASA renames DC headquarters after Mary W. Jackson
Mary W. Jackson was one of the black women mathematicians at NASA whose contributions to the space race were made in a segregated and sexist environment and left unsung until the publication of Margot...
11:56 am GMT - Thu, June 25, 2020
BoingBoing The Slothbot is a slow-moving, energy-efficient observation robot that's also an adorable sloth
The critters at the Atlanta Botanical Garden look oddly metallic?From the Georgia Tech School of Electrical and Computer Engineering:Their newlydevelopedSlothBot is built to study animals, plants and...
02:00 am GMT - Thu, June 25, 2020
BoingBoing Notebag appeals to note takers who hate getting distracted
Note-taking is more than just cribbing information so its easier to study for a test later. Notes are taken by active learners engaging with the information. In fact, the act of taking notes is actual...
12:37 am GMT - Thu, June 25, 2020
BoingBoing This speed reading and memory training bundle will help you hotwire your brain for max efficiency
Back in March, when we were all being asked to stay in our homes for God knows how long, you probably thought about a whole host of tasks youd love to accomplish with all this new-found downtime in yo...
10:56 pm GMT - Wed, June 24, 2020
BoingBoing There's a cool Ignite Live event tonight at 6pm PT
I've had the pleasure of attending several Ignite events. They consist of a bunch of five-minute lightning talks on a wide variety of topics. You can watch previous talks here.There is a live-streamed...
10:27 pm GMT - Wed, June 24, 2020
BoingBoing DIY robot companion based on Pathfinder from Apex Legends
John Park used a 3D printer, some Sugru moldable glue, and a variety of Adafruit electronics components to build this nifty robot companion based on Pathfinder from the game Apex Legends. I also enter...
09:02 pm GMT - Wed, June 24, 2020
BoingBoing Whole Foods' bottled water has "concerning levels of arsenic," says Consumer Reports
Starkey Spring Water, made by Whole Foods, has "at least three times the level of every other brand tested," Consumer Reports found. In fact, many of the other 45 brands tested contained undetectable ...
06:56 pm GMT - Wed, June 24, 2020
BoingBoing Nile Rodgers tells of transforming Bowie's "Let's Dance" from folky to beyond funky
Legendary guitarist, producer, and composer Nile Rodgersco-founder of Chictells the story of transforming David Bowie's "Let's Dance" from its original "folky" vibe into the post-funk masterpiece we k...
05:43 pm GMT - Wed, June 24, 2020
BoingBoing Recommended newsletter: Exploding Topics, "a list of rapidly trending topics, insights and analysis."
Exploding Topics is a newsletter that presents terms and words that are trending in Google Search. The latest newsletter looks at Dermaplaning (using a "scalpel to shave layers of dead skin cells from...
05:26 pm GMT - Wed, June 24, 2020
BoingBoing Today Arizona reports its highest Covid daily death toll, and it's not even noon yet
Arizona is one of the 29 US states and territories surging with coronavirus cases, and Covid-related hospitalizations are at an all time high this week. And today Arizona has reported 79 deaths, accor...
05:18 pm GMT - Wed, June 24, 2020
BoingBoing Post office evacuated and workers treated for durian exposure
Police and emergency services evacuated a post office in the Bavarian town of Schweinfurt after employees reported a horrible smell emanating from a suspect package. Turns out it was a small shipment ...
05:09 pm GMT - Wed, June 24, 2020
BoingBoing This Austin-Healey Bugeye Sprite looks to be the most cheerful of cars
One of, if not THE, cutest cars of all time is the Austin-Healey Bugeye Sprite. This one looks ready for some paint.Bring A Trailer:This 1960 Austin-Healey Sprite is finished in white over a red inter...
05:03 pm GMT - Wed, June 24, 2020
BoingBoing Colbert interviews Bolton
Stephen Colbert interviewed former National Security advisor John Bolton on The Late Show last night to talk about Bolton's new book, The Room Where It Happened. Colbert asked Bolton why he even consi...
05:02 pm GMT - Wed, June 24, 2020
BoingBoing Watch the rise and fall of Blockbuster Video in under four minutes
The first Blockbuster Video location was opened in 1985, in Dallas, Texas, by Sandy and David Cook. David pulled together the scratch for the startup by selling off the assets of one of the subsidiari...
04:46 pm GMT - Wed, June 24, 2020
BoingBoing The rise and fall of Blockbuster, visualized
Blockbuster opened its first store in 1986 and spread like wildfire across the country for the next 20 years. It peaked in 2004, then Netflix and streaming media came along and it was all over for the...
04:45 pm GMT - Wed, June 24, 2020
BoingBoing Gentleman arrested for smuggling cocaine inside fake penis
Belgian police arrested a gentleman flying in from Jamaica for allegedly smuggling 127 grams of cocaine inside an artificial penis. That's quite a cock-up. The incident occurred in February and prosec...
04:23 pm GMT - Wed, June 24, 2020
BoingBoing Goldman Sachs releases its own font, forbids criticism of Goldman Sachs with it
Goldman Sachs has released its own eponymous font, Goldman Sans, a contemporary sans-serif that garnishes merciless formality with a charming typographic "wink" here and there [h/t Matt Round]. It is ...
04:23 pm GMT - Wed, June 24, 2020
BoingBoing NASA delivers first grant in 30 years to support the search for extraterrestrial intelligence
NASA has funded a new research collaborative research effort between Harvard, the Smithsonian Institutions, and the University of Rochester to search for extraterrestrial intelligence (SETI). This is ...
04:19 pm GMT - Wed, June 24, 2020
BoingBoing A New Way to Consume CBD Introducing Oral Strips
Boing Boing proudly welcomes Blue Ribbon Hemp as a sponsor.The new buzz word in all things health related is certainly CBD, less known as cannabidiol, one of the compounds found in a cannabis plant. C...
04:15 pm GMT - Wed, June 24, 2020
BoingBoing A catalog of Trump's top cruelties 2011-2020
McSweeny's compiled a list of 759 reasons why Trump's cult followers love him so much.A few samples:October 11, 2016 Tasha Dixon, a former Miss Universe contestant, accused Donald Trump of sexual misc...
03:21 pm GMT - Wed, June 24, 2020
BoingBoing String quartet performs for a sold-out audience of 3,000 plants
On Monday, the UceLi Quartet performed at Barcelona's Gran Teatre del Liceu. The opera house was filled to capacity... with 3,000 plants. They played Giacomo Puccini's "Crisantemi." From National Publ...
02:16 pm GMT - Wed, June 24, 2020
BoingBoing Biden "dominating" Trump in latest national poll
A NYT/Siena poll puts Joe Biden 14 points ahead of Donald Trump, leading him 50% to 36%. The margin has widened to cut into Trump's firewall of white voters, suggesting a growing rejection of his appr...
01:50 pm GMT - Wed, June 24, 2020
BoingBoing So you're wondering what a 7-week old baby red squirrel sounds like
Dani Connor Wild is feeding four baby squirrels whose mother was run over: "I have recently become a mum to four baby red squirrels after their mum was unfortunately hit by a car. Over the past two we...
01:28 pm GMT - Wed, June 24, 2020
BoingBoing AOC trounces Wall Street-backed primary challenger
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the US Representative for New York's fourteenth district, faced a well-funded "centrist" challenger in this year's Democratic primary. Though Michelle Caruso-Cabrera couldn't...
01:01 pm GMT - Wed, June 24, 2020
BoingBoing Large fish photographed in Loch Ness
Tourist Steve Challice, from Southampton in England, thought he was merely taking a photo of a "big fish" in Loch Ness while on holiday in Scotland. That's not how Loch Ness works, buddy. As reported ...
01:00 pm GMT - Wed, June 24, 2020
BoingBoing Organize, power up and store all your tech in one simple, efficient desktop super station
In the new work from home world, you may still find yourself missing some of the amenities of your old digs back at the office.Back at your work desk, you likely had a system in place, with options an...
12:41 pm GMT - Wed, June 24, 2020
BoingBoing RSS Box creates the feeds missing on popular platforms
RSS Box generates the "missing" feeds for Twitter accounts, YouTube channels, Instagram users, and various other sites that fail to offer RSS.This website lets you subscribe to RSS feeds for websites ...
12:36 pm GMT - Wed, June 24, 2020
BoingBoing Large iguana found in freezer of pizza restaurant in Florida
This is not something iguana see when I'm at a pizza restaurant.An 80-pound iguana was found in a chest freezer at Pizza Mambo on Dixie Highway in West Palm Beach by inspectors from the Florida Depart...
12:30 pm GMT - Wed, June 24, 2020
BoingBoing Learning an entire life story just to get a simple waffle recipe
If you've ever tried to get an online recipe, you'll understand why this video by MasterChiefin1 is funny ('cause it's true)!Don't you hate when you look up a recipe for something basic and the author...
12:24 pm GMT - Wed, June 24, 2020
BoingBoing Dog patiently waits on stairs for belly rubs from human
She always waits on the stairs for belly rubs....
12:17 pm GMT - Wed, June 24, 2020
BoingBoing Sword-maker crafts The WREKTANGLE, a giant sword of magnificent glory
This thing looks so clunky and brutal and fantastic.It's called The WREKTANGLE, and Michael Cthulhu is the swordsmith behind it. He's got a Patreon, and a a YouTube channel.My latest Big Dumb Sword. ...
12:15 pm GMT - Wed, June 24, 2020
BoingBoing Massachusetts governor proposes a $5000 bonus for cops who undergo anti-racist training
FromBoston.com:Amid mounting criticism,Gov. Charlie BakerTuesday defended a proposal tucked inside a larger billto create a state certification system for law enforcement officers toprovide up to $5,...
12:05 pm GMT - Wed, June 24, 2020
BoingBoing An Incredible Scientific Breakthrough Discovery to Beat Covid
Tom the Dancing Bug, IN WHICH an amazing new scientific discovery could save us all from Covid...
12:03 pm GMT - Wed, June 24, 2020
BoingBoing Traintrackr is a light-up circuit-board map of the London Underground or Boston Metro
Traintrackr is a powered circuit board showing a map of the London Underground, lighting up in real time to show train positions on 333 stations on all 12 main lines. It connects to the tube's API for...
12:02 pm GMT - Wed, June 24, 2020
BoingBoing Facial recognition leads to wrongful arrest of Black man in Detroit
A Black man in Detroit was wrongfully arrested and detained by police who mis-identified him with a false facial recognition hit. The case of Robert Williams, an innocent person who was held in police...
12:00 pm GMT - Wed, June 24, 2020
BoingBoing A supposedly progressive vegan food company called No Evil Foods was involved in some evil union busting
The North Carolina-based No Evil Foods presents itself as a socially-conscious, values-driven manufacturer of vegan foods. They claim to be the fastest-growing meat alternative in the country, current...
11:47 am GMT - Wed, June 24, 2020
BoingBoing Facebook ad boycott includes Ben & Jerry's, REI, Patagonia, North Face, Eddie Bauer
Eddie Bauer, Magnolia Pictures, Ben & Jerry's, REI, and Patagonia are some of the brands that have suspended Facebook ad campaigns over the platform's reckless content moderation practices that a...
11:45 am GMT - Wed, June 24, 2020
BoingBoing The European Union may not admit Americans once their borders reopen
So, you know how the governments and citizens of some countries are doing everything they can to flatten the COVID-19 curve, while others have been flipping birds for the sake of their economies, eati...
08:00 am GMT - Wed, June 24, 2020
BoingBoing Advice/inspiration: The "best part of getting laid off"
Remember the guy who shared tips on how artists could apply for COVID financial benefits? Well, that's my pal Shalaco and he's back with another great video. In this one, he shares what good has happe...
01:18 am GMT - Wed, June 24, 2020
BoingBoing Senate GOP introduce bill to end 'warrant-proof' encryption, end-to-end encryption on WhatsApp is targeted
A group of Senate Republicans want to force technology companies to comply with lawful access to encrypted information, which basically means they're targeting end-to-end encryption again, and specifi...
12:57 am GMT - Wed, June 24, 2020
BoingBoing Puppy enjoys skritches
This cute Australian Shepherd pup's name is Zero.Zero loves skritches.My puppy Zerovia IMGUR and IMGURian @buckyZ. Read the rest ...
12:39 am GMT - Wed, June 24, 2020
BoingBoing Trump rally youth: 'Aunt Jemima was canceled She was the picture of the American dream'
Regan here is a 2019 graduate of Northwestern State in Louisiana. Says miss Regan here, at Trumps event on Tuesday:Aunt Jemima was canceled She was the picture of the American dream. She was a freed s...
12:28 am GMT - Wed, June 24, 2020
BoingBoing Trump praises 'America's frownders'
America's frownders.Donald Trump, the impeached but still in office President of the United States, was trying to say America's founders, and slurred. "America's frownders" pic.twitter.com...
12:09 am GMT - Wed, June 24, 2020
BoingBoing Trump uses racist 'Kung Flu' slur against Asians again, was 'coronavirus' too many syllables?
COVID, COVID-19, COVID, I said whats the 19. COVID-19, some people cant explain the 19....
10:31 pm GMT - Tue, June 23, 2020
BoingBoing Reporter asks why Trump cult covidiots won't wear masks
An MSNBC reporter asked Trump cultists at a rally in Phoenix why they wouldn't wear a mask. The answers they gave him didn't make a lot of sense.Its not about the mask, said a woman. Its about the hyp...
09:47 pm GMT - Tue, June 23, 2020
BoingBoing Astonishingly-detailed foam Coliseum for Tabletop Gaming
On Tabletop Witchcraft, John builds an amazing gladiatorial coliseum that is one of the most impressive tabletop builds I've seen in a while.It's also a surprisingly approachable build, if you have a ...
09:39 pm GMT - Tue, June 23, 2020
BoingBoing Unsolved Mysteries coming to Netflix
Netflix is rebooting Unsolved Mysteries, a true crime and paranormal event series that originally aired on various networks from 1987 to 2010."The original creators of Unsolved Mysteries and the produ...
07:51 pm GMT - Tue, June 23, 2020
BoingBoing Goodfella's recut as a 90s sitcom
Even with the laugh track added to Goodfellas, Joe Pesci is still as scary as hell. Read the rest ...
07:51 pm GMT - Tue, June 23, 2020
BoingBoing Goodfellas recut as a 90s sitcom
Even with the laugh track added to Goodfellas, Joe Pesci is still as scary as hell. Read the rest ...
07:40 pm GMT - Tue, June 23, 2020
BoingBoing Ron Jeremy charged with rape
Porn star Ron Jeremy was charged today with rape and sexual assault, the Los Angeles District Attorney's office announced today. According to the charges, Jeremy, 67, raped three women and assaulted a...
07:40 pm GMT - Tue, June 23, 2020
BoingBoing How Maria Konnikova used her psychology background to be a champion poker player
I'm almost finished reading Maria Konnikova's new book, The Biggest Bluff: How I Learned to Pay Attention, Master Myself, and Win. It's an enthralling and funny first-hand account of her transition fr...
06:50 pm GMT - Tue, June 23, 2020
BoingBoing UK Royal Mail issues stamps honoring the band Queen
The UK's Royal Mail is issuing a series of 13 stamps honoring the band Queen. This issue follows prior rock stamps celebrating The Beatles and Pink Floyd. From Spin:Its hard to put into words what I f...
06:36 pm GMT - Tue, June 23, 2020
BoingBoing The Lincoln Project: Today's new ad features Trump and his 'slow the testing down' line
The Republicans behind The Lincoln Project are churning out anti-Trump ads on a daily basis, and their latest centers on the one scary truth that Trump shouted out at his failed Tulsa rally on Saturda...
06:04 pm GMT - Tue, June 23, 2020
BoingBoing University of Cincinnati will remove Hitler-praiser Marge Schott's name from stadium
The University of Cincinnati happily took a $2 million donation from the Marge and Charles J. Schott Foundation to build a stadium and name it Marge Schott Stadium, even though it was aware that Schot...
05:23 pm GMT - Tue, June 23, 2020
BoingBoing Henry Winkler, age 75, drinks water with one hand
Henry Winkler, best known for his portrayal of 'The Fonz' on TV's Happy Days, is still super cool.One hand pic.twitter.com/nrCOW27Yuk— Henry Winkler (@hwinkler4real) June 22, 2020 Read the rest...
05:16 pm GMT - Tue, June 23, 2020
BoingBoing Man uses a lucky coin to win $4-million from scratch ticket -- not once, but twice
In 2017, 50-year-old Mark Clark from Michigan scratched an instant lottery ticket with a special coin his father had given him and won $4,000,000. Using the same coin this week, he won another $4,000,...
04:42 pm GMT - Tue, June 23, 2020
BoingBoing Vanity Fair: Trump campaign manager and "website guy" Brad Parscale to quit
Following dismal polling and a flop rally in Tulsa, Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale is to step down, reports Vanity Fair. Brad really shit the bed Saturday night. You have to remember, execution ...
04:10 pm GMT - Tue, June 23, 2020
BoingBoing Scientists have mapped 20 percent of the ocean floor
In ten years, scientists hope to have mapped the entire ocean floor in high resolution. This week, the Nippon Foundation-GEBCO Seabed 2030 Project announced that they've completed 20 percent of the ma...
04:10 pm GMT - Tue, June 23, 2020
BoingBoing Another flawless art restoration in Spain
A copy of Bartolom Esteban Murillos The Immaculate Conception of Los Venerables was restored magnificently by a "furniture restorer" in Spain, whose work challenges the illustrious heights of 2012's B...
04:00 pm GMT - Tue, June 23, 2020
BoingBoing Six lateral thinking puzzles
Here are six new lateral thinking puzzles to test your wits and stump your friends -- play along with us as we try to untangle some perplexing situations using yes-or-no questions.Show notesPlease sup...
03:43 pm GMT - Tue, June 23, 2020
BoingBoing Off-duty cop off the streets after threatening motorist
Brandon Harrison, an officer with the St. Joseph Police Department in Missouri, was assigned to administrative duties Monday after being filmed threatening a motorist. The video sailed to millions of ...
03:11 pm GMT - Tue, June 23, 2020
BoingBoing Sleep *inside* a beehive: free plans!
According to bigtime beekeeper Leo Sharashkin, a great benefit of using horizontal hives (as opposed to vertically-oriented boxes) is that "you can sleep in them." Sharashkin built his own bee bed and...
03:07 pm GMT - Tue, June 23, 2020
BoingBoing Area woman has black husband
In this video, posted to the internet by Karlos Dillard, an allegedly road-raging woman is challenged by another motorist over her behavior (apparently Dillard himself) and melts down. The full sequen...
03:00 pm GMT - Tue, June 23, 2020
BoingBoing The US military is allegedly investigating the cause of racial disparities in the US military
During a Congressional hearing on June 16, 2020, top legal officers from the US Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps acknowledged the results of a 2019 study from the Government Accountability Offi...
02:47 pm GMT - Tue, June 23, 2020
BoingBoing "My dad launched the quest to find alien intelligence. It changed astronomy."
In 1960, Frank Drake, an astronomer at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory, launched Project Ozma, the first scientific effort to listen for radio communications from extraterrestrials. Frank, no...
02:12 pm GMT - Tue, June 23, 2020
BoingBoing Game console startup chimes performed
Enjoy this surprisingly relaxing and accurate performance of game console startup chimes by Bored Piano. Below, all the MS Windows startup chimes and nightmare beats. Read the rest ...
02:07 pm GMT - Tue, June 23, 2020
BoingBoing Watch John Travolta do the Robot in deleted scene from Saturday Night Fever
In this scene cut from the original theatrical release of Saturday Night Fever (1977), watch John Travolta do the Robot to the song "Disco Duck." Our family went to this movie when it was first in the...
02:00 pm GMT - Tue, June 23, 2020
BoingBoing Boots Riley teases new "dark, absurd" series "I'm a Virgo"
Some good news: Sorry to Bother You creator Boots Riley teased a new TV series, an "episodic joy ride" titled I'm a Virgo:"I have a show about a 13-ft tall Black man who lives in Oakland. Its called I...
01:47 pm GMT - Tue, June 23, 2020
BoingBoing Teaser for Foundation TV series
Apple took on the challenge of Isaac Asimov's magnificently boring masterpiece Foundation, which has managed to evade screen adaptation for fifty years. Here's the trailer. I'm looking forward to epis...
01:30 pm GMT - Tue, June 23, 2020
BoingBoing Swiss scientists grew mini Neanderthal brains in petri dishes
Researchers at the Institute of Molecular and Clinical Ophthalmology in Basel, Switzerland have attempted to isolate the Neanderthal DNA from certain human stem cells. A leader on the project, Grayson...
01:30 pm GMT - Tue, June 23, 2020
BoingBoing Covid cases soar in U.S.
A chart of newly-confirmed cases of Covid paints a grim picture of a suddenly-resurgent pandemic in the United States. Published by the Financial Times and based on data from the Covid Tracking Projec...
01:00 pm GMT - Tue, June 23, 2020
BoingBoing Floatovoltaics are a cool way to super-charge your solar panels with water
Last summer, I worked with IBM and the Weather Channel on some climate- and energy-related content for their Forecast Change campaign. I just learned that the project apparently won a Digiday Content ...
12:53 pm GMT - Tue, June 23, 2020
BoingBoing Apple to switch Mac lineup to its own chips
Apple is to phase out Intel CPUs in favor of its own ARM-based chips, it announced yesterday at the WWDC trade show in California. ARM designs are more energy-efficient and Apple has shown they can de...
12:45 pm GMT - Tue, June 23, 2020
BoingBoing Americans are getting fined for goofing off in Canada
The border between Canada and the United States has been closed to everything but essential travel, for some time now. This means that Canadians and Americans can't enter each other's nations in the n...
12:24 pm GMT - Tue, June 23, 2020
BoingBoing Handy advice for dodging and disarming the sonic weapons used by militarized police
Following up on their advice on how to safely topple a statue using science,Popular Mechanics has another great new article on dealing with LRAD (long-range acoustic device) cannons. A popular choice ...
12:24 pm GMT - Tue, June 23, 2020
BoingBoing Shut in sounds: Iggy PopNo Fun
A performance in Portland, August 26, 2017. Read the rest ...
02:00 am GMT - Tue, June 23, 2020
BoingBoing Learn how to optimize your site's SEO with the help of this analysis tool
If you create content for the web, you already know it takes time to build websites, write blog posts, create videos, produce graphics, and all the other steps that go into keeping a site healthy and ...
08:43 pm GMT - Mon, June 22, 2020
BoingBoing Photos and videos of bugs and stuff with my USB microscope
I bought a USB microscope a few years ago because I wanted to examine kitchen knife edges after I sharpen them using different sharpeners. I'm still having fun with it. The tiny millipede in the video...
08:00 pm GMT - Mon, June 22, 2020
BoingBoing This hub keeps up to 8 devices plugged in at once so you can keep grinding
Among Apples idiosyncratic quirks is a general discouragement when it comes to attaching peripheral devices. Sure, they arent vocally opposed, but through compatibility and other means, they dont exac...
05:52 pm GMT - Mon, June 22, 2020
BoingBoing The three New York cops who drank "poisoned" milkshakes didn't get sick
It turns out that police unions and benevolent associations lied and exaggerated about police officers being poisoned by Shake Shack milkshakes.From the New York Post:Police sources explained it was c...
05:51 pm GMT - Mon, June 22, 2020
BoingBoing No joke: Trump says again today that we're "way ahead" if we slow down testing
Since Trump's standout flub during his Tulsa rally debacle, in which he said, When you do testing to that extent, youre gonna find more people, youre gonna find more cases. So I said to my people, 'sl...
05:45 pm GMT - Mon, June 22, 2020
BoingBoing Standard Ebooks is still creating high quality ebooks of public domain novels
I forgot about Standard Ebooks until this morning, and when I checked it out I discovered they have a bunch of new novels available, including Yevgeny Zamyatin's We, Eugene O'Neill's The Hairy Ape, PG...
04:38 pm GMT - Mon, June 22, 2020
BoingBoing Still images from Studio Ghiblis upcoming CGI film, Aya and the Witch
Studio Ghibli is releasing its first CGI movie, called Aya and the Witch.It'san adaptation of Diana Wynne Jones' children's bookEarwig and the Witch. (The late Jones was also the author ofHowl's Movin...
04:30 pm GMT - Mon, June 22, 2020
BoingBoing Sometimes you feel like a nut
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04:16 pm GMT - Mon, June 22, 2020
BoingBoing Patagonia joins advertising boycott against Facebook
Outdoor apparel brand Patagonia said it is joining the #StopHateForProfit boycott against Facebook (and Instagram, owned by Facebook) because Facebook continues to promote "hateful lies and dangerous ...
03:46 pm GMT - Mon, June 22, 2020
BoingBoing Bye is the first email service to automatically respond with an insult, and then delete every email sent to you
Sixty-nine cents a month gets you a subscription to a bye.fyi email address. You will never see any email sent to the address, but anyone who sends you email gets an automated insult as a reply. "Ente...
03:09 pm GMT - Mon, June 22, 2020
BoingBoing Raymond Chandler is the once and future king of opening paragraphs
Somewhere between discovering The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy and Hellblazer, I fell deeply into love with early-to-mid 20th-century detective fiction. It was a world of smart men who mean well, k...
03:08 pm GMT - Mon, June 22, 2020
BoingBoing In Praise of THE SPAMP! And SPIT-COIN: A Proposal to Convert All Money to Saliva
Spoken Word with Electronics is an audio series delivering to you a two side recording of unusual stories paired with vintage modular electronic soundsHi, everyone. Welcome back to the show. This week...
03:06 pm GMT - Mon, June 22, 2020
BoingBoing This curious object fell from the sky in northern India
This curious rock fell from the sky above Sanchore, Rajasthan, northern India on Friday, alarming residents with a huge explosive sound and leaving a one-foot crater where it fell. The object is palm-...
03:00 pm GMT - Mon, June 22, 2020
BoingBoing A great fucking explanation of expletive in-fucking-sertion
The English language is full of weird, unofficial rules that dictate certain grammatical changes for seemingly arbitrary reasons other than "it just feels right."Consider: inserting the word "fuck" in...
02:44 pm GMT - Mon, June 22, 2020
BoingBoing We are all part of the biggest psychological experiment in history
During the COVID-19 pandemic, 2.6 billion people were under a mandate to stay at home. According to psychologist Elke Van Hoof of Free University of Brussels-VUB, [the lockdown] "is arguably the large...
02:30 pm GMT - Mon, June 22, 2020
BoingBoing Lovecraft Country is coming to HBO and I am here for it
If HBO's upcoming Lovecraft Country is even 20% as great as its source materialMatt Ruff's novel bearing the same nameWe're in for a fun, terrifying treat. I suppose we'll know, soon enough: the serie...
02:25 pm GMT - Mon, June 22, 2020
BoingBoing Goodbye to the racist statue of Roosevelt and two people of color outside NYC's Natural History Museum
Since 1940, a statue of President Theodore Roosevelt on a horse flanked by a Native American man and an African man on foot has stood outside New York City's American Museum of Natural History. After ...
02:03 pm GMT - Mon, June 22, 2020
BoingBoing The "Into the Wild Bus" is gone
Every year, adventurous (and oft-unprepared) hikers who are fans of Jon Krakauer's book "Into the Wild" (1996) or the move based upon it have attempted the treacherous 20 mile trek on Alaska's Stamped...
01:52 pm GMT - Mon, June 22, 2020
BoingBoing Colin Kaepernick joining the board of Medium
Colin Kaepernick is joining Medium's board of directors. He'll also develop editorial content for Medium's Level magazine for black and brown men and their new anti-racism blog Momentum. According to ...
01:42 pm GMT - Mon, June 22, 2020
BoingBoing Man removes wet clay blob on head slice by slice
View this post on Instagram with everything postponed and having to stay isolated, its been back to just me messing about with clay + camera. big shout-out to @space_studios_london for helping out...
01:00 pm GMT - Mon, June 22, 2020
BoingBoing Kentucky Election Board conveniently cuts 3,500 polling stations ahead of primaries
A record-breaking number of Kentuckians have registered to vote this year, when Lovecraftian demon Mitch McConnell is up for another term in the Senate. A slight majority of those voters are actually ...
01:00 pm GMT - Mon, June 22, 2020
BoingBoing The Allbaro Air takes a new approach to fixing your bad posture and it doesnt feel like a straitjacket
If your mother has been screaming at you for years to sit up straight, it might be time to finally take her advice.Thats because bad posture does more than make you look like a slob at the dinner tabl...
12:55 pm GMT - Mon, June 22, 2020
BoingBoing The greatest moment in the history of conservative comedy
Courtesy of Fox News blatherskite Kat Timpf, here's a lesson on the dangers of performing contempt for laughs. When your reptile brain feeds you something really nasty to say and you just do it, you'l...
12:37 pm GMT - Mon, June 22, 2020
BoingBoing John Bolton's book, packed with dirt on Trump, is out tomorrow
John Bolton, challenged as to why he reserved his claims about Trump's behavior for a book deal, has a grimly convincing excuse: revealing them during his former boss's impeachment trial wouldn't have...
12:30 pm GMT - Mon, June 22, 2020
BoingBoing Trump is reportedly planning to try, once again, to suspend H-1B and other visas through the end of the year
From NPR:The new order which is expected to come with broad exceptions comes as the administration continues to wrestle with high unemployment among American workers because of the coronavirus pande...
12:18 pm GMT - Mon, June 22, 2020
BoingBoing WATCH: New 'Hamilton' movie trailer released, Disney film premieres July 3
Disney has just released a first look trailer for the new 'Hamilton' film. A movie version of the Pulitzer Prize-winning musical created by Lin-Manuel Miranda is scheduled to premiere on the Disney+ s...
12:10 pm GMT - Mon, June 22, 2020
BoingBoing NASCAR investigating noose found in Bubba Wallace's garage stall at Alabama race
A noose was discovered in the garage stall of Black race car driver Bubba Wallace at a NASCAR race in Alabama on Sunday, less than two weeks after Wallace advocated successfully for NASCAR to ban the...
12:02 pm GMT - Mon, June 22, 2020
BoingBoing Elon Musk says Tesla 'Battery Day' and shareholder meeting on September 15
Tesla CEO Elon Musk says Septeber 15 is the tentative date for the electric car company's shareholder meeting, and Battery Day, at which it Musk is expected to show off advances in battery technology...
12:00 pm GMT - Mon, June 22, 2020
BoingBoing Ta-Nehisi Coates's "Black Panther and the Crew" is a powerfully relevant superhero story about Black lives, police brutality, and US history
I have been frequently awed by Ta-Nehisi Coates's thoughtful observations on politics and race in America. But I'll be honest: I was somewhat disappointed by his first run of Black Panther comics. It ...
11:56 am GMT - Mon, June 22, 2020
BoingBoing 'Astonishing' giant circle of pits found at Stonehenge
A 1.2 mile (2km) wide circle of large shafts was found, measuring over 10 meters wide and 5 meters deep. The holes surround the ancient settlement of Durrington Walls, 2 miles (3km) from Stonehenge.T...
11:51 am GMT - Mon, June 22, 2020
BoingBoing Trump "furious" after sparsely-attended Tulsa rally
Tired, dejected, his collar smeared with orange makeup, Trump at least suffered no physical problems getting off Marine One and ambling home after this weekend's flop rally in Tulsa. Only 6,200 people...
11:42 am GMT - Mon, June 22, 2020
BoingBoing Trump knows he's going to lose. This tweet proves it.
Womp womp. Someone knows he's gonna lose, and lose bad.Tweeted Donald Trump on Monday, June 22:RIGGED 2020 ELECTION: MILLIONS OF MAIL-IN BALLOTS WILL BE PRINTED BY FOREIGN COUNTRIES, AND OTHERS. IT WI...
11:30 am GMT - Mon, June 22, 2020
BoingBoing How spy on someone using a lightbulb as a remote microphone
This video was made a group of security researchers based at the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev and the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel. The Lamphone, as they call it, is intended as an al...
11:30 am GMT - Mon, June 22, 2020
BoingBoing How to spy on someone using a lightbulb as a remote microphone
This video was made a group of security researchers based at the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev and the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel. The Lamphone, as they call it, is intended as an al...
02:06 am GMT - Mon, June 22, 2020
BoingBoing This Lincoln Project ad just keeps getting better
Powerful stuff.Wait for it at the end. https://t.co/nDnhTFxDIN— Tom Nichols (@RadioFreeTom) June 21, 2020 Read the rest ...
02:00 am GMT - Mon, June 22, 2020
BoingBoing Become your most productive self while working from home with these expert led classes
How productive are you in the new work from homeworld? Well, we cant specifically gauge your specific performance and level of engagement, but according to recent reports, workers throughout the world...
08:00 pm GMT - Sun, June 21, 2020
BoingBoing Here are 10 of the best free offers or giveaways we found this week
If the price is right, youll consider any deal. But when the price is free...well, thats right in your price range, isnt it?Thats what we thought. So here are 10 of the best offers or giveaways going ...
01:00 pm GMT - Sun, June 21, 2020
BoingBoing Is the Helios Touch wall art or lighting? We'll let you decide
Youve spent a lot of time staring at your own four walls the past few months. And one of your conclusions is probably that your walls are looking a little...drab. Familiarity breeds contempt -- and al...
02:37 am GMT - Sun, June 21, 2020
BoingBoing Public Enemy releases new anti-Trump protest video
Public Enemy has released a new track and video, "State of the Union (STFU)." Produced by legendary DJ Premier, the track is described in the press release as a fiery return to the frontlines as they ...
02:36 am GMT - Sun, June 21, 2020
BoingBoing Adobe makes sending images Lightroom to Photoshop on iPad a thing
Photoshop kinda sucked when Adobe introduced it to the iPad last year. Months in, Photoshop for iOS is still such a flummoxing disappointment when I need to tinker with an image on my tablet. I pay fo...
02:36 am GMT - Sun, June 21, 2020
BoingBoing The "Singing Anus" from John Waters' Pink Flamingos has died
There have been a lot of "singing assholes" in music history, but none can hold a candle to David E. Gluck. Using only his talented sphincter muscle, Gluck "lip synched" along to The Trashmen single "...
02:00 am GMT - Sun, June 21, 2020
BoingBoing If your AirPods keep falling out, these accessories may just change your life
Even if you arent an Apple fan, theres a decent bet youre ok with the Apple AirPods because, frankly, theyre just well-made and do their job with little fuss and a lot of style.Of course, that doesnt ...
08:00 pm GMT - Sat, June 20, 2020
BoingBoing Bamboo sheets are beating cotton at its own game here's why you should consider the switch
Without any background, the idea of sleeping on bamboo sheets may not seem all that appealing. Sure, bamboo can be made into nice furniture and pandas seem to love chowing down on the stuff, but is it...
04:55 pm GMT - Sat, June 20, 2020
BoingBoing Killers hunt Prince Andrew, Brad Pitts secret daughter, and George Clooneys plastic surgery shocker, in this weeks dubious tabloids
Its not a good week to be Prince Andrew. (Was it ever?)Billionaire pedophile Jeffrey Epsteins alleged under-age sex ring madam has stabbed him in the back, spilling the beans about the Prince's romps ...
02:11 pm GMT - Sat, June 20, 2020
BoingBoing Dean Martin sings 'Lay Some Happiness On Me'
That good good loving makes a bad bad fighter. Read the rest ...
02:05 pm GMT - Sat, June 20, 2020
BoingBoing Putin expresses doubt in Trump and America over protests
Russian President Vladimir Putin is expressing concern about his confidence in arrangements with Donald Trump because of ongoing protests in the United States, Russia's Interfax news agency quoted Kre...
01:58 pm GMT - Sat, June 20, 2020
BoingBoing IRS says it bought in to location database for millions of US cellphones to track tax crime suspects
The United States Internal Revenue Service says it purchased access to a marketing database that offers location data for millions of US cellphones, so the IRS can identify and track persons suspected...
01:44 pm GMT - Sat, June 20, 2020
BoingBoing As COVID-19 surges, Apple re-closes 11 stores temporarily in Florida, Arizona, North Carolina, South Carolina
Apple will temporarily close a number of retail stores again in the U.S., as the coronavirus outbreak re-emerges as a significant threat in new areas of the country, reports Bloomberg News.About a doz...
01:00 pm GMT - Sat, June 20, 2020
BoingBoing Nearly 200,000 happy students cant be wrong about this machine learning-AI deep dive training
This week in the wonders of artificial intelligence, researchers at Duke University are using AI to make blurry, unrecognizable images of human faces in photos up to 60 times sharper with some remarka...
02:00 am GMT - Sat, June 20, 2020
BoingBoing Save over 90% on a lifetime subscription to this easy to use website builder
If you and your business arent keeping up with the times, your customers know it. Google found digitally advanced small businesses made twice the revenue per employee as their counterparts and saw fou...
01:37 am GMT - Sat, June 20, 2020
BoingBoing NirvanA.I.: This bot wrote a Nirvana song
Funk Turkey used lyrics.rip to scrape the Genius database of Nirvana lyrics and then set a Markov chain bot to work generating lyrics to a new "Nirvana" song. Funk Turkey made the music and sang the b...
11:42 pm GMT - Fri, June 19, 2020
BoingBoing Handy pen LED flashlght
These Ray-O-Vac LED penlights have a clip so you can pull them from your pocket and entertain your cats on a moment's notice. It uses one AAA battery, included, and is surprisingly bright given the si...
09:13 pm GMT - Fri, June 19, 2020
BoingBoing A children's book recipe for "No-Bake Spice Cookies," inspired by David Lynch's DUNE
36 years after the release of David Lynch's film adaptation of Dune,that famous flop is still finding new ways to surprise me. Like this Dune Activity Book not to be confused with theDune Coloring Bo...
09:13 pm GMT - Fri, June 19, 2020
BoingBoing "Larry: The Burning Man Story" premieres in three time zones over solstice weekend
The summer solstice is important to the Burning Man community, as its when the first Burning Man event happened on San Francisco's Baker some 34 years ago. For this year's anniversary, Larry: the Burn...
09:10 pm GMT - Fri, June 19, 2020
BoingBoing A powerful portrait series of Black Americans killed by police that uses time as a visual medium
Adrian Brandon is a Seattle-raised and Brooklyn-based visual artist, whose "Stolen" collection was originally displayed at his first public solo show in November 2019 at 263 Bowery in New York. It's s...
09:07 pm GMT - Fri, June 19, 2020
BoingBoing Podcast: Listen to me dissect the very first episode of "Real World" with "TV Show Show"
My pals Brittany High and Rob Schulte invited me to be a guest on their podcast, The TV Show Show. The premise is simple scrutinize your way through a classic TV episode. My pick, because the first f...
09:07 pm GMT - Fri, June 19, 2020
BoingBoing "Africa" by Toto performed entirely on electrical zaps from Tesla Coils
There's no way to explain this any better the creator, Franzoli Electronics, explains it in the description:The main loud music really comes from the tesla coil sparks. They are literally playing the ...
09:06 pm GMT - Fri, June 19, 2020
BoingBoing It's not ok to use the term "slave," and the "B" in Black should be capitalized
On this Juneteenth, I thought I'd share two things I've just learned:1. It's not ok to use the word "slave." It's dehumanizing. We should use "enslaved" instead. Watch the video with Ta-Nehisi Coates ...
09:05 pm GMT - Fri, June 19, 2020
BoingBoing Changing the direction of your ceiling fan can change your life
Did you know that ceiling fans have a switch that changes the direction of the blades? And by changing the direction, you can either help cool or heat the room? TikToker Anthony Bertoncin didn't. "Tod...
08:22 pm GMT - Fri, June 19, 2020
BoingBoing Delivery drones could hitch rides on public buses
Delivery drones could someday hitch rides on public buses to dramatically extend their range in cities. Stanfords Intelligent Systems Laboratory and Autonomous Systems Lab modeled such a system to see...
08:00 pm GMT - Fri, June 19, 2020
BoingBoing Go back to high school with these classes on anatomy and physiology
If youre looking to launch a new career, youll often see us present education course packages that will help you become a web developer or a project manager or a graphic designer. While theyre all ver...
07:40 pm GMT - Fri, June 19, 2020
BoingBoing This "beautiful" New York home is $800,000... just don't look inside
Here's the listing in Flushing, New York. As the saying goes, bring your contractor!(Rossmann Repair Group) Read the rest ...
06:35 pm GMT - Fri, June 19, 2020
BoingBoing Homeland Security analyst filmed telling black teen girl, You dont deserve to be here
RETWEET until this man is identified!He harassed a group of black teens in a gated community in the affluent Village of Wellington, here in my county.According to him, "they didn't belong in t...
05:56 pm GMT - Fri, June 19, 2020
BoingBoing Maskless musical group plays pro-Trump song in front of Tulsa rally venue
Welcome to #Tulsa. People are already in line. Also, re-election songs. #MSNBC pic.twitter.com/P96d1HeMbD— Cal Perry (@CalNBC) June 18, 2020The name of this band should be called Down With Peopl...
05:51 pm GMT - Fri, June 19, 2020
BoingBoing These 60-second 3D modeling tutorials are entertaining and educational
Ian Hubert is the host of the "Lazy Tutorials - For Lazy People, By Lazy People" YouTube channel, which has 60-second videos of Hubert using Blender to create 3D models and textures of various things ...
04:34 pm GMT - Fri, June 19, 2020
BoingBoing Never-before-heard solo version of Aretha Franklins Never Gonna Break My Faith
My LordWon't you help them to understandThat when someone takes the life of an innocent manWell, they never really won because all they've really doneIs set the soul free where it's supposed to be?You...
04:31 pm GMT - Fri, June 19, 2020
BoingBoing Rick Astley covers Foo Fighters' "Everlong" and it's lovely
Rick Astley (yes, that Rick Astley), recorded this lovely cover of Foo Fighters' "Everlong" from his home studio in London. Well done, sir. Read the rest ...
04:22 pm GMT - Fri, June 19, 2020
BoingBoing Trump said some Americans wear masks to signal disapproval of him
How out of your mind do you have to be to think that people who wear a facemask aren't interested in slowing the spread of a communicable disease that has killed over 100,000 Americans but instead a w...
03:47 pm GMT - Fri, June 19, 2020
BoingBoing Watch: new ad on Fox features lifelong Republicans from Oklahoma who won't be voting for Trump
The Republican Voters Against Trump coalition has a new ad that interviews two lifelong Republican voters from Oklahoma who voted for Trump in 2016 but will be voting for Joe Biden this November. I vo...
03:34 pm GMT - Fri, June 19, 2020
BoingBoing Juneteenth: "Emancipation is a marker of progress for white Americans, not black ones."
Today is Juneteenth, a holiday celebrating the long-delayed emancipation of enslaved Black people in Texas on June 19, 1865. In the New Yorker, historian and Columbia University journalism professor J...
02:26 pm GMT - Fri, June 19, 2020
BoingBoing James Brown sings 'Say It Loud, I'm Black And I'm Proud' 1968
We've been treated bad, talked about as sure as you're bornBut just as sure as it take two eyes to make a pair, huh!Brother we can't quit until we get our shareSay it loud, I'm black and I'm proud Rea...
01:50 pm GMT - Fri, June 19, 2020
BoingBoing 'My uncle from Romania just built this out of recycled old parts from everyday objects'
These amazing creations are the work of Mihai Armeanu Rosin, a retired chef turned mad tinkerer in Romania whose nephew posted about them on IMGUR. You can purchase them!Hey guys, so my uncle used to ...
01:40 pm GMT - Fri, June 19, 2020
BoingBoing Donald Trump threatens protesters while promoting Oklahoma campaign rally during pandemic
He seems eager for violence.Yes, now Trump is personally threatening protesters with violent harm. It's very presidential.On Friday morning, before an ill-advised campaign rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma, wh...
01:33 pm GMT - Fri, June 19, 2020
BoingBoing Trump tweets he'll double down on DACA kids after Supreme Court loss, also 'FOX IS TERRIBLE!'
POTUS says federal government will resubmit papers on DACA 'FOX IS TERRIBLE!' He's feeling weak and vulnerable, and he's lashing out against Fox News.In a series of crazy-ass tweets on Friday mornin...
01:18 pm GMT - Fri, June 19, 2020
BoingBoing Peter Thiel's Palantir gets $500 million from Japan, just before expected IPO
Peter Thiel's Palantir on Thursday said a Japanese insurance holding company, Sompo Holdings, has committed to invest $500 million in the Silicon Valley data analysis and surveillance technology firm ...
01:11 pm GMT - Fri, June 19, 2020
BoingBoing Watch: 40 Irish women artists sing 'Dreams' by The Cranberries to raise funds for domestic abuse victims
In this amazing music video, 40 women musical artists from Ireland perform 'Dreams' by The Cranberries to raise funds for SAFE IRELAND, which supports women and children affected by domestic abuse. [...
01:00 pm GMT - Fri, June 19, 2020
BoingBoing The Roots teach a 'Schoolhouse Rock!'-style lesson on slavery
The season premiere of the TV show black-ish featured this Schoolhouse Rock!-inspired history lesson about the ending of slavery in America. That alone would be cool but they went the extra mile and c...
01:00 pm GMT - Fri, June 19, 2020
BoingBoing The Marshall Mode EQ earphones are everything youd expect from the Marshall name
When you hear the brand name Marshall, any music fan instantly conjures a single image: a classic Marshall stack. The amp has been synonymous with live performance since the 60s, with music artists of...
12:59 pm GMT - Fri, June 19, 2020
BoingBoing Google removes 106 malicious Chrome extensions with 32M downloads that collect browsing history and sensitive credentials
Following the discovery and prompting of a security researcher at Awake Security, Google says it has removed 106 malicious Chrome extensions that had 32 million downloads, and which were gathering bro...
02:00 am GMT - Fri, June 19, 2020
BoingBoing Get a fully refurbished and certified Dell desktop computer at a huge savings
Were a latest and greatest kind of culture. We want the newest, shiniest, fastest piece of tech in existence -- and many are willing to pay top dollar for the privilege of saying no one owns one bette...
10:18 pm GMT - Thu, June 18, 2020
BoingBoing Maskless troll at coffee shop has temper tantrum over BLM sign
I cant believe this happened in Bed Stuy wtf pic.twitter.com/H9iGPARd7s— AIRSTEVEJOBS (@AIRSTEVEJOBS) June 18, 2020Here's a guy who didn't like seeing a Black Lives Matter sign taped to a coffee...
10:07 pm GMT - Thu, June 18, 2020
BoingBoing Petition to replace every Confederate statue in West Virginia with Mothman
Hot the heels of the GWAR statue petition to replace Robert E. Lee in Richmond (now closing in on 55K signatures) comes a petition to replace all of the Confederate statue in West Virginia with statue...
10:07 pm GMT - Thu, June 18, 2020
BoingBoing New Adam Schlesinger tribute album features covers by Rachel Bloom, Charly Bliss, Sarah Silverman, Nada Surf, and many many more
Adam Schlesinger has long been a songwriting hero of mine, and I was absolutely heartbroken when I learned that he had passed away from COVID-19 complications in early April. He was someone who genuin...
09:56 pm GMT - Thu, June 18, 2020
BoingBoing Contact cleaner makes old switches and knobs work like new again
The potentiometers and switches on my various electric guitars, basses, and amplifiers were making bad, crackly, staticky noises. This aerosol contact cleaner, which comes with a straw, is a cheap and...
09:27 pm GMT - Thu, June 18, 2020
BoingBoing Largest known soft-shell reptile egg discovered in Antarctica
A new article fromNature describes the discovery of a 100-million-year-old fossilized reptile egg with a soft, leathery shell that's nearly a foot long. It's the second-largest egg fossil ever discove...
09:26 pm GMT - Thu, June 18, 2020
BoingBoing Car driving on wrong side of freeway is the perfect metaphor for people who won't wear a mask
This idiot driving on the wrong side of a Connecticut freeway has the same mindset as a person who won't wear a facemask in public during a pandemic: "Screw all of you, I'm doing what I please." Does ...
08:47 pm GMT - Thu, June 18, 2020
BoingBoing Trump ad uses Nazi symbol to woo voters
The New York Times reports that Facebook took down Trump campaign advertisements that "prominently featured a symbol used by Nazis to classify political prisoners during World War II."The symbol was a...
08:00 pm GMT - Thu, June 18, 2020
BoingBoing Save 20% on the ultimate drink holder for your couch
With no movies, concerts, or sporting events to get out and enjoy, the scope of your entertainment universe probably hasnt strayed too far beyond the edge of your sofa in months. And all that time liv...
06:19 pm GMT - Thu, June 18, 2020
BoingBoing Almost Famous cast and creators reunite for 20th anniversary podcast series
Almost Famous (2000) is one of my favorite rock and roll moves of all time. Director and writer Cameron Crowe did a masterful job with his semi-autobiographical story of a young teen music journalist ...
05:27 pm GMT - Thu, June 18, 2020
BoingBoing Unidentified object in Japan leaves people asking if it's a UFO...or a coronavirus contraption
Harkening back to simpler times, when concern over something as silly as a mysterious white balloon grabbed a city's attention, people in an area of northeast Japan were "bewildered" and "excited" yes...
05:23 pm GMT - Thu, June 18, 2020
BoingBoing Star Wars Revenge of the Sith 'Siege of Mandalore' fan cut is near perfect
While nothing will vindicate Episodes I and II, Star Wars Episode III is now available in a nearly redeeming cut!Ahsoka and Obi-Wan's stories are so much deeper and more engaging than Anakin Skywalker...
04:56 pm GMT - Thu, June 18, 2020
BoingBoing Fortnite goes Waterworld
Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 3 is an amazing tribute to Kevin Costner's epic Waterworld. Read the rest ...
04:51 pm GMT - Thu, June 18, 2020
BoingBoing This absolutely terrible reality tv premise makes for great entertainment
For such a terrible idea Opposite Worlds is shockingly fun to watch. Filmed in 2014 this reality tv disasterpiece has two teams facing off each week. One team has been living in a super modern home wi...
04:43 pm GMT - Thu, June 18, 2020
BoingBoing John Bolton's interview with ABC: "I don't think he has the competence to carry out the job."
NEW: "I don't think he's fit for office," former national security adviser John Bolton says of Pres. Trump. "I don't think he has the competence to carry out the job."Watch...
04:39 pm GMT - Thu, June 18, 2020
BoingBoing Slow motion video of an Apple Watch ejecting water
The Apple Watch has a function that drives out water trapped inside. This slow-motion video shows it in action. Image: YouTube Read the rest ...
04:31 pm GMT - Thu, June 18, 2020
BoingBoing Truck with oversize load scrapes against overpass
In British Columbia, a driver behind a truck carrying an oversized load filmed the truck going under an overpass and scraping it. I wonder what was loaded on the truck? It's covered with a tarp, but I...
04:00 pm GMT - Thu, June 18, 2020
BoingBoing The Lincoln Project's new ad hours after Bolton's book excerpts: Trump begs "like a dog" to Xi Jinping
Just a few hours after juicy morsels from John Bolton's upcoming tell-all book started seeping into the media yesterday, The Lincoln Project whipped up yet another anti-Trump ad. This one focuses on B...
03:54 pm GMT - Thu, June 18, 2020
BoingBoing Return of the Ewok, an unreleased mockumentary starring Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, and Carrie Fisher
In 1982 during filming for Star Wars Episode VI - Return of the Jedi, Ewok actor Warwick Davis and first assistant director David Tomblin made this mockumentary, "Return of the Ewok," about how Davis ...
03:50 pm GMT - Thu, June 18, 2020
BoingBoing Pro-Trump activist kicked off plane for refusing to wear a mask
pic.twitter.com/Rloh34F5ID— Steadman (@AsteadWesley) June 17, 2020The Hill reports that a pro-Trump activist named Brandon Straka was kicked off an American Airlines plane because he wouldn't we...
03:34 pm GMT - Thu, June 18, 2020
BoingBoing Obsessive-compulsive disorder as practice for COVID-19
People who live with obsessive-compulsive disorder, especially those who have learned to manage it with cognitive-behavioral therapy tools, may actually be psychologically well-prepared for this pande...
03:23 pm GMT - Thu, June 18, 2020
BoingBoing Bourbon time capsule discovered underneath a statue of Jefferson Davis in Kentucky
Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear recently ordered a statue of noted American traitor Jefferson Davis to be removed from the state capitol. And as workers took the statue down, they discovered an empty b...
03:23 pm GMT - Thu, June 18, 2020
BoingBoing A dark fan theory explores the illicit affair between Elmo's mom and his Uncle Jack
The recentSesame Street seminar on racism has caused quite a stir on the Internet, thanks in large part to a scene in which Elmo's father, Louie, explains why people are protesting police brutality.Be...
03:21 pm GMT - Thu, June 18, 2020
BoingBoing TV weatherman uses his green lawn as a green screen
A clever meteorologist in Austin was able to give the weather report from his backyard, because his lawn is so lush that it doubles as a green screen! See the footage at CNN.(Neatorama, Reddit)screeng...
03:20 pm GMT - Thu, June 18, 2020
BoingBoing Madness performs with a string quartet from their "London lock up"
Madness was supposed to go on a U.S. tour this year but COVID changed that. But, that didn't stop the English ska band from making music with a string quartet from their studio, all socially distanced...
03:19 pm GMT - Thu, June 18, 2020
BoingBoing A cat who eats like a hungry hungry hippo
what in the world kind of pig cat eats like this pic.twitter.com/q1LojIN6bY— Luke in Philadelphia (@tramL116) June 13, 2020Does this cat eating kibble remind you of a certain seventies' kiddie g...
03:18 pm GMT - Thu, June 18, 2020
BoingBoing When 8-year-olds redesign famous band tees
Emily aka Angsty X tried to teach her 8-year old how to use Photoshop. She figured that the best way to do this was to introduce her to a few simple manipulation techniques, and let her daughter instr...
03:18 pm GMT - Thu, June 18, 2020
BoingBoing The new trailer for season 2 of DOOM PATROL brings the SeX-Men to HBO Max
The first season of the DC Universe Original Doom Patrol TV series was truly wonderful in all the weirdest ways. Ostensibly about a group of "superheroes" (kind of) who are kind of like a way more fuc...
03:02 pm GMT - Thu, June 18, 2020
BoingBoing Say goodbye to Uncle Ben, Mrs. Buttersworth, and the Cream of Wheat chef
Yesterday, Quaker Oats finally retired Aunt Jemima, their brand mascot, based on a racist stereotype, that the company has unsuccessfully attempted to "modernize" for many years. Not surprisingly, the...
02:45 pm GMT - Thu, June 18, 2020
BoingBoing Watch Aretha Franklin bring the gospel funk to The Beatles' "Eleanor Rigby"
The queen of soul Aretha Franklin brings the gospel funk to The Beatles "Eleanor Rigby" at the 1970 Jazz Juan festival in Antibes, France. Well, good morning to you too!And here's a bonus clip from t...
01:14 pm GMT - Thu, June 18, 2020
BoingBoing Trump calls John Bolton a 'Sick Puppy,' and puppies must be fired
He hires only the best people, Trump told us. Last night on Fox News, president Donald Trump accused his former national security adviser John Bolton of breaking the law by writing and publishing a Wh...
01:05 pm GMT - Thu, June 18, 2020
BoingBoing Trump tweets crazy lies about NBC and Google Ads demonetizing far-right sites (they didn't)
President Brain Worms Donald Trump is in the midst of quite a tweety-tantrum this morning. Now he's falsely saying that NBC News and Google Ads have conspired to deny revenue to far-right websites.Twe...
01:00 pm GMT - Thu, June 18, 2020
BoingBoing You can get 5 of these best selling apps for over 90% off their regular price
The Avengers. The Justice League. The X-Men. David Blaine. Our world is full of mythical beings endowed with powers and abilities far beyond those of mortal men. We gaze upon their herculean feats, ma...
12:50 pm GMT - Thu, June 18, 2020
BoingBoing Trump tweets 6 crazy lies on Biden and Swine Flu in one single tweet
Do you remember when 120,000 Americans all died within a few months from Swine Flu and Joe Biden was president and he failed? Neither do I because it never happened.Here is what impeached and manifest...
12:40 pm GMT - Thu, June 18, 2020
BoingBoing Unemployment: 1.5 million laid-off workers seek US jobless aid in 11th straight weekly drop
For the week ending 6/13, unemployment claims at 1.5 million ...
12:20 pm GMT - Thu, June 18, 2020
BoingBoing Bass To The Future: DIY time machine bass guitar
Flux Capacitor fluxing!This 'Back to the Future' themed time machine bass by DONER DESIGNS was auctioned to raise funds for the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research, and sold to Arend R...
02:00 am GMT - Thu, June 18, 2020
BoingBoing The New York Times called the Marshall Stanmore II the best Alexa speaker and now, its on sale
We all love home smart speakers like the Amazon Alexa. But as functional as this home assistant can be, its got one nearly indisputable flaw. The Alexa speaker itself just isnt very good.Oh sure, for ...
01:42 am GMT - Thu, June 18, 2020
BoingBoing These Tim Burton "magical movie machines" are flipping delightful
A flipbook company has created some neat art-merch for Tim Burton's Lost Vegas show at Vegas' Neon Museum. The show was, unfortunately, prematurely COVID-cancelled but some neat souvenirs by artists W...
12:51 am GMT - Thu, June 18, 2020
BoingBoing When model rocket launches go wrong
My teenage son and I are both lifelong model rocket nerds but we've never experienced the most dramatic failures seen above. We'll keep trying. Read the rest ...
12:15 am GMT - Thu, June 18, 2020
BoingBoing How to safely topple a statue using science
During the anti-racist uprising, protestors in the US and England have been toppling statues of historical figures connected to slavery, colonialism, and oppression. (Above, Christopher Columbus takin...
11:54 pm GMT - Wed, June 17, 2020
BoingBoing Woman received Amazon box filled with narcotics and a form from the Drug Enforcement Administration
A woman in Glendale, California opened an Amazon box she was expecting but was surprised by the contents: numerous bottles of narcotics like oxycodone, hydrocodone and morphine, along with an invoice ...
11:24 pm GMT - Wed, June 17, 2020
BoingBoing Socks for people who don't like socks
I almost always wear Native Jefferson shoes, which don't require socks. On those rare occasions when socks are called for, I wear these no-show socks. They sit well below the top of most shoes, and th...
11:18 pm GMT - Wed, June 17, 2020
BoingBoing Bob Woodward has a new Trump book coming and the Prez was interviewed for it
In 2018, legendary Washington Post journalist Bob Woodward wrote Fear: Trump in the White House, a brutal look at the current administration. As we know, the story was just beginning. In September, we...
09:02 pm GMT - Wed, June 17, 2020
BoingBoing Philonise Floyd, brother of slain George Floyd, asks U.N. to investigate police brutality and racist violence against Black Americans
"I'm asking you to help him, I'm asking you to help me." George Floyd's brother Philonise Floyd calls for UN probe into police brutality in U.S....
08:53 pm GMT - Wed, June 17, 2020
BoingBoing Fox News lawyer tells a federal judge they know Tucker Carlson is full of
What were talking about here, its not the front page of the New York Times. Its 'Tucker Carlson Tonight,' which is a commentary show, Fox News lawyer argued, defending lawsuit from Karen McDougal...
08:45 pm GMT - Wed, June 17, 2020
BoingBoing 'Turned myself into an animated stencil!'
That is very clever.All it took was a garden hose and a wall and some imagination.From IMGURian @bananimator, aka Kevin B. Parry on Instagram. View this post on Instagram Im a stencil w/ @andreake...
08:19 pm GMT - Wed, June 17, 2020
BoingBoing Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones recut as a buddy cop film
From Imperator Cuts, The Nice Guys meets Star Wars: Attack of the Clones. No surprise, but I bet I'd prefer this to the original. Read the rest ...
08:00 pm GMT - Wed, June 17, 2020
BoingBoing Ever dreamed of being a rock star? These guitar classes can have you playing like one
Weve all had the dream at some point. You walk to center stage, ax in hand...and you shred. Thousands of adoring fans drink in every note from your six-stringed hammer of the gods and the applause an...
07:40 pm GMT - Wed, June 17, 2020
BoingBoing Rayshard Brooks: Atlanta police officer Garrett Rolfe charged with felony murder 10 more charges
Prosecutor: Officers stood on Rayshard Brooks' shoulder, kicked him while he lay on the ground struggling for life....
07:40 pm GMT - Wed, June 17, 2020
BoingBoing Rayshard Brooks: Atlanta police officer Garrett Rolfe charged with felony murder 10 other crimes
Prosecutor: Officers stood on Rayshard Brooks' shoulder, kicked him while he lay on the ground struggling for life....
07:34 pm GMT - Wed, June 17, 2020
BoingBoing Plagued by security woes, Zoom promises end-to-end encryption starting in July
Video-calling app Zoom has been on the end of sharp criticism for security weaknesses. In response, they announced today a plan to offer end-to-end encryption for all users, with a trial to begin next...
07:20 pm GMT - Wed, June 17, 2020
BoingBoing Honduras: President Juan Orlando Hernandez hospitalized for COVID-19
The president of Honduras, Juan Orlando Hernandez, is hospitalized with COVID-19 and is receiving treatment for lung problems associated with the disease, said Honduran health officials on Wednesday -...
06:45 pm GMT - Wed, June 17, 2020
BoingBoing Bolton book says House impeachment inquiry should have probed Trump beyond Ukraine
Trump did not know Britain was a nuclear power, asked if Finland was part of Russia, Bolton writes. Intelligence briefings were a waste of time, since much of the time was spent listening to Trump, ...
06:43 pm GMT - Wed, June 17, 2020
BoingBoing Accent expert critiques American actors' British acccents
Accent expert Amy Walker evaluates British accents by American actors in Maleficent, Ocean's Thirteen, The Iron Lady, Mrs. Doubtfire, Bridget Jones' Baby, The Parent Trap, Shakespeare in Love, and Ima...
06:21 pm GMT - Wed, June 17, 2020
BoingBoing Insane Clown Posse selling a "Fuck Your Rebel Flag" T-shirt
Juggalos think Boogaloos suck! Read the rest ...
06:15 pm GMT - Wed, June 17, 2020
BoingBoing Black Sabbath makes Black Lives Matter T-shirt
Black Sabbath is selling a Black Lives Matter T-shirt inspired by the band's iconic logo.100% OF THE NET PROCEEDS WILL BENEFIT BLACK LIVES MATTER GLOBAL NETWORK FOUNDATION, INC.In support of Black Liv...
05:57 pm GMT - Wed, June 17, 2020
BoingBoing David Lynch shows how to make a microphone stand
KCRW Radio station sent a microphone to David Lynch to improve the audio of his wonderful daily weather reports. In this video, he shows a wood stand and a protective box he made for it.Image: YouTube...
05:42 pm GMT - Wed, June 17, 2020
BoingBoing New Lincoln project ad says Trump is a "weak, shaky, unfit president"
I don't know how effective this Trump ad will be against Trump's cult followers, who don't care how "weak, shaky, unfit" he is as long as he continues to embrace an ideology of hatred against non-whit...
05:31 pm GMT - Wed, June 17, 2020
BoingBoing Aunt Jemima brand will no longer be used, says owner
The 130-year-old Aunt Jemima brand is coming to an end, says Quaker Oats, which said We recognize Aunt Jemimas origins are based on a racial stereotype."From NBC News:Aunt Jemima is a retrograde image...
05:30 pm GMT - Wed, June 17, 2020
BoingBoing My trip through the Starmaze: a world in the 9th dimension
There are times when I get tired of all of the major sites and apps that make up a lot of the seen Internet. Sadly, I was born too late to experience the wonder of Geocities and intricate handmade web...
05:16 pm GMT - Wed, June 17, 2020
BoingBoing Model predicts 200,000 Covid deaths in US by October 1
More than 116,000 people have died so far from coronavirus in the United States, and according to a model from the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington, the coun...
04:02 pm GMT - Wed, June 17, 2020
BoingBoing Star Trek fans use FaceApp to swap genders of franchise characters
Want to see more of this? Fans of the various Star Trek series have been using FaceApp, the popular smart phone facial editing software, to alter the faces (and gender expression) of popular Star Trek...
03:56 pm GMT - Wed, June 17, 2020
BoingBoing Library explains new curbside book pickup with "Ice Ice Baby" parody
Kudos to Nashville Public Library for making a video that explains their new curbside service in 1989 style! "Curb Side Baby" parodies Vanilla Ice's megahit AND relays important info about checking ou...
03:55 pm GMT - Wed, June 17, 2020
BoingBoing A kid and his family re-created "Pee-wee's Big Adventure" scene-by-scene in quarantine
"Roosevelt's Big Adventure," a thoughtful, low-low-budget re-creation of Pee-wee's Big Adventure, is a hoot such dedication from the entire family!A retelling if the classic 1985 movie by one of PeeW...
03:55 pm GMT - Wed, June 17, 2020
BoingBoing The Butt Types: a bootyful typographical project for parenthesis in different fonts
Who among us hasn't used a pair of parentheses to draw a butt?Swedish graphic designer Viktor Hertz has taken this idea one step further with Butt Types, a visual exploration of typographical butt art...
03:54 pm GMT - Wed, June 17, 2020
BoingBoing A US Air Force Sergeant linked to Boogaloo Bois charged with killing police officer
Republican Senators including Tom Cotton and Josh Hawley have invoked the death of retired St. Louis Police captain David Dorn as proof of some kind of awful epidemic of anti-cop violence coming from ...
03:52 pm GMT - Wed, June 17, 2020
BoingBoing Kickstarting Sugar Heist, a delightful card game about stealing candy from babies
Sugar Heist is a fun-looking new card game from YouTube comedian/animator Alex Clark and TV writer Zach Craley (Heroes Reborn, Marvels Avengers Assemble, and Spider-Man) with a simple goal: trade and ...
03:52 pm GMT - Wed, June 17, 2020
BoingBoing Wear your mask in the bathroom so you don't get coronavirus from poop
The New York Times has a new report on the aerosol distribution of toilet flushing:Scientists have found that in addition to clearing out whatever business youve left behind, flushing a toilet can gen...
01:35 pm GMT - Wed, June 17, 2020
BoingBoing Chagrin Falls, USA: "Black Allies Matter"
Tom the Dancing Bug, IN WHICH Gavin Smythe of Chagrin Falls, USA, mows his lawn in a black-and-white world...
01:00 pm GMT - Wed, June 17, 2020
BoingBoing The Apple Watch just keeps getting better and you can grab one now for $20 off
Over the past five years, Apple has done its typically thorough job in making the case for its Apple Watch becoming THE name in indispensable wrist wear. With each years generation offering new featur...
02:30 am GMT - Wed, June 17, 2020
BoingBoing Learn to read music by playing video games with this mobile app
App games are created to be addictive. Stumble over something like Candy Crush or Tetris or Minecraft and, before you know it, youre sunk hours of your day staring into your phone, intent on passing l...
01:26 am GMT - Wed, June 17, 2020
BoingBoing "Breaking up" or *breaking up*?
This video by sketch comedy duo Amanda King and Kieran Humphries of Dogfood cleverly explores the idea of "breaking up" in video conferencing. I won't say anymore, just watch "Breaking up." Read the r...
11:14 pm GMT - Tue, June 16, 2020
BoingBoing Watch: Komodo dragons vs. Robot Spy Pig
BBC Earth's "Spy in the Wild" series (also on PBS) uses animatronic animals outfitted with miniature cameras to capture wildlife close up. In this gripping scene, Komodo dragons meet the Robot Spy Pig...
10:31 pm GMT - Tue, June 16, 2020
BoingBoing Gentleman fined for farting at police
In Vienna, a gentleman was fined for farting "with full intent" at police officers. According to the police report, the man was ticketed for "offending public decency." From ABC News:City police wrote...
10:25 pm GMT - Tue, June 16, 2020
BoingBoing Enjoy watching the NASA astronauts spacewalk
Things on Earth are a mess, but it's fun watching these NASA Astronauts at work on a 24/7 live feed from the International Space Station. You can see Earth from the International Space Station in thes...
10:06 pm GMT - Tue, June 16, 2020
BoingBoing Doctors say DO NOT take Dexamethasone to prevent COVID-19, no evidence it works as a coronavirus prophylaxis
Hey there. Former chemotherapy patient for breast cancer here. When I was receiving chemo every week at the oncology clinic, one of the drugs they gave me so my body wouldn't freak out from the antica...
09:57 pm GMT - Tue, June 16, 2020
BoingBoing This 'Addams Family' mansion model is monstrously magnificent
It's creepy and it's kooky. Also kind of spooky.What a faithful, phenomenal, and painstakingly detailed re-creation this is of the Addams Family Mansion, by artist and IMGURian Nick Dillinger.All of t...
09:41 pm GMT - Tue, June 16, 2020
BoingBoing Good deal on a first aid kit
I bought this low price first aid kit a couple of years ago when it was on sale, and it's on sale again. It's got bandages, alcohol wipes, aspirin, ibuprofen, acetaminophen, hydrocortisone, neomycin, ...
09:40 pm GMT - Tue, June 16, 2020
BoingBoing Trump administration sues John Bolton to block publication of new book that claims presidential misconduct
U.S. files breach-of-contract suit vs. former National Security Adviser John Bolton...
09:08 pm GMT - Tue, June 16, 2020
BoingBoing Here's what the world's cheapest electric car is like to drive
We've been following along with Jalopnik's Jason Torchinsky's adventure in buying the world's cheapest electric car from China (the sticker price was $1,000, but after shipping and various fees it end...
08:45 pm GMT - Tue, June 16, 2020
BoingBoing Why the Cooper Black typeface is everywhere
Vox made a good video about the history of the Cooper Black typeface, created in 1919 and still in common use today.Theres a typeface that has made a resurgence in the last couple of years. Its appear...
08:32 pm GMT - Tue, June 16, 2020
BoingBoing Kirk, Spock, and McCoy as women
Not gonna lie, totally into Lady Spock pic.twitter.com/2L2OEdq9WD— Art Of Coop (@ARTofCOOP) June 16, 2020I hope the artist who made these lives long and prospers. Read the rest ...
08:30 pm GMT - Tue, June 16, 2020
BoingBoing The Nordic Hygge AirChill is cold, portable room-cooling power that wont blow up your electric bill
After a sharp uptick during the 2000s, American homeowners and renters have seen their utility bills stay relatively steady during the past decade, with most households receiving power bills of around...
07:45 pm GMT - Tue, June 16, 2020
BoingBoing Unbelievably talented 5-year-old drummer wows band with a solo
The band had to stop and let him flex pic.twitter.com/aBRub7ThzP— E-zrael Ani (@EzraelAni) June 14, 2020This kid is incredible. Read the rest ...
07:31 pm GMT - Tue, June 16, 2020
BoingBoing CBD on Amazon: Not Such a Great Deal
Boing Boing welcomes Real Tested CBD as a sponsor!If youre looking into an online purchase, nine out of ten times you go to Amazon, right? For many of us, Amazon has almost become part of daily life. ...
06:44 pm GMT - Tue, June 16, 2020
BoingBoing Google bans The Federalist and ZeroHedge from ad platform for false 'Black Lives Matter' claims
This is a big deal, and way overdue. Google has banned two extreme-right websites from the Google advertising platform because they publish disinformation. The two sites, ZeroHedge and The Federalist,...
06:44 pm GMT - Tue, June 16, 2020
BoingBoing Google cracks down on The Federalist & ZeroHedge for violating race-related content policies, may permanently suspend access to Google Ads revenue
UPDATE: Google is now saying NBC News got it wrong, here's Google's update below. Business Insider has a new story covering the update here.The Federalist was never demonetized.— Google Communic...
06:39 pm GMT - Tue, June 16, 2020
BoingBoing Theft of CIA's 'Vault 7' hacking tools in 2016 resulted from "woefully lax" security, new report says
Prepared by a CIA task force, the report was introduced as evidence in the trial of Joshua Schulte, a former employee of an agency hacking unit...
06:26 pm GMT - Tue, June 16, 2020
BoingBoing Facebook, Google, Twitter execs summoned for House election security hearing
The House of Representatives Intelligence Committee says executives from Facebook, Alphabet/Google, and Twitter have been summoned to appear Thursday at a virtual hearing on foreign influence and elec...
06:16 pm GMT - Tue, June 16, 2020
BoingBoing Camp Fire: PG&E pleads guilty to 84 counts of involuntary manslaughter for negligence in Californias worst wildfire
The California utility agreed to pay a nearly $2 billion fine for causing the blaze, which killed dozens and destroyed the town of Paradise....
06:08 pm GMT - Tue, June 16, 2020
BoingBoing Amazon to enforce social distancing in warehouses with AI surveillance software 'Distance Assistant'
Amazon says it will deploy an artificial intelligence surveillance system in warehouses that tells workers if they are too close to colleagues, as the coronavirus pandemic rages on and workers are pla...
05:51 pm GMT - Tue, June 16, 2020
BoingBoing NYPD says Shake Shack did not intentionally give poisoned milkshakes to cops
Yesterday it was reported that three new York City police officers were sickened and sent to a hospital after drinking poisoned milkshakes from a Shake Shack restaurant. After investigating, the New Y...
05:09 pm GMT - Tue, June 16, 2020
BoingBoing Trump lies, 'Theyve come up with the AIDS vaccine'
Donald Trump, June 16, 2020: Theyve come up with the AIDS vaccine.They have not.There is no AIDS vaccine.Here's a clip of the video.Theyve come up with the AIDS vaccine pic.twitter.com/Z8MQK5Bi2F̵...
04:30 pm GMT - Tue, June 16, 2020
BoingBoing Stay hydrated this summer with these 10 bottles and carriers all on sale
Theres a decent chance youre dehydrated right now. Yeah...we mean you.In a study of over 3,000 Americans, three out of four had a net fluid loss, resulting in chronic dehydration. And even if you thin...
04:25 pm GMT - Tue, June 16, 2020
BoingBoing Cartoonist Kayfabe takes a look back at James O'Barr's The Crow
In this nearly an hour and half video, Ed and Jim of Cartoonist Kayfabe take a deep dive into James O'Barr's The Crow, the hugely influential late-80s indie comic book. As usually for a Cartoonist Kay...
04:24 pm GMT - Tue, June 16, 2020
BoingBoing In 1942, English anthropologist Ursula Graham Bower organized Indian hill people against invading Japanese
In 1937, Englishwoman Ursula Graham Bower became fascinated by the Naga people of northeastern India. She was living among them when World War II broke out and Japan threatened to invade their land. I...
02:53 pm GMT - Tue, June 16, 2020
BoingBoing Freaky 1980s Leonard Cohen TV performance
Leonard Cohen performs "First We Take Manhattan" on Sweden's Kulturen TV program in June 1988. It's perfectly bizarro 1980s while also being so very Cohen.Below, Cohen's interview on the same program:...
02:37 pm GMT - Tue, June 16, 2020
BoingBoing Watch this head-spinning video of interconnected Olympic acrobatics
Donato Sansone "Conatenation 2" film connects a series of acrobatic Olympic athletes' jumps, spins, and dives into "a series of interconnected things or events," which is the definition of "conatenati...
11:59 pm GMT - Mon, June 15, 2020
BoingBoing Chicken on a bicycle
This unusual chicken enjoys joining their human for a relaxing bike ride.Turns out that chicken is not the only chicken who enjoys a bit of cycling. Here's one in Denmark. They're a silkie chicken.Loo...
11:59 pm GMT - Mon, June 15, 2020
BoingBoing Chicken enjoys riding bicycle with human
This unusual chicken enjoys joining their human for a relaxing bike ride.Turns out that chicken is not the only chicken who enjoys a bit of cycling. Here's one in Denmark. They're a silkie chicken.Loo...
11:55 pm GMT - Mon, June 15, 2020
BoingBoing Racial disparity in COVID cases far worse than you imagined, CDC data shows
We know Coronavirus is impacting Black, Latinx, and Native Americans at rates far higher than whites. New data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control shows the racial gap is far worse than previous...
11:37 pm GMT - Mon, June 15, 2020
BoingBoing T-Mobile, AT&T, and Verizon hit by major outage, halting phone and text service for hundreds of thousands
Large numbers of cellphone customers across the country reported service outages on Monday. The outages impacted T-Mobile, Sprint, AT&T and Verizon customers...
11:37 pm GMT - Mon, June 15, 2020
BoingBoing T-Mobile hit with cell phone outage, voice and text down for thousands of users throughout U.S.
UPDATE, 6:50pm PT: AT&T tells Boing Boing, We do not have an issue with our network, and points us to this @ATTNEWS tweet: Our network is operating normally, but its possible some customers are u...
11:16 pm GMT - Mon, June 15, 2020
BoingBoing VOA to be run by Steve Bannon, Sebastian Gorka, and Trump CEO pick Michael Pack, so two top VOA directors just quit
Voice of America's director and assistant director resign White House April 10 newsletter falsely accused VOA of using taxpayer dollars to "promote foreign propaganda" Two miserably failed right-wing...
10:55 pm GMT - Mon, June 15, 2020
BoingBoing Trump on coronavirus: If we stop testing right now, wed have very few cases, if any
Possibly his dumbest statement about COVID-19 ever...
08:59 pm GMT - Mon, June 15, 2020
BoingBoing "Slight Incline/Very Scary" Caution signs go up around Brooklyn, NY
The comedy duo known as The Good Liars has placed these caution signs around Brooklyn to thoughtfully alert residents to the great hazards of slightly slopping (and very slippery and scary) ramps.We p...
07:52 pm GMT - Mon, June 15, 2020
BoingBoing Original nerd glasses from 1756 saved from trash, auctioned for $5k
This original, 300-year-old pair of nerd eyeglasses were destined for a Wellington, New Zealand landfill. Fortunately, the operators of a Wellington City Council thrift shop pulled the frames, an ance...
06:56 pm GMT - Mon, June 15, 2020
BoingBoing Lost and found: $200,000 in gold bars
Someone left a package of gold bars worth $190,000 on a Swiss Federal Railways train on its from St Gallen to Lucerne. Authorities have spent nine months trying to find the rightful owner to no avail....
06:48 pm GMT - Mon, June 15, 2020
BoingBoing Excellent flexible cutting board set on sale
I bought a set of four of these 8 x 11" flexible cutting boards a few years ago, and they've held up very well considering how much I use them every day to chop carrots, cabbage, turnips. and rutabaga...
06:25 pm GMT - Mon, June 15, 2020
BoingBoing Six members of eBays global security team charged with sending bloody pig mask to critic
CNBC reports that the FBI and federal prosecutors in Boston charged six former members of eBays global security team with cyberstalking the publisher of an email newsletter that said critical things a...
05:28 pm GMT - Mon, June 15, 2020
BoingBoing Compare the way Trump spoke in 2015 to the way he speaks now
Compare and contrast: Trump speaking during his June 2015 campaign launch speech vs. Trump speaking at West Point today, almost exactly five years later pic.twitter.com/qDFmkNBVmj— Aaron Rupar (...
05:16 pm GMT - Mon, June 15, 2020
BoingBoing The Space Station is getting a nice new toilet
The International Space Station will be outfitted with a new toilet later this fall. The current commode is based on 1990s technology used on the Space Shuttle. From Space.com:It can be clunky to use,...
04:36 pm GMT - Mon, June 15, 2020
BoingBoing Animated chart shows rise of death count from Covid-19 to other causes of death
On Saturday night I drove down Ventura Blvd, the main drag of Los Angeles's San Fernando Valley. As I passed through Sherman Oaks, I was surprised to see very crowded restaurants. No one was wearing a...
04:23 pm GMT - Mon, June 15, 2020
BoingBoing Squadrons is the Star Wars game I have always wanted
Squadron based X-Wing vs TIE Interceptor combat? Count me in. I have pre-ordered via Steam. Read the rest ...
04:10 pm GMT - Mon, June 15, 2020
BoingBoing Watch Sammy Davis Jr. impersonate James Stewart and Laurence Olivier
In this clip from a 1971 episode of The Dick Cavett Show, Sammy Davis Jr. talks about his money troubles and impersonates James Stewart and Laurence Olivier. Read the rest ...
04:03 pm GMT - Mon, June 15, 2020
BoingBoing Space Aliens are no longer visiting Earth due to an allergy to our cell phones
Spoken Word with Electronics is an audio series delivering to you a two side recording of unusual stories paired with vintage modular electronic soundsHeadline: Space Aliens no longer visit Earth beca...
04:01 pm GMT - Mon, June 15, 2020
BoingBoing John Cleese's 30-year-old rant on extremists seems relevant today
British comedy legend John Cleese tweeted a timely message Friday that was recorded some 30 years ago. The footage is from an old Fawlty Towers episode that riffs on extremists, "Extremism makes you f...
03:59 pm GMT - Mon, June 15, 2020
BoingBoing Noted white nationalist and guy who got punched in the face Richard Spencer is "financially crippled" from lawsuit
Self-proclaimed white nationalist and alleged domestic abuser Richard Spencer has been bogged down in a civil lawsuit for his part in helping to organize the "Unite The Right" rally in Charlottesville...
03:54 pm GMT - Mon, June 15, 2020
BoingBoing Ewoks without fur are absolutely terrifying
Warwick Davis made a very brief cameoin The Rise of Skywalker, once again donning the visage of galactic champion Wicket W. Warrick. (Warwick's real-life son played the other Ewok.)But Lucasfilm creat...
03:50 pm GMT - Mon, June 15, 2020
BoingBoing Fox News confused a Monty Python sketch with the Seattle CHAZ activists
To be fair, it would not be wholly inaccurate to describe the Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone as an autonomous anarcho-syndicalist collective. But sadly, strange women in lakes and handing out swords mig...
03:45 pm GMT - Mon, June 15, 2020
BoingBoing New video series: Understanding Epresso
James Hoffmann, a coffee YouTuber, has a new series about espresso. In each episode, he discusses one of the variables involved in making espresso. The first episode covered "dose," or the amount of g...
03:09 pm GMT - Mon, June 15, 2020
BoingBoing Tattoo parlor offers free sessions to cover up of racist symbols
In Murray, Kentucky, Gallery X Art Collective tattoo artists Jeremiah Swift and Ryun King are offering free sessions to cover up racist tattoos for people who have changed their minds for the better. ...
02:58 pm GMT - Mon, June 15, 2020
BoingBoing Ghost boxes, psycho-phones, and other devices for listening to spirits
Dating back to the 19th century, occultists, engineers, and hoaxers have employed new audio technology to communicate beyond the grave. This includes wax cylinders, white noise generators, AM radios, ...
02:00 am GMT - Mon, June 15, 2020
BoingBoing Get this accredited project management training on sale for just $99
If you found out 10 percent of your income was just being thrown away and wasted, youd probably be angry. Then, once the anger subsided, youd take some steps. Youd likely investigate where that money ...
08:00 pm GMT - Sun, June 14, 2020
BoingBoing Suit up for the ultimate summer camping trip with these essential items
With just days until the official start of summer, your seasonal plans are likely much like everything else these days unfocused, scattershot, and incredibly situational.Well, it might be time to put...
06:00 pm GMT - Sun, June 14, 2020
BoingBoing Your Google Home Mini can go completely mobile with this handy battery base
For the past five years, the march toward getting a smart speaker in every home has pushed methodically forward. This year, more than a third of all U.S. adults will have one of the 88 million active ...
02:00 pm GMT - Sun, June 14, 2020
BoingBoing If corporate movie production logos and vanity cards were updated to protest police brutality
Wow. So inspiring. Now make it real.From the official video description Vimeo:defund12.org| Black Lives MatterFIND WAYS TO DONATE DIRECTLY TO BLACK FOLX:nymag.com/strategist/article/where-to-dona...
01:11 pm GMT - Sun, June 14, 2020
BoingBoing 100-year-old "Lobster Lady" gets a film about her unusual life
Virginia Oliver is the oldest licensed lobster fishing person in the state of Maine and, her local Rockland Historical Society suspects, possibly the entire world. She began lobstering in 1928, when ...
01:00 pm GMT - Sun, June 14, 2020
BoingBoing Your face mask is you so it better say something and maybe these 20 masks will speak to (and for) you
We can almost see the Cosmo quiz already what does your face mask say about you?Regardless of your personal stance or the shape of the re-opening of America, one thing seems pretty clear: face masks ...
12:33 pm GMT - Sun, June 14, 2020
BoingBoing New podcast: "Burning Man Live" offers stories from its community
Black Rock City is off this year, but Burning Man in the multiverse is on! Kindling is the Project's new portal for virtual Burning Man experiences, and one of them is a podcast. Burning Man Live is t...
12:10 pm GMT - Sun, June 14, 2020
BoingBoing "Engage in the long, faithful work, a beautiful graphic poem about learning anti-racism
This is a really powerful (and painfully relevant) poem by Morgan Harper Nichols. I think it works even more profoundly in the carousel of images, as embedded in the Instagram post below. I'll copy th...
02:00 am GMT - Sun, June 14, 2020
BoingBoing Learn how to make the perfect drink every time with this mixology training
It never hurts to know your way around a bar. But unlike a TV bar like Cheers, a gregarious disposition and knowing everybodys name does not a bartender make.Theres actually a lot more that goes into ...
08:00 pm GMT - Sat, June 13, 2020
BoingBoing These desktops, laptops, and tablets from Microsoft, Lenovo, and HP are all on sale
If you need a new laptop or tablet, youre in luck. Every once in awhile, we like to compile all the best deals were seeing in one place, so you can upgrade your tech while still saving a boatload of m...
05:30 pm GMT - Sat, June 13, 2020
BoingBoing Win a Nintendo Switch, Animal Crossing New Horizons and more all for FREE
In a time of high anxiety, there are few activities quite as calming as looking for shells, shaking trees and maybe catching a fish or two. Nintendos Animal Crossing might just be one of the most soot...
03:13 pm GMT - Sat, June 13, 2020
BoingBoing Lindsey Graham says "Joe Biden is as good a man as God ever created" in new ad
Before Lindsey Graham became a Stepford Republican, he used to bash Donald Trump and praise Joe Biden. "You want to know how to make America great again?" he once asked in 2015. To which he promptly r...
02:10 pm GMT - Sat, June 13, 2020
BoingBoing The Merriam-Webster Dictionary has officially changed the definition of "racism."
On Thursday, June 4, 2020, a 22-year-old activist named Kennedy Mitchum reached out to the publishers of the Merriam-Webster Dictionary to express her frustration with their definition of the word "ra...
01:10 pm GMT - Sat, June 13, 2020
BoingBoing This children's book about Oliver Cromwell is like playful colonialist violence for kids
There's been a lot of news lately about taking down monuments to terrible people, or renaming buildings that were christened after them.In related news, there's still a statue of Oliver Cromwell outsi...
01:00 pm GMT - Sat, June 13, 2020
BoingBoing These Evapolar air conditioners can create micro-climates to battle summer heat
We spent the entire spring trapped indoors and now, summer and its blistering hot temperatures are right around the corner. Hardly seems fair, does it?Over the next few weeks, the heat will be ratche...
12:30 pm GMT - Sat, June 13, 2020
BoingBoing Unmasked woman filmed berating other shoppers and coughing on them
It's a beautiful spring morning in America and footage of an angry, unmasked woman coughing on people is going viral. It's hard to know where she lies on the spectra of politics, narcissism or partial...
12:11 pm GMT - Sat, June 13, 2020
BoingBoing Today is the 50th anniversary of Dock Ellis's legendary baseball no-hitter on LSD
 On June 12th, 1970, Dock Ellis pitched a no-hitter for the Pittsburgh Pirates against the San Diego Padres while he was high out of his god damn gourd on LSD. As he told theOttawa Citizen:I can ...
12:04 pm GMT - Sat, June 13, 2020
BoingBoing Brazil now digging up the dead from cemeteries to make room for new COVID-19 deaths
Sao Paulo cemeteries to dig up graves for coronavirus space...
11:52 am GMT - Sat, June 13, 2020
BoingBoing Bowing to China, Zoom deactivated accounts of US-based activists
Zoom performs work of China internet censors -- against users in the U.S....
02:00 am GMT - Sat, June 13, 2020
BoingBoing Encrypt.me VPN offers full online security protection and a few unique twists as well
Having a virtual private network (VPN) protecting your online activities is as essential to 2020 web surfing as wearing a jacket during winter in Minnesota. But with dozens of VPN companies clamoring ...
11:00 pm GMT - Fri, June 12, 2020
BoingBoing DaVinci Resolve is a totally free video editor and this training shows you how to use it
Were all shooting video now, which means at some point, were all going to need some video editing software to get our finished product into shape for YouTube, social media, and the like.Of course, the...
08:00 pm GMT - Fri, June 12, 2020
BoingBoing The Wake Up Wine Pro decants any wine in under 10 minutes
Most of us may adore wine, but when confronted with the realities of being a true lover of the grape, were practically godless heathens. We pop the cork, fill up a glass and...glug, glug.But as any tr...
06:26 pm GMT - Fri, June 12, 2020
BoingBoing This is the best way to start a charcoal barbecue
I've been using my Weber Rapid Fire Chimney Starter for about 7 or 8 years. It's the best way to get charcoal barbecues started. No starter fluid needed. Just add the briquettes, put two crumpled shee...
06:24 pm GMT - Fri, June 12, 2020
BoingBoing Watch this ridiculous and wonderful low-budget remake of Alien, by the Cardboard Movie Co.
It's been five years since the recycling auteurs at Cardboard Movie Co. released "Jurassic Park: Low-budget Remake." Now they are back with the xenomorphtastic "Alien: Low-budget Remake."Were you terr...
06:15 pm GMT - Fri, June 12, 2020
BoingBoing Apartment complex employee suspended for barring black residents from swimming pool
pic.twitter.com/JuwOpJZCLW— E (@royaal_e) June 9, 2020A black woman posted a video on Twitter showing her interaction with an apartment complex employee in Knoxville, Tennessee who would not al...
05:59 pm GMT - Fri, June 12, 2020
BoingBoing A speedy, scurrying bug robot the size of a penny
Built by researchers at Harvard and the University of Colorado, the Harvard Ambulatory MicroRobot (HAMR) is just 2.25 centimeters long. It "comes up to about knee-high on a cockroach," writes Evan Ack...
05:34 pm GMT - Fri, June 12, 2020
BoingBoing In this time of legalized marijuana The Munchies remain an issue
Today, more than ever, the Munchies plague me. Read the rest ...
05:30 pm GMT - Fri, June 12, 2020
BoingBoing Dave Chappelle's '8:46'
Amazingly powerful. Read the rest ...
05:06 pm GMT - Fri, June 12, 2020
BoingBoing White lawyer who spat on black high schooler charged with hate crime
Stephanie Rapkin, the Wisconsin attorney who was recorded spitting on a 17-year-old at an anti-racism rally in Milwaukee was charged with a hate crime, reports AP.From AP:According to the criminal com...
05:01 pm GMT - Fri, June 12, 2020
BoingBoing Listen to "Internet Loving," an earnest and delightful country ditty from the 1990s
In the 1990s, country musician Ray Presnell wrote and recorded this delightful ditty, "Internet Loving."At YouTube, Presnell writes, "Internet Loving was an easy one to write for me. I think most us c...
04:40 pm GMT - Fri, June 12, 2020
BoingBoing Watch this mechanic fix a customers' "broken" turn signal that, um, isn't really broken
"She says the turn signal won't stay engaged when making a right turn." thumbnail image: detail of photo by Lukas 3z (CC BY-SA 4.0) Read the rest ...
04:24 pm GMT - Fri, June 12, 2020
BoingBoing The Gmbc is an object with only one two equilibrium points, one stable and one unstable
According to the Action Man, "The Gmbc is the world's first three-dimensional convex and homogeneous shape that has only one stable and one unstable equilibrium point." Interestingly, the shape is sim...
04:10 pm GMT - Fri, June 12, 2020
BoingBoing David Lynch tells the story of a small bug
David Lynch took a break from giving his daily weather report to describe the activity of a caterpillar he observed outside his house. Eraserhead-like sound effects were added to the short film, which...
03:50 pm GMT - Fri, June 12, 2020
BoingBoing A rare, new interview with Bob Dylan
Since the pandemic began, Bob Dylan has released his first two songs in almost a decade, "Murder Most Foul" (above), a beautiful ballad about the assassination of John F. Kennedy, and the stunning "I ...
03:47 pm GMT - Fri, June 12, 2020
BoingBoing iPhone shortcut to record encounters with the police
After you install an iPhone shortcut called "Pulled Over By Police" all you have to say is "Siri, Im being pulled over and the shortcut will record the encounter.From CBS Sacramento:You give the comma...
03:09 pm GMT - Fri, June 12, 2020
BoingBoing Tickets for Trump rally come with Covid-19 liability waiver
Tickets for Trump's forthcoming rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma, come with a liability waiver in which you could become infected with coronavirus there.By clicking register below, you are acknowledging that ...
01:45 pm GMT - Fri, June 12, 2020
BoingBoing Facebook account that copies Trump's posts word-for-word gets flagged for inciting violence
Just like the Twitter experiment, and to nobody's surprise -- a Facebook account that copies and re-posts President Donald Trump's posts word-for-word is immediately flagged for inciting violence. It ...
01:37 pm GMT - Fri, June 12, 2020
BoingBoing Internet Archive ending free e-books program over publisher lawsuit, National Emergency Library to close for 2 weeks
Copyright law being behind the times is why we can't have nice things.The nonprofit Internet Archive says its National Emergency Library was a public service to people who could not get access to libr...
01:15 pm GMT - Fri, June 12, 2020
BoingBoing Police brutality gag from Bee Movie: "I can't breathe!"
In this scene from 2007's Bee Movie, police accost an old lady eating honey, one grabs her by the neck, and she gasps: "I can't breathe!" A throwaway line from an old animated movie, it's now gone vir...
01:10 pm GMT - Fri, June 12, 2020
BoingBoing Russian cake shop builds life-sized Putin cake bust for Russia Day with 'mystery filling'
Okay, so what's the mystery filling?The Moscow Times reports that a cake shop in Russia has baked a mystery-filling cake carved in the shape of President Vladimir Putins bust ahead of Fridays Russia D...
01:02 pm GMT - Fri, June 12, 2020
BoingBoing UK antitrust watchdog to investigate Facebook acquisition of Giphy
The United Kingdom Competition and Markets Authority, the UKs antitrust watchdog, has begun an investigation into Facebook's acquisition of Giphy.The deal is valued at around $400 million, and under s...
01:00 pm GMT - Fri, June 12, 2020
BoingBoing Save over 45% on this Italian designed inkless pen that writes forever
If youre someone who buys their pens in three-packs from Target or cherishes their steady supply of free pens from new businesses, political candidates, and banks, then theres a strong possibility tha...
12:56 pm GMT - Fri, June 12, 2020
BoingBoing Trump defends tear gas church photo op: 'I think Christians think it was a beautiful picture'
Donald Trump today spoke on Fox News about the wide condemnation of his St. John's Church photo op, which involved tear-gassing and brutalizing peaceful protesters and shoving priests out of the churc...
12:46 pm GMT - Fri, June 12, 2020
BoingBoing Peter Thiel's Palantir to IPO within weeks, start trading before election
Bloomberg News reports on Friday that the secretive big-data and surveillance technology firm Palantir is preparing to register an S-1 filing confidentially, and plans to go public in the coming weeks...
12:36 pm GMT - Fri, June 12, 2020
BoingBoing Twitter kills 32,242 propaganda accounts, Russia, China, Turkey 'state-linked information operations'
Russia-linked accounts supported Kremlin infowar campaigns, China bots spread deceptive claims about COVID and Hong Kong politics...
12:30 pm GMT - Fri, June 12, 2020
BoingBoing 'Redneck' comedian rants on NASCAR's Confederate flag ban
Wow, I didn't expect it to go like that. Brent Terhune, I applaud you.It's heritage, not hate. It just so happens that my heritage IS hate. Read the rest ...
12:26 pm GMT - Fri, June 12, 2020
BoingBoing Covid-19 is making New York kinky again
Memo: Wash your hands, and your sex toys.The New York Health department has issued a harm reduction strategy document encouraging city residents to eschew in-person hookups and opt instead for video d...
12:18 pm GMT - Fri, June 12, 2020
BoingBoing Seattle activists have established a 6-block autonomous zone around an abandoned police station
On Friday, June 5, Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan announced a 30-day ban on police using tear gas. By Sunday night, the police had already broken that rule. Come Monday, the Mayorannounced that police wou...
11:00 am GMT - Fri, June 12, 2020
BoingBoing Generative Shan Shui landscape paintings
{Shan, Shui}* is art-generating code that produces traditional Chinese landscape paintings. It's running here and here and each time you load the page, you'll get a new landscape.{Shan, Shui}* is insp...
06:11 am GMT - Fri, June 12, 2020
BoingBoing Distillery accidentally sold gin bottles filled with hand sanitizer
Like many boozemakers, Apollo Bay Distillery in Victoria, Australia pivoted their production from alcoholic beverages to hand sanitizer when COVID-19 hit. Unfortunately though, nine bottles of their S...
05:00 am GMT - Fri, June 12, 2020
BoingBoing Onyx is the home fitness app that knows when youre cheating and isnt afraid to tell you
Fitness apps offer some great routines and points of action for those with the motivation to stick to a program and do it right.However, we know that not every one of those users is feeling that motiv...
02:00 am GMT - Fri, June 12, 2020
BoingBoing Get over 40 hours of software development training for just $40
For those looking to launch a career as a web developer, there are a lot of decisions to make. Which programming languages do you use? Do you have the background you need? How do you turn your skills ...
10:09 pm GMT - Thu, June 11, 2020
BoingBoing Justifiably angry man hacks evil GE refrigerator
An anonymous hero created a website called GE Filtergate. The website describes how his GE refrigerator issued an ominous warning that he had seven days to install a new GE water filter before the ref...
07:00 pm GMT - Thu, June 11, 2020
BoingBoing More than a flashlight, this gadget packs a fully-loaded tool box
Its hard to not get a kick out of space-efficient tools. Compacted into their smallest forms, they often look very simple and unassuming. Yet often once they're unfurled and seen in their full quasi-T...
05:59 pm GMT - Thu, June 11, 2020
BoingBoing Ohio state senator asked if the colored population gets Covid-19 more often because they "do not wash their hands as well as other groups"
At a Senate Health Committee in Columbus, Ohio on Tuesday, state senator Steve Huffman said:My point is I understand African Americans have a higher incidence of chronic conditions and it makes them m...
05:54 pm GMT - Thu, June 11, 2020
BoingBoing Chaos in America, O.J. Simpson framed by cops, and Brad Pitts saggy butt, in this weeks dubious tabloids
Curfews! Troops in the street! Violence!...
05:36 pm GMT - Thu, June 11, 2020
BoingBoing Sculptor creates the world's tiniest chess set, the size of a thumbtack
Turkish sculpture Necati Korkmaz makes tiny works of art, most of which can only be fully appreciated with a magnifying glass. His latest effort is a chess set smaller than a thumbtack. The board is 9...
05:15 pm GMT - Thu, June 11, 2020
BoingBoing Don't trust electoral college tracking maps based on whim and prayer
Today, CNN launched its 2020 electoral college tracking map. It makes the race look very close, despite its own polling showing Biden 14% in the lead. That's because the map isn't based on polls, but ...
04:13 pm GMT - Thu, June 11, 2020
BoingBoing Racist Karen screams at woman exercising in park: 'This is not your home! We do not want you here!'
A racist Karen goes ballistic when she sees a woman exercising on some park stairs in Torrance, California. Part of her long tirade: "This is not just for you! Get the fuck out of this state! Go back ...
03:52 pm GMT - Thu, June 11, 2020
BoingBoing Stormtroopers wearing upside down helmets look silly and happy
Stormtroopers wearing upside down helmets are far less intimidating.Search Google for many more memetastic upside down Stormtrooper helmet gags. (And yes, I realize that the cap of the helmet is still...
03:34 pm GMT - Thu, June 11, 2020
BoingBoing Banksy's brilliant idea to make "everyone happy" after activists pulled down Bristol slave trader statue
In Bristol, England, anti-racism protestors pulled down a bronze statue of slave trader and philanthropist Edward Colston and rolled it into the River Avon. Banksy, who is thought to live in Bristol, ...
03:11 pm GMT - Thu, June 11, 2020
BoingBoing The various Lego computer interfaces
Present & Correct, designer office/stationery online retailer and curator of a wonderful Instagram account, posted this fantastic collection of Lego computers. Quite a few appear to have integrat...
03:06 pm GMT - Thu, June 11, 2020
BoingBoing Star Wars but with tiny lightsabers
"This took an embarassing amount of time to do," writes Yusi-D-Jordan. Read the rest ...
02:41 pm GMT - Thu, June 11, 2020
BoingBoing Cop pulls over, warns black man for driving 65 mph in a 70 mph zone
This video, posted Feb 18, 2020, depicts a black motorist, Ace Perry, being pulled over by a white police officer. The officer says he was suspicious because Perry was traveling 65 mph in a 70 mph zon...
02:30 pm GMT - Thu, June 11, 2020
BoingBoing How every police officer becomes complicit in a terrible system
An anonymous writer on Medium identifying themself only as Officer A. Cab has written an impassioned but scathing piece about the complicity of modern policing. This writer, claiming to be an ex-cop...
02:27 pm GMT - Thu, June 11, 2020
BoingBoing GOP Ohio lawmaker: 'African Americans or the colored population' get coronavirus because they 'do not wash their hands as well as other groups'
In Ohio, a Republican state senator is receiving widespread condemnation today after asking aloud whether African Americans or the colored population (?!??!?!) are disproportionately affected by the c...
02:15 pm GMT - Thu, June 11, 2020
BoingBoing Mnuchin: U.S. won't 'shut down the economy again' even if coronavirus cases surge
Trump's treasury secretary Stephen Mnuchin today said the United States should not, as he puts it, shut down the economy again -- even if there is another surge in coronavirus cases. We cant shut down...
02:04 pm GMT - Thu, June 11, 2020
BoingBoing Tablet with high refresh-rate paperlike display
The video embedded below shows the Hisense Q5, a new tablet that's reportedly coming out in China this week. It has a reflective LCD display, similar to e-ink (in that it looks and feels much more pap...
02:01 pm GMT - Thu, June 11, 2020
BoingBoing U.S general is sorry for posing with Trump in combat uniform after protesters gassed by goons
Oops, he did a bad thing with the President in camouflage.America's top general said that showing up in combat fatigues with impeached President Donald Trump after a violent dispersal of protesters o...
02:01 pm GMT - Thu, June 11, 2020
BoingBoing General Mark Milley sorry for posing with Trump in combat uniform after protesters gassed by goons
"I should not have been there. Milley said his presence created a perception of the military involved in domestic politics. America's top general said that showing up in combat fatigues with impeache...
01:51 pm GMT - Thu, June 11, 2020
BoingBoing Amazon to be hit with antitrust charges in Europe
The European Union is expected to formally file charges against Amazon.com for harvesting data from third-party sellers, and using that information to compete against those sellers on the sales platfo...
01:41 pm GMT - Thu, June 11, 2020
BoingBoing Seattle mayor to Trump: 'Go back to your bunker'
She's good. She's really good.When Donald Trump criticized Seattle's handling of the recent protests for Black Lives Matter and over the death of George Floyd, the mayor of Seattle had a response.Make...
01:20 pm GMT - Thu, June 11, 2020
BoingBoing These emus have apparently discovered dark magic rituals.
I once wrote a children's book (that I never actually published or did anything with) about the origin story of the emu, which I hypothesized as being the offspring of two ostriches who were each so h...
01:16 pm GMT - Thu, June 11, 2020
BoingBoing Everyone on the right slowly turning into a bloated blonde orange
I know it's summer, but this is getting odd. Read the rest ...
01:10 pm GMT - Thu, June 11, 2020
BoingBoing Pentagon to remove Confederate names from military assets within 3 years
Some breaking news on this Thursday morning, as Black Lives Matter protests around the country tear down racist Civil War monuments in cities like Richmond, Virginia.The GOP-led Senate Armed Services ...
01:00 pm GMT - Thu, June 11, 2020
BoingBoing What to do if you think your grandparents are Antifa
In response to Trump's recent mind-boggling tweet accusing an old man who was assaulted by police in Buffalo as being part of an elaborate Antifa sting operation (I hate that I had to even type that s...
12:58 pm GMT - Thu, June 11, 2020
BoingBoing Trump brags of "ANTIFA" being "handled VERY easily by the Guard, D.C. Police, & S.S. "
President thanks "The SS" for violence against citizens...
12:55 pm GMT - Thu, June 11, 2020
BoingBoing Statue of scouting founder and Nazi sympathizer Robert Baden-Powell to be removed
Robert Baden-Powell founded scouting, the worldwide organization cultivating youngsters' abilities and teamwork that's now open to all "without distinction of gender, origin, race or creed". But that ...
12:45 pm GMT - Thu, June 11, 2020
BoingBoing Howard Stern and the Village People both fell for a satire article about the cop from the Village People
The Hard Times is a satire site in the vein of The Onion, but with content focused more on hipsters, punk rock, and video game culture. And it is a national fucking treasure that I will defend until m...
12:31 pm GMT - Thu, June 11, 2020
BoingBoing Annotating JK Rowling's bonkers anti-Trans rant
JK Rowling's retroactive Harry Potter continuity additions have been a continuous source of pop cultural embarrassment. But her repeated allusions to trans-exclusionary radical feminism has been even ...
12:22 pm GMT - Thu, June 11, 2020
BoingBoing Artist turned crossing light into Black Power fist
View this post on Instagram A post shared by Pablo Rochat (@pablo.rochat) on Jun 9, 2020 at 7:39am PDTAmazing what can be made with some gaffers tape, a pair of scissors, and a step ladder. San F...
12:39 am GMT - Thu, June 11, 2020
BoingBoing Three companies stopped advertising on Tucker Carlson's TV show
Popular Information published an article about three companies that publicly stated support for Black Lives Matter but at the same time advertised on dog whistling virtuoso Tucker Carlson's Fox News p...
12:21 am GMT - Thu, June 11, 2020
BoingBoing What if Trump loses but refuses to go? Alarming interview with a law professor
Does anyone think Trump would ever leave the White House of his own accord, no matter what the results of the election? Vox interviewed Amherst College law professor Lawrence Douglas, who wrote a book...
12:06 am GMT - Thu, June 11, 2020
BoingBoing Watch this relaxing walk along Tokyo's Cat Street
I like to walk around Cat Street and its intriguing side streets every time I go to Tokyo. It's full of eclectic little stores and cafes and there are surprises around every corner. Here's a video tha...
11:54 pm GMT - Wed, June 10, 2020
BoingBoing Petition circulates to replace Richmond's Robert E. Lee statue with Oderus Urungus of GWAR
Perfect. A petition is being circulated on Change.org to replace Richmond, VA's Monument Avenue statue of Robert E. Lee with Oderus Urungus (aka the late Dave Brockie) of GWAR.Robert E. Lee is a faile...
11:47 pm GMT - Wed, June 10, 2020
BoingBoing NASCAR banned the Confederate flag, prompting calls for a boycott
NASCAR is an activity in which humans sit in wheeled, self-propelled boxes and hold contests to see who can roll the fastest. Other humans surround the rolling boxes and cheer for their favorite. The ...
09:52 pm GMT - Wed, June 10, 2020
BoingBoing Encode Your Data With Emoji
Ecoji is like Base64 encoding, but it's Base1024 and uses emojis instead of the alphabet. [via @codinghorror] For example:$ echo "Base64 is so 1999, isn't there something better?" | ecoji Read t...
06:06 pm GMT - Wed, June 10, 2020
BoingBoing Fluorescent blacklight comic book
Mtsyry: Octobriana 1976 is a new book from Jim Rugg featuring Octobriana, the Russian superhero star of cult 70s comics which themselves have a strange and confusing history. Rugg's incarnation will b...
03:31 pm GMT - Wed, June 10, 2020
BoingBoing Fauci: US government announced funding of three vaccine trials, on track for scale by end of the year/early 2021
The US government announced funding clinical trials on three COVID-19 vaccine candidates. According to Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, we're still...
03:21 pm GMT - Wed, June 10, 2020
BoingBoing COPS cancelled after 33 seasons
COPS has glorified police since 1989, riding along as officers chase down, interview and arrest people. It crafted a reality-TV aesthetic of shaky cameras, counterfeit danger and harsh lighting, cruel...
03:02 pm GMT - Wed, June 10, 2020
BoingBoing COPS, the Atari arcade videogame from 1994 based on the now-cancelled "reality" TV show
Bad boys, bad boys, whatcha gonna do? In 1994, Atari released COPS, a LaserDisc-based videogame based on the now-cancelled "reality" TV series. Above is rare footage of the gameplay. According to the ...
02:59 pm GMT - Wed, June 10, 2020
BoingBoing Creator of the Punisher is organizing a Black Lives Matter benefit to reclaim the skull symbol from police
Writer Gerry Conway has been vocal for years about the misappropriation of the Punisher, a vigilante murderer superhero he created in 1974 when he wroteAmazing Spider-Man #129:It's disturbing whenever...
02:58 pm GMT - Wed, June 10, 2020
BoingBoing Psychology of a killer
Chris Watts killed his pregnant wife and two young children and buried them in a tank. This mini-documentary by Jim Can't Swim (patreon) takes us through the bodycam footage of a cop called to his hou...
02:40 pm GMT - Wed, June 10, 2020
BoingBoing The ACLU analyzed the number of police in schools compared to social workers, and the results are staggering
In March of 2019 about a year after the Parkland shooting at Marjory Stoneham Douglas High School the ACLU released a report titled "Cops and No Counselors: How the Lack of School Mental Health Staf...
02:39 pm GMT - Wed, June 10, 2020
BoingBoing After MLK's assassination, this schoolteacher conducted a legendary social experiment to teach kids about racism
On April 5, 1968, the day after Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination, Riceville, Iowa schoolteacher Jane Elliott ran an incredible social experiment in her third grade classroom. Her "Blue Eyes/Brow...
02:20 pm GMT - Wed, June 10, 2020
BoingBoing Fed-up cobbler fashions extra-long social-distancing shoes
Romanian Cobbler Grigore Lup noticed that people weren't following the rules of social distancing at his local market, so he decided to make long-nosed shoes as a response. His Euro size 75 shoes are ...
02:19 pm GMT - Wed, June 10, 2020
BoingBoing How do you count more than 60,000 sea turtles?
More than 64,000 endangered sea turtles are gathered in the world's largest nesting area near Raine Island, Australia, but who's counting? The Great Barrier Reef Foundation, that's who. Their research...
02:14 pm GMT - Wed, June 10, 2020
BoingBoing Ohio protestor dies after being tear-gassed by police
Sarah Grossman, 22, died after being tear-gassed by police in Columbus, Ohio, reports the Dayton Daily News. Two days passed between her exposure to the gas and pepper spray and her death, but both fa...
01:59 pm GMT - Wed, June 10, 2020
BoingBoing The Pentagon developed a plan to stop a potential Gen Z rebellion in the 2020s.
FromThe Intercept:Documents obtained by The Intercept via the Freedom of Information Act reveal that a Pentagon war game, called the 2018 Joint Land, Air and Sea Strategic Special Program, or JLASS, o...
01:53 pm GMT - Wed, June 10, 2020
BoingBoing Funny (and true) PSA about helping kids understand that porn isn't reality
"Many young Kiwis are using porn to learn about sex."The New Zealand Government released this PSA as part of their "Keep it Real Online" campaign. Read the rest ...
01:42 pm GMT - Wed, June 10, 2020
BoingBoing In crazy tweet, Donald Trump claims police spied on him
Yes, it's that time again, the time when we ask: What hot garbage did impeached president Donald Trump spew on Twitter this morning.Well, children, this is what the man said:For the first time in hist...
01:40 pm GMT - Wed, June 10, 2020
BoingBoing The first known baby koala since the Australian wildfires has been born in a zoo
View this post on Instagram Our very first koala of the season has popped out of Mums pouch to say hello! Keepers have decided to name her Ash! Ash is the first koala born at the park since the t...
01:37 pm GMT - Wed, June 10, 2020
BoingBoing China censors Weibo for 'interfering with online communication orders, disseminating illegal information'
Starting on Wednesday afternoon, the trending list on the popular Chinese social media app Weibo will be banned for one week, the Cyberspace Administration of Beijing said, for interfering with online...
01:23 pm GMT - Wed, June 10, 2020
BoingBoing Columbus statue trips, falls into lake
A statue of Christopher Columbus, the slaver, pimp and arriviste who first colonized the Americas, fell and tripped into a Virginia lake last night. Another was beheaded in Boston.A Christopher Columb...
01:10 pm GMT - Wed, June 10, 2020
BoingBoing 'Gone with the Wind' gone from HBO Max
The streaming service HBO Max has removed the Civil War racist fantasy film Gone with the Wind from its service.A spokesperson for HBO Max told CNN the film is "a product of its time and depicts some ...
12:57 pm GMT - Wed, June 10, 2020
BoingBoing Grandpa gets a little too carried away with the VR headset
Man, 81, goes on rampage with HTC Vive VR headset...
12:52 pm GMT - Wed, June 10, 2020
BoingBoing This work-from-home team surprises each day with crazy costumes
My work team has been one-upping each other every day during our quarantine meetings with homemade costumes, says IMGURian @squirrld1. Here's some of my favorites.This is seriously epic. Go look at th...
12:43 pm GMT - Wed, June 10, 2020
BoingBoing Upload a photo of anyone to this site to find more images around the internet of that person
Well, this isn't creepy at all. Facial recognition search.A facial recognition website based in Poland claims to offer a service in which you can upload a picture of anyone to the site, and it finds m...
02:00 am GMT - Wed, June 10, 2020
BoingBoing This pocket-sized projector can amplify your phone video up to 10 feet across
Not too long ago, projectors were those rickety old reel-to-reel devices that projected actual film. Now, projectors are as high tech as they come, and portable units are not only capable of serving a...
09:26 pm GMT - Tue, June 9, 2020
BoingBoing Trump's cowardly fence becomes a powerful message board for protestors
In early June, about a week after George Floyd was murdered by police in Minneapolis followed by the Trump administration gassing and shooting at peaceful protesters Trump scuttled into a bunker to ...
08:00 pm GMT - Tue, June 9, 2020
BoingBoing Planning a road trip? Don't hit the road without this luggage carrier
After spending months cooped up in the house and with the weather heating up, chances are you've already envisioned and planned your next road trip getaway for once the world opens back up.Of course, ...
07:30 pm GMT - Tue, June 9, 2020
BoingBoing This true crime podcast is actually a cool modern adaptation of Lovecraft
Last January, the BBC released the first episode of a true-crime style podcast calledThe Case of Charles Dexter Ward. Created by Julian Simpson, this story took aSerial-esque approach to a locked room...
06:48 pm GMT - Tue, June 9, 2020
BoingBoing Babynames lists victims of lynchings and police violence
A striking message from babynames.com today: "Each one of these names was somebody's baby." Read the rest ...
06:30 pm GMT - Tue, June 9, 2020
BoingBoing Watch a bunch of 5th graders sing a Minor Threat song
Every year, the 5th graders at Wirtz Elementary School in Paramount, California get to have a big jam session concert with real musicians. It's the brainchild of teacher Eric Caruso, who recognized th...
06:07 pm GMT - Tue, June 9, 2020
BoingBoing This broadbeam LED headlamp illuminates a wide area around you
I have a couple of different headlamps and this broadbeam LED headlamp, which uses a strip of 20 LEDs is my first choice for doing any kind of work in dark places. It lights a wide area and is very br...
05:42 pm GMT - Tue, June 9, 2020
BoingBoing Cops slash dozens of car tires, then lie about why they did it
Minnesota State Troopers and deputies from the Anoka County Sheriffs Office thought it was a good idea to slash tires of unoccupied parked cars during a protest in Minneapolis. Minnesota Department of...
05:22 pm GMT - Tue, June 9, 2020
BoingBoing Voice actor pranks scammer by pretending to be voice mail
Im a voice actor, messing with Scammers again! from r/funnyIRLRosie is a YouTuber who pranks telescammers by using different voices. She's really good! Read the rest ...
05:21 pm GMT - Tue, June 9, 2020
BoingBoing New Studio Ghibli film coming this year from Hayao Miyazaki and son Goro Miyazaki
Later this year, Studio Ghibli will release Aya to Majo (Aya and the Witch"), a new feature film from Hayao Miyazaki. The animation auteur's son Goro Miyazaki directed the film, the first 3D-CG effort...
05:05 pm GMT - Tue, June 9, 2020
BoingBoing 'I Have Waited for a Revolution My Entire Life' Keke Palmer
Actor and activist Keke Palmer, who we saw in a video from recent protests that went viral, has an amazing guest column in Variety today: I Have Waited for a Revolution My Entire Life.In the video, we...
05:01 pm GMT - Tue, June 9, 2020
BoingBoing Man threatens to shoot out tires of Amazon delivery truck for trespassing, but there's a surprise ending
Old man threatens a delivery man for trespassing, and promptly discovers that he is trespassing himself. from r/instantkarmaHere's an old guy being mean to an Amazon delivery person, but then a boss-l...
04:53 pm GMT - Tue, June 9, 2020
BoingBoing FCC demands record $225 million fine for this huge robocall campaign
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) today voted unanimously to propose a $225 million fine against Texas-based health insurance telemarketers blamed for making 1 billion illegally spoofed robo...
04:48 pm GMT - Tue, June 9, 2020
BoingBoing Sarah Cooper lip syncs Trump talking about lobsters
How to lobster pic.twitter.com/PZTlomCi5T— Sarah Cooper (@sarahcpr) June 9, 2020Noted crustacean expert D. Trump, Ph.D., discusses lobsters, free trade, and car tariffs. Another piece of brillia...
04:47 pm GMT - Tue, June 9, 2020
BoingBoing Hacking firm in India spied on 10K email accounts over 7 years: Report
One of the largest spy-for-hire operations ever exposedAn Indian cyber firm that few people have ever heard of, BellTroX InfoTech Services, is reported to have been serving as an international hackin...
04:30 pm GMT - Tue, June 9, 2020
BoingBoing Duncan Jones is raising money for a great looking graphic novel follow-up to "Moon"
Director/writer Duncan Jones whom you may know from his hyper-focused, small cast sci-fi films like Moon and Source Code, or the larger-scale Warcraft film that I admittedly never saw has a new proj...
04:30 pm GMT - Tue, June 9, 2020
BoingBoing World's greatest escape from police pursuit
This is better than The Fugitive pic.twitter.com/wE3kR0TyO3— P.S.Burton (@PSBurton) June 8, 2020A police officer chases a man on foot. The man starts running down a pier, which seems like a bad...
03:55 pm GMT - Tue, June 9, 2020
BoingBoing Elmer Fudd's gun gone in new Looney Tunes Cartoons
In the new Looney Tunes Cartoons series on HBO Max, Elmer Fudd no longer carries his signature rifle.Were not doing guns, [series executive producer and showrunner Peter] Browngardt said in the New Yo...
03:30 pm GMT - Tue, June 9, 2020
BoingBoing Number-crunching the New York Times' bestseller list is not a good look for diversity
"New York Times Best-selling author" is a one of those highly treasured accolades to which most writers aspire. It's the kind of recognition that can make or break a writer's career even though the n...
03:29 pm GMT - Tue, June 9, 2020
BoingBoing Don't be a "Yuck Mouth"
ABC offered a number of interesting messages under the guise of 'The Bod Squad.' Read the rest ...
03:17 pm GMT - Tue, June 9, 2020
BoingBoing A Dr. Seuss Protest: 1st Am's a Sham, BLM-I-am
Tom the Dancing Bug, IN WHICH the Seussian BLM-I-am wonders if he can protest here or there or anywhere...
03:09 pm GMT - Tue, June 9, 2020
BoingBoing That time Davy Crockett met Bigfoot
Legendary American explorer, soldier, and folk hero Davy Crockett (1786-1836) may be known as the "King of the Wild Frontier," but we all know that title actually belongs to Bigfoot. I hadn't realized...
03:01 pm GMT - Tue, June 9, 2020
BoingBoing Police union leader invites bad cops to work in Florida
Are you a cop so bad you managed to actually get disciplined or charged with crimes for your behavior? Florida needs you! The Brevard County Fraternal Order of Police called on such officers to head s...
02:48 pm GMT - Tue, June 9, 2020
BoingBoing Scientists generate electricity from shadows
In most approaches to convert light into electricity, shadows are a bummer. Now though, researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) devised a shadow-effect energy generator (SEG) that ...
02:36 pm GMT - Tue, June 9, 2020
BoingBoing Wonder Woman says "Don't chew on things!"
"Pass this tip on your friends too."(via r/ObscureMedia) Read the rest ...
02:22 pm GMT - Tue, June 9, 2020
BoingBoing Miss Hitler hopeful jailed
Alice Cutter was a hopeful contestant in the Miss Hitler beauty pageant, but will be unable to compete again soon because she's been jailed as a member of the right-wing terrorist group National Actio...
02:15 pm GMT - Tue, June 9, 2020
BoingBoing Watch the full Sesame Street special on white privilege and racism
Can you tell me how to get, how to get to a more equitable society where unconscious biases don't play such an overwhelming role in structural inequalities and police brutality? For shorter clips an...
02:00 pm GMT - Tue, June 9, 2020
BoingBoing Behold, Massospora! The Insect Pandemic That Turns Cicadas Into Uncontrollable Sex Addicts
Spoken Word with Electronics is an audio series delivering to you a two side recording of unusual stories paired with vintage modular electronic soundsHi, everyone, welcome back to the show. This week...
02:00 pm GMT - Tue, June 9, 2020
BoingBoing Skin tight, with bite: lion-mauled jeans
Covid-19 takes no prisoners, andNorth Safari Sapporo in Japans northernmost prefecture is no exception. Scott Wilson reported for SoraNews 24 that mandatory shutdowns have forced the animal park to ge...
02:00 pm GMT - Tue, June 9, 2020
BoingBoing British Tea brands tell off Twitter racists
On Twitter, top UK tea brand Yorkshire Tea told a racist to get lost. The racist said they would henceforth drink PG Tips instead. The account of PG Tips waded in to tell them to get lost too. Please ...
01:45 pm GMT - Tue, June 9, 2020
BoingBoing In Portlandia, police confiscated chickpeas and White Claw
On Friday night, New York Police Commissioner Shea tweeted a photo of a bunch of bicycle repair gear and other commonly handy devices that had been confiscated from protestors, which he referred to as...
01:35 pm GMT - Tue, June 9, 2020
BoingBoing WATCH: 'Bill & Ted Face the Music' first official trailer starring Keanu Reeves, Alex Winter
Coming this summer.Whoa. The wait is finally over, dudes! Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter star in the first official trailer for Bill & Ted Face the Music, and the tease couldn't come at a more per...
01:31 pm GMT - Tue, June 9, 2020
BoingBoing Military police un-ironically re-stage the Boston Massacre during anti-police protests
On March 5, 1770, militarized law enforcement officers committed a heinous act of state-sponsored violence in front of the Old Boston State House, shooting and murdering an innocent black man named Cr...
01:30 pm GMT - Tue, June 9, 2020
BoingBoing AI-generated English words
The English language being short of words, Thomas Dimson created an AI-powered word generator. This word does not existnephromatosisan infectious bacterial infection of the lymphatic system in primary...
01:20 pm GMT - Tue, June 9, 2020
BoingBoing Watch this baby laugh while eating an ice cream cone for the first time
Pure happiness. I never get tired of "babies experiencing the weirdness of ice cream" videos.Pure happinessHere are more babies eating ice cream videos to wholesome up your day. Read the rest ...
01:11 pm GMT - Tue, June 9, 2020
BoingBoing Dog has a funny greeting for her humans when they come home
The greeting we get every time we come home!!!!This dog's name is Teasel. She loves her humans. She greets the humans by presenting them with their own shoes.Says IMGURian @TomD97,So here we have teas...
01:00 pm GMT - Tue, June 9, 2020
BoingBoing This app puts a hi-tech spin on practicing with sheet music
Whether youre dedicated to practicing with an instrument or just want to learn to play for the first time, diving into music can be daunting. One of the steepest learning curves for budding musicians ...
12:41 pm GMT - Tue, June 9, 2020
BoingBoing Google Maps will show COVID-19 travel alerts, crowdedness predictions
New transit alerts show you when your trip is likely to be affected by COVID-19 restrictions Safely avoid crowds on public transit In our latest release of Google Maps on Android and iOS, were introd...
12:32 pm GMT - Tue, June 9, 2020
BoingBoing IBM to exit facial recognition business, opposes use of AI technology for mass surveillance
In a letter to members of Congress, IBM says it will abandon the general-purpose facial recognition business, and that the company opposes the use of facial recognition for mass surveillance.In the l...
02:00 am GMT - Tue, June 9, 2020
BoingBoing Train your brain to solve problems & make better decisions with these courses
Sometimes the smartest person in the room isnt necessarily the smartest person in the room. Oh sure, the world is full of experts or even geniuses who revolutionize whole industries or schools of thou...
11:25 pm GMT - Mon, June 8, 2020
BoingBoing Watch lightning hit the Washington Monument
On Thursday night, punctuating the uprising against racial injustice, lightning struck the Washington Monument. A separate lightning strike near the White House that evening severely injured two soldi...
08:00 pm GMT - Mon, June 8, 2020
BoingBoing Learn how to make your own games with the Unreal Engine for only $40
Game engines arent just the lifeblood of the video game industry. They may soon be the lifeblood of Hollywood.Since emerging in the late 90s, the Unreal game engine has quickly become one of the world...
03:08 pm GMT - Mon, June 8, 2020
BoingBoing Someone found the $1 million treasure chest in the Rocky Mountains
A decade ago, Santa Fe author and antiques dealer Forrest Fenn, 89, hid a treasure chest containing $1 million in gold, diamonds, rubies, and emeralds somewhere in the Rocky Mountains. A poem in Fenn'...
02:39 pm GMT - Mon, June 8, 2020
BoingBoing This is Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s "symphony of social justice"
In 1963, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. wrote his iconic "Letter from the Birmingham Jail," a profoundly important message that King's adviser and friend Dr. Clarence B. Jones called a "symphony of social...
02:30 pm GMT - Mon, June 8, 2020
BoingBoing Restoring a 1965 "Flymo" hovering lawn mower
I've said it before and I'll say it again -- restoration videos are a balm these days -- at least for me (and I assume other weirdos like me). There is something particularly wholesome and hopeful abo...
02:00 pm GMT - Mon, June 8, 2020
BoingBoing Nebraska woman is suing every gay person in America
Alissa Skelton reports in the Omaha World Herald that a Nebraska woman, Sylvia Driskell, 66, who claims to be an ambassador for God and his son, Jesus Christ, has filed a lawsuit against all homosexua...
01:57 pm GMT - Mon, June 8, 2020
BoingBoing New York Times opinion editor out
Opinion Editor James Bennet is out at the New York Times, resigning after the backlash to Tom Cotton's column calling for a military crackdown on Americans protesting police brutality.Mr. Bennets swif...
01:33 pm GMT - Mon, June 8, 2020
BoingBoing Biden leads Trump 14 points in new poll, but we've been here before
Biden soars to 55%-41% in the latest CNN poll of voters, with Trump's approval rating falling and less than a third of respondents approving of his handling of the George Floyd killing and subsequent ...
01:20 pm GMT - Mon, June 8, 2020
BoingBoing U.S. prosecutors demand to interview Prince Andrew over Epstein ties
Prosecutors in the U.S. have demanded an interview with Prince Andrew, pal of dead billionaire pedophile Jeffrey Epstein. Andrew, himself accused of raping one of the then-girls Epstein trafficked, ha...
01:15 pm GMT - Mon, June 8, 2020
BoingBoing Randy Rainbow's "Bunker Boy" pokes fun at Trump hiding out
Randy Rainbow is burning Don down in "The Bunker Boy," his latest song parody!YT Commenter:Trump: holds up a bible in front of protestorsRandy: He acts like he knows how to read.GO RAINBOW!!!screengra...
01:00 pm GMT - Mon, June 8, 2020
BoingBoing Dont want to spend hundreds on AirPods? These buds are a solid alternative
Apple AirPods have become the default earbuds beloved by millions. Unfortunately, they also cost $159, so its no surprise that since they were first introduced in 2016, companies have battled to produ...
01:00 pm GMT - Mon, June 8, 2020
BoingBoing MAD Magazine legend Al Jaffee retires at age 99
Best known for his "Snappy Answers to Stupid Questions" and the ever-ubiquitous MAD Fold-In, cartoonist Al Jaffee has retired today at the age of 99, making him the longest working cartoonist in histo...
12:56 pm GMT - Mon, June 8, 2020
BoingBoing Group of quarantined musicians do a spot-on cover of Fagen's "New Frontier"
A few months ago, I posted the video for Donald Fagen's 1992 now-classic track, "New Frontier." At the time, I said that I couldn't get this tune out of my head. It hasn't left.Here is a group of quar...
12:26 pm GMT - Mon, June 8, 2020
BoingBoing John Oliver on police brutality
A half-hour special episode on how police in America respond to protests against police brutality: with greater brutality, armed for war.As nationwide protests over the deaths of George Floyd and Breo...
02:00 am GMT - Mon, June 8, 2020
BoingBoing Learn how to utilize Instagram to its fullest with these expert led classes
Instagram isnt just for tweens and foodies. In fact, the image-heavy platform not only wants to mint new Instagram influencers it also wants to make them rich.In the last few weeks, the company annou...
08:00 pm GMT - Sun, June 7, 2020
BoingBoing Bring images and characters to life with this cartoon animation software
Theres a case to be made that animation might be the most labor-intensive storytelling method out there. For every second of finished film, animators have to create 12 different moving character image...
01:00 pm GMT - Sun, June 7, 2020
BoingBoing This is your chance get in on 38 of this weeks absolute best deals
Look, with everything going on right now, there's a good chance you might have missed some of the cool products offered up over the past few days, all at healthy savings off their original price.Wed f...
02:00 am GMT - Sun, June 7, 2020
BoingBoing Youll master Microsoft Excel and Power BI with this intensive training package
When you think of the single program that seems to absolutely epitomize business in all its forms, you probably think of Microsoft Excel. Its been around for three decades, its the cornerstone of the ...
08:00 pm GMT - Sat, June 6, 2020
BoingBoing Save over 30% on these truly wireless custom moldable earbuds
Youd think the biggest complaint that can be leveled about a pair of earbuds is that they just dont sound all that great. Granted, there are plenty of cut-rate headphones that fall under that category...
02:21 pm GMT - Sat, June 6, 2020
BoingBoing Incel blows off own hands trying to make anti-cheerleader bomb, still a wanker
Cole Carini, a 23-year-old Virginia man who turned up at hospital missing his hands and peppered with shrapnel, claims he was hurt in a lawnmower accident. the FBI, however, says he's a misogynist who...
02:05 pm GMT - Sat, June 6, 2020
BoingBoing Engineering screwup turns Golden Gate Bridge into creepy wind siren
After work on the Golden Gate Bridge's sidewalks to bolster their wind resistance, nearby residents of San Francisco are complaining that the 1.7 mile-long structure makes a creepy droning noise when ...
01:15 pm GMT - Sat, June 6, 2020
BoingBoing Indie game bundle for Racial Justice and Equality comes with more than 740 titles
Itch.io today announced the Bundle for Racial Justice and Equality, a collection of 744 games worth $3,400. You can download and experience the lot for a minimum donation of $5.We live in a time of ra...
01:03 pm GMT - Sat, June 6, 2020
BoingBoing Fox News graphic: police killing and beating black people is good for the stock market
This was on Fox News, as reported by a number of reporters and viewers: a chart showing upticks in the S&P 500 stock index after killings of black people and the acquittal of the police offers fi...
01:00 pm GMT - Sat, June 6, 2020
BoingBoing Heres your Fathers Day Gift Guide...so you better choose wisely
Fathers Day is June 21st, otherwise known as the roughest shopping day of the year. Dont get us wrong, Dad deserves an awesome gift for all the great things he gave you. But lets be honest buying for...
02:00 am GMT - Sat, June 6, 2020
BoingBoing Get over 65 hours of Big Data and Machine Learning training for less than $40
Even in horrible economic times, a few simple rules hold unshakably true. And one of those rules is that if you possess an in-demand skill, youll always find work and often, at a top market salary, t...
11:08 pm GMT - Fri, June 5, 2020
BoingBoing Roger Goodell admits NFL was wrong for banning NFL players' kneeling protests of anti-Black police brutality
We, the National Football League, believe Black Lives Matter....
10:59 pm GMT - Fri, June 5, 2020
BoingBoing Amazon's Jeff Bezos proclaims support for Black Lives Matter
This is sure an interesting Friday, with Reddit and Facebook and now Amazon CEOs and founders speaking about Black Lives Matter and the protests surrounding the police killing of George Floyd.I got th...
10:42 pm GMT - Fri, June 5, 2020
BoingBoing Roger Stone proclaims support for Britney Spears in this weird new video
Roger Stone was convicted of witness intimidation and lying to Congress....
10:32 pm GMT - Fri, June 5, 2020
BoingBoing 'NO KNEELING!' Donald Trump, who couldn't kneel if he tried
Yes, we regret to inform you that Large Adult President Donald Trump said something stupid again on the Twitters.Tweeted the impeached Donald:...We should be standing up straight and tall, ideally wit...
10:21 pm GMT - Fri, June 5, 2020
BoingBoing 'Black lives matter' Mark Zuckerberg, who says Facebook may change policy on state violence, voter suppression
"Black lives matter," said Mark Zuckerberg today."We're building a voter hub to double down on our previous get-out-the-vote efforts, wrote the Facebook founder and CEO in a lengthy blog post on Frid...
10:05 pm GMT - Fri, June 5, 2020
BoingBoing Reddit to honor Ohanian's request to appoint Black director, and address anti-Black hate
Founder to leave Reddit, saying resignation can be act of leadership Reddit promises to update content moderation policies to explicitly address hate within weeksEarlier today, we told you that Reddi...
08:21 pm GMT - Fri, June 5, 2020
BoingBoing Talking The Rough Pearl with Xeric Award-winning Canadian cartoonist Kevin Mutch
This interview presents a conversation with Xeric Award-winning Canadian cartoonist Kevin Mutch about The Rough Pearl (Fantagraphics, 2020), his new graphic novel which addresses issues surrounding th...
08:00 pm GMT - Fri, June 5, 2020
BoingBoing Sugru is the duct tape of the 21st century you can mold it to fix...well, almost anything
We live in a disposable era. If you cant fix a broken item with a wrap of duct tape, theres a very strong likelihood that its next destination is the trashcan. However, that probably leads to a trigge...
07:36 pm GMT - Fri, June 5, 2020
BoingBoing Drain Weasel: a solution for hair-clogged sinks
I live in a house with three other people, who have long hair. A lot of it ends up going down the bathroom sink and clogging the drain.I used to use Zip-It drain cleaners, but I recently tried a Drain...
06:07 pm GMT - Fri, June 5, 2020
BoingBoing Mail this pointed postcard to the racists in your life
Need to send a message loud and clear to the racist(s) in your life? Maybe that outspoken uncle who makes everyone cringe? Or perhaps your least favorite politician? Well, my friend and letterpress ar...
05:56 pm GMT - Fri, June 5, 2020
BoingBoing Psychedelic pharmaceutical company asks FDA for permission to conduct LSD therapy
A psychedelic pharmaceutical company is asking the FDA to allow it to run a commercial LSD trial to treat people with anxiety, reports Vice. MindMed's CEO is hopeful that his company will get permissi...
05:34 pm GMT - Fri, June 5, 2020
BoingBoing Man who aimed bow and arrow at Salt Lake City protesters charged with three felonies
Brandon E. McCormick says he brought a hunting bow and a large knife to a Salt Lake City protest because he wanted to protect the police. Instead of protecting cops, he was beaten by protestors when h...
05:28 pm GMT - Fri, June 5, 2020
BoingBoing Video: It's as if Elvis Costello wrote this new song last week instead of four months ago
This video for Elvis Costello's new song, No Flag, is like a blast from the 1980s, and yet it's also tailor made for 2020.From Rolling Stone:Although he recorded the track in February, according to a ...
05:07 pm GMT - Fri, June 5, 2020
BoingBoing Your chances of having severe Covid-19 might be linked to your blood type, study finds
Why is it that, according to WHO, 80% of the population have mild or no symptoms from Covid-19, while another 15% are so severe they need oxygen, and the last 5% require ventilators? Scientists think ...
05:06 pm GMT - Fri, June 5, 2020
BoingBoing Enjoy some old-timey, ragtimey music from The Vaudevillian
From Hamilton, Ontario, it's The Vaudevillian, an old-timey ragtimey troupe! Below, a clip from last week with the band now as a duo. They say that "as well as performing at festivals and theaters aro...
05:05 pm GMT - Fri, June 5, 2020
BoingBoing Machine learning app turns face sketches into realististic photos
University researchers from Hong Kong and China created an application called DeepFaceDrawing that "allows users with little training in drawing to produce high-quality images from rough or even incom...
04:59 pm GMT - Fri, June 5, 2020
BoingBoing Alexis Ohanian exits Reddit board, says fill his seat with Black candidate, pledges $1M to Kaepernick's Know Your Rights Camp
I will use future gains on my Reddit stock to serve the black community, chiefly to curb racial hate...
04:51 pm GMT - Fri, June 5, 2020
BoingBoing Trump imagines reaction by George Floyd (who is dead) to jobs numbers: 'This is a great day for him, its a great day for everybody'
Hopefully George is looking down right now and saying this is a great thing thats happening for our country....
04:48 pm GMT - Fri, June 5, 2020
BoingBoing Facebook makes 'Boogaloo' groups advocating US civil war harder to find, after arrest of participants plotting violence
At least two of the three men charged this week with plotting violence at a Las Vegas anti-racism protest participated in Boogaloo groups on Facebook, an FBI criminal complaint says. In response, Face...
04:48 pm GMT - Fri, June 5, 2020
BoingBoing Kubrick wanted a clear monolith for 2001: A Space Odyssey
Director Stanley Kubrick wanted a transparent monolith for 2001: A Space Odyssey. He asked a UK plastics company to cast one from clear acrylic, but he didn't like the way it looked in a screen test. ...
04:29 pm GMT - Fri, June 5, 2020
BoingBoing Buffalo Bills quarterback says he's sorry for saying "only elite white people" should have guns
Buffalo Bills quarterback Jake Fromm says he now regrets expressing his belief on social media that guns should be "very expensive so only elite white people can get them."He tweeted the apology to hi...
04:21 pm GMT - Fri, June 5, 2020
BoingBoing Watch: Man on bike attacks a group of activists, including a young girl
A man on a bike accosts a group of activists who are putting up flyers asking for justice for George Floyd. He grabs a young girl's arm and takes something out of her hand. She has nothing, do not tou...
03:51 pm GMT - Fri, June 5, 2020
BoingBoing Oblivious man walks out of 75-day silent retreat and tweets 'Did I miss anything?'
In mid-March, 33-year-old Daniel Thorson checked himself into a silent Buddhist meditation retreat in a remote part of Vermont. On May 23, two-and-a-half months later, he left the retreat and tweeted,...
03:13 pm GMT - Fri, June 5, 2020
BoingBoing Real Tested CBD Brand Spotlight CBDfx
Boing Boing welcomes Real Tested CBD as a sponsor!We at Real Tested CBD are continually striving to bring you information about the best CBD brands and their respective products available in the marke...
02:35 pm GMT - Fri, June 5, 2020
BoingBoing Walmart takes guns off shop floor
Walmart is removing guns from shop floors, according to Fox News and CNN. The move was prompted by nationwide protests over the killing of an unarmed black man, George Floyd, by cops in Minneapolis.Th...
02:28 pm GMT - Fri, June 5, 2020
BoingBoing Fashion designer's robotic "Proximity Dress" automatically poofs out for physical distancing from the wearer
Experimental fashion designer Anouk Wipprechtmost famous for her Robotic Spider Dress from a few years agohas now created the Proximity Dress to help with physical distancing during the pandemic. The ...
01:03 pm GMT - Fri, June 5, 2020
BoingBoing If you see the police, start recording
T.C. Sottek writes that this week's protests, marked by soaring levels of police violence against demonstrators, show that we have a responsibility to record them when we can. Last night's horrific at...
01:00 pm GMT - Fri, June 5, 2020
BoingBoing Got a quick fix sewing job that needs to be taken care of? This handheld sewer gets it done in minutes
Right tool for the right job. You probably heard a parent or grandparent say it at least once at some point. And its true in so many cases.If you spot a small tear in your living room curtains or near...
12:34 pm GMT - Fri, June 5, 2020
BoingBoing "Law Enforcement" seizes hundreds of coronavirus masks to prevent use by protestors
The Huffington Post reports that law enforcement has siezed hundreds of coronavirus masks to prevent protestors from wearing them in public.The U.S. Postal Service tracking numbers for the packages in...
12:12 pm GMT - Fri, June 5, 2020
BoingBoing Elderly man shoved to ground by Buffalo cops in horrific footage
Two officers from Buffalo police department were suspended late Thursday after footage of them shoving an elderly man spread on social media. The man, who was unarmed and clearly unthreatening to the ...
12:03 pm GMT - Fri, June 5, 2020
BoingBoing Oakland's past-curfew protest turns into a massive dance party
On Wednesday during a "Justice for George Floyd" protest, a late-night dance party broke out in downtown Oakland. Thousands of masked people took to the streets in this peaceful past-curfew street fte...
11:59 am GMT - Fri, June 5, 2020
BoingBoing Unusual dongle adapts life to death
This dongle allegedly converts "household" -- i.e. 110v AC power -- to 3.5mm. It's misdescribed and is for photographic use (if it were intended to be jammed in the mains, the prongs would have holes)...
02:45 am GMT - Fri, June 5, 2020
BoingBoing Arcadia could help you save on your monthly power bill, while doing good for the planet
The world is holding its collective breath. As states begin cautiously reopening, no one is sure exactly what to expect. But one thing is clear: most Americans are worried about their bank accounts.By...
10:30 pm GMT - Thu, June 4, 2020
BoingBoing Learn how you can effectively sell your stuff on eBay with this blueprint guide
Over 25 years, eBay has carved out its space as the commerce hub of choice online. With 182 million users worldwide, that works out to about 35 percent of all US mobile users who shop those eBay store...
09:55 pm GMT - Thu, June 4, 2020
BoingBoing Wearable robotic "third arm" can punch through a wall
Universit de Sherbrooke engineers demonstrated a wearable robotic third arm that weighs about the same as a human arm. According to Evan Ackerman writing in IEEE Spectrum, waist-worn hydraulic limb "i...
08:25 pm GMT - Thu, June 4, 2020
BoingBoing Watch this time-lapse video of a wounded finger healing
Time heals all wounds? Marvel at this 33-day time-lapse of a wound healing. The human body is magic.(Thanks, Harlow Sparks-Pescovitz!) Read the rest ...
07:48 pm GMT - Thu, June 4, 2020
BoingBoing Smoke N' Scan - guy gets stoned and livestreams police scanners and video feeds
Lars says: "Have a look at this guy's youtube feed. He's often live in the evenings. It's an "only in the internet age" kind of thing. He streams video of chases, unrest, whatever, feeds audio from po...
06:44 pm GMT - Thu, June 4, 2020
BoingBoing Trump lied about 2018 Mattis resignation, former Chief of Staff John Kelly says
Donald Trump's former Chief of Staff John Kelly today confirmed that Trump was lying when he said he demanded the resignation of former defense secretary Jim Mattis.Said Kelly:The president did not fi...
06:35 pm GMT - Thu, June 4, 2020
BoingBoing 'It sickened me', says fmr Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman Mike Mullen on Trump's church gassing stunt
Former Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff Mike Mullen said today in an interview with ABC News anchor Martha Raddatz, "We are at an inflection point, and the events of the past few weeks have made it i...
06:25 pm GMT - Thu, June 4, 2020
BoingBoing Elon Musk calls for breakup of Amazon, because 'monopolies are wrong'
On Twitter today, Tesla and SpaceX founder and CEO Elon Musk called for the federal breakup of Amazon.Okay. Noted.Musk's reply is in this thread by a guy who is mad that Amazon won't let him self-publ...
06:22 pm GMT - Thu, June 4, 2020
BoingBoing Watch this cat enjoy some dank catnip
My Nanny sewed catnip into a toy bunny for my cat and she absolutely loves it, says IMGURian @kittydetonator.My Nanny sewed catnip into a toy bunny for my cat and she absolutely loves it Read the rest...
06:11 pm GMT - Thu, June 4, 2020
BoingBoing Autopsy shows George Floyd tested positive for COVID-19 in April
An autopsy of George Floyd, who was killed by police officers in Minneapolis, shows that he'd tested positive for COVID-19 in April, and had recovered -- only to have his life cut short by those who v...
06:03 pm GMT - Thu, June 4, 2020
BoingBoing YouTuber Jake Paul charged with criminal trespassing and unlawful assembly for being in mall while looters looted
YouTuber Jake Paul (whose brother Logan Paul we've written about many times before, don't miss the rat-tazing incident) has been arrested for being present on camera with looters in an Arizona shoppin...
05:57 pm GMT - Thu, June 4, 2020
BoingBoing Man tells Australian Prime Minister to get off his lawn
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison kindly obliged to a homeowner's request to keep off his grass during a press conference. The man, who had just reseeded his lawn, gave the PM a thumbs up, and ...
05:50 pm GMT - Thu, June 4, 2020
BoingBoing "Explaining the Pandemic to my Past Self," Part 2
First, watch part one, in which Julie Nolke travels back in time from April to the pre-pandemic era and freaks out her earlier self. Then, watch this video on which today's Julie Nolke travels back in...
05:49 pm GMT - Thu, June 4, 2020
BoingBoing Google says China- and Iran-backed hackers hit Biden and Trump campaigns
Google official says no sign of compromise of either campaign...
05:46 pm GMT - Thu, June 4, 2020
BoingBoing Parodies of the New York Times' wretched "crush the protests" column
The New York Times celebrated the anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre by publishing a column calling for a similar crackdown here in the U.S. It has not gone down well. Critics are horrified ...
05:37 pm GMT - Thu, June 4, 2020
BoingBoing Joy Division - "Love Will Tear Us Apart" (but all notes are C)
Uberphawx edited Joy Division's "Love Will Tear Us Apart" so that all the notes are C. I guess the Cs are in different octaves -- I can't tell, but it sounds great.See also: "Eleanor Rigby" but all th...
05:37 pm GMT - Thu, June 4, 2020
BoingBoing Las Vegas reopens and people are gambling again, 2.5 months after COVID-19 closed casinos
Nevada ordered a statewide shutdown of all casino and gambling operations on March 17. Casinos and the hotels, restaurants, clubs, and resorts attached to them were all closed two-and-a-half months a...
05:00 pm GMT - Thu, June 4, 2020
BoingBoing The bundle of 11 award-winning apps will straighten out your Mac in minutes.
Software apps are a dime a dozen. Well, if youre going by their actual monetary cost, maybe not really. But considering how useless some poorly conceived, poorly executed apps are at doing the job you...
04:58 pm GMT - Thu, June 4, 2020
BoingBoing Watch: A group of cops in New York beat up a man riding a bike after curfew
The title of this YouTube video, posted by Reuters, says "NY Police officers filmed hitting cyclist after a citywide curfew took effect." It's not clear whether the officers are actually beating up a ...
04:54 pm GMT - Thu, June 4, 2020
BoingBoing Little Richard on discovering The Beatles -- Dick Cavett, 1970
Little Richard and Dick Cavett have a wonderful conversation in this 1970 episode of Cavett's show. About three minutes in, Little Richard talks about how he "gave The Beatles their start in 1962," wh...
04:45 pm GMT - Thu, June 4, 2020
BoingBoing Astounding acoustic guitar cover of Led Zeppelin's "Whole Lotta Love"
To paraphrase one YouTube commenter, innovative acoustic guitar maestro Luca Stricagnoli is the only guy permitted to play a Zeppelin song at Guitar Center. Don't miss his manipulation of the tuning p...
04:32 pm GMT - Thu, June 4, 2020
BoingBoing Piers Morgan and Rudy Giuliani quarrel on air
Watching these two idiots argue is like watching two milk-drunk kittens clumsily bat at each other. Scroll to about 4:50 in the video.From Mediaite:As the interview got heated, Giuliani blasted Morgan...
04:04 pm GMT - Thu, June 4, 2020
BoingBoing In powerful message, The Rock asks "Where is our compassionate leader?"
 View this post on Instagram Our country is crippled and on its knees, begging to be heard and pleading for change. Where is our compassionate leader? The leader who unifies and inspires our...
03:54 pm GMT - Thu, June 4, 2020
BoingBoing SEGA announces Game Gear Micro version of their classic 1990s handheld console
Pegged on SEGA's 60th anniversary, the company announced a tiny version of their Game Gear 8-bit handheld console first released in 1990. It will sell for 4,980 yen (US$50). From IGN:The Game Gear Mic...
03:44 pm GMT - Thu, June 4, 2020
BoingBoing Over 30 ex-Facebook employees slam Zuckerberg's inaction on harmful political posts in open letter
Dozens of former employees of Facebook blasted Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook in an open letter for the way it handles (or doesn't handle) political speech that is inaccurate and damaging. "Facebooks le...
02:39 pm GMT - Thu, June 4, 2020
BoingBoing Porn star who makes penis candles arrested for murder after psychedelic toad venom ritual
Spanish police arrested Nacho Vidal a porn star with a side hustle making penis candles for suspected manslaughter following a "mystic ritual" in which participants smoked the psychedelic venom of t...
02:13 pm GMT - Thu, June 4, 2020
BoingBoing Trump doesn't trust Secret Service to keep him safe
After cowering in the White House bunker didn't work out for Trump, nor the ridiculous photo-op that followed it, the building itself is being surrounded by shabby fortifications: a fence to prevent p...
01:19 pm GMT - Thu, June 4, 2020
BoingBoing On anniversary of Tiananmen Square massacre, a call for blood in America
The New York Times today printed a call for the U.S. military to crush protests against police brutality. Today is also the anniversary of the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre in Beijing, when the Chine...
12:19 pm GMT - Thu, June 4, 2020
BoingBoing Giant buttplug gnome statue unveiled by man suspended by hooks in own flesh
This video depicts a giant gnome statue being unveiled by a man in Ekeberg Park in Oslo. The gnome is holding a similarly enormous buttplug. The man is suspended by hooks in his own flesh, by an out-o...
12:12 pm GMT - Thu, June 4, 2020
BoingBoing Grandma nails bottle flip
Volume up, you'll want to hear the cackle of victory. Read the rest ...
11:45 am GMT - Thu, June 4, 2020
BoingBoing Call for Oakland muralists to paint boarded-up windows downtown
East Bay artists: got mural-painting skills? I've been informed by a friend-in-the-know that a loosely organized group has formed to cover up pre-primed window boards with art in downtown Oakland, Cal...
11:32 am GMT - Thu, June 4, 2020
BoingBoing Black Mirror Season 6? You're living it!
Apparently, Charlie Brooker has put Season 6 of Black Mirror on hold because he fears that reality has caught up with the dystopian series. Picking up on that, a Madrid ad agency, called Brother, came...
02:00 am GMT - Thu, June 4, 2020
BoingBoing If you are still waiting to do your taxes then you won't want to miss out on this TurboTax offer
With everything happening in the last few months, we all but guarantee no one has been thinking about their taxes. Thats understandable because, beyond all of our current concerns, nobody enjoys the ...
12:04 am GMT - Thu, June 4, 2020
BoingBoing Horrific mudslide in Norway dragging houses into the sea
Just now in Alta, Norway: Huge mudslide dragging several houses into the sea. pic.twitter.com/xR4t5zLI7m— Jan Fredrik Drabls (@JanFredrikD) June 3, 2020This video of farmhouses and land sliding ...
10:42 pm GMT - Wed, June 3, 2020
BoingBoing Former Defense Secretary Jim Mattis denounces Trump as a threat to America, compares him to Nazis
Jim Mattis was Trump's first defence secretary, serving from 2017-2019. He quit and promised he would not be quiet forever, but also said it would be improper to criticize a sitting president. When pr...
08:30 pm GMT - Wed, June 3, 2020
BoingBoing New York Times column calls for U.S. military to suppress protests with "overwhelming force"
The New York Times today published a column by Sen. Tom Cotton calling for the U.S. military to violently suppress nationwide protests over the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man killed by po...
08:00 pm GMT - Wed, June 3, 2020
BoingBoing The Zubi Flyer is the hackable frisbee that could launch your kids STEM career
Most parents know that giving their kids educational toys and other projects will expand their minds. But what many might not realize is that physical play is actually building their mental abilities ...
07:39 pm GMT - Wed, June 3, 2020
BoingBoing George Floyd killing: Derek Chauvin charges elevated to 2nd degree murder, and 3 more Minneapolis officers charged
Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison increased the charge against Derek Chauvin, and charged Thomas Lane, J. Kueng and Tou Thao with aiding and abetting second-degree murder in the death of Georg...
07:27 pm GMT - Wed, June 3, 2020
BoingBoing The Facebook Community Standards Roast!
SPOKEN WORD WITH ELECTRONICS #12...
07:16 pm GMT - Wed, June 3, 2020
BoingBoing Trump denies, then confirms he hid in 'secure bunker' as protests raged at White House
Tries to convince everyone it was 'more for an inspection'...
07:06 pm GMT - Wed, June 3, 2020
BoingBoing CNN and Sesame Street to address racism in town hall special
Parents can send their family's questions in about protests, racism and diversity HERE.CNN: The 60-minute special "Coming Together: Standing Up to Racism. A CNN/Sesame Street Town Hall for Kids and Fa...
07:00 pm GMT - Wed, June 3, 2020
BoingBoing Catholics have more fun: baptism by squirt gun
Covid-19 physical distancing has sparked a new trend among Catholics with a sense of humor: baptism by water pistol.The telltale sign that this child is a girl might not be the christening gown, but t...
05:50 pm GMT - Wed, June 3, 2020
BoingBoing 'MARCH WITH US' Keke Palmer brings armed National Guard members to their knees during LA protest in viral video
Her name is Keke Palmer. She is amazing. The National Guard member's name is Koenig. She brings a group of Guardsmen to their knees.Watch the entire video.Watch all of this. pic.twitter.com/YHq0QhXrnw...
05:24 pm GMT - Wed, June 3, 2020
BoingBoing Philly removes statue of racist mayor
The statue of Frank Rizzo, Philadephia's longtime and notoriously racist mayor, disappeared last night. Already damaged by protestors during national unrest over the police killing of George Floyd, ev...
05:10 pm GMT - Wed, June 3, 2020
BoingBoing Latest Trump publicity shot looks like scene from The Omen
The White House released this photo of the Trumps in a church. The idea is to show Donald and Melania as serious Christians after the bungled Bible photo-op, but they just look like characters from a ...
04:37 pm GMT - Wed, June 3, 2020
BoingBoing Kpop stans take 'WhiteoutWednesday' away from the neoNazis
Kpop fans have subverted neoNazi calls to get #whiteoutwednesday trending on Twitter.kpop stans ruining every white supremacist hashtag. i truly love to see it. #whiteoutwednesday pic.twitter.com/zctC...
03:56 pm GMT - Wed, June 3, 2020
BoingBoing Watch this awesome young dancer at a protest in Puerto Rico
i have to share this bc i cannot stop watching it! #BlackLivesMattter protest in Loiza #PuertoRico - if this doesnt move you idk what to tell you ! pic.twitter.com/5f1G3uVNz3— pelua (@xcc_l) Jun...
03:38 pm GMT - Wed, June 3, 2020
BoingBoing Bill Nye the Funko Pop!
A personal hero, Bill Nye is now available as a Funko Pop!This one goes next to my Mr. Rogers.Funko Pop! AD Icons: Bill Nye - Bill Nye The Science Guy via Amazon Read the rest ...
03:35 pm GMT - Wed, June 3, 2020
BoingBoing FBI Report: "no intelligence indicating Antifa involvement/presence" in Sunday's DC violence
Trump and Barr keep saying Antifa is the cause of violent outbreaks that are taking place alongside peaceful police brutality protests, but the FBI released a report saying it found no evidence of ant...
03:27 pm GMT - Wed, June 3, 2020
BoingBoing Zoom CEO says it won't encrypt free calls because it wants to share them with law enforcement
It's game over for those holding out hope Zoom would do more for user privacy: the company's CEO explicitly cited law enforcement as why it will not offer encrypted calling to free (i.e. undocumented)...
03:23 pm GMT - Wed, June 3, 2020
BoingBoing Magic trick revealed: how to escape from plastic handcuffs
If you want to add a fun new trick to your magic performance routine, watch this video, which explains how to escape from plastic handcuffs, Houdini style! Read the rest ...
02:58 pm GMT - Wed, June 3, 2020
BoingBoing Jesus Christ appears in a Colombian tree
Residents of Magangu, Colombia recently broke the compulsory quarantine to visit Jesus Christ who was hanging out in a tree. Praise be to pareidolia. From a El Tiempo via Google Translate:"It looks cl...
02:50 pm GMT - Wed, June 3, 2020
BoingBoing Watch GOP senators avoid question about Trump's gassing and grenading peaceful protestors
ICYMI: GOP senators avoid answering whether there was an abuse of power, after police clear peaceful protestors with tear gas. #mtpdaily @SenRonJohnson: I didnt really see [email protected]: I dont ha...
02:45 pm GMT - Wed, June 3, 2020
BoingBoing A majority of Americans wouldn't rush to get a Covid-19 vaccination, poll finds
Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NAID), says we should have a coronavirus vaccine by the end of the year. But with less than half of Americans will...
02:45 pm GMT - Wed, June 3, 2020
BoingBoing NYPD officers assault Associated Press journalist, force crew to stop covering protest
NYPD forced an Associated Press film crew to stop covering protests in New York City, the news agency reported today, pushing and threatening to arrest the journalists in lower Manhattan. The AP descr...
02:24 pm GMT - Wed, June 3, 2020
BoingBoing Ferguson, Missouri elected its first black mayor who is also the first female mayor
Yesterday, Ella Jones became the first black, and first female, elected mayor of Ferguson, Missouri where an uprising kicked off in 2014 after a white police officer shot and killed Michael Brown, an ...
02:07 pm GMT - Wed, June 3, 2020
BoingBoing Watch Leonard Nimoy's 1983 TV documentary about Mr. Spock and Star Trek
In 1984, Leonard Nimoy produced and starred in "Star Trek Memories," a TV special in which he reminisces about Star Trek: The Original Series and the first two Star Trek movies, and teases the forthco...
01:50 pm GMT - Wed, June 3, 2020
BoingBoing Repost the text of Trump's calls for violence, get suspended from Twitter
President Trump enjoys a vaguely-defined but formal exemption from Twitter's policies on the grounds of his inherent newsworthiness. Recently, Twitter began putting warnings on his Tweets when they ca...
01:50 pm GMT - Wed, June 3, 2020
BoingBoing Watch this street fight: Ninja rat vs. cat
A bit of a cliffhanger, although I feel like the cat is not particularly impressed by the rat's flashy fighting style.Also, the way they trot off together makes me think there may be a Tom & Jerr...
01:37 pm GMT - Wed, June 3, 2020
BoingBoing Fauci expects COVID-19 vaccine by end of the year, 100 million doses to be ready in the US
In a new interview with the Journal of the American Medical Association, Anthony Fauci, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NAID), said he expects the US will have 100 million doses...
01:28 pm GMT - Wed, June 3, 2020
BoingBoing Last person collecting a civil war pension dies
Irene Triplett's father fought in the civil war as a young man and remarried as an elderly senior. Triplett, born 1930, inherited his veterans' benefits due to her own disabilities. With her death at ...
01:07 pm GMT - Wed, June 3, 2020
BoingBoing NYPD traps protestors on bridge for hours after curfew
Last night, police in New York city kettled hundreds of protestors on the Manhattan Bridge, preventing them from dispersing for hours, even after curfew fell. The New York Times reports that the prote...
01:00 pm GMT - Wed, June 3, 2020
BoingBoing The FLIKR Fire2 is a personal fireplace that goes anywhere and burns on simple rubbing alcohol
Not every house has a fireplace. And to be honest, not every homeowner wants to deal with the hassles and maintenance of a fireplace. But its tough to argue that the intoxicating glow and dance of a l...
01:00 pm GMT - Wed, June 3, 2020
BoingBoing Homemade sourdough is so April. Try your hand at home-cured meat!
Weve all been spending a lot more time in the kitchen over the past couple of months, some of us more successfully than others. But if youre feeling ambitious, arent afraid of power-packed spice blend...
12:39 pm GMT - Wed, June 3, 2020
BoingBoing Steve King loses Iowa Republican Primary
Steve King, the Republican congressman who openly embraced white supremacy, will not be the party's candidate in November's general election. Sen. Randy Feenstra defeated him in Tuesday's five-way pri...
12:30 pm GMT - Wed, June 3, 2020
BoingBoing Jayne Mansfield: Viral Warrior
For much of the first half of the 20th century, another mysterious virus was freaking people the hell out, and no one understood what it was or how it spread. Children got hit the worst. It touched th...
12:15 pm GMT - Wed, June 3, 2020
BoingBoing D.C. man welcomed over 60 protesters overnight into his home
On Monday night, Washington, D.C. resident Rahul Dubey gave refuge to some 60+ strangers last night during the protests. He was on his Swann Street stoop at around 8:30 p.m. when protesters started ga...
12:13 pm GMT - Wed, June 3, 2020
BoingBoing In 1911, the Mona Lisa was stolen from the Louvre
In 1911, the Mona Lisa disappeared from the Louvre. After an extensive investigation it made a surprising reappearance that inspired headlines around the world. In this week's episode of the Futility ...
02:00 am GMT - Wed, June 3, 2020
BoingBoing Get lifetime access to this drag and drop form and survey builder for just $40
Knowledge is power. And a company that knows who its customers are is far more likely to see those customers return. On the web, information gathering often comes in the shape of an online form.Whethe...
12:48 am GMT - Wed, June 3, 2020
BoingBoing Barr gives DEA power to investigate people protesting George Floyd's murder
Attorney General William Barr has granted the Drug Enforcement Administration the power to investigate people protesting George Floyd's murder, even if drugs are not involved. The DEA has been central...
12:35 am GMT - Wed, June 3, 2020
BoingBoing James N. Miller quits Defense Science Board, citing Defense Secretary Mark Esper's "blatant violations" of oath to "support and defend the Constitution"
The Washington Post reports that "James N. Miller, undersecretary of defense for policy from 2012 to 2014, provided The Washington Post with a copy of his resignation letter, which he submitted to Def...
12:25 am GMT - Wed, June 3, 2020
BoingBoing Dolly Parton singing "Stairway to Heaven"
Here. Here's Dolly Parton doing a cover of Led Zeppelin's "Stairway to Heaven." You're welcome.Image: YouTube Read the rest ...
12:00 am GMT - Wed, June 3, 2020
BoingBoing Get over 90 hours of elite Python programming training for just $40
Its impossible for anyone to truly escape the effects our COVID-19 lifestyle changes have made, but if youre a web developer, theres a decent chance your work life might be virtually unchanged.Even be...
09:45 pm GMT - Tue, June 2, 2020
BoingBoing Mike Mullen, former Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman: 'I Cannot Remain Silent'
I Cannot Remain Silent, former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Mike Mullen writes in an Atlantic op-ed today, Our fellow citizens are not the enemy, and must never become so.Excerpt:It sickened...
09:25 pm GMT - Tue, June 2, 2020
BoingBoing Video: Trump asks Melania to 'smile' during today's fascist photo op
In this video, you can see Donald Trump appearing to ask First Lady Melania to 'smile' during today's fascist photo op.Nah, man, you have to pay extra for that.Hey, if ANTIFA means anti-fascists, does...
09:11 pm GMT - Tue, June 2, 2020
BoingBoing Tesla worker at Buffalo, NY solar panel factory tests positive for COVID-19 same week Elon Musk reopened it: Report
4th known Tesla worker to test positive, and the 5th at its US facilities...
08:30 pm GMT - Tue, June 2, 2020
BoingBoing Meet Rahul Dubey, 'absolute legend' who sheltered ~70 protestors inside his home for 8 hours overnight
"I fucking love this country." Rahul Dubey...
08:13 pm GMT - Tue, June 2, 2020
BoingBoing Trump vows to bring U.S. military in to protests, as violent police attacks on protesters and press continue
NYC, CALL UP THE NATIONAL GUARD. The lowlifes and losers are ripping you apart. Act fast! Trump tweeted on Tuesday....
08:12 pm GMT - Tue, June 2, 2020
BoingBoing Stop using the BLM hashtag on your black square (better yet, take it down and start listening and amplifying)
PSA: If you're using a black square on Instagram as a way to show you are "muted and listening" to Black voices and/or to show your solidarity with the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement, STOP using th...
08:00 pm GMT - Tue, June 2, 2020
BoingBoing The Snapback Glove may look like a mitten on a string, but it can protect you from harmful germs
Even though life is emerging following our COVID-19 lockdown, its not exactly time to celebrate defeating the insidious virus just yet. CDC officials warn that once a resurgence of the virus hits this...
07:28 pm GMT - Tue, June 2, 2020
BoingBoing When asked about Trump's desire to use military on Americans, Justin Trudeau pauses for 20 seconds
At a news conference in Canada, a reporter asked Prime Minister Justin Trudeau what he thought about Trump's proposal to use US military forces against protesters and to comment on people who were tea...
07:14 pm GMT - Tue, June 2, 2020
BoingBoing Six Atlanta cops charged after pulling two young black people from a car and electrocuting them
I feel a little safer now that these monsters are off of the street and no longer able to terrorize anyone else, said 22-year-old Messiah Young, who was dragged out of his car by police and shot multi...
06:55 pm GMT - Tue, June 2, 2020
BoingBoing Denim chaps
To celebrate Pride, Levis decided to make and sell denim chaps. They cost $98 and come in small, medium or large in stonewashed blue.No ordinary Pride collection. This year, we've banded together with...
06:38 pm GMT - Tue, June 2, 2020
BoingBoing List: 100 times law enforcement violently assaulted journalists in US at George Floyd protests
A comprehensive list of at least one hundred separate incidents in the past week where law enforcement was violent with press at protests over the police killing of George Floyd.Over the past few days...
05:54 pm GMT - Tue, June 2, 2020
BoingBoing Watch cops handcuff black store owners and let looters flee
This is one of the most absolutely insane moments I've ever seen on live television. pic.twitter.com/Uvzig8YGSa— Timothy Burke (@bubbaprog) June 2, 2020In Van Nuys, California, black store o...
05:30 pm GMT - Tue, June 2, 2020
BoingBoing Canada man surprised to find moose in his swimming pool
Ottawa resident Paul Koch was "shocked" to find a moose in his backyard swimming pool Friday morning. CTV News:"It's still a mystery to me how she got in the backyard," Koch said. "She'd have to jump ...
04:53 pm GMT - Tue, June 2, 2020
BoingBoing Something is different about David Lynch's weather report today
As a YouTube commenter said, "David doesn't even need to be in his own video for me to enjoy it." Read the rest ...
04:20 pm GMT - Tue, June 2, 2020
BoingBoing Trump's goons also gassed and grenaded St. Johns clergy, says reverend
Along with a gathering of peaceful protesters, clergy members of St. Johns Episcopal Church were gassed and grenaded to clear a path for Trump to pose in front of the church holding a Bible, said Reve...
03:29 pm GMT - Tue, June 2, 2020
BoingBoing Watch Spike Lee's new short film combining "Do the Right Thing" with George Floyd and Eric Garner footage
3 Brothers-Radio Raheem, Eric Garner And George Floyd. pic.twitter.com/EB0cXQELzE— Spike Lee (@SpikeLeeJoint) June 1, 2020Spike Lee released the above short film, "3 Brothers," combining footage...
03:03 pm GMT - Tue, June 2, 2020
BoingBoing Do libraries fumigate books to disinfect them?
AskSmithsonian always has a fascinating and eclectic collection of reader questions and answers from Smithsonian Institutions experts on topics ranging from scientific phenomena to art history to pop ...
02:57 pm GMT - Tue, June 2, 2020
BoingBoing BBC coverage of 1990 tax riots in London
One of the things that led up to Margaret Thatcher's resignation as Britain's prime minister was the imposition of a poll tax on every adult in the U.K.: a crude per-head charge just for existing. Lon...
02:38 pm GMT - Tue, June 2, 2020
BoingBoing The revolutionary art of Black Panthers graphic designer Emory Douglas, a short documentary
From 1967 through the 1980s, Emory Douglas was the Minister of Culture for the Black Panther Party, the revolutionary social justice and political organization founded in Oakland, California. Douglas ...
02:25 pm GMT - Tue, June 2, 2020
BoingBoing How to pick up a cat
In this video, the Helpful Vancouver Vet explains how best to pick up cats: "Dr. Burstyn and his feline friends demonstrate how to pick up a cat in a way that is comfortable for the cat and safe for ...
02:18 pm GMT - Tue, June 2, 2020
BoingBoing Star Wars but Cardi B does all the sound effects
You don't need to know who Cardi B or indeed who Star Wars is to enjoy this video, in which the sound effects are replaced. Read the rest ...
02:12 pm GMT - Tue, June 2, 2020
BoingBoing Smashed window in Memphis brilliantly labeled as artwork
"Lost a window to the riot, didn't lose an opportunity," writes Memphis resident Tagawat on r/Memphis.(Thanks, Jeff Cross!) Read the rest ...
02:00 pm GMT - Tue, June 2, 2020
BoingBoing News of the Times: Another CEO Killed During Regulatory Investigation
Tom the Dancing Bug, IN WHICH yet the CEO community is outraged by yet another executive killed during a regulatory investigation...
01:58 pm GMT - Tue, June 2, 2020
BoingBoing Why is there a two hour line at this one ATM in New York City?
Every day, people from all over New York travel to the ATM at the East 22nd Street branch of KeyBank in Manhattan and wait more than two hours for their chance at the machine. Why? One reason is to av...
01:58 pm GMT - Tue, June 2, 2020
BoingBoing Why is there a two hour line at this particular ATM in New York City?
Every day, people from all over New York travel to the ATM at the East 22nd Street branch of KeyBank in Manhattan and wait more than two hours for their chance at the machine. Why? One reason is to av...
01:30 pm GMT - Tue, June 2, 2020
BoingBoing Trump's tweets about Antifa show his ignorance of US law
On Sunday, May 31st, 2020, President Donald Trump tweeted that Antifa would be officially designated as a terrorist organization by the US government.A message from the President: pic.twitter.com/BtDd...
01:07 pm GMT - Tue, June 2, 2020
BoingBoing Grindr removes ethnicity filter
Grindr, a popular hookup app, yesterday announced it was removing its "ethnicity" filter.Announcing the change, Grindr said it had a "zero-tolerance policy for racism and hate speech" on its platform....
01:00 pm GMT - Tue, June 2, 2020
BoingBoing The suicide rate in Colorado has dropped 40% during COVID quarantine
From the Denver Post:Colorado recorded a 40% decrease in suicides in March and April as social-distancing policies aimed at slowing the spread of the novel coronavirus kept residents home, according t...
12:50 pm GMT - Tue, June 2, 2020
BoingBoing The SpaceX Dragon docks with Space Station to "Blue Danube"
OK, I really need this. It's the SpaceX Dragon rendezvousing and docking with the International Space Station with "Blue Danube" as the soundtrack. Holy 2001, Batman!Image: Screengrab Read the rest ...
12:50 pm GMT - Tue, June 2, 2020
BoingBoing A US cop made an Irish "Blue Lives Matter" shirt that accidentally said "Black Lives Matter"
This is one of my personal favorite bits of Schadenfreude in the world.This photo was taken by Karen Reshkin at the 2016 Milwaukee Irish Fest, and depicts a somewhat Irish-inspired riff on the standar...
02:01 am GMT - Tue, June 2, 2020
BoingBoing Too few are checking their car insurance rates. This site can help you save serious money.
When you were 10 and your mom demanded you finish your vegetables or go to your room, you were mad. Even as kids, we hated it when we were ordered to do something. Car insurance is a federal mandate, ...
01:21 am GMT - Tue, June 2, 2020
BoingBoing Boxing champ Floyd Mayweather offers to pay for George Floyds funeral & memorial, family accepts offer
Mayweather is committed to handling all costs for the funeral on June 9 in Floyds hometown of Houston, as well as other expenses....
01:05 am GMT - Tue, June 2, 2020
BoingBoing Bernard Shaw: 'There is a new movement being born right now.'
There is a new movement being born right now. A movement against hatred. And the elements of that movement includes racism, which traces its origin back 400 years, antisemitism, sexism, and xenophobia...
12:34 am GMT - Tue, June 2, 2020
BoingBoing Trump threatens to use military to stop protests for georgefloyd blacklivesmatter
June 1, Monday night: Tear gas fired on peaceful protesters in Washington D.C. Trump: If a city or state refuses to take the actions that are necessary to defend the life and property of their reside...
12:18 am GMT - Tue, June 2, 2020
BoingBoing Know your rights while demanding justice for George Floyd BlackLivesMatter
ACLU: We want you to have what you'll need to know your risks and know your rights....
10:30 pm GMT - Mon, June 1, 2020
BoingBoing Is 2020 over yet? This website will help you figure it out.
Time is a flat circle, and between the quarantine and the never-ending mind-boggling madness of our ever-escalation geopolitical chaos, it's become increasingly difficult to understand our own tempora...
09:00 pm GMT - Mon, June 1, 2020
BoingBoing It's the 99th anniversary of the Tulsa Race Massacre that destroyed "Black Wall Street"
It's depressingly fitting that a nationwide spree of protests against racist policing would occur on the anniversary of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre, what's been called the single worst incident of ra...
08:45 pm GMT - Mon, June 1, 2020
BoingBoing Relicblade launches campaign for new two-player starter set
It seems weird to be writing about something as frivolous as a game while the world is infected and on fire, but we do need a little distraction and joy to keep us sane, and for some of us, the gaming...
08:45 pm GMT - Mon, June 1, 2020
BoingBoing New York Police Union doxxed Mayor DiBlasio's daughter on Twitter
As anti-police protests raged across the country on Sunday, the official Twitter account of the Sergeants Benevolent Association of the NYPD spent most of the day whining about New York Mayor Bill DiB...
08:23 pm GMT - Mon, June 1, 2020
BoingBoing Image Scrubber is a website that removes EXIF data and blurs faces in photos
Image Scrubber is a useful website that removes all the identifying metadata from any photograph and gives you the option to blur out certain parts of the photo.This is a tool for anonymizing photogra...
08:11 pm GMT - Mon, June 1, 2020
BoingBoing Is 2020 over yet?
Climate change, growing inequality, systemic racism, militarized police, rising fascism, Covid-19 pandemic, plagues of locusts. From is2020over.com, a list of 2020's bad news to date.JanuaryMore than ...
08:00 pm GMT - Mon, June 1, 2020
BoingBoing Get a factory-refurbished iPad Pro for under $350
We all know the drill. As the overlords of the smartphone and tablet markets, the braintrust at Apple very seldom hold sales on their signature devices. So rather than spending almost $1,000 on a bran...
07:33 pm GMT - Mon, June 1, 2020
BoingBoing News anchor disappointed when cinder block turns out to be cat house
when will the media stand up to the violent antifa Marxist ideology of [checks notes] ah, cat owners pic.twitter.com/h9qWQBurag— Sam Thielman (@samthielman) June 1, 2020In this clip, a local new...
05:58 pm GMT - Mon, June 1, 2020
BoingBoing Creating and containing a small explosion in a kitchen strainer
The Action Lab's James Orgill writes, "In this video I show you how it is possible to contain the fire from a burning ball of propane in a wire mesh." Yes, it is possible. But that doesn't mean you sh...
05:58 pm GMT - Mon, June 1, 2020
BoingBoing Watch: Creating and containing a small explosion in a kitchen strainer
The Action Lab's James Orgill writes, "In this video I show you how it is possible to contain the fire from a burning ball of propane in a wire mesh." Yes, it is possible. But that doesn't mean you sh...
05:00 pm GMT - Mon, June 1, 2020
BoingBoing Black protestor tells two white women to stop tagging Starbucks with BLM
Black Protestor caught 2 White Protestors tagging Starbucks. pic.twitter.com/06LuT4ryb8— gregarious (@gryking) May 31, 2020Given the white women's attitude toward a black woman asking them to st...
04:20 pm GMT - Mon, June 1, 2020
BoingBoing Trump tells "weak" governors: If you dont dominate, youre wasting your time
In a conference call with US state governors, Trump said people arrested for protesting should be sent to prison for 10 years, and that governors were "weak" for not "dominating" protests.From The Was...
04:08 pm GMT - Mon, June 1, 2020
BoingBoing How the Supreme Court uses an obscure legal doctrine to let cops kill with impunity
This Reuters Investigates piece looks at how the US Supreme Court uses a "little-known legal doctrine called qualified immunity" to protect cops who use excessive force to maim and kill people.The Sup...
03:43 pm GMT - Mon, June 1, 2020
BoingBoing Video: Cop in Seattle pins man down with his knee on neck. His partner doesn't like it.
"Get your fucking knee off his neck!" people repeatedly shout as a cop dares to restrain a man by shoving his knee into the guy's neck. The cop's partner looks around, realizes what's happening (or re...
03:16 pm GMT - Mon, June 1, 2020
BoingBoing Ancient Israelites got high in temple
Archaeologists from the Israel Museum and colleagues found residue of cannabis containing THC on an altar in the ancient Israelite temple of Tel Arad. Apparently, the discovery in this 2,700-year-old ...
03:01 pm GMT - Mon, June 1, 2020
BoingBoing The Lincoln Project's new ad: America or Trump?
Here's a new attack ad against Trump called "Flag of Treason" created by The Lincoln Project, the anti-Trump republican group that includes Kellyanne Conway's husband George Conway. The ad starts off ...
02:51 pm GMT - Mon, June 1, 2020
BoingBoing Mining company destroys sacred Aboriginal cave in Western Australia. They're "sorry."
Multinational mining operation Rio Tinto destroyed an Aboriginal cave north of Perth, Australia last week. Indigenous people lived in the cave as far back as 46,000 years ago. From Reuters/New York Ti...
02:28 pm GMT - Mon, June 1, 2020
BoingBoing Citizen scientist records 500 animal species in his small city garden
Just for kicks, Paul Rule, 66, participated in a study launched by the Cambridge Natural History Society that enlisted citizen scientists and nature-lovers to help deepen knowledge of the flora and fa...
02:02 pm GMT - Mon, June 1, 2020
BoingBoing Gil Scott-Heron explains "The Revolution Will Not Be Televised"
From an interview with Gil-Scott Heron:"The first change that takes place is in your mind. You have to change your mind before you change the way you live and the way you move...It will just be someth...
01:43 pm GMT - Mon, June 1, 2020
BoingBoing Post-pandemic desk design may have marketing problem
Business planners are clinging to the dream of the open-plan office despite the coronavirus pandemic. I hope that this proposal for a post-Covid shared desk setup is not the final solution. [via @twll...
01:15 pm GMT - Mon, June 1, 2020
BoingBoing Hamilton County sheriffs replace U.S. flag at justice center with police "thin blue line" flag
Officers with Hamilton County Sheriff's Office replaced the U.S. flag with their own "thin blue line" flag Sunday, hoisting the desecrated version over the Justice Center in Cincinnati.ABC News report...
01:00 pm GMT - Mon, June 1, 2020
BoingBoing Learn how to podcast like a boss from these experts
Entrepreneurs looking for new avenues to reach customers may not have considered one of the fastest-growing content mediums today: podcasting. And we dont mean just dropping an advertisement for your ...
12:39 pm GMT - Mon, June 1, 2020
BoingBoing NYPD officers detain black man, then free him when he IDs as an "FBI agent"
In this video, two NYPD cops are seen detaining a black man during ongoing protests against police brutality. The casual racism and hostility to a peaceful bystander is appalling in any case, but thes...
12:39 pm GMT - Mon, June 1, 2020
BoingBoing Cops detain black man, then free him when he IDs as an "FBI agent"
In this video, two cops are seen detaining a black man. The casual racism and hostility to a peaceful bystander is appalling in any case, but these cops have made a worse error: the man they've handcu...
12:25 pm GMT - Mon, June 1, 2020
BoingBoing 'Super 8: An Illustrated History' Will Scratch That Analog Itch
Both rookie filmmakers and analog die-hards alike will find something to love in Danny Plotnicks new coffee table book Super 8: An Illustrated History. Newcomers will whisper a quiet "thank you" befor...
12:23 pm GMT - Mon, June 1, 2020
BoingBoing Trump cowers in White House bunker as protests hit capitol
The MAGA Party didn't go as planned for President Trump, who fled to the White House bunker after protestors, not presidential partisans, turned up in numbers outside the executive mansion.Secret Serv...
12:10 pm GMT - Mon, June 1, 2020
BoingBoing Minneapolis police have allegedly blinded a photojournalist permanently in one eye
Linda Tirado is a photographer and the author ofHand to Mouth: The Truth About Being Poor in a Wealthy World.And as of Saturday afternoon, she's blind in one eye.Tirado had been covering the protests ...
12:08 pm GMT - Mon, June 1, 2020
BoingBoing Police responce to protests against police brutality with more brutality
Over a weekend of protests against police brutality, America's police (with exceptions) responded with as much brutality as they could muster, targeting protestors, media and bystanders alike with rub...
12:08 pm GMT - Mon, June 1, 2020
BoingBoing Police response to protests against police brutality with more brutality
Over a weekend of protests against police brutality, America's police (with exceptions) responded with as much brutality as they could muster, targeting protestors, media and bystanders alike with rub...
11:55 am GMT - Mon, June 1, 2020
BoingBoing Wife of George Floyd's Killer has filed for divorce
CBS News reports that Kellie Chauvin, wife of the police officer who killed George Floyd by kneeling on his neck for nearly 9 consecutive minutes, has filed for divorce.Sekula Law Offices, the law fir...
02:00 am GMT - Mon, June 1, 2020
BoingBoing Get certified marketing training on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and more with these classes
Twitter rants and various online ugliness aside, social media has actually grown up a bit over the past 15 years. In general, users are warier of their interactions on platforms like Facebook or Insta...
08:00 pm GMT - Sun, May 31, 2020
BoingBoing If you have been wanting to make your own pizza at home this training class will get you started
Virus quarantines and shuttered restaurants sent millions of Americans back to their homes, only to rediscover the joys of firing up an oven and cooking something special for themselves.Whether by des...
08:00 pm GMT - Sun, May 31, 2020
BoingBoing If you have been wanting to make your own pizza at home this training class will get you started
Virus quarantines and shuttered restaurants sent millions of Americans back to their homes, only to rediscover the joys of firing up an oven and cooking something special for themselves.Whether by des...
01:00 pm GMT - Sun, May 31, 2020
BoingBoing Get a 2-pack of these statement face masks for just $18
Now that the world is starting to re-emerge from its self-imposed COVID-19 quarantine, were all going to have to start making some adjustments to both short-term and long-term changes.And the question...
02:00 am GMT - Sun, May 31, 2020
BoingBoing Get over 140 hours of online piano lessons for less than $40
Maybe you had a piano teacher as a kid that drove you off the instrument forever. Or maybe you always wished for some serious training, but never found the time.Whether you have dreams of tossing off ...