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08:00 pm GMT - Thu, July 30, 2020
BoingBoing The SkyTote Battery Sleeve for your Amazon Echo sets Alexa free
Where would we be without Alexa? Without Amazons virtual assistant, who would we ask to play back our favorite songs or tell us the weather or beatbox? No, seriously...ask Alexa to beatbox.Of course, ...
07:17 pm GMT - Thu, July 30, 2020
BoingBoing The Royal Mafia hit squad, the Royal heir and the Royal hair, in this weeks dubious tabloids
For years the British Royal Family has been nothing but a soap opera to the tabloids....
06:02 pm GMT - Thu, July 30, 2020
BoingBoing This USB powered lighter is a good replacement for matches
I bought a USB rechargeable lighter last year and will never go back to using matches or a butane lighter. I've used it to light many charcoal barbecues, candles, and stove burners. It works by making...
05:02 pm GMT - Thu, July 30, 2020
BoingBoing Mystery cassette from thrift store - who is this 70s prog rock band
A request from r/ObscureMedia: "Mysterious cassette tape of probably (1970)s rock band album. No results from Shazam or online lyric searches. Found in charity shop without correct case or labels." Re...
04:55 pm GMT - Thu, July 30, 2020
BoingBoing Surreal face morph animation from a 1973 episode of Sesame Street
YouTube comment: "I feel like it's Sesame's Street's goal to have all of their shorts pop up into people's minds when they get older and ask themselves "Did I actually see that, or was it a dream?'"[v...
04:44 pm GMT - Thu, July 30, 2020
BoingBoing This video helps you envision very large numbers
This video starts by helping you visualize 1 million. A thick book has about 1 million alphanumeric characters. It moves to 1 billion -- it would take 32 years to count to 1 billion. A trillion bacter...
03:53 pm GMT - Thu, July 30, 2020
BoingBoing On news of record-breaking US economic downturn, Trump distracts with tweet about delaying election
The stock market hasn't crashed yet, but a Bloomberg headline reveals what's really happening in the United States: "Almost 30 Million in U.S. Didnt Have Enough to Eat Last Week. The US GDP fell by 9....
03:23 pm GMT - Thu, July 30, 2020
BoingBoing Children are major carriers of Coronavirus, say researchers
Kids under the age of 5 who show symptoms of COVID-19 have higher concentrations of the virus than any other age group, according to a study published today in the JAMA Pediatrics journal.From Fortune...
02:47 pm GMT - Thu, July 30, 2020
BoingBoing Watch the Herman Cain 2012 Smoking Ad in memoriam
I am America.9. 9. 9.Herman Cain died of COVID-19 today. Killed by a hoax. Sad.Herman Cain dies of Covid Read the rest ...
02:45 pm GMT - Thu, July 30, 2020
BoingBoing Playing GTA without breaking the law is the real hard mode
Gamer and philanthropist MrBeast gave his buds several challenges in GTA V, with the stipulation that they could not break any laws. No punching, stealing, or even jaywalking. Turns out it's quite dif...
02:43 pm GMT - Thu, July 30, 2020
BoingBoing Herman Cain dies of Covid
Republican presidential candidate and businessman Herman Cain has died. Hospitalized with Covid since June, Cain attended Trump's disastrous Tusla rally shortly before his symptoms appeared.We knew wh...
02:28 pm GMT - Thu, July 30, 2020
BoingBoing August 29th: Legendary jazz pianist Ramsey Lewis plays songs from 'The In Crowd'
Hands down one of the greatest of all time! Composer and pianist Ramsey Lewis will be streaming live on August 29th to support the Jazz Foundation of America.I have already bought my ticket.Stage It:G...
02:23 pm GMT - Thu, July 30, 2020
BoingBoing Jail likely for politician who chanted "I'm a naughty Tory" while groping victim
Charlie Elphicke was the Conservative Party's Member of Parliament for Dover. Now he's likely headed to jail, convicted of sexually assaulting two women. Though the cases occurred years apart, both vi...
02:21 pm GMT - Thu, July 30, 2020
BoingBoing Watch Hsker D meet Joan Rivers in 1987 and hear Bob Mould's new song
Above, legendary punk trio Hsker D meet Joan Rivers and perform on her Late Show in 1987.I have a special love for Hsker D as they were my first club show, back in 1985 or so. (My first concert was St...
02:10 pm GMT - Thu, July 30, 2020
BoingBoing The adventure app Randonautica has led users to dead bodies, haunted houses, and other bizarre destinations
Living through a pandemic may not feel predictable, but your quarantine routine probably does. However, even beyond lockdown life, the world can be "close to deterministic," according to the Fatum Pro...
02:03 pm GMT - Thu, July 30, 2020
BoingBoing UK government invests in sex party startup
UK company Killing Kittens is an online, women-led hook-up platform that began as a network to organize "decadent and hedonistic parties... fully focused on the pursuit of female pleasure." Now, Killi...
01:37 pm GMT - Thu, July 30, 2020
BoingBoing Kevin McCarthy calls infected GOP colleague Louie Gohmert "Congressman COVID"
Kevin McCarthy accidentally calls Louie Gohmert "Congressman COVID" pic.twitter.com/UcQcvHtEU9— The Recount (@therecount) July 29, 2020In this footage, house minority leader Kevin McCart...
01:37 pm GMT - Thu, July 30, 2020
BoingBoing Running Minecraft on a working virtual PC inside of Minecraft
it works. pic.twitter.com/cMCJgenfSH— naku (@miskeeping) July 27, 2020Yes, you can use a mod for open-source virtual machine software VirtualBox to build a working virtual PC running Windows 95...
01:30 pm GMT - Thu, July 30, 2020
BoingBoing The UK's "pilot program" for socially distanced indoor concerts sounds terrible
The last thing I did before the coronavirus lockdown really take off was a single one of my scheduled St. Patrick's Day music gigs. My rock band just released the first single off our upcoming album, ...
01:12 pm GMT - Thu, July 30, 2020
BoingBoing "Hygiene Theater" doesn't reduce the risk of COVID-19
My family stopped wiping down all our groceries to "disinfect" them a couple months ago, mostly because of hygiene exhaustion. Then in May, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention clarified its ...
01:00 pm GMT - Thu, July 30, 2020
BoingBoing Read this great graphic novel about how to un-rig our democracy
I recently received a galley copy of Unrig: How to Fix Our Broken Democracy, a new graphic novel from Macmillan's World Citizen Comics imprint. Here's the blurb:Despite our immense political divisions...
01:00 pm GMT - Thu, July 30, 2020
BoingBoing FunEasyLearn can help you learn your favorite foreign language your way
Learning a new language is like stepping up to the base of Mount Everest. You know youve got one heck of a climb ahead of you.But while the sheer magnitude of the task ahead scares away many climbers,...
12:55 pm GMT - Thu, July 30, 2020
BoingBoing 'Delay the Election,' tweets President Donald Trump
The president is floating the idea of delaying the election.Yes, this is real.Donald Trump is suggesting that the election be delayed.Here's the tweet:With Universal Mail-In Voting (not Absentee Votin...
12:55 pm GMT - Thu, July 30, 2020
BoingBoing Last year for Britain's legendary Argos Catalogue
The UK generally lacks space for big-box stores that sell everything, a la Wal-Mart. That niche in the ecology of consumerism was occupied instead by Argos, which crams a similarly vast inventory into...
12:51 pm GMT - Thu, July 30, 2020
BoingBoing U.S. economy shrank at record-breaking 33% last quarter, as 1.4M sought unemployment aid last week
The job market, the most important pillar of the economy, has been severely damaged. Tens of millions of jobs vanished in the recession....
12:45 pm GMT - Thu, July 30, 2020
BoingBoing There's a clown-themed motel in Nevada, with a cemetery next door
I just learned about (and subsequently fell down a very deep Google Hole about) the Clown Motel in Tonopah, Nevada.From Atlas Obscura:Catering to bikers, truckers, and other long haul travelers who fi...
12:40 pm GMT - Thu, July 30, 2020
BoingBoing Listen to one hour of very familiar and relaxing hold music
"Just put it in the background and chill, or try to hypnotize yourself with the Cisco logo," says uploader ricksslickpicks.Once you're suitably relaxed, you might listen to the classic episode from Th...
12:38 pm GMT - Thu, July 30, 2020
BoingBoing 'Wake me up when this is over,' a print by Casey Drake Makes
I identify with this very much.I really enjoy Casey Drake's drawings and prints. You can purchase 'Wake me up when this is over' and 'Social Distancing,' shown above, on CASEYDRAKEMAKES, and follow th...
12:30 pm GMT - Thu, July 30, 2020
BoingBoing China-linked hackers penetrated Vatican computer network, right before diplomatic negotiations with Beijing
In one attack, the hackers weaponized an electronic file with a letter that had a note of condolence from Cardinal Pietro Parolin, the Vaticans secretary of state....
12:30 pm GMT - Thu, July 30, 2020
BoingBoing How at-home cooking from coronavirus quarantine has screwed up the American agriculture industry
In much the same way that the toilet paper industry was overwhelmed by the coronavirus quarantine, so, too, is the agriculture industry dealing with a sudden and unexpected shift in their priorities.I...
12:21 pm GMT - Thu, July 30, 2020
BoingBoing Russia convicts yet another American student Trevor Reed gets 9 years in prison on dubious charges
[Photo: Trevor Reed with his Russian girlfriend Alina. He was visiting her in Moscow when he was arrested and charged with the crime for which he was sentenced today. via freetrevorreed.com]An America...
12:17 pm GMT - Thu, July 30, 2020
BoingBoing Blade Runner-inspired cocktail machine features that Orson Welles' Japanese whisky ad
A super-cool robotic bartender inspired by Blade Runner's Voight-Kampff machine? With an ordering menu screen that shows old Japanese whisky ad starring Orson Welles (giving a "dash of Tokyo-dystopian...
12:04 pm GMT - Thu, July 30, 2020
BoingBoing Mars rover Perseverance launches NASA mission to Red Planet
NASA launched its latest and greatest rover, Perseverance, to Mars on Thursday, from Cape Canaveral in Florida. We have LIFTOFF to Mars! The @ulalaunch Atlas V takes flight with our @NASAPersevere rov...
11:57 am GMT - Thu, July 30, 2020
BoingBoing Read this final essay by Rep. John Lewis on the day of his funeral
Though I am gone, I urge you to answer the highest calling of your heart and stand up for what you truly believe....
02:00 am GMT - Thu, July 30, 2020
BoingBoing The ToothShower lets you brush, floss and handle all your oral care easily right in the shower
While we all like to think that were honest people, the truth is that little white lies spring up all the time. You dont intend to lie. But through surprise or embarrassment or just a desire not to st...
01:00 am GMT - Thu, July 30, 2020
BoingBoing Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg hospitalized for minimally invasive non-surgical procedure: Supreme Court
The justice is resting comfortably and expects to be released from the hospital by the end of the week....
12:57 am GMT - Thu, July 30, 2020
BoingBoing Watch: Rubber chicken one-man-band Zeroelectrodrum [VIDEO]
Sound up.Go, chickens, go! @zeroelectrodrum Mr Green & Mr Pink ##onemanband ##beatmaker ##electronicmusic ##music ##fyp ##techno ##streetperformer ##beatmaking ##drums ##chikens ##freestyle ##elec...
12:47 am GMT - Thu, July 30, 2020
BoingBoing White woman uses racist slurs against George Floyd memorial observers
She does not look well.In Richmond, Virginia, a white woman let loose the Karen at a George Floyd memorial protest, abusing people with racist slurs. Read the rest ...
12:40 am GMT - Thu, July 30, 2020
BoingBoing White woman verbally abuses postal worker with racist slurs [VIDEO]
This video is very disturbing to watch, and includes racist language.A white woman at a Silicon Valley area USPS facility is verbally abusing a postal worker with racist slurs. Here's hoping she is he...
12:30 am GMT - Thu, July 30, 2020
BoingBoing Wombat and Kangaroo are friends
Wally the wombat and Buggy the kangaroo each lost their mothers when each of them were just little babies.Now they live at Lindoway Farm in Australia, where their caretaker says the inter-species frie...
10:57 pm GMT - Wed, July 29, 2020
BoingBoing Pandemic: An Interview with The Wire creator David Simon
Danny Greenwald (@glassineasleep)is a Baltimore-based producer, sound designer, and composer. His work has been featured in such publications as The Washington Post, Pitchfork, and Vice. He makes musi...
09:07 pm GMT - Wed, July 29, 2020
BoingBoing New Lincoln Project ad calls Susan Collins out as a Trump stooge
Good luck, Maine. Read the rest ...
09:03 pm GMT - Wed, July 29, 2020
BoingBoing Stonehenge core sample shows monument was largely quarried only 15 miles from site
The mineral origin of Stonehenge is an ancient mystery now solved, thanks to the solving of more contemporary one: who absconded with core samples from a crumbling standing stone, drilled out in 1959 ...
08:00 pm GMT - Wed, July 29, 2020
BoingBoing This masterclass in Python training can help you becoming a coding master
For years, Python has remained one of the most popular and most effective programming languages around just because its so darn easy to use. From its simple programming syntax to its code readability ...
06:11 pm GMT - Wed, July 29, 2020
BoingBoing Five years later, and I am still using my magnetic tool holder every day
I bought this wall-mounted magnetic strip in 2015 to have easy access to tools I need for simple household tasks: opening packages, hanging pictures, assembling furniture, tightening loose nuts, insta...
05:49 pm GMT - Wed, July 29, 2020
BoingBoing Republican official's spicy Holocaust meme about wearing masks doesn't go over well
Minnesota continues to be in the news for all the wrong reasons, this time thanks to a meme posted by the Wabasha County Republican Party comparing wearing a face mask to Jews forced to wear Stars of ...
05:15 pm GMT - Wed, July 29, 2020
BoingBoing Take a look at AOC's notes for her powerful speech about Yoho
Last week, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) gave a stirring response to now-disgraced Rep. Ted Yoho (R-FL) calling her a "fucking bitch."Yesterday AOC posted "behind-the-scenes details" of how she...
05:02 pm GMT - Wed, July 29, 2020
BoingBoing Portland is fining the US Government $500 every 15 minutes for its illegal fence
Earlier this month the US Government built a fence in Portland, which is blocking a bike lane. Last week, the Portland Bureau of Transportation sent a cease-and-desist notice to the Fed Gov, demanding...
04:33 pm GMT - Wed, July 29, 2020
BoingBoing A visit to the eerie abandoned TEKOI test center in Utah
TEKOI was a Cold War era United States government installation in Utah that tested the solid-fuel rocket engines that powered Minutemen nuclear warheads. The site has long since been abandoned, and in...
04:06 pm GMT - Wed, July 29, 2020
BoingBoing The EFF's director of cybersecurity answers common questions about protecting your online privacy
"Is the government watching you through your computer camera? Does Google read all your Gmail? Does a strong password protect you from hackers? Will encryption keep my data safe?" Wired asked these qu...
03:36 pm GMT - Wed, July 29, 2020
BoingBoing 78 of 100 recovered coronavirus patients have " lasting cardiovascular damage"
Even mild cases of Coronavirus can result in lasting coronavirus damage, according to a study published this weekin JAMA Cardiology.From The Week:But arecent studyof 100 recovered coronavirus patients...
03:36 pm GMT - Wed, July 29, 2020
BoingBoing 78 of 100 recovered coronavirus patients have "lasting cardiovascular damage"
Even mild cases of Coronavirus can result in lasting cardiovascular damage, according to a study published this weekin JAMA Cardiology.From The Week:But arecent studyof 100 recovered coronavirus patie...
03:20 pm GMT - Wed, July 29, 2020
BoingBoing Can you solve these Rube Goldberg Machine puzzles?
Kinetic artist Joseph Herscher, maker of impractical and wonderful Rube Goldberg machines, created this delightful series of machine puzzles. I only got two correct! Read the rest ...
03:01 pm GMT - Wed, July 29, 2020
BoingBoing Scary big cat spotted in UK public park turned out to be a plushie
Residents of Steyning, a small rural town in southeast England, spotted a big cat resembling a panther in a public park. They summoned police who bravely approached the animal. From a police tweet on ...
02:58 pm GMT - Wed, July 29, 2020
BoingBoing Another anti-mask Republican, Louie Gohmert, catches the virus
Rep. Louis Gohmert (R-TX) is among those who made a culture war of coronavirus on Capitol Hill, forcing other lawmakers and staff in congress to deal with him unmasked. Today he was diagnosed with Cov...
02:39 pm GMT - Wed, July 29, 2020
BoingBoing Watch these penguins enjoy a bubble machine
Animal keepers at Newquay Zoo in Cornwall, UK installed a bubble machine in the penguin habitat to delight the birds. All that's missing is the Lawrence Welk Orchestra playing on the speakers. From So...
02:19 pm GMT - Wed, July 29, 2020
BoingBoing Why is there a crashed space capsule in Winganon, Oklahoma?
In the late 1950s, a truck carrying a cement mixer crashed on E300 Road between Talala and Winganon, Oklahoma. Apparently too heavy for anyone to deal with, the mixer sat for decades where it was occa...
01:54 pm GMT - Wed, July 29, 2020
BoingBoing AI turns photos into cartoonlike paintings
Learning to Cartoonize Using White-box Cartoon Representations, by Xinrui Wang and Jinze Yu at the University of Tokyo, describes an AI trained to turn photographs into paintings reminiscent of cartoo...
01:29 pm GMT - Wed, July 29, 2020
BoingBoing "Temporary Fault": A surreal glitch during a Star Trek rerun on BBC One
On January 16, 1985, BBC One was playing a classic Star Trek rerun when something weird and wonderful occurred. They might call it a "Temporary Fault" but Sulu knows it as... paradise.(ObscureMedia, t...
01:29 pm GMT - Wed, July 29, 2020
BoingBoing Mew is a furry, purring, wailing theremin
Emily Groves' Mew is an interactive furry slab. When you approach it, it begins to purr. When you stroke it, the purring intensifies and miaowing commences. If you stroke it too hard, the miaowing bec...
01:04 pm GMT - Wed, July 29, 2020
BoingBoing The strange world of spherical geometry
This video illustrates "spherical geometry", the peculiar phenomena observed when you simulate a world by raycasting within a spherical manifold instead of Euclidean space. Beyond a certain distance f...
01:00 pm GMT - Wed, July 29, 2020
BoingBoing This fitness-centric smartwatch has all your Google app favorites for under $80
As the Wear OS revolution chugs on, we can expect to see more diversity in smartwatch design, including more stylish and elegant models for business or a night out; as well as those better suited to t...
12:45 pm GMT - Wed, July 29, 2020
BoingBoing They Came from Outer Space!
Tom the Dancing Bug, IN WHICH aliens invade our verdant sphere, and we must work together to do one simple thing to expel them...
12:45 pm GMT - Wed, July 29, 2020
BoingBoing Traditional stonecutting method
In this video, a stonecutter demonstrates a traditional method for splitting an enormous slab of rock. Holes are drilled down the length, expansion sheaths inserted, and metal wedges carefully hammere...
12:30 pm GMT - Wed, July 29, 2020
BoingBoing How funds from major fossil fuel corporations help control police departments
A recent investigation from the Public Accountability Initiative, a nonprofit corporate and government accountability research institute, and its LittleSis database partners breaks down some of the wa...
12:26 pm GMT - Wed, July 29, 2020
BoingBoing Redneck coronavirus mask test
Do masks work? Uncle Rob investigates by simulating coughs with aerosol starter fluid, mannequin heads and a propane torch.Disclaimer: Uncle Rob is a "professional" Don't be a moron.Looks like they wo...
12:15 pm GMT - Wed, July 29, 2020
BoingBoing Prison labor in Massachusetts is used to manufacture Blue Lives Matter merchandise
As long as prisons exist, I've generally been a fan of the idea behind work release programs like the one in the Maine State Prison system, where incarcerated people learn skills like woodworking that...
12:15 pm GMT - Wed, July 29, 2020
BoingBoing Detailed explainer on how America was segregated by design
This short documentary explains how St. Louis, Los Angeles, and every other major US city were segregated by design, via decades of federal, state, and local actions.Via the filmmakers:Prejudice can b...
11:53 am GMT - Wed, July 29, 2020
BoingBoing Hear an electronic music tribute to poet Anne Sexton
Spoken Word with Electronics is an audio series delivering to you a two side recording of unusual stories paired with vintage modular electronic soundsGreetings, all. This is the final set of SWWE for...
11:52 am GMT - Wed, July 29, 2020
BoingBoing Watch this glitchy, twitchy art piece DONT KNOW WHAT
 Thomas Renoldner's polarizing short film DON'T KNOW WHAT has been on the festival circuit, but since all that has moved online during the pandemic, you can now watch it on Vimeo. Those with sens...
02:19 am GMT - Wed, July 29, 2020
BoingBoing For small businesses, QuickBooks Essentials remains an accounting gold standard
Every company needs to have a firm grasp on their bottom line. But while every company used to have their official ledger books or one of those old-school physical world accountings of a companys ever...
09:30 pm GMT - Tue, July 28, 2020
BoingBoing Are you ready to write and publish your own book? Its not as crazy as it sounds...
For all its downsides, you have to admit all this extra time spent at home has to have boosted your creativity. More time to sit and think means more time to develop new original ideas. Trust us, you ...
09:24 pm GMT - Tue, July 28, 2020
BoingBoing Russia is using 3 English-language websites to spread coronavirus disinformation: US government officials
US government officials told the Associated Press today that three different English-language websites are spreading disinformation about the novel coronavirus directly from Russia.Is one of them whit...
08:47 pm GMT - Tue, July 28, 2020
BoingBoing Portland protesters released from jail on condition they no longer attend protests
The document says Defendant Shall Not Attend Protests. In Portland, getting out of jail now means relinquishing constitutionally protected rights.This is what it looks like when you're released from j...
08:29 pm GMT - Tue, July 28, 2020
BoingBoing Rep. Pramila Jayapal eviscerates Bill Barr for 'real discrepancy' in responses to Trump supporters, vs. BLM protesters
WATCH: During Bill Barr's hearing on Capitol Hill today, Rep. Pramila Jayapal tore him a new one.When White men with swastikas storm a government building with guns, there is no need for the president...
08:22 pm GMT - Tue, July 28, 2020
BoingBoing Visually impaired woman demonstrates how she uses her iPhone
Kristy Viers is visually impaired, and she made this great video recently to demonstrate how she uses her iPhone.Basically you run your finger along the screen, she explains, and the haptics and voice...
08:15 pm GMT - Tue, July 28, 2020
BoingBoing The windows-smashing "Umbrella Man" is a white supremacist trying to incite racial hatred, say police
This video was removed from YouTube. It shows exactly who broke windows at AutoZone. Please retweet and help identify the instigator. #JusticeForFloyd pic.twitter.com/D17kGL404J— Javier Morillo ...
08:14 pm GMT - Tue, July 28, 2020
BoingBoing WATCH: Virgin Galactic spaceship new cabin design reveal
I'd totally go.Sir Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic unveiled a new cabin design today, and streamed the launch event live. Watch the replay here, and sign up for a trip if you've got plenty of cash a...
08:01 pm GMT - Tue, July 28, 2020
BoingBoing Bill Barr: 'I don't pay attention to [Donald Trump's] tweets unless they're brought to my attention'
At a hearing on Capitol Hill today, Bill Barr, Trump's attorney general and acting Roy Cohn, said something that's sure to ruffle the boss's ego.I don't pay attention to the president's tweets unless ...
07:58 pm GMT - Tue, July 28, 2020
BoingBoing Joe Biden 'I'm going to have a [vice president] choice first week in August'
The November election is 98 days away, as of today.Democratic presidential candidate and former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden was asked by a reporter today if he still plans to announce his Vice Presi...
07:58 pm GMT - Tue, July 28, 2020
BoingBoing Joe Biden: 'I'm going to have a [VP] choice first week in August'
The November election is 95 days away, as of today.Democratic presidential candidate and former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden was asked by a reporter today if he still plans to announce his Vice Presi...
07:13 pm GMT - Tue, July 28, 2020
BoingBoing These Blade Collection watches look like something out of the coolest sci-fi
Back in the old days of the 20th century, practicality was the biggest reason most people wore a watch. If you didnt have a clock face right on your wrist, how else would you know the time?Of course, ...
05:37 pm GMT - Tue, July 28, 2020
BoingBoing Video compares droplet sprays when wearing different masks -- and no mask at all
Researchers compared the sprays of droplets we spew out of our mouths when wearing a one-layered cloth mask, two-layered cloth mask, surgical mask, and no mask at all -- while talking, coughing, and s...
05:36 pm GMT - Tue, July 28, 2020
BoingBoing In the 1500s, four Spanish colonists were marooned in an unexplored North America
Marooned in Florida in 1528, four Spanish colonists made an extraordinary journey across the unexplored continent. Their experiences changed their conception of the New World and its people. In this w...
05:36 pm GMT - Tue, July 28, 2020
BoingBoing The late fashion designer, Kansai Yamamoto, on working with David Bowie
Lasts week, we lost iconic avant-garde fashion designer, Kansai Yamamoto. Yamamoto is best known for this long-term collaboration with David Bowie, especially the costumes for the Martian rocker's Zig...
05:26 pm GMT - Tue, July 28, 2020
BoingBoing Senator David Perdue enlarged the nose in a photo of his Jewish opponent
Georgia Senator David Perdue claims his attack ad, in which the nose of Democratic Challenger John Ossoff is enlarged, was simply a graphic design error.Ossoff said the ad employed the oldest, most ob...
05:21 pm GMT - Tue, July 28, 2020
BoingBoing Rotting Raphael costume from 1993 Ninja Turtle movie hits the auction block
Last year, Leonardo was on offer. Today, it's Raphael, his dead glass eyes staring bleakly from his rotting latex form. The bidding estimate starts at $3,000.This costume includes a zip-up green turtl...
05:03 pm GMT - Tue, July 28, 2020
BoingBoing Chevron, Shell, Wells Fargo fund powerful police groups
Many powerful companies that drive environmental injustice are also backers of the same police departments that tyrannize the very communities these corporate actors pollute, write the authors of a ne...
04:18 pm GMT - Tue, July 28, 2020
BoingBoing Italian island "hermit" may get evicted
More than 30 years ago, Mauro Morandi was attempting to sail from Italy to Polynesia when he ended up on Budelli, a small private island off Sardinia. Morandi, now 81, never left and eventually became...
03:43 pm GMT - Tue, July 28, 2020
BoingBoing Slip 'N Slide is all sold out thanks to bored kids stuck at home
While most businesses suffer through the pandemic, Wham-O is raking in the sales with Slip 'N Slide. Even three months ago, "the company enjoyed 10 consecutive days in late April where sales doubled e...
03:39 pm GMT - Tue, July 28, 2020
BoingBoing Nirvana's "Come As You Are," the swing version
"I turned Nirvana's "Come As You Are" into an old-fashioned swing tune and now I hate myself," writes the creator. Don't beat yourself up too much; old-timey Nirvana is kinda catchy! Read the rest ...
03:24 pm GMT - Tue, July 28, 2020
BoingBoing Will Apple's AR glasses be as cool as this designer's concept video?
View this post on InstagramA post shared by Iskander Utebayev (@bat.not.bad) on Jul 25, 2020 at 5:11pm PDT Designer Iskander Utebayev did a fantastic job making a concept video that imagines what A...
03:09 pm GMT - Tue, July 28, 2020
BoingBoing Trump Jr. blocked from tweeting for 12 hours after posting Covid quackery
Twitter today blocked Donald Trump Jr. from tweeting for 12 hours after he posted quack conspiracy theories about the Covid crisis. Trump Jr. posted a video encouraging people to take hydroxyquinone, ...
03:07 pm GMT - Tue, July 28, 2020
BoingBoing Trump and Trump Jr. praise doctor who says diseases are caused by "evil deposits from the spirit husband"
Trump and Junior are urging their social media followers to heed the Covid-19 advice of Dr. Stella Immanuel, a Houston pediatrician who has determined that many diseases are caused by sex with demons ...
03:03 pm GMT - Tue, July 28, 2020
BoingBoing You can support Portland's street medics
Portland Action Medics is a group providing supplies and aid to the protestors in Portland. You can venmo them @ Rosehip-medics. (http://www.rosehipmedics.org/) View this post on Instagram FRIENDS!...
02:41 pm GMT - Tue, July 28, 2020
BoingBoing Incredible and hypnotic freestyle skateboarding from Isamu Yamamoto, 17
Watch freestyle skateboarding master Isamu Yamamoto, 17, performs a hypnotic and magical routine using one and then two boards. Yamamoto won the World Freestyle Round-Up Skateboarding Championships wh...
02:16 pm GMT - Tue, July 28, 2020
BoingBoing Sound guy helps Javier Bardem with his lines
SOUND GUY: Didnt mean nothin by it.BARDEM: Didn't mean nothing by it. Read the rest ...
01:51 pm GMT - Tue, July 28, 2020
BoingBoing These classic TV title sequences recreated with stock footage are bizzarro
Comedian and filmmaker Matthew Highton recreates classic TV show title sequences using only stock footage. The results remind me of the Seinfeld episode "The Bizarro Jerry." Above, Highton's take on F...
01:36 pm GMT - Tue, July 28, 2020
BoingBoing Florida man bought Lamborghini with COVID-19 business relief funds
David Hines, 29, received $3.9 million in Paycheck Protection Program loans, a COVID-19 relief program for businesses. So naturally he spent $300,000 on a 2020 Lamborghini Huracn. According to WFTS ne...
01:35 pm GMT - Tue, July 28, 2020
BoingBoing "Honest" pre-flight safety video
This grim yet amusing description of the statistical realities of flight safety might save more lives than the usual snoozefest. To quote YouTube commenter Alan Macphail: "100% of accidents happen wit...
01:17 pm GMT - Tue, July 28, 2020
BoingBoing Republican Senator refuses to apologize after posting photo of Jewish opponent with digitally enlarged nose
Senator David Perdue (R-GA) posted a campaign ad featuring an image of his Jewish opponent, Jon Ossoff, digitally manipulated to have a larger nose. Once the timeworn antisemitic stereotype was notice...
12:46 pm GMT - Tue, July 28, 2020
BoingBoing Twitter deletes Trump tweets promoting Covid conspiracy and lie about killed protestor
Twitter removed two rule-breaking Trump tweets last night. One touted the conspiracy theory that hydroxychloroquine "cures" Covid19 and that Dr. Anthony Fauci suppressed it, whereas the other promoted...
12:30 pm GMT - Tue, July 28, 2020
BoingBoing Take a relaxing and trippy excursion beyond the horizon
 Rus Khasanov (previously) has created a clean, iridescent, and mesmerizing abstract video called "beyond the horizon," set to the music of Dmitry Evgrafov.Rus says:As with all my art projects, i...
12:15 pm GMT - Tue, July 28, 2020
BoingBoing Can insurance be used to reign in police misconduct?
NBC News has a recent piece on, "the hidden hand that uses money to reform troubled police departments" essentially, looking at the private industry solutions to public law enforcement problems. It's...
12:09 pm GMT - Tue, July 28, 2020
BoingBoing Hot Dog Rice Krispie Treats are the perfect food for Summer 2020
Everything is awful in this hellscape reality so you may as well enjoy some mustard, relish, and processed meatstuff with your marshmallow-lathered cereal.https://thevulgarchef.com/wp-content/uploads/...
12:00 pm GMT - Tue, July 28, 2020
BoingBoing Fabien Cousteau unveils design for undersea "space station"
YouTuber Greg Stone has an in-depth interview with ocean explorer Fabien Cousteau, who just unveiled his design for his next long-term undersea habitat called Proteus.Greg is a longtime friend of Cous...
12:00 pm GMT - Tue, July 28, 2020
BoingBoing The Boston Public Library needs help transcribing 40,000 anti-slavery documents from the 19th century
This is a pretty cool and historically important project from the Boston Public Library!The Boston Public Library's Anti-Slavery collectionone of the largest and most important collections of abolit...
11:00 am GMT - Tue, July 28, 2020
BoingBoing Guess these everyday objects in extreme closeup
YouTuber Macrofying zooms in on common objects to the microscopic level. It's fun to guess what each one is before the camera zooms out.Here's a zoom in on a coin, which includes some VFX enhancements...
02:00 am GMT - Tue, July 28, 2020
BoingBoing The Mighty Safe Vacuum Vault keeps your herbs and edibles fresh for up to 15 days
Its bad enough when regular food stuff gets stale after a couple days sitting on your kitchen counter. But when infused edibles start losing their freshness...well, heck, edibles arent cheap!If youre ...
10:57 pm GMT - Mon, July 27, 2020
BoingBoing Trump tweets imaginary law that doesn't exist to threaten protesters
Impeached president Donald Trump today tweeted an imaginary law that does not exist. Anarchists, Agitators or Protestors who vandalize or damage our Federal Courthouse in Portland, or any Federal Buil...
10:45 pm GMT - Mon, July 27, 2020
BoingBoing Twitter's trending topics are 'illegal' says Trump, because trends are not nice enough to him
The president of the United States, folks.So disgusting to watch Twitters so-called Trending, where sooo many trends are about me, and never a good one. They look for anything they can find, make it a...
10:25 pm GMT - Mon, July 27, 2020
BoingBoing Texas AG probing Facebook over biometric data collection that may violate state law
Texas is investigating Facebook for possibly running afoul of state laws on the collection of biometric data, according to June documents uncovered by a tech watchdog group, reports Ashley Gold at Axi...
10:17 pm GMT - Mon, July 27, 2020
BoingBoing Dog lost on South Carolina highway found 600 miles away in Miami
Belle the dog jumped out of a car window on a South Carolina highway, to the horror of humans involved. Belle was found two weeks later, about 600 miles (966 kilometers) away in Miami, Florida, says t...
10:05 pm GMT - Mon, July 27, 2020
BoingBoing Trump files new challenge to tax returns subpoena
Lawyers for Donald Trump on Monday filed a new challenge to the Manhattan District Attorneys subpoena for the president's tax returns, weeks after the U.S. Supreme Court said the president was not imm...
09:40 pm GMT - Mon, July 27, 2020
BoingBoing Excellent and cheap hair shears for DIY trims
I've been cutting my own hair for decades. And for the last couple of months, I've been trimming the hair of my family members. I finally replaced the all-purpose scissors with these stainless steel h...
09:12 pm GMT - Mon, July 27, 2020
BoingBoing Seed of Minecraft's classic title screen discovered
Minecraft worlds are procedurally generated from numbers and words known as seeds. A seed defines everything from the nearest blade of grass to the farthest mountain, and the most interesting seeds be...
08:00 pm GMT - Mon, July 27, 2020
BoingBoing CBD-infused coffee just might be the medicine you need to start your day
CBD-infused coffee almost sounds like the premise for a bad sitcom episode. But seriously...isnt it almost comical to consider what happens when the go-go kick of high-octane caffeine slams headlong i...
06:36 pm GMT - Mon, July 27, 2020
BoingBoing Covidiot GOP state senator hospitalized after contracting Covid-19
Arkansas GOP state senator Jason Rapert previously tweeted about "liberal quacks" who "keep spreading fear" and who are "trying to quarantine the healthy."What do you see here #Arkansas and #America? ...
04:59 pm GMT - Mon, July 27, 2020
BoingBoing Red phone boxes in Yorkshire more likely to have non-phone uses now
Smartphones have relegated iconic red British telephone boxes to things of the past, but they are being preserved and repurposed. In fact, Yorkshire now has more repurposed boxes than working phone bo...
04:42 pm GMT - Mon, July 27, 2020
BoingBoing The much improved logo for the Rangers Football Club logo
In decades past, logo redesigns were usually worse than the original. But in recent years logo redesigns seem to have gotten a lot better. Case in point, the new logo for the Rangers Football Club. It...
04:42 pm GMT - Mon, July 27, 2020
BoingBoing The much improved logo for the Rangers Football Club
In decades past, logo redesigns were usually worse than the original. But in recent years logo redesigns seem to have gotten a lot better. Case in point, the new logo for the Rangers Football Club. It...
04:26 pm GMT - Mon, July 27, 2020
BoingBoing Interesting video about eBay scams - for buyers and sellers
I don't use eBay as much as I used to, but one of my daughters uses it frequently to buy and sell Japanese collectibles. So far she hasn't been scammed, but eBay is well known for being full of sleazy...
04:03 pm GMT - Mon, July 27, 2020
BoingBoing Google announces it will keep its workers at home until at least next summer
Google CEO Sundar Pichai announced that his employees we'll work from home until at least next July, reports The Wall Street Journal. According to Reuters, "Google had earlier said it would begin reop...
03:59 pm GMT - Mon, July 27, 2020
BoingBoing This simple explainer tackles the complexity of quantum computing
Many videos describing quantum computers try to distill and oversimplify everything. Thoughty's takes its time and gives more historical and theoretical context than most.Because it does take a while ...
03:17 pm GMT - Mon, July 27, 2020
BoingBoing Teenager claims that her mom is Bigfoot
Ellie Marie Whitby, 19, has come clean about a Bigfoot hoax she staged in the forests around Runcorn, England, southeast of Liverpool. Whitby admitted to shooting a series of videos and uploading them...
03:03 pm GMT - Mon, July 27, 2020
BoingBoing Chernobyl fungus could block cosmic radiation in Martian colonies
YouTuber Anton Petrov summarizes the latest research that suggests a fungus found thriving in Chernobyl could be used to block radiation in spacesuits, extraterrestrial structures, and more, based on ...
02:59 pm GMT - Mon, July 27, 2020
BoingBoing Sinclair Broadcasting aired a follow-up to the debunked "Plandemic" conspiracy theory
Sinclair Broadcasting, the massively influential right-wing media conglomerate that cleverly buys up TV stations in local markets in order to push conservative propaganda, plans to push a national new...
02:49 pm GMT - Mon, July 27, 2020
BoingBoing GOP Senator Tom Cotton describes slavery as "necessary evil"
In an attack on the New York Times' 1619 project tracing slavery in America to its origins, Republican senator Tom Cotton described it as the necessary evil upon which the union was built. We have to ...
02:39 pm GMT - Mon, July 27, 2020
BoingBoing Did you receive a random packet of seeds apparently from China? Don't plant them.
Several US state departments of agriculture report that people are receiving unsolicited packets of seeds in the mail, apparently from China. Don't plant them, the officials warn. From USA Today:The a...
02:30 pm GMT - Mon, July 27, 2020
BoingBoing Watch popcorn popping in super slow motion
High-speed cinematographer Darren Dyk turns his lens on a solitary kernel of popcorn to impressive effect. Bonus pareidolic creature in profile opening its mouth at 1:32. Read the rest ...
02:10 pm GMT - Mon, July 27, 2020
BoingBoing Fungi from Chernobyl could protect astronauts from radiation in space
In 1991, scientists discovered a strange form of fungi growing at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant. The organisms seem to feed on radiation, converting gamma rays into energy for growth. Now, researc...
01:58 pm GMT - Mon, July 27, 2020
BoingBoing Gold hits record high as tensions spread in U.S.
The price of gold is at an all-time high, fueled by the unchecked spread of Covid-19 in the U.S. and deepening tensions at home and abroad.In the morning of Asian trading hours on Monday, spot gold tr...
01:40 pm GMT - Mon, July 27, 2020
BoingBoing Red Lobster saves blue lobster
According to the Lobster Institute at the University of Maine, there's a one in 2 million chance of catching a blue lobster. The very rare crustaceans have a genetic defect that causes the unusual tin...
01:15 pm GMT - Mon, July 27, 2020
BoingBoing Watch the first trailer for Amazon Prime's adaptation of conspiracy thriller UTOPIA
Utopia was a short-lived BBC black comedy/thriller series about a few fans of a cult graphic novel, whose search for original manuscript pages brings them into the orbit of a massive conspiracy that i...
01:00 pm GMT - Mon, July 27, 2020
BoingBoing Powerful short "America Wake Up" invokes George Carlin: "The reason they call it the American Dream is because you have to be asleep to believe it."
Comic legend George Carlin died in 2008 but his 2005 stand-up bit/rant "The American Dream" has been made even more poignant than ever in "America Wake Up." Portland-based Pattern Integrity Films are ...
01:00 pm GMT - Mon, July 27, 2020
BoingBoing The LastSwab will keep you from throwing away hundreds of cotton swabs every year
You sort out your recycling. You dont use plastic bottles anymore. And youve even gone paperless, right down to using the canvas shopping bag at the grocery store. But even if youre trying to be ultra...
12:45 pm GMT - Mon, July 27, 2020
BoingBoing Meet the vegan bodybuilder who drinks semen smoothies to fight off coronavirus
Tracy Kiss calls herself a "natural vegan bodybuilder." Which is confusing, because semen is definitely derived from animals. But, Kiss insists, it's also an essential multivitamin that helps keep her...
12:37 pm GMT - Mon, July 27, 2020
BoingBoing Finger crossbow
Craft Workbench posted a video of a tiny finger-mounted crossbow, proving that it can assassinate a pickle even after being submerged in water. Read the rest ...
12:35 pm GMT - Mon, July 27, 2020
BoingBoing Strap in for a detailed explainer on flat-earthers' beliefs
Johnny Harris took on the brain-melting task of truly understanding the argument that the earth is flat, including the modern conspiracy theory that the military guards ice walls circling earth's peri...
12:33 pm GMT - Mon, July 27, 2020
BoingBoing The best last scene of any movie
In this footage from 1985 Richard Harrison classic Blood Debts, our hero defeats his adversary and we learn that "Mark Collins, age 45, gave himself up to the authorities after the incident. he is cur...
12:30 pm GMT - Mon, July 27, 2020
BoingBoing The UK will soon have wild bison for the first time in 6,000 years
In 2022, four bison will be released in Kent, marking the first time wild bison have roamed in the United Kingdom in six millennia. Similar programs in other European countries have been very successf...
12:15 pm GMT - Mon, July 27, 2020
BoingBoing Japanese engineers built a 60-foot tall Gundam and let it walk free
Earlier this year, Gundam Factory Yokohama announced plans to debut a 60-foot-tall Gundam robot on October 1, 2020. While construction on this epic mech was initially delayed by COVID-19, it seems tha...
12:01 pm GMT - Mon, July 27, 2020
BoingBoing New book: 'Built to Burn: Tales of the Desert Carnies of Burning Man'
Tony "Coyote" Perez is a helluva storyteller. Built to Burn: Tales of the Desert Carnies of Burning Man is his much-anticipated book about the "wild west" days of "that thing in the desert." It's avai...
02:00 am GMT - Mon, July 27, 2020
BoingBoing These Handmade Custom Bobbleheads Could Be The Best Gift You Give This Year
When you used to walk through any office you would likely spot a few bobbleheads. These wobbly figurines are great fun to have around, although most celebrate people we will never meet.For something a...
08:00 pm GMT - Sun, July 26, 2020
BoingBoing Behold! This gorgeous desktop version of our solar system MUST be yours
Most people enjoy having items on their desks that convey a taste of who they are and what theyre about to visitors. Under those circumstances, could there possibly be a greater flex to show off all o...
02:45 pm GMT - Sun, July 26, 2020
BoingBoing The next Venus rover will have a steampunk vibe
Hybrid Autonomous Rover Venus is the next spacecraft scheduled to explore our hellish neighbor, and it will be more like a clock than a computer to survive the conditions.Jonathan Sauder of NASAs Jet...
02:21 pm GMT - Sun, July 26, 2020
BoingBoing My puppy upon waking up this morning
Before returning to her mom's home for a few weeks, my daughter taught Electra to sleep in her bed...while I was asleap in mine.In an effort to maintain the housebreaking while acknowledging and encou...
01:45 pm GMT - Sun, July 26, 2020
BoingBoing Trend: Matchy-matchy mask/apparel combos
This apparel company is ON IT. They've shipped a matching mask with each of their tops. This photo was taken in Beer Sheva, Israel, but I believe that "LOOK" is an American brand. A quick search revea...
01:00 pm GMT - Sun, July 26, 2020
BoingBoing Develop your green thumb with these cool home gardening aids
This may sound a bit odd coming from such a tech-heavy haven as Boing Boing, but...have you ever thought about gardening?Dont laugh. The groundedness and feeling of accomplishment that comes from grow...
02:00 am GMT - Sun, July 26, 2020
BoingBoing The Marshall Mode EQ earbuds 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...
11:58 pm GMT - Sat, July 25, 2020
BoingBoing Walmart racists shop in Nazi swastika masks
Racist couple in Marshall, MN wearing swastikas on their mask at Walmart pic.twitter.com/sBgHr6ILC0— Fifty Shades of Whey (@davenewworld_2) July 25, 2020It's one step forward and two steps back ...
08:35 pm GMT - Sat, July 25, 2020
BoingBoing A day after the NY Times runs a laudatory piece on Arizona's successful pandemic response, the state sees a surge in new cases and deaths
Yesterday, The New York Times ran an article about how the GOP governor of Arizona's limited response to the pandemic resulted in a "leveling off" of Covid-19 deaths and cases:As the United States sur...
08:00 pm GMT - Sat, July 25, 2020
BoingBoing The 3-in-1 Supercord charging cable is a safe, simple and efficient power solution
Its easy to want to section up the world into Android people and iOS people. Android people stick to their Samsungs and their Google Assistants and their freedom of choice while iOS people stick with ...
06:59 pm GMT - Sat, July 25, 2020
BoingBoing Peter Green, original Fleetwood Mac mastermind, dead at 73
It has been announced through a family representative that legendary guitarist Peter Green died peacefully in his sleep last night. He was 73.Green was a founding member of Fleetwood Mac (first called...
02:45 pm GMT - Sat, July 25, 2020
BoingBoing Look at this unintentionally creepy magazine ad for a casino
Flipping through the pages of Los Angeles magazine this morning I came across this advertisement with a photo of a woman in an empty field, transfixed by a slot machine. The advertising copy reads "We...
02:21 pm GMT - Sat, July 25, 2020
BoingBoing Passengers clap as unmasked woman deplaned
@jslade88 Deleted but here is the OG video all over the news...#americanairlineskaren #fyp #foryou #karen #dailymail original sound - jslade88 American Airlines mandates that all passengers wear ma...
01:59 pm GMT - Sat, July 25, 2020
BoingBoing Looking back on The Beatles "Hey Jude" from a world a little colder
Even as something of a Beatlephile, I learned a few things reading this Rolling Stone article from 2018 about The Beatles' most "open-hearted masterpiece," Hey Jude.Cynthia and Julian thought Hey Jude...
01:30 pm GMT - Sat, July 25, 2020
BoingBoing Trump re-election campaign texts allegedly violated spam laws
FromThe Verge:President Donald Trumps reelection campaign is reportedly fighting cellphone carriers over the right to send Americans unsolicited texts.According toBusiness Insider, the campaigns lawye...
12:00 pm GMT - Sat, July 25, 2020
BoingBoing Listen: "My Life As A Weapon" is a power pop anthem about ADHD and Hawkeye from the Avengers
When I'm not writing here on BoingBoing (or anywhere else, for that matter), I also play guitar and sing in a rock band called The Roland High Life. Today we announced our new record,Songs About Comic...
11:00 am GMT - Sat, July 25, 2020
BoingBoing This new music video from Jeff Rosenstock is like a delightful 90s PSA from Hell
Back in 2003, I performed at a music festival that included a band called Arrogant Sons of Bitches, who absolutely blew me away with their energy and songwriting. The lead singer, Jeff Rosenstock, wen...
10:00 am GMT - Sat, July 25, 2020
BoingBoing Truth, injustice, and the American chocolate bar, in this weeks dubious tabloids
Truth in the tabloids is like the weather in New England: constantly changing and rarely to be trusted....
06:55 am GMT - Sat, July 25, 2020
BoingBoing Portlanders use leaf-blowers to isolate and return tear gas to the thugs who threw it
Even better than a unicycle straddling, flame belching Darth Vader with bagpipes.Retweet if you agree America needs more leaf blowers to fight back against Trumps stormtroopers. pic.twitter.com/9ZnmkL...
02:00 am GMT - Sat, July 25, 2020
BoingBoing If you've ever been interested in real estate investing you should check out this expert led training
Nearly three-quarters of all the rental properties in the U.S. are owned by private individual investors. And while around two-thirds of all investors were primarily focused on the stock market in 200...
01:14 am GMT - Sat, July 25, 2020
BoingBoing Tiny baby sings 'Thunderstruck' by AC/DC
Awesome dad of the year goes to this little stinker's poppa.I recorded my son making baby noises, figured out the notes he made, and arranged them into "Thunderstruck" by AC/DC.Unmute this one: Baby R...
12:55 am GMT - Sat, July 25, 2020
BoingBoing Watch: Molten thermite in water at ultra slow motion, shot by The Slow Mo Guys
Gav of The Slow Mo Guys demonstrates the visually amazing moment where 2000 thermite lands in a tank of 20 water. Video: [Slow Mo Molten Thermite in Water - The Slow Mo Guys] Read the rest ...
12:48 am GMT - Sat, July 25, 2020
BoingBoing Watch the tiniest puppy, 3 months old, get his first grooming
So tiny! So cute!A very small puppy gets groomed for the first time at 3 months of age. This is a toy poodle puppy.[video: Lovely Grooming] Read the rest ...
12:45 am GMT - Sat, July 25, 2020
BoingBoing Here are the 6 stages of a cat falling in love with the new baby
Watch this cat very slowly fall in love with his new baby sister .[The Dodo] Read the rest ...
12:42 am GMT - Sat, July 25, 2020
BoingBoing Yoshiharu Tsuge: the first manga artist who used his personal life as story material
The Swamp is an anthology of Yoshiharu Tsuge's early manga and gekiga work, published by Drawn & Quarterly.From the publisher:Yoshiharu Tsuge is one of the most influential and acclaimed practitio...
12:41 am GMT - Sat, July 25, 2020
BoingBoing TV newscaster alerted of thyroid cancer by viewer who noticed a lump on the reporter's neck
Earlier this week, Victoria Price, a reporter on WFLA TV news in Tampa, Florida, received an email from a concerned viewer:"Hi, just saw your news report. What concerned me is the lump on your neck. P...
12:08 am GMT - Sat, July 25, 2020
BoingBoing One day after boasting of his superior memory, Trump tells detailed lie about being booed at 2015 event he didn't attend
Impeached President Donald Trump was musing to Dave Portnoy, founder of Barstool Sports, about how his life was better before he announced his presidential candidacy.Just like he did in March, Trump t...
11:26 pm GMT - Fri, July 24, 2020
BoingBoing Infinite Potential: The Life And Ideas of David Bohm is a gem of a documentary
Infinite Potential, The Life And Ideas of David Bohm is a gem of a documentary (and you can watch it for free. Directed and produced by Paul Howard, it pays homage to one of the unsung intellectual he...
10:49 pm GMT - Fri, July 24, 2020
BoingBoing Spellbinding CGI animation of an evolving, walking figure
Three months ago Kevin Kelly gifted me with a 3-month subscription to The Browser daily newsletter. I got hooked and paid for a subscription as soon as my gift sub ran out. From today's newsletter, I ...
10:21 pm GMT - Fri, July 24, 2020
BoingBoing Enjoy this "We Are the World" parody starring uncanny valley versions of Trump's thugs
The freakish robotic corpselike appearance of these animated singers are a good match for the psyches of Trump's swamp-dwelling sycophants.Back in 1987, the song We Are the World raised millions to su...
10:10 pm GMT - Fri, July 24, 2020
BoingBoing Watch the trailer for "elevated" slasher horror film, Random Acts of Violence
Directed by and starring Canadian actor Jay Baruchel (Goon, This Is The End, How To Train Your Dragon), Random Acts of Violence is based on the 2010 comic of the same name by Jimmy Palmiotti. Comic bo...
09:58 pm GMT - Fri, July 24, 2020
BoingBoing Fire TV Stick 4K is a huge improvement over old model
I bought the Fire TV Stick 4K (very cheap using promo code 4KFIRETV) and it is so much better than the old model we'd been using. It has voice control so you don't have to use the remote to search. on...
09:35 pm GMT - Fri, July 24, 2020
BoingBoing Short story: Schrdinger's Hat Box
In April of 2019 I gleefully packed up my home of 11 years. While fantastical in retrospect, during the marathon packing session I remember thinking that once on the market my lovely oceanfront home w...
08:47 pm GMT - Fri, July 24, 2020
BoingBoing Artist makes beautiful tiny animal sculptures
Fanni Sandor has an Etsy shop where she sells her adorable 1:12 scale dollhouse miniature animals. Follow her work on Instagram. View this post on InstagramA post shared by Fanniminiature (@fannimin...
08:00 pm GMT - Fri, July 24, 2020
BoingBoing Every man needs an all-in-one groomer and this one has just the package you need
Maintaining the look isnt always easy. For guys who actually care about their appearance, especially if theyre rocking facial hair, it isnt always enough to wake up and just charge into your day. No, ...
05:29 pm GMT - Fri, July 24, 2020
BoingBoing Unmasked Walmart shopper arrested after threatening man with gun
Florida man Vincent Scavetta, 28, was charged with aggravated assault with a firearm after threatenening a fellow shopper with a handgun. The two were arguing in Walmart over Scavetta's apparent refus...
04:53 pm GMT - Fri, July 24, 2020
BoingBoing Dora applies the Presidential cognitive test
The Tonight Show demonstrates that Trump is cognitively there.Can you say Person! Woman! Man! Camera! TV! #FallonTonight pic.twitter.com/9dHIMedoIx— The Tonight Show (@FallonTonight) July 24, 20...
04:27 pm GMT - Fri, July 24, 2020
BoingBoing Using this balance board at my stand-up desk is fun and maybe helping my core
I have been using this balance board to build core strength and awareness.I used to jump the hell out of my skin when my neighbor hollers over the fence and thru a window to get my attention as I work...
04:17 pm GMT - Fri, July 24, 2020
BoingBoing Watch this guy put things back together
My sister texted me and told me to watch the YouTube series called The Reassembler. I was 7 minutes into an episode when I texted her back: This is the greatest thing Ive ever seen on YouTube. I dont ...
04:16 pm GMT - Fri, July 24, 2020
BoingBoing Pee-wee x Jerrod Maruyama: Kawaii Playhouse puzzle
Here's a fun collab. "Creator of cute" Jerrod Maruyama re-imagined the characters of Pee-wee's Playhouse kawaii style for a new 1000-piece puzzle. It's a limited edition/timed release, created for Com...
03:18 pm GMT - Fri, July 24, 2020
BoingBoing A gallery of highly coveted swimming pool "badges"
View this post on Instagram Some pools have a small round plate beneath the diving board where the electrical wiring for the pool light is attached. We call them badges. These are highly coveted b...
03:08 pm GMT - Fri, July 24, 2020
BoingBoing What it's like to live in Antarctica's Union Glacier Camp
Union Glacier Camp is a field camp in West Antarctica.It's a seasonal logistics hub for the people who come to the continent. It's located on a flat expanse of blue ice, making it ideal for planes to ...
02:55 pm GMT - Fri, July 24, 2020
BoingBoing Trump and accused child molester Maxwell are awful chummy in the Lincoln Project's new ad
From the Lincoln Project. Read the rest ...
02:42 pm GMT - Fri, July 24, 2020
BoingBoing Parents upset about Super Nintendo
Therapy sessions for families of Mario addicts? "Nintendpendent"? OK boomer, 1991. (r/ObscureMedia, thanks UPSO!) Read the rest ...
01:49 pm GMT - Fri, July 24, 2020
BoingBoing VIDEO: Man cuts tile perfectly
Enjoy this amazingly satisfying video of a contractor using magic to measure a door jamb then cutting a tile to fit it, freehand, with an angle grinder. It slides in nice and kentucky. Read the rest ...
01:32 pm GMT - Fri, July 24, 2020
BoingBoing Military bases to be renamed, after veto-proof U.S. Senate vote
The U.S Senate yesterday voted to rename bases currently bearing the names of Confederate officers, as part of a sweeping defence spending bill.The renaming amendment was added by Sen. Elizabeth Warre...
01:00 pm GMT - Fri, July 24, 2020
BoingBoing Lightning strikes near Statue of Liberty (dramatic video)
The best video I ever captured. #NewYork #WeatherChannel #NYC pic.twitter.com/cOBqTqJ9LO— Mikey Cee (@_Mikey_Cee) July 22, 2020Twitter user @_Mikey_Cee of Staten Island captured this amazing foo...
01:00 pm GMT - Fri, July 24, 2020
BoingBoing This electromagnetic light might be the coolest home or office light you'll ever own
If youre a regular visitor to Boing Boing, chances are youre into cool stuff. So when youre looking to pick up something fairly generic like a toaster oven or a clock or a lamp, youre probably also lo...
12:42 pm GMT - Fri, July 24, 2020
BoingBoing Pentagon to release more UFO findings
It turns out that the U.S. military never closed down its investigations into unidentified flying objects. Not only that, but it plans to release its findings presently, reports The New York Times.Whi...
12:30 pm GMT - Fri, July 24, 2020
BoingBoing Dark and delightful: "My Little Occult Book Club" parodies 70s and 80s kid's books
Australian illustrator Steven Rhodes' art has an unmistakable retro-kid-book-creepy aesthetic that's both dark and hilarious. You're probably familiar with his work through his line of t-shirts (the "...
12:15 pm GMT - Fri, July 24, 2020
BoingBoing San Diego [email protected] video panel thwarted by YouTube's copyright algorithms
While the world's on lockdown thanks to COVID-19, the organizers behind San Diego Comic-Con opted to hold an online convention, so at least the entertainment industry could continue to enjoy that annu...
11:53 am GMT - Fri, July 24, 2020
BoingBoing Civil rights leader Rep. John Lewis cosplayed as himself at Comic Con.
While promoting his civil rights graphic novel series March at San Diego Comic Con in 2015, Representative John Lewis took the opportunity to cosplay as himself. He donned an exact replica of what he ...
11:30 am GMT - Fri, July 24, 2020
BoingBoing Watch this glass pipe expert create a trippy toothy creature
SALT is one of America's best-known innovators in making glass pipes for smoking marijuana and other substances. Watch him answer audience questions in this relaxing livestreamed creation of a trippy ...
11:00 am GMT - Fri, July 24, 2020
BoingBoing Richard Pryor explains how capitalism leads to racism, in a 1977 interview
White homes. [Network executives] worry about that a lot. [] [They're afraid I'm] going to stop some racism. They're probably afraid of that. Because then people don't hate each other, then people sta...
10:30 am GMT - Fri, July 24, 2020
BoingBoing RIP Keith Sonnier, master of neon sculpture
 Keith Sonnier, whose work explored combining functional materials, especially neon lighting, in playful ways, has died at age 78. Among his best-known works is the massive public art piece at LA...
10:00 am GMT - Fri, July 24, 2020
BoingBoing Qantas' last jumbo jet draws message in its final flight path
Australian airlines Qantas has retired the passenger jumbo jet, specifically the Boeing 747, from its fleet. The last one to leave the country traced a message in the sky over the Pacific Ocean: the Q...
02:50 am GMT - Fri, July 24, 2020
BoingBoing Tech CEOs Facebook, Amazon, Alphabet/Google, Apple to testify before House Judiciary antitrust panel Monday, July 27
Put it in your calendar.The CEOs of Facebook, Amazon.com Inc, Alphabets Google, and Apple, are all scheduled to testify before the House Judiciary Committees antitrust panel on July 27. The tech execu...
02:41 am GMT - Fri, July 24, 2020
BoingBoing What did Trump and Putin chat about on latest phone call?
Your guesses in the BBS, please.President Trump reiterated his hope of avoiding an expensive three-way arms race between China, Russia and the United States and looked forward to progress on upcoming ...
02:00 am GMT - Fri, July 24, 2020
BoingBoing The Aim to Wash Smart Toilet Seat flushes your need for toilet paper forever
If you needed any further proof that Americans are finally beginning to accept the bidet movement, consider this: a bidet company has the money to buy naming rights for an NFL football stadium.The com...
08:00 pm GMT - Thu, July 23, 2020
BoingBoing This hydroponics water garden could be just the desk accessory you need right now
Usually, when you drop a plant into a glass vase full of water, youre trying to prolong its life by a few extra days. By giving that freshly cut flower its longest possible bloom, you get to extend yo...
07:47 pm GMT - Thu, July 23, 2020
BoingBoing Woman tries out for title of Worst Karen on the planet
 View this post on Instagram A post shared by Jordan (@jordanmykelgipson) on Jul 21, 2020 at 6:21pm PDTA black man attempted to make a Postmates delivery to an apartment when he was stopped ...
07:14 pm GMT - Thu, July 23, 2020
BoingBoing New Lincoln project highlights Trump's lies and bungling of the pandemic response
We could have won, but our "wartime" president surrendered.#TrumpVirus pic.twitter.com/igAzBDX1i1— The Lincoln Project (@ProjectLincoln) July 23, 2020It's hard to pick the stupidest thin...
05:16 pm GMT - Thu, July 23, 2020
BoingBoing As Florida reports all-time high for Covid-19 deaths, Gov. Ron DeSantis says threat is overblown
In the face of a rising daily death count, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is hoping people will believe his claim that COVID-19's danger is exaggerated, reports Forbes.Florida reported a new record Thursda...
04:46 pm GMT - Thu, July 23, 2020
BoingBoing AOC: "I do not need Rep. Yoho to apologize to me"
Here is my full response regarding Mr. Yoho and the culture of misogyny that inspired his actions.I am deeply appreciative of my colleagues and everyone speaking up and out against the rampant mistrea...
04:46 pm GMT - Thu, July 23, 2020
BoingBoing My puppy goes CRONCH CRONCH CRONCH
Electra loves carrots, and her play tunnel. View this post on Instagram Munch. Chomp. Crunch. #puppy #goldenretriever #dogsofinstagram #cute #noisyeaterA post shared by Electra (@electra___cute) o...
04:30 pm GMT - Thu, July 23, 2020
BoingBoing In 1990, Barbara Walters had no patience for Trump's B.S.
BARBARA WALTER WAS DONE WITH DONALDS BS IN 1990 pic.twitter.com/sp5KAZCMPy— (@BLONDIE_007_) July 21, 2020I hope the general public understands how inherently dishonest the press in this countr...
04:26 pm GMT - Thu, July 23, 2020
BoingBoing Cast of Tetris movie falls into place
Taron Egerton will star in a forthcoming Tetris movie, reports Movieweb's Ryan Scott. Egerton will star as Henk Rogers, who commercialized the game in the west along with creator Alexei Pajitnov. No n...
04:25 pm GMT - Thu, July 23, 2020
BoingBoing AOC hands Rep. Yoho's cowardly nonpology right back to him
I look forward to the generation of strong women, like my daughter, inspired by Congressperson Ocasio-Cortez today.Heres the clip: pic.twitter.com/znmCYNYll4— The Recount (@therecount) July 23, ...
04:15 pm GMT - Thu, July 23, 2020
BoingBoing Judge orders former Trump fixer Michael Cohen to be released from prison
Former Trump attorney Michael Cohen, who pleaded guilty in 2018 to lying to Congress, campaign-finance violations, and other financial crimes, is being released from prison today on orders from a fede...
02:37 pm GMT - Thu, July 23, 2020
BoingBoing History professor and high school textbook author pushing to capitalize the "b" in "Black," and why that matters
History professor Albert Broussard, who also writes a history textbook commonly used in US middle and high schools, is pushing to capitalize the letter "b" in Black in future revisions of the text whe...
02:30 pm GMT - Thu, July 23, 2020
BoingBoing Boston Red Sox put up 'Black Lives Matter' billboard next to Mass Pike
The Boston Red Sox have placed a new billboard on Fenway Park, facing the Mass Pike highway. It reads "Black Lives Matter" and uses the baseball team's familiar font and "red socks" logo. WCVB:The bil...
02:18 pm GMT - Thu, July 23, 2020
BoingBoing Cool Tools: 14-year-old maker talks Game Boys, cassettes, and DIY sushi
In this fun episode of Mark Frauenfelder and Kevin Kelly's Cool Tools podcast, they talk with Lux Sparks-Pescovitz, 14, about his passion for GameBoys, cassettes, DIY sushi, and his new iFixit Pro Tec...
02:15 pm GMT - Thu, July 23, 2020
BoingBoing Portland mayor Ted Wheeler tear-gassed by federal officers
While visiting protests in Portland, Oregon, last night, the city's mayor Ted Wheeler was among those tear-gassed by federal officers sent in by Trump last week.Mayor Ted Wheeler was tear gassed in do...
02:10 pm GMT - Thu, July 23, 2020
BoingBoing Vanilla Ice to get his own biopic starring Dave Franco
Word to your mother. Vanilla Ice, the oft-mocked 1990s rapper best known for "Ice Ice Baby" (above), is getting his own biopic starring Dave Franco (Scrubs, The Disaster Artist) playing Ice, real name...
02:00 pm GMT - Thu, July 23, 2020
BoingBoing Wisdom and advice from 100-year-olds
Three charming centenarians, Cliff Crozier (1915-2020), John Denerley (1914-2018), and Emelia Tereza Harper (1913), share life lessons in this video that's garnered over 18M views since it was first p...
01:41 pm GMT - Thu, July 23, 2020
BoingBoing US Forest Service posters around Big Bear Lake warning of satanic cult activity
Signs posted around Southern California's Big Bear Lake read: ATTENTION CAMPERS: Due to increased Satanic Cult activity in this area, camping is not advised until further notice. SEVERAL PETS HAVE BEE...
01:27 pm GMT - Thu, July 23, 2020
BoingBoing Republican congressman Ted Yoho refuses to apologize after calling AOC a "fucking bitch"
Rep. Ted Yoho (R-FL) was overheard calling Democratic colleague Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) a "fucking bitch". He refused to apologize Wednesday, saying instead that "I cannot apologize for my pas...
01:26 pm GMT - Thu, July 23, 2020
BoingBoing Authorities seize cocaine smuggled as arch supports in boots
Talk about marching powder... U.S.Customs and Border Protection officers intercepted 21 pounds of cocaine hidden in the arches of boots on their way from Bogota, Colombia to Haverstraw, New York. A dr...
01:00 pm GMT - Thu, July 23, 2020
BoingBoing Let it out: Send your scream to a speaker in Iceland
When you're ready to take a break from doomscrolling, stop and send your scream to Iceland. It will be blasted from a real speaker that has been placed in one of the country's regions. "Scream therapy...
01:00 pm GMT - Thu, July 23, 2020
BoingBoing Mosquitoes suck. Here are eight ways to end their reign of terror permanently.
Our world is home to more than 3,500 species of mosquitoes. And while its tough to ever advocate for any lifeforms extinction, its hard to come up with many redeeming qualities for why their continued...
12:57 pm GMT - Thu, July 23, 2020
BoingBoing Who is the federal prosecutor who tried to use his position to get out of a DUI arrest?
A federal prosecutor made homophobic and sexist remarks during a DUI arrest that cost him his job, reports Buzzfeed's Zoe Tillman. Moroever, he threatened arresting officers after making clear they kn...
12:45 pm GMT - Thu, July 23, 2020
BoingBoing Old footage of Tokyo upscaled using neural networks, colorized and interpolated to 60 frames per second
Denis Shiryaev writes that this footage, filmed in Tokyo between 1913-1915 as "Japan of Today", was upscaled using neural networks. FPS boosted to 60 frames per second, I have also fixed some playback...
12:30 pm GMT - Thu, July 23, 2020
BoingBoing Making aerogel at home is unsurprisingly difficult
Aerogel, the synthetic material made of about 1% microporous silica and 99% air, has extremely low density, extremely low thermal conductivity, and extremely low chances of turning out OK when made in...
12:30 pm GMT - Thu, July 23, 2020
BoingBoing Billie Joe from Green Day covers "Police On My Back" by the Equals
View this post on Instagram This was originally written and performed by The Equals, Eddy Grants beat group from the 60. And of course The Clash slay it. #theequals #theequalsband #dervgordon #edd...
12:24 pm GMT - Thu, July 23, 2020
BoingBoing Meet the sturddlefish, an "impossible" hybrid
Scientists "accidentally created" a spiky-snouted hybrid of the Russian sturgeons and American paddlefish, which we are assured "shouldn't have been possible."Hungarian scientists announced in May in ...
12:15 pm GMT - Thu, July 23, 2020
BoingBoing "Smells Like Teen Spirit" performed in the original Classical Latin
Oclectte, nunc hc sumus! Read the rest ...
12:00 pm GMT - Thu, July 23, 2020
BoingBoing Man arrested on assault charges for dangling a donut in front of police
The Everett Herald reports that an 18-year-old man was arrested during a "Back the Blue" Rally in Snohomish County, Washington on Friday:Around 8:20 p.m. on Friday, the man approached a group that inc...
11:56 am GMT - Thu, July 23, 2020
BoingBoing In Adrian Tomines The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Cartoonist, success is measured in increments of humiliation
What may be called success by some looks more like death by a thousand mortifying cuts in Adrian Tomines The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Cartoonist. Humanitys predilection to focus on our worst re...
02:00 am GMT - Thu, July 23, 2020
BoingBoing Supercomputers prefer Linux. And after this training, you might prefer it too.
There is a common link among the 500 fastest supercomputers in the world. There arent all in one country, there arent controlled by the same organizations and governments and they certainly arent run...
01:21 am GMT - Thu, July 23, 2020
BoingBoing Trump's description of cognitive test he 'aced' is extremely weird
If you get it in order, you get extra points....
01:18 am GMT - Thu, July 23, 2020
BoingBoing White House cafeteria worker tests positive for coronavirus, officials now doing contract tracing NBC
'Contact tracing is being done after positive test in office building where many senior advisers and top officials work.'...
01:10 am GMT - Thu, July 23, 2020
BoingBoing Watch thousands of wildebeest cross a river during great migration in Tanzania
Glorious video of wildebeests on their great migration in Tanzania, stomping across a river by the thousands.Storyful: Thousands of Wildebeests Make River Crossing During Great Migration in TanzaniaAn...
01:05 am GMT - Thu, July 23, 2020
BoingBoing Cat rides on back of gardener digging potatoes
There's a fun livestream on right now at the Basket Cat Blog.Blog post here, and YouTube livestream is here: 'Chibi and potato digger 200723.' Read the rest ...
12:57 am GMT - Thu, July 23, 2020
BoingBoing Otter can't sleep without hugging a kitten
A video from Mako, the human guardian of this otter, Sakura, and a cat named Mochi. Read the rest ...
12:53 am GMT - Thu, July 23, 2020
BoingBoing Cockatoo sees wild turkeys through the window, offers them toy, bangs for their attention
What Are These Creatures In My Yard ?!Mr. Max is a birb. Some wild turkeys showed up one day in the back yard, and Mr. Max's owner caught it on video.At this spot, it's so funny. It goes like this:Max...
12:23 am GMT - Thu, July 23, 2020
BoingBoing Trump sending more armed agents to more U.S. cities, Bill Barr winks
Polls got you down? Send in the gestapo.President Donald Trump announced a plan on Wednesday to send more camouflaged and heavily armed federal agents to more U.S. cities to 'crack down on violent cri...
09:33 pm GMT - Wed, July 22, 2020
BoingBoing Should the UN seek to protect Americans from their own government?
Michael Barnett of the Political Violence at a Glance website asks, "Should the United Nations declare of responsibility to protect Americans from the Trump Administration?"Should the United Nations S...
08:00 pm GMT - Wed, July 22, 2020
BoingBoing The FlexEx Ultimate Hand Exerciser gives your fingers their own private workout
Fidget spinners are played out. In fact, fidget spinners were played out in 2018. So now, whether were absent-mindedly sitting in our home offices, talking on the phone, or just going about your day, ...
07:34 pm GMT - Wed, July 22, 2020
BoingBoing Puppy pools are fun for puppies and kids
My new puppy, Electra, loves this Toozey play pool. I love how easy it is to fold up and put away.This play pool will last us a long time. Made of pretty durable feeling waterproof tarp on the bottom ...
06:52 pm GMT - Wed, July 22, 2020
BoingBoing I've tried a lot of different kitchen knife sharpeners, and this cheap one is my favorite
I've been using a Kitchen IQ Edge Grip 2-Stage Knife Sharpener for years and it's my favorite knife sharpener. I like it because of the way you hold it with one hand along the edge of a kitchen count...
06:30 pm GMT - Wed, July 22, 2020
BoingBoing Dopey Day to honor the lives of people who have died from addiction
My pal Dave has proclaimed that Friday, July 24th will be Dopey Day. I wrote about his popular Dopey Podcast (touted as a "dark comedy of drug addiction") in March 2018. At the time he had a co-host, ...
06:20 pm GMT - Wed, July 22, 2020
BoingBoing Lick-and-stick these 'tiny protest signs' onto your mail
Make your anti-racist voice heard every time you send a letter. Oakland-based Lea Redmond of Leafcutter Designs makes it easy through her new Postage Stamp Project. She's offering these "tiny protest ...
06:09 pm GMT - Wed, July 22, 2020
BoingBoing Archie Comics warns people not to write "Archie is a simp" in the comments
Archie Comics doesn't want people to write "Archie is a simp" in the YouTube comments on its channel, promising to ban anyone that does. The angry command is begging to get Streisanded—but perha...
06:00 pm GMT - Wed, July 22, 2020
BoingBoing Japan's supreme court rules that people who retweet copyrighted photos are guilty of infringement
In 2014 a photographer noticed that one of his photos had been posted to Twitter without his permission. The photo was retweeted by three other people, and Twitter's algorithm cropped out the name of ...
05:14 pm GMT - Wed, July 22, 2020
BoingBoing United Airlines' revenue dropped 87% in second quarter
United Airlines lost $1.6 billion in the second quarter of 2020. This is in sharp contrast to its profit of $1 billion during the second quarter of 2019. According to the New York Times United "lost a...
04:59 pm GMT - Wed, July 22, 2020
BoingBoing How to back up your computer hard drive
This brief article is titled "Backing up for Mortals," and it looks like it has good advice. The author recommends 3-2-1 Rule:The rule is simple: you have 3 backup sources: 2 are local, and 1 is remot...
04:22 pm GMT - Wed, July 22, 2020
BoingBoing The Philly cop who brutally pepper sprayed peaceful protestors turned himself in
twitter keeps removing my post showing police brutality in philadelphia yesterday. officers spraying mace point blank in peaceful protesters faces while they sit still and comply. disgusting abuse. pl...
04:02 pm GMT - Wed, July 22, 2020
BoingBoing Man saws neighbors garage in half
A man in Maine, feuding with his neighbors, hired a surveyor to mark the lines of his property. When he discovered that the neighbor's garage partly occupied his property, he took a saw and cut the ga...
03:42 pm GMT - Wed, July 22, 2020
BoingBoing Randy Rainbow "interviews" Anthony Fauci and Trump, then breaks into song
In his latest musical, troubador Randy Rainbow begs Anthony Fauci to save us from Ivanka, Jared, and the other members of Trump's tribe of sociopathic swamp creatures. Read the rest ...
03:15 pm GMT - Wed, July 22, 2020
BoingBoing Maker turns a river rock into shiny beetle jewelry
Bobby Duke doesn't let anything stop him from transforming a common river rock into a gorgeous artwork of an iridescent scarab beetle.There's also a point where he X-Actos a sausage link into a meat c...
03:09 pm GMT - Wed, July 22, 2020
BoingBoing First photo of multiple giant planets orbiting a star similar to our Sun
Using the European Southern Observatory (ESO)'s Very Large Telescope (VLT) in northern Chile's Atacama Desert, astronomers created this dramatic image of two giant planets in orbit around a star. Abou...
02:48 pm GMT - Wed, July 22, 2020
BoingBoing Watch an Airbus A400M land on a beach
The Airbus A400M Atlas is a large military transport plane. Here's one in service with the Royal Air Force making a touch-and-go landing on a Welsh beach, then looping around to make a full one. Dafyd...
02:47 pm GMT - Wed, July 22, 2020
BoingBoing Ramen facemask makes it fun to have fogged-up eyeglasses
Animator Takahiro Shibata made this delightful facemask that turns fogged-up eyeglasses into a fun feature of the design. "I made a mask for people with glasses," reads Shibata's translated tweet. "Th...
02:29 pm GMT - Wed, July 22, 2020
BoingBoing British Columbia recommends the use of glory holes for Covid-safe sex
Recommendations released by the British Columbia Centre for Disease Control include using glory holes to minimize the likelihood of coronavirus transmission, among other sage tips. [via]• Choose...
02:29 pm GMT - Wed, July 22, 2020
BoingBoing Incredible handmade marionettes of early rock-and-rollers
George Miller is an artist, musician (The Kaisers and The New Piccadillys), and production designer. While on lockdown in Glasgow, Miller created a series of spectacular marionettes of early rock and ...
02:15 pm GMT - Wed, July 22, 2020
BoingBoing Watch this replica medieval trebuchet smash a log palisade
The trebuchet was a technology import from Asia that became a siege weapon of choice in 12th-century Europe. Expert Mike Loades and his team make quick work of a palisade made of logs with this German...
02:02 pm GMT - Wed, July 22, 2020
BoingBoing So, You've Been Disappeared!
Tom the Dancing Bug, IN WHICH your government gives you a helpful Informational Brochure on being abducted by masked, unidentified federal troopers in an unmarked van...
02:00 pm GMT - Wed, July 22, 2020
BoingBoing How to spot a fake parkour video
YouTuber and parkour expert AMPISOUND breaks down a viral fake parkour video and its various forms of deception, including green screens, GoPros tossed out windows, and a guy dressed as a cute parkour...
01:58 pm GMT - Wed, July 22, 2020
BoingBoing Audobon's Birds of America art released as free, high-res downloads for printing
The National Audubon Society has released all of John James Audubon's magnificent watercolors from his classic work Birds of America (1827-1838) as free, high-resolution downloads for printing. The 43...
01:57 pm GMT - Wed, July 22, 2020
BoingBoing As long as we dont call it "Legalization," Biden is in favor of it
Boing Boing shares these words from our sponsor Real Tested CBD.Biden Sort of Decides On Marijuana Legalization: He Is Sort of Still Against ItRichard CowanThe great thing about voting machines is tha...
01:45 pm GMT - Wed, July 22, 2020
BoingBoing Billy Eichner to play gay TV icon Paul Lynde in film biopic
Paul Lynde as Uncle Arthur on "Bewitched"It's been announced that Billy on the Street's Billy Eichner will play the late great TV personality Paul Lynde in an upcoming biopic called "Man in the Box."D...
01:42 pm GMT - Wed, July 22, 2020
BoingBoing Trump offers well-wishes to Ghislaine Maxwell
Ghislaine Maxwell was charged with child abuse and trafficking in her alleged role as billionaire pedophile Jeffrey Esptein's procurer. In a press event last night, Donald Trump—often photograph...
01:34 pm GMT - Wed, July 22, 2020
BoingBoing Rolling Stones release "lost" song recorded with Jimmy Page in 1974
In October 1974, the Rolling Stones recorded "Scarlet" with their friends Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin on guitar and Traffic's Ric Grech playing bass. The band finally gave the track an official release...
01:32 pm GMT - Wed, July 22, 2020
BoingBoing DJ Joey Negro, who is white, decides to change his stage name
A white musician in the UK who performs as "DJ Joey Negro" has decided to drop the name, reports the BBC. In truth Ive not felt comfortable with the name Joey Negro for a while, especially as Ive got ...
01:15 pm GMT - Wed, July 22, 2020
BoingBoing Twitter is officially banning QAnon from trending topics
We will permanently suspend accounts Tweeting about these topics that we know are engaged in violations of our multi-account policy, coordinating abuse around individual victims, or are attempting to ...
01:00 pm GMT - Wed, July 22, 2020
BoingBoing If youre going camping, the Tentsile UNA tree tent lets you snooze in midair
Ask people what they dont like about camping outdoors and a few answers will absolutely come up. The bugs and creepy crawlies are always a big one, especially the icky feeling that you could wake up t...
12:00 pm GMT - Wed, July 22, 2020
BoingBoing Read this: a history of the MP3, arguing that its more influential than vinyl
Eamonn Forde at The Quietushas a great new piece celebrating the 25th anniversary of the MP3, arguing that it was the single most influential music technology revolution in history even moreso than t...
11:34 am GMT - Wed, July 22, 2020
BoingBoing Small Italian town selling "Covid-free" houses for 1
FromCNN:Cinquefrondi, a community in the southern region of Calabria, calls itself a "Covid-free village" after swerving the ravages of the virus, and hopes its status will sweeten the appeal of homes...
02:45 am GMT - Wed, July 22, 2020
BoingBoing US accuses Chinese hackers of targeting COVID-19 research
Hackers working for China's government targeted firms working on coronavirus vaccines, and stole hundreds of millions of dollars worth of intellectual property and trade secrets, claims the Justice De...
02:27 am GMT - Wed, July 22, 2020
BoingBoing Amazon-owned Whole Foods cracked down on staff wearing 'Black Lives Matter' apparel, class-action lawsuit claims
More than 12 workers at Whole Foods stores in 4 different U.S. states claim in a class-action lawsuit that the Amazon-owned retailer retaliated against them for wearing apparel associated with the Bla...
02:15 am GMT - Wed, July 22, 2020
BoingBoing U.S. reports over 1,000 coronavirus deaths for first time in two weeks
Tuesdays reported deaths from the coronavirus outbreak have exceeded 1,000 for the first time in two weeks, according to data from Johns Hopkins University. (via CNN).A Reuters tally came up with the ...
02:00 am GMT - Wed, July 22, 2020
BoingBoing Dont let Photoshops many powers go untapped with the help of this training
We all know about the power and abilities of Photoshop. From changing eye color to turning an image into a painting to all the ways Photoshop users can reshape narratives in the White House, the capab...
11:22 pm GMT - Tue, July 21, 2020
BoingBoing The Lincoln Project turns Trump's disastrous Fox interview into a Seinfeld parody
No re-election for you pic.twitter.com/cKkevBNYln— The Lincoln Project (@ProjectLincoln) July 21, 2020The Lincoln Project knows how to get under Trump's monomolecular skin. Its latest video, whi...
08:28 pm GMT - Tue, July 21, 2020
BoingBoing The absolute joy of pressure washing
I bought this Sun Joe SPX3200 pressure washer in April 2019 and I seem to find a use for it every weekend. This thing is fantastic. It cleans mold from bricks, stains from concrete, and most recently,...
08:00 pm GMT - Tue, July 21, 2020
BoingBoing This 180 degree headlamp is a game changer for night hiking
If you enjoy the outdoors, you know that it's not necessarily any scarier at night than it is during the day. But it sure can seem that way when you're using a traditional flashlight that effectively ...
07:55 pm GMT - Tue, July 21, 2020
BoingBoing New footage from Mars rendered in stunning 4K resolution
ElderFox Documentaries brought the Red Planet to life by stitching together high-resolution photos of the surface of Mars to create a a quasi-video. From the YouTube description:A question often asked...
07:51 pm GMT - Tue, July 21, 2020
BoingBoing In this unfunny and infamous 1980 SNL sketch, red hats go commie hunting
Commie Hunting Season (1980) - Considered one of the worst SNL sketches, it was part of the disastrous sixth season and aired during the Malcolm McDowell episode, often deemed as one of the worst epis...
06:05 pm GMT - Tue, July 21, 2020
BoingBoing Before he became an angry Twitter troll, Chuck Woolery was in a groovy psychedelic pop duo
Chuck Woolery is best known for being the host of The Love Connection, a dating game show that ran from 1983 to 1994. In recent years he forged his reputation as a far-right Twitter troll who argued t...
05:21 pm GMT - Tue, July 21, 2020
BoingBoing This video for "Classical Glass" debuted on The Summer Brothers Smothers Show (1968)
From my favorite subreddit, r/ObscureMedia: "Classical Gas - 3000 Years of Art in 3 Minutes." I think I saw some Lascaux cave paintings in there so it really should be "20,000 Years of Art in 3 Minute...
05:21 pm GMT - Tue, July 21, 2020
BoingBoing This video for "Classical Gas" debuted on The Summer Brothers Smothers Show (1968)
From my favorite subreddit, r/ObscureMedia: "Classical Gas - 3000 Years of Art in 3 Minutes." I think I saw some Lascaux cave paintings in there so it really should be "20,000 Years of Art in 3 Minute...
05:16 pm GMT - Tue, July 21, 2020
BoingBoing 3D book cover generator only uses CSS
Need a fancy-lookin' mockup of a book? Sebastien Castiel's 3D Book Image Cover Generator does it using CSS, meaning it can be embedded in all its spinny glory using only raw HTML. Read the rest ...
05:03 pm GMT - Tue, July 21, 2020
BoingBoing Bizarre coverage of the 2020 Border Security Expo in San Antonio, TX
A reporter went to the 2020 Border Security Expo in San Antonio, TX to interview the vendors who sell cages and technology to worsen the lives of desperate people. I didn't agree with much of what the...
04:49 pm GMT - Tue, July 21, 2020
BoingBoing Ducks annihilate a bowl of peas
It took mere seconds for this pair of famished waterfowl to devour a bowl of peas. I wonder if there was a tragedy of the commons writ small thing happening here? Like, if only one duck was present, m...
04:27 pm GMT - Tue, July 21, 2020
BoingBoing Watch this woman track her guitar progress over four years
This woman recorded her guitar playing once a month for four years. She started recording on her first day of clumsily strumming an electric guitar. By nine months she was sounding good. At the four y...
03:51 pm GMT - Tue, July 21, 2020
BoingBoing Hacker explains one concept in 5 levels of difficulty
What is computer hacking? In this Wired video, computer security researcher and hacker Samy Kamkar explains the concept to five people, starting with a bright 9-year-old child, then a 13-year-old, the...
03:36 pm GMT - Tue, July 21, 2020
BoingBoing Watch "Karens Gone Wild!"
If my copy doesn't arrive soon, I'm going to talk to their manager. Yeah! Video tote me all day long!(The Radical Left) Read the rest ...
03:02 pm GMT - Tue, July 21, 2020
BoingBoing How to make square water
You can change the shape of drops and pools of water from rounded to angular by coating the surface where the water collects with a superhydrophobic substance. Check out the cool liquid letters! It wo...
02:27 pm GMT - Tue, July 21, 2020
BoingBoing Police intercepted cocaine smuggled inside hollowed-out coffee beans
Talk about a strong cup of Joe! Italian authorities intercepted 130 grams of cocaine smuggled inside hundreds of hollowed-out coffee beans. The beans arrived from Colombia at Malpensa Airport where cu...
02:25 pm GMT - Tue, July 21, 2020
BoingBoing Cat helps self to Dean of Canterbury Cathedral's milk during sermon
please enjoy this video of a canterbury cathedral cat stealing the dean's milk during his morning sermon pic.twitter.com/RRIPLQGCQT— queen of bitch island (@kittynouveau) July 20, 2020Robert...
02:12 pm GMT - Tue, July 21, 2020
BoingBoing Darth Vader wins $95 million lottery
Darth Vader bought a lottery ticket at the Di Endz Sports Bar in May Pen, Jamaica and won $95 million. Darth showed up to claim his prize in full armor, revealing nothing to the public other than his...
01:59 pm GMT - Tue, July 21, 2020
BoingBoing Illuminati Bold, Dipshit Condensed, and other typefaces of covidiots and conspiracists
Typefaces of Protest: A Short Survey1/ Paranoid Light pic.twitter.com/MSuBYvDvp1— Tom Sutcliffe (@tds153) July 13, 2020Tom Sutcliffe compiled a helpful survey of "Typefaces of Protest" hand-draw...
01:52 pm GMT - Tue, July 21, 2020
BoingBoing You must wear a face
pic.twitter.com/36NiN1xi88— Shitty Future (@Shitty_Future) July 20, 2020This helpful reminder comes courtesy of @Shitty_Future on Twitter. But it poses a question: whose face?Previously: Have a ...
01:32 pm GMT - Tue, July 21, 2020
BoingBoing Ubisoft at epicenter of game industry sexual harassment crisis
Ubisoft was already in the middle of scandal about the mistreatment of workers in the game industry, but Jason Schreier's report on the scale of misconduct there reveals it as a black hole of abuse, h...
01:04 pm GMT - Tue, July 21, 2020
BoingBoing Trump and his allies have already blown a billion dollars on his reelection
Trump's re-election campaign and supporting political action committees have already spent $983m to try and secure him a second term, a record for this point in a presidential run, reports The Washing...
01:00 pm GMT - Tue, July 21, 2020
BoingBoing With this training, youll learn the ins & outs of AWS, Azure, Google Cloud, & CompTIA
If your company makes it out of this COVID 19-fueled nightmare one day, you may well have the cloud to thank for part of that.A survey found that almost 40 percent of companies have used cloud technol...
01:00 pm GMT - Tue, July 21, 2020
BoingBoing Watch the composer perform the theme to 'The Mandalorian'
Ludwig Gransson goes in front of the camera in this moody video of him performing his theme song for The Mandalorian in the studio and out in nature.The Mandalorian is of course best known for The Chi...
12:59 pm GMT - Tue, July 21, 2020
BoingBoing What Portland protesters want you to know: "This a fight for all of us"
With Trump threatening to deploy more agents to other U.S. cities, we should be paying close attention to what's been happening in Portland.Over the weekend I asked a friend up there, one who's been s...
12:45 pm GMT - Tue, July 21, 2020
BoingBoing In 1939 a Great Dane joined the Royal Navy
The only dog ever enlisted in the Royal Navy was a Great Dane who befriended the sailors of Cape Town in the 1930s. Given the rank of able seaman, he boosted the morale of British sailors around the w...
12:45 pm GMT - Tue, July 21, 2020
BoingBoing Funny video imagines Zoom calls in 1988
The YouTubers at Squirrel Monkey make videos that imagine what modern tech would look like in the past. Their latest humorously imagines what video conferencing via Zoom would have been like in the la...
12:00 pm GMT - Tue, July 21, 2020
BoingBoing This updated title sequence for 'The Conversation' is a great homage
Francis Ford Coppola's 1974 classic gets a moody and modern title sequence in F.D. Lazzari's tribute. Lots of great colseups of tjhe vintage analog tech that was state of the art at the time of filmin...
03:53 am GMT - Tue, July 21, 2020
BoingBoing European Union leaders agree on 750 billion-euro coronavirus recovery fund
EU leaders have agreed to a $857 billion stimulus package that includes unprecedented steps to help member nations hit hardest by the pandemic.Breaking News: EU leaders agreed to a $857 billion stimul...
03:53 am GMT - Tue, July 21, 2020
BoingBoing European Union leaders agree on 1.82 trillion euro ($2.1 trillion) budget and coronavirus recovery fund
EU designates 750 billion-euro COVID-19 recovery fund to help member states mitigate economic crash...
03:48 am GMT - Tue, July 21, 2020
BoingBoing Two cats relax in a garden with lettuce on their heads
They're having a great time.The cats of Japan-based kagonekoshiro blog are at it again, enjoying Japan's hot summer months by cooling off in the garden with nice crisp lettuce on their furry little ki...
03:33 am GMT - Tue, July 21, 2020
BoingBoing ACLU sues Trump admin 'for imprisoning Michael Cohen in retaliation for his plans to publish a book' critical of Donald
The ACLU says it is suing the administration of Donald Trump "for imprisoning Michael Cohen in retaliation for his plans to publish a book" critical of the president.We're suing the federal governmen...
03:25 am GMT - Tue, July 21, 2020
BoingBoing Trump's re-election campaign spent $50.3 million in June, Biden's presidential campaign spent $36.9 million
Trump outspent Biden in June by $13.4 million dollars. Also, in June Trump also spent about twice what he spent the month prior.Former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden's presidential campaign spent $36.9...
03:18 am GMT - Tue, July 21, 2020
BoingBoing Trump threatens to send armed federal forces to 'Democrat' cities
Were sending law enforcement, Trump told reporters at the White House. We cant let this happen to the cities. ...
02:00 am GMT - Tue, July 21, 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...
10:11 pm GMT - Mon, July 20, 2020
BoingBoing Former mayoral candidate a bit of a wanker
You've probably not heard of Frank Scurlock, bounce house magnate and onetime mayoral candidate in New Orleans. Even an amazing news story about him, published two years ago, did not quite attain the ...
08:54 pm GMT - Mon, July 20, 2020
BoingBoing Pre-order the sequel to Ernest Cline's Ready Player One
The much-awaited sequel to Ernest Cline's Ready Player One (2012), called Ready Player Two, is available for pre-order. It'll be released on November 24. According to Wikipedia, Cline says the sequel ...
08:54 pm GMT - Mon, July 20, 2020
BoingBoing Pre-order the sequel to Ernest Cline's Ready Player One
The much-awaited sequel to Ernest Cline's Ready Player One (2012), called Ready Player Two, is available for pre-order. It'll be released on November 24. According to Wikipedia, Cline says the sequel ...
08:00 pm GMT - Mon, July 20, 2020
BoingBoing These wireless earbuds from Skullcandy are on sale for just $15
If you want an easy, on-the-go listening option, you can always just make the simplest move, join the herd and pick up the latest AirPods Pro. Its only $250, right?While AirPods are great, they arent ...
08:00 pm GMT - Mon, July 20, 2020
BoingBoing These wireless earbuds from Skullcandy are on sale for just $15
If you want an easy, on-the-go listening option, you can always just make the simplest move, join the herd and pick up the latest AirPods Pro. Its only $250, right?While AirPods are great, they arent ...
07:38 pm GMT - Mon, July 20, 2020
BoingBoing This $18 million end-times underground home in Las Vegas is surreal
Built in 1978, this 2,316 square foot home in Las Vegas was built underground with an artificial outdoors to make it feel like you are living above ground. From above it appears to be an empty lot. It...
07:38 pm GMT - Mon, July 20, 2020
BoingBoing This $18 million end-times underground home in Las Vegas is surreal
Built in 1978, this 2,316 square foot home in Las Vegas was built underground with an artificial outdoors to make it feel like you are living above ground. From above it appears to be an empty lot. It...
06:14 pm GMT - Mon, July 20, 2020
BoingBoing Utah grocery employee recounts mask policy drama at the store
If you've wondered what it must be like for employees working in stores and having to deal with mask-deniers while trying to enforce social distancing and mask-wearing, wonder no more.This guy from Pr...
06:14 pm GMT - Mon, July 20, 2020
BoingBoing Utah grocery employee recounts mask policy drama at the store
If you've wondered what it must be like for employees working in stores and having to deal with mask-deniers while trying to enforce social distancing and mask-wearing, wonder no more.This guy from Pr...
06:14 pm GMT - Mon, July 20, 2020
BoingBoing This robotic plate can "catch" and balance a ball
Swiss student Johan Link created an instructable for making a Ball Balancing PID System, and he posted a very nice video demonstration.Via his instructable:This system holds a ball in balance on a pla...
06:14 pm GMT - Mon, July 20, 2020
BoingBoing This robotic plate can "catch" and balance a ball
Swiss student Johan Link created an instructable for making a Ball Balancing PID System, and he posted a very nice video demonstration.Via his instructable:This system holds a ball in balance on a pla...
05:51 pm GMT - Mon, July 20, 2020
BoingBoing Listen to an hour of unusual synthesizers going bonkers
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. Pictured a...
05:51 pm GMT - Mon, July 20, 2020
BoingBoing Listen to an hour of unusual synthesizers going bonkers
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. Pictured a...
05:40 pm GMT - Mon, July 20, 2020
BoingBoing Personalized cum and vag rags
Perfect for weddings, Valentine's Day, anniversaries, bridal showers, funerals, etc., these "personalized cum and vag rags" arrive as a handsome set of two. Nonheteronormative couples will be delighte...
05:40 pm GMT - Mon, July 20, 2020
BoingBoing Personalized cum and vag rags
Perfect for weddings, Valentine's Day, anniversaries, bridal showers, funerals, etc., these "personalized cum and vag rags" arrive as a handsome set of two. Nonheteronormative couples will be delighte...
04:50 pm GMT - Mon, July 20, 2020
BoingBoing How to talk to a conspiracy theorist -- and still be kind
A recent Pew Research Center survey found that 36% of US adults believe false conspiracy theories about COVID-19, such as the one claiming Bill Gates wants to inject people with vaccine medication tha...
04:50 pm GMT - Mon, July 20, 2020
BoingBoing How to talk to a conspiracy theorist -- and still be kind
A recent Pew Research Center survey found that 36% of US adults believe false conspiracy theories about COVID-19, such as the one claiming Bill Gates wants to inject people with vaccine medication tha...
04:45 pm GMT - Mon, July 20, 2020
BoingBoing These dessert fans scour Japan to showcase the best convenience store treats
@parlor_sweets is a delectable Instagram account that curates pre-packaged desserts from konbini, or convenience stores, across Japan. American 7-Elevens arent known for their assortment of sweet trea...
04:45 pm GMT - Mon, July 20, 2020
BoingBoing These dessert fans scour Japan to showcase the best convenience store treats
@parlor_sweets is a delectable Instagram account that curates pre-packaged desserts from konbini, or convenience stores, across Japan. American 7-Elevens arent known for their assortment of sweet trea...
04:21 pm GMT - Mon, July 20, 2020
BoingBoing How 1988's Akira predicted the chaos of 2020
Katsuhiro Otomos Akira, released in 1988, takes place in 2020. How closely does the 32-year-old depiction of today resemble today? In some ways, very close, says Sam Barsanti in the A.V. Club. One obv...
04:21 pm GMT - Mon, July 20, 2020
BoingBoing How 1988's Akira predicted the chaos of 2020
Katsuhiro Otomos Akira, released in 1988, takes place in 2020. How closely does the 32-year-old depiction of today resemble today? In some ways, very close, says Sam Barsanti in the A.V. Club. One obv...
04:00 pm GMT - Mon, July 20, 2020
BoingBoing $1 million vs. $1 billion compared as a road trip
It's hard to imagine what an obscene amount of wealth $1 billion is, so Tom Scott demonstrates via travel times. Basically, a tall stack of a million $1 bills laid on its side would take about a minut...
03:57 pm GMT - Mon, July 20, 2020
BoingBoing John Oliver examines coronavirus conspiracy theories
"COVID-19 has created a perfect storm for conspiracy theorists," said Joseph E. Uscinski and Adam M. Enders in an article for The Atlantic titled "The Coronavirus Conspiracy Boom." In the most recent ...
03:48 pm GMT - Mon, July 20, 2020
BoingBoing Keanu Reeves now writes comic books
Keanu Reeves co-wrote a new comic book series called BRZRKR with co-writer Matt Kindt (Folklords, Bang!) and artist Alessandro Vitti (Marvels Secret Warriors). It's apparently "for mature readers" bec...
03:48 pm GMT - Mon, July 20, 2020
BoingBoing Keanu Reeves now writes a comic book about a superhero who looks a lot like him
Keanu Reeves co-wrote a new comic book series called BRZRKR with co-writer Matt Kindt (Folklords, Bang!) and artist Alessandro Vitti (Marvels Secret Warriors). It's apparently "for mature readers" bec...
03:48 pm GMT - Mon, July 20, 2020
BoingBoing Keanu Reeves now writes a comic book about a superhero who looks a lot like him
Keanu Reeves co-wrote a new comic book series called BRZRKR with co-writer Matt Kindt (Folklords, Bang!) and artist Alessandro Vitti (Marvels Secret Warriors). It's apparently "for mature readers" bec...
03:42 pm GMT - Mon, July 20, 2020
BoingBoing How to stop doomscrolling
I doomscroll for money, but you're doing it for free! If you want to stop paying the hidden costs, this handy guide might shake out out of the not-so-ludic loop The recent onslaught of dystopian stori...
02:47 pm GMT - Mon, July 20, 2020
BoingBoing Doom running in task manager with each CPU core as a pixel
In this footage, a supercomputer's CPU cores -- nearly 900 of them -- are neatly lined up in the Task Manager. The Doom logo appears, generated by code that targets each core. Then Doom itself plays, ...
02:47 pm GMT - Mon, July 20, 2020
BoingBoing Doom running in task manager with each CPU core as a pixel, supposedly
In this footage, a supercomputer's CPU cores -- nearly 900 of them -- are neatly lined up in the Task Manager. The Doom logo appears, generated by code that targets each core. Then Doom itself plays, ...
02:47 pm GMT - Mon, July 20, 2020
BoingBoing Doom running in task manager with each CPU core as a pixel, supposedly
In this footage, a supercomputer's CPU cores -- nearly 900 of them -- are neatly lined up in the Task Manager. The Doom logo appears, generated by code that targets each core. Then Doom itself plays, ...
02:47 pm GMT - Mon, July 20, 2020
BoingBoing This man built a robot to cut his hair in quarantine
Remember engineer Shane Wighton of Stuff Made Here who impressed the Internet with his robotic basketball backboard that helps the ball into the hoop? Now he's built a robot that cuts his hair. Using ...
02:33 pm GMT - Mon, July 20, 2020
BoingBoing Watch Ziggy Marley play his dad's songs in honor of Bob Marley's 75th birthday
This year marked the 75th birthday of the great Bob Marley (1945-1981). As part of the celebration, Bob Marley and Rita Marley's son Ziggy Marley, 51, just recorded a full concert of his father's musi...
02:09 pm GMT - Mon, July 20, 2020
BoingBoing Watch Leonard Cohen do stand-up comedy
Enjoy the unique comedy stylings of Leonard Cohen! He's quite funny although I keep waiting for him to break into song or, at the very least, do an impression of Dustin Hoffman. The clip is included i...
01:39 pm GMT - Mon, July 20, 2020
BoingBoing Bank paying a bonus for cashing in loose change
COVID-19 has led to a coin shortage for businesses as customers are going cashless to avoid touching anything. To help bring more coins into circulation, Wisconsin's Community State Bank is offering a...
01:16 pm GMT - Mon, July 20, 2020
BoingBoing Ducks eating peas
"Ducks annihilate a bowl of peas" promises the title to this footage, and it is not an empty promise.Previously in Ducks Eating Peas. Read the rest ...
01:01 pm GMT - Mon, July 20, 2020
BoingBoing Graffiti on Canadian memorial to former Nazi troops called a hate crime; police later apologize
David Doel of The Rational National shares the story of a recent Canadian "hate crime" that involved vandalism of a Toronto-area war monument to the 14th Waffen Grenadier Division of the SS (1st Galic...
01:00 pm GMT - Mon, July 20, 2020
BoingBoing Get a Sam's Club membership for basically free with this gift card offer
Going to the grocery store used to just be a daily chore you had to fit into your schedule. But now, a trip to the grocery store can actually be dangerous, especially for the elderly or those with com...
01:00 pm GMT - Mon, July 20, 2020
BoingBoing Watch "Portal," a trippy and evocative experimental short
Designer Takayuki Sato wanted to turn his artist logo into a sci-fi short, and the result is "Portal."He says:Thisis my personal project created forlearning and forexploringnew creativity. Like the sh...
12:34 pm GMT - Mon, July 20, 2020
BoingBoing Quack 5G protection gadget just a copper tube in a light box
Quackometer checked out a gadget that purports to "protect" users from 5G. It's probably a scam, as 5G is as safe as any other radio transmission and you don't need protection from it. But what's in t...
12:15 pm GMT - Mon, July 20, 2020
BoingBoing KFC has teamed up with a Russian biotech company to 3D-print chicken nuggets
According to a recent press release, KFC wants to become a "restaurant of the future" by "crafting the 'meat of the future,'" with help from a Russian company called 3D Bioprinting Solutions. This ini...
12:06 pm GMT - Mon, July 20, 2020
BoingBoing CNN blurs faces of Trump's "secret police", then admits it screwed up
This weekend, CNN ran footage of mystery federal agents in desert camo bundling protestors into rental vans in Portland, Oregon. It went the extra step of providing futher anonymity to Trump's unbadge...
12:00 pm GMT - Mon, July 20, 2020
BoingBoing Watch this whirlwind tour of eight of the world's greatest gardens
NOWNESS created eight episodes that beautifully showcase some remarkable gardens from around the world, like the Sunnylands desert garden in California:The gardens featured in the full-length episodes...
11:45 am GMT - Mon, July 20, 2020
BoingBoing The government in Barcelona is seizing empty apartments from landlords who won't rent them out
TheBloomberg CityLab reports:Barcelona is deploying a newweapon in its quest to increase the citys available rental housing: the power to force the sale ofempty properties.This week, the citys housing...
11:30 am GMT - Mon, July 20, 2020
BoingBoing Guerilla artists are installing statues to celebrate Trump's historic legacy as a "destroyer of civil rights and liberties"
Since Trump has made such a stink about memorializing historical losers in statue form, the Trump Statue Initiative has decided to take it upon themselves to bestow the same honor on the famously narc...
11:18 am GMT - Mon, July 20, 2020
BoingBoing Doctor demonstrates for dummies that even six masks don't lower oxygen intake
Irish doctor Maitiu O Tuathail got so sick of people claiming that surgical masks cause oxygen deprivation that he put on half a dozen while hooked up to an oxygen meter. Guess what happened?He origin...
02:04 am GMT - Mon, July 20, 2020
BoingBoing Holodeck Program interface spotted in LA city park
Gotta love this little prank hack that Jeremy Yoder spotted on his run through the park a couple of days ago. Someone has turned an outdoor utility enclosure into a Star Trek Holodeck interface.Too ba...
02:00 am GMT - Mon, July 20, 2020
BoingBoing This laundry egg has over 4,000 reviews on Amazon and is now on sale for over 30% off
You dont often find laundry duty on the list of everyones favorite household chores. Sure, it isnt usually back-breaking work, but if youve got a family, especially a family with young children, it ca...
08:00 pm GMT - Sun, July 19, 2020
BoingBoing The Tivoo-Max is part speaker, part alarm clock, part artists easel, and all fun
Some pieces of tech arent really expected to have personality. They were created for function, compact black squares that do their duty, do it well, and do it in relative obscurity.Then there are crea...
06:40 pm GMT - Sun, July 19, 2020
BoingBoing Zoos worldwide are improvising drive-thru tours during pandemic
Spend a relaxing 20 minutes touring Toronto's zoo by car in a new vehicle-friendly route inspired by the pandemic. It's one of many zoos trying out drive-thru tours to allow for visitors while reducin...
06:05 pm GMT - Sun, July 19, 2020
BoingBoing Remote bar exams for aspiring attorneys are a terrible and dangerous idea
Due to the ongoing pandemic, many jurisdictionsexcept those plunging ahead with superspreader eventsare opting to hold a remote bar examination. Passing the bar exam is currently required for a law sc...
05:50 pm GMT - Sun, July 19, 2020
BoingBoing Watch the music video that's making karens and qanon hysterical about Adult Swim today
Adult Swim is Cartoon Network's late-night counterpart, showing adult-oriented shows, animations, art and so forth. It's been doing so since 2001, with Cowboy Bebop, Aqua Teen Hunger Force and Rick an...
02:00 pm GMT - Sun, July 19, 2020
BoingBoing Street artists install anti-Trump messages on crosswalk buttons
The street art collective VoteBitch (the political arm of ArtBitch) is back. You might remember the pro-voting signs they droplifted in 2018. This time they've covered up crosswalk buttons with these ...
01:00 pm GMT - Sun, July 19, 2020
BoingBoing Glenn Greenwald was cancelled from the Harper's Letter warning about "cancel culture"
On July 7, 2020, a group of 150 elite writers and academics, ranging from David Brooks to J.K. Rowling, signed their names to a letter in Harper's Magazine crying the alleged censorship of so-called "...
01:00 pm GMT - Sun, July 19, 2020
BoingBoing If you ever wanted to take up painting as a hobby you need to check out these classes
If you can say anything for the current state of our world, it certainly isnt boring. However, the constant churn of high-stakes activity happening around us every day is enough to make even a Buddhis...
12:56 pm GMT - Sun, July 19, 2020
BoingBoing Roger Stone utters racial slur in interview
Asked by black radio host Mo'Kelly why Trump commuted his sentence, Roger Stone muttered "I can't beleive I'm arguing with this negro."NBC News:"There are thousands of people treated unfairly daily," ...
12:00 pm GMT - Sun, July 19, 2020
BoingBoing The FCC just designated 988 as America's suicide prevention voice line
The FCC voted on Thursday to make 988 a suicide hotline number in 2022. Critics pointed out that the ruling did not address texting, which is the preferred mode of communication for many populations w...
11:00 am GMT - Sun, July 19, 2020
BoingBoing CircleToonsHD accurately describes using Twitter in 2020
CircleToonsHD hits the nail on the head with their depiction of when you use Twitter in 2020. This depiction has been pretty accurate since the start of the Trump Administration, as the platform curre...
10:00 am GMT - Sun, July 19, 2020
BoingBoing The 14th century Black Plague gets the History Hijinks treatment
Blue from Overly Sarcastic Productions dives into how the Black Death spread from the Mongol Empire throughout Europe, giving us newly relevant terms like "quarantine" and "yeet." OK, maybe not the la...
02:50 am GMT - Sun, July 19, 2020
BoingBoing Whisk Takers delivers everything you need to make brilliant baked desserts right to your door
Home-delivered fresh meal prep kits have been crazy successful the past few years, a surge kicked into overdrive by our recent stay-at-home habits. While services that conveniently hand you everything...
08:12 pm GMT - Sat, July 18, 2020
BoingBoing The 'Darth Vader in his Sith hot tub' Funko Pop
Meditation chamber?? Thats a classic Sith hot tub.Funko Pop! Deluxe: Star Wars - Darth Vader in Meditation Chamber via Amazon Read the rest ...
08:00 pm GMT - Sat, July 18, 2020
BoingBoing Know anyone who spends way too long in the bathroom? The Toilet Timer can change that
Look, this isnt a pleasant topic...but lets talk about sitting on the porcelain throne for just a moment, shall we?For some people, that time perched on the toilet can be an oasis in the busiest of da...
03:37 pm GMT - Sat, July 18, 2020
BoingBoing DEVO Energy Dome with face shield
The DEVO Energy Dome PPE Kit (Personal Protection Equipment) is now available for pre-order! The face masks look cool, too:With COVID-19 stalking us its easy to forget that this is 2020 and the 40th a...
01:00 pm GMT - Sat, July 18, 2020
BoingBoing Here are 24 deals on Apple devices and accessories that can save you a bundle of cash
Is the iPhone 12 coming? Yes. When? Thats still up for debate.Were all in a state of flux these days, including the worlds most iconoclastic tech company. But even though Apples latest and greatest ph...
12:42 pm GMT - Sat, July 18, 2020
BoingBoing How the Twitter hacker got in
Last week, top Twitter accounts blurted out bitcoin scams, hauling in more than $120k for whoever compromised the bluechecks before the company could shut down the caper. How did they get access to th...
12:40 pm GMT - Sat, July 18, 2020
BoingBoing Minecraft is launching a behind-the-scenes series. Watch the trailer
Minecraft is premiering a new series called How We Make Minecraft this month. It promises to give fans details about how programmers make decisions about characters and gameplay, all presented in an i...
12:20 pm GMT - Sat, July 18, 2020
BoingBoing Weird History looks back at the year 1980
If you were sentient in 1980, this summary of that watershed year will bring back a flood of memories. If you weren't, behold the weird world of 40 years ago.While the aesthetic is dead on, it's not s...
12:14 pm GMT - Sat, July 18, 2020
BoingBoing Rep. John Lewis, 1940-2020
Civil rights hero and Democratic Party representative John Lewis is dead at 80. Lewis was a key organiser of the 1963 March on Washington, badly beaten by Alabama State Troopers during a 1965 protest ...
11:54 am GMT - Sat, July 18, 2020
BoingBoing American LSD use up 56% since 2017
Grad student Andrew Yockey of the University of Cincinnati found that LSD use is way up in the US since Trump got elected. He adds, Now that COVIDs hit, Id guess that use has probably tripled. Via Sci...
02:00 am GMT - Sat, July 18, 2020
BoingBoing This multicolor light goes anywhere, fits anywhere, and it's hypnotically cool
Every once in awhile, we see a new product come along thats so versatile and elegantly simple that its strange no ones ever gone there before.Portable lights themselves arent new, but theres something...
11:45 pm GMT - Fri, July 17, 2020
BoingBoing Emil of Squidmar Miniatures paints a medieval knight while dressed in a suit of armor
On of the things I love about Squidmar Miniatures is that Emil is always trying unique, unusual, and just plain kooky stuff to make his miniature painting channel more entertaining and fun. Chalk this...
11:44 pm GMT - Fri, July 17, 2020
BoingBoing 'Black Lives Matter' spelled out on Black Rock Desert, near Burning Man site
Spotted this while flying over the High Desert this weekend. Its just north of Black Rock City, home to Burning Man from BlackLivesMatter While flying over Nevada's Black Rock Desert...
11:44 pm GMT - Fri, July 17, 2020
BoingBoing 'Black Lives Matter' spelled out on Black Rock Desert, near Burning Man site
Spotted this while flying over the High Desert this weekend. Its just north of Black Rock City, home to Burning Man from BlackLivesMatter While flying over Nevada's Black Rock Desert...
09:56 pm GMT - Fri, July 17, 2020
BoingBoing Listen to this reading of "Memento" the short story that was the basis for the film Memento Mori
I loved the movie Memento Mori, about a man on a mission who has severe short-term memory loss. Every morning when he wakes up he had no memory of the hundreds of days preceding it, and so he develops...
09:56 pm GMT - Fri, July 17, 2020
BoingBoing Listen to this reading of "Memento" the short story that was the basis for the film Memento Mori
I loved the movie Memento Mori, about a man on a mission who has severe short-term memory loss. Every morning when he wakes up he had no memory of the hundreds of days preceding it, and so he develops...
09:56 pm GMT - Fri, July 17, 2020
BoingBoing Listen to this reading of "Memento Mori" the short story that was the basis for the film Memento
I loved the movie Memento, about a man on a mission who has severe short-term memory loss. Every morning when he wakes up he had no memory of the hundreds of days preceding it, and so he develops a bu...
08:32 pm GMT - Fri, July 17, 2020
BoingBoing These excellent noise canceling bluetooth over-ear headphones are on sale again
Use code ADHNRSNZ to get these excellent noise-canceling Bluetooth over-ear headphones for a great price. Both my daughters have a pair and use them for hours a day. The batteries last a long time, an...
08:32 pm GMT - Fri, July 17, 2020
BoingBoing These excellent noise canceling bluetooth over-ear headphones are on sale again
Use code ADHNRSNZ to get these excellent noise-canceling Bluetooth over-ear headphones for a great price. Both my daughters have a pair and use them for hours a day. The batteries last a long time, an...
08:12 pm GMT - Fri, July 17, 2020
BoingBoing Tiny videocamera worn by an insect
University of Washington engineers developed a tiny, wireless, and steerable videocamera that can be worn by insects or minuscule micro-robots to stream live video. The device weighs just 248 milligra...
08:12 pm GMT - Fri, July 17, 2020
BoingBoing Tiny videocamera worn by an insect
University of Washington engineers developed a tiny, wireless, and steerable videocamera that can be worn by insects or minuscule micro-robots to stream live video. The device weighs just 248 milligra...
08:00 pm GMT - Fri, July 17, 2020
BoingBoing These encrypted iStorage hard drives and flash drives are the ultimate peace of mind for your data
If data is worth saving to an external drive, shouldnt it also be important enough to protect?Since setting up shop in the UK over a decade ago, iStorage has become one of the top makers of encrypted,...
08:00 pm GMT - Fri, July 17, 2020
BoingBoing These encrypted iStorage hard drives and flash drives are the ultimate peace of mind for your data
If data is worth saving to an external drive, shouldnt it also be important enough to protect?Since setting up shop in the UK over a decade ago, iStorage has become one of the top makers of encrypted,...
07:44 pm GMT - Fri, July 17, 2020
BoingBoing This is the deepest hole we've ever dug
Starting in 1970, Soviet scientists began drilling into the Earth as far as they could possibly go. The project ended in 1992 at 12,262 meters due to temperatures of 356 F that far down into the Earth...
07:33 pm GMT - Fri, July 17, 2020
BoingBoing Jewelry store buried $1 million in treasure for others to find
While closed due to the pandemic, the owners of J&M Jewelers in Macomb County, Michigan came up with a new way to make money. They buried $1 million in jewelry, coins, antiques, and gold and silv...
07:00 pm GMT - Fri, July 17, 2020
BoingBoing This yarn is made for inclusivity, is available in 8 skin tones
Known for her cute crocheted "amigurimi" dolls, Artist Allison Hoffman (aka Crafty is Cool) has a new venture: yarn. Her new AmiguruME Skin Tones line comes in eight colors to better represent the dif...
06:01 pm GMT - Fri, July 17, 2020
BoingBoing Ultimate Oldschool PC Font Pack hits v2.0
I've posted about the Oldschool PC Font Resource before, but the latest version of its ultimate font pack radically expands the project. The new pack adds 133 new font families, embedded bitmaps to sh...
05:52 pm GMT - Fri, July 17, 2020
BoingBoing Dave Eggers on getting a COVID-19 test
From Boing Boing pal Dave Eggers' pitch perfect opinion piece in the New York Times:Q: I think I have it.A: Have what?Q: It. Ive got extreme fatigue, migraines, chills, aches, nausea and a fever of 10...
05:35 pm GMT - Fri, July 17, 2020
BoingBoing The marriage from hell, Epsteins sex tapes, and overweight celebrities in this weeks fact-challenged tabloids
Has Prince Harry joined a cult? It certainly sounds like it....
05:04 pm GMT - Fri, July 17, 2020
BoingBoing Gorgeous new music video from Matt Berninger of The National
On October 2, Matt Berninger of The National will release his first solo album, Serpentine Prison, produced by Booker T. Jones of famed Memphis soul group Booker T. & the M.Gs. Above is the brand...
04:16 pm GMT - Fri, July 17, 2020
BoingBoing Disfranchised Pittsburgh McDonald's demolished instantly, avoiding fate of disfranchised Pittsburgh Burger King
Had to see it for myself. Strip District McDonalds whole ass disappeared pic.twitter.com/q5tGQquPmq— Alex Gordon (@shmalexgordon) July 16, 2020My local McDonalds, in Pittsburgh's Strip District,...
04:12 pm GMT - Fri, July 17, 2020
BoingBoing Storytime with The Lincoln Project! Listen to brief excerpts from niece Mary Trump's tell-all book
Ladies and gentlemen, gather 'round the fire for Story Hour, brought to you by The Lincoln Project. Listen to excerpts from Mary Trump's fresh-off-the-press book, Too Much and Never Enough: How My Fam...
04:00 pm GMT - Fri, July 17, 2020
BoingBoing Long-lost George Romero film discovered and restored after 46 years
In the early 1970s, acclaimed horror director George A. Romero was commissioned by the Lutheran Society to make a new film to help raise awareness about ageism and elder abuse. And in true Romero fash...
03:58 pm GMT - Fri, July 17, 2020
BoingBoing Look out other people's windows around the world
In the latest Recomendo newsletter, Claudia Dawson wrote about Window Swap, a site where people share photos and videos of the view outside their windows.I just spent the last ten minutes on Window Sw...
03:50 pm GMT - Fri, July 17, 2020
BoingBoing Sociopathic anti-maskers were a problem in 1918, too
Selfish, inconsiderate germ-spreadersare a big reason why the coronavirus pandemic has been getting worse. It turns out that anti-mask sociopaths were a problem during the 1918-1919 pandemic, too. The...
03:29 pm GMT - Fri, July 17, 2020
BoingBoing This 16-minute video will get you up to speed on espresso crema
Crema is the red-brown foam that sits on top of a freshly made shot of espresso. But what is crema, actually, and how is it formed? Coffee expert James Hoffmann made this video to explain.He says that...
03:12 pm GMT - Fri, July 17, 2020
BoingBoing Inconceivable!: Celebs made a 'Princess Bride' home movie from their backyards
Patton Oswalt, Jack Black, Rob Reiner, Tiffany Haddish, and Jon Hamm are just a few of the big names who came together separately from their respective backyards to perform in a "scrappy" The Prince...
03:11 pm GMT - Fri, July 17, 2020
BoingBoing I just learned about the strange history of Exxon-sponsored showtunes
The other day, I retweeted a post from my own band about a collaborative playlist of songs about conspiracy theories. It seemed like a fun promotional exercise, ya know?What's your favorite song a...
03:05 pm GMT - Fri, July 17, 2020
BoingBoing The new, GPT-3-powered version of AI Dungeon is scarily good
I installed the GPT-2 language model 0n my laptop last year and I've been fascinated by the text it produces from a prompt. Here's an example. I entered the following as prompt:Pennsylvania is sometim...
03:05 pm GMT - Fri, July 17, 2020
BoingBoing Chalk "Black Lives Matter" on the sidewalk, got to jail for a year
Chalk washes away with the next rain, and there's plenty of both in Washington state. But that's not stopping authorities in Selah, Wa., from threatening people who chalk "Black Lives Matter" on sidew...
03:05 pm GMT - Fri, July 17, 2020
BoingBoing Chalk "Black Lives Matter" on the sidewalk, go to jail for a year
Chalk washes away with the next rain, and there's plenty of both in Washington state. But that's not stopping authorities in Selah, Wa., from threatening people who chalk "Black Lives Matter" on sidew...
02:55 pm GMT - Fri, July 17, 2020
BoingBoing 'Ro-Na,' a coronavirus parody of OutKast's 'Hey Ya!'
YouTuber Chico Roze and friends have taken OutKast's 2003 hip-hop hit "Hey Ya!" into the age of coronavirus with their parody song, "Ro-Na." Song starts around the 1:11 mark.Thanks, Simon!screengrab v...
02:45 pm GMT - Fri, July 17, 2020
BoingBoing The most adorable cover of Rage Against the Machine ever recorded
Audrey Di Niambil belts out the anti-police brutality anthem "Killing in the Name" with aplomb in this delightful acoustic cover of the RATM classic.The song is getting a lot of play this year. Here's...
02:35 pm GMT - Fri, July 17, 2020
BoingBoing What exactly is intelligence? Watch this simple explainer
Intelligence is a surprisingly difficult thing to define. Kurzgesagt jumps into the debate with an interesting overview of where intelligence begins. Is a slime mold intelligent? Are plants intelligen...
01:09 pm GMT - Fri, July 17, 2020
BoingBoing Miniature trebuchet
"I believe I have created one of the smallest working miniature trebuchets I have ever seen," writes Alex Presle. "It launches items up to 10 ft!"The model, which Presle sells directly on Amazon, meas...
01:00 pm GMT - Fri, July 17, 2020
BoingBoing What happens when you've lived in the US as long as you can remember, and then discover in your 30s that your presence isn't lawful
I have a friend who was born in the Czech Republic, and moved to the US as a toddler. After Trump was elected, she was surprised to find letter in the mail from ICE asking her to confirm her lawful pr...
01:00 pm GMT - Fri, July 17, 2020
BoingBoing Created by artists for artists, Pencil Kings is a no-nonsense approach to learning to draw
If you want to be a doctor, your path is relatively clear. You go to school, study the ways of the human body, understand the medical steps needed to fix it, graduate, then start practicing your craft...
12:57 pm GMT - Fri, July 17, 2020
BoingBoing Trump admin orders hospitals to bypass CDC and send COVID-19 info to Washington database closed to public
Hospitals have been ordered to bypass the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and send all patient information to a central database in Washington, raising questions about transparency.The Trum...
12:49 pm GMT - Fri, July 17, 2020
BoingBoing Police detain kangaroo on the loose in Florida
Police officers in Ft. Lauderdale detained a kangaroo that was bouncing around in a Florida neighborhood Thursday morning.From AP:After receiving a call about a kangaroo running loose, Fort Lauderdale...
12:42 pm GMT - Fri, July 17, 2020
BoingBoing Just a cat hanging out while grandmother makes dumplings
The cats of kagonekoshiro.com live a good life. Here, one of the cute piebald shorthairs is hanging out in the kitchen while grandmother makes dough for dumplings. Looks delicious. Read the rest ...
12:34 pm GMT - Fri, July 17, 2020
BoingBoing Birds with Arms
Ever wondered what birds with arms would look like? Here is the answer.Another wonderful video from @curlykidlife, Duncan Evans. Read the rest ...
12:27 pm GMT - Fri, July 17, 2020
BoingBoing The U.S. Internal Revenue Service made a deal with Coinbase
Public records show that the IRS made a deal with cryptocurrnecy exchange firm Coinbase to use the Coinbase Analytics blockchain tracing software.Reports Michael McSweeney at The Block:The signing dat...
12:23 pm GMT - Fri, July 17, 2020
BoingBoing Unidentified federal forces enter Portland, pull protestors into unmarked vans
Numerous videos shot in the last two days show unidentified armed agents driving around Portland, Oregon, in unmarked vans and forcing protesters into them. The Department of Homeland Securuity admits...
11:00 am GMT - Fri, July 17, 2020
BoingBoing How to translate astrophysical phenomena into the Blackfoot language
Corey Gray is an astrophysicist, and the lead operator at the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) at the California Institute of Technology in Washington State. He's also a memb...
02:00 am GMT - Fri, July 17, 2020
BoingBoing The Beachsafe makes sure your valuables stay safe and your phone never overheats
Its one of those eternal questions what do you do with your valuables when you go to the beach or take a swim in a public pool? You cant take your phone in the water with you. Your wallet, sunglasses...
11:07 pm GMT - Thu, July 16, 2020
BoingBoing Weird fish with human mouth
This mouthy triggerfish was reportedly caught in Malaysia. According to National Geographic, triggerfish "use very tough teeth and jaws to take on sea urchins, flipping them over to get at their belli...
11:02 pm GMT - Thu, July 16, 2020
BoingBoing Cool online art project: 100 artists, 1 minute videos each of their time during isolation
A new online art project launched today and I've had a lot of fun browsing around the online video exhibition. It's called Decameron Row and when you go to the site you'll see eight multi-story buildi...
09:34 pm GMT - Thu, July 16, 2020
BoingBoing Just a ninja master practicing nunchucks
He's [email protected] the real og is on TikTok. In addition to being a total ninja martial arts nunchuk master, Natedawg also has Down's Syndrome (also known as Down Syndrome).Being different doesn't...
08:00 pm GMT - Thu, July 16, 2020
BoingBoing History Hit TV lets you explore history through video, documentaries, podcasts and more
If you routinely lament the loss of truly educational television...well, join the club. There are only so many hours of Real Housewives and Forensic Files you can watch before your brain turns to mush...
07:48 pm GMT - Thu, July 16, 2020
BoingBoing White House decries science
When it comes to packing kids into underfunded classrooms with at-risk teachers White House spokesfraud Kayleigh McEnany says: "The science should not stand in the way of this."Kayleigh McEnany: Pres....
07:33 pm GMT - Thu, July 16, 2020
BoingBoing A 'Cad Bane' short story has me pre-ordering this Star Wars book
I am pre-ordering Star Wars The Clone Wars: Stories of Light and Dark because Cad Bane.Cad Bane was my favorite of the very many excellent characters to come out of Star Wars Clone Wars. His brief nea...
07:17 pm GMT - Thu, July 16, 2020
BoingBoing Fun with Alex Trebek
For good measure: Read the rest ...
07:13 pm GMT - Thu, July 16, 2020
BoingBoing Disco vs Macho
Please express your preference in the comments.To be used as a measuring stick: Read the rest ...
07:11 pm GMT - Thu, July 16, 2020
BoingBoing Get Sarah Cooper's "Tricks to Appear Smart in Meetings 2021 Day-to-Day Calendar"
I know Sarah Cooper from her hilarious lip-syncs of Trump's incoherent babbling. I did not know that she was also the author of the hilarious 2016 book 100 Tricks to Appear Smart in Meetings. Cooper a...
06:15 pm GMT - Thu, July 16, 2020
BoingBoing Here's the full video of covidiots in Huntington Beach refusing to wear a mask
These two guys went to Huntington Beach, California, and offered masks to people who weren't wearing them. One of the no-maskers said they didn't need a mask because only their god could decide their ...
06:04 pm GMT - Thu, July 16, 2020
BoingBoing Baseball teams to fill empty stands with simulated crowd noise
Here is an example of the fake crowd noise the Mets are experimenting with at Citi Field.A low murmur, then a cheer when Fargas connects, then a louder cheer when Nimmo makes a nice catch. pic.twitter...
06:00 pm GMT - Thu, July 16, 2020
BoingBoing Scientists say human hotdog-eating record is 9 hotdogs shy of physical limit
Eighty-four hotdogs is the "maximum possible limit" a human being can consume in 10 minutes, says a researcher at High Point University in North Carolina. James Smoliga, a sports medicine specialist, ...
05:16 pm GMT - Thu, July 16, 2020
BoingBoing Can you solve the 6 Cards game?
This simple game uses six playing card (1 through 6). Each player blindly draws one card and peeks at it. Then one player can ask the other if they would like to trade cards. The other player can acce...
04:40 pm GMT - Thu, July 16, 2020
BoingBoing It's only 9:30am and Florida has already reported the biggest one-day increase in covid-19 deaths so far
Florida Governor Ron "Rona Ronnie" DeSantis's insistence on "reopening" his state's economy has resulted in a new surge of deaths from COVID-19. So far this morning, 156 people have died from COVID-19...
04:40 pm GMT - Thu, July 16, 2020
BoingBoing Florida reported its the biggest one-day increase in Covid-19 deaths so far
Florida Governor Ron "Rona Ronnie" DeSantis's insistence on "reopening" his state's economy has resulted in a new surge of deaths from COVID-19. On Thursday 156 people were reported dead from COVID-19...
03:35 pm GMT - Thu, July 16, 2020
BoingBoing Watch The Ramones on the Sha Na Na television variety show in 1979
Sha Na Na was a strangely popular TV variety show that aired in the 1970s. Featuring a 1950s tribute band of the same name, the program featured comedy skits and and performance from contemporary musi...
03:17 pm GMT - Thu, July 16, 2020
BoingBoing Banksy's pro-mask graffiti in London Tube washed away by cleaning crew
Last week, street artist Banksy, disguised as a London Underground cleaner, painted an excellent artwork inside a train car urging people to wear face coverings due to COVID-19. Video below. Turns out...
03:12 pm GMT - Thu, July 16, 2020
BoingBoing Governor Brian Kemp bans Georgia cities and counties from mandating masks
Brian Kemp, the governor of Georgia, has voided local government rules mandating that people wear face masks in public to prevent the spread of covid. Today I issued Executive Order 07.15.20.01, whic...
03:02 pm GMT - Thu, July 16, 2020
BoingBoing This 12-year-old bottle terrarium is teeming with lush life
Around 2007, a child made a simple terrarium inside a glass bottle. Today, the bottle, unopened for more than a decade, is teeming with a lush ecosystem of algae, moss, fungi, and isopods. From Jartop...
02:54 pm GMT - Thu, July 16, 2020
BoingBoing This is the closest photo ever taken of the Sun
The European Space Agency's Solar Orbiter satellite took this incredible image of the Sun, the closest photo ever taken of our star. It reveals tiny solar flares dotting the surface. The image above w...
02:34 pm GMT - Thu, July 16, 2020
BoingBoing Neil Gaiman interviewed about The Sandman audio adaptation
Audible The Sandman | "Death Isn't Happy with Dream"Eventually, Neil Gaiman's The Sandman will make its way to Netflix as the TV series announced last year. Meanwhile though, we can...
02:00 pm GMT - Thu, July 16, 2020
BoingBoing Here are the protocols airlines follow after a crash
While every incident that causes damage to an airplane is different, especially ones where passengers, crew, or third parties are injured or killed, airlines have a general set of protocols. As Wendov...
01:00 pm GMT - Thu, July 16, 2020
BoingBoing Reparation plan for Blacks approved by Asheville, North Carolina council
A historic move in North Carolina: The city council of Asheville has unanimously approved reparations, through investments, for its Black citizens.Forbes:The topic of reparations, which has gained ren...
01:00 pm GMT - Thu, July 16, 2020
BoingBoing Reparation plan approved by Asheville, North Carolina council
A historic move in North Carolina: The city council of Asheville has unanimously approved reparations, through investments, for its Black citizens.Forbes:The topic of reparations, which has gained ren...
01:00 pm GMT - Thu, July 16, 2020
BoingBoing If youre been monitoring a monitor upgrade, these 10 options might make you pull the trigger
Maybe after four months, youre finally getting tired of staring at that less-than-brilliant home computer monitor. Or maybe you really need to create your own dual-monitor configuration in your home o...
12:45 pm GMT - Thu, July 16, 2020
BoingBoing DIY Krispy Kreme box face shield
For your next crafternoon: Make yourself a face shield with an empty Krispy Kreme box. YouTuber Andy Clockwise shows you how with this tutorial. First step, eat 12 donuts.screengrab via Andy Clockwise...
12:37 pm GMT - Thu, July 16, 2020
BoingBoing Cat enjoys piano massage
Being for the benefit of Mr. Cat, Haburu performs the soundtrack to Howl's Moving Castle. Read the rest ...
12:30 pm GMT - Thu, July 16, 2020
BoingBoing Nirvana playing 'Smells Like Teen Spirit' one week before it was released (1991)
Nirvana's breakthrough album Nevermind was released September 24, 1991. Just a week earlier, on September 16, the band played a 45-minute set at Beehive Records in Seattle. Lines to get in went around...
12:20 pm GMT - Thu, July 16, 2020
BoingBoing George Floyd bodycams show abusive, gun-toting cops goading him and refusing to give reason for arrest
Still not made available to the general public, the bodycam footage from the cops who killed George Floyd shows that they gave no explanation for arresting him, swore at him, pointed a gun at him and ...
12:15 pm GMT - Thu, July 16, 2020
BoingBoing 50 life-size animatronic robot dinosaurs are going up for auction
I found this listing on AbleAuction for, "Over 50 life size animatronic dinosaurs inc. T-Rex, Brontosaurus and Raptors; plus hundreds of fossils, animatronic equipment, lighting, speakers and more." S...
12:00 pm GMT - Thu, July 16, 2020
BoingBoing Trump administration wants all coronavirus data to bypass the CDC
FromThe New York Times:The Trump administration has ordered hospitals to bypass the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and send all Covid-19 patient information to a central database in Washin...
11:45 am GMT - Thu, July 16, 2020
BoingBoing The two genders, according to cis people's gender reveal cakes
Why are Cis people so obsessed with made-up genders? Read the rest ...
11:14 am GMT - Thu, July 16, 2020
BoingBoing After Larry David's spite goes up in flames, along comes the Ember smart mug
Have you ever been let down by a business you frequent? Have you ever patronized an establishment and thought, Man, whos running this place? A pack of teacup chihuahuas in a person suit? That feeling ...
10:00 am GMT - Thu, July 16, 2020
BoingBoing Explore every moon in our solar system with this interactive atlas
The Atlas of Moons is National Geographic's amazing interactive project to explore the incredible diversity of over 200 moons in our solar system, like Europa, shown above. Each moon is described and ...
03:00 am GMT - Thu, July 16, 2020
BoingBoing Bondic is the glue of the future, a liquid plastic that hardens when you zap it
Unlike the unquestioned effectiveness of a solid strip of duct tape, you never quite know what youre going to get when you try to repair something with glue, do you? Whether it's the material itself t...
02:08 am GMT - Thu, July 16, 2020
BoingBoing Trump fires Parscale
Brad Parscale, Trump's campaign manager for his 2020 re-election campaign, is out. Trump announced Parscale's firing after a series of sparsely-attended rallies and a dire national poll that puts him ...
11:25 pm GMT - Wed, July 15, 2020
BoingBoing Lawsuits accuse Amazon, Alphabet (Google), Microsoft of training facial recognition tools with photos of people without consent
A trio of lawsuits filed Tuesday against Microsoft, Google owner Alphabet, and Amazon accuses the tech companies of training their facial recognition tools on photos of people that have not given thei...
11:13 pm GMT - Wed, July 15, 2020
BoingBoing Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg is out of the hospital and doing great
Great news. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has been released from a Baltimore hospital, after receiving treatment for what was described yesterday as a possible infection, a court spokeswoman said on Wed...
11:03 pm GMT - Wed, July 15, 2020
BoingBoing Dead body turns out to be a sex doll, cops discover
In Allenhurst, Georgia, a town of less than 700 people, a woman's body was spotted by the railroad tracks. Liberty County deputies gathered at the scene and waited for the coroner, reports WSAV-TV, an...
10:45 pm GMT - Wed, July 15, 2020
BoingBoing Dig these spectacular Druidic Dice for playing Dungeons & Dragons and other board games
Gorgeous!Follow @druidic_dice on Instagram, TikTok, and visit the Druidicdiceshop if this amazing shot of artisanal gaming dice excites you as much as it does me. Read the rest ...
09:27 pm GMT - Wed, July 15, 2020
BoingBoing Major Twitter hack pushes bitcoin scam on Obama, Joe Biden, Elon Musk, Bill Gates, Apple, Uber, Biden accounts, collects $$$$
This is quite a major hack.Now is a good time to change your Twitter password, if you are a user.Hackers pumping a cryptocurrency giveaway scam appear to have compromised the Twitter accounts of leadi...
09:03 pm GMT - Wed, July 15, 2020
BoingBoing Biden dominates Trump with 15 point lead in new poll
Quinnipac University published a new poll today showing Biden with a 15 point lead over Donald Trump. Biden leads 52% to 37%, according to those polled. Biden's share increased by three points and Tru...
09:00 pm GMT - Wed, July 15, 2020
BoingBoing These fan and personal air conditioner deals are your best bet at staying cool this summer
Now that were past July 4th, were truly turning smack into the sharpened teeth of the summer heatwave season. As temperatures and humidity spike, it just makes all the rest of the nations current prob...
08:18 pm GMT - Wed, July 15, 2020
BoingBoing The Accidental Sci-Fi Writer
[This is a guest post from Tara Altebrando, who has a new sci-fi thriller out, called Take Me With You. -- Mark]The Accidental Sci-Fi WriterBy Tara AltebrandoIts always nerve-wracking when the first r...
07:56 pm GMT - Wed, July 15, 2020
BoingBoing Make this tool to chill a beverage in 90 seconds
Chris Notap shows how to make a power drill attachment that lets you chill can of soda or beer in 90 seconds. It would take 20 minutes to cool a similar can simply by putting it in an ice bath. Read t...
07:45 pm GMT - Wed, July 15, 2020
BoingBoing Minneapolis police are so afraid of nude beachgoers, they are using drones to catch them
Everyone in Minneapolis feels a lot safer, now that police there are using taxpayer-funded drones to spot people -- especially Blacks and topless women -- committing the crime of removing their clothe...
07:29 pm GMT - Wed, July 15, 2020
BoingBoing Covidiot Chuck Woolery tries to save face after his son gets virus
On July 12, ex-game show host Chuck Woolery, noted epidemiologist and member of Trump's loyalty cult, tweeted, "The most outrageous lies are the ones about Covid 19. Everyone is lying. The CDC, Media,...
05:04 pm GMT - Wed, July 15, 2020
BoingBoing Police rush to the scene of a dead woman by the train tracks, and it takes a coroner to realize it's a sex doll
When the police in Allenhurst, Georgia, a town of only 700 people, got a call about a dead female body found by the railroad tracks, they rushed to the scene. But, since they aren't allowed to touch d...
05:00 pm GMT - Wed, July 15, 2020
BoingBoing If youre passionate about democracy, this Vote mask should be right up your alley
While we obviously dont ever want to lose sight of exactly why were all wearing face coverings now in the first place, its also impossible to ignore that masks have already started to evolve in the pu...
04:35 pm GMT - Wed, July 15, 2020
BoingBoing Why do cats "slow blink" at people
We have three rescue cats, and one of them slow blinks at me every time I look at him. According to this article, cats slow blink to Indicate that they do not feel threatened by you.Rae Paoletta write...
03:52 pm GMT - Wed, July 15, 2020
BoingBoing Why everyone's talking about the new PALM SPRINGS movie
Back in January, the new movie Palm Springs broke a record for the highest sale at the Sundance Film Festival by exactly 69 cents.We should have seen that as an omen.The movie began streaming on Hulu...
03:49 pm GMT - Wed, July 15, 2020
BoingBoing The Lincoln Project defends Dr. Fauci: "Who do you trust? Donald the dope, or the doctor?"
While the White House launches its smear campaign against Dr. Fauci, The Lincoln Project churns out another great anti-Trump ad to set things straight. The ad starts by reminding us that Dr. Fauci has...
03:25 pm GMT - Wed, July 15, 2020
BoingBoing AirBNB asks for handouts to help support lazy landlords
Twitter user @olenskae shared this email from AirBNB:Airbnb has lost its fucking head. Why would I donate to my host? I can't even afford one house. pic.twitter.com/JZspJqyoPB— Rosaleen (@ol...
03:04 pm GMT - Wed, July 15, 2020
BoingBoing Auction: Edison's lightbulb drawings, Nikola Tesla's patents, and other scientific rarities
Tomorrow the final hammer goes down on an archive of original Nikola Tesla patents, lightbulb design drawings by Thomas Edison, a World War II Enigma Machine, Stephen Hawkings personal Simpsons figure...
02:52 pm GMT - Wed, July 15, 2020
BoingBoing Banksy left a pro-mask message in London train car
A stenciled rat sneezing green spew is just one part of Banksy's latest work, "If You Don't Mask, You Don't Get." This video, put out by the artist Tuesday morning, shows a man, disguised as a profess...
02:41 pm GMT - Wed, July 15, 2020
BoingBoing Why do we need the blood of a threatened species for a COVID-19 vaccine?
Every year, hundreds of thousands of horseshoe crabs, a threatened species, are "milked" for up to 30% of their blood that's used to test new medical drugs, including possible COVID-19 vaccines, for b...
02:40 pm GMT - Wed, July 15, 2020
BoingBoing Four-mile long hopscotch course coming to San Francisco neighborhood
This Saturday, some San Francisco families will be bringing a four-mile long hopscotch course to their neighborhood. With their day-long "Hopscotch Your Block" event, the North of Panhandle Neighborho...
02:39 pm GMT - Wed, July 15, 2020
BoingBoing CBD For Immune Support: Protecting Seniors Through Lab Tested CBD
Boing Boing presents these words from our sponsor, Real Tested CBD!Given there is a global pandemic, ways to boost the immune system are even more sought after than usual. Having a strong immune syste...
02:18 pm GMT - Wed, July 15, 2020
BoingBoing Kanye West's "campaign" to become President is already over
Kanye West announced that he was running for president, but it quickly transpired that he had not filed any paperwork. So he paid some people to figure out how to get him on the ballot. Then he gave u...
02:01 pm GMT - Wed, July 15, 2020
BoingBoing Do you suffer from Exploding Head Syndrome?
Exploding Head Syndrome (EHS) is an actual medical condition in which an individual sometimes experiences an explosive sound inside their head when drifting off to sleep or just waking up. The big boo...
01:50 pm GMT - Wed, July 15, 2020
BoingBoing Pluto and five moons in our solar system have more water than Earth
There is less water on planet Earth than on Pluto, as revealed in this graphic by NASA's Steve Vance (bio). Moreover, five moons orbiting other worlds in our solar system—Europa, Triton, Callist...
01:41 pm GMT - Wed, July 15, 2020
BoingBoing Footage of The Cure when they were still Easy Cure (1977)
This bit of grainy film footage with bad audio wouldn't be notable except that it depicts Easy Cure playing a 1977 show in Crawley, UK. The following year, Easy Cure dropped "Easy" from their name, re...
01:37 pm GMT - Wed, July 15, 2020
BoingBoing Unmasked customer beats up McDonald's clerk who refused to serve him
Viral footage shows a McDonald's clerk being attacked and beaten by a customer in a Hong Kong suburb. According to reports, the man was refused service unless he put on a mask. Video of the assault wa...
01:26 pm GMT - Wed, July 15, 2020
BoingBoing Glass algae and other oddities of Antarctica's microworld
For five years, Boing Boing contributor Ariel Waldman, an artist-turned-science hacker developed the skills necessary to become a "wildlife filmmaker at the microbial scale." Finally, she spent more t...
01:10 pm GMT - Wed, July 15, 2020
BoingBoing Disney's reopening video but set to 'Don't Fear the Reaper'
Last week, someone set Walt Disney World's reopening video to the gloomy title music from The Shining. This week, YouTuber Sycorax Rock has set the same video (with some 'bonus footage') to Blue Oyste...
01:01 pm GMT - Wed, July 15, 2020
BoingBoing Trump pick defeats Jeff Sessions in Alabama GOP primary
Jeff Sessions is finished. The GOP stalwart, one of Donald Trump's earliest supporters and his first Attorney General while in office, was defeated yesterday in the Republican primary runoff in Alabam...
01:00 pm GMT - Wed, July 15, 2020
BoingBoing Top 3 Reasons to Build a Website with Wix
With all the website builders on the market, it can feel overwhelming to choose the best one for your needs. The most important things to look for are usability, flexibility and a professional look an...
12:49 pm GMT - Wed, July 15, 2020
BoingBoing Stop playing Cards Against Humanity and start playing DICK instead
The writer in me always loved to playApples to Apples when I was younger it was finally a game that would reward my clever wordplay and sense of humor (or at least, sometimes, depending on who I was ...
12:44 pm GMT - Wed, July 15, 2020
BoingBoing More than 60 people shared their accounts of Warren Ellis. Their next steps are worth your time.
I've long been a fan of Warren Ellis's writing in comics, prose, essays, and on the internet in general; in particular, his work has taught me a lot about the values and strengths of subcultures, and ...
12:35 pm GMT - Wed, July 15, 2020
BoingBoing Gatling guns, balloon corps, and other weapons introduced during the American Civil War
Conservative magazine The National Interest recently published an article celebrating the technological innovations of the Civil War. While I, for one, am not so keen on this narrative framingIf there...
12:33 pm GMT - Wed, July 15, 2020
BoingBoing Law & Order: Trump Unit
Tom the Dancing Bug, IN WHICH the "Law & Order: Trump Unit" gang must investigate two cases: a BLM protester, and a traitorous villain who conspired with a foreign adversary to undermine our Demo...
12:15 pm GMT - Wed, July 15, 2020
BoingBoing Cornish pub installs an electric fence around its bar for safer distancing
Star Inn, a pub in Cornwall, has installed electric fencing around its bar. Jonny McFadden, who runs the bar, says it's a "normal electric fence that you would find in the field." When asked if it's t...
11:30 am GMT - Wed, July 15, 2020
BoingBoing Watch this expert woodturner make a coffee mug from an apple log
Matt Jordan takes viewers through the complex process of making a wood coffee mug on a lathe.He says:This has to be my most requested project both on and off YT, so here it is...a coffee mug, with a h...
11:26 am GMT - Wed, July 15, 2020
BoingBoing 2020 is seeing an "epidemic" in transgender and gender non-conforming murders
This year, the Human Rights Campaign has recorded at least 21 violent deaths of transgender or gender non-conforming people. In 2019, they tracked at least 27. In what is being called an epidemic, 202...
11:00 am GMT - Wed, July 15, 2020
BoingBoing Watch COVID-19 cases go from 0 to 10 million in this shocking timelapse
Conveying the scale and devastation of this year's pandemic is not easy, but the folks at Global Stats created this impressive timelapse that shows how the United States became the epicenter of the di...
02:00 am GMT - Wed, July 15, 2020
BoingBoing Save 50% on a 1-year subscription to Dashlane's premium password manager
We all know vital information about ourselves and our private digital accounts can be compromised by cybercriminals. However, many would be frightened to know just how compromised they and their vital...
01:12 am GMT - Wed, July 15, 2020
BoingBoing How Electra the puppy keeps cool
My puppy Electra beats the heat. View this post on Instagram The only rule is be cool #puppy #dogsofinstagram #summer #beattheheat #fluffy #cute #adorbsA post shared by Electra (@electra___cute) o...
12:16 am GMT - Wed, July 15, 2020
BoingBoing Enraged no-masker wants to fight two men who offer him a face mask
This is quasi funny and sad all at once. Stay classy Huntington Beach. pic.twitter.com/0kTvXcK9b5— Michael Silver (@BigEastSilver) July 14, 2020Welcome to Huntington Beach California, where soci...
12:01 am GMT - Wed, July 15, 2020
BoingBoing Kickstarter for a cool deck of 60 conversation-starting questions
My multitalented friend Cooper Bates is the co-founder of Hint Mint (which features artists' work on mint tins), a stage performer, and a photographer. He's got a new project on Kickstarter, and I si...
11:43 pm GMT - Tue, July 14, 2020
BoingBoing Flux and Contemplation: portrait of an artist in isolation
This year, the merry-go-round of summer music festivals is not happening, all the major events have been canceled. And that's a bummer. But luckily, the pandemic didn't stop artists' creativity. Here ...
11:26 pm GMT - Tue, July 14, 2020
BoingBoing Donny and Marie Osmond sing "Reelin' In the Years"
What's not to love about this opening segment from the Donny & Marie Show, which first aired on January 20, 1978. Besides thisa fantastic cover of Steely Dan's "Reelin' In the Years," the episode ...
11:22 pm GMT - Tue, July 14, 2020
BoingBoing Pizzeria owner tosses hot pizza at machete-wielding robber, pizza wasted but robbery thwarted
A Delaware pizza shop owner threw a hot pizza pie at an attempted robber, police say.The owner of Stargate Pizza in Greenwood told troopers that on Friday, a man with a machete approached him and dema...
11:08 pm GMT - Tue, July 14, 2020
BoingBoing How to make your own DEC H-500 Computer Lab Reproduction
Michael Gardi, who makes reproductions of vintage computers and computer-like games, went all out and built a DEC H-500 Computer Lab. He even posted a step-by-step Instructable on how to make your own...
10:59 pm GMT - Tue, July 14, 2020
BoingBoing Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg treated in hospital for 'possible infection'
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was admitted to Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore on Tuesday morning for treatment of a 'possible infection.'She is 87, and has survived cancer four separa...
10:40 pm GMT - Tue, July 14, 2020
BoingBoing Nazi Sebastian Gorka is back, Trump appoints him to national security advisory board for 4 years
President Trump announces intent to appoint Sebastian Gorka to National Security Education Board...
10:29 pm GMT - Tue, July 14, 2020
BoingBoing Spanish politicians hacked, Spain has been NSO Group client for 5 years: Report
The mobile phones of a number of politicians in Spain, including the president of Catalonia's parliament, were recently hacked. The government of Spain has been an NSO customer since 2015, reports Mot...
10:15 pm GMT - Tue, July 14, 2020
BoingBoing Trump lies that travel ban is for 'jihadist regions,' says Democrat mayors 'wouldn't mind' if terrorists blew up their cities
This press conference Donald Trump is doing in the Rose Garden today is really something else. Whew.After bashing Joe Biden, AOC, and the European Union, Trump just referred to his travel ban as restr...
10:01 pm GMT - Tue, July 14, 2020
BoingBoing Europe "has never treated us well," Trump says
Welp.During a maniacal Rose Garden event Tuesday in which he also attacked former VP Joe Biden, President Donald Trump says Europe "has never treated us well," and the European Union was created to co...
09:53 pm GMT - Tue, July 14, 2020
BoingBoing Pre-order Jim Rugg's fluorescent, blacklight comic book starring Russian outlaw superhero Octobriana - the devil woman!
Cartoonist extraordinaire Jim Rugg recently launched a successful Kickstarter for a fluorescent blacklight comic book about a Russian Outlaw superhero called Octobriana. Check out samples and how to b...
08:00 pm GMT - Tue, July 14, 2020
BoingBoing The Bite Helper removes the itch of a mosquito bite in seconds
While mosquitoes have certainly earned their title as the deadliest animal on earth, their impact on most of our lives is usually a lot less consequential.But even though they might not transmit a dis...
06:19 pm GMT - Tue, July 14, 2020
BoingBoing DIY wound-closing with this $10 skin stapler
Over on Cool Tools, Xander Rose recommends a $10 skin stapler for people who don't have great suturing skills. " It forms the staple as it pushes it into your skin in a pattern that doesn't rip your s...
06:08 pm GMT - Tue, July 14, 2020
BoingBoing Cheap USB-C Hub lets me use my old devices with a new USB-C only Mac laptop
My MacBook Pro has 4 USB-C ports, only 2 of my peripherals use USB-C. This hub to the rescue.Three standard USB ports and one USB-C power delivery port pretty much covers me. The HDMI port and card re...
06:05 pm GMT - Tue, July 14, 2020
BoingBoing This PSA tells covidiot snowflakes, "You should be wearing a fucking mask"
In a deep, gentle voice this scolding video for covidiots starts with: "Hello. You should be wearing a fucking mask. Why aren't you wearing a mask? Are you being a snowflake, complaining about your ri...
06:05 pm GMT - Tue, July 14, 2020
BoingBoing This PSA kindly tells covidiot snowflakes, "You should be wearing a fucking mask"
In a deep, gentle voice this scolding video for covidiots starts with: "Hello. You should be wearing a fucking mask. Why aren't you wearing a mask? Are you being a snowflake, complaining about your ri...
05:43 pm GMT - Tue, July 14, 2020
BoingBoing Cory Doctorow's first picture book, Poesy the Monster Slayer, is out today
Hurray! Cory's new picture book, Poesy the Monster Slayer, is out today. Illustrated by Matt Rockefeller, it's an "epic tale of toy-hacking, bedtime-avoidance, and monster-slaying."Cory has sample pag...
05:30 pm GMT - Tue, July 14, 2020
BoingBoing This smart gimbal packed with AI is like having your own robot cameraman
The bar has been raised on home video production. So just in case you havent been on YouTube, Instagram, TikTok or other video-heavy platforms lately, the days of the boring, white-walled, locked-down...
05:22 pm GMT - Tue, July 14, 2020
BoingBoing "People are dying, and you are doing nothing!" Florida governor's press conference interrupted by truth teller
I just interrupted a press conference in Miami-Dade to let governor @RonDeSantisFL and @MayorGimenez know they are an embarrassment to FL and that their incompetence and lack of planning has resulted ...
05:12 pm GMT - Tue, July 14, 2020
BoingBoing Stand Up 4 America aims to turn the US senate blue
A bunch of comedians teamed up to try and flip the US Senate. Full of disgusting and terrible traitors to democracy, the US Senate needs some change.STAND UP 4 AMERICA TO USE ORIGINAL MUSIC AND COMEDY...
04:29 pm GMT - Tue, July 14, 2020
BoingBoing Ivanka tells 18 million out-of-work Americans: "Find something new!"
While the limping United States suffers its highest unemployment rate of 11.1% since the Great Recession, with nearly 18 million people out of work, Ivanka Trump offers us some sage advice: "Find some...
04:13 pm GMT - Tue, July 14, 2020
BoingBoing If you own an iPhone, you might be eligible for $25 "throttling" lawsuit settlement
In 2017 Apple acknowledged it had been throttling iPhones with degraded batteries. This resulted in a class-action lawsuit and a $500 million settlement. Lifehacker has a guide on how you can collect ...
03:35 pm GMT - Tue, July 14, 2020
BoingBoing Money-saving gifts make recipients feel ashamed according to researchers
People hate gifts when the giver tells them it will save them money, according to a study in the Journal of the Association for Consumer Research. On the other hand, being told a gift will save them t...
03:23 pm GMT - Tue, July 14, 2020
BoingBoing Don Jr attacks his own daddy in this clever new anti-Trump ad
By the same progressive PAC that brought us Creepy Trump last week, in which Kellyanne Conway's words against Biden were turned against Trump, MeidasTouch now presents us with "Bye Don Jr: Love Me Dad...
03:04 pm GMT - Tue, July 14, 2020
BoingBoing First federal execution in 17 years
Daniel Lewis Lee was put to death this morning in the first federal execution in 17 years. Lee was pronounced dead by the coroner at 8:07 a.m. ET in Terre Haute, Indiana. His last words were "I didn't...
01:15 pm GMT - Tue, July 14, 2020
BoingBoing Nursing home residents pose for album cover recreations, from Adele to Queen
While in quarantine, residents at a North London elderly care facility, and their caregivers, have been posing like Adele, Madonna, David Bowie, and other musical artists for an album cover recreation...
01:02 pm GMT - Tue, July 14, 2020
BoingBoing Grant Imahara dead at 49
Electricical engineer and TV host Grant Imahara is unexpectedly dead at 49, reports The Hollywood Reporter. Imahara, the longtime co-host of Mythbusters and a veteran of Industrial Light and Magic, su...
01:00 pm GMT - Tue, July 14, 2020
BoingBoing Top 3 Reasons to Build a Website with Wix
With all the website builders on the market, it can feel overwhelming to choose the best one for your needs. The most important things to look for are usability, flexibility and a professional look an...
01:00 pm GMT - Tue, July 14, 2020
BoingBoing NPR examines centuries of policing against racial minorities in America
As part of NPR's Throughline podcast episode on the history of racialized policing in America, they created a brief overview with Harvard historian Khalil Gibran Muhammad.Via hosts Ramtin Arablouei an...
01:00 pm GMT - Tue, July 14, 2020
BoingBoing This innovative training device can help you pick up a ukulele and start playing right now
Theres no research to back this up...but its entirely possible the ukulele is the least intimidating instrument in the world.Oh, make no mistake -- thats not because the ukulele is just that simple to...
12:55 pm GMT - Tue, July 14, 2020
BoingBoing The White House is launching a smear campaign against Dr. Fauci for contradicting Trump
Shortly after Trump was finally seen in public wearing a mask, the White House has begun provided a new document to media outlets listing all the times that Dr. Fauci has been wrong. From ABC News:The...
12:54 pm GMT - Tue, July 14, 2020
BoingBoing UK bans Huawei purchases
The UK government today ordered domestic companies to stop buying equipment from Chinese vendor Huawei and to stop using its kit entirely by 2027. Huawei is suspected to be an arm of the Chinese gover...
12:42 pm GMT - Tue, July 14, 2020
BoingBoing Lego Nintendo set
Nintendo's replica NES looks like an elaborate marketing tease, but it's real and will be offered for $200 from August 1, reports The Verge. Yes you can have a pony."Recreate classic Super Mario Bros....
12:19 pm GMT - Tue, July 14, 2020
BoingBoing Covid puts U.S. penny back on death row
Covid might finally kill off something that's long been on death row: the penny. Virtually worthless yet relatively expensive to make, the 1c coin complicates an ongoing coin shortage and production n...
12:15 pm GMT - Tue, July 14, 2020
BoingBoing A New Hampshire POW camp in World War II was unexpectedly transformed by kindness
In 1943, the U.S. established a camp for German prisoners of war near the village of Stark in northern New Hampshire. After a rocky start, the relations between the prisoners and guards underwent a su...
12:00 pm GMT - Tue, July 14, 2020
BoingBoing It's time to watch that Alaska bear cam again salmon are jumping!
It's that time of year when the brown bears of Katmai National Park in Alaska are hungry for a fresh fish feast. And you can watch them capture spawning salmon straight out of Brooks Falls on this Exp...
11:42 am GMT - Tue, July 14, 2020
BoingBoing Bardcore: Medieval-style cover of Dolly Parton's 'Jolene'
Canada-based YouTuber Hildegard von Blingin' is getting medieval on your ears with this charming cover of Dolly Parton's "Jolene." Welcome to "bardcore."Jolene, Jolene, Jolene, JoleneI beg of thee, pr...
11:00 am GMT - Tue, July 14, 2020
BoingBoing Joanna Lentini explains how she shot the 2020 Audubon Photography Award winner
At the southern tip of Mexico's Baja Peninsula, Joanna Lentini shot a cormorant diving for sardines using only natural light. Her efforts netted her the Grand Prize in the 2020 Audubon Photography Awa...
02:30 am GMT - Tue, July 14, 2020
BoingBoing This tech-powered renters and home insurance cuts through red tape fast
You probably have a lot of items in your home that you'd hate to lose to theft or damage. While certainly no one ever hopes to fall victim to a natural disaster or home invasion, you need to be prepar...
11:43 pm GMT - Mon, July 13, 2020
BoingBoing Cat glares at crows and considers hunting them
Go get that bad boy.The cats of kagonekoshiro are enjoying a lazy summer afternoon in Japan, hunting crows that bother them in the garden.More photos at kagonekoshiro.com. Read the rest ...
11:29 pm GMT - Mon, July 13, 2020
BoingBoing Disabled dog gets her wheeeeeelchair
Her name is Luca, and look at her go on those new wheels!She's a little french bulldog.My parents dog. Shes about 4 years old and due to a neurological disorder her hind legs decided to crap out on he...
11:06 pm GMT - Mon, July 13, 2020
BoingBoing Judge frees Mary Trump from gag order, Donald Trump's niece may speak freely as her tell-all book is published
Unhinged Trump tweets in three, two, one...A judge on Monday released Mary L. Trump, PhD from a gag order.This means the presidents niece may speak freely about Donald and the rest of the family, and ...
10:56 pm GMT - Mon, July 13, 2020
BoingBoing Trump says federal government may 'take over cities,' because crime
The federal government cannot take over cities, but that didn't stop Trump from threatening it today, and sending a message of hate and fear. "Numbers are going to be coming down even if we have to go...
10:30 pm GMT - Mon, July 13, 2020
BoingBoing The GhostBed is the worlds coolest mattress and it's on sale for over 25% off
The average US household replaces their mattress about every seven years. So if its been more than that, or even a lot more than that, it might be time to invest in a new slumber HQ.And most sleep exp...
08:43 pm GMT - Mon, July 13, 2020
BoingBoing Oops. Nevermind. California rolls back reopening as coronavirus spikes
As new coronavirus case numbers surge throughout California, the state today imposed a sweeping rollback of its reopening plans. Were going back into modification mode of our original stay at home ord...
08:31 pm GMT - Mon, July 13, 2020
BoingBoing KFC closes dining rooms in Florida over coronavirus spike
The fried chicken chain KFC is closing dining rooms at the restaurants it owns in Florida because of the state's accelerating outbreak of COVID-19. Today, Florida is reporting 12,600 new coronavirus c...
08:18 pm GMT - Mon, July 13, 2020
BoingBoing This leather and stainless steel Active Strap is the band your Apple Watch never knew it needed
If theres any knock on most smartwatches, up to and including the industry-leading Apple Watch, its probably that the bands arent...well, they arent usually the greatest.While Apple is certainly makin...
08:08 pm GMT - Mon, July 13, 2020
BoingBoing Trump un-banned by Twitch after hateful conduct led to 2-week suspension
Twitch just un-banned Donald Trump. The impeached U.S. president's official Twitch channel [Link] had been suspended for two weeks for violating the streaming video platform's rules against hateful c...
06:52 pm GMT - Mon, July 13, 2020
BoingBoing Busuu can teach you your favorite foreign language and youll have worldwide help
For all their obvious similarities, language learning apps will often each take unique approaches to teaching a foreign tongue. Or, in the case of many services, a whole bunch of foreign tongues.While...
06:50 pm GMT - Mon, July 13, 2020
BoingBoing I know a kid who will be building the LEGO Ideas International Space Station
This LEGO Ideas version of the International Space Station pretty much made my 10-year-old nephew's head explode.Complete with astronaut minifigs and a mini-Space Shuttle, this 864 piece kit is pretty...
05:42 pm GMT - Mon, July 13, 2020
BoingBoing Good price on Calvin Klein T-Shirt 5-pack
I used to buy Gildan T-shirts, but after Carla bought me Calvin Klein t-shirts, I noticed a big difference in the quality of the fabric. The Calvin Klein cotton feels a lot better! And occasionally Am...
05:33 pm GMT - Mon, July 13, 2020
BoingBoing Man threatens to kill everyone on plane, forcing Alaska Airlines flight to return to Seattle
"I will kill everybody! Accept it! Die in the name of Jesus!" screamed a passenger Saturday night on an Alaska Airlines flight heading to Chicago from Seattle. Two passengers helped subdue him while t...
05:28 pm GMT - Mon, July 13, 2020
BoingBoing Your home office could use some work of its own and these 20 items might just do the trick
Example no. 3,225 why the real world isnt like The Brady Bunch: your home office. Mike Brady was able to turn his den into a truly groovy cool home office for his architectural work. Mike had a wife, ...
05:23 pm GMT - Mon, July 13, 2020
BoingBoing Woman reads Trump campaign's unhinged tweets
Omg this made me laugh so hard pic.twitter.com/H7jqRlR8TI— kat (@winightcheese) July 12, 2020This woman says that when she reserved tickets for Trump's rally she also signed up to receive text...
04:59 pm GMT - Mon, July 13, 2020
BoingBoing Often Feel Like You're Missing Eleven Days From Your Life? Blame the British Empire for The Calendar Act of 1750.
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 wee...
04:45 pm GMT - Mon, July 13, 2020
BoingBoing How can a disease with 1% mortality shut down the United States?
A 1% mortality rate might not seem like much, but the death rate for COVID-19 is just the tip of a massive iceberg that the US economy is heading towards full-steam ahead.From Franklin Veaux's Quora p...
04:34 pm GMT - Mon, July 13, 2020
BoingBoing U.S. passports are worthless "Welcome to the Plague States of America"
"Americans have gone from having access to most of the world to being banned from most of it," writes Indi Samarajiva for Medium Politics. "An American passport is now worthless."The world now looks a...
04:17 pm GMT - Mon, July 13, 2020
BoingBoing With no new cases for two weeks, New Zealand lifts COVID-19 restrictions
New Zealand lifted restrictions on social distancing and public gatherings after reporting no new cases for 2 weeks. They are also keeping their borders closed.How did New Zealand managed to contain t...
04:14 pm GMT - Mon, July 13, 2020
BoingBoing Man gets caught in ropes of hot air balloon
What could have been a disaster turns out to be a joy ride for this screaming passenger. Found on reddit, it's not clear where or when this took place. Read the rest ...
03:57 pm GMT - Mon, July 13, 2020
BoingBoing Scientists invent an electronic device that cancels sound coming through windows
The New York Times reports that researchers in Singapore have invented a device that fits in a window and can reduce loud noises from the outside by 10 decibels. If you sit in the room, you get that s...
03:43 pm GMT - Mon, July 13, 2020
BoingBoing Lincoln Project: "law and order" president is the "most corrupt president in US history"
The Lincoln project, a political group founded by Republican nevertrumpers, released an ad this weekend that takes a look at Trump's claim that he's a law and order president.Trumps campaign manager i...
03:41 pm GMT - Mon, July 13, 2020
BoingBoing Angry folks throw an anti-mask rally in Florida, the state that just broke a Covid-19 record
There's a reason that the United States has the highest Covid-19 death toll in the world with more than 135,000 coronavirus fatalities so far. And there's a reason that Florida broke the record for hi...
03:27 pm GMT - Mon, July 13, 2020
BoingBoing Blinfolded, Big Wendy makes a portrait of Erno Rubik with tactile Rubik's Cubes
I had no idea there was such a thing as tactile Rubik's Cubes. Here's Big Wendy, an accomplished Rubik's Cube artist, making a portrait of Rubik's Cube inventor Erno Rubik using 400 tactile cubes whil...
02:19 pm GMT - Mon, July 13, 2020
BoingBoing Ghislaine Maxwell moved to "avoid assassins", claims UK tabloid
Ghislaine Maxwell, the alleged pimp and procurer for pedophile billionaire Jeffrey Epstein, is being regularly moved to keep her alive, according to The Daily Mail, which also wants you to know she is...
02:01 pm GMT - Mon, July 13, 2020
BoingBoing Save 15% on this craft tequila that comes with free shipping right to your door
Even among the many global varieties of alcoholic beverages, tequila comes with an exceedingly complicated history. I mean, its not like bourbon spawn articles like 19 People Share The Reason Theyll N...
01:53 pm GMT - Mon, July 13, 2020
BoingBoing Investigation launched after Allenton cop filmed kneeling on black man's neck
Police in Allentown, Pennsylvania, were filmed brutalizing a black suspect this weekend. One officer knelt on the man's neck, the same form of "restraint" used to kill George Floyd in May. An investig...
01:30 pm GMT - Mon, July 13, 2020
BoingBoing Rock dust spread on farmland could remove billions of tons of carbon dioxide
As more scientists look into carbon capture techniques to fight climate change, one viable short-term option is dusting farmland with rock dust, especially basalt.Via The Guardian:The rock dust approa...
01:00 pm GMT - Mon, July 13, 2020
BoingBoing The SCOTUS ruling on "faithless electors," explained
If you follow the high weirdness that is American civics, you may have heard that the Supreme Court just ruled that states can prohibit "faithless electors." This handy explainer gives a relatively si...
12:53 pm GMT - Mon, July 13, 2020
BoingBoing Women speak out about Warren Ellis
"Scores of women are publishing details of their relationships with the Transmetropolitan writer, who they say offered mentorship in exchange for sexual contact," writes Sam Thielman in The Guardian. ...
12:40 pm GMT - Mon, July 13, 2020
BoingBoing ICE is creating a new citizens' academy to train civilians to arrest immigrants
According to Newsweek, NBC Chicago, Daily Mail, and others, ICE Chicago Field Office Director Robert Guadian sent a letter to various community leaders and members in the Greater Chicago area, invitin...
12:30 pm GMT - Mon, July 13, 2020
BoingBoing Alarming chart shows 140 years of country-level temperature anomalies
Antti Lipponen of the Finnish Meteorological Institute created this troubling but unsurprising chart of almost 140 years of temperature anomalies by country. The data used was from the NASA GISS, Land...
12:25 pm GMT - Mon, July 13, 2020
BoingBoing Listen to this beatboxing Buddhist monk
Now for something completely different. Listen to Japanese Zen Buddhist monk Yogetsu Akasaka take beatboxing to a whole new place.VICE:The 37-year-old went viral in May, after posting his Heart Sutra ...
12:00 pm GMT - Mon, July 13, 2020
BoingBoing Washington Redskins to change name
The Washington Redskins will "retire" its name today, according to a report in Sports Business Daily. Its owners long declared their intention to keep the racist moniker irrespective of criticism, but...
11:00 pm GMT - Sun, July 12, 2020
BoingBoing This meditation cushion is the right way to find your zen and feel comfortable doing it
Meditation seems simple. Just sit on the floor, clear your mind, and zen out. But have you tried sitting cross-legged on the floor without moving for even 10 minutes? It starts getting mighty uncomfor...
06:00 pm GMT - Sun, July 12, 2020
BoingBoing These 10 massage gun deals prove pain doesnt have to also cripple your wallet
Unless youre doing a lot better than most of us these days, having a personal masseuse on call isnt really financially doable. And of course, how many masseurs are still doing house calls or accepting...
03:11 am GMT - Sun, July 12, 2020
BoingBoing Drive-In Raves bring back large-scale live music events
With the cancelation of live events for the foreseeable future, the rave community has been facing serious withdrawals. No hypnotizing light shows to get lost in, no desert playground to run around in...
05:23 pm GMT - Sat, July 11, 2020
BoingBoing Tucker Carlson's head writer fired after online harassment and bigotry exposed
The man who writes what Tucker Carlson says was exposed this weekend as a psuedonymous online troll notorious for racist remarks and sexist harassment. CNN business sleuthed him out.Just this week, th...
04:54 pm GMT - Sat, July 11, 2020
BoingBoing Not first rodeo for gun-toting St. Louis couple
An instantly infamous gun-toting St. Louis couple, filmed menacing protestors passing by their mansion, are already well-known for bizarre and threatening shenanigans by locals. Jeremy Koher reports t...
01:00 pm GMT - Sat, July 11, 2020
BoingBoing Save your summer with these BBQ accessories thatll change your whole grilling game
Its almost shocking to say...but theres actually an incredible amount of manhood wrapped up in how well you cook a steak.Of course, no one would argue your grilling abilities are THAT important. Or th...
12:17 pm GMT - Sat, July 11, 2020
BoingBoing Iridescent MS Paint stickers
Apply the aesthetic to anything in your possession with these wonderful iridescent MS Paint stickers, available in several sizes along with various other pixelated delights at 8pxl's website.since the...
12:04 pm GMT - Sat, July 11, 2020
BoingBoing First-ever virtual Oregon Country Fair is happening this weekend
The legendary Oregon Country Fair got COVID-cancelled but that's not stopping them from hosting their annual three-day music and art festival online. This weekend (July 10-12) turn on/tune in for thei...
11:58 am GMT - Sat, July 11, 2020
BoingBoing Jeffrey Epsteins prison confession, the worlds most dangerous woman, and the end of the world, in this weeks dubious tabloids
The tabloids are suffering a liquidity problem, in more ways than one....
11:49 am GMT - Sat, July 11, 2020
BoingBoing Proceeds from this "White Claws Not White Pride" shirt/mask go to Black Lives Matter
I tried to stop being a t-shirt guy, and for most of my 20s, it even worked. But for the last few years, I've been in the habit of buying more graphic t-shirts than I need, as long as I know that the ...
02:00 am GMT - Sat, July 11, 2020
BoingBoing The Kmforte Dual Zone Comforter wants to be that happy medium that makes both partners happy
The notion of two people sleeping in the same bed always inspires romantic visions of love and intimacy. However, most quickly realize that the romance of sleeping together is often quickly replaced b...
02:00 am GMT - Sat, July 11, 2020
BoingBoing U.S. files superseding indictment against Ghislaine Maxwell
U.S. prosecutors have filed a superseding indictment against Ghislaine Maxwell, former girlfriend, longtime business associate, and alleged co-perpetrator of crimes with the late serial rapist Jeffrey...
01:48 am GMT - Sat, July 11, 2020
BoingBoing Trump confirms that US cyberattacked Russia in 2018
Trump acknowledges for first time that in 2018, he okayed covert cyberattack against Russias Internet Research Agency, St. Petersburg-based troll farm that led Russian attacks on 2016 U.S. presidenti...
01:38 am GMT - Sat, July 11, 2020
BoingBoing U.S. sets record high COVID cases for 3 days in a row, nearly 69,000 new cases today
On Friday, the confirmed number of new COVID-19 cases rose by nearly 69,000 across the United States on Friday, according to Reuters, which is a new record high -- and the third consecutive day of new...
01:27 am GMT - Sat, July 11, 2020
BoingBoing Tropical Storm Fay imaged by NASA's Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS)
NASA's AIRS instrument captured this image of Tropical Storm Fay around 2 p.m. local time on July 10, 2020, as the storm swept through New England. Image: NASA/JPL-CaltechFrom NASA's Jet Propulsion La...
12:57 am GMT - Sat, July 11, 2020
BoingBoing Trump commutes Roger Stone's prison sentence
Late Friday evening, President Donald Trump commuted the prison sentence of his longtime political operative Roger Stone. The president's friend was convicted of impeding a congressional inquiry into ...
12:20 am GMT - Sat, July 11, 2020
BoingBoing 'Tokri,' a gorgeous stop-motion short 8 years in the making
Tokri (The Basket) is a beautifully crafted 15-minute claymation short that took India-based Studio Eeksaurus eight years to complete. Give it a watch, you'll see that it was worth the effort. It cert...
12:20 am GMT - Sat, July 11, 2020
BoingBoing Gary Larson quietly brings back 'The Far Side' after 25 years away
Quirky comic institution The Far Side has very quietly returned as a full color irregular online series. Nerds, cows, bears, cavemen, Boy Scouts, old ladies, and aliens are back to the old drawing boa...
12:19 am GMT - Sat, July 11, 2020
BoingBoing Iggy Pop's "The Passenger" gets a video after 43 years
On Thursday, on his Instagram account, Iggy Pop announced that, after a 43 year wait, his classic track, "The Passenger," has a video.So The Passenger finally has an official video. Thank you @simonta...
11:45 pm GMT - Fri, July 10, 2020
BoingBoing Here's where Donald Trump is dining with rich donors tonight, raising $10 million with tickets at $580,600 per couple
Donald Trump once boasted of being so rich he did not want campaign contributions from wealthy donors. Like everything he says, that was a lie. Here is where Donald Trump is on Friday night, July 10, ...
11:15 pm GMT - Fri, July 10, 2020
BoingBoing Get you ready for the Internet of Things with this training
Add Internet of Things to the shortlist of those actually benefiting from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. You might not realize it, but the organizing principle that is bringing more automation ...
09:11 pm GMT - Fri, July 10, 2020
BoingBoing Trump perfects his gibberish today while babbling about Biden's economic plan
"He plagiarized from me," Trump told a reporter today on his way to Miami, Florida, referring to Joe Biden's economic plan. And then, "It's very radical left, but he said the right things, because he ...
06:31 pm GMT - Fri, July 10, 2020
BoingBoing Mousommar: adorable rodent May Queen
I love this adorable taxidermied rodent May Queen, inspired by last year's folk horror masterpiece Midsommar.It's the work of Hollie, AKA Folk Horror Magpie, who sells intricately taxidermied works on...
05:26 pm GMT - Fri, July 10, 2020
BoingBoing Sarah Cooper lip syncs Trump bragging that he passed a cognitive test
How to cognitive pic.twitter.com/YM51OJ58qA— Sarah Cooper (@sarahcpr) July 10, 2020 An excited Trump proudly displays his cognitive test to the camera as he boasts that he aced it. Good job, li'...
05:00 pm GMT - Fri, July 10, 2020
BoingBoing The Ocushield is more than a screen protector its a blue light smashing medical device
Weve all had those nights where were working on a laptop or scrolling through our phone before glancing at the time to find its actually a lot later than we thought. Most nights, youd be fast asleep o...
04:42 pm GMT - Fri, July 10, 2020
BoingBoing How to coil your cables
At the 23:15 mark, John Edgar Park shows you how to add a coil to USB cables so they look like the cables between the handset and base station of old-fashioned landline phones.The process involves win...
04:30 pm GMT - Fri, July 10, 2020
BoingBoing In-depth look at a $200,000 wristwatch
The folks at Watchfinder had the opportunity to take a close look at the Patek Philippe Grand Complications 5270/1R, a wristwatch costing $200,000. The way it handles days of the months and leap years...
04:12 pm GMT - Fri, July 10, 2020
BoingBoing Cory reviews Stepping Stones By Lucy Knisley
Lucy Knisley is one of my favorite cartoonists (here are past posts about Lucy). She's written a number of excellent autobiographical comix, and her newest work is a graphic novel memoir for young adu...
04:09 pm GMT - Fri, July 10, 2020
BoingBoing My Cavalier King Charles is having none of it
Looks like the dogs are getting along just fine, however. View this post on Instagram I am fitting right into this family @zuzupoos #puppy #snuggles #cute #dogsofinstagram #cavalierkingcharlesspani...
03:40 pm GMT - Fri, July 10, 2020
BoingBoing Michael Cohen sent back to jail after being seen dining in Manhattan while on house arrest
Michael Cohen, the president's former lawyer and convicted criminal, was spotted dining in Manhattan the other day. Cohen is supposed to be serving his sentence at home to keep him safe from Covid, th...
03:29 pm GMT - Fri, July 10, 2020
BoingBoing On Trump's tax returns, "Supreme Loser" video tells Trump, "You lost. Bigly."
Yesterday, MeidasTouch released a video called "Creepy Trump," which highlighted Trump's creepy relationship with Ivanka and Tiffany. Today, the political action committee brings you Supreme Loser, wh...
02:16 pm GMT - Fri, July 10, 2020
BoingBoing Jonathan Frakes telling you you're right for 41 seconds
Jonathan Frakes, the actor and director associated most strongly with his Star Trek role as bearded lothario William Riker but with many other feathers in his cap, here informs you that you are right ...
02:08 pm GMT - Fri, July 10, 2020
BoingBoing What you need to know about police drone surveillance at protests against police brutality
Technology writer Faine Greenwood has a great piece inSlate about the expansion of police drone surveillance fleets. While there are still many,many reasons to worry about abuses of drone technology a...
01:58 pm GMT - Fri, July 10, 2020
BoingBoing Japanese sword master reviews the movies, shows how it's done
Kaito Suiju, a master swordsman and descendant of Samurai, here reviews and rates movie scenes depicting the usage of Japanese swords and techniques. He also debunks some of the commonly-accepted myt...
01:00 pm GMT - Fri, July 10, 2020
BoingBoing RokBlok is the world's tiniest wireless record player, and it's...awesome
If youre a fan of ABCs entrepreneurial feeding frenzy Shark Tank, then you know complete buyout offers from the expert Sharks dont happen all that often.But back in 2017, thats exactly what happened w...
12:55 pm GMT - Fri, July 10, 2020
BoingBoing Disney's phased reopening video made to sound dystopian
Am I the only one who found the Disney Parks re-open announce video a little creepy? pic.twitter.com/o8VV4GRjW2— vegan sofrito (@pobrecito) July 9, 2020Reopening the Walt Disney World theme park...
12:52 pm GMT - Fri, July 10, 2020
BoingBoing Peculiarities and miscellanea of the Street Fighter series
Capcom's Street Fighter is one of the most famous and expansively franchised games in history, rolling mercilessly on since 1987. RAE compiled an exhaustive collection of miscellaneous details, from h...
12:45 pm GMT - Fri, July 10, 2020
BoingBoing This is one crazy-ass potato gun
What did I just watch?!British YouTuber/Madman/Inventor Colin Furze has developed a super powerful potato gun. Wait, scratch that... a semi-automatic potato CANNON. Yes, he's invented a way to power-s...
12:35 pm GMT - Fri, July 10, 2020
BoingBoing The Muppets perform the entire first act of HAMILTON
My favorite performances are probably Priscilla as Angelica and Animal as King George. No disrespect to Gonzo Aaron Burr, but he's the weakest leak. Read the rest ...
12:22 pm GMT - Fri, July 10, 2020
BoingBoing Roman road maps in the style of the London Underground's
Sasha Trubetskoy made a set of maps of Roman roads depicted in the style of Harry Beck's famous London Underground map.Its finally done. A subway-style diagram of the major Roman roads, based on the E...
12:20 pm GMT - Fri, July 10, 2020
BoingBoing Hip hop & AOL: Lin-Manuel Miranda shares his influences for Hamilton's 'My Shot'
The entire Rotten Tomatoes interview (above) with Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda is terrific and insightful. But I was especially struck by the part where he shares the songwriting process for "M...
12:10 pm GMT - Fri, July 10, 2020
BoingBoing Modern porcelain sculpture about greed made in classical Chinese style
Yok and Sheryo are New York-based artists who created "Get the Money," a large porcelain shrine that's a comment on avarice in Singapore and around the globe. Note: strobe effects in the first 10 seco...
12:07 pm GMT - Fri, July 10, 2020
BoingBoing An author wrote a beautiful tribute to his late dog disguised as writing advice
I've known Literary Agent/author Eric Smith as an editor and friend for about a decade now; I even wrote a review of his most recent novel, the delightful Don't Read the Comments, right here on BoingB...
09:42 pm GMT - Thu, July 9, 2020
BoingBoing Mitch McConnell is 7th senator to back away from the Republican National Convention
Six Republican senators, including Pat Roberts, Chuck Grassley, Lamar Alexander, Susan Collins, Lisa Murkowski, and Mitt Romney have already either bowed out of the Republican National Convention in A...
08:58 pm GMT - Thu, July 9, 2020
BoingBoing Apollo 16 footage interpolated from 12 to 60 frames per second
DAIN is an AI-powered method for adding "missing" frames of footage. Standard interpolation treats the existing frames as flat fields of color and contrast, but the AI models the depth of regions in t...
07:00 pm GMT - Thu, July 9, 2020
BoingBoing Stella the 'talking' dog is mad about something
Stella, the dog who has been taught to 'speak' using pre-programmed buttons, has now learned to express when she's 'mad.' Watch the video to find out why she's upset I don't want to spoil it for you....
06:44 pm GMT - Thu, July 9, 2020
BoingBoing Watch my puppy play
Electra and Pretzel bounce around together. View this post on Instagram AM playtime is bouncy and fun #puppy #goldenretriever #cavalierkingcharlesspaniel @zuzupoos #yip #yap #cute #adorbs #fuzzo #f...
06:01 pm GMT - Thu, July 9, 2020
BoingBoing Old sk00l pool deck vs new popsicle skateboard
These two skaters face-off an 80s style off-the-shelf style pool deck vs a new trick skateboard. It is tough to land today's tricks on yesterday's gear. Read the rest ...
05:51 pm GMT - Thu, July 9, 2020
BoingBoing Nifty itty bitty flashlight fits on a zipper pull
Under 1.5-inches long, the Streamlight Nano flashlight has a quick-release clip so you can easily keep it on a zipper pull or flashlight. It's powered by four button cells.Here's a photo of it next to...
05:45 pm GMT - Thu, July 9, 2020
BoingBoing Save 30% on a home delivery of your favorite beer, wine, or spirits with Saucey
Back in the 50s and 60s, it was no big deal in most areas to make a call to your local liquor store and have beer, wine and spirits delivered right to your house with little to no restriction. However...
05:32 pm GMT - Thu, July 9, 2020
BoingBoing In an ominous sign for economy, 32% of US fell short on July housing payments
One third of US households failed to make a housing payment in the month of July, according to a survey by online rental platform Apartment List.From CNBC:About 19% of Americans made no housing paymen...
05:23 pm GMT - Thu, July 9, 2020
BoingBoing Why Harper's "Letter on Justice and Open Debate" is dumb
On July 7, Harper's published "A Letter on Justice and Open Debate," which was signed by a diverse body of writers and public intellectuals. Without actually using the term "cancel culture" the letter...
05:07 pm GMT - Thu, July 9, 2020
BoingBoing Watch this maker restore a WWI lighter made from a bullet
During World War I, skilled craftsmen stuck in trenches would fashion useful items from spent bullets and other war materials. Watch Canadian maker Steven from the Steven's Fix YouTube channel restore...
05:01 pm GMT - Thu, July 9, 2020
BoingBoing Facebook is still running white nationalist advertising
At the same time Facebook's billionaire chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg was writing a post on her personal page that Facebook "stands firmly against hate," her company was taking money from a ...
04:42 pm GMT - Thu, July 9, 2020
BoingBoing This song about Slack has a good beat and you can dance to it
This video of "10 Slack Commandments" is really catchy. Read the rest ...
04:36 pm GMT - Thu, July 9, 2020
BoingBoing Baseball stadium invites dancing robots to mask eerie emptiness during game
To distract from an eerie, empty stadium, the Japanese baseball team Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks brought in more than 20 robots to liven up the otherwise dead atmosphere when they played against the Rakute...
04:35 pm GMT - Thu, July 9, 2020
BoingBoing Watch this animation of a dream filled with optical illusions
A Mind Sang / A Me de Sangue is a trippy and evocative dreamscape animated by Vier Nev. The English title is a play on the Portuguese original, which means "mother of blood."Nev said in an interview a...
04:28 pm GMT - Thu, July 9, 2020
BoingBoing After being accused of sexual assault, the mayor of Seoul is found dead
Three-term Seoul mayor Park Won-soon, who was reported missing yesterday following a police complaint that sexually assaulted a staffer, was found dead today. From The Independent:His daughter contact...
04:10 pm GMT - Thu, July 9, 2020
BoingBoing Adhesive nose bridge strips for DIY face masks help keep my glasses clear
These adhesive nose bridge strips help keep my glasses from fogging up.I have two masks that came with nose bridge strips sewn in. Those two are the only masks I was able to use when shopping or anywh...
04:05 pm GMT - Thu, July 9, 2020
BoingBoing If you can work remotely, Barbados want you to come and stay for a year
The Caribbean island nation of Barbados is issuing 12-month "Barbados Welcome Stamps" as an incentive for people to come and work remotely. Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley said people can "come and wo...
03:41 pm GMT - Thu, July 9, 2020
BoingBoing New ad starring Kellyanne Conway highlights Trump's creepy relationship with his daughters
"Creepy Trump," the new ad by the progressive group MeidasTouch, is, well, creepy. Kellyanne Conway's words -- which were targeted at Joe Biden -- are turned against her and Trump to show just how cre...
03:35 pm GMT - Thu, July 9, 2020
BoingBoing Aedan's "Evolution" features vibrant flower and insect closeups
Aedan's EP Microclimat includes the single "Evolution," the video for which is a breathtaking series of extreme closeups of colorful insects and plants.Via the band:This new clip by Aedan takes us int...
03:17 pm GMT - Thu, July 9, 2020
BoingBoing The best (and worst) materials for DIY masks
Vacuum cleaner filters are a good material to use in homemade masks, according to a study published in theJournal of Hospital Infection. Masks made from tea towels, cotton-blend fabrics, and antimicro...
03:15 pm GMT - Thu, July 9, 2020
BoingBoing Melania statue in Slovenia is removed after it was burned by mysterious "vandals"
After a year of enduring the unfortunate sight of a Melania Trump statue -- a crude eyesore thought of by locals as a "disgrace" and likened to a "Smurfette", Melania's hometown of Sevnica, Slovenia, ...
02:35 pm GMT - Thu, July 9, 2020
BoingBoing Free downloads to print and assemble tiny papercraft arcade consoles
French artist Paiheme Studio created these delightful papercraft arcade video game consoles to keep idle hands busy during the pandemic. They come in three styles, all beautifully displayed on their I...
02:12 pm GMT - Thu, July 9, 2020
BoingBoing SCOTUS rules Donald Trump financial records must be released to NY DA, but House won't get tax returns before election
The Supreme Court of the United States ruled Thursday in the Trump financial documents case, and upholds the Manhattan DA's subpoena.In a 7-2 decision, SCOTUS ruled that Manhattan District Attorney Cy...
02:09 pm GMT - Thu, July 9, 2020
BoingBoing Supreme Court says eastern half of Oklahoma is Native American land
In its first of 3 decisions today, SCOTUS gives a nod to tribal sovereignty.#SCOTUS rules 5-4 that Oklahoma did not have jurisdiction to prosecute a major crime involving an Indian within the historic...
01:45 pm GMT - Thu, July 9, 2020
BoingBoing Artist creates cool models of postapocalyptic levitating homes
Felix Alejandro Hernandez R of Hernandez Dreamphography creates intricate fantastical models from possible dystopian futures, like his project "The Wind."Describing the project, he says, "World as we ...
01:35 pm GMT - Thu, July 9, 2020
BoingBoing Pixar director shows how to make flipbooks, from inside his closet
To escape the noise of children playing, Pixar's Pete Docter (director of Monsters, Inc., Up, Inside Out, and the upcoming Soul) stepped into his home closet to give a tutorial on making flipbooks. Do...
01:15 pm GMT - Thu, July 9, 2020
BoingBoing Harvard and MIT are suing over the Trump administration's student immigration ruling
As reported on Monday, July 6 (via NPR):Foreign students attending U.S. colleges that will operate entirely online this fall semester cannot remain in the country to do so, according to new regulation...
01:07 pm GMT - Thu, July 9, 2020
BoingBoing 'The Wonder Years' but with a Black family
"Reboot with a twist" alert.Deadline: ABC has handed a pilot production commitment to The Wonder Years, a new iteration of the networks 1980s family comedy-drama. It comes from Dave executive producer...
01:00 pm GMT - Thu, July 9, 2020
BoingBoing The kitchen appliance helps you make high potency edibles right at home
Unless youre a regular cannabis user, you might be surprised to learn that the plant itself is basically just that a plant. Its not until you put cannabis under high heat that the process of decarbox...
01:00 pm GMT - Thu, July 9, 2020
BoingBoing Baroque punk papercraft bust by Asya and Dmitry Kozins
Asya and Dmitry Kozins specialize in intricate wigs, costumes, and sculptures made of paper, like this "Baroque Punk" created for I.C.Art. Check out the short video below:  View this post on In...
12:45 pm GMT - Thu, July 9, 2020
BoingBoing The legal battle over those novelty Sea Monkeys and X-Ray Specs involves white supremacy and a 60s bondage film star
Sea Monkeys those little frozen brine shrimp that came with an elaborate aquatic playground that was never actually as cool as the marketing made it look were invented in 1957 by a man named Harold ...
12:43 pm GMT - Thu, July 9, 2020
BoingBoing "Promissory Note" marries MLK's moving words with music and imagery
Filmmaker Jazeel Gayle took a key passage from Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" speech and transformed it into a powerful short film about Black Lives Matter.Jazeel says:This film is a tribute to...
12:30 pm GMT - Thu, July 9, 2020
BoingBoing Your allergies are bad because of tree sexism
I'm one of those people who's damn near allergic to everything or at least, according to my doctor, to all forms of dust and tree pollen, which might as well be everything. This was particularly frus...
05:45 am GMT - Thu, July 9, 2020
BoingBoing In a pinch, this solar powered phone charger could just save the day
With our smartphones serving as the vital tether that links us to the rest of our lives, its no wonder how low batteries and power emergencies can occasionally feel like a life-and-death situation. I ...
01:19 am GMT - Thu, July 9, 2020
BoingBoing Coffee shop ambient sound, for those staying at home who miss it
Unmute your volume, go into the kitchen, and make yourself some coffee now.Enjoy. If that one isn't to your liking, try this one.And here's another popular one, just background noise.Coffitivity: ambi...
01:15 am GMT - Thu, July 9, 2020
BoingBoing You can still enjoy your favorite drinks while wearing your mask with this innovative option
Despite all of our most fervent hopes, it doesnt appear the specter of COVID-19 will be leaving us anytime soon. If anything, the past few weeks seems to indicate the need for social distancing and ot...
01:06 am GMT - Thu, July 9, 2020
BoingBoing Facebook removes Trump ally Roger Stone's accounts and pages
Longtime Donald Trump consigliere Roger Stone is due in prison next week. Facebook on Wednesday took down 50 personal and professional pages connected to the U.S. Presidents former adviser, about 10 y...
12:52 am GMT - Thu, July 9, 2020
BoingBoing Joe Biden campaign upgrades typeface
The Joe Biden campaign just got a typeface upgrade. Folks, its time to introduce you to our new typefaces: Decimal & Mercury.Decimal finds its roots in wristwatches its true as time. Mercury, wi...
12:42 am GMT - Thu, July 9, 2020
BoingBoing Cats enjoy lounging in their basket hammock on a hot summer day
This is a lovely little video of cats lounging in a basket from Kagonekoshiro, one of the great cat blogs of Japan, still going after all these fuzzy scratchy years.More at kagonekoshiro.com. Read the...
12:34 am GMT - Thu, July 9, 2020
BoingBoing 'Origami LED Wall Art,' DIY electronics project that cost only $15
This looks like a fantastic way to have some fun with electronics while safely staying at home during the coronavirus outbreak. Says IMGURian @swachspress,Finished project: here is a simple animation ...
08:04 pm GMT - Wed, July 8, 2020
BoingBoing We Are Little Zombies is a treat for eyes and ears
On Friday evening my family and I watched a wildly original Japanese movie called We Are Little Zombies. We loved the 8-bit special effects and soundtrack, crazy colorful costumes, and original songs....
07:36 pm GMT - Wed, July 8, 2020
BoingBoing If Cannabis Is A Potential Way To Prevent COVID-19 Then Why Is Trump Blocking Research?
Boing Boing presents these words from our sponsor: Real Tested CBD.Forbes is reporting, two Canadian researchers think that a special strain of cannabis might potentially be a valuable tool in the fig...
07:16 pm GMT - Wed, July 8, 2020
BoingBoing Fashion trends at Goodwill
Goodwill Hunting is a fascinating data-driven exploration of trends at the thriftstore chain's online shop. It is quite exhaustive, breaking down regional trends, brands, prices and much else besides ...
06:17 pm GMT - Wed, July 8, 2020
BoingBoing Good deal on Fire TV Stick 4K streaming device
Try this code: 4KFIRETV to see if you can get the Fire TV Stick 4K for a large discount. It worked for me, so I bought it to replace my four- or five-year-old Fire TV stick, which does not have voice ...
05:53 pm GMT - Wed, July 8, 2020
BoingBoing Japan parks ban screaming on rollercoasters
Japan has reopened its theme parks, but thrillseekers are being asked not to scream on the rides, as screaming spreads coronavirus.A video showed the two executives, both clad in masks, sternly riding...
05:46 pm GMT - Wed, July 8, 2020
BoingBoing The screaming no-masker was fired from his job
Yesterday, Rob posted about a man in a Florida Costco who refused to wear a face mask and screamed and charged at a person who complained. I feel threatened! he yelled, even though the man filming him...
05:15 pm GMT - Wed, July 8, 2020
BoingBoing Analog Tetris the homemade cardboard version
Tetris de cartn pic.twitter.com/Ei9sOBuNcl— Becario en Hoth (@becarioenhoth) July 1, 2020I saw this video the other day of a man and child playing "analog Tetris" and I wondered where the board...
05:15 pm GMT - Wed, July 8, 2020
BoingBoing Incredible restored video of Tokyo from 1913-1915
Denis Shiryaev took film footage of Tokyo from 1913 to 1915 and upscaled it, deflickered it, removed the noise, enhanced the faces, added ambient sound, and converted it to 60 frames per second. The r...
05:15 pm GMT - Wed, July 8, 2020
BoingBoing Modern English performs "I Melt With You" in Isolation
If ever there was a warhorse of an 80s New Wave anthem, it is Modern English's 1983 (and 1990) "I Melt with You."Frontman Robbie Grey says of the new video version of the track:We were all at our home...
04:56 pm GMT - Wed, July 8, 2020
BoingBoing mmhmm turns Zoom chats into SNL's weekend update
As someone who spends a few hours today in Zoom meetings, this new "virtual camera" looks interesting. It's called mmhmm and it gives you a bunch of presentation capabilities that you can use in Zoom ...
04:34 pm GMT - Wed, July 8, 2020
BoingBoing How neural networks work - A good explainer video
How does a neural network connect perceptions to concepts? In other words, how can you make something that accepts an array of pixels as an input and correctly outputs "dog" or "cat?" This video from ...
04:09 pm GMT - Wed, July 8, 2020
BoingBoing Even mild coronavirus cases can lead to brain damage, say doctors
Yahoo News reports that a team of doctors in Britain is warning that people with mild cases of COVID-19 could suffer from "potentially fatal complications in the brain including delirium, nerve damage...
03:54 pm GMT - Wed, July 8, 2020
BoingBoing New edition of Cory's Doctorow's Little Brother/Homeland with intro by Edward Snowden
I loved Cory Doctorow's 2008 novel, Little Brother, and its 2013, sequel Homeland. Today, McMillan released both novels in one book, with a new introduction by Edward Snowden. Here's what Cory had to ...
03:54 pm GMT - Wed, July 8, 2020
BoingBoing New edition of Cory Doctorow's Little Brother/Homeland with intro by Edward Snowden
I loved Cory Doctorow's 2008 novel, Little Brother, and its 2013, sequel Homeland. Today, Read the rest ...
03:13 pm GMT - Wed, July 8, 2020
BoingBoing Tech CEO in racist restaurant rant
Tech CEO Michael Lofthouse was identified Tuesday as the man filmed directing racial abuse at diners in a restaurant in Carmel Valley, California, last weekend: You need to leave! Fucking Asian piece ...
02:07 pm GMT - Wed, July 8, 2020
BoingBoing Child rapist Mary Kay Letourneau dead at 58
Schoolteacher Mary Kay Letourneau raped a 12-year-old student, gave birth to his child and later married him, ensuring a lifetime of notoriety long after her 7½-year jail sentence was up. That li...
01:19 pm GMT - Wed, July 8, 2020
BoingBoing Vocoder for sale
In 2011, someone sold their Bode 7702 vocoder on ebay. They made this excellent video to show off its sound and features. I'm sure the buyer was very pleased with their purchase, but I'm here for the ...
01:01 pm GMT - Wed, July 8, 2020
BoingBoing Brooks Brothers bankrupt
Brooks Brothers is the latest casualty of the Covid pandemic, filing for bankruptcy protection in New York today. The upscale clothiers, one of the last to make garments in the U.S., has been in busin...
01:00 pm GMT - Wed, July 8, 2020
BoingBoing Solo roleplaying a Thousand Year Old Vampire
It is amazing to see some of the quality and ingenuity coming out of the indie roleplaying game community these days. Innovative ideas are bankrolled by crowdfunding campaigns and turned into beautifu...
12:30 pm GMT - Wed, July 8, 2020
BoingBoing Hello, Dolly... and goodbye, Bob's Big Boy?!
Here's some crazy news: Big Boy restaurants are swapping out their iconic mascot "Bob" for a little blonde girl named "Dolly." She is an obscure sidekick-type character from the "Adventures of Big Boy...
12:15 pm GMT - Wed, July 8, 2020
BoingBoing My name is potato
Sexy Italian pop star Rita Pavone has a playful and flirty duet with an animated potato in this 1977 classic. This novelty song hasbeen in my head all day. Now it can be in yours, too!Fun fact: this s...
12:00 pm GMT - Wed, July 8, 2020
BoingBoing Diego and other giant tortoises head to home island after saving their species
Having produced 2,400 offspring in one of the most successful captive breeding programs of all time, Diego and other giant tortoises have been moved from their breeding facility back to their native E...
12:00 pm GMT - Wed, July 8, 2020
BoingBoing A Calvinesque and Hobbesian look at Antifa
Tom the Dancing Bug, IN WHICH the spunky little hero Donald and his imaginary publicist John must boldly battle the evil international organization Antifa....
11:45 am GMT - Wed, July 8, 2020
BoingBoing 'Stairway to Gilligan's Island' mashup from 1978 covered by Puddles Pity Party
Did you know that in 1978 a San Francisco band called Little Roger & the Goosebumps recorded a mashup song that blends Led Zeppelin's "Stairway to Heaven" with the theme to the sixties TV sitcom...
11:38 am GMT - Wed, July 8, 2020
BoingBoing Feminist father: "If you ever hurt my daughter, I swear to God I'll let her navigate her own emotional growth" (video)
This humorous New Yorker video, "A Father's Newfound Feminism," turns stereotypes about a dad meeting his teen daughter's boyfriend upside down. (The "Sorry, I've Benedict Lately" greeting card is a n...
11:00 am GMT - Wed, July 8, 2020
BoingBoing The kung fu nuns of Kathmandu
NPR profiles the 800 Himalayan Buddhist nuns of Amitabha Drukpa Nunnery in Kathmandu Valley. The nuns have taken up the practice of kung fu.The practice came out of their leader's desire to promote mo...
02:30 am GMT - Wed, July 8, 2020
BoingBoing Make serious cash as an Amazon FBA or dropshipping magnate with this comprehensive training
For all their amazing growth over the past 25 years, the most impressive thing about the monumental rise of Amazon might be the speed and sophistication of their lightning-fast delivery network. Somet...
02:16 am GMT - Wed, July 8, 2020
BoingBoing Finally revealed: identity of hacker blamed for stealing from 300 companies and governments, in 44 countries
Unsealed court documents reveal the identity of Fxmsp, a hacker from Kazakhstan who is blamed for information theft from more than 300 companies and governments, in 44 different countries around the w...
01:58 am GMT - Wed, July 8, 2020
BoingBoing SUV plows into BLM protest in NYC's Times Square, similar potentially deadly attacks happening around U.S.
#BreakingNews an SUV just plowed through protesters on 42nd street in #manhattan Still assessing injuries if any. More on @NY1 #blacklivesmatter #nycprotest more on @NY1, tweeted NY1 news reporter Rus...
12:33 am GMT - Wed, July 8, 2020
BoingBoing Cat food recall: Natural Balance pulled for 'deadly' side effects
The J.M. Smucker Company issued a voluntarily recall for a single lot of the company's 'Natural Balance' canned cat food, citing potentially deadly health side effects for cats.On July 3, the FDA said...
12:05 am GMT - Wed, July 8, 2020
BoingBoing U.S. is investigating claims that TikTok violated children's privacy
The FTC and the Justice Department are investigating claims that TikTok, the popular social media app with close ties to China, violated a 2019 agreement to protect children's privacy.Reports Diane Ba...
11:50 pm GMT - Tue, July 7, 2020
BoingBoing WHO says 'evidence emerging' that airborne COVID-19 spread may be a threat in indoor spaces
We appeal to the medical community and to the relevant national and international bodies to recognize the potential for airborne spread of COVID-19, 239 researchers in 32 countries wrote to WHO....
11:50 pm GMT - Tue, July 7, 2020
BoingBoing WHO says 'evidence emerging' airborne COVID-19 spread may be a threat indoors
We appeal to the medical community and to the relevant national and international bodies to recognize the potential for airborne spread of COVID-19, 239 researchers in 32 countries wrote to WHO....
09:35 pm GMT - Tue, July 7, 2020
BoingBoing Zabrecky and Mike O'Brien try to summon the spirit of Andy Rooney
Other Side with Zabrecky is my favorite web series. I do not think Andy Rooney appreciates it much. Read the rest ...
08:46 pm GMT - Tue, July 7, 2020
BoingBoing How Japanese-style business culture applies to todays new business normal
I'm looking forward to interviewing Yuko Kaifu, president of JAPAN HOUSE Los Angeles, for a live streaming event on July 17 about virtual meetings and how the rest of the world can learn from Japanese...
08:36 pm GMT - Tue, July 7, 2020
BoingBoing Great deal on 25-DVD set for The Twilight Zone: The Complete Series
In 1987 I subscribed CBS Video Library's Twilight Zone episodes on VHS cassettes. Once a month, I'd get a cassette with four-half episodes on it. It cost $29.95 for each cassette. I used this inflatio...
08:30 pm GMT - Tue, July 7, 2020
BoingBoing MagiMask is the next stage in the evolution of augmented reality
You could actually watch a Tyrannosaurus Rex walk down your street right now. And no, this isnt the latest Jurassic Park sequel.Of course, it isnt real either, just a Google recreation of some pretty ...
07:46 pm GMT - Tue, July 7, 2020
BoingBoing How to deal with unreasonable or mean people on Twitter
Devon Zuegel, the former editor in chief of The Stanford Review, outlines her technique for dealing with Twitter trolls. Usually, the maxim "don't feed the trolls" is a good rule to follow, but on tho...
06:12 pm GMT - Tue, July 7, 2020
BoingBoing Excited dog won't stop following a runner who keeps telling him to go home
"Go home. Go home," says marathoner and running vlogger Kofuzi, trying to shake off an unfamiliar farm dog who wants to join in on his daily run in Dyersville, Iowa. "Go, go on! I'm going to be on a b...
06:00 pm GMT - Tue, July 7, 2020
BoingBoing Clean HTML layouts that use just 1 line of CSS
This video and website from Una Kravets presents ten website layouts that use just one line of CSS. Beautiful and amazing! Read the rest ...
05:48 pm GMT - Tue, July 7, 2020
BoingBoing Republican Voters Against Trump put an old Regan ad to great use
Ronald Reagan spoke often of America as a shining city on a hill: a prosperous, free, and virtuous model for the nations of the world. Is Trump's Republican Party living up to that vision of our pote...
05:45 pm GMT - Tue, July 7, 2020
BoingBoing This high-tech cycling mask is also a perfect and affordable social distancing option
Products can often earn themselves a second life and maybe even a far greater life just by being super versatile. In 1943, naval engineer Richard James was working on building a meter to monitor pow...
05:36 pm GMT - Tue, July 7, 2020
BoingBoing Harbor Fright: retailer recalls jack stands that replaced the last jack stands it recalled
In May, Harbor Freight recalled certain Pittsburgh-branded jack stands due to a defect in the ratchet that could lead to them collapsing under load. Unfortunately, some of the newer models have a weld...
05:31 pm GMT - Tue, July 7, 2020
BoingBoing Japanese rapper Kan a.k.a. GAMI busted for 0.5 grams of weed
Japan Today reports that 42-year-old Japanese rapper Kan a.k.a. GAMI (real name: Kunihiko Kawakami) was arrested for possessing a half gram of cannabis. Police say informant contacted authorities to l...
04:32 pm GMT - Tue, July 7, 2020
BoingBoing Kevin Kelly talks about the Electronic Whole Earth Catalog in this 1980s news segment
Of COURSE one of the first people to understand the power of HyperCard was @kevin2kelly! Now I want to find a copy of the Electronic Whole Earth Catalog and spend a day browsing around. pic.twitter.co...
04:06 pm GMT - Tue, July 7, 2020
BoingBoing The Lincoln Project's new video has just one goal -- to freak out Trump
Like a trailer to a psychological thriller along the lines of Francis Ford Coppolas The Conversation, in which a wire-tapping detective played by Gene Hackman struggles with mounting paranoia until he...
03:56 pm GMT - Tue, July 7, 2020
BoingBoing Republican Voters Against Trump use Reagan speech to slam Trump
New ad: "Has Your Party Left You?" pic.twitter.com/AQl8wgzfWA— Republican Voters Against Trump (@RVAT2020) July 7, 2020As the name of their group suggests, Republican Voters Against Trum...
03:48 pm GMT - Tue, July 7, 2020
BoingBoing Covid-19 hospitalizations increased 50% in California
California hospitals saw a surge in coronavirus admissions over the 4th of July weekend, reports Reuters. California Governor Gavin Newsom said the number of hospitalized COVID-19 patients increased b...
03:44 pm GMT - Tue, July 7, 2020
BoingBoing Brazil's Jair Bolsonaro tests positive for coronavirus
Brazilian premier Jair Bolsonaro has tested positive for coronavirus after falling ill with symptoms typical of Covid-19.Bolsonaro regularly downplayed the risks of the virus, comparing it to the comm...
02:40 pm GMT - Tue, July 7, 2020
BoingBoing Opossums enjoy banana
This footage was not recorded in a Costco, is not of a furious unmasked meathead berating and threatening other shoppers, is not the subject of an investigation or likely to lead to disciplinary actio...
01:38 pm GMT - Tue, July 7, 2020
BoingBoing Non-Euclidean game worlds
Code Parade (also on itch.io) is developing a "hyperbolic" 3D game engine (download) where a line is not necessarily the shortest path between two places. I was impressed by the tunnels that are longe...
01:09 pm GMT - Tue, July 7, 2020
BoingBoing Right-wing media ran dozens of "Middle East hot takes" by fake authors
A string of articles posted at conservative media outlets were exposed last night as the work of an influence network of fake personas, reports Adam Rawnsley at The Daily Beast. Some 90 items under 17...
12:41 pm GMT - Tue, July 7, 2020
BoingBoing Angry man screams and threatens shoppers at Florida Costco after mask request
A man at was filmed Monday yelling and threatening shoppers at a Costco in Fort Myers, Florida, reportedly after an elderly woman asked him why he wasn't wearing a mask. Clad in a "Running the world s...
12:41 pm GMT - Tue, July 7, 2020
BoingBoing Screaming man threatens shoppers at Florida Costco
A man at was filmed Monday yelling and threatening shoppers at a Costco in Fort Myers, Florida, reportedly after an elderly woman asked him why he wasn't wearing a mask. Clad in a "Running the world s...
12:00 pm GMT - Tue, July 7, 2020
BoingBoing The Evercable is the steel reinforced charging cord that wont break within 2 weeks
A guy on the Apple discussion forum started a thread titled, Why do your Charger Cables have the lifespan of a housefly? That question is probably enough to elicit a whole bunch of head nods from virt...
12:00 pm GMT - Tue, July 7, 2020
BoingBoing EXP TV has a huge lineup of retro found footage
 Chewbacca frolicking with Japanese toddlers and other delights await at EXP TV, a curated stream of found VHS footage, Star Wars rarities and other visual delights.Via Happy:EXP TV is a 24/7 str...
12:00 pm GMT - Tue, July 7, 2020
BoingBoing Fair food fix: California county fair hosts drive-thru events
The Marin County Fair in San Rafael, California is closed due to COVID restrictions but that isn't stopping them from offering deep-fried everything (and more!) at two special drive-thru events. On th...
11:52 am GMT - Tue, July 7, 2020
BoingBoing Two settlers disappeared from a small Eastern Pacific island in 1934
In 1929 a German couple fled civilization to live on an uninhabited island in the Eastern Pacific. But other settlers soon followed, leading to strife, suspicion, and possibly murder. In this week's e...
11:00 am GMT - Tue, July 7, 2020
BoingBoing The origin story of that all-American toy, Slip 'N Slide
Smithsonian Magazine has an interesting article on how the Slip 'N Slide at-home water slide became an American institution. It started with some bored kids on a hot day:It was the summer of 1960, and...
02:00 am GMT - Tue, July 7, 2020
BoingBoing Luminar 4 uses AI to help you turn all your photos into masterpieces
For all their power and capabilities, image editing software isnt like sitting down to play a video game. You arent there to have fun. Youre likely looking to make a few minor tweaks to an image to ma...
11:06 pm GMT - Mon, July 6, 2020
BoingBoing Video: Massive fireball tearing through Tokyo sky caught on camera
This bright meteor shot through the sky Thursday morning, which ended with an explosive bang according to some witnesses. From The Japan Times:Social media came alive after the 2:30 a.m. sightings, wi...
10:55 pm GMT - Mon, July 6, 2020
BoingBoing Randy Rainbow sings Trump is a 'poor deplorable troll' in 'Little Mermaid' parody
The never-not-good Randy Rainbow is on a roll. Last week, he rolled out "Cover Your Freakin' Face" and this week he's followed it up with "Poor Deplorable Troll," which parodies Ursula's song from The...
10:54 pm GMT - Mon, July 6, 2020
BoingBoing VFX student's TikTok superhero reel catches the eye of Disney's Bob Iger
Georgia State University student Julian Bass made a fun reel of his visual effects work on TikTok, showing him transforming into his favorite superheroes: a Jedi, Ben 10, and Spider-Man. He then poste...
10:52 pm GMT - Mon, July 6, 2020
BoingBoing An interview with Charlie Kaufman about his new novel takes a weirdly meta Kaufman-esque turn
Charlie Kaufman is the acclaimed screenwriter behind surrealist movies like Being John Malkovich; Adaptation; Synecdoche, New York; andEternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. My favorite bizarrely wond...
10:52 pm GMT - Mon, July 6, 2020
BoingBoing Toddler picks up snake instead of stick while playing fetch with its dog
YIKES! This video starts off wholesome enough, just a little boy named Asher learning to play fetch with the family dog. But then he picks up a big ol' SNAKE instead of a stick! Thankfully, no one was...
10:51 pm GMT - Mon, July 6, 2020
BoingBoing Weird Al puts a polka spin on "Hamilton" footage
On Friday, July 3, Hamilton debuted on Disney Plus. On Saturday, July 4, "Weird Al" Yankovic posted a music video for his "Hamilton Polka" using clips from the filmed theatrical production. Of course,...
10:51 pm GMT - Mon, July 6, 2020
BoingBoing 'Blade Runner' opening redone with aerials of illegal Los Angeles fireworks
Fireworks are illegal in Los Angeles, but that doesn't stop the whole city from shimmering with home-grown displays on July 4. Thanks to arecut by Mike Dent, KTLA's viral footage of this year's especi...
10:49 pm GMT - Mon, July 6, 2020
BoingBoing 1947 film about the future shows handheld TV users bumping into each other
La Tlvision is a short film from 1947 that imagines what the world might be like if everyone had handheld wireless devices. It shows people using them in restaurants, on public transportation, and as ...
10:32 pm GMT - Mon, July 6, 2020
BoingBoing If you like Boing Boing, you will love our page of "dupes"
When one Boing Boing editor posts about something another editor already posted, we hide it from the front page. But you can see all the duplicated posts here. If we duped something, it must be double...
10:23 pm GMT - Mon, July 6, 2020
BoingBoing Look how cool these old Soviet calendars are
My Russian grandmother had these Soviet calendars from the 1960s. I was fascinated with them when I was a small child and studied them almost every time I visited. The calendars have 365 pages, one fo...
09:52 pm GMT - Mon, July 6, 2020
BoingBoing A surprising solution to the (in)famous "Cross the Network" puzzle
My father introduced me to the "Cross the Network" puzzle when I was a kid. Here it is, as described by Martin Gardner in one of his early Mathematical Recreations columns, which ran in Scientific Ame...
09:32 pm GMT - Mon, July 6, 2020
BoingBoing This 1985 Buick is turbocharged and ugly
Rarely is there a convertible I do not want to drive; the 1985 Buick Riviera is one of them.I can only assume the addition of the turbocharger was a hail Mary?Bring a Trailer:Buick produced 400 Rivier...
08:02 pm GMT - Mon, July 6, 2020
BoingBoing Ed Emberly's drawing books are fun for everyone
Jerry Seinfeld once quipped "There's no such thing as fun for the whole family." He probably wouldn't have changed his mind after seeing Ed Emberley's series of simple step-by-step instructional drawi...
08:00 pm GMT - Mon, July 6, 2020
BoingBoing You can get a Philips Momentum 43-inch LED 4K monitor for about $500
This is truly a golden age for fans of a big ginormous TV screen. Not too long ago, to buy a television over 40 inches usually meant wheeling one of those massive Mitsubishi or Toshiba projection mono...
04:58 pm GMT - Mon, July 6, 2020
BoingBoing New court documents allegedly connect Breonna Taylor's murder to a massive real estate conspiracy
Breonna Taylor was a 26-year-old EMT who was killed by 3 plainclothes police officers who wrongly delivered a no-knock warrant (which is already constitutionally questionable) at her home in the middl...
04:35 pm GMT - Mon, July 6, 2020
BoingBoing This training package will have you using all of Microsoft Office like a boss
Nearly 30 years after it started its run as the most dominant productivity software ever created, the Microsoft Office suite of programs are now virtually synonymous with personal computing.From its d...
04:32 pm GMT - Mon, July 6, 2020
BoingBoing Kanye not actually running for president yet
Kanye West announced this weekend that he's running for president, winning the immediate endorsement of billionaire socialite Elon Musk. It turns out, however, that West has filed none of the paperwor...
04:16 pm GMT - Mon, July 6, 2020
BoingBoing Sound Design: How to Make Your Home Into Eraserhead or 2001: A Space Odyssey
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 to back to the show. This ...
04:13 pm GMT - Mon, July 6, 2020
BoingBoing Ennio Morricone's 'Rabbia E Tarantella'
An absolute favorite piece of music to cranku-up while driving around in my Volkswagen Vanagon... for some unknown reason. Not nearly as good in other, less dopey and pokey cars. Read the rest ...
04:05 pm GMT - Mon, July 6, 2020
BoingBoing There are 43 giant stone Presidential heads crumbling in a field in Virginia
As long as statues of historical figures (and what to do with them) is at the forefront of our cultural conversation, there's this from Smithsonian Magazine:The busts are all that remains of Virginias...
04:04 pm GMT - Mon, July 6, 2020
BoingBoing This teething ring is the only thing keeping my new puppy from eating a freshly renovated kitchen
Thank the maker for this Nylabone pacifier and teething ring! View this post on Instagram Watch as the adorable @electra___cute chews. #puppyA post shared by Jason Weisberger (@jlw) on Jul 3, 2020...
04:03 pm GMT - Mon, July 6, 2020
BoingBoing The last time a Frederick Douglass statue was vandalized in Rochester, it was because of drunk college kids
A statue of famed abolitionist Frederick Douglass in Rochester's Maplewood Park was vandalized on the anniversary of the "What to a slave is the Fourth of July?" speech that he gave in Rochester in 18...
03:55 pm GMT - Mon, July 6, 2020
BoingBoing LA cityscape with fireworks goes full Blade Runner
Video editor Matt Dent posted this video to Twitter showing the LA skyline on July 4th, fireworks ablaze, to the tune of Vangelis' 1982 Blade Runner soundtrack. The footage was from KTLA.More LA as re...
02:58 pm GMT - Mon, July 6, 2020
BoingBoing Angry couple tries to paint over city-approved BLM mural, community fights back
Within an hour after a Martinez, California community came together to paint -- with the city's permission -- Black Lives Matter on the street, a hateful MAGA man (oops, that's redundant) and Karen si...
02:40 pm GMT - Mon, July 6, 2020
BoingBoing Hideous Abomination, a tile-laying game where you never create the same monstrosity twice
I'm looking forward to playing Hideous Abomination [Kickstarter], because it combines two of my favorite things: games where you build something piece by piece out of cards or tiles, and grotesque car...
01:55 pm GMT - Mon, July 6, 2020
BoingBoing 'Aerial America' series is now on YouTube
Aerial America is an informative and relaxing look at each US state entirely via aerial footage. The series is gradually being posted to YouTube, and as of this writing they have added all states alph...
01:45 pm GMT - Mon, July 6, 2020
BoingBoing Oregon cop "cleared" after flashing white power sign at right-wing demonstrators
Oregon State Police said Monday that an officer who flashed the "OK" hand symbol at a far-right protestor did nothing wrong. The cop was filmed making the gesture as he approached the man, who slapped...
01:00 pm GMT - Mon, July 6, 2020
BoingBoing These 10 accessories can instantly change your selfie or video streaming game
Photography isnt just about lighting and composition anymore, especially when youre shooting with your smartphone. While a wealth of expertise can absolutely help you grab better images, sometimes its...
12:58 pm GMT - Mon, July 6, 2020
BoingBoing I found out about this amusing Karen parody of American Girl dolls because they want it taken down
Today's serving of the Streisand Effect comes courtesy of American Girl, which hopes that no-one will see Adam the Creator's "Karen" parody of its dolls. "We were informed of this post a few days ago ...
12:55 pm GMT - Mon, July 6, 2020
BoingBoing Watch this antkeeper deal with a major fire ant breech in his home
Mikey from Ants Canada woke up one day to his worst nightmare: his fire ants had escaped from their enclosure. Watch how he corrals all the escapees and manages to return most of them alive.His invest...
12:55 pm GMT - Mon, July 6, 2020
BoingBoing Watch this antkeeper deal with a major fire ant breach in his home
Mikey from Ants Canada woke up one day to his worst nightmare: his fire ants had escaped from their enclosure. Watch how he corrals all the escapees and manages to return most of them alive.His invest...
12:30 pm GMT - Mon, July 6, 2020
BoingBoing Watch the very first Pizza Hut commercial from 1965
At this point, Pizza Hut had just begun franchising out from their original Wichita, Kansas location. But this commercial was created for that OG red roofed joint. Put put! Read the rest ...
12:17 pm GMT - Mon, July 6, 2020
BoingBoing Airwolf theme performed on eight cellos (with bonus Thundercats)
Samara Ginsberg performs Sylvester Levay's Airwolf theme tune — originally intended for orchestral presentation but now a synth classic — on eight cellos. Stringfellow would be so proud!Bo...
12:06 pm GMT - Mon, July 6, 2020
BoingBoing This caterpillar wears its old molted heads as hats
FromNew Scientist:As the caterpillar of the mothUraba lugensgrows, it sheds its exoskeleton but rather than getting rid of the previous head section, it stays attached to its body to create a bizarre...
12:04 pm GMT - Mon, July 6, 2020
BoingBoing Ennio Morricone, 1928-2020
Italian composer Ennio Morricone is dead at 91.Morricone acquired fame scoring Westerns but transcended genre to become one of the world's masters of the form. "His music was always outstanding," writ...
11:59 am GMT - Mon, July 6, 2020
BoingBoing The US Department of Justice was originally created to tackle white supremacy
Americanism has a weird obsession with vague notions of "law and order." At its core, there's nothing unique about a society whose existence depends on a collective respect for its own internal rule s...
11:00 am GMT - Mon, July 6, 2020
BoingBoing Owner discovers her snake gave birth to a two-headed baby
Emily Roberts and her husband Ed from Snake Discovery always have well-shot and informative snake videos, like the most recent one of their garter snake giving birth, including a two-headed live birth...
08:00 pm GMT - Sun, July 5, 2020
BoingBoing The Moskiller can eradicate mosquitoes from your backyard without any chemicals
As the summer surges forward, grilling and evenings in the backyard may be the only serious outdoor excursions many of us take this season. Yet even with all of our current problems, theres one group ...
11:00 am GMT - Sun, July 5, 2020
BoingBoing Watch Jeanette go from pills to reefer to heroin in this 1961 anti-drug film
In "Seduction Of The Innocent," the inimitable Sid Davis tells the harrowing tale of Jeanette, who falls in with the bad crowd and through peer pressure gets into marijuana, pills, and ultimately sell...
12:23 am GMT - Sun, July 5, 2020
BoingBoing Oakland Symphony performs radical social justice song of yore
Oakland Symphony was forced to cancel its season but they've continued to rehearse through Zoom. In lieu of its regular in-person concert, they performed their version of "This Land is Your Land" and ...
08:00 pm GMT - Sat, July 4, 2020
BoingBoing Celebrate the 4th with an Otto professional steak grill for perfectly cooked meat in 10 minutes
With all due respect to our vegetarian friends, there might be nothing more intrinsically linked to the 4th of July holiday than a big ole cookout. Sure, fireworks and celebrating the birth of a const...
07:20 pm GMT - Sat, July 4, 2020
BoingBoing How to make simple browser window mockups
screenshot.rocks fits any image you upload into a web browser-style frame and gives you a new image of the composite. It's perfect for turning photoshopped web design ideas into mockups so people know...
07:00 pm GMT - Sat, July 4, 2020
BoingBoing LEGO Art announces new posters: Warhol, Beatles, Iron Man, and Star Wars sets
LEGO is jumping on the mosaic art craze with the LEGO Art poster series, out this fall. Sets will include Andy Warhol portraits of Marilyn Monroe, The Beatles, Iron Man, and a Star Wars series of Sith...
05:39 pm GMT - Sat, July 4, 2020
BoingBoing Unmasked shopper asserts constitutional right to sit on the floor in Costco
In a video posted to Tiktok, a shopper asserts her constitutional right not to wear a mask in Costco, then her constitutional right to plant her rear on the floor. @keeping.up.with.kris Karen at Costc...
05:01 pm GMT - Sat, July 4, 2020
BoingBoing Daveed Diggs: "What to my people is the Fourth of July?"
In this sobering video made for the Movement For Black Lives, Hamilton actor Daveed Diggs asks that we look at what Independence Day really means for Black people right now. It was inspired by Frederi...
03:34 pm GMT - Sat, July 4, 2020
BoingBoing Happy Independence Day
Most of you being American, I hope you celebrate July 4 with all the radical joy you can muster. Read the rest ...
12:30 pm GMT - Sat, July 4, 2020
BoingBoing Here are 39 of the best July 4th deals to help keep some money in your wallet
Were at the midway point of 2020. So...hows the year going for you so far?Yeah...we can guess. But while theres a lot about 2020 we cant directly control, maybe a little retail therapy can help make y...
05:15 am GMT - Sat, July 4, 2020
BoingBoing Why Native Americans are protesting Trump's celebration at Mount Rushmore
In another controversial decision, President Trump is celebrating the fourth of July with a fiery display atop South Dakotas Mount Rushmore. The decision may seem troublesome to anyone worried about t...
02:30 am GMT - Sat, July 4, 2020
BoingBoing These Smart Soccer and Basketballs are making sports training possible in the stay at home era
When revved-up kids used to dribble a basketball through the kitchen or practice their footwork with a soccer ball in front of the television, exasperated parents would often just send em outside to p...
10:30 pm GMT - Fri, July 3, 2020
BoingBoing No programming skills? No design experience? GameGuru can still help create some bonkers video games
When you sit down to play a new AAA video game like The Last of Us 2, you probably assume it was created by gaming experts with insane levels of artistic and technical talent. And...youd be right. Top...
10:15 pm GMT - Fri, July 3, 2020
BoingBoing Owen Morse sets hang gliding world record for piloting 222.22 miles over California's Owens Valley
This flight was a dream come true for me. For six years Ive been chasing the out-and-back world record, and this year, all the pieces of the puzzle finally came together beautifully. Owen Morse, han...
09:24 pm GMT - Fri, July 3, 2020
BoingBoing This ska-jazz cover of the Animal Crossing: New Horizons theme is everything
I'm a little late to the party as I've just discovered the fantastic world of YouTuber Pickitup's ska covers! K.K. Slider himself would be impressed by his ska-jazz cover of the Animal Crossing: New H...
08:25 pm GMT - Fri, July 3, 2020
BoingBoing Sixth great-grandson of Thomas Jefferson re-creates his presidential portrait
Shannon LaNier is a television reporter, actor, author, and a direct descendant of Thomas Jefferson, the third president of the United States. He's also a Black man the sixth great-grandson of Jeffer...
08:20 pm GMT - Fri, July 3, 2020
BoingBoing Thomas Jefferson portrait recreated with distant descendant
Photographer Drew Gardner created a photo series depicting descendants of historical figures, each posed as their ancestors. Isambard Kingdom Brunel, Napoleon Bonaparte, Charles Dickens... It's surpri...
06:30 pm GMT - Fri, July 3, 2020
BoingBoing Python is fueling some of techs coolest innovations and these videos and ebooks can get you up to speed
Earlier this year, we learned that Python had finally accomplished a feat other programming languages had failed for decades, to surpass Java as the second most-used coding language in the world. For ...
05:40 pm GMT - Fri, July 3, 2020
BoingBoing COVID Safety Guidelines for Shared Workshops
Several weeks ago, I put out a call in my weekly maker tips newsletter, Tips, Tools, and Shop Tales. A friend who works in a shared workshop was being called back to the job and he was curious to know...
05:37 pm GMT - Fri, July 3, 2020
BoingBoing Finger on the App creator tells 4 remaining players that they are all winners of $20k
Mr Beast, creator of Finger on the App, a game in which players vie to be the last one to keep their finger on their smartphone screen (and occasionally move it to a new spot indicated by the app, to ...
05:17 pm GMT - Fri, July 3, 2020
BoingBoing Man attempts to stowaway in jet engine
A man tried to hitch a ride on a jet by hiding in one of the engines. It's a good thing he was caught before the pilot started it up.Image: YouTube Read the rest ...
04:55 pm GMT - Fri, July 3, 2020
BoingBoing Watch how crowdsourced citizen data demonstrated how tornadoes form
The deadly 2013 El Reno tornado was 2.5 miles (4 km) wide and killed a team of tornado experts. But as Anton Seimon explains, his colleagues turned that tragedy into an opportunity to confirm a key el...
04:34 pm GMT - Fri, July 3, 2020
BoingBoing Photo of a freaky human-sized bat
OK, this bat, said to have been photographed in the Philippines, may very well be "human-sized" as it's been described, but more specifically "human child sized." In any case, it's pretty damn huge, w...
04:29 pm GMT - Fri, July 3, 2020
BoingBoing Lincoln Project's Steve Schmidt: "Trump's betrayal to U.S. troops is impossible to overstate"
Republican strategist Steve Schmidt went on MSNBC to express his outrage over Trump's shocking inaction against Russia's well-documented program of paying bounties for dead American soldiers in Afghan...
03:55 pm GMT - Fri, July 3, 2020
BoingBoing Trump's dumbest son deletes tweet
Eric Trump posted a photo of Chelsea Clinton's wedding in which suspected pedophile Ghislaine Maxwell can be seen in attendance. Birds of a feather, he wrote. Almost immediately, people responded to t...
03:39 pm GMT - Fri, July 3, 2020
BoingBoing Paraglider takes off on his couch eating chips and drinking soda
Paraglider Hasan Kaval watches Tom and Jerry with a bag of chips and a can of soda as he sails over the Turkish Riviera on a couch. With no helmet and no seatbelt, Kaval looks like someone who's ready...
03:31 pm GMT - Fri, July 3, 2020
BoingBoing US silver dollar coin design commemorating astronaut/schoolteacher Christa McAuliffe
Next year, the United States Mint will release a silver dollar coin commemorating astronaut and elementary school teacher Christa McAuliffe who died with her six crewmates when the Space Shuttle Chall...
03:20 pm GMT - Fri, July 3, 2020
BoingBoing Watch this Tolkein expert's master class on every race in Middle Earth
Cory Olsen, aka The Tolkein Professor, explains how Tolkein's hobbit stories got fused with his earlier mythologic work around languages he created to become the Tolkein universe inhabited by Hobbits,...
03:20 pm GMT - Fri, July 3, 2020
BoingBoing Watch this Tolkien expert's master class on every race in Middle Earth
Cory Olsen, aka The Tolkien Professor, explains how Tolkien's hobbit stories got fused with his earlier mythologic work around languages he created to become the Tolkien universe inhabited by Hobbits,...
02:44 pm GMT - Fri, July 3, 2020
BoingBoing Excellent absurd video of Boston Dynamics SPOT robot wearing a horse head
Someone outfitted a Boston Dynamics SPOT mobile robot with a silly fake horse head and suddenly the future of robotics looks a lot less scary.As esteemed futurist Jim Dator once said, "Any useful stat...
02:34 pm GMT - Fri, July 3, 2020
BoingBoing Racist professor fired
British historian David Starkey was fired today from one appointment and resigned from several others after remarking that the existence of "so many damn Blacks" showed that slavery was not a form of ...
02:25 pm GMT - Fri, July 3, 2020
BoingBoing Fun and rare 1939 color footage of Boris Karloff goofing as Frankenstein's monster
This rare color test footage of Boris Karloff goofing around during the 1939 filming of Son of Frankenstein is even more fun than the classic creature feature!(via r/ObscureMedia) Read the rest ...
02:20 pm GMT - Fri, July 3, 2020
BoingBoing Government safety video reminds us that fireworks are no joke
This new safety video put out by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission shows the many ways fireworks can spoil your Fourth of July. But, as you're probably aware, it's good advice for any ol' ni...
02:06 pm GMT - Fri, July 3, 2020
BoingBoing Cops charged with murder after tasing man 50 times
Joshua Taylor and Brandon Dingman, two officers with Wilson Police Department in Oklahoma, were charged with second-degree murder after killing a man they tased 50 times. The New York Times reports th...
02:05 pm GMT - Fri, July 3, 2020
BoingBoing Beautiful film of plates and glasses smashing to a Bach soundtrack
"The film is an exploration on the nature of time, the relentless violence of entropy and creative energy and its relationship to music itself," write the filmmakers at Optical Arts, a London creative...
01:54 pm GMT - Fri, July 3, 2020
BoingBoing Trump administration gave a $700M bailout to a $70M truck company after it allegedly defrauded the Pentagon
The Washington Post reports:The Treasury Department announced Wednesday that it will loan $700 million to a trucking firm that ships military equipment, in exchange for having U.S. taxpayers acquire a...
01:37 pm GMT - Fri, July 3, 2020
BoingBoing Short documentary about Kharkovchanka, huge Antarctic off-road vehicles made by the Soviets
I was thinking of picking up an old Hilux but one of these will do.Calum G: "Russia's Colossal Antarctic Cruisers which have been continuously operating in some of the most extreme environments on Ear...
01:15 pm GMT - Fri, July 3, 2020
BoingBoing I don't think the creator of this pro-policing political cartoon actually read "Frankenstein"
Michael Ramirez is a Pulitzer Prize-winning political cartoonist who works for the Las Vegas Review Journal. And I am sure he has definitely read Mary Shelley's classic novel,Frankenstein (or, the Mod...
12:54 pm GMT - Fri, July 3, 2020
BoingBoing The Fresh Prince theme song as a tragic Irish pub ballad
Singer/songwriter Stefan Murphy of the Mighty Stef posted this video on his Facebook, asking an important question I'm sure we've all wondered at some point in our lives: what would theFresh Prince th...
12:45 pm GMT - Fri, July 3, 2020
BoingBoing Officials honor hero cat who saved an old man trapped in a canal
Koko, a cat living in the Japanese city of Toyoma, was honored by local officials after alerting rescuers to an elderly man who had fallen supine into an irrigation canal. Via Japan Times:On June 16, ...
12:30 pm GMT - Fri, July 3, 2020
BoingBoing Sealand's caretakers
Sealand is an unrecognized micronation off the coast of England, established in the 1960s and issuer of stamps, passports and occasional offshore business shenanigans ("BECOME A LORD"). But Sealand is...
12:15 pm GMT - Fri, July 3, 2020
BoingBoing Online course shows young artists how to make portraits in Kehinde Wiley's style
The pandemic has inspired a slew of great courses for young artists, like this Bite-Sized Art History course that teaches about President Obama's official portraitist Kehinde Wiley and shows young art...
12:00 pm GMT - Fri, July 3, 2020
BoingBoing Who knew a Power Bagel might be the answer to all your plug-in electricity needs?
Whats your biggest gripe about power strips? Since most power servers like that are pretty standard these days, your beef probably isnt about performance or connectivity. No, the biggest rap on trying...
12:00 pm GMT - Fri, July 3, 2020
BoingBoing Download these free D&D character sheets designed to help players with dyslexia
Redditor Inuyasharuls is a Dungeon Master who runs campaigns for several players with dyslexia. With help from another Redditor and gamer, Axelle123, they created this colorful character sheet alterna...
11:55 am GMT - Fri, July 3, 2020
BoingBoing "Southland Tales" is the perfect hot mess of a movie for the 4th of July in the hellscape of 2020
Southland Tales has long occupied a special place in my heart. The only thing I knew about it was that it was written and directed by Richard Kelly, the guy who made Donnie Darko, and starred my cousi...
11:30 am GMT - Fri, July 3, 2020
BoingBoing "Let's Never Talk About This Again" is a touching memoir about birth, death, and dad's amateur erotica career
In 2012, I was given the privilege of performing my high school ska-punk hit song "Adam Wants A Blowjob" during a performance ofMortified in Brookline, Massachusetts.Mortified is a gloriously hilariou...
11:00 am GMT - Fri, July 3, 2020
BoingBoing Toni Basil to teach classes on '60s go-go dancing
Oh-so-fine Toni Basil has announced a new online class on '60s go-go dancing! She'll not only teach you how to go-go dance, but will also "deep dive" into how it influenced art, fashion, and music. A...
10:00 am GMT - Fri, July 3, 2020
BoingBoing Some organizations to retire non-inclusive tech terms like "master drive" and "slave drive"
Twitter, JPMorgan, and other organizations have announced they will stop using racially-charged coding and hardware terms like master, slave, blacklist, whitelist, and others as part of a thorough rev...
02:30 am GMT - Fri, July 3, 2020
BoingBoing Finally, skincare for men that isn't complicated
Between work, family obligations, and just getting to bed at a decent hour, we all have a lot on our plates these days. So, its easy for things like grooming and skincare to never be a high-priority i...
01:20 am GMT - Fri, July 3, 2020
BoingBoing Mike Pence Arizona trip was delayed because Secret Service agents got coronavirus
"Pence was scheduled to go to Phoenix on Tuesday but went on Wednesday instead so that healthy agents could be deployed for his visit." ...
01:10 am GMT - Fri, July 3, 2020
BoingBoing Tesla denies reports of firing workers who chose to stay at home to avoid coronavirus risk in Elon Musk's factory
On Thursday, Tesla denied media reports that it fired employees who chose to stay at home during the coronavirus pandemic, rather than expose themselves to possible infection at Elon Musk's California...
11:30 pm GMT - Thu, July 2, 2020
BoingBoing Papumba is the worlds top ranked preschool learning app and its available now at 85% off
Todays teachers extol the virtues of hands-on learning, the method of helping students, particularly the youngest children, learn through basic doing. From trial-and-error methods to practice honing t...
08:01 pm GMT - Thu, July 2, 2020
BoingBoing After 48 Hours, only 15 players remain in the "Finger on the App" challenge
Yesterday I posted about Finger on the App, a game in which players must keep their finger on their smartphone screen (and occasionally move it to a new spot indicated by the app, to prevent cheating)...
06:56 pm GMT - Thu, July 2, 2020
BoingBoing Cheap Arudiuno clone kit
What is Arduino? It's a credit card size electronics prototyping platform that lets artists, designers, and others add interactivity to their projects. (My book Maker Dad, has a useful Arduino tutoria...
06:30 pm GMT - Thu, July 2, 2020
BoingBoing Finally learn how to play the guitar with the guidance of these expert-led classes
The guitar has a kind of grit and excitement possessed by nothing else. - Brian MayIf someone was assigned to turn raw sexiness into an actual, physical real-world object, it would have to be a guitar...
06:00 pm GMT - Thu, July 2, 2020
BoingBoing Kellyanne Conway's 15-year-old daughter tweets just like her anti-Trump father
if youre a woman supporting trump, i feel bad for you. you must really hate yourself. lots of internalized misogyny... yikes— CLAUDIA CONWAY (@claudiamconwayy) July 2, 2020 now i see why my dad ...
05:43 pm GMT - Thu, July 2, 2020
BoingBoing Trash-talking chess player's ass handed to him by 16-year-old
A Joe Rogan lookalike thought he could win a chess game by intimidating his 16-year-old opponent through insults, and gaslighting, and patronizing disdain.Unfortunately for the mouthy gentleman, the k...
05:21 pm GMT - Thu, July 2, 2020
BoingBoing French ad authority bans e-bike commercial because it "discredits the automobile sector"
The Professional Advertising Regulatory Authority (ARPP) of France has banned the airing of a television commercial for VanMoof electric bikes. From a statement by VanMoof (Via Core77):According to th...
04:57 pm GMT - Thu, July 2, 2020
BoingBoing America set to be nuked, anarchy in the US, and the men who knew too much, in this weeks dubious tabloids
A little knowledge is a dangerous thing in the eyes of the tabloids....
04:53 pm GMT - Thu, July 2, 2020
BoingBoing Amazing explainer websites
Bartosz Ciechanowski makes web pages with interactive visuals to explain things like gears, four dimensional cubes, the orbit of the earth around the sun, transparency in digital imaging, lights and s...
04:16 pm GMT - Thu, July 2, 2020
BoingBoing Review of the fantastically complicated 9Barista stovetop espresso machine
Coffee YouTuber James Hoffman reviewed the 9Barista stovetop espresso machine.Here's a half-section illustration from the 9Barista website so you can see what's going on. It has two boilers, a heat si...
04:01 pm GMT - Thu, July 2, 2020
BoingBoing Teardown of iconic Sony TR-63 transistor radio from 1957
I'm reading Matt Alt's fantastic new book, Pure Invention: How Japan's Pop Culture Conquered the World. Early on in the book, he points to Sony's TR-63 transistor radio (introduced in 1957) as the beg...
03:58 pm GMT - Thu, July 2, 2020
BoingBoing This Lincoln Project ad congratulating "Comrade Trump" is all in Russian
Voiced by a Russian actor, "Fellow Traveler" is a Lincoln Project anti-Trump ad that is narrated in Russian. "The most important endorsement Donald Trump received in 2016 was not from your Senate lead...
03:24 pm GMT - Thu, July 2, 2020
BoingBoing Miami-Dade cop aggressively hits black woman in the face after she calls him "white"
A Black woman at Miami International Airport told a Miami-Dade police officer, Antonio Rodriguez, that he was acting like he was white. So rather than deescalate, he took offense and slugged her. He c...
03:18 pm GMT - Thu, July 2, 2020
BoingBoing Woman points gun at mother and daughter in Chipotle car lot
This happened today in Auburn Hills,MI Another Karen .. pic.twitter.com/lWksZwXITD— Makay (@makaysmith10) July 2, 2020A woman was arrested yesterday after pulling a gun on another woman and her ...
02:55 pm GMT - Thu, July 2, 2020
BoingBoing The original Star Trek crew visits Earth during COVID-19
"He's dead, Jim."(via Laughing Squid) Read the rest ...
02:47 pm GMT - Thu, July 2, 2020
BoingBoing Inside Edition report: Trump International Hotel and other NYC hotels aren't changing bedsheets between guests
Pegged on the reopening of many hotels, Inside Edition investigated whether New York City hotels including the Hyatt Place Times Square, the Hampton Inn Times Square Central, and yes, the Trump Intern...
02:24 pm GMT - Thu, July 2, 2020
BoingBoing What it's like at America's school for auctioneers
Live auctioneers are literally fast talkers but the skill is much more nuanced than just speed speaking. You want to build excitement and keep the bidders engaged without putting them into such a tran...
02:14 pm GMT - Thu, July 2, 2020
BoingBoing Epstein confidante Ghislaine Maxwell arrested by FBI
Ghislaine Maxwell, the British heiress and longtime confidant of billionaire sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein, is in FBI custody. She was arrested in New Hampshire, reports NBC News, and charged with co...
02:00 pm GMT - Thu, July 2, 2020
BoingBoing Philip K. Dick: "If You Find This World Bad, You Should See Some of the Others"
In September 1977 at the 4eme Festival de la Science Fiction in Metz, France, surrealist author Philip K. Dick delivered an astounding address with the title, "If You Find This World Bad, You Should S...
01:38 pm GMT - Thu, July 2, 2020
BoingBoing Cannabis dispensary giving free CBD dog treats to reduce fireworks anxiety
The Toledo Hemp Dispensary in Ohio is offering free CBD dog treats this week to help reduce animal anxiety triggered by fireworks. Every treat contains 10 milligrams of CBD. Good for the dogs and for ...
01:15 pm GMT - Thu, July 2, 2020
BoingBoing Spend a relaxing hour watching this amazing art restoration
Julian Baumgartner has been sharing wonderful videos of his amazing art restorations, including one of his most ambitious projects ever, the restoration of a copy of Guido Reni's masterpiece L'Aurora....
01:09 pm GMT - Thu, July 2, 2020
BoingBoing "Fantasy Magazine" returns after nearly a decade away
Acclaimed sci-fi/fantasy publisher John Joseph Adams has announced the return of Fantasy Magazine, after being shuttered for nearly a decade. Here's the official history, according to the press releas...
12:30 pm GMT - Thu, July 2, 2020
BoingBoing Exploding Whale Memorial Park opens near site where that beached whale was blown up in 1970
The story is legendary. Nearly 50 years ago, a whale beached itself on the shores near Florence, Oregon. Its carcass was "dealt with" with dynamite by city officials, causing the blubber to fly! Now, ...
12:15 pm GMT - Thu, July 2, 2020
BoingBoing Pandemic-frazzled dog goes on anti-fireworks rant
As many parts of the United States have seen huge upticks in spontaneous evening fireworks, one anxiety-filled dog has finally had enough in this cute Late Show cold open.On a more serious note, if yo...
12:13 pm GMT - Thu, July 2, 2020
BoingBoing Trump "America First" Eagle design looks like the Nazi parteiadler emblem
America First was a protectionist movement in the early 20th century whose name ultimately became the slogan of those opposed to fighting the Nazis. Revived by the Trump campaign in 2016, its antisemi...
12:00 pm GMT - Thu, July 2, 2020
BoingBoing The GOpure Pod Water Purifier is a whole new way to drink safe, clean water every time
There was already enough concern about the healthy state of our drinking water before COVID-19. And while theres no evidence that the coronavirus has ever been detected in the water supply, the genera...
11:45 am GMT - Thu, July 2, 2020
BoingBoing Mr. Manos is the finger ninja action film series of the summer
Move over, vintage fingerboards. Mr. Manos has arrived with vintage martial arts films, featuring finger ninjas.The battle with Red Master above has the coolest combination of outfits and action, but ...
11:35 am GMT - Thu, July 2, 2020
BoingBoing NASA made a 10-year timelapse of the Sun
Is it hot in here...?Watch ten years of the Sun doing its thing in this 61-minute-long high-def timelapse video. The footage comes from NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) which captured an image ...
11:20 am GMT - Thu, July 2, 2020
BoingBoing "I am not throwing away this mask," Hamilton parody song
This "Hamilton" parody song justifiably asks, "Can we maybe just all agree to wear a tiny flipping mask?!"I am not throwing away this mask. I am not throwing away this mask. This really should be bipa...
11:09 am GMT - Thu, July 2, 2020
BoingBoing Would you pay $30,000 for one of these ugly-ass Game of Thrones guitars?
I don'tneed any more stringed-instruments; I have my main electric guitar; a backup electric; another electric that's strictly for sentimental decor and only occasional strumming; an acoustic-electric...
02:30 am GMT - Thu, July 2, 2020
BoingBoing The ClearUP can whisk away sinus pain from allergies in just 5 minutes
Allergies are brutal, affecting about 30 percent of all American adults. While many only saddle sufferers with mild irritations like coughing, sneezing, a runny nose or watering eyes, some symptoms ca...
09:46 pm GMT - Wed, July 1, 2020
BoingBoing Trailer for new documentary about The Go-Go's
In 1981, The Go-Go's blew up with "We Got the Beat" and "Our Lips Our Sealed," two tracks from their IRS records debut Beauty and the Beat that hit number one on the Billboard charts and went double p...
09:36 pm GMT - Wed, July 1, 2020
BoingBoing Clean your stuff with the OXO good grips deep clean brush set
Toothbrushes might seem like a good idea for scrubbing small areas, but they are not angled properly for the job and they wear out fast. The OXO good grips deep clean brush sethas two brushes and a wi...
09:30 pm GMT - Wed, July 1, 2020
BoingBoing This 8-inch Japanese Style chef's knife might be your next step toward true culinary mastery
I probably use my chef's knives more than any other tool in the kitchen. - Bobby Flay, celebrity chefCooking at home has taken on a whole new life in the wake of COVID-19, and even with restaurants sl...
09:20 pm GMT - Wed, July 1, 2020
BoingBoing After re-opening casinos, Nevada boasts fastest virus transmission rate the US
As long as Sheldon Adelson keeps raking in gamblers' losses, who cares about the body count?From Rt.live: These are up-to-date values for Rt, a key measure of how fast the virus is growing. Its the av...
09:19 pm GMT - Wed, July 1, 2020
BoingBoing Beavis and Butt-head are coming back
Mike Judge will revive Beavis and Butt-head for two seasons of the seminal cartoon-cum-cultural criticism. (Heh heh, I wrote "cum," heh heh.) The original TV series aired on MTV from 1993 to 1997 and ...
09:10 pm GMT - Wed, July 1, 2020
BoingBoing This Republican strategist says "members of the Church of Secular Science" wear masks to prove superiority
A few Republicans are starting to think that the germ theory of disease might have some merit to it, according to this Washington Post article. But GOP strategist Alex Castellanos thinks mask wearers ...
08:49 pm GMT - Wed, July 1, 2020
BoingBoing Here's the everyday-carry for Australian cyberspies in China
Chinese newspaper Global Times reports that "Australia is waging an intensifying espionage offensive against China - sending agents to China to spy, gather intelligence and recruit assets, instigating...
08:39 pm GMT - Wed, July 1, 2020
BoingBoing Public restroom offers a beautiful river vi
This Public Restroom By A River from r/interestingasfuckI don't know where this riverside relief room resides, but I like the view. I'm guessing it's not in the US, since a) it hasn't been tagged and ...
07:41 pm GMT - Wed, July 1, 2020
BoingBoing Review / Logitech MX Keys
Logitechs MX Keys [Amazon] is what it finally took to lure me away from mechanical keyboards. Its a slim yet solidly-constructed full-size model that's similar to and superior to Apple's Magic Keyboar...
07:33 pm GMT - Wed, July 1, 2020
BoingBoing 24 hours later, "Finger on the App" game down to 81 people
Over a million people started playing a game called "Finger on the App" yesterday morning. Right now, 24 hours and 21 minutes since the start of the game, 92 82 people are still playing. To win, you h...
05:30 pm GMT - Wed, July 1, 2020
BoingBoing This app keeps all your online information safe and encrypted and keeps you from forgetting passwords
More than half of you think the best way to manage your passwords is to just keep em safely stashed away in your own noggin. Meanwhile, there are also bunches of you that favor saving passwords in you...
04:48 pm GMT - Wed, July 1, 2020
BoingBoing Watch "Zen for Film" (1965), a film about nothing, and everything
Video artist Nam June Paik's "Zen for Film" (1964) is a projection of clear film leader. The image changes over time as dust and imperfections become visible. From the Bard Graduate Center gallery:Inh...
04:01 pm GMT - Wed, July 1, 2020
BoingBoing 2001: A Space Odyssey original space suit is up for auction
Place a higher bid, Dave. This "nearly complete" spacesuit from Stanley Kubrick's seminal space opera 2001: A Space Odyssey is currently up for auction. Starting bid is $50,000 and it's expected to go...
03:44 pm GMT - Wed, July 1, 2020
BoingBoing The Lincoln Project's new ad: Navy Seal asks why Trump isn't "stomping the living shit out" of the Russians
In this latest Lincoln Project ad, "Betrayed," former US Navy Seal Dr. Dan Barkhuff says that months ago Trump chose to do nothing about Putin paying bounties for dead American soldiers in Afghanistan...
03:39 pm GMT - Wed, July 1, 2020
BoingBoing Police just made history's biggest drug seizure: 15 tons worth US$1.12 billion
Police in Salerno, Italy made the largest drug seizure in history: 15.4 tons of amphetamines valued at US$1.12 billion. The Guardia di Finanza say that the pillsfound inside three shipping containers ...
03:19 pm GMT - Wed, July 1, 2020
BoingBoing Britain offers citizenship to 3 million Hong Kong residents after China crackdown
The UK today promised citizenship to 3 million people in Hong Kong, a day after the city was effectively annexed by China. A former British colony established in the 1840s, Hong Kong was returned to C...
02:55 pm GMT - Wed, July 1, 2020
BoingBoing What is CBD?
Boing Boing is proud to present our sponsor Read Tested CBD!This article was originally published on Real Tested CBD. To view the original article, click here.Cannabidiol is the second most prevalent ...
02:45 pm GMT - Wed, July 1, 2020
BoingBoing Australia's new logo looks like coronavirus stock art
Behold the new logo Australia shall henceforth use in its international branding efforts. It looks like coronavirus stock art and presumably cost taxpayers millions of dollars.It will directly replace...
02:12 pm GMT - Wed, July 1, 2020
BoingBoing As Texas's Lt. Governor rants about Dr. Fauci, Fox News plays montage of minorities in face masks
Watch the b-roll in this Fox News clip and note who they show wearing masks.pic.twitter.com/f9Cr9xhkDS— Ben Collins (@oneunderscore__) July 1, 2020Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick is promin...
01:25 pm GMT - Wed, July 1, 2020
BoingBoing Trashtalking in chess
In this game of chess, black deploys the Sicilian Defence against 1: e4 to no avail, but follows adroitly with the Trash Talking Like An NPC Gambit. Will it be enough? The battle commences 40s in.Prev...
01:15 pm GMT - Wed, July 1, 2020
BoingBoing Fox News fires Ed Henry after sexual misconduct investigation
What a surprise, top talent at Fox News fired for sexual misconduct. Again.Ed Henry, host of 'America's Newsroom,' has been terminated by Fox News following an investigation into sexual misconduct.The...
01:09 pm GMT - Wed, July 1, 2020
BoingBoing NYC to paint 'BLACK LIVES MATTER' symbol in front of Trump Tower along 5th avenue, so POTUS sees it
This is a good prank.New York City will paint Black Lives Matter along 5th Avenue outside the footsteps of Trump Tower so that President sees it, mayor Bill DeBlasio said on the MSNBC program Morning ...
01:05 pm GMT - Wed, July 1, 2020
BoingBoing CCPA: California to enforce new digital privacy law starting today, despite calls for further pandemic delay
New data privacy law took effect in January, with a six-month grace period...
12:46 pm GMT - Wed, July 1, 2020
BoingBoing DHS announces 'Task Force to Protect American Monuments, Memorials, and Statues'
The United States government is doing more today to protect old statues honoring racists than it is to protect living human beings from coronavirus.This just in, from the Department of Homeland Securi...
12:43 pm GMT - Wed, July 1, 2020
BoingBoing Dog kerplops into water off a dock, with great delight
This is my dog, belly-flopping from a dock.I love how he pauses and then kerplops right into the water at the end.My dog, belly-flopping from a dock[IMGUR] Read the rest ...
12:29 pm GMT - Wed, July 1, 2020
BoingBoing Family of black holes
Do you like holes? This perfectly unnerving image of two black holes merging in the accretion disk of another black hole is by Robert Hurt of NASA's Infrared Processing and Analysis Center. It illustr...
12:21 pm GMT - Wed, July 1, 2020
BoingBoing Trump says Russian bounty story is 'a made up Fake News Media Hoax ' (it is not)
Definitely not treasonous Trump tweeted today that the Russian bounty on U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan story is a hoax.It is not a hoax.Tweeted the twaitor,No corroborating evidence to back reports. De...
12:12 pm GMT - Wed, July 1, 2020
BoingBoing In 1925, Aim Tschiffely set out to ride two horses from Buenos Aires to New York City
In 1925, Swiss schoolteacher Aim Tschiffely set out to prove the resilience of Argentina's criollo horses by riding two of them from Buenos Aires to New York City. In this week's episode of the Futili...
12:12 pm GMT - Wed, July 1, 2020
BoingBoing The QUEER EYE crew gave Gritty a makeover even though Gritty is already perfect
What they should really do is recruit Gritty as a full-time member for the next season. Gritty counts as a queer icon, right? Read the rest ...
12:00 pm GMT - Wed, July 1, 2020
BoingBoing Top 3 Reasons to Build a Website with Wix
With all the website builders on the market, it can feel overwhelming to choose the best one for your needs. The most important things to look for are usability, flexibility and a professional look an...
11:53 pm GMT - Tue, June 30, 2020
BoingBoing 'Bar Lives Matter' concert promoted by Texas bar owner to protest coronavirus restrictions
The coronavirus is thrilled to learn that a bar owner in Texas is organizing a 'Bar Lives Matter' concert to protest the state's restrictions to slow the COVID-19 outbreak.Protesters are upset @GovAbb...
11:26 pm GMT - Tue, June 30, 2020
BoingBoing Trump tweets 14 white supremacist words
This is a battle to save the Heritage, History, and Greatness of our Country! #MAGA2020 Donald J. Trump, on June 30, 2020.Donald Trump just tweeted a 14 word message that echoes the popular white supr...
11:10 pm GMT - Tue, June 30, 2020
BoingBoing Facebook says they removed 220 'Boogaloo' groups and 95 Instagram accounts
Weeks after feds said 'Boogaloo' group members used Facebook to plan the murder of a federal agent, Facebook says they have removed 220 Facebook Groups and 95 Instagram accounts associated with the ex...
10:25 pm GMT - Tue, June 30, 2020
BoingBoing "Like a glory hole for your hands": Socially distanced mani trucks announced
Web-celeb/winemaker The Fat Jew and sparkling-wine-in-a-can brand Babe have announced that they are bringing "mani trucks" to select U.S. cities. These Babe-branded trucks will provide socially-distan...
10:14 pm GMT - Tue, June 30, 2020
BoingBoing Rob Paulsen (voice of Pinky on Pinky and the Brain) critiques others doing his voices
Rob Paulsen, the voice of many notable animated characters (Pinky on Pinky and the Brain), Carl Wheezer (Jimmy Neutron), Yakko Warner and Dr. Scratchnsniff (Animaniacs), and many others, critiques oth...
10:14 pm GMT - Tue, June 30, 2020
BoingBoing Someone made a dance to the "Nations of the World" song from Animaniacs to show which countries Britain invaded
Here's the original "Nations of the World" song, in case you aren't familiar with the seminally insane 90s kids cartoonAnimaniacs.Whatever TikTok user came up with this dance to the song has done a be...
10:13 pm GMT - Tue, June 30, 2020
BoingBoing Kellogg's is releasing Green Onion-flavored Chex, and the commercial is absolutely bonkers
In 2004, the Kellogg's Corporation in Korea decided to hold a promotional contest where people could vote for the new "President of Chex." AsThe Takeout explains:The two candidates werethe delicious c...
10:13 pm GMT - Tue, June 30, 2020
BoingBoing The Writers' Co-op is a great new podcast about how to make your freelance writing career work
I've worked with Jenni Gritters at several media companies now, including Upworthy and Wirecutter, and I have no qualms saying that she is probably the best editor I've ever worked with. As such, I ca...
10:13 pm GMT - Tue, June 30, 2020
BoingBoing Sacha Baron Cohen trolls conservative rally with racist sing-along
Dressed as a hillbilly, Sacha Baron Cohen pranked a conservative rally on Saturday, Variety confirms. The legendary British comedian got on stage at "March For Your Rights 3" in Olympia, Washington an...
10:12 pm GMT - Tue, June 30, 2020
BoingBoing Lawyer for gun-toting St. Louis couple describes his clients as "melanin-deficient human beings"
On Sunday, June 29, 2020, a crazed St. Louis couple quickly became a viral shame-sation for waving guns at protestors outside of their McMansion (in violation ofevery standard best practice of gun own...
10:02 pm GMT - Tue, June 30, 2020
BoingBoing Mysterious hole appears in the floor of a 175-year-old New England house, attempting to swallow the owner
In what is definitely not the start of a modern HP Lovecraft adaptation, a new resident was moving into a house in Guilford, Connecticut that was built in 1843. A mysterious hole appeared in the floor...
10:01 pm GMT - Tue, June 30, 2020
BoingBoing How a Black woman turned quilting into a surprisingly radical art form
The New York Times has a fascinating new article about the life and work of Rosie Lee Tompkins, whose stunning quilting art is currently the subject of a retrospective exhibit (online, and in person) ...
09:45 pm GMT - Tue, June 30, 2020
BoingBoing Review / Among Trees
FJRD Interactive's Among Trees offers a gorgeous early-access trip to the woods. ...
08:34 pm GMT - Tue, June 30, 2020
BoingBoing Every tool box needs a pair of screw removal pliers
A screw with a stripped head can be difficult to remove.There are a number of ways to remove screws with stripped heads. Lifehacker has a nice article on this subject.My favorite method of removing a ...
08:15 pm GMT - Tue, June 30, 2020
BoingBoing In a panic over fleeing advertisers, Facebook launches PR blitz to announce it is "a mirror to society"
In the last couple of weeks over 200 major advertisers, including Starbucks, Ford, GM, Clorox, Reebok, Adidas, Best Buy, Clif Bar, and Chobani have left Facebook, citing concerns over the social media...
05:49 pm GMT - Tue, June 30, 2020
BoingBoing 25% of gym-goers say they will never return to a fitness club
A survey of 2000 adults who exercise twice a week or more said they will never return to a gym. Only one-third said they will retain their gym membership, but said they will go less frequently than be...
05:35 pm GMT - Tue, June 30, 2020
BoingBoing Judge issues temporary restraining order against publication of Mary Trump's tell all book
A judge granted a temporary restraining order against the publication of Mary Trump's forthcoming book, Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the Worlds Most Dangerous Man. Written by Donal...
05:32 pm GMT - Tue, June 30, 2020
BoingBoing Fox host Steve Doocy pushes the idea that Trump should wear a mask
Yesterday, Fox host Trace Gallagher questioned whether Trump would drop out of November's presidential race. And today, Fox & Friends co-host Steve Doocy has pushed for Trump to wear a mask in at...
05:16 pm GMT - Tue, June 30, 2020
BoingBoing Covid cases are up but fewer patients are needing ventilators. 5 reasons why
Currently, the United States is seeing about 40,000 new COVID-19 cases a day. Today, Dr. Anthony Fauci said he "would not be surprised" if the US started getting 100,000 new cases a day. But what's cu...
04:23 pm GMT - Tue, June 30, 2020
BoingBoing Woman gored after approaching bison in Yellowstone National Park
The National Park Service reports that a 72-year-old woman repeatedly came within ten feet of a bison Yellowstone National Park to take a photo, and was gored by the animal.From a Park Service Stateme...
03:47 pm GMT - Tue, June 30, 2020
BoingBoing Massive star 100 times larger than the sun mysteriously disappears
A colossal star in the Kinman Dwarf galaxy (PHL 293B), estimated to be "100 times more massive than the sun," has "possibly" disappeared, according to a study published today. Ten years ago, when astr...
03:41 pm GMT - Tue, June 30, 2020
BoingBoing "Old rubber boots": Fetish video or performance art?
"Have fun at home with my old rubber boots," the creator writes.Avant-garde performance art or fetish video? You decide.One commenter's rave review: "Nice boots. Rubber seems to be very soft."(via r/D...
03:33 pm GMT - Tue, June 30, 2020
BoingBoing Europe bans travelers from US over Covid fears
Europe is reopening its borders to travelers as the coronavirus pandemic subsides in most developed countries. But not to those coming from the U.S., where the virus's spread remains largely unchecked...
03:23 pm GMT - Tue, June 30, 2020
BoingBoing Every item scanned as "Mr Potato Head" in glitch at department stores
Yesterday, five large department stores in the towns of Lindsay and Whitby, Ontario, Canada had to temporarily stop ringing up customers because every item scanned at the register showed up as Mr. Pot...
02:59 pm GMT - Tue, June 30, 2020
BoingBoing Legendary comedian Carl Reiner, RIP
Legendary comedian, actor, writer, and director Carl Reiner has died at age 98. Reiner is best known for performing with Sid Caesar and Imogene Coca on the 1950s TV variety program Your Show of Shows ...
02:42 pm GMT - Tue, June 30, 2020
BoingBoing UK to allow electric scooters on roads, but only if you rent one
In a year of old-school dystopian catastrophes, here's one that's refreshingly futuristic: the UK is making it legal to use small electric scooters on Britain's roads, but not your small electric scoo...
02:41 pm GMT - Tue, June 30, 2020
BoingBoing Pop-up wearable tent for COVID-19 protection in offices, schools, and medical facilities
A few years back, my brother Rick Pescovitz came up with Under The Weather Pods, single-person pop-up shelters. (You may have caught Rick on Shark Tank.) Rick was sick of getting soaked at his kids' s...
02:10 pm GMT - Tue, June 30, 2020
BoingBoing Family finds pepperoni swastika on their Little Caesars pizza
Jason Laska stopped at a Little Caesars to grab a pre-made "Hot-N-Ready" pizza for his family. When he got home, he and his wife discovered a (reverse) swastika made from pepperoni on the pie. Laska t...
01:42 pm GMT - Tue, June 30, 2020
BoingBoing Chart shows states where Covid is spiking
The Financial Times' latest chart of newly confirmed cases by state per capita, represented as a seven-day rolling average, suggests that the best place to go on vacation this summer is your own bed.T...
01:02 pm GMT - Tue, June 30, 2020
BoingBoing Top YouTube influencers canceled
Taylor Lorentz is chronicling internet drama brilliantly for the New York Times, and her latest report is on the quasi-downfall of two high-flying YouTubers, Shane Dawson and Jeffree Star. They exempl...
11:40 am GMT - Tue, June 30, 2020
BoingBoing AP: Trump aware of Russian price on U.S. troops' heads since 2019
The Associated Press reports that Trump was briefed on Russia's cash-for-corpses program in 2019. He kept it to himself then, and kept it to himself when he was briefed again earlier this year.Top off...
11:20 am GMT - Tue, June 30, 2020
BoingBoing Original "Ghostbusters" returns to drive-ins and theaters starting July 1
Entertainment providers have figured out that drive-in theaters are the perfect way to socially distance while having some retro-style summer fun. So, while we wait impatiently for Ghostbusters: After...
11:19 am GMT - Tue, June 30, 2020
BoingBoing How Trump really dealt with Russia's bounty on US soldiers
Tom the Dancing Bug, IN WHICH President Trump is told about Russia putting a bounty on US soldiers, and leaps into his usual action...
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BoingBoing Learn how to utilize WordPress to its full potential with the help of these training classes
The saying goes that everyone is looking to build a better mousetrap. In the case of Elementor, they decided to take a swing at WordPress, the platform used to build a third of the worlds websites, an...