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08:03 pm GMT - Sun, August 30, 2020
BoingBoing ICYMI, here are 38 of the coolest deals that are on sale this week
Every week, Boing Boing inundates you with attention-worthy offers for cool stuff.  And frankly, it's probably too much cool stuff — because there's no realistic way you could follow along ...
05:30 pm GMT - Sun, August 30, 2020
BoingBoing Apple just built a floating retail store in Singapore
YouTuber SG Yap got some great footage of the new Apple Marina Bay Sands location in Singapore. The landmark Apple Store is the first floating store in the world. Via Apple: We will soon open the door...
05:21 pm GMT - Sun, August 30, 2020
BoingBoing Colbert's spot-on "America: Endgame" animated openers for his convention coverage
I really enjoyed Stephen Colbert's live post-event coverage of the Democratic and Republican National Conventions. By far, my favorite moment each night was the introduction to the coverage, with anim...
01:00 pm GMT - Sun, August 30, 2020
BoingBoing Finally, a smart bike helmet that lights your way, protects your brain and still looks cool
Nobody thinks they're going to get into an accident, which is half the reason why bicycle riders often sneer at wearing a helmet. The other half of the reason is obvious helmets usually make you look...
02:00 am GMT - Sun, August 30, 2020
BoingBoing This bundle will fulfill all your royalty-free image, graphic, and icon needs forever
If you're trying to make an omelet, you won't get very far without a few key ingredients: some eggs, a few veggies, maybe a protein or two, and a little cheese. Sure, you can make an omelet with just ...
09:39 pm GMT - Sat, August 29, 2020
BoingBoing An artist fights to reclaim his character from the alt right in 'Feels Good Man.'
Pepe the Frog emerged into this world as a happy-go-lucky amphibian whose life's purpose was to get high and eat pizza with friends in Matt Furie's Boy's Club comic. But that was before the internet g...
08:00 pm GMT - Sat, August 29, 2020
BoingBoing These discounted computer accessories could help improve your WFH flow
Love or hate your current work from home setup, it never hurts to explore your options. To help, we've assembled nearly 20 attention-grabbing deals on some of the best mouse and keyboard offers around...
05:45 pm GMT - Sat, August 29, 2020
BoingBoing Name that tune in four notes
YouTuber Seth Everman plays just four notes on his piano and asks, "What's the name of this song?" <clickbait voice>The answer may surprise you!</clickbait voice> (The Awesomer) screen...
02:26 pm GMT - Sat, August 29, 2020
BoingBoing This "Karen" Halloween mask will have every manager cowering in fear.
Leatherface with a chainsaw or Karen with a cell phone – who really strikes fear into the hearts of men in 2020? This latex mask sculpted by artist Jason Adcock captures the true horror undernea...
01:00 pm GMT - Sat, August 29, 2020
BoingBoing These home digital projectors could help recreate that movie theater experience
Do you feel safe in a movie theater these days? As theaters slowly begin reopening across the nation, many medical professionals are warning moviegoers that heading back to the cineplex today still pr...
04:00 am GMT - Sat, August 29, 2020
BoingBoing In five minutes, The Zebra will tell you if you're giving away money on your car insurance
With virtually everyone watching their expenses right now, it's no surprise that our car insurance policies and those dreaded monthly rates are facing closer scrutiny than ever. With car insurance cos...
03:11 am GMT - Sat, August 29, 2020
BoingBoing Chadwick Boseman, 19762020
Chadwick Boseman, the star of Get on Up, Marshall, and Black Panther, is dead at 43 of colon cancer. Boseman died at his home in the Los Angeles area with his wife and family by his side, his publicis...
01:25 am GMT - Sat, August 29, 2020
BoingBoing Legionnaire's Disease pathogen found in water at some schools reopening after Covid-19 lockdowns
Great, another thing for worried parents to worry about in Fall, 2020. The pathogen that causes Legionnaire's Disease has been found in the water at some schools reopening after long Covid-19 lockdown...
01:11 am GMT - Sat, August 29, 2020
BoingBoing TikTok stars Blake Gray and Bryce Hall charged with misdemeanors for huge pandemic parties in L.A.
Blake Gray and Bryce Hall, two stars of social video app TikTok, have been charged with misdemeanors after they held two large Hollywood house parties in defiance of local health orders, says the Los ...
01:02 am GMT - Sat, August 29, 2020
BoingBoing No military role in elections, top U.S. general reassures Congress and voters
U.S. Army General Mark Milley is the top U.S. general, and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. On Friday, he told lawmakers he did not foresee America's military forces playing any role in the elec...
12:53 am GMT - Sat, August 29, 2020
BoingBoing Tesla Gigafactory worker in Nevada targeted by Russian in failed ransomware attack
"A worker in Gigafactory Nevada ended up turning down a $1 million incentive, working closely with the FBI, and thwarting a planned cybersecurity attack against the electric car maker." Tesla blog po...
12:29 am GMT - Sat, August 29, 2020
BoingBoing Neuralink, Elon Musk's brain-computer biz, unveils pig with chip in brain
"This is increasingly sounding like a Black Mirror episode"Elon Musk, introducing Neuralink. Elon Musk's brain-computer-interface venture today unveiled a prototype that involves a pig with a computer...
12:24 am GMT - Sat, August 29, 2020
BoingBoing The surprisingly soothe sounds of San Francisco's fog horns and surf (1987)
8H 1987 San Francisco Surf and Foghorns This 1987 field recording of the San Francisco Bay's surf meshed with the sound of four separate foghorns surprised me. I found it to be more calming than alar...
12:20 am GMT - Sat, August 29, 2020
BoingBoing New live-action "Haunted Mansion" movie planned at Disney
Disney is working on another live-action Haunted Mansion, Variety reports. The first, you'll remember, was in 2003 and starred Eddie Murphy. Disney is conjuring up a new "Haunted Mansion" live-ac...
12:11 am GMT - Sat, August 29, 2020
BoingBoing Banksy bought a refugee rescue boat and its crew is saving lives
Street artist Banksy bought a boat that's currently patrolling the Mediterranean to rescue refugees. Named for French anarchist Louise Michel (1830-1905), the ship's mission is "to uphold maritime law...
11:30 pm GMT - Fri, August 28, 2020
BoingBoing Learn the ins and outs of Big Data with the help of these eBooks and video classes
In case you thought Big Data was only being used by major corporations to spot buying patterns or to figure out which color pashmina customers are most likely to purchase, then you're selling Big Data...
07:00 pm GMT - Fri, August 28, 2020
BoingBoing With this SEO training, you'll learn how you can rank highly on Google
For all of the impact of Google and social media advertising, most brands still know the truth over half of all website traffic is the result of real-life organic search. That means for every dollar ...
05:59 pm GMT - Fri, August 28, 2020
BoingBoing Watch this news reporter just miss getting massively zapped on air
San Antonio, Texas meteorologist Justin Horne was outside covering Hurricane Laura yesterday when a blown transformer nearly bestowed upon him a new career as a supercharged superhero. (KSAT)...
05:50 pm GMT - Fri, August 28, 2020
BoingBoing Great price on an Arduino starter kit
This is the least expensive Arduino-clone starter kit I've seen. It comes with an Arduino Uno clone, a solderless breadboard, resistors, LEDs, jumper wires, pushbuttons, and a lot more. If you need to...
05:39 pm GMT - Fri, August 28, 2020
BoingBoing Here's a montage of Karens but their rants are replaced with zombie growls and screams
I predict that someone will make a movie about a zombie outbreak that infects only Karens. This could be the trailer....
05:27 pm GMT - Fri, August 28, 2020
BoingBoing Interview with cartoonist R. Sikoryak on his new book, Constitution Illustrated
R. Sikoryak, able to perfectly mimic any other cartoonist, is the Will Elder of our time. His latest book is a word-for-word adaptation of the U.S. Constitution calledConstitution Illustrated. Comics ...
05:08 pm GMT - Fri, August 28, 2020
BoingBoing "The Pout-Pout Fish" is a truly terrible childrens' book series for teaching about consent and mental health
My first son was born in early June. As terrifying as it was to have a premature child during an outbreak of police violence in the middle of a pandemic, it was made worse by The Pout-Pout Fish. I don...
05:08 pm GMT - Fri, August 28, 2020
BoingBoing Gemcutter demonstrates how to facet a Cleopatra's Eye
Australian gemcutter Cliff shows how to make a Cleopatra's Eye, a challenging task for even a highly experienced artisan. They can be made with any color gem, but this yellow one certainly picks up th...
05:08 pm GMT - Fri, August 28, 2020
BoingBoing ACAB: All Cops Are Batman
Twitter user Sean Kelly AKA StorySlug shared an insightful Twitter thread about the Dark Knight after the release of the new trailer for The Batman. He addresses some of the problematic elements of th...
05:07 pm GMT - Fri, August 28, 2020
BoingBoing Malaysian caf designed to look like a comic book page
If you ever want to feel like you're having bubble tea in a-ha's "Take on Me" video, head over to the 2D Caf in Malaysia. YouTuber Wander Cazzy has the tour, right down to the cartoonish beverage cont...
05:05 pm GMT - Fri, August 28, 2020
BoingBoing The estate of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle filed a lawsuit against "Enola Holmes" for having emotions
Enola Holmes is a new Netflix film starring Stranger Things' Milly Bobbie Brown. Based on the book series by Nancy Springer, it tells the story of Sherlock Holmes' imagined younger sister, Enola, a te...
05:05 pm GMT - Fri, August 28, 2020
BoingBoing William Shatner (with Ritchie Blackmore and Candice Night) covers "The Thrill is Gone"
You're welcome. Image: Cover art...
05:00 pm GMT - Fri, August 28, 2020
BoingBoing Someone trained an AI neural network to generate Apocalyptic Bible prophecies
As if Reality2020 wasn't horrifying enough, George Davila fed the King James Bible into a Boltzmannian natural-language processing model. He then asked the AI to write in the King James style about th...
04:42 pm GMT - Fri, August 28, 2020
BoingBoing Real estate company offers home exorcism service
According to ISoldMyHouse.com, an online service for people who want to sell their homes without an agent, conducted a survey of 5,000 Americans to gauge their belief in ghosts and haunted houses. The...
04:18 pm GMT - Fri, August 28, 2020
BoingBoing The DEA seized a retired railroad engineer's life savings
Between 2000-2016 the U.S. government seized over 2 billion dollars from U.S. airport travelers. The vast majority of these people were not charged with a crime. The Institute for Justice highlights o...
04:16 pm GMT - Fri, August 28, 2020
BoingBoing Police respond to gunfire that was actually TV gunfire
On Wednesday, police in Cologne, Germany responded to multiple reports of gunfire at an apartment complex in the city's Ehrenfeld district. Multiple units surrounded two residences and searched the ar...
04:05 pm GMT - Fri, August 28, 2020
BoingBoing Neural network converts landscape photos videos to anime art in the style of 3 famous directors
AnimeGan2 is a neural network that converts photos into images that look like anime art. It was trained with a data set of anime feature films by Hayao Miyazaki (The Wind Rises). Makoto Shinkai (Your ...
03:51 pm GMT - Fri, August 28, 2020
BoingBoing The case for banning gold mining
The world would be better off without gold mines, argues JP Koning. What would happen if mines (which are big polluters) stopped producing 3,000 tonnes of gold annually so we had to make do with what ...
03:48 pm GMT - Fri, August 28, 2020
BoingBoing This robotic tank will crawl through your gut
Endoculus is a miniature robotic that can drive through your intestines on treads, streaming video and grabbing tissue samples with its electromechanical forceps. Developed by University of Colorado e...
03:28 pm GMT - Fri, August 28, 2020
BoingBoing Women in rural Japan armed with airsoft guns form "Monkey Busters" to protect crops
Japanese monkeys who try to eat crops in Japan's Fukui prefecture are the targets of the Monkey Busters, a team of three airsoft gun-toting women between the ages of 67 and 74. One of Monkey Busters t...
03:00 pm GMT - Fri, August 28, 2020
BoingBoing Elton John isn't impressed with modern pop songs: "they're not real"
Sir Elton John expressed his disappointment with the lack of actual writing in modern pop songs in a recent interview with BBC Radio 6 Music. COS: "[Father John Misty] reminds me a little bit of me, t...
02:50 pm GMT - Fri, August 28, 2020
BoingBoing These young people do not remember the 21st night of September
Where is Allee Willis when we need her? I mean, who doesn't remember the 21st night of September?! YouTubers Tim and Fred Williams (and friend), apparently. They claim this is the first time they're h...
02:41 pm GMT - Fri, August 28, 2020
BoingBoing Trump's campaign forgot to buy the domain for his "Keep America Great" slogan. Now Biden owns it.
Keep America Great is one of Trump's key slogans in the 2020 presidential race, appearing on its merch and media. But his campaign failed to secure keepamericagreat.com, the corresponding domain name....
02:41 pm GMT - Fri, August 28, 2020
BoingBoing Trump campaign forgot to buy 'Keep America Great' domain, now Biden owns it
Keep America Great is one of Trump's key slogans in the 2020 presidential race, appearing on its merch and media. But his campaign failed to secure keepamericagreat.com, the corresponding domain name....
02:19 pm GMT - Fri, August 28, 2020
BoingBoing Inside a 100-year-old drainpipe
I recently had the laundry moved from the basement to the second floor of our house. We had a small extra room the exact width of a set of machines, with a disused (but seemingly sound) drainpipe conv...
01:58 pm GMT - Fri, August 28, 2020
BoingBoing Royals sell souls to the devil, TV's most hated host, and Cougar manhunts in this week's dubious tabloids
Hollywood Collapses! screams the National Enquirer cover. "No money! No movies! No jobs!...
01:44 pm GMT - Fri, August 28, 2020
BoingBoing The short film "An Occurrence at Arverne" will fill you with dread
"A man arrives at an unknown home with an unknown agenda." As seemingly inconsequential moments keep adding up, this suspenseful piece written and directed by Robert Broadhurst feels all too timely. T...
01:41 pm GMT - Fri, August 28, 2020
BoingBoing Airplane Mode is a game that's going places
Airplane Mode is a new game that simulates the exciting experience of a long plane flight in economy class. From your seat, you can watch the jet taxi and take off, enjoy snacks and meal service, dig ...
01:15 pm GMT - Fri, August 28, 2020
BoingBoing Hurricane Laura topples slaver statue
Lake Charles in Louisiana voted only two weeks ago to keep a slaver monument installed on courthouse property. Hurricane Laura had other plans, toppling it like a domino. The Calcasieu Parish Police J...
12:45 pm GMT - Fri, August 28, 2020
BoingBoing Joe Ruby, co-creator of Scooby Doo, dead at 87
Animation legend Joe Ruby is dead at 87, reports the BBC. Ruby co-created Scooby-Doo, Where Are You?, among many other classic titles, and with Ken Spears founded the Ruby-Spears animation studio in 1...
12:00 pm GMT - Fri, August 28, 2020
BoingBoing This DIY baby handprint and footprint keepsake is as easy as it is precious
Babies will grow up. They have to grow up. As adults, we all know they have to grow up. Yet, there isn't a parent alive who hasn't wished their tiny, cooing infant couldn't remain that small and preci...
11:50 am GMT - Fri, August 28, 2020
BoingBoing Vintage Japanese landline phone has nice ring
Viral today is this brief but charming clip of an old Japanese landline phone ringing. It's adorable! Below, evidence that this is or was a normal ring in Japan, for any "Japanese phones had a nice ri...
11:40 am GMT - Fri, August 28, 2020
BoingBoing Guy deals with little kid who sets off his driveway cam every day
A lot of things suck right now, but not this. Every night I would get an alert from my driveway security camera, and at first I was a bit annoyed, but then I found myself looking forward to the evenin...
02:00 am GMT - Fri, August 28, 2020
BoingBoing Flux 7 lets you build cool web pages, no matter your coding experience
Web design apps come with a lot of preconceived notions these days. While once there was an assumption that only hardcore codeheads could figure out how to string enough HTML and CSS together to craft...
10:25 pm GMT - Thu, August 27, 2020
BoingBoing Very inexpensive wall mount for guitars
My friend gave me a bass guitar she didn't want anymore because she was moving. It's a great bass but I didn't have a way to store it, or several of the other guitars, ukuleles, banjo ukes, and cigar ...
10:03 pm GMT - Thu, August 27, 2020
BoingBoing Global warming solved: just build 4 Giza-sized carbon pyramids every day for the next 90 years
I subscribe to the excellent daily newsletter The Browser, which has recommendations of 5 interesting articles that I would otherwise miss. It recently linked to an article in Strelka Mag that makes i...
08:04 pm GMT - Thu, August 27, 2020
BoingBoing Almost every article on the Scots version of Wikipedia is written by one American teenager who can't speak Scots
Someone on Reddit did a bit of sleuthing and discovered that an American kid with no knowledge of the Scots language wrote almost every single article on the Scots version of Wikipedia. He offered up ...
08:00 pm GMT - Thu, August 27, 2020
BoingBoing Check out these 9 land and sea scooters that'll boost your summer fun quotient
For the most part, we're all sticking close to home this summer. And that's not just international trips or jet setting across the country that are on hold. Even traditional car travel is expected to ...
07:53 pm GMT - Thu, August 27, 2020
BoingBoing Scientists "swap bodies" of friends and discover they swap personalities, too
Scientists at the Brain, Body, and Self Laboratory at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden outfitted pairs of friends with video goggles so they saw things from each other's point of view. "To further the ...
06:54 pm GMT - Thu, August 27, 2020
BoingBoing This BT 5.0 amplifier drives my 100W outdoor speakers and sounds great
I needed a bluetooth amp that'd drive a set of 100W per channel outdoor speakers my father gave me. This Fosi Audio amp is doing a great job! Sometime in the mid-1990s, my father shoved an unopened bo...
06:30 pm GMT - Thu, August 27, 2020
BoingBoing Trump says NBA has become 'like a political organization'
"I don't know much about the NBA protests. I know their ratings have been very bad." Trump Impeached President Donald Trump says the @NBA has become like a political organization, and the corrupt wan...
06:19 pm GMT - Thu, August 27, 2020
BoingBoing Trump to tout $750 million deal for 150 million Abbott Laboratories COVID-19 tests that promise results in 15 minutes
Testing in a doctors or school nurses office can return results in about 15 minutes...
06:06 pm GMT - Thu, August 27, 2020
BoingBoing Wild chickens bred to be unafraid of humans have smaller brains
Junglefowl (aka wild chickens) are wisely fearful of humans. Researchers from Linkping Universitywere able to catch some junglefowl and selectively breed the ones who showed the least fear of humans. ...
05:54 pm GMT - Thu, August 27, 2020
BoingBoing The complex insurance math that tries to calculate the risk of pandemics
I'm typically pretty skeptical of insurance as an industry, though I begrudgingly understand that it does have its purpose. But I found this Wired article on pandemic insurance to be utterly fascinati...
05:54 pm GMT - Thu, August 27, 2020
BoingBoing The Pentagon is training an army of bomb-sniffing cyborg locusts.
Tired: a plague of locusts Wired: a legion of cybernetically-enhanced locusts trained by the US military to sniff bombs That's the new goal, according to Stars & Stripes magazine: Navy-funded rese...
05:53 pm GMT - Thu, August 27, 2020
BoingBoing UK tabloid warns of home invasions by horny spiders
Under the headline, "Six ways to keep sex-mad spiders out of your home as their mating season begins," UK tabloid Daily Star warns: Spider mating season is back, which means sex-crazed critt...
05:52 pm GMT - Thu, August 27, 2020
BoingBoing THE BATMAN trailer, re-dubbed with the audio from the CATS trailer
Does this mean there's a Butthole Edit of The Batman as well?...
05:49 pm GMT - Thu, August 27, 2020
BoingBoing Optical illusion: Seeing color in a black-and-white image
Stare into the black circle in this video to get a lesson in chromatic adaptation from scientist Andrew Steele. This is definitely my favourite optical illusionit's mind-bendingly effective but infur...
05:48 pm GMT - Thu, August 27, 2020
BoingBoing 'Wonder Woman 1984' trailer features villains Cheetah and an evil man in the White House
The Wonder Woman 1984 trailer gives us tantalizing glimpses at some of the villains, including Kristen Wiig as Cheetah and Pedro Pascal as Maxwell Lord, a "desperate, self-obsessed, fraudulent entrepr...
05:46 pm GMT - Thu, August 27, 2020
BoingBoing Billie Eilish and Finneas perform Tiny Desk concert at home with cardboard re-creation of NPR's music office
While it appears that Billie Eilish and brother Finneas are performing at NPR's music offices for a Tiny Desk concert, they are, in fact, not. They recorded this at home in front of a convincing cardb...
05:45 pm GMT - Thu, August 27, 2020
BoingBoing "The Moon Made Me Sh!t My Pants" an improvised Red Dead Redemption 2 Musical
I'm a big fan of Irish podcaster/rapper/author/overall avant garde performance artist Blindboy Boatclub. After having to cancel some live podcasting events, included some promotional events for his ne...
05:42 pm GMT - Thu, August 27, 2020
BoingBoing Teachers are suing police departments for traumatizing active shooter drills
From The Indianapolis Star: Eight elementary school teachers who were shot with airsoft guns "execution style" during an active shooter training drill last year are suing the sheriff's depar...
05:21 pm GMT - Thu, August 27, 2020
BoingBoing What happens when you whip a large chain
I had expected to be tagging this one with "mistakes" but everyone still has their feet at the end of the video, so it's all good....
04:42 pm GMT - Thu, August 27, 2020
BoingBoing Swordfighters "pushing swords" is hogwash
Seen a movie when the goodie and the baddie are sword-fighting and they push their swords against one another and struggle in this position? Nonsense, says Nikolas Lloyd. "Why would anyone do that in ...
04:18 pm GMT - Thu, August 27, 2020
BoingBoing Kamala Harris, Foxplained
Daily Show correspondent Desi Lydic watched Fox News for 64 hours straight to understand more about Kamala Harris. Her report is very eye-opening. The whole Foxsplaining series is a hoot. Cancel Cultu...
04:17 pm GMT - Thu, August 27, 2020
BoingBoing Painting one wind turbine blade black reduced bird deaths by over 70%
A 9-year test in Norway found that painting just one wind turbine blade black can decrease birds deaths by about 72%. Via Ars Technica: At the Smla wind farm, regular checks of four particular wind tu...
04:16 pm GMT - Thu, August 27, 2020
BoingBoing The new Sad13 music video is a Lynchian social media horror film in the style of "Unfriended," but dancier
Unfriended was that 2014 supernatural horror film that was set entirely on a computer screen, and was exactly both as fun and as dumb as you'd expect it to be. Sad13 is the dark dance-pop side project...
04:08 pm GMT - Thu, August 27, 2020
BoingBoing Watch: A gross reminder of Trump's pussy grabbing and Pence's hypocrisy in "Adultery"
We already know Trump is a liar, cheater, and misogynist, and we already know that Mike Pence is a bible-totin' hypocrite. But this Lincoln Project anti-Trump ad, "Adultery," is still an entertaining ...
04:00 pm GMT - Thu, August 27, 2020
BoingBoing Movie reviewers are boycotting the first big movie to return to theatres since COVID
The teenage X-Men spinoff film The New Mutants was originally expected to be released in April of 2018. But that date kept getting pushed back over reshoots, corporate licensing debates between Disne...
03:54 pm GMT - Thu, August 27, 2020
BoingBoing Hear 99 metal musicians from Pantera, Slayer, etc. cover "99 Bottles of Beer"
Sing along with members of Pantera, Slayer, Mastodon, and 97 other metal musicians performing the folk standard "99 Bottles of Beer!" Listen here: From Spin: The project was put together by Scour's...
03:54 pm GMT - Thu, August 27, 2020
BoingBoing How Trump's company charged the U.S. government more than $900,000
Room rentals, resort fees, and furniture removal...
03:47 pm GMT - Thu, August 27, 2020
BoingBoing Kellyanne Conway: killing peaceful protesters will help Trump win
The cruelty is the point....
03:43 pm GMT - Thu, August 27, 2020
BoingBoing Police raid Oakland's psychedelic mushroom church
Oakland's Zide Door "Church of Entheogenic Plants" began as a private club where you could purchase marijuana. Then last year, after the City of Oakland decriminalized entheogenic plants, Zide Door ex...
03:42 pm GMT - Thu, August 27, 2020
BoingBoing Blanked-out areas of Baidu Maps reveal location of Chinese camps, prisons, military facilities, the lot
Baidu offers a satellite map service much like Google's or Microsoft's. Based in China, it is subject to rigorous censorship. By comparing conspiciously blanked-out areas on Baidu Maps to the correspo...
03:27 pm GMT - Thu, August 27, 2020
BoingBoing Meet Portland's Sleestak
This gentleman made a wonderful Sleestak costume to wear around Portland because Sleestak are cool. Sleestak are very slow and kinda dumb, however, and I totally get Enik's depression. Having watched ...
02:31 pm GMT - Thu, August 27, 2020
BoingBoing Graffiti artist paints sports car to look like a cartoon
Talented graffiti artist Kyle Bryce Monteiro, aka KBMER, painted a Nissan 350Z so it looks like a cartoon. He did it freehand with only spray paint and markers. Don't miss KBMER's other fantastic work...
02:10 pm GMT - Thu, August 27, 2020
BoingBoing Watch this fantastic "quick change" magic act
La Kyle's performance on Penn & Teller: Fool Us is mystifying. As a YouTube commenter said, "If you slow it down to 0.25x, you can actually see that I have no idea how she does any of it." (via r/...
01:00 pm GMT - Thu, August 27, 2020
BoingBoing The ODii Ultimate Grab-It Gadget is the car helper you never knew you desperately needed
Remember that episode of The Simpsons where Homer decided to get grossly overweight so he could claim a disability and work from home? Once he'd achieved his dream, the largely immobile Homer's tool o...
12:52 pm GMT - Thu, August 27, 2020
BoingBoing Cute rambling story about a blind date in the influencer age
Raconteur animator sWooZie shared a cute story about a blind date that has lots of twists and turns. It's a long driveway to a small house, but it's well-told and interspersed with his trademark cute ...
02:44 am GMT - Thu, August 27, 2020
BoingBoing Hurricane Laura at 150mph winds, near Category 5 Texas-Louisiana landfall expected
Hurricane Laura is expected to make landfall late Wednesday or early Thursday near the Texas-Louisiana border. Winds are already in excess of 150 miles an hour, making it close to a category 5 storm. ...
02:26 am GMT - Thu, August 27, 2020
BoingBoing Life in prison for New Zealand shooter who killed 51 at two Christchurch mosques
Terrorist Brenton Tarrant will spend life behind bars, no parole...
02:09 am GMT - Thu, August 27, 2020
BoingBoing So satisfying: Plants growing timelapse compilation
The YouTube channel Boxlapse exists primarily to show timelapses of plants growing (it's like ASMR for your eyes). Here's a compilation of their "best of" videos 190 days of growth crunched into thre...
02:00 am GMT - Thu, August 27, 2020
BoingBoing Pick up these award-winning earbuds with a bunch of great extra features for $55
While we don't have the stats in front of us, you know the annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas has seen a whole lot of earbuds and earbud manufacturers make their way through the show over t...
08:58 pm GMT - Wed, August 26, 2020
BoingBoing This Sakura Pigma pen set is great for drawing and writing
The black ink in Sakura Pigma pens is very rich. I love sketching with them. This set of six has nibs ranging from 0.20mm in diameter up to 0.50mm. They're cheap, too!...
08:36 pm GMT - Wed, August 26, 2020
BoingBoing ReCaptcha reconfigured to train people on what is deemed "unacceptable uses of force" by police
Jonah Brucker-CohenandMarkRamos reconfigured of Google's "ReCaptcha"software to "train the population on what is deemed 'unacceptable uses of force" by police who are paid to protect the public.'" "To...
08:00 pm GMT - Wed, August 26, 2020
BoingBoing Learn how to not kill your house plants with this green thumb gardening training
We regularly alert you all to deals on professional skills training or new tech talents you can add to either bolster your resume or help you fill your time. But this time, we're gonna suggest a diffe...
06:10 pm GMT - Wed, August 26, 2020
BoingBoing Dilbert creator Scott Adams uncover the hidden satanic symbolism in Joe Biden's campaign slogan
Breaking news: Scott Adams has uncovered the truth about Joe Biden as a disciple of Satan! From Right Wing Watch: "Build back betterBBB. If you were going to imagine '666' and you wanted to show it to...
06:00 pm GMT - Wed, August 26, 2020
BoingBoing Ski resort drops their offensive name
California's popular ski resort, Squaw Valley will change its name to something else. LA Times: "While we love our local history and the memories we all associate with this place as it has been named ...
05:42 pm GMT - Wed, August 26, 2020
BoingBoing New American Bystander short story from Jennifer Finney Boylan: "The Assassin"
The American Bystander is a superb humor magazine now in its 15th issue (buy a copy here or subscribe via Patreon). The latest issue has a story by Jennifer Finney Boylan, a contributing opinion write...
05:38 pm GMT - Wed, August 26, 2020
BoingBoing Learn how to properly wear your mask with Poppy
There are those who wear their masks properly, those who don't wear them at all, and then the strange category of folks who sport a mask with their entire snout hanging out. Apparently they missed Pop...
05:11 pm GMT - Wed, August 26, 2020
BoingBoing How is Corona beer doing 7 months into coronavirus?
Back in January, Mark wondered if the new coronavirus would wipe out Corona beer in the same way AIDS killed the anti-suppressant candy Ayds in the 1980s. After all, days before Mark's post, David pos...
04:02 pm GMT - Wed, August 26, 2020
BoingBoing My fascination with these confounding dice
In the latest issue of my newsletter, The Magnet, I wrote about my interest in nontransitive dice: Jack Vance's Tales of the Dying Earth trilogy is set billions of years in the future when o...
03:54 pm GMT - Wed, August 26, 2020
BoingBoing Russia just declassified this film of the world's largest nuclear bomb
On October 30, 1961, the USSR detonated RDS-220, aka the Tsar Bomba, the most powerful nuclear bomb ever tested. The hydrogen bomb blast yielded the explosive force of around 50 megatons of TNT. That'...
03:52 pm GMT - Wed, August 26, 2020
BoingBoing Cory Doctorow describes what's wrong about "Surveillance Capitalism"
Cory Doctorow's new short book, How to Destroy Surveillance Capitalism, was just published in its entirety on OneZero. Below is Cory's Twitter thread that summarizes his argument that the problem with...
03:27 pm GMT - Wed, August 26, 2020
BoingBoing Optimizing a peanut butter and banana sandwich using machine learning and computer vision
Ethan Rosenthal is "particularly fond of peanut butter and banana sandwiches." As a data scientist, he wondered if he could "maximize thepacking fractionof the banana slices," the amount of banana cov...
02:39 pm GMT - Wed, August 26, 2020
BoingBoing News of the Times: Trump Caught Actually Killing COVID Patients
The two Tom the Dancing Bug books, Tom the Dancing Bug: Into the Trumpverse, and The Super-Fun-Pak Comix Reader, are now available. Information about the books, including how to order, and special off...
02:38 pm GMT - Wed, August 26, 2020
BoingBoing Luxury resort turns magnificent pool into fish farm to make ends meet
The massive swimming pool at the Aveda Resort and Spain Kumarakom, Kerala, India is busy with guests these days. The resort is still closed due to COVID-19 and the swimmers are actually pearl spot fis...
02:33 pm GMT - Wed, August 26, 2020
BoingBoing "Comms veteran" Joel Johnson shares work-from-home tips
Joel Johnson once edited the gadgets blog here at Boing Boing, but now he's a Vice President at Dashlane and a "comms veteran" with some useful working-from-home tips to share with PR Daily's Ted Kitt...
02:18 pm GMT - Wed, August 26, 2020
BoingBoing Watch man at supermarket "hunt" for groceries with bow and arrow
For one week in 1992, video and performance artist Christian Jankowski visited supermarkets to hunt down his groceries with a bow and arrow. From the description of "Die Jagd / The Hunt": To rebel aga...
02:08 pm GMT - Wed, August 26, 2020
BoingBoing Man plays "Flight of the Bumblebee" on a toy piano at truly astounding speed
"This is sports rather than music," says Hayato Sumino (aka Cateen). From the video description: BPM160: Easy BPM190: OK, I can play BPM220: My fingers will cramp… BPM250: I don't understand why...
02:05 pm GMT - Wed, August 26, 2020
BoingBoing 1912 Harrods catalogue scanned
Harrods is a fancy department store in London and the largest in Europe, with an illustrious history to go with its sprawling floor planand similarly enormous catalogues. The 1912 Harrods for Everythi...
01:34 pm GMT - Wed, August 26, 2020
BoingBoing How 3000 tons of ammonium nitrate ended up in Beirut
The broad outlines of the Lebanon blast's cause is known3000 tons of impounded ammonium nitrate neglected in a warehouse for years after the unseaworthy ship transporting it docked in Beirut. But the ...
01:00 pm GMT - Wed, August 26, 2020
BoingBoing Upgrade your home theater experience with this highly-rated Epson projector
Portable projectors feel like a technology that should have died out in the 1990s. But even in an era of 4K resolution and 100-inch screens, a trusty projector is still the most effective means for de...
12:50 pm GMT - Wed, August 26, 2020
BoingBoing Tiny custom "iMac"
Michael Pick created a fully-functional miniature "iMac", slicing down a Raspberry Pi 4 (with a Dremel!) to fit inside his custom-printed case. He takes us through the process of designing the device ...
12:11 pm GMT - Wed, August 26, 2020
BoingBoing What is a "Bomb Train" and why has the Trump administration legalized them?
From Rolling Stone: A new Trump administration rule relaxing guidelines that govern the transport of liquefied natural gas could create "bomb trains" with enough explosive power to level whole cities,...
12:11 pm GMT - Wed, August 26, 2020
BoingBoing Coronavirus campus re-opening policies for Lovecraft's Miskatonic University
Ron Fein has written a delightful new piece for McSweeney's imagining Arkham County Health Inspector Herbert West n Re-Animator reviewing a proposal from Miskatonic University to safely re-open their ...
12:11 pm GMT - Wed, August 26, 2020
BoingBoing A disaster bingo card for the 2020 "Funpocalypse"
My pal Hugh D'Andrade mocked up this "2020 Funpocalypse" bingo card in response to humorous social media posts he was seeing by artist Isabel Samaras. With each disaster, she's been joking, "OK, who h...
12:11 pm GMT - Wed, August 26, 2020
BoingBoing "Mad Signtist" turns green lights into cannabis leaves in Spokane
A reality hacker in the N. Spokane, Washington area used darkened pieces of cardboard to make several of the city's green traffic lights look like cannabis leaves. This person, who signed some of the ...
12:11 pm GMT - Wed, August 26, 2020
BoingBoing Visit scenic Busta Rhymes Island in Massachusetts
In Central Massachusetts, in a town called Shrewsbury, in a body of water called Mill Pond, sits a small outcropping called Busta Rhymes Island. It is not known by any other name and yet, due to byza...
12:05 pm GMT - Wed, August 26, 2020
BoingBoing Jazz band finds appreciative audience
The New Hot 5 is a jazz band, filmed here playing for a herd of cows in Autrans, France. The cows seem to enjoy the performance....
11:47 am GMT - Wed, August 26, 2020
BoingBoing UFO turns out to be balloon
A reported UFO in the Congo turned out to be a Loon Balloon floated 20km up to provide cellular internet there. The operators neglected to tell the relevant authorities what they were doing; two UFO h...
11:10 am GMT - Wed, August 26, 2020
BoingBoing Live-action "Powerpuff Girls" in the works
In today's "everything old is new again" news: The CW Network is developing a live-action Powerpuff Girls series with a twist. Buttercup, Blossom, and Bubbles are now "disillusioned twentysomethings ...
06:59 am GMT - Wed, August 26, 2020
BoingBoing "Get Lucky" but with the beats reversed
YouTuber Adam Emond likes to mess around with audio, often changing the beats of songs in unusual ways.  In this particular video, he takes Daft Punk's "Get Lucky" and arranges its beats in rever...
02:00 am GMT - Wed, August 26, 2020
BoingBoing The Vibrating Peanut Massage Ball may look weird, but it's a muscle reliever like no other
For those looking for muscle pain relief, you may have to get crafty about the type of equipment you buy to get the specific help you seek. While pieces like foam rollers and massage balls have their ...
10:59 pm GMT - Tue, August 25, 2020
BoingBoing Weird Soviet tractor transforms into even weirder tractor
In this video, you will meet the TET-100, a tractor of Soviet design that can transform into a different kind of tractor. Calum G. describes "one of the most unusual vehicles I have ever encounted," a...
08:50 pm GMT - Tue, August 25, 2020
BoingBoing Zippo lighter always drying out? I found three solutions.
Years ago, my wife bought me a gorgeous anodized green Zippo lighter. Though it's one of my favorite things, I don't smoke anymore and only rarely have a use for it. Unfortunately, the lighter fuel in...
08:00 pm GMT - Tue, August 25, 2020
BoingBoing This magnetically-tipped USB-C cable is convenient, sturdy, and 70% off
Charging cables seem like they're made of tissue paper. It doesn't take over a few weeks of use before most new cables are already showing signs of significant wear. All it takes are a couple of bad b...
05:51 pm GMT - Tue, August 25, 2020
BoingBoing Watch this cute chonker cat go for a walk in the sun with their human
Watch this cute cat go on a nice walk in the sunshine. I adore HosicoCats, and this fun video from the Japanese kitty-blog is a nice little escape from behind the computer. Abouyt that cat: Hosico Sc...
05:45 pm GMT - Tue, August 25, 2020
BoingBoing Boeing's first crewed Starliner space mission may launch as early as 2021
Boeing said Tuesday it plans a do-over of its unmanned Starliner crew capsule flight test to the International Space Station (ISS) in December or January, and that if it's successful, a crewed mission...
05:39 pm GMT - Tue, August 25, 2020
BoingBoing Jacob Blake has '8 holes' in body and was paralyzed by police shooting in Wisconsin, says his dad
"I want to put my hand on my son's cheek and kiss him on his forehead, and then I'll be OK. I'll kiss him with my mask. The first thing I want to do is touch my son." Jacob Blake, Sr. Jacob Blake, a ...
05:29 pm GMT - Tue, August 25, 2020
BoingBoing Trump fantasized openly about gassing, shooting, maiming migrants at Mexico border, says insider
Trump reportedly dreamed up medieval plots "to pierce human flesh" of migrants. Wanted to "maim" "gas" and "shoot" migrants. On family separation, Trump said, "I want to make it ten times as bad." ...
05:21 pm GMT - Tue, August 25, 2020
BoingBoing Kremlin says no need to probe Navalny illness poisoning? Why would you even think that
German doctors' initial diagnosis of poisoning is not yet conclusive, the Kremlin says. Sure. In what is one of the least surprising news developments of 2020, the Kremlin is resisting calls to invest...
05:15 pm GMT - Tue, August 25, 2020
BoingBoing Falwell Jr. calls it quits
After the emergence of a racy photo and allegations of a racy lifestyle, Jerry Falwell Jr. quit his post as president of Liberty University late monday. Falwell made it official after flip-flopping ba...
05:14 pm GMT - Tue, August 25, 2020
BoingBoing California man fights fire with cans of beer
When the recent fires in Vacaville, California approached the home of Chad Little, he decided to stay and try to protect his house himself. Apparently though, Little's water supply was ultimately shut...
05:06 pm GMT - Tue, August 25, 2020
BoingBoing Jerry Falwell Jr. resigns as head of Liberty University
Jerry Falwell Jr. just confirmed that he has resigned as head of Liberty University. He did so in the most disgusting and dishonorable way possible, by smearing the name of the Reverend Doctor Martin ...
05:01 pm GMT - Tue, August 25, 2020
BoingBoing Facebook News to launch in Brazil, India, UK, says Facebook
Facebook plans to soon launch its Facebook News tab in countries beyond the U.S., to include Brazil, France, Germany, India, and the UK, the company announced on Tuesday. Facebook News will will launc...
05:01 pm GMT - Tue, August 25, 2020
BoingBoing Crowdfund this dark satirical web series about Alex Jones
My friend Chris D'Amato is raising money to film a web-series adaptation of his play The Information War, which he co-wrote and performed in for a sold-out run in the 2018 New York Fringe Festival. He...
05:01 pm GMT - Tue, August 25, 2020
BoingBoing You can eat a sunflower like corn on the cob
YouTuber Emmy of emmymadeinjapan grilled the head of a sunflower and ate it like corn on the cob after her followers shared a video from Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds doing the same. Basically, to prepar...
04:54 pm GMT - Tue, August 25, 2020
BoingBoing Perry Farrell on Survival Research Labs and Psi Com
Since the 1980s, happy mutant Perry Farrell, now 60, has been waving his freak flag high as the radically creative frontman for Jane's Addiction, Porno for Pyros, and, before all that, Psi Com. Later ...
04:19 pm GMT - Tue, August 25, 2020
BoingBoing What's inside this mysterious safe dropped in a farmer's field?
This rusty safe turned up on the edge of farmer Kirk Mathes's field in Barre, New York. Apparently a note pasted to the safe said the contents belong to whoever can crack it. While Mathes was travelin...
03:56 pm GMT - Tue, August 25, 2020
BoingBoing An appreciation for the animated food in Studio Ghibli films
"Anime food is an escape for a lot of people. It has a very soothing effect," says Christina Song, curator of the anime feed Instagram @anime_food. Indeed, food is treated like a character in many ani...
03:45 pm GMT - Tue, August 25, 2020
BoingBoing IKEA recreated its new catalog in Animal Crossing so clever
IKEA in Taiwan used the world of Animal Crossing: New Horizons to recreate some pages in its new 2021 catalog. As an avid player of the game, I am so tickled by this and appreciate how much effort wen...
03:32 pm GMT - Tue, August 25, 2020
BoingBoing Brewdog and Aldi poke fun, not lawsuits, at one another
No stranger to IP gaffes, Brewdog brewery reacted perfectly to Aldi's clearly humorous broadsides. How will Aldi respond? Takes a few weeks to brew a new beer… Techdirt: Yeah, this is actually h...
03:30 pm GMT - Tue, August 25, 2020
BoingBoing A 30 year quest to contact aliens is actually a love story.
A Michigan man transforms his grandparents' unassuming rural home into a module-stuffed control center dedicated to contacting alien life forms in the Netflix original, John Was Trying To Contact Alie...
03:05 pm GMT - Tue, August 25, 2020
BoingBoing Listen: Descendants of enslaver and enslaved person invite their ancestors to an imaginary dinner party
BLK SHP is a conspiracy of radically creative folkssuccessful entrepreneurs, authors, emerging artists, philanthropists, freaks, designers, musicians, social activistsworking collaboratively on initia...
01:59 pm GMT - Tue, August 25, 2020
BoingBoing "Dead" woman found alive in body bag
A 20-year-old woman, declared dead at her Detroit home, was zipped up into a body bag and taken to a funeral home to be enbalmed. But she had other plans. "They were about to embalm her, which is most...
01:00 pm GMT - Tue, August 25, 2020
BoingBoing This portable air pump is the sneaky gadget any outdoor adventurer should be packing
With most summer travel cancelled this year, outdoor excursions like camping trips are on the short list of approved getaway alternatives. Since sleeping on the hard, cold ground is never a blast, air...
12:35 pm GMT - Tue, August 25, 2020
BoingBoing In 1939, British stockbroker Nicholas Winton helped 669 children escape the Nazis in Czechoslovakia
In 1939, as the shadow of war spread over Europe, British stockbroker Nicholas Winton helped to spirit hundreds of threatened children out of Czechoslovakia. In this week's episode of the Futility Clo...
12:17 pm GMT - Tue, August 25, 2020
BoingBoing Early Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist Jack Sherman has died
The Red Hot Chili Peppers have lost one of their own. Jack Sherman, an early guitarist for the band, has passed away at the age of 64. The band made the announcement on Twitter, "We of the RHCP family...
12:17 pm GMT - Tue, August 25, 2020
BoingBoing Bizarre performance of The Del Rubio Triplets on the New Monkees (1987)
Remember the Del Rubio Triplets? The three sisters who played guitars, dressed alike and wore too-short dresses…? You probably recognize their campy act from eighties shows like Pee-wee's Playho...
03:15 am GMT - Tue, August 25, 2020
BoingBoing Vacaville man proves Bud Light as effective as water
A gentleman saved his home from the Northern California wildfires by spraying them with Bud Light. The Mercury News: Last Wednesday morning was a very harrowing time for Chad Little and his family, bu...
02:09 am GMT - Tue, August 25, 2020
BoingBoing KFC pauses 'finger lickin' good' slogan over coronavirus
KFC blurred the slogan on old billboards and signs in a cheeky YouTube video...
02:00 am GMT - Tue, August 25, 2020
BoingBoing From PMP to Six Sigma to Minitab, this training is your first step to project management mastery
Project managers have a lot of responsibility on their plate when they're hip-deep in a major project. They have to ride herd over the project, but they also need to constantly gather data, analyze th...
01:55 am GMT - Tue, August 25, 2020
BoingBoing Democrats will 'abolish' suburbs, lie Mark & Patricia McCloskey of St. Louis, who pointed guns at BLM protesters
At the RNC tonight, Patricia McCloskey, who is the lady half of a notorious St. Louis couple who pointed guns at BLM protesters, says Democrats want to "abolish" the suburbs. She goes on to praise imp...
01:46 am GMT - Tue, August 25, 2020
BoingBoing Trump FDA Administrator admits he misled public on convalescent plasma for COVID-19
Dr. Stephen M. Hahn [@SteveFDA], is the 24th Commissioner of Food and Drugs for the @US_FDA under Donald Trump. Tonight, on Twitter, Hahn admitted he misled the public on the promise of convalescent p...
01:29 am GMT - Tue, August 25, 2020
BoingBoing Trump again calls COVID-19 the 'China virus,' a racist and inaccurate slur, in RNC video
In a staged, pre-taped meeting with frontline workers for the RNC, President Trump calls coronavirus "the China virus." "Some people may get insulted, but that's the way it is." Of course no one is we...
01:02 am GMT - Tue, August 25, 2020
BoingBoing Democrats "using Covid to steal the election," deranged Trump lies at RNC
If you want to really drive them crazy, you say 12 more years. Trump...
08:09 pm GMT - Mon, August 24, 2020
BoingBoing Dead woman not dead
Yesterday in Southfield, Michigan, the parents of a 20-year-old woman found their daughter at home in cardiac arrest. They called 911 and paramedics performed CPR and attempted to save her life. After...
08:00 pm GMT - Mon, August 24, 2020
BoingBoing This ingenious parking sensor can give even old cars and trucks new rear camera technology
As of May 2018, it's federal law that all new cars and trucks in the U.S. must be equipped with  rearview monitoring technology. However, that still leaves millions and millions of vehicles produ...
07:23 pm GMT - Mon, August 24, 2020
BoingBoing Mycologist Merlin Sheldrake and the megascience of mushrooms
Biologist Merlin Sheldrake is an evangelist for the "neglected megascience" of mycology, the study of fungi and all the wonder within them. According to Sheldrake, fungi are the futurecontaining clues...
06:45 pm GMT - Mon, August 24, 2020
BoingBoing A "buttload" is apparently a formal unit of imperial measurement
I saw this on Twitter the other day and it blew my mind: After immediately falling down a Google hole about it, I discovered that this is, indeed, true! A butt, also known as a pipe, is a unit of meas...
06:19 pm GMT - Mon, August 24, 2020
BoingBoing Soundgarden's Chris Cornell: biopic now in production
Black Days is a forthcoming biopic about Chris Cornell, the lead singer of seminal Seattle band Soundgarden who died of suicide in 2017. Cornell was an incredible talent, as evidenced by his work with...
06:01 pm GMT - Mon, August 24, 2020
BoingBoing The first 3D animations of a human face are wonderfully creepy
While a graduate student at the University of Utah in the early 1970s, computer graphics pioneer Frederic Parke created some of the first 3D models of human faces. The research was supported by the De...
05:32 pm GMT - Mon, August 24, 2020
BoingBoing Incredibly realistic embroidered food
Japanese artist Ipnot creates incredibly realistic fabric food and other items using embroidery techniques....
04:57 pm GMT - Mon, August 24, 2020
BoingBoing Windows 95 is 25 years old
I got my first PC in 1996 and it came with Windows 95. It was hinky infested junkware, but also much more impressive than Windows 3.1 (and indeed MacOS) and of course would eventually give us the . To...
04:48 pm GMT - Mon, August 24, 2020
BoingBoing My dogs like to play
Electra is growing insanely fast, and the playing never seems to stop. Pretzel likes to assert her tiny dog dominance....
04:04 pm GMT - Mon, August 24, 2020
BoingBoing Fox host shocked to hear Paul Romer call Trump administration dishonest
Watch as a Fox Business can not fathom that the Trump White House administration is packed with liars....
03:45 pm GMT - Mon, August 24, 2020
BoingBoing An asteroid will come close to hitting the Earth the day before Election Day
According to current NASA data, there's a chance that a celestial immigrant dubbed Asteroid 2018VP1 will try to illegally cross our planetary border on or around Nov. 2, 2020 the day before the next ...
03:26 pm GMT - Mon, August 24, 2020
BoingBoing The Burning Man Multiverse is on like Donkey Kong
Because of the dumpster fire that is 2020, there is no IRL Black Rock City this summer. But there is Burning Man Multiverse and Burn Week is nigh, people. It starts August 30 and goes through Septembe...
02:50 pm GMT - Mon, August 24, 2020
BoingBoing Proposed German pets rights law would require two walks a day for dogs
As the animal rights movement continues to push for more legal protections for pets, Germany is leading the way on prohibitions for leaving dogs at home alone all day and getting enough daily walks. V...
02:23 pm GMT - Mon, August 24, 2020
BoingBoing Watch a champion fighter jet AI destroy a human pilot in a flight simulator
DARPA AlphaDogfight Trials is a competition between AI programs in a fighter jet simulator. The final event pits the winning program "Heron" against Air Force F-16 pilot "Banger," and the AI wins with...
02:19 pm GMT - Mon, August 24, 2020
BoingBoing Kim Jong-Un dead again
North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Un is reportedly gravely ill or even dead again, according to the vague sources of South Korean defectors and the newspapers they feed. Last time Kim Jong-Un "died" it s...
01:58 pm GMT - Mon, August 24, 2020
BoingBoing Trump's 50-point plan for a second-term is impressively hollow and meaningless.
The GOP's official 2020 platform is nothing but a loyalty pledge to Trump, and whatever it is that he believes in and plans to do. And what he plans to has been detailed on his website in a document t...
01:43 pm GMT - Mon, August 24, 2020
BoingBoing The Next World Tarot deck celebrates diversity in a dystopian future
In uncertain times, is it any wonder that more and more people are turning to astrology, tarot cards, and other New Age woo to find a sense of universal order? Cuban American illustrator Cristy Road (...
01:43 pm GMT - Mon, August 24, 2020
BoingBoing Chinese government releases new guidelines for science fiction
The China Film Administration, which is part of China's Central Publicity Department and the China Association for Science and Technology, has released a new official set of moviemaking guidelines tit...
01:38 pm GMT - Mon, August 24, 2020
BoingBoing Watercolor paint made from woad
Woad is a plant and a blue dye taken thereof, popularly associated with iron-age Britons but replaced by the superior Indigo plant long before the modern age. But it has its fans and now you can even ...
01:21 pm GMT - Mon, August 24, 2020
BoingBoing The GOP's Official 2020 platform is literally just a loyalty pledge to Trump
Back in June, the GOP released a working draft of their 2020 election platform that was literally the same as their 2016 agenda. This included passages like (emphasis added): The survival of the inter...
01:20 pm GMT - Mon, August 24, 2020
BoingBoing Popular Pandemics magazine: "Suggestions and succor for Current Situation"
It's set in the not-so-distant future but takes its design cues from the past, specifically the familiar stylings of old Popular Science magazines. Popular Pandemics is the parody publication of Bob R...
01:10 pm GMT - Mon, August 24, 2020
BoingBoing Rick Springfield stars in a musical slasher film sequel to "Jessie's Girl"
Prog-emo band Coheed and Cambria have always had a penchant for the dramatic, having built their career on a multi-generational 4th-wall-busting sci-fi rock opera spanning multiple albums. So it's onl...
01:10 pm GMT - Mon, August 24, 2020
BoingBoing Smokeless S'mores (for a wildfire world)
My pal Brody Q just dropped off some unusual, but delicious, treats to my doorstep, a box of her homemade gourmet "s'mores." Unlike traditional s'mores these are made without a campfire, a sort of cul...
01:00 pm GMT - Mon, August 24, 2020
BoingBoing This smart, powerful robot vacuum cleaner will make you wish you'd bought a robo-vac years ago
If you still haven't climbed aboard the robot vacuum cleaner bandwagon, there's probably one question about unleashing a tiny carpet sucker in your home that nags at you above all others — do th...
12:55 pm GMT - Mon, August 24, 2020
BoingBoing Microsoft Flight Sim 2020 vs drone footage
The newly-released Microsoft Flight Simulator has been made fun of for some peculiar generative results of its world-spanning simulation of planet Earth, but it is a stunningly realistic experience al...
12:37 pm GMT - Mon, August 24, 2020
BoingBoing 'The Batman' trailer reveals Robert Pattinson as the eponymous crimefighter
The DC FanDome got a preview of next year's The Batman, and it is definitely in keeping with the dark and brooding aesthetic of recent iterations. Via IGN: Director Matt Reeves gave Batman fans the fi...
11:50 am GMT - Mon, August 24, 2020
BoingBoing Ducks converse with one another
"I was trying to read outside on a lovely Summer day," wrote Robert Wilson, "but my two pet ducks, Quacker and Jack, wanted my attention."...
11:40 am GMT - Mon, August 24, 2020
BoingBoing Hidden cameras "everywhere" in Korean hotels
This BBC report examines the "molka" phenomenon in South Korea (previously at BB): the proliferation of hidden wireless cameras in toilets and hotel rooms, and the culture of blackmail and revenge por...
11:30 am GMT - Mon, August 24, 2020
BoingBoing Betsy DeVos teamed with Men's Rights Activists to write new campus sexual assault guidelines
From The Nation: From May to September 2017, the DOE's Office of Civil Rights partnered with National Coalition for Men Carolinas (NCFMC), Families Advocating for Campus Equality (FACE), and Stop Abus...
04:34 am GMT - Mon, August 24, 2020
BoingBoing Kellyanne Conyway quitting the White House; George Conway quitting The Lincoln Project
Top Trump counselor Kellyanne Conway announced tonight that she's leaving the White House at the end of the month. Minutes earlier, her husband George Conway tweeted that he's departing from anti-Trum...
04:34 am GMT - Mon, August 24, 2020
BoingBoing Kellyanne Conway quitting the White House; George Conway quitting The Lincoln Project
Top Trump counselor Kellyanne Conway announced tonight that she's leaving the White House at the end of the month. Minutes earlier, her husband George Conway tweeted that he's departing from anti-Trum...
02:00 am GMT - Mon, August 24, 2020
BoingBoing Should you get a VPN or SmartDNS service? Either way, KeepSolid has you covered.
 For years, you've heard the steady drumbeat. You need to have a VPN to protect yourself online. It's been drilled into all of us for more than a decade. But in the wake of VPN, KeepSolid, one of...
10:08 pm GMT - Sun, August 23, 2020
BoingBoing 'Snow Dog' looks cool in goggles, while snow falls
That dog is a very good dog, and looking extremely cute in those snow goggles. [source]...
10:02 pm GMT - Sun, August 23, 2020
BoingBoing Twitter flags Trump "mail drop boxes" tweet as disinformation
Twitter is spanking the president more routinely now for disinformation tweets, as the November elections approach. Better late than never. Today, on Sunday, Twitter added a disclaimer to a bogus Dona...
09:44 pm GMT - Sun, August 23, 2020
BoingBoing Trump wants armed federal agents at polling sites, DHS chief says NOPE
Impeached and manifestly unfit U.S. President Donald Trump has been demanding of late that armed federal law enforcement agents be placed at polling sites throughout the nation on voting day. The top ...
09:28 pm GMT - Sun, August 23, 2020
BoingBoing Trump, FDA start hyping convalescent plasma treatment for COVID-19
Impeached U.S. President Donald Trump is expected to announce on Sunday the emergency authorization of convalescent plasma for COVID-19 patients. On Saturday, one day ago, Trump tweeted: "The deep sta...
09:15 pm GMT - Sun, August 23, 2020
BoingBoing Aleksei Navalny will survive 'poison attack', but will be 'incapacitated for months' advocate says
A comatose Alexei Navalny is being treated in a German hospital after what his allies say was a poison attack. He was flown from Siberia to Berlin when authorities finally released him, two days after...
08:00 pm GMT - Sun, August 23, 2020
BoingBoing This app aggregates reports from over 50,000 global news sources for you to compare stories
Where do you get your news? Actually, the better question is who do you trust to bring you your news? And maybe the best question of all…should you trust them? In the age of "fake news" claims,...
04:45 pm GMT - Sun, August 23, 2020
BoingBoing After 50 years, scientists confirm that adorable elephant shrew species still exists
The Somali sengi, a type of elephant shrew with an elongated nose, had not been observed since the 1960s. It was recently rediscovered by scientists who lured them out from their rocky habitats with p...
02:36 pm GMT - Sun, August 23, 2020
BoingBoing Honest ad for the US Postal Service
Yet another fantastic take on current events by the folks at Juice Media. I have been voting for mail by years and in California it is easy to confirm your ballot was sent and received....
02:22 pm GMT - Sun, August 23, 2020
BoingBoing A QAnon supporter used her car to attack random strangers who she suddenly decided were Satanic pedophiles
The Waco Tribune reports that a 30-year-old woman was arrested earlier this week for "driving while intoxicated and aggravated assault charges after she chased at least two cars and intentionally cras...
01:26 pm GMT - Sun, August 23, 2020
BoingBoing Trailer for INDECLINE'S "The Art of Protest"
Activist art collective INDECLINE have dropped the trailer for their upcoming documentary (Fall 2020), The Art of Protest. "INDECLINE was founded on the idea that no matter how bad things get, there a...
01:00 pm GMT - Sun, August 23, 2020
BoingBoing These air conditioners, humidifiers, and purifiers might just save the rest of your summer
Earlier this month, Death Valley, California recorded a temperature of 130 degrees. It was the highest temperature recorded on planet Earth anywhere since 1931 and was likely one of the hottest days e...
02:00 am GMT - Sun, August 23, 2020
BoingBoing Get 100 hours of expert-led UI/UX training through Adobe tools for just $50
You can't have a website or app that works great, but looks like it was assembled with construction paper and paste. You also can't have a gorgeous web experience crippled by slow loads, bad links, an...
08:00 pm GMT - Sat, August 22, 2020
BoingBoing The Sensibo SKY turns most air conditioners into smart home climate control devices
Smart technology isn't always about leashing all of our household devices to our every whim. Sometimes, it's just about protecting us from ourselves. We've all left the house in the heat of summer for...
07:52 pm GMT - Sat, August 22, 2020
BoingBoing These Monster Cookies require a pound of butter. And yes, it's worth it.
Don't tell your cardiologist, but the first ingredient of the chocolate chunk Monster Cookie recipe created by Tavel Bristol-Joseph (one of Food and Wine Best New Chefs of 2020) is an entire pound of ...
07:50 pm GMT - Sat, August 22, 2020
BoingBoing Pokmon manhole covers debut in Tokyo
Since 2018, Japan has been replacing its manhole covers with Pokmon designs, in an effort to boost local tourism throughout its lesser-frequented locales. Casey Baseel reports for SoraNews 24, that a ...
07:47 pm GMT - Sat, August 22, 2020
BoingBoing Make IKEA's iconic meatballs at home
I had a friend who was so obsessed with Ikea's Swedish meatballs that he bought them frozen, in bulk, from the IKEA Food Market, and kept a bomb shelter ration's worth in his garage freezer. And this ...
07:29 pm GMT - Sat, August 22, 2020
BoingBoing What definitely not to name your seafood restaurant during a global pandemic
And this: today's photo dispatch from a friend-of-a-friend in PhnomPenh. So maybe Covid-19 did not, in fact, originate in a Wuhan wet market as widely reported. Nonetheless, it takes courage to dine a...
05:15 pm GMT - Sat, August 22, 2020
BoingBoing Buy your own roadside attraction: Wigwam Village Motel 2 is for sale
Cave City, Kentucky's Wigwam Village Motel #2, a registered National Landmark as well as a culturally-insensitive remnant of roadside kitsch, is currently on the market for $395K. That's 15 conical bu...
02:41 pm GMT - Sat, August 22, 2020
BoingBoing "Newly-declassified" footage of the Tsar Bomba nuclear test
Rosatom, the Russian state energy company, posted a documentary about the 1961 Tsar Bomba nuclear weapons test, the most powerful on record. The documentary (itself obviously of the era) contains foot...
02:04 pm GMT - Sat, August 22, 2020
BoingBoing Ricky Gervais was in an '80s new wave band
Years before he played David Brent in The Office, comedian Ricky Gervais sang in a synth-pop group called Seona Dancing. The two-man band, Gervais and his college friend Bill Macrae, was active from 1...
02:02 pm GMT - Sat, August 22, 2020
BoingBoing Thom Dunn talks about Irish-American culture and identity on the Motherfoclir podcast
I've written here before about Irish language and identity stuff, but my friend Darach Saghdha was kind of enough to have me onto the popular Irish podcast Motherfoclir to talk at length about diaspo...
01:00 pm GMT - Sat, August 22, 2020
BoingBoing This kit will teach you how to read minds. And it's not a joke.
Okay, look…we're gonna let you in on a little secret here. You can't really read someone else's mind. Unless you know something the rest of the human race doesn't, you can't actually go inside s...
12:30 pm GMT - Sat, August 22, 2020
BoingBoing Barefoot waterskiing extends into one long-ass butt slide
Barefoot waterskier Benjamin Thompson writes, "The dolphin start wasn't too great but the Butt Slide more than makes up for it." AGREED! 10/10 (Digg) screengrab via Benjamin Thompson/YouTube...
12:00 pm GMT - Sat, August 22, 2020
BoingBoing Jack Black removes his overgrown Covid hair
Get ready to sympathy itch. Watch Jack Black go from Grizzly Adams to Mr. Clean in a little over five minutes. Ok, maybe not Mr. Clean but some bald guy. The video ends with a "to be continued" teaser...
02:00 am GMT - Sat, August 22, 2020
BoingBoing Product photographers are cleaning up and here's how you can join their ranks
There aren't many indisputable facts in how to best market a product, but a few facts are overwhelmingly clear. People want pictures. And people demand pictures. A resounding 93 percent of online shop...
01:51 am GMT - Sat, August 22, 2020
BoingBoing Comatose Alexei Navalny loaded on plane to Germany, medical evacuation delayed 2 days by Russia
The human being inside the pod in this photo is Alexei Navalny, opposition leader, journalist, and prominent critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin. The photo was taken by Navalny spokesperson Kir...
01:25 am GMT - Sat, August 22, 2020
BoingBoing New USPS website helps Americans vote by mail
The U.S. Postal Service on Friday launched a new website to help Americans vote by mail in the November general election. The USPS announced the creation of usps.com/votinginfo earlier today, saying t...
01:17 am GMT - Sat, August 22, 2020
BoingBoing COVID-19 data breach in South Dakota now under FBI investigation
South Dakotans whose COVID-19 status and other personal information was collected by state agencies may be subject to a data breach that is under federal investigation....
11:59 pm GMT - Fri, August 21, 2020
BoingBoing QAnon disinformation behind SaveTheChildren and SaveOurchildren rallies
Rallies planned on Facebook by QAnon supporters or sympathizers that have brought the conspiracy theory offline and into the town squares of dozens of cities in recent weeks....
11:59 pm GMT - Fri, August 21, 2020
BoingBoing QAnon disinformation cult is behind SaveTheChildren and SaveOurchildren rallies
Rallies planned on Facebook by QAnon supporters or sympathizers that have brought the conspiracy theory offline and into the town squares of dozens of cities in recent weeks....
11:48 pm GMT - Fri, August 21, 2020
BoingBoing TikTok to challenge Trump order banning transactions with video app and Chinese owner ByteDance
TikTok is expected to launch a legal challenge as early as Monday against impeached U.S. President Donald Trump's executive order that prohibits transactions with the popular short video app and its C...
11:29 pm GMT - Fri, August 21, 2020
BoingBoing Baby giant panda born at National Zoo, mom Mei Xiang "caring for her newborn attentively"
"A precious giant panda cub has arrived!" Amazing news on this Friday afternoon, from the Smithsonian National Zoo in Washington, DC. "We're overjoyed to share that Mei Xiang gave birth at 6:35 p.m. a...
11:29 pm GMT - Fri, August 21, 2020
BoingBoing A baby giant panda was born at the National Zoo, mom Mei Xiang is "caring for her newborn attentively" [VIDEO]
"A precious giant panda cub has arrived!" Amazing news on this Friday afternoon, from the Smithsonian National Zoo in Washington, DC. "We're overjoyed to share that Mei Xiang gave birth at 6:35 p.m. a...
11:14 pm GMT - Fri, August 21, 2020
BoingBoing Russia agrees to let poisoned Putin critic Navalny go to Germany
After a 3-day delay, doctors in Omsk, Russia have finally cleared opposition leader Alexei Navalny to be airlifted to Germany. The investigative journalist and outspoken critic of Russian President Vl...
08:00 pm GMT - Fri, August 21, 2020
BoingBoing Elevate your at-home bartending skills with these 20 fantastic items
One of these days, it might be ok again to have friends over. When that day comes, you'll probably want to let the drinks flow. In that case, it might not be a bad idea to have a few new tricks to liv...
05:10 pm GMT - Fri, August 21, 2020
BoingBoing Bannon admits everything in live video from 2019
"Welcome back, this is Stephen K. Bannon. We're off the coast of St. Tropez in southern France on the Mediterranean, and we're on the million dollar yacht that Brian Kolfageand Brian Kolfage, he took ...
05:00 pm GMT - Fri, August 21, 2020
BoingBoing Out-of-work stage manager records her show calls for those missing theater work
When there isn't a pandemic, Cherie B. Tay works as a Broadway asst/stage manager. Her latest credit is Hadestown which is currently suspended through January 3, 2021. In this forced downtime, she mad...
04:58 pm GMT - Fri, August 21, 2020
BoingBoing Sneaky thieves rob Ninja Museum
On Monday, sneaky thieves robbed the Iga-ryu Ninja Museum in Japan's Mie Prefecture. In just three minutes, the crooks forced open the museum entrance, nabbed a 330 pound safe containing more than a m...
04:20 pm GMT - Fri, August 21, 2020
BoingBoing Citing "violence," Facebook officially has banned anarchist and anti-fascist content, alongside QAnon
On August 19, 2020, Facebook published, "An Update to How We Address Movements and Organizations Tied to Violence," saying: Today we are taking action against Facebook Pages, Groups and Instagram acco...
04:15 pm GMT - Fri, August 21, 2020
BoingBoing Make your own GIANT sidewalk chalk with a Pringles can, plaster of paris, and tempera paint
Here's big fun for families, protestors, and families who protest! At Instructables, friedpotatoes explains how to make massive sticks of sidewalk chalk with plaster of Paris, tempera paint, and a Pri...
03:31 pm GMT - Fri, August 21, 2020
BoingBoing Otherworldly "Bubble House" for sale
Forty years ago, architecture student Graham Birchall created an otherworldly "bubble house" design for his senior thesis project. Then Graham did the unthinkable: he built it. Now, the Bubble House i...
03:20 pm GMT - Fri, August 21, 2020
BoingBoing "All Star" by Smash Mouth but it's a beautifully melancholic emo song
Despite my love of Smash Mouth memes, the band has been on my shitlist since they held a concert during the pandemic. But I'm willing to ignore that just to indulge in this 6-minute "All Star" cover b...
03:01 pm GMT - Fri, August 21, 2020
BoingBoing Brawl on plane after passenger refuses to wear mask and refuses to leave
Fisticuffs broke out on an American Airlines jet earlier this week after a passenger refused to wear a face mask and refused to get off the plane. A video clip of the brawl on the Vegas-to-Charlotte f...
03:00 pm GMT - Fri, August 21, 2020
BoingBoing Drive into a "Stranger Things" haunted house-type experience this October in LA
Event producers are pivoting to make shows/money happen during the pandemic. Case in point, this "Drive-into Experience" event based on Stranger Things.  It's like a haunted house but you remain ...
02:45 pm GMT - Fri, August 21, 2020
BoingBoing Slow TV: take a 2.5 hour narrowboat cruise down an English canal
Slow TV YouTuber CruisingTheCut shared a relaxing cruise through part of the Macclesfield canal, a 26-mile historic waterway in Cheshire. The canal includes locks, historic buildings, and even roving ...
02:43 pm GMT - Fri, August 21, 2020
BoingBoing Electric glove for police to handle "rough characters"
In September 1935, Modern Mechanix covered a new "electric glove" invented by Cirilo Diaz of Cuba. According to the report, it's intended for "use by police while handling rough characters or in quell...
02:38 pm GMT - Fri, August 21, 2020
BoingBoing Two hurricanes, one gulf
Break out the Sharpies! Two dangerous weather systems are headed toward the gulf coast, a double-whammy experts fear could stretch emergency resources to the limit during the pandemic. ABC 11 News: If...
02:34 pm GMT - Fri, August 21, 2020
BoingBoing Gods from Space: fascinating short video about a religion sparked by extraterrestrials
In 1954, English taxi driver George King received an extraterrestrial message in his mind: "Prepare yourself! You are to become the voice of Interplanetary Parliament." This was the seed of the Aether...
02:30 pm GMT - Fri, August 21, 2020
BoingBoing Watch this champion serve teh tarik (pulled tea) with acrobatic flair
To pull more customers, street vendors who serve teh tarik have developed difficult maneuvers for mixing and serving their product. It's so popular that there is a teh tarik championship. Behold past ...
02:14 pm GMT - Fri, August 21, 2020
BoingBoing Fox News host falsely claims Bannon's arrest is a "deep state" conspiracy
Steve Bannon might look like a fraudster who got arrested on a boat, but Fox News bloviator Lou Dobbs insists that he is in fact the target of a "Deep State" conspiracy. Addressing the story on his sh...
01:00 pm GMT - Fri, August 21, 2020
BoingBoing If you're looking for an iPad deal that won't break the bank consider going refurbished
We were already moving closer to the day where every man, woman and child would have their own iPad before COVID-19, but now…it's even more vital.  With distance learning and other activiti...
12:58 pm GMT - Fri, August 21, 2020
BoingBoing Susan B. Anthony museum rejects Trump pardon
Following Trump's posthumous pardon for suffragist Susan B. Anthony, the museum founded in her memory is rejecting the gesture. "Objection! Mr. President, Susan B. Anthony must decline your offer of a...
11:26 am GMT - Fri, August 21, 2020
BoingBoing Anderson Cooper tears MyPillow CEO open like a bag of chips
Mike Lindell is the CEO of MyPillow. It's a pillow company! So, when he claims that oleandrin is an incredible breakthrough in the fight against COVID-19, you know you can trust him. But hey, if the m...
11:23 am GMT - Fri, August 21, 2020
BoingBoing Trailer for HBO's 'Class Action Park,' about the most dangerous amusement park in history
Action Park was the stuff of legend even before it shut down for its unbelievably dangerous attractions and laissez-faire attitudes about things like regulations, safety protocols, and keeping patrons...
03:30 am GMT - Fri, August 21, 2020
BoingBoing Get the complete guide to building a YouTube channel for under $30
One of the most fundamental principles of marketing is to bring your message to the places where your potential customers can be found. And one place people can be found online is YouTube. The video s...
12:21 am GMT - Fri, August 21, 2020
BoingBoing And now, for some Yiddisha Vaudeville
If you're a music aficionado with an appreciation of the arcane for whom the forgotten tunes of the 1910s and '20s are just as compelling as anything you might stream on Spotify, and you've never hear...
12:11 am GMT - Fri, August 21, 2020
BoingBoing When the US dollar is worth nothing, will Utah lead the way to a new American currency?
Is blockchain currency too intangible and complicated for you? Does Facebook Pay feel too In-Zuckerberg-We-Trust? Does your couch potato lifestyle prevent you from going on a Sweatcoin shopping spree?...
12:03 am GMT - Fri, August 21, 2020
BoingBoing Why Suzi Quatro is one of the coolest American rock stars you probably don't know much about
Speak the names of 1970s & early-'80s women rock icons such as Patty Smith, Debbie Harry, or Joan Jett, and you'll undoubtedly receive a nod of recognition. Say Suzi Quatro, and for the few who kn...
11:51 pm GMT - Thu, August 20, 2020
BoingBoing My low-sugar vanilla chocolate chip ice cream recipe
In thefirst issueof The Magnet (my new newsletter), I shared my recipe for very low-carb almond flour bread. It calls for 3 egg whites. When I make this bread, I usually make a double batch, which lea...
10:30 pm GMT - Thu, August 20, 2020
BoingBoing This training will help you develop in-demand Salesforce knowledge and skills
When it started in 1999, San Francisco-based upstart Salesforce wanted to become the primary digital home for companies to track their interactions with clients and work on converting more sales throu...
07:00 pm GMT - Thu, August 20, 2020
BoingBoing Bob Baker marionettes perform "Rollin in my Cadillac," "Racist," and other unexpected tunes
On Sunday, for a Kerwin Frost/YouTube Previously: Bid on real "Pee-wee's Playhouse" history: Penny cartoon figures...
06:55 pm GMT - Thu, August 20, 2020
BoingBoing "Zombie" magazines: prestigious publications raised from the dead by hucksters, extremists and morons
At The New Republic, Alex Shephard traces the rise of "zombie" magazines: respected but failed outlets raised from the dead to crank out bizarre, low-quality or extremist content that wears the old ma...
06:30 pm GMT - Thu, August 20, 2020
BoingBoing Save 45% on this accelerated cold brew maker that's perfect for hot summer days
We all know the way a cup of coffee can immediately jump start our day. Yet, we also know that for many, coffee is…well, an acquired taste. Coffee has bite. It's also pretty acidic and not alway...
06:26 pm GMT - Thu, August 20, 2020
BoingBoing Good deal on this very inexpensive Dremel compatible rotary tool
I've been using this Wen rotary tool for a few years. It has plenty of power (I've never turned it up to full speed for anything I've used it for), comes with a bunch of tool bits, and costs a tiny fr...
06:18 pm GMT - Thu, August 20, 2020
BoingBoing Keep restaurants in business, support farmers, and feed those economically hit by Covid? Yes, it's possible!
Brattleboro, Vermont has initiated an innovative project leveraging CARES Act funding to keep local restaurants in business, while at the same time supporting local farmers and feeding members of the ...
06:12 pm GMT - Thu, August 20, 2020
BoingBoing Ukulele cover version of AC/DC's "Thunderstruck"
Watch Overdriver Duo's impressive ukulele rendition of AC/DC's "Thunderstruck." They also did GNR's "Sweet Child o' Mine." Via Kottke...
06:00 pm GMT - Thu, August 20, 2020
BoingBoing The best analysis of the racist YouTube channel implosion at 'Bon Apptit'
One of the more unexpected racial reckonings in the wake of George Floyd's killing is the collapse of Bon Apptit magazine's YouTube channel. As Jack Saint says in his terrific analysis, "This was a bu...
05:44 pm GMT - Thu, August 20, 2020
BoingBoing Wirecutter's list of "Worst Things for Most People"
After reading this Wirecutter article about products that are overpriced, crappy, or just plain don't work, I'm never buying an air fryer. As they're marketed, air fryers are miracle devices, supplyin...
05:21 pm GMT - Thu, August 20, 2020
BoingBoing Cameron Crowe on the 20th anniversary of "Almost Famous"
Twenty years ago, Cameron Crowe wrote and directed Almost Famous, a fantastic, coming-of-age rock-and-roll tale based on his teenage years as a journalist for Rolling Stone magazine in the 1970s. Roll...
05:10 pm GMT - Thu, August 20, 2020
BoingBoing Gorilla and son study a caterpillar
Primates of all kinds find bugs fascinating, including this father and son. Image: YouTube...
05:00 pm GMT - Thu, August 20, 2020
BoingBoing Here's why the metalloid germanium is used for infrared camera lenses
In the visible light spectrum, standard glass is almost completely transparent, and the metalloid germanium is almost completely opaque. But in infrared light, the opposite is true. Here's another dem...
04:59 pm GMT - Thu, August 20, 2020
BoingBoing How to stop procrastinating using behavior model by Stanford's B.J. Fogg
B.J. Fogg is the founder of Stanford University's Behavior Design Lab. In his FBM [Fogg Behavior Model], behaviors are guided by motivation, ability, and triggers, and the reason we procrastinate is t...
04:39 pm GMT - Thu, August 20, 2020
BoingBoing Upside down video of hanging bats looks like a mallgoth gathering
Someone shot a video of bats hanging upside down to see things from their perspective....
04:00 pm GMT - Thu, August 20, 2020
BoingBoing How much dust is really dead skin? An investigation
Derek Muller from Veritasium uses some Google-fu to look into the common claim that dust is mostly dead skin. While a significant amount is, about half of typical household dust in one study was other...
04:00 pm GMT - Thu, August 20, 2020
BoingBoing Up The Blunx is a new comedy podcast for Black punks.
Up The Blunx is a comedy podcast by the Black punks, for the Black punks, and about a wide range of topics from cops to condiments. But if you're expecting each episode to stay on track, you've come t...
03:45 pm GMT - Thu, August 20, 2020
BoingBoing Timer, the "I hanker fer a hunk o' cheese" guy, was originally from a 1973 afterschool special
I have just learned that "Timer," the bulbous yellow character from those old animated Saturday morning healthy-eating PSAs, first appeared in a 1973 afterschool special called The Incredible, Indelib...
03:37 pm GMT - Thu, August 20, 2020
BoingBoing Auction highlights: Frazetta, Zelda, pre-code comic cover art
Heritage Auction's upcoming comic art convention has lots of drool-worthy items on the block, including: Lee Elias' cover for Chamber of Chills #19 (1955) — "One of the all-time greatest covers-...
03:27 pm GMT - Thu, August 20, 2020
BoingBoing Steve Bannon was arrested on a boat, and the U.S. Postal Service was involved
Who are the writers for this season of America's reality? I mean, this is so over the top. Donald Trump's former advisor Stephen Bannon was today charged with fraud and other crimes. Bannon was arrest...
03:24 pm GMT - Thu, August 20, 2020
BoingBoing WH Press Secretary says Trump campaign slogan synonymous with a white racist movement
As we get closer to the election it appears the Trump Campaign is dropping all pretense: "The reason he called for the boycott was over MAGA. MAGA is pretty much unanimous with blue lives matter these...
03:22 pm GMT - Thu, August 20, 2020
BoingBoing Count the "Easter Eggs" in the background of Elizabeth Warren's DNC speech last night
<P>Last night, US Senator Elizabeth Warren, a former schoolteacher, gave her 2020 Democratic National Convention speech from an early childhood classroom. Just beside her left shoulder, you ca...
03:16 pm GMT - Thu, August 20, 2020
BoingBoing With Steve Bannon, now all Trump 2016 campaign managers have faced criminal charges
"Michael Cohen, Paul Manafort, Rick Gates, Michael Flynn, Roger Stone. Now Bannon," notes the NYT's Adam Goldman. The noose is tightening. "Each of Trump's 2016 campaign managershas now faced criminal...
03:07 pm GMT - Thu, August 20, 2020
BoingBoing Man lives in lunar lander on riverbank
Kurt Hughes, a talented naval architect, built this delightful lunar lander home on the banks of the Columbia River in Central Washington State. He was inspired by his daughter's experience in a space...
03:06 pm GMT - Thu, August 20, 2020
BoingBoing Airbnb bans house parties during coronavirus, and files preliminary paperwork for public stock offering
Because there have been too many "What coronavirus?" parties at properties rented through its service, Airbnb is banning house parties worldwide. Airbnb has also filed preliminary paperwork for public...
02:35 pm GMT - Thu, August 20, 2020
BoingBoing Donald Trump must give his tax returns to New York District Attorney, federal judge rules
Judge rejects Trumps latest attempt to hide tax returns from Manhattan DA...
02:31 pm GMT - Thu, August 20, 2020
BoingBoing Hilarious: "Travel influencers be like"
"Travel Influencers Be Like" by Julie Nolke. The only bit missing is: "The people who live there are so poor but they are sooo happy."...
02:22 pm GMT - Thu, August 20, 2020
BoingBoing NAACP sues Postmaster General Louis DeJoy to ensure postal mail delivery of 2020 election ballots
The NAACP is suing Postmaster General Louis DeJoy in Washington federal court. The lawsuit demands the United States Postal Service restore prompt and reliable mail delivery, and ensure that mail-in b...
02:20 pm GMT - Thu, August 20, 2020
BoingBoing Watch this deeply weird and deeply 1980s music video by Grace Slick of Jefferson Airplane
This deeply bizarre, uncomfortably funny, and surprisingly compelling clip is "Dreams" from the second solo album, also called Dreams, by Grace Slick of Jefferson Airplane aka Jefferson Starship aka S...
02:19 pm GMT - Thu, August 20, 2020
BoingBoing Russian opposition leader hospitalized after mystery illness
Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny is reportedly in a coma Thursday after falling ill during a flight, which made an emergency landing in Omsk. Navalny, 44, started feeling unwell while on a ret...
01:37 pm GMT - Thu, August 20, 2020
BoingBoing Steve Bannon charged with fraud by NY prosecutor
Former Trump White House official Stephen Bannon has just been indicted by federal prosecutors in Manhattan. "Brian Kolfage, Stephen Bannon, and Two Others Alleged to Have Funneled Hundreds of Thousan...
01:35 pm GMT - Thu, August 20, 2020
BoingBoing Misogynist retrogaming star kills woman, then self
Cecilia D'Anastasio reports on the life and death of Rudy Ferretti, a retrogaming star whose life beyond adding high-scores was dedicated to removing his enemies from the retrogaming scene. Enabled an...
12:45 pm GMT - Thu, August 20, 2020
BoingBoing With new name for 737 MAX, you won't even know you're boarding one
Flaws in Boeing's 737 MAX jet led to the deaths of hundreds of passengers in two accidents, the plane's worldwide grounding, and an investigation that revealed the spreading rot of corporate incompete...
12:29 pm GMT - Thu, August 20, 2020
BoingBoing Site to check out weird or suspect URLs
Isolation.site does just one thing: it visits URLs that you want to check out but don't trust, and shows you what comes up. It's not just a convenient wrapper around the curl command-line tool, but ge...
12:17 pm GMT - Thu, August 20, 2020
BoingBoing The Spinner Drive is one of the more beautifully designed screwdrivers you'll ever find
Screwdrivers are among the most used tools in the old household toolbox. But for all of their utility, the garden variety flathead or Phillips can come up short more often than you'd like. Some projec...
12:14 pm GMT - Thu, August 20, 2020
BoingBoing Los Angeles mayor orders utilities cut at cringey TikTok bro's mansion after massive COVID parties
The drama channels have been all over the developing war in LA between influencer jagbags and city officials over massive house parties in the middle of a pandemic. The worst of the worst is Bryce Hal...
12:00 pm GMT - Thu, August 20, 2020
BoingBoing Could we actually build a space elevator?
Real Engineering takes a look at the feasibility of space elevators, and the short answer is, yes it is possible. It is primarily a materials challenge; namely, a tensile strength challenge for the ca...
11:52 am GMT - Thu, August 20, 2020
BoingBoing Untitled Goose Game will soon be a two-player joint
There aren't many video games that my wife and I agree on as we do with House House's Untitled Goose Game. That the game is receiving a free two-player cooperative upgrade on September 23rd? Bliss....
11:51 am GMT - Thu, August 20, 2020
BoingBoing The 'Interstellar' theme played on an otherworldly cristal baschet
Loup Barrow plays the haunting Hans Zimmer composition on a cristal baschet, a rare instrument made of glass and metal. The instrument was created in 1952 by brothers Bernard and Franois Baschet....
10:35 pm GMT - Wed, August 19, 2020
BoingBoing Princess Diana exhumed, satanism & Mariah Carey, and the White House's China gamble, in this week's dubious tabloids
Its been said that truth is the first casualty of war, but it now appears to be the first casualty of peacetime too....
10:13 pm GMT - Wed, August 19, 2020
BoingBoing Oral history of The Black Cauldron, Disney's weirdest animated "classic"
The Black Cauldron nearly killed Disney animation, taking so long to make that its true budget is incalculable, appearing to startled reviews in 1985, and taking in only $21m at the box office. Drew T...
08:00 pm GMT - Wed, August 19, 2020
BoingBoing Watch these masons use the domino method to build a stone wall
This is one of these videos where it's cool, then kinda lulls in the center, but the pay-off at the end is totally worth it....
08:00 pm GMT - Wed, August 19, 2020
BoingBoing Fluent City is going to help you learn the language you want online from a real, live teacher
Ever since Rosetta Stone kickstarted the online language learning craze, there are now almost as many language learning services out there as there are languages to learn. Yet while many of their meth...
07:37 pm GMT - Wed, August 19, 2020
BoingBoing 3D house tours are the perfect medium for horror
You've doubtless seen the tacky 3D house tours on real estate listings: crude, badly-coded gamelike experiences similar to Myst, garnished with bad user interfaces and enragingly inoffensive music. Wh...
07:15 pm GMT - Wed, August 19, 2020
BoingBoing The new bipartisan Senate Intelligence report on Russia's election meddling is utterly damning, and utterly meaningless
The bipartisan Senate Intelligence Committee just released their fifth and final report on Russian involvement in the 2016 US Presidential Election. The nearly-one-thousand-page tome is more damning t...
07:00 pm GMT - Wed, August 19, 2020
BoingBoing There was chocolate snow in a Swiss town in the middle of August.
From The Independent: The Lindt & Spruengli company confirmed local reports on Tuesday that there was a minor defect in the cooling ventilation for a line for roasted "cocoa nibs" in its...
03:51 pm GMT - Wed, August 19, 2020
BoingBoing Facemask prevents store from ID'ing man who stole a 3-foot, 40-pound dildo in broad daylight
TMZ reports that a 3-foot-tall dildo, weighing in at 40 pounds, was stolen in the middle of the day from a sex shop in Las Vegas. The dildo, which is affectionately known as "The Moby," as in Dick, fo...
03:45 pm GMT - Wed, August 19, 2020
BoingBoing Stock market data illustrated as landscapes: Stoxart
SPOT (NYSE) Taking something boring and turning it into something beautiful is a real talent, and that's exactly what Gladys of Stoxart has done. She's turned stock charts into lovely illustrations of...
03:30 pm GMT - Wed, August 19, 2020
BoingBoing Bear takes a dip in human family's pool on hot California day
"During 'unbearable' temperatures this bear took a dip the Liang Family pool on Aug. 18 in Arcadia, California." [source, image courtesy the Liang Family of Arcadia, CA]...
03:23 pm GMT - Wed, August 19, 2020
BoingBoing Trump attacks Goodyear after red MAGA hats reportedly banned on factory floors
Impeached U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday demanded a boycott of Goodyear, because the American tire and automotive gear company reportedly banned his red MAGA hats on factory floors. Don't bu...
03:15 pm GMT - Wed, August 19, 2020
BoingBoing Kookslams, the maritime metaphor for 2020
As the name suggests, Kookslams is a curated collection of watersport noobs (aka kooks) getting slammed by waves, other kooks, immovable objects, and what-not. It may be the most apt metaphor for this...
03:15 pm GMT - Wed, August 19, 2020
BoingBoing Apple becomes Wall Street's first $2 TRILLION company
Apple today became the first 2-trillion dollar American company, after becoming the first trillion dollar US company just two years ago. Microsoft ($1.59T) and Amazon ($1.65T) are in second and third ...
03:04 pm GMT - Wed, August 19, 2020
BoingBoing Stranger Things: the Duffer Brothers on the show's future
It's been a year since the last season of Stranger Things and production of season four has obviously been held up by the pandemic. According to the show's creators Ross and Matt Duffer, season four, ...
03:00 pm GMT - Wed, August 19, 2020
BoingBoing The pandemic probably changed late night talk forever, but for the better?
Eddy Burback makes the compelling case that late night talk shows have actually improved during the pandemic. There's also a compelling case to be made that they could not have gotten much worse. His ...
02:51 pm GMT - Wed, August 19, 2020
BoingBoing Trump goes to war (on a tire manufacturer)
In response to Goodyear Tires corporate policy that allows folks to wear items that display their support of racial justice and other issues of equity, but not racist red baseball caps, Orange Julius ...
02:46 pm GMT - Wed, August 19, 2020
BoingBoing Michigan governor: "It's Shark Week, motherfuckers!"
Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer on a live feed just before her Democratic National Convention speech: "It's Shark Week, motherfuckers." I love it when politicians break character....
02:45 pm GMT - Wed, August 19, 2020
BoingBoing Vintage UK illustrations of rocks and minerals repurposed as a cool poster and interactive site
Data artist Nicholas Rougeux created a gorgeous collage of over 2,000 early 19th-century illustrations by James Sowerby. The public domain images were organized from over 700 color plates by color as ...
02:30 pm GMT - Wed, August 19, 2020
BoingBoing Update: Uncle Roger visits BBC's fried rice chef Hersha Patel
After relentlessly roasting her for her rice cooking technique, Uncle Roger gives Hersha Patel a chance to redeem herself when he visits her kitchen. She promptly freaks Uncle Roger out again by havin...
02:30 pm GMT - Wed, August 19, 2020
BoingBoing Watch how Yulia Brodskaya creates this amazing quilled paper portrait
Artist Yulia Brodskaya has achieved a striking effect by affixing brightly-colored folded and curled paper to dark canvasses. Her Instagram has more details on her intricate work: Image: YouTube / Art...
02:21 pm GMT - Wed, August 19, 2020
BoingBoing Jack White is auctioning off iconic White Stripes drum kit, pantyhose dispenser, "boring old typewriter," and more
Jack White and Third Man Records are holding an online auction for all the crap (and some good stuff) they dug out of the recording studio, storage space, and personal collections. The showpiece is ob...
02:18 pm GMT - Wed, August 19, 2020
BoingBoing Mystery Australian skyscraper in Microsoft Flight Sim
The dazzling new version of Microsoft Flight Simulator is finally out, and virtual pilots are exploring a realistic and detailed world generated algorithmically from mapping data. This procedural tech...
02:03 pm GMT - Wed, August 19, 2020
BoingBoing California 'stretched thin for crews' to fight 30 wildfires throughout state, thousands must evacuate
California governor Gavin Newsom ordered a statewide state of emergency Tuesday, as at least 30 separate wildfires blaze uncontrolled throughout the state. In the San Francisco Bay Area on Wednesday t...
02:00 pm GMT - Wed, August 19, 2020
BoingBoing Chocolate rain falls in Switzerland
Tay Zonday, your meme is ready! This week in Olten, Switzerland, cocoa powder fell from the sky. The strange and delicious phenomena was the result of a ventilation system malfunction at the Lindt ...
01:49 pm GMT - Wed, August 19, 2020
BoingBoing Facebook health disinformation 'superspreaders' got ~3.8 billion views in past year, spiked during coronavirus: report
Health-related disinformation content on Facebook received an estimated 3.8 billion views over the past year, and has surged during the COVID-19 pandemic, says advocacy group Avaaz in a new report rel...
01:42 pm GMT - Wed, August 19, 2020
BoingBoing Listen: The Simpsons' Nelson Muntz mocks M83's "Midnight City"
"Look at the horizon glow." Created by Teo Domani. (YouTube, thanks Lux Sparks-Pescovitz!)...
01:34 pm GMT - Wed, August 19, 2020
BoingBoing Melting sea ice forced scientists on Arctic mission to make emergency detour before safely arriving at North Pole
A German icebreaker ship carrying scientists on a year-long international expedition through the high Arctic finally reached the North Pole, after melting sea ice forced an emergency detour. From AP: ...
01:21 pm GMT - Wed, August 19, 2020
BoingBoing Jailed "pharma bro" Martin Shkreli fails to end lawsuit against him
Martin Shkreli's ongoing jail term isn't the end of his legal troubles, and a federal judge rejected his latest effort to bring them to a close, allowing a lawsuit against him filed by New York's atto...
01:00 pm GMT - Wed, August 19, 2020
BoingBoing Learn how to build a video game with this development training
Even a decade ago, creating your own video games took a monumental investment of time and attention. Now, the advent of insanely powerful game engines and creation environments like Unity have shaved ...
12:05 pm GMT - Wed, August 19, 2020
BoingBoing Administrator welcomes students to Yale University and tells them to "emotionally prepare" for death there
Yale University's doors are opening to incoming students despite the pandemic, and one administrator, Head of College and psychology professor Laurie Santos, plainly told them the disease may kill the...
11:42 am GMT - Wed, August 19, 2020
BoingBoing Black smoke ring over Santa Clara
This video shows a black smoke ring floating over Santa Clara, California. What do you think caused it? Perhaps more troubling for San Francisco football fans, it wafted over Levi Stadium, home of the...
11:23 am GMT - Wed, August 19, 2020
BoingBoing Ignoring warrants, the Secret Service has been buying up location data from phone companies
Vice's Motherboard reports that the US Secret Service paid for a product called Locate X that collects location data from tons of shady cell phone apps. It's the kind of information that you might not...
11:17 am GMT - Wed, August 19, 2020
BoingBoing Company makes beautiful RPG miniatures of characters in wheel chairs
As someone who spent years needing the assistance of a wheel chair, seeing these miniatures made me very happy. It's wonderful to think of special needs kids (and adults) being able to see characters ...
03:00 am GMT - Wed, August 19, 2020
BoingBoing Trump: 'We have more Cases because we do FAR more Testing than any other Country!'
Regarding the coronavirus pandemic that has killed at least 160,000 Americans, possibly more like 200,000 Americans, and counting, President Donald J. Trump tweeted tonight, Tuesday August 18: 'Tell t...
02:49 am GMT - Wed, August 19, 2020
BoingBoing SpaceX launches 58 Starlink internet satellites 3 SkySats, small Earth-observation satellites [VIDEO]
VIDEO: Elon Musk's SpaceX successfully launched 58 additional Starlink internet satellites along with three small Earth-observation satellites, SkySats, on Tuesday August 18. [Associated Press]...
02:35 am GMT - Wed, August 19, 2020
BoingBoing Joe Biden formally nominated as Democratic presidential candidate as DNC throws virtual nationwide convention
Following a virtual roll call that spanned 50 states and 7 territories, former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden was formally nominated as the Democratic presidential candidate. It is the honor of my life...
02:30 am GMT - Wed, August 19, 2020
BoingBoing Get over 400 hours of IT and cybersecurity training for just $69
We all know global data is growing exponentially. But when you sit back and really look at the numbers, you might still be surprised at exactly how fast all that data is piling up. By next year, the a...
02:26 am GMT - Wed, August 19, 2020
BoingBoing Colorado firefighters battle Williams Fork blaze from the air [VIDEO]
Firefighters battling the Williams Fork Fire near Fraser, Colorado said a change in winds was helping them, on Tuesday, August 18. Colorado fire officials say the wildfire "did not grow substantially"...
11:30 pm GMT - Tue, August 18, 2020
BoingBoing Make your own sourdough bread, bagels, baguettes and croissants with this easy-to-follow course
Sourdough bread and its unique allure date back at least 3,500 years to the ancient Egyptians. Of course, nobody knows exactly when someone first let ground-up grain, liquid, and the open air meet to ...
11:00 pm GMT - Tue, August 18, 2020
BoingBoing Watch these teenagers totally slay a Fugazi song
This from the Cleveland School of Rock in 2018. "The Jazz Band Rejects," as they call themselves, totally kill it on "Waiting Room." See, every day, the Internet has a villain; on a Monday, August 17,...
10:45 pm GMT - Tue, August 18, 2020
BoingBoing Billy Porter and Stephen Stills made a weird video of that Buffalo Springfield song to close out DNC Night 1
The bizarre 80s-vibe here is somehow both a brilliant performance art pastiche, and also painfully indicative of just how lame the DNC really is....
09:45 pm GMT - Tue, August 18, 2020
BoingBoing Watch this cool demonstration of an Ames window
Host Deane Hutton from Australia's vintage children's program The Curiosity Show demonstrates the optical illusion called an Ames window. The trapezoid is named after American ophthalmologist Adelbert...
08:55 pm GMT - Tue, August 18, 2020
BoingBoing Clapping at this Mayan temple echoes back as a quetzal bird call
Clapping in front of the Mayan Temple of Kukulcan in the ruins of Chichen Itza echoes back with a sound that mimics the colorful native quetzal bird. Kukulkan was a feathered serpent similar to the Az...
08:30 pm GMT - Tue, August 18, 2020
BoingBoing This neck fan keeps the crippling summer heat at bay
We're deep into August, the time every summer where we've all grown well and truly tired of this heat. Meanwhile, 2020 offers the added aggravation of masks and face coverings, leaving our faces more ...
07:59 pm GMT - Tue, August 18, 2020
BoingBoing The mystery behind the "lost colony" of Roanoke has finally been answered, disappointingly.
The first attempts to form a permanent English settlement on modern-day North America began in the late 1500s. Here's the Wikipedia summary of events: The English, led by Humphrey Gilbert, had claimed...
07:35 pm GMT - Tue, August 18, 2020
BoingBoing Watch how AI accessing a huge face database can create better restorations
YouTuber bycloud demonstrates how a deep face dictionary network (DFDNet) can be applied to degraded and low-quality images to create better quality facial restorations: "In this video I combined and ...
06:15 pm GMT - Tue, August 18, 2020
BoingBoing UK cop filmed choking suspect: "chill out or I'll choke you out."
In this footage, posted anonymously to social media, a cop in Yorkshire is seen choking a suspect and threatening to kill him: "chill out or I'll choke you out." West Yorkshire Police said the officer...
06:00 pm GMT - Tue, August 18, 2020
BoingBoing LEGO is making a new STAR WARS Holiday Special
USA Today reports: Premiering Nov. 17 on the Disney+ streaming service, "The Lego Star Wars Holiday Special" brings beloved heroes like Rey, Finn and Poe Dameron back together to celebrate Life Day, t...
05:44 pm GMT - Tue, August 18, 2020
BoingBoing Zoetrope slipmats
This lovely Super Mario zoetrope slipmat is one of many trippy ways to have fun with your turntable, even if you're not spinning a record. This one cycles at 33 RPM and shows Mario running and jumping...
05:44 pm GMT - Tue, August 18, 2020
BoingBoing "Kamala!": Randy Rainbow's latest
I bet it won't take you long to figure out what song Randy Rainbow's latest parodies. It rhymes with "Kamala." screengrab via Randy Rainbow/YouTube...
05:40 pm GMT - Tue, August 18, 2020
BoingBoing LEGO piece spends two years inside of a child's skull
When I was a kid, something inspired me to jam so much Cheese Whiz up my nose that, even after a trip to the hospital, there's still very likely some hanging around in my sinus cavities, 35 years late...
05:30 pm GMT - Tue, August 18, 2020
BoingBoing Cool video teaches the basics of molding small plastic parts
Industrial designer Eric Strebel made a useful video on how to copy small toy parts using a clay and silicone molding process. Via Core 77...
05:30 pm GMT - Tue, August 18, 2020
BoingBoing Shag's latest: Tiki head chimineas
To complete your retro-swank lanai, you're going to need one of Shag's new MOAHA wood-burning chimineas. Made by TikiFarm, half the stock of these terracotta tiki-head chimneys has already been scoope...
05:30 pm GMT - Tue, August 18, 2020
BoingBoing Thinking about a standing desk in your home office? We've got some great suggestions
After several months of working from home, it's safe to say many of us won't be heading back to the office again anytime soon. So, if home is your new professional headquarters for the foreseeable fut...
05:00 pm GMT - Tue, August 18, 2020
BoingBoing Since most used bookstores are closed, why not just browse your own bookshelves?
James Wallace Harris has a good idea: "Since I can't go book shopping, I've decided to browse my own bookshelves instead. I'm amazed by what interesting books I find there." I've only got five six-she...
05:00 pm GMT - Tue, August 18, 2020
BoingBoing Bid on real "Pee-wee's Playhouse" history: Penny cartoon figures
For a fundraising auction benefiting Know Your Rights Camp, Paul Reubens donated one-of-a-kind pieces from Pee-wee's Playhouse three Penny cartoon claymation figures. The bidding started at a dollar ...
04:40 pm GMT - Tue, August 18, 2020
BoingBoing Video essay on "The Last Acts of Black Horror Heroes"
Cydnii Wilde Harris juxtaposes two iconic horror films with Black male heroes: Night of the Living Dead and the original ending of Get Out, with director Jordan Peele's commentary on why it got change...
04:30 pm GMT - Tue, August 18, 2020
BoingBoing The short film "Fork" gets real trippy real fast
"Fork" by Optical Arts starts off simple enough, but then forks, mugs, and stools quickly become fantastical shape-shifting forms. The filmmakers pose some inane rhetorical questions about the work on...
04:24 pm GMT - Tue, August 18, 2020
BoingBoing Minimalist music player, Poolside FM, has new Mac app
Last summer I posted about the elegant little music streaming website, Poolside FM, described by one anonymous wag as sounding like "a collection of records curated by an 80s Floridian porn star." It ...
04:00 pm GMT - Tue, August 18, 2020
BoingBoing Since the pandemic, an Australian library called 8,000 elderly patrons just to check in
Melbourne's Yarra Plenty regional libraries may have closed to the public in March, but the staff continued their public outreach by reviewing their patron database for anyone over age 70 and calling ...
01:21 pm GMT - Tue, August 18, 2020
BoingBoing Rare "Terra the Titan" corpse flower blooming in San Francisco
Something exciting is happening at the San Francisco Conservatory of Flowers. Its massive Amorphophallus titanum, aka corpse flower, is in bloom! Catch "Terra the Titan," as they've named it, on their...
01:10 pm GMT - Tue, August 18, 2020
BoingBoing Bronson repurposes corporate stock footage in mind-blowing "Keep Moving" video
American DJs Harrison Mills and Clayton Knight from Odesza teamed up with Australian DJ Golden Features (aka Thomas George Stell) to form Bronson, and they are coming out of the gate with "Keep Moving...
12:59 pm GMT - Tue, August 18, 2020
BoingBoing Check out how this makeup artist created her own face upside down
Instagrammer mimles does some impressive optical illusions on her own face, but this is impressive even by her high standards: she turned her own head upside down. Scroll through her post to see how s...
12:51 pm GMT - Tue, August 18, 2020
BoingBoing Watch Alex Winters' and Keanu Reeves' original audition tape for BILL & TED
Maybe the next next Bill & Ted movie can have Evil Robot Bill & Ted go back in time across dimensions to try and stop these two auditioning for the movie in the first place (then our Bill &...
12:51 pm GMT - Tue, August 18, 2020
BoingBoing The Queen of England frigging loves Flash Gordon
Say what you will about the British Royal Family, but Queen Elizabeth II has excellent taste in movies. In a recent article published by The Guardian, Brian Blessed, actor and goddamn international tr...
12:22 pm GMT - Tue, August 18, 2020
BoingBoing Meeting a transparently villainous character in a game
SungWon Cho makes a strong argument (jokument?) that the heel turn of videogame characters is telegraphed too crudely. On the other hand, this is every NPC you ever met in an Elder Scrolls game, and s...
12:00 pm GMT - Tue, August 18, 2020
BoingBoing Guy invents mask gun to shoot masks onto anti-maskers' faces
Allen Pan decided to make a gun that would shoot a mask onto a maskless face. Unless it gets declared a Second Amendment matter, it may be a while until this medical weaponry gets regulatory approval....
11:30 am GMT - Tue, August 18, 2020
BoingBoing This baseball cap style full head covering protects against the elements while outdoors
Just a few months ago, walking into a supermarket or convenience store with your head and face completely covered would have seemed…strange. Now, wandering aisles full of masked and hidden fello...
03:25 am GMT - Tue, August 18, 2020
BoingBoing Secret message on Michelle Obama's necklace during DNC speech
Former First Lady Michelle Obama's necklace during her Democratic National Convention speech reads: V-O-T-E If you look closely, Michelle Obama's necklace reads V-O-T-E pic.twitter.com/5V5LfujLnW ...
03:19 am GMT - Tue, August 18, 2020
BoingBoing Rolling blackouts warning for 3 million California homes
The agency that runs the electrical grid in California has warned state residents that some 3 million homes may be subjected to rolling blackouts to manage the surging energy demands caused by an ongo...
03:03 am GMT - Tue, August 18, 2020
BoingBoing Michelle Obama on Trump: 'Clearly in over his head'
It is what it is. Michelle Obama...
02:55 am GMT - Tue, August 18, 2020
BoingBoing Larry Ellison's Oracle wants to acquire TikTok: Report
The Financial Times reports that Larry Ellison's Oracle has entered the race to acquire TikTok. The short video sharing social media app is Chinese-owned, under attack by Donald Trump, and is also bei...
02:44 am GMT - Tue, August 18, 2020
BoingBoing Trump says he'll pardon someone Tuesday
Impeached U.S. President Donald Trump said Monday he plans to pardon a "very, very important" person on Tuesday. He then added it would not be Edward Snowden or ex national security adviser Michael Fl...
02:00 am GMT - Tue, August 18, 2020
BoingBoing Get a lifetime subscription to Busuu's language learning app for over 60% off
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. ...
09:00 pm GMT - Mon, August 17, 2020
BoingBoing Watch how artist Georges Rousse paints large-scale anamorphic works
Anamorphosis, or variable geometry, it the art of creating a work that must be viewed from specific vantage points to see an intended form. Georges Rousse is one of the major practitioners of the form...
08:00 pm GMT - Mon, August 17, 2020
BoingBoing What's discrete math? Here's the course that could help launch your computer science career.
For anyone with designs on understanding or even getting hired in a computer science field, instruction like the Discrete Mathematics Course offers a building block skill set that can be applied acros...
07:42 pm GMT - Mon, August 17, 2020
BoingBoing Good price on 100 nitrile gloves
I use nitrile gloves for any kind of messy work – gluing PVC pipe, wiping up cat barf, fixing greasy garage door mechanisms. Lately, I've been doodling with a Sharpie on things, like the vase ab...
07:00 pm GMT - Mon, August 17, 2020
BoingBoing Here's how asteroid mining will transform the world
Asteroid mining sounds fantastically futuristic, but it is almost feasible with existing technology. We have already landed spacecraft on asteroids and taken samples. Now all of that "simply" needs to...
05:51 pm GMT - Mon, August 17, 2020
BoingBoing David Lynch says today's number is 8
A couple of weeks ago, while giving his daily YouTube weather report, David Lynch showed a large jar he had painted black with a white stripe around it. He said he had painted it for a reason, but did...
05:27 pm GMT - Mon, August 17, 2020
BoingBoing Teletubbies set to Stravinsky's 'Rite of Spring'
Setting the Teletubbies' intro to Igor Stravinsky's "The Rite of Spring" works a little too well, as you'll see. This pop-classical mashup is the work of Brazilian composer Martim Gueller who gives no...
05:26 pm GMT - Mon, August 17, 2020
BoingBoing Watch this artist draw a $20 bill with Princess Leia on it
"In Girls We Trust" is a Bic pen artwork by Helena Hauss. She depicts a $20 bill that replaces Andrew Jackson with feminist icon Princess Leia. Watch her complete the 400-hour project in about a minut...
05:07 pm GMT - Mon, August 17, 2020
BoingBoing Interview with the creator of ultra-realistic tiny Tokyo buildings
In the second issue of my newsletter, The Magnet, I interviewed Christopher Robin Nordstrom, who makes ultra-realistic scratch-built 1:20 scale replicas of Tokyo's buildings. Here's an excerpt: Could ...
05:00 pm GMT - Mon, August 17, 2020
BoingBoing Facebook gun nuts point loaded guns at their nuts. Guess what happened?
A gentleman who participated in a meme where gun enthusiasts point loaded handguns at their junk (safety off, finger on trigger) shot himself in the junk. This instantly made him a hero among his peer...
04:48 pm GMT - Mon, August 17, 2020
BoingBoing Painting fake eyes on cattle's butts reduces predation by large carnivores
"Eyespots" (markings that look like eyes but can't see) are found on many different kinds of animals. One of the many reasons eyespots have evolved is to discourage predators, who either don't want to...
04:30 pm GMT - Mon, August 17, 2020
BoingBoing Watch Lewis Del Mar's hypnotic animated collage for "TV"
Lewis Del Mar has released a video for "TV" that feels like a zoetrope of collaged art. It's a follow-up to "The Ceiling," which visually feels like a variation on the theme. Image: YouTube / Lewis De...
04:28 pm GMT - Mon, August 17, 2020
BoingBoing WATCH: Melania shrinks from her husband's vile touch
Footage of the Trumps deboarding Air Force One shows Donald trying to snake his hand around Melania's. She wrests herself free, then grips onto her handbag and presses her arm against her side. His ti...
04:28 pm GMT - Mon, August 17, 2020
BoingBoing DIY Spider-Man web shooter but for hand sanitizer
Jake Laser, maker of wild, impractical, and supercool superhero tech project, modified his famed Spider-Man web shooters to squirt hand sanitizer....
04:00 pm GMT - Mon, August 17, 2020
BoingBoing Russell Kirsch, developer of the pixel, 19292020
Russell Kirsch (previously) the American computer scientist who created a digital image of his son Walden in 1957, has died of Alzheimer's disease at age 91. The image, created on a SEAC, is widely co...
03:56 pm GMT - Mon, August 17, 2020
BoingBoing Square gets into the loan sharking business with 65% APR short-term loans
If you are desperate for $20 and $200, that probably means you or your kids are hungry or need medication to stay alive. Your friends at Square are here to help. Square's peer-to-peer payment service,...
03:46 pm GMT - Mon, August 17, 2020
BoingBoing "Join Meeting" is "The Office" for the Zoomdemic era
Jeff Royder, Sr. Acct Mgr, is the Michael Scott character in this funny short and too-real series called Join Meeting about a group of employees having Zoom meetings. There are five episodes so far, d...
03:02 pm GMT - Mon, August 17, 2020
BoingBoing Man beats up great white shark to save wife
On Saturday, Chantelle Doyle, 35, was surfing off the Mid North Coast of New South Wales, Australia when a great white shark bit into her leg and wouldn't let go. Her husband, surfing nearby, punched ...
02:32 pm GMT - Mon, August 17, 2020
BoingBoing Crap internet speeds hamper life in the simulation, a TV commercial
Slow internet makes life in the simulation harder than it needs to be. (YouTube)...
02:18 pm GMT - Mon, August 17, 2020
BoingBoing Sunday may have been the hottest day on Earth ever reliably recorded
On Sunday, the temperature in California's Death Valley National Park apparently hit 130F (54.4C), the hottest air temperature recorded on Earth in 89 years, and possibly ever. According to a statemen...
02:09 pm GMT - Mon, August 17, 2020
BoingBoing Listen to these 25 awesome songs released during quarantine
Rub Wrongways is a record label/songwriting collective based out of Northampton, MA. Every week, they curate a playlist of 25 songs to listen to and this week, they asked me to put it together for th...
02:00 pm GMT - Mon, August 17, 2020
BoingBoing Making a gun that shoots masks onto people's faces
Maker Allen Pan decided to "solve an American problem with an American solution." Guns! He created a gun that shoots a mask onto a person's face. OK, so there are still some bugs to work out. He only ...
02:00 pm GMT - Mon, August 17, 2020
BoingBoing Restaurant chain apologizes for weighing diners before they eat
Changsha, China's Chuiyan Fried Beef chain of restaurants apologized after launching a program in which diners would be weighed upon entering and then offered suggested menu choices. Last week, the co...
01:48 pm GMT - Mon, August 17, 2020
BoingBoing LastResort, the Mac's weirdest font
LastResort comes installed on all Macs, and as its name suggests is a special font the system uses whenever it can't figure out anything better to use. In the age of Unicode, it's not likely an everyd...
01:18 pm GMT - Mon, August 17, 2020
BoingBoing Rush Limbaugh calls Kamala Harris a "ho"
Dying as he lived, obsessed with sex workers. Limbaugh used 600 radio stations licensed to operate in the public interest to tell 20 million Americans that Senator Kamala Harris is a whore a...
01:00 pm GMT - Mon, August 17, 2020
BoingBoing Get a rechargeable, Apple Magic Mouse 2 at over 30% off
From sleek and shiny offerings like the Apple MacBook, the iMac, and the Mac Pro, we all know the Cupertino tech giant has spent four decades putting a premium on creating tech that looks as amazing a...
12:27 pm GMT - Mon, August 17, 2020
BoingBoing Trump's Axios interview gets the Bad Lip Reading treatment
Bad Lip Reading took on the daunting task of making Trump's bizarre and combative Axios interview even weirder, but they succeeded. The scary part is that some of Trump's dubbed answers make more sens...
12:25 pm GMT - Mon, August 17, 2020
BoingBoing Ceramic blobfish
Nosey Mungo, aka Helen Burgess, is a ceramic artist who has created a menagerie of delightful creatures, not least of which is this charming blobfish. It turns out that making ceramic blobfish is quit...
11:30 am GMT - Mon, August 17, 2020
BoingBoing Real-estate listing takes sinister turn on slide 30
203 E. Morrison in Fayette, Missouri, is a sprawling and airy Victorian home with renovated kitchens and bathrooms; new electrics, HVAC and plumbing; and tasteful high-end updates throughout. If you'r...
10:41 am GMT - Mon, August 17, 2020
BoingBoing Look Mum No Computer finishes the 1000 oscillator megadrone
I've been following along as Sam Battle of Look Mum No Computer builds and documents his 1000 oscillator megadrone, aka the KiloDrone. Sam decided to take on this completely mad project as something s...
02:00 am GMT - Mon, August 17, 2020
BoingBoing Check out 20 major learning areas that can turn your free time into professional gold
The kids are all starting to go back to distance learning. So why shouldn't you?  With the world in upheaval, the job market in serious flux and you with time on your hands, learning a new skill ...
01:00 pm GMT - Sun, August 16, 2020
BoingBoing Finallysmart glasses that work like a dream and don't look amazingly dumb
If you haven't kept tabs on the advancements in smart glasses since the Google Glass project folded in 2015, we have some news — they're getting closer. Well, maybe not Google…but other ma...
02:00 am GMT - Sun, August 16, 2020
BoingBoing Here are 10 good reasons you should hop on the bidet train
Ever since the great TP shortage of 2020, it's a thought that's been inching around in the back of your mind.  Should I become…a bidet person? The answer is a resounding yes. There's a reas...
08:00 pm GMT - Sat, August 15, 2020
BoingBoing These 20 EDC items are definitely worth the daily carry
Batman never roars into the Gotham night without his utility belt. James Bond never embarks on a world-saving mission without stopping to see Q and picking up a few helpful gadgets.  The world ca...
05:43 pm GMT - Sat, August 15, 2020
BoingBoing The RPG and Wargame Supply Sourcebook
Jim Kelly, he of The Tabletop Engineer and Bexim's Bazaar magazine, has launched another new monthly publication, The RPG and Wargame Supply Sourcebook. The idea is to create a one-stop resource guide...
05:41 pm GMT - Sat, August 15, 2020
BoingBoing Snag some of these gorgeous Ruth Asawa stamps and support the USPS
The much-anticipated Ruth Asawa stamps are here! Buy several sheets and give one of the US's most beloved and relied-upon institutions a little infusion of scratch. Image: USPS...
01:00 pm GMT - Sat, August 15, 2020
BoingBoing This powerful, versatile cordless vacuum works like a Dyson at half the price
Vacuum cleaners have come a long way since those giant bulky bag behemoths that used to take up most of the hall closet. Machines that handle that kind of cleanup now have to be more than just carpet ...
03:30 am GMT - Sat, August 15, 2020
BoingBoing If you've never written a screenplay before, here's what you should know first
Everybody's got a story. Unfortunately, not everybody has the tools to tell that story the right way. That's especially true for someone looking to produce their first screenplay. Just as with any typ...
02:27 am GMT - Sat, August 15, 2020
BoingBoing Creepy Furby Family (sound up!)
Super weird. Sound up. Video and music by Ghoul Skool of Everything Is Terrible! Thank you, The Memory Hole....
02:16 am GMT - Sat, August 15, 2020
BoingBoing As Nazis, KKK, and militia descend, Georgia town shuts down public transport and park
In Georgia, the City of Stone Mountain is shutting down public transportation, closing a park, and urging everyone to avoid the area on Saturday, when a large number of neo-Nazis, white supremacists, ...
02:01 am GMT - Sat, August 15, 2020
BoingBoing California faces rolling blackouts again as 'heat storm' strains electrical grid
CA grid operator calls on states utilities to begin cutting power to some customers...
01:06 am GMT - Sat, August 15, 2020
BoingBoing Pinterest: 200 employees hold virtual walkout over gender and race discrimination
Today, 236 employees at Pinterest virtually "walked out" to express solidarity with three former colleagues who said they experienced gender and race discrimination at the social media company. From t...
12:53 am GMT - Sat, August 15, 2020
BoingBoing Drug-dealing white supremacist stripper sentenced for obstruction of justice, DoJ says
Yep, that's it. The title of this announcement from the Department of Justice U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Texas is "Drug-Dealing, White Supremacist Stripper Sentenced for Obstru...
12:31 am GMT - Sat, August 15, 2020
BoingBoing Trump orders ByteDance to divest interest in U.S. operations of TikTok within 90 days
President orders China-based Tiktok owner ByteDance to sell Musical.ly...
10:05 pm GMT - Fri, August 14, 2020
BoingBoing Deckard's whisky glass
Today I chanced across a posting from someone who, in 2002, tracked down the maker of the unusual whiskey glass that the replicant-hunter Deckard drinks from in Blade Runner. They learned then that it...
08:18 pm GMT - Fri, August 14, 2020
BoingBoing Pee-wee's Jurassic Adventure gets a full faux movie trailer
Pee-wee Park is a longer version of that great video by YouTuber Pixel Riot that mashes up Pee-wee Herman with Jurassic Park. I've always wanted to make a complete trailer based on my full Jeep Chase ...
07:36 pm GMT - Fri, August 14, 2020
BoingBoing Homeland Security chief appointment was invalid, reports government watchdog
Chad Wolf and top aide Ken Cuccinelli were improperly appointed to their leadership positions at the Department of Homeland Security, reports the Government Office of Accountability. The Government Ac...
07:31 pm GMT - Fri, August 14, 2020
BoingBoing Bear cubs found goofing around in kiddie pool
In South Lake Tahoe, two bear cubs were found wrassling in someone's backyard kiddie pool. I put my money on the small brown one. "While I was laying in bed I heard some noises coming from my backyard...
06:03 pm GMT - Fri, August 14, 2020
BoingBoing Kid on bike performs classic drum fill from Phil Collins' "In The Air Tonight" by crashing into trash bins
Sure, the sound of the kid colliding into the trash bins is fake but it's still pretty funny! Previously: Deer performs classic drum fill from Phil Collins' "In The Air Tonight" (Kottke) screengrab vi...
06:00 pm GMT - Fri, August 14, 2020
BoingBoing Solar power is revolutionizing life for opium farmers
There's a lot to unpack and think about from this BBC article about the impact of solar panels on the heroin industry. The first report of an Afghan farmer using solar power came back in 2013. The fol...
05:59 pm GMT - Fri, August 14, 2020
BoingBoing Shut-in Sounds: Mike Plume BandPromise Me You'll Never Tell
Sometimes, being trapped inside and distanced from the world, with all of the other worries you may have on your plate, leads you to wander back to darker times. I first heard this song back in 2001. ...
05:45 pm GMT - Fri, August 14, 2020
BoingBoing These 20 home theater must-haves might make you forget the cineplex
Even as the world takes tentative steps toward reopening against the ebbs and flows of COVID-19, movie theaters remain in a netherworld limbo. High-profile film releases continue shuffling as theater ...
05:37 pm GMT - Fri, August 14, 2020
BoingBoing A state-by-state guide to voting in the age of COVID-19
FiveThirtyEight made this useful guide on how to vote in each of the U.S. states. Click on your state in the map to see a lot of the information you need in order to cast a ballot this fall by whatev...
05:24 pm GMT - Fri, August 14, 2020
BoingBoing This cheap grab bag o' faucet washers will come in handy one day
We live in an older house, and I've replaced a lot of sink and bath washers over the years. My supply was running low so I just ordered this inexpensive assortment of washers. I hope I don't have to u...
05:07 pm GMT - Fri, August 14, 2020
BoingBoing An incredibly cruel magic trick from a 16th century books
From one of my favorite Twitter feeds, Bizzarro Bazar: these terrible magic trick. I doubt the 16th-century author tested out this trick to see if it would actually work. He probably just thought it s...
04:52 pm GMT - Fri, August 14, 2020
BoingBoing Check out these Mbius style illustrations for Robinhood's new identity
Financial services company Robinhood hired Collins to design its new brand identity. The illustrations Collins commissioned as part of its world-building exercises are beautiful and obviously heavily ...
04:32 pm GMT - Fri, August 14, 2020
BoingBoing Explore NYC in the 1930s and 1940s with this street view photo map
Julian Boilen, a full stack software engineer inNYC, created this cool map that lets you see photos of New York City in the late 1930s and 1940s. "Zoom in!" he says. "Every dotisaphoto." Between 1939 ...
04:10 pm GMT - Fri, August 14, 2020
BoingBoing David Lynch shows the phone holder he made
Painter and director David Lynch has a nice home workshop, and in this video, he shows his hand-made iPhone holder, which can be attached to a tripod. It's nice-looking, and my favorite part is when h...
03:36 pm GMT - Fri, August 14, 2020
BoingBoing The risk of going hungry in the U.S. is rising
Writing in The Week, Ryan Cooper says, "The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities hascollected datafor the week ending July 21, before super-unemployment expired, and found that 12 percent of househo...
03:20 pm GMT - Fri, August 14, 2020
BoingBoing Candy corn in Thanksgiving flavors now exists
No one: Brach's: "We have candy corn that tastes like Thanksgiving foods!!" — Turkey Dinner candy corn is described as "A full course meal presented in a unique mix of candy corn flavors. BRACH'...
03:16 pm GMT - Fri, August 14, 2020
BoingBoing For sale: Home built into the stern of a former US Navy boat from 1908
This "house boat" for sale on Mercer Island, Washington was once the USS Manzanita, built for the US Coast Guard in 1908 and later part of the US Navy. It's now for sale for $2 million. From Realtor.c...
03:00 pm GMT - Fri, August 14, 2020
BoingBoing Cory Doctorow experiments with AI writing partner Sudowrite
GPT-3 is a machine-learning trained language model that generates text based on a text prompt. Cory Doctorow has been playing around with a closed-beta implementation of Sudowrite, which he describes ...
02:54 pm GMT - Fri, August 14, 2020
BoingBoing Snatcher: a superfast robotic tongue inspired by chameleons
Chameleons have evolved a superfast and long tongue to grab insects in an instant. Inspired by this marvelous bit of nature, engineers at Seoul National University of Science and Technology created "S...
02:39 pm GMT - Fri, August 14, 2020
BoingBoing Watch this hilarious video of a little duck released into the wild
Seeya! Rough Google translation of the tweet: "It's a mini 4WD that has been tuned to be crisp."...
02:39 pm GMT - Fri, August 14, 2020
BoingBoing The SATS were literally invented by a eugenicist to uphold white supremacy
There are many aspects of American culture that are secretly or not-so-secretly rooted in something absolutely abhorrent. I'm not just talking about the "original sin" of settler colonialism, or even ...
02:35 pm GMT - Fri, August 14, 2020
BoingBoing Reporter to Trump: "Do you regret all the lying you've done to the American people?"
The question was asked by Huffington Post correspondent SV Dte, who told the Guardian: I don't know why he called on me, because I've tried to ask him before [in March] and he's cut me off mid-questio...
02:28 pm GMT - Fri, August 14, 2020
BoingBoing A (brilliant parody) letter from your child's school
In the last few weeks, school administrators have sent letters to parents and guardians announcing their plans for starting school in the middle of a pandemic. In McSweeney's, Kara Baskin penned a per...
02:06 pm GMT - Fri, August 14, 2020
BoingBoing Library discovers stash of beer and gum hidden behind books for 30 years
In the 1980s, someone stashed some beer and gum behind books at the Walla Walla Library in Washington State. The library is closed due to COVID-19 and undergoing renovations. From CNN: During the demo...
02:00 pm GMT - Fri, August 14, 2020
BoingBoing PliimPRO eliminates the panic of sharing your screen with a single click
The year 2020 has basically kicked down that door and dragged us all into the Zoom age, whether we like it or not. And now that we're basically inviting our boss, co-workers and other business associa...
01:22 pm GMT - Fri, August 14, 2020
BoingBoing Chinese submarine defects, Bill Clinton's cancer nightmare, reading tabloids can kill you, in this week's dubious rags
Reading supermarket tabloids causes cancer and kills thousands each year, a shocking new study has revealed....
01:13 pm GMT - Fri, August 14, 2020
BoingBoing Lack Rack: Ikea's cheapest table is perfectly sized to rackmount computers
#lackrackNeed a network rack in a pinch? 5. IKEA LACK Rack. pic.twitter.com/Wn257GEqWr — Paul Curry (@cr3) August 14, 2020 I recently saw a Lack Rackan inexpensive Ikea Lack table put to use rac...
11:56 am GMT - Fri, August 14, 2020
BoingBoing Let's see how many lies were in the White House's official "Historic Coronavirus Response Brief"
On Monday, August 10, the White House released a fact sheet about "President Trump's Historic Coronavirus Response." It is perhaps unsurprisingly full of shit. While I suppose one could argue that a...
02:55 am GMT - Fri, August 14, 2020
BoingBoing Trump asked for mail-in ballot for Florida's Tuesday primary election, he and Melania to vote by mail
President Donald Trump requested a mail-in ballot for Florida's Tuesday primary election, despite weeks of spewing hot lying garbage all over the place about how voting by mail means cats and dogs and...
02:41 am GMT - Fri, August 14, 2020
BoingBoing Free Fortnite?
Epic Games has rejected Apple's 30% app tax. In the past Epic has owned every single partner or vendor and managed to hold on to all the value. Anyone remember Twitch? Or the streamers? Or organized e...
02:38 am GMT - Fri, August 14, 2020
BoingBoing Epic Games sues Apple, antitrust lawsuit says App Store is a monopoly
Epic claims Google forced OnePlus to break deal in which Fortnite launcher would be preinstalled on OnePlus phones...
12:10 am GMT - Fri, August 14, 2020
BoingBoing If you've ever thought of learning American Sign Language, this masterclass is the way to go
One million Americans use American Sign Language as their primary means of communication. But as you'd expect, even though ASL is the sixth-most used language in the US, it isn't just any old language...
11:13 pm GMT - Thu, August 13, 2020
BoingBoing Drive-in movie snack bar commercial inspired by Star Wars (1979)
If I was at a drive-in movie in 1979 and this commercial for the snack bar played, I'd have secretly wished it was the actual film we were there to see. (via r/ObscureMedia)...
11:00 pm GMT - Thu, August 13, 2020
BoingBoing Homeless Florida man lived in sports stadium luxury suite for two weeks
Police in St. Petersburg, Florida arrested a homeless fellow who had been living in a luxury suite in Al Lang Stadium. He was apparently wearing Tampa Bay Rowdies clothing swiped from the merch shop a...
10:14 pm GMT - Thu, August 13, 2020
BoingBoing Pentagon launches UFO task force
The US Pentagon is forming a task force to investigate military reports of unidentified aerial phenomena (aka UFOs). Over the last few years, the New York Times broke news of a similar program in the ...
07:25 pm GMT - Thu, August 13, 2020
BoingBoing A ridiculously beautiful BMW R100
The 'Good Ghost' is an amazing BMW R100 project currently being featured on BikeEXIF. DIRK OEHLERKING HAS a portfolio of incredible builds, but there are two machines that stand out. They are the...
07:11 pm GMT - Thu, August 13, 2020
BoingBoing Circus sells jars of lion poop to make ends meet
In Munich, Germany, the Circus Krone, closed due to the pandemic, is trying out a new revenue stream: They're selling jars of lion poop for use in gardens to fertilize and also deter other animals fro...
07:08 pm GMT - Thu, August 13, 2020
BoingBoing Leo Moracchioli's metal cover of 'Greased Lightning'
I have gone deep into Leo Moracchioli's Frog Leap Studios youtube channel....
06:35 pm GMT - Thu, August 13, 2020
BoingBoing Watch "2020: An Isolation Odyssey"
Lydia Cambron brilliantly recreated the final, enigmatic scene from 2001: A Space Odyssey. My god, it's full of droplets. (via Daring Fireball)...
06:05 pm GMT - Thu, August 13, 2020
BoingBoing With no bridge, girls zipline across a river, on a scooter
Two girls bravely crossed a river on a zipline while sitting on a scooter....
06:00 pm GMT - Thu, August 13, 2020
BoingBoing The deleted "Stairway to Heaven" scene from "Almost Famous"
I can't believe I never knew about this deleted scene from Cameron Crowe's 2000 semi-autobiographical film, Almost Famous. In it, main character William, loosely based on Crowe, tries to convince his ...
05:43 pm GMT - Thu, August 13, 2020
BoingBoing Florida sheriff bans police and staff from wearing masks on the job
Florida man, or in this case, Florida Sheriff Billy Woods announced a no-mask order to his staff on Tuesday. That's right – the deputies and staff of Marion County are forbidden to wear a mask o...
04:53 pm GMT - Thu, August 13, 2020
BoingBoing Fluster is the social card game that can immediately make game night unforgettable
After a successful round of funding on Kickstarter, Fluster: The Social Card Game is now ready to help turn a party or game night into the engaging, surprising, and enlightening social affair you alwa...
04:50 pm GMT - Thu, August 13, 2020
BoingBoing Getting rich, or not, in Entropia Universe
Quintin Smith explores Entropia Universe, the world's only cash-based MMO, still entertaining tens of thousands of players 17 years after its launch. No online game has bigger whalesplayers genuinely ...
04:43 pm GMT - Thu, August 13, 2020
BoingBoing Breaking news on Citizen
Apparently a man is duct-taped to a billboard in Hollywood, California, because I received a notification a few minutes ago on my phone that said: "Man Duct Taped to Billboard." Live video: Man Duct T...
04:33 pm GMT - Thu, August 13, 2020
BoingBoing Watch: Yesterday's Kamala Harris speech narrates this new "Prosecute Trump" ad
Yesterday Kamala Harris made her first speech since becoming the 2020 vice presidential nominee, and in the blink of an eye came "Prosecute Trump," another delightful anti-Trump video by the progressi...
04:30 pm GMT - Thu, August 13, 2020
BoingBoing Postponement of weddings and other celebrations leads to a crash in champagne sales
"We are experiencing a crisis that we evaluate to be even worse than the Great Depression" of 1929, Thibaut Le Mailloux of the Champagne Committee, told AP. French wine producers in the Champagne regi...
04:05 pm GMT - Thu, August 13, 2020
BoingBoing Here's my keto bread baking video
I was invited to participate in a cool international art project benefiting mental health. It's called Decameron Row, and it's a website depicting buildings along a city street. Each building has wind...
03:49 pm GMT - Thu, August 13, 2020
BoingBoing The Covid pandemic in the US, as explained by the Killer Rabbit of Caerbannog
Run away! Read the rest ...
01:00 pm GMT - Thu, August 13, 2020
BoingBoing Brush up on the physics lessons you learned in high school with this $10 training class
Physics may have been that class you sleepwalked your way through in high school. But while it might have just slipped under your radar throughout your academic career, you probably shouldnt have give...
12:25 pm GMT - Thu, August 13, 2020
BoingBoing Herman Cain tweets from beyond the grave
Herman Cain "tweeted" banal pro-Trump propaganda until hours before his death of Covid, a ghastly month-long spectacle seemingly pumped out by political handlers willing to speak with Cain's voice eve...
12:24 pm GMT - Thu, August 13, 2020
BoingBoing Drag queens to make pub's food deliveries in California city
My home of nearly 20 years, the quirky California island city of Alameda, never ceases to surprise me (in good ways!). Today I learned that one of my favorite casual dining spots in town, The Hobnob o...
11:25 am GMT - Thu, August 13, 2020
BoingBoing Fox News' Jeanine Pirro suggests "something's going to happen" to Biden before election
Jeanine Pirro's own Fox News colleagues forced her to walk back an ominous comment Wednesday after the former judge suggested that "something's going to happen" to presidential candidate Joe Biden."F...
11:18 am GMT - Thu, August 13, 2020
BoingBoing A look at the UK's first socially distanced concert venue
Virgin Money Unity Arena, a new socially distanced outdoor concert venue in the English city of Newcastle upon Tyne, held its first show Tuesday night. Musician Sam Fender played while concertgoers wa...
10:49 am GMT - Thu, August 13, 2020
BoingBoing Game of Shrooms: Find (and keep) hidden mushroom art this Saturday in global game
This Saturday, August 15, is the day to go find mushroom art out in the wild. Yep, it's time for Attaboy's second annual Game of Shrooms. Artists all over the world will hide mushroom-themed art and o...
02:00 am GMT - Thu, August 13, 2020
BoingBoing Resoume Resum Creator makes sure you put your best foot forward in the job market
If youre out of work...well, first, you have our sympathies. Right now, about 31 million Americans are drawing some form of unemployment benefits, which makes competition for virtually any job savagel...
10:15 pm GMT - Wed, August 12, 2020
BoingBoing Speaker Nancy Pelosi 174 House Democrats tell Trump's Postmaster General to reverse changes that threaten mail-in voting
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and 174 other House Democrats are demanding that Donald Trump's new Postmaster General reverse all of the operational changes they say could harm mail-in voting for t...
10:11 pm GMT - Wed, August 12, 2020
BoingBoing Trump warns of mail-in ballots sent to dogs and cats (yes, he's lying again)
President Brain Worms is on his bullshit again.During a weird press conference today, he -- again! -- went on for a while talking about mail-in ballots being sent to dogs and cats."Many were sent to d...
10:04 pm GMT - Wed, August 12, 2020
BoingBoing Trump falsely says U.S. is doing better than Europe on coronavirus (this is a lie)
'We're doing incredibly well' with coronavirus, lied Trump...
09:56 pm GMT - Wed, August 12, 2020
BoingBoing Watch this seal play with their lunch in a Melbourne river
This seal played with its meal while waddling in the Maribyrnong River in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia on August 10.This isnt the first time a seal has made an appearance in Melbournes rivers, but i...
09:49 pm GMT - Wed, August 12, 2020
BoingBoing Baby born on an airplane over Alaska named 'Sky' by mom
A baby boy born on an airplane that was taking mom to a hospital in Anchorage was named 'Sky' by mom.Chrystal Hicks was 35 weeks pregnant when she gave birth to Sky Airon Hicks on August 5 around 1 AM...
09:30 pm GMT - Wed, August 12, 2020
BoingBoing Woman receives her ID card with photo of an empty chair
Jade Dodd of Tennessee renewed her license online, and when she received it last week, was surprised to discover that the photo wasnt her, but rather an image of an empty chair.The lady at the DMV did...
09:01 pm GMT - Wed, August 12, 2020
BoingBoing Biden and Harris wear face masks, sound like adults at first joint campaign event
Biden: The choice we make this November will decide the future of America for a very long time....
06:04 pm GMT - Wed, August 12, 2020
BoingBoing Robin's Wish, emotional documentary about Robin Williams' final days
It's been six years since comic legend Robin Williams died. Robin's Wish is a new documentary that looks at his final days and the degenerative disease (Lewy Body Dementia) that is attributed to him e...
06:03 pm GMT - Wed, August 12, 2020
BoingBoing There's a huge auction coming up of original Hollywood props, and it's a trap
The LA Prop Store is holding an auction of real Hollywood memorabilia at the end of the month:An incredible 870 lots of rare props, costumes and production material from over 350 titles will be going ...
06:02 pm GMT - Wed, August 12, 2020
BoingBoing The "Steamed Hams" episode from THE SIMPSONS but it's the "Take On Me" music video
I don't fully understand how the Steamed Hams Meme began, but this is delightful, so I'll take it. Read the rest ...
05:59 pm GMT - Wed, August 12, 2020
BoingBoing American Bandstand teens react to The Beatle's psychedelic 1967 videos for "Strawberry Fields" and "Penny Lane"
This 1967 clip from American Bandstand starts with Dick Clark asking the kids if they think The Beatles will outlast The Monkees. Almost everyone voted for The Beatles. And, of course, they were wrong...
05:57 pm GMT - Wed, August 12, 2020
BoingBoing Dog plays drums to the STAR WARS Cantina Song
"Mad About Me" is a Jizz song that was largely popularized by the Bith band Figrin D'an and the Modal Nodes, who famously performed it during a bar fight at Chalmun's Spaceport Cantina in that Tatooin...
05:57 pm GMT - Wed, August 12, 2020
BoingBoing Fascinating deep dive into the global variants of "Jingle Bells, Batman Smells"
"Jingle Bells, Batman Smells" is one of the most significant documented viral songs among English-speaking children. Because it was spread as an oral tradition for its first quarter-century, many vari...
05:32 pm GMT - Wed, August 12, 2020
BoingBoing Watch the trailer for High Score, Netflix's upcoming documentary about the history of video games
On August 19th Netflix is premiering its 6 part documentary on the history of the video game industry. Above, the trailer. Below, the opening credits clip Read the rest ...
05:20 pm GMT - Wed, August 12, 2020
BoingBoing This 1962 illustrated book imagined what space stations would look
One of my favorite websites is John Sisson's Dreams of Space, which is singularly focused on vintage non-fiction children's books and ephemera about space travel. Most of the stuff he posts is from th...
04:47 pm GMT - Wed, August 12, 2020
BoingBoing Enjoy this whimsical 1991 TV commercial for the Gameboy
This 1991 television commercial for the Nintendo Game Boy looks like it borrowed a bit of Terry Gilliam's look from Brazil. It's interesting that the Game Boy was being marketed to adults and not kids...
04:36 pm GMT - Wed, August 12, 2020
BoingBoing The Lockpicking Lawyer makes a monkey out of a locksmith
The Lockpicking Lawyer recently received a package from one of his viewers. The package contained a Kryptonite Lock that had been opened with an angle grinder. The person who sent him the lock explain...
03:28 pm GMT - Wed, August 12, 2020
BoingBoing Last Blockbuster Video store to be rented on Airbnb for $4/night
Bend, Oregon is home to the last Blockbuster Video store on the planet. Well, now it's been set up as an nineties-themed Airbnb rental. In September, for three one-night sleepovers, the room will be a...
01:31 pm GMT - Wed, August 12, 2020
BoingBoing THIS is how you do a mid-song guitar switch
The late great Stevie Ray knew how to get it done. Watch the master swap guitars onstage like it ain't no big deal.screengrab SRV Bootlegs/YouTube(The Awesomer) Read the rest ...
01:31 pm GMT - Wed, August 12, 2020
BoingBoing Watch how Hubble Telescope used a lunar eclipse for detecting life on exoplanets
During the January 2019 total lunar eclipse, astronomers trained the Hubble Telescope on our moon in order to calibrate how future telescopes will look for possible life on exoplanets by measuring ozo...
01:00 pm GMT - Wed, August 12, 2020
BoingBoing Work out your jaws with Jawzrsize
If you want swole arms cut like tree trunks, you start savaging the curl bars. If you want to sculpt a tight, firm core, you have lots of planking and bridges in your future.So what do you do if you w...
12:40 pm GMT - Wed, August 12, 2020
BoingBoing Ilhan Omar thrashes well-funded primary challenger
Minnesota Democrat Ilhan Omar fended off a well-funded challenger in yesterday's primary election and is and is now all but certain to retain her seat in November's general. Antone Melton-Meaux raised...
12:14 pm GMT - Wed, August 12, 2020
BoingBoing Super-Fun-Pak Comix: feat. "Frankenstein, the Modern Restaurateur" and MORE!!
Tom the Dancing Bug, IN WHICH Super-Fun-Pak Comix features Social Justice Warrior, Murdered-Parents-Man, and much, much, much more...
11:38 am GMT - Wed, August 12, 2020
BoingBoing Tech support scammer logs into target's computer only to see photo of self there waiting for him
Jim Browning (YouTube) posts long but riveting videos of him turning the tables on tech support scammers (previously at Boing Boing) and in the latest he goes full Neeson from the outset: "a scammer h...
11:19 am GMT - Wed, August 12, 2020
BoingBoing Twins react as they hear Phil Collins' 'In the Air Tonight' for the first time
Twins Tim and Fred Williams, aka Twinsthenewtrend on YouTube, make videos of themselves listening to classic songs for the first time. In their latest, they listen to Phil Collins' "In the Air Tonight...
11:18 am GMT - Wed, August 12, 2020
BoingBoing American sex workers can now legally unionize
Brandi Campbell is a sex worker, specifically a stripper. Since 2016, she's also run a blog for Stripper Labor Rights, that includes resources for other sex workers who want to protect themselves from...
11:05 am GMT - Wed, August 12, 2020
BoingBoing YouTuber illustrates why "I am not a robot" image CAPTCHAs are universally hated
YouTuber CalebCity hilariously demonstrates the infuriating tendency for those craptacular image grid CAPTCHAs to pop up at the worst time.My 2018 petition for karmic retribution, Let's build a robot ...
11:02 am GMT - Wed, August 12, 2020
BoingBoing Judge to Uber and Lyft: Your drivers are employees, so deal with it
In a win for those forced to navigate the rideshare gig economy, a California judge has ruled that Uber and Lyft must treat drivers as employees, not independent contractors.Via NPR:The judge said Ube...
02:00 am GMT - Wed, August 12, 2020
BoingBoing Calmind can beat back the anxiety, soothe your mind and make you a happier, healthier you
Considering the state of our world, it probably shouldnt come as a surprise to find lots and lots of people pushed to their breaking point. Anxiety and stress are often constant companions during the ...
12:35 am GMT - Wed, August 12, 2020
BoingBoing Wet Ass P-Word (WAP, the Ben Shapiro Remix) Jonathan 'Song a Day' Mann
Well folks, Jonathan Mann has done it again. [video link]Jonathan 'Song a Day' Mann : Spotify, Bandcamp, Instagram, Twitter. Read the rest ...
12:31 am GMT - Wed, August 12, 2020
BoingBoing TikTok exploited Android security vulnerability to grab MAC addresses, maybe for ad tracking, no way to opt out stopped in November, WSJ reports
The tactic, which experts in mobile-phone security said was concealed through an unusual added layer of encryption, appears to have violated Google policiesThe Wall Street Journal reports Tuesday that...
12:23 am GMT - Wed, August 12, 2020
BoingBoing Russia coronavirus vaccine 'Sputnik V' safe despite no clinical trials, says Putin
Putin said on Tuesday Russia is the first nation to approve a COVID-19 vaccine after only two months of human testing, a move Moscow compared to its success in the Cold War-era space race. They claim ...
12:09 am GMT - Wed, August 12, 2020
BoingBoing Dunkin' Donuts to launch 2 coffee cereals with Post, 'Caramel Macchiato' and 'Mocha Latte'
Massachusetts-based Dunkin' Donuts says they're about to launch breakfast cereals based on two of the most popular beverages at the coffee and donuts empire: Caramel Macchiato and Mocha Latte.Said one...
12:01 am GMT - Wed, August 12, 2020
BoingBoing Donald Trump donated twice to Kamala Harris campaign, so did Ivanka
This is quite an interesting public records find from Anna Massoglia (@annalecta) of the nonprofit Open Secrets. Years ago, Kamala Harris once received a donation check for thousands of dollars from D...
11:52 pm GMT - Tue, August 11, 2020
BoingBoing Biden keeps this framed 'Hagar the Horrible' cartoon behind his laptop
Adam Schulz, photographer for Joe Biden for President, captured a video call moment between the Democratic presidential nominee and newly announced running mate Kamala Harris. Note the framed cartoon ...
11:35 pm GMT - Tue, August 11, 2020
BoingBoing Biden-Harris: Here's the typeface they're using.
Typeface nerds, prepare to scrutinize the new logo design of that just-announced Biden-Harris ticket.The solo Biden campaign logo used the typeface Brother 1816 and the new Biden-Harris campaign logo ...
09:14 pm GMT - Tue, August 11, 2020
BoingBoing Art and history of tarot decks examined in gorgeous new compendium
Tarot is a stunning deep dive into 600 years of oracular decks (TASCHEN/$40). Trace the hidden history of Tarot in the first volume from TASCHENs Library of Esoterica, a series documenting the creativ...
08:49 pm GMT - Tue, August 11, 2020
BoingBoing Biden picks Kamala Harris as his VP
Joe Biden celebrated today's double-digit polling lead by picking his veep: Kamala Harris. If he doesn't make it to 86 years old, she's set to be the first woman U.S. President.The National Associatio...
08:19 pm GMT - Tue, August 11, 2020
BoingBoing Why I'm launching The Magnet newsletter
Even though I write posts on Boing Boing almost every day, Ive been wanting to write a newsletter that goes a bit deeper into my personal interests, and so I decided to start The Magnet. Every week in...
06:55 pm GMT - Tue, August 11, 2020
BoingBoing Super expensive race car blows out a tire at very high speed on famous track
I feel like I should care that a bazillion dollar sports car, a Zyrus Lamborghini Huracn, almost got messed up but I do not.Glad no one got hurt. Read the rest ...
05:59 pm GMT - Tue, August 11, 2020
BoingBoing Trump's laughably bad Axios interview turned into an episode of Curb Your Enthusiasm
Eastchesterjester took Trump's disastrous Axios interview and cut it into a short Curb Your Enthusiasm style comedy short. Read the rest ...
05:55 pm GMT - Tue, August 11, 2020
BoingBoing NJ Supreme Court rules you don't have a constitutional right not to unlock your phone
Even though the United States Constitution gives citizens the right not to incriminate themselves, the New Jersey Supreme Court ruled that police can force you to unlock your iPhone.From Ars Technica:...
05:44 pm GMT - Tue, August 11, 2020
BoingBoing Watch: Arizona man so outraged over people wearing masks he has to be carted out of store, toddler-style
Anti-masker in Tucson, AZ throws a tantrum and has to be carried out by his own son pic.twitter.com/ggo4I968aL— Fifty Shades of Whey (@davenewworld_2) August 11, 2020 Watch this Arizona man get ...
05:39 pm GMT - Tue, August 11, 2020
BoingBoing Watch this cool way to multiply numbers by drawing lines
This video shows you how to multiply any two numbers by drawing lines. It's known as the Japanese multiplication method. The University of Waterloo Faculty of Mathematics published this PDF that descr...
04:31 pm GMT - Tue, August 11, 2020
BoingBoing George Conway's biting column holds a mirror up to Trump supporters, and it ain't pretty
George Conway's satirical piece in The Washington Post, "I (Still) Believe the President, and in the President," is like a Lincoln Project video in prose form. Playing the part of a moron, Conway put...
04:21 pm GMT - Tue, August 11, 2020
BoingBoing Biden holds double-digit lead in national poll
An eagerly-awaited national poll by Monmouth University puts Joe Biden 10 points ahead of President Donald Trump. Biden's 51%-41% lead gives him both a double-digit advantage and more than half the to...
04:08 pm GMT - Tue, August 11, 2020
BoingBoing The smart way to play ping pong
Working hard vs working smart from r/funnyThe master at the far end of the table is in complete control, never wavering from his spot, making his opponent fight for every return of the ball until he e...
04:05 pm GMT - Tue, August 11, 2020
BoingBoing Train operator blames Covid for restricting WiFi to premium seats
The wireless internet on Eurostar trains was briefly turned off for passengers unless they were in premium seating, reports the BBC. Challenged by passengers, the company claims this was because of Co...
03:56 pm GMT - Tue, August 11, 2020
BoingBoing Watch Sarah Alberto draw Covid doodles on her iPad
As a doodler myself, I enjoy watching Sarah Alberto's YouTube videos. In this one, she draws Covid-related art on her iPad with the Procreate app. Read the rest ...
03:46 pm GMT - Tue, August 11, 2020
BoingBoing Singer turns Death Cab For Cutie CNN Tweet into an actual song
Last week CNN tweeted "The calcium in our bones and teeth likely came from stars exploding in supernovas and scattering this mineral across the universe in massive quantities, according to a new study...
03:40 pm GMT - Tue, August 11, 2020
BoingBoing The secret history of Everything Bagels
My mother-in-law is a lovely person gracious, accepting, and welcoming but there are some culinary choices that she simply cannot wrap her head around. Not just that she doesn't like them; she liter...
03:37 pm GMT - Tue, August 11, 2020
BoingBoing Jack Chick religious comics are the best-selling comics of all time
Jack Chick (1924 - 2016) was a cartoonist and the publisher of a series of small-format fundamentalist Christian comic books, which he called "Chick Tracts." The stories typically focused on a non-Chr...
03:32 pm GMT - Tue, August 11, 2020
BoingBoing How to watch the peak of the Perseid meteor shower tonight
Watch the skies! The peak of the Perseid meteor shower takes place overnight tonight! The bright quarter Moon will limit the number of shooting stars you'll see but you can still expect around 15-20 p...
03:20 pm GMT - Tue, August 11, 2020
BoingBoing I miss The Traveling Wilburys
When you're talking garage bands, you'd have to work very hard indeed to find one as playful, tight and superstar-packed as The Traveling Wilburys. I first heard them when I was 12. My mom's a Beatles...
02:58 pm GMT - Tue, August 11, 2020
BoingBoing In 1829 a group of convicts stole a ship in Tasmania and made their way into the Pacific
In 1829 a group of convicts commandeered a brig in Tasmania and set off across the Pacific, hoping to elude their pursuers and win their freedom. In this week's episode of the Futility Closet podcast ...
02:41 pm GMT - Tue, August 11, 2020
BoingBoing "All the Difference": A Kodak short documentary about America from 1970
"All the Difference" is a 20-minute educational film from Kodak featuring the unique comedy stylings of Mike Nichols and Elaine May, an influential improv duo of the era. Shot in 16mm, it's a tragicom...
02:24 pm GMT - Tue, August 11, 2020
BoingBoing Man with metal detector discovers a hoard of Bronze Age artifacts in a field
It's been a good summer for metal detectorists! In June, a fellow scanning a field in Rossett, Wales, UK found a 2,000-year-old Roman ingot. Around the same time, Mariusz Stepien turned up a hoard of ...
02:20 pm GMT - Tue, August 11, 2020
BoingBoing Worker fired for mocking company pay with Downfall meme awarded $200k
In 2018, BP refinery worker Scott Tracey posted a Downfall parody on Facebook to mock the company's salary negotiations. So it fired him, claiming it was "highly offensive and inappropriate". Two year...
02:13 pm GMT - Tue, August 11, 2020
BoingBoing Michael Jackson's "Bad" as a bluegrass ditty
"There I Ruined It" remakes Michael Jackson's "Bad" as a foot-stompin' bluegrass ditty.I'm giving youOn count of threeTo show your stuffOr let it be Read the rest ...
02:07 pm GMT - Tue, August 11, 2020
BoingBoing Amaze: A book about how to think like a magician
Amaze, an illuminating and informative guide to designing magical experiences, has finally been published in English! Written by my pal and Boing Boing contributor Ferdinando Buscema and inventive des...
02:00 pm GMT - Tue, August 11, 2020
BoingBoing Timely trailer for Fred Hampton biopic 'Judas and the Black Messiah'
Judas and the Black Messiah examines Black Panther Fred Hampton's betrayal by William O'Neal, Hampton's bodyguard turned FBI informant. Hampton was a rising star in the revolutionary arm of the Civil ...
01:56 pm GMT - Tue, August 11, 2020
BoingBoing The greatest toy ever made is back! The Evel Knievel Stunt Cycle
Holy smokes! There is a reissued Evel Knievel Stunt Cycle available and it looks awesome!GenX had a lot of cool toys that were slightly-to-moderately dangerous. Dart guns that shot darts, lawn darts, ...
01:45 pm GMT - Tue, August 11, 2020
BoingBoing Robot-fronted band Satanic Puppeteer Orchestra's latest: "Sea Anemones (aka Shark Wigs)"
Satanic Puppeteer Orchestra is what happens when a band is fronted by a robot, named SPO-20, and is backed by a mad scientist (ie. a human). San Diego-based Professor B. Miller is that mad scientist a...
01:37 pm GMT - Tue, August 11, 2020
BoingBoing Sales of classic "Yo Semite" t-shirt rocket after Trump gaffe
The North American Museum of Jewish History's been selling its Yo Semite tee shirts for about a decade. After Trump pronounced "Yosemite" thusly last week, however, sales went through the roofor throu...
01:30 pm GMT - Tue, August 11, 2020
BoingBoing Report: wireless phone charging is an ecological disaster waiting to happen
If you've bought a premium smartphone handset over the past few years, it's a safe bet that it came equipped with wireless charging technology baked into it. Wireless charging is wicked cool! In the L...
01:15 pm GMT - Tue, August 11, 2020
BoingBoing Toshiba's laptop business shuffles off this mortal coil
In from the min-1990s, right through into the early years of the new millennium, Toshiba churned out some pretty solid laptop hardware. I've used a number of their lappy's in the past, across various ...
01:13 pm GMT - Tue, August 11, 2020
BoingBoing Richard Notkin's teapots
Ceramic artist Richard Notkin is famed for his clay teapots, inspired by the traditional Yixing style from China but forming a vehicle for political commentary in the west. In the interview above, you...
01:00 pm GMT - Tue, August 11, 2020
BoingBoing Wild boar steals laptop, gets chased by a naked German man
Personal Life Coach Adele Landauer was enjoying a relaxing afternoon by a lake near Berlin, when a group of wild boars approached the beach. I'll let her tell the rest of it, according to her Instagra...
01:00 pm GMT - Tue, August 11, 2020
BoingBoing The Backshield doesnt just comfort your back. It retrains and strengthens it too.
Most of us arent constantly beset by poor posture. But all it takes is some subtle misalignment while youre doing serious hours behind the wheel driving or working away at a desk to do a real number o...
12:57 pm GMT - Tue, August 11, 2020
BoingBoing Imperial Marching Geese
So I added the Imperial March to this video and I don't know if I'll ever sleep again.: Imgur user papemaker pic.twitter.com/Vh7vBUDSwi— Paul Bronks (@SlenderSherbet) August 7, 2020Paul ...
12:54 pm GMT - Tue, August 11, 2020
BoingBoing Watch the trailer about Robin Williams' struggles with dementia
Robin's Wish explores beloved comedian Robin Williams' final days as he struggled with the devastating effects of Lewy Body Dementia.Via EW, his widow Susan Schneider Williams explained her motive in ...
12:53 pm GMT - Tue, August 11, 2020
BoingBoing We all live in a deflated croissant, says NASA
According to a recently published paper in Nature Astronomy, NASA scientists have "developed a new prediction of the shape of the bubble surrounding our solar system using a model developed with data ...
04:23 am GMT - Tue, August 11, 2020
BoingBoing 'Most Americans now know someone who has been infected with COVID-19'
The U.S. has reached a landmark of sorts in its so far not very successful battle with the virus that causes Covid-19 most Americans now know someone who has been infected, writes Justin Fox at Bloom...
04:06 am GMT - Tue, August 11, 2020
BoingBoing Secret Service agent shoots man near White House, here's what we know
A U.S. Secret Service officer shot a man dead near the White House today. Authorities interrupted a briefing by President Trump that was happening at the time and escorted him from the press room.The ...
03:58 am GMT - Tue, August 11, 2020
BoingBoing Biden to announce vice president running mate this week: reports
Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden is preparing to announce his choice for vice president as soon as this week, several news organizations are reporting.Biden, who served as vice president un...
03:51 am GMT - Tue, August 11, 2020
BoingBoing Trump says '1917 pandemic' ended Second World War (nope, Spanish Flu was in 1918, before WWII)
On Monday, August 10, U.S. President Donald Trump rewrite history -- he says in this video clip that the 1917 pandemic ended the Second World War.The President says the 1917 pandemic ended the Second ...
03:43 am GMT - Tue, August 11, 2020
BoingBoing Hosico the belly dancing cat
Hosico the cat has learned to belly dance. Subscribe to Hosico Cat's YouTube channel for more cat videos. Read the rest ...
02:00 am GMT - Tue, August 11, 2020
BoingBoing Homemade tortillas should be a Taco Tuesday staple and this press can make it happen
From ordering from Amazon to paying bills over the web to something as simple as bottled water, were all hooked on modern convenience. We cant help it. There are just too many modern world advances th...
11:25 pm GMT - Mon, August 10, 2020
BoingBoing Which right-wing nut is a better crooner?
Which of the following gentleman would you like to hire to entertain guests at your next barbecue?And if you fall as Lucifer fell, you fall in flame. - @benshapiro pic.twitter.com/4xJeB9DDc4— T...
08:00 pm GMT - Mon, August 10, 2020
BoingBoing Start your day with a CBD boost for your coffee and your face
No matter whether you go into the office or work from home, whether you roll out of bed at 5 a.m. or never get up before 9, we all agree a day can on how you feel first thing in the morning when you w...
05:39 pm GMT - Mon, August 10, 2020
BoingBoing Trump supporter really puts in the effort to maintain his crazy theories
This guy has conspiracy theories unreasonable enough that even a news anchor felt the need to take him to task. Read the rest ...
05:25 pm GMT - Mon, August 10, 2020
BoingBoing Great price on a pound of matcha powder
Matcha (powdered green tea leaves) is usually pretty expensive. When I saw a one-pound container of Organic Matcha Green Tea Powder on Amazon selling for a low price, I was suspicious, but I decided t...
05:03 pm GMT - Mon, August 10, 2020
BoingBoing Cats enjoy squeezing into small boxes
View this post on InstagramA post shared by Maru&Hana (@maruhanamogu) on Aug 7, 2020 at 3:49am PDT "Maru and Hana enjoy each box." Read the rest ...
04:48 pm GMT - Mon, August 10, 2020
BoingBoing Apple bullies small company over its pear logo
Apple opposed a trademark application by a five-person company that has a meal-planning app called Prepear. The company has launched a petition on change.org to protest Apple's opposition.It is a very...
04:25 pm GMT - Mon, August 10, 2020
BoingBoing Baltimore explosion destroys several houses, kills woman
A woman died and at least three more people were injured when an explosion rocked a Baltimore neighborhood. A number of houses were destroyed and aerial footage shows what CNN described as "profound d...
04:24 pm GMT - Mon, August 10, 2020
BoingBoing Take a look at "Journey to the Microcosmos" new video shot with an upgraded microscope
The excellent YouTube channel "Journey to the Microcosmos" recently acquired a new microscope and its videos of microscopic creatures look more amazing than ever. Image: YouTube Read the rest ...
03:52 pm GMT - Mon, August 10, 2020
BoingBoing You can rent a fake Shibuya Scramble crossing for $8,000 a day
Tokyo's Shibuya Scramble crossing is the busiest crosswalk in the world, with as many as 1,000 people crossing its five walkways at the same time. It's become a tourist attraction in its own right, an...
03:28 pm GMT - Mon, August 10, 2020
BoingBoing More Americans than ever are giving up their US citizenship
Nearly 6,000 people gave up their US citizenship in the first half of 2020, reports CNN. This is a sharp increase over the same time period in 2019 when slightly over 2,000 Americans gave up their cit...
03:25 pm GMT - Mon, August 10, 2020
BoingBoing Students and staff infected with Covid-19 at Georgia school that suspended students for posting photos
The Georgia high school that suspended two students for posting a video of the school's crowded halls has shut down due to coronavirus infections. Nine people at North Paulding High School (6 students...
03:00 pm GMT - Mon, August 10, 2020
BoingBoing $300 million in aid pledge to help the survivors of massive Beirut explosion
Lebanon has a long, complicated history of pain, suffering, and mismanagement at the hands of oft-times self-serving oligarch government, their neighbors, and violent internal political movements.The ...
02:40 pm GMT - Mon, August 10, 2020
BoingBoing Cool NASA illustrations of Jupiter's lightning and atmospheric "mushballs"
Piloting a craft through Jupiter's atmosphere would be very hard due to massive bolts of "shallow lightning" and the equally scary giant "mushballs" of water and ammonia that fall like hail. To celebr...
02:30 pm GMT - Mon, August 10, 2020
BoingBoing The Draft Top turns your aluminum can into an open mouthed glass with a twist
The aluminum can is a great invention. And for 60 years, it and its crafty little addition, the pull tab, have made transporting and drinking all of our favorite beers, soft drinks and other beverages...
02:21 pm GMT - Mon, August 10, 2020
BoingBoing Racial traits in D&D are pretty problematic. "Ancestry & Culture" is a great homebrew solution.
Dungeons & Dragons is great. It also, unfortunately, has long-fed into the inherently colonialist tropes that have long dominated the fantasy genre. Wizards of the Coast has recently made some str...
12:46 pm GMT - Mon, August 10, 2020
BoingBoing Facebook kills 200,000-member QAnon group
Facebook took out one of its largest Qanon groups this weekend, deleting the 200,000-member "Official Q/Qanon" page citing "repeated violations of the companys policies."Numerous posts in the group ha...
12:30 pm GMT - Mon, August 10, 2020
BoingBoing This drive-through haunted house in Japan will "make your car bloody if you wish."
If you're anything like me, you're already worried about how we're going to do Halloween during the pandemic. Distantly dispersing trick-or-treat candy via t-shirt cannon? Kids dress as the cast of ER...
12:24 pm GMT - Mon, August 10, 2020
BoingBoing Man in background of news segment misses train
I don't know what this fellow is saying, but I surmise that it's along the lines of "Unfortunately I have missed the train to Stockholm! Now I shall have to wait for the next departure." Read the rest...
12:15 pm GMT - Mon, August 10, 2020
BoingBoing HBO's The Third Day is bringing the creepy
Folk Horror? In a rural seaside setting? With a stellar cast and, at first glance, some stellar cinematography? Where do I sign up? Unfortunately, The Third Day won't pop until this winter, so I suppo...
12:03 pm GMT - Mon, August 10, 2020
BoingBoing Protests erupt in Belarus after longtime dictator wins another "election"
The official result of Belarus's presidential election was never in doubt, with President Aleksandr Lukashenko often described as "Europe's last dictator" and opposition ruthlessly suppressed. But it'...
12:00 pm GMT - Mon, August 10, 2020
BoingBoing "I am starting to regret my vote for Trump" ad featuring comedian David Cross
The ever-prolific former Republican anti-Trumpers, the Lincoln Project, have another ad that stabs deep into the heart of the insanity of Trump support. It features audio from comedian David Cross' st...
11:45 am GMT - Mon, August 10, 2020
BoingBoing Supercut of movie characters watching Jay Leno's monologue on the film's events
In movies of yesteryear, characters knew they were at a low point in their lives if Jay Leno is discussing them, brilliantly shown in this Buck LePard supercut.Movie characters watching Jay Leno talk ...
11:32 am GMT - Mon, August 10, 2020
BoingBoing NYT: Trump inquired about adding his face to Mount Rushmore
In a story about South Dakota governor Kristi Noem, by Jonathan Martin and Maggie Haberman for the New York Times:"I started laughing. He wasn't laughing, so he was totally serious. He said, 'Kristi, ...
11:30 am GMT - Mon, August 10, 2020
BoingBoing Make a wish: Perseids meteor showers peak August 12th
Look up! The Perseids meteor showers are putting on their annual "shooting star" show in the sky, which will peak pre-dawn on August 12. NASA:The last-quarter moon will interfere with visibility of mo...
11:13 am GMT - Mon, August 10, 2020
BoingBoing 10-year-old girl performs every instrument on this looping Joy Division cover
At just 10-years old, Nandi Bushell is already somewhat of an internet rock legend, thanks to her infectiously energetic cover song videos; she's even jammed with Lenny Kravitz. In her newest video, B...
03:30 am GMT - Mon, August 10, 2020
BoingBoing Develop in-demand digital marketing skills with the help of these training classes
Its tempting for many young professionals to assume that because theyve spent most of their lives posting links to Facebook or pushing selfies to Instagram that they have the skills needed to be a dig...
01:00 am GMT - Mon, August 10, 2020
BoingBoing Get over 60 hours of elite coding instruction for just $40
With everybody working from home now, its natural to start thinking about careers where not going into the office is more the norm than the exception. Better yet, many are looking to start careers as ...
10:00 pm GMT - Sun, August 9, 2020
BoingBoing Here are 40 of the best charging cables, wireless docks, power banks, and more on sale this weekend
The way to have power is to take it. -- Boss Tweed.We think an 18th-century political power broker probably had a different definition of power in mind when he made that statement, yet the sentiment s...
06:43 pm GMT - Sun, August 9, 2020
BoingBoing How does tear gas actually work?
My friend and former colleague James Gaines, who previously explained how capsaicin works while eating a handful of chili peppers, worked on this SciShow video about tear gas. James is a great science...
04:01 pm GMT - Sun, August 9, 2020
BoingBoing Survival of the fittest? More like "friendliest," scientists argue in new book
Charles DarwinSurvival of the "friendliest"? Charles Darwin's famous phrase may have been misinterpreted, a new book suggests. Duke University scientists Brian Hare and Vanessa Woods argue in Survival...
03:01 pm GMT - Sun, August 9, 2020
BoingBoing Beetle species swallowed by frogs just exits alive via the old dirt road
A Japanese water beetle swallowed by a frog has figured out a great survival trick. It starts walking. In as few as six minutes, 93% of them walk right out the sloppy end of the frog's digestive tract...
02:01 pm GMT - Sun, August 9, 2020
BoingBoing Senators Sanders, Markey, and Gildebrand want to tax billionaires for their pandemic profits
From CNBC:Top tech leaders and other billionaires would be forced to hand over billions of dollars in wealth theyve gained during the coronavirus pandemic under anew bill introduced by Sens. Bernie Sa...
02:00 am GMT - Sun, August 9, 2020
BoingBoing This Spanish language training wants to rewire your mind
If the last 50 years of education have taught us nothing else, its that it often requires different tactics to best reach different learners.To pick up a foreign language, some students take best to t...
12:41 am GMT - Sun, August 9, 2020
BoingBoing Japanese cat naps on a cool watermelon during summer thunderstorm
I never tire of watching these cats in Japan.From kagonekoshiro.com. Read the rest ...
12:25 am GMT - Sun, August 9, 2020
BoingBoing Poland: Thousands march against anti-LGBTQ hate, and to demand justice for 48 detained protesters
In Warsaw and other cities in Poland, crowds gathered Saturday to protest anti-LGBT discrimination and abuse promoted by the Polish government, as well as the recent detention of a prominent transgend...
12:06 am GMT - Sun, August 9, 2020
BoingBoing Frank the Cavoodle does excited 'zoomies' in the snow
Zoomies! Because it's snowing!Frank here is a Cavalier King Charles mixed with Poodle, and he's a cutie.From ABC Sydney, Australia, Sarah shared this video of her cavoodle Frank reacting to the surpri...
11:55 pm GMT - Sat, August 8, 2020
BoingBoing U.S. has most coronavirus cases in the world, 5 million and counting
Five million. That's how many coronavirus cases the U.S. has reported since the outbreak began this year.The United States now has the most coronavirus cases of all nations in the world. Brazil is sec...
11:44 pm GMT - Sat, August 8, 2020
BoingBoing Twitter and Tiktok talked of a deal, WSJ reports
Twitter and Tiktok had preliminary negotiations about a potential merger/acquisition, reported the Wall Street Journal on Saturday.It is unclear, the WSJ reports, if Twitter still plans to pursue a de...
11:25 pm GMT - Sat, August 8, 2020
BoingBoing TikTok to sue Trump admin over executive order banning app, NPR reports
TikTok, the social media app from China-based Bytedance, plans to sue the Trump administration in a challenge to the president's executive order that bans the service in the United States.NPR News rep...
08:30 pm GMT - Sat, August 8, 2020
BoingBoing Creating your own video games isnt impossible this training can get you on the path
For those who want a career in video games, theres no reason to sit around and wait. EA and Rockstar Games probably arent going to seek you out and knock on your door with a job opportunity. But if yo...
08:22 pm GMT - Sat, August 8, 2020
BoingBoing Watch inept boaters catch air and lose passengers at this Boca Raton inlet
Wavy Boats is a Miami-based YouTuber who chronicles the weekenders, vacationers, drunks, and other landlubbers who ply the large local waves in boats they have no business piloting."As Miami natives, ...
03:19 pm GMT - Sat, August 8, 2020
BoingBoing Trump announced a new executive order to protect people with pre-existing conditions in exactly the same way that Obamacare already does
During a Friday evening press conference at his Bedminster golf course, the esteemed President Donald J. Trump finally announced a momentous step in the sweeping healthcare reform plan he's been promi...
12:30 pm GMT - Sat, August 8, 2020
BoingBoing The suitcase computer of 2020
The a-X sereies of portable workstations resemble the earliest laptops, but are fully contemporary beasts fitted with top-of-the-range AMD Threadripper CPUs, up to 256GB of RAM and dual GPUs. And pric...
12:19 pm GMT - Sat, August 8, 2020
BoingBoing Medieval 'wine windows' are having another moment in Italy
To keep a safe distance from their customers, some enterprising merchants in Italy have revived a Black Death tradition: wine windows. VinePair:In Florence, the need for bars and restaurants to serve ...
12:00 pm GMT - Sat, August 8, 2020
BoingBoing These 35 items can help your kid learn at home
Nobody is happy about the current state of our COVID-ravaged education system. With a new school year fast approaching, plans for teaching students still in flux, and political in-fighting driving mor...
02:58 am GMT - Sat, August 8, 2020
BoingBoing Trump vs. the U.S. Postal Service: Democrats demand investigation of Postmaster General Louis DeJoys cost-cutting and investments
President Donald Trump's hand-picked Postmaster General Louis DeJoy launched a major overhaul of the U.S. postal mail service. Among the changes, the two top executives overseeing day-to-day operation...
02:30 am GMT - Sat, August 8, 2020
BoingBoing This collection of top quality video game icons can save you hours of work for under $30
Creating a fantasy world for a video or role-playing game is tough enough. In addition to all the game framework and functionality that goes into a build of any size, creators invariably sweat over th...
12:30 am GMT - Sat, August 8, 2020
BoingBoing Quarantine is no excuse to look like a caveman. These 10 items will make you presentable again.
We get it. You dont have to go to the office anymore. Thats no excuse for letting your grooming go positively feral.Were not saying you need to be GQ cover model-ready every Monday through Friday. But...
09:59 pm GMT - Fri, August 7, 2020
BoingBoing The VentiFresh Eco is a next generation odor killer that uses NASA tech to wipe out bad smells
With everybody cooped up inside right now, its no surprise that many houses are starting to get a little bit...well, funky. Yeah...they smell.With everybody running around and sweating and working and...
07:57 pm GMT - Fri, August 7, 2020
BoingBoing Good deal on this 8-inch non-stick frying pan
This small frying pan from Carote has a natural stone non-stick coating that makes it excellent for cooking eggs or frying meat. It's very easy to clean. People on Amazon love this pan and it's cheap....
07:25 pm GMT - Fri, August 7, 2020
BoingBoing Chinas secret war on America, a Fox News sex scandal, and a space-time wormhole in this weeks dubious tabloids
Expect to see National Enquirer readers driving around in Rolls Royces and hopping private jets to their private islands....
07:11 pm GMT - Fri, August 7, 2020
BoingBoing Department of State says travel is cool now... if you can find somewhere to go
Good news everybody! After close to five months, the U.S. Department of State has rescinded its "Do Not Travel Advisory". The Level four travel warning, which was pushed out last March, warned America...
04:59 pm GMT - Fri, August 7, 2020
BoingBoing Young people retaliate with shocking finality to unchecked abuse
In this 2019 footage, patrons ouside a bar in Los Angeles argue with some skateboarding kids. Though the youngsters aren't belligerent, a heavily-built man lunches at them, punching one youngster in t...
04:49 pm GMT - Fri, August 7, 2020
BoingBoing How a design company is dealing with getting their notebook knocked off
A while back I posted a link to a Kickstarter campaign for Orangered's notebook called the BetterBook, which has an aspect ratio that matches a smartphone's. It turns out the BetterBook looks an awful...
04:34 pm GMT - Fri, August 7, 2020
BoingBoing What is Granfer Tom saying?
@maria_warne Meet my granfer original sound - maria_warne Tom Warne, a 76-year-old dairy farmer from Cornwall, has become a hit on his granddaughter's TikTok because no one can understand what he ...
04:16 pm GMT - Fri, August 7, 2020
BoingBoing US issues New Zealand travel warning due to its 23 active cases
On August 6th, the US State Department issued a warning for US citizens considering traveling to New Zealand, because the country has 23 active cases of COVID-19. Currently, the United States has over...
04:02 pm GMT - Fri, August 7, 2020
BoingBoing Watch: This Zoom prank inspired the new horror film Host
Director Rob Savage got a reaction out of his friends last April with a jump-scare prank on Zoom. He told them he'd been hearing things in his attic, and, with them on the call, decided to investigate...
03:32 pm GMT - Fri, August 7, 2020
BoingBoing Video explores why fake Rolexes are so realistic
The quality of fake Rolexes has reached the point where people who want a real Rolex should buy a real Rolex and a Rolex one and keep the real one in a safe.Image: YouTube Read the rest ...
03:06 pm GMT - Fri, August 7, 2020
BoingBoing Watch a live feed as 250,000 bikers come to annual Sturgis Ralley
I've been watching this live feed of Main Street in Sturgis South Dakota, home of the famous annual motorcycle congregation. The street is already filled with parked motorcycles, and I have not seen a...
03:06 pm GMT - Fri, August 7, 2020
BoingBoing Watch a live feed as 250,000 bikers come to annual Sturgis Rally
I've been watching this live feed of Main Street in Sturgis South Dakota, home of the famous annual motorcycle congregation. The street is already filled with parked motorcycles, and I have not seen a...
03:04 pm GMT - Fri, August 7, 2020
BoingBoing If your dog only wants human food, try this hilarious trick
Like a toddler who only wants the toy that the other kid is playing with, this dog only wants food that the other dog (er, human) is eating. But, with just a bit of reverse psychology, said human gets...
02:46 pm GMT - Fri, August 7, 2020
BoingBoing Otter hauls self onto boat to escape hungry orca
Enjoy watching this dramatic encounter in Halibut Cove, Alaska, where an otter frantically heads for a boat in hopes of escaping a pursuing orca. Eventually, the otter jumps up onto the transom of Joh...
01:00 pm GMT - Fri, August 7, 2020
BoingBoing A Knight Rider movie is happening
Everything old is new again (also see). Folks, there's going to be a Knight Rider feature film! (Sadly, I think we can assume David Hasselhoff will not star.)Deadline:Spyglass Media Group has teamed w...
12:51 pm GMT - Fri, August 7, 2020
BoingBoing Man charged after spitting in face of child who refused to remove mask
A Florida man was charged Thursday with battery after demanding a child remove his mask and spitting in his face when he refused to, police say. The incident happened at a restaurant in Treasure Islan...
12:40 pm GMT - Fri, August 7, 2020
BoingBoing Ta-dum: How the Netflix sound was born (it almost had a goat's bleat)
This is terrific. Dallas Taylor, the host of the podcast Twenty Thousand Hertz, learns the origin story of Netflix's "ta-dum" sound (aka "sonic logo") from its creators.Mashable:In an episode dedicate...
12:30 pm GMT - Fri, August 7, 2020
BoingBoing This temporary tattoo printer is even easier than those wet-and-press ones but so much cooler
If youre a big fan of ink, but not such a big fan of the forever side to tattoo body art or the pain, the Prinker S Temporary Tattoo Printer might just be your favorite creation of the century.Winner ...
12:20 pm GMT - Fri, August 7, 2020
BoingBoing A great interactive visualization of the weird ways that we perceive time
Reuters published this interactive article Why time feels so weird in 2020 in early July. That was about a month ago, as of this writing; it was also about halfway through the bizarro time vortex hell...
12:02 pm GMT - Fri, August 7, 2020
BoingBoing Watch the wonderfully creepy trailer for "I'm Thinking of Ending Things," the new film by Charlie Kaufman
Being John Malkovich andEternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind writer Charlie Kaufman recently published his debut novel, an similarly metafictional tome called Antkind. And now the first trailer for h...
02:30 am GMT - Fri, August 7, 2020
BoingBoing This ebook and video collection will help you master AWS from the ground up
If you want to understand what it takes to keep a companys computer network happy and healthy in the cloud, the training found in The Complete AWS eBook and Video Course Bundle can go a long way towar...
02:28 am GMT - Fri, August 7, 2020
BoingBoing Senate to ban TikTok on federal devices
The Senate on Thursday unanimously passed legislation to ban the use of the social media app TikTok on federal devices, weeks after the House approved a similar measure, reports The Hill:The legislati...
02:23 am GMT - Fri, August 7, 2020
BoingBoing Wombat says hello on snowy mountain path in Tasmania
This curious wombat waddled over to a human, while the critter was wandering through snow-covered Cradle Mountain, in Tasmania, on Wednesday August 5.Only one vehicle allowed on the bridge at a time ...
02:16 am GMT - Fri, August 7, 2020
BoingBoing China accuses Trump and Pompeo of 'madness' over tech purge
The Trump administration's plan to ban various Chinese technologies, and doing business with various Chinese tech entities, is a clear sign of madness in U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, wrote Chi...
02:10 am GMT - Fri, August 7, 2020
BoingBoing Trump PAC banned by Facebook from advertising because of repeated false posts
Facebook is banning the pro-Trump Republican PAC The Committee to Defend the President from advertising, after the PAC repeatedly posted content identified as false by third-party fact-checkers.As a r...
02:05 am GMT - Fri, August 7, 2020
BoingBoing Doing business with TikTok's Chinese owner is banned under new Trump order
Donald Trump on Thursday issued an executive order that bans doing business with ByteDance, the China-based company that owns TikTok. The ban takes effect in 45 days. From Reuters:The app may be used ...
01:58 am GMT - Fri, August 7, 2020
BoingBoing Twitter to label Russian and other state-run media accounts as foreign controlled
Twitter will label the accounts of state-controlled media entities, as well as their senior staff and government officials, said the company in a blog post Thursday. There are no U.S. media outlets on...
09:30 pm GMT - Thu, August 6, 2020
BoingBoing This plugin treasure trove can instantly turn your WordPress site into a performer
Part of the reason WordPress is the undisputed king of website creation is its open-source framework, allowing anyone to create plugins offering levels of functionality to WordPress sites that were un...
08:36 pm GMT - Thu, August 6, 2020
BoingBoing Watch President Trump attempt to say "Thailand"
In a speech today ahead of his rally in Ohio, Trump noted that production has been shifted to Thigh Land.Previously: Watch President Trump attempt to say "Yosemite" Read the rest ...
08:24 pm GMT - Thu, August 6, 2020
BoingBoing Pfizer CEO says could be seeking regulatory approval for vaccine in October, possible to have 100 mil doses this year
The Washington Post interviewed Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla about a Covid-19 vaccine that could be ready this year:In a Washington Post Live interview,Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla, DVM, PhDsaid the company c...
06:35 pm GMT - Thu, August 6, 2020
BoingBoing Pensive short film on one of America's last fire lookouts
Ode to Desolation is Lindsey Hagen's thoughtful and intimate short documentary on Jim Henterly, an illustrator who mans of one the 60 remaining US fire lookout posts, down from 9,000 at the start of t...
06:13 pm GMT - Thu, August 6, 2020
BoingBoing Best Mayo: Japanese Kewpie Mayonnaise
I've been accused of being partial to Kewpie Mayonnaise because of its retro packaging, but that's only somewhat true. It's the best mayo I've ever had. Chalk it up to extra egg yolks and the MSG. It'...
05:55 pm GMT - Thu, August 6, 2020
BoingBoing Monkey unboxes a new water bottle, consults user manual
Curious George unboxing a water bottle. from r/funnyGeorge the monkey is curious about his new water bottle.In this video you can see George remove a large metal water bottle from a cardboard box, uns...
05:40 pm GMT - Thu, August 6, 2020
BoingBoing This shady Police news website uses openly fascist logos and is run by a cop from a town of 86 billionaires
This is a bit of a wormhole, so bear with me. But I think it illuminates some deeply concerning stuff about the right-wing Boomer propaganda machine.I saw a link on Twitter with the headline, "Colorad...
05:34 pm GMT - Thu, August 6, 2020
BoingBoing Georgia school principal suspended the student who posted video of crowded hallway of maskless students
A whistleblowing student at a Georgia high school was suspended after he posted a video of fellow students crammed into a hallway between classes, many of them without masks. After he was suspended, N...
05:19 pm GMT - Thu, August 6, 2020
BoingBoing The reviews are in for artist Mitch O'Connell's Trump "They Live" billboards
For the last few years, artist Mitch O'Connell (not Mitch McConnell) has been erecting billboards depicting Trump as one of the aliens in the classic science fiction movie They Live. Whenever he post ...
05:09 pm GMT - Thu, August 6, 2020
BoingBoing Ohio governor Mike DeWine tests positive for coronavirus
Ohio governor Mike DeWine tested positive for coronavirus today, the latest high-profile politician to catch the bug. He has no symptoms, reports NBC News. DeWine ordered a statewide mask mandate two ...
04:59 pm GMT - Thu, August 6, 2020
BoingBoing QAnon as a collaborative, investigative alternate reality game
QAnon is like an alternate reality game (ARG), says ARG designer Adrian Hon. Charlie Warzel of The New York Times interviewed Hon about the parallels between a conspiracy theory and alternate reality...
04:56 pm GMT - Thu, August 6, 2020
BoingBoing Read John Hersey's incredible 1946 New Yorker story about the bombing of Hiroshima
Seventy five years ago today, the United States detonated an atomic bomb over Hiroshima, Japan, killing an estimated 140,000 people. A year later, John Hersey, a pioneer of "new journalism," visited t...
04:16 pm GMT - Thu, August 6, 2020
BoingBoing Wavy - free wallpapers for Mac, iPad, and iPhone
Interface designer Hector Simpson designed this set of colorful wallpapers for Macs and iOS devices. He calls it Wavy. Read the rest ...
04:00 pm GMT - Thu, August 6, 2020
BoingBoing Halloween candy sales likely to dip and festivities are being cancelled
When it comes to holiday consumer spending, Halloween ranks second, after Christmas. But it looks like Halloween 2020 it's going to be nightmarish for candy makers and venues that produce Halloween ho...
04:00 pm GMT - Thu, August 6, 2020
BoingBoing A gentle reminder from the CDC and FDA: drinking hand sanitizer can blind or kill you
After four people died and three lost some or all of their vision from drinking hand sanitizer containing methanol, the CDC issued a warning. Despite the ruminations of the President of the United Sta...
03:52 pm GMT - Thu, August 6, 2020
BoingBoing New York sues to dissolve NRA over "brazen" corruption
At an online press conference this morning, New York Attorney General Letitia James announced legal action to dissolve the National Rifle Association, which she said has looted its own donors, corrupt...
03:43 pm GMT - Thu, August 6, 2020
BoingBoing This photo is a look back in time 13 billion years
Several years ago, scientists using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope captured an image of an infant galaxy as it appeared 13.4 billion years ago. How did they achieve this head-spinning look so far back ...
03:04 pm GMT - Thu, August 6, 2020
BoingBoing Visiting Popeye's village in Malta
In 1980, Robin Williams and Shelley Duvall starred in Popeye, a live action musical comedy about the great sailor. Trailer below. The film is set in the fictional town of Sweethaven which was actually...
02:38 pm GMT - Thu, August 6, 2020
BoingBoing Cops lie constantly
Police officers lie in arrest reports, court testimony and internal investigations. The lie to suspects, to victims, to judges and to one another. They lie pervasively in the course of their work, a v...
02:31 pm GMT - Thu, August 6, 2020
BoingBoing Repairing a decaying basketball court with the Japanese art of kintsugi
Originating in the 15th century, kintsugi is the Japanese art/craft of repairing cracks in pottery by obviously filling in the breaks with lacquer and gold or other precious metals to celebrate the im...
02:10 pm GMT - Thu, August 6, 2020
BoingBoing Nick Cave: writer's block is actually a "category error"
At Nick Cave's "The Red Hand Files," the musician/poet/screenwriter responded to a fan who asked, "What do you do when the lyrics just aren't coming?" In short, Cave's answer is to wait patiently. But...
01:00 pm GMT - Thu, August 6, 2020
BoingBoing A working "piano" made with German sausages
Weren't one of you just telling me you wanted to see a musical instrument made out of bockwurst? No...? Oh. Well, here's "Das Bockwurstklavier" anyway.(Geekologie)screengrab via patricks world/YouTube...
12:28 pm GMT - Thu, August 6, 2020
BoingBoing Mike Pence attacks Chief Justice John Roberts as "disappointement to conservatives"
Vice President Mike Pence is taking aim at Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts, calling him a "disappointment to conservatives" after failing to vote as expected in recent high-profile cases. "We...
12:00 pm GMT - Thu, August 6, 2020
BoingBoing Become a master of Adobe Creative Cloud with these online classes
If youre a photographer, videographer, or graphic designer, youve got a lot of competition charging up behind you. Because while youve been trained as a content creator, the task of snapping brilliant...
11:46 am GMT - Thu, August 6, 2020
BoingBoing Spider Board: horripilating data recovery
There are many nondescript and mundane tools for data recovery, but the Spider Board is not one of them. It lives up to its name, with 25 leglike needles that, carefully placed on copper traces on a d...
11:45 am GMT - Thu, August 6, 2020
BoingBoing The Ren & Stimpy Show is coming back with all-new episodes
It's "happy happy joy joy" for fans of The Ren & Stimpy Show. Twenty-five years after ending its run, the popular adult animation is returning to TV. New episodes of the show are headed to Comedy...
11:30 am GMT - Thu, August 6, 2020
BoingBoing These shoes are made from apples
Sampla is a sustainable footwear startup from Ireland, and in their current Kickstarter campaign, they're offering a new pair of animal-friendly shoes made from apples?!Rethinking the classic tennis ...
11:24 am GMT - Thu, August 6, 2020
BoingBoing Man walks around like he's in a video game
pic.twitter.com/dk5KH6kUgM— (@KaoruGans0) August 5, 2020In this video, @KaoruGans0 walks around Shibuya like a character from a video game: stilted and repetetive pacing; sliding oddly along w...
11:00 am GMT - Thu, August 6, 2020
BoingBoing Island community uses quirky, oversized art to drive COVID awareness
"The eyeballs move!" -- Michelle Bates, co-creator of the van maskThis is the week my daughter and I had expected to be vacationing on Vashon, a lovely island in the southern Puget Sound where a dear ...
10:54 am GMT - Thu, August 6, 2020
BoingBoing Watch the documentary trailer about rock mag Creem
Creem: America's Only Rock 'N' Roll Magazine looks at the freewheeling Detroit-based publication that was as gonzo as the artists they covered. As Craig S. Karpel observes, "There was no parallel for ...
10:53 am GMT - Thu, August 6, 2020
BoingBoing The Texas Triffid Ranch is a real gallery specializing in carnivorous plant life
I just learned about the Texas Triffid Ranch, which bills itself as "Dallas's Pretty Much Only Carnivorous Plant Gallery." The ranch is celebrating its 5th anniversary this August, although any events...
02:00 am GMT - Thu, August 6, 2020
BoingBoing This affordable VPN offers a strict no-logging policy without breaking the bank
After years of hearing a steady drumbeat about the necessity of surfing the web under the protection of a VPN, even the most technophobic among us are starting to come around. But even knowing the dan...
01:48 am GMT - Thu, August 6, 2020
BoingBoing Trump's Justice Department tells court to block California net neutrality law
California AG office reviewing DoJ filing, [We] look forward to defending Californias state net neutrality protections. ...
01:42 am GMT - Thu, August 6, 2020
BoingBoing Untrusted Chinese apps like TikTok and WeChat must be banned from U.S. app stores, says Pompeo promoting 'Clean Network'
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo today announced a five-part Clean Network effort from the Trump administration which Pompeo says is to limit potential national security risks from China.Pompeos co...
01:33 am GMT - Thu, August 6, 2020
BoingBoing State Department says Russia is pushing coronavirus disinformation
The U.S. State Department says Russia is exploiting a well-established online operation that includes proxy websites to amplify coronavirus disinformation and conspiracy theories.The websites the Stat...
01:21 am GMT - Thu, August 6, 2020
BoingBoing FBI SWAT team raids YouTube star Jake Paul's mansion
Search warrant executed by FBI at Calabasas home of YouTube star Jake Paul on Wednesday Judge has sealed the search-warrant affidavit No info on nature of FBI investigation, or individual servedThe ...
01:04 am GMT - Thu, August 6, 2020
BoingBoing 'Breakfast' macaroni and cheese coming in 2021, says Kraft
Is 'breakfast' macaroni & cheese a thing? What? Kraft says it's a product coming in 2021, unless this is a grotesque food hoax I've somehow fallen for.Yes please, or Just, no? [ABC News] Excerpt:...
12:38 am GMT - Thu, August 6, 2020
BoingBoing Twitter makes 'Team Trump' remove false coronavirus post, banned from tweeting until post was removed
Facebook also took down a Trump post for the first time, citing COVID-19 misinformation ban...
08:51 pm GMT - Wed, August 5, 2020
BoingBoing My puppy wanted me to get out of bed
When it is playtime for Electra, it is playtime for everyone.Electra hasn't quite figured out how to get on the bed, but she sure knows how to get my attention. View this post on Instagram Sure I ...
08:48 pm GMT - Wed, August 5, 2020
BoingBoing Trailer for Ridley Scott's Raised by Wolves
Raised by Wolves is the new TV show from Ridley Scott, coming to HBO Max on September 3. It looks completely deranged and I can't wait. Raised by Wolves centers around "two androids Father and Mother...
08:14 pm GMT - Wed, August 5, 2020
BoingBoing Satellite image reveals crater in Beirut
An explosion yesterday in Beirut killed more than 135 people and hospitalized thousands. Reportedly caused by 3000 tons of ammonium nitrate neglected for years in a warehouse, the blast left a creater...
08:00 pm GMT - Wed, August 5, 2020
BoingBoing This $40 training is a step-by-step guide to learning Adobe Premiere
You may not realize it, but some of the biggest films in movie history have been edited using the same tools some of you use to cut your video of vacationing at Disney World.Giant movies from Oscar fa...
07:00 pm GMT - Wed, August 5, 2020
BoingBoing Townscaper is a relaxing city-builder
Townscaper is a charming and beautiful toy by Oskar Stlberg (previously at BB), available now for Windows and MacOS. It approaches the city-builing genre, but subtracts all the things that make such g...
04:58 pm GMT - Wed, August 5, 2020
BoingBoing The naming of 'Inside Vladimir'
Kevin Reome has been an improv instructor at The Second City Training Center in Chicago since 2005. Reomes written, directed, produced, performed in many scripted and improvised shows (The Eulogist, R...
04:48 pm GMT - Wed, August 5, 2020
BoingBoing Cannaflour Keto Pumpkin Loaf
Boing Boing shares these words from our sponsor Real Tested CBD.Keto is the nutritional diet taking the health world by storm. Only way to make keto better? Add a little canna! Read on for a simple br...
04:47 pm GMT - Wed, August 5, 2020
BoingBoing Cool hands-free illuminated magnifier for cheap
This 2.5x LED magnifier can be used as a handheld tool or on the desktop. It also has smaller, more powerful magnifying glass built-in. Perfect for peering at electronic components. I use it to inspec...
04:27 pm GMT - Wed, August 5, 2020
BoingBoing The statue-toe breaker was caught, and there's a video
The tourist who broke three toes off of a 200-year-old plaster cast model of Antonio Canova's statue of Paolina Bonaparte at the Gipsoteca Museum in Possagno, Italy has been caught, reports CNN. In th...
04:14 pm GMT - Wed, August 5, 2020
BoingBoing Video shows the devastation of the Beirut explosion
About 135 died and 5,000 people were wounded in the explosion in Beirut yesterday. The Guardian is maintaining a frequently updated page of the event and the aftermath. This video shows the devastatio...
04:10 pm GMT - Wed, August 5, 2020
BoingBoing More puppets revealed from the new Spitting Image
Spitting Image was a satirical puppet show running in the UK from 1985 to 1996, about to be revived for a new era of stupid, selfish, buffoonish politicians and celebrities. The creators recently show...
03:51 pm GMT - Wed, August 5, 2020
BoingBoing "Pampered princeling" Kushner gets his own Lincoln Project treatment
Jared Kushner is similar to Trump in many ways. They both inherited vast amounts of wealth from unsavory slumlord fathers and blew their ill-gotten fortunes on bad business decisions. This new video, ...
03:39 pm GMT - Wed, August 5, 2020
BoingBoing LA taxpayers paid out $55 million in lawsuits against cops in violent secret societies
Los Angeles taxpayers are on the hook for about $55 million stemming from "dozens of lawsuits and claims involving Los Angeles County deputies associated with tattooed groups accused of glorifying an ...
02:59 pm GMT - Wed, August 5, 2020
BoingBoing Twitter hacker's bond hearing "hacked" by Zoombombers
Well perhaps unsurprisingly the accused Twitter hacker-Bitcoin thiefs first (virtual) hearing was shut down within 25 minutes due to relentless Zoombombing. (It ended a minute after this when someone ...
02:50 pm GMT - Wed, August 5, 2020
BoingBoing Watch gentleman break the toes off an antique statue while posing for a photo at a museum
A gentleman at the Gipsoteca Museum in Possagno, Italy reclined on a 200-year-old statue to pose for a photo and accidentally broke three toes off the figure. He walked away but police nabbed him beca...
02:35 pm GMT - Wed, August 5, 2020
BoingBoing Here's a catch-up article on the rise of the QAnon far-right conspiracy theory
Mainstream social media platforms such as Twitter and Facebook say they are trying to delete posts about QAnon, a far-right conspiracy theory that grew out of another conspiracy theory, Pizzagate. Of ...
02:27 pm GMT - Wed, August 5, 2020
BoingBoing Astronauts recount Sunday's splash-down: a "significant jolt" and prank calls
On Sunday, the SpaceX capsule containing NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley safely splashed down in the Gulf of Mexico. (Video above.) It was the first time a private company took humans off-...
01:40 pm GMT - Wed, August 5, 2020
BoingBoing Death Cab for Cutie's Ben Gibbard covers "Centerfield" for the Seattle Mariners' Opening Day
For the Seattle Mariners' virtual Opening Day festivities, my pal Ben Gibbard of Death Cab for Cutie brought some good ol' fashioned melancholy to John Fogerty's "Centerfield." Ben pre-recorded this c...
01:24 pm GMT - Wed, August 5, 2020
BoingBoing For sale: Cold War bunker and missile silo
This warm and welcoming missile silo and command bunker, built in the 1970s, could be your new home. Located just 30 minutes south of Canada in Fairdale, North Dakota, the 50-acre site will go up for ...
01:00 pm GMT - Wed, August 5, 2020
BoingBoing If you are planning on traveling any time soon then TripWipes are about to become your new best friend
Now that the initial furor and shortages have subsided, its probably not a bad time to start considering your long-term cleaning and disinfecting plans.Sure, that might seem anywhere from overly cauti...
12:59 pm GMT - Wed, August 5, 2020
BoingBoing Mystery Chinese seeds "innocuous" say experts, but please don't plant them
Mysterious packages of seeds have been turning up in American mailboxes, mailed from China. The consensus is that vendors are using the seeds to create "completed shipment" data as cheaply as possible...
12:30 pm GMT - Wed, August 5, 2020
BoingBoing Which PS4 games should I know about?
As the next generation of game consoles get ready to roll out, a good friend has opted to give me the long-term use of his PS4.I am so totally stoked.During a rough financial patch, a few years back, ...
12:18 pm GMT - Wed, August 5, 2020
BoingBoing Joe Arpaio came within an inch of winning GOP primary for Maricopa County Sheriff
Longtime Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio is among America's most plainly racist politicians, convicted of criminal contempt after disobeying a federal judge's order to stop racial profiling. He onl...
12:05 pm GMT - Wed, August 5, 2020
BoingBoing Hilarious video edit poses Trump bickering with himself about the virus
Justin T. Brown's Donald Trump is the Dumbest Man in America cleverly edits Trump's catastrophic interview with Jonathan Swan so that Trump is arguing with himself. It's so good, The Lincoln Project g...
12:00 pm GMT - Wed, August 5, 2020
BoingBoing Canada has a long history with systemic racism
As a young child, I was by told my mother that skin color didn't mattereveryone's the same. Almost all of the faces I encountered on a daily basis, were white. Two of my mother's friends from her job ...
11:58 am GMT - Wed, August 5, 2020
BoingBoing Progressive challenger outs Dem party royalty in Missouri primary
Congressman William Lacy Clay held Missouri's 1st district for nearly 20 years after inheriting it from his father, Bill Clay, who had held it for 32 years. Last night he was defeated in the Democrati...
11:50 am GMT - Wed, August 5, 2020
BoingBoing A chilling tale from the Crypt of Murder: "Death by Donald!"
Tom the Dancing Bug, IN WHICH is told the frightening tale of cold-blooded murder that is Donald Trump's handling of the COVID pandemic...
11:41 am GMT - Wed, August 5, 2020
BoingBoing In 1890, cinema pioneer Louis Le Prince boarded a train and disappeared
In 1890, French inventor Louis Le Prince vanished just as he was preparing to debut his early motion pictures. He was never seen again. In this week's episode of the Futility Closet podcast we'll cons...
02:06 am GMT - Wed, August 5, 2020
BoingBoing 'SOS' written in sand helps 3 men get rescued from Pacific island
Three men were rescued from a tiny South Pacific island after they wrote a giant SOS sign in the sand, later spotted from search aircraft above, authorities say.From the Associated Press:The men had ...
02:00 am GMT - Wed, August 5, 2020
BoingBoing This training package can help teach you to run networks like a professional programmer
With more and more companies moving all their operations into the cloud, the need has never been greater for those with the skills to map exactly how an organization reconstitutes itself in that new e...
01:46 am GMT - Wed, August 5, 2020
BoingBoing Clorox won't have enough disinfecting wipes on shelves until 2021, says CEO
COVID-19 sure has created some weird shortages. Clorox disinfectant wipes are one such product.American grocery shelves wont be fully restocked with Cloroxs disinfecting wipes until next year, CEO Ben...
01:40 am GMT - Wed, August 5, 2020
BoingBoing Florida teen pleads not guilty to Twitter hack
Graham Clark, the 17-year-old Florida boy accused of pulling off the big Twitter hack, pled not guilty to charges on Tuesday. During the security breach, top accounts including Democratic presidential...
10:30 pm GMT - Tue, August 4, 2020
BoingBoing The wonderfully weird cowboy psychedelia of "Some Velvet Morning"
This song and video crossed my transom last week and it's been haunting me ever since. Lee Hazelwood allegedly wrote this song (and others) at the request of Frank Sinatra in an effort to help boost d...
10:29 pm GMT - Tue, August 4, 2020
BoingBoing Trombonist plays 'Flight of the Bumblebee" on a watering can
Trombonist Martyn Stroud offers this humble disclaimer on his rousing watering-can rendition of Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakovs "Flight of the Bumblebee," "This is not an art form. Its not even going to be a...
10:28 pm GMT - Tue, August 4, 2020
BoingBoing There are huge polka dots all over Portland's Pioneer Square
Portland's Pioneer Square is now covered in giant vinyl polka dots, thanks to my pal Bill Will. The large-scale installation is titled "Polka Dot Courthouse Square" and encourages safe distancing whil...
10:28 pm GMT - Tue, August 4, 2020
BoingBoing Scientists have discovered how the 2020 "zombie cicadas" get hijacked by a mind-controlling fungus that eats their genitals
Researchers at West Virginia University have recently discovered how, exactly, the fungus Massospora hijacks cicadas into acting as its zombified parasite drones:Massosporamanipulates male cicadas int...
09:36 pm GMT - Tue, August 4, 2020
BoingBoing Trump helps sing "Mah N Mah N" with the Muppets
Please like and share this piece of art that I made. pic.twitter.com/g2lFTC0UHv— Nick Hutson (@NickHutsonMusic) August 4, 2020Q: What is a "Mah N Mah N"?A: The question is, "Who cares?"(Thanks U...
08:43 pm GMT - Tue, August 4, 2020
BoingBoing Watch President Trump attempt to say "Yosemite"
Here it is, folks, writes Yahoo News' Alexander Nazaryan. yo-SEMITE. Read the rest ...
08:28 pm GMT - Tue, August 4, 2020
BoingBoing Hal Holbrook's image erroneously used in "Abuse in the Boy Scouts" class-action ad
I'm SURE this law firm didn't mean to use award-winning actor Hal Holbrook's image to be the poster boy of an abusive Scoutmaster. Yes, this is a real ad for a real class-action campaign for Boy Scout...
07:51 pm GMT - Tue, August 4, 2020
BoingBoing Hakko micro cutters will flush cut wires
If you do soldering work, I recommend getting a pair of these micro flush cutters. They'll cut copper wires flush with the blob of solder, making your work look tidy. Read the rest ...
07:09 pm GMT - Tue, August 4, 2020
BoingBoing Popular queer Native American Twitter account turns out to be unpopular straight white woman
@sciencing_bi was a well-read Science Twitter account, a queer Native American professor with a unique perspective on science and university life. They reportedly caught coronavirus and and died of Co...
06:59 pm GMT - Tue, August 4, 2020
BoingBoing This tribute to 80s entertainment is a good argument that the 80s sucked
I used to think the 1970s was a bad decade for pop culture. But the 70s gave us A Clockwork Orange, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Deliverance, Jaws, Taxi Driver, The Buzzcocks, Fishbone, The Ramone...
06:34 pm GMT - Tue, August 4, 2020
BoingBoing This soulful song won NPR's 2020 Tiny Desk Contest: 'Green Tea Ice Cream' by Linda Diaz
It's easy to understand why singer/songwriter Linda Diaz's deeply soulful "Green Tea Ice Cream" won NPR's 2020 Tiny Desk Contest:Diaz is a singer and songwriter from New York City, and her winning ent...
05:47 pm GMT - Tue, August 4, 2020
BoingBoing Alabama principal does a great parody of Can't Touch This to promote Covid safety
"Hammer Time" becomes "Sanitize" when Dr. Quentin J. Lee an Alabama principal, "sings a rap song about Covid to MC Hammer's classic hit of 'Can't Touch This.'" Read the rest ...
05:04 pm GMT - Tue, August 4, 2020
BoingBoing Animal Rights group offers reward to find person who put "Trump 2020" sticker on a bear
Someone attached a "Trump 2020" sticker to a bear's tracking color in North Carolina and an animal rights organization called Help Asheville Bears is offering $5,000 for information.From CNN:"Whoever ...
04:40 pm GMT - Tue, August 4, 2020
BoingBoing Watch - interview with James Lovelock (age 101) on the Coronavirus
James Lovelock, the NASA scientist who came up with the theory that the Earth is a self-regulating system (known as Gaia theory) recently celebrated his 101st birthday. In this BBC interview, Lovelock...
04:25 pm GMT - Tue, August 4, 2020
BoingBoing Police mistakenly pull black family out of car at gunpoint, put them on ground in handcuffs
Aurora PD handcuff and held family at gunpoint. pic.twitter.com/GkTWKFZqkI— Joshua Rodriguez (@Joshuajered) August 3, 2020On Sunday, police in Aurora, Colorado spotted a car with a license plate...
04:20 pm GMT - Tue, August 4, 2020
BoingBoing Massive explosion rocks Beirut
.. # pic.twitter.com/wCRR258wYY— (@ShehabAgency) August 4, 2020A massive explosion rocked Beirut today, obliterating buildings in the port district and sending a visible shockwave th...
04:20 pm GMT - Tue, August 4, 2020
BoingBoing 50 dead in massive Beirut explosion, thousands injured
A massive explosion rocked Beirut today, killing at least 50 people and injuring thousands more. It obliterated buildings in the port district and sent a visible shockwave through much the city, but t...
04:20 pm GMT - Tue, August 4, 2020
BoingBoing 70 dead in massive Beirut explosion, thousands injured
A massive explosion rocked Beirut today, killing at least 73 people and injuring at least 3000 more. It obliterated much of the port district and sent a visible shockwave through the city, filling the...
03:38 pm GMT - Tue, August 4, 2020
BoingBoing These Lego control panels will teach you all about physical interface design
Lego has a two-stud brick with a 45 slope that's used as a control panel on various vehicle kits, from automobiles to underwater craft to extraterrestrial shuttles. George Cave, a senior interaction t...
03:01 pm GMT - Tue, August 4, 2020
BoingBoing Tornado warnings for east coast cities
After making landfall in North Carolina last night, storm Isaias is set to rake the northeast megalopolis from D.C. to N.Y.C. today before heading to Quebec. With it comes the threat of tornados, a ra...
03:00 pm GMT - Tue, August 4, 2020
BoingBoing Netflix is reportedly experimenting with allowing viewers to control time
The Verge reports:Netflix is letting people choose the speed at which they want to watch something on their phone or tablet with new playback controls.Netflix will allow anyone on an Android mobile de...
02:52 pm GMT - Tue, August 4, 2020
BoingBoing Man thought to have been murdered, found 5 years later living in the woods
Five years ago, Ricardas Puisys, then 35, didn't show up for his job at a fruit and vegetable producer in Cambridgeshire, England. He was never seen again. Police suspected Puisys had been murdered bu...
02:49 pm GMT - Tue, August 4, 2020
BoingBoing The user interfaces depicted on lego bricks
The internet is still wonderful, a fact exemplified by The UX of LEGO Interface Panels, an article by George Cave col0lecting the tiny computer screens, keyboads and dials found on Lego bricks.All of ...
02:47 pm GMT - Tue, August 4, 2020
BoingBoing Apple considering TikTok purchase, report Axios and others
Multiple news outlets citing multiple sources report TikTok rumor, but Apple denies...
02:45 pm GMT - Tue, August 4, 2020
BoingBoing An adjustable cutlery tray is going to sort out one of my biggest RV kitchen beefs
For the five years that my wife and I have traveled around North America in our 40' motorhome, I've been throwing all of our cutlery, unorganized, into a single drawer, like some kind of animal.It's n...
02:31 pm GMT - Tue, August 4, 2020
BoingBoing Scientists revive 100-million-year-old microbes buried in the ocean floor
Researchers successfully revived ancient microbes, some more than 100 million years old, that were buried in the seafloor. During an expedition to the South Pacific Gyre, the scientists from the Japan...
02:21 pm GMT - Tue, August 4, 2020
BoingBoing It's the 90s
A classic in its own right, Everything Is Terrible's supercut of people in the '90s saying "It's the 90s" is viral again today. After all, it's the '20s again, and history is in a repetitive mood. Rea...
02:20 pm GMT - Tue, August 4, 2020
BoingBoing Watch the SpaceX splashdown, NASA's first recovery at sea since 1975
Over the weekend, SpaceX successfully completed its first manned mission carrying NASA astronauts to the International Space Station. The thrilling coverage by the Los Angeles Times is a reminder of h...
02:18 pm GMT - Tue, August 4, 2020
BoingBoing Watch the full, uncut Trump interview with Axios and Jonathan Swan [VIDEO]
[AXIOS on HBO: President Trump Exclusive Interview (Full Episode) | HBO]We're last...meaning we're first.Trump pathetically fumbles with charts when pressed on the U.S. coronavirus death rate. In...
02:12 pm GMT - Tue, August 4, 2020
BoingBoing Small town newspaper obituary for COVID-19 victim blames Trump, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, and covidiots everywhere
On July 22, Marion County, Texas resident David W. Nagy, 79 died of COVID-19. His wife Stacey Nagy wrote an obituary for her husband that ran in the Jefferson Jimplecute newspaper. The newspaper has n...
02:00 pm GMT - Tue, August 4, 2020
BoingBoing The Rock is buying the XFL
After a failed attempt at creating a new football league in early 00s with professional wrestling-style characters and plotlines, WWE owner Vince McMahon took a second crack at making the XFL happen. ...
01:56 pm GMT - Tue, August 4, 2020
BoingBoing Doctors diagnose cancer in dinosaur
A group of scientists diagnosed advanced cancer in a dinosaur that lived more than 75 million years ago. The Centrosaurus suffered from a bone cancer that also afflicts humans. The researchers from th...
01:45 pm GMT - Tue, August 4, 2020
BoingBoing Shut in Sounds: The TossersNo Loot, No Booze, No Fun
I haven't had a proper drink since last year, for medical reasons. I can't think of anything worth buying in a store that's worth dying for. Once in constant motion, the pandemic has seen my feet nail...
01:38 pm GMT - Tue, August 4, 2020
BoingBoing The view from inside a car tire while driving
Warped Perception managed to mount a small videocamera inside a car tire, fill it up with air, and go for a spin. The view is not unlike what you might see on screen during a colonoscopy. Is that a po...
01:30 pm GMT - Tue, August 4, 2020
BoingBoing A luxury handbag that holds a single watermelon
Form has met function in a new piece created for Japanese luxury leather brand Tsuchiya Kaban. Designer Yusuke Kadoi made the Watermelon Bag a playful handbag that holds one single solitary watermelo...
01:20 pm GMT - Tue, August 4, 2020
BoingBoing Troubling explainer on how the US economy lost 33% of its value
Behind the sensationalist headlines about the largest pullback in US history, there's a lot of nuance and complexity, but the overall message is clear: the US economy is in big big trouble, especially...
01:18 pm GMT - Tue, August 4, 2020
BoingBoing Two Kanye West campaigners are Republican operatives
Two people working on Kanye West's presidential campaign are Republican party men, reports New York Magazine.One of Wests electors in the state of Vermont will also be a delegate to the Republican Nat...
01:00 pm GMT - Tue, August 4, 2020
BoingBoing Upgrade your WFH experience by adding an extra monitor to your laptop
Even after months of working from home, youd be forgiven for thinking the whole experience still doesnt quite feel...well, normal.In addition to all the obvious environmental changes of handling your ...
12:45 pm GMT - Tue, August 4, 2020
BoingBoing Video: How long can food stay frozen once the power's out?
As my refrigerator and freezer are both designed to run off of 12v, 120v (supplied by a diesel generator, if needs be) or propane, Having my food spoil during a power outage isn't at the top of my lis...
12:40 pm GMT - Tue, August 4, 2020
BoingBoing A Tesla engineer redesigned the chocolate chip
Dandelion Chocolate in San Francisco doesn't offer chocolate "chips," they offer artisanal chocolate "facets." This chocolate redesign is a three-year-long side project of Tesla senior industrial desi...
12:30 pm GMT - Tue, August 4, 2020
BoingBoing Oprah isn't her magazine's cover image for the first time ever, Breonna Taylor is
Hitting newsstands August 11 is the first Oprah-less O magazine cover. Oprah Winfrey gave up her cover spot for the first time in the magazine's 20-year history to honor Breonna Taylor, the 26-year-ol...
12:10 pm GMT - Tue, August 4, 2020
BoingBoing A fascinating interview with an artist who designs conspiracy graphics for QAnon and the Deep State Mapping Project
Dylan Louis Monroe is a former fashion designer whose career spans from Marc Jacobs to, uhh, the Deep State Mapping Project, which is a sort of graphic hub for those who are concerned that QAnon is ri...
03:30 am GMT - Tue, August 4, 2020
BoingBoing This training in SEO and social media could make all the difference in your marketing efforts
Running a small business drops a lot on to the plate of just one person. And between juggling a dozen tasks that need to get handled daily, its no surprise that there are a dozen more equally vital ta...
03:24 am GMT - Tue, August 4, 2020
BoingBoing China will not accept 'theft' of TikTok by Trump and the U.S, reports state-run China Daily
China isn't prepared to accept the theft of Chinese technology company TikTok, and has the capability to respond to Trump's move to push ByteDance to sell short-video app TikToks U.S. operations to Mi...
03:14 am GMT - Tue, August 4, 2020
BoingBoing Portland, Maine votes to ban face recognition technology use by government
You love to see it....
03:04 am GMT - Tue, August 4, 2020
BoingBoing Trump threatens to sue Nevada to block universal mail-in ballots
We will be suing in Nevada. And thats already been taken care of, well probably file something tomorrow, he said during a White House briefing. ...
02:51 am GMT - Tue, August 4, 2020
BoingBoing FTC probing Twitter's use of sensitive data for ad targeting
Twitter disclosed in a regulatory filing it faces up to $250 million FTC fine over use of your phone # & email data to target advertisements...
12:30 am GMT - Tue, August 4, 2020
BoingBoing Reading doesnt have to be a chore with this app that magically transforms any text into audio
The importance of reading is well documented. About half of Americas unemployed between 16 and 21 years old are functionally illiterate. And theres an almost direct line between how much you read and ...
10:37 pm GMT - Mon, August 3, 2020
BoingBoing This 3-piece collection from KeySmart could change your current EDC roster of items
As the world has shifted the last few months, its very likely your assortment of EDC items has changed too. While youre still looking to slim down the number of items you have to tote around every day...
07:58 pm GMT - Mon, August 3, 2020
BoingBoing Enjoy the boss radio sound of KHJ 93 Los Angeles
Here's an item from the latest issue of my weekly Recomendo newsletter:One of my favorite things about Quentin Tarantinos Once Upon a Time in Hollywoodwas listening toclipsof93 KHJ, a radio station th...
07:50 pm GMT - Mon, August 3, 2020
BoingBoing Sammy Davis Jr. describes his disastrous performance in Osaka
In 1971 the great Sammy Davis Junior told Dick Cavett about the time he bombed on stage in Osaka in a nightclub attended by "elderly Japanese people." Davis gives quite a performance merely recounting...
07:32 pm GMT - Mon, August 3, 2020
BoingBoing I prefer Gum Soft-Picks to flossing
Gum Soft-Picks do a better job than toothpicks or floss for cleaning food and plaque from between my teeth. For me, it's just much more convenient than using dental floss. The rubbery green brush push...
06:38 pm GMT - Mon, August 3, 2020
BoingBoing Man who fired AK-47 at cops was "not handling the pandemic well", says lawyer
A man who refused to wear a mask in a store, stole two cigars, fired a handgun at the clerk and later an AK-47 at cops coming to arrest him, injuring one of them, was "not handling the pandemic well,"...
06:25 pm GMT - Mon, August 3, 2020
BoingBoing New edition of 8bit Card Deck red-y to go
I wrote about the original 8bit Card Deck a couple of years back, and now a second edition is live with tweaked designs and the same pixel-perfect look. $15 a deck, target hit, and no question about f...
04:43 pm GMT - Mon, August 3, 2020
BoingBoing Musicians Superstar and Star need help
A lot of people need help right now with food and housing. The musician Superstar and Star are two such people, and they are facing eviction from their home. Superstar starred in King Baby, a movie di...
04:19 pm GMT - Mon, August 3, 2020
BoingBoing Gentlemen arrested for buying a $140,000 Porsche and several Rolex watches with fake checks he printed with home computer
Casey William Kelley, age 42, enjoyed the good life for a few days when he came up with the idea of printing phony checks, say police in Florida. They accused Kelley of using one of the fake checks to...
04:15 pm GMT - Mon, August 3, 2020
BoingBoing How emoji use can reinforce racist white supremacy
When you first hear "emojis can be racist," it might sound like the kind of reductive hyperbole of progressive discourse that you'd find on Hannity as he tries to make a big deal out of a single stupi...
04:09 pm GMT - Mon, August 3, 2020
BoingBoing The Canadian Navy is cool with having an admitted Neo-Nazi in its ranks
Recently, a new directive was issued to the CAF, detailing, in no uncertain terms that racism, sexism, and most definitely, extremism, had no place in the Canadian Army, Royal Canadian Navy or the Roy...
04:05 pm GMT - Mon, August 3, 2020
BoingBoing Giant freshwater fish attacks woman and tears a chunk out of her leg
Kim Driver was wading chest-deep in the Winnipeg River with her husband and friends when she suddenly screamed "Someone's got my leg," before being pulled underwater. Vice reports that the "someone" w...
03:58 pm GMT - Mon, August 3, 2020
BoingBoing Surprisingly funky 1981 Muzak version of "Funkytown," along with reggae, folk, and metal versions
This surprisingly funky Muzak version of "Funkytown" (1979) by Lipps Inc. turned up on r/ObscureMedia. Steven Greenberg wrote the original while living in Minneapolis with aspirations of moving to New...
03:55 pm GMT - Mon, August 3, 2020
BoingBoing After airlines stop serving warm nuts, a Texas supplier is stuck with 87,000 lb of them
GNS Foods of Arlington, TX supplies nuts to airlines. Now that Airline traffic has taken a nosedive, the company is stuck with 42 access tons of cashews, pistachios, pecans, and almonds. They've taken...
03:38 pm GMT - Mon, August 3, 2020
BoingBoing NYTimes shows video of Trump's Covid lies to people around the world
What do people around the world think of Trump's response to the coronavirus in the United States? The New York Times showed a video of the things Trump has said about how the United States is handlin...
03:28 pm GMT - Mon, August 3, 2020
BoingBoing Tourist snaps toes off Italian sculpture while taking a selfie
An Austrian visitor to the Gipsoteca Museum in Possagno, Italy posed for a selfie while sitting on an original plaster cast sculpture created in 1804 by Antonio Canova. The gentleman managed to snap o...
03:07 pm GMT - Mon, August 3, 2020
BoingBoing Man builds guitars using wood from a lynching tree
Freeman Vines is a luthier in Fountain, North Carolina. For half a century, he's crafted beautiful guitars from wood taken from a tree used to lynch Black people. Vines deeply moving work is the subje...
02:50 pm GMT - Mon, August 3, 2020
BoingBoing A country music reading list
Over the years, I've become a fan of country music, from its Appalachian and Black roots to outlaw country and cosmic American. There's so much rich history and culture surrounding the genre(s) that I...
02:12 pm GMT - Mon, August 3, 2020
BoingBoing Man mounts highly dangerous laser "death ray" to the roof of his car
TheBackyardScientist built out a 200 watt laser and mounted it on the roof of his car. In his YouTube description, he wrote three paragraphs about why this experiment did not endanger any airplanes.Pr...
02:02 pm GMT - Mon, August 3, 2020
BoingBoing Mickey Mouse and Walt Disney accidentally signed Rhode Island tax refund checks
"As a result of a technical error in the Division of Taxation's automated refund check printing system, approximately 176 checks with invalid signature lines were printed and mailed to taxpayers on Mo...
01:33 pm GMT - Mon, August 3, 2020
BoingBoing 30 record player is fine
Terence Eden found a turntable [Amazon] that cost only 30 (~$40): "I accidentally bought a load of vinyl records. So I decided to buy the cheapest, shittiest, turntable possible," he writes. For firty...
12:58 pm GMT - Mon, August 3, 2020
BoingBoing Microsoft says it has Trump's permission to buy Tik Tok
Following Trump's claim he could ban Tik Tok in the U.S. by executive order, Microsoft, which has signaled its interest in buying the Chinese social media site, reports that it has his personal permis...
12:02 pm GMT - Mon, August 3, 2020
BoingBoing This $4.5M Maryland Mansion has a miniature cobblestone Main Street in the basement
Located in Potomac, Maryland, this 7 bedroom home with 8 full baths and 3 half baths comes with 4 acres of property including a tennis court, a heated pool, and a miniature town in the basement. And i...
11:37 am GMT - Mon, August 3, 2020
BoingBoing Very serious novel includes Nintendo fantasy ingredients in dye recipe
John Boyne is famous as the author of the holocaust fable The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas, but his latest work is A Traveler at the Gates of Wisdom, a generation-spanning history mystery in the vein of...
11:01 am GMT - Mon, August 3, 2020
BoingBoing The most prolific actor in Hollywood history
CNN profiles 91-year-old James Hong, whose imdb filmography counts 439 roles, making him a top candidate as the most prolific actor in Hollywood. Hong says the true count is even higher: he's to be se...
10:54 am GMT - Mon, August 3, 2020
BoingBoing Get yer seized Fyre Festival merch straight from a U.S. Marshals auction
The summer of 2020 is the PERFECT time to auction off seized merchandise from the infamous Fyre Festival fraud. Dumpster fyres powers activate form of t-shirts, hats, "tokens" and other shite souveni...
10:00 am GMT - Mon, August 3, 2020
BoingBoing These architectural building kits are going to become your new obsession
Building blocks are among a childs first, and arguably, most important, toys. Once they start stacking one tentatively on top of another, the blocks not only spark waves of creativity, but actual real...
02:00 am GMT - Mon, August 3, 2020
BoingBoing This expert-led training can help you figure out how to work in any environment
Time management and self-motivation, the ability to stay on task and achieve in the office or when youre working with home, is the true test of any persons professional mettle. While thats easier said...
08:00 pm GMT - Sun, August 2, 2020
BoingBoing This dual Bluetooth speaker set is twice the power at less than half the price
Its easy to be instantly dismissive about most Bluetooth speakers, especially small travel-sized units. Over the past few years, makers of every shape, size, and variety have started pounding out Blue...
06:39 pm GMT - Sun, August 2, 2020
BoingBoing Watch Kachi Chan's spare, trippy, otherworldly visuals
Modern Jazz musician Olivier Cong's two-part song "Delusion" inspire designer Kachi Chan to create a black and white space-themed series of visuals. Prepare to leave your body!Kachi has also done some...
06:39 pm GMT - Sun, August 2, 2020
BoingBoing Errol Morris has uploaded his 'First Person' documentary series to YouTube
Documentarian Errol Morris made an acclaimed documentary series on eccentric people 20 years ago, and now you can watch it online for free. First Person includes a fascinating ep on Mark's high school...
06:39 pm GMT - Sun, August 2, 2020
BoingBoing Batman nemesis Bane urges mask use in newly-released outtakes
The always delightful Auralnauts have redubbed The Dark Knight Rises for 2020, with Bane urging all those he encounters to join him in wearing a mask.This isn't the first time Auralnauts has done Bane...
06:39 pm GMT - Sun, August 2, 2020
BoingBoing Watch Bono and The Edge mung up "Stairway to Heaven"
In this tongue-in-cheek rendition to amuse their crew, The Edge does OK, and Bono has a couple of good moments, but the whole things falls apart a couple of minutes in.Bono explains why they have neve...
05:31 pm GMT - Sun, August 2, 2020
BoingBoing Does my puppy roar like a lion?
This quick video clip got grabbed as we woke up today. The two speeds share very different versions of Electra View this post on Instagram Compare and contrast, please!! #puppy or #lion #dogsofinst...
05:30 pm GMT - Sun, August 2, 2020
BoingBoing Here's why you should consider changing your auto insurance
Did you know that you are free to change your auto insurance at any time? Maybe you do know that, but don't want to deal with the inconvenience of changing providers. Or maybe you simply already think...
12:00 pm GMT - Sun, August 2, 2020
BoingBoing Restflix thinks its cracked the code to a good nights sleep and is now on sale for 50% off
According to researchers, stay-at-home orders in the US and around the globe are helping those working from home grab an extra 15 minutes of sleep per night. For college students, its even up to 30 ex...
02:00 am GMT - Sun, August 2, 2020
BoingBoing Learn data analysis with this eight-course, 38-hour package of training
Businesses used to thrive on the instincts of entrepreneurs. Guile, moxie, and a conviction to trust the gut was often the driving force behind a businesss biggest successes.Today, theres too much on ...
08:00 pm GMT - Sat, August 1, 2020
BoingBoing Heres a startlingly simple way to keep house painting from becoming a huge mess
Weve all dealt with paint cans and keeping all those metal buckets full of sloshing paint from turning into a giant mess is pretty close to impossible. But you stand a better chance of finishing your...
05:30 pm GMT - Sat, August 1, 2020
BoingBoing This is how you keep your energy costs under control
According to the World Energy Council, the typical American home slurps down about 11,700 kWh of electricity per year. Thats over three times the average global household consumption, far outdistancin...
05:13 pm GMT - Sat, August 1, 2020
BoingBoing Uncle Roger relentlessly roasts inept BBC chef making egg fried rice
The "chef" making rice in this BBC video should probably appear before The Hague for crimes against food. Luckily, Uncle Roger (aka comedian Nigel Ng of Rice To Meet You) is here to set her straight.I...
05:12 pm GMT - Sat, August 1, 2020
BoingBoing Alt-ending to Shel Silverstein's 'The Giving Tree': Tree sets boundaries
The tree sets some much-needed boundaries with the boy in this spot-on alternate ending to Shel Silverstein's kid's book, The Giving Tree. The Tree Who Set Healthy Boundaries is the work of playwright...
03:57 pm GMT - Sat, August 1, 2020
BoingBoing Parody Trump 2020 ad too close for comfort
This parody ad from Juice Media might as well be the real thing. Read the rest ...
01:00 pm GMT - Sat, August 1, 2020
BoingBoing Tampa Teen arrested over Twitter hack
A Florida minor was charged Friday with 30 felonies relating to last month's Twitter "hack" that got top Twitter accounts blurting out a crude bitcoin scam.Hillsborough State Attorney Andrew Warren fi...
12:30 pm GMT - Sat, August 1, 2020
BoingBoing Trump says he'll ban Tik Tok
Speaking to reporters on Air Force One, Trump last night declared that he would ban the social media site Tik Tok. As far as TikTok is concerned were banning them from the United States, Trump said, c...
12:00 pm GMT - Sat, August 1, 2020
BoingBoing The Polycade Home is the arcade cabinet 2.0 for your house that will leave you floored
If you ever dropped a quarter into a Space Invaders game, youve likely fantasized about having your own arcade cabinet in your house. Of course, you likely thought better of it for several reasons, in...
11:46 am GMT - Sat, August 1, 2020
BoingBoing A judge blocked release of NYPD's misconduct database. ProPublica published it anyway.
Transparency about police disciplinary investigations has been hard to achieve, often blocked by powerful unions. ProPublica has sped up the process in New York by circumventing a judge's order and pu...
02:00 am GMT - Sat, August 1, 2020
BoingBoing Are your deposits quietly funding fossil fuels? Not with this new type of account.
Most of us have a love-hate relationship with banks. Okay, its actually probably more like a tolerate-hate relationship. We understand their role in holding and securing our money so we dont have to s...
01:45 am GMT - Sat, August 1, 2020
BoingBoing WATCH: Astronauts prepare for rare splashdown in SpaceX capsule, target is 7:34 p.m. EDT on Saturday, August 1
WATCH THE SPLASHDOWN EVENT LIVE HERE, the SpaceX video embed in this post will go live with pre-event content sometime before 7pm EDT on Saturday August 1.NASA astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken a...
01:33 am GMT - Sat, August 1, 2020
BoingBoing Black Michigan teen detained for not doing homework to be released 'IMMEDIATELY'
Grace, the Black teen girl in Michigan who was detained because the school said she was not doing her online coursework, is to be released from detention IMMEDIATELY. The Michigan Court of Appeals iss...
01:07 am GMT - Sat, August 1, 2020
BoingBoing Boston Marathon bombers death sentence overturned
Dzhokhar will spend his remaining days locked up in prison, with the only matter remaining being whether he will die by execution, ...
12:54 am GMT - Sat, August 1, 2020
BoingBoing James Murdoch resigns from News Corp board, 'editorial differences' cited
'My resignation is due to disagreements over certain editorial content published by the Companys news outlets and certain other strategic decisions.'...
12:09 am GMT - Sat, August 1, 2020
BoingBoing Making arrowheads, knives, and stone tools out of slate
I found this video absolutely mesmerizing. It in, a primitive tech enthusiast from the Pacific Northwest fashions some beautiful and lethal- and effective-looking arrowheads, knives, and tools using g...
11:40 pm GMT - Fri, July 31, 2020
BoingBoing Alanis Morissette's daughter adorably interrupts her 'Fallon' performance
Alanis, I feel ya, mama. You're trying to get some work done and your kiddo wants your attention. Though trying to hold your cutie while performing a song from your new album on the Fallon show maybe ...
11:40 pm GMT - Fri, July 31, 2020
BoingBoing Cosplay at a 1966 Science Fiction Convention
What's not to love about this gallery of images from the 1966 World Science Fiction Convention in Cleveland, OH? The cameras may have acquired color and the cosplay may have become a bit more sophisti...
11:12 pm GMT - Fri, July 31, 2020
BoingBoing This devastating video encapsulates the Trump/GOP horror show in 3 minutes
A Boing Boing reader said this video by Juice Media is better than what The Lincoln Project is doing. I agree -- it's scarier and more entertaining than the Lincoln Project's videos. However, I think ...
11:00 pm GMT - Fri, July 31, 2020
BoingBoing Get access to nearly 300,000 professionally-produced audio clips for all your projects
If youve ever worked on a video project or engineered a podcast and thought youd make your own sound effects... how'd that go for ya? We assume it was a bigger undertaking than youd probably bargained...
08:53 pm GMT - Fri, July 31, 2020
BoingBoing Eight hours of rain and the "Blade Runner Blues" is the soundtrack we need, here in the cyberpunk now
I posted this on Adafruit yesterday, but I've been digging it so much, I wanted to share it here on Boing Boing, too. This is eight hours of "perpetual rain" and Vangelis' "Blade Runner Blues," taken ...
08:00 pm GMT - Fri, July 31, 2020
BoingBoing The Royal Brew Nitro Coffee Maker is the at-home java game-changer youve been looking for
Always looking to put a new spin on a cup of joe, infusing your coffee with a blast of nitrogen produces a thicker, more full-bodied, naturally creamy, frothy variation on java that has been picking u...
07:21 pm GMT - Fri, July 31, 2020
BoingBoing The Lincoln Project examines Trump (Impotus Americanus) through a zoologist lens
"Impotus Americanus is one of the heaviest leaders in the animal kingdom, and is famously known to be an orange, ruddy color not found in nature." Read the rest ...
07:07 pm GMT - Fri, July 31, 2020
BoingBoing This Staples customer broke the leg of a woman who told her to wear a mask
Customer 1 at a Staples store in Hackensack New Jersey was told by Customer 2 that she should wear a mask. Apparently Customer 1 didn't like being told to wear a mask, so she grabbed Customer 2's walk...
06:59 pm GMT - Fri, July 31, 2020
BoingBoing A 17-year-old was arrested for being the mastermind of the massive bitcoin Twitter hack
A 17-year-old boy from Tampa, Florida was arrested by the FBI, IRS, US Secret Service, and Florida law enforcement, who accuse the teenager of being the "mastermind" behind the Bitcoin scam Twitter ha...
06:01 pm GMT - Fri, July 31, 2020
BoingBoing Man with no fingers on one hand is making his own mechanical prosthetic hand, and it's incredible
Three years ago, Ian Davis was diagnosed with a cancer that weakens the bones. Shortly after, the engineer had an accident in his machine shop that resulted in physicians amputating four fingers on hi...
05:55 pm GMT - Fri, July 31, 2020
BoingBoing The most comprehensive and accessible explanation of how COVID-19 works (so far)
One of the greatest struggles of the COVID-19 pandemic has been the fact that the entire world has to watch the normal scientific process happen in realtime. Scientists don't have the space to hypothe...
05:35 pm GMT - Fri, July 31, 2020
BoingBoing Why impact lawn sprinklers are so amazing
The entertaining and delightful host of Technology Connections convinced me that impact lawn sprinklers are a lot cooler than I had previously imagined. Read the rest ...
05:31 pm GMT - Fri, July 31, 2020
BoingBoing Here are the places you can travel with a US passport
America's colossal mishandling of the coronavirus pandemic means US Passport holders have limited options when it comes to international travel. According to this CNN infographic, countries that remai...
05:16 pm GMT - Fri, July 31, 2020
BoingBoing I interviewed Freakonomics' Stephen Dubner about his favorite shoes, anchovy paste, and why he likes Microsoft Word
Cool Tools 237: Steven DubnerOn my Cool Tools podcast, which I co-host with Kevin Kelly, we interviewed Stephen Dubner. Stephens an award-winning author, journalist, and TV and radio personality. Hes...
05:11 pm GMT - Fri, July 31, 2020
BoingBoing This Queens bowling alley is an anachronism and an oasis
Astoria Bowl is a something of landmark in the Queens borough of New York City, a struggling business inside a massive building where time has seemingly stopped. Turtle Down Films created this lovely ...
04:58 pm GMT - Fri, July 31, 2020
BoingBoing Make a cute little device that uses machine learning to separate marshmallow bits from breakfast cereal
The Tiny Sorter is a device you can make from an Arduino, a remote control servo, and some cardboard to sort marshmallow bits from a box of breakfast cereal. It's a clever mechanism that uses a laptop...
04:49 pm GMT - Fri, July 31, 2020
BoingBoing R Sikoryaks latest project is a word-for-word adaptation of the U.S. Constitution
Cartoonist R. Sikoryak's talent for mimicking other cartoonists, from Krazy Kat's George Herriman to Nancy's Ernie Bushmiiler, is uncanny. He has a new book out, called Constitution Illustrated, publi...
04:31 pm GMT - Fri, July 31, 2020
BoingBoing Read more books by using the downtime feature on your iPhones screen time settings
In this essay titled "How I Read Two Books a Week," Anthony Draper offers "surprising and practical steps you can take now to read more." My favorite tip is using the downtime feature on your iPhones ...
04:15 pm GMT - Fri, July 31, 2020
BoingBoing A survival guide for living in The Simulation
Its Sunday. You wake up after a very pleasant sleep. You feel good. You decide to check your email. You have one new email in your inbox; and what dyou know, its from Elon Musk! It contains clear evid...
04:07 pm GMT - Fri, July 31, 2020
BoingBoing This notebook has pages proportioned for phone and computer displays
BetterBook is a notebook/sketchbook designed to match widescreen displays. The idea is you can take photos of it on your phone and it will do a better job of fitting on a screen. It comes in one of th...
04:02 pm GMT - Fri, July 31, 2020
BoingBoing Videogame to treat ADHD available by prescription
EndeavorRx is a first-person racing videogame designed to help children with ADHD and this summer, the FDA approved it as a "prescription treatment." Meanwhile, other researchers are developing videog...
03:58 pm GMT - Fri, July 31, 2020
BoingBoing A frustrating look inside the White House's utter failure at coronavirus testing, led by Jared Kushner
Over atVanity Fair, Katherine Eban goes behind the scenes of the Trump administration's abject failure at coordinating mass testing for coronavirus and perhaps unsurprisingly, in all connects back to...
03:58 pm GMT - Fri, July 31, 2020
BoingBoing The Pentagon has made more UFO revelations, but Canada's had a public UFO database for decades
Earlier this year, the Pentagon confirmed that Tom Delonge had actually leaked some legit UFO videos; and just last week, The New York Times buried even more UFO revelations on the 17th page of the pr...
03:55 pm GMT - Fri, July 31, 2020
BoingBoing A sneak preview of Drew Friedman's book of portraits of underground comix icons
The fantastic Drew Friedman says: "My latest book project will be one hundred black and white portraits of underground comix icons presented as they were during that most fertile era of underground co...
03:31 pm GMT - Fri, July 31, 2020
BoingBoing Scent of pot is insufficient cause for cops to search and arrest people, court rules
Cops cannot search and arrest people just because they smell weed, Maryland's highest court ruled unanimously. Chief Judge Mary Ellen Barbera wrote, "The odour of marijuana, without more, does not pro...
03:14 pm GMT - Fri, July 31, 2020
BoingBoing This carnivorous plant wraps up bugs into a tasty morsel
Cape sundews live in bogs and other locations lacking nutritious soil so they supplement their diet with insects. Watch the Deep Look video above to see how "they exude sweet, shimmering droplets from...
03:03 pm GMT - Fri, July 31, 2020
BoingBoing Wake Up: a short film from The Lincoln Project
"Wake Up," a short film by The Lincoln Project, depicts what it might be like for a republican to wake up after being in a coma for nearly four years and have his family tell him everything that's hap...
03:02 pm GMT - Fri, July 31, 2020
BoingBoing Gentleman busted for swimming in zoo aquarium
Police charged this 30-year-old gentleman for allegedly trespassing at Australia's Sydney Zoo, stripping to his underwear, and diving into the big aquarium. His brilliant buddies recorded the hijinks ...
12:49 pm GMT - Fri, July 31, 2020
BoingBoing David Duke banned from Twitter
The Twitter account of David Duke, former Grand Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan and failed gubernatorial and presidential candidate, was suspended early Friday. "FUCKING FINALLY!," tweeted Sleeping Giants,...
12:45 pm GMT - Fri, July 31, 2020
BoingBoing Using data to define the official canon of 90s music
I'm a big fan of the Pudding's clever approach to infographics, and this latest piece examining 90s music does not disappoint. They surveyed thousands of people, collecting millions of data points to ...
12:30 pm GMT - Fri, July 31, 2020
BoingBoing Check out this Berlin punk band made up entirely of scrap metal robots
The One Love Machine band is the brainchild of German artist Kolja Kugler, whose work focuses largely on moving sculptures. As he explained to CNN:When I build a band member I start obviously with the...
12:15 pm GMT - Fri, July 31, 2020
BoingBoing Pee-wee for President: 'In your guts, you know he's nuts'
Pee-wee Herman for president? SURE, WHY NOT?! Stranger things have happened. At least Pee-wee's slogan is honest: "In your guts, you know he's nuts." Go to Pee-wee's new store for the "Pee-wee for pre...
02:00 am GMT - Fri, July 31, 2020
BoingBoing From tree tents to headlamps, these 10 camping essentials will improve your summer
Its summer. And this year, Europe and Disney World just arent really all that feasible as part of your travel plans.Yet especially with the last few months weve all endured, the need to get away and e...