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[l] at 9/4/15 4:35am
A nonprofit devoted to advocating for accessibility in video games is now offering a generous fellowship to eligible design students. Read the rest

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[l] at 9/4/15 4:09am
Flywrench often feels a bit like a zen koan: a game that is both punishing and forgiving, overstimulating and patient, where you die constantly, yet never really stop playing. Read the rest

[Category: Post, flywrench, messhof, nidhogg, offworld]

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[l] at 9/3/15 4:47pm

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If you've ever wanted to put on a one person show, and you're in or around San Francisco next weekend, Jane Morris' workshop is the one for you! Aside from being talented, intelligent, and delightful people to work with that you'll ever meet, she also helps folks put up amazing shows!

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[l] at 9/3/15 3:30pm
Unlike clocks, Rick Perry is rarely right even once a day. Read the rest

[Category: Post, donald trump, elections, News, politics, presidential elections, rick perry]

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[l] at 9/3/15 3:14pm
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That thing where he slaps his fat belly on the floor in disgust. (more…)

[Category: Video, animals, bulldogs, cute, dogs, Funny, pets]

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[l] at 9/3/15 3:06pm
“Bird's-eye aerial timelapse cinematography.” Read the rest

[Category: Video, 1984 is not a manual for statecraft, aerial cinematography, aviation, dji, DRONE, phantom]

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[l] at 9/3/15 2:52pm
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If you've ever driven along Highway 280 in the San Francisco Bay Area, you've probably seen this home. Read the rest

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[l] at 9/3/15 2:32pm
Awkward. Read the rest

[Category: Post, Alaska, barack obama, Funny, obama, politics, potus, salmon, Weird]

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[l] at 9/3/15 1:27pm

Waylon the raccoon sure would feel a lot better if his brother Willie would stop screwing around and get back on dry land. If you grew up with a more adventurous sibling who seemed to think they were invincible, you know the feeling.

[Category: Post, pool, raccoon]

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[l] at 9/3/15 11:54am

Eric the Bird calls the dog he lives with a " fucking cunt." This Corella is indeed a "fucking legend," as he declares himself in the video below. (more…)

[Category: Video, bird, birds, Funny, language]

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[l] at 9/3/15 11:15am

Eric the Bird calls the dog he lives with a " fucking cunt." This Corella is indeed a "fucking legend," as he declares himself in the video below. (more…)

[Category: Video, bird, birds, Funny, language]

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[l] at 9/3/15 11:02am
A court has issued a harsh (if eminently Republican) response to the problem posed by Kim Davis. Read the rest

[Category: Post, gay marriage, jail, kentucky, Marriage Equality]

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[l] at 9/3/15 10:56am

Kentucky county clerk Kim Davis, who is denying same-sex couples marriage licenses in defiance of the US Supreme Court has been married four times.

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[Category: Image, Post, Hypocrites with dark secrets]

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[l] at 9/3/15 10:50am
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Infestations of crown-of-thorns sea stars destroy coral reefs, so researchers at Queensland University of Technology developed an autonomous robot sub that recognizes starfish and then kills them with a poison injection. Read the rest

[Category: Post, oceans, robots]

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[l] at 9/3/15 10:46am

I use my phone to shoot how-to videos and this smartphone tripod adapter is just what I need. It has two standard ¼ inch x 20 tripod mounting holes (one for a tripod and another for a dashcam mount).

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[l] at 9/3/15 10:45am

Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis listens to a customer following her office's refusal to issue marriage licenses at the Rowan County Courthouse in Morehead, Ky., Tuesday, Sept.

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[l] at 9/3/15 10:33am
The former Army general has resigned to face charges that he led a massive customs fraud racket. He is prohibited from leaving the country, Attorney General Thelma Aldana told reporters. Read the rest

[Category: Post, #lalinea, ‪#‎RenunciaYa‬, #yonotengopresidente, guatemala, guatemalan, otto perez molina]

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[l] at 9/3/15 10:18am
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A "young driver" reportedly stopped in a car dealership service department "complaining that the iPhone dock in his (old) vehicle isn't working and its scratching his phone..." (more…)

[Category: Post, cars, cassettes, gadget, iphone, Technology]

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[l] at 9/3/15 10:15am
Behold the familiar forests, beaches and old houses you used to wander as strange, jagged memories, or maybe just the face of a woman you once knew, but whose name you can't remember, half-dissolved by time. Read the rest

[Category: Post, glitch, glitches, offworld, sierra, sierra games]

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[l] at 9/3/15 10:10am

Italian singer Adriano Celentano's "Prisencolinensinainciusol" hit the #1 pop song spot on the Italian charts in 1972. The lyrics consist of gibberish designed to sound like English.

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[Category: Post, English]

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[l] at 9/3/15 9:59am

Kentucky county clerk Kim Davis, who is denying same-sex couples marriage licenses in defiance of the US Supreme Court has been married and divorced times.

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[Category: Image, Post, Hypocrites with dark secrets]

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[l] at 9/3/15 9:43am

"Let's put a red dot here and call it a day." [via]

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[l] at 9/3/15 9:36am
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Courtney Pickering of Calgary, Canada was thrilled that police retrieved her stolen car but surprised to find a bag of cocaine, crack pipe, knife, lead pipe, and a gun that the thieves left inside. Read the rest

[Category: Post, crime, police]

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[l] at 9/3/15 9:35am

I have a hard time sleeping on a plane. As soon as I nod off, my head drops and I startle myself awake.

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[Category: Image, Post, sleep, travel]

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[l] at 9/3/15 9:26am
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It "unites the best of contemporary styles in hair and hats for young men," writes an unbylined author at Capitol Hill Seattle [via Stylite, via Dan Savage]

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[l] at 9/3/15 9:22am

French designer Sascha Nordmeyer has commercialized her lip prosthesis art project and has made HyperLip available to selfie aficionados worldwide.

[Category: Post, prosthetics]

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[l] at 9/3/15 9:19am

A sheriff's deputy from La Plata County, Colorado left a voicemail message for Durango Herald reporter Chase Olivarius-McAllister before chatting like a jackass with his co-worker about her breast size.

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[Category: Post, police, sexism, voicemail]

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[l] at 9/3/15 9:14am

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The Cumberland County Sheriff's Office thinks it made sense to charge a 16-year-old girl with two felony sex crimes against herself for taking nude selfies. Read the rest

[Category: Post, #fixthepolice]

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[l] at 9/3/15 9:06am

Lots of myths have been used as fodder for science fiction and fantasy, and some of the more interesting ones turn the gods into cosmic entities, or extensions of our own humanity.

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[Category: Post, books]

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[l] at 9/3/15 9:04am

When your body gets cold, your metabolism cranks up. You burn more calories. Thin Ice is making vests, shirts, and insoles containing battery-powered Peltier plates, which become cold when current passes through them.

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[Category: Image, Post, weight loss]

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[l] at 9/3/15 8:54am

I like classic motorcycles and cars. I live by the sea. 303 Aerospace Protectant keeps plastic and rubbery bits looking fresh and new.

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[Category: Review, classic cars, motorcycles, plastic, restoration, vinyl]

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[l] at 9/3/15 8:42am
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To my eye, more is frequently less. Bonus finale with plus-size model Germaine Nichols, cancer survivor Danielle Orner, and androgynous model/activist Rain Dove. (Mode via Laughing Squid)

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[Category: Video, clothing, fashion, lingerie, models]

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[l] at 9/3/15 8:19am

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Dean Jones, the iconic superstar of so many early Disney films, has passed away. The Chicago Tribune shares a wonderful remembrance.

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[Category: Image, Dean Jones, Herbie, Love Bug, rip]

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[l] at 9/3/15 8:11am

I said, do the Boomerang, the Twine, and the Jerk. They're jammin' at the bandstand, so everybody work.

[Category: Video, music]

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[l] at 9/3/15 8:00am

"Floating Cards" by Zach Mueller. (more…)

[Category: Video, magic, playing cards]

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[l] at 9/3/15 7:48am

"I think you could characterize our operating model as stubbornness and stupidity," says Steve Stepp, president of National Audio Company. (more…)

[Category: Video, cassettes, music, Technology]

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[l] at 9/3/15 7:33am
Your wealthy father and brother have been killed by distasteful schemers, and now you're to be married off to one of them. Can you plan your brutal revenge without arousing suspicion—while acting like a perfect courtly lady? Read the rest

[Category: Post, offworld, play it now, renaissance, rpgs, visual novels]

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[l] at 9/3/15 6:47am

beth-moon-ancient-trees-8There are about 3.04 trillion trees on planet earth, rather more than the expected 400 billion, reports Nature. But it's not good news. Read the rest

[Category: Post, trees]

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[l] at 9/3/15 6:33am

Kevin McFarland is warning you now: toys are coming, you won't be able to escape them, and this time they are backed by a force beyond human comprehension: Disney.

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[l] at 9/3/15 6:21am

Thursday is for environmentally-conscious puppies only.

[Category: Post, pets, puppies, puppy]

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[l] at 9/3/15 6:21am

In A Heart Between Parts, your first act as a player is to unsnip the thread that sews your lips shut.

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[Category: Post, adventure game, ludum dare 33, offworld, play it now, point and click]

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[l] at 9/3/15 6:21am

Troy Patterson reminds us that Rosie the Riveter did not shop at J. Crew or RRL. But there is something strange and unstoppable about the mainstreaming of workwear: quality divorced from its origins.

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[Category: Post, chambray]

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[l] at 9/3/15 6:08am

He can't stop mocking them even as he courts them, and seems baffled by how much support they're sending his way.

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[l] at 9/3/15 5:55am

5.51-sugar-adMichael Grothaus quit sugar, soon regretted it, but came through after a week or so. Read the rest

[Category: Post]

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[l] at 9/3/15 5:37am

Rescuers smashed their way into the vehicle only to find that the alarmingly still baby in the back seat was merely a toy.

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[l] at 9/3/15 5:37am
Gamification is easy for people to get excited about. Enjoy this dark, witty video instead. Read the rest

[Category: Post, extrinsic rewards, games for evil, gamification, nihilism, offworld, piles of money]

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[l] at 9/3/15 5:33am

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drudge sirenGood news from the Malabar Front: they will record 4K video, have higher resolution photos, more RAM, faster chips, and come, optionaly, in "Rose Gold." [9to5 Mac]

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[l] at 9/3/15 5:25am

Max Plenke has a nice roundup of the things that are destroying your body at this very moment, crushing the husk of your corporeal form even as your soul is stapled firmly to it with each mind-sapping click.

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[Category: Post, work]

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[l] at 9/3/15 5:05am
It's part twin-stick shooter, part musical exploration game, and it looks lovely. Read the rest

[Category: Post, aura, offworld, shooters, twin stick, UC Santa Cruz]

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[l] at 9/2/15 9:00pm
Much jubilation tonights in the streets of Guatemala. Read the rest

[Category: Post, #lalinea, ‪#‎RenunciaYa‬, #yonotengopresidente, guatemala, guatemalans, otto perez molina]

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[l] at 9/2/15 5:47pm
Right now, in Ireland, it's silage time. Read the rest

[Category: Video, agriculture, animals, Food, harvest, ireland]

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[l] at 9/2/15 5:37pm

In Australia, an animal humane society brought in a champion sheep-shearer to trim a badly overgrown sheep that was found wandering in the woods near the capital.

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[Category: Post, australia, sheep, Weird]

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[l] at 9/2/15 5:22pm
Oh how we missed their (crispy tofu) balls in our mouth. Read the rest

[Category: Post, Food]

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[l] at 9/2/15 3:01pm

Our Weekend of Wonder extravaganza in Riverside, CA is a just couple of weeks away! Attendees are going to be treated to all kinds of cool stuff, one of which is a signed, limited-edition print by the artist Coop.

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[Category: Image, #weekendofwonder, art, Coop, Weekend of Wonder]

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[l] at 9/2/15 1:33pm

Late August, and the roar of the crowd is unmistakable. It’s the season-ending song sung by the largest chorus imaginable: the Cicada.

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[Category: Post, cicadas, Delightful Creatures, Japan]

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[l] at 9/2/15 12:58pm
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Sheriffs in Cowlitz County, Washington arrested a fellow who attempted to snatch a jar of marijuana from a dispensary. (more…)

[Category: Post, bong boing, bongboing, marijuana, names, pot]

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[l] at 9/2/15 12:45pm

Women sure got some weird sex advice back in the day. Read the rest

[Category: Video, Sex]

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[l] at 9/2/15 12:00pm

"Hell's Club," a mash-up. (more…)

[Category: Video, Entertainment, hollywood, mash-up, movies]

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[l] at 9/2/15 11:57am

twins

Ambra, 23, of Fayetteville, North Carolina, and Jennifer, 33, of Spring, Texas were brought together as part of the Twin Strangers project. "I did not want to take my eyes off her," said Ambra.

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[l] at 9/2/15 11:52am
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A woman in Sosnovy Bor, Russia found this mysterious, tiny, deteriorated creature on a river bank. She named it Kesha. Read the rest

[Category: Post, creatures, mutants, russia, Weird]

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[l] at 9/2/15 11:39am

twins

Ambra, 23, of Fayetteville, North Carolina, and Jennifer, 33, of Spring, Texas were brought together as part of the Twin Strangers project. "I did not want to take my eyes off her," said Ambra.

[Category: Post, twins]

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[l] at 9/2/15 11:30am

Drinking six liters of water in a short period could kill you. One gram of vaporized polonium is enough to kill 50 million people. What about alcohol, caffeine, and cannabis? This video will tell you.

[Category: Post, poisons]

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[l] at 9/2/15 11:28am

Can the Halo series survive without the Masterchief and Cortana? Halo 5 introduces Fireteam Osiris, a new team of Spartan-IV heroes, but will we care?

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[Category: Video, fps, halo, xbox]

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[l] at 9/2/15 11:20am

Donald Trump's hyperbole is a disaster. [via]

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[l] at 9/2/15 11:15am

When you are trying to imagine the details of an alternative world, try Moebius. Moebius (one of the pseudonyms for the French artist Jean Giraud) practically invented the now-common idea of a well worn future – that place far ahead that is gritty, patched up, organic, and old and new at the same time.

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[Category: Post, Comic Books, moebius]

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[l] at 9/2/15 11:06am

We live in an older house and the plumbing clogs up frequently (usually an hour before a dinner party). I rarely get good results from Draino or other lye-based clog dissolvers. I end up with a sink full of caustic swill that splashes on me when I vigorously agitate it with a plunger. A Drain Weasel works well for bathroom sinks, provided the clog is near the drain opening. The clog problem I had this morning, though, required more powerful clog-busting technology. Read the rest

[Category: Post, DIY, home repair, life hacks, plumbing]

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[l] at 9/2/15 11:03am
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FakeABaby.com deals in faked ultrasound images, pregnant belly prosthetics, and other materials. One customer was a Wyandotte, Michigan 16-year-old who managed to trick her relatives, charitable folks, and her boyfriend, also 16, who thought he was about to be a father of triplets and says he "started looking for jobs the best I could." Read the rest

[Category: Post, crime, lies, pregnancy]

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[l] at 9/2/15 10:47am

Where are my antacids?

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[l] at 9/2/15 10:24am
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The massive museum exhibition "Hello! Exploring the Supercute World of Hello Kitty" will land at Seattle's EMP Museum in November. Read the rest

[Category: Post, art, hello kitty, Japan, museum, toys]

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[l] at 9/2/15 10:23am

Remember back in the day, when you could dial in to Reddit on your 2400 baud modem and read AMAs by President Reagan and Madonna? This definitely not fake VHS tape explains it all.

[Category: Post, 1980s, 80s, reddit]

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[l] at 9/2/15 10:07am
Guatemalan citizens in the streets expressing joy in the moment President Perez Molina was stripped of immunity. PHOTO: CARLOS SEBASTIÁN


Guatemalan citizens in the streets expressing joy in the moment President Perez Molina was stripped of immunity. PHOTO: CARLOS SEBASTIÁN

Guatemala is a place where justice seldon reaches those who deserve it most. But today in Guatemala, something amazing has happened. And they're calling it “Guatemalan Spring.” Read the rest

[Category: Post, ‪#‎RenunciaYa‬, #yonotengopresidente, corruption, genocide, guatemala, guatemalan, la linea, otto perez molina, rios montt]

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[l] at 9/2/15 10:00am

This teeny, tiny kitten grooming a chick is the stuff dreams are made of.

[Category: Post, cat, cats, chick, cute, kitten]

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[l] at 9/2/15 9:57am

Wendy Pini and Elfquest, the graphic novel series she creates with her husband, Richard, are among my favorite things in the world.

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[Category: Post, Comics, elfquest, kickstarters]

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[l] at 9/2/15 9:53am

Footage from the August 1983 concert at Minneapolis' famed First Avenue club when Prince debuted the magnificent 13-minute original version of Purple Rain - with an additional third verse - that was later edited and overdubbed for the Purple Rain album. This was also guitarist Wendy Melvoin's first performance with The Revolution. Watch it now before his lawyers have it yanked again! Read the rest

[Category: Post, Video, music, prince]

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[l] at 9/2/15 9:18am
Tom the Dancing Bug, IN WHICH consciousness makes the human the only animal that can be the master of its own destiny. Read the rest

[Category: Comic, Feature, tomthedancingbug]

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[l] at 9/2/15 9:09am
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[l] at 9/2/15 9:04am

These ants circle an iPhone like it's the Ka'aba in Mecca. Read the rest

[Category: Video, ants, biology, insects, iphone]

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[l] at 9/2/15 8:55am

A simple reminder of how uplifting laughter can be.

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[l] at 9/2/15 8:51am

A quick inspection of Google Images, Paheal.net or 4chan's yaoi board confirms that Super Mario does indeed have a penis, but Kill Screen Daily's Cayton Purdom finds reasons to doubt these images' credibility and hopes to find relief from the semiotic crisis of believing that Mario both does and does not have a penis.

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[Category: Post]

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[l] at 9/2/15 8:49am
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Howard Arthur Klein, 87, was nabbed in Grand rapids, Michigan for soliciting a prostitute. Kent County Prosecutor William Forsyth decided not to pursue the matter, saying, "He wouldn't and shouldn't go to jail and 87 years without involvement in the criminal justice system has, in my opinion, earned him a pass." Read the rest

[Category: Post, age, crime, laws, prostitution]

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[l] at 9/2/15 8:47am
Don't miss this cool vaporwave game about the end of the "hanging at the mall" consumerist heyday. Read the rest

[Category: Post, mall quest, offworld, play it now, vaporwave]

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[l] at 9/2/15 8:28am

I think we can pass on GIFfing this one. You'll thank me, just as you will curse your curiosity. (more…)

[Category: Post, worms]

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[l] at 9/2/15 8:19am
Tom the Dancing Bug, IN WHICH consciousness makes the human the only animal that can be the master of its own destiny. Read the rest

[Category: Comic, Feature, tomthedancingbug]

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[l] at 9/2/15 8:18am
If you've ever dreamed of being—or perhaps of micromanaging—the great artists of the Italian Renaissance, then it's time to play Painters Guild. Read the rest

[Category: Post, art history, avant garde, italian renaissance, leonardo da vinci, lucas molina, offworld, painters guild, painting, renaissance]

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[l] at 9/2/15 8:17am
Sure, Mario Maker looks like a lot of fun. But will it let you and your friends turn into horses and raccoons and cut each other up with buzzsaws? Read the rest

[Category: Post, mario maker, offworld, ultimate chicken horse]

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[l] at 9/2/15 8:16am
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[l] at 9/2/15 8:08am

A central asian nation may have no easy path to the sea, but its future among the stars is assured—at least in its dreams.

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[Category: Post, planets]

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[l] at 9/2/15 7:34am

The screenwriter claims that cuts make the film “better and richer and fairer," but emails exposed by hackers show studio lawyers altered the film to avoid tangling with the National Football League.

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[Category: Post, movies, sony]

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[l] at 9/2/15 7:29am

Trace O'Connell, the racist asshole who ruined an award hockey game for some school kids, is not guilty of disorderly conduct.

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[Category: Post, lakota, native american, racism]

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[l] at 9/2/15 7:23am

Hanging on to that wiper must be murder.

[Category: Post, bird, birds, car, crows]

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[l] at 9/2/15 7:22am
PAY-Mattress-in-a-shed

If you thought New York City' rental market was crazy, London's is becoming truly demented. Read the rest

[Category: Post, crap houses]

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[l] at 9/2/15 7:14am

20 Fenchurch Street, a slightly concave mirror-like office tower in the UK capital, has been awarded the Carbuncle Cup after sunlight reflected from it melted parts of an expensive Jaguar parked below.

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[Category: Post, architecture]

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[l] at 9/2/15 7:07am

The new logo, announced yesterday, is undoubtedly more pleasant and contemporary than the old one. Margaret Rhodes writes that the company wants you to think that it is your go-everywhere friend.

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[Category: Post, google, logo]

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[l] at 9/2/15 7:05am

What wondrous times we live in.

[Previously]

[Category: Post, army, duck, taylor swift]

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[l] at 9/2/15 6:59am

Matthew D. Muller, 38, is in jail after confessing to a kidnapping, “off the record and on background” to a TV reporter.

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[Category: Post, Idiots]

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[l] at 9/2/15 6:53am

sandler

Mark wrote about the "just works" movie app a while ago, but if you're a fan, you're on a lawyer's hitlist. Read the rest

[Category: Post, movies]

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[l] at 9/2/15 6:43am

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Ever been to a website, and just when you settle into the second or third sentence, the screen darkens subtly and a giant popup ad covers everything begging you to sign up? Google hates them too. Read the rest

[Category: Post, adverts, google]

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[l] at 9/2/15 6:36am

The Taiwanese machine-maker's taking another look at the modular computing mirage. With neatly-stacking components and a clean, fairly minimal look, it's got as good a chance as anyone.

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[Category: Post, weird computers]

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[l] at 9/2/15 6:24am
Meet Pentecopterus decorahensis, the creature that would have eaten you were you a tasty fishy 460m years ago: “It was obviously a very aggressive animal. Read the rest

[Category: Post, Monsters]

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[l] at 9/2/15 6:11am

Well-funded arguments are often made that copyright should last forever, replacing its original purpose (encouraging the creation of new works) with a plainly proprietary system of cultural ownership.

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[Category: Post, copyright]

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[l] at 9/2/15 5:59am

Wine

Kathleen Wilcox on the trend for weed-infused wine, here quoting Dr. Carl Ruck… Read the rest

[Category: Post, bongbong, entheogenics, marijuana, wine]

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[l] at 9/2/15 5:49am

asseenontv

This one is open-source and royalty-free, and has the backing of Amazon, Cisco, Google, Intel, Microsoft, Mozilla and Netflix. Read the rest

[Category: Post, in ternet, tv]

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[l] at 9/1/15 7:25pm

Robert Tetro patented this gadget in 1930 to help prohibition-era enforcement agents surreptitious take drink samples from establishments suspected of selling alcohol.

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[Category: Post, 1930s, alcohol, prohibition]

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[l] at 9/1/15 6:42pm

Boing Boing posts that forgotten song.

[Category: Video, brenda lee, golden earring, music]

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[l] at 9/1/15 4:29pm

Jason and I are both fans of Bicycle playing cards, manufactured by the United States Playing Card Company (USPCC). I have been handling USPCC cards for an hour a day or longer for the last couple of years (while on the phone, watching TV, hanging out with friends) and I have become a card snob.

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[Category: Image, Post, playing cards]

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[l] at 9/1/15 2:40pm

gent-snake

This snake, outfitted in plasticine finery, is ready for a slithering good time.

[Category: Post, Delightful Creatures, snakes]

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[l] at 9/1/15 2:26pm

I never get tired of the Bad Lip Reading videos. This one, made for the first Republican Debate, might be the best one I've seen.

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[Category: Post, mock-dubbing]

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[l] at 9/1/15 2:18pm

"Don't just stand there, buy this for only $29,000 million."

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[Category: Post, Sex]

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[l] at 9/1/15 2:10pm

John Felton, a black man, was driving to his mother's house in Dayton, Ohio to celebrate her birthday when he was pulled over by a white police officer.

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[Category: Post, #fixthepolice]

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[l] at 9/1/15 2:03pm
2BDF2E5700000578-3218121-Katie_Piper_explains_that_Dorina_believes_that_her_newborn_can_s-a-3_1441106568613

2BDF2EB400000578-3218121-Dorina_and_her_partner_Maika_travel_to_Hawaii_for_the_delivery_o-a-6_1441106591963

Dorina Rosin, a "spiritual healer," plans to give birth in the sea with the aid of dolphins. Among other benefits, Rosin and partner Maika Suneagle believe that their baby will speak dolphin. Read the rest

[Category: Post, childbirth, dolphins, oceans]

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[l] at 9/1/15 1:42pm

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I don’t know if anyone knows the magnificent signs of Paris as extensively as Louise Fili. For over 40 years the American-born graphic designer roamed the “City of Lights,” documenting and photographing the signs that bring life and expression to the streets of Paris.

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[Category: Post]

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[l] at 9/1/15 1:30pm
campshowww

Poland's Auschwitz Memorial installed mist showers to cool down visitors at the former site of the Nazi's largest concentration camp. Somehow, management was surprised that some people found this insensitive. Read the rest

[Category: Post, holocaust, memorials, museums, poland]

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[l] at 9/1/15 12:02pm

Here comes the nice, looking so cool. Everyone knows the nice is no fool.

[Category: Video, music]

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[l] at 9/1/15 11:43am
chrisjordan1-1

Researchers calculate that as many as 9 out of 10 seabirds have plastic garbage in their intestines. So sad. Read the rest

[Category: Post, birds, ecology, Environment, oceans, plastic, trash]

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[l] at 9/1/15 11:36am
KRBeWb

I believe this to be very likely faked, but nonetheless fantastic. (more…)

[Category: Video, DRONES, fishing, Funny, Gadgets, uav, uavs]

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[l] at 9/1/15 11:31am

IMG_0104

My herb grinder collects a lot of pollen, and I had forgotten it was there. This handy pollen press lets me efficiently store and use it!

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[Category: Post, 420, herb, medical marijuana, pollen, weed]

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[l] at 9/1/15 11:26am

What a fine fruit hack! (more…)

[Category: Post, Video, Food, fruit]

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[l] at 9/1/15 11:05am
800px-Eastern_yellow_robin

New research suggests that traffic noise (apart from pollution and general hectic motion) degrades the natural habitat of songbirds, and perhaps other animals. Boise State University biologists created a "phantom road" using speakers to create traffic noise in a natural, roadless songbird habitat. Read the rest

[Category: Post, birds, cars, ecosystems, environmental, Science, traffic]

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[l] at 9/1/15 11:01am
In the garden behind Tio's Tacos, the owner has created a phenomenal folk art installation. Read the rest

[Category: Image, Post, #weekendofwonder, baby tattoo, tios tacos, Weekend of Wonder, wow]

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[l] at 9/1/15 10:42am
Jorge Ramos

Jorge Ramos, the Univision reporter/anchor who was famously thrown out of a Donald Trump circle jerk for practicing journalism without permission has a long history of pissing off dangerous, rich, powerful criminals. Read the rest

[Category: Post, donald trump, jorge ramos, Journalism, News, politics]

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[l] at 9/1/15 10:38am
Delve into the lives of the digital cougars, deer, rabbits, hawks, coyotes and cows of GTA V in this strangely realistic nature documentary. Read the rest

[Category: Post, animals, Grand theft auto, grand theft auto v, Nature, nature documentary, offworld]

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[l] at 9/1/15 10:25am
The group plans to develop a new generation of royalty-free open source digital media formats for video, audio, and still images. Read the rest

[Category: Post, amazon, Business, google, media, microsoft, News, video codecs]

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[l] at 9/1/15 10:08am
google

IMO Paul Rand's best work in 20 years. I would have gone for something traditional, myself, like Zapfino, but I guess they're going for that classy slick design look.

Previously.

[Category: Post, logos]

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[l] at 9/1/15 9:47am

Enchantress (The Evermen Saga Book 1)

James Maxwell's Enchantress is an engaging, dense fantasy that sucked me right in.

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[Category: Review, Book, books, fantasy, review]

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[l] at 9/1/15 9:46am
Amazon ratcheted up the streaming video competition stakes today, by offering downloadable videos to Amazon Prime video customers. Read the rest

[Category: Post]

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[l] at 9/1/15 9:22am
Everything's coming up sans serif. Read the rest

[Category: Post, Business, design, fonts, google, News, Technology, typography]

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[l] at 9/1/15 8:56am

Deep Web, Alex Winter’s new documentary about Silk Road founder Ross William Ulbricht is out on video-on-demand today at Vimeo.

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[Category: Post, bongbong, documentaries, drugs, silk road]

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[l] at 9/1/15 8:43am

I recently started rock-climbing and have been wanting to find a trainer. This one will do nicely.

[Category: Post, baby, climbing]

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[l] at 9/1/15 8:17am

Wired picked Offworld among its 20 must-follow entertainment sites, alongside actress Olivia Wilde, The Pitch, Tim Schafer and indie comic hit Saga.

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[Category: Post, achievements]

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[l] at 9/1/15 7:53am
Boing Boing's barbecue gadget reviewer found a good, cheap grill on Amazon. But which add-ons, like an automated rotisserie, are worth buying? He investigates and tells all, right after this bite of chicken. Read the rest

[Category: Feature, Post, barbecue, bbq, Cooking, DIY, Food, grilling, grills, Reviews, Technology]

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[l] at 9/1/15 7:52am
https://youtu.be/zk6Q-

A psychedelic substance advocate who goes by the handle Psychedsubstance makes videos of himself under the effects of different mind-altering drugs. In this video he takes 15 shots of hard liquor and tries to do things like catch a ball, do squats (holding his girlfriend on his shoulders), and take an IQ test. Then, on a different day, he takes LSD and tries the same things.

squats

[Category: Post, drugs]

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[l] at 9/1/15 7:48am

Such things usually come with beautiful but pointless greebling, but this one is a simple 5-inch cube made from three choices of finish: white ash, brown ash, and elm.

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[Category: Post, computers]

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[l] at 9/1/15 7:31am

Afloat on the seas of fate (and on the actual sea) for a century, a message in a bottle released from Plymouth, England, has finally washed up in Amrum, an island off the coast of Germany.

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[Category: Post, bottles]

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[l] at 9/1/15 7:17am
sharkpizza

A "study" into pizza-eating habits "reveals" what sort of "person" you are. Read the rest

[Category: Post, Food]

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[l] at 9/1/15 7:06am
flint

Pittsburgh has its robots and even Detroit has its dreams, but some rustbelt cities have nothing much left. Flint, Michigan. Read the rest

[Category: Post, cities, decline, rust]

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[l] at 9/1/15 6:54am

For me, it's bouncy Erasure hit Sometimes. But we don't, individually, decide what becomes truly timeless. It's a generational thing, writes Matt Daniels.

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[Category: Post, music]

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[l] at 9/1/15 6:42am
Make sure the legendary sasquach never really appears on film in this sweet "reverse stealth" minigame. Read the rest

[Category: Post, bigfoot, found bigfootage, ludum dare 33, offworld, play it now]

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[l] at 9/1/15 6:31am
x 2015-09-01 at 9.30.49 AM Named for the founding father's plan to create a nation of "yeomen farmers," the "Jefferson Grid" is a beautiful piece of Instagram real estate. [via Kottke]

[Category: Post, grids]

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[l] at 9/1/15 6:22am

kanye

The pop star has announced his 2020 presidential run, but it remains the least interesting thing about him. Read the rest

[Category: Post, kanye]

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[l] at 9/1/15 6:17am
I can't survive the fist. I don't know if I've killed the children. Help me out with this one. Read the rest

[Category: Post, fuck capitalism jam, offworld, play it now, run with scissors]

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[l] at 9/1/15 6:14am

steeple

What happens to a town founded explicitly to reject Christianity?

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[Category: Podcast, Post, futility closet]

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[l] at 9/1/15 6:01am
Here are some pictures of tumors, colonoscopy and viscera for reference. Enjoy your next two years of work! Read the rest

[Category: Post, art, commercial games, offworld, violence]

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[l] at 9/1/15 5:49am
Eff it up hardcore in this all-girl project from New York. Read the rest

[Category: Post, jane friedhoff, jenny jiao hsia, offworld, play it now, slam city oracles]

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[l] at 9/1/15 5:39am
A cameo-filled page from John Wilcock, New York Years. With Ed Sanders' Arts Magazine, Edie Sedgwick arriving in NYC, and Nico fainting on stage. Read the rest

[Category: Comic, Feature, wilcock]

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[l] at 9/1/15 5:39am

Alternative title" "Man gently comforts increasingly agitated duck army."

Previously

[Category: Post, duck]

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[l] at 9/1/15 5:37am

His face says it all.

[Category: Post, ocean, shark, summer]

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[l] at 8/31/15 10:16pm
pizzzzzz

Pioneering lowbrow artist The Pizz (Stephen Pizzuro) has died at age 57, a tragic loss of a great underground talent. Read the rest

[Category: Post, art]

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[l] at 8/31/15 9:33pm

"The Crazy Never Die" is a 30-minute, straight-to-video documentary from the late 1980s about Hunter S. Thompson in which we see the good Doctor on the loose at several speaking engagements, The Examiner newspaper, the infamous Mitchell Brothers' O'Farrell Theater strip club where he was night manager, Tommy's Mexican Restaurant, and inside the old Survival Research Laboratories compound! Read the rest

[Category: Video, author, documentaries, gonzo, Hunter S. Thompson]

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[l] at 8/31/15 9:10pm

Alt-rock legend and renaissance man David J of Bauhaus and Love and Rockets, my favorite band of the 1980s, continues his series of occasional living room live shows on September 11, 2015 at a home in Petaluma, California.

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[Category: Post, music]

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[l] at 8/31/15 7:09pm
“An Apple representative declined comment,” but you knew that was coming. Read the rest

[Category: Post, apple, Entertainment, movies, tim cook]

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[l] at 8/31/15 6:56pm
“An Apple representative declined comment,” but you knew that was coming. Read the rest

[Category: Post, apple, Entertainment, movies, tim cook]

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[l] at 8/31/15 6:46pm
“I can see it now!” Read the rest

[Category: Post, biology, Journalism, marine biology, News, oceans, Science, television, whales]

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[l] at 8/31/15 6:37pm
“I can see it now!” Read the rest

[Category: Post, biology, Journalism, marine biology, News, oceans, Science, television, whales]

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[l] at 8/31/15 6:10pm
China's state broadcast network today aired footage of Wang Xiaolu appearing to announce to the world that he solemnly regrets writing his influential story. Read the rest

[Category: Post, china, Economy, stock market]

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[l] at 8/31/15 5:58pm

Viagra is not a controlled substance but that didn't stop Brooklyn police offficer David Esparragoza from arresting Earl McLeod, 33, for possession of a single Viagra pill.

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[Category: Post, #fixthepolice, viagra]

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[l] at 8/31/15 5:55pm
Construction has been okayed for a 3.2-gigapixel digital camera, which would be the world’s largest, at the heart of the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope. Read the rest

[Category: Post, astronomy, physics]

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[l] at 8/31/15 4:11pm

Deep Web, Alex Winter’s new documentary about Silk Road founder Ross William Ulbricht is out on video-on-demand today. Here's the trailer.

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[Category: Post, documentaries, silk road]

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[l] at 8/31/15 3:59pm

President Kennedy wanted a white man, a black man, and an Asian man to be the first men on the moon.

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[Category: Post, NASA, racism]

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[l] at 8/31/15 3:12pm

missile-640x406

The US Army graciously requests your assistance in locating their lost missile.

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[Category: Image, missile, us army]

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[l] at 8/31/15 2:51pm

Viagra is not a controlled substance but that didn't stop Brooklyn police offficer David Esparragoza from arresting Earl McLeod, 33, for possession of a single Viagra pill.

Read the rest

[Category: Post, #fixthepolice, viagra]

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[l] at 8/31/15 2:17pm
hahaha

Never change, New York Times.

[Category: Image, Post, DRONES, selfies, uav, uavs]

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[l] at 8/31/15 1:51pm

“A chance encounter proves fateful for 2 robots mining on a desolate planet.”

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[Category: Post, Video, animated, animation, animations, Entertainment, fantasy, films, movies, robots, short films]

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[l] at 8/31/15 1:03pm

This little blade-less multitool called the Shard is TSA safe (depending on the mood of the TSA behavior detection officer who is inspecting your baggage and scanning your brainwaves).

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[Category: Image, multitools]

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[l] at 8/31/15 12:29pm

Viagra is not a controlled substance but that didn't stop Brooklyn police offficer David Esparragoza from arresting Earl McLeod, 33, for possession of a single Viagra pill.

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[Category: Post, #fixthepolice, viagra]

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[l] at 8/31/15 12:27pm

For decades, the Shark’s Fin on Mount Meru in Northern India was thought by most elite climbers to to unclimbable.

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[Category: Post, adventure, climbing, documentaries, Entertainment, films, meru, mountains, movies]

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[l] at 8/31/15 12:18pm
screenshot

On Saturday, Elinor Dempsey, 54, was surfing Morro Strand State Beach near San Luis Obispo, California when she noticed a great white shark approaching her. Read the rest

[Category: Post, beach, oceans, sharks, surfing]

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[l] at 8/31/15 12:13pm

Chris Christie hopes to win the Republican nomination by being the biggest plain-speaking asshole of the pack. It's not working, though, because the absentee New Jersey governor can't rise above Mini Me status next to Donald Trump.

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[Category: Post, Chris Christie]

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[l] at 8/31/15 12:04pm

For decades, the Shark’s Fin on Mount Meru in Northern India was thought by most elite climbers to to unclimbable. The 21,000-foot high mountain makes Everest seem easy.

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[Category: Post, climbing, meru]

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[l] at 8/31/15 11:19am
screenshot

On Saturday, Elinor Dempsey, 54, was surfing Morro Strand State Beach near San Luis Obispo, California when she noticed a great white shark approaching her. Read the rest

[Category: Post, beach, oceans, sharks, surfing]

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[l] at 8/31/15 11:00am

Woods--who insults people on Twitter with comically hyperbolic accusations of drug use--is suing someone on Twitter who insulted him with a comically hyberbolic accusation of drug use.

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[Category: Post, crack pipes]

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[l] at 8/31/15 10:48am
Comic Book Resources gives our new “extravaganza” a thumbs-up. Come join us for the fun Sep. 18-20, at Southern California's historic Mission Inn Hotel and Spa. Read the rest

[Category: Feature, #weekendofwonder, adventure time, comic book resources, Weekend of Wonder, wow]

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[l] at 8/31/15 10:45am

Mental Floss has a list of the 31 "most adorable" terms for sexual intercourse from the last 600 years, complied from the massive Green’s Dictionary of Slang.

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[Category: Post, Sex]

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[l] at 8/31/15 10:23am

Chris Christie hopes to win the Republican nomination by being the biggest plain-speaking asshole of the pack. It's not working, though, because the absentee New Jersey governor can't rise above Mini Me status next to Donald Trump.

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[Category: Post, Chris Christie]

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[l] at 8/31/15 10:22am
da02-web

In the book The Man Who Wasn't There, Anil Ananthaswamy explores mysteries of self, including the weirdness of autoscopic phenomena, a kind of hallucination in which you are convinced that you are having an out-of-body experience or face to face with your non-existent twin. Read the rest

[Category: Post, brain, hallucinations, mental health, psychology, Science, twins, Weird]

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[l] at 8/31/15 10:02am

Every parent knows that baby humans love to play peek-a-boo. But in this adorable video taken at the Columbus Zoo in Ohio, a toddler finds an enthusiastic baby gorilla to play the game with him.

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[Category: Post, baby gorilla, peek-a-boo]

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[l] at 8/31/15 9:22am

If you're a fan of Tintin comics and of Hergé (Georges Remi), this is one book you’ll want to own. Nothing “comic book” or throw away about this beautifully produced volume.

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[Category: Post, gift guide, herge, Tintin]

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[l] at 8/31/15 9:16am

Scientists at the Universities of Dundee and Edinburgh are toiling in their laboratories to create ice cream that stays firm for a long time even in hot weather.

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[l] at 8/31/15 8:53am

The stunning temples and gardens of Kyoto are something my family and I will never forget. The rude tourists tugging the kimono sleeves of beautifully dressed and made-up maiko and asking them to pose like Disney World characters for a photo is something we would like to forget.

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[l] at 8/31/15 8:33am

trump

NYMag wonders: what exactly does The Donald want out of all this? Read the rest

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[l] at 8/31/15 8:30am
ducks

Charlie Murphy of Ireland came across this shopping cart filled with rubber ducks (or maybe geese, or some other kind of waterfowl). Squeezing just one duck produces a toy horn sound, but smooshing down on a bunch of them at once produces a blood-curdling scream you'd expect from the Sixth Trumpet in the Book of Revelation.

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[l] at 8/31/15 8:27am

BM41252_the-Sad-Ghost

Vogue shares this handy guide to dressing for the playa! You can look unique, just like everyone else!

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[l] at 8/31/15 8:18am

Leave your car smelling fresh and clean with this Car Plug-In Air Purifier. Its built-in ionizer will boost your vehicle’s air quality, zapping foul odors and filtering out irritating allergens like dust and pollen.

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[l] at 8/31/15 8:05am

sexy-cecil

The Cecil the Lion Costume is modeled upon, or at least superficially cobbled-together from generic costume bits to resemble, the animal poached lately by the proverbial Rich Dentist. You can stop sending it in now, thank you!

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[l] at 8/31/15 7:52am

It must have found the bone of its dreams!

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[l] at 8/31/15 7:52am

Don't be cruel—watch this adorable cockatoo rocking to Elvis.

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[l] at 8/31/15 7:47am

Peter Bellerby is one of the last people in the business. Occupying an artisanal space between mass-produced tat and astronomically-expensive artwork is "horrendously difficult," he tells Citylab.

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[l] at 8/31/15 7:46am
The sneering condescension and pearl-clutching panic about young people's relationship to sex and technology willfully misses the fruits of an impressive creative movement. Read the rest

[Category: Feature, Post, cobra club, consent, dating, increpare, leadfeature, Merritt Kopas, millennials, nina freeman, offworld, online dating, Sex, tinder]

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[l] at 8/31/15 7:44am

There'll be nobody left in this world to hold me tight. Nobody left in this world to kiss goodnight.

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[l] at 8/31/15 7:33am
What on Earth was he thinking? [via]

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[l] at 8/31/15 7:24am

Stuart Valentino, 34, of Southsea, England, was kicked out by his wife as a result. "In retrospect, I'm not surprised, it really is the stupidest thing I've ever done." (more…)

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[l] at 8/31/15 7:09am

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Of the American contenders, Newark is the most-hated, though Turkey's Dalamar airport takes the international honors. Read the rest

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[l] at 8/31/15 6:46am

Though famous for banning ads and appealing to progressive values such as inclusiveness and self-expression, Burning Man is becoming defined by Silicon Valley co-optation and various business shenanigans. Read the rest

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[l] at 8/31/15 6:16am

"Because the Wikimedia Foundation uses HTTPS-encrypted connections for all of its sites," reports Parker Higgins, "the government was left with only the option of ordering the entire site blocked, or leaving the offending page accessible."

Given the option, the censors backed down, allowing Russians to freely access the online encyclopedia, for now.

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[l] at 8/31/15 6:01am

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Pop Chart Lab: THE ARCHITECTURE OF AMERICAN HOUSES [via]

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[l] at 8/31/15 5:03am

The Pretenders singer, 63, told the Sunday Times that women who dress immodestly and get raped are at fault, and should take responsibility for "putting it out."

The interviewer asked Hynde whether she was taken advantage of because she was vulnerable, to which she answered: "If you play with fire you get burnt.

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[l] at 8/31/15 4:43am
Computer Solitaire is among the most-played games in the world, so you wouldn't think there's much to refresh, but prolific designer Zach Gage has a brand new idea about a near-universal experience. Read the rest

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[l] at 8/31/15 4:04am
Last week on Offworld, we chatted about creation tools, jam games where you're a monster, and we wandered around a dreamy subway full of alien shapes. Read the rest

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[l] at 8/31/15 2:43am
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SaintHoax decided to give Donald Trump a drag makeover, and the results are glorious. Serving Ursula realness! Read the rest

[Category: Post, donald trump, drag, Funny, gif, makeover, realness, satire, ursula]

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[l] at 8/31/15 2:43am
Magnesium_sulfate

While an Australian man cooled his heels in jail for 16 weeks, forensics took their sweet time in determining the "ice" he was busted for was epsom salt. Read the rest

[Category: Post, crime, crystal meth, drugs, epsom salt, forensics, justice]

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[l] at 8/31/15 2:43am

What's it like Raising Dion, a 7-year-old son with superpowers? Watch the trailer, then read the first issue free. Read the rest

[Category: Post, Video, children, comic, Dennis Liu, family, Kids, Raising Dion, superhreo, trailer, video]

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[l] at 8/31/15 2:42am
inception-button

Need to spice up your next meeting or school presentation? Dave Pedu created this handy button to play the now-ubiquitous musical sting! Read the rest

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[l] at 8/31/15 2:16am

Famous for horror productions such as Nightmare on Elm Street, Scream, and his 1972 debut The Last House on the Left, Craven died Sunday of brain cancer in Los Angeles.

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[l] at 8/30/15 11:42pm

A group of Fargo, North Dakota police officers confronted two men they thought were mounting a rifle on a tripod behind a garage at night.

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[Category: Post, astronomy, guns, police, telescopes]

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[l] at 8/30/15 11:13pm

bigfoot

Yesterday, I went to a terrific parking lot record swap in San Rafael, California and I regret not purchasing "Bigfoot: (Northwest's Abominable Snowman)," an album of country tunes about my favorite cryptid sung by Don Jones. Check out these two songs from the LP, including the title track that includes the "real scream of the true Bigfoot (Sasquatch.)" Read the rest

[Category: Post, bigfoot, Cryptozoology, music, sasquatch, vinyl]

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[l] at 8/30/15 10:35pm

The Crudlabs Crudman is a new tape-based instrument consisting of a hacked cassette Walkman controlled by pressing notes on a keyboard.

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[l] at 8/30/15 10:13pm
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Line Square Dot (LSD) is a wonderfully minimalist and quite addictive collision JavaScript game by Franz Enzenhofer. (more…)

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[l] at 8/30/15 9:48pm

Well, 234 times to be exact. (more…)

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[l] at 8/30/15 9:34pm
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In Russia, a religious group called the Cossacks of Saint Petersburg tore down this excellent century-old bas relief of Mephistopheles, claiming it promoted the "open worship of Satan." Read the rest

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[l] at 8/30/15 2:33pm

Convert occasional visitors to repeat users (and profit) by mastering the latest and greatest digital marketing techniques. This four week live course is instructed by experts in the field, and will teach you the skills necessary for boosting your business and career path without spending chunks of cash on traditional advertising.

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[l] at 8/30/15 2:31pm

Tired of wasting space on piles of paperwork, old photos, and mementos? Doxie Go Wi-Fi makes it super easy to digitize all your paper, and create organized, easy-to-navigate catalogues.

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[l] at 8/30/15 2:29pm

The Code Black is our top-selling drone of all time—and for good reason. This powerful, palm-size drone is not only insanely fun to fly, but can capture some serious video footage from up above.

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[l] at 8/30/15 2:28pm

It’s thin, light, powerful, packs a battery that lasts 12 hours straight, and makes your current machine look like a computing dinosaur.

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[l] at 8/30/15 12:43pm

Betrayal at House on the Hill is a board game that takes place in a haunted mansion. You and your friends must explore the mansion to discover its dark secrets.

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[Category: Post, board games, gift guide]

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[l] at 8/30/15 8:40am
The neurologist and author explored the mysteries of the brain in 'The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat,' and died after an earlier form of cancer in his eye returned and spread throughout his body. Read the rest

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[l] at 8/29/15 2:53pm

Read the rest of the Hip Hop Family Tree comics!

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[l] at 8/29/15 1:23pm

Like any epic fictional world, the setting of George RR Martin’s massively successful A Song of Ice and Fire series is rife with a labyrinthine backstory and complex history that drives the story’s action and helps explain some of its characters' deeper motivations.

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[l] at 8/29/15 12:53pm

Nutella on everything. (more…)

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[l] at 8/29/15 12:33pm

Situation no win.

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[l] at 8/29/15 12:18pm
copkillings

Spoiler: Native Americans.

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[Category: Post, #fixthepolice, cops, first nations, fix the police, indigeous, lakhota, native american, native americans, police, police reform, sioux]

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[l] at 8/29/15 11:50am
They are sentenced to three years in prison, on charges widely believed to be politically motivated and otherwise baseless. Read the rest

[Category: Post, al jazeera, egypt, freedom of the press, Journalism, press, press freedom]

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[l] at 8/29/15 11:45am

I used to reuse grocery bags for picking up after my dogs, and cleaning the cat box. Now that grocery bags are evil, I'm buying these bags in bulk.

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[Category: Review, dogs, pets]

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[l] at 8/29/15 11:35am
A hot tech intrigue story from Joe Menn at Reuters on alleged dirty-doings between Kaspersky and its rivals. Read the rest

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[l] at 8/29/15 11:32am
A hot tech intrigue story from Joe Menn at Reuters on alleged dirty-doings between Kaspersky and its rivals. Read the rest

[Category: Post, kaspersky, privacy, security]

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[l] at 8/29/15 11:26am
45f035bfa7

Sometimes these things just happen and no one is sure why. (more…)

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[l] at 8/29/15 11:25am

Just two dudes (actually probably bishops?) playing Pong.

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[l] at 8/29/15 11:20am
45f035bfa7

Sometimes these things just happen and no one is sure why. (more…)

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[l] at 8/29/15 9:54am

Nope. Not one bit surprised that this happened in San Francisco. (more…)

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[l] at 8/29/15 9:33am

Just two popes playing tennis.

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[l] at 8/28/15 2:35pm

I can't understand a single thing Sarah Palin wrote in the Facebook post below, but Mother Jones has interpreted it to mean that Palin is going to interview Donald Trump on One America News.

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[l] at 8/28/15 1:42pm

Amazon has been offering great deals on ebooks lately. Here are some books I've read and recommend, priced at $1.99: Dark Places, by Gillian Flynn (Listen to my interview with Gillian) Ready Player One, by Ernest Cline (Watch my interview with Ernie) The Maze Runner, by James Dasher A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 1), by George R.

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[Category: Post, Book, ebooks, kindle]

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[l] at 8/28/15 1:01pm

This happy dog doesn't mind wearing a zebra mask, but its feline friend dislikes it so much that her head has become astonishingly flat.

mGBrrR

[Category: Post, cats, Delightful Creatures, dogs, masks]

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[l] at 8/28/15 12:53pm
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Wonderful literary GIFs by Javier Jensen of Santiago, Chile.

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[l] at 8/28/15 12:46pm
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[l] at 8/28/15 12:04pm

weed

A bride and groom who had a wedding in Portland, Oregon had a weed bar at their reception. They stayed within the eight-ounce legal limit and offered 13 different cannabis strains to appreciative guests. "Even an 81-year-old woman who hadn't smoked weed since the '60s came into the tent at our wedding," said the groom, John Elledge. "Though skeptical at first she ended up loving it."

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[l] at 8/28/15 11:38am

A young man with a VR headset does not want to part with an inflatable torso dressed up as an anime character.

I interviewed Robert Anton Wilson for bOING bOING (the zine) in 1988 and he told me he was not concerned about virtual reality sex because people who favored it over real sex would be weaned from the gene pool.

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[l] at 8/28/15 11:06am
I love this $80 device and use it daily. The problem it solved for me: get produce in my mouth. Read the rest

[Category: Feature, Post, Cooking, Food, Gadgets, health, Reviews]

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[l] at 8/28/15 11:03am

I found these matchbox size wood puzzles at a general store in Colorado and bought three of them. There are a bunch of different ones in the series and I plan to get them all because they are almost like magic tricks and it’s fun to challenge your friends by showing them the end result (without letting them see the process of solving them).

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[l] at 8/28/15 10:49am

The Royal Institution posted this demonstration of an explosively unstable substance called nitrogen triiodide. I love the purple smoke it makes.

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[Category: Post, chemistry, explosions, explosives]

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[l] at 8/28/15 10:44am

Alan Bishop, bassist/vocalist of Sun City Girls and global music collector, wrote an excellent post about his favorite film scores by legendary Italian composer Ennio Morricone. Read the rest

[Category: Post, films, movies, music, soundtracks]

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[l] at 8/28/15 10:32am

Start a fire with a water bottle. Use glycerine to make a bottle disappear. Create weird dancing blobs with cornstarch and water. Marvel at water droplets sizzling in a hot pan. Poke pencils through a water-filled ziplock bag without the water leaking. This video has a total of ten cool things you can try at home. It's also one of the rare YouTube videos that doesn't require skipping ahead 20% to get to the interesting part.

[Category: Post, backyard science, family]

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[l] at 8/28/15 10:20am
free-candy

This van, complete with blacked-out windows and lacking a license plate, was freaking out parents (and kids) in a Sacramento, California suburb this week. Turns out the van was headed to Burning Man. Read the rest

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[l] at 8/28/15 10:14am

An all-male council in India has ordered that two sisters, ages 15 and 23, be raped and paraded in public with blackened faces because their brother eloped with a married woman.

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[Category: Post, india, rape culture, war on woman]

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[l] at 8/28/15 9:57am
djkdjkdjd

In 1901, Annie Edson Taylor, then 63, was the first person to make it over Niagara Falls in a barrel. She designed her own barrel, containing a harness and mattress, and sent her cat over the falls first as a test. Read the rest

[Category: Post, canada, History, niagara falls, stunts]

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[l] at 8/28/15 9:43am

I had a hard time selecting a blockquote from Douglas Coupland's essay on retail shopping because every paragraph is a gem.

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[l] at 8/28/15 9:41am

Kern Saxton recut the Straight Outta Compton trailer to Ben Fold's cover of Dr. Dre's "Bitches Ain't Shit."

[Category: Video, Entertainment, hollywood, movies, music, rap]

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[l] at 8/28/15 9:30am

Withers was inspired by the film "Days of Wine and Roses," starring Lee Remick and Jack Lemmon. Read the rest

[Category: Video, Entertainment, movies, music, soul]

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[l] at 8/28/15 9:02am

Skullcandy SLYR Xbox One - Black/Green

The headset that came with my Xbox One was chewed by a dog. This Skullcandy SLYR is a fantastic step up!

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[Category: Post, Review, Games, headphones, xbox]

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[l] at 8/28/15 8:49am
The New York Daily News reports on a campaign rally where the real estate mogul and TV star spoke in the broken English often used to mock, as Trump puts it, "those people." Read the rest

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[l] at 8/28/15 8:17am

PAY-Cristovo-de-Cea-1

The ancient neolithic tomb pictured above was destroyed and replaced by the monolothic concrete park bench pictured below. Read the rest

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[l] at 8/28/15 8:05am

Described as "suitable for affairs or murders" before it was removed from eBay, this grotty little trailer home is loathed by its present owner.

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[l] at 8/28/15 7:56am

stephenking

"There are many unspoken postulates in literary criticism," writes the legendary author, "one being that the more one writes, the less remarkable one’s work is apt to be." And yet… Read the rest

[Category: Post, writing]

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[l] at 8/28/15 7:45am

sugardaddy

"Do you ever see a super-old guy…with a super-young girl…and wonder, how the hell did that happen?" Here's what we're calling it now. Read the rest

[Category: Post, despair, misogyny, pretty woman, racism, sexism, sugar daddies]

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[l] at 8/28/15 7:43am


David Adier missed two mortgage payments on his home in Morris Township, NJ, so Wells Fargo, his mortgage lender, sent contractors who illegally broke in and "trashed-out" his home as though it was abandoned, stealing the family treasures his father smuggled out of Nazi-occupied France. Read the rest

[Category: Post, banks, Business, corruption, finance, subprime, wells fargo]

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[l] at 8/28/15 7:33am

Redditor Mystharia terminated a pregnancy for medical reasons last week; her doctor gave her this consent form, mandated by -- and scathingly attacking -- the Texas legislature, which requires the doctor to enumerate an eye-wateringly detailed account of the foetal development before termination.

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[Category: Post, abortion, choice, eulas, gender, health, law, medicine, reddit, texas]

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[l] at 8/28/15 7:16am

Jonathan Smith, 34, was charged with misdemeanor battery after "pelting his mother with grub," reports The Smoking Gun.

“Jonathan grabbed a hand full of potato salad and threw it,” striking his mother in the face, reported cops, who noted that the woman had “food all over her and in her hair” when they arrived at the residence.

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[Category: Post, salads, violence]

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[l] at 8/28/15 7:05am
SQUARE Instagram is ditching its insistence on square photographs. Jenna Garret writes on the troubled history of the cool but unwieldy format and its inevitable, eternally-recurring defeat by rectangles. Tell us your favorite shape in the comments. (more…)

[Category: Post, shapes]

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[l] at 8/28/15 6:46am

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Hungarian police have arrested four people on suspicion of human trafficking after the bodies, though to be Syrian refugees, were found locked in an abandoned, airtight container truck in Austria.

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[l] at 8/28/15 6:35am


Thinkgeek's $60 Tesla Steampunk Watch has it all: clock-winding key, silvery vacuum tubes (they light with an elaborate switch), brass housing, steam-pressure dial second-hand, and a sturdy leather strap. Read the rest

[Category: Post, fashion, Gadgets, gift guide, happy mutants, horology, Steampunk, watches]

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[l] at 8/28/15 6:25am


Chris writes, "Indianapolis has just launched a great new series of art installations intended to promote both art and literacy." Read the rest

[Category: Post, art, books, happy mutants, indianapolis, libraries, literacy]

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[l] at 8/28/15 6:18am


The spear-phishing attempt appears to be part of "Pawn Storm," a massive attack that's been underway across the net for more than a month, and involved a rare zero-day (previously unknown) Java exploit. Read the rest

[Category: Post, 0days, apt, Book, infosec, java, nato, phishing, russia, security, spear phishing, spooks]

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[l] at 8/28/15 5:51am

Space sailor Buzz Aldrin and the Florida Institute of Technology are planning to colonize Mars within 25 years.

More specifically, he’s shooting for 2039, the 70th anniversary of his own Apollo 11 moon landing, although he admits the schedule is “adjustable”.

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[Category: Post, Space]

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[l] at 8/28/15 5:44am

Bipolar planetary nebulae occur when a twin star system lies at the center, forming beautiful wing-like symmetrical lobes. The Hubble team estimates this translucent beauty occurred only 1200 years ago. Read the rest

[Category: Post, astronomy, Hubble, Hubble Space Telescope, nebula, photography, Space, stars, Twin Jet Nebula]

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[l] at 8/28/15 5:44am

John Poppleton demonstrates how he creates eye-popping body-painted landscapes using fluorescent paint and UV light. Below are a couple of examples: Read the rest

[Category: Post, Video, art, black light, body paint, fluorescent, John Poppleton, painting, UV light, video]

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[l] at 8/28/15 5:44am
OMG-UFO

Mars Curiosity Rover has spotted many interesting things on its mission, like this UFO, a tiny Millennium Falcon type star freighter, heavily modded for use on Mars. Read the rest

[Category: Post, Extraterrestrials, jpl, Mars, mars curiosity rover, NASA, Space, UFO]

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[l] at 8/28/15 5:44am
ron-bennetts

PUMP, or Problematic Use of Mobile Phone, happens when users turn to their phones instead of in-person contact to alleviate depression, according to a new study in Computers in Human Behavior. Read the rest

[Category: Post, connection, depression, mental health, mobile, mobile phone, phone, psychology]

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[l] at 8/28/15 4:30am
You are Jimi Hendrix, a detective. Officer Jimi Hendrix has called you to the scene of the crime. The victim? Jimi Hendrix. Read the rest

[Category: Post, adventure games, jimi hendrix, murder mystery, offworld]

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[l] at 8/28/15 4:14am
I've heard VR users often say that inhabiting other bodies and other spaces is uniquely liberating, but my colleague Laura Kate Dale sheds light on the fact that embodiment may be complicated for some. Read the rest

[Category: Post, Girl Body, oculus, offworld, Pixel Rift, VR]

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[l] at 8/28/15 4:01am
Home row on the raaaaange! I made that up myself. Here's a fun typing game about Western shootouts! Read the rest

[Category: Post, home row on the range that's good huh, jack macqwerty, offworld, play it now, typing games]

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[l] at 8/28/15 4:00am

Condescension drips off the opening screen of Millennial Swipe Sim 2015, a game that purports to simulate the "thrilling world of app-based dating." Much like Tinder, it presents you with photos of potential suitors—albeit pixelated ones—and asks you to swipe right or left to indicate if you're interested.

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[Category: Feature, Post, cobra club, dating, millennials, nina freeman, offworld, online dating, Sex, tinder]

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[l] at 8/28/15 3:09am
Papers, Please's Lucas Pope has us shuffling pen and paper again in the joyfully-bleak Unsolicited, a game about filling in and mailing form letters. Read the rest

[Category: Post, bureaucracy, i love to stamp things, ludum dare 33, offworld, papers please, unsolicited]

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[l] at 8/27/15 10:24pm
The Reykjavík City Council has approved a citizen-led effort to rename a street Svarthöfði, translated as Blackhead, which is the Icelandic name for Darth Vader. Read the rest

[Category: Post, geography, iceland, maps, star wars]

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[l] at 8/27/15 10:02pm

This gentleman is the Portland Pooper who has been dropping deuces outside of a Southeast Portland office throughout the month. A disgusted business owner caught him in the act with a surveillance camera and posted flyers that he hopes will bring the culprit to justice.

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[Category: Post, crime, poop]

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[l] at 8/27/15 9:52pm

vVBNJr

Beatboxer Tom Thum has a turntable and mixer stuck in his throat. (more…)

[Category: Video, beatboxing, music]

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[l] at 8/27/15 9:48pm

Part of the ongoing Disneyland/Muppet crossover video series: I'm away from home and blogging this so that my daughter sees it!

[Category: Video, disneyland, haunted mansion, muppets, videos, youtube]

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[l] at 8/27/15 7:17pm
If they can keep up with Usain Bolt, I guess Segways can go kind of fast after all. Read the rest

[Category: Post, oops, runner, runners, running, segway, Usain Bolt]

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[l] at 8/27/15 7:00pm
Politely show the world that you don't have time for anyone's shit with this colorful and classy sticker. Read the rest

[Category: Image, stickers]

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[l] at 8/27/15 6:49pm

During a home renovation project, a couple in Mesa, Arizona discovered a safe buried in the floor of their new home.

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[Category: Post, treasure]

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[l] at 8/27/15 6:44pm
The author and longtime internet forward-thinker joins The Daily Show as their “supervising producer for digital expansion.” Read the rest

[Category: Post, baratunde, television, the daily show, trevor noah]

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[l] at 8/27/15 4:21pm
Autobiographical cartoonist Jonathan Baylis recalls a story involving the legendary R. Crumb. Excerpted from So Buttons: Man of, Like, a Dozen Faces. Read the rest

[Category: Feature, Post, autobiographies, Comics, Robert Crumb]

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[l] at 8/27/15 12:27pm

I've never been to a monster truck rally, however I feel their commercials are a truly a specialized, and under-appreciated art form!

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[Category: Video]

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[l] at 8/27/15 12:16pm
renunciaya

Just one of the many stunning images hitting social media today from the protests around Guatemala. An unprecedented number of Guatemalans of all economic, ethnic, and social backgrounds have united in the streets, calling for an end to corruption and the impeachment of president Otto Perez Molina. Read the rest

[Category: Image, #27AGT, #‎JusticiaYa‬, ‪#‎RenunciaYa‬, guatemala, guatemalan, otto perez molina]

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[l] at 8/27/15 12:05pm

ecrg-web-header

Tomorrow, Eugene's scrappy Emerald City All-Stars face off against Chicago's Outfit Roller Derby team at the WFTDA playoff's in Detroit. Read the rest

[Category: Post, eugene, roller derby]

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[l] at 8/27/15 10:28am
Subway Adventure is a game where you might find yourself saying, "wait, I think I need to transfer to the green line in order to get to the moon." Read the rest

[Category: Post, increpare, offworld, public transportation, subway, subway adventure]

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[l] at 8/27/15 10:07am

Not sure if it's the scary-looking lasso or the ass-kicking red boots, but a school on Mainstreet, USA banned this dangerous Wonder Woman lunchbox from campus.

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[Category: Post, wonder woman]

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[l] at 8/27/15 10:02am


The Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution (BfV -- Germany's domestic spy agency) coveted access to Xkeyscore, the NSA's flagship tool for searching and analyzing mass-surveillance data, so they secretly, illegally traded access to Germans' data with the NSA for it. Read the rest

[Category: Image, corruption, germany, nsa, snowden, spooks, surveillance, xkeyscore]

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[l] at 8/27/15 9:53am
Protesters are seeking to arrest the sitting president for corruption. Read the rest

[Category: Post, #‎JusticiaYa‬, ‪#‎RenunciaYa‬, allan nairn, CIA, guatemala, guatemalan, otto perez molina]

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[l] at 8/27/15 9:39am
Protesters are seeking to arrest the sitting president for corruption. Read the rest

[Category: Post, #‎JusticiaYa‬, ‪#‎RenunciaYa‬, allan nairn, CIA, guatemala, guatemalan, otto perez molina]

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[l] at 8/27/15 9:26am

If you're heading to China, watch where you step. Last month it was escalators pulling people underground in China, with three separate accidents, including one that killed a mother after she managed to save her son.

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[Category: Post, sinkholes]

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[l] at 8/27/15 9:20am


Michael from Muckrock sez, "There's a lot of lessons that the federal government should have learned in the aftermath of Katrina. Increased domestic surveillance, however, appears to be the one the FBI took to heart, using the natural disaster as a justification for ramping up its use of Stingray cell phone tracking throughout Louisiana after the storm." Read the rest

[Category: Post, corruption, fbi, feebs, foia, katrina, nola, stingrays, surveillance]

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[l] at 8/27/15 9:16am

Kevin Miller was flying his camera-equipped drone around a wind turbine in Rhode Island and spotted a man sunbathing on top. The sunbather waved to the drone then probably wished the drone would buzz off.

drone

[Category: Post, DRONES, wind turbines]

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[l] at 8/27/15 9:15am


The Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution (BfV -- Germany's domestic spy agency) coveted access to Xkeyscore, the NSA's flagship tool for searching and analyzing mass-surveillance data, so they secretly, illegally traded access to Germans' data with the NSA for it. Read the rest

[Category: Image, corruption, germany, nsa, snowden, spooks, surveillance, xkeyscore]

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[l] at 8/27/15 9:09am

Something about the name Sushi Go had me hesitant to take the game seriously. It landed in my game closet over a year ago and remained untouched.

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[Category: Post, family, Games]

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[l] at 8/27/15 8:59am

Cyril Takayama is American-Japanese magician who started his career as a teenager busking on the streets of Shinjuku in Tokyo. Today he is regarded as one of the best magicians in the world. The entire one-hour video above is worth watching, but I've queued it to his signature card-through-the-window trick. [via]

[Category: Post, magic tricks, magicians]

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[l] at 8/27/15 8:54am
A manhunt is on in Oxfordshire after an old wheelbarrow being used as a planter was upset by forces unknown, reports The Henley Standard. Read the rest

[Category: Post, anomie]

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[l] at 8/27/15 8:45am

zoomgerm

From the entrancing Micro Universe Tumblr: a bacterium on a diatom on an amphipod.

[Category: Post, Delightful Creatures, electron microscopy]

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[l] at 8/27/15 8:42am
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Avid Life Media is full of genuinely nasty people. Good luck with your next thing, gentlemen. Read the rest

[Category: Post, ashley madison]

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[l] at 8/27/15 8:37am

Today in Betteridge headlines: "Should Facebook Block Offensive Videos Before They Post?"

Could these services go further in policing such content?

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[Category: Post, censorship, facebook, navelgazing]

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[l] at 8/27/15 8:35am

martian-11

Two novels I enjoyed very much are on sale right now on Amazon for $1.99 each: The Martian by Andy Weir, and Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel. Both novels are thrilling survival stories about people who do their best to overcome desperate conditions.

[Category: Post, ebooks, kindle, novels, science fiction]

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[l] at 8/27/15 8:26am
Read a beautiful essay on city-building, and the appeal of the eminently-watchable Cities: Skylines. Read the rest

[Category: Post, cities: skylines, city-building, italo calvino, offworld, sims]

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[l] at 8/27/15 8:11am

Security blogger Brian Krebs is among those hot on the trail, and he "may have a new lead," according to the New York Times.

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[Category: Post, ashley madison]

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[l] at 8/27/15 7:51am
A new "tycoon"-style game offers a provocative look at the world of making people healthy for profit. Read the rest

[Category: Post, offworld, pharmaceuticals, side effects may include, simulation, social issue games, tycoon games]

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[l] at 8/27/15 7:40am

EverBlock's concept is simple: interlocking plastic bricks at a macro scale. It's quick and easy to build nearly anything, by stacking and organizing the universal blocks in nearly any shape, pattern, or size.

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[Category: Post, blocks, lego, toys]

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[l] at 8/27/15 7:30am
hurricanes-11-1024x619 Pictured above are the lowest-category storms. Since 2005, the United States has been relatively lucky.

[Category: Post, weather]

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[l] at 8/27/15 7:27am

jesussmash

"A naked man who 'claimed to be Jesus Christ' has been caught on camera as he stormed through an apartment block asking terrified onlookers if they 'deserved to live'." [Daily Mirror]

[Category: Post, smashing]

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[l] at 8/27/15 7:11am

Motherboard reports on hilariously insistent efforts made by mystery correspondents to trick people into thinking they are news reporters. The campaign uses sophisticated techniques to get around the extra protection provided by Gmail’s two-factor authentication, which requires a password and a token to log in, as detailed in a new report published on Thursday by Citizen Lab, a research group at the University of Toronto's Munk School of Global Affairs.

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[Category: Post, i hate phones]

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[l] at 8/27/15 6:56am

After failed smartphones and other gadgets, Amazon's laying off people who work on consumer electronics.

Amazon.com Inc. flamed out with critics and consumers last year in its first attempt at a smartphone.

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[Category: Post, amazon, Gadgets]

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[l] at 8/27/15 6:34am


Citizenlab details an "elaborate phishing campaign" against Iranian expats and activists, combining phone-calls from fake Reuters reporters, mostly convincing Google Docs login-screens, and a sophisticated attempt to do a "real-time man-in-the-middle attack" against Google's two-factor authentication. Read the rest

[Category: Post, 2fa, apt, eff, goog, infosec, iran, security, spooks, surveillance]

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[l] at 8/27/15 6:22am

The sold-out installation at Weston-super-Mare is a carnival of dark delights and clearly fun for the whole family. (via JWZ) yNB645

[Category: Video, art, bansky, Disney, happy mutants, parody, uk, videos, youtube]

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[l] at 8/27/15 6:20am
Dan Hamilton's astounding range of talent is ours for the taking—if we can get him to stay still for a moment. Read the rest

[Category: Feature, great artists]

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[l] at 8/27/15 6:14am

Well, The Shephed's Crowd (a Tiffany Aching book) is out in the UK, anyway -- (idiotically) the US release will be Sept 1. Read the rest

[Category: Post, Book, books, fantasy, gift guide, happy mutants, publishing, science fiction, uk, videos, ya]

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[l] at 8/27/15 6:12am
Kid or adult, parent or not, you should already be reading Ben "Zita the Spacegirl" Hatke for some of the most rollicking, science-fictional kid-friendly comics between two covers, but now you've got no excuse: Little Robot, a nearly wordless graphic novel about a little girl and a fugitive robot, will fill you with terror, laughter, wonder and joy. Read the rest

[Category: Feature, books, Comics, gift guide, graphic novels, happy mutants, illustration, Kids, review, Reviews, robots, ya]

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[l] at 8/27/15 6:09am

We’re happy for the Hugos, sad for the last Terry Pratchett novel, and J.R.R. Tolkien has a new book. Plus, we wrap up Uprooted by Naomi Novik and make our peace with a trope.

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[Category: Podcast, Sword and Laser]

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[l] at 8/27/15 6:09am

The Found Footage Festival has unearthed a 1980s-era modeling instructional video so tubular "you'll probably watch it several times over before you understand it all completely." Read the rest

[Category: Post, Video, 1980s, found footage, Funny, instructional video, modeling, video]

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[l] at 8/27/15 6:09am
nan-palermo

Induced dissociative states are the best dissociative states, and one cheap and easy way to get there is to stare into someone's eyes for about ten minutes. More researchers are looking into the phenomenon. Read the rest

[Category: Post, dissociation, dissociatives, perception, psience, psychology, reality, research]

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[l] at 8/27/15 6:09am
Iw80KGc

Björk has become known for rocking some stunning embroidered masks. Hint published a nice overview of her longtime collaboration with maskmaker James Merry. Read the rest

[Category: Post, art, bjork, craft, embroidery, James Merry, mask, maskmaking, masks]

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[l] at 8/27/15 6:09am
judgey-01

Judgey is a fun site that lets you rate a book's cover, then see if your rating matches up with its Goodreads rating. Great way to remind yourself of all the bad design in the world! Read the rest

[Category: Post, Book, books, cover, design, fun, game, judgey, website]

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[l] at 8/26/15 6:32pm
bieebeb

Tobias Strebel, 35, who famously spent $100,000 on cosmetic surgery to look like Justin Bieber, was found dead in a Motel 6 in Los Angeles County. Read the rest

[Category: Post, Entertainment, hollywood, plastic surgery]

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[l] at 8/26/15 6:17pm

These kangaroos reminded me of meerkats when they saw this bicyclist approaching.

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[Category: Post, Delightful Creatures, kangaroos]

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[l] at 8/26/15 6:02pm

Abby Moss of Broadly talked to her mother what it was like to be a well-paid phone sex worker, and found out why many woman over 40 are so good at it.

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[Category: Post, Sex]

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[l] at 8/26/15 5:55pm

Bulletproof Coffee was invented by self-described bio-hacker Dave Asprey. He uses mold-free coffee blended with unsalted butter and MCT oil. I've had it and it is very tasty.

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[Category: Post, coconuts, Coffee]

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[l] at 8/26/15 5:24pm

I thought I was getting a good deal when I bought an unlocked Amazon Fire phone in July for $159, which includes a year of Prime (worth $99), a nice pair of headphones and a USB charger.

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[Category: Post, kindle, phones]

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[l] at 8/26/15 5:08pm

This guy did not want a tow truck to take his car away, so he tried to drive away while his car was attached to the truck.

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[Category: Post, fails, tow trucks]

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[l] at 8/26/15 4:21pm

I just learned that Randy Stickrod died in late July, and I'm in shock. He was 71. Randy was one of the kindest and most generous people I've ever met, and he was a great friend to many people in the early 1990s San Francisco publishing world.

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[Category: Post, happy mutants]

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[l] at 8/26/15 3:06pm

Worth staying until the end of the video. (more…)

[Category: Video]

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[l] at 8/26/15 2:59pm

Rick Kleffel talks to William MacAskill, the core of Effective Altruism, discussing EA and his book about it. It's much more pragmatic and entirely reasonable, not about extreme statistics and speculations." Read the rest

[Category: Post, Audio, Book, books, charitable giving, happy mutants, math, podcast]

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[l] at 8/26/15 2:52pm


Caspar Bowden, Citizen Lab, Anriette Esterhuysen and the Association for Progressive Communications, and Kathy Sierra will be awarded the EFF's prestigious prize recognizing the leaders who are extending freedom and innovation on the electronic frontier. Read the rest

[Category: Post, apt, eff, events, happy mutants, infosec, lawful interception, media theory, online communities, privacy, security, sf, web theory]

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[l] at 8/26/15 2:41pm

Sex, intrigue, and catnip, in this cat-themed soap opera YouTubed by Mark Douglas. (more…)

[Category: Post, cats]

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[l] at 8/26/15 2:08pm
A respected journalist in China who reported an important story about that nation's stock market fluctuations was held by police, who say he was “spreading false information.” Read the rest

[Category: Post, caijing, china, chinesec, finance, financial, stock market, wang xiaolu]

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[l] at 8/26/15 2:05pm

Annalee Newitz reports that very few of the female profiles at the hacked site appear to represent real people.

The world of Ashley Madison was a far more dystopian place than anyone had realized.

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[Category: Post, ashley madison]

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[l] at 8/26/15 1:54pm
“I duct-taped a Superman figure to my Phantom 3 and flew it over Victoria Park. Glorious!” (more…)

[Category: Post, DRONE, DRONES, uav]

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[l] at 8/26/15 1:50pm


Bruce Burkett of the North Dakota Peace Officer's Association introduced an amendment to ND HB 1328 that allows cops to shoot at citizens with drone-borne rubber bullets, tear gas, pepper spray, tazers and sound cannon. Read the rest

[Category: Post, authoritarianism, corruption, DRONES, less lethals, north dakota, police, uavs]

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[l] at 8/26/15 1:33pm

This little gadget, called the Zap-It ($13 on Amazon), delivers a small electrical shock to a mosquito bite, making the itch stop.

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[Category: Post, itching, mosquitoes]

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[l] at 8/26/15 12:57pm

ezgif-293158190According to the uploader's description, these jolly Russian gentlemen here are opening what is identified as a 70-year-old package of Soviet fighter pilot war chow.

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[Category: Post, History, military, russia, soviet, Soviet Union, soviets, ussr, war]

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[l] at 8/26/15 12:35pm


Peter writes, "Is a public library's board of trustees any place for a would-be book censor? The town of Downers Grove, Illinois is about to find out." Read the rest

[Category: Post, books, censorship, christ what an asshole, illinois, libraries]

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[l] at 8/26/15 12:25pm

If you can manage to avoid smiling while you watch this video, you must be made of far stronger stuff than I am. (more…)

[Category: Post, animals, babies, cats, cute, pets]

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[l] at 8/26/15 11:48am

"Sir, please lower the volume of your punk rock music when in the (elementary school) car line." -- Pesco

(more…)

[Category: Video]

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[l] at 8/26/15 11:46am
Artist Thomas Kuntz constructs fantastic animatronic mechanisms that recreate scenes from the best nightmares you've ever had. Read the rest

[Category: Feature, #weekendofwonder, Weekend of Wonder]

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[l] at 8/26/15 11:35am
Imagine that one day a giant squid materialized in the sky over a city, singing the song that will end the world. Imagine that you are that squid. Read the rest

[Category: Post, octurnip, offworld, squid, whale, whale song]

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[l] at 8/26/15 11:17am


It's a pity that IBM hasn't made this fabric since 1950 or so, because I would rock a pair of pajamas in this pattern (or hell, a big suit!).

Textile, IBM, ca. 1950 [Angelo Testa/Cooper Hewitt]

[Category: Image, design, fashion, ibm, Old school]

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[l] at 8/26/15 10:59am

USB Guitar Interface Link Cable for PC/Mac Computer Recording and a 1/4-Inch / 3.5mm Adapte AY07-B

I tried a $9 instrument to USB adaptor, and a $50 Behringer unit. $41 extra dollars didn't help my experience.

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[Category: Review, guitar, USB]

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[l] at 8/26/15 10:20am

Soon after American soldiers returned home from World War II, a new type of magazine was created for them – the man’s adventure magazine.

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[Category: Post, exploitation, mens magazines, Vintage Weird]

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[l] at 8/26/15 10:15am

"Being a starving artist only works if you actually make art." This is just one of many excellent life tips offered by people ranging from 6-years-old to 93-years olds in a video made by CBC Radio WireTap, called "How to Age Gracefully."

nobodyknows

[Category: Post, life hacks]

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[l] at 8/26/15 10:11am
photobombsf pianofight

This Thursday, August 27th, at the PianoFight theater in San Francisco, Imran G and Red Scott present their new monthly comedy show #PhotobombSF, a one-of-a-kind show that asks comedians to answer for their their own Instagram, Facebook, and snapchat photos.

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[l] at 8/26/15 10:02am

Vitaly Petrukhin says: "In Taiwan in the downtown Keelung, from the terrace of his apartment, a man managed to catch a fish with a fishing pole while the animal is several tens of meters down in a small river. When he feels that he has made, man rewinds the wire on the reel and seems very happy with his decision."

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[l] at 8/26/15 9:59am
Spoilers! (more…)

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[l] at 8/26/15 9:56am

Molly Huddle was set to win the bronze medal in the 10,000 meter run at the IAAF Track and Field World Championships in Beijing on Monday, but as she approached the finish line she slowed down to savor her achievement and her teammate Emily Infield whipped by her to take third place.

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[l] at 8/26/15 9:44am

eraser

In 1960 a Liverpool band called the Silver Beatles asked Pete Best to join them as drummer. Best was already in a band called the Blackjacks, but he took the gig and for the next two years he played with the band (which eventually dropped "Silver" from its name). When the band auditioned with Decca, Best played drums on the first recording of "Love Me Do." Things went downhill quickly from there, writes Maggie Malach of Mental Floss: Read the rest

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[l] at 8/26/15 9:42am

Here's what happens when the safety features on a pressure cooker fail. It also shows why pressure cookers are used by bad people to make bombs.

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[l] at 8/26/15 9:35am
Every interaction with another human being is just another opportunity to make the people around you feel more like you do: absolutely miserable. Read the rest

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[l] at 8/26/15 9:31am
Every interaction with another human being is just another opportunity to make the people around you feel more like you do: absolutely miserable. Read the rest

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[l] at 8/26/15 9:19am

55ddca24cd902.imageWDBJ-TV Reporter Alison Parker was interviewing Vicki Gardner, director of the local Chamber of Commerce, when gunshots rang out at Bridgewater Plaza near Moneta, Virginia. Parker and her cameraman, Adam Ward, were killed. Read the rest

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[l] at 8/26/15 9:12am

Gareth Branwyn is blogging for Make, and I've been enjoying his posts. Take a look at this golf ball inside a cage that's hogged out of a single piece of wood.

[Category: Post, brain teasers, how-do, makers]

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[l] at 8/26/15 7:59am
Austin Grossman's first-person secret memoir of Richard Nixon sounds like a Lovecraftian gag, but Crooked is a brooding, bitter Cold War novel that gets deep into the psyche of "the funniest president that ever lived." Read the rest

[Category: Feature, books, cold war, cthulhu, fhtagn, happy mutants, politics, review, Reviews, secret history, spooks, uspoli]

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[l] at 8/26/15 7:44am


Rocky Anderson is suing the agency for spying on him (and everyone else in Salt Lake City) during the 2002 Olympics -- he's added his name to a mass lawsuit against the NSA, FBI, George W. Bush, Michael Hayden, Dick Cheney and 50 "Does." Read the rest

[Category: Post, law, lds, nsa, slc, snowden, spooks, surveillance, utah]

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[l] at 8/26/15 7:39am

55ddca24cd902.imageWDBJ-TV Reporter Alison Parker was interviewing Vicki Gardner, director of the local Chamber of Commerce, when gunshots rang out at Bridgewater Plaza near Moneta, Virginia. Parker and her cameraman, Adam Ward, were killed. Read the rest

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[l] at 8/26/15 7:26am

Complaints-by-station

Residents and visitors to the Spanish capital can avail themselves of this useful map visualizing complaints about stops. No map is necessary for New York or London. [via]

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[l] at 8/26/15 6:36am


The Shiroko High Carbon Steel Kurouchi Kujira Whale Utility Chef's Knife is available in four models (the Type B has some clever handle-stuff going on -- and the charming, hand-forged kids' pencil sharpening knives are now available in the US! Read the rest

[Category: Image, Delightful Creatures, Gadgets, gift guide, housewares, Japan, kitchen, knives]

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[l] at 8/26/15 6:33am

Most hacker camps feature seminars, experimentation, and collaborative hands-on making—but very few integrate their natural environment as well as PIFcamp did.  

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[l] at 8/26/15 6:25am


The Shiroko High Carbon Steel Kurouchi Kujira Whale Utility Chef's Knife is available in four models (the Type A has some clever handle-stuff going on -- and the charming, hand-forged kids' pencil sharpening knives are now available in the US! Read the rest

[Category: Image, Delightful Creatures, Gadgets, gift guide, housewares, Japan, kitchen, knives]

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[l] at 8/26/15 6:18am

From John Wilcock, New York Years

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[l] at 8/26/15 6:15am
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Mary Smith was looking for prescription medicine and cigarette filters in a neighbor's home when she noticed the stove was going, so she made the neighborly decision to report the fire hazard to 911. Read the rest

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[l] at 8/26/15 6:11am

No longer content with hoarding human-made buckets, elephant seals are now trying to take our boats. Here's a recently stabilized version of the classic Powerboat Training UK vid.

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[l] at 8/26/15 6:11am

Smooth McGroove and his cat are back with a new set of lovely a capella versions of classic video game theme songs, including Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney, Super Metroid, Final Fantasy X, and Kirby. Read the rest

[Category: Post, Video, a capella, Final Fantasy X, Kirby, music, Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney, Smooth McGroove, song, Super Metroid, video, video game]

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[l] at 8/26/15 6:10am

Philo the Cat got a new cat door, but he prefers the human way. (more…)

[Category: Post, Video, cat, door, Funny, lolcat, video]

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[l] at 8/26/15 6:05am
Tom the Dancing Bug, IN WHICH God-Man must do epic battle with Captain Blasphemy, while minor character God-Girl makes an appearance. Read the rest

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[l] at 8/26/15 6:04am
musicgenres 1: Every Noise at Once assembles all the genres of music into a star-chart of simple click-to-play examples. 2: The random musical genre generator.

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[l] at 8/26/15 6:00am


In 1945, the Food and Nutrition board advised that most people needed 2.5l of water/day, noting that most of this would come from your prepared foods. Read the rest

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[l] at 8/26/15 4:00am
Jessica Curry's unforgettable compositions for Everybody's Gone to the Rapture would have topped the UK classical charts this week—but were removed for being an OST (Harry Potter music still allowed, though?). Appreciate this vivid, atmospheric soundtrack anyway. Read the rest

[Category: Post, everybody's gone to the rapture, jess was robbed, offworld, OST]

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[l] at 8/26/15 3:20am
Every interaction with another human being is just another opportunity to make the people around you feel more like you do: absolutely miserable. Read the rest

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[l] at 8/26/15 3:11am

The opening screen of Capsule Force feels ripped from the intro to an anime series: a series of stars pinging out a catchy melody in the sky like a series of shining bells.

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[l] at 8/25/15 11:25pm

Eno performs his first solo single after leaving Roxy Music in 1974. (via Dangerous Minds) (more…)

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[l] at 8/25/15 11:16pm
A few months back, Marianne Winkler found a bottle on a German beach with a message inside requesting its return to the Marine Biological Association (MBA) that had dropped more than 1,000 bottles into the North Sea as part of a study of currents. Read the rest

[Category: Post, bottles, History, oceans, Science]

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[l] at 8/25/15 10:46pm
crayffff

Scientists named this newly-identified species of Indonesian crayfish Cherax snowden, after Edward Snowden. Read the rest

[Category: Post, biology, crustaceans, Science, snowden, zoology]

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[l] at 8/25/15 8:59pm
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Over at Medium, Karen X. Cheng and Jerry Gabra look at the evolution of magazine covers. To paraphrase Mister Jalopy, I don't like the old ones because they're old, I like them because they're better. Read the rest

[Category: Image, art, design, magazines, publishing]

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[l] at 8/25/15 8:40pm

Bear is a black Lab trained to sniff out electronic data storage devices like thumb drives and even micro SD cards.

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[l] at 8/25/15 8:03pm

Motorists behind the cyclist saw lightning strike his helmet. Dazed, the gentleman pulled over and then rode on to look for assistance.

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[l] at 8/25/15 7:05pm
Tom the Dancing Bug, IN WHICH consciousness makes the human the only animal that can be the master of its own destiny. Read the rest

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[l] at 8/25/15 4:56pm

The Exploratorium's Tinkering Studio has a nice tutorial on how to make tiaras/copper crowns with copper wire, solder, batteries, and LEDs.

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[l] at 8/25/15 4:26pm

Tim Walsh says: "As you may have heard, last October my friend Peggy Brown and I created a Crowdfunding campaign to help the inventor of Operation, John Spinello, pay for oral surgery he couldn’t afford.

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[l] at 8/25/15 4:11pm


Juha sez, "The Law Society of NZ is alarmed at government proposals to introduce secret courts where defendants have no right to attend hearings and see all the evidence against them." Read the rest

[Category: Post, corruption, gwot, nz, nzpoli]

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[l] at 8/25/15 3:09pm
Tom the Dancing Bug, IN WHICH God-Man must do epic battle with Captain Blasphemy, while minor character God-Girl makes an appearance. Read the rest

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[l] at 8/25/15 1:44pm


Several residents of Rapides Parish called the sherriff's office to report a "terror message" on a sign that actually said "Welcome home, Yamit," in Hebrew. Read the rest

[Category: Post, gwot, louisiana, stupid]

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[l] at 8/25/15 1:23pm


Nathan Schneider writes, "The seeds are being planted for a new kind of online economy. For all the wonders the Internet brings us, it is dominated by an economics of monopoly, extraction, and surveillance." Read the rest

[Category: Image, class war, employment, events, floss, graeber, labor, nyc]

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[l] at 8/25/15 11:33am

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It is no secret that I absolutely love my Kindle Voyage. Upgrading to the much anticipated Bookerly font was a pain.

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[Category: Review, bookerly, kindle]

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[l] at 8/25/15 11:11am

While some 'fropheads swear by vaporizers to imbibe their sacramental habifropzipulops mariphasa lupina, I don't like them. I think they are inefficient, don't vaporize the full psychoactive spectrum of active compounds in 'frop, and don't smell good.

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[l] at 8/25/15 11:10am

Extinction

I'm half way through DJ Molle's recently released, final book in The Remaining series, Extinction. This post-zombie America adventure captures the genre perfectly!

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[Category: Review, Book, books, zombie]

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[l] at 8/25/15 11:00am
Ted Nelson talks about coining the term "hypertext" in a 1965 paper, long before the rise of personal computing. Read the rest

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[l] at 8/25/15 10:44am

Even in freedom's cradle, China, airport security hates a good time. They don't tell us how large the bottle was, but the story is good.

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[l] at 8/25/15 10:33am

Eames: Beautiful Details by Eames Demetrios AMMO Books 2014, 408 pages, 12.5 x 9.2 x 2.2 inches $41 Buy one on Amazon

One of my favorite speakers at San Mateo Maker Faire this year was Llisa Demetrios, granddaughter of Charles Eames.

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[Category: Post, design, Eames, gift guide]

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[l] at 8/25/15 10:22am

I use my beloved Aeropress coffee maker every day when I'm at home. Cory actually travels with his! Filmmaker and photographer David Friedman profiled the inventor of the Aeropress, Alan Adler.

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[l] at 8/25/15 9:57am

It's fun to watch a skilled person doing their thing. In this case, it's a Thai ice cream vendor, who expertly chops fruit and mint into liquid cream poured on a cold metal surface, then shapes it into rolls that he places into a paper cup. ice-cream

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[l] at 8/25/15 9:47am

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Developed by an 8-year-old maker named Omkar, the O Watch is a 3D printable, programmable, smart watch kit for kids. Omkar has launched a Kickstarter to scale up the O Watch so other kids can use the platform "to learn programming, 3D printing and crafts." Support it! Read the rest

[Category: Post, DIY, happy mutant, kickstarter, maker, wristwatch]

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[l] at 8/25/15 9:43am

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David, a 43-year-old Californian, told Kristen V. Brown of Fusion why he has been a happy Ashley Madison member for nearly a decade. He signed up, he says, because his wife wasn't interested in having sex with him. Read the rest

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[l] at 8/25/15 9:33am

“Hopefully, he’s going to sit there and say, ‘When I become elected president, what we’re going to do is we’re going to make the border a vacation spot, it’s going to cost you $25 for a permit, and then you get $50 for every confirmed kill.

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[l] at 8/25/15 9:11am
bikeusb

When I was young, I had a clunky, inefficient dynamo attached to my bike that powered the headlight when I pedaled. The Siva Atom works the same way but it converts your pedaling into power to charge USB devices and the removable 1650mAh battery pack. Read the rest

[Category: Post, bicycles, bikes, Gadgets, mobile, USB]

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[l] at 8/25/15 8:57am
odu-banners

The Sigma Nu fraternity at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia has been suspended in connection with these asinine signs displayed at a private residence where members of the frat live. The brilliant individuals hung the banners during move-in week when parents were dropping new students at campus. Read the rest

[Category: Image, college, fraternities, harassment, sexism]

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[l] at 8/25/15 8:56am

"This coconut oil melted during a heat wave and later re-solidified. Why did it form this honeycomb structure?" asked pensive badger on the askscience subreddit. Many answers have been given, using science-y words like "Voronoi diagram," "dissipative structure," "Bénard cells," "Rayleigh number," and "crystal nucleation." What is the answer?

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[l] at 8/25/15 8:44am
Two recent University of Miami research studies suggest that politicians with deep voices are more likely to win an election than candidates with higher-pitched voices. "With one exception: when running against a female opponent, candidates with higher voices were more popular, especially if they were men," according to Scientific American. Read the rest

[Category: Post, politics, psychology, Science, voices]

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[l] at 8/25/15 8:25am

MIT researchers built a 3D printer from just $7,000 in off-the-shelf parts that can print ten different materials at a time.

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[Category: Video, 3d printing, mit, Technology]

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[l] at 8/25/15 8:11am

A 12-year-old boy visiting a Taipei art exhibition tripped, pushing his fist through a 350-year-old painting by Paolo Porpora. The exhibition organizers say they won't charge the boy's family for the restoration and that the painting was insured. (more…)

[Category: Video, art, museums]

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[l] at 8/25/15 7:41am
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The Atlantic profiles an artist who specializes in strange sandy monument, protruding like living things from shallow waters. Read the rest

[Category: Image, Post, sandcastles]

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[l] at 8/25/15 7:36am
It was supposed to read "Bhòid," meaning "bute", but was printed as "Bod" instead, meaning "penis." The error, present on a large sign for several years, was corrected last weekend. Read the rest

[Category: Post, geographical cockups]

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[l] at 8/25/15 7:27am

It supposedly conquered the South, but Kudzu grows mostly in our imagination. Writing for The Smithsonian, Bill Finch reports that the damage and its spread is vastly overstated.

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[Category: Post, weeds]

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[l] at 8/25/15 7:21am

Emails sent by the "have an affair" dating network's CEO suggest the firm "hacked" rival Nerve.com in 2012, taking its user database.

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[l] at 8/25/15 7:09am
Jeb Bush, asked to explain his use of the term "anchor babies," dismissed suggestions of ethnic divisiveness and helpfully clarified that he's talking about asian people, not Mexicans. In trying to out-Trump Trump, he only got Trumped harder. jeb

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[l] at 8/25/15 6:49am

Perhaps this will soothe you. [via Kottke]

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[l] at 8/25/15 6:34am
dryer We are nearly a century into our quest to rid public bathrooms of towels. First patented in 1922, but not effectively implemented until the 1940s, the "electric towel" has been made more efficient over the decades—but Dyson's fancy newfangled Airblades aren't the end.

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[l] at 8/25/15 6:13am

Jan Mickelson hosts one of Iowa's top talk-radio shows and has entertained many of the GOP's nomination hopefuls who want his endorsement for the all-important Iowa primary. Read the rest

[Category: Post, christ what an asshole, gop, iowa, migration, race, the stupid party, usausausa]

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[l] at 8/25/15 6:06am


Denver Police Officers Ricky Nixon and Kevin Devine maced four women without provocation and shoved them to the ground in 2009, then lied about it for years. Read the rest

[Category: Post, authoritarianism, colorado, corruption, denver, police]

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[l] at 8/25/15 6:03am

Ilana is an Israeli makeup artist who loves her Siberian Husky so much she decided to make herself look like her beloved animal companion. Read the rest

[Category: Post, Video, dog, facepainting, howto, makeover, makeup, makeup artist, video]

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[l] at 8/25/15 6:03am
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Allison Meier reports on the progress in uncovering a gorgeous Max Spivak midcentury stained-glass mosaic that was found in March hidden behind an aluminum facade. Read the rest

[Category: Post, architecture, art, manhattan, Max Spivak, midcentury modern, mosaic, mural, restoration, urban archaeology]

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[l] at 8/25/15 6:03am
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Would you like your skin to look youthful, even though you're pushing 100? A Captain America skincare face mask may be just the ticket. Part of Isshin Do's official Marvel-licensed beauty line. Read the rest

[Category: Post, beauty, captain america, cosmetics, iron man, Japan, marvel]

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[l] at 8/25/15 6:02am

Pyro-Trombonist Valentin Guérin performs Arthur Pryor's Fantastic Polka, accompanied on piano by Valérie Guérin-Descouturelle. Wonder how they lit the candelabra? Read the rest

[Category: Post, Video, concert, fire, music, polka, pyrotechnics, trombone, Valentin Guérin, video]

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[l] at 8/25/15 5:58am

It's a complex story -- partly about the Beeb facing privatisation and being required to bid out its work; partly about the Met having made some spectacular recent blunders in providing the weather. Read the rest

[Category: Post, bbc, graeber, neoliberalism, public private partnerships, tories, uk, ukpoli, weather]

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[l] at 8/25/15 5:50am

Researchers at Pen Test Partners took up the challenge to hack a smart fridge at Defcon's IoT Village, and discovered that they could man-in-the-middle your Google login credentials from Samsung fridges. Read the rest

[Category: Post, ca, housewares, infosec, iot, security, ssl, war on general purpose computers]

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[l] at 8/25/15 5:43am

Leonie Müller's undergrad thesis will include an analysis of her months living on Germany's high-speed trains, washing her hair in the bathroom sinks and writing her papers at 100+ km/h. Read the rest

[Category: Post, education, germany, housing, transport]

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[l] at 8/25/15 5:36am

Lavie Tidhar writes, "The Apex Book of World SF 4 is out today - this is the fourth volume of the series began in 2009, and features 28 stories from 25 countries, seven of which are translations, and it is the first volume to be edited by Mahvesh Murad - marking this also as the first genre anthology ever edited by a Pakistani woman." Read the rest

[Category: Post, Book, books, gift guide, International, science fiction]

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[l] at 8/25/15 3:54am
In our mobile game of the week, the perpetually hungry arcade hero races through an endless map with a lethal glitch at his heels. Read the rest

[Category: Post, hipster whale, mobile game of the week, offworld, pac-man, pac-man 256]

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[l] at 8/25/15 3:27am
The recently-released Death by Video Game is a a great read for serious fans of games, but also for people who don't really play them—it tackles all the fun questions about violence and obsession, and offers complicated answers. Read the rest

[Category: Post, books, offworld, people who wear diapers to play starcraft or whatever, simon parkin]

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[l] at 8/25/15 3:09am
The model who played the famous software typing tutor had "three-inch" fingernails in her real life, apparently. Read the rest

[Category: Post, educational software, mavis beacon, offworld, typing]

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[l] at 8/25/15 2:54am
You're a smuggler assessing asylum seeekers who want to go to Europe. You'll be surprised at how quickly you become an arbiter of human life. Read the rest

[Category: Post, european migrant crisis, ludum dare, offworld, passenger, pico-8, play it now]

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[l] at 8/24/15 10:59pm
DSC_6263

New Zealand designer Jono Williams built his otherworldly Skysphere clubhouse in around 3,000 hours from $50,000 in materials. No bathroom, but it has plenty of great amenities: Read the rest

[Category: Post, architecture, design, homes, shelter]

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[l] at 8/24/15 10:36pm
blkfcllclc

Police are investigating strange photos turning up online of a cloaked individual reportedly placing raw meat near a playground in Gastonia, North Carolina. Read the rest

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[l] at 8/24/15 10:30pm

The LA Times reports that on Saturday "the husband of Jelly Belly’s chief executive accidentally crushed a man to death with a World War II-era tank during a reunion on the family’s property in Fairfield, Calif."

The man who died, Kevin Wright (54), was a volunteer who maintained the tank and other restored military vehicles that candy maker Herman Rowland collects.

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[l] at 8/24/15 10:19pm

Troublemakers is a forthcoming documentary about avant-garde NYC artists Robert Smithson, Walter De Maria, and Michael Heizer who in the late 1960s broke free from the gallery setting to make insane, provocative, and lasting land art installations in the deserts of the American southwest. Read the rest

[Category: Video, art, documentary, Land Art]

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[l] at 8/24/15 10:10pm

Members of the Satanic Temple of Detroit celebrated the unveiling of a $100,000, one-ton bronze Baphomet statue on Joseph Campau Avenue, while protestors show their disapproval by standing in the rain and holding up wordy banners.

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[Category: Post, religious freedom, satanists]

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[l] at 8/24/15 9:55pm

3M showcased its products in a clever way by creating a chain reaction machine. The Post-It Note cascade at the end is wonderful.

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[l] at 8/24/15 8:29pm

x 2015-08-24 at 10.32.07 PM

I took as my source material a particularly lavish passage from Call of Cthulhu. Sorry about it being a screengrab. Allow me to atone by offering a BONUS passage from The Eye of Argon, with adjectives, similes and metaphors edited out:

argon

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[l] at 8/24/15 6:31pm

“We taught Bluey the budgie how to do R2-D2 and now he drives us crazy! He has two other budgies in his cage, and I think he's driving them crazy too!”

(more…)

[Category: Post, birds, budgie, droids, r2d2, star wars, starwars]

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[l] at 8/24/15 6:22pm
Delicious melty internet-inspired fun by supreme diva GIF artiste @kyttenjanae. Read the rest

[Category: Post, gifs, kytten janae, kyttenjanae, music video, visual art]

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[l] at 8/24/15 6:06pm
vJGBVg

Internets Celebrities, with hosts Dallas Penn, Rafi Kam, and director Casimir Nozkowski, have a fun new NYC street foodie episode out. Read the rest

[Category: Post, Food, internets celebrities, new york city, nyc]

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[l] at 8/24/15 5:37pm

Here are the first 5 minutes of a full-length musical about Burning Man and life in Silicon Valley that these people are hoping you'll want to pitch in and fund. Read the rest

[Category: Post, art, burning man, crowdfunding, Funny, musicals, parody, silicon valley]

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[l] at 8/24/15 5:22pm


Raja Bhatia was the original CTO of Avid Media, Ashley Madison's parenting site; in an email to Avid CEO Noel Biderman in the latest Ashley Madison dump, he hacked the back-end of Nerve, a competing dating site. Read the rest

[Category: Post, ashley madison, cfaa, christ what an asshole, law, romance, Sex]

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[l] at 8/24/15 4:57pm

Not many people bought the first bOING bOING T-shirt when it came out in 1990. We charged $12 for it. Since you waited 25 years, you will have to pay $19.95.

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[Category: Image, gift guide, Old school bOING bOING, t-shirts]

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[l] at 8/24/15 4:35pm

"Drawn on my hand with markers and pen," writes Natalie Nakles. Read the rest

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[l] at 8/24/15 2:51pm

laminator

My daughter Jane has been asking for a laminator so she can make bookmarks, club ID cards, and other projects. I just learned that Amazon is selling a Swingline thermal laminator for $15 (regularly $60) so I ordered it. It comes with 5 letter-sized lamination pouches. (A pack of 100 lamination pouches costs $10.)

[Category: Post, crafts, family, Gadgets, gift guide, how-do]

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[l] at 8/24/15 2:24pm

Jan Castellano purchased a tub of butter from Trader Joe's with a pattern on top that looks either like three sphincters or Donald Trump's resting bitch face.

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[Category: Post, butter, donald trump, organic food, pareidolia]

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[l] at 8/24/15 2:22pm

ham

Bookmark this page for your next bad acid trip, or perhaps an evening when you've bitten off more pot cookie than you could handle, or maybe the day after Donald Trump becomes president.

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[l] at 8/24/15 2:04pm

All in the Family producer Norman Lear made this one-minute TV commercial to challenge the political ambitions of the well-financed Moral Majority organization of the Christian Right. The commercial objected to the Moral Majority's propaganda that you had to vote a certain way in order to be a good Christian.

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[l] at 8/24/15 1:39pm

The Hotspur was a boy's story newspaper from Britain that launched in 1933 and featured fantastical covers with giant monsters, robots, and extraterrestrials in conflict with stalwart humans.

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[l] at 8/24/15 1:06pm

About two-thirds of the way through NK Guy’s enormous, gorgeous, and thoughtful new Taschen book, Art of Burning Man, the author/photographer makes a small confession: “For all the wonders of Burning Man, it has to be said that not all the art is inspiring.” As a non-attendee of Burning Man but a resident of the San Francisco Bay Area, where a disproportionate number of Burners live and prepare year-round for the annual gathering of 60,000-plus kindred crazeballs in the Black Rock Desert of northern Nevada, that’s always been my impression, too.

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[l] at 8/24/15 12:59pm
"No matter what we at Ranger School say the non-believers will still be non-believers. We could have invited each of you to guest walk the entire course, and you would still not believe." Read the rest

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[l] at 8/24/15 12:54pm
"No matter what we at Ranger School say the non-believers will still be non-believers. We could have invited each of you to guest walk the entire course, and you would still not believe." Read the rest

[Category: Post, army rangers, rangers, sexism, us army rangers]

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[l] at 8/24/15 12:28pm
flamethrowwww

Jim Fouts, mayor of Warren, Michigan, has proposed a ban on flamethrowers. Chris Byars, seen above, is CEO of Detroit-area flamethrower firm Ion Productions Team. He says that automatically assuming people will do stupid things with his company's products is "insulting and discriminatory." Read the rest

[Category: Post, flamethrowers, laws]

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[l] at 8/24/15 12:23pm

If you are traveling through the San Francisco International Airport during the next four months, don't miss the exhibit Classic Monsters, featuring fantastic items from the collection of Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett, on view in the Terminal 2 gallery of the always-fascinating SFO Museum.

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[Category: Post, art, Monsters, music, toys]

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[l] at 8/24/15 12:20pm


Michael from Muckrock writes, "The FBI followed Ray Bradbury's career very closely, in part because an informant warned them that his writing was not enjoyable fantasy, but rather tantamount to psychological warfare." Read the rest

[Category: Post, corruption, fbi, feebs, foia, science fiction, sovkitsch, spooks, transparency]

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[l] at 8/24/15 12:17pm

An excellent video for Lil Grit, Nathan Cobb's Kickstarter project to fund the manufacture of a small grippy pad that sticks to the side of your phone so it doesn't slip out of your hand. There are quite a few funny moments in the short promo.

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[l] at 8/24/15 12:11pm

Join a former flying tiger, his awesome dog and a Grumman G-21 Goose as he explores the south Pacific, fights Nazis, and has a broken relationship with a pretty singer/spy. This should have been my life, not a one season tv show you've never heard of!

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[Category: Review, Book, books, review, television, tv]

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[l] at 8/24/15 11:54am

On August 17, 2015, Gus and Gizmo woke up right before visible signs of the San Francisco Bay Area earthquake hit.

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[Category: Post, Delightful Creatures, earthquakes]

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[l] at 8/24/15 11:36am

Seems lawyers for national chain "AutoZone" have sent a nastygram to a Mom and Pop shop, named "CycleZone," claiming consumers will be confused by the similarity.

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[l] at 8/24/15 11:36am

I use Yelp and Trip Advisor reviews to help me decide which restaurants and hotels to visit. I assumed many businesses purchase shill reviews to boost their ratings and try to take that into consideration, but I did't know that the "review dealer" business was so large.

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[l] at 8/24/15 11:20am

Magician Dan White performed a great trick on the Tonight Show on Friday. He gave Jimmy Fallon a quarter asked him to pocket the coin. Then White turned his back and told Fallon to put his hand back in his pocket and either put the coin in his hand or not, then hold out his closed fist. White guessed correctly all three times, and ended with a great surprise. I'm 100% fooled. fallon

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[l] at 8/24/15 11:04am

Presidential candidate Chris Christie, who commands a 3% support rating among registered GOP voters, is trying hard to win over conservatives who are disgusted with him for hugging Obama during the Hurricane Sandy cleanup in 2012.

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[l] at 8/24/15 10:45am

kpop News reportage has focused on the propaganda messages, but this, relentlessly blasted across the border at such volume it can be heard 12 miles in, is surely what's really keeping DPRK leader Kim Jong Un up at night.

The track—"DJ, put it back on!"—is called "Tell Me Your Wish," by "Girls' Generation." It has 33m YouTube views, so far.

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[l] at 8/24/15 10:18am

Politiwoops, already dead in the U.S., now dies in 30 more countries. They rely on Twitter's API, after all, which the company has long made clear is not a public service.

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[Category: Post, politics, tweets]

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[l] at 8/24/15 10:11am


Jason writes, "'The Bafflement Fires' is a digital recreation of a Freemason board game from the 1950s." (more…)

[Category: Post, archives, Copyfight, Games, possible hoax, secret societies]

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[l] at 8/24/15 9:36am
If we learn anything from this video, it's that road rage is incredibly embarrassing, but also that the phrase "PUT YOUR FUCKING MOUTH SHUT" should live forever. Read the rest

[Category: Post, cyclist, driver, pratfall, road rage, superman]

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[l] at 8/24/15 9:27am

Most people tie their shoes with the inefficient "bunny loop" shoelace knot. Let kindly Professor Shoelace show you the superior “Ian Knot."

Besides being faster, the Ian Knot is also more symmetrical, works equally for right or left handed people, and has fewer steps to memorize, all of which make it easier to learn.

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[l] at 8/24/15 9:18am

I can't get your love, I can't get a fraction. Uh-oh, little girl, psychotic reaction!

[Category: Video, music]

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[l] at 8/24/15 8:53am
Follow the desperate journey of 20 surviving seamen stranded a thousand miles from land. Read the rest

[Category: Podcast, Post, futility closet, lost at sea]

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[l] at 8/24/15 8:02am

Politiwoops, already dead in the U.S., now dies in 30 more countries. They rely on Twitter's API, after all, which the company has long made clear is not a public service.

Read the rest

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[l] at 8/24/15 7:43am

Machines will "steal our jobs, but give us new ones," writes Cade Metz. “While these technologies are both real and important, and some jobs will disappear because of them, the future of jobs overall isn’t nearly as gloomy as many prognosticators believe,” Gownder writes in the report.

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[l] at 8/24/15 7:30am

PAY-The-tiny-apartment-measuring-less-than-100-square-feet

This grim little flat in Manhattan is practically uninhabitable, but someone's paying $1,100 for it. Read the rest

[Category: Post, homes]

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[l] at 8/24/15 7:15am

Once again, with feeling: Body Mass Index doesn't tell us much about who is and is not overweight. Albert Sun weighs in for the NYT:

The illustrations here were created from scans of six people, who were all 5 feet 9 inches tall and 172 pounds.

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[Category: Post]

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[l] at 8/24/15 7:11am

shows

A simple methdology: compare the IMDB rating of the final episode vs the show's average. Dragonball Z and Dexter share bottom spot, but who wins?

[Category: Post, charts, tv]

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[l] at 8/24/15 7:05am

anakin

Granted, by "top" they mean "top 1000," but still: what on Earth are you thinking, parents? Read the rest

[Category: Post, anakin, names, star wars]

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[l] at 8/24/15 6:56am

phone

Charlotte Shane reports on women-on-woman harassment cases and their relationship to the false intimacy of the internet. Read the rest

[Category: Post, stalkers]

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[l] at 8/24/15 6:24am
It's Monday, which means an amusing and blistering John Oliver segment! Last night's subject: that it's legal to remove someone from their job or rented home on grounds of their sexuality. GAYMAPZ

[Category: Post, gay, john oliver, lgbt]

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[l] at 8/24/15 6:19am
Last week we pastiched some nightmare dinosaurs, learned some Chinese vocabulary, and had a serious chat about piracy and poverty. Make Monday less dreary with wonderful memories of last week. Read the rest

[Category: Post, best of, monday reflection, offworld]

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[l] at 8/24/15 6:16am


Michael from Muckrock writes, "The FBI followed Ray Bradbury's career very closely, in part because an informant warned them that his writing was not enjoyable fantasy, but rather tantamount to psychological warfare." Read the rest

[Category: Post, corruption, fbi, feebs, foia, science fiction, sovkitsch, spooks, transparency]

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[l] at 8/24/15 6:12am

Perhaps this massive eagle thought the ball was a strange egg? Regardless, that's some impressive claw control.

[Category: Post, eagle, soccer, wildlife]

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[l] at 8/24/15 6:11am

This video is 100% accurate. My brother has two pit bulls. They're awesome—but he's an ass.

[Category: Post, big dog, dog, pet adoption, pit bull]

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[l] at 8/24/15 6:11am

I hated this song, but it's growing on me now.

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[Category: Post, music video, uber]

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[l] at 8/24/15 6:10am

The Land Art movement was part of the anti-gallery uprising of iconoclastic artists in the 1960s and 1970s. This new film by James Crump is an excellent primer, and it features the movement's largely-reticent voices, including Robert Smithson, Walter De Maria, and Michael Heizer. Read the rest

[Category: Post, Video, art, documentary, film, James Crump, Land Art, Michael Heizer, Robert Smithson, Walter De Maria]

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[l] at 8/24/15 6:10am
suncalc-01

SunCalc is a nifty site and app by Torsten Hoffman that allows visitors to enter any location and date and find out all the details of that day's local solar path: Read the rest

[Category: Post, astronomy, calculator, manhattanhenge, map, solar, sun, suncalc, Torsten Hoffman]

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[l] at 8/24/15 6:10am

It only takes 90 seconds to tell the story how we wish it had been told. Read the rest

[Category: Post, Video, dinosaurs, Funny, Jurassic World, lego, parody, satire]

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[l] at 8/24/15 6:10am
article-pokemon-0824

Kevin Norton and James Stumbo were arrested this weekend near the Pokémon World Championship after showing up with a 12-gauge shotgun and an AR-15 they boasted about on social media. Read the rest

[Category: Post, boston, gun, guns, mass shooting, pokemon, police, precrime, threas]

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[l] at 8/24/15 5:56am


They're designed by Beastpop and sell for $20 in the Neatoshop, which also has some other great Beastpop designs, such as the Flying Spaghoofy Monster and Mickthulhu Mouse (and the farting Bambi!). Read the rest

[Category: Post, Copyfight, cthulhu, Disney, fanac, fashion, fhtagn, happy mutants, illustration, Monsters, parody]

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[l] at 8/24/15 2:57am
Last week we pastiched some nightmare dinosaurs, learned some Chinese vocabulary, and had a serious chat about piracy and poverty. Make Monday less dreary with wonderful memories of last week. Read the rest

[Category: Post, best of, monday reflection, offworld]

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[l] at 8/24/15 2:09am
"You poop uncontrollably. Your purpose is to poop on things." Read the rest

[Category: Post, birds, offworld, poop, seagull, sploot]

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[l] at 8/23/15 11:26pm
Game-making apps tend to evolve into intimidating tools aimed at pros. Beginners need something useful to non-coders—and Nintendo has the right idea. Read the rest

[Category: Feature, Post, anna anthropy, game development, leadfeature, offworld, super mario maker, warioware d.i.y.]

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[l] at 8/23/15 10:39pm

The homophobic, anti-semitic morons of Westboro Baptist Church were protesting outside the Foo Fighters' Kansas City concert on Friday, so the Foo Fighters drove by in a pickup truck and rickrolled them.

Below, the time the Foo Fighters trolled the Westboro protestors back in 2011.

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[Category: Video, foo fighters, Funny, music, protests, westboro baptist church]

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[l] at 8/23/15 10:13pm

ghp_sleazy_teaze

"Peculiar Bop" by Go Home Productions (aka Mark Vidler). Read the rest

[Category: Video, Copyfight, mash-up, music, punk, soul]

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[l] at 8/23/15 10:02pm
refecttttt

Atelier Van Lieshout constructed this delightful building, titled "Domestikator," as the centerpiece of their large festival installation, "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly," at the Ruhrtriennale music and arts festival in Bochum, Germany. Read the rest

[Category: Post, architecture, art, buildings, design, germany, Sex]

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[l] at 8/23/15 9:41pm

"After local busybody, karate master and child-batterer Mr. Miyagi intervenes, Daniel convinces him that this is somehow all Johnny's fault." (more…)

[Category: Video, Entertainment, Funny, karate kid, movies, parody]

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[l] at 8/23/15 9:24pm

Neil Harbisson is totally color blind, so he "hears colors" via an antenna implanted in his skull that translates light frequencies into audible vibrations. (more…)

[Category: Video, art, cyborg, implants, synesthesia]

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[l] at 8/23/15 9:08pm

Jim Fouts, mayor of Warren, Michigan, has proposed a ban on flamethrowers. Chris Byars, seen above, CEO of Detroit-area flamethrower firm Ion Productions Team, says that automatically assuming people will do stupid things with his company's products is "insulting and discriminatory." From the AP:

"You know something like this will be used by bad people for bad things," Fouts said, adding that he thought it was "unthinkable" such a device would be sold to the general public.

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[Category: Post, flamethrowers, laws]

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[l] at 8/23/15 7:57pm

"Match Head Bomb at 2500fps." (more…)

[Category: Video, fire, fireworks, flames, matches, slow motion]

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[l] at 8/23/15 2:48pm


Cixin Liu's "Three Body Problem" is the first-ever translation to win Best Novel; meanwhile, the uprecedented effort to put together an organized slate of science fiction that appealed to sexist (Sad Puppies) and misogynist/white supremacist (Rabid Puppies) and homophobic (both) orthodoxy to sweep the Hugos was a flop. Read the rest

[Category: Post, awards, class, finland, gender, hugos, petard, publishing, rabid puppies, race, sad puppies, schadenfreude, science fiction]

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[l] at 8/23/15 2:43pm


Sean Gallagher's long, comprehensive article on the state of automotive infosec is a must-read for people struggling to make sense of the summer's season of showstopper exploits for car automation, culminating in a share-price-shredding 1.4M unit recall from Chrysler, whose cars could be steered and braked by attackers over the Internet. Read the rest

[Category: Post, automotive, corruption, infosec, law, security, transparency]

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[l] at 8/23/15 2:42pm


Sean Gallagher's long, comprehensive article on the state of automotive infosec is a must-read for people struggling to make sense of the summer's season of showstopper exploits for car automation, culminating in a share-price-shredding 1.4M unit recall from Chrysler, whose cars could be steered and braked by attackers over the Internet. Read the rest

[Category: Post, automotive, corruption, infosec, law, security, transparency]

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[l] at 8/23/15 12:24pm

bundle

The ultimate UX to UI Pay What You Want bundle, curated specially for designers, has finally arrived! From mockups to vectors to webpage templates, this complete collection of assets is equal parts wide-ranging and top quality.

[Category: Image, shop]

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[l] at 8/23/15 12:22pm

ios-games

The best way to learn to code? Start coding, today. Whether you want to bring your epic game ideas to life or make some cash off of the gaming community, these courses will get 20 full game apps ($20) under your coding belt.

[Category: Image, shop]

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[l] at 8/23/15 12:21pm

Bring your productivity to new heights with the 4-Port USB 3.0 Hub ($18). You can plug in up to 4 devices at once and avoid switching them out for lack of open USB ports.

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[l] at 8/23/15 11:52am

Available in multiple designs!

The Jorg Messenger Bag ($79.99) is a high-tech bag you can finally carry with pride. Its classic, casual design is made to look great and built to last, plus the built-in battery pack will keep your on-hand devices powered up while they’re packed away.

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[l] at 8/23/15 11:51am
proxy.jpg A beautiful and strangely haunting trip to a compilation of the Geocities-era web, made of carefully-rearranged bitmaps & bitrot. "Click everything," says Andy Baio.

[Category: Post, bitmaps, bitrot, geocities]

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[l] at 8/23/15 11:43am

Face to face, out in the heat! Hangin' tough, stayin' hungry!

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[l] at 8/23/15 11:42am

The Snowflake’s ($39.99) smooth maneuvers, flawless 4-way flips, and 360˚rolls in any direction make it truly best in class. Soar, hover, flip, and tilt with ease or join a fleet of drones, thanks to advanced anti-collision technology.

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[l] at 8/23/15 11:39am

There’s a better way to listen to your favorite jams…

Oust the obnoxious wires and cumbersome buds, and opt for the Jarv Nmotion PRO earbuds ($29.99).

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[l] at 8/23/15 8:23am


Cixin Liu's "Three Body Problem" is the first-ever translation to win Best Novel; meanwhile, the uprecedented effort to put together an organized slate of science fiction that appealed to sexist (Sad Puppies) and misogynist/white supremacist (Rapid Puppies) and homophobic (both) orthodoxy to sweep the Hugos was a flop. Read the rest

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[l] at 8/22/15 12:56pm

Good god.

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[l] at 8/22/15 12:15pm

Already sold: most of Greece's airports -- for sale: gas transmission, oil refineries, power company, post office, national highways, water company. Read the rest

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[l] at 8/22/15 12:05pm

The jet crash at the Shoreham airshow near Worthing, England, also left one person critically injured and 14 in hospital. The BBC has more.

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[l] at 8/22/15 10:42am


Once I was a refugee, too. During the fall of former Yugoslavia, I visited many refugees camps all over the war-torn region. I edited a book of refugee stories.

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[l] at 8/22/15 10:26am

Rogue archivist Carl Malamud writes, "I got mugged by a bunch of Boston hooligans. Readers of Boing Boing may be familiar with my FedFlix project which has resulted in 6,000 government videos getting posted to YouTube and the Internet Archive." Read the rest

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[l] at 8/22/15 10:18am


If you're at the World Science Fiction Convention in Spokane today, swing by the SFWA booth (W5 in dealers' room) to bid on tuckerizations from Annie Bellet, Jenn Brozek, Cory Doctorow (!), Greg Bear, Larry Niven, Mike Resnick, John Scalzi, and a critique from Nancy Kress. Read the rest

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[l] at 8/22/15 10:14am

Bicycle Eco Edition Playing Cards

The classic Rider Back deck, recyclable with organic finish and inks!

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[l] at 8/22/15 10:07am

Already sold: most of Greece's airports -- for sale: gas transmission, oil refineries, power company, post office, national highways, water company. Read the rest

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[l] at 8/22/15 9:56am


I'm doing a Q&A and signing at Reno's Grassroots Books -- a local, indie store with an emphasis on affordable reading for all -- this Friday, Aug 28 at 6:30PM -- just a quick stop on the way to That Thing in the Desert. I hope you'll come by and say hello!

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[l] at 8/21/15 4:04pm


30" tall! By the always-great Roger Wood of Klockwerks, from today's newsletter.

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[l] at 8/21/15 2:54pm

The Slow Mo guys are back at it with an amazing, totally unsafe, possibly illegal homemade pyrotechnics display. (more…)

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[l] at 8/21/15 2:50pm

No more. (more…)

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[l] at 8/21/15 2:46pm
"We were in Avid Life Media a long time to understand and get everything,” Impact Team said. Read the rest

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[l] at 8/21/15 2:39pm

Darren Dutton outdoes himself with a very funny pastoral pastiche, handmade from 100% recycled materials.

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[l] at 8/21/15 2:23pm
"We were in Avid Life Media a long time to understand and get everything,” Impact Team said. Read the rest

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[l] at 8/21/15 11:56am

Carnival of Astounding Art

Starting tomorrow the Oceanside Museum of Art plays host to Weekend of Wonder co-creator Baby Tattoo's Carnival of Astounding Art!

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[l] at 8/21/15 10:56am


The image above, published in 2014 in this Herald.net story and credited to The Washington Post, showed the keying patterns for all of the TSA-complaint "Travel Sentry" luggage locks. Read the rest

[Category: Post, aviation, Gadgets, locksport, security, security theater, travel, tsa]

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[l] at 8/21/15 10:56am

Naturally the DVD for this incredible, baffling movie is only $6.48!

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