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[l] at 4/24/15 9:49pm

The 11-year-old son of medical marijuana advocate Shona Banda spoke out in his Kansas classroom to correct his teacher's misinformation about pot; then the state of Kansas raided his house and took him away from his mother. Read the rest

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[l] at 4/24/15 9:02pm

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Almost as edgy as the goth-themed Minecraft toys in Hot Topic. Those are pretty edgy, you should check them out. (more…)

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[l] at 4/24/15 1:53pm

I think the ice cream scoop we'd been using for years wasn't really an ice cream scoop. It was a disher, and was more suited for scooping mashed potatoes than ice cream.

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[l] at 4/24/15 1:07pm

Instant Appearing 18 Inch Magic Wand

This compact, foil wand conceals easily in your hand. A simple twist and it magically appears!

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[l] at 4/24/15 1:03pm

The Apple Watch is difficult to take apart, and any repairs -- other than replacing the battery, band, and display -- are pretty much impossible.

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[l] at 4/24/15 12:53pm
Sabeen Mahmoud.


Sabeen Mahmoud.

The progressive activist and organizer who ran Pakistan's first-ever hackathon and led a human rights and a peace-focused nonprofit known as The Second Floor (T2F) was shot dead today by unidentified gunmen in Karachi. Read the rest

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[l] at 4/24/15 12:48pm
Ad agency Ogilvy & Mather Hong Kong created a very creepy Earth Day campaign for the Hong Kong CleanUp Initiative. Read the rest

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[l] at 4/24/15 12:34pm


Katie sez, "This is an article by a friend of mine about a teacher who passed this week from our high school in Ontario, Canada. This history teacher had the students dig trenches, sleep in cold, wet tents, march and "mow down" other students all in an awesome example of teaching. I had already graduated after the first class did this, but it made headlines every year." Read the rest

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[l] at 4/24/15 12:02pm
image.jpg World of Warcraft is full of forgotten corners--beautifully-rendered but abandoned places no longer on the game's questing trail. Atlas Obscura heads out on a nostalgic tour. (more…)

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[l] at 4/24/15 11:51am

Following the acclaimed Persepolis, Embroideries is a graphic novel that tells stories from an ultraconservative Iran in the early 1990s with irony and wit.

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[l] at 4/24/15 11:06am
Loren Anthony and Saginaw Grant, both Native American actors. Photo: Loren Anthony,


Loren Anthony and Saginaw Grant, both Native American actors. Photo: Loren Anthony.

Misled into thinking an Adam Sandler movie would not be offensive, a dozen Native actors and their cultural advisor quit the scene when things went as they do with an Adam Sandler movie.

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[l] at 4/24/15 11:00am
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A psychiatrist treating the man who shot President Ronald Reagan in 1981 says John Hinckley wants to start a band, and that he should be allowed to publish his music anonymously. Read the rest

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[l] at 4/24/15 10:55am
comcass comcast donkey Good.

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[l] at 4/24/15 10:54am
It would be comical, were it not such big business for bad people.

The vendor wasn't named by the researchers, David Byrne and Charles Henderson, but they did disclose the password: 166816.

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[l] at 4/24/15 10:52am

Here I am, willing to give M. Night Shyamalan another chance against my better judgment. His latest is a microbudget thriller called The Visit, and concerns the sinister goings-on at grandma and grandpa's house.

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[l] at 4/24/15 10:43am
A possibly inebriated gentleman went to a service station, spit on the floor, raised his middle finger to the security camera and looked straight into it for a few seconds, wiped his gob on his T-shirt, then dragged away a large ice cream freezer, all while the clerk sawed wood at the pay window. Read the rest

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[l] at 4/24/15 10:41am

Smoke rings are really a lost art.

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[l] at 4/24/15 10:40am

“The story goes that in 1978, the Cramps made a video, filmed by Alex de Laszlo, for their song “Human Fly,” that featured singer Lux Interior (RIP 2009) in a classic movie-monster transformation scene—but it seemed like nobody saw it, or could even prove it existed.”

It exists, and it's right here.

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[l] at 4/24/15 10:34am

Mikolaj Birek created an opening title sequence for an imaginary 1980s version of HBO's Game of Thrones, presenting it as if it had been recorded on a crappy VHS system. (more…)

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[l] at 4/24/15 10:25am
A U.S. aid worker and another innocent man held hostage by Al Qaeda were killed in an American drone strike in Pakistan in January, American officials disclosed this week. Read the rest

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[l] at 4/24/15 10:12am

Remember when Dr. Creflo Dollar asked his flock to buy him a new $65 million private jet to replace existing private jet?

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[l] at 4/24/15 10:07am
Stunning: a tourist hiking in the mountains of Chile just happened to be recording with his video camera the exact moment that Volcán Calbuco erupted. (more…)

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[l] at 4/24/15 9:39am

When Google pulled the plug on Google Reader, I looked around for a replacement. I found Feedly and thought it was almost as good as Google Reader.

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[l] at 4/24/15 9:36am
berlyns

I always say I feel as if I was raised by the adventure game creators of the 1980s: Wry, obtuse guys and gals who built impossible caves, surreal worlds and kingly empires for me to play in. They feel like family I've never met. Today, let me tell you a little bit about Michael Berlyn. !

[Category: Post, adventure games, lo-fi let's play, michael berlyn, offworld, tass times in tonetown]

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[l] at 4/24/15 9:20am

I don't answer the phone unless I recognize the caller. If the caller ID shows a phone number only, I look it up using whocalld.com, a free reverse number lookup service.

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[l] at 4/24/15 9:18am

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Broken phones are a constant topic of discussion at Boing Boing. When I saw that Tech21 made iPhone cases out of D30, a non-Newtonian an impact armor, I had to try one immediately.

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[l] at 4/24/15 8:33am

Rogue archivist Carl Malamud sez, "On May 1 (Friday) at the Internet Archive in San Francisco, I'm going to be running a 'PACER Polling Place' from 8am-5pm. I hope you'll stop by and give me a hand." Read the rest

[Category: Post, archive.org, Copyfight, corruption, law, pacer, public domain, san francisco]

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[l] at 4/24/15 8:01am

Ed says, "After the twitter-sphere recently exploded with accusations about the UK Green Party's copyright policies, here is a reasoned response by Tom Chance, the former IP spokesperson for the Green Party, about what their policy actually is, and the reasoning behind it."

[Category: Post, Copyfight, elections, greens, uk, ukpoli]

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[l] at 4/24/15 7:37am

You'd think the kilometer-wide phase "Google review policy is crap", cut into the greenery of Takht Pari Forest near Rawalpindi, Pakistan, alongside a gigantic sad face, would be visible from space.

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[l] at 4/24/15 5:00am
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[l] at 4/24/15 5:00am

Bailey was brought to the hospital with inexplicable paralysis from the waist down. (more…)

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[l] at 4/24/15 4:59am

All countries have quirky traditions that probably look a little odd from the outside Read the rest

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[l] at 4/24/15 4:59am
Ed Miliband as Superman

There are few things I love more than articles defending teenage girls Read the rest

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[l] at 4/24/15 4:59am
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The other day Chris Evans and Jeremy Renner sat down for one of the many, many interviews they’ve done on the mammoth press tour for The Avengers: Age Of Ultron. Read the rest

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[l] at 4/23/15 10:46pm


The school bus driver in St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec told 8 year old Sarah Auger she wasn't allowed to read on the way to and from school because she might poke herself in the eye with a corner of the book. Read the rest

[Category: Post, canada, christ what an asshole, education, elfin safety, Kids, literacy, quebec, stupid]

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[l] at 4/23/15 10:37pm


If you or someone you love has been hijacked by Coinvault ransomware -- malware that encrypts your data and won't decrypt it unless you transfer Bitcoin to criminals -- Kaspersky may be able to help you (via Hacker News)

[Category: Post, badware, bitcoin, corruption, crime, crypto, cybercrime, malware]

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[l] at 4/23/15 10:30pm

Senators Mark Kirk [R-IL] and Kirsten Gillibrand [D-NY] announced a bill that increases the maximum jail time for "obtaining information from a protected computer without authorization" -- which covers anything you do that violates the BS Terms of Service we all break all day long. Read the rest

[Category: Post, aaronsw, authoritarianism, cfaa, christ what a congresshole, christ what an asshole, corruption, graeber, law, piketty, reasonable agreement]

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[l] at 4/23/15 10:20pm

You know those cartoon magic battles where the fire wizard and the water wizard have a kind of mid-stream wrestling match? Like that. (via JWZ)

[Category: Video, safety third, stunt, video, youtube]

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[l] at 4/23/15 10:15pm


All of 2000AD's comics, including their flagship Judge Dredd comic, are now DRM-free in all apps and forms! Read the rest

[Category: Image, Business, Comics, Copyfight, drm, publishing]

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[l] at 4/23/15 7:40pm
At the same time as David Petraeus got off with probation and a fine, the Justice Department has been pushing for extreme jail time for other leakers who talk to journalists—often over leaks of far less sensitive material. Read the rest

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[l] at 4/23/15 4:02pm

I am baffled as to why CycleWorld published this video. With what I know of motorcycles and marijuana, this gentleman should a) not be on that bike and b) look at the other camera.

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[l] at 4/23/15 3:35pm

When Google pulled the plug on Google Reader, I looked around for a replacement. I found Feedly and thought it was almost as good as Google Reader.

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[l] at 4/23/15 3:15pm

I like the Kenu Airframe smartphone car mount ($20) so much that I gave the one I had to my father so he could use it on a road trip.

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[l] at 4/23/15 2:13pm
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South African artist Gavin Rain says his work is influenced by “Seurat, Russian avant garde art of the 1900s and a whole host of architects,” as well as modern pixel-based digital images. He encourages people who view his work to come close, and to also view the paintings from a distance. Read the rest

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[l] at 4/23/15 1:40pm
The top West Point grad who led U.S. military forces in Iraq and Afghanistan before becoming the head of the CIA pled guilty to sharing classified information with his biographer/lover. Read the rest

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[l] at 4/23/15 1:23pm

Stratolys of Sweden posts this video, and explains: “On the 9 April 2015 we sent a Donut to the edge of space (32km up) with a weather balloon, from Askim Norway. We spent many months planning this, and we are happy with the outcome of this project. We had permission do this, do not try to do this without a permit.”

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[l] at 4/23/15 1:16pm

A Science Fiction Thriller (The Interplanetary War Series Book 1)

This dark, fast-paced space thriller was a fantastic read. The Galapagos Incident is wonderful first installment from author Felix R. Savage, and it is free!

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[l] at 4/23/15 1:12pm
In Southern China, 43 dinosaur eggs were discovered by construction workers as a road was being upgraded, state media reported. Read the rest

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[l] at 4/23/15 12:45pm

After enjoying the random startup company website generator, I remembered that I'd made something similar for Wired 8 years ago. Please enjoy, once again, the random startup announcement generator. Refresh the page to pivot!

This built on the work of various "internet bullshit" generators going around in the mid-oughts. They were a thing.

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[l] at 4/23/15 12:45pm

BMW-R90S

BMW's horizontally opposed boxer twin is a motorcycling platform nonpareil. RideApart shares BMWs 1970s innovations that helped change motorcycling.

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[l] at 4/23/15 12:31pm
x 2015-04-23 at 3.26.42 PM I call dibs on "Rubify, The Motivated Way To Rub." Generate.

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[l] at 4/23/15 12:21pm
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The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled 6-3 that the Constitution prohibits police from holding a suspect without probable cause, not even for less than 10 extra minutes--which is about the time it might take to, say, bring in a drug-sniffing dog. Read the rest

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[l] at 4/23/15 12:13pm

"Everybody needs some good lovin'"

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[l] at 4/23/15 12:08pm

KiWAV Motorcycle kickstand pad support black x1 piece soft ground outdoor parking

My driveway is gravel and this $7 ABS support saves me a lot of trouble.

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[l] at 4/23/15 11:48am
Authorities are trying to find out who flew a small, four-propeller drone that reportedly contained traces of radiation over the roof of the prime minister’s office. Read the rest

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[l] at 4/23/15 11:31am
Trans and genderqueer people in South Carolina will now be allowed to take license photos that reflect their everyday appearance. Read the rest

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[l] at 4/23/15 11:21am

MuckRock requested the FBI's files on Pete and Toshi Seeger, the folk musician and the filmmaker, after Pete's death on January 27, 2014.

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[l] at 4/23/15 11:03am

Louis Theroux, a documentary maker known for his engrossing profiles of unusual groups, cults, and outcasts, announced on Twitter today that Scientology is making a documentary about him.

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[l] at 4/23/15 11:01am

Louis Theroux, a documentary maker known for his engrossing profiles of unusual groups, cults, and outcasts, announced on Twitter today that Scientology is making a documentary about him.

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[l] at 4/23/15 10:31am

Escambia Country Sheriff Thelbert "David" Morgan shares his theories about "black culture." tldr; "Some black people have been elected to office, therefore racism is a fantasy and black people need to stop being so angry."

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[l] at 4/23/15 10:11am

"How to Write" was a memo from ad man David Ogilvy, which he sent to everyone who worked for him in 1981.

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[l] at 4/23/15 10:05am
"...last year, the state had three times as many earthquakes as in the entire seismically active state of California."(via NPR)

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[l] at 4/23/15 10:02am
Adorbs. (more…)

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[l] at 4/23/15 9:57am
Well, that's what it looks like. (more…)

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[l] at 4/23/15 9:52am

A happiest of birthdays to one of Boing Boing BBS's resident game creators, OtherMichael!

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[l] at 4/23/15 9:49am
Trevor Timm writes a brilliant takedown of the ridiculous warning letter Sony's lawyer is sending news organizations, claiming it may be against the law for journalists to even look at them. Read the rest

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[l] at 4/23/15 9:34am

When a passenger passed out on a SkyWest flight, the pilot wisely went into a near nosedive and descended 20,000 feet in under three minutes to make an emergency landing in Buffalo, NY.

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[l] at 4/23/15 9:16am

How do you keep the roads safe from a man driving with a 15-foot-long pipe extending through the side windows? Hint: Not by honking, yelling, driving erratically, and using your phone to shoot video at the same time.

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[l] at 4/23/15 8:57am

Every time I read an interview with a Downton Abbey cast member, they seem to be discussing how much downtime they have on set Read the rest

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[l] at 4/23/15 8:56am

Through the Woods is a collection of five short stories that read like haunted fairy tales. Written and illustrated by Canadian artist Emily Carroll, the stories are told as though they are intended for a children’s storybook, but ooze with tension and foreboding in adult-sized proportions.

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[l] at 4/23/15 8:01am

Michael Geist writes, "On World Book and Copyright Day, it is worth noting how Graham Henderson, the President of Music Canada (formerly the Canadian Recording Industry Association) characterized the government's decision to extend the term of copyright in sound recordings and performances:" Read the rest

[Category: Post, Business, canada, christ what an asshole, Copyfight, corruption, music, piketty, public domain]

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[l] at 4/23/15 7:20am
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[l] at 4/23/15 7:02am
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[l] at 4/23/15 6:50am
x 2015-04-23 at 9.50.16 AM Suspicious of an Italian restaurant's weirdly negative reviews, Tim Carman headed out to see if it was some kind of Yelp bullying thing. Nope, it is just awful. Aftermath: an interview with the manager.

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[l] at 4/23/15 6:44am
Calbuco erupted Wednesday after 42 years of silence. More than 1,500 local residents were evacuated. [via] chilevolcano

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[l] at 4/23/15 6:43am
krz

Jake Elliott, who made Kentucky Route Zero along with Tamas Kemenczy and Ben Babbitt, is passionate about the role of text in games -- and he believes typographical choices can make a surprising impact on player experiences. Read the rest

[Category: Post, kentucky route zero, offworld, text games, typography]

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[l] at 4/23/15 6:27am
via Samantha Cristoforetti's Twitter

More often than not astronauts are just big old nerds, which is just one of the many reasons I love them so much. Read the rest

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[l] at 4/23/15 6:16am


If you live near a Whole Foods, if you don't have a relative in jail, if you don't know anyone on meth, you're not in the one percent. Read the rest

[Category: Post, corruption, economics, graeber, one percent, picketty, politics, uspoli]

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[l] at 4/23/15 6:06am

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One of my favorite Disney scenes is the prologue to Beauty and the Beast, which is told through beautiful stained glass panels. Read the rest

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[l] at 4/23/15 6:06am

Every time I read an interview with a Downton Abbey cast member, they seem to be discussing how much downtime they have on set Read the rest

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[l] at 4/23/15 6:06am

There’s been a lot of discussion recently over how satire can and should be used as our society becomes increasingly aware of issues of inequality Read the rest

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[l] at 4/23/15 6:06am

Marvel’s highly anticipated The Avengers: The Age Of Ultron hits theaters next weekend. Read the rest

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[l] at 4/23/15 3:01am

Nina Freeman has created games about her experience of assault, eating disorders and childhood development -- her upcoming work, Cibele, invites the player to explore the files, photos and other intimate materials on a version of her own computer on the way to a story about her first sexual experience.

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[l] at 4/23/15 2:53am

Designer Holly Gramazio makes games you play in person, at events and installations: non-digital works that use physical spaces. But thanks to a very special set of rules—namely, the long list of sex acts suddenly banned in the United Kingdom—Gramazio was drawn to make a hilarious digital game for the first time.

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[l] at 4/23/15 1:55am


California: Marshal with a rifle attacks woman recording an arrest, smashing her phone. Read the rest

[Category: Post, authoritarianism, cops, corruption, elite panic, graeber, guard labor, piketty, race]

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[l] at 4/22/15 10:45pm


Why would a CEO be so tone-deaf as to call a mass-firing a "remix?" Because the only audience that matters today are shareholders, not the public. Read the rest

[Category: Post, Business, corruption, graeber, labor, one percent, picketty, politics, yahoo]

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[l] at 4/22/15 5:12pm

The tl;dr: it's a bad idea.

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[l] at 4/22/15 4:52pm

Main characters continue to die, and living humans remain the scariest evil in Peter Meredith's continuing zombie adventure, The Apocalypse Survivors.

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[l] at 4/22/15 4:38pm
The GPS sensors built into most smartphones are sensitive enough to detect the early signals of earthquakes magnitude 7 and stronger, says new research. Read the rest

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[l] at 4/22/15 4:08pm

I found this video oddly anxiety-proviking, and yet, stupid funny, too.

You spin the Pie Face wheel to see how many times you have to click the catapult. If you perform your clicks and the pie doesn't smash in your face, you move it to your partner.

But in the end, someone gets a pie to the face.

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The group connects airplane pilots willing to volunteer their services to fly dogs and cats otherwise headed "to sleep" to homes ready to adopt the pets in nearby areas. Read the rest

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[l] at 4/22/15 3:42pm
“Using water to refract things, I made a font.” Read the rest

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[l] at 4/22/15 3:27pm
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Facebook on Wednesday launched a new caller ID and phone call dialer app for Android. iPhone users, this isn't for you: iOS won't give up the needed phone permissions. And maybe that's a good thing. Read the rest

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[l] at 4/22/15 2:21pm

Heritage Auction is holding a huge auction of 20th century illustration by noted artists such as Gil Elvgren, Patrick Nagel, Charles Addams, and Alberto Vargas on May 14th.

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[l] at 4/22/15 2:19pm

trowel

I don't know how long this deal will last, but Amazon is currently selling this Fiskars Composite Trowel for $0.84 with free Prime shipping. That's 92% off the standard price of $10.

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[l] at 4/22/15 2:12pm

As a photography fanatic and lover of the humble Polaroid, I knew The Polaroid Book by Barbara Hitchcock and Steve Crist would be a hit.

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[l] at 4/22/15 1:58pm
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What if the green-capped adventurer of the Zelda games was a little girl who lived in a mysterious floating city? Read the rest

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[l] at 4/22/15 1:03pm

Heritage Auction is holding a huge auction of 20th century illustration by noted artists such as Gil Elvgren, Patrick Nagel, Charles Addams, and Alberto Vargas on May 14th.

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[l] at 4/22/15 12:48pm

Do amputee cats experience phantom limb syndrome?

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[l] at 4/22/15 12:41pm

Their grip is no joke, as anyone who has encountered them while under water can attest. Read the rest

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[l] at 4/22/15 11:49am
The amazing thing about the families profiled: they love and accept their kids exactly as they are. Read the rest

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[l] at 4/22/15 11:29am

This where-are-they-now piece on Michael "Boogaloo Shrimp" Chambers made me smile. I loved watching him. I'm glad to hear he is up to great stuff.

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[l] at 4/22/15 11:28am
As disgusting as that may be, she's not the only one who should be ashamed: the enablers who promote this crap deserve condemnation, too. Read the rest

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[l] at 4/22/15 11:16am

I didn't know that watered-down gospel music could be so toe-tappingly delightful. The music is peppy, and the talented musicians are clearly enjoying themselves.

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[l] at 4/22/15 11:16am

Swoon.

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[l] at 4/22/15 11:03am

The Disneyland Book of Lists

The Disneyland Book of Lists is a fantastically fun, incredibly dense collection of Disneyland trivia!

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[l] at 4/22/15 10:24am

"Our daughter, Bailey, had complete paralysis from the waist down for 11 days with no explanation as to why. This video is of one of her favorite nurses coming onto her shift and not knowing that Bailey had started walking this day."

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[l] at 4/22/15 10:00am
It's very long. It's very funny. Read the rest

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[l] at 4/22/15 9:56am

A 40 meter lump of wet wipes and fat was so heavy that it broke a sewer in West London.

Stephen Hunt, a repair and maintenance supervisor at Thames Water, who is overseeing the fatberg’s removal, said its size was staggering.

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[l] at 4/22/15 9:37am

"Traveling crews have been exploiting young workers and scamming customers for decades – and neither law enforcement nor Congress has been able to do anything about it." The Atlantic reports on the sad world of "mag crews."

[Former mag crew salesperson Stephanie Dobbs] says sellers get 50 percent of the first chunk—their “front-end sales”—plus points to work their way up the system.

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[l] at 4/22/15 9:20am

Kremer-1 Phillip Kremer knows how to have fun with faces. I sent him my photo to see if he'd give me this special treatment. Read the rest

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[l] at 4/22/15 8:56am


Forthcoming from Fantagraphics, a slipcased, two-volume set collecting Daniel Clowes's seminal Eight Ball, whence came Art School Confidential and Ghost World. Read the rest

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[l] at 4/22/15 8:53am

Fenwick writes, "I had the tremendous opportunity to have a public talk with William Gibson when my university asked if I'd would to do a public talk with a public figure. I had no idea I'd be so lucky as to talk with William Gibson when I agreed. I thought you might be a kick out of our wide-ranging, fun discussion about science fiction and the future." Read the rest

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[l] at 4/22/15 8:53am

But Uber knocked $15 off Jaime Hessel's bill because it agreed that the driver had taken an "inefficient route." Gothamist: Hessel told us by phone that she e-mailed Uber at 12:30 today to ask them for an explanation.

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[l] at 4/22/15 8:25am

The giggling child makes it even cuter.

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[l] at 4/22/15 7:45am

chicken3

A "childhood friend" of the popular actress claims she kidnapped a beloved pet when they were at school together in Ukraine. (more…)

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[l] at 4/22/15 7:22am

Michael Geist writes, "Randy Bachman found himself embroiled in a public fight with Prime Minister Stephen Harper last year when Harper used his song 'Takin' Care of Business' as a theme song for a major speech. Bachman said he probably would not have granted permission to use the song, since 'I don't think he's taking care of business for the right people or the right reasons.'" Read the rest

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[l] at 4/22/15 7:14am


My latest Guardian column, Can anything curb the dominance of the internet's big guns? points out that everything governments do to tame the online giants has no effect on them -- but makes it nearly impossible for new companies to compete with them. Read the rest

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[l] at 4/22/15 6:28am

Chaos grips The Today Show this morning, where Bob is back from vacation and we gotta lot goin' on.

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[l] at 4/22/15 5:52am
unfinished

I never loved pen and paper games like Dungeons & Dragons as a kid. That kind of play felt like it took everything I liked about fantasy and pretend—being a character, drama and romance, surprises!—and turned it into a spreadsheet that chased friends away. But there are all kinds of ways to roleplay today, and some might surprise you. Read the rest

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[l] at 4/22/15 5:39am

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Yep, he got thrashed by Judit Polgar again.

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[l] at 4/22/15 4:10am
I spent my 20s in the service industry, overworked and underpaid. Why, now, do these games help me relax? Read the rest

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[l] at 4/22/15 3:56am

Apocalyptic landscapes are beloved to video games, lonesome, evocative worlds that ask players to make much of little—to scour the earth in search of survival, resources and heroism. Something about failed civilization enchants players who might be longing for an escape from the often-ruthless order of life. Read the rest

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[l] at 4/21/15 11:49pm

Wikipedia says that Grant Shapps, the bullying, untruthful millionaire spam kingpin who chairs the UK Conservative Party is behind an account that vandalised the entries for senior party officials and edited out references to Shapps's spamming career. Read the rest

[Category: Post, christ what an asshole, sockpuppet, tories, uk, ukpoli, web theory, wikipedia]

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[l] at 4/21/15 11:34pm

Rick Kleffel sez, "I spoke with Kazuo Ishiguro about his new book, The Buried Giant, and his means of using the literary toolkit of the fantastic to excavate the human psyche. It proved to be great fun. " Read the rest

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[l] at 4/21/15 10:52pm

Real rayon! $50 from Thinkgeek: droids, tie-fighters, and the plans for the Death Star (naturally).

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[l] at 4/21/15 10:46pm

Who says bipartisanship is dead? Read the rest

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[l] at 4/21/15 10:27pm

Nailed it ♬ (via Techdirt)

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[l] at 4/21/15 7:58pm
Tom the Dancing Bug, IN WHICH the Great Meritocracy Race is kept strictly fair; after all, the future of America is at stake. Read the rest

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[l] at 4/21/15 4:31pm
When things go bite in the night Read the rest

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[l] at 4/21/15 3:38pm
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[l] at 4/21/15 2:46pm

Our kitchen is a Wifi deadspot. I've tried using wireless extenders, but I think my walls have chicken wire in them, turning every room into a Faraday cage.

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[l] at 4/21/15 2:15pm

“Alice Barker was a chorus line dancer during the Harlem Renaissance of the the 1930s and 40s. She danced at clubs such as The Apollo, Cotton Club, and Zanzibar Club, with legends including Frank Sinatra, Gene Kelly, and Bill "Bojangles" Robinson.” (more…)

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[l] at 4/21/15 2:07pm
Ryan Chatfield of Ryan Chatfield Images: “Classic catch to save my drone from certain death.” (more…)

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[l] at 4/21/15 2:06pm
Congress is expected to vote on two 'cybersecurity' bills sometime in the next week that are essentially surveillance bills in disguise. Trevor Timm writes in this editorial, cross-posted on the Freedom of the Press blog, about how they affect journalists and whistleblowers. Read the rest

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[l] at 4/21/15 1:59pm

The Mickey Mouse Treasures is literally a treasure trove of Mickey artifacts. Contained within the hard-cover book’s 63 pages are pockets, pouches, and fold-outs containing removable replicas of select Disney memorabilia from the Walt Disney Archives.

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[l] at 4/21/15 1:53pm

The Supreme Court ruled 6-3 today that it is unconstitutional to hold a suspect without probable cause, even if it's for less than 10 minutes.

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[l] at 4/21/15 1:27pm

Graeme Finlay, 53, is being tried in court for severely beating a senior couple who snubbed him at the dinner table on a Canary Islands cruise ship.

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[l] at 4/21/15 1:19pm
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The most high.

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[l] at 4/21/15 1:12pm
“Right now, two planets dominate the sky after sunset: Venus in the west, and Jupiter high to the south.” Read the rest

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[l] at 4/21/15 1:08pm

leonhartMichele Leonhart, who has reigned over an out-of-control Drug Enforcement Administration since 2007, is expected to resign as administrator soon. Read the rest

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[l] at 4/21/15 12:53pm
x 2015-04-21 at 3.50.49 PM Marvel's character, one of the original X-Men, is to be outed.

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[l] at 4/21/15 12:34pm
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[l] at 4/21/15 12:18pm

Dr. Tim Byers, who is the director for cancer prevention and control at the University of Colorado Cancer Center, conducted a meta-analysis of 12 trials involving more than 300,000 people, over 12 years -- and found that high doses of certain vitamin supplements were linked to increased odds that a person would develop certain kinds of cancer.

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[l] at 4/21/15 11:48am
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Music legend and noted marijuana aficionado Willie Nelson plans to launch a personal brand of cannabis that he intends to make "the best on the market." Read the rest

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[l] at 4/21/15 11:38am
Marijuana_free

In the run-up to 4/20 day, CBS News released a poll that shows 53% of Americans support marijuana legalization. Read the rest

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[l] at 4/21/15 11:37am


A lawyer retained by Sony has sent threat-letters to media outlets hinting at repercussions if they report on material in the huge dump of internal Sony docs from the North Korea hack that Wikileaks put online. Read the rest

[Category: Post, censorship, Copyfight, corporatism, corruption, free speech, infosec, north korea, piketty, sony]

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[l] at 4/21/15 11:33am

A woman was removed from a plane after she repeatedly poked a man with a pen to stop him from snoring.

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[l] at 4/21/15 11:25am

AP: “A five-legged lamb was born at a Welsh farm last week, becoming an internet sensation. (more…)

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[l] at 4/21/15 11:23am

shape-of-stories

Graphic designer Maya Eilam has created a print of her infographic on The Shapes of Stories by Kurt Vonnegut. You can buy one in her Etsy shop. Read the rest

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[l] at 4/21/15 11:16am
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Photo: courtesy of Shyp

“From private rides to hamburgers to marijuana, there is perhaps no better time in history to get anything delivered with little more than a tap of a smartphone button.” Read the rest

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[l] at 4/21/15 10:40am

HBO's lawyers defended its intellectual property law by figuratively dropping Wildfire on the Brooklyn bar Videology. The owner tweeted that the Wildfire was "very polite but official."

Sorry guys.

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[l] at 4/21/15 9:51am

Want to know your destiny? Then get ready to physically fight with your closest pals. Read the rest

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[l] at 4/21/15 9:28am
Do you like forklift trucks and saving money for minor industrial groups of the midcentury midwest? We have the game for you! Read the rest

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[l] at 4/21/15 9:06am
ROA-twitter Messages identified as abusive will not appear on notification timelines, thanks to a new filtering system designed to prevent harassment from being seen by its targets. Read the rest

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[l] at 4/21/15 5:45am
playscii_shot1 Available for Windows, Linux and (soon) OS X.

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[l] at 4/21/15 5:33am
If your brand of libertarian fantasy world involves living on land adjacent to Serbia, but which Serbia doesn't want, your dream has come true!

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[l] at 4/21/15 5:30am
x 2015-04-21 at 8.29.51 AM The NYT: "Things like salt and fat aren’t the enemy. They are often necessary in the preparation of tasty, satisfying food."

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[l] at 4/21/15 5:27am

x 2015-04-21 at 8.22.21 AM

"Based on the historical GitHub Archive and GitHut data starting in 2012, we analyzed the most common developer actions within GitHub and turned it into [these] infographics"

Interesting factoid: four of the top five entries were introduced in 1995, and the other (CSS) in 1996.

The Most Popular Programming Languages in to GitHub Since 2012 [loggly]

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[l] at 4/21/15 4:30am

monroeUPDATE: IT'S A LIE. Read the rest

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[l] at 4/21/15 12:48am


UK sex-toy retailer Lovehoney allowed researcher Jon Millward to data-mine its huge database of over 1,000,000 sex-toy purchases and 45,000 reviews, in order to see what he could infer about Britons' sexual proclivities from the things they bought. Read the rest

[Category: Post, Book, Business, data, data mining, dataviz, infographics, privacy, scholarship, Sex]

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[l] at 4/20/15 8:08pm

James Bridle writes: "There's huge debate in the UK about the deaths of people in the Mediterranean trying to reach Europe, but we rarely see or hear the people themselves." Read the rest

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[l] at 4/20/15 4:58pm

My 12-year-old and her pals like making thing with Perler beads. They go through them quickly, so I bought a tub of 22,000 Perler beads for $15.

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[l] at 4/20/15 3:31pm
The new virtual reality company is producing lightweight headsets with a large field of view and minimal latency, for an immersive experience. Their Kickstarter is already halfway to its goal, with just a few days left. Read the rest

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[l] at 4/20/15 2:35pm

Nocturne: Creatures of the Night

is not a book about sleep-deprived college students, club-hopping hipsters or even long haul truck drivers.

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[l] at 4/20/15 2:19pm
Dogs may have tapped into a uniquely human bonding mechanism, ensuring our love and care for man's best friend: eye contact. Read the rest

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[l] at 4/20/15 2:01pm

The Russell Berrie Nanotechnology Institute engraved the Hebrew Bible on a chip the size of a grain of sugar.

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[l] at 4/20/15 2:01pm
Make way for the deluge, people. Read the rest

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[l] at 4/20/15 1:42pm
PIA19064

The two brightest spots on the dwarf planet Ceres, which have fascinated scientists for months, are back in view in the newest images from NASA's Dawn spacecraft. Dawn took these images on April 14 and 15 from a vantage point 14,000 miles (22,000 kilometers) above Ceres’ north pole. Read the rest

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[l] at 4/20/15 1:38pm

My friend Andreas Ekberg, who made this great Boing Boing deck for me, made a Happy Cloud cruiser for his pal Steve Guyer.

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[l] at 4/20/15 1:30pm
Of course, some of us have been ready for a female president since we were born. Read the rest

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[l] at 4/20/15 1:18pm

"I dreamed about a reefer 5 feet long, Mighty Mezz and not too strong, You'll get high but not for long, Cause you'se a viper."

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[l] at 4/20/15 1:10pm

He's says it's even better to catcall from "far away because they're not that scared."

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[l] at 4/20/15 12:43pm
nekoatsume

Sometimes I can't tell how much of my affection for cats is genuine and how much is the toxoplasmosis talking, but in the end it doesn't matter: I love their silly faces. That's probably why I've fallen for Nekoastume, an adorable Japanese smartphone game whose name translates as "collecting cats."

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[l] at 4/20/15 12:23pm


Andy from Steamlabs writes, "We challenged a sixth grade class to make learning about the power grid engaging and they designed a high-tech, science centre style exhibit over a 3 week period." Read the rest

[Category: Post, canada, crowdfunding, education, happy mutants, kickstarter, Kids, makers, makerspaces, toronto]

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[l] at 4/20/15 12:20pm
Mario Kreutzberger, aka Don Francisco, served as host of Sábado Gigante since the show's debut in 1962.


Mario Kreutzberger, aka Don Francisco, served as host of Sábado Gigante since the show's debut in 1962.

The first ad for an early episode of the show  that would later become Sabado Gigante.


The first ad for an early episode of the show that would later become Sabado Gigante.

The 53-year-old show Sabado Gigante was to Latino American families what no other TV program was, but its ‘humor’ perpetuated outdated racial and gender divides. Read the rest

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[l] at 4/20/15 12:03pm

id-cardA quick web consultation and $95 will get you a doctor's letter of recommendation for medical marijuana. Read the rest

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[l] at 4/20/15 11:56am

Little more needs to be said.

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[l] at 4/20/15 11:52am

He's says it's even better to catcall from "far away because they're not that scared."

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[l] at 4/20/15 11:49am

Magic masa music.

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[By Kyle, via Reddit]

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[l] at 4/20/15 11:46am

How many of these Chinese megacity names do you recognize? I recognize maybe five, probably four. Read the rest

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"I'm not mean."

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DEA Administrator Michele Leonhart has received a vote of "no confidence" from members of the House Oversight and Government Reforms Committee.

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[l] at 4/20/15 11:31am

monroeUPDATE: IT'S A LIE. Read the rest

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[l] at 4/20/15 11:20am
tl;dr: Why should weed be legal? Because unlike "ciggies," marijuana "Kills no cunts." Read the rest

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[l] at 4/20/15 11:10am

Honestly, it's all about the sound design.

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[l] at 4/20/15 11:09am

X-Ray Specs

I'm not like those fancy government guys using millimeter wave scans, thermal imaging, and warrantless email hoovering to spy on your unmentionables. Just like my grandfather and his father before him, I rely on analog X-Ray Specs for invading the privacy of others.

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[l] at 4/20/15 9:31am
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MadameBerry has made us a neat toy: EDDA, An atmospheric slam poetry battle based on a collection of Old Norse poetry. Alongside warm firelight in a great hall, you choose how to complete phrases in response to your challenger, with the aim of besting four different types of poets. Read the rest

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[l] at 4/20/15 9:30am

The FBI admitted that, for over 20 years, it gave flawed hair sample testimony in hundreds of trials, reports the Washington Post.

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[l] at 4/20/15 9:09am

I'm loving Adam Savage's One Day Builds show for Tested, where he and a special guest build models and shoots the breeze.

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[l] at 4/20/15 8:55am

Yvette d'Entremont, an analytical chemist, started Science Babe as a way to satirize the questionable claims made by Vani Hari on her Food Babe site.

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[l] at 4/20/15 8:43am
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Games made in Puzzlescript have a uniquely-nostalgic feel, beyond the usual endeavor toward 'pixel art'. The Penanggalan resembles a little old Atari game, starring a "floating head and entrails time-traveling vampire." Read the rest

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[l] at 4/20/15 7:39am

Maybe you've heard of Elsa Frozen Brain Surgery -- you know, the game where you open the popular Disney princess' skull and extract fashion items from her glittering brain morass for her to wear later.

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[l] at 4/20/15 7:01am
In 1943 three men came up with an ingenious plan to escape from the seemingly escape-proof Stalag Luft III prison camp in Germany. Read the rest

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[l] at 4/20/15 6:34am
We often understand failure in games through the language of death. Why? Read the rest

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[l] at 4/19/15 9:55pm
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Historians Damien Kempf and Maria L. Gilbert, whose new book Medieval Monsters collects illustrations from bestiaries, travel books, maps, bibles, and other medieval documents, spotted Yoda in a 14th century manuscript called the Smithfield Decretals. Read the rest

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[l] at 4/19/15 9:39pm
Pinch me! I must be dreaming. Illustrated by Michael Arnold Read the rest

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[l] at 4/19/15 9:37pm


This chart summarizes data from Daily Rituals: How Artists Work, providing that rarest of treasures: an infographic that actually improves the legibility of information. Read the rest

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[l] at 4/19/15 9:30pm


Helen Keller's activism on behalf of people with disabilities was rooted in her radical socialism, which held that the problems of the most vulnerable in society were the fault of capitalism, not genetics or industrial accidents. Read the rest

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[l] at 4/19/15 8:54pm
vice1 “I believe that pipe smoking contributes to a somewhat calm and objective judgment in all human affairs,” said Albert Einstein, whose pipe is apparently one of the most popular artifacts in the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of American History. Read the rest

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[l] at 4/19/15 8:33pm
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Our friends at the world's greatest underground publisher Last Gasp launched a Humble Underground Book Bundle! Pay what you want for digital editions of killer art/culture books by Mitch O'Connell, Basil Wolverton, Kirsten Anderson, Diane di Prima, the Cacophony Society, and more.

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[l] at 4/19/15 8:20pm

May the four be with you.

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[l] at 4/19/15 8:12pm

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Moon Duo explores the same psychedelic dronescape as my lifetime faves Velvet Underground and Spacemen 3. This track "Slow Down Low," from the new LP Shadow of the Sun, takes me right there.

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[l] at 4/19/15 7:55pm

All that's missing is Bull. (more…)

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[l] at 4/19/15 7:51pm
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Maker education pioneer Gever Tulley, founder of Brightworks and Tinkering School, and his colleagues at Tinkering Labs have launched a very compelling new kind of open-ended kit, called a Catalyst, to make projects and explore possibilities around science, tech, engineering, and math. I can't wait to get one into my kids' hands! Read the rest

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[l] at 4/19/15 7:27pm
MIT researchers demonstrated "NailO," a wireless trackpad that sits on your thumbnail. Video below. Video below. (more…)

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[l] at 4/19/15 11:52am

Senator Ron Wyden [D-OR] and Rep. Jared Polis [D-CO] have introduced legislation in the US Senate and House to fix one of the worst computer laws on the US statute books: section 1201 of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, which forbids breaking digital locks, even for lawful purposes. Read the rest

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[l] at 4/19/15 6:01am

Waiting for the proper cuppa to brew takes time—and who knows more about taking it slow than a sloth?

These adorable tea infusers are available at foodiggity but are on back-order.

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[l] at 4/18/15 10:56pm


The leaked secret strategic plans of Samir Abd Muhammad al-Khlifawi -- who served in the Iraqi army under Saddam and later masterminded the Islamic State -- reveal the surveillance at the heart of Islamic State's military success. Read the rest

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[l] at 4/18/15 10:41pm


Mark Zuckerberg's Internet.org project bribes corrupt, non-neutral carriers in poor countries to exempt Facebook and other services of its choosing from their data-caps, giving the world's poorest an Internet that's been radically pruned to a sliver of what the rest of the world gets for free. Read the rest

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[l] at 4/18/15 10:14pm


UK artist Julie Alice Chapell's Computer Component Bugs sculptures are iridescent, intricate assemblage sculptures made from ewaste. Read the rest

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[l] at 4/18/15 7:36pm
reepubs To be honest I find them a bit creepy.

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[l] at 4/18/15 5:26pm

Brought to you by Frederick Scott, the same guy who gifted us with "This is a Trent Reznor Song".

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[l] at 4/18/15 10:44am

Pirated copies of two O'Reilly books on hacking, Hacking: The Next Generation and Inside Cyber Warfare: Mapping the Cyber Underworld were hosted on Sony's internal servers. Read the rest

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[l] at 4/18/15 10:28am

Tucker the Corgi and Beau the baby human. (more…)

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[l] at 4/18/15 10:18am

Zack Snyder's 'Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice' is scheduled for release on March 25, 2016.

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[l] at 4/18/15 12:05am


The delightful Stewart Butterfield: "Q So do you think Slack is worth $3 billion? A It is, because people say it is." Read the rest

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[l] at 4/17/15 8:42pm
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Tomorrow (Saturday, 4/18) is Record Store Day! Visit your local independent record shop and buy some new music! Read the rest

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[l] at 4/17/15 4:24pm

"Rescue dog" is a synonym for "weird behavioral tics," and I know this because I am the proud caretaker of one. But it's also a synonym for "unconditional and fierce love."

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[l] at 4/17/15 1:56pm

A recently rescued Grey-Headed Flying Fox enjoys gorging on grapes. All of the grapes. (more…)

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[l] at 4/17/15 1:31pm
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Well, that explains a lot. (more…)

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[l] at 4/17/15 1:07pm

We love this music video: 'Animation.'

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[l] at 4/17/15 12:52pm

The Japanese conveyor belt sushi experience, now in virtual reality. Read the rest

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[l] at 4/17/15 12:32pm

Vice's The Creators Project published an extensive video interview with FKA Twigs today, as a part of The YouTube Music Awards. Read the rest

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[l] at 4/17/15 12:09pm

Read the rest of the Hip Hop Family Tree comics!

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[l] at 4/17/15 11:55am

When Grand Theft Auto V was released for PCs this week, Oculus users discovered a way to play it with the popular VR headset. In this video, a demo of how that play feels. Read the rest

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The creator behind a series of feminist critiques of game design tropes—and target of a relentless campaign of online harassment—is profiled by Wil Wheaton.

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[l] at 4/17/15 11:12am

tumblr_static_9glvmbwa1w084440ksgcgsggk “Cultural appropriation” is a tricky concept to understand. When does appreciating another culture’s traditions cross over into usurping and/or disrespecting them? Read the rest

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[l] at 4/17/15 10:54am

Annabel de Vetten was trained as sculpture and painter, but after making her own wedding cake, she found a new passion in life: confection.

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[l] at 4/17/15 10:42am

"SpaceX, we go bold / We launch rockets, we write code." (more…)

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[l] at 4/17/15 10:36am
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Now in its sixth year, VidCon—the world’s largest online video convention—is expanding beyond YouTube. Read the rest

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[l] at 4/17/15 10:32am

You can see in the glass a reflection of the humans' child unknowingly thumping her chest, a provocation to the adult gorillas on the other side of the window. (more…)

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There's a secret desire that lingers in the heart of every loaf of bread: to burn. Read the rest

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[l] at 4/17/15 10:09am
A truck that overturned on a major highway in Washington state was carrying 458 honeybee hives. Read the rest

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[l] at 4/17/15 9:16am

Chocolate is a true joy in life. Not OTC wax like Cadbury, Milka or Hershey: the prescription-strength real thing, such as Omnom's burned-sugar 55% milk chocolate from Reykjavik, Iceland.

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[l] at 4/17/15 9:16am

House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster [R-PA] admits that he's having an affair with Shelley Rubino, vice president for global government affairs for Airlines for America, but swears that's not why he gave her industry so many awesome legislative gifts. Read the rest

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[l] at 4/17/15 8:57am

Jon Gottschall is a man you want at every academic dinner party. He seems to have read everything, takes interest in the work of others, and can converse for hours about anything. In another world, he might have been a great professor. Instead, he was given God’s work: helping freshmen improve their written compositions.

image001He does all the right things to rise above this. He publishes, presents at conferences, networks, and even makes friends with Deans. In fact, his last book went beyond the expectations set for academics: it sold well.

This left him looking in the mirror, daily, at a failed professor. He hadn’t yet earned the academy’s golden ticket: a tenure-track job.

Therefore, Jon decided to become an MMA fighter.

A black eye and swollen lip would surely get him noticed at the monthly faculty meeting! His attempt at becoming a fighter was thwarted, first by films like Here Comes the Boom, which seemed to usurp his idea of the teacher turned brawler, and second by his innate drive towards scientific analysis.

Thus was born his newest book, The Professor in the Cage. It starts off as a memoir of another “failed” professor in American higher education, and ends up an insightful look into humanity’s long term fascination with watching two men beat the snot out of each other.

It is less a story about war, bullying, and duels, and more a story about what is innate in the male version of our species, from an evolutionary perspective. Some have already said that it can be seen as a “guide to men.”

Men—intellectual men—who read this can nod along with the pages in subconscious agreement. They may try to explain “smear the queer” to their equally intellectual wife, and to themselves, while gaining a disdainful glance. Read the rest

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[l] at 4/17/15 7:13am

The excellent sci-fi series Orphan Black returns this Saturday (more…)

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[l] at 4/17/15 7:12am
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In musical theater an “I Want” song is an early moment in the show when the protagonist gets to express his or her inner desires through music. Read the rest

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[l] at 4/17/15 7:12am

"Waiting for iPhones NYC" photo by Bastique

Writer S.E. Smith points out a hypocrisy in modern American society Read the rest

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[l] at 4/17/15 7:10am
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Vlogbrother/The Fault In Our Stars author John Green is one of my favorite people on the Internet (along with his brother Hank, of course). Read the rest

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[l] at 4/17/15 6:58am
drawing by Chris Haley of Let’s Be Friends Again

If you haven’t already seen it, I can’t recommend Marvel’s new Netflix series Daredevil highly enough. Read the rest

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[l] at 4/17/15 6:52am

Neither the 1992 live action musical Newsies (starring a young Christian Bale!), nor the 1988 animated feature Oliver & Company Disney classics. Read the rest

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[l] at 4/17/15 6:50am

tumblr_static_9glvmbwa1w084440ksgcgsggk “Cultural appropriation” is a tricky concept to understand. When does appreciating another culture’s traditions cross over into usurping and/or disrespecting them? Read the rest

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[l] at 4/17/15 6:49am

Apropos of absolutely nothing, here’s one of my all-time favorite videos Read the rest

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[l] at 4/17/15 6:41am
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I’m going to go ahead and declare The Empire Film Podcast my all time favorite film podcast Read the rest

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[l] at 4/17/15 6:38am

Memorial outside Mayor Rahm Emanuel's Office [photo by Caroline Siede]

Earlier this year I shared the story of a group of police torture survivors and their supporters who have been fighting for reparations from the City of Chicago. Read the rest

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[l] at 4/17/15 5:33am
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My Summer Car is an upcoming game about building your own vehicle in the reputedly "hot, hot, hot" Finnish summer. It also promises absurd difficulty, lots of death, and all-important physics bugs. Listen to a man with a wonderful accent show you a weirdly-compelling experience: Read the rest

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[l] at 4/17/15 4:02am

Ah, the tech and the aesthetics of 1990s games. The terrible framerates, indistinct faces and rough edges seem eerie today, perfectly recalling the horror games of a bygone age. If you miss it too, you really need to watch this: Read the rest

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[l] at 4/17/15 3:29am


Stephen Harper's government has spent millions of tax dollars advertising the upcoming Canada Day celebration with the slogan "Strong, proud, free," which also happens to be awfully close to their election slogan. Read the rest

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[l] at 4/16/15 10:59pm


SPOT, the TSA's billion dollar "behavioral detection" mind-reading program, is now apparently in use at Walt Disney World, Seaworld and other Florida attractions. Read the rest

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[l] at 4/16/15 10:33pm

Glen Chiacchieri's produced a heavily annotated version of Eyes on the Prize, the brilliant video documentary series on the history of the Civil Rights movement that was rescued from copyright oblivion by a civil disobedience campaign. Read the rest

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[l] at 4/16/15 8:46pm

Raising suspicions with his frequent trips to the bathroom, Gaioz Nigalidze was searched to no avail. But when they checked the stalls, they found a hidden iPhone.

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[l] at 4/16/15 4:25pm
Imagining an incredible night sky of stars and star trails over the light polluted city of Los Angeles. Read the rest

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[l] at 4/16/15 4:11pm
“Star Wars” fans and aviation geeks, hold on to your butts. Read the rest

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[l] at 4/16/15 3:24pm
David Bowie. Vinyl Art by Daniel Edlen.


David Bowie. Vinyl Art by Daniel Edlen.

Vinyl Art by Daniel Edlen is hand-painted portraiture of musicians on vinyl records. Read the rest

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[l] at 4/16/15 3:04pm
This Curl-crested Jay, a bird in the same family as crows, lives at the Criadouro Onca Pintada breeding center in Brazil. Read the rest

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[l] at 4/16/15 2:41pm
STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS will be in theaters December 18, 2015. Read the rest

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[l] at 4/16/15 2:17pm
QLdCnh Cat goes on car ride to outer space, mind is blown.

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[l] at 4/16/15 2:00pm

“This is the British Scythe Champion against an experienced agricultural worker with a three-tine brushcutter, working flat-out.”

“Held at the Annual Green Fair and South West Scythe Festival in Somerset, UK, on 13th June, 2010. No trick photography here - he really is that fast.”

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[via reddit.com/r/videos]

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[l] at 4/16/15 12:29pm
Amala's got a new job: monitoring paroled prisoners' CCTV feeds. What she sees isn't nearly so disturbing as who sees her seeing it. A tale of science fictional horror from the new Black Candies - Surveillance. Read the rest

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[l] at 4/16/15 12:25pm
That the battlefield of tomorrow will be abuzz with death is clear. Say hi to America's drone cannons. Read the rest

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[l] at 4/16/15 12:25pm

Thank you, Nerdist, for making this highly necessary parody happen. (more…)

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[l] at 4/16/15 12:15pm
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After spending more than a month in orbit on the dark side of dwarf planet Ceres, NASA's Dawn spacecraft has captured several views of the sunlit north pole of this intriguing world. Read the rest

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[l] at 4/16/15 12:05pm
How very magnanimous of them! But don't get any ideas: "close-ups of fully nude buttocks" are still unacceptable.

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[l] at 4/16/15 12:00pm
OSNY "Today, 16 April 2015, WikiLeaks publishes an analysis and search system for The Sony Archives: 30,287 documents from Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) and 173,132 emails, to and from more than 2,200 SPE email addresses…"

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[l] at 4/16/15 11:58am
"Chewie, we're home."

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[l] at 4/16/15 11:53am
Lars Andersen is back with a new video, in which he responds to everyone who says he and his archery technique are bogus. Read the rest

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[l] at 4/16/15 11:44am

A film by Gilles-Alexandre Deschaud that “follows a ukelele-playing girl who is chased through a dark forest by the monster that emerges from her own shadow.”

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[l] at 4/16/15 9:56am
Veronica Belmont and Tom Merritt discuss a controversy that has science fiction stars going supernova. Read the rest

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[l] at 4/16/15 9:44am
via Ian McKellen's website

via Ian McKellen's website

Disney is adapting a ton of its classic cartoons into live action movies, including 1991’s Oscar nominated Beauty and the Beast. Read the rest

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[l] at 4/16/15 9:43am
drawings by Heymonster

drawings by Heymonster

This collection of strong female characters by artist Heymonster is one of the best things I’ve ever seen. Read the rest

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[l] at 4/16/15 9:43am
ninthdoctor

Christopher Eccleston is one of the best (and most underrated) Doctors in Doctor Who history. Read the rest

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[l] at 4/16/15 9:42am
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These Dorkly comics by JHall capture four big highlights from this week’s Game Of Thrones season 5 premiere. (Caution: There are light spoilers ahead.) Read the rest

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[l] at 4/16/15 9:35am

Marvel has a knack for casting actors who are not only great for their roles, but also insanely charming promoters of the films. (more…)

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[l] at 4/16/15 9:34am

“Blank On Blank” animates rarely-heard interviews with famous figures. Their latest video features Dolly Parton, discussing growing up in poverty with 11 siblings in Tennessee—she didn’t use a flush toilet until she was around eight years old). Read the rest

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[l] at 4/16/15 9:33am

A remarkably brilliant young lady, Sydney Smoot, stood in front of the Hernando County School Board to speak out against The Florida Standards Assessment Test and standardized testing in general. Read the rest

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[l] at 4/16/15 9:33am
"Buzzfeed compared me to a certain Caucasian rapper, and Pop Hangover declared me the 'Cutest Weightlifter,'" she says. Not cool. Read the rest

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[l] at 4/16/15 9:31am

A group of scientists onboard the Exploration Vessel (E/V) Nautilus were using a remote operate vehicle to film some underwater footage when a sperm whale just happened to swim by their camera. Read the rest

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[l] at 4/16/15 8:48am
BURN

They paid nearly $1000 each for 44,000 iPads loaded with an incomplete educational curriculum they hadn't even seen. Read the rest

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[l] at 4/16/15 8:22am

If technical descriptions of how they achieved the amazing graphical feat flew over your head, this pictorial explanation makes clearer just how insane this thing is.

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[Category: Image, 19A0s, Games, hacks, hardware, PCs]

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[l] at 4/16/15 7:59am

The proposed lawn-embedded RF barriers could interfere with radio telescopes. Wired's Davey Alba says the fight over 6240-6740 MHz is heading for the rough.

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[l] at 4/16/15 7:57am
sif

One way to trick your 'gamer' friends into listening to better music is to get them started on remixes of video game songs done by cool people. Laura has posted about that hot Hitmane remix of Juicy J with Saria's Song, and today I give you Torahhorse taking a crack at Dark Souls' "Great Gray Wolf Sif." Read the rest

[Category: Post, dark souls, music, offworld]

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[l] at 4/16/15 7:36am

Most people don't often think about video game fashion—you mean a plaid shirt and a Zelda triforce tee, right? but Offworld contributor Gita Jackson has a delightful eye for clothing detail, like the zombie-spattered denim of Resident Evil's Claire Redfield.

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[l] at 4/16/15 6:07am
Can two designers come up with the exact same idea, entirely by accident? Read the rest

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[l] at 4/15/15 11:49pm


This Haunted Mansion Lego set is up for your votes -- it's got mine! Read the rest

[Category: Post, Book, Disney, fanac, happy mutants, haunted mansion, lego]

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[l] at 4/15/15 11:43pm


Pay what you like for DRM-free ebooks featuring Basil Wolverton, pop surrealism, Hi-Fructose, Ron English and many more quality titles from our favorite underground press, Last Gasp. Read the rest

[Category: Post, art, Book, books, Comics, comix, ebooks, happy mutants, humble bundle, publishing]

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[l] at 4/15/15 11:36pm

The Shakespearean delights of Pop Sonnets, one of my favorite reads, are being collected in a new book to be published in October. Read the rest

[Category: Post, Book, books, Copyfight, fanac, gift guide, happy mutants, music, poetry]

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[l] at 4/15/15 11:28pm

If your car has a proximity-based ignition fob that lets you start the engine without inserting a key, thieves on the street in front of your house can use an amp to detect its signal from your house and relay it to the car, getting away clean. Read the rest

[Category: Post, automotive, Book, crime, Gadgets, security, theft, wireless]

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[l] at 4/15/15 11:21pm

Neal Stephenson's posted the first 26 pages of his forthcoming novel Seveneves, "a grand story of annihilation and survival spanning five thousand years." Read the rest

[Category: Post, Book, books, eschatology, gift guide, happy mutants, science fiction, Space]

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[l] at 4/15/15 4:44pm

Over at Cool Tools we interviewed my good friend John Edgar Park, who is one of the most interesting people I know.

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[l] at 4/15/15 4:28pm
The Brotherhood of Eternal Love once cooked up some Mickey Mouse blotter acid. The Disney bigwigs freaked. Originally published in Real Stuff #8, August 1992. Illustrated by J.R. Williams Read the rest

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[l] at 4/15/15 4:17pm
From the wonderful mind of GIF artist Vince McKelvie, the tool allows you to paint with selections of an image like a paintbrush. Read the rest

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[l] at 4/15/15 4:08pm

This stunning video was created at Point Arena Lighthouse near Mendocino, California. (more…)

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[l] at 4/15/15 2:36pm
“No sane person would do what I am doing,” he says. Yep. Read the rest

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[l] at 4/15/15 2:08pm
A team of scientists from the U.S. and Russia have documented the longest migration of a mammal ever recorded: a round-trip trek of nearly 14,000 miles by a whale identified as a critically endangered species. Read the rest

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[l] at 4/15/15 1:35pm

Like Jason's beloved Hot Rod, the Crazy Cube is an inexpensive and easy trick you can keep in your pocket and pester your friends with.

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

She shreds.

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[l] at 4/15/15 1:08pm

“It looks like a television. But it's a computer!” Read the rest

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[l] at 4/15/15 12:43pm
yokPZB

My goodness, this is weird. (more…)

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[l] at 4/15/15 11:50am

Hat_1

"Among the museum's most treasured objects in the Lincoln collection, and certainly its most iconic, is his silk hat. At six feet four inches tall, Lincoln towered over most of his contemporaries. He chose to stand out even more by regularly wearing high top hats." (via SI.edu)

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[l] at 4/15/15 11:47am
NASA JPL sends news of a proposed technique to use a cloud of laser-controlled glitter to work as a space telescope for imaging exoplanets. It's called Orbiting Rainbows. We approve. Read the rest

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[l] at 4/15/15 11:39am

"Next thing that came to me, came much to my surprise. Then I began to realize, that you were telling me no lies."

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[l] at 4/15/15 11:25am
Mesmerizing animations. Read the rest

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[l] at 4/15/15 11:22am

If you had the power to erase your mistakes, what would you do? Would you change big things, little things? How about every single seemingly insignificant thing you did today?

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[l] at 4/15/15 11:20am

This Shattered Land (Surviving the Dead Series Book 2)

Eric and Gabe have been holed up in their Appalachian mountain retreat for 2 years, fending off the zombies and watching their supplies diminish. This Shattered Land takes them across America to rejoin the resurgent US Government in Colorado.

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[l] at 4/15/15 11:07am

This Sizzler restaurant video is all about freedom. The freedom to wear fake cowboy hats or his-and-her jogging headbands. The freedom to study a construction blueprint with your back to the building so you have to crane your neck every time you want to look at the building.

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[l] at 4/15/15 10:50am
It's not just the size of these delicate little portraits and scenes he paints that blow our minds. It's the choice of surfaces. Read the rest

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[l] at 4/15/15 10:47am

This video made me lose my gangsta. (more…)

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[l] at 4/15/15 10:36am
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Two TSA agents were fired for an alleged scheme to allow one of the agents to grope the passengers of his choice at the Denver airport. Read the rest

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[l] at 4/15/15 10:25am

Why is this former information security director of the Iowa state lottery not smiling? Because he made a nifty self-deleting computer program designed to give him a $14.3 million winning ticket and got caught, say officials.

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[l] at 4/15/15 10:24am

Jem, the 80's animated TV show about an all-woman pop group, captured the decade's obsessions with image, celebrity, technology and wild neon-colored hair.

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[l] at 4/15/15 10:09am

Tony Jerome Torbert Jr., 20, is facing 20 years in prison for "possession of counterfeit currency with intent to defraud." He was arrested after the Sheriff received a hotline tip that someone was offering "Legit Counterfeit $$" on Craigslist.

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[l] at 4/15/15 9:51am

Spectrum deck

The beautiful Spectrum deck, by Bicycle, with 52 different colored backs, is wonderful for magicians and terrible for card games.

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[l] at 4/15/15 9:48am

People who think they may have been banned by the federal government from flying on commercial planes will now be able to find out for sure whether or not they are one of the unlucky 47,000 estimated members of No Fly List.

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[l] at 4/15/15 9:21am


Carol writes, "Phil and Kaja Foglio have recently launched the Kickstarter for the latest book in the Girl Genius graphic novel series, Girl Genius: The Beast of the Rails. (And they've already reached their basic funding goal!)" Read the rest

[Category: Post, Book, books, Comics, crowdfudning, gift guide, happy mutants, kickstarter, publishing, Steampunk, webcomics]

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[l] at 4/15/15 8:51am
This Youtube channel is about problems faced by brown girls.

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[l] at 4/15/15 8:08am

Boing-Boing-wellThis is what Boing Boing looked like when its online home was The Well. This is a photo from a book Gareth Branwyn and Sean Carton wrote, called Internet Power Tool Kit. Read the rest

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[l] at 4/15/15 7:49am

It's $21.80 and will make your tureen into a cryptozoological mystery. (via Kottke)

[Category: Post, Book, Cryptozoology, gift guide, housewares, scotland]

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[l] at 4/15/15 6:53am
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Although comic books are full of billionaire playboy vigilantes, Batman remains arguably the most beloved. Read the rest

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[l] at 4/15/15 6:53am

In honor of Tax Day, here’s a pitch perfect rom com trailer parody from Nacho Punch that turns W-2s, 1099s, and business deductions into fodder for love. (more…)

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[l] at 4/15/15 6:49am

Robert writes, "Chopin's piano music is the stuff that makes the heart flutter and the blood boil, and many people list him as their favorite composer for the instrument. Yet Chopin never heard a modern Steinway grand, and most of us have never heard his favorite piano, the Pleyel." Read the rest

[Category: Video, cc, classical, Copyfight, crowdfunding, History, kickstarter, musics, videos, youtube]

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[l] at 4/15/15 5:51am

I gobble down each issue of Groo: Friends and Foes faster than our bumbling hero slurps down cheese dip. In issue 4 (out now from Dark Horse), Groo and Rufferto stumble into his old "friend," Arcadio the Hero, who is working on training dragons to help him look more heroic.

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[l] at 4/15/15 4:47am
The special performances by the pioneers of the Hip Hop Family Tree might be the most interesting part of the movie Beat Street. Read the rest

[Category: Comic, Feature, brainrot, Hip Hop Family Tree]

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[l] at 4/15/15 4:45am
Paolo Soleri's Arcology: The City in the Image of Man is a techo-hippie dream of deep mid-century modern futurism. Read the rest

[Category: Feature, architecture, art, books, design, gift guide, happy mutants, mid century modern, urban theory, utopianism]

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[l] at 4/15/15 3:55am
I spend one in three nights on the road -- in hotels, on friends' couches, even in RVs -- and figuring out luggage is my obsession, which is why I gave Valet Luggage Compression Shelves a try. Read the rest

[Category: Feature, Gadgets, gift guide, happy mutants, housewares, travel]

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[l] at 4/15/15 1:22am
slopes

If you like math, puzzles or winter sports, you need to play Sinerider, a sledding game where you transform the slope with math equations.

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[Category: Post, math, offworld, play it now, sinerider]

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[l] at 4/14/15 11:50pm

Tony from Starshipsofa sez, "StarShipSofa podcast is very proud this week to have two short stories by the great science fiction writer Kim Stanley Robinson. First up is the 1999 short story Purple Mars, then we play Discovery Mars published in 2000. Both stories can be found in KSR's Martians collection."

[Category: Post, Audio, Book, happy mutants, podcasts, science fiction, Space]

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[l] at 4/14/15 11:40pm


A restaurateur in Lecce, Italy dug up the plumbing for his perennially blocked toilets and discovered thousands of years' worth of tunnels beneath the building, including a Messapian tomb. Read the rest

[Category: Post, archeology, DIY, happy mutants, History, italy]

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[l] at 4/14/15 11:28pm

Hapheads, the incredible crowdfunded science fiction drama (previous) is about to get its NYC premiere at Games of Change, and to celebrate, the creators have put all 75 minutes of season one online as a single video, without interruptions. Read the rest

[Category: Video, crowdfunding, cyberpunk, happy mutants, piketty, science fiction, videos, youtube]

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[l] at 4/14/15 11:22pm

An Arkansas lawyer representing ex-cops who blew the whistle on corruption in the Fort Smith Police Department says that when he gave the police brass a blank hard-drive for discovery documents, they returned it laden with sneaky malware, including a password-sniffing keylogger and a backdoor that would let the police department spy on their legal opponents. Read the rest

[Category: Post, arkansas, corruption, crime, infosec, malware, police, whistleblowers]

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[l] at 4/14/15 10:47pm


The latest addition to the Electronic Frontier Foundation's Surveillance Self-Defense series is a set of tools and instructions aimed specifically at LGBTQ kids, who have unique threat models (being outed) and adversaries (homophobic friends, parents, pastors). Read the rest

[Category: Image, crypto, eff, gender, happy mutants, LGBTQ, privacy, surveillance]

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[l] at 4/14/15 6:19pm
Genius transformation of the poster art for Marvel's forthcoming superhero action flick. Read the rest

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[l] at 4/14/15 5:58pm
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An important message. (more…)

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[l] at 4/14/15 5:50pm
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Only $36. (more…)

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[l] at 4/14/15 5:26pm

Oops. (more…)

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[l] at 4/14/15 5:21pm

I know them feels, kid. (more…)

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[l] at 4/14/15 5:09pm
"Lorne was born at a zoo in Georgia who breeds a select number of wolf pups to be used for educational purposes and for ambassadors for their species." Read the rest

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[l] at 4/14/15 4:26pm

Beastly Verse is Joohee Yoon's beautifully illustrated children’s book of poems about animals on wonderfully thick, textured paper. Each short poem, by classic authors such as Lewis Carroll, William Blake, D.H.

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[l] at 4/14/15 4:23pm

My 12-year-old daughter introduced my wife and me to the immensely popular Attack on Titan TV animated series (it's on Netflix).

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[l] at 4/14/15 3:32pm

Pop-Up Magazine is a spectacular night of storytelling/performance/music/film packed into a 100-minute extravaganza. It's coming to the beautiful Ace Theatre in downtown Los Angeles on 4/19 (this Sunday), and tickets are going fast.

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[l] at 4/14/15 3:18pm
Tom the Dancing Bug, IN WHICH is revealed the result of the most preposterously unlikely winning streak in the history of life on Earth. Read the rest

[Category: Comic, Feature, tomthedancingbug]

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[l] at 4/14/15 12:32pm

The ALA's new State of America’s Libraries Report [PDF] shows American public and school libraries are being challenged most often over graphic novels like Saga and YA novels and books by people of color like The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian Read the rest

[Category: Post, Book, books, censorship, education, gender, happy mutants, lgbt, libraries, race, ya]

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[l] at 4/14/15 11:07am

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A YouTube video of a motorcade of gunmen on a road in Chihuahua, Mexico is circulating widely on the Spanish-speaking internets. Read the rest

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[l] at 4/14/15 11:06am

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[l] at 4/14/15 10:47am

cbd

A cannabis extract containing non-psychoactive cannabidiol tested on hard-to-treat epileptic patients cut seizures in half. Read the rest

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[l] at 4/14/15 10:34am
vox

Police have killed more Americans on U.S. soil since the year 2000 than the Islamist terrorists. Read the rest

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[l] at 4/14/15 10:24am

The Flying Spaghetti Monster did a good job when he made hummingbirds. The tiny, ravenous creatures hover by beating their wings, up to 80 times a second, in a figure-8 pattern, which creates lift during the upstroke and downstroke.

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[l] at 4/14/15 9:57am
screenshot

Hillary Rodham (Clinton), 21, photographed by Lee Balterman for a LIFE Magazine feature titled "The Class of ’69." Read the rest

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[l] at 4/14/15 9:53am

A TV news crew was interviewing a man when something more exciting happened behind him.

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[l] at 4/14/15 8:22am
POINTBLANK-APRIL_1024x1024

Peter Andrew Lusztyk and Derek Blais created "Point Blank," a series of handgun "portraits" all taken from the same point-of-view, staring right down the barrel of the weapon. Read the rest

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[l] at 4/14/15 8:15am

Playing with the short games of French creator Armel Gibson is a bit like interacting with a music video. If you're like me and you spent hours of the 1990s falling down weird late-night rabbit holes of shape and sound on late night video blocs, you should look into his works.

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[l] at 4/14/15 7:52am
ML

Vladimir Ivanov writes about a most unpleasant April Fools joke. Magic Lantern, an unofficial high-end replacement for Canon camera firmware, saw fit to intentionally BSOD cameras for the day. Read the rest

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[l] at 4/14/15 6:34am

Charmixy: Witch Academy instantly captured my heart today -- must have been a love spell. The PC and mobile puzzle-dueling game has really cute art and music, plus some refreshing characters and what looks to be a flexible character creator. Read the rest

[Category: Post, battle, magical girls, offworld, puzzle]

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[l] at 4/14/15 5:02am
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In her series “Selfie Fables,” Italian artist Simona Bonafini imagines what it would be like if Disney’s fairy tale heroes joined Instagram. Read the rest

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[l] at 4/14/15 5:02am
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Singer John Legend just announced he’s launching a new initiative called FREE AMERICA that aims to put an end to mass incarceration. Read the rest

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[l] at 4/14/15 5:02am

Given that I don’t currently have kids and don’t plan on having them for a while, it’s a little strange that one of my favorite YouTube channels is about parenting advice. Read the rest

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[l] at 4/14/15 5:00am
Dan Spalding's How to Teach Adults (free download) is an extraordinary document that mixes the practical and the philosophical, a book that explains how to be a better teacher, and how better teachers make a better world. Read the rest

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[l] at 4/14/15 5:00am
Nintendo's Style Savvy: Trendsetters is one of the scariest games I've ever played Read the rest

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[l] at 4/14/15 12:11am

The Book of Mojo started as an "urban fantasy" webcomic, the tale of a young black girl named Creepy who practices street magic and encounters a seven-foot, living artifact named Mojo. Read the rest

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[l] at 4/13/15 11:44pm


These 100g D20 peppermint soaps are $10.52 each -- there's a real D20 in the center of each one. (via Geeky Merch)

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[l] at 4/13/15 11:39pm


Airport stings keep catching insiders pilfering millions of dollars worth of passenger property from bags that can no longer be effectively locked, thanks to a TSA rule that insists on luggage being equipped with locks that are all vulnerable to the same passkey. Read the rest

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[l] at 4/13/15 9:51pm

Austria's Tulln Domino Team set the Guinness World Record for the largest "stick bomb" (popsicle stick chain reaction) consisting of 30,849 sticks. (more…)

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[l] at 4/13/15 9:22pm

A short film about Milton Glaser, the famed graphic designer behind I ♥️NY, DC Comics "bullet" logo, and New York Magazine. (more…)

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[l] at 4/13/15 8:35pm
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Photographer Jim Richardson captured this breathtaking photo of a lightning rain in Ogallala, Nebraska's Sand Hills. (more…)

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[l] at 4/13/15 7:03pm
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Hillary Clinton has an excellent 404 page. (more…)

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[l] at 4/13/15 6:43pm

“They treated me respectful,” she says, denying that she slept with the entire Wu Tang Clan on the noted television news program Divorce Court.

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[l] at 4/13/15 6:23pm
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Readin' your weak tweets like... (more…)

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[l] at 4/13/15 3:45pm

This is the lowest price I've seen for an LED bulb. I bought a couple of these when they were $10 and like them a lot. At $5 they are a great pretty good deal. Read the rest

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[l] at 4/13/15 2:20pm

This is the lowest price I've seen for an LED bulb. I bought a couple of these when they were $10 and like them a lot. At $5 they are a great deal. Read the rest

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[l] at 4/13/15 2:01pm
The Meitiv kids of Maryland, whose parents free-range them, were picked up by the cops yesterday and kept in the back of a patrol car for three hours. This happened once before in January and the parents are getting tired of it. Read the rest

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[l] at 4/13/15 1:53pm

A short but sweet supercut by Jaume Lloret of POV (and other) shots from 'Better Call Saul,' highlighting the work of cinematographer Arthur Albert. Read the rest

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[l] at 4/13/15 1:39pm
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Trippy visual geniusness by vincemckelvie.tumblr.com: Gradient Forest 2.0.

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[l] at 4/13/15 1:30pm

From the popular-for-good-reason YouTube channel shironekoshiro. (more…)

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[l] at 4/13/15 1:22pm
mLeOAlThe little dude was hanging out in Perth, Australia. These Australian magpies can develop interesting relationships with humans, for better or for worse. On the plus side, they're used to us. And on the scary side, they can and do attack humans when it's breeding season and they feel threatened by our presence. They're also prolific songbirds.

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[l] at 4/13/15 12:58pm

I wonder if this works with sweet potatoes/yams? (more…)

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[l] at 4/13/15 12:52pm
Facebook's growing monopolistic power over news organizations' traffic + their censorship policies + their new plan to get news orgs to publish directly on the site all adds up to a major threat to press freedom. Read the rest

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[l] at 4/13/15 12:43pm

You'll never guess which animal picks up when you dial 9-1-1 on this children's telephone toy. (more…)

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[l] at 4/13/15 12:36pm
Some stunning work from the Dutch artist. Read the rest

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[l] at 4/13/15 12:09pm
Jarrell, where are you now? (more…)

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[l] at 4/13/15 11:55am

Out today, a new teaser trailer and official poster for Marvel's forthcoming superhero flick Ant-Man. Read the rest

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[l] at 4/13/15 11:26am
"He gets fierce excited when I ask him where his pipe is and will jump up to the drawer on the dresser where we keep it, as he knows well where it is.” Read the rest

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[l] at 4/13/15 11:23am

The real reason I'm posting this is because I love the video. An abusive nurse who held a patient’s mouth shut to stop him singing the Pinky and Perky theme tune has been struck off.

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[l] at 4/13/15 11:10am
Spoiler warning: The following review contains plot points from Game Of Thrones up to and including tonight’s fifth season premiere. Read the rest

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[l] at 4/13/15 10:57am

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Fox is working on a TV remake of the quintessential cult film The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975). Let's do the time warp again? Read the rest

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[l] at 4/13/15 10:56am

2015-04-13-podcast-episode-53-americas-oldest-mystery-the-lost-colony

What is actually known about the disappearance of the English settlement at Roanoke Island in 1587?

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[l] at 4/13/15 10:40am

Why does he keep going?

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[l] at 4/13/15 10:31am

Special effects makeup artist Kiana Jones (Aka Freakmo) creates great, super creepy makeup tutorial videos, featuring severed fingers, maggot infested eyes, slit throats, torn flesh, and fresh scars.

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[l] at 4/13/15 10:15am

Over at Mental Floss, we learn about the time McDonald's met with H.R. Pufnstuf creators Sid and Marty Krofft, picked their brains, then went on to make "McDonaldland commercials that blatantly ripped off the Kroffts’ technology and feel." Read the rest

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[l] at 4/13/15 10:02am

You're left alone at a battered, mysterious console, a flickering urban display on the greenscale monitor before you. There is just one big, red button within your reach.

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[l] at 4/13/15 9:35am
1000 Michael Slager, the North Charleston cop who shot Walter Scott, laughed about the 'pumping' feeling after the incident, reports The Guardian. Read the rest

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[l] at 4/13/15 9:21am

Why does he keep going?

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[l] at 4/13/15 9:08am

Who's walking who?

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[l] at 4/13/15 9:08am

Not that I want to lose an eye, but if I ever do lose one I'll be getting myself one of these awesome leather eye patches from Merimask on Etsy.

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[l] at 4/13/15 8:57am

Bourton-on-the-Water, a village in Gloucestershire, has a model village you can walk through. The model village has a model model village. The model model village has a model model model village. And the model model model village has a model model model model village. They stopped before hitting the Matroyshka Limit.

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[l] at 4/13/15 8:47am

He may be related to the primate featured in "Thus Spake the Chimp with a Stick."

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[l] at 4/13/15 8:38am


Photo from Arne Svenson's exhibit, The Neighbors

For a year, Arne Svenson secretly took photos of a New York City family living in a loft across from his apartment. He put the photos on exhibit and family sued, but lost, because the judges said the photos were works of art. Read the rest

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[l] at 4/13/15 8:23am
espotts

Cyber-athletes and their stim-packs -- it sounds so future-dystopic, but it might be a thing. The sheer volume and mass of the competitive gaming scene, where events are often staged in massive, luminous venues and offer prize packs in the millions, is pretty high-stakes, and some competitors might be seeking an edge. Read the rest

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[l] at 4/13/15 7:59am
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button

Big groups can do amazing things with surprisingly few implements, and internet communities can spontaneously become collaborative experience designers. Redditors are playing a new game of sorts with themselves and each other involving a color-changing button and a timer, and the emergent memes are weird and glorious. Read the rest

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[l] at 4/13/15 6:25am
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[l] at 4/13/15 6:18am
Revenge porn—sharing intimate photos of people without their permission—is now a criminal offense in the UK. The maximum sentence is 2 years inside.

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[l] at 4/13/15 4:49am
Phil Lapsley's Exploding the Phone does for the phone phreaks what Steven Levy's Hackers did for computer pioneers, capturing the anarchic move-fast-break-stuff pioneers who went to war against Ma Bell. Read the rest

[Category: Feature, books, corporatism, History, infosec, phones, phreaks, piketty, Reviews, usausausa]

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[l] at 4/13/15 4:48am

The Gregory Brothers are best known as the creators of Auto-Tune the News/Songify This, but they also have another series of videos that could easily translate to at-home fun. Read the rest

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[l] at 4/13/15 4:46am
cannabis

Fantastic gallery of soundtrack album art from avant-garde films, cult classics, psychotronic treats, and a smattering of Hollywood movies with memorable scores. Read the rest

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[l] at 4/13/15 4:41am
Creatively, a bad idea—but so is peppering diversity onto default casts. How about some fresh storytelling? Read the rest

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[l] at 4/13/15 4:40am

A group of right-wing Internet users calling themselves "Sad Pupping" have hijacked the Hugo Award ballot this year, buying voter-only memberships to the World Science Fiction Convention in order to fill the ballot with stories aligned with their political agenda, including one published by "Patriarchy Press," calling on Gamergate supporters to join in with them in seizing control of the award. Read the rest

[Category: Post, Book, gamergate, graeber, politics, publishing, science fiction]

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[l] at 4/13/15 12:07am


Like the pioneering 1979 Apple ][+, the Apple ][+ watch, built by Instructables user Aleator777, runs Apple DOS and associated programs (it even has tiny floppy disks) -- and like its predecessor, it's designed to be understood and modified by its owner. Read the rest

[Category: Post, 3d printing, Arduino, happy mutants, horology, makers, Old school]

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[l] at 4/12/15 11:56pm


NSA director Michael S Rogers says his agency wants "front doors" to all cryptography used in the USA, so that no one can have secrets it can't spy on -- but what he really means is that he wants to be in charge of which software can run on any general purpose computer. Read the rest

[Category: Post, 1201, crypto, happy mutants, policy, politics, snowden, spooks, usausausa, war on general purpose computers]

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[l] at 4/12/15 11:45pm

Blackstone has produced a new audiobook edition of Rapture of the Nerds, the gonzo post-Singularity novel Charlie Stross and I published in 2012, read by John Lee -- as with all my Downpour audio titles, it's DRM-free and available without territorial restrictions (tell your friends!). Read the rest

[Category: Post, audiobooks, Funny, gift guide, happy mutants, publishing, science fiction, singularity]

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[l] at 4/12/15 11:40pm


On a recent O'Reilly Solid podcast (MP3), the convenors of this year's O'Reilly Internet of Things conference (where I'll be a speaker) speak to Dennis Wingo, founder of the McMoon's "techno archaeology" project (previously). Read the rest

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[l] at 4/12/15 10:02pm
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Mayor Melih Gökçek of Ankara, Turkey is being sued by the Turkish Union of Engineers and Architects’ Chambers for spending taxpayer money on this 20-foot Transformer-like robot statue. (more…)

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[l] at 4/12/15 9:48pm

"Yo soy tu padre." (more…)

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[l] at 4/12/15 9:47pm
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The HUMMbucker is an electric kazoo that you plug into a guitar amp for a new kind of buzz. Read the rest

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[l] at 4/12/15 9:47pm

Created by SquirrelMonkeyCom.

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[l] at 4/12/15 9:39pm

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Fox is working on a TV remake of the quintessential cult film The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975). Let's do the time warp again? Read the rest

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[l] at 4/12/15 7:34pm

Cuepoint plays through disco, funk, jazz, classical, TV themes, movie soundtracks, and, er, Kenny G to list "every instrumental, as classified by Billboard, that has made it to the Top 10 over the past 50 years."

Above, Harold Faltermeyer's "Axel F" (1985). Below, The Ventures' "Hawaii Five-O" (1969).

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[l] at 4/12/15 7:13pm

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Stephen Hawking covers Monty Python's Galaxy Song from the troupe's 1983 film "The Meaning of Life." Read the rest

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[l] at 4/11/15 4:32pm

Lodge Camp Dutch Oven, 6 Qt

My daughter specifically asked if I had packed this 6 qt dutch oven for an impending camping trip. It is super handy and surprisingly makes the best desserts.

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[l] at 4/11/15 11:33am

This took a ton of work, but man, it was worth it! Read the rest

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[l] at 4/11/15 5:08am

His come-hitha is stronga than his slitha. [Imgur]

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[l] at 4/10/15 6:29pm

A patent troll that claims that its failed 1990 cassettes-by-mail business is the same thing as podcasting got cut off at the knees today when the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) invalided its bogus claims.

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[l] at 4/10/15 4:23pm

I reviewed this beautifully designed Minecraft boxed set of four hardcover handbooks in December. The price has since dropped to $14, which is a great deal. (more…)

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[l] at 4/10/15 1:00pm

Veronica is a mother in Washington. She wanted to buy some Big Hero 6 themed fabric to make pillows for her kids.

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[l] at 4/10/15 12:27pm
"Because there are so many technological world-firsts in the demo, and because we’re bending the hardware in ways that people have never thought to do so, it’s only fair that we try to explain exactly how this was achieved." x 2015-04-10 at 3.25.30 PM

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[l] at 4/10/15 11:57am
head-transplants

Italian physician Dr. Sergio Canavero is collecting funds to conduct the first human head transplant. He has a volunteer: Valery Spiridonov, 30, who suffers from a rare genetic disease causing his spinal muscles to atrophy. Read the rest

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[l] at 4/10/15 11:46am

Demonstration of a yoguphobic material. Probably LiquiGlide, or something similar.

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[l] at 4/10/15 11:28am

From Kurt Vonnegut’s introduction to his short story anthology, Bagombo Snuff Box, 8 tips on how to write a good short story. Read the rest

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[l] at 4/10/15 11:11am

Ben Phelan of Matter offers advice on living in a Golden State without water. Read the rest

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[l] at 4/10/15 11:08am

At least this NYPD detective didn't kill someone for selling loose cigarettes. Instead, he allegedly stole $2,650, perhaps as a way of rewarding himself for a job well done.

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[l] at 4/10/15 10:34am

Saturday (4/11) is International Louie Louie Day and the birthday of Richard Berry who wrote the song in 1955. (more…)

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[l] at 4/10/15 10:28am

Amazon is suing the owner of the website buyazonreviews.com, which sells 4- and 5-star reviews for about $20 per review.

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[l] at 4/10/15 9:41am
Good old Ted Cruz. Read the rest

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[l] at 4/10/15 9:32am

Top 100 (or insert random number here) books have been around for ages. They tend to make great coffee table books, but it takes something really special to start a conversation.

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[l] at 4/10/15 9:30am
Pure genius by Arganalth.

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[Twitter, Facebook. via Reddit]

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[l] at 4/10/15 9:16am
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LEGO responds to the Golden Girls and LEGO fan who asked the internet to sign on to the concept of a LEGO set to honor the classically camp eighties sitcom. 10,000 people said yes, and so did the Danish toy maker.

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[l] at 4/10/15 8:31am

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San Francisco's Santino Aviles has been acquitted of purportedly breaking into an apartment and taking a nap. Aviles, however, believed he was stealing a spaceship.

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[l] at 4/10/15 7:46am
061713Tianhe-2master-1371488246512 The Department of Commerce told Intel it's not allowed to ship China chips to upgrade the world's biggest supercomputer. But every sour deal has a sweet lining: "Separately, Intel has signed a $200m deal with the US government to build a massive supercomputer"

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[l] at 4/10/15 7:38am
CCMf5alUAAAB4l_ As posted by David Ayer on Twitter! Looks good to me--the traditional, slimier Joker--without any suggestion of overdoing it in camp fashion. (more…)

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[l] at 4/10/15 6:11am

Yes, yes, not all male writers think this way, but this list of “Male Writer Thoughts” floating around Tumblr gave me a laugh. Read the rest

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[l] at 4/10/15 6:11am

I love seeing how people find efficient ways to use small spaces, and Ronda Batchelor came up with some brilliant tricks to turn her cramped laundry room into a pleasant place to do laundry for her family of eight. Read the rest

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[l] at 4/10/15 6:10am

Sure “Tik Tok” isn’t exactly topping charts anymore, but that doesn’t make this Star Trek/Kesha mash-up any less entertaining. (more…)

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[l] at 4/10/15 6:08am

photo by Allaire Bartel

After being given the prompt "Boundaries," photographer Allaire Bartel created this evocative set of images about the reality of being “a woman in a man’s world.” Read the rest

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[l] at 4/10/15 6:05am
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Recent moves in places like Missouri, Kansas, Wisconsin, and Florida have sought to strictly control those receiving welfare benefits through things like drug-testing, food stamp restrictions for “luxury items,” and legislation that bans welfare recipients from spending government money at strip clubs—even though there’s no virtually no evidence the poor actually spend their money this way.

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[l] at 4/10/15 4:16am
Velociraptors-680

The recent Twiny Jam, which challenged anyone and everyone to create their own tiny Twine text game in 300 words of less, has revealed the merit of constraint: The idea was to lower the hurdles to making games for those daunted by the idea, a category that previously included me. Read the rest

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[l] at 4/10/15 3:55am
jostleparent

As I understand it, being the parent of children is consistently terrifying -- like herding cats, except suddenly minor environmental conveniences, like power outlets and stairs and cars, suddenly turn lethal. Everything is to be either managed with your last shredded nerve or avoided. Read the rest

[Category: Post, marina abramovic, offworld, pippin barr, play it now]

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[l] at 4/10/15 3:18am
I've always wanted to know the difference between perseverance and masochism. This is the game that taught me. Read the rest

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[l] at 4/10/15 1:25am
twitter-jokestress

Apologies to all who think Twitter is srs bzns. Jokestress out! (more…)

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[l] at 4/10/15 12:03am

A very talented kite enthusiast at the Huntington Beach Pier had some fun playing tag with a kid. Read the rest

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[l] at 4/9/15 11:48pm

Many hyperlapse videos focus on landmarks and touristy stuff, but Maxime Gaudet's Paris in 3 Minutes blends day-to-day real-time footage with gorgeous timelapse throughout the city. Read the rest

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[l] at 4/9/15 11:06pm

Mike Harrison has been experimenting with tiny flexible LED filaments found in LED bulbs that mimic incandescent bulbs. He came up with this cool light cube and a very bright clock display. Read the rest

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[l] at 4/9/15 10:49pm

Fantastically flexible contortionist Nokulunga Buthelez performs her "Snake Woman" dance. Below, a 2008 interview with Buthelez.

Nokulunga Buthelezi (Facebook)

(via Weird Universe)

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[l] at 4/9/15 10:29pm
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Motor vehicle deaths continue to drop in the US this century. Firearm deaths continue to rise. If the CDC's WISQARS data holds its path since 2013, guns will soon be America's top killing machine. The 17 states (and one district) in order are: Read the rest

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[l] at 4/9/15 10:12pm

Alison Nastasi's new book Artists and their Cats is just that, a collection of fantastic photos depicting fine artists and their feline friends.

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[l] at 4/9/15 9:56pm
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"Cornbread with mashed potato icing, drizzled with brown gravy and topped with fried chicken." (Posted to r/food by SuperCub.)

Similar is Darius Williams's famed "Collard Green & Cornbread Cake" with spicy fried chicken on top, seen below.

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[l] at 4/9/15 9:55pm
The special performances by the pioneers of the Hip Hop Family Tree might be the most interesting part of the movie Beat Street. Read the rest

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[l] at 4/9/15 9:32pm

My kids and I have made some crazy avant-garde music with the fantastically fun Boomwhackers but we never tackled Bach. (more…)

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[l] at 4/9/15 9:21pm

Ultra HD 4K video of SpaceX launches. Far out. (more…)

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[l] at 4/9/15 9:16pm

No really, could you? (more…)

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[l] at 4/9/15 9:11pm

This "soft robot" was developed a few years ago by Siddharth Sanan and Mike Ornstein at Carnegie Mellon University. (more…)

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[l] at 4/9/15 5:36pm

The Bicycle Distressed Expert Back deck ($5) looks like its been dipped in espresso, wiped off with a burlap bag, and left in the desert for a couple of years, but it's brand new and handles perfectly.

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[l] at 4/9/15 4:50pm
The week's top Boing Boing stories on KCRW's radio newsmagazine. Read the rest

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[l] at 4/9/15 4:39pm

English springer spaniel annoys a Husky, which leads to a lot of howling. (more…)

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[l] at 4/9/15 4:28pm

Prepare for The Feels.

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[l] at 4/9/15 4:19pm
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Who knew? (more…)

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[l] at 4/9/15 4:09pm
People really are excited about the forthcoming new season of Game of Thrones, which premieres on April 12. Read the rest

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[l] at 4/9/15 3:46pm

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[l] at 4/9/15 3:40pm
Charlie Deck is based in New York City, and makes fantastic GIF art. Read the rest

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[l] at 4/9/15 3:19pm

Preview of an interactive project by Adrien M and Claire B: Sable cinétique, a flat 4K screen displaying particle attractor physics when balls are placed on the screen's surface. Read the rest

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[l] at 4/9/15 2:35pm
The second season of True Detective stars Colin Farrell, Vince Vaughn, Rachel McAdams and Taylor Kitsch, and premieres on HBO June 21, 2015.

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[l] at 4/9/15 1:47pm

Today, I've been swapping late '70s power pop videos with my old college friends (we were in bands in Ft. Collins, CO and often played together).

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[l] at 4/9/15 1:25pm

Penn, you need to practice that card palm. Read the rest

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[l] at 4/9/15 1:22pm
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Breast milk is precious stuff so I don't blame actor Alyssa Milano for being miffed about Heathrow officials confiscating the 10 oz she'd pumped out before going through security. She had a baby in September, who was not with her at the time, which is the reason an airport representative told her the milk was a potential terrorist threat. Read the rest

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[l] at 4/9/15 1:17pm
Police in the northern Indian city of Lucknow plan to use pepper-spraying drones against protesters. This should end well. Read the rest

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[l] at 4/9/15 1:16pm
Portrait posters of Game of Thrones characters for Hero Complex Gallery, released at WonderCon 2015. Read the rest

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[l] at 4/9/15 12:46pm

I didn't know that in 1979, Knickerbocker released a line of eight Lord of the Rings toys that were inspired by the Ralph Baski animated film.

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[l] at 4/9/15 12:43pm

rock"By George," said John. "I think Paul's lost his ringo." [via]

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[l] at 4/9/15 12:42pm
The comic strip is designed to teach Japanese-speaking readers about Christian values. Read the rest

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[l] at 4/9/15 12:38pm

The UK is to see its first new electricity transmission tower design in nearly a century, reports the BBC.

The new design abandons the traditional "Mutant Eiffel Tower" style in favor of a sleek "T" shape.

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[l] at 4/9/15 12:38pm

"About what one can not speak, one must remain silent." – Ludwig Wittgenstein

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[l] at 4/9/15 12:34pm
Louis C.K. talks different flavors of bullshit found in NYC/LA, and his evolving relationship with fans, comedy, and cash. The 5th season of his hit comedy Louie premieres Thursday April 9 on FX. Read the rest

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[l] at 4/9/15 12:27pm
"We make brushing teeth fun," declare the creators of Play Brush.

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[l] at 4/9/15 12:17pm

Kit Harington (aka Jon Snow) stopped by Late Night With Seth Meyers and proved just why the bastard son of Eddard Stark isn’t the best party guest.

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[l] at 4/9/15 12:13pm
Author Jon Ronson looks at what happens when we obliterate people for unpopular opinions, off-color jokes, offensive language, and professional faux pas. Read the rest

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[l] at 4/9/15 12:11pm

My niece Amanda Pescovitz spotted this excellent Wi-Fi branding on a Loch Ness Cruise boat to seek out Nessie. Now that is some bandwidth I can believe in.

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[l] at 4/9/15 12:03pm
I was sick of storing my comics in cardboard magazine bins: they're ugly, dusty and don't protect the comics--and worst of all you can't even see the cool comic book covers! Read the rest

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[l] at 4/9/15 11:58am
Akilah Hughes, one of the smartest, funniest voices on the Internet, tackles the complicated topic of intersectionality in feminism. Read the rest

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[l] at 4/9/15 11:34am

In just 100 seconds, this snazzy video from U.K.-based healthcare provider Benenden Health explores 100 years of fitness trends. Read the rest

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[l] at 4/9/15 11:28am
The Sentencing Project provides research and advocacy for prison reform, and the organization's latest report tracked the number of people in prison per state from 1999-2013. Read the rest

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[l] at 4/9/15 11:18am

Ever play a video game so often that it shows up in your dreams?

That's the idea behind Doomdream, an interactive experience created by Ian MacLarty to simulate what his own dreams look like after he's been playing the classic 1993 space marine game Doom all day.

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[l] at 4/9/15 11:00am
Ben Marks of Collectors Weekly says: "With mosquito and bed-bug season upon us, Hunter Oatman-Stanford has written an article about the May Natural History Museum in Colorado Springs, where you will find some 7,000 insects, all safely behind behind glass. Read the rest

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[l] at 4/9/15 10:11am

Daniel Sims, 21, was shot and killed by a police officer in Chester, PA. In this video directed by Justin Maxon, Sims' brother David talks about how the killing has affected him.

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[l] at 4/9/15 10:02am

The Astounding Antagonists

In a world led by stereotypical, capitalism loving super heroes it seems only natural that the baddest of villains should team up. They've formed The Astounding Antagonists and if they can keep it together they might just save the world!?

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[l] at 4/9/15 9:32am

In the wake of the successful live-action version of Cinderella, Disney is working on live action versions of its other animated features, including Winnie the Pooh, Mulan, Dumbo, The Jungle Book, Beauty and the Beast, and Pinicchio. More intersting to me is the news that Guillermo del Toro is going to direct "a darker version" of Pinocchio, which will be shot in stop-motion.

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[l] at 4/9/15 9:14am

Aleator777 wrote complete plans for making your own Apple ][ Watch on Instructables.

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[l] at 4/9/15 8:57am
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Future-tech/transportation titan Elon Musk crushes our childhood dreams of flying cars (though he is working on space colonies). Read the rest

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[l] at 4/9/15 8:57am

Rest in peace, Sally Forrest. Here she is dancing in the 1955 movie Son of Sinbad.

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[l] at 4/9/15 8:52am

This animated map recapping the fourth season of Game of Thrones is essential viewing for fans of the show with poor memory (like mine). Season 5 begins on Sunday, April 12.

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[l] at 4/9/15 8:39am
"3D Sculpting system for virtual reality using Razer Hydra as input controllers and displayed on the Oculus Rift Development Kit 2 VR headset."

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[l] at 4/9/15 7:03am
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I love when games make you balance two sides of your brain at once. It's not because I'm good at them -- actually, some kind of schismatic asymmetry opens up and I very quickly lose my sense of myself. I think that space feels interesting, and Apocalypse Gardening shoots right into it. Read the rest

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[l] at 4/9/15 6:58am

Injuries inflicted on a tyrannosaurus in life appear to be inflicted by another tyrannosaurus. But a new research paper reports similar injuries on another t-rex skull inflicted after death, suggesting that tyrannosaurus scavenged its own kind.

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[l] at 4/9/15 6:52am
x 2015-04-09 at 9.51.40 AM Go, spoil thyself. [WaPo, via]

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[l] at 4/9/15 6:40am
x 2015-04-09 at 9.39.13 AM Dog breeds as we know them represent an unsustainable Victorian fad. "Skye terrier breeders are doing their best to change the tide," writes Rosie Cima, "but things don’t look good." [Photo: Plelpe2000] (more…)

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[l] at 4/9/15 6:34am
"Don't plan on camping outside an Apple store," writes The Verge's Jacob Kastrenakes. "Steep learning curve," warns the NYT's Farhad Manjoo, "But once I fell, I fell hard."

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[l] at 4/9/15 6:21am
x 2015-04-09 at 9.16.49 AM An unforced mistake of The Soviet Union: to condemn the computer as a capitalist tool and pour scorn on "cynernetics", dooming official work to the shadows and consumer use to rickety clones.

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[l] at 4/9/15 6:09am

You're a space beetle careening toward a confrontation with a futuristic giant head. That's the premise of Thumper, an upcoming music game from Brian Gibson, bassist of tooth-rattling classic Lightning Bolt, and Seoul-based programmer Mark Flury. Read the rest

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[l] at 4/9/15 4:43am
Gita Jackson and Maxwell Neely-Cohen apply a traditional video game reviewer's eye to recent years' hottest downloadable sensation. Read the rest

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[l] at 4/9/15 2:26am
Washington State's Skagit Valley explodes with tulips each spring, and YouTuber Doctor Rennie caught this year's beauty via drone in UHD 4K resolution. Read the rest

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[l] at 4/9/15 2:22am

The Slow Mo Guys did a King of Random crossover episode, launching Grant's matchstick rockets recorded on their Phantom.

They get some pretty good force for their size:

Below is the tutorial on how to make your own Matchbox Rocket Launching Kit.

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[l] at 4/9/15 12:21am

Inspired by quantum physics, Gaspar Battha created a gorgeous mirrored projection mapping installation using grays, blues, and blacks, then set it to a hypnotic piano. Take five minutes and let your mind wander. Read the rest

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[l] at 4/8/15 11:35pm
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FILFURY (aka UK artist Phil Robson) takes design elements from famous shoe brands and reshapes kicks into other objects. Check out how everyday waffle soles, flyknit, leather, and laces can be transformed below. Read the rest

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[l] at 4/8/15 10:55pm
In Cosmo, Chelsea Manning, serving a 35 year sentence for leaking secret government files via Wikileaks, tells of her daily routine in military prison and her fight to live as a woman. Read the rest

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[l] at 4/8/15 10:06pm

Bob's Market and Greenhouses uses a TTA "pack planter robot" to transplant pansies with utter precision and efficiency. Makes me yearn for the days of Ken Goldberg's Telegarden.

(Bob's Market via DIGG)

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[l] at 4/8/15 9:55pm

Postmodern Jukebox, masters of remaking contemporary tunes in vintage 20th century styles, reimagined Radiohead's Creep with gorgeous growling vocals by Haley Reinhart of American Idol fame.

Postmodern Jukebox

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[l] at 4/8/15 6:06pm

In 1993, when Kevin Kelly and I were both editors at Wired, Douglas Coupland spent a few weeks at the office.

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[l] at 4/8/15 5:05pm
Defender, to the death, of Jack Kirby’s Fourth World saga. Architect of Philip K. Dick’s induction into the Library of America. College drop-out. MacArthur Genius. Comic-book guy. Jonathan Lethem is a man of obscure obsessions and unabashed passions. Read the rest

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[l] at 4/8/15 4:07pm

There is a certain novelty in trying to leaf through a book that is bigger and heavier than the coffee table it rests on.

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[l] at 4/8/15 3:36pm
You can get all these Sherlock Holmes stories and novels for free, because they are in the public domain, but I was happy to pay ninety-nine cents for the convenience of this X-Ray enabled Kindle edition, which has 56 short stories and four novels by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Read the rest

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[l] at 4/8/15 2:59pm

Jamie Hyneman attached a rotating saw blade to a quadcopter and tried topping some trees with it. It didn't really work, but it was worth a try!

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[l] at 4/8/15 2:51pm
Cheese is not just a treat for the palate: its discovery changed the course of Western civilization, and, today, cheese rinds are helping scientists conduct cutting-edge research into microbial ecology. Read the rest

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[l] at 4/8/15 2:29pm
Now this is brilliant.

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[l] at 4/8/15 2:28pm
There’s a new smartwatch that lets you make phone calls right from your wrist. No, not that one.