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[l] at 2/27/15 1:41am


I've got a new Guardian column, Internet-era politics means safe seats are a thing of the past, which analyzes the trajectory of Internet-fuelled election campaigning since Howard Dean, and takes hope in the launch of I'll Vote Green If You Do. Read the rest

[Category: Image, corruption, dean, elections, greens, happy mutants, politics, uk, ukip, ukpoli, web theory]

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[l] at 2/27/15 12:16am

Just in time for the Twin Peaks revival, a microbead-filled, photorealistic plush log pillow, which comes in "birch," "log" and "platanus" (and is glowingly reviewed by hundreds of satisfied customers). (more…)

[Category: Post, Gadgets, gift guide, happy mutants, housewares, Weird]

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[l] at 2/26/15 5:50pm
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Christine Sun Kim, deaf from birth, creates art at the intersection of sound, language, and music. Read the rest

[Category: Post]

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[l] at 2/26/15 5:40pm

I use a Natizo julienne / vegetable peeler to turn zucchini into flat "noodles" and spaghetti noodles. I like them more than pasta.

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[l] at 2/26/15 5:07pm

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[Category: Feature]

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[l] at 2/26/15 3:43pm
The story of the Hunkpapa Lakota holy man who united the Lakota tribes against betrayals by the US government Read the rest

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[l] at 2/26/15 2:57pm
blorg

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[l] at 2/26/15 2:20pm
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A historical chronology of NYC's subway system. (more…)

[Category: Post]

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[l] at 2/26/15 1:54pm
The photographer who describes himself as "obsessed" with the ocean shot these amazing images of slushy winter waves near his Nantucket home. Read the rest

[Category: Post]

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[l] at 2/26/15 1:46pm
tee_9

Designed by Tobias Fonseca, and available on Artsider as t-shirts and prints and lots of different things. (more…)

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[l] at 2/26/15 1:25pm
Four new NASA Earth-observing missions are collecting data from space, with a fifth set to begin orbit soon, after the busiest year of NASA Earth science launches in more than a decade. Read the rest

[Category: Post]

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[l] at 2/26/15 11:23am

Adam Savage has been having a lot of fun making models lately (like this cosmonaut model). In this video, we get to see the large scale model of the Overlook Hotel's maze that he built. Read the rest

[Category: Image, Adam Savage, models, Stanley Kubrick, the shining]

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[l] at 2/26/15 11:21am

Adam Savage has been having a lot of fun making models lately. In this video, we get to see the large scale model of the Overlook Hotel's maze that he built. Read the rest

[Category: Image]

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[l] at 2/26/15 10:31am

Angry Youth Comix is a beautifully designed and produced hardcover book containing the complete run of an infantile, ridiculous comic book called Angry Youth (published from 2000–2008). Read the rest

[Category: Post, Comic Books]

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[l] at 2/26/15 10:31am

In a 3 to 2 party-line vote, the FCC decided today that broadband internet access will be be classified as a "telecommunications service under Title II," a utility akin to telephone service.

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[l] at 2/26/15 10:15am

Translation: "Stop recording me in portrait mode!"

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[l] at 2/26/15 10:05am

Alex Theodoridis of the University of California at Merced asked Republicans, Democrats, and Independents "Which of these do you think most likely describes what Obama believes deep down?"

They could choose from: Christian, atheist, Muslim, spiritual, or I don't know." Over half of Republicans answered "Muslim."

I wonder how much overlap there is between the 54% who believe Obama is a Muslim and the 11% who either believe or are unsure that the country is being run by shape-shifting lizard people?

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[Category: Image]

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[l] at 2/26/15 9:50am

electron

The Spark Electron is a small component that enables devices to connect to the Internet where there is no WiFi or Bluetooth. Read the rest

[Category: Post, Arduino, family, how-do]

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[l] at 2/26/15 9:34am

Headquake claims this a scratch-built RC car. I'm not buying it. He's been breeding giant housecats. (more…)

[Category: Post, Delightful Creatures, makers, models]

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[l] at 2/26/15 9:34am

Whenever Pesco tells me he is speaking at an event I imagine this is his walk on music.

[Category: Post, Video]

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[l] at 2/26/15 9:15am
Revenge porn website operator Craig Brittain

Revenge porn website operator Craig Brittain

Craig Brittain, owner of a revenge porn website that posted nude photos of women without their permission, is attempting to get Google to unlink to stories about him. Read the rest

[Category: Post]

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[l] at 2/26/15 9:01am

Conspiracy theorists are claiming that the two shiny spots on Ceres seen in photos taken by NASA's Dawn spacecraft are ice or patches of salt. Read the rest

[Category: Post, Ceres, NASA, Space]

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[l] at 2/26/15 8:57am

As marijuana slowly becomes legal across America, a New York cherry magnate has shot himself in the head as law enforcement uncovered a large stash of weed, cars and cash hidden in his plant. Gawker has the story.

"Underground, it was really 'Breaking Bad,'" said the astounded law enforcement source.

[Category: Post]

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[l] at 2/26/15 8:54am

Here's yet another list of "DIY hacks." Some are silly, such as the tip to "Use a drink dispenser if you’re tired of looking at that ugly Tide bottle." Read the rest

[Category: Post, how-do, lifehacks]

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[l] at 2/26/15 7:41am

Nerdcore rapper Dan Bull recorded this Net Neutrality rap today and crowdsourced an excellent video for it in three hours, with the help of his Twitter friends.

[Category: Post, Video, cable company fuckery, crowdsourcing, music, nerdcore, net neutrality, twitter]

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[l] at 2/26/15 6:45am

hyena 2

I found about the colony in a roundabout way. There wasn't a press release announcing its inception, nor were there any articles advertising its whereabouts. Read the rest

[Category: Post, hyenas, spotted hyenas, uc berkeley]

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[l] at 2/26/15 6:42am

This devil was painted between 1471 and 1475 by Austrian Michael Packer. The 40-by-35-inch altarpiece portrays the legend in which Saint Wolfgang reached out to old scratch for assistance in building a cathedral.

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[Category: Post, art, guestblog, History]

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[l] at 2/26/15 6:40am

Sure, the bassist who calls himself MonoNeon does a masterful accompaniment of the Jones Big Ass Truck Rental & Storage ads.

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[Category: Post, guestblog, life advice, music]

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[l] at 2/26/15 6:40am

If the whole Potter franchise didn't already seem to give UK kids special powers, now this: primary and secondary schoolers can enter a contest by April 5 to program a Raspberry Pi for the International Space Station.

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[Category: Post, maker, raspberry pi, Science]

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[l] at 2/26/15 6:39am

Visually updating Hieronymus Bosch with delicious recherche cutouts, the Croatian visual artist and illustrator Sanda Anderlon constructed an incredibly detailed 40" image (only a small detail of which is shown here). 

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[Category: Post, Art and Design, collage, drunk]

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[l] at 2/26/15 6:33am

Pregame Season 5 of Game of Thrones, at my new favorite bar in San Francisco, Blackbird. Why? Because Cersei throws down, and you should too. Read the rest

[Category: Post, Cersei, cocktails, game of thrones]

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[l] at 2/26/15 6:33am

Clara is here to cast some perspective on that ramen noodle and Mountain Dew diet you "invented" in college, at 2am. She's 91 years old, and she's here to show us all how to cook on a budget. Read the rest

[Category: Video, Hot Dog, potatoes, The Great Depression]

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[l] at 2/26/15 6:07am
In 1979, Ronald Reagan was elected president of the United States, kicking off the multi-decade project of dismantling social mobility and equitable justice in favor of a project of making the rich as rich as possible: World War 3, a trenchant, angry, gorgeous graphic zine launched in response. Read the rest

[Category: Feature, activism, anarchism, books, class, Comics, comix, gender, gift guide, graphic novels, neoliberalism, occupy, Old school, ows, piketty, politics, Reviews, social justice, war, zines]

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[l] at 2/25/15 11:55pm


The actor and her husband, Greg Wise, have vowed to withhold their tax until the UK tax authorities begin to imprison the tax-cheats who were revealed to be using HSBC's Swiss money-laundry, even if it means going to jail themselves. Read the rest

[Category: Post, banksters, Business, corruption, finance, graeber, hsbc, ows, piketty, politics, uk]

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[l] at 2/25/15 11:46pm

Lenovo's disgraceful use of Superfish to compromise its users' security is just the tip of the iceberg: everywhere we look, companies have decided that it's a good idea to sneakily subvert their users' encryption. Read the rest

[Category: Post, Business, crypto, eff, infosec, privacy, security, spyware, ssl, superfish, surviellance]

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[l] at 2/25/15 11:38pm
Fifty Shades has got nothing on the Marquis de Sade. In Smithsonian, Tony Perrottet profiles the 18th century libertine and meets his descendant Hugues de Sade who apparently is in talks with "Victoria’s Secret for a line of Sade lingerie." Read the rest

[Category: Post]

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[l] at 2/25/15 11:35pm


Dan Gillmor, who was the San Jose Mercury News's leading tech columnist during the dotcom years, and was one of the first reporters to go Mac, has switched over to using all free/open source software: Ubuntu GNU/Linux on a Thinkpad, Cyanogenmod on an Android phone. Read the rest

[Category: Post, floss, politics, privacy, surveillance, web theory]

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[l] at 2/25/15 11:04pm

These gentlemen seem to be having a ball practicing the Indian martial art of Kalaripayattu while wielding urumi, whiplike flexible swords.

[Category: Post]

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[l] at 2/25/15 10:54pm
RadioShack, now bankrupt, is selling its name with the opening bid set at $20 million. I bet you could get "The Shack" for less. A lot less. Read the rest

[Category: Post]

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[l] at 2/25/15 10:46pm
mystique

Benjamin Von Wong, the man behind "everyday people photographed as 'Super Athletes,'" has since photographed everyday people dressed as superheroes actually on the edge of skyscrapers. Behind-the-scenes video below. Read the rest

[Category: Image]

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[l] at 2/25/15 10:44pm
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This castle, built in 1504 about an hour outside of Paris, could be your new home for around US$5.6 million. Read the rest

[Category: Post]

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[l] at 2/25/15 10:43pm


Rooby on the Isle of Wight turns nerdy fabric prints into garments and accessories: Death Star, Walking Dead BEWARE OF ZOMBIES signs, Incredible Hulk blow-up, Rocky Horror, Heroes of Star Wars, antique book-spines, and the first chapter of Harry Potter (which, sadly, is no longer available as a dress). Read the rest

[Category: Post, Copyfight, etsy, fanac, fashion, happy mutants, makers, uk]

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[l] at 2/25/15 10:25pm

These Craft Design Technology Scissors, made in Japan, are minimalist shears of beauty. They're $65 and ship free from Okinawa.

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[Category: Image, Post]

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[l] at 2/25/15 10:13pm
“Ya’ll got that Michael Jordan - Dangerous, Live in Buddharest?” At Dangerous Minds, record store employee Christopher Bickel shares selections from his notebook of customer comments, documented between 2002 and 2014. There are many, but here are a few of my favorites: Read the rest

[Category: Post]

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[l] at 2/25/15 7:31pm

Plasticolor 003700R01 Star Wars Accordion Sunshade

"That's no moon. It's a space station." immediately popped into my head as I drove past a parked car displaying this fantastic Star Wars window shade.

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[Category: Image, Post]

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[l] at 2/25/15 5:58pm

Quin Etnyre is one of the coolest kids I know. He saved my butt a few years ago when he was my "assistant" at an Arduino workshop I gave. Read the rest

[Category: Post, Arduino, family, how-do, makers]

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[l] at 2/25/15 5:44pm

Calling all writers! Wink needs reviewers! Wink is launching a new site, Wink Fun, which will feature daily reviews of games, toys, puzzles, kits, extreme sports gear, dolls, and anything else that is purely for FUN. Read the rest

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[l] at 2/25/15 5:22pm

The Belle Isle Zoo in Detroit closed its doors in 2002, and nature has been reclaiming it since. In August 2014 TheGadgetGuy1 flew his DJI Phantom 2 Quadcopter through the eerie abandoned attraction. (Thanks, Andreas!)

[Category: Video, DRONES]

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[l] at 2/25/15 5:09pm
Seed pods that look like skulls, chrysanthemum that resemble spiders, and orchids that ape monkey vampires. Nadina Hughes of Flowers Across Melbourne reports on forty freaky flowers. Read the rest

[Category: Feature, Post]

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[l] at 2/25/15 4:57pm
FEED

In 2002, M.T. Anderson wrote the novel Feed, which featured a future in which humans are all hardwired with computer chips (the eponymous Feeds) so they can shop. Constantly. Back then it was a comment on consumerism. Now, 13 years later, I was curious if he was sick of telling us all "I told you so."

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[Category: Post, Book, Feed, I was told there would be jetpacks, MT Anderson, the future]

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[l] at 2/25/15 4:37pm

ginger-glass

Use a Microplane zester/grater to make ginger root pulp. Read the rest

[Category: Post, ginger, kitchen tools]

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[l] at 2/25/15 3:38pm
Gorgeous video from NASA Goddard's Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO), which recently marked a 5 year anniversary.

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[l] at 2/25/15 3:34pm

The Year's Work at the Zombie Research Center (The Year's Work: Studies in Fan Culture and Cultural Theory)

The Year's Work at the Zombie Research Center is a hilarious collection of short essays and stories about Zombie cultural significance.

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[Category: Post, Book, books, review]

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[l] at 2/25/15 3:26pm

This video of a camel just chilling with his bros in what is probably a Mideast country is funny but also a little creepy. (more…)

[Category: Video]

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[l] at 2/25/15 3:13pm

“Five of my Bassets crawled in,” says doggie momma Gretchen Hoey. (more…)

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[l] at 2/25/15 2:59pm
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Artist Alexis Arnold bends books at their spines, crumples them, and rolls them around in a Borax solution that causes them to be encrusted with tiny crystals. Read the rest

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[l] at 2/25/15 2:44pm

An unbylined posting at Vid.me documents the terrible event.

[Category: Post, basset hounds, clown trick, igloo]

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[l] at 2/25/15 2:39pm

Put your phone down—or he'll put it down for you. [CH2]

[Category: Video, cellphones, concerts, Marky Ramone]

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[l] at 2/25/15 2:37pm

New seasons of Inspector Gadget and Danger Mouse are in production and will run on video service Netflix, reports Variety. They're also developing a show based on Playmobile toys, The Magic School Bus and Some Assembly Required—I knew I was holding onto my childlike immaturity for a reason.

[Category: Post, Inspector Gadget, Netflix, Playmobile]

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[l] at 2/25/15 2:36pm

This is neat - a Kickstarted CNC-routed plywood go-kart kit with a gasoline engine. It starts at $745. (more…)

[Category: Post]

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[l] at 2/25/15 2:28pm
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Photographer Blake Little drenches his human and canine subjects with buckets of real honey.

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[l] at 2/25/15 2:20pm
Elena_Kagan_Official_SCOTUS_Portrait_(2013)Thanks to a Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, a Dr. Seuss reference has been dropped in the nation's highest court. Read the rest

[Category: Post, Dr. Seuss, Justice Kagan, supreme court]

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[l] at 2/25/15 1:27pm

For years, I was frustrated by stripped screw holes, particularly with wooden doors. To get a screw to stay in the stripped hole, I stuffed wood pieces, plastic anchors, basically anything I could find that would fit in the hole. Usually the fix failed, and I was again searching for a MacGyver fix. Read the rest

[Category: Image, how-do, repair]

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[l] at 2/25/15 12:43pm

You can learn a lot by peering into an artist’s process. In The Art of Neil Gaiman, Gaiman friend and fan Hayley Campbell is given generous access to Gaiman’s notebooks, sketches, archives, and even the details on some of his failed projects. Read the rest

[Category: Post, books, gift guide, neil gaiman]

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[l] at 2/25/15 12:27pm

538's Walt Hickey helps us understand what America calls classic rock, today.

(more…)

[Category: Video]

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[l] at 2/25/15 12:16pm
In photos, he explores the physical world at different image scales, and within varying fragments of time. Read the rest

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[l] at 2/25/15 11:54am

This lovely animation is made of 3,454 oil on paper paintings, all hand-painted by Zachary Johnson.

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[l] at 2/25/15 11:34am

Wired writer Matt Simon writes about weird animals. Read the rest

[Category: Post, animals, gross, wired]

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[l] at 2/25/15 11:29am
blub.com.au


Photo: blub.com.au

The Blub Uno is a Kickstarted single-Nixie-tube desk clock designed by Duncan Hellmers. Read the rest

[Category: Post, gift guide]

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[l] at 2/25/15 11:12am

David Tredinnick, the Tory MP for Bosworth, Leicestershire, claims that astrology could improve health outcomes for the NHS, is bitter that he had to pay parliament back £755 for his expensed astrology software, says he helps other MPs with astrological advice, and says astrology skeptics are "racially prejudiced." (via /.)

[Category: Post, astrology, christ what an asshole, tories, uk, woo]

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[l] at 2/25/15 10:58am

MAKE has posted a video (shot entirely in portrait mode!) on how to preserve a dried dandelion in resin. It uses a gumball toy capsule as the mold.

[Category: Post, family, how-do]

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[l] at 2/25/15 10:39am

The FTC has fined two developers who made bogus skin cancer detection apps. Read the rest

[Category: Post]

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[l] at 2/25/15 10:22am

The UK's Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) banned an ad for the Kazam Tornado 348 mobile phone because they ruled it to be "likely to cause serious offense." Read the rest

[Category: Video]

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[l] at 2/25/15 10:19am


It's a bottle opener, multidriver, wrench-set, and comes in brass, stainless, blackened or anodized aluminum, and it holds up to 14 keys, as well as a USB stick. Read the rest

[Category: Post, crowdfunding, EDC, Gadgets, giftguide, happy mutants, kickstarter]

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[l] at 2/25/15 10:17am

magic-leapRony Abovitz is CEO of the secretive 3d company, Magic Leap. Yesterday he did a Reddit Ask Me Anything, and gave a few hints about his company's aspirations, which include being a universal physical screen replacement. He also dissed competitors' 3D tech (like the kind used by Oculus Rift): Read the rest

[Category: Post]

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[l] at 2/25/15 10:15am

blub

The Blub Uno is a Kickstarted single-Nixie-tube desk clock designed by Duncan Hellmers. (more…)

[Category: Post, gift guide]

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[l] at 2/25/15 10:02am

This PBS video is basically a play-by-play of the last time I got a latte. Created by Steve Goldbloom and Noah Pink and produced by Nic Pollock for “PBS: Everything But The News.”

[via]

cofee

[Category: Video, Coffee, potato, san francisco]

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[l] at 2/25/15 9:57am

Gary Whitta is an award-winning screenwriter who wrote The Book of Eli and worked on the first Star Wars standalone film.

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[Category: Podcast, Sword and Laser]

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[l] at 2/25/15 9:42am

Core77 reviews the very nice looking Farm & Field Lockback pocket knife.

Now I know what I want for my birthday.

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[l] at 2/25/15 9:41am

Police blotter sites aggregate only the saddest reports of meth-addled America. A better way to consume local police news: unedited dispatch logs.

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[Category: Post, 911, good news, local news, Police Blotter]

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[l] at 2/25/15 9:36am
For three months, Howard S. Billings high school in Chateauguay, Quebec has lacked a French teacher so the students are using Rosetta Stone language education software instead. Read the rest

[Category: Post]

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[l] at 2/25/15 9:36am
On March 12, you can bid on a vial of Winston Churchill's blood. Read the rest

[Category: Post]

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[l] at 2/25/15 9:35am

birdman

I am thrilled that jazz drummer Antonio Sanchez's mindblowing original score for Birdman will see a vinyl release on April 7! Read the rest

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[l] at 2/25/15 9:33am

silverpeak

Aspen, CO is the most expensive towns in the United States. The median price for homes or condos is $4,570,633. Read the rest

[Category: Post]

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[l] at 2/25/15 9:18am

A 14-year-old boy at a five-day "car-hacking threats" summer camp made a gadget from parts purchased at RadioShack to remotely infiltrate a connected car. Read the rest

[Category: Post]

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[l] at 2/25/15 9:09am

Please Don't Tell My Parents I'm a Supervillain

A humorous take on the YA superhero novel! Penelope wants to become a superhero, just like Mom and Dad, but things don't quite go according to plan in Please Don't Tell My Parents I'm a Supervillain.

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[Category: Post, Book, books, review]

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[l] at 2/25/15 8:02am


Charlie Stross's "Different Cluetrain" is a set of theses describing the future we live in, where capitalism not only doesn't need democracy -- it actually works better where democracy is set aside in favor of a kind of authoritarian, investor-friendly state. Read the rest

[Category: Post, authoritarianism, Business, elite panic, futurism, graeber, gwot, neoliberalism, piketty, solnit, tories]

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[l] at 2/25/15 7:34am

seminal

Feb 2105 paper published by North Carolina State and Cornell biologists finds seminal fluid to be way more than just a medium for sperm. It helps create an important "post-copulatory" environment because of "plasma proteins [that] play critical roles in modulating female reproductive physiology." The paper -- "On a Matter of Seminal Importance" -- earns bonus points for awesome graphics and puns.

[Category: Post, Science, Sex]

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[l] at 2/25/15 7:21am

"Come on baby, it ain't hard to do, You've been doin' it ever since you were two!"

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[l] at 2/25/15 6:03am

Not all young adult novels are for adults1, But this one is.

Grasshopper Jungle isn't Andrew Smith's first novel, but it is the one that's thrust him forward as one of the best voices in the genre.

Read the rest

[Category: Review, Andrew Smith, Book, Grasshopper Jungle, Unstoppable Corn]

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[l] at 2/25/15 5:59am

At any given moment, your social media feed is a cultural snapshot: an up-to-the-minute look at how the people around you feel about their lives and the issues that affect them.

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[l] at 2/25/15 5:56am

What is more hypnotic than slow-motion fire?

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[l] at 2/25/15 5:47am

Artist Fran Krause keeps one of the best Tumblrs ever, with cartoons of his own as well as anonymously submitted deep dark fears.

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[Category: Comic, Deep Dark Fears, Fran Krause, Over the Garden Wall]

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[l] at 2/25/15 5:44am
How can something so fluffy and adorable be such a jerk? [ via ]

[Category: Video, cats, jerks, malo]

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[l] at 2/25/15 5:44am

This is basically a play by play of the last time I got a latte. [via]

[Category: Video, Coffee, potato, san francisco]

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[l] at 2/25/15 5:43am
snail

Wired writer, Matt Simon, writes about weird animals. Read the rest

[Category: Post, animals, gross, wired]

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[l] at 2/25/15 5:42am

Did you know that "fuck" is a legitimate word in Scrabble? Enjoy stand-up comedian DeAnne Smith's, cute, catchy video.

[Category: Video, DeAnne Smith, kittens, nerds]

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[l] at 2/25/15 5:41am

A group of design students from a Swedish university published an insightful academic paper last year spoofing all the baby health trackers now pitched to parents.

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[Category: Post, Gadgets, guestblog, quantified self, Science, Technology]

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[l] at 2/25/15 5:39am

I've been coveting the world’s best manual treadmill, the EcoMill ($7,000). But until I have a spare seven grand, I have to run with conventional electric mills.

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[Category: Post, Gadgets, guestblog, Technology]

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[l] at 2/25/15 5:35am

police blotter sites aggregate only the saddest reports of meth-addled America. A better way to consume local police news: unedited dispatch logs.

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[Category: Post, 911, good news, local news, Police Blotter]

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[l] at 2/25/15 5:33am

A photographer and makeup artist based in New York City, Ryan Burke creates characters from the best sci-fi series you've never seen.

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[l] at 2/25/15 5:28am

Not all young adult novels are for adults1, too. But this one is.

Grasshopper Jungle isn't Andrew Smith's first novel, but it is the one that's thrust him forward as one of the best voices in the genre.

Read the rest

[Category: Review, Andrew Smith, Book, Grasshopper Jungle, Unstoppable Corn]

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[l] at 2/25/15 5:25am

Kudos to the Kennedy Library at California Polytechnic Unversity for their sweet Vine, showing off the rare book The Tunnel Calamity, by Edward Gorey.

What a rad way to show off the benefit and joy of a paper book while existing on the internet! High fives all around.

[Category: Video, Edward Gorey, Rare Books, vine]

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[l] at 2/25/15 5:23am

Gary Whitta is an award-winning screenwriter who wrote The Book of Eli and worked on the first Star Wars standalone film.

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[Category: Podcast, Sword and Laser]

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[l] at 2/25/15 1:33am


The London is Changing project collects the personal stories of professional people who are leaving the city because it has been remade as a playground for the global rich. Read the rest

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[l] at 2/25/15 12:05am

Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald has apologized for lying to a veteran about serving in the Special Forces. (via Super Punch)

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[l] at 2/25/15 12:01am


The Buck 941 Travelmate Kit Chocolate Paperstone Knife is a tactical spreading knife with a clip-on multispork. (more…)

[Category: Image, camping, Gadgets, gift guide, housewares, not food, soldier of fortune, sports, tactical]

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[l] at 2/24/15 11:54pm


Isiah Saxon made a set of amazing badges for DIY, a program to teach kids skills. Read the rest

[Category: Post, design, education, gamification, gifs, happy mutants, Kids, makers]

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[l] at 2/24/15 11:47pm


They're $12.50/pair from Thinkgeek: one size, red or blue, 3X2 only, and have thick enough soles to cushion even the most violent Lego/bare-foot impact. (via Geeky Merch)

[Category: Post, fashion, gift guide, happy mutants, lego, Safety]

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[l] at 2/24/15 11:41pm


Pixel Nostalgia ($100): also available as a rug, print, tee or tote.

(via Crazy Abalone)

[Category: Post, Comics, fanac, Games, happy mutants, housewares, Old school, retro]

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[l] at 2/24/15 10:21pm
030715_screentime_florentinethermometer

Boston University science professor T. Ross Kelly has amassed an impressive collection of strange and wonderful scientific instruments and gadgets, from radiometers to thermobiles to MOVA Globes that he and two students have kindly documented online in "A Scientist's Curiosity Cabinet." Read the rest

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[l] at 2/24/15 10:07pm
screenshot

Artist Dan McPharlin's "Analogue Miniatures" series are tiny models of mostly-imagined electronic musical instruments "hand-made from framing matt-boards, paper, plastic sheeting, string and rubber bands."

More here and here. (via Juxtapoz) screenshot

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[l] at 2/24/15 9:54pm
Don't blame rats for the Black Death. Scientists now think it was Asian giant gerbils that carried the fleas that spread the plague. Read the rest

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[l] at 2/24/15 9:48pm
The New York Times reports that the FCC will likely go ahead and treat the Internet as a utility, but don't let them off the hook just yet. Click "Save Net Neutrality" below and tell them what you think.

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[l] at 2/24/15 9:26pm
On March 12, you can bid on a vial of Winston Churchill's blood. Read the rest

[Category: Post]

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[l] at 2/24/15 9:17pm

birdman

I am thrilled that jazz drummer Antonio Sanchez's mindblowing original score for Birdman will see a vinyl release on April 7! Read the rest

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[l] at 2/24/15 8:56pm
For three months, Howard S. Billings high school in Chateauguay, Quebec has lacked a French teacher so the students are using Rosetta Stone language education software instead. Read the rest

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[l] at 2/24/15 6:57pm
This funny little video is pretty righteous. Read the rest

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[l] at 2/24/15 6:10pm
“We found that news organizations like the Associated Press, Le Monde, LA Times, CBS News, Forbes, Baltimore Sun, and Der Spiegel are still not protecting journalists and their sources from this type of surveillance.” Read the rest

[Category: Post]

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[l] at 2/24/15 5:40pm

batkid

It can take blows from baseball bats, machetes and punches. Made with kevlar and silicone molds, this suit is ready for action. Read the rest

[Category: Video, Batcave, batman, Batsuit]

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[l] at 2/24/15 5:31pm

I camp a lot and picked up six Power Pull bungee cords last year.

I thought the pull ring was a good idea after having more than a few regular bungees slip from my hands while stretching.

Read the rest

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[l] at 2/24/15 5:25pm

Probably would taste better with a dollop of sriracha.

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[l] at 2/24/15 5:25pm

“You want dialogue? You can't HANDLE the dialogue!” (more…)

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[l] at 2/24/15 5:24pm
Tom the Dancing Bug, IN WHICH the very first scientist very quickly is introduced to the second scientist. Read the rest

[Category: Comic, Feature, tomthedancingbug]

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[l] at 2/24/15 5:14pm
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After four years of a t-shirt hiatus, our old pals at GAMAGO teamed up with Headline Shirts to reissue four classic designs and one new one: "Kaiju Bus," depicting a great beast in San Francisco devouring a familiar-looking shuttle bus. GAMAGO at Headline Shirts

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[l] at 2/24/15 4:54pm
Photo Illustration by Emil Lendof/The Daily Beast


Photo Illustration by Emil Lendof/The Daily Beast

James Joiner at the Daily Beast reports that a class action lawsuit alleges that a mold byproduct used in dog food by popular pet kibble makers Purina has led thousands of pets to agonizing deaths.

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[l] at 2/24/15 4:53pm
Pill Bottle Gifts: Rainy day projects for a crafting addict. Read the rest

[Category: Feature, Post, maker mayhem]

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[l] at 2/24/15 4:11pm

I camp a lot and picked up six Power Pull bungey cords last year.

I thought the pull ring was a good idea after having more than a few regular bungees slip from my hands while stretching.

Read the rest

[Category: Post]

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[l] at 2/24/15 2:19pm
Think Medium is just a place for you to post longform, high-production value stories? Think again. I'm excited that today, we rolled out bloggier Medium in the form of a a fantastic super-simple inline editor, new reading streams for easier scanning, and tags. Read the rest

[Category: Post]

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[l] at 2/24/15 1:46pm

After the Russian Revolution in 1917, the Soviet Union was flooded with striking posters spreading communist propaganda. Read the rest

[Category: Post, posters, propaganda, ussr]

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[l] at 2/24/15 1:42pm

Bone broth is hot. I love it for making my mediocre cooking taste more complex and accomplished. Others love it for its (debatable) nutritional value.

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[Category: Post, Bone Broth, Chicken Thighs, recipe]

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[l] at 2/24/15 1:34pm

batkid

It can take blows from baseball bats, machetes and punches. Made with kevlar and silicone molds, this suit is ready for action. Read the rest

[Category: Video, Batcave, batman, Batsuit]

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[l] at 2/24/15 1:14pm

Sports fans visiting huge coliseums are fairly accustomed to having their YouTube videos of the game removed. Expensive sports tickets typically contain prohibitions against shooting vids in the venue (and that’s a debate in itself).

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[Category: Post, Copyfight, guestblog]

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[l] at 2/24/15 1:10pm

Gillian Anderson YES

Photographed by Mark Seliger for US Magazine, Ms. Anderson posed as every weirdo's favorite mama. It was hot.

(more…)

[Category: Image, Addams Family, Gillian Anderson, x-files]

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[l] at 2/24/15 1:02pm

RULES OF THE GAME: Fun for the whole family, “Firework or Sex Toy” consists of shouting out EITHER a product from a major fireworks company OR a product from major sex toy company.

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[Category: Post, adult, board games, fireworks, sex toys]

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[l] at 2/24/15 12:54pm

Defense Distributed sells a $1500 digital mill called the Ghost Gunner. Among other things, it can carve an aluminum AR-15 rifle body without a serial number.

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[Category: Post, makers, tools]

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[l] at 2/24/15 12:38pm
"'In retrospect, that may have been a mistake,' State Secretary Guenter Krings said, before indicating the government may seek input from Jewish organizations." (via)

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[l] at 2/24/15 11:47am

California darlings Best Coast released their first single and video, "California Nights," from their new album of the same name. It's a real freak out!

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[Category: Video]

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[l] at 2/24/15 11:38am

I've been riding with my Bell Bullitt TT for just about a year, and I still love it. Bell recently released this fantastic new paint scheme with Roland Sands Designs.

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[l] at 2/24/15 11:37am

Physics Girl demonstrates a neat trick with a stack of balls. [via]

[Category: Video, family]

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[l] at 2/24/15 10:58am

I have one or two old and unused iPhones. The iReadyO radio (US$85) Kickstarter project looks like a cool way to make use of a deactivated iPhone 4/4s/5/5s.

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[l] at 2/24/15 10:49am

A Chinese property development executive, known as the "Red King of Gambling" owes $160 million in gambling debts to casinos in Macau. Read the rest

[Category: Post, corruption, gambling]

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[l] at 2/24/15 10:34am

Duane Jackson flew from London to Atlanta and was busted at airport customs with 6500 ecstasy tablets he'd hidden in a bottle of talcum powder.

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[l] at 2/24/15 9:44am
6300435017_9b1d6e66ae_o"Let’s assume that you think you have a choice of eight paths to follow (all pre-defined paths, of course). And let’s assume that you can’t see any real purpose in any of the eight. THEN— and here is the essence of all I’ve said— you MUST FIND A NINTH PATH." Read the rest

[Category: Post, Hunter S. Thompson]

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[l] at 2/24/15 9:29am
Episode four of the Breaking Bad spinoff, recapped. Read the rest

[Category: Feature, Post, Better Call Saul, BREAKING BAD, Entertainment, recap, tv]

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[l] at 2/24/15 8:50am
Police officers are required to display and provide their identification on request—except when they aren't. There is no federal mandate, nor much punishment, for officers who stay anonymous. Read the rest

[Category: Feature, abuses, police, rights]

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[l] at 2/24/15 8:47am

A favorite.

[Category: Post, Video]

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[l] at 2/24/15 8:43am

Homan Square is the Chicago Police Department's "secure site" where people as young as 15 are detained without charge and without access to counsel, subject to beatings that result in head wounds, and, in one case, death. Read the rest

[Category: Post, chicago, corruption, gitmo, police, torture]

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[l] at 2/24/15 8:28am

So many times I'm reading a Victorian plot that revolves around some gentry fop handing a scullery boy a sum of 100 half-whatevers.

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[Category: Post, Book, books, economics, reading]

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[l] at 2/24/15 8:25am
It's all I've ever wanted. Obviously, and of course, Tina's got all the best moves. [via]

[Category: Video, Bob's Burgers, music video, Sleater-Kinney]

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[l] at 2/24/15 8:24am

twitterfiction

The Twitter Fiction Festival will return from May 11-15 for another a five-day celebration of creative work on Twitter. Read the rest

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[l] at 2/24/15 8:23am

Video games can vividly render the memories you can't get back.

Memories such as how it felt when you were in high school, and your best friend's parents got divorced, and when her dad got to take her out to dinner at the weekend, you got to come.

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[Category: Post, games2015]

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[l] at 2/24/15 8:21am
Cold brewed coffee is a revelation of complex, bittersweet, intense flavor. Cold-brewed chocolate? Even better. (Holy. Crap.) Read the rest

[Category: Feature, chocolate, drinks, Food, happy mutants, mad science, not food]

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[l] at 2/24/15 8:06am
Episode four of the Breaking Bad spinoff, recapped. Read the rest

[Category: Feature, Post, Better Call Saul, BREAKING BAD, Entertainment, recap, tv]

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[l] at 2/24/15 7:47am

Homan Square is the Chicago Police Department's "secure site" where people as young as 15 are detained without charge and without access to counsel, subject to beatings that result in head wounds, and, in one case, death. Read the rest

[Category: Post, chicago, corruption, gitmo, police, torture]

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[l] at 2/24/15 7:25am

California Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez made the mistake of returning actor Rob Schneider's deranged anti-vaxx phonecalls and lived to tell the tale: "That is 20 minutes of my life I'll never get back arguing that vaccines don't cause autism with Deuce Bigalow, male gigolo."

[Category: Video, antivaccer, california, denialism, health, politics, Science, usausausa, videos, youtube]

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[l] at 2/24/15 7:22am


HSBC CEO Stuart Gulliver admitted that he used two secretive banks -- one in Switzerland, the other in Panama -- not just to avoid taxes, but to hide his amazing compensation package from other HSBC bankers, lest they wax jealous. Read the rest

[Category: Post, Business, christ what an asshole, corruption, finance, hsbc, one percent, piketty, switzerland]

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[l] at 2/24/15 6:50am

Google is to ban pornography and "graphic nudity" at Blogger, the publishing platform that used to host Boing Boing before we got our own servers.

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[l] at 2/24/15 12:11am

Al Jazeera and The Guardian are set to publish "the Spy Cables," a massive trove of South African intelligence cables detailing the over-classification of information and the corruption of post-Apartheid South Africa by US political interference. Read the rest

[Category: Video, cables, corruption, humint, iran, leaks, south africa, spooks, usausausa]

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[l] at 2/24/15 12:04am

The only real scientific mystery about vaccines is why so many people buy into the deadly pseudoscience of vaccine denial and put their kids -- and yours -- at risk of catching ancient, vanquished, deadly diseases. Read the rest

[Category: Post, anti-vaxx, cognitive science, denial, health, Science, videos, youtube]

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[l] at 2/23/15 11:55pm
noodle1

This is Rüdiger Weida, 63, aka Bruder Spaghettus, founder of a Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster congregation in the town of Templin, Germany. Public Radio International profiled Spaghettus and his push for legal recognition of the church. Ramen!

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[l] at 2/23/15 11:53pm


During Monday's Cybersecurity for a New America conference in DC, Yahoo's Chief Information Security Officer Alex Stamos stood up and had an intense verbal showdown with NSA director Mike Rogers about the NSA's plan to ban working crypto, in which the nation's top spook fumfuhed and fumbled to explain how this idea isn't totally insane. Read the rest

[Category: Post, christ what an asshole, crypto, politics, spooks, usausausa, war on general purpose computers, yahoo]

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[l] at 2/23/15 11:49pm
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A CT scan of a 1,000-year-old statue of Chinese Buddhist master master Liuquan revealed the mummy inside. Read the rest

[Category: Image]

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[l] at 2/23/15 11:44pm

The secretive, corrupt, illegitimate Trans-Pacific Partnership would bind its members -- including the USA and Canada -- to criminalize file-sharing, putting people in jail for watching TV the wrong way, and that's just fine with the copyright lobbyist group Global Intellectual Property Center. Read the rest

[Category: Post, Copyfight, corporatism, corruption, piketty, tpp, transparency]

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[l] at 2/23/15 11:39pm

These Red Pandas at the Cincinnati Zoo enjoy the snow much more than I did when I lived in that city. (more…)

[Category: Post, Video]

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[l] at 2/23/15 11:32pm
At Cuepoint, Frank Owen (seen here) recounts the riotous punk scene of 1970s Manchester that spawned Joy Division, the Buzzcocks, and one Steven Morissey. Read the rest

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[l] at 2/23/15 11:26pm

Don't blink or you'll miss it. (bogeyhunter9)

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[l] at 2/23/15 11:22pm

Blame the Romans. (It's Okay To Be Smart)

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[l] at 2/23/15 10:48pm


Barbara Bernát designed a series of fanciful Hungarian euro notes for her MA project at the University of West Hungary. Read the rest

[Category: Post, art, design, forex, hungary, illustration, money, printing]

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[l] at 2/23/15 10:39pm


One of the most startling motifs of Citizenfour, Laura Poitras's Academy Award-winning documentary about Edward Snowden, is the use and abuse of cryptographic tools, which are at the center of the NSA's surveillance plans and Snowden's audacious act of whistleblowing. Read the rest

[Category: Post, crypto, documentaries, floss, opsec, privacy, snowden, spooks, surveillance]

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[l] at 2/23/15 10:29pm


In 2009, Balenciaga rolled out "Transformer" leggings: made to order, from non-precious metals, at $100,000 per. Read the rest

[Category: Post, couture, fashion, one percent, robots]

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[l] at 2/23/15 8:24pm
Widely cited stats about the rate of child abduction place kidnappers behind every bush. But the numbers are old and frequently mangled, distorting our understanding of genuine risks to children. Read the rest

[Category: Feature, Post, children, politics, rights, risk, Safety, statistics]

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[l] at 2/23/15 7:15pm
Christ, what an asshole. Idaho Republican Rep. Vito Barbieri. Courtesy Idaho State Legislature website.


Christ, what an asshole. Idaho Republican Rep. Vito Barbieri. Courtesy Idaho State Legislature website.

A complete idiot who managed to get elected to The Idaho House of Representatives received a female reproductive anatomy lesson today. Read the rest

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[l] at 2/23/15 7:00pm
Christ, what an asshole. Idaho Republican Rep. Vito Barbieri. Courtesy Idaho State Legislature website.


Christ, what an asshole. Idaho Republican Rep. Vito Barbieri. Courtesy Idaho State Legislature website.

A complete idiot from Idaho who managed to get elected to Congress received a female reproductive anatomy lesson on Capitol Hill today. Read the rest

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[l] at 2/23/15 6:34pm

These heavy metal cats are occasionally joined by heavy metal dogs and lemurs. That kitty mosh pit looks serious. Read the rest

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[l] at 2/23/15 6:10pm

Little guy sounds like a tiny troll.

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[l] at 2/23/15 5:43pm

MAKO0MAKO0 is yet another internet-famous Japanese cat. In this episode, a great example of the Weird Japan Internet Cat Video genre, “パン猫ミサイル,” or “Bread Cat Missile.” This instant cinematic classic offers all the existential tension of Godard's early work with the lighthearted whimsy of Fellini, plus fur.

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[l] at 2/23/15 5:16pm

“The adventures of a food intolerant and an intolerant foodie.” Read the rest

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[l] at 2/23/15 5:04pm

A sendup of the popular Netflix dramatic series by the silly people and puppets at Sesame Street.

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[l] at 2/23/15 4:49pm
“Water is a manifestation of the multitude of wave energies that surround us, a formless, colorless, tasteless, odorless 'billowing solid' visible to our eye only with the addition of light,” says Ortner. Read the rest

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[l] at 2/23/15 4:05pm
When all things are hackable, all things will be hacked Read the rest

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[l] at 2/23/15 4:01pm

garlic-roller

Many people, including the delightful Alton Brown, dislike unitasker gadgets. I'm not one of them. What's wrong with a unitasker if it is a joy to use, and you find yourself using it frequently? Take for instance, this garlic skinner ($5). Read the rest

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[l] at 2/23/15 3:37pm
The self-styled guru faces no fewer than six civil lawsuits from women who accuse him of rape or assault. Read the rest

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[l] at 2/23/15 3:27pm

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“An arching Milky Way over a light painted Double Arch, in Arches National Park, fisheye lens view.” Read the rest

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[l] at 2/23/15 2:38pm

Photographer Charles Fréger is fascinated by the many different uniforms, costumes and wearable art from around the world. Soldiers, sumo wrestlers and Mardi Gras Indians have all been caught by his lens, and Wilder Mann: The Image of the Savage captures the savages and wild men of Europe. Read the rest

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[l] at 2/23/15 2:33pm
ezgif-2604165848 Just enough cowbell. (more…)

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[l] at 2/23/15 2:05pm

Research published in the journal Scientific Reports finds that alcohol is the deadliest recreational drug, followed by heroin, cocaine, and tobacco. Cannabis, at the bottom of the list, is 114 times less deadly than alcohol. Read the rest

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[l] at 2/23/15 1:28pm

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Victorian children's author Favell Lee Mortimer published three bizarre travel books that described a world full of death, vice, and peril. In this week's episode of the Futility Closet podcast we'll sample her terrifying descriptions of the lands beyond England and wonder what led her to write them.

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[l] at 2/23/15 1:24pm

In 1994 Gary Kremen (who would later found Match.com) registered a bunch of domain names: jobs.com, housing.com, and, most famously, sex.com.

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[l] at 2/23/15 1:06pm

Sandro Bocci's video of sea creatures, magnified and time-lapsed, is like encountering alien life forms. (more…)

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[l] at 2/23/15 12:53pm

"While smart people have many sources of wealth, their favorite is renewable and highly abundant: idiots like you." This 2:40 video shows the ways people foolishly throw their money away (and enrich predatory smart people): banks, advertising, and the lottery.

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[l] at 2/23/15 12:50pm

waffle

Buttermilk waffles go perfectly with fried chicken. I've been perfecting my waffle recipe for years, but in order to make them like I do you'll need a sourdough starter.

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[l] at 2/23/15 12:15pm

This 3-year-old male rabbit is buddies with an 8-year-old female cat in a farming community in Japan. They like to take walks together. (more…)

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[l] at 2/23/15 12:02pm
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Love this spaced-out wall art. Comes in various sizes, the largest of which is 180 inches wide. Read the rest

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[l] at 2/23/15 11:51am

Nine years of cuts; muzzlings; bad science, retaliatory firings, burned libraries, layoffs, closed investigations, censorship, withdrawal from international accords; Read the rest

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[l] at 2/23/15 11:32am

date

What could be more awkward than meeting a blind date? How about having to wear a video camera on your face (and your date doing the same) so everyone can see how awkward you are feeling meeting your blind date? Read the rest

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[l] at 2/23/15 11:24am

Two years in the making, Defend Innovation is a whitepaper by Electronic Frontier Foundation attorneys, setting out a program for fixing America's horribly busted patent system. Read the rest

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[l] at 2/23/15 11:19am

It would be fun to have a small one of these water painting machine for Easter eggs. (Thanks, Matt!)

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[l] at 2/23/15 11:16am

If there's ever been a writer whose covers should not be used to judge their books, it's Philip K. Dick. His works are usually classified as a science fiction, but to me, he's a cyberpunk physicist, a time-traveling gnostic, and a prescient speed freak. He's also responsible for a slew of Hollywood films like Bladerunner and Total Recall, and the list goes on. I'm a fan of his, and that, of course, makes me a Dickhead. Read the rest

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[l] at 2/23/15 11:12am

You've been asking, "Where are my photos of Tokyo club kids in their bathtubs?" Tokyo-based Photographer Hal is here to help.

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[l] at 2/23/15 11:04am

This poster is a reader's guide to various fiction genres. By following a path from genre to sub-genre to sub-sub-genre, you will arrive at a recommended book.

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[l] at 2/23/15 11:03am
30-Day Guitar Workout

In addition to the oddest cover design ever, 30-Day Guitar Workout offers great exercises and has improved my playing.

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[l] at 2/23/15 10:49am

It’s a marvel to watch 26-year-old guitarist Nili Brosh tap 64th notes in her guitar solos, then scoop up her phone and tap messages at the same tempo. Her gates-of-hell texting work starts at 4:01.

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[l] at 2/23/15 9:26am

I would rather watch 3 Giant Men (AKA: Captain America and Santo vs. Spider-Man) than any modern day superhero movie. Read the rest

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[l] at 2/23/15 9:04am

My anti-boredom lightbox has become a psychic vampire. So I'm going back to a plain "feature" phone for a while, just to see what life is like outside of cyberspace.

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[l] at 2/23/15 8:06am

Evidently KC and the Sunshine Band with Jimmy Bo Horne. (Thanks, Electric Disk!)

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[l] at 2/23/15 7:30am
Even though Amazon Prime Now has been reminding me to “order now and get it by 3 pm” since I first opened the app, the checkout interface tells me I have to pay an extra $7.99 to get it within an hour. Read the rest

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[l] at 2/23/15 7:25am

Pedal Genie is a Netflix-like service for guitar pedals. It's great. But my first experience was offputting. A strange generic metal box arrived in the mail with a lot of unidentified knobs.

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

Pedal Genie is a Netflix-like service for guitar pedals. It's great. But my first experience was offputting. A strange generic metal box arrived in the mail with a lot of unidentified knobs.

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[l] at 2/23/15 7:21am

Drunk-Karaoke-Cats

I still, secretly, have my daughter’s long-neglected Taylor Swift records on my phone. What’s better than singing those keening harmonies? Singing them wrong, on purpose. Great crowdsourced parodies to all her songs available from Amiright.com.

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[l] at 2/23/15 7:18am

It’s a marvel to watch 26-year-old guitarist Nili Brosh tap 64th notes in her guitar solos, then scoop up her phone and tap messages at the same tempo. Her gates-of-hell texting work starts at 4:01.

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[l] at 2/23/15 7:14am

Tomato Face

His name is the Tomatan, and he sits on your shoulders. The idea is that long distance runners will wear this little guy so they can consume, mid race, the anti-inflammatory nutrients in tomatoes. (more…)

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[l] at 2/23/15 7:12am

Shot at a zoo in Costa Rica, this footage gives a little glimpse into the hypnotic spectator sport that watching these little guys could be. You could pick up your Walmart bong, catch a flight to the island, park yourself in front of the tank, and have a real nice afternoon.

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[l] at 2/23/15 7:07am

Should we ever need to explain David Bowie to aliens, and have less than a minute to do it, we are covered. Watch Bowie's entire career unfold in one, ingenious take.

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[l] at 2/23/15 6:57am

Toronto-based nonprofit Dames Making Games runs events and programs for women, non-binary, queer, trans and gender non-conforming creators who want to get into game design.

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[l] at 2/23/15 4:47am

Philz

San Francisco's favorite chain is hitting the big show, with plans to expand by 50% over the next year, according to TechCrunch. Read the rest

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[l] at 2/23/15 4:47am

In a reported comic, journalist and cartoonist Susie Cagle follows volunteers as they attempt to count the homeless on the streets of San Francisco, a city where the median cost of a one-bedroom apartment is $3,410.

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[l] at 2/23/15 4:47am

Behold The Sun, a simple, lovely interactive experience created by Cameron Kunzelman where you guide a growing flock of birds through the sky as the sun slowly sets behind them.

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[l] at 2/23/15 4:46am

Nope. (more…)

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[l] at 2/23/15 2:50am


Lavie Tidhar writes, "Jurassic London is proud to announce publication of a special pair of anthologies, edited by World Fantasy Award winning author Lavie Tidhar and acclaimed editor and writer Rebecca Levene: Jews vs Zombies and Jews vs Aliens will be published as e-book originals on March 19th, and are currently available for pre-orders (a limited paperback edition will follow). Read the rest

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[l] at 2/22/15 11:54pm
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[l] at 2/22/15 11:31pm

The Louisville Leopard Percussionists, featuring children from 7-12, perform Led Zeppelin's Kashmir, The Ocean, and Immigrant Song, on marimbas, xylophone, vibraphone, drum set, timbales, congas, bongos and piano. (via Making Light)

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[l] at 2/22/15 11:25pm

The Science Fiction Writers of America have announced this year's Nebula Award Nominees, as selected by the professonals in its membership. (more…)

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[l] at 2/22/15 10:47pm


Here's an excellent, rambling PKD riff on the relationship of Disneyland to science fiction (and Episcopalianism) and what is, and is not, real. Read the rest

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[l] at 2/22/15 10:35pm


Brooklyn's Knitrocious creates nightmarish knit goods, such as the goat balaclava and the horror clown balaclava. Read the rest

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[l] at 2/22/15 10:21pm

Citizenfour, Laura Poitras's brilliant documentary about Edward Snowden, won the Best Documentary Academy Award last night! Read the rest

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[l] at 2/22/15 9:02pm

Over at Backchannel, Mary Pilon on the last of the typewriter men who are fighting against obsolesence.

In addition to repair, Schweitzer restores and sells machines, a shelf of them gleaming as though fresh from the Sears Catalog.

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[l] at 2/22/15 8:49pm

RO-BOW is Seth Goldstein's exquisitely-engineered kinetic sculpture that plays the violin.

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[l] at 2/22/15 8:49pm
A college student in Radnor Township, Pennsylvania ordered some fake IDs for himself and some friends from China. Problem is, the student's name is Dean and the package was accidentally delivered to... a dean. Read the rest

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[l] at 2/22/15 8:38pm
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Kurt Cobain's Visa card is up for auction. It's probably maxed out though. Still, it is "accompanied by a King of Clubs Slot Club credit card holder."

Kurt Cobain Credit Card (Paddle8 via CNN)

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[l] at 2/22/15 8:28pm
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Silvan Audio Workshop is a father-son shop of "wood-savvy audio nuts" who customize high-end Rega RP1 turntables by mounting them in a plinth fashioned from a full slice of tree trunk. You can score a full outfit or send them your own Rega for customization via their Kickstarter: Silvan Audio Workshop

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[l] at 2/22/15 9:10am

Thunder, thunder, thunder

This simple Thundercats logo'd t-shirt subtly states "I watched a lot of TV as a kid!"

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[l] at 2/22/15 8:39am

Song almost saw me name my dog Nemo, Sam.

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[l] at 2/21/15 11:44pm


The store had been slated to close after San Francisco's new minimum wage law tipped it from marginal (due to high rents, competition from Amazon) to unprofitable, but after a meeting with customers, the owners decided to offer $100 "memberships" to make up the shortfall. Read the rest

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[l] at 2/21/15 12:19pm

1925 Nome serum run

Follow the dramatic story of the 1925 serum run to Nome, in which 20 men and 150 dogs struggled through arctic blizzards in a desperate effort to save the town from a lethal illness.

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[l] at 2/21/15 12:16pm
Audio link.

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[l] at 2/21/15 8:49am

"Just a swirling mass in charged dance..."

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[l] at 2/20/15 5:44pm
Even though Amazon Prime Now has been reminding me to “order now and get it by 3 pm” since I first opened the app, the checkout interface tells me I have to pay an extra $7.99 to get it within an hour. Read the rest

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[l] at 2/20/15 5:11pm

I live in a house with three other people, who have long hair. A lot of it ends up going down the bathroom sink and clogging the drain. Read the rest

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[l] at 2/20/15 4:58pm

Mike Kelton, who previously went around the streets of NYC wooing women in public, is back with a new and timely prank: flashbombing strangers on the street with a giant red carpet setup. (more…)

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[l] at 2/20/15 4:42pm
On Friday, February 20th, Venus, Mars, and the thin crescent moon shine together in the western sky as twilight fades. Look for the trio above the southwest horizon starting about a half hour after sunset. Faint Mars becomes easier to see as the sky darkens further. Sky & Telescope diagram.


On Friday, February 20th, Venus, Mars, and the thin crescent moon shine together in the western sky as twilight fades. Look for the trio above the southwest horizon starting about a half hour after sunset. Faint Mars becomes easier to see as the sky darkens further.
Sky & Telescope diagram.

The goddess of love and the god of war get close enough to snuggle in the skies tonight. Read the rest

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[l] at 2/20/15 3:58pm

I live in a house with three other people, who have long hair. A lot of it ends up going down the bathroom sink and clogging the drain. Read the rest

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[l] at 2/20/15 2:03pm
Brule is back, in the form of a long-lost sitcom pilot set in the universe of Meyer’s Superfoods, starring a familiar cast of weirdos that “Tim and Eric: Awesome Show, Great Job” fans know and love. Watch it, ya dingus. Read the rest

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[l] at 2/20/15 12:57pm

Speaking to the D.C. Post, a "confirmed" 15-year veteran of Florida's Palm Beach County Sheriff's department says that planting drugs on innocent black people and "lying in your reports are just part of the game. Read the rest

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[l] at 2/20/15 12:43pm

I should be the last person in to point out stupid haircuts, but get a load of Kim Jong Un, first secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea, first chairman of the National Defense Commission of the DPRK and supreme commander of the Korean People's Army, sporting a trapezoidal haircut.

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[l] at 2/20/15 12:43pm

I should be the last person in to point out stupid haircuts, but get a load of Kim Jong Un, first secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea, first chairman of the National Defense Commission of the DPRK and supreme commander of the Korean People's Army, sporting a trapezoidal haircut.

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[l] at 2/20/15 12:05pm

This is how you do sPAW day. (more…)

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[l] at 2/20/15 12:01pm

Did you just spend three minutes watching someone cut a carrot? (more…)

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[l] at 2/20/15 11:46am

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After finding out that Comcast gives its customers free novelty names like "Asshole Brown" and "Super Bitch," Time Warner has joined in the merriment. Esperanza Martinez learned that Time Warner had given her the moniker "Cunt Martinez" when she received a letter from the cable company. Read the rest

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[l] at 2/20/15 11:39am
I'm excited to share that I'll be joining my longtime public radio friend Madeleine Brand as a regular guest on her KCRW news program, “Press Play.” Read the rest

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

Louie the organ-playing clown, a 50-year-old ceramic doll, will be returning to the Joyland amusement park in Wichita, after spending ten undoubtedly awful years in the home of an imprisoned sex offender, 39-year-old Damian Mayes.

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[l] at 2/20/15 10:53am

I missed this video when Scott Lawson released it in 2013. It's a 50 second timelapse taken over 1.5 hour period, showing some magnetic silly putty surrounding itself around a neodymium magnet. Read the rest

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[l] at 2/20/15 10:24am

flow

The worst part of being a beekeeper us pulling out the honey-laden frames from the box and tearing them up to get the honey. The bees hate it and so do I. That's why this new hive design, called Flow, is so cool. Read the rest

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[l] at 2/20/15 10:18am
So little in size, so vast in awesomeness.

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[l] at 2/20/15 10:06am

“DIYDad” built a VW microbus bed as a birthday gift for his three year old daughter. The bed is on top, and a play space is below. It uses real VW parts scored for free on Craigslist, and the headlights are illuminated. [via]

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[l] at 2/20/15 9:59am

Here's the third episode in the 100 Years of Beauty videos. (more…)

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[l] at 2/20/15 9:50am

cowasocky

In 1959 Xerox released the 914 photocopier. It weighed 648 pounds, but it was a huge improvement over previous document copying technologies, which used wet chemicals. Read the rest

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[l] at 2/20/15 9:38am

Check out this surprisingly twisted and odd trailer for CRUMBS, a feature length science fiction film from Ethiopia.

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[l] at 2/20/15 9:19am


It's from Thinkgeek, and includes a removable internal pad/divider/organizer, fits 15" laptops, and has an internal zippered compartment, $50.

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

Crime and PunishmentCrime and Punishment. Perhaps you're thinking, "maybe I should read that canonical novel!" I'm going to stop you right there. Read the rest

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[l] at 2/20/15 9:09am


Michael from Muckrock writes, "After months of legal wrangling, Hunter Moore, who ran 'revenge porn' website Isanyoneup, has agreed to a plea deal that will see him serve a minimum of two years and up to seven years in jail, as well as up to $500,000 in fines." Read the rest

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[l] at 2/20/15 9:00am

Notably, they are both scenes in which characters try to comfort one another, and fail. Read the rest

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[l] at 2/20/15 8:58am

Reading picture books like Goodnight Moon remains a fond childhood memory for many, but it's an experience that many visually-impaired kids don't get to have.

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[l] at 2/20/15 8:47am

"The heat is on and the funk just won't leave us alone!"

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[l] at 2/20/15 8:47am
I come from a family of beekeepers, so I had to check out a tour of traditional techniques. But I got more than I expected, and learned a lot about life in rural Cambodia. Read the rest

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[l] at 2/20/15 8:31am

Apocalypticon

Who says post-apocalyptic fiction has to be dreary? In Apocalypticon the end of the world is absolutely hilarious.

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[l] at 2/20/15 7:45am
I come from a family of beekeepers, so I had to check out a tour of traditional techniques. But I got more than I expected, and learned a lot about life in rural Cambodia. Read the rest

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[l] at 2/20/15 5:33am

Read the rest of the Hip Hop Family Tree comics!

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[l] at 2/19/15 10:44pm
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Ariel "Space Hack" Waldman and Lisa Ballard created Spaceprob.es, a delightful catalog of the (human-made) space probes flying around our solar system and beyond, from the far-out Voyager 1 to the just-launched DSCOVR. (more…)

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[l] at 2/19/15 10:21pm
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Our pal Shana "Shana Logic" Victor turns us on to the strange and unsettling animal sculptures of Beth Cavener Stichter. Read the rest

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[l] at 2/19/15 10:09pm

As promised, noise pop pioneers The Jesus and Mary Chain are celebrating the 30th anniversary of their seminal album Psychocandy by playing it start to finish on tour. Read the rest

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[l] at 2/19/15 9:50pm
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At Vantage, Christine Lorenz's macrophotography reveals the alien structures of salt. (more…)

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[l] at 2/19/15 9:39pm

I wish my city really looked like this at least a few nights each month, complete with melodramatic movie soundtrack. (more…)

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[l] at 2/19/15 4:56pm

The brilliant artist Tim Hunkin has opened a coin-op amusement arcade in London called Novelty Amusments. Here's a video of his money laundering game. The object is to steal money when regulators aren't looking. You can tell it's just a game because in real life the regulators would be wearing blindfolds.

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[l] at 2/19/15 4:46pm
Just as we program media devices with our remotes, remotes program us to interact with the media in specific ways. Read the rest

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[l] at 2/19/15 4:13pm

ECards says this video may be the Platonic ideal of Russian YouTube videos.

It has every element necessary:

  • A bear.
  • Someone engaging in reckless behavior around a large animal.
  • People speaking calmly in Russian while faced with certain death.
  • Bleakness.
  • Raw meat.

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[l] at 2/19/15 12:27pm

This is a very enjoyable one-hour video of Adam Savage sharing excellent model-construction tips as he paints and assembles a large cosmonaut model kit.

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[l] at 2/19/15 12:21pm
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[l] at 2/19/15 11:50am

Perhaps you've been telling yourself that Sony's $1200 Walkman is actually a highly-polished, premium product—say, the audio equivalent of a professional DSLR camera—know that it is also making a $155 SD card to use with it for "premium sound." Consider yourself informed what sort of person Sony thinks you are, if you are thinking of buying that Walkman. [via @chrisheinonen]

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[l] at 2/19/15 11:41am

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Supermassive black holes at the cores of galaxies blast radiation and ultra-fast winds outward, as illustrated in this artist's conception from NASA/JPL-Caltech. Read the rest

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[l] at 2/19/15 11:26am
The families injured feel disorderly conduct is a light charge for the racist jerk who ruined a hockey game for some Native American kids, spraying them with beer and yelling racial slurs.

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[l] at 2/19/15 11:14am

There's nothing ostentatious about the Rolls Royce Cullinan, named after the famed 3,000 carat diamond. (more…)

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[l] at 2/19/15 11:00am

The only difference between Open Carry T-Shirts and the Please Kill Me T-shirt that Richard Hell wore is that the Open Carry T-Shirts will really get you killed. Junior sizes available!

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[l] at 2/19/15 10:57am
Curious Stardust science/art writer Heather Sparks (aka my sister-in-law) is hosting a "Science at the Oscars" Google hang-out today at 1pm PT. Her guests include a cosmologist, nanoscientist, and neuroscientist! Read the rest

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[l] at 2/19/15 10:45am

The final season of Mad Men launches April 5. The episodes will take place in 1976, sixteen years after we first met Don Draper and Peggy Olson. Watch a teaser below. Read the rest

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[l] at 2/19/15 10:35am

Kevin Kelly says: "Racers wear goggles and drive with a first person view (FPV). This video is in French, but there are now races all over the world, including of course the Bay Area" [via]

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[l] at 2/19/15 10:26am

Focusing on historical and modern-day crime, mostly in the United States, Mysteries of the Criminal Mind takes a look at the social environment, upbringing, genetics, DNA, and other factors that comprise the minds of kidnappers, rapists, murderers, and large-scale thieves and scammers. Read the rest

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[l] at 2/19/15 10:25am

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Sterling Archer Draper Pryce is a fantastic tumblr, blending the wit of Archer with the images of Mad Men.

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[l] at 2/19/15 10:13am


California's phone bricking bill seems to have reduced thefts in the short run, but at the cost of giving dirty cops and wily criminals the power to wipe-and-brick your phone at will. Read the rest

[Category: Post, 1201, iot, law, mobile, security, war on general purpose computers]

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[l] at 2/19/15 10:07am

Star Trek Communicator Dog Bag Dispenser

This $8 Star Trek bag dispenser is dangling off Nemo's leash, ensuring I am ready to clean up after he has boldly gone.

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[l] at 2/19/15 9:43am


Michael Geist writes, "Canada's proposed anti-terrorism legislation is currently being debated in the House of Commons, with the government already serving notice that it plans to limit debate. That decision has enormous privacy consequences, since the bill effectively creates a 'total information awareness' approach that represents a radical shift away from our traditional understanding of public sector privacy protection." Read the rest

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[l] at 2/19/15 9:38am
Psychiatrist Norman Doidge, who is on the faculty of the University of Toronto, uses sensory stimulation "to change the structure and function of brain circuits" in people with chronic pain, autism, and Parkinson's. Manuela Hoelterhoff of Bloomberg Business interviewed him about his work, which Doidge has written about in his new book, The Brain’s Way of Healing: Remarkable Discoveries and Recoveries from the Frontiers of Neuroplasticity. Read the rest

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[l] at 2/19/15 9:26am
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I like your butt. Let me touch it. Forever. Read the rest

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[l] at 2/19/15 9:21am


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[l] at 2/19/15 9:19am

"They live inside of my head"

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[l] at 2/19/15 9:17am

The lizard people who control the U.S. Senate confirmed President Obama’s nomination of Michael Botticelli to be the director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (aka drug czar).

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[l] at 2/19/15 9:10am
“I cannot pretend I am without fear,” he writes. “But my predominant feeling is one of gratitude.” Read the rest

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[l] at 2/19/15 9:05am

The UK Green Party has built a version of the kickstarter for elections I proposed last year: they're signing up people who promise to vote Green if enough of their neighbours will do the same. Read the rest

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[l] at 2/19/15 8:53am

Greg Costikyan writes, "Newark public school students have occupied the office of Cami Anderson, the state-appointed superintendent of Newark's public school system, in protest against plans to privatize the entire city school system over the protest of the city's mayor and virtually its entire population." Read the rest

[Category: Video, corruption, education, Kids, neoliberalism, ows, piketty, videos, youtube]

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[l] at 2/19/15 8:11am
There are always new extremes of internet weirdness left to be discovered, like distant shores of forbidden desire we'd actually rather not know about and yet can't stop watching as long as they've been transformed into a YouTube supercut Read the rest

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[l] at 2/19/15 6:06am
PC maker Lenovo reportedly sold laptops preinstalled with Superfish, a hidden malware package that injects advertising into browser sessions: "it can basically intercept everything and it could be really misused."

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[l] at 2/19/15 5:25am

Zombies-Run

If you've never tried the fitness app Zombies, Run, imagine a long series of tiny radio plays set during the zombie apocalypse that ask you to run to various locations on crucial missions—with the undead hot on your heels. Read the rest

[Category: Post, naomi alderman, zombies run]

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[l] at 2/19/15 5:23am

Consent can be an uncomfortable subject, an often-complex and personal form of negotiation that people rarely get a chance to practice outside the moments that precede sexual encounters.

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[Category: Video, consent, in tune, sexual consent, tweed couch games]

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[l] at 2/19/15 5:21am

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Have you ever wanted to glue one thing to another, but not known exactly how to do it? This to That is here to answer your highly specific prayer. Read the rest

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[l] at 2/19/15 5:18am
football

Radiolab can always be depended on for an interesting take on questions you never even knew you had. Their story on American Football is no exception. Read the rest

[Category: Podcast, Review, football, podcast, Radiolab]

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[l] at 2/19/15 5:15am

Thank god for the dudes of Portlandia: "I just wish there was a way for us to be validated for being such great feminists."

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[l] at 2/19/15 5:11am

This video by CampusClarity puts it in everyday terms. (more…)

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[l] at 2/19/15 5:09am

Rachel McInnis is pretty serious about CrossFit. She's dedicated. She's strong. She's 14 years old.

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[l] at 2/19/15 5:06am

Monty Hall elected march 1 1944 The manitoban

You probably know him better from his days on Let's Make A Deal, as Monty Hall. (more…)

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[l] at 2/19/15 4:56am

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Fanfic can take you down some peculiar roads. But in Mallory Ortberg's imagined Ayn Rand fanfic of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, the the tenets of ruthless self-interest are shouted to hilarious effect.

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[Category: Review, Ayn Rand, Harry Potter, Mallory Ortberg]

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[l] at 2/19/15 4:56am

A great recent video of the famed Eco-Cycle underground bike parking robots in Tokyo.

For more Eco-Cycle excellence, enjoy this Culture Japan Network TV segment about the technology.

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[l] at 2/19/15 4:55am

The nerdy stars have aligned. Nathan Fillion has a guest spot on Gravity Falls, so basically we can all just hold our breaths and pray for the Firefly reference that's hopefully forthcoming.

[Category: Video, Firefly, Gravity Falls, Nathan Fillion]

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[l] at 2/19/15 4:55am

Let me tell you about my favorite spot in all Korea. I won't name it, since I don't want to take the blame when, for other reasons, it inevitably gets too popular.

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[l] at 2/18/15 10:12pm
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Renato Garcia, 50, of San Juan, Puerto Rico, enjoyed sporting a Green Lantern costume. So when he died last week, his family dressed up his embalmed body in the suit one last time and propped him up at his wake.

"I know he would have liked it,” his sister said.

(Comic Book Resources)

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[l] at 2/18/15 9:51pm
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Exquisite geometric tattoos by Berlin-based artist Chaim Machlev. Read the rest

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[l] at 2/18/15 9:43pm
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Instead of simply taking photos of the places she visits, Teresa Lim makes embroidery snapshots. (more…)

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[l] at 2/18/15 9:22pm
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The Cool Baby is a beverage bottle hidden inside a baby doll worn in a chest carrier. Read the rest

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[l] at 2/18/15 4:24pm
Queen Elizabeth I’s court advisor was the foremost scientific genius of the 16th century, laying the foundation of modern science. Then teamed up with a disreputable, criminal psychic and things really got rolling. Read the rest

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[l] at 2/18/15 3:56pm

“You are at a 9. I need you at a one.” (more…)

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[l] at 2/18/15 3:53pm
The outgoing Attorney General raised eyebrows when answering a question about his Justice Department’s notorious crackdown on leaks, and by extension the press--most notably New York Times reporter James Risen. Read the rest

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

My kids are in the habit of using a new glass every time they get a drink of water. As a result, the top rack of our dishwasher fills up much faster than the bottom rack.

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[l] at 2/18/15 1:10pm
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Weed smokers in Playa del Carmen, Mexico are undoubtedly going to be pleased that the local Walmart sells bongs and pot pipes. Read the rest

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[l] at 2/18/15 1:04pm
Here is a peek at some of the treasure he's letting go of. Read the rest

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[l] at 2/18/15 12:31pm
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By Jasper Ellings [previously]

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[l] at 2/18/15 12:28pm
Trippy shit from the Dutch animator and internet artist. Read the rest

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[l] at 2/18/15 11:33am

Zach Norris of Phoenix entered a Goodwill to buy a golf equipment carrier. On his way out, he rummaged through the used watch bin and found a watch with "LeCoultre Deep Sea Alarm" on the dial, priced at $5.99. Read the rest

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[l] at 2/18/15 11:31am
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"'She was having trouble adjusting her bra holster, couldn't get it to fit the way she wanted it to. She was looking down at it and accidentally discharged the weapon,' said St. Joseph Public Safety Director Mark Clapp."(via MLive)

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[l] at 2/18/15 11:29am

Net neutrality advocates StopTheSlowDown want your messages to put on a jumbotron outside the FCC, which will issue a historic ruling on February 26 concerning how the internet works.

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[l] at 2/18/15 11:24am
This podcast is entertaining and awesome, but the episode featuring Darin Morgan is especially so. Don't miss, X-Files fans. Read the rest

[Category: Podcast, Review, Darin Morgan, Kumail Nanjiani, x-files, X-Files Files]

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[l] at 2/18/15 11:14am

Saul Bass (1920-1996) was the inventor and master of modern movie title designs. Using bold shapes, repeating patterns, and simple animation played against a jazz soundtrack, his sequences were instantly recognizable, and had the magical quality of getting the audience excited to see the movie, whether it was Preminger’s Anatomy of a Murder, Hitchcock's North by Northwest, Wise and Robbin's West Side Story, Kubrick's Spartacus, or Scorcese's Goodfellas.

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[l] at 2/18/15 11:12am

In his book The Architecture of Happiness, de Botton asks why we fetishize old buildings rather than building new ones even better suited to our age. Read the rest

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[l] at 2/18/15 11:11am

If the anti-consumerist ethos of Fight Club were translated into a Minecraft game, it might look a little like Keep Working, an "interactive music video" by a developer known as Bean Chon.

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[l] at 2/18/15 10:55am

Rhode Island-based artist and designer Dennis Hlynsky creates these mindblowing videos of birds in flight. (more…)

[Category: Video, Birding, Muybridge, ornithology]

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[l] at 2/18/15 10:33am

The Babadook is a forthcoming Australian horror movie that avoids the usual production clichés in favor of a literary sense of dread.

There's no gore, no loud, startling soundtrack, and there's no serial killers hiding in the corners of this horror flick. There's just an exhausted single mother living with her difficult son. Which is why this movie is so scary. Read the rest

[Category: Review, Video, Essie Davis, horror, Mommy Issues, The Babadook]

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[l] at 2/18/15 10:31am

In this new episode of Sword and Laser podcast, we have a whole Wheel of Time pilot mystery to solve, and then on top of it, George RR Martin says any character in the Game of Thrones series could be killed even if they’re safe in the book.

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[l] at 2/18/15 10:20am
I can't begin to imagine how much practice he put in to nail this.

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[l] at 2/18/15 10:05am

The smart one of the family shares his wisdom.

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[l] at 2/18/15 9:43am
This new edition of the ill-fated paperback is fitting tribute to a talented, unlucky creative genius Read the rest

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[l] at 2/18/15 9:40am


From following their grandchildren around at kindergarten to hanging slanderous banners outside their homes to hacking their email to sending funeral wreaths to their doors, the leaders of Hong Kong's anticorruption Occupy Central movement face persistent, ongoing reprisals for their political activity. Read the rest

[Category: Post, china, corruption, hong kong, occupy, occupy central, piketty, umbrella revolution]

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[l] at 2/18/15 9:39am

We have a whole Wheel of Time pilot mystery to solve and then on top of it George RR Martin says any character in the Game of Thrones series could be killed even if they’re safe in the book.

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[l] at 2/18/15 9:24am

Peter Osborne was the head political writer at the Telegraph, a rock-ribbed conservative paper owned by the shadowy Barclay brothers; he quit after seeing the paper soft-pedal and downplay scandals involving its major advertisers, and broke his silence once he learned that the paper had squashed stories of illegal tax-avoidance schemes run by HSBC. Read the rest

[Category: Post, corruption, hsbc, media theory, newspapers, uk]

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[l] at 2/18/15 9:15am

Classic Movie Themes claims this show is a cult classic. I just somehow remember it as being really good. Here is the pilot episode.

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[l] at 2/18/15 8:54am
Before The Matrix, there was this, starring Beat Takeshi and Keanu Reeves. Cyberpunk's truest vision lurks not in gnostic fantasy but in the cheap mediocrity of corporate power. Read the rest

[Category: Feature, Post, beat takeshi, cyberpunk, johnny mnemonic, keanu reeves, science fiction, william gibson]

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[l] at 2/18/15 8:47am

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Winter is drawing to a close in California, and that means shedding time. I use a combination of brushes to keep my home, and my Great Pyrenees, manageable.

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[l] at 2/18/15 8:32am

There's no gore, no loud, startling soundtrack, and there's no serial killers hiding in the corners of this horror flick. There's just an exhausted single mother living with her difficult son. Which is why this movie is so scary. Read the rest

[Category: Review, Video, Essie Davis, horror, Mommy Issues, The Babadook]

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[l] at 2/18/15 8:18am
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A Cleveland "hardcore" band's lead singer accidentally swallowed the mic, angering the show promoter.

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[l] at 2/18/15 7:18am

"I'm not a raisin' my voice..."

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[l] at 2/17/15 11:01pm

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Well played, Hoffman's Bistro and Pastisserie in Santa Cruz. Photo courtesy of funny man, Mighty Mike McGee.

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[l] at 2/17/15 10:26pm
x-files

Kumail Nanjiani's podcast, The X-Files Files, is ubiquitously entertaining and awesome, but the episode featuring Darin Morgan is especially so. Read the rest

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[l] at 2/17/15 5:50pm

1925 Nome serum run

Follow the dramatic story of the 1925 serum run to Nome, in which 20 men and 150 dogs struggled through arctic blizzards in a desperate effort to save the town from a lethal illness.

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[l] at 2/17/15 5:34pm

The epic 1983 crime drama “Scarface” retold as an 8-bit videogame by CineFix, as part of their 8-Bit Cinema series.

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[l] at 2/17/15 5:33pm

Cloudrise is about the tragic gravity of both love and airships: what goes up must come down. Directed and animated by Denver Jackson, the eight-minute short film tells the story of Miko and Tenku, two lovers fighting to stay together as their burning airship falls out of the sky. Fans of Final Fantasy, Legend of Korra and Miyazaki will likely find a lot to love in its gorgeous, painted backgrounds and midair martial arts. Stay till the end; it's worth it.

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[l] at 2/17/15 5:24pm

Riveting raw footage of a car catastrophe at the local Piggly Wiggly, from the Beaver Dam Daily Citizen. Read the rest

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[l] at 2/17/15 5:20pm
Street Angel crashes through a window —plummeting to her death!?! Is this the beginning of an exciting new adventure, or the end of the line? Read the rest

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[l] at 2/17/15 5:19pm

“An old white lab thinks it's his responsibility to walk the dachshund.” (more…)

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[l] at 2/17/15 5:12pm
“You are one of the select few, less than 9 percent of the more than 1,200 applicants, that we are inviting," read the first email. “Welcome to Carnegie Mellon!” Oops. Read the rest

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[l] at 2/17/15 5:11pm

Ornithologist, Dennis Hlynsky, has been busy making some mind blowing videos of birds in flight. So whether you're interested in the whole flock, or just one, you can catch a trippy, Muybridge-esque video of flight patterns, or wing beats.

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[l] at 2/17/15 5:11pm
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She's approximately 12,000 years old now, but when she died in the Yucatan Peninsula she was only a teen. Read the rest

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[l] at 2/17/15 5:09pm

There's no gore, no loud, startling soundtrack, and there's no serial killers hiding in the corners of this horror flick. There's just an exhausted single mother living with her difficult son. Which is why this movie is so scary. Read the rest

[Category: Review, Video, Essie Davis, horror, Mommy Issues, The Babadook]

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[l] at 2/17/15 5:02pm
mth1

Thanks to writer Ali Wunderman and illustrator Minnie Phan at the Bold Italic, there's now a handy, dandy visual guide to the wangs you'll see around San Francisco. Read the rest

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[l] at 2/17/15 5:01pm
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Want to spend an hour doing something rad? Cool. I have a game for you, called Longest Night Lost ConstellationRead the rest

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[l] at 2/17/15 5:00pm

This video of some very unscientific remarks recently made by Sheikh Bandar al-Khaibari, a Muslim cleric from Saudi Arabia, has gone viral. In it, the sheikh rejects the relatively well-established scientific fact that the Earth revolves around the Sun. He believes the opposite is true. The internet disagrees. Read the rest

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[l] at 2/17/15 4:58pm
signsss

Over at GONE, Matt Crump's gorgeous photography of the The Neon Museum of Las Vegas, a retirement home for beautiful casino signage of an earlier era. Read the rest

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[l] at 2/17/15 4:57pm

"I write a song called 'Heroin', you would have thought that I murdered the Pope or something." Audio from a 1987 interview conducted by Joe Smith. (Blank on Blank)

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[l] at 2/17/15 4:56pm

We've already seen, in the pages of Boing Boing, several unions of technology and the aesthetics of Dutch neoplasticist painter Piet Mondrian.

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[l] at 2/17/15 4:54pm

Whenever I travel to a new city, I immediately get to work on a mental map of its coffee shops. I do this in part because they provide the points of a basic geographical framework, in part because they offer a window onto the life of their neighborhoods, in part because I can get work done in them (in my line, you don't really take vacations; you just set up laptop camp in other cafés), and in part because I wither away if I don't get a cappuccino on the daily.

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[l] at 2/17/15 4:54pm

"Cities? Meh. Wherever you go, they're all the same, you know. When you travel, you've got to stay away from them.

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[l] at 2/17/15 4:51pm
Tom the Dancing Bug, IN WHICH the sequel to "To Kill a Mockingbird" is a dark 1980s graphic novel meditation on vigilantism and Cold War anxieties Read the rest

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[l] at 2/17/15 4:48pm

The huts where Antarctic explorers Ernest Shackleton, Robert Falcon Scott, and their crews called home a century ago have been restored to their original, er, coziness. Read the rest

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[l] at 2/17/15 4:43pm
Panic attacks, psychosis, and violent impulses. Free with your pumpkin spice latte! Read the rest

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[l] at 2/17/15 4:43pm

Everything I needed to know, I learned from Loveline. Throughout the entirety of high school and even some of middle school, I listened on a near-religious nightly basis — Sunday through Thursday-nightly, anyway — to take in Adam Carolla and Dr.

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[l] at 2/17/15 4:37pm

Even before I moved to Los Angeles, I set about finding ways to understand it. I knew the city wouldn't make it easy for me, but at least I had plenty of representations of it on film to learn from — the very movies, in fact, which had stoked my interest in Los Angeles in the first place.

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[l] at 2/17/15 4:36pm

Given my considerable professional interest in cities — I spend a lot of my time writing or talking about them — you'd think I grew up as one of those kinds who rushed straight to SimCity every day after school.

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[l] at 2/17/15 4:35pm

If you have any interest at all in writing produced by the cultural exchange — or culture clash, if you prefer — between the West and Asia, you might consider keeping up with Signal 8 Press.

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[l] at 2/17/15 2:10pm
Straight chillin. Or, warmin'. From Japanese internet cat kings shironekoshiro. (more…)

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[l] at 2/17/15 1:53pm

Good times. (more…)

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[l] at 2/17/15 1:49pm

These 7-inch bendy micro-USB charging cables come in handy for travel and desktop use. Amazon sells them for $8, but you can get 3 for $14 from StackSocial.

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[l] at 2/17/15 1:22pm

fake-nipple

If you want to show your fake nipple in Montana, do it before HB 365 gets passed, or you could face a $500 fine and 6 months in the county jail. Read the rest

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[l] at 2/17/15 12:59pm
A fast-driving moron fleeing from the police slammed into a minivan stopped at an intersection in Texas. The woman driving the minivan jumped out and beat him up. She was soon joined by the passenger of the minivan, who threw the driver on the ground just as the police arrived. [via]

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[l] at 2/17/15 12:51pm
The perfect cyberpunk movie, a Gibson Continuum, is implicit as metafiction in every mistake made by this one. Read the rest

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[l] at 2/17/15 12:17pm
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A bike-icicle shot by Boing Boing reader Martin Reis, and shared in the Boing Boing Flickr Pool.

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[l] at 2/17/15 12:14pm
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A fun spot in Chicago to hang and picnic during the summer becomes a surreal ice-scape during wintry weather. Read the rest

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[l] at 2/17/15 12:01pm
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Boing Boing reader and photographer John K. Goodman shot “Way of the Foot” this weekend in Venice Beach, LA, CA, and shared it in our Boing Boing Flickr pool.

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[l] at 2/17/15 11:57am
His food emoji portrait is my main excuse for writing this post. Read the rest

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[l] at 2/17/15 10:29am

The Art of Home, released today, is the companion book for the upcoming DreamWorks Animation movie Home, due in theaters March 27, 2015. Read the rest

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[l] at 2/17/15 10:03am

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Next week, our friends at Noise Pop kick of the 16th year of their independent music, art, and culture festival in San Francisco, and this year's Noise Pop Film line-up is far fucking out. Read the rest

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[l] at 2/17/15 9:59am

bad-breakfast

American kids attempt to traditional breakfasts from Korea, Brazil, Finland, Vietnam, Poland, and Netherlands. (more…)

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[l] at 2/17/15 9:56am

np2015-admat_1119

Next week, our friends at Noise Pop kick of the 16th year of their independent music, art, and culture festival in San Francisco, and this year's Noise Pop Film line-up is far fucking out. Read the rest

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[l] at 2/17/15 9:32am

"A short lived detective drama from 1972. Never caught on with the American public."

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[l] at 2/17/15 9:25am

bunny

This bunny was one of many purchased by a Chinese zoo as live food for some of the animals it keeps.

But a little female spider taught the bunny how to walk on its front legs, making it a national sensation and sparing it from the jaws of a giant python. [via]

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[l] at 2/17/15 9:17am

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Minnesota cops pulled over Joseph Burrell for driving out of a grocery store parking lot without turning on his headlights. Read the rest

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[l] at 2/17/15 8:08am

Pat from American University's Center for Media and Social Impact writes, "Can an artist use images from Facebook in her collage? Can an art teacher show pictures he took at an exhibition in class? Can a museum put a collection online?" Read the rest

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[l] at 2/17/15 8:01am


The 300 weird patriotic slogans that North Korea released last week had the stilted feel of machine-generated text. Read the rest

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[l] at 2/17/15 7:12am

Foreign residents of Tokyo: have you ever run into Yan-san? If so, did you buy him a drink? I've heard that described as standard practice for anyone who began their lifelong Japanese language-learning odyssey with Let's Learn Japanese, a 1984 production of The Japan Foundation.

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[l] at 2/17/15 7:11am

If any given person has seen Seoul on film, chances are they've seen it in a Korean blockbuster like Park Chan-wook's Oldboy, that tale of imprisonment, revenge, and elaborately plotted incest that earned Korea a not-especially-deserved reputation for "extreme cinema."

They can see much, much more of the city in last year's Bitter, Sweet, Seoul, an hour-long film made by Park Chan-wook, his brother Park Chan-kyong (together they form the filmmaking unit known as PARKing CHANce), and 141 different contributors from all walks of life who submitted their own footage of Seoul.

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[l] at 2/17/15 7:10am

I suppose one shouldn't make light of the dying, but Radio Shack, as moribund a nationwide retailer as they come, pretty much asks for it.

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[l] at 2/17/15 6:08am

retro-active

Keishi Yamagishi, aka the composer of the music for the original Ninja Gaiden, just released a chiptunes album that sounds like an alternate dimension soundtrack to the best NES game that never existed. Listen to Retro-Active Pt. 1 for free here, or download your own copy for $8.

 

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[l] at 2/17/15 5:59am

"You can love the police, you can hate the police, but you can’t argue that the police wield enormous power," writes the team behind This Is the Police, a game currently in the midst of a Kickstarter campaign.

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[l] at 2/17/15 5:58am

People have been trying to find Waldo since 1987, and like any time-consuming endeavor, some of them have gone looking for a better, more efficient method.

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[l] at 2/17/15 5:48am
The good doctor's tastes illustrate our insecurities about class. Here's what’s really on the menu in Bryan Fuller’s Hannibal Read the rest

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[l] at 2/17/15 5:46am
Jimmy and Mike find common ground in "Nacho", episode 3 of the Breaking Bad spinoff. Read the rest

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[l] at 2/16/15 9:20pm

Enjoy a moment of cinematic sentimentality through this montage of 1980s teen movie clips set to Simple Minds' "Don't You (Forget About Me)," the title song from The Breakfast Club, the iconic film released thirty years ago this week.

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


John-Lewis translated Jabberwocky into Nadsat, the synthetic Russified English dialect spoken by the protagonist of A Clockwork Orange, starting with "Twas dobby and the chellovecks—" Read the rest

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[l] at 2/16/15 8:25pm
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NASA offers a terrific collection of free MP3 sound files and M4R ringtones, from astronaut quips and greetings to the explosive liftoff of rockets to Sputnik's pulsing beep. Read the rest

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[l] at 2/16/15 6:27pm

This Vaginal Photoplethysmograph, used to measure sexual arousal in women, is one of many unusual devices photographed by Sarah Sudhoff at the Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender and Reproduction.

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[l] at 2/16/15 6:17pm

2CELLOS shred classic Guns N' Roses.

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[l] at 2/16/15 4:19pm
There are no pictures of Greg Egan online, and his website has a disclaimer that while some of his more dedicated fans claimed to have tracked down a picture of the author, it’s not him. Read the rest

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[l] at 2/16/15 3:46pm

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It didn't take me long to get the hang of the Stem Gem Strawberry Huller ($8), and once I did, I was able remove the stem and core of strawberries much faster than I could with a knife. Read the rest

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[l] at 2/16/15 3:05pm
The agency can hide software deep within hard drives made by Western Digital, Seagate, Toshiba and other top manufacturers, reports Kaspersky Labs. Read the rest

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[l] at 2/16/15 2:57pm

Keegan Osinski's dog doesn't care for her kisses. (more…)

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[l] at 2/16/15 2:30pm
The task set before Better Call Saul is impossibly daunting. Can it join Breaking Bad in the pantheon of great TV? Read the rest

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[l] at 2/16/15 2:24pm
I'm not buying it. I think there's a very tiny person inside. Just like my iPhone. Read the rest

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[l] at 2/16/15 2:24pm
The task set before Better Call Saul is impossibly daunting. Can it join Breaking Bad in the pantheon of great TV? Read the rest

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[l] at 2/16/15 2:08pm
The New York Times reports that the CIA purchased nerve-agent rockets from a secretive Iraqi seller. Read the rest

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[l] at 2/16/15 2:01pm
delta-bag Drink to remember.

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[l] at 2/16/15 1:51pm

Will you take the bet?

I propose a card game. I’ll shuffle an ordinary deck of cards and turn up the cards in pairs.

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[l] at 2/16/15 1:49pm


Horrified psychologists discontinued a study into how police interrogation tactics can create unshakable false memories of crimes; but it turns out that police questioning tactics are even better at elicting false accusations of crimes that never even occurred. Read the rest

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[l] at 2/16/15 1:27pm
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A Dallas arbitration panel today ordered Lance Armstrong and Tailwind Sports Corporation to pay $10 million in a fraud dispute with a promotions company. Read the rest

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[l] at 2/16/15 1:24pm


For more than decade, a shadowy, heavily resourced, sophisticated hacker group that Kaspersky Labs calls the Equation Group has committed a string of daring, cutting-edge information attacks, likely at the behest of the NSA. Read the rest

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[l] at 2/16/15 1:23pm

Lesley Gore, singer of the 1963 hit "It's My Party," died today from cancer at age 68. (more…)

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[l] at 2/16/15 1:19pm

BB no-prize contest: Write TV commercial jingle lyrics for "Standard Reference Material No. 2387" peanut butter. (more…)

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[l] at 2/16/15 1:02pm

Silly dog! You could have stepped over it, you're so big.

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[l] at 2/16/15 12:41pm
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A photo shared by Chkyc in our Boing Boing Flickr Pool.

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[l] at 2/16/15 12:20pm
10730099_553669401400234_408618754573533501_n A sample of works new and not-as-new by Russian photographer Katerina Plotnikova, who is based in Moscow. Read the rest

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[l] at 2/16/15 12:17pm

"Two Florence men have been arrested after police say they used camouflage underwear to disguise themselves during a robbery last fall." (via the Register Guard)

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[l] at 2/16/15 11:58am

For those of us who do not live in Texas, and even for many who do, Austin is an outpost of progressive weirdness in a state better known for its regressive rectitude.

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[l] at 2/16/15 11:52am

Bicycle Distressed Expert Back Playing Cards

You'd think faux aging on cards would look funny, but these Bicycle Expert backs are great!

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[l] at 2/16/15 11:40am
PBS NewsHour dives into the weird cyberworld of professional science study subjects. Read the rest

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[l] at 2/16/15 11:38am

Will you take the bet?

I propose a card game. I’ll shuffle an ordinary deck of cards and turn up the cards in pairs.

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[l] at 2/16/15 11:27am

BB no-prize contest: Write TV commercial jingle lyrics for "Standard Reference Material No. 2387" peanut butter. (more…)

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[l] at 2/16/15 11:14am
 This image is just a gradient between the brightest, shiniest color of Kim Kardashian’s butt and the darkest, shadowiest color of her butt.


"This image is just a gradient between the brightest, shiniest color of Kim Kardashian’s butt and the darkest, shadowiest color of her butt." Well played, Medium.com, well played.

Kim Kardashian's voluminous booty may have generated an untold number of boners, but none so stiff as those of the sysadmins who had to brace servers to handle the anticipated onslaught of web traffic for Paper Magazine, the publication which unleashed the full, explosive force of her butt upon the internets.

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[l] at 2/16/15 11:12am

From LIFE magazine archives: a photo gallery of adhesive bra models. Read the rest

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[l] at 2/16/15 11:08am

Re/code's Kara Swisher interviewed President Obama for 25 minutes, and asked him good questions about online security and government spying. (more…)

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[l] at 2/16/15 9:51am

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[l] at 2/16/15 9:46am
Over at The Message, Quinn Norton reports on a key ruling by the UK Investigatory Powers Tribunal against the British spay agency GCHQ that the sharing of NSA data was an illegal human rights violation. Read the rest

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[l] at 2/16/15 9:43am

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The CSMonitor is cranky that Washington's Birthday is being called President's Day.

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[l] at 2/16/15 9:36am

Art, Sex, and Magick in the Weimar Republic

Some folks are deeply interested in the life of Aleister Crowley, the relatively infamous occultist, poet, painter, spy and ceremonial magician. The Beast in Berlin covers a period of his life that has, until now, been largely unexamined.

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[l] at 2/16/15 9:27am

Category: Entertainment -- Throwing bricks and other heavy objects into washing machines and recording their self-destruction.

A quicker way to do it:

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[l] at 2/16/15 9:27am
Jo Seong-jin, head of LG's home appliances division, didn't toss a brick into a Samsung washing machine at an appliance trade show in Berlin, but he has been indicted in South Korea on charges of vandalizing $2,700 Samsung washing machines with his bare hands. LG says the problem isn't with Jo; it's with Samsung's machine, which is "particularly weak on the hinges." [via]

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[l] at 2/16/15 9:00am

$_57

The eBay description: "PLAYMOBIL MUSCULATION CULTURISME DOPING DOPAGE SPORT GYM CRUISING GAY HOMO RARE" Read the rest

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[l] at 2/16/15 8:34am

Category: Entertainment -- Throwing bricks and other heavy objects into washing machines and recording their self-destruction.

A quicker way to do it:

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[l] at 2/16/15 8:23am

The Useless Machine Advanced Edition: eight times more useless than the original!

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

Ryan MacDonald, the intelligent young virgin who volunteered to die on Mars, just found out he made it into round 3 of the Mars One astronaut selection process.

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[l] at 2/16/15 6:29am
The author of a legendary equation illustrating the probability of alien civilization, Drake suggests that we should listen more. Read the rest

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[l] at 2/16/15 5:54am
David K Randall's Dreamland is a reivew of the best scientific thinking that illuminates and important subject: namely, why do we spend a third of our lives paralyzed, eyes closed, having vivid hallucinations? Read the rest

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[l] at 2/16/15 2:25am


Playmobil's German "Little Luther" toy sold 34,000 pieces in 72 hours. Read the rest

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[l] at 2/15/15 10:11pm
surveillance+thief

This gentleman was caught on camera allegedly stealing the very security camera that was recording him. (more…)

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[l] at 2/15/15 9:52pm
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Photographer Carroll Taveras captured the "Young Guns" of a Cowboy Fast Draw gun competition in Denver, Colorado. (more…)

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[l] at 2/15/15 9:38pm
lead

If you missed your flight out of the South Pole on Friday, get comfortable. You'll be there until November. Read the rest

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[l] at 2/14/15 1:40pm

"Roses are red, violets are blue, #NSA loves privacy rights and you." No, seriously. Read the rest

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[l] at 2/14/15 11:30am

A VPN (virtual private network) is useful in many ways. Your data is encrypted on your mobile device or computer, so you can use public WiFi without worrying about someone stealing your information (unless it's the NSA, I suppose).

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[l] at 2/14/15 10:03am

Dirt Devil SE3890 Purpose for Pets Portable Extractor

Sometimes I don't feel like dragging out the big steam cleaner for a small pet mistake. This Dirt Devil spot steamer is a great solution.

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[l] at 2/14/15 2:13am


Facebook's "real names" policy means that from time to time, it arbitrarily decides what its users are allowed to call themselves, which sucks if your name is something like Dana Lone Hill or Parmelee Kills The Enemy or Shane Creepingbear. Read the rest

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[l] at 2/13/15 11:24pm


These Adventure Time Docs sell for $130-$150. (via Super Punch)

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[l] at 2/13/15 5:25pm
Nut Shell Critters: Fun with food waste. Read the rest

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[l] at 2/13/15 4:06pm

Here's a short video about the advertising icons exhibit curated by pop culture historian Warren Dotz.

RELATED: Advertising characters exhibit at the SFO International Terminal

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[l] at 2/13/15 1:50pm
“Billie Holiday sang, 'Love is just like a faucet, it turns off and on,” writes Grant Snider. “I think she was almost right. Grant's poster shop is here. (more…)

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[l] at 2/13/15 1:44pm

I'm a huge fan of Dr. Oliver Sacks. He's led a very interesting life, as a medical researcher, professor of neurology, lover of music, lover of things that explode, and intrepid psychonaut. Read the rest

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[l] at 2/13/15 1:40pm
Kim Jong-Un and his copywriting team, coming up with some cool new slogans. Image: KCNA.


Kim Jong-Un and his copywriting team, coming up with some cool new slogans. Image: KCNA.

"Let this socialist country resound with Song of Big Fish Haul and be permeated with the fragrant smell of fish and other seafoods!" Read the rest

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[l] at 2/13/15 1:09pm

The LEGO Group today announced 32 new LEGO Star Wars figures. To celebrate the launch, they created a poster of fun facts fans of both should know.

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[l] at 2/13/15 12:46pm
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Shit Rough Drafts takes on Fifty Shades of Grey. Read the rest

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[l] at 2/13/15 11:46am
Andrus Nõmm


Andrus Nõmm

Andrus Nõmm "was aware that copyright-infringing content was stored" on site, according to U.S. prosecutors. The Estonian programmer was today sentenced to a year and one day in prison after pleading guilty to felony copyright infringement. Read the rest

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[l] at 2/13/15 10:52am

Like all portable chargers, the ChargeTech charges USB devices, but it also has an AC outlet to charge laptops (and other AC devices under 65W). Amazon sells the 12,000 mAH model for $270, but StackSocial has it for $185. The 18,000 mAh model is $205.

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[l] at 2/13/15 10:31am

When comics in newspapers (“funnies”) were first invented in the 1900s, a thousand crazy ideas were tried in every local newspaper in the country.

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[l] at 2/13/15 10:20am
The site has emerged as an important creative platform, but getting—and keeping—an audience there is a tricky thing. Read the rest

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[l] at 2/13/15 10:08am

The big cat likes playing with the disc-throwing robot spider. The kittens take a bit longer to warm up to it.

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[l] at 2/13/15 10:00am

Even when you know how these guys float above the sidewalk, it still is fun to see them. I love their costumes and their quietness on the busy street.

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[l] at 2/13/15 9:54am

Brian Eno launched Obscure Records in 1975, and released 10 albums on the label, including his own, Discreet Music. The label closed in 1978.

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[l] at 2/13/15 9:24am

Alejandro Tauber tried out the Autoblow 2, the world’s most “realistic robotic oral sex stimulator for men." tldr; It make a mood-killing grinding noise, and didn't feel good.

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[l] at 2/13/15 9:15am

"My God, its full of stars!"

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[l] at 2/13/15 9:04am
eric-parker

Sureshbhai Patel was taking his morning walk on the the street outside his son's home in Alabama when a concerned resident spotted him and called police to report a "skinny black guy" wearing a "toboggan" in his neighborhood. Police arrived on the scene, and when one officer became frustrated that Patel wasn't complying with his orders to stop "jerking away," he slammed Patel to the ground so hard that it paralyzed him. Patel had been in the US for a week and didn't understand English. Read the rest

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[l] at 2/13/15 8:57am

This $4 adapter allows me to attach a hose to my kitchen faucet. Now I can fill large pots while they sit on the stove, saving my back.

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[l] at 2/13/15 8:30am
Valentine's is for hamsters.

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[l] at 2/13/15 8:26am

Though I appreciate a well-made physical book, I don't collect the things aggressively as some do. Yet I can't suppress my desire to possess certain, highly specific volumes.

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[l] at 2/13/15 8:17am

I've lamented the pathetic state of American vending machine culture versus the advanced state of Japan's, but as with anything else in this giant and often complacent country, you've got to look at the trees, not the forest.

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[l] at 2/13/15 8:16am

Los Angeles is beautiful — there, I've stirred up a controversy already. But photographer Noé Montes has already out done me by making that claim not just in words but in images, and a series of striking ones, no less, with that very title.

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[l] at 2/13/15 6:19am

Glitch aesthetic meets sleight of hand -- or games of chance. Rather good glitch-aesthetic and varied across each card. ($14) Read the rest

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[l] at 2/13/15 5:27am
gold On his RiYL podcast, Brian Heater interviewed two extraordinary comic book people: Jim Woodring and Scott McCloud.

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[l] at 2/13/15 4:55am


My latest Guardian column is design fiction in the form of an open letter from a dishwasher company whose kitchenware marketplace and Dish Rights Management system is under fire. Read the rest

[Category: Post, 1201, apple, Business, Copyfight, drm, interoperability, iot]

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[l] at 2/12/15 11:33pm

Two of these should make you smile, one should make you shake your head. ☣ School Principal Contacts FBI After Student Throws American Flag Out A Window [Techdirt] Middle School Principal Robert Archuleta from Espanola, NM thinks that there's a federal statute against flag desecration.

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[l] at 2/12/15 11:08pm


Our minds naturally group things in culturally specific categories -- for Americans, robins are more "bird" than albatrosses -- and we're better at categorizing more prototypical items than outliers -- but what does this mean when we group humans in categories like "real Americans"? Read the rest

[Category: Post, cognitive science, oppression, politics, privilege, representation, Science, sociology]

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[l] at 2/12/15 10:48pm


Prisons have a legitimate interest in controlling contraband, but in North Carolina, using social media from behind bars is a Class I offense, carrying stiffer penalties than murder, escape and hostage-taking. Read the rest

[Category: Post, authoritarianism, corruption, eff, facebook, human rights, prison, social media, south carolina, torture, web theory]

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[l] at 2/12/15 10:37pm


Kyle writes, "The first clock in my series of Steampunk Nixie timepieces was successfully funded on Kickstarter last year, and I've just released the next design! Sleeker, smaller, and at a lower price point, the clock is available in black walnut or purpleheart. 700+ backlight colours, and a ton of other features, each unit is handmade by me." Read the rest

[Category: Image, crowdfunding, Gadgets, gift guide, happy mutants, horology, kickstarter, makers]

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

Intrepid explorers of high weirdness Mitch Horowitz (author of Occult America) and Ronni Thomas (director of The Midnight Archive) created a fun 13 episode video series called "History of Superstitions." Above is the episode about the number 13.

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[l] at 2/12/15 8:57pm

Nissan demonstrates a new glow-in-the-dark auto paint in this ghostly video of a Leaf driving through the night. From a Nissan press release: The manufacturer worked with inventor, Hamish Scott, creator of STARPATH, which is a spray-applied coating that absorbs UV energy during the day so that it glows for between eight and 10 hours when the sun goes down.

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[l] at 2/12/15 8:46pm
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This is Echo, the first gray wolf to be spotted near the Grand Canyon in decades. It's now been confirmed that in December, just a few months after Echo was first seen, a hunter killed the rare wolf, mistaking her for a coyote. Read the rest

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[l] at 2/12/15 8:31pm

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Our friends in Death Cab for Cutie released the video for "Black Fun," the first single from their forthcoming album Kintsugi, arriving March 31. Read the rest

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[l] at 2/12/15 7:56pm

Techdirt on why Sriracha's CEO David Tran is thrilled to not have trademarked his famous hot sauce.

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[l] at 2/12/15 5:51pm

needle

Mitch O'Connell is curating the the "M.O'C" Dirty Needle, an erotic tattoo art show, that opens tonight in Detroit. Read the rest

[Category: Post, Art and Design, Mitch O'Connell, tattoos]

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[l] at 2/12/15 1:42pm

Geoff Edger's Washington Post article about the controversy surrounding the upcoming auction of a Les Paul guitar, advertised as "the most important Les Paul guitar of all time," is a fun read.

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[l] at 2/12/15 1:29pm

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These are so delightful. Read the rest

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[l] at 2/12/15 1:19pm
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A fine contribution to the Boing Boing Flickr pool, by Renee Rendler-Kaplan. (more…)

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[l] at 2/12/15 1:09pm
The Saudi man “continues to bleed now, at least eight years later,” his defense attorney said today. Read the rest

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[l] at 2/12/15 12:57pm

Windosill is one of my favorite online puzzle games. It's quiet and wonderfully strange and comes with no instructions. Read the rest

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[l] at 2/12/15 12:19pm
Here is a Gif of a floating dog. doggif

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[l] at 2/12/15 12:12pm
“The iPhone has limitations,” he says “but the limitations themselves spur creativity.” Couldn't agree more. Read the rest

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[l] at 2/12/15 11:28am
The Jan and Stan story concludes with one of the most discordant moments possible. From John Wilcock, New York Years. Read the rest

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[l] at 2/12/15 11:16am
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Over at Cuepoint, an oral history of punk palace CBGB's heyday of the mid-to-late 1970s, starring members of the Ramones, Blondie, The Voidoids, and The Miamis, and the inimitable Patti Smith. Also at Cuepoint today, Smith talks with veteran music writer Alan Light. Read the rest

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[l] at 2/12/15 11:04am

When I was 8 years old I was the only girl in a backgammon tournament of almost all older men. The gray-haired gentleman I was playing in the first round made a mistake when taking his turn and therefore beat me. I told him he made a mistake. Read the rest

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[l] at 2/12/15 11:03am

BRUTAL

Badass Space Dragon returns to the Boing Boing BBS!

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[l] at 2/12/15 10:54am
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Oregon-based artist Sarah Smith, known on Etsy as Modern Flower Child, hand-crafts these lovely resin bracelets, bangles and earrings. Read the rest

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[l] at 2/12/15 10:40am
He imagines them as living organisms, and each is created with a mythologized scientific nomenclature. Read the rest

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[l] at 2/12/15 10:40am

Capybaras are my favorite animal, and it makes me happy to see them enjoying a day at a hot springs.

[Category: Video, delightful creatuees]

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[l] at 2/12/15 10:22am

The NY Times Magazine has an excerpt from Jon Ronson's forthcoming book, So You've Been Publicly Shamed. I got an advance copy of the book.

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[l] at 2/12/15 10:03am

A scientist, his dog and an MRI machine. In How Dogs Love Us, Gregory Berns tells the story of how he is seeking to decode the canine brain.

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[l] at 2/12/15 9:57am
The 72-year-old sculptor is a connoisseur of form, movement, and visual grace. Read the rest

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[l] at 2/12/15 9:46am

zerolemon

The ZeroLemon SolarJuice 20000mAh Battery, which sells on Amazon for $80, is on sale for the next five days at Stacksocial for $50. I'm getting it for an upcoming trip with the family.

[Category: Post, batteries, Gadgets]

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[l] at 2/12/15 9:42am

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On long road trips this spill resistant watering bowl keeps my dogs hydrated and my cars dry.

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[l] at 2/12/15 9:27am
Those of us old enough to remember them will feel a frisson of naughty nostalgia upon revisiting these teletext ads for adult services. Read the rest

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[l] at 2/12/15 9:19am

It's fun to watch robots arrange batteries coming down a conveyor belt.

robats

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[l] at 2/12/15 9:13am

Joe Capra's video of amazing time-lapse shots in Rio De Janeiro using a fancy camera is worth watching full screen. Read the rest

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[l] at 2/12/15 8:52am

Strangely, I find both Roxette and Aqua great music for driving really fast.

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[l] at 2/12/15 8:50am

A Seoul court has sentenced the former vice president of Korean Air, Cho Hyun-ah (40), to one year in prison for throwing a temper tantrum on a Korean Air jet when macadamia nuts were served improperly on the runway at John F. Kennedy Airport in New York. Read the rest

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[l] at 2/12/15 7:32am

When I was a kid, we laughed and laughed at commercials for the Contour Chair Lounge! Now I own one.

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[l] at 2/12/15 4:08am
"Ruby: The Adventures of a Galactic Gumshoe" is free for one week only Read the rest

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[l] at 2/12/15 3:59am

Recording my podcast Notebook on Cities and Culture's Korea Tour last summer, I had some of the most fun hanging out with Chad Kirton, also known as DJ Chad, also known — when in the hip-hop game — as Fusion.

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[l] at 2/12/15 3:56am

I have only two major urban regrets: that I'll never get to see Portsmouth's Tricorn Centre, and that I'll never get to see Hong Kong's Kowloon Walled City.

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[l] at 2/12/15 3:51am

Starting next Sept, the company will publish 3-4 new, DRM-free, original science fiction novellas as ebooks, audiobooks and print-on-demand paper books per month, and they're launching strong, with titles by Seanan McGuire, Mary Robinette Kowal and Paul Cornell, as well as a slate of first-time authors.

[Category: Post, 1201, books, ebooks, happy mutants, publishing, science fiction]

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[l] at 2/12/15 3:42am

As a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle enthusiast in childhood and a Los Angeles rapid transit enthusiast in adulthood, I should, by all rights, love Operation Blue Line, a ten-minute 1990 promotional video wherein the usually New York-based Heroes on a Half Shell defeat Gridlock, a villain bent on "suppressing all public information" about the Blue Line, the first branch of the city's modern rail system.

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[l] at 2/12/15 3:39am

The crystal city glistens in the moonlight. Three of the six moons of Summa Nulla are shining down, casting weird shadows in this abandoned city.

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[l] at 2/12/15 12:10am
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[l] at 2/12/15 12:02am


The @Dystopianya account is tweeting an entire cliched YA dystopian novel in bite-sized chunks. Read the rest

[Category: Image, dystopian, Funny, parody, publishing, science fiction, twitter, ya]

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[l] at 2/11/15 11:56pm

Hugh writes, "YouTube's automated takedown tool is known for its flaws, but this week it crossed a line by attacking a purring cat. According to YouTube's Content-ID system both EMI Publishing and PRS own the rights to a 12 second purring loop. The cat in question, Phantom, has filed a dispute and hopes to reclaim his rights." (Thanks, Hugh!)

[Category: Post, cats, censorship, Copyfight, corporatism, corruption, dmca, google, youtube]

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[l] at 2/11/15 11:52pm


If Over There Was Like Over Here [Safwat Saleem] (more…)

[Category: Image, Comics, exceptionalism, health, usausausa, webcomics]

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[l] at 2/11/15 11:40pm
MC Frontalot has released the video for "Start Over" -- the Little Red Riding Hood song from his album Question Bedtime. He writes, "I finally got the new video out! And I'm extremely happy with it. Director Alicia J. Rose did a bang-up job putting this project together when I came through Portland in December, marshaling the city's youngsters and more makeup than I've ever worn for anything."

[Category: Video, happy mutants, Kids, music, nerdcore, parenting, videos, youtube]

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[l] at 2/11/15 11:07pm
This week's Hip Hop Family Strip is of David Bowie/Bing Crosby proportions. By Ed Piskor Read the rest

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

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