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[l] at 5/24/15 10:52am
johnnash "John Forbes Nash Jr., the brilliant Princeton University mathematician whose life story was the subject of the film "A Beautiful Mind," was killed with his wife Alicia on Saturday in a crash on the New Jersey Turnpike. Previously. (more…)

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[l] at 5/24/15 10:13am
Mad Max: Fury Road makes fools of the mens' rights activists who saw earlier entires in the series as a glorification of powerful men. After all, they're wrong about that, too, as perfectly explained by Tina Turner, above.

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[l] at 5/23/15 10:50pm

Sumana writes, " As Julie Pagano put it: 'So many 'diversity in tech' efforts are about getting young women into the pipeline; ignore the fact that there's a meat grinder at the end.'" Read the rest

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[l] at 5/23/15 10:42pm


The company will abandon the pretense that its UK sales are consummated in Luxembourg and that the money floats in a state of taxless grace in the middle of the Irish Sea. Read the rest

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[l] at 5/23/15 10:33pm


The nitty-gritty details of Sony's deal with Spotify paint a picture of a very lopsided negotiation indeed, with Sony commanding an unbelievable "most favored nation" status from the streaming music provider that entitles it to top-up payments to match other labels whose music is more popular on the service. Read the rest

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[l] at 5/23/15 8:20pm
In an historic move, a group of global feminist activists march into the demilitarized zone between North and South Korea to create a space for a new type of conversation about truly ending the Korean war. Read the rest

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[l] at 5/23/15 8:09pm
In an historic move, a group of global feminist activists march into the demilitarized zone between North and South Korea to create a space for a new type of conversation about truly ending the Korean war, once and for all. Read the rest

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[l] at 5/23/15 3:43pm

The genius of these Stream Machine water cannons is their simplicity. A single moving part — a big fat piston with handle grip — squeezes a wide stream of water down and out their large diameter tubes.

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[l] at 5/23/15 3:36pm

The Lying Carpet is a truly beautiful picture book, offering up philosophical questions in a way that makes them not just accessible to pre-teens, but interesting for adults as well.

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[l] at 5/23/15 9:36am

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MentalFloss put together some quick infographics sharing which dogs we love most, by US State. My Great Pyr, Nemo, ranks in at 73rd "most popular" with the AKC, unlike others the AKC knows the Pyr is smart.

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[l] at 5/23/15 9:13am

BikeMaster Compressed Towelettes - 50pc. Pack 151600

Compressed at 70,000lbs of pressure, these tiny washcloth pucks expand with a few drops of water. They super helpful to have around!

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[l] at 5/23/15 8:56am

Enjoy the weekend.

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[l] at 5/23/15 7:03am

Though the total isn't in, tallies from key constituencies suggest that Ireland's referendum on approving same-sex marriage is a win for "Yes."

The BBC reports that the result became apparent not long after counting was underway, with about 75 percent in favor.

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[l] at 5/23/15 1:34am


Dellamorte & Co does a fine line of handmade, spooky-gothy housewares and fashion items, including this gorgeous vampire bat vase. Read the rest

[Category: Post, Book, christmas, gift guide, Happy Mutants, haunted mansion, horror, housewares, jewelry, makers, mothers day]

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[l] at 5/23/15 1:21am


Matthew DeHart, a veteran from a multi-generational military/intelligence family, ran a Tor hidden service server for his Wow guildies, members of his old army unit, and whistleblowers. Read the rest

[Category: Post, anthrax, canada, CIA, corruption, crypto, fbi, law, spooks, tor, transparency, usausausa]

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[l] at 5/23/15 1:18am


When a giant hedge fund is bidding on all the foreclosed houses in a poor neighborhood, living humans don't stand a chance -- but that's OK, because rapacious investors make great landlords. Read the rest

[Category: Post, Business, class war, corruption, finance, graeber, one percent, piketty, real estate, rent seeking, rentiers, subprime, usausausa]

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[l] at 5/23/15 12:49am


After an all-night session, Rand Paul [R-KY] and Ron Wyden [D-OR] tag-teamed majority leader Mitch McConnell [R-KY] and beat him to the mat -- he has abandoned the current legislative effort to extend section 215 of the Patriot Act, which authorizes mass surveillance and is set to expire on June 1. Read the rest

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[l] at 5/23/15 12:42am


Kyle from Bumperactive writes, "NARAL Pro-Choice Texas has a new tee supporting reproductive rights in the Lone Star State: "Texas, We Need To Talk About The Elephant In The Womb" -- a sly dig at the sharply partisan politics that drive the anti-choice movement." Read the rest

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[l] at 5/22/15 4:24pm

The most delightful derp. (more…)

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[l] at 5/22/15 4:16pm

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Huh. so that's how it works. (more…)

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[l] at 5/22/15 4:13pm

College Humor tackles one of my pet peeves: hyperactive listening. (more…)

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[l] at 5/22/15 4:01pm

From Russia, of course.

[via Reddit, of course]vO5Bzx

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[l] at 5/22/15 3:39pm
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The inimitable Flaming Lips frontman Wayne Coyne created a "Lynchian Party Soundtrack" for the Dinner Party Download playlist project. Have a listen! Read the rest

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[l] at 5/22/15 2:47pm

It's true what they say: Online dating is a meatmarket.

“Tender is the easy way to connect with new and interesting meat around you. Switch on and if someone likes you back, it’s a match!”

A video projet by Marcello Gómez Maureira.

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[l] at 5/22/15 2:35pm
Some of the richest people in the US, like Warren Buffett, made millions from trailer parks. And some of them would like to teach others who enjoy exploiting the poor how to do exactly the same. Read the rest

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[l] at 5/22/15 1:02pm

Comics legend Scott McCloud returns to fiction with The Sculptor, the exceptional story of a struggling sculptor who makes a deal with Death for incredible artistic ability at the cost of his life in 200 days.

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[l] at 5/22/15 12:45pm

I've never seen the TV show about the Duggar family, so I didn't know how famous they were. Josh Duggar, who admitted to molesting children (include his siblings) was very popular among Republican presidential hopefuls!

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[l] at 5/22/15 12:30pm

The #1 New York Times bestselling author, known for Anathem (the Locus Award winner for Best Science Fiction Novel that the New York Times called “immensely entertaining”) and Reamde (which Cory Doctorow called “a triumph” in these pages) strikes again with exactly the kind of complex and mind-altering epic you’d hope for.

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[l] at 5/22/15 11:34am
If you've ever stared slack-jawed at the swirling images of a music visualizer like Winamp, check out Iridescent Configuration, a program where you take control of the lightshow. Read the rest

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[l] at 5/22/15 11:11am

Early reviews for Tomorrowland, Disneys $190 million science fiction movie, are bad. Rotten Tomatoes gives it 50% (a green splat) and Metacritic gives it 61/100.

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[l] at 5/22/15 11:04am

A 17-year-old rape victim, treated with callous indifference and arrested by UK police who accused her of lying, has been awarded £20,000 in a settlement.

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[l] at 5/22/15 10:59am

Richard Prince selected other people's Instagram photos, printed them in large format, and put them on display in a gallery. They are selling for about $100,000 each. Read the rest

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[l] at 5/22/15 10:55am

Cannot stop watching. If I watch long enough, perhaps he will find his bukkit. Read the rest

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[l] at 5/22/15 10:35am
Such a sweet video, by pianist Paul Barton. Read the rest

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[l] at 5/22/15 10:09am

Disgraced airline exec Heather Cho, daughter of Korean Air Lines Co.’s chairman, was set free for prison after a Seoul court ruled she'd “done enough reflection and needs a new chance after changing her disposition." Cho served five months of a one-year sentence for ordering a plane on the runway at JFK airport to return to the gate after a crew member served her macadamia nuts in a bag, rather than on a plate as is customary in the first class cabin.

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[l] at 5/22/15 9:57am
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LA Times: "Authorities engaged in an armed standoff with an elderly Woodland Hills woman tried tear gas, a flash grenade and a crisis negotiator. When they sent a robot to slowly approach her, she shot at it."

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[l] at 5/22/15 9:49am

Felice Beato photographed Samurai in the 1860s and hand-colored the prints. According to Getty, he "made hundreds of ethnographic portraits and genre scenes in Japan.

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[l] at 5/22/15 9:27am
A high school in Ohio reacted to student Jett Soungpradith's fantastic shirt from the Manhattan treat shop in a most ridiculous way: They said it was inappropriate and made him cover it up. Read the rest

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[l] at 5/22/15 9:25am
robocop

LA Times: "Authorities engaged in an armed standoff with an elderly Woodland Hills woman tried tear gas, a flash grenade and a crisis negotiator. When they sent a robot to slowly approach her, she shot at it."

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[l] at 5/22/15 9:16am
One of the clearest depictions you'll ever see of how small advantages can make huge differences. Read the rest

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[l] at 5/22/15 9:08am

A 17-year-old rape victim, treated with callous indifference and arrested by UK police who accused her of lying, has been awarded £20,000 in a settlement.

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[l] at 5/22/15 8:11am
With historical references and details of cultural and regional texture, Anglophenia explains how to utter terms like "bloody", "sod off" and "bollocks" with the proper mix of joy, irritation and indifference.

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[l] at 5/22/15 8:07am

"The conversation is constructed as being about student privacy, but it’s really about who has the right to monitor which youth".

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[l] at 5/22/15 8:05am
Walking-journey-for-Sam-and-Frodo (more…)

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[l] at 5/22/15 7:58am

HENRYi

Another English king may lurk beneath the country's placid sea of asphalt and cement. Read the rest

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[l] at 5/22/15 7:31am

This fellow is a master finger tutter. (more…)

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[l] at 5/22/15 7:29am


Charlie Stross is preparing for five more years of Tory rule in the UK by thinking up business-models that monopolize mandatory activities and extract rent from them. Read the rest

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[l] at 5/22/15 7:26am

Google CEO Eric Schmidt, famous for weirdly off-kilter mockery of the privacy his company exploits for its billions, has been immortalized in shit.

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[l] at 5/22/15 6:58am
The California Seafloor Mapping Program is the most extensive of its kind, initiated in 2008 and bearing fruit in a series of beautiful maps. Read the rest

[Category: Post, bathymetry, california, data, maps]

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[l] at 5/22/15 6:07am

In conservative Ireland, homosexuality remained illegal until 1993. Even divorce only became an option in 1997. But times have changed. The first major international plebiscite on gay marriage is poised to deliver an overwhelming vote in favor of extending the institution to same-sex couples.

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[l] at 5/22/15 5:20am

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Whitson Gordon explains why Google's browser is such a resource hog. Read the rest

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[l] at 5/22/15 5:13am
Whitson Gordon explains why Google's browser is such a resource hog. it (mostly) does so with reason: your convenience. Most of us have become accustomed to lots of tabs and fast page loading, and the price we pay is measured in gigabytes of RAM. Read the rest

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[l] at 5/22/15 5:03am
At $4,100, this handmade midcentury-style two-player furnishing is a very expensive limited edition (of fifty). It comes with a 19" LCD display, features a glowing planetarium, and folds down "when not in use."

Most people will likely put in a computer and use it as a MAME machine, but it comes with one Jamma board for purist action.

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[l] at 5/22/15 4:54am

The director of the Human Centipede series of films, wherein humans are surgically attached ass-to-mouth to—sigh, you know—is "very proud" of his work: "art should do something to people."

In an interview with Vice's Allison Van Siclen, Tom Six adds that everyone can relate to human centipede.

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[l] at 5/22/15 2:10am


776 pages commemorating a quarter-century of Canada's outstanding, astounding indie comics press, including essays by Margaret Atwood, Jonathan Lethem and Lemony Snicket, and featuring seminal stories from Jillian Tamaki, Chris Ware, Adrian Tomine, and Art Spiegelman. Read the rest

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[l] at 5/21/15 11:35pm
Makers and hackers develop a robot that creates building materials from sand, and set out to send their 3D-printing marvel to the moon. In the way of their dreams? Code, crowdfunding and cancer. Read the rest

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[l] at 5/21/15 11:25pm


The secret is in making a dough out of melted marshmallows, butter and smashed cocoa pebbles, which you can roll out into a crispy taco shell. Read the rest

[Category: Post, carbs, Food, gross, makers, not food, recipes]

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[l] at 5/21/15 11:19pm


Karen from the Electronic Frontier Foundation writes, "EFF is teaming up with groups in Latin America to take our 'Who Has Your Back' report international!" Read the rest

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[l] at 5/21/15 11:08pm

"You keep your trap shut," says Daniel Muessig, who is absolutely a real lawyer, " and I'll keep your trap open."

Dan will defend you for everyday offenses such as murder and burglary, but also "funny throwback crimes such as moonshining." Read the rest

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[l] at 5/21/15 10:43pm

Despite blaring sirens and an open road, a driver forces a fire truck to wait, excruciatingly, at an otherwise lightly-trafficked intersection.

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[l] at 5/21/15 10:39pm


Just because you're a Type A, "fully invested in the classic American self-image of independence and grit," don't think you couldn't use some help. Read the rest

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[l] at 5/21/15 10:34pm

Despite blaring sirens and an open road, a driver forces a fire truck to wait, excruciatingly, at an otherwise lightly-trafficked intersection. Eventually, a car in an adjacent lane pulls into the intersection simply to give the truck space to maneuver around the obstacle.

In other places (below: Montreal, Canada) fire trucks get to ram even other emergency vehicles out the way.

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[l] at 5/21/15 10:12pm

Struck by a succession of abusive scrawlings going live on its popular maps service, Google has apologized and promised to retool the service to prevent it from happening in future.

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[l] at 5/21/15 10:07pm
The Cambridge Distillery collaborated with the Nordic Food Lab on Anty Gin, a limited-edition spirit containing red wood ant distillate. Read the rest

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[l] at 5/21/15 9:59pm

This excellent animated video by Dr. Natascha Santos and her collaborators debunks common misconceptions about Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. Hopefully it'll discourage some people from saying "I'm so OCD" when they don't suffer from OCD. (more…)

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[l] at 5/21/15 9:45pm
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Silk is a lovely interactive generative art web app. Created by Yuri Vishnevsky with audio by Mat Jarvis, it's also available as an iOS app. Silk

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[l] at 5/21/15 7:20pm
Josh has resigned from his position at the conservative Christian anti-gay hate group Family Research Council as a result of the sexual molestation accusations becoming public. Read the rest

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[l] at 5/21/15 4:57pm

madbugsMichael Dooley wrote a fantastically entertaining piece in Print about self-appointed “Original Mad Man” George Lois (famous for the iconic Esquire covers he art directed in the 60s), who has lambasted Mad Men and its creator, Matthew Weiner, for the past eight years. Read the rest

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[l] at 5/21/15 4:54pm
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Just the cover of National Geographic's marijuana issue has generated quite a buzz (rimshot). Hampton Sides' cover story is now online and it's a deep look at the science of weed with a focus on how, as Hebrew University chemist Raphael Mechoulam puts it, marijuana is a “medicinal treasure trove waiting to be discovered." Read the rest

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[l] at 5/21/15 4:41pm
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At Caltech, Erik Sorto, a quadriplegic, controlled a robot arm with his mind to drink a beer, feed himself, and play video games. Read the rest

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[l] at 5/21/15 4:38pm
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This is Patrick, a model butt combined with virtual patient software that helps train medical students on proper technique and bedside manner when giving a prostate exam. Read the rest

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[l] at 5/21/15 4:38pm
I'd love to read The Next Web's article titled "Ad-blockers aren’t ‘immoral,’ but maybe you’re using them wrong", but it is impossible because of the hilariously broken full-screen ad superimposed upon it.

[Category: Post, Video, code, design, oops, the web is dead]

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[l] at 5/21/15 4:34pm
U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch was just interviewed by CBS News, fearmongering about losing Section 215 of the Patriot Act if Congress fails to re-authorize it. Only problem for her is the DoJ's own IG just released a report today that directly contradicts what she said. Read the rest

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[l] at 5/21/15 4:24pm
Rick Ross sold about a billion dollars worth of crack cocaine during his "career." Read the rest

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[l] at 5/21/15 4:22pm
Is that they only lived in caves seasonally, "maybe a couple of months a year at the most." At Nautilus, Jude Isabella interviews anthropological archaeologist Margaret Conkey, who sets the record straight. Read the rest

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[l] at 5/21/15 4:19pm

"This sounds different for some reason." (more…)

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

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"Life is too short for a full-time job," writes Mohit Satyanand. "Time unwatched is its own treasure, gracious host to conversations that drift and swoop, afternoons that stretch into evenings, dinners that slur into a last coffee." Good if you can hack it, I suppose. (more…)

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[l] at 5/21/15 3:59pm
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My only problem with this video is that the gator didn't also disembowel the driver and finish the job. (more…)

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[l] at 5/21/15 3:55pm

New York City's Metropolitan Transportation Authority created this delightful video to explain subway delays. I'd enjoy playing this game while waiting for a train. (more…)

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[l] at 5/21/15 3:54pm

For AAPF #SayHerName report

The Black Lives Matter movement has lifted up the names of Michael Brown, Eric Garner, Walter Scott, Freddie Gray, and Tamir Rice. But although black women and girls are also frequent victims of police violence, they aren't as likely to have their stories told. Activists are looking to change that with the #SayHerName campaign.

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[l] at 5/21/15 3:52pm

I’m a pretty big fan of doodling, but my stuff has nothing on Peter Deligdisch. Read the rest

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[l] at 5/21/15 3:51pm

We've written before about electronic musician Pogo (a.k.a. Nick Bertke)'s YouTube channel full of movie sounds remixed into ethereal music or dance tracks. His latest combines the whimsy of Disney with a cool beat.

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[l] at 5/21/15 3:49pm
thw-news

Remember that time Russell Crowe blamed the lack of roles for older women in Hollywood on the fact that they refuse to play parts their age? Well in case you needed any more proof that his statement is absolute crap, look no further than the latest example of egregious Hollywood sexism.

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[l] at 5/21/15 3:48pm

The 89-year-old breaks out his retro charm—and some impressive dance moves—to accompany this folksy tune (more…)

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[l] at 5/21/15 3:44pm
The actor’s whole Instagram feed is a gift, but this unexpected homage to the erstwhile Hannah Montana is especially great. Read the rest

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[l] at 5/21/15 3:43pm
How the Little Free Library aims to establish and rebuild the relationship between police and the community Read the rest

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[l] at 5/21/15 3:35pm

v956EO Bulldog: "These are the biggest dogs I've ever seen!" Bulls: HELLO TINY COW. (more…)

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[l] at 5/21/15 3:33pm
Veronica Belmont and Tom Merritt talk to Rachel Aaron about why she doesn't worry about genre anymore—and how she had to fight the siren song of Warcraft to become a professional writer. Read the rest

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[l] at 5/21/15 3:33pm
From a brilliant Web-rant to an indispensable guide to the perils of statistics and their remedies, Alex Reinhart's Statistics Gone Wrong is a spotter's guide to errant nonsense cloaked in mathematical respectability. Read the rest

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[l] at 5/21/15 2:13pm

"I did a TED Talk about flag design," says Roman Mars, host of the terrific 99% Invisible podcast, "and even though that’s extremely niche and nerdy, I think I can get anyone (even the most design unaware person) to care about their regional flag over the course of 18 minutes."

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[l] at 5/21/15 2:03pm
miniature My nephew, Joshua Smith, is graduating high school this week and will soon be off to the U.S. Coast Guard. In his free time, he's learning to painstakingly paint miniatures, and is starting to get pretty good! Here's a current WIP. Show us your own best work, for great justice.

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[l] at 5/21/15 1:23pm
A lifehack for dying Read the rest

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[l] at 5/21/15 1:00pm
Each were given 52 frames of Shake it Off, and the result is "2767 frames of lovingly hand-drawn rotoscoped footage." Come for the tentacles, stay for the surrealist dragon kin.

Redrawing Taylor Swift - Shake it Off Rotoscoped

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[l] at 5/21/15 12:08pm
An animated film by a French creative design student is knocking the socks off Studio Ghibli fans. Read the rest

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[l] at 5/21/15 11:55am
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Portland's Ground Kontrol Arcade features amazing Pac-Man mosaic tile floors in the restrooms. Read the rest

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[l] at 5/21/15 11:43am

Neil Mendoza's "Electric Knife Orchestra," a system of electrified and mechanized blades, cover the Bee Gees' "Stayin' Alive." (more…)

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[l] at 5/21/15 11:24am
This 8-bit tribute to the greatest Studio Ghibli movie transforms the magic of Miyazaki into pixels. Read the rest

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[l] at 5/21/15 10:59am
And it's devastating. Read the rest

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[l] at 5/21/15 10:52am

The Die-Cipher II is currently my favorite magic trick because it appears that you can do the impossible: accurately predict the face-up number of a die hidden inside a round brass canister and lid.

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[l] at 5/21/15 10:45am

Even if you don't have cable TV, you are invited to sign up for Turner Classic Movie's free course, Into the Darkness: Investigating Film Noir.

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[l] at 5/21/15 10:44am

Adam Jay Boskovich of Laguna Niguel was arrested in 2013 on 32 felony counts of lying to his clients about an investment opportunity that was actually a Ponzi scheme. He served one day in jail. The judge signed off on the deal because Boskovich paid back the people he cheated.

“We believe, in light of all the facts and circumstances, we believe it was a fair settlement,” his attorney, Paul Meyer, told the Daily News.

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[l] at 5/21/15 10:43am

Sex-for-hire. Smuggled strippers. Tip-skimming. Given the DEA's penchant for participating in sex parties funded by drug cartels, is it any surprise a couple of DEA agents were caught running the Twins Go-Go Lounge (aka "New Jersey's sleaziest strip club")?

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[l] at 5/21/15 10:09am

In 1998 Alaskan photographer Jonathan Keller was 22 when he took his first digital selfie. From that day on, he took a photo of himself every day until he was 39. He made a time lapse video of the 5,840 images. It runs 3 minutes 25 seconds and is hypnotic. Keep going, Jonathan!

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[l] at 5/21/15 9:54am
If you've been looking for a hands-free snuggling experience with your cat, a Japanese company has the answer. Read the rest

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[l] at 5/21/15 9:41am

The Atlantis Ship (Carson Mach Space Opera) (Volume 1)

Appearing out of legend, The Atlantis Ship has attacked the frontier and threatens the Commonwealth. Naturally, they turn to a drug abusing burn out to save the galaxy.

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[l] at 5/21/15 9:30am

Beautifully shot video of bee larva development (Check out those creepy mites at the 26 second mark.)

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[l] at 5/21/15 9:30am

Tim Harford writes, "Simon Johnson is a fascinating character, former chief economist of the IMF and now scourge of bankers and lobbyists everywhere." Read the rest

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[l] at 5/21/15 9:28am

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Brett Howse says the ultra-thin model from Lenovo—up to 8GB of RAM and 512GB SSD with a 14" 1440-line display, i7 CPU opion and several USB ports—is "likely the fastest ultrabook yet." At $2000 as tested, it better be.

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[l] at 5/21/15 9:26am

Marco Arment has almost nothing good to say about the new MacBook. Read the rest

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[l] at 5/21/15 9:20am
When his fancy, high-end Sony smartphone died, Abhishek Anand decided to replace it with a cheap $75 model. He's much happier, not least because it actually lasts a day on a charge. Read the rest

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[l] at 5/21/15 9:18am

Racist supporters of racist Sheriff Joe were upstaged by this fantastic protestor. (Via Pocho.com)

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[l] at 5/21/15 9:16am

"An astonishing video has emerged in China of 51 passengers crammed into a minibus designed for six people."

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[l] at 5/21/15 8:59am

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As seen by my mailbox. I live by a nude beach.

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[l] at 5/21/15 8:30am

Last day for 20% discount! (Use BOING in the promo code field). Weekend of Wonder (September 18-20, 2015) is a three-day festival where you will learn about exciting new DIY technologies, make cool stuff, immerse yourself in an alternate reality adventure, hang out with nerd superstars, and be surprised by cool special events you'll never forget.

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[l] at 5/21/15 7:04am

Watch how 180 sculptors at Madame Tussauds London wax museum recreated Star Wars in the uncanny valley.

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[l] at 5/21/15 6:47am

I recently installed this Delta Water-Amplifying showerhead in a shower that has low pressure. It really does deliver a nice spray with large droplets.

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[l] at 5/21/15 6:38am

Knox College psychologist Frank T McAndrew was curious about the nature of creepiness so he and student Sara Koehnke surveyed 1,300 people to identify "the building blocks of creepiness." Read the rest

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[l] at 5/21/15 6:25am

Responding to videos like this one about making DIY eyeliner from colored pencils, Crayola says that even though they're non-toxic, "they do not recommend using them to make lipstick, eyeliner or other make-up and strongly discourage their use in this manner." (more…)

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[l] at 5/21/15 6:14am

A newly published Snowden leak reveals that the NSA planned to hack the Android store so that it could covertly install malware on its targets' phones. Read the rest

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[l] at 5/21/15 5:49am

Natalie Tran is well known for the hilarious, absurd, and relatable observational comedy videos she releases on her YouTube channel CommunityChannel. But she recently stopped by Brown University to give a slightly more serious chat about Asians in media. (more…)

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[l] at 5/21/15 5:48am
Spaced

Spaced

Given that Simon Pegg has spent most of his career riffing on and benefiting from “geek culture,” he got in a bit of hot water when he told Radio Times, “Nerd culture is the product of a late capitalist conspiracy, designed to infantilize the consumer as a means of non-aggressive control.” Read the rest

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[l] at 5/21/15 5:47am

Things get a little out of hand during an anti-drug class in this new sketch video from Stevedore Comedy.

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[l] at 5/21/15 5:43am
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In a new article, activist and writer Ijeoma Oluo gives advice those who are upset about the recent public examples of police brutality but feel helpless to do anything. Read the rest

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[l] at 5/20/15 10:25pm


GM has joined with John Deere in asking the government to confirm that you literally cannot own your car because of the software in its engine. Read the rest

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[l] at 5/20/15 10:13pm


Tone is an experimental Chrome plugin from Google Research that lets computers share small amounts of information (like URLs) with ultrasonic chirps. Read the rest

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[l] at 5/20/15 10:02pm


If you, like me, were given hope by the uplifting This American Life story on how door-to-door canvassing by LGBT people about marriage equality changed peoples' minds, I've got bad news for you. Read the rest

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[l] at 5/20/15 9:50pm


Bidding starts at $10, proceeds go to benefit Skepchickcon in Minneapolis, July 2-5.

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[l] at 5/20/15 9:47pm

The Logjam bug allows attackers to break secure connections by tricking the browser and server to communicate using weak crypto -- but why do browsers and servers support weak crypto in the first place? Read the rest

[Category: Post, corruption, crypto, crypto wars, finance, infosec, Old school, privacy, security, spooks, surveillance, web theory]

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[l] at 5/20/15 9:25pm

The game developer and Gamergate bogeywoman/survivor has furnished the authorities with the graphic death-threats she received for speaking out about online harassment of women, but they won't take action. Read the rest

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[l] at 5/20/15 9:14pm


Remember when Mark Zuckerberg declared that the age of privacy was over? Read the rest

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[l] at 5/20/15 6:40pm
The Pi-Top is an open source DIY laptop made using the latest in kitchen table manufacturing technology Read the rest

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[l] at 5/20/15 5:35pm
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This elegant Damien Hirst 18 carat gold charm bracelet dangles with a diamond skull and a variety of gold pills, embossed with their appropriate pharmaceutical compound number and logo. It's only £25,000. A variety of similar necklaces run £1,750 to £10,000, depending on the metal. Damien Hirst jewelry (Other Criteria, thanks Lindsay Winterhalter!)

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[l] at 5/20/15 5:19pm
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This is the the Small Rocket Lift Device (SRLD), developed by engineer Wendell F. Moore of Bell Aerosystems in the late 1950s. Unfortunately, the SRLD isn't in my garage ready for my commute but rather at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. Read the rest

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[l] at 5/20/15 4:28pm

Artist JK Keller's "Living My Life Faster" is a video depicting 16 years of selfies. (more…)

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[l] at 5/20/15 1:48pm
Watch Gaming in Color, a film exploring the LGBT side of gaming. Read the rest

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[l] at 5/20/15 1:23pm

Richard Brody of the New Yorker sure did hate the movie Whiplash ("a work of petty didacticism that shows off petty mastery") but I loved it. Amazon is offering Whiplash as a streaming rental for just $1, so you can experience the film's "grotesque and ludicrous caricature" of jazz without your insulting wallet your wallet along with your sensibility.

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[l] at 5/20/15 12:28pm

Mesmerizing high-resolution time-lapse footage of how bees enter the world. (more…)

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[l] at 5/20/15 12:28pm

With new showrunners Liz Kruger and Craig Shapiro in charge, the upcoming season of Extant, starring Halle Berry, looks like it'll be a lot more fun than the first season (which had promise, but didn't quite deliver). Read the rest

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[l] at 5/20/15 12:16pm
Questions answered: whether his guitar actually shot flames (yes), what music he'd play while on set (Led Zep, natch), and whether he'd return for another Mad Max movie if asked (yes, duh). Read the rest

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[l] at 5/20/15 12:16pm

Jay Silver is a very cool guy, and I loved the original Makey Makey, so I know the Makey Makey Go will be awesome.

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[l] at 5/20/15 12:16pm

Mad Max meets The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt in a mashup video with some important news: Females are strong as hell.

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[l] at 5/20/15 11:59am
CIA interrogator of "high-value detainees" filed a complaint with the agency's internal watchdog in which he sought "whistleblower protection," claiming the CIA punished him as a "reprisal" for him cooperating with investigations into the treatment of detainees. Read the rest

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[l] at 5/20/15 11:43am
Adidas-clad Christian men awkwardly, hilariously, homoerotically rap about the Bible. (more…)

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[l] at 5/20/15 11:39am

Most of the guitarists, bassists, and mandolin players in photographer Jay Blakesberg’s just released gem of a new book, Guitars That Jam: Portraits of the World’s Most Storied Rock Guitars, are members of bands that use rock, bluegrass, the blues, and R&B as launch pads for improvisational jams.

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[l] at 5/20/15 11:36am
Mad Men Integrated asks an important question: what if arrogant guys from the 20th century were actually arrogant guys from the 21st century? Read the rest

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[l] at 5/20/15 11:29am

This is a real task that people who raise chickens have to do. Read the rest

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[l] at 5/20/15 10:59am

Delta premiered the "Internetest safety video on the Internet" Wednesday morning and it's already making waves for all of its outrageous pop culture references. It's pretty safe to say that this video has it all, from Screaming Goat to Double Rainbow Guy to Nyan Cat.

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[l] at 5/20/15 10:39am

Even worse, they were charging too much, says this fellow:

A local priest who ate at the restaurant was alarmed at the prices it was charging after being presented with a bill for £2.20 - nearly four times the daily wage for millions of Nigerian labourers.

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[l] at 5/20/15 10:32am
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[l] at 5/20/15 10:01am

Time lapse of a model getting her hair and makeup done to match every decade from 1910 to 2010.

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[l] at 5/20/15 9:48am

tapThe Los Angeles Department of Water and Power won't back down from insisting that a senior couple living in a condo used over $50,000 of water in a matter of months. They are threatening the couple with a service shut-off if they don't pay up. Read the rest

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[l] at 5/20/15 9:27am

Caroline Weaver likes pencils so much she has a tattoo of a pencil on her arm. Weaver is the owner of the newly opened C.

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[l] at 5/20/15 9:20am
The Westport Independent casts you as the clip-happy editor of a newsrag under an oppressive regime, where you decide what goes to print. Can you manage the government threat and still subvert it? Read the rest

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[l] at 5/20/15 9:20am
“I was told, if those videotapes had ever been seen, the reaction around the world would not have been survivable,” Jane Mayer, investigative journalist for The New Yorker, says on the new FRONTLINE documentary Secrets, Politics and Torture. Read the rest

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[l] at 5/20/15 9:09am

Everyone in my family enjoyed Maze Runner, and we are looking forward to the sequel, Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials, which sees Thomas and his pals facing a new set of death traps.

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[l] at 5/20/15 9:09am

The Offspring's immature, angry and confused rock of the late 90s remains a favorite.

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[l] at 5/20/15 9:08am

Celebrity astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson's office is loaded with curiosities found at the intersection of science, cosmology, and pop culture. (National Geographic)

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[l] at 5/20/15 9:06am


European Digital Rights has published 300 Edrigrams -- crucial newsletters on all things digital in the EU -- and to celebrate, the 300th edition features 37 pages of news from the year 2025. Read the rest

[Category: Post, Civlib, Copyfight, design fiction, ebooks, edri, eff, eu, futurism, Happy Mutants, politics]

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[l] at 5/20/15 8:58am

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This Wednesday at the PianoFight theater in San Francisco, Imran G and Red Scott present their new monthly comedy show #PhotobombSF, which combines today's best comics, a theater with San Francisco's best bar, and the stupid and silly fun of a photo booth.

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[l] at 5/20/15 8:55am

Take one part roleplaying game, one part dating sim, and one part mystery-solving, set it in a traditional elite girls' school, and you'll have Hanako Games' Black Closet, a slightly rough but engaging twist on more than one genre. Read the rest

[Category: Post, black closet, dating sims, hanako games, offworld]

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[l] at 5/20/15 8:43am

Practical Mental Magic

Drawn to this book by its cover, Practical Mental Magic has taught me the art of mind reading! This 1940s collection of tricks and effects has it all.

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[l] at 5/20/15 8:40am

FOLLOW @RubenBolling on Twitter and Facebook.

And, for sure, JOIN the fun to be had in Tom the Dancing Bug's subscription club, the INNER HIVE.

More Tom the Dancing Bug comics on Boing Boing! (more…)

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[l] at 5/20/15 8:38am
From NYC media-literacy charity The LAMP comes MediaBreaker, a radical tool to remix the media, lay out its agenda, and tell our own stories. Read the rest

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[l] at 5/20/15 8:03am

Seth Meyers gathered the likes of William H. Macy, Nathan Lane, Olivia Munn, Jay Leno, and Taraji P. Henson to do that thing people do in movies (more…)

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[l] at 5/20/15 8:02am

English as She Is Spoke 600

Pedro Carolino's Portuguese-English phrasebook includes such tortured English phrases as "The ears are too length" and "He has spit in my coat."

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[l] at 5/20/15 8:01am
Why does grape candy taste so fake? What on earth is blue raspberry, anyway? And what is the difference between natural and artificial, at least when it comes to flavor? Read the rest

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[l] at 5/20/15 7:54am
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Writer Ashley Nicole Black makes a simple comparison Read the rest

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[l] at 5/20/15 7:47am

Impress your friends (and yourself) with this super easy trick.

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[l] at 5/20/15 7:46am

Last year the Jubilee Project gathered 50 people and asked them, “If you could change one thing about your body, what would it be?” (more…)

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[l] at 5/20/15 7:42am
Screen Shot 2015-05-19 at 5.53.40 PM copy (more…)

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[l] at 5/20/15 7:38am

Investigators still aren't clear on the details of what went down over the weekend between biker gangs in Waco, Texas, that killed 9, but politicians know what needs to be done: more guns!

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[l] at 5/20/15 7:34am

Investigators still aren't clear on the details of what went down over the weekend between biker gangs in Waco, Texas, but politicians know what needs to be done: more guns!

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[Category: Post, guns, rootin tootin, texas]

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[l] at 5/20/15 7:26am

Reverend Matthew Makela has two problems with queer people: he can't stop calling them predatory sickos, and he can't stop having sex with them.

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[l] at 5/20/15 7:08am
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They are innumerable, immortal and enormous. Let's turn them into beachfront villages!

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[l] at 5/20/15 7:07am
mario-dudes-round "Oh my gosh, please never actually use this in production," warns creator Una Kravets, "It's terrible for performance."

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[l] at 5/20/15 7:00am
Fast Co interviews electronic musician RJD2 on how A Beautiful Mine ended up in the just-concluded TV show, and what he's got planned next: "I've always had this ethos of my career that is along the lines of you should try everything once even if it seems like a bad idea."

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[l] at 5/20/15 6:48am

Uber and the tech college announced a partnership earlier this year. Looks it was a trojan horse to identify and hire away Pittsburgh's top robotics experts to build its driverless cab fleet.

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[l] at 5/20/15 6:19am

A few months ago, I noticed that PayPal put a "pay later" button where the usual payment button would be. It's a tricky way to snooker users into the credit/debt treadmill, and PayPal has been fined for this fraudulent behavior, writes Josh Lowensohn.

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[l] at 5/20/15 5:39am

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Finally. Well, at least it's better than Vista.

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[l] at 5/19/15 11:41pm

What says God Bless America better than a Stars and Bars spatula? (via Canopy)

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[l] at 5/19/15 11:38pm


They've followed Canada's RCMP in classifying tar sands opponents as threats to national security and fair game for intense surveillance. Read the rest

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[l] at 5/19/15 11:31pm


The joint letter from human rights organizations, eminent cryptographers, tech companies and trade associations takes aim at the FBI's ever-louder calls to ban the use of effective cryptography. Read the rest

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[l] at 5/19/15 9:00pm
Buzzfeed's Susan Cheng reports that during an interview with the actor portraying a 70's corporate sleazebag, he made inappropriate sexual remarks, put his arm around her, and told her he was 'sweating like a rapist. Read the rest

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[l] at 5/19/15 7:47pm

"How would it make sense for associates to join a union that wants to damage our reputation?" [via r/video]

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[l] at 5/19/15 5:55pm

FOLLOW @RubenBolling on Twitter and Facebook.

And, for sure, JOIN the fun to be had in Tom the Dancing Bug's subscription club, the INNER HIVE.

More Tom the Dancing Bug comics on Boing Boing! (more…)

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[l] at 5/19/15 3:03pm

Book lover Bill Gates made a video of suggested summer reading.

Hyperbole and a Half, by Allie Brosh.

The Magic of Reality, by Richard Dawkins.

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[l] at 5/19/15 2:51pm
In 1982, Steven Spielberg and Melissa Mathison wrote a treatment for an ET sequel, called "Nocturnal Fears," that featured evil aliens and the return of ET as savior; Here is a chunk of it: Read the rest

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[l] at 5/19/15 2:15pm
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An absolutely fabulous photo by Kelli Bullock of the absolutely fabulous queens at the Universal ShowQueen Pageant 2015, which showcased the world's greatest transgender and drag divas. Read the rest

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[l] at 5/19/15 2:13pm

This powerful little drone ($99) is the size of your palm, and uses 6-axis gyro technology for an extremely smooth flight.

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[l] at 5/19/15 2:01pm

To get things rolling with our newly launched store, we are holding an Apple Toy Giveaway. One lucky winner will choose any Apple product they want up to $700. Good luck, and be sure to check out the deals we are offering in the store, like the Wireless One 4-Port USB Charging Hub.

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[l] at 5/19/15 1:47pm
No-one can defeat him now.

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[l] at 5/19/15 1:46pm

At $7 for two, this Magnetic Clip Light with 8 Super Bright White LEDs is a good deal. I used one over the weekend for illumination while I was repairing a Wii-U controller charger cord that one of our cats chewed through.

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[l] at 5/19/15 1:12pm

From the team behind Kurz Gesagt (In a Nutshell), this terrific animation about Net Neutrality that premiered at last night's Webby Awards in New York City.

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[l] at 5/19/15 12:26pm

Since I've never seen a complete episode of The Simpsons (let me know in the comments if it's a good show) I can't vouch for this Lego Kwik-E-Mart Building Kit's verisimilitude.

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[l] at 5/19/15 12:24pm
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The world of Ink begins in darkness. You're a little white square surrounded by what appears to be nothing—until you start painting. Read the rest

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[l] at 5/19/15 11:44am

A teacher in rural South Korea is under investigation after he reportedly killed a live rodent in front of children and then ate it.

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[l] at 5/19/15 11:29am

America's trains suck on purpose: "Ride a fast train to Washington today and you’ll start thinking about national health insurance tomorrow." Read the rest

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

Neal Stephenson's new novel Seveneves is out! Read the rest

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[l] at 5/19/15 11:02am

Paracord bracelets (or survival bracelets) are a popular, fun-to-make fashion accessory, and can also come in handy if you suddenly need to unravel the bracelet and use the cord to make a tourniquet, secure a tent, tow a lifeboat, make a pair of snowshoes, or… fill in the blank here (choose from hundreds of emergency situations in which paracord saves the day).

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[l] at 5/19/15 11:01am

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[l] at 5/19/15 11:01am
What in the unknown world is Jason Rohrer up to now? Read the rest

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[l] at 5/19/15 10:44am

Someone's been watching too many Saturday morning cartoons.

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[l] at 5/19/15 10:43am

I'm glad Stephen Coles of Fonts in Use wrote about the creation and evolution of our Jackhammer Jill mascot and logo, because I forgot most of the details! Read the rest

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[l] at 5/19/15 10:40am
x 2015-05-19 at 1.39.09 PM The Eurosong Generator allows you to create awful jaunty pop songs in the trashy style characteristic of the Eurovision Song Contest. The results are significantly better than the Song Contest.Previously.

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[l] at 5/19/15 10:39am

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I'd rather go completely dead-tree than have to surf like Stallman does, but if it works for him, great! Read the rest

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[l] at 5/19/15 10:19am

A Santa Monica sushi chef arrested in a 2013 sting operation for selling whale meat has been sentenced to two years’ probation, fined $5,000 and ordered to complete 200 hours of community service.

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[l] at 5/19/15 10:11am

It's an actual unauthorized leak, too, from the set. You know, just in case you were thinking that the movie's PR team would be as profoundly stupid as the people making this movie.

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[l] at 5/19/15 10:08am

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The BBC is offering Franz Kafka’s The Metamorphosis as a free streaming audiobook, read by Benedict Cumberbatch.

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[l] at 5/19/15 9:49am

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[l] at 5/19/15 9:41am

Replica Hovitos fertility idol

This Hovitos fertility idol is a replica, it does not belong in a museum.

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[l] at 5/19/15 9:39am
What in the unknown world is Jason Rohrer up to now? Read the rest

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[l] at 5/19/15 9:39am

Two key domains must be nabbed, according to a court ruling by a Swedish court, including their "most famous" thepiratebay.se domain.

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[l] at 5/19/15 9:26am
reuters1 Photographed by Vasily Fedosenko, Russia's Margarita Mamun performs in the individual final programme at the 31st European Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships in Minsk, Belarus,on May 3, 2015.

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[l] at 5/19/15 9:26am

Thanks to the fine acting talent of the wonderful sketch team Bellevue, Susan is back!

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[l] at 5/19/15 9:15am

One of the the biggest debt collectors in the United States was ordered to pay Maria Guadalupe Mejia $83 million for "maliciously" suing her for a $1000 credit card debt that she didn't owe.

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[l] at 5/19/15 9:08am

From the tiny pu-pu platter to the miniature cocktail umbrella, Tiny Hamster and his hedgehog pal are living the good life. Read the rest

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[l] at 5/19/15 9:07am

Here is Oskar Pernefeldt's design for "The International Flag of Planet Earth." Also good for UN subagencies, atheist headstones, and the random output of logo generators for startups with inappropriately Asian names.

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[l] at 5/19/15 8:36am

Scientists have developed type of yeast that can turn glucose into morphine. It will soon be possible to homebrew opiates just as one homebrews beer.

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[l] at 5/19/15 8:35am

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Meet the Bloody Benders, the Sawney Bean Clan, the Briley Brothers, and more! [io9]

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[l] at 5/19/15 8:25am

Or maybe he just doesn't understand the tinny voice of his mom on the lowest quality sounding cell phone ever.

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[l] at 5/19/15 8:23am

Brian Jordan Alvarez, Mitch Silpa, and Stephen Guarino finally reveal the secret in this delightfully surreal sketch.

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[l] at 5/19/15 8:22am
sonyspotifycontract The Verge obtained the 2011 agreement between the label and the music streaming service, which launched later that year. "Sony Music came out the winner," reports Micah Singleton

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[l] at 5/19/15 8:15am

As part of its Red Nose Day festivities, NBC decided to “reboot” Indiana Jones with Anna Kendrick as its snappy, sarcastic lead. (more…)

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[l] at 5/19/15 8:12am
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It’s always exciting to see new directorial talents emerge, especially when they happen to be women of color. Read the rest

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[l] at 5/19/15 8:11am
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Thanks to the #BlackLivesMatter movement, there has been a lot of discussion recently about racial bias in the media Read the rest

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[l] at 5/19/15 6:29am

Uber may be rapacious, exploitative corporate scum, but they're knocking the bottom out of one of the most corrupt "markets" in the country. Read the rest

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[l] at 5/19/15 12:39am


Sure, you're boycotting Nestle for draining California's drought-stricken aquifers for bottled water, but why stop there? Read the rest

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[l] at 5/19/15 12:20am
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The work of Alexey Kondakov, an artist based in Kiev, Ukraine. He lifts figures from classical artworks and photoshops them in to contemporary scenes of urban life. Read the rest

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[l] at 5/19/15 12:18am

Because the framers of the Constitution didn't really mean it -- after all, it's not like America had any enemies in 1776.

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[l] at 5/19/15 12:15am
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“Dedicated To All Those Cyberpunks Who Fight Against Injustice and Corruption Everyday.”

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[l] at 5/19/15 12:12am


Brian writes, "Campaign finance reformer and technology law professor Lawrence Lessig, and bestselling author Marianne Williamson, will be at the July 4th Seattle premiere of 'Killswitch: The battle to control the Internet'." Read the rest

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[l] at 5/19/15 12:07am

Bethany writes, "San Francisco Zoo is partnering with an engineering team and a San Francisco startup to crowdfund the building of novel high-tech enrichments for the zoo's male rhinos." Read the rest

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[l] at 5/19/15 12:06am
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“A Sticky Situation” (1960) by Carl Barks. Read the rest

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[l] at 5/19/15 12:00am


The internet’s official heavy metal band name generator: pretty good names, with a brilliant presentation. What webfonts are for! (Thanks, Eirik!)

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[l] at 5/18/15 11:49pm
This short film delivers the goods. Read the rest

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[l] at 5/18/15 11:39pm

'German weirdo dude' Flula has a song about how much it sucks when you lose track of your bae's butt. He has an EP coming out soon, with this song and others. Read the rest

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[l] at 5/18/15 11:25pm

If you're paleo, it's porno. If you're vegan or plant-leaning, it's a very good example of what not to eat.

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[l] at 5/18/15 11:12pm

But how do they taste? (more…)

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[l] at 5/18/15 10:34pm
According to University of Wisconsin biologist Barrett Klein, paper wasps, cockroaches, praying mantises, and fruit flies definitely doze. The challenge though, he tells National Geographic, is identifying when an insect is actually zonked out or just in a "sleep-like state." Read the rest

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[l] at 5/18/15 10:03pm

"A Kids Imagination." (more…)

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[l] at 5/18/15 9:51pm
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Kenton Lee worked with shoe R&D firm Proof of Concept to develop a kids' sandal that adjusts over five sizes and is built to last for at least five years. He tested the prototypes at schools in Kenya and the nonprofit he founded to distribute them, Because International, recently ordered 5,000 pairs. Read the rest

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[l] at 5/18/15 9:35pm
Dede 2 Wind Up Teeth

"Wind Up Teeth," a fantastic piece by Israeli street artist Dede on the abandoned Tel Aviv Dolphinarium; More on Tel Aviv's street art scene at PAPERMAG.

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[l] at 5/18/15 9:19pm
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Les Gâteaux de Gilles created this enticing Landspeeder cake. It would make an excellent dessert following an entree of womp rats I bull's-eyed in my T-16 back home.

More photos on Les Gâteaux de Gilles's Facebook page. (via Laughing Squid)

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[l] at 5/18/15 8:57pm

“Air Jordan XI (11) Retro Legend Blue Unboxing + Review + On Feet,” by Brad Hall. (more…)

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[l] at 5/18/15 8:45pm

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In 1999, Johnny Rotten was meant to be a guest on Roseanne Barr's TV show, but it didn't end well. Read the rest

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[l] at 5/18/15 8:14pm
The poll was taken as a key aspect of the US Patriot Act is set to expire. It found opposition to government surveillance across partisan, ideological, age and gender divides. Read the rest

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[l] at 5/18/15 8:02pm

Bell Star Carbon

Bell's lightweight, high-end track helmet is well ventilated and extremely comfortable.

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[l] at 5/18/15 7:37pm
An afternoon at the United States' premier—and mostly only—convention for people who really like to live in their trucks. Read the rest

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[l] at 5/18/15 2:11pm

Grady Runyon owns a used record store in Ventura, CA. In this video by Rossangeles, Runyon tells a wonderful story about how a stranger asked to meet him in a parking garage to show him a mysterious artifact: an illustrated handbound manuscript with the title "Screenplay by Alexandro JODOROWSKY / Adapted from " DUNE" / by frank HERBERT."

The color pencil drawings in the book are highly detailed outsider art scenes of weird sex, monsters, outlandish costumes, and exotic weapons.

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[l] at 5/18/15 2:03pm

Grady Runyon owns a used record store in Ventura, CA. In this video by Rossangeles, Runyon tells a wonderful story about how a stranger asked to meet him in a parking garage to show him a mysterious artifact: an illustrated handbound manuscript with the title "Screenplay by Alexandro JODOROWSKY / Adapted from " DUNE" / by frank HERBERT."

The color pencil drawings in the book are highly detailed outsider art scenes of weird sex, monsters, outlandish costumes, and exotic weapons.

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[l] at 5/18/15 12:58pm
Over the weekend the US conducted a raid in Syria where they killed an alleged ISIS leader. Beyond the whole conducting-war-operations-in-a-country-we're-not-at-war-with question, the NYT published an interesting anecdote buried in their piece. It's about how they found out where this ISIS guy was located, and way more sensitive than anything Snowden leaked. Read the rest

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[l] at 5/18/15 12:47pm

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“Louise Bonito's 102nd birthday party will certainly be one for her family to remember – but not necessarily for the reasons they might have thought.” Read the rest

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[l] at 5/18/15 12:27pm
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He looks like an animated stoner GIF. Read the rest

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[l] at 5/18/15 12:19pm
furryroad I'm sorry. I'm so, so sorry.

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[l] at 5/18/15 12:11pm

Karen Momsen-Evers was aboard a Southwest Airlines flight when she received a disturbing text from her husband, asking for forgiveness for what he was about to do.

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[l] at 5/18/15 12:07pm
Soon-to-be presidential candidate Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) will vow to protect and uphold the American Constitution if elected to office. But also he “will kill you” extrajudicially with “a drone” if you even think about supporting al-Qaeda or ISIL. Read the rest

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[l] at 5/18/15 11:59am
A funny moment from Silicon Valley, where an entrepreneur learns that his new operating system is even worse than Windows Vista.

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[l] at 5/18/15 11:44am
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President Obama launched his official Twitter page today under the handle @POTUS Read the rest

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[l] at 5/18/15 11:31am

"Millions of people over the decades will tell you 'Yes, it may be the holy grail of technology.' A proper name eludes us, so we will call it simply, The Wishing Machine." Only $195.

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[l] at 5/18/15 11:25am

Ramadi, about an hour and a half from Baghdad, fell over the weekend to Islamic State fighters. The U.S. insists that the city is still "contested", though it seems Iranian-backed militias will be doing the job of contesting.

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[l] at 5/18/15 11:10am

The entire magazine industry has been hurt by the web, but pornographic magazines have been hit the hardest.

From an essay in Quartz by Lee Quarnstrom, former editor of Hustler:

In a January 2014 interview with Erin Moriarty of CBS, Flynt announced that he didn’t expect Hustler, the heart of his porn empire, to last more than two or three years.

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[l] at 5/18/15 11:05am

Jami Attenberg saw a flash of internet fame, but it didn't help her sell her book. It made her no money at all.

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[l] at 5/18/15 10:51am

Prankster Magic includes some excellent card and coin tricks that kids can quickly learn. The illustrations are clear and appealingly cartoonish.

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[l] at 5/18/15 10:47am

A K-Cup of cannabis infused coffee beans from Fairwinds costs about $10.

Marrying two complex plant products (coffee beans and cannabis) provides a tremendous and enjoyable experience to the consumer.

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[l] at 5/18/15 10:39am

Grace Helbig, Hannah Hart, and Mamrie Hart

Our culture is quick to mock and exploit teenage girls (or pit them against one another), but new forces on the Internet are pushing back Read the rest

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[l] at 5/18/15 10:37am

Overt sexism runs rampant in advertising, but sometimes gender biases are almost invisible. Read the rest

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[l] at 5/18/15 10:36am

Just try not to think about how many times he had to film each shot.

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[l] at 5/18/15 10:35am

Just try and watch this without smiling. (more…)

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[l] at 5/18/15 10:34am

This adorable orangutan saw zookeepers caring for tiger cubs at the Myrtle Beach Safari in South Carolina and decided he wanted to try it out too.

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[l] at 5/18/15 10:12am
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Sports clothing company Under Armour apologized for its "Band of Ballers" t-shirt with a graphic mimicking the famed 1945 war photo "Raising the Flag at Iwo Jima." (more…)

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[l] at 5/18/15 10:02am

It's only 11 seconds long—5 seconds, really!—which is incredibly stingy even by the stingy standards of modern trailering. It's so short I can't even get a neat looping GIF out of the online Youtube-to-GIF services. But it still earns my second "fuck yes" of the day. As someone with a keen appreciation for the aesthetic and spiritual unities of Doom, I eagerly await its unveiling this June at E3.

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[l] at 5/18/15 9:45am
hamburger I'm not talking about the dining options at your local Five Guys, but that little stack of three red lines at the top right of this very page. On the pro side, it solves design problems and gets rid of navigational egoclutter that no-one ever clicks anyway. On the con side, what the hell is it?

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[l] at 5/18/15 9:32am

Well-known BASE jumper Dean Potter and flight partner Graham Hunt died Saturday during a leap in Yosemite National Park.

After attempting a wingsuit flight from 7,500-foot Taft Point, their spotter heard "sounds that could have been impacts or could have been the noises made by parachutes snapping open," and was unable to contact them thereafter.

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[l] at 5/18/15 9:30am

A K-Cup of cannabis infused coffee beans from Fairwinds costs about $10.

Marrying two complex plant products (coffee beans and cannabis) provides a tremendous and enjoyable experience to the consumer.

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[l] at 5/18/15 9:25am

I think the driver of the car seen rapidly backing out of the lot knew what was about to happen. y432gR

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[l] at 5/18/15 9:13am

Hello, Twitter! It's Barack. Really! Six years in, they're finally giving me my own account.

— President Obama (@POTUS) May 18, 2015

President Obama's first tweet. I was hoping for some surprises in the list of accounts he follows, but it's pretty bland.

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[l] at 5/18/15 9:12am
Arielle Grimes' What Now? uses constraint and glitch aesthetics to explore emotional overwhelm, care for oneself and others Read the rest

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[l] at 5/18/15 9:02am
Fuck yes. Read the rest

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[l] at 5/18/15 9:00am
1*3_Hkq1UbB9KSKA0eM9b7kg At Cuepoint, Gordon Moakes, bassist for Bloc Party and Young Legionnaire, explores the beautiful restraint of Joy Division's "Passover," from Closer. Read the rest

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[l] at 5/18/15 8:48am

Researchers from the University of Washington and Google have synthesized time-lapse videos by mining large community photo collections.

We introduce an approach for synthesizing time-lapse videos of popular landmarks from large community photo collections.

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[l] at 5/18/15 7:56am

Today, we launched the Boing Boing Store! It's packed with great deals on everything from gadgets and gear to software to drones to undercover vaporizers.

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[l] at 5/18/15 7:51am
Billed as a "modern horror experience", RadOS summons the simultaneously hilarious and nightmarish circumstance of cursing softly at a bright, gooey GUI as you struggle desperately against losing everything. Read the rest

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[l] at 5/18/15 7:06am
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I saw these clever Zackees LED Turn Signal Gloves for cycling last week at Silicon Valley Fashion Week. While LED streetwear is a bit too "cyber" for my taste, these gloves seem like they could be a lifesaver. Read the rest

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[l] at 5/18/15 6:16am
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Infinideer is a weird little diversion made for the tenth annual Toronto game jam: You are a deer, you gallop into traffic, and you have to cause as much wreckage as you can before you die grossly, which is inevitable. Read the rest

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[l] at 5/18/15 3:16am


The Despecialized Editions of the original Star Wars movies are a de-mix of the DVD releases, restoring them to the color, edits and pacing of the original cinematic releases. Read the rest

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[l] at 5/18/15 2:46am

This morning's walk delivered a new jam, courtesy of the music in the latest Welcome to Nightvale "Weather" segment: Sifu Hotman's Embrace the Sun. Read the rest

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[l] at 5/17/15 10:39pm

Atlanta police Lt. Jeffrey Cantin told Baton Bob, a street performer, that he wouldn't be released on Bond unless he posted complementary remarks about the Atlanta police department to his Facebook page. Read the rest

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[l] at 5/17/15 10:25pm


They were all running mods that let them automate away the tedious grinding that is so integral to the way that MMOs incentivize players to devote thousands of hours to their products. Read the rest

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[l] at 5/17/15 9:32pm
Game of Thrones can always play a card denied by history to George Lucas: when everything gets buried in walking, talking and politics, it can always have someone raped. Read the rest

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[l] at 5/17/15 9:00pm
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At GONE, Tom Downey writes beautifully about how a visit to Tokyo's Tsutaya bookstore clarified for him why print media remains so seductive: Read the rest

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[l] at 5/17/15 8:40pm
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Millions of spiders rained from the sky in Australia's Southern Tablelands, literally covering homes with webs as the arachnids invaded. Read the rest

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[l] at 5/17/15 8:27pm
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This week, the National Geographic Museum in Washington DC opens an exhibition titled "Indiana Jones and the Adventure of Archaeology" that includes movie props from the films along with actual ancient objects and historical documents from the Penn Museum and National Geographic Society. Read the rest

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[l] at 5/17/15 8:09pm
For €160 per person, those making the scene at the Cannes Film Festival can grab an UberCopter between Nice and the Croisette where the action is. Read the rest

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[l] at 5/17/15 8:07pm

Our friend Adam Savage of Mythbusters and Tested built Kirk's Captain's Chair from the original Star Trek!

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[l] at 5/17/15 7:05pm

Directed by Danny Boyle and written by Aaron Sorkin, this one minute teaser for Steve Jobs is enough to make up for that Ashton Kutcher thing that came out a while back.

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[l] at 5/17/15 3:26pm
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But it all works out in the end.

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[l] at 5/17/15 12:44pm

The Light Phone strips away every function of a smart phone except the one I like using the least: making phone calls.

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[l] at 5/17/15 12:27pm

When I was one of the editors at Make: Books, one of the projects I was proudest to have helped conceive of and edit was Charles Platt’s Make: Electronics (which has now been a best-seller for years).

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[l] at 5/17/15 12:24pm
"C-C-C-Combo Breaker is a motorized, battery powered, 3D printed, Arduino based device that can crack any Master combination lock in less than 30 seconds!"

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[l] at 5/17/15 12:19pm

“I placed a camera just above a birds nest in my garden. The nest has been there for 3 weeks, the birds hatched 4 days ago.”

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[l] at 5/17/15 12:09pm

“I was trying to film her crawling weirdly like she does through the yard but she had a different idea.” (more…)

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[l] at 5/17/15 11:52am

Last night’s Saturday Night Live season finale featured comedian Louis C.K., who joked that this could be his last time hosting the show. His opening stand-up set showed why. Read the rest

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[l] at 5/17/15 11:25am

Manfrotto 680B Monopod 4-SCTN Replaces 680 (Black)

I wanted one monopod for all my adventures. The Manfrotto 680B has done a damn good job.

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[l] at 5/17/15 10:57am

Year 11 students at a Christchurch NZ high school were given a pamphlet that described unmarried women relationships as "cheap prostitutes" and "wicked fornicators," and warned that gay sex would lead to "death and hell."

No big deal, said principal Jeff Smith, explaining that the pamphlet was designed to encourage students to make "informed" relationship decisions.

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[l] at 5/17/15 10:34am

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"The vibrant, cartoonish work depicts a female feeding a purple beaver an apple. But some fear the colorful creation may attract children." Some are just assholes. (via WTVR.com)

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[l] at 5/17/15 9:32am

Hockey goalies take it on the chin, on the eye socket, and pretty much anywhere else on the face. Before 1966, goalies were not required to wear masks.

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[l] at 5/17/15 9:29am


Makielab, the 3D printed toy company my wife Alice founded, has created a line of toys for the Toy Like Me campaign, which urges toy companies to make toys that all children can see themselves in. Read the rest

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[l] at 5/17/15 9:20am

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Boots suitable for all your chasing needs are available at Horseking's etsy shop.

Don't need to chase anything? Try some demon boots instead.

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[l] at 5/17/15 9:17am
Chances are that the one you've been using all along is still the best.

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[l] at 5/17/15 9:01am
endlesshorse Behold! An ASCII horse without end. This is straight-up the best thing put on the internet so far this decade. It's by Colleen Josephson and emerged from The Stupid Hackathon.

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[l] at 5/17/15 8:57am
Things often said about olive oil—that most of it is fake, that it's a good source of Omega-3, that 'first cold pressing' means anything— are dirty oily lies. Read the rest

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[l] at 5/17/15 8:45am
A Harvard study of people anxious about a forthcoming business presentation found that those who tried to convert it into excitement outperformed those who tried to calm down. Read the rest

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[l] at 5/17/15 8:40am
Will Lippincott spent decades trying to overcome depression, and almost gave up. At the end of his rope, he tried a variant form of cognitive behavior therapy developed to provide a "rubric for figuring out what was causing my anxiety, anger or sadness." For him, it is working. Read the rest

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[l] at 5/17/15 8:14am
teslasuit6 Game control for lawnmower men: "The full body Tesla Suit consists of a belt (with a central control unit) together with modular units – haptic feedback gloves, vest and trousers – and will be fully compatible with existing virtual reality headsets such as the Oculus, Google Glass and META Space Glasses, as well as consoles (PSP, Xbox), PC and smartphones."

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[l] at 5/16/15 1:29pm
Despite their spending $1m on advertising, Google shut down ads for Simtec's Httpwatch software. When they asked what was up, Google first said it was because the software's EULA wasn't prominently linked from the download page. Read the rest

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[l] at 5/16/15 12:52pm
cat Ruining human sleep.

You play as my garbage cat, who wakes me up at 3AM literally every morning.

Knock everything over until your owner wakes up.

Use the arrow keys to move and jump.

Press Z to meow and cry all the time.

Press X to knead with your dumb little paws.

Do your worst.

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[l] at 5/16/15 11:34am

There are dildos, and dil-DON'Ts. (more…)

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[l] at 5/16/15 11:30am

The Kingdom of Enclava is a 1000 square feet plot of "terra nullius" (no-man's-land) 30 miles west of Croatia's capital, Zagreb.

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[l] at 5/16/15 11:20am
After being kept in an isolated, filthy cage, for more than 13 years—this creature feels the wild earth and grass beneath his feet and reacts in an amazing way. Read the rest

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[l] at 5/16/15 11:06am

“I felt like something was sawing on the edge of my feet, it was awful. Blisters all over.” Read the rest

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[l] at 5/16/15 10:22am
“Instead of trying to build off the details of his story, or to disprove his assertions with additional reporting, journalists have largely attempted to tear down the messenger.” Read the rest

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[l] at 5/16/15 10:01am

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SFGate shares PetBreeds obviously wrong list of unintelligent dog breeds. Great Pyrenees are ridiculously smart. Look for my list of unintelligent websites!

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[l] at 5/16/15 9:09am

Stephen Arseneault's Omega 1 Exile is a, free for Kindle, detective novel set in space.

The centuries old Alliance of Major Planets is a pretty corrupt, falling apart government.

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[l] at 5/16/15 8:34am
tinyhouses "Tiny Houses" may be an impractical fad for most, but the hankering for smaller, more efficient, more well-designed homes is reaching critical mass. The BBC covers how young Americans want to live in the expensive city, too—and the developers salivating over them. Read the rest

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[l] at 5/15/15 9:39pm

The Harvard Business Review asked me to review Karl Taro Greenfield's magical econopocalypse novel The Subprimes, and I was delighted. Read the rest

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[l] at 5/15/15 8:01pm

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Belgian regulators have ordered Facebook to stop tracking people who have logged out of the service—and those who never signed up in the first place.

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[l] at 5/15/15 7:41pm
At The Guardian, Quintin Smith reports on the addiction that has taken over his life: Netrunner, a card game. Netrunner offers tense, fascinating and often surprising games, yes, but it also offers bottomless conversations. Read the rest

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[l] at 5/15/15 7:11pm

michaeljacksonMAME, the arcade-game emulating software under constant development since its creation by Nicola Salmoria in 1997, is "going open-source." Read the rest

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[l] at 5/15/15 6:32pm
Reddit—sprawling, intimate, wonderful, horrible—has promised to "prohibit attacks and harassment of individuals through reddit with the goal of preventing them"

We’ve seen many conversations devolve into attacks against individuals.

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[l] at 5/15/15 6:23pm

This young couple is about to married. The agreed to be aged with make-up to see what they might look like as they grow old together. The results are very emotional.

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[l] at 5/15/15 5:40pm
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Rumor has it that testers who break their NDAs get bricked. Alas, no, says Kyle Orland, quoting Microsoft's denials. Read the rest

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[l] at 5/15/15 5:39pm
There has been some argument lately on whether Bomb the Bass's Megablast is the best cover of John Carpenter's classic track. It is excellent, but it isn't the best. This 1983 mix will satisfy your brain's disco receptors in superior fashion, even if it does not satisfy your Amiga receptors.

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[l] at 5/15/15 5:16pm
20140606T015152"The smartphone with the best bang for your buck right now is Motorola’s Moto G," reports The Verge. Honesty, after a month of a Nokia 10shitty, I might be about to break.

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[l] at 5/15/15 4:58pm

Holding off purchasing Mitch O'Connell the World's Best Artist by Mitch O'Connell because you just didn't have the room for a giant 4 lb.

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[l] at 5/15/15 4:39pm

Zombicide, or Zombicide Season 1 as it is affectionately called, is the first offering by Guillotine Games. It’s a zombie survival board game that recreates the feeling of being swarmed by dozens of zombies with tons of replay value.

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[l] at 5/15/15 4:36pm

Henrique Alvim Corrêa's fantastically beautiful pen & ink drawings for a 1906 special edition of H.G. Wells’ The War of the Worlds were a hit at Heritage Auctions' recent illustration art auction.

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[l] at 5/15/15 3:50pm

Beyond Brookledge is a three-day entertainment extravaganza of music, magic, and performance. I went last year with my daughter Jane and we both loved it (see photos below).

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[l] at 5/15/15 3:12pm

At Mother Jones, composer Jeremy Samuel Faust analyzes the theme from Mad Men that was actually snipped from RJD2's "A Beautiful Mine" from his 2006 album Magnificent City Instrumentals. (Apparently, creator Matthew Weiner originally asked Beck to write the theme.) Read the rest

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[l] at 5/15/15 2:06pm

There are 17 emoji characters that represent animals threatened with extinction, and the World Wildlife Fund wants you to help save them by making a small donation each time you tweet an Endangered Emoji.

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[l] at 5/15/15 1:46pm
Why are nightmarish hours and constant unpaid overtime considered normal in the world of video games? Read the rest

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[l] at 5/15/15 1:10pm
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was today sentenced by a jury to death for his role in the 2013 Boston Marathon attack that killed three people and injured 264 Read the rest

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[l] at 5/15/15 12:53pm
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I am now an American citizen!

The naturalization ceremony was awesome. Apollo Creed is a judge now and he gives you an eagle and everything.

Joe Biden was there, drunk as a lord.

At each important part of the naturalization process, free dessert has been available. This a perfect manifestation of the American Dream, made available courtesy of the Rotary Club.

Two of the four preceding paragraphs are true.

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[l] at 5/15/15 12:47pm
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The high times, they are a-changing: editors of National Geographic chose cannabis as the theme of their next print issue.

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[l] at 5/15/15 12:40pm

You heard it here first: Wil Wheaton, who did a memorable job reading the audiobook version of Ernest Cline's Ready Player One, is teaming up with Ernie again to read the audiobook version of his upcoming science fiction novel, Armada.

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[l] at 5/15/15 12:40pm

Granted, it's just a two and a half minute couch gag for the show's 26th season finale, but this brief crossover with the Adult Swim show Rick and Morty is the funniest The Simpsons have been in a long time.

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[l] at 5/15/15 12:02pm
You should follow 30000fps.com on tumblr if you dig this kind of otherworldly GIF art. Read the rest

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[l] at 5/15/15 11:56am

Watch Anton Adnroshcuk's pet parrot pull his tooth. "This is the 5th one hes pulled already," he writes.

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[l] at 5/15/15 11:52am

The trouble with most optical equipment is that it won’t get used unless it is out of the case, opened up, and powered on.

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[l] at 5/15/15 11:42am
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Austin's Modern Rocks Gallery presents an amazing collection of Kirk Weddle's 1991 photo shoot for Nirvana's Nevermind. Read the rest

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[l] at 5/15/15 11:39am

The da Vinci Surgical System robot "that can be used to suture a tiny grape is designed to help perform delicate, minimally invasive surgery." As the son of a surgeon, I'm impressed. (da Vinci)

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[l] at 5/15/15 11:24am
Veronica Belmont and Tom Merritt talk about the latest in science fiction and fantasy. Read the rest

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

Phillip Mlynar of Deadspin offers a sensible guide for dealing with debt collectors. The cardinal rule - never talk to them on the phone.

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Legendary Hollywood special effects artist Rick Baker is auctioning off amazing artifacts from his studio, including Harry the sasquatch's head, hands, and feet from Harry and the Hendersons, Mike's costume from Men in Black, and, yes, a couple of Gremlins! (more…)

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[l] at 5/15/15 11:00am

Boing Boing reader Shash posted this video in the comments about the Rothko painting post from earlier today. In the video, artist and illustrator Robert Florczak presents his case that art started to go downhill after the Impressionists came along.

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[l] at 5/15/15 10:29am

Many Baby Boomers who grew up in Alabama learned the history of their state from a racist 1957 textbook called Know Alabama.

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[l] at 5/15/15 9:57am

I'm looking forward to interviewing the great cartoonist and screenwriter Daniel Clowes at LA's Meltdown Comics on June 5. Admission for this event is free with the purchase of Eightball.

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[l] at 5/15/15 9:54am


That's no moon -- it's a $10, 14" beach ball with impact activated LEDs!

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[l] at 5/15/15 9:47am


Michael Geist writes, "The Canadian government's decision to extend the term of copyright for sound recordings in the budget may have taken most copyright observers by surprise, but not the music industry." Read the rest

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[l] at 5/15/15 9:42am

Artist Mark Rothko's 1954 painting Untitled, (Yellow and Blue) was sold to a lucky bidder last night for only $46.5 million. According to Sotheby's catalog copy, "few 20th-century masters have inspired greater awe and reverence in their followers than" Rothko.

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[l] at 5/15/15 9:33am
The adorably-named Dragonfly 44 is 70,000 light years across—about twice that of the Milky Way—and one of the most diffuse galaxies yet observed. Read the rest

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[l] at 5/15/15 9:30am

An Antarctic ice shelf that has existed for at least 10,000 years is "quickly weakening and likely to disintegrate completely before the end of the decade," according to a new NASA study.

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[l] at 5/15/15 8:45am

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The inimitable Riley B King, aka BB King, died last night. He was 89. Read the rest

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[l] at 5/15/15 5:29am
Best Coast drenches us with the psych-pop sound of California Nights in this special Boing Boing Video interview and performance. Read the rest

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[l] at 5/15/15 2:56am
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The Center for WorkLife Law at UC Hastings released a study Read the rest

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[l] at 5/15/15 2:56am
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From how to make gifs to how to disable autoplay, filter YouTube for kids, and slow down tutorials Read the rest

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[l] at 5/15/15 2:55am

The awesome science-centric YouTube channel MinutePhysics uploaded a new video about how computers do math (more…)

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[l] at 5/15/15 2:54am

Just how do women manage to stay shaved, pampered, and perfectly coiffed in apocalyptic movies? (more…)

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[l] at 5/15/15 2:53am
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[l] at 5/14/15 11:02pm

Read the rest of the Hip Hop Family Tree comics!

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[l] at 5/14/15 9:52pm

There's nothing sweeter than poetic justice, and Jamie Lauren Kelles's "Millennial Revenge Fantasy" meets and exceeds Dante for grotesque punishments that perfectly fit the crime. Read the rest

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[l] at 5/14/15 9:44pm


Stefano Prima is not content to make rings and stalks sporting everyday taxidermy eyeballs -- rather, his pieces sport fanciful reptile irises, vertical goat-slits, terrifying basilisk pupils and even square pupils. Read the rest

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[l] at 5/14/15 9:36pm


That's no moon -- it's a $10, 14" beachball with impact activated LEDs!

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[l] at 5/14/15 9:10pm

Just days after the Senate rejected the Obama administration's bid to fast-track the secretive Trans-Pacific Partnership, they've backtracked, and now they're getting ready to rush fast-track through. Read the rest

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[l] at 5/14/15 8:58pm


Seattle's Anthony Hicks has an Etsy store filled with beautiful grotesqueries, including carny sideshow gaffs (come for the feejee mermaid, stay for the mummified head!), but also tooth-filled pocketwatches and artfully preserved homunculi. Read the rest

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[l] at 5/14/15 5:14pm
"'SB 277 is about increasing immunization rates so no one will have to suffer from vaccine-preventable diseases,' said Sen. Ben Allen (D- Santa Monica) who coauthored the bill with Sen. Richard Pan (D-Sacramento)."

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[l] at 5/14/15 5:01pm
Princes of the Apocalypse is a campaign about clearing dungeons, killing monsters and getting treasure, and the result will satisfy ardent hack-and-slashers to the very core of their being. Read the rest

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[l] at 5/14/15 4:32pm

I'm looking forward to interviewing the great cartoonist and screenwriter Daniel Clowes at LA's Meltdown Comics on June 5. Admission for this event is free with the purchase of Eightball.

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[l] at 5/14/15 3:53pm

Jay Nelson is a builder that makes shelters and vehicles made of wood. Film by Isaiah Saxon, founder of DIY.org

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[l] at 5/14/15 3:29pm

A couple of updates about Weekend of Wonder (WoW), our upcoming three-day festival: First, our Early Bird registration discount of 20% will end on Wednesday, May 20.

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[l] at 5/14/15 3:00pm

Ben Morfitt wrote a symphonic piece, performed all the parts, and composited it all together into this Orchestra of Ben Morfitts. (more…)

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[l] at 5/14/15 2:09pm

A fun montage of recycled scenes from classic Walt Disney animated films. (more…)

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[l] at 5/14/15 1:31pm

I haven't always loved running, but thanks to Zombies, Run, I can't stop. Read the rest

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[l] at 5/14/15 12:58pm
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Helftone's Monodraw is an ASCII art app for OS X that's far more versatile than the usual web-based converters and generators—it even has diagramming and mind-mapping features. And, yes, a DRM-free $50 price tag!

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[l] at 5/14/15 12:50pm

I've read William Zinsser's On Writing Well twice, and it is time for me to read it again. It is not only fun to read and loaded with good advice for writers, but it also inspires me to write.

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[l] at 5/14/15 12:36pm

I'd do the same.

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[l] at 5/14/15 12:30pm
Nike Field is an interactive running installation that transforms your portrait into “a Force of Nature.” Read the rest

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[l] at 5/14/15 12:05pm

I usually avoid hot sauce because I'm afraid it might contain onions and/or cilantro, both of which are loathsome by any objective standard. Here's a hot sauce recipe from my friends Kelly and Erik at Homegrown Evolution that sounds perfect. Read the rest

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[l] at 5/14/15 11:48am
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“Excited for the new madmaxmovie, so we made this animated gif movie poster for it out of handmade oil paintings.” (more…)

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[l] at 5/14/15 11:40am
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“Carbon monoxide is invisible and dangerous, as is Satan.” (more…)

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[l] at 5/14/15 11:27am
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Longtime Simpsons voice actor Harry Shearer announced on Twitter last night that he is leaving the show. (more…)

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[l] at 5/14/15 11:22am
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Kentucky, West Virginia and Tennessee: America’s most heavily medicated states. (more…)

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[l] at 5/14/15 10:39am
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“A translation of Kanye West's 'Bound 2' music video into a children's book.” Read the rest

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[l] at 5/14/15 10:10am
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An Oklahoma woman who dances at a “gentlemen’s club” has filed a protective order against State Sen. Charles Perry (R-Lubbock), the homophobic conservative Republican who compared the “spiritual battle” of God-Fearing Americans to the Holocaust when he was sworn in.

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[l] at 5/14/15 10:04am

This bus ad for Cardiff-based New Adventure Travel lasted 3 hours before it was pulled. Read the rest

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[l] at 5/14/15 9:49am

The Japanese game of shogi is an ancient game of strategy and planning, similar to chess. And like chess, with a little effort, anyone can learn to play but becoming proficient takes decades of experience and study.

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[l] at 5/14/15 9:48am
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When a game glitches, is it broken—or just opening a door into an unexpected new game? Read the rest

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[l] at 5/14/15 9:22am

fox-newsIn a gesture of respect for the delicate morals of its angry, fear-obsessed viewership, a Fox News station blurred out the abstract breasts of Picasso's Women of Algiers (Version O), which sold for $179 million this week. New York magazine senior art critic Jerry Saltz called Fox5NY "sexually sick."

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[l] at 5/14/15 9:21am

Bicycle Rider Back The Purple Deck with Gaff Cards for Magic

Because purple is an awfully great color.

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[l] at 5/14/15 9:20am

In January, Officer Vince Warlick opened a door into a police detention room where two teens were being held in handcuffs and calmly shot what appears to be pepper spray in their faces. Officer Warlick has not been disciplined, but the Alton Board of Aldermen voted not to reappoint Chief Jason Simmons after the video was aired on TV.

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[l] at 5/14/15 8:57am
"Is this one of those old fashion phones?"

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[l] at 5/14/15 8:57am

Student Courtney Yule designed the Entopod, a "starter kit" for eating bugs.

It includes a grinder for making insect flour, detachable containers for heating the insecto-food in the oven, and more!

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[l] at 5/14/15 8:44am

fox-newsIn a gesture of respect for the delicate morals of its angry, fear-obsessed viewership, a Fox News station blurred out the abstract breasts of Picasso's Women of Algiers (Version O), which sold for $179 million this week. New York magazine senior art critic Jerry Saltz called Fox5NY "sexually sick."

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[l] at 5/14/15 8:37am

fox-newsIn a gesture of respect for the delicate morals of its angry, fear-obsessed viewership, a Fox News station blurred out the abstract breasts of Picasso's Women of Algiers (Version O), which sold for $179 million this week. New York magazine senior art critic Jerry Saltz called Fox5NY "sexually sick."

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[l] at 5/14/15 7:40am

An elderly cancer patient, unable to leave his home to get food and without any living relatives, called 911 in desperation.

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[l] at 5/14/15 7:20am
Indoor Shooting Gallery: Because guns are fun, it’s just that simple. Read the rest

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[l] at 5/14/15 7:17am
"In the summer of 1987," writes Harrison Scott Key, "my father tried to murder me with an alligator."

Go," Pop said.

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[l] at 5/14/15 7:04am


Chloe McClendon worked for a State Department contractor, and conspired with two others to steal the identities of passport applicants by photographing their applications while processing them. Read the rest

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[l] at 5/14/15 6:53am

A bot inspired by UK Home Secretary Theresa May's pledge to bring back the systems of unaccountable mass surveillance that the EU forced the UK to abandon. Read the rest

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[l] at 5/14/15 6:06am

Tineye and Google Images can both find other copies of images out there on the net, but they don't guess much about what it is.

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[l] at 5/14/15 4:19am
Starting at 11 am today, you can help choose the path of this New Orleans adventure with your tweets. Read the rest

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[l] at 5/14/15 4:15am
What can thinking like musicians teach us about game-making? Read the rest

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[l] at 5/14/15 3:41am
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"Would you go to a toddler’s birthday party and kick over their cake to announce that you, too, have birthdays? The answer should be 'no.'"

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[l] at 5/13/15 10:27pm
San Francisco's City Attorney Dennis Herrera sent a letter informing McDonald's that they are “legally on the hook” for the drug dealing, fisticuffs, car break-ins, and other illegal activity at its Haight-Ashbury location. Read the rest

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[l] at 5/13/15 10:01pm

Italian astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti made the Internet happy by wearing a Star Trek uniform on board the International Space Station and showing us how to use the toilet in her orbital home.

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[l] at 5/13/15 9:40pm

BB pals Death Cab for Cutie brought their musical extravaganza to The Tonight Show this week with a groovy rendition of "The Ghost of Beverly Drive" from their new album Kintsugi.

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[l] at 5/13/15 7:59pm
bsocial2collage To play B-Social, you turn the app on, and choose how long you want to ignore your phone. Unlock the screen before your time's up and you lose that round. Read the rest

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[l] at 5/13/15 7:59pm

John Legend succinctly explained the burden of structural racism (more…)

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[l] at 5/13/15 7:58pm

Buzzfeed invited a diverse set of models to represent the ideal female shape throughout history (more…)

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[l] at 5/13/15 7:57pm
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As part of its Upfront presentation, CBS released this extended trailer for its upcoming series Read the rest

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[l] at 5/13/15 7:56pm
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[l] at 5/13/15 6:50pm

What if you could give yourself a superpower – not Hulk-level strength, not telekinesis, but something realistic, something that added a superhuman ability by taking away a normal human limitation?

That’s what Jia Jiang wondered when he began a quest to remove the fear of rejection from his brain.

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This episode is sponsored by the excellent and mind-bending movie Ex Machina – in theaters now. Seriously, it’s really good. Go see it.

This episode is also sponsored by Wealthfront, the automated investment service that makes it easy to invest your money the right way. Visit this link to to get your first $10,000 managed for free.

Support the show directly by becoming a patron! Get episodes one-day-early and ad-free. Head over to the YANSS Patreon Page for more details.

In this episode of the You Are Not So Smart Podcast you’ll hear how Jiang wanted to become an entrepreneur ever since he was 14-years-old and Bill Gates visited his hometown. Two-years later, he traveled to the United States. He eventually got a degree, got married, got a job, and at 30, right after having his first child, decided to finally take the plunge and start his own business. But four months into the adventure, a crucial investor rejected him. Jia was crushed. He became worried that his business would fail not because he needed funding, but because his fear of rejection was now magnified to stasis-inducing proportions.

Jia JiangTo rid himself of that irrational emotion, Jiang created his own fear-elimination course – 100 days of rejection-based exposure therapy. In the episode you’ll hear how he reframed his outlook by actively seeking to be rejected, counting each “no” as a success instead of a failure and eventually learned how to pivot, to negotiate, to connect, and more than half of the time, get a “yes.”

Today, Jiang feels like he he earned the same superpower that people like Bill Gates enjoy naturally, and he did it by slogging through the pain and fear that keeps so many of us stuck in neutral – the fear of rejection. He’s written a book about it titled “Rejection Proof.”

swedish cookieAfter the interview, I discuss a new study that suggests shared laughter, even in a comedy club or movie theater, brings people closer, fosters intimacy, and can lead to disclosure.

In every episode, after I read a bit of self delusion news, I taste a cookie baked from a recipe sent in by a listener/reader. That listener/reader wins a signed copy of one of my books, and I post the recipe on the YANSS Pinterest page. This episode’s winner is Carly Alter who submitted a recipe for Swedish cookies. Send your own recipes to david {at} youarenotsosmart.com.

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Acetaminophen reduces social pain: behavioral and neural evidence.

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Laughter in Conversation: Features of Occurrence and Acoustic Structure

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[l] at 5/13/15 5:22pm

It took me a few tries to get the hang of cooking with an Anova sous-vide immersion circulator, but now I love it.

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[l] at 5/13/15 5:01pm
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Iranian journalist Sobhan Hassanvand posted this photo of a book "about sex problems between couples published in Iran" that randomly features Radiohead's Thom Yorke and author John Updike on the cover. Read the rest

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[l] at 5/13/15 4:44pm
RobinWilliams1-astattmiller San Francisco artist Andy Stattmiller created this wonderful set of Russian nesting dolls as a tribute to Robin Williams. Read the rest

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[l] at 5/13/15 4:37pm
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With Colombia's president Juan Manuel Santos banning use of controversial herbicides to eradicate coca crops, the president of the Quindio Botanical Garden proposed that an army of Cocaine Tussock Moths (Eloria noyesi) could be enlisted to destroy the coca by eating it. Read the rest

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[l] at 5/13/15 4:16pm
According to the latest US Department of Labor, the following workers are the most likely to die on the job: Read the rest

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[l] at 5/13/15 4:15pm

nathalieLindy West of GQ profiles Nathalie Emmanuel, the scene stealing actress who plays Missandei, the consigliere to Daenerys Targaryen in Game of Thrones.

Photo credit: David Burton/GQ

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[l] at 5/13/15 4:08pm
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Many more posted to Imgur by Boogerfuker: Read the rest

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[l] at 5/13/15 3:47pm

Amazon has released their list of 100 Young Adult books not to miss. It includes some of my favorites, including Maus and Cory's renowned Little Brother!

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[l] at 5/13/15 3:31pm


Some beautiful new housewares from the people who brought you the Krampus Christmas sweaters.

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[l] at 5/13/15 3:24pm

From The Museum of Classic Chicago Television: "Here's a commercial for the videogame Pitfall! by Activision and featuring at the beginning a very young-looking appearance of the actor Jack Black - rockin' the pith helmet." ml187b

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[l] at 5/13/15 3:23pm

Ghost writes, "The Octavia Project, named for Octavia Butler, is a project 98% funded at Indigogo, with only a few days left. Helping them get over the top would be great, and the more they raise, the more girls they help. From their description:" Read the rest

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[l] at 5/13/15 3:11pm

A collection of Kameron Hurley's Hugo-winning incandescent essays -- brilliant news! Read the rest

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[l] at 5/13/15 2:51pm

This is cool. The Arduboy is an Arduino-based game system that makes it easy to program your own games on it.

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[l] at 5/13/15 2:16pm
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A Tumblog of Greatness “Documenting all male panels, seminars, events, and various other things featuring all male experts.” Read the rest

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[l] at 5/13/15 2:12pm

The takeaway from this story: never consent to a warrantless search.

On April 15 a DEA agent boarded a passenger train in Albuquerque and began grilling people about where they were going and why.

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[l] at 5/13/15 2:05pm
Stefano Prina makes these crazy eyeball sculptures, inspired by his dog Luchino's eyes. Read the rest

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[l] at 5/13/15 1:52pm

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Meet Adrianne Lewis, 18, who is in possession of what may be the world's longest tongue. She's got a YouTube channel where she talks about her tongue.

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[l] at 5/13/15 1:51pm

Little Miss Capuchine has a great future of sneaking things and eating delicious candy ahead of her. Great life lessons in this here video. (more…)

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[l] at 5/13/15 1:45pm
The UK Advertising Standards Agency recently ruled that a Miu Miu ad campaign image featuring Mia Goth photographed by Steven Meisel was “irresponsible and was likely to cause serious offence”. Read the rest

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[l] at 5/13/15 1:26pm

Suspend is a fun, simple yet challenging game in the same family as Pick Up Sticks or Jenga, except you don’t pick up and you don’t remove and stack.

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[l] at 5/13/15 1:24pm
Brett "Remix Manifesto" Gaylor tells the story of his new project: a revolutionary "mashup documentary" about privacy and the Web. Read the rest

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[l] at 5/13/15 1:02pm
angryAI

Pretty sure this is a bad idea. Read the rest

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[l] at 5/13/15 1:01pm
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Dutch artists Lernert and Sander cut raw food into 98 perfect 2.5 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm cubes, and the result is making me very hungry. Read the rest

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[l] at 5/13/15 1:01pm
A non-profit group analyzes what harassment looks like on the social media platform, and how Twitter responds to it. Read the rest

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[l] at 5/13/15 12:46pm
The 44 year old man had evidently been drinking. Read the rest

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[l] at 5/13/15 12:37pm

Windows 10 versions have been announced, to some confusion. "Most of them make sense," writes Peter Bright at Ars Technica.

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[l] at 5/13/15 12:27pm
tavis

His art is so mindblowing. Read the rest

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[l] at 5/13/15 12:22pm
golden-retriever-and-science1 The list includes a $25m reward for atmospheric engineering, a $20m reward for landing a rover on the moon, and $250k for whoever first finds a prime with a billion decimal digits.

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[l] at 5/13/15 12:05pm

“High school memories can be painful.” (more…)

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[l] at 5/13/15 11:47am
Police say some guy, described as “hatchet man,” did something very dumb on Monday night. Don't do what he did. Read the rest

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[l] at 5/13/15 11:31am
Don't miss this documentary by Johanna Hamilton on a brave group of activists who worked to expose unchecked power and corrupt activities in the Nixon/Vietnam/COINTELPRO era. Read the rest

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[l] at 5/13/15 11:02am

My sister's family has this "Unless you sell Thin Mints... No Soliciting" sign next to their door. She says it works - no one has tried to sell her magazine subscriptions and the Girl Scouts who come by are excited to find a happy customer.

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[l] at 5/13/15 10:56am

Via ABC7 San Francisco: "A San Francisco man was caught with a literal ton of shark fins."

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[l] at 5/13/15 10:48am
Jem-and-the-Holograms

Based on the first trailer, the Jem and the Holograms movie looks incredibly disappointing. It's ok. You don't need it. Read the excellent new Jem comic book instead. Read the rest

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[l] at 5/13/15 10:05am
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CityNews reporter Shauna Hunt was filming an interview following a Toronto FC soccer game when a gaggle of drunken men decided to yell an obscenity at her Read the rest

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[l] at 5/13/15 10:05am
“The contrast between the administration's response to the deaths of these Western — and white — civilians and those of the many hundreds of non-Western civilians who have died in the administration's lethal force program is stark and glaring.” Read the rest

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[l] at 5/13/15 9:57am
catonmicrowave

For 17 years, the Parkes radio telescope in Australia has been receiving strange, intermittent signals dubbed "perytons". A PhD student finally figured out where they were coming from: Nearby microwaves. Read the rest

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[l] at 5/13/15 9:49am

Thickburger

Not only did Carl's Jr create this ode to obesity, but they are test marketing it in Los Angeles? Maybe Mark should try one... (more…)

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[l] at 5/13/15 9:32am
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Sometimes it feels like sexist biases are just a part of life we’re all supposed to put up with. Read the rest

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[l] at 5/13/15 9:30am

At a recent press conference, Baltimore Orioles manager Buck Showalter was asked what advice he would give young black men in Baltimore. Read the rest

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[l] at 5/13/15 9:26am

"All of a sudden you're inside my head, either light up or leave me alone."

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[l] at 5/13/15 9:20am
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[l] at 5/13/15 9:12am

A clever cat owner took footage of their cat playing with a toy, slowed it down, ran it backwards, and added some dramatic music. (more…)

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[l] at 5/13/15 8:56am

Honestly, it should go without saying. Read the rest

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[l] at 5/13/15 8:51am
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Stormchaser group Basehunters posted this incredible photo of a rainbow meeting a tornado on the plains of Colorado on Saturday. Yes, it's real. Cue Judy Garland. Video below. (more…)

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[l] at 5/13/15 8:43am
Probably not because it tastes good, although that's subjective. National Geographic asked several scientists for the straight dope on coprophagy. Read the rest

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[l] at 5/13/15 8:41am
"Enhanced interrogation" methods don't work, but according to the US government's High Value Detainee Interrogation Group, the following strategies, outlined in Scientific American, can be quite effective: Read the rest

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[l] at 5/13/15 8:08am


Having won a majority in the UK general election, David Cameron has pledged to end the "tolerance" of the UK government, where "as long as you obey the law, we will leave you alone." Read the rest

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[l] at 5/13/15 7:57am


John Deere freaked out over a a petition to the Copyright Office to let tractor owners break the DRM on their vehicles in order to diagnose and fix them. Read the rest

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[l] at 5/13/15 7:40am


Coming this November (pre-order here), Thing Explainer expands the premise of Up Goer Five, Munroe's blueprint of the Saturn Five rocket that restricted its vocabulary to the thousand most common English words. Read the rest

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[l] at 5/13/15 7:40am
When we heard about the semi-secret cookies baked by secluded nuns in Madrid, Spain, naturally we had to seek out these mythical treats. Here's what we found. Read the rest

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[l] at 5/13/15 7:38am

Suck UK Cat Scratching DJ Deck

Nobody can do it like Mix Master can, except my cat Heart. Now that my cat has his own Cat DJ scratching deck that is. Read the rest

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[l] at 5/13/15 7:04am

He says, "I wonder if there's anything else up there."

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[l] at 5/13/15 6:59am

I know there is a reason why this wild boar fell through a children's clothing shop ceiling in Hong Kong, but I don't want to know it. That it happened is enough for me.

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[l] at 5/13/15 6:52am

"This is the story of a centuries-old Japanese culinary craft, Amezaiku, the art of sculpting taffy into elegant figurines. Today we visit Ame Yoshihara, which specializes in charming amezaiku animals."

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[l] at 5/13/15 5:02am
Tom the Dancing Bug, IN WHICH the Super-Fun-Pak of Comix features Dinkle, Teen Robot Pirate Ghost, Rene Magritte, and MORE! Read the rest

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[l] at 5/12/15 4:30pm

Belgian photographer Alice Smeets collaborated with an artist collective called Atis Rezistans to recreated the classic Rider-Waite Tarot Deck in the slums of Haiti.

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[l] at 5/12/15 4:19pm
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In the great tradition of Tumblr mash-up memes, Feminist Lisa Frank juxtaposes neon animals and quotes by Gloria Steinem, Shonda Rhimes, and more. Read the rest

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[l] at 5/12/15 3:09pm
screenshot Kyle Stetz's typedrummer is a fun web app where you program drum beats by typing letters.

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[l] at 5/12/15 2:59pm
Yves Rossy and Vince Reffet fly high over Dubai in their jet-powered wing suits.

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[l] at 5/12/15 2:54pm


Todd writes, "We the Builders just started our third crowdsourced 3D printing project -- anyone with access to a 3D printer can download their piece from the website, print it out, mail it to us in Baltimore, and then we'll glue it together to form a giant sculpture." Read the rest

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[l] at 5/12/15 2:53pm

The amazing Saint John Coltrane interviewed in 1966 by Frank Kofsky: "In any situation that we find in our lives, when there’s something we feel should be better, we must exert effort to try and make it better." (more…)

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[l] at 5/12/15 2:44pm


Telcos send routers with default passwords to their customers, who never change them, and once they're compromised, they automatically scan neighboring IP space for more vulnerable routers from the same ISP. Read the rest

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[l] at 5/12/15 2:38pm


The telegraph operators of the early 20th century had a rich vocabulary of wrist-saving abbreviations they used among themselves: "Is tt exa tr et?" ("Is that extra there yet?") Read the rest

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[l] at 5/12/15 2:29pm


Those talking heads you see on TV defending the NSA and calling for Snowden's ass in a sling? They make bank off NSA surveillance contracts. Read the rest

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[l] at 5/12/15 2:19pm


The rules for tax on NYC condos is so sinister and stultifyingly boring that it's not really surprising that they disguise a raft of loopholes that let the richest New Yorkers duck the property taxes that keep the city running. Read the rest

[Category: Post, class war, corruption, nyc, occupy, one percent, piketty, property]

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[l] at 5/12/15 2:10pm

We thought it was crazy when Obama's trade threatened Congress with prison if they disclosed anything about the secretive Trans-Pacific Partnership. Read the rest

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[l] at 5/12/15 1:35pm
Blake Reynolds loves pixel art and has a profound appreciation for its history and appeal. But he explains that the artistic qualities of pixel art are such that players and critics are expected to "decipher a language they don't understand", or which they experience as inherently nostalgic or retro. Read the rest

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[l] at 5/12/15 12:32pm

For the first time since his indictment in December 2010, Jeffrey Sterling’s voice can now be heard in a short documentary film, released today. Read the rest

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[l] at 5/12/15 12:29pm

chewie

The "I am Chewie Hoodie" is $60 from We Love Fine. chewie-back

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[l] at 5/12/15 12:20pm

"NASA's Curiosity Mars rover recorded this view of the sun setting at the close of the mission's 956th Martian day, or sol (April 15, 2015), from the rover's location in Gale Crater.This was the first sunset observed in color by Curiosity. The image comes from the left-eye camera of the rover's Mast Camera (Mastcam)."

If you look closely, you can see Tars Tarkas leading a tribe of Tharks into battle.

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

Craig Stevens, 55, allegedly raked in $4 million selling phony In-N-Out hamburger restaurant franchises to customers in the Middle East.

Prosecutors say Craig Stevens, 55, started sending out emails in January 2014, telling people that franchises of the popular West Coast burger chain were available at $150,000 per location, with royalties costing $250,000 a year, the Los Angeles Times reports.

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[l] at 5/12/15 12:07pm
VICE News has obtained and published 39 pages of redacted documents from the CIA that shed new light on the treatment of CIA detainees after 9/11. Read the rest

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[l] at 5/12/15 12:00pm

My newspaper was stolen regularly when I lived in an apartment in San Francisco. I think the thief followed me to West Hollywood when I moved, because my paper was stolen there almost every day, too. Read the rest

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[l] at 5/12/15 11:45am

The show AKBingo has included "women eating very spicy curry, crickets, or being forced to stare down a savannah lizard."

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[l] at 5/12/15 11:39am
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A corrections officer who shot dead another traveler on the New York Subway escaped charges. Andy Cush suggests, with detailed maps of the subway environment, that the suggestion of self-defense is so inexplicable it raises important questions about the prosecutors' impartiality.

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[l] at 5/12/15 11:25am
NASA laboratory experiments suggest the dark material coating some geological features of Jupiter's moon Europa is likely sea salt from a subsurface ocean, discolored by exposure to radiation. Read the rest

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[l] at 5/12/15 10:37am
snoop-624-1368121236Snoop Dogg on why he likes Game of Thrones: "I watch it for historic reasons, to try to understand what this world was based on before I got here... (more…)

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[l] at 5/12/15 9:52am

Immediate Theater

See some of the funniest improvisers around this Saturday Night, at West Los Angeles' Fanatic Salon! Incredibly funny people, with decades of experience, show you how improv is done. The cast includes Dan Castellaneta, Deb Lacusta, Bernadette Birkett, Sean Masterson, Jeff Michalski, Jonathan Stark, Jane Morris, Meagan Fay and Michael Bernard.

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[l] at 5/12/15 9:49am
nomansky1

Over the past decade or so, gritty, apocalyptic worlds were the favored setting of popular video games, and machinelike cyber-dystopias were a reliable aesthetic before that. But No Man's Sky, a highly-anticipated upcoming world, is infinite and hopeful. Read the rest

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[l] at 5/12/15 9:32am
PICASSO-FEMMES-DALGER-©-2015-Estate-of-Pablo-Picasso-Artists-Rights-Society-ARS-New-York

Last night, Pablo Picasso's "The Women of Algiers (Version ‘O’)" sold at Christie's for $179.3 million, the highest price for any artwork sold at auction. Read the rest

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[l] at 5/12/15 9:13am

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Pocket Monkey is a very handy, 1mm thin stainless steel utility tool. Advertised as TSA compliant, my results have varied.

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[l] at 5/12/15 9:04am

Does U.S. President Obama share office space with an outfit called "Edwards Snow Den"? No, he does not, which—among many similar instances of "vandalism"—is why Google Maps is mothballing its Map Maker feature.

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[l] at 5/12/15 8:21am
Why the classic game still commands so much love (and money) Read the rest

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[l] at 5/12/15 7:59am
skyrim_not_so_cool A roundup at Quarter To Three offers Yar's Revenge, World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria, Madden NFL, Dark Souls and Skyrim.

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[l] at 5/12/15 7:36am
splooort

The cable company is to pay $4.4bn for the once-mighty internet service provider, whose remaining value now lies in media, advertising, and its immortal horde of zombie dial-up customers. Read the rest

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[l] at 5/12/15 12:46am
The HBO series wants to have it both ways when it comes to respecting and objectifying women Read the rest

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[l] at 5/12/15 12:44am
An excerpt from Theresa Collier's new book, "Atoms Under the Floorboards" Read the rest

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[l] at 5/12/15 12:42am
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This is not a drawing but rather a 1/12-scale physical model of a Starship Troopers powered suit, by modeler mumumuno53. Read the rest

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[l] at 5/12/15 12:40am
How Daniel Clowes remastered Eightball Read the rest

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[l] at 5/12/15 12:39am
2012's Giants Beware introduced Claudette and her adventuring pals in one of the strongest, funniest YA graphic novels I've ever enjoyed; the followup, Dragons Beware keeps all the charm and excitement while advancing the story. Read the rest

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[l] at 5/12/15 12:38am
An experienced shooter using the technology demonstration system repeatedly hit moving and evading targets. Read the rest

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[l] at 5/12/15 12:26am
Screen Shot 2015-05-11 at 8.09.33 PM Read the rest

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[l] at 5/12/15 12:24am
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Fans of ABC’s excellent spy series Agent Carter were thrilled to learn it's been renewed for a second season Read the rest

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[l] at 5/12/15 12:21am

The Avengers: Age Of Ultron press tour may be over, but there’s still plenty of time to enjoy all the ridiculous things the always-charming cast were asked to do (more…)

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[l] at 5/12/15 12:19am
forself-portraits-notforselfies-1

Artists have always been interested in capturing their own form. So instead of judging other people’s selfies (or your own), why not see them as a continuation of a long legacy of self-expression? Read the rest

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[l] at 5/12/15 12:16am
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Here's the majestic feline—in its not-quite-so-natural habitat.

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[l] at 5/12/15 12:14am

drumkit

Samm Bennett catalogues drum kits of the 1920s and 30s -- when the bass drums were often sumptuously painted with trippy, outdoorsy scenes.

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[l] at 5/12/15 12:02am
small-batch-bacon_grande Pretty sure this is just a big bag of cold, cooked, very thick bacon. But I'm not complaining: it was delicious. Do you like cold, cooked, very thick bacon? If so, you will also find it delicious.

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[l] at 5/11/15 11:57pm

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, 2011. Toby Melville/Reuters

Wikileaks' Julian Assange, stuck in the Ecuadorean embassy to avoid extradition to Sweden to face accusations of sex crimes, said he was "disappointed" after the country's supreme court decided not to drop the detention order.

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[l] at 5/11/15 11:53pm

Interviewed by Fast Co Design, the famed designer talks about his architectural influences, his design philosophy, and how industrial design has changed in the last 50 years.

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