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Thursday April 18, 2019. 10:48 PM
Matt Taibbi's (previously) latest Rolling Stone column traces the long history of rich Democrat donors and the officials whom they fund attacking progressive candidates, showing how the same playbook used to attack Dennis Kucinich in 2003 is now being rolled out to attack...
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Earlier today, Donald Trump's attorney general William Barr released this redacted version of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report on the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. * You can read the full text of the Mueller report...
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In 2014, the British discount grocers Iceland Foods (so named for their pioneering role in selling frozen food) was granted an EU-wide trademark on the word 'Iceland' by the EU Intellectual Property Organisation, which apparently saw no risk in giving a British grocer a...
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Dentistry has always been medicine's poor cousin, lower in prestige and funding, with much less definitive research; this means that it's harder for someone to point at a procedure and definitively say, 'That was unnecessary.' At the same time, better oral hygiene and...
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Back when David Cameron was Prime Minister, he took advice from Patrick Rock (later revealed to be a a trafficker in images depicting the abuse of children) on how to stop children from seeing internet pornography. The solution they arrived at was bananas: every adult...
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Guy Shrubsole is the author of Who Owns England? a forthcoming book that reports out a paintstaking researched data-set laying out, for the first time, a comprehensive view of the land ownership in England, finding that half of the country is owned by 1% of its people: a...
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Who said LEGO® had to be ground bound? With The Force Flyers DIY Building Block Fly 'n Drive Drone, you can turn LEGO® and other building-block creations into fully-functional flying machines. It's available now in the Boing Boing Store for $39.99. This kit comes with...
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From FlowingData, this is the redacted Mueller report in a 'thumbnailed view for a sense of the redactions.' There's still plenty to read between the (black) lines. (Thanks, Ted Weinstein!)
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Muckrock's JPat Brown (previously) writes, 'Wanted to let you know we've got a text-searchable version of the Mueller Report loaded into our crowdsourcing tool that might be of interest to Boing Boing readers.'
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The fight over the EU's Copyright Directive was the biggest fight in European political history: more than 100,000 people marched against it in 50 cities; more than 5,000,000 people signed a petition against it, and ultimately the Directive only squeaked into law because...
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“Bribe Tapes Exposed!” screams the cover of this week’s’National Enquirer,’ reporting on the “college rigging scandal” with transcripts of actress Lori Loughlin’s phone calls to the man behind the cheating scandal - all publicly available and widely reported...
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The Donald Trump Department of Justice, under so-called Attorney General William Barr, released a redacted version of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report today. Read the full text below. View this document on Scribd Here's an OCR'd and searchable version also (via...
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Martin Fitzpatrick built the Etch-A-Snap, a digital camera with an automated Pocket Etch-A-Sketch as its display on the back. Each photo takes between 15 minutes to one hour to be sketched. From Two Bit Arcade: Photos are processed down to 240x144 pixel 1-bit (black &...
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Once in 468 packs, found Eric Farmer. So, on 12 January of this year, I started buying boxes of packs of Skittles. This past week, “only” 82 days, 13 boxes, 468 packs, and 27,740 individual Skittles later, I found the following identical 2.17-ounce packs: Many excellent...
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Growing up in Britain, one of my favorite folk fascinations/media obsessions was the alleged presence of big cats in the countryside. Fueled by blurry photos and living at the margins on possibility, the phenomena helped tabloids move on slow days and sometimes shaded into...
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At The New Yorker, Mike Spies writes that the NRA is not quite the vigorous pressure group under regulatory siege that it portrays itself as. It is a fundraising scheme being looted by its own leadership. Even as the association has reduced spending on its avowed core...
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A southern Australia livestock sales agent saved a magical unicorn sheep from the slaughterhouse by trading its owner two cases of beer in exchange for the fantastic creature. (The unicorn, named Joey, apparently does have a stunted second horn but whatever.) “We’ll...
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Come on down and, more to the point, get on down to this full version of 'Starcrossed,' one of the many disco jams from Score Productions used as a musical cue on The Price is Right starting in 1976. Also, I hadn't realized before that Crystal Waters' 2001 cover of Score...
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Leaked internal Facebook documents show that Facebook not only planned to sell user data, but that it ultimately 'doled it out to app developers who were considered personal “friends” of Zuckerberg', reports NBC News. Olivia Solon and Cyrus Farivar: The thousands of...
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A few weeks ago, we learned that Facebook asked for the personal email passwords of some users logging in. Today, it admits that it used the passwords to harvest 1.5m users' email contacts without consent. Facebook claims that doing this was 'unintentional,' despite contact...
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