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Wednesday September 13, 2017. 02:34 AM
“And that is what we call a GOOD DOG.” So super excited, this lil guy is. (more…)
Amazon sells this arcade button switch plate cover and a rocker switch for $13.
Boing Boing got an email from a guy who created a smartphone app called the Bad Driver Database. The idea is to enter car license plate numbers of drivers that are doing something wrong. This is problematic, because the app doesn't verify that the driver did something wrong. ...
Tuesday September 12, 2017. 10:44 PM
The Borough Council of Chesterfield, a charming town in Derbyshire, England, commemorated the the 20th anniversary of Diana, Princess of Wales, with this splendid display outside Market Hall.
'Jeff is a renaissance man, drilling down to the core issues and pushing the envelope.' That's just one of the funny real-life examples of cliched and otherwise awful writing that cognitive scientist Steven Pinker shared in this entertaining presentation on poor language...
In California, recreational marijuana is now legal, but a new law just made it illegal to deliver it, unless there is a human involved. In other words, weed cannot be transported with 'unmanned vehicles,' including drones, self-driving cars, or any kind of autonomous robot....
In this video, Robert Reich gives a clear explanation of what Putin has gained from putting Trump in the White House as his puppet president.Trump has already delivered on or is in the process of delivering on many of Putin's demands: repudiate Nato, USA antagonizes Europe,...
Cause people are talking about bionics, and I think the young kids don't understand.
The latest fatberg (a hardened mass of condoms, nappies, wet wipes, fat, and other things that people insist on flushing down their toilets) (previously) to clog London's sewers is the Whitechapel whale, measuring 820 feet long, weighing 130 metric tonnes (as much as 11...
The $35 Bleeding Hand Candle from Etsy seller Creepy Candles is a life-sized candle whose fingers blaze, melt red wax blood, and leave behind a full-sized metal skeleton hand when they've burned up. (more…)
A recurring outrage theme on the internet is hard-working restaurant servers whose 'tips' turn out to be fake US currency printed with Bible verses, bearing the reassurance that these are 'more valuable than money.' (more…)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UTTuggZ2APk Filmmaker/writer/games developer Jim 'Ghosts With Shit Jobs' Munroe (previously) has just launched his first VR venture. Manimal Sanctuary is a 'lurking simulator' that 'leverages low-end VR technology to enable every player’s...
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A man in Connecticut was flying a single-engine Cessna 172 to get breakfast when he crashed into a tree, his plane then cartwheeling before landing on the ground of a parking lot. The 80-year-old pilot, Manfred Forst, was rushed to the hospital but miraculously had only...
Attendees at a silent candlelight vigil in honor of Prabagaran Srivijayan -- a Mayasian migrant worker who was executed for drug trafficking on July 14 -- have been notified that they are the subjects of a police investigation. (more…)
'Lift' is one of the three previously unreleased tracks from Radiohead's 20th anniversary reissue of OK Computer, titled OK Computer OKNOTOK 1997-2017. Video directed by Oscar Hudson.
China's 'economic miracle' has been accompanied by mass-scale looting, creating a class of super-rich, corrupt millionaires and billionaires to rival the US or Russia; these 1%ers know that their wealth is subject to the whims of the Politburo, which is why they are so...
The Force is apparently strong with JJ Abrams. Less than a week after Lucasfilm and Colin Trevorrow, um, parted ways, Abrams is returning to the Star Wars universe to finish the trilogy he started. He'll co-write, with Chris Terrio, and direct Star Wars: Episode IX, due out...
If the novelty of holding an elaborate bearing (possibly connected to some motion-sensitive LEDs) is wearing thin, have no fear: with a 3D printer and a little ingenuity, you can make your own double-pendulum fidget spinner, a chaotic system that is intensely sensitive to...
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