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Tuesday November 14, 2017. 03:09 PM
New Maine News [via Cat Valente] is that rare thing online: a local Onion-style satirical news site that is good. It's great! I feel almost like I live there. From the front page alone: • Over 80% of Maine Fathers’ Affection Is Directed at Their Wood Piles • Heroic Man...
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Upload the text of a nondisclosure agreement to NDA Lynn, and it will warn you if it spots common traps used to harm signatories. How can a robot review an NDA? As it turns out, NDAs are in essence very limited in their scope: certain information is to be exchanged for a...
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Drawn from U.S. census data, this chart [via] organizes the 50 most commonly-held jobs by gender. Auto mechanics, electricians and carpenters are mostly men, whereas secretaries, childcare and nursing are mostly women. Close to evenly split are secondary school teachers,...
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This elegant pup from Boston Dynamics triggered in me, for just a moment, the uncanny recognition of computer graphics. But it isn't rendered: it's a real machine, meeting a new threshold of fluid movement that turns my skepticism in on itself. Instead of being almost fooled ...
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The EarthWindMap not only animates our homeworld's air currents, but you can drag, zoom and warp the view to create unique projections of its surface.
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Jumping out of a plane from 12,500 feet is exhilarating fun, until that parachute of yours decides to jam. Don't panic, this instructional video will help you get to that book deal. You'll be shaking hands with Al Roker in no time. (TwistedSifter)
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Starting on January 18, Disneyland will be offering a series of after-hours events called Disneyland After Dark. The first one is called 'Throwback Nite' and it taps into early Disney nostalgia: Step back in time to the ‘50s and ‘60s for a taste of the classic after-dark ...
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After swapping online dating disasters with friends for hours, writer and poet Erin Bealmear decided she didn't want to be the kind of woman who spends all her time 'talking about boys.' She joked with these friends that she was going to create an OkCupid profile for Emily...
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Chinese pop artist Jacky Tsai presents his new show “The Lost Angels” at the Corey Helford Gallery in Los Angeles. Tsai is best known for his unique processes and crossovers between Eastern and Western imagery in his art. “The Lost Angels” exhibits Tsai’s work in...
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Russian scientists revealed a 20,000 to 50,000-year-old cave lion cub Thursday capable of being cloned and brought back from the depths of extinction. The cave cub was found on the bank of the Tirekhtykh River by a local resident, according to The Siberian Times. Researchers ...
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Roy Moore, still the Republicans' Senate candidate in December's special election despite allegedly molesting a 14-year-old girl, was reportedly banned from the Gadsden, Ala., mall for his unwelcome interactions with teenage girls there. This past weekend, I spoke or...
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The Atlantic has released a bombshell story. Leaked files show Donald Trump Jr., the bumbling son of the United States questionably elected President, apparently cooperating with Wikileaks, an organization declared a 'hostile intelligence service' by CIA Director Michael...
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Monday November 13, 2017. 11:58 PM
I met Jackie Fox of the Runaways in 2015 after I wrote an article on Boing Boing in response to her rape disclosure and the treatment it was getting in the press. Jackie was drugged and raped in front of a large group of people at a party. Jason Cherkis, an investigative...
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About 5 to 10 percent of newborns need phototherapy to treat jaundice. Rather than put them in bassinets under special lights while wearing eye protection, a new garment woven with optically-conductive fibers could enable them to be treated and cuddled simultaneously. From...
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On October 18, 1963, a lovely feline named Félicette became the first cat in space in a trip lasting just 15 minutes and including several minutes of weightlessness. Three months later, scientists euthanized Félicette to study how the flight may have impacted her biology....
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The Botometer is a simple single-serving website that reports whether any given Twitter account talks like a bot. It seems quite accurate, tracking not just the content but 'sentiment' and its networking characteristics. My account, @beschizza, has a 'green' score of 38%, so ...
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Selectrics get all the hype, but I love the typefaces available on Smith-Corona typewriters from the 1960s. From the samples posted by munk, I think my favorites are the futuristic but legible 'Classic Elite No. 86' and the handwriting-style Artistic Script (pictured). There ...
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Speeding in wet weather is never a good idea, and the maniac driver in this video proves the point.
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Time for some paid administrative leave and a stern talking to for these LA cops who didn't realize their bodycams were recording them as they appeared to plant cocaine in a suspect's wallet. From CBS2: [Officer Samuel] Lee is seen searching the suspect. He testified in...
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Author and journalist Ta-Nehisi Coates was speaking at a public event recently and was asked by a student if it is OK for white hip-hop fans to rap along to songs with the n-word in them. His answer is both humorous and illuminating. A white student asks author...
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