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Tuesday December 4, 2018. 06:10 PM
Dark Reader is a browser plugin, available for Firefox, Safari and Chrome, that gives any website a light-on-dark color scheme. Unlike some other efforts, it can invert images too. You can tweak on a per-site basis, with sliders for grayscaling, contrast, font substitution...
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Facebook's walled garden/roach motel strategy made it progressively harder and harder for charities to reach supporters on the web, driving them within Facebook's confines, where they devoted thousands of hours to making their Facebook presence attractive and pleasing to...
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Archaeologists at an excavation site for London's Thames Tideway Tunnel (the 'super sewer') dug up a 500-year-old skeleton who died with his boots on. Based on the location of the find, the boots, and other signs, the fellow may have been a fisherman or sailor. From National ...
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8 years after Scott Walker and his Koch-backed GOP used voter suppression and gerrymandering to steal control over Wisconsin, Wisconsites finally pried his crooked ass out of the governor's chair, but Walker and Co want to blow up the state on their way out. The lame-duck...
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From the beginning, Facebook's strategy was to build a walled-garden-cum-roach-motel: content and users checked in, but they never checked out, so over time, everyone and everything was captured within the site, and a prisoner of the whims of its algorithms. As media...
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Here's a turntable that no one asked for: the Oreo Music Box ($20 but includes cookies). To get it to work, just place a cookie on it, put the arm on the cookie, and then press the black 'play' button. No, there's no actual music embedded in the Oreos. What you'll hear is...
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In this chilling video, YouTuber oncologist Chubbyemu tells the story of a woman who colon-cleansed by drinking a liter of soy sauce—which would be about 200g of sodium on top of whatever other crap is in there, five times the lethal dose. The internet has long been a...
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Would you know how to spot a fake painting? In this Wired video, forensic scientist Thiago Piwowarczyk and art historian Jeffrey Taylor of New York Art Forensics go through their five-step art authentication process to determine if they have a legit Jackson Pollock or not....
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Two years ago Sunday, a fire broke out at the Ghost Ship warehouse in Oakland, California. By the time it was extinguished, 36 people -- friends of friends from the Bay Area art and music community I know and love -- had died. I saw the fire that night, as I was driving to...
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Your racist uncle is about to have a new favorite TV channel. Conservative media superstars Glenn Beck and Mark Levin are merging their respective networks to form Blaze Media, a venture they claim will reach over 165 million poor, unfortunate souls. “Tens of millions of ...
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In the late 1800s Chicago families bought their Christmas trees from the decks of schooners that had ferried them across Lake Michigan. In this week's episode of the Futility Closet podcast we'll meet Herman Schuenemann, known as 'Captain Santa,' who brought Christmas to the ...
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I feel like such a chump. Several years ago, I hadn't planned on buying anything at a Tupperware party that I had agreed to take place in my home (yes, they still exist). But then the hostess told us about this special black-and-white can opener that was available. It didn't ...
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More than almost any career, graphic design is about the marriage of creativity and functionality. Assuming you've got the tools of the trade, all you need is a tutor that can show you how to join the two. Enter the Ultimate Graphic Design Bundle, a pack of online courses...
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The Boing Boing Gift Guide has dozens of great ideas for stocking stuffers, brain-hammers, mind-expanders, terrible toys and badass books. It comes in four easily-digestible parts, this time around: Books, Gadgets, Toys and Stocking Stuffers. Happy holidays!
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The question-and-answer sharing website Quora says about 100 million users were affected by a hack blamed on a “malicious third party.” We have discovered that some user data was compromised by unauthorized access to our systems. We’ve taken steps to ensure that the...
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Yes. “A collection of the sponsored ad trash shirts and items we see daily on Facebook (and Instagram).' View this post on Instagram #tbt A post shared by Facebook Shirts (@facebookshirts) on Nov 20, 2018 at 1:20pm PST ...
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Tumblr will ban 'female-presenting nipples' and other content beginning December 17, 2018. Photographer and writer Nate 'Igor' Smith is a longtime Tumblr user whose work straddles the boundaries of art, editorial, and adult. Here, Nate explains why Tumblr's decision to...
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He Jiankui, the scientist who claimed to have produced the world’s first gene-edited babies using CRISPR technology, is missing. Reports indicate he has been detained by Chinese authorities. The scientist gave a presentation in Hong Kong last week on the human gene editing ...
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President Lenín Moreno of Ecuador *really* wants Julian Assange out of that London embassy. Convicted felon and former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort suggested he could broker a deal for the handover of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange to the United States during a...
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BB pal Lissa Soep of YR Media (formerly Youth Radio) writes: Our Interactive team delved into Spotify's algorithm to discover how songs on the platform are scored for their 'danceability.' We were intrigued by this use of Artificial Intelligence to quantify something as...
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