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Friday February 8, 2019. 05:00 AM
[Source unknown?] UPDATE: It's apy.malt on Instagram. [Thanks, fake_gojira!]
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This week started with a terrifying bang, when German and French negotiators announced a deal to revive the worst parts of the new EU Copyright Directive though a compromise on 'Article 13,' which requires copyright filters for any online service that allows the public to...
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Unless you are a Nazi, you probably don't want a pillow with Hitler's face and a swastika on it. From the Fresno Bee: When the Very Rev. Ryan Newman bought the pillow on walmart.com in November, he could see it featured large images of a bicycle and the Eiffel Tower, and the ...
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Germany's Federal Cartel Office (Bundeskartellamt, the country's antitrust regulator) has ruled that Facebook can't combine user data aggregated from different sources (Facebook usage data, data from pages with Facebook Like buttons, data purchased from third parties, etc),...
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Mlem, mlem, mlem. You're missing it, doxie! XD And below, another post of this same pupper doing a big frighten with his eyes. Ummm so this is how my dog was sleeping today. XD [XD by MatthewHolder123 on IMGUR]
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First: The dog who bounced into the guy's foot is fine! Dog didn't get hurt, nor did human. “Tried to make snow angels,” says IMGURian Automatvapen. “One of my dogs had a different kind of idea.” Tried to make snow angels. On of my dogs had a different kind of idea.
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Amazon sometimes dipped into tips earned by contracted delivery drivers for its 'Flex' service to cover the base pay they'd been promised, a Los Angeles Times review of emails and receipts shows. They're not the only contractor-supported delivery giant playing hinky with...
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Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos today took the highly unusual step of publishing correspondence with Trump-allied tabloid publisher AMI, which owns the National Enquirer. The Amazon CEO says this correspondence reveals threats made by AMI to publish nude intimate photos of Bezos,...
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The gay dating app Jack'd, which has more than a million downloads in the Play store, stored images that users marked 'private' and posted in 1:1 chat sessions *on an unsecured AWS server.* The site is HTTP-accessible. Ars Technica first posted the story, and confirmed...
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In an extraordinary post on Medium, Jeff Bezos has revealed threatening emails he received from attorneys for The National Enquirer, after Bezos refused to call off an investigation into how the paper got access to his private text messages. 'In the AMI [owner of the...
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Thursday February 7, 2019. 11:09 PM
Greetings - The Bureau has now concluded. I'd like to thank you for reading. (and Boing Boing for the serialization) Catch up on all twelve installments here. It's 6:30pm and your day is officially complete. Here is your playlist for the final episode, 'Your Heart Sings' ...
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Of course don't forget to personalize it. (via r/StarWars)
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Biomedical engineers prototyped a pill that integrates a syringe to inject insulin into the floor of the stomach. From Science News: The shape is designed to guide the device to rest, cap down, on the floor of the stomach. There, it sticks a needle tip composed almost...
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This fascinating infographic compares the values of various assets (gold, silver, cryptocurrency, real estate, stocks, and so on) by presenting each asset as a number of $100 billion squares. All the global assets combined are dwarfed by the derivatives market. The...
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Trump, yesterday: 'When I say something that you might think is a gaffe, it’s on purpose; it’s not a gaffe.' Trump, today: 'Since the founding of our nation, many of our greatest strides – from gaining our independence to abolition of civil rights to extending the vote ...
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The other website I edit is called Cool Tools, which features reader-written reviews of tools they love. For the last couple of years, we've been posting video reviews of tools (subscribe to the channel here), produced by Donald Bell. His latest video is a comparison review...
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Chocolate contains cocoa solids, except when it is white.
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A study published in the American Journal of Public Health found that 67 percent of people filing for bankruptcy were wiped out by medical bills. That amounts to 530,000 families per year, a 'figure that is virtually unchanged since before the passage of the Affordable...
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Fluffy the cat's human caretakers found her frozen and unresponsive last week in a Kalispell, Montana snowbank. From CNN: 'She was essentially frozen,' said Andrea Dutter, director of the Animal Clinic of Kalispell. When she got to the clinic, her temperature was below...
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I came across Roger-Pol Droit's Astonish Yourself at the Califonia Science Center museum shop about 10 years ago. I was attracted to its bright red and yellow cover. When I flipped through it, I was even more intrigued. It had 101 simple self-experiments designed to change...
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