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Monday September 11, 2017. 04:44 PM
Comcast enjoys an effective monopoly over internet service in Vermont and it's about to get an 11-year extension to its permit to use billions of dollars' worth of public rights of way in the state, and in return, the state has asked Comcast to roll out at least 550 miles of ...
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Conservative christian TV star Josh Duggar (previously) was ditched by television after he admitted sexually abusing kids as an adolescent. Now he's being sued by a guy whose photo he allegedly stole and used on hookup sites. [via] Josh Duggar is headed for a jury trial in...
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JeffHK mounted a camera on a cargo ship, and 80,000 photos later he had a fascinating timelapse of what it's like to be at sea for 30 days. (more…)
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Maker Barry Abrams has been oxidizing steel discs to make them look like Mars. It's a multistep undertaking that incldes a black screen printing process and yields a cool result. (more…)
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YouTuber TheStradman wanted to unload his 2006 orange Lamborghini Gallardo, so for kicks he took it to CarMax, thinking they probably would not do a free appraisal. They took a surprising amount of time on the challenge and eventually made an offer. (more…)
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'Oooooo, well done! Well done. What happened there?'
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POLYBIUS: The Video Game That Doesn't Exist is an hourlong exploration of the ultimate arcade urban legend: play it, and it'll drive you insane. The documentary was made by Stuart 'Ahoy' Brown, who has mastered a sternly British documentarian voice and applies it...
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The Alphasmart ($30 on Amazon, but also ebay) is a low-end gadget much-loved by writers for its simplicity and enforced focus on the task at hand: writing. But among the many limitations is its cheap rubber-dome keyboard, the stuff of nightmares for serious typists. Enter...
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A/NES is a Nintendo Entertainment System emulator for the classic Commodore Amiga. You'll need an enhanced chipset (too bad, A500 owners!) and you'll want a good joypad to enjoy those old console games. It was coded by Morgan Johansson (me) and Fredrik Schultz. The emulator...
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Sunday September 10, 2017. 08:43 PM
The ocean has been featured prominently in a lot of bad news lately. Here's Morgan Maassen's reminder of how lovely it can be, featuring surfer Stephanie Gilmore. (more…)
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A new study in the International Journal of Astrobiology posits that beached whales may sometimes be influenced by solar storms. (more…)
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This wonderful sendup of one of the most iconic clips in the history of nature documentaries is the stunning footage of a superb bird of paradise dancing for a prospective mate. (more…)
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Former Mexican president Vicente Fox nails this faux US presidential campaign ad doing what he does best – poking fun at Trump. And this one is packed with lots of laugh-out-loud fun.
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 The School of Game Design offers a deep introduction to Unity 3D and other essential game design elements and it is now available in the Boing Boing Store.Throughout 120 hours of video content, you’ll go from modeling simple characters and animating sprites to programming...
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During the five weeks after hackers stole 143 million Americans' data from Equifax, and while its execs were selling off their stock by the millions, the company sprang into action, producing an insecure site for checking whether your own data was breached that produces the...
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Tesla sells both 60kWh and 75kWh versions of its Model S and Model X cars; but these cars have identical batteries -- the 60kWh version runs software that simply misreports the capacity of the battery to the charging apparatus and the car's owner. (more…)
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The textures in this series of letterpress mockups by Hydro74 (aka Joshua Smith) are almost tangible. (more…)
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In a time when many popular films are not very imaginative in choice of shots, this look at staging and blocking in 12 Angry Men is a wonderful reminder of the possibilities for more. (more…)
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Saturday September 9, 2017. 09:12 PM
After more than 40 years on the job, 10th generation lobsterman Alex Todd of Chebeague Island, Maine recently pulled in a crustacean even he had never seen: a translucent lobster. He's quoted in the Guardian as saying, “I was definitely surprised,' and 'It was like it was...
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[UPDATE: 9/9/2017 2:25pm PT US evacuates 500 Americans trapped on St. Maarten by Hurricane Irma] [UPDATE: 9/9/2017 12:00pm PT Just received a dire message from our friend, Mitch, who has been stranded on St. Martin with his wife and daughter: 'Just connected school...
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