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Saturday April 13, 2019. 12:00 AM
Since 1968, 77 East Third Street in Manhattan's East Village housed the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club's New York City clubhouse (and apartments for some of its members). But the building was recently sold and the Angels have purchased new digs, a former church on Long Island. ...
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Friday April 12, 2019. 08:56 PM
I've been using a Wen variable speed rotary tool since early 2017. It works as well as a Dremel tool costing several times as much, and the accessories are interchangeable. Right now, Amazon is selling it at a lower-than-usual price.
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I don't know French, but that didn't prevent me from being able to play this web-based game. The goal is to get the ball from one pillar to the next by holding down your finger (or mouse cursor) for the right amount of time. If you don't hold down long enough the ball will...
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As a kid I set my friend's kitchen on fire melting potassium nitrate and sugar on the stove, so be careful when making these cool colored smoke bombs, which use oil pastels as pigment.
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At their own peril, the Swiss government has decided that coffee is 'not essential' for human survival. After World War I, Switzerland built an emergency reserve of human necessities for use in the event of war, disease, or other catastrophic events. They've now declared...
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After earlier denying that it had considered dumping migrants in sanctuary cities to 'punish' Trump's political enemies, the White House today confirmed that it is considering doing so. 'Due to the fact that Democrats are unwilling to change our very dangerous immigration...
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For his next trick, he should put sharks into the pool and then... Oh, never mind.
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A few weeks ago at Appleton, Wisconsin's Lawrence University, a group of experimental musicians, dancers, and performance artists staged 'Breathe,' a 'multidisicplinary water opera' in the college's swimming pool. (The video above is from a previous performance at Middlebury ...
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The Pinkertons rose to notoriety as a vicious army of mercenary strikebreakers who beat and murdered working people who stood up to robber barons like Andrew Carnegie; now they are a division of Securitas, a global private security giant at the forefront of profiting from...
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Tesla500 rigged an array of 48 high-speed cameras 'capable of recording 68 gigapixels per second - 720p at 72000fps!' Bullet Time meets Moore's Law.
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Vasile Savu is accused of walking into a Western Union in Hollywood, Florida and asking the clerk to print out his flight itinerary, a pretense he used to get the clerk to insert a thumb-drive loaded with malicious software into his computers, which allegedly allowed Savu to ...
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Ford CEO Jim Hackett -- formerly head of the company's autonomous vehicle division -- publicly announced that the company had 'overestimated the arrival of autonomous vehicles' and that the vehicles, when they did arrive, their 'applications will be narrow, what we call...
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Ahead of our panel at the LA Times Festival of Books on Sunday, John Scalzi interviewed me about my new book Radicalized for his column in the Times. John tells the story of how I was the first writer he met after he embarked on his career -- it was at the Toronto Worldcon ...
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Montreal designer Sofia Zakia created her Medusa veil ring in 2018, and she sells it in yellow or rose gold (also available with ruby eye). They're gorgeous and pricey: $1430-$1510. (via Super Punch)
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This week, Keep Internet Devices Safe Act was gutted by the Illinois senate: it would have allowed people sue manufacturers if they determined that a device had engaged in remote recording without notifying its owner. The Senate was heavily lobbied by trade groups led by...
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Ben Snell's sculpture Dio was created by training a machine learning system on a corpus of 1,000+ sculptures, tweaked in some unspecified way by Snell, who then 3D printed a mold based on the final shape: he filled the mold with a resin impregnated with the computer that ran ...
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Tonight, I'll be one of the participants at LA Cryptoparty and README's After Disruption event at UCLA from 7-930PM; it's a panel and workshop on 'Big Tech, the future of labor, and how systems have successfully been co-opted in the past.' Then on Sunday I'll be at the LA...
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Isaac Chotiner interviews Bret Easton Ellis, author of American Psycho and an evidently half-hearted believer in the idea that America has overreacted to Donald Trump's elevation to the presidency. [Chotiner] There are a lot of things to get angry about: children being...
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From her clubbing-a-home-invader form to the way she glares off the bovine golf fans encroaching onto her fairway, after nailing them twice, this golfer knows exactly what she's doing.
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