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Saturday September 9, 2017. 07:13 PM
The skeleton of a Viking originally believed to be a man is now being classified as high-ranking female warrior after examining DNA samples taken from her arm and teeth. Researchers believed the skeleton had been male since it was discovered in Sweden during the 1880s --...
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Conservative commentator Rush Limbaugh seems to be turning against his own advice when it comes to heeding the warnings of Hurricane Irma after saying the “hyped” coverage is only to push the “climate change agenda.” Limbaugh, who has been telling listeners that news ...
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A classic Christmas tale about family, love, and hunting down machine gun-wielding terrorists one by one, while shoeless, is finally being turned into a children’s book. Written by comedian Doogie Horner and illustrated by JJ Harrison, A Die Hard Christmas: The Illustrated ...
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Developer Operations engineers are absolutely essential for continuously deploying large web services. Beyond working closely with developers to push new code into service, they’re responsible for maintaining existing systems, and are the first on the line when things go...
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Nicholas Gibbs, a history researcher, says that he has decoded the Voynich Manuscript, a legendarily mysterious 15th century text whose curious illustrations and script have baffled cryptographers, historians, and amateur sleuths for decades. (more…)
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If you buy a house in Australia -- where housing prices are out of control, even by global standards -- you can wait a couple months for the house's book value to go up, and then borrow against that 'unrealised capital gain' to buy another house...and then you can do it...
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Before Equifax doxed 143 million Americans (but after it had suffered repeated smaller breaches that should have alerted the company to deficiencies in its security), it directed its lobbying body, the Consumer Data Industry Association, to pressure the Consumer Financial...
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Equifax dumped dox on 143 million Americans (as well as lucky Britons and Canadians!), sat on the news for five weeks, let its execs sell millions in stock, and then unveiled an unpatched, insecure Wordpress site with an abusive license agreement where you could sign up for...
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Deadcoins (by matixmatix) is a list of, well, dead coins: the Bitcoin-esque cryptocurrencies that failed to take off, which were scams or experiments, or which otherwise are now deceased. Or, perhaps they're all dead, the new Bitcoin boom notwithstanding. Speaking of which,...
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If Dracula needed a place to keep 60 twelve-oz.cans cool, this is probably what he'd use: an inflatable coffin float by holiday brand Beistle. Unfortunately it's not for using as a pool floatie. It's just for storing 'buffet' items. Still, it would make a great goth-y...
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Woodworker Matt Thompson has been making Adirondack chairs in the shape of Michigan, the lower peninsula at least, for a few years. Recently, he added the state's upper peninsula to the chair's overall design in the form of a beer/soda can cooler and dispenser. From...
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Friday September 8, 2017. 11:04 PM
In space hacker Ariel Waldman's latest video, she introduces 'The 5 Farthest Space Probes in 5 Minutes!' Of course my favorite space probe is the farthest from Earth, Voyager 1, that launched this week back in 1977 carrying the Golden Record!
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Heather Dockray and a band of amateur queer ghost hunters rented Trump's childhood home on Airbnb and found some creepy stuff, which of course begs the question: were they non-professionals seeking queer ghosts, or were they seeking queer non-professional ghosts? (more…)
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I needed to replace my bbq's thermometer and the manufacturer wanted an insane amount of money. This stylish replacement is a mere $7. Like many specialty parts industries, grilling supply shops are probably feeling Amazon's wrath. I needed a replacement thermometer. They...
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Greg Escalante, a pioneer in the lowbrow and pop surrealist art scene, respected gallerist, and co-founder of Juxtapoz magazine, has died. He was 62. From the OC Weekly: A native of Los Alamitos and bond trader by profession, Escalante started scouring the art galleries and...
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Harlem Rapper A$AP Ferg has collaborated with Adidas to design the Adidas Skateboarding x Trap Lord Collection, which was released on September 1st. At the release party for the new collection, skaters were invited to participate in the Adidas Skateboarding “Skate Copa...
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Peter Serafinowicz brings us the latest installment of Sassy Trump and his wise insight on Hurricane Irma, headed toward Florida. In Sassy's own words, 'There seems to be a new record-breaking hurricane heading right toward Florida...it looks like it could be something that...
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What does it look like when over 500,000 people are ordered to evacuate South Florida in anticipation of Hurricane Irma? Not good. Even those trying to beat traffic by leaving at 1:30 AM this morning were stuck in standstill gridlock, such as Larry Aydlette of the Palm Beach ...
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Bungie's second installment in their Destiny series is a fun, vastly improved, next chapter in a video game we're well familiar with. (more…)
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Earlier this year Techdirt was sued for $15M by Shiva Ayyadurai, who claims to have invented email in 1978, eight years after Ray Tomlinson sent an email over ARPANET. Ayyadurai was represented by Charles Harder, the lawyer who was paid by Peter Thiel to kill Gawker Media...
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