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Wednesday June 13, 2018. 08:32 PM
Today my friends in Death Cab for Cutie released the first song and video from their forthcoming album, Thank You for Today. Featuring a sample from Yoko Ono's 'Mindtrain,' the tune is a fantastic, funky, soulful shuffle with Ben Gibbard singing about the Seattle...
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Yesterday, we shared the insane movie-style trailer President Trump used to convince North Korea's dictator to buddy up. The New York Times, and The Late Show with Stephen Colbert offer their takes on this historic video.
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As of this Friday, anyone operating an independent online presence in Tanzania will have to pay a licensing fee equivalent to an average year's wages, and submit to a harsh set of censorship rules, as well as an obligation to unmask anonymous posters and commenters, with...
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The creative mind is a curious thing, filled with brilliant ideas but not always the conclusions to link them together. That's why writers, artists, and other imaginative minds are using Scapple to turn their loose thoughts into concrete action plans and goals. This software ...
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Boing Boing is proudly sponsored by David Graeber's Bullshit Jobs! Enter for a chance to win a copy of Bullshit Jobs. Is your job bullshit? David Graeber, author of Bullshit Jobs: A Theory, analyzes the rise of the menial, hapless, unfulfilling jobs and their...
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Konrad Rieck has data-mined the nine top security conferences, compiling a decade-by-decade list of the papers most often cited in the presentations delivered at these events: top of the pile is Random Oracles are Practical: A Paradigm for Designing Efficient Protocols...
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I had the pleasure of meeting comedian Cameron Esposito earlier this year on the JoCo Cruise (a mind-blowingly fun geek cruise produced by Jonathan Coulton). She was the MC for a variety show one night on the ship, and introduced me on stage so I could tell my story about...
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'My name is Yoyoka Soma. I am 8 year old Japanese drummer.' In the video description she writes: My favorite drummers are John Bonham, Chris Coleman and Benny Greb. As a drummer, I enjoy being groove, tones and try to support vocalists carefully. My dream is to be the best...
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kocQvvKoyg4 If your kid gets fined for running an unlicensed lemonade stand this summer, or has to pay to get a license to operate a stand, Country Time will pay the first $300 in expenses, to a maximum of $60,000 in fines between now and Aug ...
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Tuesday June 12, 2018. 09:49 PM
Epic Games' fantastic Fortnite Battle Royale has launched, as anticipated, on the Nintendo Switch. Now you can dance the L on every major gaming platform but one: PC, Xbox, PS4, IOS and Switch. Android is up next. I've been enthusiastic about the Switch for a while and...
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The design of the ORIGINX wall-mounted arcade cabinet was inspired by the simple wood and yellow paint of the original Pong arcade game from 1972. The walnut and aluminum tribute is an edition of 50 and available for €2,899.00 (US$3407). From Love Hultén: The standard...
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I appeared on CBC Radio's national flagship news programme As It Happens last night, talking about the EU's Article 13 proposal to use AI algorithms to spy on and judge everything posted online for potential copyright infringements. (more…)
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Lisa Rein writes, 'DJ Spooky is having a record release party Wednesday night for his new Phantom Dancehall album, which utilizes samples from legendary VP Records' Greensleeves sublabel.' (more…)
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In 1969, United Nations Command negotiator and US Maj. Gen. James B. Kapp and North Korean Maj. Gen. Ri Choon-Sun sat across the table from one another for 11.5 hours without eating or using the restroom. The delegates were only permitted to leave the room if the person who...
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Cameron Esposito's one-hour long comedy special is free to stream on her site -- the perfect knife-edge balance of laughs and rage, and she's soliciting donation for RAINN, 'the United States’ largest anti-sexual violence organization.' (via Waxy)
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Reddit's management have posted a long explainer on the EU's extreme copyright proposal, which would snuff out sites like Reddit and make it impossible to start new ones. It's a great piece, and the discussion is pretty excellent, too.
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The first electromechanical computers occupied whole buildings, making them rather unwieldy; in the 1950s, an effort to create a 'portable' computer called the DYSEAC bore fruit in the form of a computer on wheels that could be relocated, provided you had the trucking...
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In April, Moby sold a slew of his vintage synthesizers to benefit the anti-animal testing organization Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine. Now he's parting with 1,000 of his vinyl records with the proceeds going to the same group. The collection ranges from test...
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Southern California is almost totally dependent on Sierra snowpack and the Colorado River for its water, and both sources are endangered by climate change, even as SoCal's cycle of long droughts and catastrophic, torrential rains gets more extreme thanks to climate change....
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