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Monday April 22, 2019. 08:54 PM
Meredith Whittaker (previously) and Claire Stapleton were two of the principal organizers of the mass googler walkouts over the company's coverup and rewarding of sexual assault and harassment, as well as other Google employee actions over the company's involvement in drone...
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Elizabeth Warren has proposed a $1.25 trillion plan to forgive student debts and make all public college and university undergraduate education free, as well as earmarking $50B for historically Black colleges, and expanding federal grants to help pay for all students'...
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Olivia Jade Giannulli is the millionaire heiress of actor Lori Laughlin and fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli, who are accused of paying a $500,000 bribe to the University of Southern California to secure her admission; Jade's university career was bound up with her other...
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By the time Prince died in 2016, he had completed 50 hand-written pages of his memoir, titled 'The Beautiful Ones.' The memoir, filled out with photos and other material, will be published by Random House on October 29. From the Associated Press: ″‘The Beautiful...
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[I've been in love with Negativland since their legendary copyright battle with U2 and they've been a part of Boing Boing since 2001; it's a pleasure beyond words to be able to debut More Data, their characteristically trenchant video about data privacy and surveillance; see ...
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Summit Learning is a nonprofit, high-tech 'customized learning' group funded by Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan's family charity; under the program, students are equipped with high-surveillance Chromebooks and work on their own 'at their own pace' and call on teachers to...
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The new episode of the always-fascinating Twenty Thousand Hertz podcast is a play-through of the Voyager Golden Record, the iconic message for extraterrestrials attached to the Voyager I and II space probes launched in 1977. Listen below. The Golden Record tells a story of...
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National Geographic's Hostile Planet series focuses on the 'world’s most extreme environments to reveal the animal kingdom’s most glorious stories of survival on this fast and continuously shifting planet.' This Boing Boing exclusive excerpts beautiful and creepy...
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Robert Crumb launched Weirdo magazine in 1981. I bought the first issue from the comic book store I worked at in Boulder, Colorado, and it blew my mind. It had comics by Crumb (many people, including me, think Crumb's work in Weirdo is his best), a selection of incredible...
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Frequent Boing Boing contributor Clive Thompson (previously) has a great short piece in this month's Wired about platform cooperativism: replacing parasitical Silicon Valley companies that sit between workers and their customers with worker-owned co-ops that take the...
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German actress-model Palina Rojinski responded to the lewd and rude commenters on her Instagram by delivering a perfect prank. With help from German TV show Late Night Berlin, Rojinski turned the sexist creeps into the, er, butt of a joke. The image above that she posted...
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It's Monday again, and I am here to provide the content you crave. WHO WILL WIN? Best of Trucks vs Stumps. Toughest Dodge, Ford, Chevy Trucks and more pulling out tree stumps. Cool and funny ways to remove tree stumps with trucks. Some win and some fail when trucks take on...
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Jason Bailey is curating a show of generative art, among the first major retrospectives of computer-mediated work. It comes at an important time, too, as the art business's Morf Vandewalts fuss over machine learning as if it were born yesterday. In the last twelve months we...
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How does the amazingly concise 1-kilobyte chess program that came with 1981's Sinclair ZX81 fare against a modern PC armed with the powerful StockFish chess engine? Ha ha, it gets its ass kicked! The game of chess is an ancient one, dating back to sometime around the 6th...
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Rossi Lorathio Adams II, a social media 'influencer', built a brand around 'State Snaps.' Telling people to 'Do it for State' became a catchphrase in the comments. The owner of doitforstate.com was not interested in selling the domain, however, so Adams sent his cousin to...
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On Friday, the Washington state legislature passed a bill legalizing the 'recomposition' of human remains, defined as the 'contained, accelerated conversion of human remains to soil.' If signed by Governor Jay Inlee, the bill will become law next year. From CNN: Katrina...
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With the intuitive software out there today, anyone can become a music producer. You've probably heard that from any number of laptop impresarios, but you still have to know how to use the tools - and Logic Pro X is one of the best platforms out there right now. In order to...
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'Back in 1976/77, I worked at the Rustler Steak House in Alameda, California,' writes Take2MarkTV. 'One night, I took my Super 8 camera with me to document a typical shift.' Growing up, my family preferred the local Ponderosa Steakhouse over Rustler, and even Bonanza and...
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In a piece for The Cut, Senator Elizabeth Warren (presidential candidate and HBO fan) shares her love for Game of Thrones. It's loaded with spoilers and political metaphors, so proceed with caution if you're not caught up or allergic to allegory. Dany believes fiercely in...
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Sunday April 21, 2019. 07:34 PM
A once-underground movement of Finnish girls who conduct elaborate dressage routines with toy hobbyhorses has gone mainstream, with coaches, competitions and trainers, and is spreading abroad. The subculture came together through quiet internet message boards that...
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