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Saturday September 16, 2017. 06:00 PM
 If you’ve been meaning to upgrade your 30-year-old cassette collection to something more modern, or make permanent backups of old mix tapes, take a look at this 2 in 1 Audio Cassette to MP3 Music Converter, available now in the Boing Boing Store.This device makes an...
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Legalist is a Peter Thiel-funded startup whose business-model is to buy legal grievances in exchange for a license to sue on behalf of its users, a practice called champerty that was most notoriously used by Thiel himself when he backed the lawsuits that brought down Gawker...
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f09rTfV2U2w Ricky from Inside the Magic writes, 'For this year's Halloween event, Hong Kong Disneyland is featuring the Maze of Nightmares, which features scary versions of classic Disney and Pixar characters. Every year, it's always amazing...
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One week after announcing the worst breach in American history, and days after it was revealed that the breach had been caused by simple negligence, Equifax has announced the 'retirement' of its Chief Information Officer, David Webb, and Chief Security Officer, Susan...
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The juggalos are marching on DC this weekend, to protest the FBI's classification of the music fandom/subculture as a dangerous gang, placing it on a watchlist alongside the Aryan Nation. (more…)
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Harry Dean Stanton, who starred in Repo Man, Twin Peaks, Alien and many other movies and TV shows, is dead at 91. Stanton also led his own band, first known as Harry Dean Stanton and the Repo Men and later simply as the Harry Dean Stanton Band, and would play pickup gigs in...
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Friday September 15, 2017. 10:59 PM
While attending a Cal Berkeley football game, Martin Flores witnessed a cop shutting down an unlicensed street vendor, taking cash from his wallet and citing him. (more…)
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Looks like some Trump supporters are not happy that he met with Democrats on Wednesday to talk about a possible deal to protect DREAMers. And to protest his wrong-doing, they are burning the one thing that unites all Trumpsters: the Make America Great Again hat. They are...
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I've never solved Rubik's Cube, but I've never seriously tried. One reason is that most of the cubes I've used are poorly made. They lock up when I try rotating a section, which is frustrating. I did a bit of research and was told to get the Moyu Weilong GTS2 ($15). It's a...
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It sucks when you load a webpage and it starts playing a video with sound. It's startling and bothers people around you. (When it happens I right-click on the tab and select 'mute tab' from the menu - a top I learned on the Recomendo newsletter I co-write.) Fortunately...
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The sound reminds me of a David Cronenberg film. And here's how to make your own gold slime: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xau5CQdRckY
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Shortly after Friday morning's terror attack with a crude bomb in a London Underground train in which 23 people were injured, Trump did the usual tweet-before-you-know-anything jig. 'Another attack in London by a loser terrorist. These are sick and demented people who were...
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Don't you hate it when you buy a rock and learn that it's not one of a kind? No, because all rocks are one of a kind. But that doesn't stop French luxury brand Hermès from boasting that each rock it sells is 'unique,' and 'exclusive to you.' A rock sells for $840, which...
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Along with directing such classic films as Escape from New York, Halloween, The Fog, and The Thing, John Carpenter also composed the soundtracks. For those who want a survey of Carpenter's synth stylings, I recommend the new compilation from Sacred Bones Records, titled...
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Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Calif.) is blaming a Democratic supporter for convincing Civil War reenactors to protest the removal of a Robert E. Lee statue — leading to the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia. Rohrabacher told the San Francisco Chronicle it was a liberal...
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The winers of the 2017 Ig Nobel awards, 'for achievements that first make people laugh then make them think,' were announced at Harvard last night. From Phys.org: Scientists who discovered that old men really do have big ears, that playing the didgeridoo helps relieve...
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Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli has performed with some of music’s greatest artists, but his latest collaboration requires a little more coding. YuMi, a dual-armed robot, led Bocelli and the Lucca Philharmonic Orchestra during an Italian robotics festival Tuesday, according...
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Gainesville, Florida Police Officer Michael Hamill loved it when his handsome face went viral. That's why it's so baffling that he closed his Facebook account just as his popularity was peaking. Oh, wait, maybe it's because Officer Hamill posted on Facebook about his desire...
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Almost 20 years after Cassini launched, the spacecraft vaporized in Saturn's atmosphere early this morning. Cassini's intentional destruction was to prevent it from possibly crashing into Saturn's moons Titan or Enceladus where there may be life. Above is the last image...
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In 1961 artist Piero Manzoni preserved his excrement in 90 signed cans, each containing 30 grams of his solid waste. The “Merda d’Artista” are becoming more valuable over time. Via Oddity Central: In 2007, the Tate art gallery in London, bought one of Manzoni’s 90...
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