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mardi 18 décembre 2018, 17:56
Some Boing Boing readers may know Edward Gorey without knowing it. The author and illustrator of a 100 (or so) ironic-gothic, darkly droll little picture books with titles like The Beastly Baby, The Deranged Cousins, and The Loathsome Couple, Gorey was the inspiration for YA ...
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Not a one of these pooches can deal with a disembodied kitty head appearing on their turf. Maybe it's the size of the cat that it must have come from that spooks them. Maybe it's the way that the pillow's eyes follow them around the living room. It's a clear and present...
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Back when Sony's fraudulent copyright claims resulted in a 47 second recording of pianist James Rhodes playing Bach, apologists argued that Sony and Youtube's copyright bots couldn't be expected to tell the difference between a highly skilled Bach performance and the ones in ...
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In 1991, Vicky Jo Metz borrowed $16,613 to pay for tuition; now she's 59, and has paid back 90% of that money -- and she still owes $67,277. Metz is broke and has filed for bankruptcy. But thanks to a law signed by Bill Clinton, it's almost impossible to discharge your...
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Charter-Spectrum has settled a lawsuit brought by the New York Attorney General that accused the company of defrauding New Yorkers through false advertising about the data-speeds they could expect from their plans (among other things, the AG accused Charter of supplying...
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Yesterday, despite the manifest, glaring problems with its porn filter, Tumblr turned on mandatory porn-blocking for all its users' content, so that anything that its bots identified a pornographic would be invisible. Tumblr faced a backlash over its announcement that it...
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Boing Boing Here's a guide to the charities the Boingers support in our own annual giving. Please add the causes and charities you give to in the forums! Friends of the Merril Collection I'm on the board of the charity that fundraises for Toronto's Merril Collection, ...
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When lawmakers and cops propose banning working cryptography (as they often do in the USA), or ban it outright (as they just did in Australia), they are long on talk about 'responsible encryption' and the ability of sufficiently motivated technologists to 'figure it out' and ...
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What the hell is this? Well, it's 'Babies With Teeth.' From PetaPixel: The project is the brainchild of Texas photographer Ashley Evans, and it all started while she was playing around in an app called YouApp. “I had an app and wanted to see what my son looked like with ...
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Senator Elizabeth Warren has introduced a bill called the Affordable Drug Manufacturing Act, which allows the US government to manufacture generic versions of drugs 'in cases in which no company is manufacturing a drug, when only one or two companies manufacture a drug and...
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Boing Boing pal Douglas Rushkoff's new book, Team Human, is a fiery, inspiring, and ultimately optimistic call for us to fight against the divisive, commodifying agenda built into our technology, reassert what it really means to be human, and then, as Timothy Leary urged,...
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This year's hot -- and controversial -- holiday toys are Hasbro's Yellies, a line of plush spider-like ('Spooders) creatures that move faster when you scream at them. The toys are creating quite a kerfuffle with parents who think the toys are a bad idea. The person who...
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Instead of having grownups write a Christmas movie for kids, Stephen Colbert gathered a group of children to write their own Christmas movie concept. That part of the segment was funny enough but then he got some of his celebrity pals to star in the faux film's trailer --...
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Dotsies is a typeface that abandons the latin alphabet completely in favor of dots. Not pixelated letterforms, like a pixel font: seeemingly random agglomerations of noise. It looks like something designed to be seen by machines, like QR codes, but which would remain...
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Improv Everywhere's latest mission? Place a giant red boombox at Pier 17 in Manhattan for passerby to discover and plug in. Real New Yorkers worked together to carry the 160-foot long cord across the pier to an oversized outlet. Once the boombox was plugged in, everyone was ...
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We've all seen the videos of thieves shamelessly stealing packages off of people's porches. Now someone is fighting back. That someone is former NASA-JPL engineer/current science YouTube star Mark Rober and he ain't playing nice. He's spent six months crafting a beautifully ...
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In 1974, the State of New York banned nunchuku, the Okinawan martial arts weapon popularized in the US by the classic Bruce Lee film Enter the Dragon. On Friday, 44 years later, Brooklyn federal court judge Pamela Chen ruled that the ban is unconstitutional under the Second...
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In the Ozarks, a Missouri court ordered a poacher to watch the movie 'Bambi' over and over again as part of his sentence for a criminal scheme to illegally kill hundreds of deer. From KansasCity.com David Berry Jr. was ordered to watch the Disney classic at least once a...
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Unmute this one! “This is a Pantheon style Cathedral in Montefrio, Spain,” says IMGURian MayMyEnemiesLiveLong. “The design allows for a 6 second long reverb. As an audio engineer, this definitively blows my mind.” That reverb.... (Rejoice) The vocal artist is...
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