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vendredi 15 juin 2018, 16:00
Lindybeige takes viewers on a wistful tour of a Helsinki model shop while remembering the now-closed shop of his youth. (more…)
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Salesforce has reinvented the way companies manage customer information, close deals, and ultimately drive revenue, so it should come as no surprise that it's one of the more valuable skills you can list on your resume today. In fact, according to research from Burning...
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From Kīlauea, where the eruption continues, now with 'lava flowing unabated with standing waves.' You can see them to the left of the photo here, taken by a USGS drone over the flow, and in this video: https://twitter.com/USGSVolcanoes/status/1007340636867973120
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Johan Schlüter is (was!) a Danish lawyer whose firm contracted with the Antipiratgruppen (an entertainment industry group now called RettighedsAlliancen, whose members include the MPAA) to run legal campaigns against file-sharing services and their users. (more…)
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This photo, which comes courtesy of the Hamilton Township Fire Department, shows a car parked in front of a fire hydrant. The car's windows were smashed by the firefighters and a large hose threaded through them, so that a nearby fire may be fought. This is what happens...
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David Kaye (previously) is the UN's Special Rapporteur on freedom of expression; he just released a detailed report on the catastrophic free speech implications of Article 13, the EU's proposed copyright rule that would make sites filter everything their users post to check...
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Enjoy this history of the Mac startup sound, which Apple got rid of in the 2016 MacBooks after three decades of bongggggg. Here's a video featuring just the startup sounds, complete with crash chimes. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n23dp8caq9A
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From Deep Purple's 'Smoke on the Water' to Alice Cooper's 'School's Out,' Weird Al and his band covered a different song for the encore each night for Yankovic's recent 'Ridiculously Self-Indulgent, Ill-Advised Vanity Tour.' Now he's put together a video of all of those...
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Quantum physics gets real weird real fast, and one idea gaining more currency of late is the concept of quantum retrocausality, where a decision made in our experience of the present may influence what we experience as the past. These aren't a bunch of Time Cube type...
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One of my eBay alerts finally pinged! A Boing Boing reader will surely become the lucky owner of these splendid IBM lab coveralls, dated to the late 1980s or thereabouts, which have a buy-it-now price of $170 and ship out of California.
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Photographer and designer Helen Sham of Taiwan has constructed a Hasselblad 503CX film camera with LEGO blocks. As if that wasn't impressive enough, it's functional. No, it doesn't take actual photos but watch this video to see what pieces move just like the real thing. ...
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I'm always surprised when these oddball mashups work, but sometimes they just do, like with this Wham! and Slayer one by YouTube mashup guy Bill McClintock called 'Careless Whisper in the Abyss.' (reddit)
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I have never seen anything like this before: A motorcycle-riding cowboy in Idaho has figured out a way to bring his horse along with him... in a sidecar! https://www.instagram.com/p/BjxuopYAXVn/?taken-by=the_van_man__ ...
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Defense contractors are making millions off the Trump administration's racist campaign to separate immigrant kids from their parents, and detain the kids separately --indefinitely-- in ad-hoc camps. We already know Trump and his allies in government are amoral. We need to...
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LET THE LITTLE CHILDREN COME TO ME and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. Truly I tell you, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it. —Jesus. (more…)
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Monopoly season is open, and Net Neutrality just died. The Justice Department will not try to stop AT&T from purchasing Time Warner, and the companies are now free to close their deal. The government may yet appeal a ruling on its antitrust lawsuit against the...
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jeudi 14 juin 2018, 23:51
I'm in the home stretch on CRYPTO WARS, the third Little Brother novel; and making good progress on RADICALIZED, a short story about suicide bombers and US health care; you can follow my progress and sponsor my work on the Clarion Write-a-Thon, which raises funds to...
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Rulof Maker used a salvaged motorcycle piston and cylinder, mounted in an Ikea lamp, to create a homebrew espresso machine, using a lever to pressurize water at temperature through a puck of coffee grounds.
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A man who helped bilk elderly Americans out of millions as part of a 'calling about your Windows' tech support scam must pay $136,000 in fines to the FTC--and may never offer tech support again. Behold the merciless justice of the federal authorities. Under the settlement,...
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