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by mark frauenfelder

I thought I was getting a good deal when I bought an unlocked Amazon Fire phone in July for $159, which includes a year of Prime (worth $99), a nice pair of headphones and a USB charger. Read the rest...
From: Boing Boing | By: Mark Frauenfelder | Thursday, August 27, 2015
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I just learned that Randy Stickrod died in late July, and I'm in shock. He was 71. Randy was one of the kindest and most generous people I've ever met, and he was a great friend to many people in the early 1990s San Francisco publishing world. Read the...
From: Boing Boing | By: Mark Frauenfelder | Wednesday, August 26, 2015
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This little gadget, called the Zap-It ($13 on Amazon), delivers a small electrical shock to a mosquito bite, making the itch stop. Read the rest...
From: Boing Boing | By: Mark Frauenfelder | Wednesday, August 26, 2015
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Soon after American soldiers returned home from World War II, a new type of magazine was created for them – the man’s adventure magazine. Read the rest...
From: Boing Boing | By: Mark Frauenfelder | Wednesday, August 26, 2015
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"Being a starving artist only works if you actually make art." This is just one of many excellent life tips offered by people ranging from 6-years-old to 93-years olds in a video made by CBC Radio WireTap, called "How to Age Gracefully."...
From: Boing Boing | By: Mark Frauenfelder | Wednesday, August 26, 2015
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Vitaly Petrukhin says: "In Taiwan in the downtown Keelung, from the terrace of his apartment, a man managed to catch a fish with a fishing pole while the animal is several tens of meters down in a small river. When he feels that he has made, man rewinds...
From: Boing Boing | By: Mark Frauenfelder | Wednesday, August 26, 2015
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Molly Huddle was set to win the bronze medal in the 10,000 meter run at the IAAF Track and Field World Championships in Beijing on Monday, but as she approached the finish line she slowed down to savor her achievement and her teammate Emily Infield whipped...
From: Boing Boing | By: Mark Frauenfelder | Wednesday, August 26, 2015
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In 1960 a Liverpool band called the Silver Beatles asked Pete Best to join them as drummer. Best was already in a band called the Blackjacks, but he took the gig and for the next two years he played with the band (which eventually dropped "Silver" from...
From: Boing Boing | By: Mark Frauenfelder | Wednesday, August 26, 2015
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I use my beloved Aeropress coffee maker every day when I'm at home. Cory actually travels with his! Filmmaker and photographer David Friedman profiled the inventor of the Aeropress, Alan Adler. Read the rest...
From: Boing Boing | By: Mark Frauenfelder | Tuesday, August 25, 2015
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“Hopefully, he’s going to sit there and say, ‘When I become elected president, what we’re going to do is we’re going to make the border a vacation spot, it’s going to cost you $25 for a permit, and then you get $50 for every confirmed kill....
From: Boing Boing | By: Mark Frauenfelder | Tuesday, August 25, 2015
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"This coconut oil melted during a heat wave and later re-solidified. Why did it form this honeycomb structure?" asked pensive badger on the askscience subreddit. Many answers have been given, using science-y words like "Voronoi diagram," "dissipative...
From: Boing Boing | By: Mark Frauenfelder | Tuesday, August 25, 2015
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The LA Times reports that on Saturday "the husband of Jelly Belly’s chief executive accidentally crushed a man to death with a World War II-era tank during a reunion on the family’s property in Fairfield, Calif." Read the rest...
From: Boing Boing | By: Mark Frauenfelder | Tuesday, August 25, 2015
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Kevin Miller was flying his camera-equipped drone around a wind turbine in Rhode Island and spotted a man sunbathing on top. The sunbather waved to the drone then probably wished the drone would buzz off....
From: Boing Boing | By: Mark Frauenfelder | Thursday, August 27, 2015
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From the entrancing Micro Universe Tumblr: a bacterium on a diatom on an amphipod....
From: Boing Boing | By: Mark Frauenfelder | Thursday, August 27, 2015
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Cyril Takayama is American-Japanese magician who started his career as a teenager busking on the streets of Shinjuku in Tokyo. Today he is regarded as one of the best magicians in the world. The entire one-hour video above is worth watching, but I've...
From: Boing Boing | By: Mark Frauenfelder | Thursday, August 27, 2015
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Abby Moss of Broadly talked to her mother about what it was like to be a well-paid phone sex worker, and found out why many woman over 40 are so good at it. Read the rest...
From: Boing Boing | By: Mark Frauenfelder | Thursday, August 27, 2015
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Two novels I enjoyed very much are on sale right now on Amazon for $1.99 each: The Martian by Andy Weir, and Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel. Both novels are thrilling survival stories about people who do their best to overcome desperate conditions....
From: Boing Boing | By: Mark Frauenfelder | Thursday, August 27, 2015
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Bulletproof Coffee was invented by self-described bio-hacker Dave Asprey. He uses mold-free coffee blended with unsalted butter and MCT oil. I've had it and it is very tasty. Read the rest...
From: Boing Boing | By: Mark Frauenfelder | Thursday, August 27, 2015
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