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A group of law professors have sent a letter to the Office of Disciplinary Council at the D.C. Court of Appeals calling for sanctions against White House counselor Kellyanne Conway. “It is professional misconduct for a lawyer to [e]ngage in conduct...
From: Boing Boing | By: Carla Sinclair | Monday, February 27, 2017
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There's carry-on and checked baggage, but what do you call luggage that weighs 506 tons, including two Mercedes limousines and two elevators? It's just a nine-day trip to Indonesia, but Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdul Aziz isn't leaving any of his...
From: Boing Boing | By: Carla Sinclair | Monday, February 27, 2017
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When I saw that the cell phone designed for rectal smuggling was called "Beat the Boss," I assumed "The Boss" was a synonym for "The Man," but it turns out it's a reference to a specific product: Xeku's Body Orifice Security Scanner (BOSS), a "hygienic...
From: Boing Boing | By: Cory Doctorow | Monday, February 27, 2017
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DJI is the world's leading designer and producer of easy-to-fly drones and aerial photography systems. If you're a drone enthusiast, you want a DJI. If you know absolutely nothing about drones and think they're weird, if you win a DJI you're going to...
From: Boing Boing | By: Boing Boing's Store | Sunday, February 26, 2017
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Richard Davies writes, "Einstein's childhood building blocks have been listed for sale on the AbeBooks.com marketplace for books and collectibles." (more…)...
From: Boing Boing | By: Cory Doctorow | Monday, February 27, 2017
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"The alligator's coming, Connor! The alligator's coming!" (Bass Masters and Fish Experts)...
From: Boing Boing | By: David Pescovitz | Monday, February 27, 2017
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In 1958 in an Illinois creek bed, an amateur fossil collector named Francis Tully discovered the fossilized remains of a bizarre creature that resembled a mollusk, insect, and worm yet was none of those things. Since then, thousands of 300 million-year-old...
From: Boing Boing | By: David Pescovitz | Monday, February 27, 2017
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The "Beat the Boss phone is an £27 micro-telephone built into a Bluetooth headset with only trace amounts of metal in its construction; it is lozenge-shaped and is designed to be rectally smuggled into prisons, jails and courtrooms. (more…)...
From: Boing Boing | By: Cory Doctorow | Monday, February 27, 2017
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Old-school bOING bOING editor Jon Lebkowsky invites everyone to Cyberpunk2017, the Annual EFF/EFF-Austin SXSW Afterparty in Austin, Texas, Saturday, March 11, 2017, from 5pm to 1am! It's free! Jon writes: Our latest EFF/EFF-Austin event takes a cyberpunk...
From: Boing Boing | By: David Pescovitz | Monday, February 27, 2017
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Freak out to this insanely weird "Punching A Nazi" song and video by cyberdelic pioneer RU Sirius's Trippin' Coyotes/Creosote Cowboy! Performed by R.U. Sirius, Charlie Verrette, and Acatelysteleven. Musical Production: Daddy Phriday & Creosote Cowboy;...
From: Boing Boing | By: David Pescovitz | Monday, February 27, 2017
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This is dekotora (デコトラ), the Japanese maker culture that started in the 1970s of tricking out large trucks with garish lights, Gundam-inspired chrome mods, and eyeball-spanking paint jobs. Images from Dr. Motte's Flickr stream:...
From: Boing Boing | By: David Pescovitz | Monday, February 27, 2017
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r/gatekeeping is a subreddit dedicated to collecting and mocking examples of gatekeeping in popular culture and fandom: the act of telling you you aren't allowed to like something unless you meet arbitrary or esoteric requirements. Reading some of them...
From: Boing Boing | By: Rob Beschizza | Monday, February 27, 2017
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Sean Spicer -- spokesman for the leakiest White House in history -- summoned his staff to a surprise meeting where they were forced undergo a "phone check" where they unlocked their phones to prove they had "nothing to hide." (more…)...
From: Boing Boing | By: Cory Doctorow | Monday, February 27, 2017
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Last night, La La Land was mistakenly announced as the winner of the Academy Award for Best Picture, forcing an excruciating on-stage reversal as millions watched cast and crew, Oscars in hand, realize they had in fact lost out to Moonlight. Embedded...
From: Boing Boing | By: Rob Beschizza | Monday, February 27, 2017
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You've already made the smart choice (as Boing Boing did before you) by enlisting WordPress for your website. What you may lack, however, is the HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and, well every other coding proficiency to make your site pretty. That's alright....
From: Boing Boing | By: Boing Boing's Store | Monday, February 27, 2017
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SA Metro is a set of keys for mechanical keyboards that form colored subway lines in the classic style of the London Underground map. Three editions are planned, covering staggered, gridded and ergonomic keyboard layouts; to be absolutely clear, it lacks...
From: Boing Boing | By: Rob Beschizza | Monday, February 27, 2017
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Float4 shot this cool footage of their light installation at Meraas City Walk in Dubai, which "merges LED, video mapping, water-screen projection, digital canopy and sound experience." (more…)...
From: Boing Boing | By: Andrea James | Monday, February 27, 2017
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Romanian artisan Andreea Strete creates these delightful TinyRobots, charming anthropomorphic creatures made of recycled electronic components. (more…)...
From: Boing Boing | By: Andrea James | Monday, February 27, 2017
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As warned last week, Nokia has relaunched its classic 3310 model candybar phone. The good news: it's a pretty little burner that honors and updates the original's design. The bad news: that's the only connection, and it's otherwise a modern dumbphone...
From: Boing Boing | By: Rob Beschizza | Monday, February 27, 2017
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https://twitter.com/DougieStew/status/835845404734414848 In honor of America's appreciation for British intellectual and cultural sophistication, I hereby present this video of Londoners enjoying a bagel on a train. Posted by Dougie Stew, it has the...
From: Boing Boing | By: Rob Beschizza | Monday, February 27, 2017
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Ahle is committed to living in vehicles by choice, and her channel is a wealth of practical information for cardwellers, vandwellers, RVers, hobos, and vagabonds. Her tips for sleeping places are great. (more…)...
From: Boing Boing | By: Andrea James | Monday, February 27, 2017
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If you're going to fly a drone over a Siberian Tiger habitat, you'd better have quick reflexes. Meant to help them get more exercise, the drone was no match for their hunting skills. (more…)...
From: Boing Boing | By: Andrea James | Monday, February 27, 2017
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The fully-funded Macchina project on Kickstarter is an Arduino-based, "open, versatile" gadget that bypasses the DRM in your car's network, allowing you to configure it to work the way you want it to, so you can customize your car in all kinds of cool...
From: Boing Boing | By: Cory Doctorow | Monday, February 27, 2017
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Last October, floods of traffic from Internet of Things devices infected by the Mirai worm brought down several high profile internet services, from Level 3 to Dyn to Twitter and Reddit. (more…)...
From: Boing Boing | By: Cory Doctorow | Monday, February 27, 2017
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It's the narration of two gentlemen (Spencer Laboda and his father) who record and comment upon this incident in which a crew of construction workers improvise a series of tactics (some very unwise ones included!) to recapture, a spinning, potentially...
From: Boing Boing | By: Cory Doctorow | Monday, February 27, 2017
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0BKgTh5VpT4 After his awkward endorsement of pedophilia disqualified Milo Yiannopoulos to be the hard right's token gay pal, CPAC needed a new speaker to fill his slot their conference, and the guy they chose was Jikido...
From: Boing Boing | By: Cory Doctorow | Sunday, February 26, 2017
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I'm touring 20 US cities (plus dates in Canada and the UK!) with my forthcoming novel Walkaway; the full tour hasn't been announced yet, but I'm delighted to reveal that the NYC stop on May 3 will be at the New York Public Library, where my interlocutor...
From: Boing Boing | By: Cory Doctorow | Sunday, February 26, 2017
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dj BC writes, "In 2006 I mixed a bunch of New Orleans artists with Wu Tang rappers to make the record 'Wu Orleans.' 11 years later, here's part two, with ten new songs. Free MP3 download of both albums here. A very limited run of vinyl with all 20 Wu...
From: Boing Boing | By: Cory Doctorow | Sunday, February 26, 2017
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Meyer Lansky was an infamous and ruthless gangster -- albeit one so personally charming that his life is chronicled in a book called But He Was Good to His Mother -- and no friend of New York State Judge Nathan Perlman; nevertheless, as the Nazi-supporting...
From: Boing Boing | By: Cory Doctorow | Sunday, February 26, 2017
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Although there will never be a consensus about the best way to make coffee, any coffee connoisseur will agree that controlling the grind of your beans and balancing water temperature are the keys to a tasty cup. Since your plastic coffee pot doesn’t...
From: Boing Boing | By: Boing Boing's Store | Saturday, February 25, 2017
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From: Boing Boing | By: Cory Doctorow | Saturday, February 25, 2017
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Jonathan Stray summarizes three different strains of propaganda, analyzing why they work, and suggesting counter-tactics: in Russia, it's about flooding the channel with a mix of lies and truth, crowding out other stories; in China, it's about suffocating...
From: Boing Boing | By: Cory Doctorow | Saturday, February 25, 2017
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Back in 2014, Google announced Project Ara, a click-in/click-out modular concept-phone that you could customize by adding or removing modules as you saw fit. (more…)...
From: Boing Boing | By: Cory Doctorow | Saturday, February 25, 2017
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Dale Beran's been writing about 4chan, /b/ and Anonymous for years, and lurking on their message-boards, and he traces the rise of the self-professed "betas" who embody fragile, toxic masculinity and have been important bellwethers for many internet...
From: Boing Boing | By: Cory Doctorow | Saturday, February 25, 2017
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In Troubling issues at the frontier of animal tracking for conservation and management, Carleton University biologist Steven Cooke and colleagues describe a series of incidents in which poachers have used tracking tags placed on wild animals for conservation...
From: Boing Boing | By: Cory Doctorow | Saturday, February 25, 2017
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