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 2018-10-22 16:50 

Boing Boing

This prop master has devoted his life to the creation of paper products...

Documents. Newspapers. Ancient tomes of forbidden knowledge. Golden tickets. Movies and television shows are full of such seemingly banal objects. But each and every one that you see on film has either been stored, cataloged and trotted out for a particul...

 2018-10-22 16:43 

Boing Boing

Arizona kills vaccine education program to placate the ignorant...

A small coalition of folks who think vaccines are evil have managed to eliminate Arizona's vaccination education program. The parents were afraid their children may be forced learn that vaccines are a good thing. Via AZ Central : The state of Arizona ...

 2018-10-22 16:40 

Slashdot

Microsoft's Problem Isn't How Often it Updates Windows -- It's How It Develops It...

Ever since Microsoft settled on a cadence of two feature updates a year -- one in April, one in October -- the quality of its operating system (taking into consideration the volume of bugs that emerge every few days) has deteriorated, writes Peter Bright ...

 2018-10-22 16:37 

reddit

14 years in, oil spill off Louisiana coast poised to become largest in history...
 2018-10-22 16:35 

Fark

"A recent survey found that "investing in decent cutlery and enjoying a garden centre" are definite signs that you're officially middle aged" [Obvious]...

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 2018-10-22 16:35 

Boing Boing

Paula Abdul falls off the stage during her concert Saturday night in Mississippi...

During her concert in Biloxi, Mississippi Saturday night as part of the "Straight Up Paula! North American Tour 2018," Paula Abdul accidentally fell of the stage into the crowd of people. She had been encouraging the audience to clap along and did...

 2018-10-22 16:34 

Boing Boing

Meth smuggled as Aztec souvenir calendars and statues...

Federal agents busted eight people for attempting to smuggle 26 pounds of methamphetamine disguised as Aztec souvenir decorative calendars and souvenir statues. The suspects apparently tried to mail the goods from Garden Grove, California to Hawaii. ( UPI...

 2018-10-22 16:23 

Boing Boing

Last chance to back the Kickstarter for our interdisciplinary seminar series on censorship today and in the Renaissance...

I have been collaborating with science fiction writer, singer, librettist and Renaissance scholar Ada Palmer and science historian and piracy expert Adrian Johns to put on a seminar series at the University of Chicago called Censorship & Information Contr...

 2018-10-22 16:20 

Fark

The notorious 'Piggyback Bandit' has been arrested at a high school football game again, this time in Alabama [Sick]...

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 2018-10-22 16:19 

Boing Boing

The CIA's former Chief of Disguise reveals what makes a good disguise...

This video is loaded with lots of fascinating techniques of high stakes disguise. There's light disguise, which uses glasses, caps, and facial hair, to hide in a crowd, says Jonna Mendez, the CIA's former Chief of Disguise. And there's advance...

 2018-10-22 16:00 

Boing Boing

Mom crochets badass glow-in-the-dark Slimer costume for her son...

Crochetverse's Stephanie Pokorny is putting all us moms to shame with the crocheted Halloween costumes she's made for her six-year-old son Jack. Recently her all-yarn Predator costume made the rounds and now she's back with this glow-in-the-fr...

 2018-10-22 16:00 

Fark

Could this be worse than Comic Sans? [Awkward]...

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 2018-10-22 16:00 

Fark

Caption these women and their tortoises [Caption]...

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 2018-10-22 16:00 

Slashdot

YouTubers Will Enter Politics, And If They Do, They're Probably Going To Win...

A group of twentysomethings leveraged their huge YouTube audiences and actually won seats in Brazil's federal and state elections. What happens next is anyone's guess. Ryan Broderick, writing for BuzzFeed News: Kim Kataguiri is known in Brazil for...

 2018-10-22 15:51 

reddit

Canada could scrap Saudi defense deal over rights: Trudeau...
 2018-10-22 15:50 

Fark

"Co-living" is on the rise in cities where a gutted middle class no longer earns enough to live where they work. Picture dorm living without the benefit of your own door to hang a sock on, and...

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 2018-10-22 15:38 

reddit

Israel arrests top Palestinian officials suspected of kidnapping US citizen...
 2018-10-22 15:35 

Fark

Five school shootings were thwarted in October, one of which was last Thursday, in the next county over from where Drew's kids go to school [Scary]...

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 2018-10-22 15:26 

reddit

Large yellow jacket nest found in east Albany: Nest approximately 8x8 feet wide and 5-feet deep...
 2018-10-22 15:22 

Boing Boing

NYPD body cams recalled after one of them "explodes"...

Police body-cams often seem designed to fail at just the right moment, but this plucky little fellow got a bit ahead of itself . Police in New York have been told to stop using some of their body-worn cameras after one of them exploded. On Saturday, a nig...

 2018-10-22 15:21 

reddit

Netflix denies changing posters based on viewers' race....
 2018-10-22 15:20 

Slashdot

China Requires Blockchain-Based Information Service Providers To Register Users Using Real Names, Censor Postings and Store User Data...

Chinese users will have to register their real names before they can use online information services based on blockchain, in the first set of rules specifically targeting the technology behind digital currencies like bitcoin that is known for providing an...

 2018-10-22 15:00 

Boing Boing

Marilyn Manson is selling a dildo in his likeness...

Shock-rocker Marilyn Manson continues making things weird with his latest merchandise offering, a dildo with his face on it. The eight-inch-tall sex toy boasts a solid 1.5-inch thick diameter and is described as "soft" and "lifelike." Get ...

 2018-10-22 14:51 

reddit

Passenger filmed racist tirade on Ryanair flight 'to show world'...
 2018-10-22 14:27 

Boing Boing

Saboteur who wrecked Nazi nuke program dies aged 99...

The Nazis never got close to building the bomb, but they understood the science and knew what was coming. A top-secret raid led by Norwegian resistance fighter Roachim Ronneberg destroyed a heavy water-producing plant in Rjukan, Telemark in 1943—a k...

 2018-10-22 14:22 

reddit

Former NFL player Rae Carruth released from prison after 18 years for role in pregnant girlfriend's murder...
 2018-10-22 14:04 

Boing Boing

Dog lip-syncs to System of a Down...

I suspect this video was edited before publication. Read the rest...

 2018-10-22 14:00 

Boing Boing

Issue design citations with the Typographic Ticket Book...

Have bad type choices got you bummed out? Don't despair, type foundry Hoefler&Co. has got you covered. Their 50-page novelty Typographic Ticket Book makes it easy to play the enforcer of design infractions like "improper kerning" and "unir...

 2018-10-22 14:00 

Slashdot

Intel Has Killed off the 10nm Process, Report Says...

Charlie Demerjian, reporting for SemiAccurate: SemiAccurate has learned that Intel just pulled the plug on their struggling 10nm process. Before you jump to conclusions, we think this is both the right thing to do and a good thing for the company. For sev...

 2018-10-22 13:50 

Boing Boing

Shock win for youngster at Tetris World Championship...

In this clip, 16-year-old Joseph Saelee defeats Tetris seven-time world champ Jonas Neubauer to become the new Tetris Tsar or whatever they call it. It's mesmerizing! Alex Walker writes: It was a story straight out of a shonen anime: the new up and co...

 2018-10-22 13:50 

Boing Boing

Einstein's Theory of Relativity Tested at Tokyo Skytree...

On October 3rd, two high-accuracy clocks were placed in Tokyo Skytree. One was installed on a ground floor meeting room, while the other went all the way to the observation deck, 634 meters up. They were put there by a group of scientists from The Univers...

 2018-10-22 13:50 

Fark

Something seems to be missing from this list but I can't put my finger on it [Repeat]...

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 2018-10-22 13:48 

reddit

Elon Musk says his first tunnel will open in December...
 2018-10-22 13:45 

reddit

Sainsburys shopper tells black security guard 'you don't belong here' in racist tirade...
 2018-10-22 13:33 

Boing Boing

Make: an open source hardware, Arduino-powered, 3D-printed wire-bending machine...

How To Mechatronics has pulled together detailed instructions and a great video explaining how to make an Arduino-powered, 3D-printed wire-bending machine whose gears can create arbitrary vector images out of precision-bent continuous lengths of wire. ( v...

 2018-10-22 13:30 

Boing Boing

Cute PSA on 'How to Vote'...

Writer and comedian Demi Adejuyigbe ( The Good Place , The Late Late Show ) explains how and why folks should vote in this cute PSA video . Vote. It's not a test. It's ok to look at your phone, or bring a cheat sheet, or just leave stuff blank... ...

 2018-10-22 13:25 

Boing Boing

An extinct dog breed once labored in our kitchens, running on spit-turning wheels...

The Vernepator Cur was once a ubiquitous dog breed in the UK and the American colonies, and it had a job: for six days a week, it ran tirelessly in a wheel in the kitchen that was geared to turn a meat-spit over the fire (on Sundays it went to church with...

 2018-10-22 13:13 

Slashdot

Hack On 8 Adult Websites Exposes Oodles of Intimate User Data...

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: A recent hack of eight poorly secured adult websites has exposed megabytes of personal data that could be damaging to the people who shared pictures and other highly intimate information on the online...

 2018-10-22 13:08 

Boing Boing

Britain's "nasty party" condemns its MPs' nastiness...

As the Brexit deadline draws nearer and the UK Conservative Party continues to fracture over the catastrophic failure to achieve any kind of deal with the EU, Tory Members of Parliament have begun to shower abuse on Prime Minister Theresa May, warning her...

 2018-10-22 13:00 

Boing Boing

McSweeney's doesn't want you to forget Trump's atrocities...

With midterms around the corner, McSweeney's has gathered 112 of Donald Trump's "worst cruelties, collusions, corruptions, and crimes." The list is the first in a series. It begins in 2011, well before he got into office, and ends with his...

 2018-10-22 13:00 

Fark

Photoshop this bear [Photoshop]...

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 2018-10-22 12:20 

Fark

PETA must only drink chocolate milk [Asinine]...

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 2018-10-22 12:12 

Fark

Christian missionaries have all but eradicated an ancient jungle tribe, just as Jesus intended [Ironic]...

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 2018-10-22 12:05 

reddit

Secondary school bans talking in the corridors to keep children calm...
 2018-10-22 12:05 

Fark

Violent assault occurs at a Mahler symphony after someone rustled a bag of gum [Fail]...

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 2018-10-22 11:46 

Slashdot

Linus Torvalds is Back in Charge of Linux...

At Open Source Summit Europe in Edinburgh, Scotland, Linus Torvalds is meeting with Linux's top 40 or so developers at the Maintainers' Summit. This is his first step back in taking over Linux's reins. From a report: A little over a month ago,...

 2018-10-22 11:34 

Fark

10-year-old boy shoots twin sister in the head after finding gun in car while dad shopped at Tennessee Dollar General [Sad]...

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 2018-10-22 11:02 

Boing Boing

America, Compromised: Lawrence Lessig explains corruption in words small enough for the Supreme Court to understand...

Lawrence Lessig was once best-known as the special master in the Microsoft Antitrust Case, then he was best known as the co-founder of Creative Commons, then as a fire-breathing corruption fighter: in America, Compromised , a long essay (or short nonficti...

 2018-10-22 10:58 

reddit

2 USFK soldiers invoke right to silence after assaulting passer-by, policeman...
 2018-10-22 10:32 

Fark

Seems NYPD will try anything to get out of wearing body cams [Scary]...

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