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 2022-12-01 13:55 

Boing Boing

"The Alchemist" is Sherlocked's most ambitious escape room yet...

In the past few years, "escape rooms" have become a ubiquitous form of immersive entertainment, with often even the smallest towns offering some. Amsterdam-based experience design studio Sherlocked has become a world-renowned, celebrated player in...

 2022-12-01 13:33 

Boing Boing

New toner cartridges are 20% full and report themselves empty at 15%. What's going on?...

We all knew inkjet printer cartridges were an outright scam, but sadly it seems that the makers of laser toner cartridges have some explaining to do as well. Lumafield scanned a new one and an "empty" one with an industrial CT machine and reports ...

 2022-12-01 13:30 

Fark

Felonious monks [Repeat]...

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 2022-12-01 13:25 

reddit

Debbie Downer: Little Debbie snacks no longer available in Canada...
 2022-12-01 13:24 

Boing Boing

USPS Operation Santa program lets people respond to kids' Santa letters with gifts...

USPS Operation Santa is a popular 110-year-old program that allows volunteers to adopt a kid's letter to Santa as a way "to help children and families have a magical holiday when they otherwise may not." To become a magic maker, you first have...

 2022-12-01 13:23 

Boing Boing

Pass the Sault...

I was turned on to the genre-splicing British music collective Sault in the Summer of 2020 during the protests against police violence that were organized across the globe. Particularly the joint "Wildfires" from the June 2020 release, " Untit...

 2022-12-01 13:19 

Boing Boing

The creepiness of a sonically dead room...

I enjoyed this recent article in the New York Times about the weird experience of being in an anechoic chamber —a special room that absorbs absolutely all the sound around you. Caity Weaver: Legends tell of an echoless chamber in an old Minneapolis ...

 2022-12-01 13:13 

Boing Boing

Ardbeg just released a sci-fi scotch-themed comic book and it's surprisingly wonderful...

Every now and then, I'm surprised by something wonderful in my PR inbox — like an invitation to a local launch party for a new graphic novel from a well-known scotch brand. 'Cause if there's anything I love, it's comic books and whis...

 2022-12-01 13:08 

Boing Boing

Cat proves to be surprisingly competent piano player...

For all the things one can say about social media—grinding our attention spans down into nothing, promoting vanity and conspicuous consumption—I have this to say for it: it makes long-distance collaboration easier than ever. Take, for instance...

 2022-12-01 13:07 

Boing Boing

Dumb Ways to Die, 10 years later...

The viral Dumb Ways to Die video celebrated its tenth anniversary at the end of November, so it only seems right to revisit it now. The original video is nothing more than a cute song and an animation, showcasing people meeting their unfortunate and often...

 2022-12-01 13:05 

Boing Boing

The Devon Maid is walking again!...

Thanks to a kind soul on the BB discussion boards, I now know who created the ' how food walks ' videos. She's called " The Devon Maid " on TikTok and her page is a wondrous collection of truly inspired comedy. — Read the rest...

 2022-12-01 13:03 

Boing Boing

Ang Lee's son is going to star as Bruce Lee in a new film...

Bruce Lee's impact on pop culture is immeasurable. Similar to Muhammad Ali and Marilyn Monroe, Lee's celebrity has transcended generations and helped the late actor remain a household name decades after his death. Resultantly, countless movie stud...

 2022-12-01 13:00 

Slashdot

'The New Wordle Editor Is Ruining Wordle'...

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Slate, written by Lizzie O'Leary: When the New York Times announced, on November 7, that Wordle would have an editor, I didn't give it much thought. How much could the mere presence of a person really chang...

 2022-12-01 13:00 

Fark

Day 281 of WW3: US considers dramatic training expansion for Ukrainian forces. NATO pledges more support, including energy infrastructure repairs. The US said it's focused on providing air defense...

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 2022-12-01 12:55 

Boing Boing

FYRE Fest criminal Billy McFarland says he is building a hotel in the Bahamas, called PYRT...

Be sure to book your reservations now for convicted scammer Billy McFarland's latest endeavor, called PYRT (pronounced "pirate"). The fresh-out-of-prison impresario said in a podcast interview that PYRT will be "a small, permanent hotel in...

 2022-12-01 12:54 

reddit

Baby Reportedly Ingests Fentanyl Found In Grass at San Francisco Park, Saved With Narcan...
 2022-12-01 12:44 

reddit

China eases virus controls amid effort to head off protests...
 2022-12-01 12:43 

Boing Boing

Kari Lake encourages her voters to get arrested in order to help her become Arizona's governor (video)...

Straight from the Donald Trump insurrection playbook, Arizona's Kari Lake encourages her GQP base to break the law if that's what it takes to install her as governor. "I wish that somebody would say, 'You know what? Arrest me then. I don&#...

 2022-12-01 12:42 

reddit

Jeffrey Epstein estate settles Virgin Islands sex trafficking case for over $105 million...
 2022-12-01 12:40 

reddit

U.S. appeals court rejects Biden's bid to reinstate student debt plan...
 2022-12-01 12:30 

Fark

How to spot a future incel: depression, paranoia, living in mother's basement, failure to bathe [Obvious]...

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 2022-12-01 12:14 

Boing Boing

An architect breaks down the architecture and design of 5 sci-fi films...

Dami Lee might be an architect, but she's also an astute student of film. In this video, she combines these interests as she looks at the buildings and other design elements in 5 pieces of sci-fi media and discusses how these design choices contribute...

 2022-12-01 12:02 

reddit

Alabama coal miners begin their 20th month on strike...
 2022-12-01 12:00 

Boing Boing

Wife of Oath Keepers founder Stewart Rhodes said she's "beyond happy" that he was convicted of sedition...

Oath Keepers founder Stewart Rhodes, the far-right gun expert who shot himself in the face, blinding one eye, was convicted this week of sedition for his role in the January 6 coup attempt on the U.S. government. He faces a maximum 20-year sentence. &mdas...

 2022-12-01 11:36 

Boing Boing

Confused Lt. Gov. of Georgia left without voting when he saw Herschel was on ballot...

Aw shucks. Georgia's Lieutenant Governor Geoff Duncan says he spent an entire hour in line at an early voting center, only to walk away without voting once he saw the "disappointing" choices inside the ballot box. "It was the most disappoi...

 2022-12-01 11:32 

reddit

Senate confirms first inspector general for Pentagon in 7 years...
 2022-12-01 11:30 

Fark

NTSB rules that co-pilot accidently fell out of the open ramp of the plane. Putin seen taking notes [Followup]...

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 2022-12-01 11:15 

Boing Boing

Why dust might make or break future human presence on the Moon...

Of all the things that might endanger astronauts and their life-sustaining equipment on the Moon, the biggest threat might surprise you: dust. Lunar dust gets into everything, and during the Apollo missions, it turned out to be incredibly destructive. If ...

 2022-12-01 11:10 

Fark

Seems like a better date for this would be the 14th of March [Spiffy]...

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 2022-12-01 10:30 

Fark

Police chief allowed to retire from force, avoid jail, get blowjob [Sad]...

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 2022-12-01 10:19 

Boing Boing

Send happy thoughts for our favorite pig, Esther!...

I've previously written about Esther the wonder pig , internet sensation and inspiration behind the Happily Ever Esther Farm Sanctuary in Campbellville, Ontario, Canada, that Esther's humans Steve and Derek were able to open in 2014. Well, Esther&...

 2022-12-01 10:04 

Boing Boing

E-ink playing cards prototype is really cool...

Years ago, artist John Bergin and I pitched Black Library (the novel, audio, and art books division of Games Workshop) on an idea for an Emperor's Tarot. In the Warhammer 40,000 universe, there's a deck of cards, called the Emperor's Tarot, th...

 2022-12-01 10:00 

Slashdot

More Than 1 Billion People Expected To Be Using 5G By Year's End...

More than 1 billion people will be connected to 5G by the end of 2022, according to the latest mobility report from Ericsson. CNET reports: Between July and September of this year, 5G added 110 million subscribers around the world, upping the total count ...

 2022-12-01 09:30 

Fark

Jewelry salesperson followed onto freeway, stopped and boxed in by two vehicles. Suspects steal jewelry, leave one vehicle behind, disappearing into rush hour traffic. Oceans Italian Job coming to Net...

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 2022-12-01 08:50 

reddit

Amazon CEO says company won't take down antisemitic film...
 2022-12-01 08:31 

reddit

Russia condemns German parliament for declaring Ukraine Soviet-era famine a genocide...
 2022-12-01 08:30 

Fark

Childhood friend of Iranian National Team player: Who-hoo we lost, suck it Supreme Leader. Iranian cops: BLAM Blam blam-blam-blam [Sad]...

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 2022-12-01 07:35 

Fark

How America created Florida Man [Florida]...

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 2022-12-01 07:11 

reddit

Philadelphia police uncover name of "The Boy in the Box"...
 2022-12-01 07:00 

Slashdot

Neuralink Expects Human Trials Within Six Months...

Andrew Tarantola writes via Engadget: It's been six years since Tesla, SpaceX (and now Twitter) CEO Elon Musk co-founded brain-control interfaces (BCI) startup, Neuralink. It's been three years since the company first demonstrated its "sewing ...

 2022-12-01 06:17 

reddit

Gaza school had 'man-made cavity' underneath, angering UN donors...
 2022-12-01 06:05 

Fark

Man arrested for being in missionary position in public [Strange]...

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 2022-12-01 05:05 

Fark

Father shows underage son how to clean AR-15 with safety off, on TV tray, manages to shoot young daughter in her hip, lower abdomen. Alcoholism definitely involved [Florida]...

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 2022-12-01 05:01 

Fark

Theme of Farktography Contest No. 917: "Horizontal Orientation" Details and rules in first post. LGT next week's theme [Farktography]...

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 2022-12-01 04:54 

reddit

Twitter has 'huge work ahead', EU's Breton tells Musk...
 2022-12-01 04:38 

Fark

Pope John Pwn [Silly]...

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 2022-12-01 04:04 

Fark

Couple visits all 74 of Wyoming's libraries before deciding which town to live in. Not sure what's less believable: that locals will welcome outsiders with the time and money to pull such a st...

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 2022-12-01 04:02 

reddit

TikTok to ban videos that encourage sunburn and tanning after alarm from medical experts...
 2022-12-01 03:30 

Slashdot

Scientists Build 'Baby' Wormhole...

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Reuters: Scientists have long pursued a deeper understanding of wormholes and now appear to be making progress. Researchers announced on Wednesday that they forged two miniscule simulated black holes -- those extra...

 2022-12-01 03:29 

Fark

The new season of Parking Wars is emphasizing the war part [Scary]...

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