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Maker Update #31

21 minutes agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

This week on Maker Update: an autonomous beach-roving art bot, Kickstarter wants your ideas, a project that makes kits for other projects, GUIs for Raspberry Pi, stipple ceramics, and Donald Bell shows you why digital calipers are cool. Show notes here.

Across the Globe, with Jeff Sessions

1 hour agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

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Death to the Roach

1 hour agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

After my parents got divorced in 1965, I lived in a one-room apartment with my mother at 56-10 94th Street, in Elmhurst Queens. The apartment had a small alcove, and a wall was built to separate it from the rest of the space, and that was my room. Our apartment was next to the incinerator room. Show More Summary

Senate staffers issued ID cards whose "security chips" turn out to be just pictures of a chip

2 hours agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

Senator Ron Wyden [D-Equestria] sent a letter to the chairs of the Senate Committee on Rules & Administration asking why Senate staffers have been issued ID cards whose "security chips" are just photographs of a chip. (more…)

If you want to be sure your mom gets flowers on Mother's Day I'm not sure I'd go with our store, but hey!

3 hours agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

All moms are different. But all moms like getting flowers on Mother’s Day, and that’s a fact (not, however a fact we can document in any fashion.) Instead of getting chewed out for forgetting to call her on the second Sunday of May, you can take care of it ahead of time with Teleflora’s flower delivery service. Show More Summary

Come to the Chicago Walkaway event with Max Temkin, get a multitool!

4 hours agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

My publicist just found an extra box of the cool promotional Walkaway multitools, and she's generously offered to give them to the next 100 people to reserve tickets to the May 7th Walkaway event at Chicago's Royal George Theater, where I'm presenting with CARDS AGAINST HUMANITY creator Max Temkin (current ticket-holders, don't worry, you get one too).

Digging into the history of the “Mary Sue”

5 hours agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

In this new video, YouTuber and fandom expert Jill Bearup digs into the history of the fanfiction “Mary Sue” and offers a compelling defense of the much-maligned character archetype. The video is part of Bearup’s ongoing “History OfShow More Summary

A perfect penguin pun

5 hours agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

This great World Penguin Day piece comes from London-based artist Ruby Elliot of Rubyetc. You can purchase her work on her Society6 page and follow her on Twitter, Tumblr, Facebook and Instagram. She's also published a book called It's...Show More Summary

This working RC plane has KFC buckets for wings

5 hours agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

To demonstrate the Magnus effect, YouTuber PeterSripol grabbed a couple of KFC buckets and tricked out an RC plane. The resulting trial and error is mostly the latter. (more…)

Take a trip inside Japan’s robot hotel

5 hours agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

Boing Boing has previously highlighted Japan’s Henn Na Hotel or “The Weird Hotel,” a hotel almost entirely run by robots. But this new video from British expat Chris Broad actually takes viewers inside the animatronic establishment itself.

How Disney uses language in its music

5 hours agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

The Sideways YouTube channel digs into the many different ways Disney has used foreign languages in its animated musical movies over the years.

Antarctica's Blood Falls mapped and analyzed a century after discovery

6 hours agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

One of the weirdest places in Antarctica is Blood Falls, a five-story cascade of blood-red liquid pouring from Taylor Glacier. Researchers finally traced its source: a saltwater lake millions of years old trapped under the glacier. (more…)

A crash course on the three types of mammal births

6 hours agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

In this TED-Ed video, Kate Slabosky breaks down the differences between placental, marsupial, and monotreme mammal births.

Imagine you work by paying $425 for artificially mud-stained jeans

15 hours agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

Nordstrom's is selling artificially mud-stained jeans that look like they've just gotten in from a few hours' laboring in the yard. The $425 mud isn't mud: it's paint. Details & Care Heavily distressed medium-blue denim jeans in a comfortable...Show More Summary

Scientists create weird substance that accelerates backwards when you push it

16 hours agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

Researchers at Washington State University have created a fluid "that has the properties of negative mass," reports New Atlas. When you push it, it accelerates towards you. Snip: The team made the Bose-Einstein condensate by slowingShow More Summary

Kickstarting a new edition of Cheapass Games's classic "Button Men"

17 hours agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing Carol from Cheapass Games writes, "In our continuing quest to bring back the very best classic Cheapass Games, we're creating a new boxed set of Button Men, our strategy dice combat game. This...Show More Summary

Support the They Live / Trump Billboard campaign

17 hours agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

My dear old friend Mitch O'Connell designed the art for this fabulous They Live tribute billboard, and he's looking for your support to rent billboard space for it. “Clear Channel Outdoor” tells me renting one month of a 10’ 5” by 22’ 8” billboard can be had for as cheap as $850, plus a production fee of $225 every 60 days. Show More Summary

The Chicago airport cops who beat David Dao unconscious totally lied about it on their report

17 hours agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

Chicago's Department of Aviation finally replied to the LA Times's Freedom of Information request for the police report on the public beating Chicago airport cops dealt to Dr David Dao when United Airlines decided to give his confirmed, paid seat to a crewmember and ordered him to vacate it. (more…)

A Crooked Timber seminar on Walkaway

18 hours agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

My latest novel, Walkaway, was published today, and the Crooked Timber block has honored me with a seminar on the book, where luminaries from Henry Farrell to Julia Powles to John Holbo to Astra Taylor to Bruce Schneier weigh in with a series of critical essays that will run in the weeks to come, closing with an essay of my own, in response. (more…)

Mafia used the text-message ticker at the bottom of a sports broadcast to get messages to mob bosses

18 hours agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

Quelli che il Calcio (That which is Football) is one of Italy's top sports broadcasts and it is played in the country's prisons; it has a ticker that you can send SMSes to that then show up on screen. (more…)

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