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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.
FOLLOW @RubenBolling on the Twitters and a Face Book. JOIN Tom the Dancing Bug's subscription club, the Proud & Mighty INNER HIVE, for exclusive early access to comics, extra comics, and much, MUCH more. GET Ruben Bolling’s new hit book series for kids, The EMU Club Adventures. Show More Summary
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
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…)
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
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).
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
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
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…)
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.
The Sideways YouTube channel digs into the many different ways Disney has used foreign languages in its animated musical movies over the years.
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…)
In this TED-Ed video, Kate Slabosky breaks down the differences between placental, marsupial, and monotreme mammal births.
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
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
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=13T7D8pAzKU 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
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
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…)
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…)
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…)