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  • How Things Work

    How Things Work

    Gawker.com is shutting down today, Monday 22nd August, 2016, some 13 years after it began and two days before the end of my forties. It is the end of an era.Read more...
    - 39 days ago 22. August 2016, 23:33 -
  • Letters From Our Exes

    Letters From Our Exes

    Gawker.com will cease operations today. I asked former editors of the site to help us send it off. Thanks for reading, commenting, and tipping. Long live Gawker. —APRead more...
    - 39 days ago 22. August 2016, 22:45 -
  • How Guilty Should I Feel?

    How Guilty Should I Feel?

    I often feel guilt when I assign a story. This is partly a function of being a woman who would, if she had her way, please and comfort her entire universe of acquaintances, and partly a function of having been convinced at a relatively young age by t…
    - 39 days ago 22. August 2016, 22:26 -
  • Gawker Was Murdered by Gaslight

    Gawker Was Murdered by Gaslight

    A lie with a billion dollars behind it is stronger than the truth. Peter Thiel has shut down Gawker.com. Read more...
    - 39 days ago 22. August 2016, 21:56 -
  • What Was Gawker? 

    What Was Gawker? 

    Wherever you go in this life, there is some jerk telling you what to do. Almost always. But not always. Read more...
    - 39 days ago 22. August 2016, 21:15 -
  • There's Someone Else I've Got To Be

    There's Someone Else I've Got To Be

    Breakups have a way of robbing you of your identity, especially when you’re the one who’s being broken up with. If the union was worth joining in the first place, severing it disrupts your habits, your decision-making, your system of loving. It e…
    - 39 days ago 22. August 2016, 20:59 -
  • Mission Demolished

    Mission Demolished

    A cool sunset does more for a hot publication’s glory than all the sweaty days of its actual word-pushing. As night falls—and night always falls, honey—plenty of beloveds return and gather round to tamp down the grave. Some come to tap-dance be…
    - 39 days ago 22. August 2016, 18:30 -
  • Fuck It

    Fuck It

    Goodnight, friends.Read more...
    - 39 days ago 22. August 2016, 05:55 -
  • South Carolina Is Giving Body Cameras to Shellfish Monitors 

    South Carolina Is Giving Body Cameras to Shellfish Monitors 

    The world is your oyster. By which I mean it’s under intense surveillance at all times even though that’s a giant waste of energy, money, and humanity.Read more...
    - 40 days ago 21. August 2016, 23:40 -
  • Clinton Campaign Manager Says Trump Might Be Putin 'Puppet'

    Clinton Campaign Manager Says Trump Might Be Putin 'Puppet'

    Trump has been promoted this week from statue to puppet.Read more...
    - 40 days ago 21. August 2016, 20:50 -

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Boing Boing

  • NeuThings I Miss: When MTV was cool

    Things I Miss: When MTV was cool

    On August 1st, 1981 the world changed and MTV launched. With a bunch of unprofessional VJs who could sometimes barely cue up tapes MTV went through a lot of growth and changes, from Yo! MTV Raps to Beavis and Butthead, there was a time MTV spoke to…
    - 19 hours ago 29. September 2016, 20:42 -
  • NeuAfter School Satan Club gets approval in Portland

    After School Satan Club gets approval in Portland

    On October 19, students at Sacramento Elementary School in Portland will be able to attend the After School Satan Club, which will focus "on science and rational thinking."From CBS News:In August, [Chapter co-head Finn] Rezz told us that…
    - 19 hours ago 29. September 2016, 20:22 -
  • NeuCar with front end body damage gets repaired

    Car with front end body damage gets repaired

    Wood HoodWood hood.
    - 20 hours ago 29. September 2016, 20:00 -
  • NeuTrump commands anyone who is not a "Christian conservative" to identify themselves

    Trump commands anyone who is not a "Christian conservative" to identify themselves

    “Raise your hand, Christian conservatives, everybody. Raise your hand if you're not a Christian conservative. I want to see this, right. Oh, there's a couple people, that's all right. I think we’ll keep them. Should we keep them in the room? Yes?…
    - 20 hours ago 29. September 2016, 19:45 -
  • NeuPolish auto repair shop uses uses a Commodore 64 to run its operations

    Polish auto repair shop uses uses a Commodore 64 to run its operations

    From the Commodore USA Facebook page: "This C64C used by a small auto repair shop for balancing driveshafts has been working non-stop for over 25 years! And despite surviving a flood it is still going..."This reminded me of an article I wrote for…
    - 21 hours ago 29. September 2016, 18:53 -
  • NeuNever cork your wine again

    Never cork your wine again

    This lever operated cork screw is super simple.I hated ripping corks in half, or finding floating bits of cork detritus in my wine. This Oxo opener pretty much removes me from the equation.Bottles are also opened far faster, getting you to…
    - 21 hours ago 29. September 2016, 18:32 -
  • NeuWhat has Trump lied about today, chart edition, Sept 29

    What has Trump lied about today, chart edition, Sept 29

    Part of an ongoing series by weird chart-maker Scott Bateman; link to today's edition.
    - 21 hours ago 29. September 2016, 18:24 -
  • NeuThe dubious upsides of having a Syrian passport

    The dubious upsides of having a Syrian passport

    Marcell Shehwaro's magnificent, sarcastic, angry essay in Global Voices expresses her gratitude for her Syrian passport, because it has allowed her to see how states are willing to punish the already brutalized out of rage and fear. (more…)
    - 22 hours ago 29. September 2016, 18:02 -
  • NeuDice so nerdy, they make other dice seem not nerdy

    Dice so nerdy, they make other dice seem not nerdy

    Eric Hashbargar's weird, laser-engraved dice are a tour-de-force: a pair of D6s for figuring out where to go for dinner in NYC; another D6 to figure out which die you should roll; an all-20s critical hit D20; Sicherman D6s that have different faces…
    - 22 hours ago 29. September 2016, 17:56 -
  • NeuAn ethnographic interview with an AI

    An ethnographic interview with an AI

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F_QZ2F-qrGMTech anthropologist Genevieve Bell (previously) delivered one of the keynotes at last week's O'Reilly AI conference in New York City, describing how you could do anthropology fieldwork on an AI -- speci…
    - 22 hours ago 29. September 2016, 17:46 -
  • NeuState of California imposes 12-months' worth of sanctions on Wells Fargo

    State of California imposes 12-months' worth of sanctions on Wells Fargo

    Following from Wells Fargo's 2,000,000-account fraud against its own customers -- part of a decade-old pattern -- the state of California has imposed sanctions on the bank, freezing it out of bond issues, brokerage business, and suspending all inve…
    - 22 hours ago 29. September 2016, 17:39 -
  • NeuJoe Biden questions Trump's moral center

    Joe Biden questions Trump's moral center

    Unable to sit idly by while Trump brags about not paying taxes, Joe Biden gets angry. This nearly brought me to tears. I love this guy.
    - 22 hours ago 29. September 2016, 17:35 -
  • Neu2600 Magazine offers $10K for Trump's tax return

    2600 Magazine offers $10K for Trump's tax return

    2600: The Hacker Quarterly -- a venerable and storied source of hacker mischief and wonder -- has publicly offered a bounty of $10,000 (payable in "dollars, bitcoin... or rubles") for the first look at Donald Trump's tax return. (more…)
    - 22 hours ago 29. September 2016, 17:29 -
  • NeuScenes from Wasteland, the annual Mad Max tribute event in the Mojave desert

    Scenes from Wasteland, the annual Mad Max tribute event in the Mojave desert

    In 2009, we covered a "one time only 'Road Warrior Weekend' campout" -- now, seven years later, it's an annual event called Wasteland, and it's better than ever. (more…)
    - 23 hours ago 29. September 2016, 17:14 -
  • NeuBlack voter registration is inversely correlated with black death at police hands

    Black voter registration is inversely correlated with black death at police hands

    Correlation is not causation, and the data-set is awfully small (39 incidents), but computational epidemiologist Maimuna Majumder is working with what's available, because the federal government won't fund research into gun fatalities, and does not…
    - 23 hours ago 29. September 2016, 17:04 -
  • NeuScreaming Pepe

    Screaming Pepe

    My favorite Francis Bacon painting, Study after Velázquez's Portrait of Pepe The Frog, has taken on new meaning what with all the memes lately.When asked why he was compelled to revisit the subject so often, Bacon replied that he had nothing a…
    - 23 hours ago 29. September 2016, 16:47 -
  • NeuChinese real estate bubble is "biggest in history"

    Chinese real estate bubble is "biggest in history"

    Wang Jianlin made billions speculating on Chinese real-estate; now that he's diversified into buying Hollywood movie studios and chains of movie theaters, the richest man in China is prepared to say what many have known: the Chinese property marke…
    - 24 hours ago 29. September 2016, 16:15 -
  • NeuPie-redator: Apple-Strawberry Pie inspired by The Predator

    Pie-redator: Apple-Strawberry Pie inspired by The Predator

    By Jessica Leigh Clark-Bojin (aka @ThePieous)The tables have turned, now here’s your chance to “dig in like an Alabama tick” when you serve up this Pie-redator apple-strawberry pie at your next movie marathon night. (more…)
    - 24 hours ago 29. September 2016, 16:00 -
  • Notes from Jeremy Corbyn's barn-burning speech at the Labour Party conference

    Notes from Jeremy Corbyn's barn-burning speech at the Labour Party conference

    Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn -- re-elected in an unprecedented landslide despite back-stabbing from party grandees and MPs -- inaugurated his new term with a hell of a conference speech. (more…)
    - 1 day ago 29. September 2016, 15:49 -
  • Stranger Things gets badass Buffy-style intro credits

    Stranger Things gets badass Buffy-style intro credits

    Nerdist found this wonderful fan-edit mashing up scenes from Stranger Things in a style of the opening credits from Buffy the Vampire Slayer. (more…)
    - 1 day ago 29. September 2016, 15:01 -

Slashdot

  • NeuNew iPhone 7 Case Brings Back the Headphone Jack

    New iPhone 7 Case Brings Back the Headphone Jack

    Apple removed the headphone jack in the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, forcing users to use either Bluetooth, the Lightning port or included Lightning to 3.5mm headphone jack adaptor in order to listen to music through headphones. However, one company t…
    - 50 mins ago 30. September 2016, 15:00 -
  • NeuOscar Winners, Sports Stars and Bill Gates Are Building Lavish Bunkers

    Oscar Winners, Sports Stars and Bill Gates Are Building Lavish Bunkers

    turkeydance quotes a report from Hollywood Reporter: Given the increased frequency of terrorist bombings and mass shootings and an under-lying sense of havoc fed by divisive election politics, it's no surprise that home security is going over the top…
    - 4 hours ago 30. September 2016, 12:00 -
  • NeuRosetta Spacecraft Prepares To Land On Comet, Solve Lingering Mysteries

    Rosetta Spacecraft Prepares To Land On Comet, Solve Lingering Mysteries

    sciencehabit writes from a report via Science Magazine: All good things must come to an end, and so it will be tomorrow when the Rosetta spacecraft makes its planned soft landing onto the surface of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, the culmination of…
    - 7 hours ago 30. September 2016, 09:00 -
  • NeuThe Americas Are Now Officially 'Measles-Free'

    The Americas Are Now Officially 'Measles-Free'

    An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Verge: The Americas are now free of measles and we have vaccines to thank, the Pan American Health Organization said earlier this week. This is the first region in the world to be declared measles-free, de…
    - 10 hours ago 30. September 2016, 05:30 -
  • NeuThe Psychological Reasons Behind Risky Password Practices

    The Psychological Reasons Behind Risky Password Practices

    Orome1 quotes a report from Help Net Security: Despite high-profile, large-scale data breaches dominating the news cycle -- and repeated recommendations from experts to use strong passwords -- consumers have yet to adjust their own behavior when it c…
    - 12 hours ago 30. September 2016, 03:50 -
  • NeuIBM Buys Promontory Financial Group

    IBM Buys Promontory Financial Group

    An anonymous reader quotes a report from ZDNet: IBM said Thursday it plans to acquire compliance consulting firm Promontory Financial Group to bring more financial regulatory expertise to Watson's cognitive computing platform. Promontory is a global…
    - 13 hours ago 30. September 2016, 03:20 -
  • NeuGoogle Rebrands 'Apps for Work' To 'G Suite,' Adds New Features

    Google Rebrands 'Apps for Work' To 'G Suite,' Adds New Features

    Google has renamed "Apps for Work" to "G Suite" to "help people everywhere work and innovate together, so businesses can move faster and go bigger." They have also added a bunch of new features, such as a "Quick Access" section for Google Drive for A…
    - 13 hours ago 30. September 2016, 02:50 -
  • NeuThe Yahoo Hackers Weren't State-Sponsored, Security Firm Says

    The Yahoo Hackers Weren't State-Sponsored, Security Firm Says

    itwbennett writes from a report via CSO Online: After Yahoo raised eyebrows in the security community with its claim that state-sponsored hackers were responsible for the history-making breach, security firm InfoArmor now says it has evidence to the…
    - 14 hours ago 30. September 2016, 02:10 -
  • NeuSlashdot Asks: The Washington Post Says It Publishes Something Every Minute -- How Much Is Too Much?

    Slashdot Asks: The Washington Post Says It Publishes Something Every Minute -- How Much Is Too Much?

    Media outlets are increasingly vying for your attention. But they are also feeding Google's algorithm. Some of them churn hundreds of news articles every day, hoping to offer a diverse range of articles to their readers, and also increase their "sear…
    - 14 hours ago 30. September 2016, 01:30 -
  • NeuMicrosoft Forms New AI Research Group Led By Harry Shum

    Microsoft Forms New AI Research Group Led By Harry Shum

    An anonymous reader quotes a report from TechCrunch: A day after announcing a new artificial intelligence partnership with IBM, Google, Facebook and Amazon, Microsoft is upping the ante within its own walls. The tech giant announced that it is creati…
    - 15 hours ago 30. September 2016, 00:50 -
  • NeuFCC Votes To Upgrade Emergency Smartphone Alerts

    FCC Votes To Upgrade Emergency Smartphone Alerts

    After recent bombings, the Federal Communications Commission has voted to update the four-year-old emergency smartphone alerts system, which is used by officials to ping smartphones to alert people of severe weather, missing children, terror attacks…
    - 16 hours ago 30. September 2016, 00:10 -
  • NeuFour States Sue To Stop Internet Transition

    Four States Sue To Stop Internet Transition

    An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Hill: Republican attorneys general in four states are filing a lawsuit to block the transfer of internet domain systems oversight from the U.S. to an international governing body. Texas Attorney General Ke…
    - 16 hours ago 29. September 2016, 23:30 -
  • NeuGoogle Delays Release of Android Wear 2.0 To 2017

    Google Delays Release of Android Wear 2.0 To 2017

    Google announced today the next generation of its smartwatch platform -- Android Wear 2.0 -- won't be seeing the light of day this year. The company says that it will release the final version of Android Wear 2.0 in early 2017. From a TechCrunch repo…
    - 17 hours ago 29. September 2016, 22:50 -
  • NeuResearcher Find D-Link DWR-932 Router Is 'Chock Full of Holes'

    Researcher Find D-Link DWR-932 Router Is 'Chock Full of Holes'

    Reader JustAnotherOldGuy writes: Security researcher Pierre Kim has unearthed a bucketload of vulnerabilities in the LTE router/portable wireless hotspot D-Link DWR-932. Kim found the latest available firmware has these vulnerabilities: Two backdoor…
    - 18 hours ago 29. September 2016, 22:10 -
  • NeuAOL's Innovative Card-Based Email Service, Alto, Comes To iOS And Android

    AOL's Innovative Card-Based Email Service, Alto, Comes To iOS And Android

    Remember AOL? The company best known for its email service? Three years ago, it released a Pinterest-like platform for desktop email called Alto. Today AOL announced the release of Alto for iOS and Android -- nearly a year after it began beta testing…
    - 18 hours ago 29. September 2016, 21:30 -