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03 Apr 16:56

Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal - Car-Boat


My parents owned a car-boat (duck) in the seventies. They have wacky stories about fleeing from cops down the la river in it.

Hovertext: Now, Subma-Plane, that's a different story...

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03 Apr 02:15


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08 Mar 22:45

Finnish millionaire gets EUR54K speeding ticket

by Cory Doctorow

Drastically in favor of this

Finland has progressive fines for driving offenses, so the more you earn, the more you pay. Read the rest

08 Mar 16:51


by Cory Doctorow

A truer-words-never-spoken woven label to sew into your crafting projects. (via Making Light)

08 Mar 16:50

Leonard Nimoy fought for pay equity for Nichelle Nichols

by Laura Hudson

Just in case you needed more reasons to miss the recently departed Leonard Nimoy: Last year, the website TrekMovie reported that during the filming of the original Star Trek series in the 1960s, Nimoy fought for pay equity for Nichelle Nichols, who played Uhura.

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02 Mar 02:06


02 Mar 02:02

Flask disguised as baby in carrier

by David Pescovitz

Gonna wear this to all family events until my parents chill out about babies


The Cool Baby is a beverage bottle hidden inside a baby doll worn in a chest carrier. Read the rest

02 Mar 02:02

Man gets life in prison for selling $20 worth of weed to undercover cop

by Mark Frauenfelder
“Why did you get involved in this crime?” one survey question reads. “To get $5 dollars to get something to eat,” he writes. Read the rest
14 Feb 22:28

Photographer Noé Montes shoots Los Angeles like you've never seen it

by Colin Marshall

Pretty much all the port pictures are from my hometown. 💖cranes and containers and ships💖

Los Angeles is beautiful — there, I've stirred up a controversy already. But photographer Noé Montes has already out done me by making that claim not just in words but in images, and a series of striking ones, no less, with that very title.

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11 Feb 02:46

Evil Mad Scientist Valentines: 2015 edition

by Windell

Lo Res Valentines valentines

For each of the last two years, we’ve released sets of “Download and Print” cards for Valentine’s day. The 2013 set had six equation-heavy cards, and the 2014 set was a set of six symbol-heavy cards.  This year, we’re releasing six new cards, bringing the collection up to a total of 18 cards. This year’s new cards feature love, hearts, and arrows (but no bows or cupids):

My love for you is real

For when your love is complex, but not whatsoever imaginary.

I love you more every day

For that moment when you want to express that not only is the first derivative of your love positive, but so is the second.

Our love is off the charts

(Just in case there was a danger of none of these being sufficiently cheesy.)

You make me glow

Not sure how we missed this one in last year’s set of symbols.  Alternate caption: “You light up my life.”

Solve for i

And what better way to say “I love you,” than with the gift of a math problem?

2015 Evil Mad Scientist Valentines
Lo Res Valentines

You can download the full set here, which includes all 18 designs from the three years (a 765 kB .PDF document).

As usual, print them out on (or otherwise affix to) card stock, and [some steps omitted] enjoy the resulting lifelong romance.

09 Feb 19:06

In praise of the "dingbat" apartment

by Colin Marshall

I love these apartment buildings with a pure, abiding love

"Like starlets striving to be noticed, many announce their names in whimsical midcentury script—the Camelot, the Wilshire, and, hilariously, the Crapi." Read the rest
05 Feb 03:27

February 04, 2015


First week of classes. This box sounds amazing

Penguin penguin, kangaroo, kangaroo, penguin.
03 Feb 13:39

Watch a video of people watching a VR porn video

by Mark Frauenfelder

Here's a video of people wearing the Oculus Rift VR goggles and watching 3D VR porn. Language is NSFW.

01 Feb 15:44

Custom "Feminist Killjoy" glitter banner

by Cory Doctorow

If you don't need this banner, you're probably doing it wrong: $36 from Unicorn Parade of Vancouver. (via Mary Sue)

25 Jan 22:13

January 25, 2015

The secret kangaroo penguin club meeting went really well. I couldn't believe all the celebrities who showed up!
25 Jan 22:13

The Soviet space dogs who took giant leaps for mankind

by Mark Frauenfelder

Ben Marks of Collectors Weekly says: "Lisa Hix has just written a very cool piece about Laika, Belka, Strelka, and the other canine cosmonauts who paved the way for Russian Yuri Gagarin's maiden orbit of the Earth in 1961.

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20 Jan 02:13

The DEA has been listening to Americans' phone calls for 15 years

by Mark Frauenfelder

The Drug Enforcement Administration, one of the least useful and most corrupt law enforcement agencies in the United States, has been eavesdropping on "essentially all international phone calls made by Americans to a select list of countries." Read the rest

17 Jan 20:22

WATCH: Strobe-lit 3D printed fibonacci zoetrope sculptures

by Andrea James

Designer John Edmark created printed sculptures that emulate the Fibonacci sequences in pine cones and sunflowers, then filmed them using a strobe that flashed on the golden angle, 137.5 degrees. Read the rest

17 Jan 20:22

In an effort to suck up to local governments, Uber plans to share your ride data

by Xeni Jardin
Uber does a better job at gathering this sort of social intelligence than any government entity, but city governments would love to have access. And soon, they will. Read the rest
17 Jan 20:22

Feminist Sex Positions (NSFW)

by Heather Johanssen
Liz Miele takes on the lack of feminist sex position jokes.
08 Jan 13:51

Diluters Never Prosper

sleep is dumb

Tonight’s comic is about butter coffee.

06 Jan 16:21

Bad Parent

by Robot Hugs

I worry about gendering my cats all the time. Especially Bones, the most femme of my cats.

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I have actually gone down this gender-brain-hole thing a few times about to what degree I’m projecting gender onto my animals and whether that matters, and it usually turns into a ‘the gender stereotypes are coming from inside the house’ thing, which, yeah, is a little project-y.

I do find it interesting that if you interact with an animal and get its… presumed gender wrong from how the owner is gendering it, the first thing they do is correct you. I’m not saying it’s bad, it’s just sort of maybe indicative of what kind of importance we put on gender as a primary identity thing? Like, the animal doesn’t care. But we do. Because we’re weird.

My neighbour does take the position that their greyhound doesn’t care and you can pretty much call it what you want, which seems fairly progressive to me.

I broke the site this week trying to make some technical improvements but now I’ve unbroken it.

03 Jan 19:59

Not just guitars: United breaks monks

by Cory Doctorow

After four hours of dealing with United customer service, Brother Noah got so fed up trying to figure out why the airline had stranded Brother John Baptist in Malawi that he "manifested anger." Read the rest

31 Dec 22:28

NSA can wiretap Skype wholesale

by Cory Doctorow

Another gem from the latest Der Spiegel NSA leaks: the NSA can listen in on all Skype traffic and read Skype messages, because Microsoft hands over its keys. Read the rest

21 Dec 18:32

bauske: dewogong: I’ve been trying to find this gifset because...



I’ve been trying to find this gifset because this is relevant now more than ever.

holy crap Adventure Time

21 Dec 05:11

Every episode of every Star Trek series ever, ranked

by Mark Frauenfelder

cityJordan Hoffman of Playboy has ranked all 695 episodes of every Star Trek series, with comments on each episode. It's a monumental effort that could be a book.

21 Dec 05:11

Congress ends federal ban on medical marijuana

by Mark Frauenfelder

The federal spending measure passed this weekend, and one of the provisions in it "effectively ends the federal government's prohibition on medical marijuana and signals a major shift in drug policy," reports the LA Times.

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21 Dec 05:11

Maker-themed "Few of my favorite things" remix

by Cory Doctorow

Legendary maker Becky Sterns is in top form as she waltzes around the Adafruit offices singing about her favorite things in this holiday video. Read the rest

11 Dec 04:56

Study: Online teachers get higher ratings when students think they're male

by Xeni Jardin
Photo: North Carolina State University

Photo: North Carolina State University

Students who think they're being taught by women give lower evaluation scores for those teachers than students who think they are being taught by men -- no matter who was actually teaching them. Read the rest

07 Dec 04:25

Bad Behavior

by admin

Or maybe they’re just PLAYING dumb. …Probably not.