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Made by redditor Eduardoballestero, a man of great skill and patience.
130 binder-clips in all, and it’s heavy. Instructions are forthcoming.
Turd-polishing at its finest. What do you think they should call it?
I like my new Blackwing Slate journal, which our friends at Pencils.com sent me to review. The paper has the perfect tooth for a Blackwing pencil, and comes lined or unlined. Best of all, it has a holster for the pencil, which solves the vexing problem of where to stash my pencil.
Internal audit shows NSA often breaks privacy rules, made thousands of violations a year: In one instance, the NSA decided that it need not report the unintended surveillance of Americans.
As we wait patiently for Waxwork Records’ promised vinyl soundtrack to The Warriors containing the full and never-released film score, let’s enjoy Barry De Vorzon’s cinematic komische disco track “Baseball Furies’ Chase.”
Ark Royal is just the kind of science fiction read I was looking for! It follows one of my favorite themes: the broken down captain, sent to the backwaters of the galaxy to lead a bunch of burnt-out losers into obscurity on a ship regarded as junk.
Bob Self of Baby Tattoo says: “Photographer Allan Amato has spent the past two years photographing renowned artists then asking them to transform the images into a self-portraits of-a-sort.
After broad condemnation for heavy-handed, violent response to mostly peaceful protests, authorities in the http://boingboing.net/tag/ferguson
have changed their approach to protests. Read the rest
Our guest for this episode of You Are Not So Smart is Adam Alter, a psychologist who studies marketing and communication, and his New York Times bestselling book is titled Drunk Tank Pink after the color used to paint the walls of police holding cells after research suggested it lessened the urge to fight. Read the rest
“Now is the time for an open and transparent process to see that justice is done,” Obama said. Read the rest
Where Twitter spam-accounts come from: The spammers were using cheap overseas labor to solve Twitter’s CAPTCHAs, registering the new accounts with automatically created email boxes from Hotmail and Mail.ru, and spreading the registrations out across a range of IP addresses, courtesy of massive botnets of infected computers.
More on responses to the police crackdown in Ferguson, MO by U.S. veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan that the police actions so closely resemble–vets say it’s not only overkill, but totally clueless. Read the rest
We’d like to congratulate the five lucky readers, and their guests, who won the Boing Boing All-Access passes to this Saturday’s Twilight Sessions at the historic Village Studio in West Los Angeles!
Andy Warhol recorded nearly 1,000 rolls of mostly little known 16mm film documenting the 1960s avant-garde art world. The Andy Warhol Museum and MoMA are now digitizing this vast archive. Read the rest
Zeynep Tufekci on Medium argues that the reason the world knows about Ferguson is because Twitter is such a powerful, unfiltered channel for real-time eyewitness reports.
The National Museum of Natural History’s Sandra Raredon maintains the “fish library,” a job that includes X-raying the specimens like this two-headed smooth-hound shark. Read the rest
Esquire: “The NYPD issued an internal memo last week telling officers they cannot prevent someone from photographing or filming them unless the cameraman is interfering with police operations.”
SWAT team raids in the US have gone up 25-fold since 1980. Time’s recent article about the militarization of the police reports that “the federal government has funneled $4.3 billion of military property to law enforcement agencies since the late 1990s.”
End of the American Dream has assembled 10 facts about SWAT teams:
In 1980, there were approximately 3,000 SWAT raids in the United States.