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A Russian crime ring is reported to have collected the largest cache in history of stolen logins: 1.2 billion user name and password combinations, over 500 million email addresses. Is yours among them? LOL, you’ll find out soon enough. Read the rest
“For more than a century, the New York Times has been earnestly–and hilariously–defining topical terms.” [The Atlantic]
Mark Dery takes a deep, dark look at the world of Chilopodophobia, compliments of Will Burroughs. Read the rest
The Obama administration is said to have deleted a bunch of fake names from “the public version of a long-awaited report” on the CIAs use of torture on war-on-terror detainees, McClatchy reports.
A cool milestone for us: as of today, readers like you have shared a total of more than 100,000 photos in the Boing Boing Flickr Pool.
I’m so far along in fixing up my 1975 R75/6 that I decided to clean its tool kit.
The Hildale, Utah compound built for jailed FLDS Church pedophile polygamist prophet Warren Jeffs and now owned by his former bodyguard has just opened as a hotel, called America’s Most Wanted Suites and Bed & Breakfast.
CNN reports that an experimental treatment for Ebola known as ZMapp was “flown into Liberia last week in a last-ditch effort to save two American missionary workers who had contracted Ebola.” So far, it has worked: both are still alive.
California Institute of Technology scientists developed a chemical technique to make dead mice transparent to help researchers see how disease spreads through the body, map the nervous system, and other projects. Read the rest
Stephen L. Quinn, 41, was charged last week after allegedly breaking into a restaurant and making crab cakes therein. [Metro]
Over at Smithsonian, a short piece about the National Building Museum’s giant maze installation (construction video above) with a brief history of labyrinths.
CNN reports that an American doctor who contracted Ebola in West Africa, where he worked for a medical charity, has been transported to Emory Hospital in Atlanta.
“A specially equipped medical plane whisked Ebola-stricken Dr. Kent Brantly from Liberia to Georgia on Saturday,” the network reports.
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