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Reuben Wu's science fiction landscape art

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 12:07:01 +0000


Reuben Wu's latest series of landscapes (Instagram; previously at BB) are "traditional landscape photography influenced by ideas of planetary exploration, 19th century sublime romantic painting, and science fiction." Nothing on earth is alien to us.

Watch this freediver find a crystal-clear spring under Florida swamp gunk

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 12:00:07 +0000


Freediver Jake Koehler, better known as DALLMYD, ignored posted alligator warnings to explore what looked like a garden variety Florida swamp. Below the duckweed covering the surface, he found a crystal-clear freshwater spring. (more…)

Count Dankula convicted for Nazi pug antics

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 11:30:34 +0000


YouTuber Count Dankula turned his girlfriend's pug into the star of several Hitler and Holocaust jokes. He was arrested, charged under hate crime statutes, and convicted yesterday. (more…)

Particle accelerator reveals ancient medical manuscript replaced with religious text

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 11:24:08 +0000


The SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory in Menlo Park, California recently found a 6th century manuscript by Greek physician Galen, which had been scraped from its pages 500 years later and replaced with religious text. Who needs science when there are religious texts that need copying? (more…)

Is this what your Facebook feed looks like?

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 11:00:23 +0000



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GET Ruben Bolling’s new hit book series for kids, The EMU Club Adventures. (”Filled with wild twists and funny dialogue” -Publishers Weekly) Book One here. Book Two here.

More Tom the Dancing Bug comics on Boing Boing! (more…)

Watch neural networks see only what they've been trained to see

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 11:00:09 +0000


Memo Akten created Gloomy Sunday, part of his Learning To See series in which he juxtaposes mundane video with how deep-trained neural networks percieve the same input. (more…)

Easter Island musical stone went from priceless to worthless

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 10:00:57 +0000


Pu o Hiro is a roadside rock in the Easter Islands, but at one time its value was so great that factions fought over its possession. The rock's natural holes allowed it to be played like an instrument. Rare Earth uses it as a starting point for discussing consensus value. (more…)

Facebook/Cambridge Analytica legal primer: 'Breach' of data? No. Trust? Yes.

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 22:19:27 +0000


The Cambridge Analytica scandal devouring Facebook may not have been a 'breach' of data, but it was a breach of trust.


Why did Facebook pitch in over $1 million to fight this CA privacy ballot initiative?

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 21:54:39 +0000


Facebook recently joined Google, Comcast, Verizon and AT&T and contributed over $1 million to a PAC fighting this California ballot initiative that would have let you opt out of data sharing with Cambridge Analytica.


Pornhub confirms Fortnite as their top searched video game

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 20:15:20 +0000


Fortnite is the most popular game to be searched about in Pornhub's online database of videos. I am not sure what that means, really. While I am enthusiastic about both forms of entertainment-art I find their intersection to be a bit confusing.

There are a lot of great stats and tables about what people are searching for, to answer their Fortnite related pornographic need.

Via PornHub:

The most popular Fortnite related searches include “hentai”, “battle royale”, “animation” and “strip”. Following some viral videos on YouTube, “try not to nut fornite” also became a popular search. “SFM” is a term often combined with game searches (see Overwatch Insights).


Ben Carson now blaming his own wife for the $31,000 dining set

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 19:17:40 +0000


Nothing like a husband who throws his own wife under the bus. And that's just what "The Honorable Ben Carson" (yes, take a look, his desk placard actually says that!) did when he explained to a House committee hearing today that his wife, Candy, was the one who bought the $31,000 mahogany dining set for his office without his knowledge.

“If it were up to me my office would probably look like a hospital waiting room, but at any rate, I invited my wife to come along and help me," the good doctor says, referring to redecorating his office.

He then says that the old dining set was dangerous, with nails sticking out of it, and needed to be replaced, so he was given a catalog to look at. "The prices were beyond what I wanted to pay, I made it clear that that just didn't seem right to me, and I left it with my wife."

And then it was the wifey who purchased the outrageously priced dining set, which he knew nothing about, because, well, he had so many other more important things to do. Wow, with husbands like that, who needs husbands?