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Baman and Piderman, Season 3

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Thanks to the generous Kickstarter funding of Boing Boing readers and others, the delightful Baman and Piderman cartoon is back for another season! (Thanks, Lindsay!)

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Opsec, Snowden style

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Micah Lee, the former EFF staffer whom Edward Snowden reached out to in order to establish secure connections to Glenn Greenwald and Laura Poitras, shares the methodology he and Snowden employed to stay secure and secret in the face of overwhelming risk and scrutiny.

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Dramatic videos of Orbital Sciences Antares rocket explosion from plane and nearby press site

- Two dramatic videos that capture the unfortunate explosion of the Orbital Sciences Antares rocket: one from a plane at 3,000 feet, and the other from the press area near the launchpad. Play video

Let's Play Neuromancer

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In celebration of William Gibson's newest work, here's Leigh Alexander taking a crack at the 1988 Interplay adaptation of Neuromancer.

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Woman who documented sexual harassment receives rape threats

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Shoshana B Roberts spent 10 hours walking the streets of New York with a hidden camera crew, documenting over 100 catcalls (plus countless less-visible forms of harassment), as part of a campaign from Hollaback, who work to fight street harassment of women.

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WATCH: FPV drone racing feels like flying the forests of Endor

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First-person view (FPV) drone enthusiasts are starting to organize into racing leagues. Olivier Yogandjian shared this dizzying footage of a forest FPV drone race that feels like a cross between a speeder bike and a pod racer zipping across Endor, right up to the crash.

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Music: "Ball of Confusion," The Undisputed Truth (1970)

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My favorite cover of the Temptations hit.

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Hip hop video made from stock footage

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Peter Greenless used bland stock video clips of people doing business to make a surreal video for the late DJ Rashad Harden's killer cut "She A Go."

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WATCH: Dog's-eye view of going off-leash

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Ever wonder what it feels like to be a dog who FINALLY gets let off-leash? Witness the excitement as this GoPro-equipped yellow lab bounds across the rocks toward a very happy ending.

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J. Mascis covers Mazzy Star

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J Mascis of Dinosaur Jr. fame performs a lovely cover of Mazzy Star's "Fade Into You." The track will be released as a 7" Sub Pop single on November 28 for Record Store Day Black Friday.

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Features

Obamacare: what it is, what it’s not

It’s no surprise that we haven’t seen a conservative alternative to Obamacare; Obamacare was the conservative alternative. Written by Michael Goodwin of Economix Comix. Illustrations by Dan E. Burr. Lettered by Debra Freiberg. Read the rest

Political mailer includes opponent's SSN and driver’s license number

Did you hear the one about the Kentucky GOP candidate who asked his attorney general to investigate the state Democratic Party for allegedly sending out the Republican’s Social Security number and more personal information to thousands of constituents? Sorry to say, there’s no punch line here, because according to recent reports, it actually happened. By Adam Levin. Read the rest

Why we love man versus nature struggles

Have you ever wanted to be alone in the woods, drinking your own urine to survive? Probably not, that'd be weird. But you've wondered if you could do it, right? An exclusive essay by the author of the new science fiction novel, The Martian, out in paperback today Read the rest

On Parliament Hill, an attack on Canada itself

This much we know: Cpl. Nathan Cirillo was a soldier who took a solemn vow to uphold Canada's Charter of Rights and Freedoms, to uphold the values that make Canada Canada. We don't know what values Michael Zehaf-Bibeau espoused, why he took his gun to Parliament Hill. And it does not matter. Read the rest