What's inside Laughing Squid's Scott Beale's bag? Link
(HOAX -- see here.) Man undergoes surgery to make thumb pointier, and therefore easier to use iPhone. "[T]he procedure involved making a small incision into both thumbs and shaving down the bones, followed by careful muscular alteration and modification of the fingernails." Link
Video -- Happy 3rd Birthday, PCL Linkdump! Link
Video -- "For the last several years, a Washington D.C. area local cable access station has run the hippest kids show on earth: Pancake Mountain." Link
Dateline, Utah: "A widow and grandma spent the morning in jail, arrested for refusing to give a policeman her name when he tried writing her a ticket for failing to water her yard." Link
The art of Disney animator Ward Kimball. Link
Video -- National Geographic investigates coulrophobia: "an overwhelming fear of clowns." Link
Chinese dentist will put your extracted teeth in an amber necklace charm. Link
"A Chinese man has reportedly found flowers growing from a steel pipe in his vegetable garden.
Grandpa Ding told Sohu News: 'I was cleaning the pipes, then my hand touched something fluffy.'" Link
As an entomologist, I couldn't help but notice that the white "flowers" growing on the steel pipe are actually the eggs of a green lacewing. Each egg is placed at the end of a long stalk to prevent the larvae from eating each other. Since lacewings are predators of aphids and other garden pests I have no doubt they will bring the Chinese man who found them luck anyway.
Video -- Man sports a tail (sadly, not prehensile). Link
Coming after improvements to Firefox and continued unease at Google’s life-pervading insight, this image is outperforming the ███████ ████ Virality Control Group today (via). It got me thinking about all the promises that were made. Here’s the earliest article in Google News to contain “Big browser” in its headline, published by Time Magazine on Nov. […]
The WiFi232 is a traditional old-timey old-schooley Hayes-compatible 300-115200 baud modem, no wider than its own parallel DB25 port. Automatically responds with a customizable busy message when already in a call. The killer app seems to be using it to get internet onto ancient retro portables like the TRS-80 Model 102, but it’s been put […]
Most tech-media takes on the iPhone’s 10th anniversary are bland and self-congratulatory, but I like Tom Warren’s at The Verge. He laments how Apple’s pocket computer killed his inner nerd. As a youngster, he’d be constantly tearing down and building computers, even in the sweltering heat of summer. But now… …All of that tinkering and […]
The Fader Stealth Quadcopter from TRNDlabs packs incredible flight performance into a package small enough to land on your phone screen, and it’s available now in the Boing Boing Store.The Fader’s six-axis gyroscope module gives it perfect balance in the air. This makes the onboard 720p HD camera all the better for shooting amazing flight […]
Although fully autonomous vehicles aren’t yet allowed on public streets, they are poised to dominate the roads in the not-too-distant future. But before that happens, Apple, Google, Uber, and other companies now investing in self-driving tech are going to need talented developers that can account for the dizzying array of factors at play when a […]
The PiCar-V learning kit comes with everything you need to build a Python-powered robot, and it’s currently being offered in the Boing Boing Store.