Boing Boing reader jere7my says,
My mom painted these Converse Chucks in the Attic red-figure technique as a gift for my fiancée, the classics prof. Each of the four sides displays a different scene from a different Greek vase – that's Odysseus bound to the mast in the foreground there. (If it were really in the red-figure style, of course, the red clay would be the only unpainted bits. But why be a noodge?)
Hey, everyone! Osama Bin Laden's corporate website expires on 9-11-01, and it's up for sale on eBay.
Boing Boing reader Dave Kha says, "While staying at a hostel in Prague I noticed this graffiti on one of the doors. I'm not sure if they're just taking the old "there's no place like home" joke and mistranslating it, or making a statement about the life of a wanderer."
Moment of tabloid video zen: OJ Simpson (who's since been arrested) leaves a Las Vegas wedding where he reportedly served as best man -- on the way out, he's singing "If I only Had a Brain," from the Wizard of Oz. Some bystanderdude yells, "Hey, I got a brain!" Video Link.
Steve Wozniak attended the Emmys tonight as the date of comedienne Kathy Griffin.
Every phrase that appeared on Judah Friedlander's trucker hats from season one of 30 Rock.
Sometimes, cybersquatting does not pay. A Las Vegas man faces about 20 years in prison after pleading guilty to wire fraud for impersonating an intellectual property lawyer and threatening lawsuits against the owners of Internet domain names.
Bill Dube, inventor of the electric 'KillaCycle' motorcycle, crashed while demoing a burnout at Wired NextFest. The accident takes place about 70% of the way through the video at this link.
Over at StreetTech, BB pal Gareth Branwyn has a neat post up today on a tribe of Steampunk bellydancers. Gareth says, "I especially like how the belt apparently says 'Not Yours.' Gotcha." Link.
In this very odd YouTube video, worshippers at a Syrian mosque witness what they believe to be a holy miracle (the details are in the video description). Everyone holds their cellphones up in the air, hoping to phonecam video the sacred apparition.
(thanks, chris curry, Andrew Breitbart, patrick, Sharelle, Sharelle, Darrell Cadwallader, Humphrey Cheung)
David Robinson used the data from the 28,657 people who self-selected to take the Stack Overflow survey to investigate the relationship between programmer pay and the conventions of using either tabs or spaces to mark indents, and found a persistent, significant correlation between using spaces and bringing home higher pay.
It’s the end of an era, sort of: Fraunhofer IIS, the developers of the MP3 audio compression format, announced that they are ceasing their licensing program. In a blog post, spokesman Matthias Rose says that it’s had a good 20-year run and is obsolete. But it’s also true that the decoding patents expired last year, […]
Freddy deBoer writes that he’s been telling the same joke for years about Silicon Valley’s only product, which might be universalized as “At last, a way to verb with nouns on the internet!” But the social-media techopoly is stable, now, and so the venture capitalists have moved on to the three terrible trends that will […]
If you struggle to get a good night’s rest, consider replacing your pillows before dropping hundreds on a new mattress. You can give your tired neck a break with a 2-pack of memory foam pillows, available now in the Boing Boing Store.Each of these pillows is stuffed with cooling polyurethane foam that molds to your […]
Although flagship smartphones are unlikely to adopt heavy-duty outer casing anytime soon, you can always prepare your device for the outdoors with a beefy case and and an external battery like this Nomad Tile Trackable PowerPack, available in the Boing Boing Store for $119.95.The Nomad Tile can fully recharge an iPhone 7 over three times […]
Even though credit cards now feature an EMV chip for securing transactions, they still have to include the magnetic strip for compatibility with older point of sale systems. Because of this, there’s no way for the chip’s new security capabilities to protect against card skimmers in the wild.How do you protect yourself from legacy-technology-induced fraud? […]