On Sunday, August 18, Boing Boing: Ingenuity will transform a former Masonic Lodge into a living cabinet of curiosities featuring the likes of Adam Savage, Barn Owl, Seth Shostak, Tom Vanderbilt, Shovelman, Chris Noessel, and many other happy mutants! See the full line-up here! Would you like to be a guest at our mind-bending event celebrating creativity, and wonder?
We have a very limited number of tickets to give away! To enter, please post to the Boing Boing BBS forum about the most ingenious thing you've encountered this week, online or off. Please only enter if you definitely will attend the San Francisco event, Sunday 8/18, from 10am - 4:30pm! We'll pick our favorite posts and email details to the address you used to create your forum account. (Or you can list an alternate address in your entry.) You have until 11:59pm PDT tonight, Thursday 8/8. Good luck. Get illuminated.
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Boing Boing: Ingenuity in partnership with Ford C-Max.
The Stormtrooper Decanter is on back-order, but you can pre-order one from the next batch for £22 — it’s based on Andrew Ainsworth’s original movie helmet moulds from 1976, and will provide endless opportunities to point to lowball glasses and say things like “aren’t you a little short for a Stormtrooper drink?” (via Bonnie Burton)
Yahoo has released a machine-learning model called open_nsfw that is designed to distinguish not-safe-for-work images from worksafe ones. By tweaking the model and combining it with places-CNN, MIT’s scene-recognition model, Gabriel Goh created a bunch of machine-generated scenes that score high for both models — things that aren’t porn, but look porny.
I dote on fidget gadgets — soothing gizmos intended to give your hands something to keep busy with, like modern worry-beads — and while you can’t buy Chris Bathgate’s amazing machined sliders, and the Fidget Cube Kickstarter just closed, there’s still Thinkgeek’s new Jumbo Noah Fidget Toy, which looks like a lot of fun and […]
From self-driving cars to stock market predicting software to the recommendations you get on Amazon and Netflix, machine learning is at the core of modern technology. You could find yourself building technology that is literally changing the world with the skills you’ll learn in The Complete Machine Learning Bundle. This bundle of 10 courses includes 406 lessons that will teach […]
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The Atmos R2 may be bigger than the brand’s previously-released vapes, but we argue that in this case it’s definitely a good thing. A bigger heating chamber means more room for packing it full. And the bigger battery means longer, more fulfilling vape sessions. In fact, you can use the Atmos R2 for up to about 25 […]