One year ago today
US seeks internet's help in tracking child porn producer, rescuing victim of ongoing abuse: DHS solicits the public's help in tracking down a child pornography producer suspect [shown here] who is seen in a series of videos in which a 7-9 year old girl is repeatedly sexually assaulted.
Five years ago today
Calendar laser-etched into thumbnails: Bre Pettis etched a calendar into his thumbnails with a laser cutter.
Ten years ago today
1978 Star Wars playset HOWTO: This is a HOWTO from a 1978 issue of Women's Day magazine, describing how to build an elaborate Star Wars playset (with moving conveyor belt!) out of laminate, cardboard, plywood and the like.
One year Coins painted as fictional characters: Andre Levy, a designer in Frankfurt, likes to paint coins. Five years Britain seeks ban on glass pint-glasses to prevent bar-brawl injuries: The British Home Office is looking for proposals to make it harder to attack people with pint-glasses, including a mandate that all pint sleeves be made […]
One year Soviet plane-spotting head-gear: Drakegoodman scanned this 1917-ish photo of Soviet planespotters in exotic headgear; according to a commenter, the binox are focused at infinity “so that when you found the source of the sound by turning your head, you could see the aircraft creating that sound.” Five years Ralph Lauren opens new outlet […]
One year Better way to organize kids’ clothing departments: Ever since our daughter’s birth, my wife Alice and I have found ourselves shopping the “boys” section of the department stores for things like pyjamas and tees and rubber boots, this being the only way to get stuff that isn’t pink, covered in glitter, hypersexualized (you […]
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