10 Incredible Crowds
The world is not overcrowded. But these beaches, trains, bridges and pools sure as hell are. Posted by Rob Beschizza.
San Lorenzo's fans (Above) use their hands to block the sun during their Argentine First Division soccer match against Estudiantes in Buenos Aires December 1, 2013. Photo: Marcos Brindicci
People crowd onto a bridge during the annual Caiqiaohui event in Mianyang, Sichuan province, March 18, 2014. People believe that by stepping onto the bridge during the three-day spring event can help them escape tribulations and illnesses. Picture taken March 18, 2014.
Priests in white robes walk to give communion to people at an outdoor Catholic mass in Madrid, December 29, 2013. Tens of thousands attended a mass celebrating the traditional family unit in Madrid, nine days after the government proposed to change the abortion law making it more difficult for women to terminate a pregnancy. Photo: Susana Vera
Hindu devotees gather to worship the Sun god Surya on the banks of the Ganges river during the Hindu religious festival of Chatt Puja in the eastern Indian city of Patna November 9, 2013. Womenfolk fast for the whole day for the betterment of their family and society during the festival. Photo: REUTERS
An aerial view of Cairo's traffic and houses is pictured through the window of an airplane September 11, 2013. Egypt's population has reached 85 million with the Cairo governorate coming in with the highest number at 8.9 million people, according to the Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS). Photo: Amr Abdallah Dalsh
Residents crowd in a swimming pool to escape the summer heat during a hot weather spell in Daying county of Suining, Sichuan province July 4, 2010. China is experiencing temperatures over 35 degrees Celsius (95 degrees Farhenheit) in at least 13 provinces and regions, according to the National Meteorological Center on Sunday. Picture taken July 4, 2010. Photo: REUTERS
Lloyds of London staff hold their annual Remembrance Day service at the Lloyds Building in the City of London November 11, 2011. Photo: Olivia Harris
People play on a beach in Qingdao, east China's Shandong province July 28, 2007. The local temperature hit 30 degrees Celsius (86 degrees Fahrenheit) on Saturday, according to local media. Picture taken July 28, 2007. Photo: China
People hang onto an entrance of a commuter train which will transport them to Jakarta, in Depok, Indonesia's West Java province May 31, 2010. According to PT Kereta Api Indonesia, their trains operate 300 cars each day to serve about 500,000 commuters in Jakarta. In 2007 as many as 26 people were killed due to electricity shock and from falling off the roofs of trains. Photo: Crack Palinggi
Sunbathers and roofed wicker beach chairs are seen along the beach on the bay of Travemuende, a popular holiday resort at the Baltic sea near the northern German city of Luebeck, August 5, 2007. Photo: Morris Mac Matzen
Where are our petabyte drives? Brian Hayes takes us through the reasons storage is “stuck” in the low terabytes. The tl;dr is that we got such exceptional capacity growth in the late 90s and early 00s we don’t need much more right now, so the focus since then has been on SSDs, networking, interfaces, etc, […]
Amélie Lamont, a former staffer at website-hosting startup Squarespace, writes that she often found herself disregarded and disrespected by her colleagues. One comment in particular, though, set her reeling — and came to exemplify her experiences there.
In this episode of the Flash Forward podcast we travel to a future where humans have decided to eradicate the most dangerous animal on the planet: mosquitos. How would we do it? Is it even possible? And what are the consequences? Flash Forward: RSS | iTunes | Twitter | Facebook | Web | Patreon We […]
Why buy one of those expensive and confusing universal remotes, clogged with enough buttons to launch a space shuttle, when you could accomplish the same electronic control right on your favorite mobile device? The Blumoo Universal Remote, now just $52.99 in the Boing Boing Store, harnesses the audio power of all your household equipment right […]
You may not love Microsoft Word, but you’ve definitely used it. Other than being one of the most ubiquitous programs on the planet, it’s been the go-to word processing system for more than a quarter-century because it’s as basic as it gets. But occasionally, you’ve got assignments that beg for a lot more options than simple […]
Almost everyone has their smartphone in a case of one kind or another. Beyond simple protection, finding a case that can charge your phone on its own, but doesn’t feel like it’s also adding a couple pounds to the phone’s weight is the tricky part. Billed as the world’s thinnest battery case, the ThinCharge iPhone […]